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Rum Journal: The Signature Cocktail at a San Juan’s Jose Enrique

August 20, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: The Signature Cocktail at a San Juan’s Jose Enrique

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon SAN JUAN — It doesn’t look like a restaurant. And there’s no sign marking the pink house in Santurce that Puerto Rican chef Jose Enrique has converted into his much-loved eponymous eatery. But all the taxi drivers in San Juan know the way. And once you get there, the animated crowd of well-dressed Sanjuaneros spilling out onto the more...

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Puerto Rico Governor Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Ricky Martin

August 17, 2014 | 7:06 pm | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico Governor Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Ricky Martin

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla became the first Caribbean leader to perform the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Sunday. The challenge sees participants dump buckets of cold ice water over their heads in an effort to raise awareness for the neurodegenerative disease. more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Vieques

August 17, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Vieques

By the Caribbean Journal staff The latest Caribbean Photo comes to us from Caribbean Journal reader Mathias Kirchmer, who sent in this beautiful picture of Sun Bay on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

August 13, 2014 | 12:41 am | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused light to moderate shaking across Puerto Rico on Tuesday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at a depth of 39 kilometres at around 11:05 PM local time. Its epicentre was around 47 more...

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San Juan’s Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Names General Manager

July 15, 2014 | 3:56 pm | 0 Comment

San Juan’s Condado Vanderbilt Hotel Names General Manager

Above: the Condado Vanderbilt By the Caribbean Journal staff The soon-to-open Condado Vanderbilt Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico has named Nicholas Gold its general manager. The move comes soon after the hotel announced the appointment of Efrain Rosa as its hotel manager. The 319-room property, which is set to open on Dec. 1, will include a spa, a hammam, two more...

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Puerto Rico’s Hotel El Convento, Condado Vanderbilt Name New Managers

July 7, 2014 | 11:59 am | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico’s Hotel El Convento, Condado Vanderbilt Name New Managers

Above: Hotel El Convento in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff The Hotel El Convento in San Juan, Puerto Rico has named Alfredo Arroyo its new general manager, the property announced Monday. Arroyo will succeed Efrain Rosa, who will be advancing to his new role as the hotel manager of the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, also in San Juan. Arroyo was most more...

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Puerto Rico Eyes Developers For 3,000-Acre Former US Naval Base

July 1, 2014 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico Eyes Developers For 3,000-Acre Former US Naval Base

Above: the Roosevelt Roads site in Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico's government has issued a Request for Qualifications to master developers for a nearly 3,000-acre site on the island. The land is the former "Roosevelt Roads" US Naval base that closed in 2004, which includes Caribbean coastline, an airfield and waterfront land. It is more...

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Rum Journal: Making the Bacardi Pilgrimage in Puerto Rico

June 29, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Making the Bacardi Pilgrimage in Puerto Rico

WE ALL have our favourite rums in the Caribbean. But however we feel about rums from this island or that island, we cannot ignore the impact of Bacardi on the world of rum. And that makes the company's Puerto Rico headquarters outside of San Juan a must-visit for any rum enthusiast. We made our recent pilgrimage with a helpful tip from the concierge at the San more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico

June 15, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Flamenco Beach in Culebra, Puerto Rico

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Kim Bednarik, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of the world-famous Flamenco Beach on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line and it could be the next one! — more...

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7 Shopping Tips in San Juan, Puerto Rico

June 14, 2014 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

7 Shopping Tips in San Juan, Puerto Rico

For those in the know, the Caribbean is full of terrific shopping destinations, with San Juan, Puerto Rico right at the top of the list. To learn more about shopping in the Puerto Rican capital, CJ caught up with Dominique Haacke, who is part of the team of "Retail Therapists" at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino and has been kind enough to share tips on how to more...

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