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  • Insurrection…It is Going to Be ‘Yuge’

    The ongoing congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol brought to the fore testimonies by several members of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration that point to a concerted insurrection. In a parade...

    • Posted July 15, 2022
  • FOMB Raises Issues with Funding Measures

    Says Law, Bills Lack Sources of Revenue, Violate Promesa Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) has questioned a series of laws and proposed legislation to increase salaries for nurses and other public workers and provide...

    • Posted July 14, 2022
  • Study Results in Favor of Cannabis Decriminalization

    Over Half of Survey Respondents Support Recreational Use The decriminalization of cannabis in Puerto Rico seems imminent given the push that this effort is having both in the private industry and in the public sector on the...

    • Posted July 14, 2022
  • Burns & McDonnell Opens Local Office

    Hires Returning P.R. Engineers to Handle Influx of Grid-Rebuilding With billions of dollars in federal aid earmarked for rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electric grid, and a growing demand for renewable energy and electric-powered transportation, Kansas City-based Burns &...

    • Posted July 14, 2022
  • Court Nixes New Property Sales Requisites

    Judge Says Amendment to Act 154 Replacement Law Is Inconstitutional San Juan Superior Court Judge Alfonso S. Martínez Piovanetti on Tuesday declared as unconstitutional an article in the Puerto Rico Public Finances Stabilization Act, or Act 52...

    • Posted July 14, 2022
  • Euro Pacific Bank Ordered to Cease Operations

    OCIF Says International Financial Entity Is Insolvent After the Puerto Rico financial institutions regulator last week suspended the operations of Euro Pacific International Bank Inc., which faces tax-enforcement probes in several countries, the bank’s sole shareholder, investor...

    • Posted July 8, 2022
  • Women Take the Lead in Puerto Rico’s Ad Industry

    While women make up more than half, or 54 percent, of the labor force in the Puerto Rico advertising industry, in some cases representing the majority of employees atagencies, a handful of women are also leading the...

    • Posted July 8, 2022
  • The Song Remains the Same

    There is nothing like interviewing the past to bring truth to the forefront. The following is a now-present-tense version of an editorial written in 2018 that still rings true today: When you prompt the same dog to...

    • Posted July 8, 2022
  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Project Sent to FEMA for Approval

    If Built, 10 MW Plant Could Serve 34,000 Customers; Proposal: First Facility Would be Built in Yabucoa Describing Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) as one of the “best kept secrets” in renewable energy, the executive director of...

    • Posted July 7, 2022
  • ‘Populism’ Slammed as ‘Threat’ to Democracy

    Former Argentina President Warns of the Economic Dangers of Big Gov’t Former Argentina President Mauricio Macri warned last week in Puerto Rico that the not only constitutes a threat to democracies in Latin America, but also throughout...

    • Posted July 7, 2022
  • Municipalities Decry the Privatization of Energy Production

    Coalition Calls on Legislature to Cancel Prepa Privatization Plans Last week, the Quiero Sol coalition delivered more than 50 organizational resolutions and nine municipal resolutions opposing the privatization of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) generation...

    • Posted July 7, 2022
  • Jagged Fiscal Peaks

    For all its beauty, pristine beaches, forests and centuries-old architecture, Puerto Rico today is known widely as the land of fiscal cliffs and empty basins. Those rocky debt promontories and infrastructure valleys have come to the forefront...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
  • The Big Differences Between Nixon and Trump

    As the country and the world witnessed on TV the devastating first public hearing of the January 6th Committee beginning to lay out the overwhelming evidence that Donald Trump is the fi rst American president in 235...

    • Posted July 1, 2022
  • Prasa Announces Major Projects

    Water Service Expected to Improve Amid Extreme Drought Periods Despite the recent thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave that left more of Puerto Rico last week, island reservoir levels continue to drop as part of the return...

    • Posted July 1, 2022