All posts by Francisco Rodríguez-Burns
COR3 Chief Acknowledges Challenges Ahead for Island’s Reconstruction
The executive director of the Central Office of Recovery, Reconstruction and Resiliency (COR3), Manuel Laboy, recognized today that Puerto Rico faces numerous challenges as it enters the execution phase of federal assistance and funding provided for Hurricane...
- Posted September 15, 2021
Foundation for Puerto Rico Hires Two Top Executives
The nonprofit Foundation for Puerto Rico (FPR) announced the appointment of Alma Frontera as vice president of Operations and Patricia De La Torre as vice president of Stakeholder Engagement. The organization, which promotes Puerto Rico in the...
- Posted September 13, 2021
Governor Enacts Mandatory Vaccination for Private Employees
Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi announced that starting on August 23 COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all employees working in restaurants, bars, sports bars, theaters, cinemas, arenas, convention centers, and other establishments where citizens conglomerate. Executive...
- Posted August 11, 2021
Hospital Association Sends Warning Signal due to Port Strike
Hospital Association President Jaime Plá Cortés on Tuesday said the strike that began last July 17 in the San Juan ports due to a union labor dispute could eventually interfere with the COVID-19 services patients are receiving...
- Posted August 3, 2021
Strike Escalates with Disruption of Cargo Service
The union that paralyzed the transportation of cargo at San Juan ports since July 17 and a company that refuses to agree to one of its demands related to operating a software system that could accelerate the...
- Posted July 30, 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
Puerto Rico Supreme Court Rejects Seeing Rossello’s Case
The Puerto Rico Supreme Court rejected seeing the case that requested the disqualification of former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s electoral victory as a congressional delegate, upholding a Court of Appeals decision that has up to now favored the...
- Posted July 20, 2021
Puerto Rico House Responds to LUMA Appeal By Defending Constitutional Authority
SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico House of Representatives responded to LUMA Energy’s petition before the commonwealth’s Court of Appeals to not have to comply with an information request by a legislative committee investigating the company’s contract...
- Posted July 20, 2021
Puerto Rico Supreme Court Petitioned to Hear Case of Rosselló’s Election as Congressional Delegate
SAN JUAN — In a last attempt to disqualify former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares as a shadow delegate to lobby for Puerto Rico statehood in the U.S. Congress, a petition was filed Thursday, for the Puerto Rico...
- Posted July 15, 2021