June 15, 2021

What’s new in the Caribbean [and Cayman gets a mention, too]

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By Ryan Ver Berkmoes From Lonely Planet When our authors hit the road they’re on a mission to hunt down the fresh, the transformed, the hot and the happening. Here are a few of our favorites that sparked their interest while researching Lonely Planet’s latest Discover Caribbean guide. Falmouth Cruise Port Jamaica now has a […]

8 Caribbean cruise ports you’ll love the most [+1 not in article]

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By Carmen Fifield From dreamplango Winter cruise season is approaching and if you are yearning for warm weather, gorgeous beaches and exciting waterfront towns, your winter cruise cannot come fast enough. While you are dreaming and scheming for your next Caribbean adventure, you have to know about these eight amazing cruise ports: El Morro [San […]

Schindler’s PORT technology installed at San Juan’s Union Plaza is the first in Caribbean

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First building in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to benefit from this innovative destination-dispatch elevator system Transforms the way occupants navigate and move around the building Modernization of building has kept tenants and customer happy Increases efficiency and energy savings MORRISTOWN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Schindler Elevator Corporation recently completed the modernization and installation of its PORT (Personal […]

In Puerto Rico, cocaine gains access to U.S.

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By Lizette Alvarez From New York Times SAN JUAN, P.R. — With its navigation lights off, the 35-foot speedboat raced north toward Puerto Rico one night this month, its two large engines at full throttle. Above, a Coast Guard helicopter chased it and then let loose a few warning shots. But the boat roared ahead. […]

Puerto Rico eyes becoming regional air transportation hub

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Jet Blue, Air Europa, Southwest, Cape Air, Avianca and LIAT are among the carriers said to be planning to expand service to and from San Juan. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Officials in Puerto Rico say the US island territory aims to position itself as a key air transportation centre in the Caribbean, taking advantage of […]

Resort for a Day expands, launches new website

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Resort for a Day, a distributor of resort day-pass shore excursions, reports the launch of a new website and the expansion of  its product offerings for travel agents, their clients and consumers. Resort for a Day gives cruisers the opportunity to spend the day at resorts at popular ports of call, including Jamaica, Cozumel, Nassau, […]

Strong earthquake strikes north of Puerto Rico

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(CNN) — A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit north of Puerto Rico just after midnight early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The epicenter for the quake was in the Atlantic about 60 miles (96 km) northwest of San Juan. There were no immediate reports of damage. No tsunami warnings or watches were issued. […]