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The New Caribbean in Condado

November 22, 2014 | 8:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: The Condado neighbourhood of Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell SAN JUAN — I didn't plan on being here, with the Buddha and the duck croquetas. I'm having dinner joined by a small Buddha statue, eating duck croquettes on a sleek black bartop on the second floor of a modern commercial building on Ashford Avenue. This isn't a full meal —I'm more...

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Marc Anthony Wins Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album

November 21, 2014 | 8:53 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Marc Anthony By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the brightest stars in Caribbean music took home the Latin Grammy on Thursday. Marc Anthony, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, won the Latin Grammy award for the Best Salsa Album for his album titled "3.0." He beat out a group of strong contenders, including Tito NIeves, Aymee Nuviola, Maite Hontele and more...

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Puerto Rico Building New $3.5 Million Malecon in Salinas

November 12, 2014 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Salinas By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico will be investing $3.5 million in the construction of a new malecon, or seafront boulevard, in the area of Salinas. The Malecon, which will be located in the La Playa community, will include a total refurbishment, including a more attractive jetty, the addition of two small parks and a performance dais, more...

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Doubletree By Hilton San Juan Names New Executive Chef

November 12, 2014 | 6:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Doubletree by Hilton San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Doubletree by Hilton Sasn Juan hotel has named Patrick Dawson the property's new executive chef. Dawson comes to the Doubletree from the Mahogany Run Golf Course in St Thomas, although he has spent time in Puerto Rico, including as sous chef at the Agave Cocina Mexicana on San Juan's more...

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Puerto Rico is “Ready” for Mega-Ships

November 10, 2014 | 8:55 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: The Bay of San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is "ready" to receive the new wave of "mega" cruise ships, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. Old San Juan's port recently completed a project to extend the cruise pier an additional 183 feet into the Bay of San Juan. That means the city will be able to receive the more...

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New York City Mayor Visits Puerto Rico, Meets With Governor

November 10, 2014 | 8:31 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff New York's political leadership seems to be increasingly interested in the Caribbean. A few weeks after a high-profile visit by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, New York more...

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This is the Best Island in the Caribbean For Doing Business

November 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan, Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What's the best island in the Caribbean for ease of doing business? According to the newest edition of the World Bank's annual Doing Business report, it's Puerto Rico — again. Puerto Rico ranked 47th in the world for the ease of doing business, just ahead of Romania and behind more...

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Puerto Rico Governor Appoints New President of Development Bank

October 15, 2014 | 11:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Padilla Garcia (centre) at a press conference Wednesday) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has designated Melba Acosta Febo as the new president of the island's Government Development Bank. Acosta Febo, an attorney and CPA by trade, will maintain her role as principal official of more...

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New International Tourism Expo Coming to the Caribbean

October 13, 2014 | 6:02 am | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean will soon be home to its first-ever international tourism expo. Puerto Rico's Tourism Company ha sannounced the Expo de Turismo Internacional, the first-ever conference of its kind in the region, will take place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center May 13-16. The tourism expo will feature more...

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Hyatt House Opens in San Juan

October 10, 2014 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Hyatt House in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff Hyatt has debuted its first Hyatt House hotel outside of the continental United States. The new Hyatt House San Juan has officially opened in the Miramar neighbourhood of Puerto Rico's capital. The 126-room extended-stay hotel includes studio and one-bedroom suites with views of the Atlantic more...

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