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These are the top local news stories from News is my Business for Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Hearing slated for April 26 on proposed $23M AFICA bond issue

Published 18 April 2019, 5:01 am
The Puerto Rico Industrial, Tourist, Educational, Medical and Environmental Control Facilities Financing Authority, known as AFICA for its initials in Spanish, is planning to issue $23 million in debt to finance a project planned by the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. The upcoming public hearing that will take place at the Fiscal Agency and... Read More →

P.R. Tourism Co. opens restored info centers in Vieques, Culebra

Published 18 April 2019, 5:00 am
In time for the busy Holy Week and Spring break holidays, the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. offered details about the reconstruction of its information centers in Vieques and Culebra, at a combined cost of $52,000. Tourism Co. Executive Director Carla Campos also announced planned activities “for the enjoyment and benefit of both residents and visitors of... Read More →

Vaquería Tres Monjitas invests $7.5M to produce world’s 1st long-lasting fresh milk

Published 17 April 2019, 5:04 am
Through the MST process — which occurs prior to the regular fresh milk pasteurization process — the milk undergoes a process of sudden pressure changes in a very short time. Read More →

Housing Finance Authority backs $20.8M Haciendas Village complex

Published 17 April 2019, 5:03 am
The Housing Finance Authority granted $17.2 million in tax credits to the project, as well as $3.3 million in HOME Program funds. Read More →

UPR, Inter American Univ. ranked as ‘most affordable’ Hispanic-serving colleges

Published 17 April 2019, 5:02 am
Student Loan Hero examined tuition and fee data from the 2018-19 school year to rank the most affordable Hispanic-serving colleges and universities for in-state and out-of-state students. Read More →

P.R. CEO’s Against Cancer win Fit2BeCancerFree national challenge

Published 17 April 2019, 5:01 am
Eight members of the CEOs Against Cancer program, Puerto Rico Chapter, stood out in the Fit2BeCancerFree national challenge. Read More →

Puerto Rico Emprende unveils E-Fulfillment Center for e-commerce

Published 17 April 2019, 5:00 am
The center will be located at the International Trade Center, within San Juan’s Free Trade Zone, strategically located adjacent to the port area. Read More →

P.R. Treasury reports $717.9M in revenue to the General Fund in Jan.

Published 16 April 2019, 5:01 am
Fiscal year-to-date (July-January) net revenues totaled $5.1 billion, an increase of $902.6 million, or 21.4 percent, year-over-year, which was affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and María. Read More →

FirstBank delivers donation to Martín Peña Recicla nonprofit

Published 16 April 2019, 5:00 am
Martín Peña Recicla is a community organization that has a solid waste management and disposal program in the communities around the Martín Peña Channel. Read More →

Today is ‘last call’ for applications for pre18’s generation-2 cycle

Published 15 April 2019, 5:02 am
The projects do not have to be incorporated, but if accepted, it will be required that at least one founder is present for the duration of the program and that the company's business plan includes leaving operations on the island. Read More →

Codetrotters, Rock Solid create scholarship program for high schoolers

Published 15 April 2019, 5:01 am
The call for applications for the scholarships ends May 10. Courses begin June 3rd and end Aug. 14th. To apply, use this link. Read More →

Liberty, ICE spread word on how to avoid cyberbullying, online exploitation

Published 15 April 2019, 5:00 am
n 2017 Liberty produced a series of videos in partnership with ICE, which delve into the risks of cyberbullying and child exploitation Read More →

New Public Energy Policy Law draws praise from sector, Oversight Board

Published 12 April 2019, 5:05 am
The new law also establishes the transfer of the operation and maintenance of the transmission and distribution of energy to a private operator through a public-private partnership on or before Dec. 31, he said. Read More →

Open Spaces: Proposed changes to P.R.’s tax incentive code must be transparent

Published 12 April 2019, 5:04 am
The Tax Incentives Code must publish the Annual Report on the Effectiveness of Incentives and a Budgetary Report on Economic Incentives. Read More →

Clinical Research Summit returns May 9-10

Published 12 April 2019, 5:03 am
The Puerto Rico Clinical Research Consortium will join the Clinical and Translational Research Week with the celebration of its Clinical Research Summit 2019, to be held May 9-10 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel, organizers announced. The event is a collaborative effort that includes the University of Puerto Rico, the Caribbean University, the U.S. Food... Read More →

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