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Bhatia pushes energy reform in US trip
Issued: April 9, 2014
Puerto Rico Sen. President Eduardo Bhatia pitched his ambitious energy reform plan Tuesday during a stateside swing that mirrored an official trip by...
Excelerate, Prepa seal LNG terminal deal
Issued: April 9, 2014
The development of a liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal off Puerto Rico’s south coast has taken a big step forward as the Puerto Rico Electric Power...
HUD: $17M for groups that aid homeless
Issued: April 9, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has awarded $17 million to organizations that provide shelter to homeless people in Puerto...
UPR students OK strike vote on tuition
Issued: April 8, 2014
University of Puerto Rico students approved a strike vote Tuesday to stage a 24-hour walkout if administrators implement a tuition hike. ...
Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords
Issued: April 8, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information...
SJ vendors fret over new ordinance
Issued: April 8, 2014
Push-cart vendors along the Old San Juan waterfront are seeking clarification from the municipal government over concerns that new business licenses...
Adjuntas forest fire takes toll on wildlife
Issued: April 8, 2014
A wide range of flora and fauna was destroyed during a large fire that scorched about 40 percent of the Adjuntas Model Forest last month. ...
List: PR financial adviser among tops
Issued: April 8, 2014
Consultiva Internacional CEO Myrna Rivera of Puerto Rico has been named by WealthManagement.com as one of the top women financial advisers in the U.S....
Iberia restarting to DR; PR still on shelf
Issued: April 8, 2014
Spain’s Iberia Airlines is resuming service to the Dominican Republic while its idled service between Madrid and San Juan will remain on the sidelines...
Governor touts new economic horizons
Issued: April 8, 2014
Gone are the days of Puerto Rico looking solely to the U.S. for economic development opportunities, Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signaled Monday. ...
Diocese loses sex abuse probe suit
Issued: April 8, 2014
A judge in Puerto Rico has ordered a diocese to provide state prosecutors with all confidential documents related to an ongoing sexual abuse probe. ...
IRS: Law 154 levy creditable, for now
Issued: April 8, 2014
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service confirmed in a recent letter that it will not challenge that Puerto Rico’s Law 154 excise levy on manufacturers is a...
Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula
Issued: April 8, 2014
MIAMI — Reaching the nation’s 55 million Latinos has become gospel for mainstream media giants, but capturing this fast-growing, mostly U.S.-born...
Treasury close to listing tax deadbeats
Issued: April 8, 2014
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department is preparing to publish the first list of deadbeat taxpayers under a new law approved in December. ...
Bill eyes sugarcane to produce biofuel
Issued: April 8, 2014
Lawmakers in Puerto Rico are pushing for a study on the viability of growing sugarcane to produce ethanol on the island. ...
Sea Star parent buys Tropical Shipping
Issued: April 7, 2014
Saltchuk Resources is ramping up its presence in the Caribbean with the acquisition of Tropical Shipping in a deal valued at about $220 million. ...
Liberty PR dropping all Viacom channels
Issued: April 7, 2014
Liberty Puerto Rico is dropping a host of popular channels in a reshuffling spurred by failed negotiations with Viacom. ...
GDB taps top law firms as signs point to restructuring
Issued: April 7, 2014
Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank hired international law firms as speculation mounted that the U.S. territory could restructure its finances...
Top cop union opposes Caldero as chief
Issued: April 7, 2014
Puerto Rico’s main police union came out Sunday against the appointment of retired Col. José Caldero to helm the island Police Department,...
Businessmen charged with tax evasion
Issued: April 7, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico have charged two businessmen with tax charges in separate cases as the island government ramps up efforts to crackdown on...
Rincón first PR town to ban plastic bags
Issued: April 7, 2014
The west coast water sports mecca of Rincón has become the first municipality in Puerto Rico to ban plastic shopping bags as it works toward a...
Bacó pitches PR as ‘investment bridge’
Issued: April 7, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is working to position the island as an “investment bridge” between Spain, the United States and Latin America. ...
Governor on working trip to Florida, DC
Issued: April 6, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla headed to the U.S. mainland on Sunday for an investment conference in Florida and meetings in Washington....
300-foot Columbus statue going up on PR coast after two-decade odyssey
Issued: April 6, 2014
A Puerto Rico businessman and the Arecibo municipal government are pushing ahead with a multimillion-dollar plan to erect a long-languishing, 300-foot...
Mosquito-borne virus arrives in DR
Issued: April 5, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Health authorities in the Dominican Republic have reported the first outbreak of a mosquito-borne virus that has...


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