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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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Puerto Rico Swears In New Chief Justice of Supreme Court

June 13, 2014 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico Swears In New Chief Justice of Supreme Court

Above: the swearing in ceremony (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff Judge Liana Fiol Matta has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Fiol Matta was appointed by Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla in April and confirmed by the Senate unanimously in May. She is a graduate of the School of Law at more...

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Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bill on Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises

June 12, 2014 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Bill on Small, Medium-Sized Enterprises

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed a bill aiming to boost small and medium-sized enterprises on the island. The new law has several provisions: it reserves part of government purchases for local businesses, encourages the integration of professional and new more...

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Puerto Rico Hosts Tech Summit

June 4, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico Hosts Tech Summit

Above: Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla at Tech Summit 2014 in Puerto Rico on Wednesday (Photo: OG Puerto Rico) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Puerto Rico Convention Centre hosted the second-ever edition of the Puerto Rico Tech Summit on Wednesday. The summit has quickly become one of the leading technology conferences in the region, bringing more...

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Puerto Rico to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2015

June 2, 2014 | 11:24 pm | 0 Comment

Puerto Rico to Host Caribbean Travel Marketplace in 2015

Above: the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Puerto Rico will play host to the 2015 edition of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Caribbean Travel Marketplace next year. The CHTA announced the move on Monday; last year's Caribbean Travel Marketplace was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in more...

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