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2009-12-04 11:14:00

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The all-new Verdanza Hotel, formerly Holiday Inn San Juan, officially opened doors today as the only independent full-service hotel in San Juan. Located steps from the beach in the Isla Verde tourism district, the boutique property has 222 rooms with 20 suites, three restaurants, a pastry shop, and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Verdanza opens its doors with a focus on the personalized details that today's traveler...

2009-11-18 05:00:00

MIAMI, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Mega TV is proud to be the first and only Hispanic broadcaster to have a news show that gives the community and audience a voice in its content and reporting. "Edicion Nocturna," airs on Mega News and uses the Internet and new media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Skype to give audiences the opportunity to report live and be a part of the news. How: Hosted by journalist Fernando Del Rincon, one of the most respected political analysts in...

2009-10-26 11:32:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It's "Back to Business" for future Hall of Fame boxer Ronald "Winky" Wright (51-5-1/25 KOs) and light weight champion Alex "el Nene" Sanchez (31-7-1/21 KOs). San Juan City Knockout in conjunction with Winky Wright Promotions and Knockout Entertainment Inc. (www.KnockoutSeries.com) have announced their entry into Puerto Rico with the "Back to Business" event taking place on Friday, December 11th at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, in San Juan. An open...

2009-10-19 17:41:00

SAN JUAN, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Puerto Rico Police Superintendent Jose Figueroa-Sancha: Over the past weekend, the Puerto Rico Police Department responded to a drug-related shooting where individuals opened fire in a neighborhood bar in the town of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Police Department has launched an aggressive investigation and is working with federal authorities, including the FBI and the DEA, to identify the gunmen...

2009-10-08 11:47:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines announced today that it will re-launch its nonstop, year-round service between Washington's Dulles Airport and Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, effective Nov. 19. American will fly the route with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class. "San Juan is a great destination for Washingtonians, both for business and leisure travel, and we are...

2009-09-11 17:00:00

MIAMI, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, October 12, WAPA America, the U.S. cable network arm of the leading broadcaster in Puerto Rico, WAPA Television, will transmit the final round for the Gold Medal at the 2009 AIBA (International Boxing Federation) World Championships from Milan. Two Puerto Rican fighters, Jose Pedraza (60 kg) and McWilliams Arroyo (51 kg), won their matches today and will be competing for the Gold Medal in their respective categories....

2009-08-18 08:01:00

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gran Melia Golf Resort Puerto Rico today announced ongoing guest enhancing ecological initiatives that have positioned the property as a leader in the greening of the tourism industry on the island. Over the years, major recycling programs, water and energy conservation projects and community charity fundraisers have been major focuses for the resort. Recently, however, the property has implemented a conservation program for their...

2009-07-01 08:00:00

Unified Blue Cross Blue Shield Brand Strengthens Competitive Position in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS) today announced that Triple-S Salud, Inc., its managed care subsidiary, has completed the purchase and integration of certain managed care assets of La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc. for approximately $10.5 million in cash. In addition, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association...

2009-05-01 13:52:00

Accretive Acquisition Solidifies Blue Cross Blue Shield Brand in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), today announced that Triple-S Salud, Inc., its managed care subsidiary, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain managed care assets of La Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico, Inc. Triple-S Salud will pay a purchase price of approximately $10.5 million in cash, based on 131,000 expected...

2009-02-10 11:50:15

A British woman said her vacation to Costa Rica involved a detour 1,300 miles from her destination when her travel agent mistakenly sent her to Puerto Rico. Samantha Lazzaris, 33, said she thought she was in San Jose, Costa Rica, when her plane landed but soon discovered that the Thomas Cook travel agency had gotten the airport codes for her tickets confused and she had ended up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, The Daily Mail reported Tuesday. I looked around the airport, saw posters of Puerto Rico...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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