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Google expands low-cost phone program in 6 African countries
Issued: August 18, 2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an...
GDB liquidity at $1B; gov’t needs at least $400M more to operate beyond November
Issued: August 18, 2015
Liquidity at the Government Development Bank (GDB) “has improved” and is currently at “about $1 billion,” La Fortaleza Chief of Staff Víctor Suárez...
Energy Answers to continue with waste-to-energy proposal
Issued: August 17, 2015
Energy Answers announced Monday it will move forward with its proposed resource-recovery and waste-to-energy facility in Arecibo, for which it will...
García Padilla meets with SBA director
Issued: August 17, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla met with the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maria Contreras-Sweet, Monday in La...
Associated General Contractors to hold expo, construction convention
Issued: August 17, 2015
The Associated General Contractors of America Puerto Rico Chapter (AGC) announced Monday that its Annual Convention and Expo Construcción 2015 will be...
Bhatia meets with U.S. Economic Development assistant secretary
Issued: August 17, 2015
Puerto Rico Senate President Eduardo Bhatia met on Monday with Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, with whom...
With Rosey Roads now a HUBZone, SBA announces funding to spur economic activity
Issued: August 17, 2015
Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced Monday that the former Roosevelt Roads Naval Station has...
Fitch rates Prasa's 2015A Sr. Revs 'CC'; maintains negative watch
Issued: August 17, 2015
Fitch Ratings has assigned its 'CC' rating to approximately $750 million of Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa) revenue bonds,...
U.S. Rep. Duffy asks FDIC for assurances on Puerto Rico debt crisis
Issued: August 17, 2015
U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), the Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee chairman, asked Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)...
Governor reaffirms commitment to SMEs at B-to-B convention
Issued: August 17, 2015
In his keynote speech at the "Puerto Rico is Open for Business" convention Monday, Gov. Alejandro García Padilla stressed the importance of...
New-auto sales dip 10.5% in July
Issued: August 17, 2015
New-auto sales in Puerto Rico suffered their fourth double-digit sales slump of the year in July, marking the 16th consecutive month of sales...
Puerto Rico’s predicaments: Is its minimum wage the culprit?
Issued: August 17, 2015
The following article was originally published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, which according to the organization is a nonprofit,...
BofA publishes maps highlighting world trends
Issued: August 17, 2015
Bank of America Merrill Lynch released this month its first "Transforming World Atlas," which comprises a series of maps illustrating what...
CEE dismisses Smartmatic’s petition for new auction
Issued: August 17, 2015
The president of the State Elections Commission (CEE by its Spanish acronym), Liza García Vélez, has dismissed Smartmatic International Holding's...
Open Mobile teams with Assurant to offer mobile device trade-in
Issued: August 17, 2015

Open Mobile, a mobile network operator in Puerto...

Mayor Meléndez Altieri sworn in as Disur chairwoman
Issued: August 17, 2015
The Desarrollo Integral del Sur Inc. (Disur) organization has sworn in its new board of directors for the next two years, with Ponce Mayor Maria...
Jamaica police seize over 1,000 pounds of pot at seaport
Issued: August 16, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican narcotics agents have seized a load of marijuana found hidden in two shipping containers at wharves in the Caribbean...
Historic same-sex marriage event in San Juan as more than 60 couples legalize their union
Issued: August 16, 2015
More than 60 same-sex couples are marrying Sunday in Old San Juan, the first time an event of this nature takes place on the island after the recent...
Dish Network, Sinclair agree on extending TV contract
Issued: August 16, 2015
Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced an agreement Sunday extending their contract, enabling the satellite TV provider to broadcast...
Latin American convention of mayors, local governments to be held Aug. 20 in San Juan
Issued: August 16, 2015
In what is expected to be the busiest meeting of mayors, city leaders and officials, as well as municipal legislators, San Juan will host the...
Commentary: Time to negotiate Puerto Rico's debt
Issued: August 16, 2015
Editor's note: The following commentary was published by The Hill. ...
Sofo food fest expected to have economic impact of $1 million
Issued: August 15, 2015
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto has announced some of the details for Old San Juan’s 24th SoFo Culinary Fest, which will be held Aug. 19-23 and...
Drought leads to power outages in US Virgin Islands
Issued: August 15, 2015
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say a worsening drought is causing power outages. ...
Cubans sound unusually open to Kerry call for democracy
Issued: August 15, 2015
HAVANA -- The blazing Caribbean sun rose Saturday on a U.S. flag flying over Havana for the first time in 54 years and people discussing political...
Economic Development secretary highlights Puerto Rico’s progress at CEAL
Issued: August 15, 2015
The secretary of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), Alberto Bacó Bagué, highlighted Puerto Rican business incentives during...


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