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Audit faults failed $10.8M Vieques project
Issued: September 24, 2014
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development is being faulted for its monitoring of plans to develop a sports complex in Vieques that was never built nearly...
Logistics chief hurdle for PR’s Caribbean trade
Issued: September 24, 2014
The main challenge for Puerto Rican businesses looking to export products to other Caribbean islands is transportation logistics, Puerto Rico Trade...
Coast Guard, fishing boat collide off PR
Issued: September 24, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a collision between one of its boats and a 42-foot (13-meter) commercial fishing vessel that sank near Puerto...
Signs point to changes in PR fiscal team
Issued: September 23, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla did not shut the door Tuesday on speculation that major changes in the government’s finance team could be pending. ...
PR hotel industry unites against human trafficking
Issued: September 23, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico and the Ricky Martin Foundation have teamed up to educate the local tourism industry on the reality of human trafficking and its...
USA Today: Casa Sol among top B&Bs
Issued: September 23, 2014
USA Today has picked Puerto Rico’s Casa Sol among the top 10 romantic bed & breakfast properties in the Caribbean. ...
Businesses drive R&D spending in PR
Issued: September 23, 2014
Investment in research & development on the island is on the rise, the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute reported. ...
PR boosting coffee imports as drought, disease take toll on local harvest
Issued: September 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is boosting its purchase of imported coffee as drought and disease has hit the island’s crop. ...
PR aims to boost tourism industry from 6% to 8% of GDP by 2016
Issued: September 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has set an ambitious goal of boosting the tourism industry’s share of the island’s GDP to 8 percent within the...
Doral tax case in hands of judge
Issued: September 22, 2014
The trial in the $229 million tax fight between Doral Financial Corp. and the Puerto Rico Treasury Department wrapped up with a fourth day of...
Roosey Roads LRA extended 30 years
Issued: September 22, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has enacted legislation to maintain the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) for Roosevelt Roads as a stand-alone public...
Governor convenes full Cabinet for meet
Issued: September 22, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla convened Cabinet officials Monday for the first meeting between new La Fortaleza Chief of Staff Víctor Suárez and the...
PR women out-earn men, again
Issued: September 22, 2014
Women continue to earn more than men in Puerto Rico, where a wage-gap reversal has put the island in a unique position in the U.S., according to U.S....
PR pitching medical tourism in DC
Issued: September 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has sent a delegation to Washington, D.C. to pitch the island during the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare...
Pivotal to deliver LNG to Carib in PR
Issued: September 22, 2014
Pivotal LNG, Inc. has reached a long-term agreement to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Carib Energy LLC for use...
Payrolls, jobless rate up; separate report says 29,000 fewer working
Issued: September 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate rose while payroll jobs posted an overall gain in August, the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Census: PR household incomes plunge; income inequality rises, highest in US
Issued: September 20, 2014
Household incomes in Puerto Rico plunged 2.3 percent last year, a steeper drop than any of the 50 states, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. ...
PR task force lauds HIV vaccine hunt
Issued: September 20, 2014
The head of the White House’s task force on Puerto Rico is lauding a collaborative effort to develop in Puerto Rico to develop a vaccine to combat the...
PRTC wins sustainable tourism award
Issued: September 19, 2014
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has been awarded he Caribbean Tourism Organization's top sustainable tourism honor. ...
Governor taps Suárez for chief of staff
Issued: September 19, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has named Víctor Suárez as his new chief of staff, replacing Ingrid Vila just two days after she resigned from the key...
AFF smear campaign widens to GDB
Issued: September 19, 2014
The American Future Fund (AFF) stepped up its attacks on the administration of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla with an ad published in the Wall Street...
Congress briefed on PR climate change
Issued: September 19, 2014
The impact of climate change on Puerto Rico was highlighted in a briefing in Congress on Thursday. ...
ABC launching new affiliate in PR
Issued: September 19, 2014
The ABC television network has inked a deal with Telecinco-owned station WORA to be the new ABC affiliate in Puerto Rico. ...
Work starts on Ciudadela’s final phase
Issued: September 19, 2014
Putnam Bridge Funding broke ground Thursday on the $108 million third and final phase of its La Ciudadela project, which is the largest mixed-use...
CofC rallies effort to rebuke smear ads
Issued: September 18, 2014
Nearly two dozen industry groups affiliated with the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce are pushing back against a stateside conservative group’s claim...


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