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Prasa: $1.6M La Plata work up for bid
Issued: October 7, 2014
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (Prasa) is putting out for bid a $1.67 million project to upgrade the La Plata Dam. ...
New financing model for commercial solar energy projects in PR
Issued: October 7, 2014
Sculler Energy, a Canadian firm specialized in investing in, developing, and managing solar assets, is now offering a unique financing model for...
The dangers of talking to your car
Issued: October 7, 2014
WASHINGTON — Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard...
PR retail sales inch up as economy lags
Issued: October 7, 2014
Retail sales inched up in Puerto Rico in fiscal 2014 even as the island remained mired in an economic downturn dating back nearly a decade. ...
Epcot may add PR to World Showcase
Issued: October 7, 2014
Buzz is growing that Walt Disney World may add Puerto Rico to the World Showcase at its Epcot Center. ...
Defrocked priest in PR pleads guilty
Issued: October 7, 2014
A defrocked priest in Puerto Rico accused of lewd acts involving a 13-year-old boy has accepted a plea deal as his trial was set to begin. ...
$1.2B in borrowing clears PR Capitol
Issued: October 6, 2014
Puerto Rico lawmakers have cleared the way for the sale of as much as $1.2 billion of tax revenue anticipation notes (TRANs). ...
Job-seekers flock to Condado Vanderbilt
Issued: October 6, 2014
More than 1,000 job-seekers descended on the Hotel Condado Vanderbilt as a three-day fair opened Monday to fill 300 positions at the luxury property. ...
Casiano Communications, Direct ResponSource file Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Issued: October 6, 2014
Casiano Communications Inc. and Direct ResponSource Inc. announced that they filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Law after...
Coast Guard: Migrant crossings to PR rise
Issued: October 6, 2014
U.S. Coast Guard officials say roughly 9,800 people from Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic attempted to migrate illegally to the U.S. by sea in...
Doral sells another $193M in assets
Issued: October 6, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. continued to unload assets with the sale of nearly $193 million in mortgage loans to FirstBank Puerto Rico. ...
Slow loss of famed Jamaica beach points to threats across Caribbean
Issued: October 6, 2014
NEGRIL, Jamaica — Tourists from around the world are drawn to a stretch of palm-fringed shoreline known as “Seven Mile Beach,” a crescent of white...
FINRA: 800 arbitrators for PR cases
Issued: October 6, 2014
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has collected a pool of more than 800 arbitrators to hear a flood of cases from investors in...
Governor visits Oscar López in US prison
Issued: October 4, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla visited former militant Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López in federal prison in Indiana on Saturday. ...
Is your digital info safe anywhere?
Issued: October 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Hackers stole personal information from 76 million JPMorgan Chase customers this summer, in one of the biggest breaches of a financial...
Report: Four Seasons plans back on track
Issued: October 4, 2014
Long-shelved plans to open a Four Seasons resort are back on track, according to a report by International Meetings Review. ...
USDA: $525K to boost specialty crops
Issued: October 3, 2014
Puerto Rico is in line for nearly $525,000 in federal funding to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts,...
PR rolls out camera-based ticketing
Issued: October 3, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is facing a backlash as it rolls out a $6 million camera-based system to ticket drivers for traffic violations. ...
Bankruptcy filings edge up in September
Issued: October 3, 2014
Bankruptcy filings in Puerto Rico totaled 903 in September, representing a 3 percent increase over the same month in 2013. ...
Urban Train, bus fare hikes arrive
Issued: October 3, 2014
Urban Train fares are doubling starting Saturday but service hours will remain unchanged as the debt-laden Highways & Transportation Authority...
Doral provides update on capital plan as pressure from FDIC mounts
Issued: October 3, 2014
Doral said late Wednesday it is updating its capital plan and contingency plan to reflect the recent series of asset sales and status of its...
TOTE, Sea Star seal charter for LNG ships
Issued: October 3, 2014
TOTE Shipholdings Inc. and Sea Star Line LLC have sealed an agreement on the charter of the two new trailblazing liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered...
Big bounce in PR manufacturing index
Issued: October 3, 2014
A gauge of Puerto Rico’s manufacturing industry bounced back in a big way in August after posting for straight months below the growth threshold. ...
PR governor wraps up trip to Spain
Issued: October 2, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla on Friday wrapped up a trip to Spain, where he pitched the island as an investment destination and business...
Payrolls thin in 5 of 8 PR metro areas
Issued: October 2, 2014
Payrolls thinned in five of eight Puerto Rico metropolitan areas in August even as the overall number of non-farm payroll jobs inched up. ...


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