Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

P.R. scores 61 in ‘Economic Freedom Index,’ reflecting somewhat limited growth

Published 26 March 2019, 5:05 am
There is evidence that suggests that economic freedom is associated with a healthier economic society Read More →

COR3 to take over review, reimbursement of FEMA recovery funds

Published 26 March 2019, 5:04 am
To date, more than $5 billion of FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program funding has been obligated toward response and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Read More →

Facebook, parallel18 looking for Caribbean startups ‘driving meaningful social impact’

Published 26 March 2019, 5:02 am
The application window for the accelerator program will be open through April 18th. Read More →

FirstBank calls on entrepreneurs to participate in EnterPRize competition

Published 26 March 2019, 5:01 am
The competition will conclude with the award ceremony on Dec. 12, when winners will be announced. Read More →

P.R. gov’t, FEMA announce agreement to expedite recovery fund allocations

Published 26 March 2019, 5:00 am
Puerto Rico will now be able to work to expedite the allocation of critical funding and accelerate the island's recovery process post-Hurricane María. Read More →

Liberty Puerto Rico adds channels to its mobile app

Published 26 March 2019, 5:00 am
Liberty Go is Liberty’s live TV app available free for all customers. Read More →

Toyota, Navy join to offer operational excellence methodologies workshop

Published 25 March 2019, 5:00 am
To achieve the certifications, participants will have the opportunity to take two workshops. Read More →

Casino Metro unveils $2M expansion, adds 41 new slots and 8 gaming tables

Published 22 March 2019, 5:03 am
The Casino Metro broke ground on its expansion late last year, when it began remodeling empty commercial space the hotel had available for leasing. Read More →

CNE’s Black Start Summit gathers leaders to rethink island’s outdated energy model

Published 22 March 2019, 5:02 am
A set of six “lightning rounds” also took place, allowing guest speakers to deliver concise presentations on existing cutting-edge technologies that could be considered for Puerto Rico’s energy future. Read More →

P.R. gov’t officials evaluate U.S. Treasury proposals to transform property tax system

Published 22 March 2019, 5:01 am
The elimination of the inventory tax has been under discussion for the better part of the last 18 months. Read More →

T-Mobile unveils $200K mobile sales and service unit for Humacao customers

Published 22 March 2019, 5:00 am
This year, the carrier will make an additional $1.6 million investment to continue providing a better customer experience. Read More →

Scotiabank sues Metropolitan Bus Authority for $32M loan default; seeks embargo of buses

Published 21 March 2019, 5:05 am
As of this month, the MBA owes the bank $32.5 million, broken down into $28.2 million in principal and $4.3 million in accrued interest. Read More →

P.R. population not displaced by hurricanes for now — It’s the economy, study says

Published 21 March 2019, 5:04 am
In the study, they concluded that “there is a delicate mix of optimism and pessimism to consider regarding the restoration of Puerto Rico.” Read More →

Discover P.R. outlines 1st year efforts to reposition the island’s brand

Published 21 March 2019, 5:03 am
The achievements are the “beginning of a more comprehensive plan” that includes the development of a new brand identity. Read More →

PRiMEX launches program to support food businesses create safety plans

Published 21 March 2019, 5:02 am
The purpose of the project is to ensure a safer food supply chain, shifting the focus from reactive to pollution to pollution prevention. The plan is free. Read More →

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