Saturday, October 19, 2019

All posts tagged "commonwealth"

  • More Than 100 Employees To Be Laid-Off By Legal Assistance Society

    SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Legal Assistance Society (LAS) could be implementing a severance plan that may leave more than 100 of its 250 employees without a job. The information about LAS’ severance plan was revealed...

    • Posted January 3, 2016
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  • “Sham Affidavit Doctrine” Now Incorporated to Puerto Rico´s Case Law

    SAN JUAN – The commonwealth’ Supreme Court adopted recently the “sham affidavit doctrine” developed by federal courts as part of a wrongful termination claim brought under Act 80 of 1978, known as the Unjust Dismissal Act. The...

    • Posted January 3, 2016
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  • “A Mystery Inside An Enigma” How The Government Plans To Pay Debt

    SAN JUAN – Economist Gustavo Velez  urged the government Saturday to explain publicly how it plans to pay some $2 billion it owes throughout 2016.Puerto Rico is slated to pay the bulk of about $902 million in payments due this week, including some $330...

    • Posted January 2, 2016
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  • TSC Will Continue Using Proven Strategy To Reduce Traffic Deaths

    SAN JUAN – The Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) is set to redouble its efforts to reduce the number of driver and pedestrian deaths this year. Drivers and pedestrians were the groups with the highest fatalities in 2015,...

    • Posted January 2, 2016
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  • Walmart Insists Alternative Minimum Tax Is “Confiscatory”

    SAN JUAN – Walmart Puerto Rico has filed a motion opposing the Treasury Department’s petition to dismiss a lawsuit the retailer filed against the commonwealth seeking to overturn a tax that it says will take away 91.5%...

    • Posted January 2, 2016
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  • Lawmaker Calls For Tougher Regulations On Pyrotechnics

    SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party Rep. Angel Matos urged local authorities Friday to prosecute individuals involved in pyrotechnic-related incidents during the New Year’s Eve celebration. Matos said Puerto Rico has an explosives law that establishes fines...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • Copper Theft: A Lucrative Criminal Activity That Threatens Essential Services

    SAN JUAN – Copper thieves are threatening Puerto Rico’s infrastructure by targeting electrical substations, telephone land lines, construction sites, and vacant homes for profits, a situation that disrupts the flow of electricity and other essential services, according...

    • Posted January 1, 2016
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  • First Confirmed Case Of The Zika Virus In Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN – Department of Health Secretary Ana Rius Rivera confirmed Thursday the first case of a Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico. “The patient is a resident of the eastern part of Puerto Rico and there...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Workers Can Now Benefit From Sick Leave To Attend To Family Situations

    SAN JUAN – Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed into law two health related bills, including House bill 695, which will allow workers to use sick leave to attend to health situations of their family and children. The...

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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  • Puerto Rico Holds Wake For 3 Slain Police Officers

    SAN JUAN – Police in Puerto Rico are holding a wake for three officers killed by a fellow policeman at their station in the island’s second largest city. Caskets carrying the bodies of Lt. Luz Soto, Cmdr....

    • Posted December 31, 2015
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