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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.

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.

Governor of Puerto Rico Delivers Testimony on the Status of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources

WASHINGTON – Governor Ricardo Rosselló participated today in a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources to provide testimony on the status of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) two years after its creation by Congress.

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 flights between Madrid and San Juan with Iberia throughout the year

(April 4, 2019 – Seville) In the framework of the World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) World Forum that is currently taking place in Seville, Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló announced with Iberia that the airline will expand its operation on the Island to the winter season and will now offer direct flights between Madrid and San Juan throughout the year.

Governor Rosselló will attend State of the Union address

(February 4, 2019 - San Juan) Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló accepted the invitation extended by the Democratic senator from New York and leader of the Senate Democratic caucus, Chuck Schumer, to attend the State of the Union address (SOTU) by the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

The chief executive traveled this evening to Washington to attend the address which will take place in the chamber of the House of Representatives tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5.

Authorized statement from Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló:

(February 4, 2019 – San Juan) “Puerto Rico has taken an important step towards its total financial recovery. The confirmation in the Federal Court of the first adjustment plan, as provided in Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), allows the restructuring of 25 percent of the totality of the public debt issued by past governments.

The ratification of this agreement constitutes the first time that a government administration manages to reduce the public debt of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Receives Senator Elizabeth Warren in San Juan

January 22, 2019 – Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló today received U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren in La Fortaleza, the Governor’s Executive Mansion in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, to discuss pressing matters pertaining Puerto Rico’s recovery and reconstruction after the disastrous passage of hurricane María through Puerto Rico in 2017.

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