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GDB ramps up pressure on oil tax
Issued: November 26, 2014
The Government Development Bank on Wednesday ramped up the pressure on lawmakers to clear a bailout of the broke Highways & Transportation...
Gift guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!
Issued: November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Time for a tablet? ...
Undeclared cash lands pilot in jail
Issued: November 26, 2014
A pilot who runs an executive jet company that has transported the president of Guyana was arrested after U.S. agents found more than $600,000 in...
Feds may take case of slain family; move could open door to death penalty
Issued: November 26, 2014
Federal authorities have not ruled out assuming jurisdiction in the execution-style slayings of a retired Army sergeant and three family members in a...
Police seize $11.5M worth of cocaine
Issued: November 26, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million. ...
FBI agents raid water utility offices
Issued: November 26, 2014
Federal agents raided the Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority’s main offices in San Juan on Tuesday. ...
Prasa aims for $770M bond issue
Issued: November 26, 2014
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority is aiming to issue at least $770 million in bonds next year. ...
PR upgrades gauge of retail sales
Issued: November 26, 2014
The Trade & Export Co. and the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute have revised the methodology of the island government’s survey of retail sales to...
Timing of $2.9B bond deal still in flux
Issued: November 26, 2014
The timing of Puerto Rico’s potential $2.9 billion bond deal to bailout the Highways & Transportation Authority remains in flux. ...
Nordstrom on final stretch for PR debut
Issued: November 25, 2014
Upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is looking to hire some 450 employees for its first store in Puerto Rico as construction continues at the Mall of...
Mass transit shutdowns around corner as oil tax hike still stuck in Capitol
Issued: November 24, 2014
Puerto Rico lawmakers were called back to the Capitol for a special session Monday as Gov. Alejandro García Padilla pushes for passage of a step hike...
PR payrolls, unemployment rate dip
Issued: November 24, 2014
Puerto Rico’s payroll jobs fell in October on a year-over-year basis while the unemployment rate dipped to 14 percent, the U.S. Labor Department’s...
Pierluisi, PR members of Congress back Obama’s immigration moves
Issued: November 24, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and most stateside Puerto Rican members of Congress are rallying behind President Barack Obama’s expansive...
Amnesty alarmed by death penalty talk
Issued: November 22, 2014
Amnesty International is seeking to head off calls for the death penalty in the case of two men charged with the execution-style murders of a retired...
Special session for bill to surge oil tax
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico lawmakers are being called back to the Capitol for a special session as Gov. Alejandro García Padilla pushes for passage of a step hike in...
Chikungunya cases top 18,000 in PR
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico has accumulated more than 18,000 suspected cases of chikungunya and five deaths linked to the mosquito-borne virus, the island Health...
LMM terminal opens after $130M revamp
Issued: November 21, 2014
Terminal B at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport reopened in time for the tourism high season as part of a nearly $230 million renovation and...
Transit chief: Oil tax hike needed to keep buses, trains, ferries running
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s mass transit system could screech to halt next month if lawmakers don’t pass a steep hike in the petroleum tax to bailout the...
PR 2nd in Caribbean tourism ranking; tops in dining, outdoor experiences
Issued: November 21, 2014
Puerto Rico came in second behind the Dominican Republic in a recent ranking of Caribbean tourism destinations. ...
Solid step in long push to get Medicare bonuses for PR hospitals
Issued: November 21, 2014
The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee has taken up a measure authored by Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi to extend to Puerto Rico hospitals...
Last call for free rum at PR distillery
Issued: November 20, 2014
The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico. ...
Website tracks toxic emissions around PR
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Puerto Rico Statistics Institute has launched a website that allows islanders to track toxic emissions in their communities. ...
Calle 13 top nominee at Latin Grammys
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Latin Grammys could mark Independence Day for Calle 13. ...
Essilor to shutter lenses plant in Ponce
Issued: November 20, 2014
Eyeglass and contact lenses manufacturer Essilor is preparing to shut down its Ponce plant in a move that will cost 180 jobs. ...
Coast Guard upgrading its PR fleet
Issued: November 20, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard is moving to modernize its fleet of vessels in San Juan over the next two years. ...


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