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Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes
Issued: March 18, 2015
NEW YORK — In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their...
Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese on mainland, Puerto Rico
Issued: March 18, 2015
NEW YORK — Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain...
New direct flights between New York and Cuba taking off
Issued: March 18, 2015
NEW YORK — New direct charter flights between New York City and Cuba are now taking off. ...
Puerto Rico officials take VAT fight to Wall Street
Issued: March 18, 2015
Battered by a wave of public criticism against La Fortaleza’s tax reform proposal, which hinges on a 16% value-added tax (VAT, or IVA by its Spanish...
Lúgaro announces governor candidacy
Issued: March 17, 2015
Alexandra Lúgaro announced her candidacy to the governorship of Puerto Rico Tuesday, thus becoming the first person to run without any political...
Puerto Rico January unemployment pegged at 12.4%; lowest since 2008
Issued: March 17, 2015
Puerto Rico Labor Secretary Vance Thomas announced that the unemployment rate for January stood at 12.4%, representing the lowest figure since 2008. ...
Bill authorizing use of dilapidated buildings for publicity approved
Issued: March 17, 2015
The Puerto Rico House of Representatives approved House bill 1955, authored by Rep. Javier Aponte Dalmau, amending a law that aims to restore Puerto...
Report: Caribbean-based insurers are ready for challenges
Issued: March 17, 2015
The Caribbean general insurance market remains profitable, albeit challenging, for participants, according to the latest special report by A.M. Best. ...
Lawmakers sign letter seeking parity for Puerto Rico MA beneficiaries
Issued: March 17, 2015
A letter to top officials of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urges...
Cossec begins relations with Cuba
Issued: March 17, 2015
The Puerto Rico Public Corporation for the Supervision and Insurance of Cooperatives (Cossec by its Spanish acronym) initiated dialogue and agreements...
Secretary Bacó: Tax reform necessary for economic development
Issued: March 17, 2015
The transformation of the Puerto Rico tax system is crucial to ensure sustained economic growth in the long term by incentivizing local production,...
Puerto Rico appeals Recovery Act decision
Issued: March 17, 2015
Puerto Rico on Monday appealed a decision by a federal court judge that declared a local bankruptcy law unconstitutional, Justice Secretary César...
Puerto Rican entrepreneurs debut at annual tech festival South by Southwest
Issued: March 17, 2015
A delegation of five Puerto Rican entrepreneurs will participate for the first time in the technological innovation event South by Southwest (SXSW)...
U.S., Central American organizations simulate earthquake in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 16, 2015
More than 1,000 soldiers and some 20 U.S. and Central American organizations gathered for the first day of exercises in a large-scale simulation of an...
Tax reform hearings in final stages
Issued: March 16, 2015

The Puerto Rico House Treasury and Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Rafael 'Tatito' Hernández, is in the final stage of the public hearing...

SBA launches business challenge for products, services that empower women
Issued: March 16, 2015
Addressing the needs of women and the role they play in the economy, the U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a nationwide competition for...
Cuba, US hold new round of talks on diplomatic ties
Issued: March 16, 2015
HAVANA — U.S. and Cuban diplomats talked behind closed doors Monday in a last-minute round of negotiations aimed at restoring full diplomatic...
ATH Móvil reaches millionth-transaction milestone
Issued: March 16, 2015
Evertec Group and Red ATH announced that money transfer service ATH Móvil reached one million electronic transactions since its launch. ...
San Patricio Plaza increases security measures
Issued: March 16, 2015
Prompted by recent criminal incidents in the vicinity of San Patricio Plaza mall in Guaynabo, shopping mall execs have updated a preventive...
San Juan-Santo Domingo ferry at full steam, plots new routes
Issued: March 16, 2015
Around 100,000 Dominicans and Puerto Ricans have used the passenger and freight services of American Cruise Ferries during the last four years,...
Puerto Rico agencies prepare for dry season
Issued: March 16, 2015
Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority (Prasa) President Alberto Lázaro, Natural & Environmental Resources (DNER) Secretary Carmen Guerrero...
SBA announces National Small Business Week
Issued: March 16, 2015
WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, has announced that this year’s National...
Measures filed to renegotiate public debt, boost economic development
Issued: March 16, 2015
Popular Democratic Party (PDP) Reps. Luis Raúl Torres Cruz, Luis Vega Ramos and Manuel Natal Albelo have introduced seven measures, including a...
Treasury revenue shortfall increases to $121.7 million
Issued: March 16, 2015
Puerto Rico government revenue fell short of expectations in February, missing estimates by $6.5 million and pushing the cumulative shortfall for...
U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center named after Maj. Gen. Santoni
Issued: March 15, 2015
Hundreds of ssoldiers, civilians and family members from different branches of the U.S. Armed Forces in Puerto Rico gathered at Fort Buchanan ...


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