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Pierluisi says consumer protections remain despite Obamacare reversal
Issued: July 23, 2014
While Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi said he has always supported the application of the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections and...
OFG Bancorp nets $17.8M in 2Q
Issued: July 23, 2014
OFG Bancorp, the San Juan-based holding company of Oriental Bank, posted a net income of $17.8 million, or $0.38 per share diluted, for the second...
Mayaguez mayor: US ties not negotiable
Issued: July 23, 2014
A prominent Popular Democratic Party mayor says any redefinition of the commonwealth status cannot stray from U.S. citizenship. ...
Protect yourself from identity theft
Issued: July 23, 2014
NEW YORK — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of...
Pierluisi pitches status change in Congress
Issued: July 23, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday to state his case for changing Puerto Rico’s...
Prasa: Tinted tap water is harmless
Issued: July 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority is seeking to reassure consumers that the rust-tinted water coming out of many taps in recent weeks is...
Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave
Issued: July 23, 2014
MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center said a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser...
PR govt funding chikungunya testing
Issued: July 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is paying for chikungunya testing as it works to better gauge the scope of the mosquito-borne virus across the island. ...
Seaborne taps new sales & marketing chief
Issued: July 23, 2014
Seaborne Airlines has tapped industry veteran Héctor “Tato” Montañez as the regional carrier’s new director of marketing and sales for Puerto Rico and...
Top court reverses ruling in Doral case
Issued: July 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to expedite an evidentiary hearing in Doral Financial Corp.’s $230 million tax case against...
Jovet: Life savings lost in PR bonds
Issued: July 23, 2014
Journalist Carmen Jovet says she has lost her life savings as Puerto Rico bonds prices plunged amid a flurry of credit downgrades. ...
US busts Caribbean drug trafficking ring
Issued: July 23, 2014
Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S....
Police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogs
Issued: July 23, 2014
Police launched an investigation Tuesday into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were thrown to their...
UTC Aerospace growing PR operation; $24M investment, 200 jobs created
Issued: July 22, 2014
UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its operation in Puerto Rico through a nearly $25 million investment that is credited with creating 200 jobs over...
2nd lawsuit against PR’s debt restructuring law
Issued: July 22, 2014
A $20 billion New York-based hedge fund filed the second lawsuit against Puerto Rico’s restructuring law Tuesday, calling it an attempt to “erect an...
GDB union employees ending walkout
Issued: July 22, 2014
Unionized workers at the Government Development Bank are slated to return to their jobs after a weeks-long walkout sparked by austerity moves in the...
Governor seeks to rally PDP on status: ‘Now is the time to defeat statehood’
Issued: July 22, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla kept up a renewed focus on the island’s status issue as he called for unity within his commonwealth Popular...
PRTC in tax fight with travel sites
Issued: July 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has asked a federal judge to toss a motion by online travel companies seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming they owe...
Feds bust student aid fraud ring
Issued: July 22, 2014
Federal agents made various arrests Tuesday morning in a crackdown on student financial aid fraud. ...
PR buys time with investors, creditors but many still see trouble for island
Issued: July 22, 2014
Puerto Rico’s government has managed its first balanced budget in more than a decade. Sales tax revenues are up and the publicly owned power company...
Tropical depression moving west in Atlantic
Issued: July 22, 2014
A tropical depression moving west in the Atlantic is expected to degenerate over the next few days and bring much-needed showers to Puerto Rico by the...
Busted mayor’s home burglarized
Issued: July 22, 2014
The recent downturn in Río Grande Mayor Eduard Rivera Correa’s fortunes reached deeper when his home was burglarized early Tuesday as he sat in a...
PR nearing new heat record; world breaks monthly highs 2 times in row
Issued: July 21, 2014
Puerto Rico is closing in on a new record-string of hot days, according to the National Weather Service. ...
PR seeks dismissal of Recovery Act suit
Issued: July 21, 2014
The Puerto Rico Justice Department filed Monday a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by investment firms challenging the constitutionality of a new...
Administration says all steps aimed at avoiding GDB report ‘worst-case’ risks
Issued: July 21, 2014
Top Puerto Rico government officials say a new report from the Government Development Bank does not indicated that the island’s “delicate” fiscal and...


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