Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Hispanic Federation, new sponsors back 10th edition of Guayacán Venture Accelerator

Published 14 August 2018, 5:02 am
Grupo Guayacán Inc. (GGI) launched the 10th edition of the Guayacán Venture Accelerator (GVA), its program geared at accelerating the development of established companies in Puerto Rico which are seeking new growth opportunities. Read More →

Discover Puerto Rico begins RFP process for ‘creative partner’

Published 14 August 2018, 5:01 am
Discover Puerto Rico has begun the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for a creative partner to assist in the development of brand strategy, brand identity, and creative concepts. Read More →

Evertec: The importance of a business continuity plan

Published 14 August 2018, 5:00 am
A company or a merchant always has the objective to generate revenue, but more than this economic motivation, it is their responsibility to society and to their employees to provide continuous business operations. Read More →

P.R. Ports Authority sells former Patillas airport for $150K, 2 more deals possible

Published 13 August 2018, 5:01 am
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority closed on the sale of the first of three regional airports it plans to divest, reaching a deal with Xpert’s Inc. for $156,000 for the former Patillas regional airport, agency Executive Director Anthony Maceira confirmed. Read More →

User traffic up 348% at redesigned News is my Business site in last 30 days

Published 13 August 2018, 5:00 am
Today marks one month since News is my Business unveiled its redesigned website, and in that time, user traffic has increased 348 percent year-over-year, according to statistics provided by Google Analytics. Read More →

Liberty Puerto Rico begins task of burying fiber optic cables islandwide

Published 10 August 2018, 5:06 am
Upon completing more than 90 percent of the restoration of its network post-María, Liberty Puerto Rico has now undertaken the task of burying as much as it can of its 14,000 miles of fiber-optic cable through which it offers its islandwide service. Read More →

AT&T building out 4G LTE network, laying foundation for 5G in P.R.

Published 10 August 2018, 5:05 am
Wireless carrier AT&T has invested more than $275 million in our Puerto Rico wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017, in preparation to roll out next-generation 5G services after the devastation left by last year’s hurricanes. Read More →

Occupational fraud costs $1.9B+ to P.R. economy, CPA study shows

Published 10 August 2018, 5:04 am
Occupational fraud represents a loss of more than $1.9 billion to Puerto Rico’s economy, or 2.77 percent of the $70.5 billion Gross Domestic Product. Read More →

Institute for Justice report gives P.R. an “F” on expropriation laws

Published 10 August 2018, 5:03 am
Puerto Rico’s eminent domain laws received a grade of “F” in a report released by the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit, civil liberties law firm. Read More →

Discover Puerto Rico launches local Google content initiative

Published 10 August 2018, 5:02 am
Discover Puerto Rico, the official destination marketing organization for Puerto Rico, is launching a new program helping tourism partners verify their business information within Google. Read More →

FCC releases $64.2M to telecom providers in PR/USVI for recovery efforts

Published 9 August 2018, 5:04 am
The Federal Communications Commission has made available $64.2 million in Stage 1 funding to help providers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands restore voice and broadband service in the aftermaths of Hurricane Irma and María. Read More →

OBoard, P.R. gov’t reach deal with COFINA creditors; to save $17B+ in debt service

Published 9 August 2018, 5:03 am
The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and the government of Puerto Rico announced they have reached a deal with Senior and Junior bondholders of Sales Tax Financing Corp. credit, as well as monoline insurers. Read More →

Wovenware, Science Trust partner to build AI tech to detect Aedes Aegyptis mosquito

Published 9 August 2018, 5:02 am
The Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust has selected Wovenware Partners, a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based services and solutions, to develop a system to automate the identification and classification of the Aedes Aegyptis mosquito. Read More →

TSA: Luis Muñoz Marín Airport one of the ‘safest’ in nation, despite contraband

Published 9 August 2018, 5:01 am
The Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan is one of the safest in the nation, despite contraband issues and attempts to use the island as a bridge for drug trafficking, Transportation Security Administration officials said. Read More →

Habitat for Humanity P.R. to provide houses to Hurricane María victims

Published 9 August 2018, 5:00 am
Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico has opened a call for a new housing project in Río Piedras, inviting families and individuals in need of a home and who have been affected by Hurricane María. Read More →

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