Tag: Puerto Rico

If You Want The World’s Cleanest Air, Try Moving To The U.S. Virgin Islands

CHRISTIANSTED — At least four million people die each year due to outdoor air pollution, according to the World Health Organization, a leading global network of public health experts. Air particulates with a diameter of 2.5 microns or smaller can penetrate the lungs and enter the bloodstream, causing damage to the cardiovascular and respiratory system. They can even “provoke” […]

Caribbean Leaders Grateful That COVID-19 Vaccine Has Trickled Down To Them, Thanks Largely To India

ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of Covishield, the India-produced version of […]

CVS Rejects Purdue Student’s Puerto Rican ID, Asks For Immigration Papers To Buy Cold Medicine

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — CVS officials say they are investigating a claim by a Purdue University engineering student who said he was denied the purchase of an over-the-counter cold medicine because employees at the chain store looked at his Puerto Rican driver’s license and told him he needed a valid U.S. ID, before pressing him […]

America’s Biggest Unions File Suit Against Puerto Rico Government Over ‘Illegally Convened’ PROMESA Bankruptcy Board

PROMESA BOARD: Is being sued by some of the biggest unions in America. [ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court an adversary complaint against the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Puerto Rico […]