Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport
Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport commonly known as Isla Grande Airport, is a airport in Isla Grande, a district in the municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and is adjacent to the Puerto Rico Convention Center, the San Juan Bay, the Pan American Cruise Ship Terminal, overlooks Cataño. While Isla Grande's main activity is general aviation, it is still a commercial airport, handling domestic and international commercial flights, it is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport. Constructed by the U. S. Navy as Naval Air Station Isla Grande just prior to World War II, the facility served as Puerto Rico's main international airport until 1954, when Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport was built; until that year, international airlines such as Deutsche Luft Hansa, Iberia Airlines, Pan Am and other majors flew to Isla Grande. However, since Isla Grande airport was not built to accept jets, all international airlines moved their operations in Puerto Rico to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport known as – but not named – Isla Verde International Airport.
Until 1971, the airport hosted Coast Guard Air Station San Juan. That year, the Coast Guard relocated its air station to Ramey Air Force Base on Puerto Rico's northwest coast. Isla Grande was renamed in honor of United States Air Force Major Fernando Luis Ribas-Dominicci, an F-111 pilot, killed in action during Operation El Dorado Canyon. A controversy regarding Isla Grande and Dorado Airport surfaced in 2003. Dorado Airport wanted to expand and attract the private aviation sector, Isla Grande's main business for so long. Dorado airport became a victim of urban development in Dorado and no longer exists. On October 26, 2003, the airport made history by becoming the first Puerto Rican site of a SCCA Grand Prix race. In 2006, after a detailed impact study and many rumors about the future of the airport, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority announced that Isla Grande airport would remain open for the foreseeable future because of its key function as the primary reliever for the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.
On August 4, 2011 the FAA announced that they were planning to close the airport's control tower due to budget cuts, since they operate it instead of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority. On July 8, 2012 airport officials denied via written communication to a local newspaper of "any plans to eliminate or privatize the airport, since the airport is one of the most important airports for general aviation on Puerto Rico, taking into account that its operation approximates around 300 daily operations." On that same newspaper it was published that Seaborne Airlines would transition its operations to the neighboring Luis Muñoz Marin Intl Airport with complete pullout on January 16, 2013. That move, has not materialized as of 2015. For a short period of time between 2007 and 2009, the airport became the flight hub of Puerto Rico's unofficial flag carrier, when that airline returned to operating. Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport covers an area of 102 acres at an elevation of 10 feet above mean sea level.
It has one runway designated 9/27 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,539 by 100 feet. For the 12-month period ending September 30, 2013, the airport had 116,447 aircraft operations, an average of 319 per day: 92% general aviation, 6% air taxi, 2% military. At that time there were 232 aircraft based at this airport: 33% single-engine, 37% multi-engine, 1% jet, 24% helicopter, 6% military; the Puerto Rico National Guard Aviation Support Facility is the only military site on Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport. Its mission is to support the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, 111th Aviation Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company A the 114th Aviation Regiment, 1st Battalion, Company D and the 114th AVN, 1st Battalion, Detachment 1, Company B; the military aircraft at this facility are the UH72 Lakota, the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and the Beechcraft C-12 Huron. On April 11, 1952, Pan Am Flight 526A crashed into the sea just after take off due to engine failure, killing 52 out of 69 passengers and crew.
On December 21, 1991, a United Airlines Boeing 757 flight en route to San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport mistakenly landed at Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport. June 7, 1992: An Executive Air CASA 212 flying from Dominicci Airport crashed short of the runway in Mayagüez, killing both crew members and all three passengers. In December 2002, a helicopter, rented from a company that operates out of this airport was hijacked and taken to a jail in Ponce, where six inmates boarded the helicopter, forcing the pilot to drop them off at a farm; the pilot was able to fly back after he lied to the prisoners about their whereabouts, making them jump off the helicopter and zig-zagging the helicopter to prevent them from shooting at him. Soon after, all escapees were found by the police. On January 10, 2015, a Robinson R22 collided with the ocean shortly after takeoff due to unknown reasons, killing 1 and leaving the helicopter damaged beyond repair. On July 4, 2017, an aircraft that had taken off Ribas Dominicci Airport crashed nearby at a bay, falling right underneath a Sizzler restaurant location.
The crash resulted in four men getting injured. They were helped out by local police and beach bathers, they were transported to Centro Medico hospital in San Juan. Transport in Puerto R
Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport
Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport is a public use airport on the island of Culebra in Puerto Rico. The airport is owned by the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, it is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a general aviation airport. However, the airport does offer scheduled passenger service; the airport of Culebra was built as a military airport by the United States Marine Corps, opening in 1957. In 1965, the government of Puerto Rico started flying civilians from San Juan to the island with a Legislative compensation. After the Navy-Culebra protests, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority started administering the civilian flight operations in Culebra, inaugurating the first passenger terminal in October 24, 1976; the airport and its 80 acres were transferred to the Ports Authority in 1980. A new passenger terminal was inaugurated in 1994, its name was changed to Benjamín Rivera Noriega, in honor of a pilot from Ciales, he became. Benjamín Rivera Noriega Airport covers an area of 15 acres at an elevation of 49 feet above mean sea level.
It has one runway designated 13/31 with an asphalt surface measuring 2,600 by 50 feet. The airport is noted for the mountain less than 1,000 feet from the north end of the runway; this obstacle and the short length of the runway keep jet aircraft from using this airport. Commercial operations are limited to propeller aircraft with 10 seats or less; the approach to this airport is considered good practice for pilots before flying to Saint Barthélemy Airport. The St Thomas VOR/DME is located 16.1 nautical miles east of the airport. The Roosevelt Roads TACAN is located 19.9 nautical miles west-southwest of the airport. On July 1, 2011, a Cessna 185 that took off from Benjamin Rivera Noriega airport with a family of five on board, registration number N8436Q, crashed while on its way to Mercedita Airport in Ponce. One body was found in Humacao; the other four passengers are presumed dead. The plane's wreckage was found immersed near Yabucoa. List of airports in Puerto Rico Transportation in Puerto Rico OpenStreetMap - Isla De Culebra SkyVector - Benjamin Rivera Noriega Airport Resources for this airport: FAA airport information for CPX AirNav airport information for TJCP ASN accident history for CPX FlightAware airport information and live flight tracker SkyVector aeronautical chart for TJCP
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander
The Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander is a British light utility aircraft and regional airliner designed and manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom. Still in production, the Islander is one of the best-selling commercial aircraft types produced in Europe. Although designed in the 1960s, over 750 are still in service with commercial operators around the world; the aircraft is used by the British Army and police forces in the United Kingdom and is a light transport with over 30 military aviation operators around the world. Initial aircraft were manufactured at Britten-Norman's factory in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, UK. After Fairey Aviation acquired the Britten-Norman company, its Islanders and Trislander aircraft were built in Romania shipped to Avions Fairey in Belgium for finishing before being flown to the UK for flight certification; the Islander has been in production for more than 50 years. In 1953, Britten-Norman was formed for the purpose of converting and operating agricultural aircraft, amongst other vehicles such as the Cushioncraft hovercraft.
In 1963, the firm initiated development work upon what would become the Islander, having sensed a demand for a single and inexpensive twin-piston engine aircraft. The founders, John Britten and Desmond Norman, had observed the rapid growth of the commuter airline sector, concluded that capacity was of a higher value to these operators than either range or cruising speed, thus the Islander emphasized payload over either of these attributes. Through the use of low wing- and span-loading to generate greater effectiveness than conventional counterparts, the Islander could lift heavier payloads than the typical aircraft in its power, weight or cost classes. To reduce manufacturing costs, both the wings and tail surfaces maintain a constant chord and thickness, while the ribs within the aircraft's wing are all identical; the type was intended to use a fabric-and-steel design. A light alloy monocoque approach was adopted instead; the structure is designed to give rise to and experience low levels of stress, has an infinite fatigue life without testing.
On 13 June 1965, the first prototype BN-2 Islander conducted its maiden flight, powered by a pair of Rolls-Royce/Continental IO-360B piston engines. The IO-360B engines were replaced by more powerful Lycoming O-540-E engines, which were located further outboard on the wings, for superior single-engine climb performance. On 20 August 1966, a second BN-2 prototype performed its first flight; these prototype aircraft, while resembling subsequent production models for the most part, were outfitted with different, less powerful engines. On 24 April 1967, the first production Islander performed its first flight. Initial production of the Islander started at the Britten-Norman factory at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. To expand production, a contract was placed with Intreprinderea de Reparatii Material Aeronautic of Romania to assemble kit-form aircraft, which were sent to the UK for completion. In August 1969, the first Romanian-assembled Islander performed its first flight. IRMA proved successful at economically producing the aircraft, producing 30-40 aircraft per year at times, became the primary manufacturing site for the Islander.
In 1977, IRMA received a contract for the production of a further 100 Islanders. More than 500 of the type were manufactured in Romania. In 1970, a military version of the Islander, marketed as the Defender, conducted its first flight. Modifications included the addition of underwing hardpoints for armaments/equipment, the main cabin area being fitted out for light troop transport and support aircraft duties; the Defender capitalised on the aircraft's rugged structure, making it suitable for long-term operations in developing countries. Purchases from police and military customers have been for use in surveillance and counter-terrorism operations; the Maritime Defender is another military version of the Islander, intended for search and rescue, coastal patrol and fishery protection. Despite the relative success of the Islander, Britten-Norman experienced wider financial difficulties during the late 1960s resulting in the company entering receivership in October 1971. In August 1972, Britten-Norman was purchased by the Fairey Aviation Group, forming the Fairey Britten-Norman company.
Completed aircraft were flown to Bembridge for final customer preparation prior to delivery. Fairey Aviation set about the development of a more powerful model, the Turbo Islander, equipped with a pair of Lycoming LTP101 turboprop engines. However, testing revealed. However, Fairey itself encountered financial difficulty, resulting in the Fairey Britten-Norman company entering receivership and the firm's acquisition by Oerlikon Buerle of Switzerland, leading to the formation of Pilatus Britten-Norman, at which point some production activity was transferred back to Bembridge. In 1969, an improved version, the BN-2A Islander, condu
Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
The Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport is a small international airport located on the island of Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, it is located close to The Valley, the island's capital. Wallblake Airport is a featured airport in one of the Flight Simulator X game demos, it is the only airport in Anguilla. The airport became known as the "Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport" on 4 July 2010, its namesake was the first Anguillan aviator and founded the first Anguillan air service, Air Anguilla, renamed Valley Air Service. The airport houses the Anguilla Outstation of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority. In recent history, a Boeing 737 landed at the airport as well as an MD-83 carrying the F. I. F. A World Cup Trophy Tour. Wallblake Airport Current weather for TQPF at NOAA/NWS Accident history for AXA at Aviation Safety Network
Transportation in Puerto Rico
Transportation in Puerto Rico includes a system of roads, freeways, airports and harbors, railway systems, serving a population of 4 million year-round. It is funded with both local and federal government funds. Puerto Rico has a total of 30 airports, including one in each of the smaller islands of Vieques and Culebra; the main airport is Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, consists of two runways and three concourses. It is by far the busiest airport in Puerto Rico, with direct connections to most major cities in the mainland United States, Latin America, the Caribbean Madrid, Germany. Puerto Rico has 21 airports with paved runways, of which: 3 airports with more than 10,000 ft of runway. 3 airports with runways ranging between 5,000 ft and 8,000 ft. 15 airports with less than 5,000 ft of runway. Puerto Rico has 8 airports with unpaved runways, all of which have less than 5,000 ft of runway; the following are current and former passenger and cargo airlines based in Puerto Rico or with flights to Puerto Rico: Aerovías Nacionales de Puerto Rico Prinair Puertorriqueña de Aviación Pan American World Airways Mexicana de Aviacion Lufthansa Viasa Aerolineas Argentinas KLM TWA Sea-based transportation of any merchandise or persons shipped or partly by water between U.
S. points—either directly or indirectly via one or any number of foreign points—U. S. Federal Law requires that said items or persons must travel in U. S.-built, U. S.-crewed, U. S.-citizen owned vessels that are U. S.-documented by the Coast Guard for such maritime "cabotage" carriage. This transportation/trade restriction includes Puerto Rico under the Jones Act of 1920; the Jones Act and various other United States laws that govern the domestic and domestic-foreign-domestic transportation of merchandise and passengers by water between two points in the United States, including Puerto Rico, have been extended to that island-territory since the initial years of United States' political relations. The only providers who ship from the United States to Puerto Rico are Crowley Maritime, TOTE Maritime, Trailer Bridge. Construed, the Jones Act refers only to Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which has come to bear the name of its original sponsor, Sen. Wesley L. Jones. Another law, enacted in 1886 requires the same standards for the transport of passengers between U.
S. points, indirectly transported through foreign ports or foreign points. However, since the mid-1980s, as part of a joint effort between the cruise ship industry that serves Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican politicians such as Resident Commissioner, U. S. non-voting Representative Baltasar Corrada del Río, obtained a limited-exception since no U. S. cruise ships that were Jones Act-eligible were participating in said market. The application of these coastwise shipping laws and their imposition on Puerto Rico consist in a serious restriction of free trade and have been under scrutiny and controversy due to the apparent contradictory rhetoric involving the United States Government's sponsorship of free trade policies around the world, while its own national shipping policy is mercantilist and based on notions foreign to free-trade principles. San Juan Port - Mainly divided in three: one in Old San Juan which includes cargo/freight and cruise ships, the Pan American Port Terminal in Isla Grande section for cruise ships, Puerto Nuevo Bay for freight/cargo ships the belong to Guaynabo City not to San Juan.
It is the main port of the island. Port of Ponce - The second largest port in Puerto Rico and can handle both freight/cargo and cruise ships, it is undergoing a significant expansion, with plans to convert it to an international shipping hub. Port of Mayagüez - The third largest port in Puerto Rico, it is used for freight/cargo ships but is home to the Dominican Republic-Puerto Rico passenger ferry and has been used for cruise ships. The following are minor ports and harbors used for small freight/cargo ships, fishing vessels, private boats/yachts: Guánica, Guayama, Fajardo and Vieques. There are ferries between Ceiba-Vieques. There are several private marinas in Puerto Rico for boats and yachts, the largest being Puerto del Rey in Fajardo and Club Naútico de Ponce; the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 prevents foreign-flagged ships from carrying cargo between two American ports. Because of the Jones Act, foreign ships inbound with goods from Central and South America, Western Europe, Africa cannot stop in Puerto Rico, offload Puerto Rico-bound goods, load mainland-bound Puerto Rico-manufactured goods, continue to U.
S. ports. Instead, they must proceed directly to U. S. ports, where distributors break bulk and send Puerto Rico-bound manufactured goods to Puerto Rico across the ocean by U. S.-flagged ships. Puerto Rican consumers bear the expense of transporting goods again across the Atlantic and Caribbean Sea on U. S.-flagged ships subject to the high operating costs imposed by the Jones Act. This makes Puerto Rico less competitive with Caribbean ports as a shopping destination for tourists from home countries with much higher taxes though prices for non-American manufactured goods in theory should be cheaper since Puerto Rico is much closer to Central and South
Hurricane Hugo was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread damage and loss of life in Guadeloupe, Saint Croix, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, the Southeast United States, it formed over the eastern Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands on September 9, 1989. Hugo moved thousands of miles across the Atlantic strengthening to attain Category 5 hurricane strength on its journey, it crossed over Guadeloupe, St. Croix and St. Thomas on September 17 and 18 as a Category 4 hurricane. Weakening more, it passed over Puerto Rico as a strong Category 3 hurricane. Further weakening occurred several hours after re-emerging into the Atlantic, becoming downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane. However, it re-strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall just north of Charleston, on Isle of Palms on September 22, with 140 mph sustained winds. Hugo had weakened into a remnant low near Lake Erie by the next day; as of 2016, Hurricane Hugo is the most intense tropical cyclone to strike the East Coast north of Florida since 1898.
Hurricane Hugo caused 34 fatalities in the Caribbean and 27 in South Carolina, left nearly 100,000 homeless, resulted in $9.47 billion in damage overall, making it the most damaging hurricane recorded at the time. Of this total, $7 billion was from the United States and Puerto Rico, ranking it as the costliest storm to impact the country at the time. Hurricane Hugo originated as a tropical wave, which moved off the west coast of Africa on September 9. Soon after moving off the African coast, it was classified as Tropical Depression Eleven southeast of the Cape Verde Islands. Winds were 30 mph but they reached 35 mph soon after. Moving on a steady westward track at 18 knots, Tropical Depression Eleven intensified, becoming Tropical Storm Hugo on September 11 at 1800 UTC. On September 13, Hugo intensified, reached hurricane strength 1265 miles east of the Leeward Islands. A low-pressure area to the south caused Hugo to turn to the west-northwest, while the storm was strengthening. Shortly after, Hurricane Hugo began to intensify.
After this bout of rapid strengthening, Hugo began to deepen, becoming a major hurricane early the next morning. After becoming a major hurricane, maintaining Category 3 strength for a day, Hugo reached Category 4 strength, began to intensify again, while moving west-northwest. On becoming a Category 5 hurricane, its maximum sustained winds had increased to 160 mph and the minimum central pressure had dropped to 918 millibars. In the early hours of September 17, Hugo crossed in between Guadeloupe and Montserrat, while its winds were near 140 mph, when hurricane-force winds extended only 45 mi from the center. Less than 24 hours it made another landfall on the island of St. Croix, with the same intensity; that day, Hurricane Hugo made landfalls in Puerto Rico, in Vieques and Fajardo, though it was weaker. Hugo began to accelerate to the northwest soon after exiting eastern Puerto Rico. On September 18, the hurricane was located a couple of hundred miles east of Florida when it began a more northward track, in response to a steering flow associated with an upper-level low pressure area, moving across the southeastern United States.
Hugo began to strengthen again, it reached a secondary peak at 1800 UTC on September 21, as a Category 4 hurricane. The maximum sustained. On September 22, at 0400 UTC, Hugo made landfall on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, at its secondary peak as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, with 140-mph sustained winds and a central pressure of 934 millibars; the storm continued inland, weakened to a Category 1 hurricane as it approached Charlotte, North Carolina. Hugo continued on the weakening trend and weakened to a tropical storm on the same day over central North Carolina; the storm continued weakening as it moved inland, on September 23, the storm weakened to a remnant low. Its remnant low continued to accelerate north, reaching the far northern Atlantic before dissipating on September 25, to the south of Greenland. Late on September 15, the National Weather Service Office in San Juan, Puerto Rico issued a hurricane watch. On the following day, it was upgraded to a hurricane warning.
In addition, the Civil Defense Office of Puerto Rico activated its Disaster Interagency Committee and began to evacuate coastal residents. Savannah was evacuated in anticipation of Hugo, but saw no effects of the storm other than isolated and light showers. Had Hugo hit Savannah, it would have been the first major hurricane to make landfall in Georgia since Hurricane Seven of the 1898 season. Governor Carroll Campbell of South Carolina ordered an evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of the storm. Hugo caused nearly $7 billion in damage in the mainland United States and Puerto Rico. At the time it was the costliest hurricane in U. S. history, but was exceeded in 1992 by Hurricane Andrew, by several other storms since then. An additional $3 billion of damage was reported throughout the Caribbean. Therefore, total damage from the storm was near $9.47 billion. Sources differ on the number of people killed by Hugo, with some citing the American Meteorological Society's figure of 49, others claiming 56 deaths.
Severe damage was reported throughout the islands of the Caribbean. The storm cause
Ceiba, Puerto Rico
Ceiba is both a small town and municipality in northeast Puerto Rico. It is named after the famous Ceiba tree. Ceiba is located in the north-east coast of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, south of Fajardo, north of Naguabo and southeast of Río Grande. Located about one hour's driving distance from San Juan, Ceiba is spread over 7 wards and Ceiba Pueblo, it is part of the Fajardo Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ceiba, situated near Fajardo, used to be home of an American military Naval base, the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station. Most of the units were relocated and the base was closed in 2004. Ex-governor Sila María Calderón suggested turning the property into a major international airport, to serve as a relief to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, to increase the number of international airlines that operate into Puerto Rico, she was met with skepticism about these plans from such groups as environmentalists and others, but in 2008, José Aponte de la Torre Airport was inaugurated at the base's former site.
Locals are known as "Los Come Sopa". Though there is no official reason as to why they are called this, a few stories have been suggested. Among the tales is the belief that since the town did not have a local meat market people had to travel long distances in order to buy some meat and therefore ate soup. Ceiba is known as "La Ciudad del Marlin". Ceiba was founded on April 1838 by Luis de la Cruz. Ceiba derives its name from an Indian word Seyba, the name for a famous tree that grows in the island, the Ceiba pentandra. Ceiba is home of the Ceiba Forest which extends along the coastline between Fajardo. 95% of the forest is classified as mangrove. Various species of birds can be seen as well as manatees, its rivers includes. The municipality extends northwest into the seas between Fajardo and Culebra and thereby includes the reefs and islets named Arrecifes Hermanos and Arrecifes Barriles; the reef are closest to the coastal barrio of Machos, but barrio boundaries are not defined in that area. Hurricane Maria on September 20, 2017 triggered numerous landslides in Ceiba with the significant amount of rain that fell.
Like all municipalities of Puerto Rico, Ceiba is subdivided into barrios. Ceiba barrio-pueblo Chupacallos Daguao Guayacán Machos Quebrada Seca Río Abajo Saco Ceiba Historic Mural Los Machos Beach Medio Mundo Beach Roosevelt Roads Base The cellist Pablo Casals lived in Ceiba. Enamorado Marathon - February Air Show - April 2/3 Marlin Festival - May - June Fiestas Patronales-San Antonio de Padua - June Fiesta Nacional de la Raza - October Marathon Del Pavo - November Encendido Navideño - December Former IBF world Jr. Middleweight boxing champion Carlos Santos hails from Ceiba. Ceiba has an amateur AAA baseball team Los Marlins de Ceiba. Chi-Chi Rodriguez, Pro golfer is from Ceiba; as in most towns of Puerto Rico it was founded on the Christian ideas and faith statements of the Roman Catholic Church which prevailed in previous centuries through Spaniard tradition. The town still maintains a central Roman Catholic church. Manufacturing. José Aponte de la Torre Airport offers commercial flights on four airlines.
There are 29 bridges in Ceiba. Carlos Santos - former IBF Junior Middleweight Champion of the World. Luis Vigoreaux - radio and television show host, announcer and producer. Luis Vigoreaux was found murdered in one of Puerto Rico's most intriguing celebrity's scandal. Domingo Quiñones - although born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Pablo Casals - built his home in Ceiba at the age of 80. Rogelio Figueroa Garcia - was born in Puerto Rico, he is a Puerto Rican engineer, a politician, the co-founder of the Puerto Ricans for Puerto Rico political party. McJoe Arroyo - IBF Super Flyweight world boxing champion Jaron Brown - is a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, he was born in Ceiba, PR All municipalities in Puerto Rico are administered by a mayor, elected every four years. The current mayor of Ceiba is Angelo Cruz Ramos, of the New Progressive Party, he was elected at the 2012 general elections. The city belongs to the Puerto Rico Senatorial district VIII, represented by two Senators. In 2012, Pedro A. Rodríguez and Luis Daniel Rivera were elected as District Senators.
Ceiba's flag derives its design and colors from the municipal coat of arms. This maintains the same symbolism given to the coat of arms, it red in the left side and green on the right. The red side depicts a yellow cross, it depicts a shield with golden field with a Ceiba tree in the middle. In the upper part of the shield it has a red horizontal line with a golden cross in the middle and two golden flowers in each side; the cross symbolizes the Christian faith as well as a recognition to Don Luis de la Cruz who founded the town. The golden flowers represent sugar cane flowers. Above the shield there is a golden Spanish fort. List of Puerto Ricans History of Puerto Rico Roosevelt Roads Naval Station Did you know-Puerto Rico? Welcome to Puerto Rico! Ceiba