Dominican Republic

CARICOM to Suspend Consideration of Dominican Republic’s Bid For Membership

 Above: Trinidad Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar By the Caribbean Journal staff Using its strongest language to date, the Caribbean Community issued a stern statement Tuesday condemning the recent Constitutional Court decision in the Dominican Republic that could strip hundreds of …

Haiti, Dominican Republic Hold Talks in Caracas on Citizenship Ruling

 Above: the meeting in Caracas (Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic have begun talks on the controversial citizenship ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court regarding Dominicans of Haitian descent. Haiti Foreign Minister Pierre …

Haiti’s Sunrise Airways to Launch Port-au-Prince-Santo Domingo Service

 Above: a Sunrise Airways Jetstream 32 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways will be launching new service from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo on Friday. The new carrier has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican …

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 Above: Santo Domingo from space (NASA photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rising sea levels could mean catastrophic effects for the Caribbean, and Santo Domingo is one of the world’s most vulnerable cities in that regard, according to the World …

 Above: the new Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa By the Caribbean Journal staff AMResorts has officially opened its new Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic. The property, which debuted on Saturday, was inaugurated at a …

 Above: a graphic of the quake (USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic was lightly shaken by a 4.7-magnitude earthquake early Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake struck at around 4:13 AM in the …

 Above: the Villa Celeste Estate By the Caribbean Journal staff The Villa Celeste Estate eco-boutique hotel has officially opened in Jarabacoa in the Dominican Republic. The property, which includes eight guestrooms, opened its doors on Friday. “Our goal is to …

 Above: the meeting in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina held talks this week with Luis Emilio Rodriguez Amiami, president of ASONAHORES, the country’s hotel and restaurant association. The 20-minute conversation covered the progress …

 Cabarete in the Dominican Republic is one of the most international destinations in the Caribbean — and by far one of the coolest.  Cabarete is loaded with great beachside cafes and interesting small shops and is frequented by an eclectic …

 Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff JetBlue is ramping up its Caribbean flights out of Fort Lauderdale, with new nonstop service to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the company announced Tuesday. JetBlue …

 Above: a graphic of the quake By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.2-magnitude earthquake caused light shaking in the Dominican Republic early Friday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred about 11 km north of Estebania, …

 Above: a Seaborne Plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Seaborne Airlines is launching service to the Dominican Republic, the company announced Wednesday. The St Croix-based carrier will be introducing service from San Juan to La Romana International Airport in the …

 WHEN YOU look at the the variety of adventure experiences you can have from Puerto Plata, it’s easy to see why the destination stands the test of time. Puerto Plata and Playa Dorado were some of the first tourist destinations …

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline has risen to 22,532 rooms, according to data from STR, with the Dominican Republic leading Caribbean countries. The Dominican Republic has 11 hotels and 2,455 rooms …

 Above: the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Community issued a statement Thursday expressing concern over the recent citizenship ruling in the Dominican Republic that could leave hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent …

 Above: Luis Liriano, Jakaira Cid ,Fausto Fernandez, Anny Mariel Gomez and Maximo Iglesias By the Caribbean Journal staff PUERTO PLATA — Earlier this year, the Dominican Republic announced its plan to “relaunch” the destination of Puerto Plata. For now, the …

 Above: the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has the best climate for green investment in the Caribbean, according to a new report from the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. …

 Above: the National Palace in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff A recent ruling by the Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court that could deprive hundreds of thousands of Dominican-born Haitians of their citizenship could have a “devastating impact” on …