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Statement from Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

(July 18, 2019 - La Fortaleza) - “My family and I, as well as the people of Puerto Rico, are fully aware of the demonstrations that took place yesterday throughout the afternoon and evening. It had widespread participation, which I respect not only as an exercise in democracy, but also as a natural manifestation of frustrations resulting from recent events.

The First Family of Puerto Rico takes a stance against discrimination

"We strive for Puerto Rico to be a place where every citizen has equal opportunity on every front."

SAN JUAN – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in keeping with the Rosselló Administration's public policy in favor of equal rights for every citizen, inaugurated the Equality Portico in Old San Juan, a permanent monument that honors the fight for LGBTT+ rights.

The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the fight for LGBTT+ rights in New York City and beyond.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Enacts Sharing Economy Law

SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló yesterday signed into law Senate Bill 840 which seeks to establish the government’s public policy on the sharing economy.

The sharing economy is defined as a system in which goods and services are shared between individuals. Uber and Airbnb are just two examples of this thriving economic model.

Puerto Rico to Become Early Primary State

Puerto Rico would hold the Democratic primary in March

San Juan – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló presented a bill to the State Legislature to amend Article 4 of Act No. 6, also known as Compulsory Presidential Primaries Act, which would move-up the date of the Democratic presidential primary from the first Sunday in June to the last Sunday in March.

The Republican primaries would continue to be held on the last Sunday in February.

Authorized statement by Chief of Staff Ricardo Llerandi regarding the agreement between the Financial Oversight and Management Board and the United Public Servers union

(June 10, 2019 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) “Today, we learned of an agreement between the Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) and the United Public Servers Union (SPU, by its Spanish acronym) with regards to the benefits of the public employees of the Government of Puerto Rico who participated in the retirement plan commonly known as Reform 2000, and the Defined Contribution Hybrid Program. As it is known, the defined contribution accounts of the participants of said retirement plans were not adequately funded during the past two decades.

Governor Ricardo Rosselló highlights the five objectives of the Agenda for Puerto Rico during his third Message on the Situation of the State

(April 24, 2019 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló offered today his third Message on the Situation of the State, in which he highlighted the five transformation objectives that define the Agenda for Puerto Rico.

During his speech, the chief executive explained the need of an agenda that looks firmly into the future.

Governor Rosselló signs Public Energy Policy Law

San Juan – Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed today the law that will establish the public energy policy of Puerto Rico and which requires the progressive elimination of the use of fossil fuels as a source of power generation.
To this end, the law establishes a new timeline for the implementation of renewable energy on the island: the elimination of 20 percent of fossil fuels by 2022; 40 percent by 2025; 60 percent by 2040; and 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050.

Governor Rosselló announces beginning of request for qualifications for the transformation of the electric power system

(October 31, 2018 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) Today, Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló announced the beginning of the request for qualification process (RFQ) for companies interested in managing and operating all facets of the energy distribution and transmission system of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) through the mechanism of public-private partnership (P3).

Authorized statement of the secretary of Public Affairs and Public Policy, Ramón Rosario:

(June 5, 2018 - La Fortaleza, San Juan) "The Government of Puerto Rico complied with what is expressly provided for in the Puerto Rico Demographic Registry Act. However, a Court already determined that both the CPI and CNN are interested parties. The Puerto Rico Demographic Registry Act is clear in that an order of the Court can convert a party into an interested party beyond the requirements established by the Law, which is what happened in this case.

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