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Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Announces New JetBlue Route from Washington

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has announced new nonstop service by air carrier JetBlue between the Luis Muñoz Marín airport in San Juan and Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC. The Department of Transportation …

Puerto Rico Governor Fortuño Visits Ritz-Carlton Project in Dorado

 Above: the site of the Ritz-Carlton Reserve project in Dorado By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño visited the construction site of the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Spa Thursday, a project with a total investment of …

Fortuño: Puerto Rico Becoming “A More Attractive Place to Do Business”

 Above: Governor Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico has become a “more attractive place to do business” with a reduced corporate tax burden for companies looking to invest in the island, Governor Luis Fortuño said at the …

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 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh have signed a letter asking White House to …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño during his trip across the island’s north By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño concluded his trip across the northern part of the country Friday, looking at two schools under construction …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Continue a trip through Puerto Rico’s northern region to survey ongoing projects, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño visited the municipality of Corozal. The area has received an …

 Above: Governor Fortuño takes a look at the new turbines (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first wave of turbines marked for the new Pattern Energy wind farm in Santa Isabel have arrived at the Port of the …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño is expressing “total opposition” to a measure that could eliminate as much as $700 million in Medicaid funds for Puerto Rico. The Governor’s call …

 Above: Governor Fortuño at the initial signing of the amnesty agreement By the Caribbean Journal staff The legislative bodies of Puerto Rico have approved a measure to extend amnesty for the possession of illegal weapons for an additional 30 days, …

 Above: USVI Delegate Donna Christesen and Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen has introduced legislation to extend the rum cover over for two years from $10.50 per …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño and San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini have announced plans to build a $22 million bilingual school in San Juan. The School of …

 Above: the Senate of Puerto Rico By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s illegal weapons collection programme has brought in 1,056 weapons and 55,044 rounds of ammunition in less than 60 days, according to Governor Luis Fortuño. Anyone bearing an …

 Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has inaugurated the island’s new Pitirre Rehabilitation Centre, part of an initiative aimed at combating drug addiction in the territory. The $2 million plan, …

 Above: Governor Fortuño in a meeting in Puerto Rico last week (Photo: LFP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño released his tax returns Wednesday, with the Governor and his wife, Lucé Vela, reporting a taxable income …

 Above: the Panamanian and Puerto Rican delegations (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Foreign Minister Roberto Henriquez received Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño for talks Wednesday about future investment and trade. Martinelli said Panama …

 Above: Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney won the Puerto Rico Republic Primary Sunday, topping Rick Santorum and the rest of the Republican field. Romney, who reportedly won by …

 Above: the discussions in Washington (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the closure of the HOVENSA refinery in February, the US Virgin Islands lost its main source of gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and propane. The change led the …

 Above: Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (Photo: RC) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States’ budget for 2013 includes Puerto Rico in several tax proposals put forward to strengthen the economy and create jobs, following a push by …