Category: Puerto Rico News

Coast Guard Takes 11 Dominicans Back To Hispaniola After Illegal Voyage To PR

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle repatriated 11 male nationals to the Dominican Republic Sunday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico.  One other Dominican man interdicted in the group remains in Puerto Rico to face federal prosecution on charges of attempted illegal re-entry into […]

Celebrate Your Independence With Social Security

Every July, we celebrate the Day of the Independence of the United States. For nearly 90 years, our programs have helped provide financial independence to millions of hardworking people. Social Security offers useful online tools like the Social Security Statement (Statement) and the benefits estimator tool that help people not yet receiving benefits. The Statement […]

9th Mayor in Puerto Rico This Year Accused of Corruption

A former Puerto Rico mayor who vanished earlier this year while still in his position has pleaded guilty in a federal corruption case SAN JUAN — A former Puerto Rico mayor who vanished earlier this year while still in his position appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded guilty in a federal corruption case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said […]

Coast Guard Takes 56 Dominicans Back Home After Illegal Voyage

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard returned 56 nationals to the Dominican Republic Saturday, following the interdiction of an illegal voyage in Mona Passage waters near Puerto Rico. The interdiction is the result of ongoing local and federal multi-agency efforts in support of the Caribbean Border Interagency Group CBIG. “This case was a very close call” […]

Parts of Puerto Rico and USVI To See Heat Indexes As High As 111

MIAMI — It’s been quiet in the Atlantic basin. How much longer that will last is unclear, but several forecasters don’t expect it to last much longer. Think end of June, first part of July. Maybe. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring Invest 93L over Nicaragua and Honduras and three tropical waves, according to the latest advisory […]

Social Security’s Commitment With The LGBTTIQ+ Community

June is Pride Month. It’s a time to acknowledge the struggles of the LGBTTQ+ community, and celebrate diversity, love, and respect. On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states and territories. We recognize same-sex couples’ […]

Coast Guard Gets A New Commander For Puerto Rico-USVI Area

SAN JUAN — U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan got a new commander on Thursday, according to a Coast Guard statement. Capt. José E. Díaz will be responsible for Coast Guard forces in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and overseeing the unit’s 1.3 million-square-nautical-miles area of responsibility in the Eastern Caribbean. Rear Adm. […]

People With Respiratory Problems Urged To Avoid Sahara Dust

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is informing the public of an air pollution alert for dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa. The dust causes the skies around the Virgin Islands to be hazy, which reduces the visibility and results in poor air quality. This […]

CBP Makes Massive Cocaine Bust In Puerto Rico

The CBP agents seized 794 pounds of cocaine is estimated to be worth $7.5 million in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations made a massive cocaine bust earlier this week when agents hauled in nearly 800 pounds in an attempted smuggling operation off the coast of Puerto Rico. […]

Tropical Wave To Bring Showers; Risk Of Rip Currents For St. Croix

SAN JUAN — A tropical wave will bring a few rounds of showers to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today. A high risk of rip currents continues across northern Puerto Rico, Culebra and St Croix, the National Weather Service said this morning. In total, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring four tropical waves in the […]