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Governor, PDP lawmakers at odds on oil tax
Issued: November 13, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla called Popular Democratic Party lawmakers to La Fortaleza late Wednesday to try to push a steep hike in the petroleum...
$3.5M waterfront revamp in Salinas
Issued: November 12, 2014
Construction work got under way Wednesday on a $3.5 million waterfront promenade project in the Playa area of the south coast town of Salinas. ...
PR hosting Pitino vs. Pitino faceoff
Issued: November 12, 2014
Louisville and Minnesota will face off in the third installment of the Armed Forces Classic at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen in the...
Want to do business with Lufthansa?
Issued: November 12, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is hosting two orientation sessions for companies seeking to do business with Lufthansa Technik’s new aviation maintenance,...
Pier 3 overhaul in final stretch; first new generation cruises on horizon
Issued: November 12, 2014
Work to overhaul Pier 3 in San Juan is coming down to the wire as the first of the new generation of larger cruise ships is slated to dock there in...
El San Juan debuts Chef’s Studio
Issued: November 12, 2014
Now taking reservations, the Chef’s Studio has debuted as the newest venue at El San Juan Resort & Casino, a Hilton Hotel. Located in the resort’s...
Hopgood tapped to chair Meet PR
Issued: November 12, 2014
Hotel industry executive Peter Hopgood has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Meet Puerto Rico, a non-profit organization...
Conference seeks to spur new-style startups
Issued: November 11, 2014
The upcoming H3 Tech Conference, to be held at the Caribe Hilton Nov. 21-22, certainly doesn’t lack ambition. The event, at which about 800...
New-auto sales plunge 19.3% in October
Issued: November 11, 2014
Island auto distributors reported the sale of 6,749 units in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) in October, a steep drop of 1,609 units,...
Horizon exiting PR amid deep losses, economic doldrums
Issued: November 11, 2014
Horizon Lines, Inc. said Tuesday it will cease providing liner service between the U.S. and Puerto Rico by the end of 2014 due to continuing losses...
Singer Marc Anthony weds model at Dominican resort
Issued: November 11, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Grammy-winning salsa singer Marc Anthony has married his Venezuelan model girlfriend at a seaside resort in the...
Bullock in PR to shoot ‘Our Brand in Crisis’
Issued: November 11, 2014
Sandra Bullock is in Puerto Rico to shoot scenes for “Our Brand is Crisis,” a political comedy-drama co-produced by George Clooney. ...
NWS rolls out surf forecast for PR
Issued: November 11, 2014
The National Weather Service in San Juan has started issuing a Surf Zone Forecast for 15 beaches in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands as part of its...
Popular caps sale of California operations
Issued: November 11, 2014
Popular, Inc. said Monday that Popular Community Bank, its U.S. mainland banking subsidiary, has completed the previously announced sale of its...
Moneyhouse gets Ginnie Mae issuer OK
Issued: November 11, 2014
The Money House, Inc., a full service mortgage lender, has received approval to be a Ginnie Mae (GNMA) issuer for the GNMA I and II single-family...
Arecibo Observatory activity for public
Issued: November 11, 2014
The Arecibo Observatory is opening its doors to the public this weekend to mingle with researchers at the famed science center. ...
Governor makes pitch for oil tax hike
Issued: November 11, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla is predicting that oil prices and gasoline costs will continue to fall as he seeks to drum up support for a steep hike...
S&P: Poor economic growth prospects are clouding PR’s fiscal, credit outlooks
Issued: November 10, 2014
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services is forecasting another year of economic doldrums for Puerto Rico as the island grapples with deep fiscal ills. ...
White House task force chairs filled
Issued: November 10, 2014
Outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Stuart Delery, the acting associate attorney general, will serve as the Department of...
PR medical tourism push shaping up
Issued: November 10, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is launching a training and certification program for service providers as part of a renewed push to develop the island’s...
Acosta focused on GDB liquidity, economy
Issued: November 10, 2014
Talking to Government Development Bank (GDB) President Melba Acosta isn't really much different than talking to Treasury Secretary Melba Acosta. ...
Carnival gift cards available on shore
Issued: November 10, 2014
DORAL, Fla. — Carnival Cruise Line gift cards are now available for purchase on land. ...
NYC mayor urges feds to clean Martín Peña
Issued: November 8, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on the federal government to clean a contaminated channel in Puerto Rico. ...
PR govt opening office in Peru
Issued: November 8, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is opening an office in Peru as part of its efforts to boost trade ties with Latina American nations. ...
Coast Guard warns PR over ferry security
Issued: November 7, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard has warned the Puerto Rico government it could fine the Maritime Transit Authority and shut down ferry service to Vieques and...


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