Twitter Search / NBCLatino: Graciela Romero is a business owner in Mexico City, who supports the center-right PAN party. She did not vote for Andrés Manuel López Obrador but hopes he brings change to Mexico. “We are a rich country, yet we pay so much for

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Graciela Romero is a business owner in Mexico City, who supports the center-right PAN party. She did not vote for Andrés Manuel López Obrador but hopes he brings change to Mexico.

“We are a rich country, yet we pay so much for gasoline.”

➡️https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexico-high-expectations-l-pez-obrador-he-takes-office-n941996 …

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Twitter Search / NBCLatino: .@TheRitaMoreno: “You have earned this honor, especially because you made a choice to focus the brilliance of your star power for the good of others. I mean, I’m talking about hunger, family, disaster relief, education… I could

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. : “You have earned this honor, especially because you made a choice to focus the brilliance of your star power for the good of others. I mean, I’m talking about hunger, family, disaster relief, education… I could go on.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/i-feel-i-m-dream-lin-manuel-miranda-gets-hollywood-n942481 …

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Twitter Search / NBCLatino: ‘I feel like I’m in a dream’: Lin-Manuel Miranda gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star By @Nicolemarie_A with @Lin_Manuel TheRitaMoreno @alyankovic @LAWalkOfFame +more. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/i-feel-i-m-dream-lin-manue

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‘I feel like I’m in a dream’: Lin-Manuel Miranda gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star
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with TheRitaMoreno +more. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/i-feel-i-m-dream-lin-manuel-miranda-gets-hollywood-n942481 …

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Twitter Search / ricardorossello: Recibiendo en @fortalezapr a varios líderes sindicales nacionales. Entre ellos; Lee Saunders presidente de la AFSCME International, Randi Weingarten presidente de la American Federation of Teachers, Steve Kreisberg de la

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Recibiendo en a varios líderes sindicales nacionales. Entre ellos; Lee Saunders presidente de la AFSCME International,
Randi Weingarten presidente de la American Federation of Teachers,
Steve Kreisberg de la AFSCME, Aida Díaz de AFT PR y Annette González de AFSCME PR

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A New Push to Regrow Caribbean Reefs

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Recent years have seen the growth of a number of initiatives aimed at regrowing coral reef in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire.

Now, another drive has launched to help rebuild coral reefs.

The nonprofit Tourism Cares, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and the Grupo Puntacana Foundation in the Dominican Republic have partnered on a Coral Restoration Capacity Building Project to assist three Caribbean destinations whose reefs suffered serious damage during last year’s hurricanes.

Two individuals each from Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands recently spent a week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, completing a Coral First Aid Certification training program. Additional individuals from the affected territories will now be trained by these graduates to assist with major restoration efforts.

Coral reefs have declined by as much as 50 to 80 percent in the last 30 years.

“CHTA, through our affiliate Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST), has a longstanding working relationship with the Grupo Puntacana Foundation and we’re delighted to be able to draw upon the Foundation’s expertise to provide this training,” said Frank Comito, CHTA’s CEO and Director General.

Grupo Puntacana Foundation’s President, Frank Rainieri, was a founder of CAST.

“We have an environmental responsibility to regenerate these natural treasures because without reefs, there would be fewer beautiful beaches and without our beaches fewer tourists would visit, so coral gardening is both an ecological imperative as well as a significant economic driver for our region,” Comito said.

Upon completion of the Coral First Aid Certification these graduates are now able to, among other skills, identify, construct and prepare at least two different types of nursery propagation platforms; set up new nurseries; properly attach coral fragments for propagation; perform regular maintenance; collect performance data using established standardized procedures; and properly harvest and transport coral fragments and colonies.

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Caribbean Journal: A New Push to Regrow Caribbean Reefs

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Recent years have seen the growth of a number of initiatives aimed at regrowing coral reef in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire.

Now, another drive has launched to help rebuild coral reefs.

The nonprofit Tourism Cares, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and the Grupo Puntacana Foundation in the Dominican Republic have partnered on a Coral Restoration Capacity Building Project to assist three Caribbean destinations whose reefs suffered serious damage during last year’s hurricanes.

Two individuals each from Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands recently spent a week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, completing a Coral First Aid Certification training program. Additional individuals from the affected territories will now be trained by these graduates to assist with major restoration efforts.

Coral reefs have declined by as much as 50 to 80 percent in the last 30 years.

“CHTA, through our affiliate Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST), has a longstanding working relationship with the Grupo Puntacana Foundation and we’re delighted to be able to draw upon the Foundation’s expertise to provide this training,” said Frank Comito, CHTA’s CEO and Director General.

Grupo Puntacana Foundation’s President, Frank Rainieri, was a founder of CAST.

“We have an environmental responsibility to regenerate these natural treasures because without reefs, there would be fewer beautiful beaches and without our beaches fewer tourists would visit, so coral gardening is both an ecological imperative as well as a significant economic driver for our region,” Comito said.

Upon completion of the Coral First Aid Certification these graduates are now able to, among other skills, identify, construct and prepare at least two different types of nursery propagation platforms; set up new nurseries; properly attach coral fragments for propagation; perform regular maintenance; collect performance data using established standardized procedures; and properly harvest and transport coral fragments and colonies.

The post A New Push to Regrow Caribbean Reefs appeared first on Caribbean Journal.

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A New Beach Hotel Opens in Puerto Rico

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

While much of Puerto Rico’s tourism industry is, unsurprisingly, concentrated in San Juan, the island is starting to see smaller, harder-to-reach destinations growing, too.

That includes the southwestern beach town of Cabo Rojo, which is now home to a new place to stay: the Boho Beach Club.

The new 61-room hotel has opened its doors after an investment of $4.5 million, according to officials from the Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

puerto rico beach hotel

A room at the Boho.

“It is gratifying to note that, in keeping with the objective of the CTPR, to improve the offer and expand it throughout the Island, Puerto Rican entrepreneurs are showing an enthusiastic awakening in the tourism industry, as members of the Boho Beach Club Group are doing with the establishment of the first boutique hotel in the Cabo Rojo area,” said Carla Campos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “This, undoubtedly, expands the offer in an innovative way in that region that enjoys excellent demand.”

The hotel represents the transformation of a former hostel into a chic beach hotel, with 61 well-appointed rooms along with an on-site eatery and a “brunch all day” menu concept.

— CJ

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puerto rico police – Google News: Coast Guard Repatriates 74 Migrants to Dominican Republic Following At-Sea Interdictions off Puerto Rico – SpaceCoastDaily.com

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Coast Guard Repatriates 74 Migrants to Dominican Republic Following At-Sea Interdictions off Puerto Rico
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Coast Guard watchstanders diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute that responded along with a Puerto Rico Police Joint Forces of Rapid Action marine unit. The crew of the police marine unit interdicted the makeshift boat that was carrying nine people …

puerto rico police – Google News


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Puerto Rico Newswire: Fiba WC: Gin Kings hope to bring NSD spirit against Kazakhstan

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel has four players seeing action against Kazakhstan for the first game of the FIBA World Qualifiers. They are LA Tenorio, Scottie Thompson, Japeth Aguilar, and Greg Slaughter.

Puerto Rico Newswire


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Twitter Search / NBCLatino: By showing what happened at Cerro Maravilla, iLe hopes people are more skeptical, aware of media and gubernatorial cover-ups, government corruption and think about how these situations might still affect their lives today. http

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By showing what happened at Cerro Maravilla, iLe hopes people are more skeptical, aware of media and gubernatorial cover-ups, government corruption and think about how these situations might still affect their lives today. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/grammy-winner-ile-thinks-painful-incident-puerto-rican-history-can-n941321 …

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Puerto Rico Media – Opinions from Michael_Novakhov (7 sites): el nueva dia opinion – Google News: La isla como zona de inversión – El Nuevo Dia.com

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La isla como zona de inversión
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Recién ha empezado a sonar la designación de toda la isla como Zona de Oportunidad. Los políticos locales, como niño pequeño con juguete nuevo, se llenan la boca con las virtudes de esta designación, añorando y presagiando el regreso a aquellos días …

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Puerto Rico Media – Opinions from Michael_Novakhov (7 sites)


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St Maarten’s Winair Adding More Flights for Holidays

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season.

The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Aruba flights will also be upgraded to the airline’s new Super ATR-72 with 72 seats, as will the carrier’s Bonaire flights.

Winair is also increasing its flights from St Maarten to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to daily with the Super ATR-72, while Dominica flights will increase from four to five weekly flights.

The increases will be in effect from Dec. 1 through Jan. 15, 2018, according to the company.

“Customer feedback and the seasonal travel demands indicated that seat inventory remained insufficient,” said said Michael Cleaver, president and CEO of Winair. “By utilizing the larger and new Super ATR-72 aircraft WINAIR fulfilled these demands and is able to increase its capacity by 50 percent 4 days a week. With these enhancements we will be able to accommodate our customers needs.”

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: St Maarten’s Winair Adding More Flights for Holidays

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

St Maarten-based regional carrier Winair is adding more new flights for the upcoming holiday season.

The carrier is adding 24 additional seats for its St Maarten-Curacao flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Aruba flights will also be upgraded to the airline’s new Super ATR-72 with 72 seats, as will the carrier’s Bonaire flights.

Winair is also increasing its flights from St Maarten to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to daily with the Super ATR-72, while Dominica flights will increase from four to five weekly flights.

The increases will be in effect from Dec. 1 through Jan. 15, 2018, according to the company.

“Customer feedback and the seasonal travel demands indicated that seat inventory remained insufficient,” said said Michael Cleaver, president and CEO of Winair. “By utilizing the larger and new Super ATR-72 aircraft WINAIR fulfilled these demands and is able to increase its capacity by 50 percent 4 days a week. With these enhancements we will be able to accommodate our customers needs.”

— CJ

The post St Maarten’s Winair Adding More Flights for Holidays appeared first on Caribbean Journal.

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New Art District Planned in Kingston, Jamaica

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Jamaica has made no secret of it plans to push tourism to its capital — and now Kingston is getting another important boost.

An organization called Kingston Creative is planning to establish a major new art district in the heart of downtown Kingston — an effort that is now being supported by the government of Jamaica.

Jamaica State Minister Alando Terrelonge announced this week that the government would be pledging more than $125,000 USD to the project.

“In 2015, Kingston was designated a City of Music. We now want Kingston to be designated a City of Art and Culture, because we do have the talent and the expertise,” Terrelonge said.

It’s an inspiring idea for a city that has long been one of the Caribbean’s cultural and artistic capitals, and mirrors successful art districts in other cities.

“With these first investments, we are one step closer to seeing the vision realized. We have seen tremendous support for this initiative over the past year, and we look forward to more entities coming on board in 2019,” said Andrea Dempster-Chung, co-founder of Kingston Creative.

The organization already organizes monthly events that gather artists and designers on every fourth Sunday, part of the initial groundwork for the art district plan.

“We have a real opportunity here to achieve social transformation and create a new reality for our talented young creatives. Together, we can leave downtown a safer more beautiful and vibrant place than we found it,” she said.

The post New Art District Planned in Kingston, Jamaica appeared first on Caribbean Journal.


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Caribbean Journal: New Art District Planned in Kingston, Jamaica

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

Jamaica has made no secret of it plans to push tourism to its capital — and now Kingston is getting another important boost.

An organization called Kingston Creative is planning to establish a major new art district in the heart of downtown Kingston — an effort that is now being supported by the government of Jamaica.

Jamaica State Minister Alando Terrelonge announced this week that the government would be pledging more than $125,000 USD to the project.

“In 2015, Kingston was designated a City of Music. We now want Kingston to be designated a City of Art and Culture, because we do have the talent and the expertise,” Terrelonge said.

It’s an inspiring idea for a city that has long been one of the Caribbean’s cultural and artistic capitals, and mirrors successful art districts in other cities.

“With these first investments, we are one step closer to seeing the vision realized. We have seen tremendous support for this initiative over the past year, and we look forward to more entities coming on board in 2019,” said Andrea Dempster-Chung, co-founder of Kingston Creative.

The organization already organizes monthly events that gather artists and designers on every fourth Sunday, part of the initial groundwork for the art district plan.

“We have a real opportunity here to achieve social transformation and create a new reality for our talented young creatives. Together, we can leave downtown a safer more beautiful and vibrant place than we found it,” she said.

The post New Art District Planned in Kingston, Jamaica appeared first on Caribbean Journal.

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