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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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New Executive Chef at Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort

October 9, 2014 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

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Above: El Conquistador By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico's El Conquistador Resort and Las Casitas Village, a Waldorf Astoria resort has named Ernie Reyes its new executive chef. The move represents a promotion for Reyes, who had been serving as executive sous chef at El Conquistador for the last seven months. "Chef Reyes promotion is well deserved and more...

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Puerto Rico Wins CTO/TravelMole Award For Sustainable Tourism

September 18, 2014 | 10:41 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Puerto Rico (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has won this year's award for Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism from the Caribbean Tourism Organization and TravelMole. The award is presented to "a destination or tourism-related company in recognition of excellence in planning and managing a diversified more...

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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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