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Op-Ed: A New Beginning for Puerto Rico

 By Ricardo Álvarez-Díaz Two years ago last month, Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, ultimately taking more than 3,000 lives. It also exposed the structural vulnerabilities of existing buildings, and further exacerbated the already painful impact of a more than decade-long …

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Puerto Rico’s San Juan Airport Keeps Booming

 Puerto Rico’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan continues to boom, according to the latest numbers released by Mexico-based parent company ASUR.  San Juan’s primary air hub reported 526,761 passengers in September, which represented a sizable 8.4 percent …

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New ABC Series “The Baker and the Beauty” to Film in Puerto Rico

 A new ABC television series will be filmed in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Baker and the Beauty, a series produced by Universal Television along with ABC and Keshet Studios, will mean an investment of around $57 million …

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 Tropic Ocean Airways, the Fort Lauderdale-based airline specializing in seaplane flights, is launching a major expansion in the Caribbean. Tropic Ocean plans to establish a base of amphibious airplanes in Puerto Rico, the company’s CEO, Rob Ceravolo, said this week. …

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 The growth of cask-finished rums has skyrocketed in recent years, as more and more distillers look to add new personalities and characters to rums.  It’s a reminder of the power of the barrel to imbue flavor, of the importance of …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico is seeing a surge in travel demand, according to numbers provided to Caribbean Journal by Expedia Group. Demand from both within the United States and abroad is up considerably, the travel giant said. …

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 It began with an idea. An idea to celebrate the jewels of the Caribbean hotel industry, the smaller, more intimate spaces through which hoteliers express their dreams, their personalities and their visions for what hospitality can be. And now the …

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 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional Caribbean airline Cape Air is relaunching its service from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nevis, the carrier said this week. The airline will be reinstating its daily year-round flights from San Juan to Nevis …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Traffic to Puerto Rico’s primary airport is surging, according to the latest totals from Mexico-based ASUR, which operates Luis Muñoz Marín airport. San Juan’s air hub saw 7.6 percent growth in August compared to the same …

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 By Rico LouwCJ Contributor July marked the Caribbean’s fourth-straight month with a decline in hotel occupancy, and for the second month in a row, we saw a rather steep decline because of lower demand and a rise in new inventory. …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines is launching three new nonstop routes from Newark to the Caribbean, Caribbean Journal has learned. The new service will be headlined by a pair of new nonstop service from Newark Liberty …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Delta Air Lines is adding another new flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Journal has learned. The fast-expanding carrier is launching a second daily flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to San …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The newly-renamed Hurricane Dorian has exited the Caribbean Sea, heading into the Atlantic, leaving a trail of heavy rain. While parts of The Bahamas could remain in the crosshairs of the storm, the region emerged …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has continued streamlining its Caribbean operations following last year’s acquisition of leading regional carrier Seaborne. The company has announced that bookings for San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Seaborne’s current flight network in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian was nearing hurricane strength Wednesday morning as it headed toward the USVI, BVI and Puerto Rico, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm was about …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Tropical Storm Dorian made landfall in the Eastern Caribbean on Monday, with tropical storm conditions including 50 mph winds affecting portions of the region through Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. Early Tuesday …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff A Tropical Storm is heading for the Eastern Caribbean, according to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Storm Dorian is approaching the Caribbean with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, …