Category: Puerto Rico News

Coast Guard Seizes $11.7 Million In Cocaine, Transfers 6 Suspected Smugglers To San Juan

SAN JUAN — Coast Guard Cutter’s Joseph Tezanos and Heriberto Hernandez crews offloaded approximately 1,289 pounds of cocaine and transferred custody of six suspected smugglers at Coast Guard Base San Juan Monday, following two separate vessel interdictions near Puerto Rico. These interdictions are the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group and […]

Social Security Administration Releases Equity Action Plan

The Social Security Administration released its first Equity Action Plan on Thursday, supporting President Biden’s whole-of-government equity agenda to advance equity, civil rights, racial justice, and equal opportunity for all. On January 20, 2021, The President signed an Executive Order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government. The Executive Order […]

2 Vieques Men Who Brought $1 Million In Cash To St. Thomas By Boat Plead Guilty

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two residents of Vieques who tried to smuggle more than one million dollars in cash by sea to St. Thomas have admitted their guilt in federal court. Julius Alvarez-Gonzalez and Jimmy Garcia-Quinonez, of Vieques, Puerto Rico each entered guilty pleas to the charge of concealing over one million dollars in cash on […]

How To Change Your Name On Your Social Security Card

A Social Security number is important because you need it to work, collect Social Security benefits, and receive certain government services. The information on your Social Security card must always be up-to-date and correct. If you legally change your name or surname(s) because of marriage, divorce, court order, or any other reason, you must tell […]

CUSTOMERS SAY: Liberty Mobile Is The Worst Long Distance Phone Service In The USVI!

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “It stinks!” That’s what customers of Liberty Mobile in St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Water Island think about the San Juan, Puerto Rico-based long distance telephone service. Liberty Mobile customers have complained about “drop zones” in St. Thomas and St. Croix where in process phone calls are dropped automatically when […]

Police Investigating After Dead Body Found In El Yunque Rain Forest In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — The Puerto Rico Police Department is investigating the discovery of a dead body in Vereda Charco Angelito off highway PR-988 in El Yunque, Luquillo jurisdiction of Puerto Rico. A call came in to the 911 Emergency System about a dead person in the Rain Forest and when the agents arrived at the […]

Coast Guard Returns 72 Dominicans, 14 Haitians To Hispaniola After Illegal Voyages

SAN JUAN — The Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez repatriated 72 Dominicans and returned 14 Haitians to the Dominican Republic between Wednesday and Thursday, following the interdiction of two illegal voyages in Mona Passage waters near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. One interdicted Dominican Republic national remains in Puerto Rico to face federal prosecution on charges of […]

Man Who Smashed Windshield With Baseball Bat Is Shot Dead In Carolina, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN —The Carolina Puerto Rico Prosecutor’s Office is preparing to file charges tomorrow against the man who opened fire and killed another man who cut him off and broke a window of his vehicle with a baseball bat near a high school, the Carolina Criminal Investigation Corps (CIC) said. Captain Edwin Padilla, director of […]

A Third of Puerto Rico Remains in the Dark for the Second Day

SAN JUAN — More than a third of all homes and businesses in Puerto Rico remained without power on Friday, the second day of a massive outage on the island that may have been caused by a fire at a power plant. Some 500,000 of the 1.4 million homes and businesses in the U.S. territory […]

Mother, Father Put Baby In Car Safety Seat On Sidewalk Saying: ‘We Don’t Want To Care For Her Any More’

SAN JUAN —The San Juan Municipal Police arrested a woman this morning who abandoned her three-month-old baby on Lippit Street in Santurce, Puerto Rico. According to preliminary information, at about 1:15 a.m., a call came in reporting that a baby was left abandoned on a sidewalk in her car seat. Municipal police officers immediately responded […]