Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Monday, May 29, 2017.

PR gov’t officials ask Congress to consider PR in budget

Published 26 May 2017, 5:02 am
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González, and Senate President Thomas Rivera-Schatz joined forces Thursday in an effort from the federal capital to insert Puerto Rico into the discussion of the United States budget. Read More →

Chicago groups join PR leaders calling for debt audit

Published 26 May 2017, 5:01 am
Coinciding with the release of the “Wall Street’s Power Grab in Puerto Rico” study, VAMOS4PR and Chicago-based stateside labor, community, cultural, and human rights groups joined Puerto Rico leaders in calling for an audit into the legality of Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt. Read More →

Ola Yogurt Bar opens in Plaza Las Américas

Published 26 May 2017, 5:00 am
Ola Yogurt Bar, a new business line for the owners of Soft & Creamy, officially opened its first location in Plaza Las Américas in Hato Rey Thursday, at an investment of $500,000, company executives said. Read More →

Oversight Board, UPR students discuss fiscal issues

Published 25 May 2017, 5:05 am
The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico meet Wednesday with student representatives of the University of Puerto Rico’s 11 regional campuses, in addition to the Plastic Arts and Design Schools and the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, to discuss the public university system’s fiscal situation. Read More →

Bill to toughen home foreclosure mediation gets support

Published 25 May 2017, 5:04 am
The Associate Chairman of the American Association of Retired Persons, Eddie Olivera-Robles, on Wednesday backed a measure amending the Compulsory Mediation and Home Preservation Act, to give it more teeth when it comes to foreclosure proceedings. Read More →

Customs offers tips for safe travel to U.S. Caribbean

Published 25 May 2017, 5:03 am
This upcoming Memorial Day weekend kick starts the summer travel season and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering guidelines on international arrivals at any port of entry, particularly those arriving from destinations into Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More →

Gustazos adds PayPal to its payment options

Published 25 May 2017, 5:02 am
Puerto Rican company Gustazos has added online payment company PayPal to its options, with the goal of simplifying and expediting the buying experience for its customers, the companies announced Wednesday. Read More →

ID’ing new gastronomic tourism areas on gov’t agenda

Published 25 May 2017, 5:01 am
Recognizing the importance of gastronomy in the island’s economic development and tourism, the Department of Agriculture and the Puerto Rico Tourism Company have joined forces to work on what will be the island’s areas of gastronomic tourism. Read More →

Liberty Puerto Rico adds Stingray music service

Published 25 May 2017, 5:00 am
Liberty Puerto Rico announced Wednesday it is launching Stingray Music service for its video and Internet customers. Read More →

MIDA concerned over Trump budget cuts to SNAP funds

Published 24 May 2017, 5:02 am
The Puerto Rico Chamber of Food Marketing, Industry and Distribution (known as MIDA by its Spanish acronym) expressed concern Tuesday about President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps. Read More →

Expedia opens Cuban market through hotel bookings

Published 24 May 2017, 5:01 am
The Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel agency, announced Tuesday its expansion to the Cuban market that will allow Cuban hoteliers to sell inventory through global Expedia group sites as well as allow travelers to book hotels in the island destination. Read More →

Caguas concludes productive trade mission in Colombia

Published 24 May 2017, 5:00 am
The municipality of Caguas headed a commercial mission to Colombia last week that produced some 60 business meetings and potential future business opportunities, city officials said Tuesday. Read More →

Oversight Board certifies Highway, Retirement Title III’s

Published 23 May 2017, 5:04 am
The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico announced Monday it approved, certified and filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico voluntary petitions under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act for the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority and the Government of Puerto Rico Employees Retirement System. Read More →

New $5M call center to generate 300 jobs in PR

Published 23 May 2017, 5:03 am
Santander Consumer Puerto Rico International (SCI) will generate 300 new jobs over the next three years with the opening of a call center on the island, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Monday, flanked by company executives. Read More →

3rd call of ‘StartUp Popular’ program deadline is May 31

Published 23 May 2017, 5:02 am
Those looking to participate in the third edition have until May 31 to submit their proposals, Banco Popular executives said Monday, adding there is $1.6 million available to winning applications Read More →

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