Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Saturday, November 28, 2015.

U.S. envoy: Haiti ‘desperately needs’ foreign investment

Published 27 November 2015, 5:01 am
One month after Haitians went to the polls to choose a new president, Haiti’s electoral council has announced the official results — triggering violent protests by supporters of Moise Jean-Charles, who finished third in the Oct. 25 election. Read More →

SBA: ‘Shop small for all on Small Business Saturday’

Published 27 November 2015, 5:00 am
Small business owners across the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico are preparing for the most important shopping day of the year, “Small Business Saturday,” an event sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read More →

Psychology project moves to InnovateHER semifinals

Published 25 November 2015, 1:34 pm
Emerging company School Climate Solutions will represent Puerto Rico in the semifinal round of the InnovateHER challenge sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, it was announced Wednesday. Read More →

Fundación Toyota awards $100K in grants to projects

Published 25 November 2015, 1:07 pm
Seven organizations focused on environmental affairs will split more than $100,000 in funding from the Fundación Toyota Environmental Grants program, announced during the 18th edition of the automaker’s initiative. Read More →

JetBlue LIVE lands in Puerto Rico with Pedro Capó

Published 25 November 2015, 12:15 pm
JetBlue Airways, the largest airline in Puerto Rico, MasterCard and Banco Santander joined together to announce the first JetBlue LIVE concert experience in San Juan, Puerto Rico, featuring singer Pedro Capó, on Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. Read More →

Puerto Rico retailers believe sales will improve this year

Published 24 November 2015, 5:02 am
A survey of members of the United Retailers Association revealed that 50 percent think their sales will be better or the same as last year. Read More →

Liberty donates $300K to 12 Puerto Rico nonprofits

Published 24 November 2015, 5:01 am
Liberty Puerto Rico recently made a $300,000 donation to 12 community organizations In Puerto Rico, gathered during its 19th annual Liberty Golf Invitational Tournament. Read More →

FirstBank, Siembra Vida to build agrotourism project

Published 24 November 2015, 5:00 am
FirstBank announced Monday its recent partnership with nonprofit organization Siembra Vida, through its property donations program to develop and build a community agrotourism project in the Calvache sector of Rincón. Read More →

Tourism industry looks to positive winter season

Published 23 November 2015, 5:03 am
What with new airline connections, more cruise ships docking into port and demand for hotel rooms, things are looking up for Puerto Rico's tourism industry as the winter season goes into high gear next month. Read More →

Tourism Co. budget holds up despite casino closings

Published 23 November 2015, 5:02 am
Casino closings this year have not adversely impacted the budget of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. which depends largely on casino taxes for its operations, Executive Director Ingrid Rivera-Rocafort told News Is My Business. Read More →

Op-Ed: 10 tips for safe online holiday shopping

Published 23 November 2015, 5:01 am
We’re nearing Black Friday, which means cybercriminals are lying in wait to take advantage of unwary buyers. Read More →

Grupo Triple-S opens new service center in Ponce

Published 23 November 2015, 5:00 am
Triple-S recently opened a new $4 million service center in Ponce that will allow the company to expand operations in the area and offer all products from its health, life and property business lines under the […] Read More →

CienciaPR gets $1.6M grant to develop science experts

Published 20 November 2015, 5:02 am
Nonprofit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico has received a $1.6 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish, in collaboration with Yale University, an innovative program to transform the training of young scientists on the island and stateside. Read More →

Medical tourism industry making inroads in Puerto Rico

Published 20 November 2015, 5:01 am
A year after its establishment, the Medical Tourism Corp. has spearheaded Puerto Rico’s efforts toward the fulfillment of specific projects that are generating an immediate economic impact for the sector, the entity’s Executive Director Francisco G. Bonet said Thursday. Read More →

USDA awards $14M in funds to 21 island projects in ’15

Published 20 November 2015, 5:00 am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded just over $14 million to fund 21 projects in Puerto Rico during the 2015 fiscal year, a record figure that went toward modernizing infrastructure, providing essential services and improving access to health care, José Otero-García, Rural Development State Director for Puerto Rico, said. Read More →

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