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US State Department Officials Visiting Haiti, Dominican Republic

 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Two top United States officials are visiting Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week. Counselor Thomas A Shannon and Special Coordinator for Haiti Thomas C Adams are traveling to the two …

Dominican Republic Names New Ambassador to Brazil

 Above: the National Palace in Santo Domingo (Photo: DICOM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina has officially appointed Alejandro Zarzuela Arias as the country’s new Ambassador to Brazil. The Caribbean country’s new envoy had been serving …

Haiti, Dominican Republic Sign Trade Pact

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Dominican Minister of the Presidency Gustvao Montalvo in Juan Dolio on Thursday (Photo: OPM Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic have signed a new trade agreement, the two …

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 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: 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: 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: 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 …

 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 …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has passed long-awaited legislation addressing the country’s controversial citizenship ruling from last year. Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina issued Law 169-14, which establishes special rules for …