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Court hears teacher pension arguments
Issued: March 26, 2014
A Puerto Rico Supreme Court hearing on teacher pension reform on Wednesday was marked by intense arguments by attorneys from both sides – the unions...
Bhatia ramps up push for energy reform
Issued: March 26, 2014
Senate President Eduardo Bhatia is ratcheting up his push for energy reform, saying the island economy and his political party’s prospects are at...
Expert: PR brain drain ‘problem is serious, so must be solutions’
Issued: March 26, 2014
The exodus of professionals and young college graduates from Puerto Rico is “unique and very serious” and determining a response should be a “matter...
Doral pins growth on US unit, plans for continued economic doldrums in PR
Issued: March 26, 2014
Doral Financial is shifting even more focus on its profitable U.S. mainland business to as it plans for continued economic stagnation in Puerto Rico,...
Coast Guard begins surprise cruise ship inspections to shore up safety
Issued: March 26, 2014
MIAMI — The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems, officials...
All systems go for tsunami drill in PR
Issued: March 26, 2014
Puerto Rico will join other localities in the Caribbean and Northwest Atlantic region in a tsunami preparedness drill scheduled for Wednesday morning....
EPA Appeals Board rejects challenges of $750M WTE project
Issued: March 25, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board on Tuesday rejected most of the challenges lodged by opponents of a $750 million...
Number of canceled PR bond trades climbs
Issued: March 25, 2014
Dozens of trades in freshly issued Puerto Rico junk bonds have been canceled since the March 11 issue. ...
PR consumers to get credits in $166M national e-books price-fixing settlements
Issued: March 25, 2014
Buyers of electronic books in Puerto Rico will get account credits this week from five publishers who reached settlements after the U.S. territory,...
Big water outage on tap for Sunday
Issued: March 25, 2014
Tens of thousands of people in 18 municipalities will be without water service due to inspection work on the so-called Superaqueduct, the Puerto Rico...
PR gets boost in HIV/AIDS funding
Issued: March 25, 2014
The U.S. Health & Human Services Department has increased federal finding for people living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico by $30.5 million since...
PR housing rent cheapest in US, but not the most affordable, report finds
Issued: March 25, 2014
Although Puerto Rico has the least expensive housing rent among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. covering those costs continues to be stretch for...
Mayagüez looks to Spain in tourism push
Issued: March 25, 2014
The city of Mayagüez kicked off Tuesday the Jornadas de Turismo Euroal...
FWS to review endangered PR parrots
Issued: March 25, 2014
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is taking a close look at Puerto Rican parrot numbers as part of a broader review of endangered or threatened...
Conservative National Review takes hard look at PR’s economic ‘catastrophe’
Issued: March 25, 2014
National Review, the leading conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, is taking a sharp look at Puerto Rico’s economic and fiscal woes in...
Insurer: Watchdog’s $1.7B fine is unconstitutional
Issued: March 25, 2014
MCS Health Management Options is asking the federal court to block efforts by the Puerto Rico government’s Patients Advocate Office to collect on $1.7...
PR junk bonds hit low amid FINRA probe
Issued: March 25, 2014
Puerto Rico’s junk bonds traded at record lows this week as an industry watchdog eyes sales of the freshly paper. ...
PR economy still shrinking, EAI shows
Issued: March 25, 2014
Puerto Rico’s economic activity shrank again in January despite a federal revision of the key payroll employment benchmark that brightened the dim...
Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise
Issued: March 25, 2014
NEW YORK — At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are pushing people to put forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of...
IVU crackdown reaches Palmas del Mar
Issued: March 24, 2014
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department issued fines totaling $373,000 as its crackdown on sales tax (IVU) evasion reached businesses within the upscale...
Sabana Grande exec up for top SBA award
Issued: March 24, 2014
Productos La Finca President Eniel Torres Ojeda has been named Small Business Person of the Year for Puerto Rico by the U.S. Small Business...
Casellas federal trial to stay in PR – for now
Issued: March 24, 2014
The federal trial of convicted killer Pablo Casellas on charges tied to an allegedly bogus carjacking claim will be held in Puerto Rico – at least for...
Energy reform going nowhere fast in House
Issued: March 24, 2014
House Speaker Jaime Perelló said Monday a special committee will take up energy reform legislation amid a standoff between Gov. Alejandro García...
Bacardi gives new life to old barrels
Issued: March 24, 2014
It takes time – in some cases, many years – for Bacardi rum to mellow and come of age. It’s the length of time the rum spends in American white oak...
Congress members urge new action from Pentagon in Vieques, Culebra cleanups
Issued: March 24, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi has led a letter from 17 members of Congress calling on the Pentagon to fulfill its responsibilities regarding...


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