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Fajardo/Culebra/Vieques Ferry Update (Wed, 16 Apr 2014 @ 8am AST/EDT) The PR DTOP ATM ferry situation between Fajardo, Culebra, and Vieques is improving. At this moment, the Cayo Blanco passenger ferry (capacity 600 people), and a cargo ferry, are servicing the Fajardo ↔ Culebra route. There is a combo cargo/passenger ferry servicing the Fajardo ↔ Vieques route. They seem to have implemented a better-organized passenger-loading procedure, which gets people into seats quicker. Expect long lines at the ferry terminal during Semana Santa (Holy Week), during which lots of people head to the beaches in Culebra. If not being able to get onto the ferry between Fajardo and Culebra/Vieques will ruin your day, consider flying instead.

Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Automakers put best wheels forward at NY Auto Show

Published 17 April 2014, 5:03 am
New York — American, European and Korean automakers put their best wheels forward during a preview for members of the media attending the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Read More →

Ann Taylor opening new concept in Plaza Las Américas

Published 17 April 2014, 5:02 am
Clothing retailer Ann Taylor will open a new concept store at the Plaza Las Américas mall in Hato Rey, offering a dedicated shoe and accessories shop, a dress shop and power pieces shop, company officials said. Read More →

Op-Ed: 50+ and seeking a biz mentor? SBA, AARP can help

Published 17 April 2014, 5:01 am
Our country has always been proud of our entrepreneurial spirit. But great business ideas don’t just come out of college dorm rooms — in fact, “encore entrepreneurs” are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. Read More →

Nearly 3K Puerto Rico corporations obtain fine waivers

Published 17 April 2014, 5:00 am
An estimated 2,867 Puerto Rico corporations got the opportunity to bring their State Department records current without facing penalties during a two-month waiver period the agency granted through April 15, Secretary David Bernier said Wednesday. Read More →

Puerto Rican banking exec González ‘at home’ at FHLBNY

Published 16 April 2014, 5:02 am
It was two weeks ago that Puerto Rican banking veteran José Ramón González took over the helm of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, an institution that is one of the main driving forces behind the island’s financial district. Read More →

Looking for a gig? Guisito.com is the online place to be

Published 16 April 2014, 5:01 am
Everybody knows that Puerto Rico’s economy is tough and finding a job may be no easy feat. And even if you have a job, challenging times such as these often bring out the creativity in people who will turn to their natural or learned talents to make ends meet. Read More →

Microjuris.com partners with Puerto Rico Federal Bar

Published 16 April 2014, 5:00 am
Microjuris.com, a company dedicated to providing legal intelligence and state-of-the-art search and education solutions, recently partnered with the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to expand services, officials announced. Read More →

T-Mobile nixes overage penalties, ‘frees’ tablets

Published 15 April 2014, 5:05 am
Wireless carrier T-Mobile has spent the last few weeks turning the industry on its head by eliminating contracts and dropping the price on services, making its most recent move Monday with the elimination of overage charges levied on its customers, starting May 1. Read More →

Puerto Rico picked for ‘super-utilizers’ policy academy

Published 15 April 2014, 5:04 am
The National Governors Association (NGA) recently chose Puerto Rico to participate in a pilot project to develop state-level capacity to support so-called Medicaid “super-utilizers,” along with six other states: Alaska, Colorado, Kentucky, Nuevo Mexico, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Read More →

Local, stateside colleges unite to spur Santurce rebirth

Published 15 April 2014, 5:03 am
The Foundation for Puerto Rico is bringing together the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras, Sacred Heart University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology via a collaborative course to insert college students in the process of urban improvement in Puerto Rico, agency President Jon Borschow said Monday. Read More →

Seaborne boosting travel incentives through May

Published 15 April 2014, 5:02 am
Seaborne Airlines is making travel even cheaper and easier by offering $1,200 of travel for each $1,000 when customers add funds to their Seaborne accounts during the next three weeks. Read More →

Sam’s Club tops supplier satisfaction survey for 4th time

Published 15 April 2014, 5:01 am
For the fourth consecutive year, Sam’s Club received the highest average on the evaluations made by a group of suppliers of food and mass-market consumer goods sold at supermarkets, pharmacies, warehouses and membership clubs in Puerto Rico. Read More →

PREPA overhauls website, adds new sections

Published 15 April 2014, 5:00 am
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority unveiled Monday its revamped website, as part of its strategy to improve customer service and increase its transparency before the public, agency Executive Director Juan Alicea said. Read More →

Group offers 34 fixes to Puerto Rico’s pressing issues

Published 14 April 2014, 5:05 am
A workgroup comprising public and private sector representatives handed Gov. Alejandro García-Padilla a report containing 34 recommendations Sunday to tackle Puerto Rico’s low labor participation rate, brain drain, the aging population and the underground economy. Read More →

CRIM collects $156M from property tax amnesty

Published 14 April 2014, 5:04 am
The Puerto Rico Municipal Revenues Collection Center, or CRIM, announced Sunday it collected $156 million during the 100-day amnesty period that gave tax payers a chance to pay off their property-related debt free of interest, surcharges and penalties. Read More →

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