Top Local News Headlines

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

P.R. Convention Center to invest $5.7M in capital improvements

Published 13 December 2018, 5:03 am
The announcement was made during the re-inauguration of the Convention Center’s emblematic terrace, which also received a face-lift. Read More →

Op-Ed: Statistical independence as an antidote to mistrust

Published 13 December 2018, 5:02 am
To ensure that the Institute had freedom of action and was truly autonomous, the Institute’s law created a Board of Directors. Read More →

Claro employees donate $35K to 7 P.R. philanthropic entities

Published 13 December 2018, 5:01 am
A panel of judges selected the seven winners from 45 entities that were nominated. Each will receive a $5,000 donation. Read More →

Encanto Restaurants Inc. joins Uber Eats to broaden reach in P.R.

Published 13 December 2018, 5:00 am
The availability of the group of restaurants began in the San Juan metropolitan area. Read More →

538 private-sector companies in P.R. will not pay Christmas bonus

Published 12 December 2018, 5:03 am
The list of companies that will not pay the bonus as established by law included private schools, restaurants and professional practices. Read More →

Pharma Consulting marks 15th anniversary, expands into cannabis industry

Published 12 December 2018, 5:02 am
Currently, the company is addressing the field of equipment and process validation consultancy in medicinal cannabis laboratories and harvests. Read More →

P.R. Emprende inaugurates Entrepreneurship Center

Published 12 December 2018, 5:01 am
Twenty participating companies, which represented the island’s food and beverage industry, locked down 125 virtual appointments to market their products to potential off-island clients. Read More →

70 entrepreneurs graduate from FirstBank’s 1Éxito program

Published 12 December 2018, 5:00 am
The INprende team found that more than 90 percent of the businesses presented opportunities for improvement in the areas of marketing and finances. Read More →

P.R. presents ‘specific challenges’ for upcoming 2020 Census

Published 11 December 2018, 7:16 pm
Mario Marazzi, economist and member of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee discusses the mechanics of the 2020 Census. Read More →

Pratt & Whitney inaugurates renovated $14M aerospace engineering center in P.R.

Published 11 December 2018, 5:03 am
Pratt & Whitney Puerto Rico Inc., formerly Infotech Aerospace Services Inc. (IAS), is an aerospace engineering center. Read More →

Parallel 18 marks 3rd anniversary, announces 2nd edition of Pre-18

Published 11 December 2018, 5:02 am
Paralell18 aims to position Puerto Rico as a hub to develop innovative businesses with global potential. Read More →

12 farmers receive $1K each from Red Cross, Science Trust

Published 11 December 2018, 5:01 am
The program will offer micro-grants to 450 farmers on the island and will be dedicated to supporting small farmers in their post-María recovery. Read More →

Discover Puerto Rico promotes local heritage, art in Miami Art Basel

Published 11 December 2018, 5:00 am
Recent research conducted by Discover Puerto Rico shows that the island’s cultural backbone offers a great opportunity to differentiate Puerto Rico from its competition. Read More →

St. Clair courting Netflix to become anchor tenant at P.R. Film District production studio

Published 10 December 2018, 5:07 am
The facility will span 180,000 square feet and will feature five sound stages, administrative offices, conference rooms, post production and editing rooms, fitting rooms and a film school. Read More →

Puerto Rican veteran businessman, Grau-Pelegrí, passes away at 62

Published 10 December 2018, 5:06 am
During his long professional career, Grau-Pelegrí presided over a number of companies, in the fields of public relations and marketing. Read More →

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