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More than 500 ‘freelance’ Puerto Ricans launch entrepreneurship network
Issued: January 23, 2015
More than 500 professionals from the creative industry have joined a new-generation platform for independent, or freelance, work to deal with the...
McCain insists that repeal of Jones Act would be beneficial
Issued: January 23, 2015
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain (R, Ariz.) introduced an amendment to modify the Jones Act—which established cabotage laws—which he considers...
Puerto Rico creates first nature reserve trail for the blind
Issued: January 22, 2015
Puerto Rico has created hiking trails for blind people at a nature reserve. ...
HTA loses millions in AutoExpreso fines
Issued: January 22, 2015

The executive director of the Highways & Transportation Authority (HTA), Carmen Villar Prados, reported that the public agency loses millions...

Homeland Security Investigations Citizens Academy formed from Puerto Rico community leaders
Issued: January 22, 2015
A group of 13 community leaders representing government and the bank, security and media industries will form the second cohort of U.S. Immigration...
Puerto Rico near-term S&P ratings unchanged despite oil tax increase, end to Cuba embargo
Issued: January 22, 2015
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Thursday that it would maintain its ratings on commonwealth government bonds despite the potential...
EGT completes first install in Puerto Rico
Issued: January 22, 2015
Euro Games Technology has just completed its first installation in Puerto Rico through its distribution partner, Reel Games. ...
Amherst company constructing cathedral roof in Puerto Rico four football fields large
Issued: January 22, 2015
An Amherst, New York, company which specializes in tensile membrane roofs has been contracted to complete the roof of a cathedral currently under...
Pierluisi asks Obama to include Puerto Rico in State of the Union initiatives
Issued: January 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. — Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi sent a letter Thursday to President Barack Obama requesting that Puerto Rico be included in...
San Juan economy ranked 195 among world economies by Brookings Institution, JPMorgan Chase
Issued: January 22, 2015
The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year. Chinese and Turkish cities...
Federal Reserve Bank of New York presents report on Puerto Rico in the Senate
Issued: January 22, 2015
SAN JUAN — As part of the "Public Policy Dialogues" series, Senate President Eduardo Bhatia, welcomed the Vice President of Analysis and...
Popular reports 4Q income of $52.9 million, but $309.5 million loss for 2014
Issued: January 22, 2015
San Juan-based Popular Inc. reported Thursday net income of $52.9 million for the fourth quarter (4Q) and net loss of $309.5 million for 2014. ...
Moody’s: P.R. bond sale vital but not enough
Issued: January 21, 2015
Moody’s Investors Services said Wednesday that the proposed $2.95 billion bond sale authorized by the Legislature, which observers doubt will go...
Puerto Rico to get third Olive Garden
Issued: January 21, 2015
Olive Garden franchisee Restaurantes Operators Inc. (ROI) announced Wednesday it plans to open a third Olive Garden restaurant at Premium Outlets in...
GUIA projecting even fewer car sales for 2015
Issued: January 21, 2015
After a challenging 2014, in which fewer than 90,000 new vehicles were sold in Puerto Rico, the United Automobile Importer’s Group (GUIA by its...
Dairy farmers create agricultural cooperative Coople to boost sector
Issued: January 21, 2015

SAN JUAN — The president of the of Puerto Rico Farmers Association’s milk sector, Juan Carlos Rivera Serrano, announced the creation of the Milk...

P.R. home sales at a standstill; U.S. home construction up 4.4%
Issued: January 21, 2015
The Financial Institutions Commissioner's Office (OCIF) reported Wednesday that the market for sales of new homes in Puerto Rico is...
Hotel and Tourism Association's Saborea event receives award in Spain
Issued: January 20, 2015
San Juan — The chief executive officer of the Association of Hotels and Tourism Association of Puerto Rico (PRHTA), Clarisa Jiménez, announced today...
Why cheaper jet fuel won't mean lower airfares anytime soon
Issued: January 20, 2015
Airlines will save billions this year thanks to cheaper jet fuel, but they aren't likely to share the bounty with passengers — not while so many...
Labor Department supports minimum-wage raise, while CofC asks for study
Issued: January 20, 2015
SAN JUAN — The Labor & Human Resources Department supported Senate Bill 1195 seeking to amend the Minimum Wage, Vacation and Sick Leave Act of...
Puerto Rico Tourism Co. announced as host of Routes Americas 2016
Issued: January 20, 2015
Puerto Rico was today announced as the host destination for the ninth Routes Americas, which will take place Feb. 7-9, 2016 in San Juan. The event,...
DTOP Secretary insists he won’t resign, while NPP puts pressure
Issued: January 20, 2015
Transportation & Public Works Department (DTOP) Secretary Miguel Torres said he won’t resign his post, while earlier, the alternate spokesperson...
D.R. to export poultry products to P.R. once certified
Issued: January 20, 2015
On the heels of signing a major trade agreement with Puerto Rico last week, the government of the Dominican Republic is planning to begin exporting...
CIO & IT Leadership Conference slated for March 20 in San Juan
Issued: January 20, 2015
San Juan — The president of the board of the Puerto Rico IT Cluster (PRITC), Víctor López, announced that the organization will hold for a second...
Private construction down; public permits zooming
Issued: January 20, 2015
The Planning Board reported a drop of 18% in construction permits during November 2014, from 300 to 246, due to a decline of 19.8% in private...


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