Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Verdanza Hotel’s $4M renovation includes reimagined 80Twenty eatery

Published 21 November 2019, 5:07 am
80Twenty’s long-standing Executive Chef Elvin Rosado reimagined the new progressive menus for lunch and dinner with a combination of flavors that he refers to as “Caribbean Nouvelle Cuisine.” Read More →

Queremos Sol coalition calls for decentralized, renewables-based energy plan for P.R.

Published 21 November 2019, 5:06 am
The report indicates that, due to converging trends, such as the sharp decline in the cost of distributed energy solutions, including residential systems, there is increased customer interest in alternative power. Read More →

Tropizen signs agreement to launch cannabis hot sauce, gummies in U.S.

Published 21 November 2019, 5:05 am
Tropizen will manufacture the uninfused products in its state-of-the-art facilities in Puerto Rico. Read More →

FIDEVI trust grants $102K for rehabilitation projects

Published 21 November 2019, 5:04 am
In the past few years, FIDEVI has managed to offer assistance through grants to more than 500 housing units and 1,000 individuals through nonprofit entities throughout Puerto Rico. Read More →

Op-Ed: Emotional paycheck, the new currency for happy and productive employees

Published 21 November 2019, 5:03 am
Emotional Paychecks represent growth and personal development that transcends in a more effective way in the productive life of employees and their results. Read More →

Baskin-Robbins unveils $1.1M renovation of its San Patricio store

Published 21 November 2019, 5:02 am
The renovated Baskin-Robbins store in San Patricio boasts exterior and interior architecture new to the Puerto Rico market. Read More →

USDA allocates $782K to P.R. for rural education, health care access

Published 21 November 2019, 5:01 am
The two local grants were part of 133 allocations across 37 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Read More →

Silver Airways, American Airlines announce codeshare partnership

Published 21 November 2019, 5:00 am
Under the agreement, American’s airline designator code (AA) is available on Silver Airways (3M) designator code for more than 180 Caribbean flights per week. Read More →

‘Young Reporters for the Environment’ int’l competition opens in P.R.

Published 20 November 2019, 5:00 am
The winner from each of the three categories will represent Puerto Rico in the international competition. Read More →

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts takes over management of El San Juan Hotel

Published 19 November 2019, 12:16 pm
The hotel's ownership and Hilton will end the franchise agreement for El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton effective Jan. 2, 2020. Read More →

Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez to open Pudge’s Pizza at El Distrito

Published 19 November 2019, 5:03 am
PRISA Group invested $750,000 to bring the restaurant that will generate 20 jobs once it opens in April 2020. Read More →

FEMA assigns $3.7M+ in additional grants to Coamo, Salinas

Published 19 November 2019, 5:02 am
FEMA and COR3 continue to work together to expedite recovery funding and reimbursement of all eligible costs, the federal agency confirmed. Read More →

FirstBank’s ‘One with the Environment’ donates native trees to Ana G. Méndez University

Published 19 November 2019, 5:01 am
UAGM academics, students, and FirstBank officials participated in the tree planting event. Read More →

DDB Latina named Ibero-America’s most creative network of ’19

Published 19 November 2019, 5:00 am
Puerto Rico won the Best Local Idea for Medalla Light. Read More →

For Puerto Rico Bagel Co., the third time’s the charm

Published 18 November 2019, 5:01 am
The menu offers 11 bagel varieties — all of which are vegan, except for the cheddar option — and six cream cheese flavors, going from sweet to savory. Read More →

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