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Puerto Rico Sets a Single-Day Record for Cruise Passenger Arrivals

February 25, 2015 | 6:48 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico set a new single-day record for cruise visitors on Wednesday, according to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. A total of six ships and 17,847 passengers arrived to the docks of Old San Juan on Wednesday, surpassing the previous record of 16,712 passengers, set Jan. 8, 2015. “The arrival of more...

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The Best-Kept Secret in Puerto Rico

February 9, 2015 | 7:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: The Horned Dorset Primavera By Alexander Britell RINCON — It’s a long road, even longer once you get to Rincon. Before the sun set, my car passed through the large, red-yellow-technicolor Rincon welcome arch, and soon the only color left was night. But past the streets of downtown Rincon, past the main road, around a few bends and up a few more more...

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5 Places to Shop Local in San Juan

February 5, 2015 | 8:33 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon, CJ Travel Editor Memorialize your San Juan sojourn with a keepsake from one of these stores, where you’ll find authentic, exclusively Puerto Rican items. Because if you don’t bring anything back from your Caribbean travels, how will you know you’ve been?! Concalma Head to Calle San Francisco in Old San Juan and snag one of more...

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One Caribbean City’s Clever Plan to Save Stray Animals

February 3, 2015 | 11:06 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor SAN JUAN — In between salsa dancing and sipping pina coladas in the city where it was invented, you might want to do something more altruistic with your time in San Juan. Here’s an idea: Save a sato. Sato is the local slang for “street dog,” and Save A Sato is a non-profit that rescues and finds homes for the more...

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On a Side Street in Arecibo

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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