Home Local News
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. ...
2 charged in military family slayings
Issued: November 20, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico have charged two men with first-degree murder in the killings of a retired Army sergeant and three other family members. ...
Televisa shutting down PR publications
Issued: November 19, 2014
Magazine publisher Televisa is pulling the plug on its Puerto Rico operations next month. ...
Placement specialist sets up HQ in PR
Issued: November 19, 2014
Tax Credits International, Inc., a tax credit placement and incentives services company lured to Puerto Rico by Act 20, has established its...
Crowley to supply LNG to PR pharmaceutical
Issued: November 19, 2014
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a second, multi-year contract to supply containerized,...
Construction lags despite jump in public projects
Issued: November 19, 2014
The latest permits and cements data point to the continued sluggishness in Puerto Rico’s construction industry despite solid gains in...
First of Prepa restructuring reports in; utility is owed $1.7B in unpaid bills
Issued: November 18, 2014
The scope of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s potential overhaul is starting to take shape as the first of a series of studies came in on...
Cargo coming into PR at 20-year low
Issued: November 18, 2014
The volume of cargo imports into Puerto Rico has sunk to a nearly 20-year low amid an ongoing downturn in the island dating back nearly a decade. ...
Killers target Army sergeant, kin in Guaynabo
Issued: November 18, 2014
Gunmen killed a retired Army sergeant and three members of his family, Puerto Rico police said Tuesday. A 13-year-old son survived despite being...


More Local News Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9