Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Mourns Former Vice President, Foreign Minister

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Caribbean Art: Dominican Republic’s Alfredo Scaroina Making NYC Debut

October 14, 2014 | 11:06 am | 0 Comment


Above: Untitled 2014  Acrylic, Oil, Oil Stick, Gesso, Paper, Dirt, Spray Paint, Fabric, Charcoal on Canvas  66" x 53" By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic-born artist Alfredo Scaroina will be making his New York City debut this month. Scaroina is launching his "Reclamation" exhibition at the UNIX Gallery in New York from Oct. 16 through Nov. more...

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Haiti, Dominican Republic to Lead Caribbean Growth in 2014, 2015

October 12, 2014 | 7:36 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff What's the Caribbean island with the strongest economic growth? It's Hispaniola, home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which are projected to lead the Caribbean in economic growth over the next two years, according to the latest update of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic more...

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Saona Island, Dominican Republic

October 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment


The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Jose Buera Forteza, who sent in this snapshot of the village of Majo Juan on Saona Island 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 one! — more...

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