Thursday, December 2, 2021

All posts by José L. Carmona

  • Puma Energy, Automeca Sign Collaborative Agreement

    SAN JUAN – Puma Energy Caribe and Automeca Technical College on Tuesday announced the signing of a collaborative agreement in which both entities join forces to foster the development of professional automotive technicians on the island. Automeca,...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • Bankers Association to Hold Anti-Money Laundering Symposium Feb. 24-25

    SAN JUAN – Featuring top federal experts, the Puerto Rico Bankers Association (PRBA) is holding the 13th edition of its anti-money laundering symposium Feb. 24-25 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan’s Miramar sector. According...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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  • José R. Fernández: Complicated, Challenging Times for Puerto Rico’s Economy

    SAN JUAN- Oriental’s Top Exec Insists Local Banks Have Strong Capital to Weather Storm For José Rafael Fernández, president, CEO & vice chairman of OFG Bancorp—the bank holding company of Oriental—the uncertainty over the resolution of Puerto...

    • Posted February 21, 2016
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  • Santander Securities Confirms Layoff of 22 Employees; Banco Santander Not Affected

    SAN JUAN – In a written statement, a spokesperson from Santander Securities in Puerto Rico confirmed the layoff of 22 employees at the brokerage firm earlier this month. However, the spokesperson denied that staff from Banco Santander...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • Roosevelt Roads to Host Air Race World Cup Aug. 3-7

    SAN JUAN – The Roosevelt Roads airstrip in Ceiba, Puerto Rico will join Reno, Nevada and Catalunya, Spain as a host city for the three circuit races of the Air Race Formula 1 World Cup for 2016,...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • FirstBank Rolls Out Cellphone Recycling Program

    SAN JUAN – Aware of the importance of reducing the environmental damage caused by discarded cellphones, FirstBank has launched “Dona to celu en FirstBank” (“Donate you cell at FirstBank”) in all its branches as well as FirstMortgage...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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  • Puerto Rico’s Lost Decade

    A Series on Economic Decline Unbeknownst to the vast majority of Puerto Rico residents, a two-week partial government shutdown in May 2006 would mark the official beginning of the long-running economic contraction that hits its 10th anniversary...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
  • New Strategic Plan Approved for COSSEC

    SAN JUAN – A new strategic plan has been approved for the for the Cooperatives Supervision & Insurance Corp. (COSSEC by its Spanish acronym) and will be implemented this year, Executive President Daniel Rodríguez Collazo announced Wednesday....

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • Popular to Compete Against Samsung Pay With its Own Android Application

    Mobile Wallets is One of Three Payment Projects Bank Will Launch in 2016 Popular—which in 1983 became a pioneer in banking technology when it launched the first debit card and automated-teller machine (ATM) network in Puerto Rico...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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  • Puerto Rico’s Auto Loans Portfolio Fell 2.6% to $6.5B Through Last September

    While Puerto Rico’s new-vehicle market fell 7.8% to 81,353 new units sold last year, the island’s auto loans portfolio dipped only 2.6% to $6.5 billion through September, the latest figures available, thanks to the financing of used...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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