Top Local News Headlines

These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Monday, August 3, 2020.

FEMA earmarks $2.5M+ for Luis Muñoz Marín Int.’l Airport upgrades

Published 3 August 2020, 6:28 am
Beyond the initial design phase, the completed project may include additional funding for construction costs, which will total an estimated $57 million. Read More →

Musical Arts Corp. launches business training project for musicians

Published 3 August 2020, 6:27 am
The Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and the Musical Arts Corporation present a series of conferences entitled “Musical Factories.” Read More →

AAFAF completes José M. Berrocal summer internship program

Published 3 August 2020, 5:00 am
Through this internship, the agency sought to promote the research and professional development of the participants. Read More →

EPA proposes cleanup plan of former Agrocampos property in Arecibo

Published 31 July 2020, 5:03 am
The EPA will conduct a review within five years to ensure the effectiveness of the cleanup. Read More →

Documentary series on demographic changes in Puerto Rico premieres

Published 31 July 2020, 5:02 am
This serial documentary delves into a topic that has affected thousands of families in Puerto Rico and has had economic impacts and social consequences for all Puerto Ricans. Read More →

Op-Ed: Puerto Rico — Chronicle of a disaster foretold

Published 31 July 2020, 5:01 am
As a society, we still see as effective public administration that a bureaucrat in San Juan should make life and death decisions over what happens in Cabo Rojo. Read More →

FEMA assigns $14M+ to 83 recovery projects across Puerto Rico

Published 30 July 2020, 5:02 am
These grants were approved during the week of July 17-23. Read More →

Discover Puerto Rico: Hotel occupancy, airline capacity drop after tourism reopening delayed

Published 30 July 2020, 5:01 am
For the week of July 19, hotel bookings dropped 11.7% from two weeks earlier, and independent rental bookings fell 13% in the same period. Read More →

LUMA Energy CEO offers insights on P3 deal to run PREPA’s grid

Published 29 July 2020, 6:28 pm
News is my Business sat down with LUMA Energy CEO Wayne K. Stensby to talk about aspects related to the agreement. Read More →

First BanCorp. reports $21.3M in 2Q20 net income; $41M for 1H20

Published 29 July 2020, 5:05 am
The financial institution attributed the most recent drop to a number of expenses related to its acquisition of Banco Santander de Puerto Rico and addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, among other items. Read More →

CBP seizes 100 fake Nintendo Mini consoles in Aguadilla

Published 29 July 2020, 5:03 am
CBP has established an educational initiative to raise consumer awareness and conscientiousness about the consequences and dangers that are often associated with the purchase of counterfeit and pirated goods. Read More →

Op-Ed: The effect of the cloud in this decade

Published 29 July 2020, 5:02 am
By 2025, 80% of sales will be automated allowing professionals to focus on building relationships and work on customer engagement, fostering more meaningful and productive human interactions. Read More →

Bluetide Puerto Rico opens call for RFPs for ‘Blue Economy’ plan

Published 29 July 2020, 5:01 am
Bluetide Puerto Rico Inc. will evaluate proposals from interested qualified firms, entities, or persons to support the organization’s operations. Read More →

Liberty customers give $96K to help 2K Puerto Rico high schoolers finish semester

Published 29 July 2020, 5:00 am
The funds brought the New Virtual School to students and teachers who, after the earthquakes, also faced challenges with the school system shut down due to the coronavirus emergency. Read More →

First BanCorp. gets regulatory go-ahead to buy Banco Santander Puerto Rico

Published 28 July 2020, 10:05 am
The financial institution expects to close on the transaction by Sept. 1, banking officials said. Read More →

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