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Calle 13 tops Latin Grammy nominees
Issued: September 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Calle 13 is heading for Latin Grammy gold: The Puerto Rican band is the top competitor for this year’s awards. ...
Learning how to survive a plane crash
Issued: September 24, 2014
LONDON — They raced down the slide, one by one, like children on a playground. At the bottom, smartphone photos were snapped and high fives exchanged....
Report: GDB played key role in fiscal crisis, poses systemic financial risks
Issued: September 24, 2014
Economist Arturo Porzecanski is taking aim at the Government Development Bank in a new report that argues it played a central role in Puerto Rico’s...
NPP set for 3-day ‘statehood convention’
Issued: September 24, 2014
The New Progressive Party is gearing up for a three-day “statehood convention” set to kick off Friday in San Juan. ...
Ways to hide, secure data on phones
Issued: September 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can’t get to your...
Audit faults failed $10.8M Vieques project
Issued: September 24, 2014
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development is being faulted for its monitoring of plans to develop a sports complex in Vieques that was never built nearly...
Logistics chief hurdle for PR’s Caribbean trade
Issued: September 24, 2014
The main challenge for Puerto Rican businesses looking to export products to other Caribbean islands is transportation logistics, Puerto Rico Trade...
Coast Guard, fishing boat collide off PR
Issued: September 24, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a collision between one of its boats and a 42-foot (13-meter) commercial fishing vessel that sank near Puerto...
Signs point to changes in PR fiscal team
Issued: September 23, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla did not shut the door Tuesday on speculation that major changes in the government’s finance team could be pending. ...
PR hotel industry unites against human trafficking
Issued: September 23, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico and the Ricky Martin Foundation have teamed up to educate the local tourism industry on the reality of human trafficking and its...
USA Today: Casa Sol among top B&Bs
Issued: September 23, 2014
USA Today has picked Puerto Rico’s Casa Sol among the top 10 romantic bed & breakfast properties in the Caribbean. ...
Businesses drive R&D spending in PR
Issued: September 23, 2014
Investment in research & development on the island is on the rise, the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute reported. ...
PR boosting coffee imports as drought, disease take toll on local harvest
Issued: September 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is boosting its purchase of imported coffee as drought and disease has hit the island’s crop. ...
PR aims to boost tourism industry from 6% to 8% of GDP by 2016
Issued: September 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has set an ambitious goal of boosting the tourism industry’s share of the island’s GDP to 8 percent within the...
Doral tax case in hands of judge
Issued: September 22, 2014
The trial in the $229 million tax fight between Doral Financial Corp. and the Puerto Rico Treasury Department wrapped up with a fourth day of...
Roosey Roads LRA extended 30 years
Issued: September 22, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has enacted legislation to maintain the Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) for Roosevelt Roads as a stand-alone public...
Governor convenes full Cabinet for meet
Issued: September 22, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla convened Cabinet officials Monday for the first meeting between new La Fortaleza Chief of Staff Víctor Suárez and the...
PR women out-earn men, again
Issued: September 22, 2014
Women continue to earn more than men in Puerto Rico, where a wage-gap reversal has put the island in a unique position in the U.S., according to U.S....
PR pitching medical tourism in DC
Issued: September 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has sent a delegation to Washington, D.C. to pitch the island during the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare...
Pivotal to deliver LNG to Carib in PR
Issued: September 22, 2014
Pivotal LNG, Inc. has reached a long-term agreement to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Carib Energy LLC for use...
Payrolls, jobless rate up; separate report says 29,000 fewer working
Issued: September 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate rose while payroll jobs posted an overall gain in August, the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics...


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