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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...
IHE, Paulson & Co. refute Ventana al Mar talk
Issued: November 7, 2014
“We are not building anything at the park; let’s make that very clear.” ...
PR’s preterm birthrate dips, still at ‘F’
Issued: November 7, 2014
Puerto Rico’s preterm birth rate dropped but the island still has one of the highest incidences of premature babies in the world, according to a new...
Doral sues House over $230M tax probe
Issued: November 7, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. has opened up a new front in its legal fight with the Puerto Rico government, suing the island’s House of Representatives over...
PR under flood watch as rains continue
Issued: November 7, 2014
All of Puerto Rico remained under a flash-flood watch on Friday as steady rains continued to soak the already saturated island. ...
Obama names intergovernmental affairs chief
Issued: November 7, 2014
President Barack Obama has chosen Kentucky’s lieutenant governor as his liaison to state and local governments, bringing an official experienced in...
PR sailor-scientist on front in Ebola fight
Issued: November 7, 2014
A little over a year ago José García, a Puerto Rican microbiologist with nearly 10 years of hard science training, walked into a Navy recruiting...
Gay marriage on way back to US top court
Issued: November 7, 2014
CINCINNATI — A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again. ...
OFG Bancorp added to Barron’s 400 Index
Issued: November 7, 2014
Puerto Rico’s OFG Bancorp, the San Juan-based parent of Oriental Bank, has been selected to be included in the 2014 Barron’s 400 Index. The index,...
Prepa: Rates to drop below 26 cents kWh
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority announced Wednesday that clients of the government utility could see 8 percent reductions in the power bills...
CWC acquiring Columbus in $3B deal
Issued: November 6, 2014
Cable and Wireless Communications PLC has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Columbus International Inc. in a proposed deal worth more than $3...
Aguadilla call center to create 500 jobs
Issued: November 6, 2014
The opening of a $5.1 million CommSense calling center in Aguadilla is expected to create 500 new jobs in the coming years. ...
Pierluisi: Funding for disabled at risk
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has gotten word from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) that it plans to pull the plug on roughly...
Somos conference kicks off in PR
Issued: November 6, 2014
The Somos El Futuro Fall Conference, an annual policy retreat that draws much of the New York State political establishment to Puerto Rico, kicked off...
SBA lending at record; PR sees rise
Issued: November 6, 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Program reached another lending record in fiscal 2014, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet said...
Economist: 1970s NYC not map for PR
Issued: November 6, 2014
Voices from financial industry veterans to international economists have linked Puerto Rico’s current fiscal meltdown to the cash and credit crisis...


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