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MCS donates tablets to Acción Social de Puerto Rico, trains on benefits of tech

Insurance provider MCS recently reached a collaborative agreement with nonprofit organization Acción Social de Puerto Rico (ASPR), donating 102 tablets and training time for participants at the Centros de Servicios Múltiples para el Adulto Mayor facility. Participants will be able to take advantage of the services and virtual workshops offered by the entity and learn to connect with loved ones using the tablets. They will also be...

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Passenger traffic at Luis Muñoz Marín Int’l Airport up 42.9% Y-O-Y in March

Passenger movement through the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport surged by 42.9% year-over-year in March, when 751,974 people used the facility, versus the 526,181 recorded during the same month in 2020, which was significantly impacted by severe downturns in business and leisure travel stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic in March 2021 benefitted from four days of the Holy Week holiday, according to Grupo Aeroportuario...

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FEMA earmarks $18.4M to repair Roberto Clemente Stadium in Carolina

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved an obligation of some $18.4 million for permanent repairs to the Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium, a sports facility managed by the Municipality of Carolina. Aside from its sociocultural importance, the home of professional baseball’s Carolina Giants team “plays a very important role in Carolina’s economy,” the federal agency stated. The stadium, named after one of the...

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SBA to open application cycle for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants today

The U.S. Small Business Administration will officially open the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) application website at noon today for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theaters, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief, as those eligible entities are some of the first that had to shutter their doors a...

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Puerto Rican businesses in Orlando on a growth curve

Orlando, FL — The growing Puerto Rican and Hispanic population is reflected in the growth of businesses in Orlando. Interest had remained steady during the pandemic, as many businesses opened their doors, while the City of Orlando offers a series of incentives and workshops in Spanish focusing on business development that led to more opportunities and success in Hispanic-owned operations in Florida. Luis M. Martínez-Alicea, deputy...

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Spanish Broadcasting System, Katz Radio Group announce multi-year partnership

Spanish Broadcasting System Inc. announced it has teamed up with Katz Radio Group, which will now serve as SBS’s national sales representative under a multi-year agreement. Under the new partnership, Katz divisions — Christal Radio and Katz Radio — will manage SBS’ national spot business along with the creation of multicultural audio marketing campaigns across SBS’s major markets: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San...

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Sol Puerto Rico launches Shell SmartPay pay-at-the-pump option

Sol Puerto Rico Limited, distributor of Shell fuels and Pennzoil lubricants in Puerto Rico, announced the launch of Shell SmartPay, a new application that gives local customers a contactless pay-at-the-pump option at more than 45 stations participating in the program. “Shell SmartPay offers the easiest, fastest and safest way to pay for your gas at the network of participating Shell Stations,” said Mayra A. Blancovich, the...

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Dept. of Econ. Dev’t grants $2.6M to Abbott for job creation, retention

The Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC, in Spanish) announced the the allocation of $2.6 million in incentives from the Special Fund for Economic Development to Abbott’s Puerto Rico facility to create and retain jobs and acquire machinery and equipment to expand operations. “The Department of Economic Development and Commerce granted this incentive to Abbott after evaluating their proposal to expand their...