OLYMPIANS PARADE THROUGH SJ TODAY
|Photo: PR Olympic Committee|
From Caribbean Business:
"The Puerto Rican Olympic delegation will celebrate on Tuesday the end of the
2016 Río de Janeiro games with a parade through San Juan. The participating
athletes include Javier Culson, Jaime Espinal, Franklin Gómez and Mónica Puig.
The caravan is slated to begin on Baldorioty de Castro Avenue and end at the Pu-
erto Rico Coliseum. The event is expected to begin at 2 p.m. and includes a stop
at the San Jorge Children’s Hospital and then continues toward the coliseum via
Fernández Juncos Avenue..."
UP TO 270 ZIKA MICROCEPHALY CASES EXPECTED
From The San Juan Daily Star:
"U.S. health experts estimate that as many as 270 babies in Puerto Rico may be
born with the severe birth defect known as microcephaly caused by Zika infecti-
ons in their mothers during pregnancy. The estimate is the first to project the po-
tential impact of Zika on Puerto Rico, which has borne the brunt of the outbreak
in the United States. Puerto Rico had 13,186 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika,
including 1,106 pregnant women, as of Friday. Rising infection rates of the virus
in Puerto Rico prompted the U.S. government to declare a state of public health
emergency last week..."
ECONOMISTS TO DISCUSS PROMESA IMPACT
From News Is My Business:
"The Puerto Rico Economists Association wiil address the impact of the Puerto
Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) and pre-
sent, through successful cases, the recipe to achieve economic revitalization dur-
ing its upcoming annual conference, the organization announced. The 33rd ann-
ual meeting will take place Aug. 26, when, under the slogan of “The New Econ-
omic Recipe: Strategies for Economic and Social Revitalization,” several panels
comprising representation from government, academia and private industries will
discuss a range of topics..."
SAN JUAN ACTIVISTS PROTEST TAX EXCEPTIONS
From Democracy Now:
"In Puerto Rico, activists disrupted a business conference in San Juan on Friday
to protest laws that give new residents and some business owners complete exc-
eptions on a slew of taxes. The activists were also protesting against the PROM-
ESA law, which creates a new financial control board to oversee the island’s fin-
ancial affairs. During the protest, activists carried banners reading "The People
Before the Debt." The protest shut down the conference’s event registration for
parts of the day..."