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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...
Mall of San Juan offers local artists 30x40 foot banner to display original works
Issued: January 20, 2015
San Juan is home to a thriving art scene, and now its artists will have a giant new canvas: The Mall of San Juan. Slated to open on March 26, the...
Crowley, Sea Star to add additional Puerto Rico service
Issued: January 20, 2015
SAN JUAN — Horizon Lines Inc.'s service from Puerto Rico, which ceased Dec. 31, is providing breathing room for other shippers in the ailing P.R....
House poised to approve measure allowing car buyers to keep their current license plate
Issued: January 19, 2015
San Juan — The Puerto Rico House of Representatives will consider on Tuesday a measure intended to help consumers when buying a car, replacing House...
See video of Google modular smartphone to be tested in Puerto Rico 
Issued: January 19, 2015
SAN JUAN — Google announced Wednesday that it will unveil a modular smartphone in Puerto Rico this year as part of a pilot program that will allow...
Seilhamer asks for Prepa-Petrobras investigation
Issued: January 19, 2015
San Juan — New Progressive Party (NPP) Sen. Larry Seilhamer Rodríguez has asked for the Justice...
House speaker meets with entrepreneur support board
Issued: January 19, 2015
San Juan — House of Representatives Speaker Jaime Perelló Borrás met with the support board of the Small- and Midsize-Entrepreneurs (PyMEs by its...
Claro to open a store in Mall of San Juan
Issued: January 19, 2015
Telecommunications provider Claro announced today it will open a new store at the Mall of San Juan shopping center, which is currently finishing...
Kmart store closing affects 200 employees
Issued: January 19, 2015
The Kmart chain management announced that the closure of its premises in Vega Baja, after 25 years of operations, is scheduled for April 26. ...
Consumers can now select compulsory insurance
Issued: January 17, 2015
Alejandro García Padilla signed into law a bill that allows consumers to select the service provider of their choice for the compulsory insurance...
IVU, VAT collections to be analyzed at upcoming forum
Issued: January 17, 2015
San Juan – The Puerto Rico CPA Society will analyze the comparison between the sales and use tax (IVU by its Spanish acronym) and the value-added tax...
US unveils 1st plan of its kind to fight drugs in Caribbean
Issued: January 16, 2015
SAN JUAN — The Obama administration unveiled a new plan Friday to fight drug trafficking in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands amid concerns...
Soldier deploys despite announced troops reductions
Issued: January 16, 2015

San Juan — Spec. Christian Vega-Núñez, from the 398th Finance Detachment, U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, left the island Jan. 16 on his way to a...

Inter American to open world-class airline training center in San Juan
Issued: January 16, 2015
Inter American University’s School of Aeronautics and Indra have reached an agreement allowing for the establishment of an airline training center in...
P.R. Treasury collections down $203.2 million from same period last year
Issued: January 16, 2015
San Juan — The Puerto Rico Treasury Department reported total tax revenue for the first half of the current fiscal year is $96.5 million shy of...
Draft land-use plan released to the public
Issued: January 16, 2015
The Puerto Rico Planning Board has released a draft document of its land-use plan for public discussion, the agency announced earlier this week. The...
Novartis pulling out of Puerto Rico
Issued: January 16, 2015
Swiss multinational pharmaceutical Novartis is planning to leave Puerto Rico by 2019. ...
Sony to close shop in Puerto Rico
Issued: January 15, 2015
Sony Puerto Rico will close the doors at its Plaza Las Américas and Mayaguez Mall locations Feb. 28, bringing to an end a 25-year trajectory on the...
Puerto Rico governor signs petroleum-tax increase into law
Issued: January 15, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla enacted legislation Thursday to boost the petroleum tax and authorize a bond deal of up to $2.95 billion, but sent...


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