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Dominican Republic to Receive $250M Loan to Boost Productivity

November 21, 2014 | 9:11 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will be receiving a $250 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to boost productivity and improve the country's business climate. The loan will target the "Programme to Improve Productivity," addressing what the IDB called the "urgent need to promote more...

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A Secret Gourmet Corner of the Caribbean

November 7, 2014 | 10:36 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Juanillo Beach in Cap Cana (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell CAP CANA — I'd been to the Punta Cana area several times before; it's largely known for two things: incredibly beautiful beaches, and large all-inclusive resorts. I've had some great adventures in Punta Cana, but hadn't really ventured to Cap Cana, that exclusive enclave of the more...

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Punta Cana International Airport Opens Brand-New Terminal

November 2, 2014 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: the new Terminal B at Punta Cana International Airport By Alexander Britell Punta Cana International Airport has officially begun operations at its new, second independent terminal. The new terminal began operations on Saturday, set to accommodate 6,500 passengers daily and with a capacity of more than 2 million passengers each year. "From more...

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Dominican Republic Mourns Former Vice President, Foreign Minister

October 27, 2014 | 10:49 pm | 0 Comment

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Above left: former Dominican Vice President Carlos Morales Troncoso (DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is mourning the loss of former vice president and foreign minister Carlos Morales Troncoso. Morales Troncoso, who served as vice president of the Dominican Republic from 1986 to 1994, had served as the country's foreign minister from more...

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Southern Dominican Republic Shaken By 4.2-Magnitude Earthquake

October 26, 2014 | 11:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a map of the quake (graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Southern Dominican Republic was shaken by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred at a depth of 114 kilometres, with an epicentre about 8 kilometres west of Esperalvillo and about 37 kilometres more...

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St Louis Cardinals Outfielder Killed in Dominican Republic Car Crash

October 26, 2014 | 11:06 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Oscar Taveras By the Caribbean Journal staff St Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed on Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Taveras, a 22-year-old native of Puerto Plata who had been considered a rising star for the Cardinals, was killed along with his girlfriend in a crash near his home in Puerto Plata. Details of the more...

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Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

October 20, 2014 | 11:31 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Oscar de la Renta at an exhibit on him at the William J Clinton Presidential Center last year By the Caribbean Journal staff The world is mourning a Caribbean legend after the death of Dominican-born fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away on Monday night at the age of 82. The world-famous son of Santo Domingo was born to a Dominican mother and more...

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Gansevoort to Open Second Caribbean Hotel in December

October 20, 2014 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: a rendering of the Gansevoort Playa Imbert By the Caribbean Journal staff Gansevoort Hotel Group will soon be opening its second property in the Caribbean region. The company announced that it would be opening the Gansevoort Playa Imbert on the north coast of the Dominican Republic on Dec. 15. The hotel will include 48 suites of one and two-bedroom more...

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Dominican Republic Delegation Makes Visit to Puerto Rico

October 19, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominican Republic Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo By the Caribbean Journal staff Looking to boost bilateral cooperation, the Dominican Republic has sent an official delegation to nearby Puerto Rico. The delegation's visit this week follows up on an agreement between Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro more...

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New York Governor Meets With Dominican Republic President

October 17, 2014 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo with Dominican President Danilo Medina in Santo Domingo (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo met Friday with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina as part of a Caribbean tour. The two were joined by Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo, Foreign Minister Andres more...

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