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Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

August 13, 2014 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Paradisus Resorts on Green Push

Above: Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Melia Hotels International's Paradisus Resorts brand has embarked on a wide-ranging new sustainability push, the company announced. The all-inclusive brand said it was looking to achieve four objectives: reducing its carbon footprint, decreasing water consumption, minimizing environmental more...

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Dominican Republic’s Danilo Medina Meets With President of IDB

August 10, 2014 | 11:22 pm | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic’s Danilo Medina Meets With President of IDB

Above: the talks at the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met last week with Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, in Santo Domingo. The meeting addressed some of the IDB's ongoing projects in the Dominican REpublic, some of which have already more...

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Dominican Republic Lightly Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

August 9, 2014 | 6:49 pm | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic Lightly Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic was shaken Saturday morning by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, according to data from the United States Geological survey. The epicentre of the quake was about 3 kilometres south-southeast of Licey al Medio, and about 118 kilometres more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

August 3, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Emil Pappaterra, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great Caribbean Photo? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next one! — more...

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Dominican Republic: Tourist Stopover Arrivals Up 8.4 Percent in 2014

July 31, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic: Tourist Stopover Arrivals Up 8.4 Percent in 2014

Above: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic's tourism boom continues. The region's leading tourism destination received just under 2.7 million tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, an 8.4 percent improvement over the same period in 2013, according to new data from the Caribbean more...

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Bahamas, Dominican Republic Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement

July 25, 2014 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Bahamas, Dominican Republic Sign Technical Cooperation Agreement

Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell and and Dominican Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Cesar Dargam Espaillat, respectively (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have signed a technical cooperation agreement, the two sides announced Friday. The pact covers areas including trade and commercial more...

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Dominican Republic to Host Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference

July 21, 2014 | 5:48 am | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic to Host Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference

Above: Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will play host to the fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in November. The summit will take place from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14 at the Punta Cana resort for the second consecutive year, bringing together delegates from more than 600 Caribbean more...

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Dominican Republic President, Edrington CEO Hold Talks

July 5, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic President, Edrington CEO Hold Talks

Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Edrington CEO Ian Curle By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met this week with Ian Curle, Chief Executive Officer of Scotland's The Edrington Group. Edrington owns approximately 60 percent of Dominican rum brand Brugal, a stake which it acquired in 2008. In Curle's more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Cayo Arena in the Dominican Republic

June 29, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Cayo Arena in the Dominican Republic

THE LATEST Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Evelyn Paiewonsky, who sent in this photo of Cayo Arena (also called Cayo Paraiso) in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] with CPOTW in the subject line. It could be the next more...

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Dominican Republic Gets $100 Million Loan For Health Sector

June 25, 2014 | 10:47 am | 0 Comment

Dominican Republic Gets $100 Million Loan For Health Sector

Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in the country through "investments designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of spending in the sector more...

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