Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic’s Danilo Medina Meets With President of IDB

 Above: the talks at the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met last week with Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, in Santo Domingo. The meeting …

Dominican Republic Lightly Shaken By 4.5-Magnitude Earthquake

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic was shaken Saturday morning by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, according to data from the United States Geological survey. The epicentre of the …

Caribbean Photo of the Week: Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Emil Pappaterra, who sent in this beautiful snapshot of Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great Caribbean Photo? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the subject …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s tourism boom continues. The region’s leading tourism destination received just under 2.7 million tourist stopover arrivals in the first half of 2014, an …

 Above: Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell and and Dominican Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Cesar Dargam Espaillat, respectively (BIS Photo/Eric Rose) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have signed a technical cooperation agreement, the two sides …

 Above: Punta Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will play host to the fourth annual Caribbean Hospitality Investment Conference and Operations Summit (CHICOS) in November. The summit will take place from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14 at …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Edrington CEO Ian Curle By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met this week with Ian Curle, Chief Executive Officer of Scotland’s The Edrington Group. Edrington owns approximately 60 percent …

 THE LATEST Caribbean Photo of the Week comes from Caribbean Journal reader Evelyn Paiewonsky, who sent in this photo of Cayo Arena (also called Cayo Paraiso) in the Dominican Republic. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will soon be receiving a $100 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank following its approval this week. The loan aims to boost health care in …

 Above: a protest in Santo Domingo over the ongoing citizenship issue (UN Photo/J Tanner) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of United Nations human rights experts is urging the Dominican Republic to “adopt the necessary legal measures to restore …

 Above: US Vice President Joe Biden and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina received United States Vice President for an official visit on Thursday in Santo Domingo. Medina …

 Above: United States Vice President Joe Biden By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden was set to arrive at Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo on Wednesday. Biden was visiting the Dominican Republic after having …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina said Tuesday that he was requesting Haiti’s cooperation on the issue of documentation for citizens. Citizenship and migration have been issues of major discored …

 Above: Pope Francis and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (Photo: OP Dominican Republic) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina met Friday with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The 29-minute meeting included talks about the government’s social …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina in Rome (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina arrived in Rome on Thursday ahead of his visit with the Pope on Friday at the Vatican. Medina arrived on …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Inter-American Development Bank has approved a $78 million loan to the Dominican Republic to improve the country’s electrical distribution grid and reduce electricity waste. The project, which is …

 Above: a map of the quake (graphic: United States Geological Survey) By the Caribbean Journal staff The northern Dominican Republic was lightly shaken by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. It struck at …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina departing from San Isidro Air Base (left) (DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina departed from San Isidro Air Base on Saturday for El Salvador, where he will be on …