Saturday, October 23, 2021

Puerto Rico raises their minimum wage in over a decade but it is still not enough for working families

Puerto Rico raised its minimum wage for the first time in more than a decade and while it’s a step in the right direction, experts say there are structural factors making it difficult for working-class families. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi signed a law to increase the current minimum pay of $7.25 an hour to at least […]

La La Lui, a Latina- Asian and LGBTQ superhero named Lúz

Meet La La Liu, a Dominican Chinese college student who identifies as LGBTQ+ and transforms into a superhero to help her friend and fellow Latina superhero, La Borinqueña. La La Liu is a character who uses her superpowers for good in the new-released comic book series “La Borinqueña,” written and published by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and […]

Puerto Rico orders businesses to require proof of vaccination

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi ordered a series of businesses to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for their employees and patron amid rising cases in the U.S. territory. Under the new order, owners, and managers must require proof of vaccination from workers at beauty salons, barber shops, nail salons, spas, gyms, day care center, supermarkets, […]

Biden to Prioritize Puerto Rico’s Recovery but Not Political Status

A newly revived White House Puerto Rico task force will focus on advancing and rebuilding the island after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, last year’s earthquakes, and the COVID-19 pandemic instead of joining the congressional debate over Puerto Rico’s political status. Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, the White House’s associate director for Puerto Rico and the territories stated, “We […]

Puerto Rico Receives Over $900M in Education Funds Previously Restricted by Trump

Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, announced earlier this week that Puerto Rico has been granted immediate access to $912 Million in federal funds that had not been available to students in both public and private school due to restrictions imposed by former President Trump. Cardona said in a statement, “The Department is committed to partnering […]

Huge Telescope Collapses in Puerto Rico

An enormous telescope called The Arecibo Observatory, fell in Puerto Rico yesterday.  N The telescope had a 900-ton received platform which fell onto the reflector dish which was more than 400 feet below. Ada Monzon, a meteorologist in Puerto Rico, broke into tears on TV as she was delivering the news. She stated; “I have […]

San Juan Mayor says ‘No One’ in Puerto Rico has received a stimulus check

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, has alleged that none of the island’s eligible residents have received their expected stimulus payments from the federal government. In an appearance on MSNBC on Saturday, Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, said the island has not yet benefited from one of the U.S. government’s signature […]

Experts worry ‘Puerto Rico is going to be ignored’ during coronavirus pandemic

Puerto Rico has taken drastic measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, such as implementing an islandwide curfew, banning cruise ships and closing schools and all nonessential businesses. The island’s governor, Wanda Vazquez, wants to go a step further: She has requested that the Federal Aviation Administration suspend domestic and international flights to Puerto Rico […]

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity in the island

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico in the early hours of Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez signed an executive order today declaring a state of emergency throughout the island as well as an order that activated the National Guard. The quake hit close to the town of Tallaboa on the […]

San Juan mayor tells Trump to “get out of the way” as island braces for a new storm

Today President Trump criticized the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the island braced for a tropical storm nearly two years after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria. The president tweeted that the government is tracking Tropical Storm Dorian and said the storm was heading for the island, “as usual.” He added that emergency services […]