Dominican Republic

Rum Journal: A Conversation with Atlantico Rum’s Aleco Azqueta

 The story of Ron Atlantico begins in the Dominican Republic. But even before that, it began at Georgetown University. It was there that co-founders Aleco Azqueta and Brandon Lieb were classmates, and soon after colleagues at Bacardi. Azqueta then went …

Dominican Republic Opens Police Station in Growing Tourist Town of Las Galeras

 Above: the new station in Las Galeras By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s National Police has opened a new station in Las Galeras. The station comes in part to respond to a surge in development and tourism in …

Haiti’s Martelly Visits Dominican Republic, Signs Technical Agreements

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly made an official visit to Santo Domingo Monday, beginning with a working meeting with Dominican Republic President Leonel …

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 Above: President Leonel Fernandez at the French-Dominican Business Forum (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is in the process of shifting its economic model from one that is labour-intensive to one that is capital intensive, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of 82 technicians from Haiti and the Dominican Republic participated this week in an advanced course on Agricultural Quarantine, part of renewed collaboration efforts between the two countries. The course was sponsored by …

 Above: Engineer Diandino Peña By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Dominican Republic has completed technical and economic feasibility studies of a proposed rail link between the capital Santo Domingo and the northern Cibao region. The announcement was …

 Above: the new Montecristi-Dajabon highway (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez is unveiling the new Montecristi-Dajabon highway today, built at a cost of more than $7.7 million. The 34.6km road will link the provinces …

 Above: Ron Brugal is becoming increasingly popular in Chile By the Caribbean Journal staff With Ron Brugal and Santa Ema wine, the Dominican Republic and Chile discussed the increased trade and economic interaction between the two countries in a ceremony …

 Above: Larimar (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff It is a stone found only in the Dominican Republic. And now, a semi-precious stone called Larimar will get its own school in the country. The Ministry of Industry and Commerce …

 Above: Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic now has a “stable” financial system that allows monetary policy to focus on targeting inflation without being deflected by issues related to the health of …

 Above: a basketball court at the new community (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez has inaugurated two housing projects in the Samana and Maria Trinidad Sanchez provinces with a total investment of approximately $3.1 …

 Above: Dominican Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso (UN Photo/JC McIlwaine) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will join the Framework Treaty on Democratic Security in Central America as part of a commitment to addressing transnational crime, Foreign Minister …

 Above: the signing of the agreement (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Labour, Major League Baseball and two other agencies have signed an agreement on vocational training and youth employment in the country’s baseball …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Portugal and the Dominican Republic have signed a new air services agreement, replacing the previous pact from February 1995. The agreement ensures a more flexible regulatory framework, according to the two sides. …

 Above: EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs (Photo: Joanna Legeurre) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union will spend $95.8 million for projects and programmes in the Dominican Republic this year, primarily in the country’s border region with Haiti, according …

 Above: Santo Domingo (Photo: DRT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s National Energy Commission signed a technical cooperation agreement Friday with the Inter-American Development Bank on the development of bioenergy. The agreement will develop a series of studies …

 Above: officials at the meeting (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic (BanReservas), has concluded a meeting with officials at Haiti’s Central Bank. The BanReservas officials met with a contingent …

 Above: Mexico City By the Caribbean Journal staff International cooperation is essential to fighting organized crime, according to Dominican Republic Attorney General Dr Radhames Jimenez Peña. Jimenez was speaking as a guest lecturer at the High-Level Hemispheric Meeting Against Transnational …