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  • Resident Commissioner and Health Secretary Discuss Medicaid Negotiations

    Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González and Health Secretary Carlos Mellado participated Friday at the Health Services Administrators College (CASS by its Spanish acronym) annual convention to speak about the most recent developments in U.S. Congress concerning the island’s...

    • Posted July 23, 2021
  • Strike Ends with Agreement to Increase Haulage Rates

    Puerto Rico acting Gov. Omar Marrero signed an agreement last night (Thursday night) that ended the trucker strike that lasted two days, disrupting the supply chain at gas stations and other businesses, and in which the commonwealth...

    • Posted July 23, 2021
  • Strike Leaves More Than 150 Stations Without Gasoline

    The truckers’ strike that started last Wednesday to support a haulage rate increase approved last December by a commonwealth agency has already left around 150 to 200 gas stations without gasoline, and it is threatening to cut...

    • Posted July 22, 2021
  • Local Creatives to Judge at FIAP Advertising Festival

    Puerto Rico’s advertising talent will have its say in Festival Iberoamericano de la Publicidad (FIAP) 2021, with a select group of creatives and producers in the local advertising industry serving as jurors in the evaluation of the...

    • Posted July 22, 2021
  • Pandemic Hindered Investment in Women- Owned Businesses

     The fight for women’s empowerment and equal rights has undoubtedly advanced monumentally in the past two decades; however, there are still major obstacles to overcome, especially with regard to capital investment in companies created and led by...

    • Posted July 22, 2021
  • Won’t You Take Me to… ‘Tatito Town’

     Although the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (Promesa) is often criticized as the “Lawyer Relief Act”—for instance, Proskauer Rose partner Martin Bienenstock was forced to reduce his billable hours from $1,499 to $1,000—pobrecito; the...

    • Posted July 22, 2021
  • FERC Upholds Permits Order for New Fortress Gas Terminal

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upheld its ruling that requires New Fortress Energy Inc. to apply for a permit for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal at the Port of San Juan, which was built and currently...

    • Posted July 22, 2021
  • Global Market Square

    The U.S. and European stock markets regained momentum and finished the session higher following substantial losses Monday due to the rise oof the highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus. The C.D.C. said the Delta variant is...

    • Posted July 20, 2021
  • Government Extends Vacation Days for Public Employees

    Puerto Rico Interim Gov. Omar Marrero announced on Tuesday that due to the upcoming holiday’s on July 26 and July 27, public workers can take the rest of the week off if they use their...

    • Posted July 20, 2021