PR AIDS DEATH RATE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD
From Prensa Latina:
The Puerto Rican government is working in a 10-year plan to improve
public health, to try to stop the problems faced by the population,
which is ranked in the first places of AIDS and diabetes mortality.
Puerto Rican Public Health Minister Ana Rius reported Tuesday they
had to establish a long term plan to face public health problems.
Rius said a study by the Public Health Ministry determined that
Puerto Rico is placed among the first countries in the world
affected by AIDS and diabetes.
A report covering the period 2004-2013 showed that despite the
progress obtained in infant mortality and life expectancy rates,
in which it excels nations such as the US and China, Puerto Rico
takes the first place in the world regarding the amount of people
dead from AIDS (9 for every 100,000 inhabitants), over nations
like the US, Mexico, Sweden and Spain.
FIRST POWERBALL MILLIONAIRE IN PR
El Nuevo Dia reports that for the first time ever, a
resident of Puerto Rico has won over a million dollars
in the recently joined Powerball multi-state lottery
game. The unidentified winner bought his or her ticket
at Super Colmado Rafael in Villa Carolina, Carolina, and
had netted a prize of $2 million from the November 22
drawing. The winning numbers were: 23, 49, 53, 54 and 57.
US FINES PR OVER POWER PLANT EXPLOSION
From Yahoo News/AP:
A U.S. federal agency has fined Puerto Rico's public power
company $359,000 following a July plant explosion that
killed two workers and seriously injured two others. The
Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a total
of 50 citations.
PR BONDS FALL AFTER INVESTOR MEETING
Prices on Puerto Rico bonds fell to a record low after a meeting
between investors and officials of the commonwealth’s power
utility, which may restructure $8.6 billion of debt in coming
LEGEND SURF CLASSIC PUERTO RICO: JANUARY 16
From Transworld Business:
The Second Annual Legend Surf Classic Puerto Rico takes place
from the 16th to the 19th of January 2015 in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
This year’s event proudly features two of surfings greatest
champions: Hawaii’s Fred Hemmings, the winner of the 1968 World
Championship which was held in Rincon, Puerto Rico and Australia’s
Nat Young, the 1966 World Champion and a finalist in the 1968