Puerto Rico

On a Side Street in Arecibo

January 26, 2015 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Arecibo (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ARECIBO — The town square is empty. It’s a half a block from the town square here in Arecibo, the “Diamond of the North” of the island of Puerto Rico, an old town set on the sea on the northern coast. This is the kind of cafe that pulls you in, the silence and the clack of glasses drawing you close, more...

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Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Sign 11 Cooperation Agreements

January 15, 2015 | 6:13 pm | 0 Comment


By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic have signed a total of 11 bilateral agreements during a visit by Dominican President Danilo Medina to the American territory this week. The cooperation agreements cover areas including trade, education, agriculture, tourism, the environment, security and job creation, among other areas. Medina more...

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A New Kind of Caribbean Guesthouse Opens in Puerto Rico

January 14, 2015 | 10:37 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Dream Inn By the Caribbean Journal staff This is the Caribbean’s newest bed and breakfast, and it’s not quite like any other guest house in the region. It’s modern, it’s artful, it’s a bit funky. It’s called the Dream Inn, and it’s now open in the Ocean Park area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The opening of the guest house is part of a more...

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Google Is Testing Its New Modular Smartphone on This Caribbean Island

January 14, 2015 | 4:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Ara smartphone (all photos by Google) By the Caribbean Journal staff Google’s revolutionary new smartphone project is getting its first test in the Caribbean. The global tech giant will be launching the pilot test of its Project Ara smartphone in the Puerto Rico market, the company announced Wednesday. Project Ara is a modular smartphone, more...

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Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina to Visit Puerto Rico

January 9, 2015 | 5:20 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominican Republic Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina will be visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Puerto Rican authorities said Friday. Medina’s visit to Puerto Rico comes about four months after Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla visited the Dominican Republic. That trip was aimed at more...

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Puerto Rico’s New Sports Lounge

January 6, 2015 | 5:31 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new Ashford Sports Lounge By the Caribbean Journal staff The Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan is now home to Puerto Rico’s newest sports lounge. The Ashford Sports Lounge, named after the Condado neighbourhood’s most famous thoroughfare, Ashford Avenue, includes five HD large-screen TVs, a projector and space for 42. The property is owned by more...

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Condado Vanderbilt Opens in Puerto Rico

December 22, 2014 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Condado Vanderbilt By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s historic hotel properties has been reborn. The Condado Vanderbilt, a classic hotel property on Ashford Avenue in the Condado neighbourhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico, officially opened last week. The debut completes a whirlwind journey for the hotel, which first debuted in more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Vieques

December 20, 2014 | 12:00 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jose Juan Terrasa-Soler, who took this beautiful snapshot of the bay of Ensenada Honda on Puerto Rico's island of Vieques. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] and it could be the next CPOTW! — more...

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New Airport Terminal Opens in San Juan

December 18, 2014 | 8:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean's newest airport terminal has debuted at San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. Terminal B at the airport is the result of an investment by Aerostar Airport Holdings of $130 million. The project included the rehabilitation and rehabilitation of the more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Panama Hats in Puerto Rico

December 6, 2014 | 12:06 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from CJ reader Peter Stuart, who sent in this photo of the Ole Panama Hat shop in Old San Juan, 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 more...

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