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New Flights From Madrid to San Juan

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Europa will be launching service from Madrid to San Juan, Puerto Rico beginning in May, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced. The service will include two weekly flights …

San Juan Marriott Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing

 Above: the San Juan Marriott By the Caribbean Journal staff The San Juan Marriott in Puerto Rico has named Joaquin Cruz its new director of sales and marketing. A 20-year veteran of the industry, Cruz returns to the San Juan …

Island Hop: San Juan to Tortola to Scrub Island, BVI

 YOU’RE IN the bustling Caribbean metropolis of San Juan, but suddenly it strikes you: while you’re here, why not do a bit of island hopping? Being the major air hub for this part of the Caribbean, San Juan is an …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Meat Market Miami at the El San Juan Resort & Casino By the Caribbean Journal staff Miami Beach-based steakhouse Meat Market Miami has officially expanded to the Caribbean. Meat Market Miami opened its doors on Saturday at the El …

 Above: a Tradewind flight By the Caribbean Journal staff US-based luxury air carrier Tradewind Aviation has launched nonstop service from San Juan to Nevis and Anguilla. The routes are in addition to the company’s existing “premium scheduled” service, which operates …

 We like the beach, the culture, the food. But sometimes going to the Caribbean is really just an excuse to go shopping. And whether you’re stopping in port or on a long vacation, you’ll find everything you want to buy …

 THE ORIGINS of the Piña Colada remain a topic of much debate within Puerto Rico. But one of the strongest claims (along with that of Barrachina in Old San Juan) is that of the Caribe Hilton, where, by many accounts, …

 Above: the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff The Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde will undergo a $32 million renovation, the property announced Monday. The resort, which recently added a new oceanfront bar and …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Airlines is launching daily flights from Chicago to San Juan, Puerto Rico beginning Nov. 5, the company announced. The daily service from United’s Chicago hub will leave at 8:20 …

 Above: Carli’s Fine Bistro & Piano (CJ Photo) OLD SAN JUAN is a snapshot of a different time — it’s the oldest portion of Puerto Rico’s capital and one of the best representations of colonial architecture in the Caribbean. Today, …

 Above: a Seaborne plane By Alexander Britell With the departure of American Eagle from the Caribbean, the region’s aviation industry continues to change. But while many predicted doom, airlines large and small, from Cape Air to JetBlue, are working to …

 Above: San Juan (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The first Southwest Airlines flight to Puerto Rico arrived at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on Sunday morning. The flight out of Orlando arrived in San Juan at …

 Above: the Doubletree San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Doubletree San Juan hotel has named a new executive chef and Food & Beverage director, the property announced Thursday. Hector Rosario has been named the new executive chef at …

 Above: the Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico’s Carolina has a new beachfront bar, following the opening of the Sirena Restaurant & Bar at the Courtyard Isla Verde Beach Resort near San Juan. The …

 Above: San Juan By the Caribbean Journal staff A planned Hyatt House hotel project broke ground this week in San Juan, following an agreement between a Hyatt affiliate and Island Hospitality Partners. The project, which is expected to open in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is in talks with Air BVI to explore the possibilities of additional flights into Dominica. The move comes with the scheduled phaseout of American Eagle from its San Juan, Puerto Rico base. Among …

 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff LIAT Cargo has signed an Interline Agreement with Miami-based Commercial Aviation Services, a Miami-based carrier with heavy traffic to San Juan and Colombia. The agreement will hep transport cargo from to and from San Juan …