Caribbean

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Tops Box Office, ‘Baywatch’ Sinks

Fifth installment of Disney’s ‘Pirates’ franchise takes in $62.2 million in its first three days<p>It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy “Baywatch.”<p>Studio estimates on …

Movies

Many Puerto Ricans are skipping the Puerto Rican Day Parade

Many Puerto Rican New Yorkers are marching — away from the Puerto Rican Day Parade this year.<p>“I’m as Puerto Rican as it gets, but I can’t support the …

New York City

Puerto Rico governor is searching for ‘clarity’ on $74B debt

Hedge fund managers are feeling pain during what Puerto Rico’s governor said is one of the “most challenging times” in the island’s financial history.<p>…

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico governor pushes statehood as vote looms despite no U.S. support

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has just the solution for the decade-long recession and crippling debt crisis his island is facing: U.S. statehood.<p>Trouble is, Rosselló has little support from Congress for his dream of making the territory the 51st state — and possibly even less from the Trump …

News

Cruise port guide Bridgetown - Barbados

Cruise Port Guide Bridgetown – Barbados: docked<p>Your cruise ship will dock at the Barbados deepwater harbour just a mile north of the city centre of …

Barbados

The Digital Crisis in the Puerto Rican Government

This is the first article in a blog series focused on the necessity of a digital transformation on the local government practices. As an Act 20 …

Agrohack: A Puerto Rican Tech Success Story

The technology symposium Agrohack is helping to paint Puerto Rico as a future hub for agriculture technology<p>Puerto Rico has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, which is a shame because it really is one of my favorite places in the world.<p>So when I learned about Agrohack, a great …

7 Caribbean Music Festivals That Get It Right

Music festivals in the Caribbean are as varied as the islands that host them. From the Love City Country Music Festival presented on St. John (U.S. …

Music

Mileage Run Alert: Los Angeles- San Juan in Delta One Business Class for $365 - Points Miles & Martinis

Fly to <b>San Juan, Puerto Rico</b> from Los Angeles now through the rest of this year in business class on Delta starting at $365 each-way. If you’re …

Airlines

Delta Comfort+ Expands to Asia, Latin America and Caribbean

Delta announced this week that it’s expanding Comfort+ to all destinations in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.In 2015, Delta introduced …

Airlines

12 of the most expensive mansions you can buy in the Caribbean right now

The Caribbean islands are a playground for the rich and famous, so it comes as no surprise that they are also home to some of the world's most expensive real estate.<p>International real estate listings database Point2Homes helped us compile a list of the most expensive homes that money can buy in the …

Luxury

5 Stylish Homes in the Dominican Republic

Indulge your wanderlust with these tropical homes<p>Aside from the very few people who somehow prefer cold-weather vacations (we don't get it), who <i>wouldn't</i> want a home in the tropics? Life's rhythm slows down to match the pace of island time in the Dominican Republic, and the architecture adjusts to …

Houses

Sponsors are dropping New York’s Puerto Rican Day parade after a controversial decision

Numerous big-name sponsors say they are pulling support for New York City’s storied annual Puerto Rican Day parade this year amid controversy about the decision to honor Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera during the festivities scheduled for June 11.<p>Lopez Rivera, a 74-year-old activist, is …

Puerto Rico

Creditors of Defaulted Azeri Bank Said to Contest Rehab Plan - Bloomberg

Creditors of Azerbaijan’s biggest bank are taking steps to block terms outlined by the lender earlier this week in a $3.3 billion debt restructuring, …

United States

New York's Puerto Rican Day Parade stirs tensions between the island and the mainland

In Puerto Rico, students are protesting austerity measures and the lack of potable water on the island. In the Puerto Rican diaspora, there's another big story: The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City is losing sponsors. A lot of them.<p>First, it was Goya Foods, the largest Latino-owned …

Travel

Delta Launches New St. Kitts Nevis Flights from NYC

<i>PHOTO: Delta’s new flights will boost visitor arrivals in Nevis, says Mark Brantley, Nevis’</i> <i>minister</i> <i>of tourism, foreign</i> <i>affairs</i> <i>and aviation. (photo by</i> …

Airlines

Spend a Long Weekend in the Bahamas

<i>PHOTO: The beach in Nassau. (photo courtesy of Nassau Paradise Island)</i><p>Forget the road trip and instead fly to the beautiful blue Caribbean waters for …

Travel

The best places to buy a crib in the Caribbean

<i>Why stop at Mérida? Carrie Regan, executive producer for HGTV’s “House Hunters International,” “Mexico Life,” and “Caribbean Life,” shares other hot</i> …

Real Estate

Puerto Rico Lays Claim to $400 Million Held by Bond Trustee - Bloomberg

Puerto Rico says it owns $400 million in cash being held by a bondholder trustee, raising an issue at the heart of the territory’s $74 billion …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Political and Economic Crisis Deepens

Last week, events in Puerto Rico continued to reach new levels of tension and emotion as the island’s bankruptcy proceedings began, the university’s …

Liberal POV

Puerto Rico’s University Is Paralyzed by Protests and Facing Huge Cuts

SAN JUAN, P.R. — The gates of the University of Puerto Rico are chained shut and festooned with protest signs and students’ desks.<p>Facing jail time for failing to reopen a school that students have shut down for nearly two months, the university president quit on Tuesday — the second to do so this …

Education

Five Interesting Facts About The Commonwealth

May 24 is being observed as commonwealth day in India. The commonwealth is an intergovernmental organization of 52 member states that are mostly …

Royal Family

From Cocktails to Cockfights, Here's How To Have a Wild Weekend in San Juan

San Juan has something for just about everyone. Puerto Rico’s steamy island capital boasts beautiful beaches and sultry hotel pools, lush rainforests …

PEOPLE Perks: Book the Ultimate Getaway at One of These Stunning Resorts and Get a Free Catamaran Ride

1 of 6<p>Spring for a Seaside Escape!<p>With summer just around the corner, we all have vacation on the brain. Celeb-favorite resorts like Sandals and …

Beaches

Major Lazer Reinforce "The Sound Of Rum" With Bacardi

Major Lazer is pouring up Caribbean vibes with Bacardi for its “The Sound of Rum” campaign, which officially kicks off Wednesday night (May 24).<p><b>READ:</b> …

Major Lazer

Detroit and Puerto Rico: Which Is the Worse Insolvency?

Over four decades beginning in the 1970s, the U.S. financial system had one big municipal debt crisis per decade. These were New York City in the …

Puerto Rico

Jamaica Excursions: 6 Top Things to Do in Jamaica

Covered with lush rainforests, hidden valleys, secret caves, and beautiful waterfalls and rivers, Jamaica offers plenty to do and see beyond its …

University of Puerto Rico President Resigns

Associated Press<p>SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The head of Puerto Rico's largest public university announced on Tuesday that she has resigned just hours before she faced arrest for failing to reopen an institution that has been shut down by a student strike for nearly two months.<p>Interim President Nivia …

Education

Beyond the Canvas: Contemporary Art from Puerto Rico at Newcomb Museum

<i>Ni de aqui, ni de alla—</i>neither from here or there. This is something you might hear on the streets of Puerto Rico as people consider what it means to …

Art

Geoffrey Rush’s Favorite Part of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN Was Working with Monkeys

Geoffrey Rush is a man whose presence in a major motion picture immediately conjures up respect and elevates the project to a certain level of …

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales