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Caribbean Eats: Is This The Best Seafood in Punta Cana?

April 19, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Eats: Is This The Best Seafood in Punta Cana?

YOU CAN find good fish on almost any restaurant table in the Caribbean. It's almost always fresh, locally sourced and well prepared.But the great plate of fish is often in more rarefied air — an exclusive place where master chefs turn seafood into an art form.Above: the grouper at KukuaWe found precisely that at the Kukua Beach Club in Bavaro, an more...

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Dominican Republic, Turkey Sign Cooperation Agreements

April 15, 2014 | 4:39 pm | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic, Turkey Sign Cooperation Agreements

Above: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Dominican Republic President Danilo MedinaBy the Caribbean Journal staffThe Dominican Republic and Turkey have signed agreements on economic and civil aviation cooperation.The agreements were signed by Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during the latter's more...

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Haiti and Dominican Republic Postpone Talks Until May

April 9, 2014 | 11:31 am | 0 Comment

Haiti and Dominican Republic Postpone Talks Until May

Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Dominican Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo earlier this year (Photo: OPDR)By Alexander BritellHaiti and the Dominican Republic have postponed their high-level talks for a second time, Caribbean Journal has learned.The talks, which were originally slated to take place on April 8 in Jacmel, are now more...

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Caribbean Eats: In the Dominican Republic’s Bavaro, the Art of Chicken

April 8, 2014 | 4:24 pm | 0 Comment

Caribbean Eats: In the Dominican Republic’s Bavaro, the Art of Chicken

Above: Solo Pollo in Bavaro (all photos by CJ)BAVARO — Yes, they serve other things here. But at a place called "Only Chicken," why would you order anything else?Solo Pollo, as it's actually known, is a small outdoor-only lunch joint that's been in the Plaza Las Brisas off the main road in Bavaro, Dominican Republic since the year 2000.Above: the chicken more...

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Dominican Republic Opens Two New Air Traffic Control Centres

April 1, 2014 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic Opens Two New Air Traffic Control Centres

Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina at the inauguration ceremony for the two new centresBy the Caribbean Journal staffDominican Republic President Danilo Medina officially inaugurated two new air traffic control centres in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana in a joint event this week.The two air traffic control centres were built at a combined cost of more...

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Sheraton Debuts in Santo Domingo

March 29, 2014 | 12:40 pm | 0 Comment

Sheraton Debuts in Santo Domingo

Above: the Sheraton Santo DomingoBy Alexander BritellPUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand has officially returned to Santo Domingo.Starwood Hotels and Resorts this week announced the debut of the new Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel at the former Melia Santo Domingo.The 255-room property, which is owned and operated by Hoteles Nacionales, recently concluded a $12 more...

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VIDEO: 8 Experts Give Their Take on Dominican Republic Tourism

March 28, 2014 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

VIDEO: 8 Experts Give Their Take on Dominican Republic Tourism

This week was the Dominican Republic's leading tourism conference, DATE, which saw officials and tourism industry stakeholders from across the country gather in Punta Cana. To learn more about the state of Dominican tourism, Caribbean Journal caught up with eight industry leaders to give their perspectives on the state of and outlook for tourism in the country.Ana more...

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Dominican Republic Sees Strong Growth in US Visitors

March 27, 2014 | 12:30 pm | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic Sees Strong Growth in US Visitors

Above: Radames Martinez-Aponte, the Dominican Republic's vice minister for tourism (CJ Photo)By Alexander BritellPUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic saw 10 percent growth in visitors from the United States last year, according to Radames Martinez-Aponte, the country's vice minister for tourism.US-based tourists totaled around 1.6 million last year, more...

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Dominican Republic Begins Annual Tourism Conference in Punta Cana

March 27, 2014 | 4:30 am | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic Begins Annual Tourism Conference in Punta Cana

Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in Punta CanaBy Alexander BritellPUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic has officially kicked off its national tourism conference in the area of Punta Cana.DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, is being held this year at the Paradisus Palma Real hotel, which debuted its new, 42,000-square-foot Convention Center at the end more...

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IMF: Dominican Republic Economy to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2014

March 17, 2014 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

IMF: Dominican Republic Economy to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2014

Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo)By the Caribbean Journal staffThe Dominican Republic's economy is projected to grow by 4.5 percent in 2014, according to a projection from the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a visit to the country.That projection comes after an estimated 4 percent GDP growth in 2013, according to the IMF, which more...

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