Dominican Republic

CARICOM’s LaRocque Urges Dominican Republic to “Right the Wrong”

 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 …

Dominican Republic Receives $30 Million Loan For Small Business Development

 Above: Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will be receiving a $30 million loan from the Inter-American Development bank to boost productivity in the micro, small and medium-sized business sector. The project will provide access for …

Westin Puntacana Resort & Club Opens Doors in Dominican Republic

 Above: the new Westin Puntacana Resort & Club (Photos: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Westin Puntacana Resort & Club has officially opened in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana region. The property, which was built at a cost …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: the Harry S Truman building By the Caribbean Journal staff The United States Department of State has conveyed its “deep concern” to the government of the Dominican Republic over the latter’s controversial citizenship ruling, according to Marie Harf, deputy …

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is urging the Dominican Republic to “immediately restore nationality” to those impacted by the country’s controversial citizenship judgment. In a letter to …

 Santo Domingo is one of the great nightlife capitals of the Caribbean, and it’s also home to some seriously good hotels — with bars to match. Here are six of our favourites. What are yours? Cibao Bar – MGallery Hostal Nicolas …

 Above: the meeting in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina held talks Friday with Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission. Both are currently in Panama for the Summit of Heads of State and …

 Above: Roberto Cassoni By Guy Britton PUERTO PLATA — While the Dominican Republic has become well known for its many all-inclusive resorts, there are pockets of exclusive, small properties across the eastern half of Hispaniola, led by the EP Casa …

 Above: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez By the Caribbean Journal staff New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez met Thursday afternoon with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina in Santo Domingo. Rodriguez is in the midst of a high-profile …

 Above: Presidential spokesman Roberto Rodriguez Marchena By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s government said Monday that it would apply its new National Regularization Plan for Foreigners “attached to a respect for human rights.” The plan, which was unveiled …

 Above: OAS Headquarters By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights concluded its visit to the Dominican Republic on Friday, saying it had found “grave violations” of the right to nationality in the country. The IACHR had …

 CASA DE CAMPO in the Dominican Republic’s La Romana area is one of the titans of Dominican hospitality. But the large-scale resort, which features some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean (including the famous “Teeth of the Dog” …

 Above: Dominican President Danilo Medina and MINUSTAH Chief Sandra Honore By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danillo Medina held talks on Friday with Trinidad native Sandra Honore, the special representative of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in …

 Above: the inauguration ceremony By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has formally opened the new San Pedro de Macoris-La Romana highway. Dominican President Danilo Medina was on hand to inaugurate the project, which is part of the government’s …

 Above: the meeting at the National Palace (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Officials from the Dominican Republic and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights met Monday at the National Palace in Santo Domingo. The meeting covered the recent …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina signed a decree Friday establishing the terms and conditions for what he called the “regularization of foreigners in an irregular situation” in the country. …

 Above: David Ortiz and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff David Ortiz, who helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series last month with an MVP performance, visited with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on …

 Above: Dominican Deputy Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Trullols and Haiti Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Fritz Cineas (Photo: OPDR) By Alexander Britell The Dominican Republic has recalled its Ambassador to Haiti, Ruben Silie, for “consultation,” the government announced Wednesday night. …