Popular Opens Bank Account to Help Caribbean Islands Hit by Hurricane Irma

Popular announced today that due to the damage that caused the passage of Hurricane Irma through neighboring islands of Culebra, St. Thomas and Tortola, a fundraising account was opened under the name “Puerto Rico Hugs the islands.” The account number is 030043069. Popular will match the first $250,000 raised. DonationsRead More →

On The Border Restaurants Puerto Rico

In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina® announced that all of its 27 Dallas-Fort Worth-area as well as its Waco and College Station restaurants will be donating 20% from guests’ checks, on request, toward disaster relief in Houston, Galveston, and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “Texas may be aRead More →

FirstNet Puerto Rico

Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Puerto Rico and Tennessee are the Latest to Announce Decisions to Opt-In. More than a third of the country has moved to modernize communications for the fire, police, emergency medical services (EMS) and other public safety personnel who bravely protect and serve their communities. Twenty states andRead More →

Telemundo announced it has joined forces with the Red Cross to present a full day of special programming across all of the network’s daily shows and digital platforms on Friday, September 1st. Complementing the continuous news coverage led by Telemundo’s news anchor Jose Diaz-Balart and the local station’s news reporters, the awareness and fundraisingRead More →

FirstNet Puerto Rico

First-of-its-Kind Solution Will Create Jobs, Spur Investment and Modernize Public Safety Communications across Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is transforming communications for first responders across the islands. Today, Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the territory’s public safety community and, with it, enhancementsRead More →

ISLAND INSIDER PETCO

Petco ambassadors will be dispatched to participating shelters Saturday, August 19 to help pet parents prepare to welcome their new pets home. Petco returns as a national sponsor of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign for a second consecutive year. On Saturday, August 19, 2017, Petco partners will beRead More →

ISLAND INSIDER GOYA FOODS

Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, donated 10,000 pounds of food to Catholic Charities of Boston in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts.  The donation took place on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Cathedral, located at 1400 Washington Street. “We’reRead More →

Sustainability and Climate Change

Despite numerous bad-news events, 2015 ended with important universal commitments being made to achieve greater levels of sustainability with regard to human activities. At its annual autumn session, the UN General Assembly adopted 17 sustainable development goals for 2030, while in December the Paris Agreement reinforced the global commitment toRead More →

villa caoba donation punta cana

Photos by Anita Carrillo This past June, a number of local businesses joined forces to enjoy a day with the children of Villa Caoba, a local charity which supports education of disadvantaged children. After a delicious lunch and snacks with the 120 children of the program, clothing donations were distributed.Read More →