Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Saturday, October 31, 2020.

10 towns get failing grades on fiscal performance, ABRE Puerto Rico says

Published 30 October 2020, 5:04 am
The nonprofit organization also found that during Fiscal 2019, more than half — or 56% — of the municipalities maintained the same performance grade they had in 2018. Read More →

Nearly 900 drivers in Puerto Rico renew licenses via new app

Published 30 October 2020, 5:03 am
Puerto Rico drivers who renew their license this year will not have to go back to the Driver's Services Center until 2028. Read More →

Gov’t unveils free housing blueprints for hurricane, earthquake-resilient homes

Published 30 October 2020, 5:02 am
When Hurricanes Irma and María made landfall in Puerto Rico in September 2017, about half of single-family homes in Puerto Rico were of informal construction, DDEC Secretary Manuel Laboy said. Read More →

BookWaves Coalition donates 33K books to students in Puerto Rico

Published 30 October 2020, 5:01 am
Crowley donated the shipping of the 3,000 STEM books in Spanish, bilingual and English titles and is committed to shipping another 30,000 books to Puerto Rico. Read More →

Uber to offer discount on rides to voting centers on Nov. 3

Published 30 October 2020, 5:00 am
The SALAVOTARPR promotional code applies a 50% discount (with a limit of up to $7 and two trips per user) to the cost of the trip. Read More →

Popular Inc. reports $168.4M in 3Q20 net income; Closing 11 NY branches

Published 29 October 2020, 5:04 am
Popular Inc. coupled its third quarter results with the announcement that it will be closing 11 branches across its New York Metro footprint. Read More →

FEMA grants $26.2M to PREPA to improve infrastructure

Published 29 October 2020, 5:03 am
The allocation includes funds for turbines that will help in the event of a complete collapse of the electric system. Read More →

Molina offers production economy as a financial solution for Puerto Rico

Published 29 October 2020, 5:02 am
Puerto Rico’s “Conciencia Movement” independent gubernatorial candidate Eliezer Molina believes the production economy can be a strategy of economic development. Read More →

Puerto Rico Tourism Co. contributes $68K to reopen Camuy Caves attraction

Published 29 October 2020, 5:01 am
The DNER will now be able to complete the recovery work and reopen the facilities to the public, agency officials said. Read More →

Nonprofits partner to create $2.4M tourism education scholarship fund

Published 29 October 2020, 5:00 am
The Hospitality and Gastronomy Studies Scholarship Fund will grant scholarships, financial assistance, and incentives to Puerto Rican students. Read More →

Economists rank gubernatorial candidates’ fiscal platforms

Published 28 October 2020, 5:06 am
In a report, the professional association said the platforms of the six candidates: “are reduced to a list of ideas, which, although nice and even necessary, do not contain minimal planning to recognize its viability." Read More →

Independence Party’s Dalmau says Puerto Rico ‘ready for a transformation’

Published 28 October 2020, 5:05 am
As part of his strategy, Juan Dalmau released his “Patria Nueva” political platform on his website before any other candidate in the gubernatorial race that will be decided on Nov. 3. Read More →

Lúgaro envisions ‘eco-friendly and modern economy’ for Puerto Rico

Published 28 October 2020, 5:04 am
The gubernatorial candidate believes as “essential and vital for a better economy” the development of more pharmaceutical products on the island, while promoting the capacity of companies established in Puerto Rico. Read More →

39 startups receive investment from parallel18’s Business Continuity Fund

Published 28 October 2020, 5:03 am
The list of startups includes 13 Puerto Rican companies that will receive between $25,000 and $35,000 to continue growing their businesses in light of the pandemic. Read More →

DoorDash launches $0 delivery fee strategy across Puerto Rico

Published 28 October 2020, 5:02 am
The service has grown past its initial launch in 2019 and now covers all of metropolitan of San Juan with drivers and restaurants. Read More →

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