Sunday, October 11, 2020

President Trump Announces 13 Billion dollars For Puerto Rico

The Trump administration announced that FEMA will award two of its largest grants ever, for infrastructure projects in Puerto Rico.  The funds include $10 billion to rebuild the electrical grid and $2 billion for the Department of Education to repair schools across the island.

In addition, as previously mentioned, President Trump announced the plan to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to Puerto Rico.  It has been reported that companies are currently already on the move to the island.  

Here is President Trump's announcement:



Sunday, October 4, 2020

Puerto Rico May Become National Manufacturing Center

 Puerto Rico may become a hub or national production center, of medical equipment and drugs.  In an effort to bring manufacturing of drugs and medical equipment back to the United States, the federal government is offering incentives to companies in exchange of job creation and capital investment.  

Puerto Rico could become the beneficiary of these incentives, since Puerto Rico has the capacity, labor, experience, and infrastructure.  The coronavirus pandemic shows that the country needed to rebuild its national manufacturing capacity, especially in the medical industry.

On August, 20, 2020, key representatives from the Trump administration were in Puerto Rico to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back to the United States.  

On August, 31, 2020, the Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services, awarded an undefinitized contract action of $10,000,000 to Copan industries Inc. in Puerto Rico, to expand U.S. based industrial production capacity of flock tip swabs.  This will help Copan Industries increase their production of swabs to 14.4 million swabs per month, by February 2021, to support domestic COVID-19 testing.

This may be just the beginning for Puerto Rico,, as a manufacturing center and much needed jobs.



Sunday, September 6, 2020


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stricter Covid Testing At San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport

Puerto Rico will formally reopen for in-bound tourism on July15.  The Governor, Wanda Vazquez Garced, will make taking test stricter for all travelers who come to the island, due to the increase in outbreaks of Covid -19.  Travelers arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico will have to wear a mask and bring proof of a negative Covid -19 test carried out 72 hours before arriving to the island.  Those that don't have the test results on hand, they will have to keep a mandatory 14 - day quarantine and perform a molecular test of the virus in a laboratory on the island.  If the molecular test result is negative, then they may be released from quarantine.   The National Guard will continue to conduct voluntary screening of passengers, so those who don't bring a negative Covid -19 test result may be tested.  If the result of the test is negative, the person must still keep a 14-day quarantine.

A curfew in Puerto Rico is still in effect until July 22.  The curfew is from 10:00PM - 5:00AM, except for emergencies.  Face masks remain mandatory when in public and social distancing is enforced.  Sunbathing, and other recreational activities on beaches are allowed, and spas, museums, and theaters are open.  Restaurants are operating at 75% and casinos at 75%.

Puerto Rico confirmed cases of Corona Virus to date:  7,683 confirmed cases and 154 deaths.



Sunday, May 3, 2020

Puerto Rico