May 14, 2021

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The 5 news of the weekend


1. Initiates the transition process for handling federal funds

The designated Secretary of State, Raúl Márquez, affirmed on Saturday that he assumed the presidency of the Outgoing Transition Committee and the new “Cares Act Task Force”, to comply with the Law of the Government Transition Process, which at this juncture takes into consideration preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic and access to federal funds through the CDBG, CARES Act and others.

Read more: Initiates outgoing transition process for handling federal funds

2. Suspend evictions in residential

The administrator of Public Housing, William Rodríguez.
The administrator of Public Housing, William Rodríguez.

The Public Housing Administration announced a temporary extension on evictions for nonpayment of rent for residents of Public Housing and the Section 8 Program, pursuant to the order issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The moratorium began on September 4 and will last until December 31 of this year, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Read more: Evictions temporarily suspended for non-payment of rent in Public Housing and Section 8

3. Secretary of Health in Cabo Rojo

The Secretary of the Department of Health, Lorenzo González Feliciano, in Boquerón

In an effort to raise awareness about prevention measures against COVID-19, the Secretary of Health, Lorenzo González, visited the Boquerón Town and the Combat Zone on Saturday. During the tour, he handed out masks and guided merchants on measures to keep their businesses safe.

Read more: Secretary of Health goes to Boquerón to raise awareness about the use of masks

4. Lawyers elect a new president

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The Puerto Rico Bar Association selected its new president, Daisy Calcaño López, who will officially assume the presidency on Saturday, September 19, when she is sworn in before the Institution’s Governing Board. “My priority is to make our profession and our union grow, strengthen and prosper, promoting access to justice or providing legal representation to colleagues in disciplinary matters …”, she stated.

Read more: Bar Association has a new president

5. Cause for arrest

Guaynabo. December 21, 2016 – PR TODAY – PHOTOS to illustrate a story about the designated president of the Banco de Desarrollo Economico, Luis Burdiel. The photos were made by the writing of GFR Media. PHOTO BY: [email protected] Ramon “Tonito” Zayas / GFR MediaSan Juan (Ramon Tonito Zayas)

The San Juan Court found cause for arrest against the former president of the Economic Development Bank, Luis Burdiel Agudo. The determination came after three Independent Special Prosecutors filed two complaints against him. One of the complaints is for violation of article 253 of the Penal Code and another for violation of article 5.7 of the Government Ethics Law.

Read more: PFEI files complaints against former president of the Economic Development Bank



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