Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Thursday, February 20, 2020.

P.R. restaurant sales at $1.9B ’19, down 6.5% vs. ’18, study confirms

Published 19 February 2020, 5:08 am
The decrease was attributed to a loss in population and the lack of family income growth. Read More →

Loon seeks FCC’s OK to launch project trial in P.R.

Published 19 February 2020, 5:07 am
Loon has yet to announce the start of its new project, according to the application submitted at the FCC. Read More →

Tourism Alliance for P.R. blasts ‘lack of activity on P3 for San Juan docks

Published 19 February 2020, 5:06 am
A group of tourism industry executives is asking the government to disclose where negotiations are regarding to the privatization of the San Juan pier. Read More →

Science Trust challenges college students to innovate with NASA patents

Published 19 February 2020, 5:05 am
Over the course of 10 weeks, the students will meet biweekly on Saturdays at Engine-4 in Bayamón, for workshops, coaching and group work. Read More →

Op-Ed: Rattled but not broken, working together to help P.R. recover

Published 19 February 2020, 5:04 am
The government of Puerto Rico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its federal and local partners have teamed up to help the island through its recovery from the earthquake damage. Read More →

USDA opens call for applications to support rural transportation systems

Published 19 February 2020, 5:03 am
The USDA encourages applications for projects located in rural Opportunity Zones. Read More →

Walmart Foundation donates $200K to American Red Cross

Published 19 February 2020, 5:02 am
So far, the Red Cross has delivered more than 90,000 personal hygiene items and supplies to evacuees and has provided financial assistance to more than 1,300 families whose homes suffered major damage or collapsed. Read More →

CooPACA to incentivize savings among high school students in Cataño

Published 19 February 2020, 5:01 am
CooPACA and the municipality of Cataño will jointly provide a savings account to every bona fide high school senior. Read More →

Ricoh hosts Imagine Lab workshop to develop STEAM centers

Published 19 February 2020, 5:00 am
During the sessions, participants will experience first-hand interactive learning, robotics, 3D project, among others. Read More →

Pres. Clinton visits Caguas clinic benefited by his nonprofits

Published 18 February 2020, 5:02 am
The president and former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton are in town this week for a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Read More →

Businesses in P.R.’s southwestern region ‘optimistic, grateful’ for support

Published 18 February 2020, 5:01 am
The executives said the President’s Day weekend’s activity is a “good indicator” for the upcoming months. Read More →

Delta employees in P.R. receive $1M in profit sharing payouts

Published 18 February 2020, 5:00 am
Delta’s profit sharing is paid to eligible employees worldwide. Read More →

Clintons to announce new projects at conference in P.R. this week

Published 17 February 2020, 5:05 am
The Action Network brings together leaders from business, government, and civil society to make commitments to accelerate recovery from natural disasters and promote resiliency in the region. Read More →

Financial services forum to be held Mar. 18-19 in San Juan

Published 17 February 2020, 5:04 am
The two-day conference will feature local and international speakers. Read More →

National University College offering online courses to high schoolers

Published 17 February 2020, 5:03 am
The courses will be offered through NUC’s online division and its IBC Institute Extension Centers. Read More →

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