Dominican Republic

Sheraton Hotel Holds Grand Opening in Santo Domingo

 Above: the new Sheraton in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff The new Sheraton Santo Domingo hotel held its grand opening in the Dominican Republic’s capital on Wednesday. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina officially inaugurated the property, which had …

Barack Obama Writes Letter to Dominican Republic’s Medina on Trade Talks

 Above: United States President Barack Obama (White House Photo: Pete Souza) By the Caribbean Journal staff United States President Barack Obama has written a letter to Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina about the possible impact of Trans-Pacific Partnership apparel provisions …

Dominican Republic Looking to Create “Culture of Entrepreneurship”

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s government is looking to foster a “culture of entrepreneurship and job creation,” according to President Danilo Medina. On Monday, the country …

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 Above: Punta Cana (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is off to a strong start in tourism so far in 2014, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country saw a 5.8 percent increase …

 Above: Curacao PM Ivar Asjes and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes held talks this week in the context of the VI Summit …

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina has appointed agronomist Angel Estevez as the country’s new Minister of Agriculture, the National Palace announced on Thursday. Estevez replaces former Agriculture Minister …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina and Costa Rica President-Elect Luis Guillermo Solis (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina received Costa Rica President-Elect Luis Guillermo Solis for a meeting on Thursday morning. Medina was …

 YOU CAN find good fish on almost any restaurant table in the Caribbean. It’s almost always fresh, locally sourced and well prepared. But the great plate of fish is often in more rarefied air — an exclusive place where master …

 Above: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic and Turkey have signed agreements on economic and civil aviation cooperation. The agreements were signed by Dominican Republic President Danilo …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Dominican Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo earlier this year (Photo: OPDR) By Alexander Britell Haiti and the Dominican Republic have postponed their high-level talks for a second time, Caribbean Journal has learned. …

 Above: Solo Pollo in Bavaro (all photos by CJ) BAVARO — Yes, they serve other things here. But at a place called “Only Chicken,” why would you order anything else? Solo Pollo, as it’s actually known, is a small outdoor-only …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina at the inauguration ceremony for the two new centres By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina officially inaugurated two new air traffic control centres in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana in …

 Above: the Sheraton Santo Domingo By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand has officially returned to Santo Domingo. Starwood Hotels and Resorts this week announced the debut of the new Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel at the former Melia …

 This week was the Dominican Republic’s leading tourism conference, DATE, which saw officials and tourism industry stakeholders from across the country gather in Punta Cana. To learn more about the state of Dominican tourism, Caribbean Journal caught up with eight …

 Above: Radames Martinez-Aponte, the Dominican Republic’s vice minister for tourism (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic saw 10 percent growth in visitors from the United States last year, according to Radames Martinez-Aponte, the country’s vice …

 Above: the Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Dominican Republic has officially kicked off its national tourism conference in the area of Punta Cana. DATE, the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange, is being held …

 Above: the Dominican Republic (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy is projected to grow by 4.5 percent in 2014, according to a projection from the International Monetary Fund, which recently concluded a visit to the …

 Above: construction at the Baha Mar in New Providence (Baha Mar photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas currently leads the Caribbean in the number of hotel rooms under construction, according to a new report from hotel analytics firm …