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Scientists find how obesity gene works, a clue to treatment
Issued: August 19, 2015
Scientists have finally figured out how the key gene tied to obesity makes people fat, a major discovery that could open the door to an entirely new...
Fitch assigns 'BBB+' rating to Bancolombia Puerto Rico; outlook stable
Issued: August 19, 2015
Fitch Ratings published a release Wednesday about Bancolombia Puerto Rico Internacional Inc.’s (BPR) ratings. The banks’ rating outlook is “stable.” ...
USDA designates more municipalities as a primary natural disaster areas
Issued: August 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated the municipality of Corozal as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses...
Treasury: Professional services providers must update registration by Sept. 30
Issued: August 19, 2015
Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza Gómez said Wednesday that those who provide legal services and other designated professional services must update...
Caribe Hilton, Condado Plaza Hilton are first to be certified under Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Program
Issued: August 19, 2015
The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Corp. and Florida-based Medical Tourism Association (MTA) announced Wednesday that the Caribe Hilton and the Condado...
HHS awards additional ACA funds to Puerto Rico community health centers
Issued: August 19, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Aug. 11 that some $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding would be granted to...
NASA: There is no asteroid threatening Earth
Issued: August 19, 2015
Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime between Sept. 15 and 28. ...
Treasury seeks to begin RFP for video-lottery machines next month
Issued: August 19, 2015
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it is seeking to start the request for proposals (RFP) process for bidders to manage the...
Empresas Fonalledas affiliate to operate Starbucks stores in Puerto Rico
Issued: August 19, 2015
Empresas Fonalledas affiliate Baristas del Caribe LLC has acquired the exclusive rights to operate the 19 Starbucks stores in Puerto Rico, the...
Q&A: What you need to know about new female libido pill
Issued: August 19, 2015
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first-ever prescription drug intended to treat women suffering from a lack of sexual...
‘FIFA 11 for Health’ launched in Puerto Rico
Issued: August 19, 2015
In collaboration with the Puerto Rican departments of Education, Health, and Sports and Recreation as well as the Puerto Rican Football Association...
Who needs .com? Domains like .pr, .nyc are trending
Issued: August 19, 2015
NEW YORK -- Did the website address you just went to really end with ".vegas" instead of ".com"? ...
Tech Tips: Stuff you didn't know you could do on Facebook
Issued: August 19, 2015
Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post? How about mark the end of a...
Gov’t task force continues to work on long-term fiscal plan, financial control board legislation
Issued: August 19, 2015
The Economic Recovery Working Group has completed about 75% to 80% of the five-year fiscal adjustment & economic development plan, while...
Prasa deal to raise $750M in new bonds expected for later this week
Issued: August 18, 2015
Puerto Rico government officials have finalized this week presentations to investors related to the Aqueduct & Sewer Authority’s (Prasa) efforts...
FDA approves first pill aimed at boosting female libido
Issued: August 18, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long...
Microsoft appoints new GM for Puerto Rico, U.S.V.I.
Issued: August 18, 2015
Microsoft has selected Herbert Lewy as new general manager for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has worked for Microsoft Puerto Rico since...
GDB: Documents requested by Rep. González Colón are confidential
Issued: August 18, 2015
The president of the Government Development Bank (GDB), Melba Acosta Febo, referred Tuesday to the suit filed by Rep. Jenniffer González Colón, who is...
Hotelier leadership, analytics workshops offered ahead of CHIEF Caribbean hospitality forum
Issued: August 18, 2015
Before the opening of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) is offering two...
Haiti disqualifies 14 candidates over election violence
Issued: August 18, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haitian election officials on Tuesday disqualified 14 candidates for involvement in the violent disturbances that marred...
Telecom Digicel relaunches mobile money product in Haiti
Issued: August 18, 2015
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A telecommunications company has relaunched a money-transfer system in Haiti that lets people get easier access to cash...
National Science Foundation awards UPR-Humacao $3M
Issued: August 18, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a $3 million grant to the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao. ...
US Virgin Islands ex-governor held on embezzlement charges
Issued: August 18, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A former governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands and an ex-finance director in the U.S. Caribbean territory were arrested on charges...
Moody's: No rating changes on CMBS following Puerto Rican default
Issued: August 18, 2015
Commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) backed by Puerto Rican commercial property loans will continue to perform in line with its expectations,...
2nd in series of world’s 1st natural gas powered containerships to be launched
Issued: August 18, 2015
An event to christen and launch the second ship in a series of the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered containerships built by General...


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