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US awards $2.5M to UMET
Issued: September 29, 2014
Puerto Rico’s Metropolitan University is line for $2.5 million in federal funding as the Obama administration awards nearly a half-billion dollars to...
PR hotel registrations rise; numbers point to divergent PR, US economies
Issued: September 29, 2014
Puerto Rico hotel registrations edged up in fiscal 2014 even as the occupancy rate inched down. ...
OMB chief Rivas leaving administration
Issued: September 29, 2014
Office of Management & Budget Director Carlos Rivas is on his way out amid a shakeup of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla’s Cabinet. ...
Ventana al Mar undergoing upgrades
Issued: September 28, 2014
The oceanfront Ventana al Mar park and adjacent areas in the heart of the Condado are being upgraded through an alliance between the Puerto Rico...
25 PR firms become IMAGE certified
Issued: September 27, 2014
More than two dozen Puerto Rico businesses representing the automotive, retail, healthcare, restaurant, security, agriculture, food, banking and...
PR pitches to yachters in Monaco
Issued: September 27, 2014
Puerto Rico is participating in the Monaco Yacht Show this week, taking its Caribbean flair to the French Riviera to demonstrate why it is an ideal...
Del Toro wins Spanish film award
Issued: September 27, 2014
Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro was honored with the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in...
House green lights $900M TRANs sale
Issued: September 26, 2014
Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation clearing the way for the sale of $900 million in tax and revenue anticipation...
PRMA opposes new minimum wage bill
Issued: September 26, 2014
The Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association is sounding the alarm over proposed legislation to double the minimum wage over the next decade. ...
PR scores low on global report card
Issued: September 26, 2014
Puerto Rico high school students ranked in the bottom 20 percent in math, science and reading comprehension in an international assessment of academic...
Clooney-Bullock movie filming in PR
Issued: September 25, 2014
Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars are heading to Puerto Rico as the island continues to lure big-budget film productions. ...
Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are risks?
Issued: September 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the “Bash Bug” may pose a serious threat to computers and other...
Gambler pleads guilty in $1.4M fraud
Issued: September 25, 2014
The former head of a Puerto Rico educational company that ran dozens of Head Start centers on the island pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of...
US Treasury awards $4.9M to EDB to spur lending to PR small businesses
Issued: September 25, 2014
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday the transfer of $4,943,619 in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds to...
PR preparing to play Powerball
Issued: September 25, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is poised to announce that the U.S. territory is adding the multi-state, multi-million dollar Powerball jackpot to its...
Maduro raises PR issues in UN speech
Issued: September 25, 2014
Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro touched on Puerto Rico’s political status during an address before the United Nations General Assembly in New York...
3 PR cops charged in separate cases
Issued: September 25, 2014
A police officer in Puerto Rico has been charged with bribery and intimidating a witness for allegedly seeking sex from a 22-year-old woman in...
Courts Administration chief resigns
Issued: September 25, 2014
Courts Administration chief Sonia Ivette Vélez is leaving the post next month. Her resignation is effective October 15. ...
PR aqueduct tagged ‘national treasure’
Issued: September 24, 2014
The Antiguo Acueducto del Río Piedras has been named a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in a move that proponants...
PR government pushing ahead with $26.5M plan to revamp 8 waterfronts
Issued: September 24, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is pushing ahead with a $26.5 million project to upgrade six oceanfront promenades and two traditional fishing villages...
Evertec: $75M stock repurchase program
Issued: September 24, 2014
Puerto Rico payments processor Evertec is launching a stock repurchase program that authorizes repurchases of up to $75 million of its common stock...
CofC brings business, government together
Issued: September 24, 2014
The Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday brought together business people and government officials to exchange ideas on goals and solutions to...
Fortaleza communications chief quits
Issued: September 24, 2014
La Fortaleza communications chief Madeline Ramírez Rivera has resigned. ...
Fusté: PR public schools ‘shameful’; governor agrees, says he’ll fix them
Issued: September 24, 2014
U.S. District Judge José A. Fusté has lashed out at the Puerto Rico Education Department, saying it isn’t a “secret” that the island’s public school...
PR taps MTA in medical tourism push
Issued: September 24, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has tapped the Medical Tourism Association to provide training, consulting and certification services as part of the...


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