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The Worst States for Hispanics  24/7 Wall St.

Source: Juanmonino / Getty Images Comprising nearly 18% if the population, Hispanics and Latinos are one of the largest and fastest growing demographic …

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Twitter Search / NBCLatino: Florida secretary of state resigns after photo reportedly shows him in blackface https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/florida-secretary-state-resigns-after-photo-reportedly-shows-him-blackface-n962461 …

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Florida secretary of state resigns after photo reportedly shows him in blackface https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/florida-secretary-state-resigns-after-photo-reportedly-shows-him-blackface-n962461 …

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Mayakoba’s New Toes-in-the-Sand Eatery

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

There’s a hip toes-in-the-sand eatery in the heart of the tony Mayakoba community on the Riviera Maya in Mexico.

The Andaz Mayakoba Resort has debuted its new Sotavento beach restaurant, under the stewardship of executive chef Miguel Gomez.

The menu is a mix of fresh seafood, salads, appetizers and desserts.

“We are excited to introduce this unique feet-in-the-sand restaurant concept at Andaz Mayakoba and believe it is a great addition to our existing diverse culinary offerings,” Gomez said. “We carefully curated the menu to deliver a casual yet authentic Mediterranean, seafood-forward culinary experience and want to provide a space where guests can sit back, relax and enjoy their meal while savoring the stunning ocean surroundings. With the opening of Sotavento, we are thrilled to deliver an incredible dining experience, activate the senses and inspire magical memories and moments.”

The eatery, which is open every day from 11 AM to 10:30 PM, includes live entertainment by resident DJ Jared Dietch, with a “vibrant and casual” decor.

Sotavento means “where the wind takes you.”

— CJ

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Caribbean Journal: Mayakoba’s New Toes-in-the-Sand Eatery

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By the Caribbean Journal staff

There’s a hip toes-in-the-sand eatery in the heart of the tony Mayakoba community on the Riviera Maya in Mexico.

The Andaz Mayakoba Resort has debuted its new Sotavento beach restaurant, under the stewardship of executive chef Miguel Gomez.

The menu is a mix of fresh seafood, salads, appetizers and desserts.

“We are excited to introduce this unique feet-in-the-sand restaurant concept at Andaz Mayakoba and believe it is a great addition to our existing diverse culinary offerings,” Gomez said. “We carefully curated the menu to deliver a casual yet authentic Mediterranean, seafood-forward culinary experience and want to provide a space where guests can sit back, relax and enjoy their meal while savoring the stunning ocean surroundings. With the opening of Sotavento, we are thrilled to deliver an incredible dining experience, activate the senses and inspire magical memories and moments.”

The eatery, which is open every day from 11 AM to 10:30 PM, includes live entertainment by resident DJ Jared Dietch, with a “vibrant and casual” decor.

Sotavento means “where the wind takes you.”

— CJ

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“puerto rico business” – Google News: AM Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Stable for Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance Company – Business Wire

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AM Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Stable for Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance Company  Business Wire

AM Best has revised the outlook to stable from negative for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rat.

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“puerto rico” – Google Noticias: Gobernador de Puerto Rico anuncia medidas empleados afectados cierre Gobierno de EEUU – Hoy Los Angeles

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Gobernador de Puerto Rico anuncia medidas empleados afectados cierre Gobierno de EEUU  Hoy Los Angeles

El gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, anunció hoy una serie de medidas que pondrá en vigor para ayudar a los más de 14.000 empleados …

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Puerto Rico Topics and Daily News Review from Michael_Novakhov (11 sites): “Renewable Energy” – Google News: Wind – CWind and ORE Catapult Drive UK Offshore Wind Technology Innovation – Renewable Energy Magazine

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Wind – CWind and ORE Catapult Drive UK Offshore Wind Technology Innovation  Renewable Energy Magazine

CWind, part of the Global Marine Group (GMG), has signed a Collaboration Agreement with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s offshore …

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mikenov on Twitter: Trump Investigations: Canaris’ love affair with Reinhard Heydrich, both … trumpinvestigations.blogspot.com/2019/01/canari…

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The Easiest All-Inclusive Vacations in the Caribbean

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There’s something to be said for easy all-inclusive vacations: a nonstop flight, a reasonable drive from the airport, all-inclusive food and beverage and unlimited sun and sand.

But some are even easier than others.

Several Caribbean destinations have particular corners that have perfected the easy all-inclusive vacation, with easy-to-reach hotels, overwhelming comfort and a quality of choice. And, perhaps most importantly, a sufficient offering of nonstop flights.

But what isn’t always easy is actually finding — and deciding — where to stay. But we have you covered, with everything from adults-only hotels to wellness retreats to family-friendly properties.

For pure, unadulterated relaxation, it’s a vacation that’s hard to beat.

Here are the five easiest all-inclusive vacations to try right now in the Caribbean, with a host of places to stay in every one.

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Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall.

Montego Bay, Jamaica Within a very short drive of Sangster International Airport there is an almost remarkably broad collection of all-inclusive options, from the practically just-across the street Sandals Montego Bay to the iconic Sandals Royal Caribbean. Looking for a wellness getaway? There’s the Zen-filled Zoëtry Montego Bay, while you can find your family-friendly getaway at the Hyatt Ziva in Rose Hall. What you’ll find at each of them is the best of the Jamaican hospitality experience, along with all-inclusives that manage to incorporate a great deal of local flavor, too.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Punta Cana There’s a reason why the Dominican Republic gets more visitors each year than any other destination in the Caribbean, and the vast majority of them come here to the blindingly white sand of the country’s eastern tip. Within minutes of Punta Cana International Airport, you’ll find an impossibly vast collection of all-inclusive getaways at a host of price points. That ranges from the decidedly budget-friendly Riu Republica (an adults-only) to the group of Barcelo-branded resorts on Bavaro Beach to the best in the area, the recently-opened Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Cocobay in Antigua.

Antigua In recent years, Antigua has quietly become a hub of terrific all-inclusive hotels, most of which are a far cry from the mostly sprawling all-inclusives you’ll find in the rest of the region. You’ll find on this island smaller, lower-density retreats with an emphasis on authenticity. But what you don’t lose is the comfort and the easiness. The experiences range from dreamy stays at properties like the legendary Galley Bay to rustic-chic retreats at Cocobay to the throwback beach getaway at the Pineapple Beach Club to an elegant, clubby (and very family-friendly) all-inclusive vacation at Curtain Bluff. Antigua isn’t always thought of as an all-inclusive destination — but that’s what makes it so wonderful.

all-inclusive vacations easy

The Melia in Nassau.

Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas In the shadow of two of the largest hotels in the Caribbean (The Baha Mar and Atlantis), you’ll find an impressive selection of all-inclusive options. On Cable Beach, just a short drive from Lynden Pindling International Airport, you’ll find Sandals Royal Bahamian and the Melia Nassau. If you journey to Paradise Island, you’ll find two more great options: the adults-only Warwick Paradise Island, and the recently transformed (and also adults-only) Riu Palace Paradise Island, with the latter set on the spectacular Cabbage Beach.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico What’s the busiest airport in the Caribbean? It may not be where you think. Because it’s in the heart of the Caribbean coast of Mexico in Cancun. This booming destination has an unparalleled number of all-inclusive hotels set across a number of “poles” along the coast. That ranges from wellness-focused getaways like the Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun to another Zoetry property, the world-class Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Another favorite? The recently-rebranded Hilton Playa del Carmen, the product of fast-expanding Playa’s new alliance with Hilton.

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Caribbean Journal: The Easiest All-Inclusive Vacations in the Caribbean

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There’s something to be said for easy all-inclusive vacations: a nonstop flight, a reasonable drive from the airport, all-inclusive food and beverage and unlimited sun and sand.

But some are even easier than others.

Several Caribbean destinations have particular corners that have perfected the easy all-inclusive vacation, with easy-to-reach hotels, overwhelming comfort and a quality of choice. And, perhaps most importantly, a sufficient offering of nonstop flights.

But what isn’t always easy is actually finding — and deciding — where to stay. But we have you covered, with everything from adults-only hotels to wellness retreats to family-friendly properties.

For pure, unadulterated relaxation, it’s a vacation that’s hard to beat.

Here are the five easiest all-inclusive vacations to try right now in the Caribbean, with a host of places to stay in every one.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall.

Montego Bay, Jamaica Within a very short drive of Sangster International Airport there is an almost remarkably broad collection of all-inclusive options, from the practically just-across the street Sandals Montego Bay to the iconic Sandals Royal Caribbean. Looking for a wellness getaway? There’s the Zen-filled Zoëtry Montego Bay, while you can find your family-friendly getaway at the Hyatt Ziva in Rose Hall. What you’ll find at each of them is the best of the Jamaican hospitality experience, along with all-inclusives that manage to incorporate a great deal of local flavor, too.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Punta Cana There’s a reason why the Dominican Republic gets more visitors each year than any other destination in the Caribbean, and the vast majority of them come here to the blindingly white sand of the country’s eastern tip. Within minutes of Punta Cana International Airport, you’ll find an impossibly vast collection of all-inclusive getaways at a host of price points. That ranges from the decidedly budget-friendly Riu Republica (an adults-only) to the group of Barcelo-branded resorts on Bavaro Beach to the best in the area, the recently-opened Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Cocobay in Antigua.

Antigua In recent years, Antigua has quietly become a hub of terrific all-inclusive hotels, most of which are a far cry from the mostly sprawling all-inclusives you’ll find in the rest of the region. You’ll find on this island smaller, lower-density retreats with an emphasis on authenticity. But what you don’t lose is the comfort and the easiness. The experiences range from dreamy stays at properties like the legendary Galley Bay to rustic-chic retreats at Cocobay to the throwback beach getaway at the Pineapple Beach Club to an elegant, clubby (and very family-friendly) all-inclusive vacation at Curtain Bluff. Antigua isn’t always thought of as an all-inclusive destination — but that’s what makes it so wonderful.

all-inclusive vacations easy

The Melia in Nassau.

Nassau and Paradise Island, Bahamas In the shadow of two of the largest hotels in the Caribbean (The Baha Mar and Atlantis), you’ll find an impressive selection of all-inclusive options. On Cable Beach, just a short drive from Lynden Pindling International Airport, you’ll find Sandals Royal Bahamian and the Melia Nassau. If you journey to Paradise Island, you’ll find two more great options: the adults-only Warwick Paradise Island, and the recently transformed (and also adults-only) Riu Palace Paradise Island, with the latter set on the spectacular Cabbage Beach.

all-inclusive vacations easy

Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico What’s the busiest airport in the Caribbean? It may not be where you think. Because it’s in the heart of the Caribbean coast of Mexico in Cancun. This booming destination has an unparalleled number of all-inclusive hotels set across a number of “poles” along the coast. That ranges from wellness-focused getaways like the Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun to another Zoetry property, the world-class Zöetry Paraiso de la Bonita in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Another favorite? The recently-rebranded Hilton Playa del Carmen, the product of fast-expanding Playa’s new alliance with Hilton.

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Breaking News – Caribbean and Latin America Daily News: CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA NEWS ROUND-UP- JAN. 24, 2019

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Jan. 24, 2019: A Trinidad mother has been reunited with her sons who were kidnapped and taken by their ISIS fighter father; Barbados has recorded four murders for 2019; the West Indies returns to the crease today and Rihanna has expressed concern for Chris Brown amid rape charges.

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Puerto Rico Report: Democracy as a Public Health Policy

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A new study from the University of Michigan reports that Puerto Rico received significantly less help than Florida or Texas in the 2017 hurricane season. The total numbers of people and funding resources were smaller, and the response was slower. The result? Unnecessary levels of death and destruction.

Scott Greer, a professor of health management and policy and of global public health at the university, described the situation as “a reminder of the penalties of not being fully represented in federal politics.”

“Democracy is a public health policy,” explained Mr. Greer.

Unequal response

The British Medical Journal’s Global Health journal published the results. A key finding: “The US federal government responded unequally to the three hurricanes, spending more money and resources more expediently for Harvey and Irma compared with Maria, ultimately detrimental to Puerto Rico with probable effects on long-term health and other inequities.”

Nine days after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit, survivors in Texas and Florida had received nearly $100 million per state. In the same time frame, Puerto Rico’s survivors of Hurricane Maria had received just over $6 million in total. Two months later, Texas and Florida had received about $1 billion each. Puerto Rico didn’t receive that amount of funding for two more months: four months after the hurricane.

A similar level of disparity can be seen in the number of federal personnel at the disaster sites. In Puerto Rico, where destruction was severe and resources limited in comparison with the States, the number of people provided was smaller than in the States.

There were both direct and indirect deaths from all three hurricanes. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, 14 people died when an air conditioner in a nursing home failed. Some individuals died because they could not get necessary medical services after Hurricane Harvey. There were about 100 deaths from each of those hurricanes in the States.

Deaths in the few months after Hurricane Maria totaled about 3,000. It is likely that deaths from lack of electricity, access to health care, and clean water continued in later months as the Island worked to restore power and other basic services across the Island. Full restoration of basic services took more than a year. It is likely that the difference in federal response contributed to the great difference in the death tolls among the storms.

Why was the response so different?

The researchers listed a number of possible reasons for the different levels of response. The States might have been easier to reach, geographically. They certainly had stronger infrastructure going into the 2017 hurricane season. The researchers mentioned the fact that Americans didn’t generally realize that Puerto Ricans were citizens of the United States. They considered a number of factors ranging from attitudes to geography.  “However,” they concluded, “what cannot be contested is that the responses were in fact different across critical time points, and these differences have serious consequences for acute and long-term health outcomes and recovery efforts.”

Dr. Greer identified the problem as “a reminder of the penalties of not being fully represented in federal politics.” Puerto Rico is represented by one Resident Commissioner with a purely symbolic vote in Congress. Without Senators and voting members of Congress to stand up for her, Puerto Rico does not have the power of a State. Congress has the freedom to treat Puerto Rico differently from a State.

Inequity in Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and tax credits like EITC which are designed to combat poverty have ongoing effects on the health of thousands of people living in Puerto Rico. Inequities like these, along with the strikingly unequal disaster recovery support, demonstrate why democracy is indeed a public health policy.

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