Friday, September 24, 2021

All posts tagged "Featured Stories"

  • Microsoft to Close Operations in Humacao in 2024

    Microsoft’s offices in Humacao will close down in September of 2024 due to a corporate reorganization process. According to the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), the commonwealth carried out different efforts to keep the company...

    • Posted September 23, 2021
  • Foundation for Puerto Rico CEO Launches Center for Strategic Innovation

    Coalition Looks to Provide Social, Economic Solutions; to Be Led by Alexandra Lúgaro

    • Posted September 22, 2021
  • A group of physicians in residency at the entrance of the Health Department. (Jaime Rivera/CB)
    Red Tape Ties Down Pay of Surgery Residents

    Health Department Failed to Request Hacienda Stipend for Puerto Rico Doctors in Residency; was Ten Weeks Late in Filing Request

    • Posted September 22, 2021
  • Governor Pierluisi Approves Raise in Minimum Wage

    Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed into law a House bill that will increase the minimum salary in Puerto Rico from $7.25 to $8.50 starting next January 1.  The signing of the increase, the first in 12 years in...

    • Posted September 21, 2021
  • Commonwealth Allocates $20 Million to Repair Homes

    Gov. Pedro Pierluisi announced the allocation of $20 million from the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to restore the roofs of houses with blue tarps that were devastated by Hurricane María in September of 2017.   As part...

    • Posted September 20, 2021
  • Municipality of San Juan Spearheads Project to Improve Water Supply

    The municipal government of San Juan and the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority signed a collaborative agreement to install six electric generators in pump stations for communities that suffered interruptions in the utility due to power outages.  The...

    • Posted September 20, 2021
  • Labor Reform in Domino Game Lockdown

    Possibly the earliest defining moment to the global employment situation today, are the historic struggles for labor rights caused by the Industrial Revolution that began in Great Britain during the second half of the 18th century and...

    • Posted September 17, 2021
  • FOMB’s Position on Pension Cuts Turns into “Ideological Cause”

    Governor Pierluisi Reiterates his Opposition to Reduction In what seems to be a point of starkly opposed policies, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi reiterated his position to object to any pension cuts to government retirees, a measure that members...

    • Posted September 17, 2021
  • EDB Offers Loans to Former PUA Beneficiaries

    The president of Puerto Rico's Economic Development Bank, Luis Alemañy González, said thousands of workers could become entrepreneurs by applying for a loan to start their business.

    • Posted September 17, 2021
  • Health Dept. Owes Back Pay to Surgery Residents

    Some 20 Physicians at Ponce's San Lucas Hospital Affected

    • Posted September 16, 2021