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Dominican Republic to Launch New Mountain Road Project in April

 Above: the Constanza-Jarabacoa road, inaugurated by President Leonel Fernandez today (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Signaling what the government called a new era in road infrastructure, the Dominican Republic today announced it would launch construction of a new …

Dominican Republic President to Open $100 Million Highway Project

 Above: the new highway from Casabito to Jarabacoa (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez will open the new highway between the towns of Constanza and Jarabacoa on Tuesday, the culmination of a more than …

Curacao, Sint Maarten Could Become Associate Members of CARICOM

 Above: Curacao (Photo: Curacao Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM’s Council of Ministers has agreed to establish a working group to look at issues pertaining to the organization’s associate members, and two territories, Curacao and Sint Maarten, have expressed …

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 Above: Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff A recent visit by Haitian Interior Minister Thierry Mayard-Paul to the Dominican Republic led to discussion about potential collaboration on a public security initiative between the two countries. Mayard-Paul held talks with …

 Above: the Heroes de la Restauracion Monument in Santiago (Photo: DR Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has received a $130 million loan to refinance the rehabilitation, construction and operation of the Viadom network of toll roads. …

 Above: Members of a UNHCR tea interview a refugee in the Dominican Republic (UNCHR Photo/F Martinez) By the Caribbean Journal staff A United Nations-backed census has recently launched aiming to provide better information on refugees and asylum-seekers in the Dominican …

 Above: US Attorney Wifredo Ferrer (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Wifredo Ferrer and Javier Pena, Special Agent in Charge for the US Drug Enforcement Administration announced the unsealing of a …

 Above: Bahamian Agriculture Minister Lawrence Cartwright, National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest and US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have a brief conversation during a reception at Atlantis on Wednesday (BIS photo/Kristaan Ingraham) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas …

 Above: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CARICOM Ministers at the launch of the Caribbean Security Initiative (Photo: US Department of State) Guyana will be hosting the Second Meeting of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Commission Thursday and Friday …

 Above: Executive Producer Dr Keith Nurse By the Caribbean Journal staff “Forward Home,” a documentary which takes a look at the way the Caribbean diaspora travels, and its significant economic impact on the region, has been released on DVD following …

 Above: Hipolito Mejia Dominguez (Photo: US DOD) Hipolito Mejia Dominguez, who was the president of the Dominican Republic from 2000 and 2004 and is currently running for the office in 2012, will arrive in Antigua on Friday looking to woo …

 By Alexander Britell Earlier this week, the World Bank released a report on growth prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean. That macro region had three distinct areas – Latin America itself, which is in the midst of an economic …

 The Caribbean region’s real GDP is projected to grow at 4.2 percent this year, following a 3.4 percent increase in 2010, according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. The organization predicted a 7.2 percent in consumer prices for …