Dominican Republic

New Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel Set to Open This Month

 Above: a rendering of the lobby at the new Sheraton Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest Sheraton hotel is set to open its doors this month. The new Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel, located on the waterfront …

Another Earthquake Causes Light Shaking in Puerto Rico

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff Another light earthquake struck in the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Friday evening, according to the United States Geological …

Dominican Republic: 3.6-Magnitude Earthquake Causes Light Shaking

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff A light earthquake caused shaking in the Dominican Republic on Friday evening, according to data from the United States Geological Survey. The 3.6-magnitude quake, …

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 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is building its infrastructure to bring the country “one tourist for every inhabitant,” according to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina. The Dominican Republic has a population of …

 Above: the Melia Caribe Tropical in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Melia Caribe Tropical resort in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region has named Florian Connert its new director of sales and marketing. In the new …

 Above: Los Haitises National Park in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has adopted a new plan to rescue and preserve the ecosystem of the country’s Los Haitises National Park. The plan was approved following …

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Tourist arrivals to the Dominican Republic increased to just under 4.7 million people last year, an increase of 2.8 percent, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country was boosted …

 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff British Airways will be launching nonstop flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic later this year, the carrier announce. The Gatwick-based flights, which will launch Oct. 26, will be …

 Above: Sanctuary Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff Alsol Hotels & Resorts has named Ignacio Perez area manager for the company’s Cap Cana properties in the Dominican Republic. Perez will oversee Sanctuary Cap Cana, Alsol Luxury Village and Alsol …

 Above: Haitian and Dominican officials signing the agreement (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic have signed a memorandum of agreement to protect the environment of the island of Hispaniola. The agreement was signed during …

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic unveiled today what the country is calling an “ambitious and comprehensive” immigration plan aimed at dealing in part with the country’s ongoing citizenship issue involving …

 Above: the Presidential Palace in the Dominican Republic (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic resumed their bilateral talks on Monday. The talks, which follow a meeting on Jan. 7 in the Haitian city of …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff In a speech to the CELAC summit in Havana Wednesday, Dominican Republic addressed the ongoing controversy over the country’s high-profile immigration ruling. Medina said he was responding to statements …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met by Honduran Vice President Maria Antonieta de Bogran (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina departed the country for Honduras on Sunday to witness the installation of new …

 This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from CJ reader Chris Roberts in Hollywood, Fla., who took this snapshot of a bridge in Samana in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica will be holding its “Nature Island Challenge” again in 2014. The event, which was held for the first time in 2013, will take place from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell MONTEGO BAY – Demand for travel to the Caribbean region grew 20 percent in the first three quarters of 2013, according to a new report from Expedia. The fastest growing markets …

 Above: CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is urging the Dominican Republic to “right the wrong” resulting from the country’s controversial ruling on citizenship. The ruling, which retroactively stripped thousands …