Puerto Rico, rich port

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Puerto Rico is an island in the Caribbean Sea and is the fourth largest island in what is known as the Greater Antilles. It is an unincorporated territory of the USA and is close to both the British and United States Virgin Islands and has many smaller islands of its own, with Mona among its largest.

Puerto Rico also has a tropical climate and is affected by hurricanes. It is one of three countries in the Caribbean with Spanish as its official language. The island is mainly mountainous with the main mountain range in the centre of the country. There are coasts on the north and south while there are also several man-made lakes and more than 50 rivers.

The Puerto Rican culture relies heavily on music… singers such as Jennifer LopezMarc Anthony, and Ricky Martin all hail from Puerto Rico.

There is a large road network with the major towns and cities connected by freeways and expressways much like in the United States. The main areas are served by a public bus and there are also mini buses. There are three international airports in Puerto Rico 27 smaller ones.

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J-Lo returns to American Idol

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Jennifer Lopez is in talks to return as a judge on the popular FOX network show that displays some of the best of the USA’s rising singing talentAmerican Idol for the upcoming season.

Lopez has apparently reached an agreement to be a judge on the thirteenth season of the programme. She will judge alongside another returnee Australian country crooner Keith Urban, and host Ryan Seacrest on the Simon Cowell production.

A third slot is said to still be unfilled and no word yet on who will fill the position though it is being rumoured that the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am will do the gig.

Other names being suggested are former Idol’s Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. Former judges Mariah Carey, Nicky MInaj, and Randy Jackson left the show after the last season.

Jackson will be returning next season but not as a judge though he has not yet stated his specific sole.  Lopez first became a judge on American Idol in 2010 and left in May 2012. The show’s ratings have been declining since Cowell left as a judge in 2010. Australia recently cancelled its version of the show.

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