All posts tagged "Jones Act"
N.Y. Gov. Cuomo, Congresswoman Velázquez bring help to Puerto Rico
Velázquez will push for Puerto Rico to receive a one-year exemption from cabotage restrictions under Jones Act
- Posted September 22, 2017
US gov’t extends Jones Act Waiver to Puerto Rico, some states
Extended to facilitate shipping of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel
- Posted September 13, 2017
PIP denounces celebration of US citizenship
SAN JUAN – Amid the House and Senate’s preparation to hold a special joint session Thursday to commemorate the centennial of Puerto Ricans’ U.S. citizenship, Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) legislators insisted there is no reason to...
- Posted March 2, 2017
Puerto Rico gov’t celebrates 100 years of US citizenship
SAN JUAN — Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marín said that “today is a historic day!” as he reminded that on March 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones Act, which grants U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. “The Jones...
- Posted March 2, 2017
Maritime Group issues public call against changing Jones Act for Puerto Rico
PR consumers are paying more than twice the competitive price for everything shipped to the island
- Posted August 27, 2016
Puerto Rico: Brewing the Best Recipe for Disaster Since 1898
Alexandra Lúgaro on the factors that have sunk the island, and how to fix them
- Posted August 11, 2016
Gubernatorial Candidates Differ on Status’ Priority
SAN JUAN – While gubernatorial candidates agree that economic development is a priority, some say Puerto Rico must redefine its political status in order to deal with its fiscal problems while others say the status debate should...
- Posted June 17, 2016
Heritage Foundation: Puerto Rico Bill Leaves Much to be Desired
SAN JUAN – Following the introduction by U.S. House leaders of the revised bill to help Puerto Rico deal with its debt, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy organization, was not impressed. The organization’s communications manager, Justin...
- Posted May 21, 2016
PRMA to Present Blueprint to Achieve Economic Development
Organization Aims to Present Proposal to Congress
- Posted March 21, 2016
San Juan Mayor offers 4 Alternatives to Creation of Fiscal Control Board
SAN JUAN – San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz presented four options that the United States could use instead of creating a fiscal control board to confront the crisis Puerto Rico faces for not being able to...
- Posted February 7, 2016