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2012-07-19 10:20:39

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Puerto Rico's Governor, Luis Fortuno, announced today that Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC (Aerostar) has been chosen to operate and lease the Luis Munoz Marin (LMM) International Airport for forty years as a public-private partnership (PPP). Aerostar is a 50-50 joint venture between Highstar Capital, an infrastructure investment firm, and the leading Mexican airport management firm Grupo Aeroportario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR;...

2012-07-19 06:20:48

MEXICO CITY, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: ASR; BMV: ASUR), (ASUR) the first privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico, today announced that the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnership Committee declared Aerostar Airport Holdings the winner of a public bidding process to become the private operators of the Luis Munoz Marin international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico...

2012-07-15 23:00:22

Free Classified Ads Website Kedna.com Adds San Juan Classifieds and Guaynabo Classifieds to its Growing Puerto Rico Classifieds Section. Advertisers can Post Free Ads and Enhance them with Twitter, YouTube, Social Media Sharing and More. (PRWEB) July 15, 2012 Buyers, sellers, employers and job seekers in Central and Southern Puerto Rico can now connect easier, more efficiently and at absolutely no cost, now that leading free classifieds website Kedna.com has added San Juan classifieds and...

2012-07-03 02:23:30

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced the retirement of Socorro Rivas-Rodriguez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Triple-S Salud, the company's managed care subsidiary. In conjunction with this announcement, the company has selected Pablo Almodovar-Scalley to be Ms. Rivas-Rodriguez's successor. Ms. Rivas-Rodriguez will remain President and Chief Executive Officer...

2012-07-02 06:21:06

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 students will meet at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., to speak with Expedition 32 flight engineer Joe Acaba aboard the International Space Station at 8:55 a.m. EDT, Thursday, July 5. Media representatives are invited to attend. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The question-and-answer discussion, coordinated by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and the museum, will...

2012-06-29 10:20:43

HOUSTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the U.S. Forest Service signed a Space Act Agreement this week that unites the two agencies in raising awareness about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This partnership will highlight areas of common interest in wildfires, forest and plant growth research and materials science. The joint effort will be enhanced by the personal interest of astronaut Joe...

2012-06-28 06:21:46

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During a ribbon-cutting ceremony held today in celebration of JetBlue Airways' (Nasdaq: JBLU) new home at Terminal A in San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU), the airline's President and CEO Dave Barger, together with Puerto Rico's Governor Luis Fortuno, announced that San Juan has become the sixth focus city in JetBlue's 71-city network. Further, to celebrate the airline's first decade in the...

2012-06-27 02:27:08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 5, 2012, Med Centro became the first SuccessEHS client in Puerto Rico to go live with the SuccessEHS solution, expanding the vendor's existing coverage in 48 states and the Virgin Islands. The go-live on June 5 took place across all six Med Centro sites, which include a main location, three satellite centers and two mobile units. Med Centro's mobile units are equipped with full medical and dental exam rooms and a vitals machine that...

2012-06-27 02:21:56

MIAMI, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, an exclusive brand extension of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company L.L.C., and distinguished environmental diplomat Jean-Michel Cousteau have announced plans to create an environmental education and eco-adventure program using Dorado Beach as the natural classroom, introducing travelers to Puerto Rico's extraordinary natural wonders and cultural heritage at the resort. The program at this location will debut this December...

2012-06-21 10:20:51

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 6.9 percent applicable to non-contractual business effective July 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060418/SFTU007LOGO) The rate increase will be implemented for customers on the company's CNW 599 tariff and will apply to general LTL rates, minimum...


Latest Puerto Rico Reference Libraries

El Yunque National Forest
2013-12-24 11:12:40

The El Yunque National Forest, previously known as the Luquillo National Forest and the Caribbean National Forest, is a forest that is located in northeastern Puerto Rico. It’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. The forest is commonly referred to as El Yunque, which might be attributed to either a Spanish approximation of the aboriginal Taino word yu-ke which means “white lands”, or the word “anvil” which is yunque in Spanish. The second...

2012-06-14 07:39:44

Symbol: VOTE Group: Dicot Family: Gentianaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   LEPO2 Leiphaimos portoricensis Britton Distribution: VoyriatenellaHook. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants...

2012-06-14 07:56:47

Symbol: VEBO2 Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Shrub Vine Native Status: PR    N Distribution: VernoniaborinquensisUrb. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

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2012-06-14 08:56:57

Symbol: TEBI2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: PR    N Synonyms:   MEBI2 Menendezia biflora (Cogn.) Britton Distribution: Tetrazygiabiflora(Cogn.) Urb. distribution:USA+(PR) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta –...

2012-06-14 09:35:42

Symbol: SPPO9 Group: Moss Family: Sphagnaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Sphagnopsida – Peat mosses Subclass   Sphagnidae Order   Sphagnales Family   Sphagnaceae Genus   Sphagnum L. – sphagnum Species   Sphagnum portoricense Hampe...

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