Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

Treasury announces ‘Taxpayer Rehabilitation Program’

Published 28 March 2017, 5:03 am
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department unveiled Monday a new initiative called the “Taxpayer Rehabilitation Program,” to encourage citizens to meet their tax responsibilities by granting payment plans. Read More →

Study: PR needs integrated destination management

Published 28 March 2017, 5:02 am
The Foundation for Puerto Rico released a study that shows that beyond establishing a Destination Marketing Organization, or DMO, for Puerto Rico, the island has a pressing need for a destination management plan. Read More →

Treasury backs bill to increase online sales tax uptake

Published 28 March 2017, 5:01 am
The Puerto Rico Treasury Department favored Monday a bill that would give it the tools to Sales and Use Tax on sales of taxable products in Puerto Rico sold online by businesses without physical presence on the island. Read More →

Oriental offers new service to fill personal loans online

Published 28 March 2017, 5:00 am
Oriental bank announced Monday the availability of a new channel to apply for personal loans, through www.orientalbank.com. Read More →

Tourism Co. turns attention to PR’s budding hostel sector

Published 27 March 2017, 5:02 am
The upcoming launch of a premium hostel in the Condado area is sure to draw more attention to this type of lodging geared to young travelers but gaining traction with budget travelers of all ages. Read More →

Op-Ed: A guide to federal taxes for freelancers

Published 27 March 2017, 5:01 am
Taxation is far from being the most exciting part of your freelancing business. As a matter of fact, it is a very dull, boring, time-consuming, frustrating and expensive part of your life. Read More →

Popular to offer free ‘D-Coding’ workshops April 24-26

Published 27 March 2017, 5:00 am
For the third consecutive year, Popular will offer its coding workshop, “D-Coding,” for students in grades nine through 12. Read More →

Oversight Board names Natalie Jaresko as exec. director

Published 24 March 2017, 5:03 am
The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico announced Thursday the appointment of Natalie Jaresko, a renowned finance and economics expert, as its new executive director. Read More →

Crowley takes delivery of 3 new cranes in San Juan

Published 24 March 2017, 5:02 am
Three new, ship-to-shore cranes that were constructed in Ireland were delivered to Crowley Puerto Rico Services’ Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan Thursday, marking a historic milestone for the company and island, the company said. Read More →

Op-Ed: Debunking myths about Puerto Rico

Published 24 March 2017, 5:01 am
Last week I participated in the Technology Panel of the Debunking Myths About Puerto Rico Conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read More →

Evertec recognizes outstanding employees

Published 24 March 2017, 5:00 am
Evertec recently awarded its “Chairman’s Award” to 10 of its top employees, company President Mac Schuessler announced Thursday. Read More →

Congress presses panel on status of PREPA restructuring

Published 23 March 2017, 5:02 am
The Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs held an oversight hearing on the status of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Restructuring Support Agreement, pressing for certain specifics the island’s top administrators could not provide. Read More →

CNE Growth Commission for P.R. to meet in April

Published 23 March 2017, 5:01 am
The Center for a New Economy announced Wednesday that the CNE Growth Commission for Puerto Rico will meet during the first week of April, in San Juan, to discuss the agenda it has started to outline. Read More →

Mobile bookings fuel Expedia business in 2016

Published 23 March 2017, 5:00 am
Mobile bookings fueled the Expedia travel site’s business in 2016, with destinations Punta Cana, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Aruba, and Montego Bay taking top billing. Read More →

Congress to review PREPA debt restructuring deal

Published 22 March 2017, 5:01 am
The Congressional Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold a hearing today on the status of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Restructuring Support Agreement, which is set to expire Mar. 31. Read More →

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