Puerto Rico

Pennsylvania News: Wavy Boyz Gang Member, Robert Fields Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to three years and 10 months in prison followed by six years supervised release on his conviction of violating federal narcotics laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Wavy Boyz Gang Member, Robert Fields Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico power company announces 15 percent drop in bills

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s power company has announced a 15 percent reduction in electric bills as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria amid an economic crisis. Executive Director Jose Ortiz said Thursday that the reduction comes as the Electric Power Authority increases its reliance on natural gas. But he warned power … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico power company announces 15 percent drop in bills

Puerto Rico Association of REALTORS® Joins My Florida Regional MLS

  ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FLA./ OCTOBER 01, 2018 (STL.News) My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS) announced today that the Puerto Rico Association of Realtors® (PRAR) has become their newest multiple listing service customer. The addition of PRAR comes as MFRMLS seeks to expand their service area outside of Central and Southwest Florida in an effort to create … Continue reading Puerto Rico Association of REALTORS® Joins My Florida Regional MLS

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Tesla, others ID’d for Puerto Rico public-private alliances

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico has tentatively chosen Tesla as one of 13 companies it might form public-private partnerships with as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria. Officials said Friday that the projects include creating an energy storage system, modernizing the island’s water and sewer meters and updating a ferry transportation system. The other … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Tesla, others ID’d for Puerto Rico public-private alliances

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Study: Post-Maria contracts go to mainland, not Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A study published Wednesday found that the bulk of federal funds slated for post-hurricane reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico are going to mainland companies, despite a federal provision that states local companies should receive priority. Of the nearly $5 billion allocated by the U.S. government by late August for work … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Study: Post-Maria contracts go to mainland, not Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON | Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan’s mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory’s leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a critic of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

TENERIFE, Spain — The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in the sport for the past … Continue reading TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking one year since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: “A full year after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation and suffering in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, our fellow Americans are still struggling to heal, rebuild and recover. … Continue reading San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria