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Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic President Hold Talks in Santo Domingo

September 12, 2014 | 7:54 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla, Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla met Thursday in Santo Domingo with Dominican Republic Prseident Danilo Medina. The meeting, which lasted for over an hour, focused largely on the area of security, according to more...

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Puerto Rico Governor Makes Visit to Dominican Republic

September 11, 2014 | 6:06 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla departed the island Thursday for a visit to the neighbouring Dominican Republic. Garcia Padilla's trip will include a meeting with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and several meetings concerning joint initiatives between the more...

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Ranking Caribbean Countries on Competitiveness: Report

September 7, 2014 | 3:24 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What are the most competitive economies in the Caribbean? The World Economic Forum has released its annual Global Competitiveness Report, including results for a number of Caribbean countries. The report defines competitiveness as the "set of institutions, policies, and factors that determine the more...

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Puerto Rico Set For Tourism Convention

September 6, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the Condado Plaza Hilton hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico will soon play host to the island's annual tourism convention. The Puerto Rico Hotel and Tourism Association will gather from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10 at the Condado Plaza Hilton hotel under the theme "Window of Opportunities." The event will include the final speech by Ismael Vega as more...

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Puerto Rico Planning $178 Million in Public Housing Developments

August 22, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is now courting development partners for the construction of three new models of public housing, according to Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla. The housing projects would entail the investment of $178 million in federal funding, and could create 2,160 jobs, according to government more...

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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