Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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  • The Impact of Climate Change in Puerto Rico and on Humanity

    Climate change on Earth affects humanity in all of the confines of the Planet. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the Americas are no exception to this, although as in other countries, regions, the impact is not uniform....

    • Posted May 14, 2022
  • Cowboys and Indians Revisit the Federal Realm

    The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the U.S. Constitution does not require Congress to extend Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to residents of Puerto Rico, more than an act of territorial discrimination, reaffirmed the...

    • Posted May 14, 2022
  • Puerto Rico Has Highest Proportion of Tax Expenditures Globally

    Study by Espacios Abiertos Reveals Cost of Economic Incentives is Rising The fiscal or tax expenditures in Puerto Rico this year amount to $23.3 billion, a figure that is twice the annual budget allocated to the general...

    • Posted May 14, 2022
  • SSI Exclusion Leaves Puerto Rico in the Cold

    Associate Justice Sees Potential Repeal of ‘Shameful’ Insular Cases The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that the U.S. Constitution does not require Congress to extend Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to residents of Puerto Rico, in a...

    • Posted May 13, 2022
  • GM Sectec, UPR Sign Cybersecurity Agreement

    Organizations Establish Practice Centers for Students in Cybersecurity, IT GM Sectec, a Puerto Rico-based company with operations in 50 countries that offers services in information technology (IT) governance, risk and compliance, signed an agreement with the University...

    • Posted May 13, 2022
  • Government, Academia Reach Agreement to Develop Workforce

    Will Provide Training for Participants of Labor Development Program Puerto Rico’s Economic Development and Commerce Department (DDEC by its Spanish initials) and the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) signed a collaborative agreement that will allow specialized training...

    • Posted May 13, 2022
  • Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

    “Where Were You When the Lights Went Out,” the 1968 comedy featuring Doris Day that showcased the epic blackout in New York, was entertaining and a bit of campy fun. When 1.5 million people lose their electricity...

    • Posted May 7, 2022
  • COVID-19 Rate Hovering at 21%

    Government Urges ‘Citizen Responsibility’; Vaccination Key to Avoid Severe More than a month after most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted by Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, including the requirement to mask in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status, infection...

    • Posted May 7, 2022
  • HTA Plan Filed in Court Proposes 80% Debt Cut; Requires Restructuring, Toll Hikes

    Proposes 80% Debt Cut; Requires Restructuring, Toll Hikes Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) announced on Monday that it had filed a plan of adjustment (POA) in federal court to restructure about $6.4 billion in...

    • Posted May 6, 2022
  • New Work Trends Discussed at PRMA Summit

    Workers Need to Feel Appreciated, Experts Say New workforce trends were among the topics of discussion at the 2022 Puerto Rico Manufacturers’ Association (PRMA) Health Industry Summit held last week at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San...

    • Posted May 6, 2022
  • Uber Eats Expands Puerto Rico Footprint

    E-Commerce Platform Adds Stores, Features Global ride-hailing platform Uber and Uber Eats, the food-ordering and delivery platform that allows users to order food from local restaurants from any place, announced that customers in the municipalities of San...

    • Posted May 5, 2022
  • New Plan of Adjustment Dissected

    Fiscal Agency Reps Discuss Agreement at CPA Society Forum After the Puerto Rico Financial Oversight and Management Board announced an agreement in April that would resolve the so-called clawback Puerto Rico Society of CPAs (CCPA by its...

    • Posted May 5, 2022
  • Ribera del Duero and Rueda Presented to Local Wine Industry

    April Concludes with Seminars, Pairing Dinners The Regulatory Councils of the protected denominations of origin of the Ribera del Duero and Rueda wine regions have been making their fruits known in Puerto Rico. March marked the beginning...

    • Posted April 30, 2022
  • Puerto Ricans’ Second-Class U.S. Citizenship

    Have you ever considered what second-class U.S. citizenship means?The Oxford English Dictionary defines second-class citizens as those “belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in...

    • Posted April 30, 2022