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If you’re looking for a perfect holiday in the sun this year, look no further than Puerto Rico! This beautifully exotic island of tropical landscapes, white sandy beaches and Caribbean friendliness is an absolute must for every traveller.

Beach Lovers

Flemenco Beach

Flemenco Beach

Surrounded by a 270-mile coastline, Puerto Rico is a beach lover’s paradise with hundreds of idyllic beaches to enjoy all year round. One of the most famous is Flamenco beach, known for its shallow turquoise waters and white sandy shores, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sunshine.

Sports Enthusiasts

Hiram Bithorn Baseball Stadium

Hiram Bithorn Baseball Stadium

In addition to being one of the Caribbean’s hottest holiday destinations, Puerto Rico is also a popular place for sports. The island hosts many sporting events such as baseball, basketball and boxing. Cockfighting and horse racing hark back to the country’s Spanish roots, and remain important elements of the island’s culture.

Shopaholics

If you’re a self-confessed shopaholic, you’ll feel right at home in Puerto Rico. No matter where you go on the All-Star island, there’s always a shopping mall within reach. With over 20 shopping malls, including the largest in the Caribbean, you’re guaranteed to have a world-class shopping experience.

Outdoor adventures

Watersports rule supreme in Puerto Rico, with swimming and surfing the most popular activities. The island’s coral-covered coastline provides some of the Caribbean’s best diving and snorkelling, while strong winds on the north and east coasts make for some excellent windsurfing.

If you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not go for a hike in the El Yunque tropical rain forest or explore the caves of the Kart Region.

Food lovers

Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and other Latin American cuisines, it has a unique blend of influences.

Although Puerto Rican cooking is somewhat similar to both Spanish and other Latin American cuisines, it has a unique blend of influences.

With its Spanish, African, Native American, and French influences, the food of Puerto Rico has always been an adventure for the taste buds and is home to a rich culinary tradition known as cocina criolla. From whole roasted pigs, to colourful sides, to some of the best rum in the world, you’ll be continually impressed by the culinary delights this island has to offer.

Night Owls

It’s not for nothing that Puerto Rico is known as the nightlife capital of the Caribbean. The island has many trendy and cosmopolitan bars, great casinos, live music, theatres, fine restaurants, nightclubs, lounges, dancing and much more. It’s the perfect place to party!

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Heartbreaking; Another School Shooting Santa Clarita, CA

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Santa Clarita School SHooting

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves 2 students dead, multiple injured

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) — A 16-year-old boy shot five fellow students, two fatally, Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita before turning the .45-caliber handgun on himself, authorities said.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson said multiple 911 calls prompted firefighter-paramedics to respond about 7:40 a.m. to the school at 21900 Centurion Way.

Six students, including the gunman, were found in the quad suffering from gunshot wounds, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference. All six were transported to hospitals, where two of them, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, were later pronounced dead.

The surviving victims were described as two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a 14-year-old boy.

In a tweet, Henry Mayo Hospital said it had received four patients.

Their names were not immediately disclosed. The sheriff said the deceased girl’s parents were at the hospital. He was notified of the second fatality during a press conference at the school.

Gunman turns .45 caliber on himself

According to sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener, surveillance video “clearly” shows the suspect pulling a semi-automatic handgun out of his backpack in the quad and shooting five classmates before shooting himself in the head.

Thursday was the gunman’s 16th birthday, the captain said.

He was listed in grave condition at a hospital, according to Villanueva.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, authorities released a description of the suspect as a manhunt got underway. Heavily armed deputies and an armored SWAT vehicle were seen at a home near the school, but it was unclear if the house was connected to the investigation.

The high school remained on lockdown for hours after the incident. Shortly before 11 a.m., lockdowns were lifted at all campuses in the district, as well as Rosedell and Highland elementary schools.

Central Park, at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, was being used as a reunification point for parents and students, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted an apology to parents, saying investigators need to interview “every student at Saugus HS” before they can be released.

In a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump was monitoring ongoing reports about the shooting.

“The White House encourages all those in the area to follow the advice of local law enforcement and first responders,” the statement said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted an expression of gratitude to the emergency responders.

“We simply should not have to fear for our kids’ lives when we drop them off at school,” the governor said. Addressing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Newsom asked: “How many more lives will be lost? How many more shootings will we have to endure? We need commonsense gun reform. NOW.”

Amid the chaos at the scene, the number of reported victims fluctuated throughout the morning. The sheriff later confirmed that six people were shot, including the gunman.


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Trump’s speech at the prestigious Manhattan club is expected to credit his policies for the strong economic numbers felt during his presidency.. Trump will likely highlight the low unemployment rate and high consumer confidence, as well as wage growth.

The president’s address is also expected to touch on his trade policies, the official said, amid continued negotiations over “Phase One” of a trade overhaul with China.

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