Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session

(July 20, 2020 – La Fortaleza, San Juan) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced that she was convening the Legislative Assembly to meet for its Fifth Special Session in order to address critical health and retirement measures for the island. “As I anticipated and per my commitment to Puerto Rico, I am convening an ExtraordinaryContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced Convenes the Legislative Assembly to meet at its 5th Special Session”

Governor Vázquez Garced Announces the Completion of the Conversion to Natural Gas of Units 5 and 6 of PREPA

(May 22, 2020- Washington, D.C.) –Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA per its English acronym), José Ortiz Vázquez, and Founder and Chief Executive officer of New Fortress Energy (NFE per its English acronym), Wes Edens, participated in a tour of the new NFEContinue reading “Governor Vázquez Garced Announces the Completion of the Conversion to Natural Gas of Units 5 and 6 of PREPA”

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds

(May 20, 2020- Washington, D.C.)– Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) urged Puerto Rico’s healthcare sector to act on a vital opportunity to receive much-needed available federal funding to continue fighting the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan CARES Act, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), andContinue reading “Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and HHS Urge Hospitals, Physicians, Clinical Laboratories, and all Medicare Providers in Puerto Rico to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Funds”

Governor of Puerto Rico Extends Lockdown as the Island Is Recognized as the Lead Jurisdiction in the U.S. Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks

(April 2, 2020 – Washington, D.C.) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced announced the extension of Puerto Rico’s lockdown until April 12th, 2020 in the midst of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The Governor issued Executive Order 2020-029, which contains additional, stricter measures to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Puerto Rico as the islandContinue reading “Governor of Puerto Rico Extends Lockdown as the Island Is Recognized as the Lead Jurisdiction in the U.S. Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks”