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A Boost for Haiti’s Coffee Farmers

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s coffee industry will soon be receiving support from a multi-partner development programme that could provide help to as many as 10,000 smallholder coffee farmers in the country. The programme, which was jointly set up …

Eastern Dominican Republic Shaken By 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake

 Above: San Pedro de Macoris By the Caribbean Journal staff The eastern Dominican Republic was shaken by a 4.4-magnitude earthquake early Wednesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. It was the second earthquake in the country in less …

Dominican Republic Approves Creation of National Orchestral Academy

 Above: the Dominican Republic’s National Symphony By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s National Council of Culture has approved the creation of an Academy of Orchestral Studies, a new body that will be operated with private funds and assigned …

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 Above: Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez called on European lawmakers to prioritize jobs and stimulate economic growth during a visit to …

 Updated: 7/8, 11:15 AM Above: Barahona in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook the area of El Cachon in the Dominican Republic near the border with Haiti Saturday, according to the United States Geological …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez in Paris (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez has arrived in Paris to begin a tour of European nations. Fernandez came to the French capital from Rome, where …

 Above: the meeting at the National Palace in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez and President-Elect Danilo Medina held met and had lunch at the National Palace in Santo Domingo Tuesday. They were joined …

 Above: State Sen. Adriano Espaillat By the Caribbean Journal staff Adriano Espaillat, who was bidding to become the first Dominican-American member of the United States Congress, has lost in the Democratic primary to longtime Rep. Charles Rangel. Espaillat had found …

 Above: New York State Sen. Adriano Espaillat By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez is calling for the Dominican community in New York to support Adriano Espaillat in his primary battle against Congressman Charles Rangel. Espaillat, a …

 Above: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe (Photo: OPM) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe visited the customs office at Malpasse near the Haiti-Dominican Republic border on Friday, inquiring about the conditions under which tax collections are …

 Above: the ceremony at the National Palace (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez received the credentials Friday of two new ambassadors to the country from Colombia and Guinea-Bissau in a ceremony at the National …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez presented the certificates of tax incentives for two films produced in the country this year, part of what the government hopes is an increase in local film production. The films …

 Above: the region near the Massacre River in the Dominican Republic By the Caribbean Journal staff Trade with Haiti has become of vital importance to the Dominican Republic, according to Dominican Economy Minister Temistocles Montas. The country’s strong relations with …

 Above: Samana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy grew by approximately 4 percent in the first quarter of 2012, according to Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu. That number indicated that the economy was operating below its …

 Above: the new facility in San Francisco de Macoris (CIG Photo/Felix Lara) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has officially opened the Mario Ortega multipurpose pavilion and sports complex, following a ceremony Tuesday led by President Leonel Fernandez. …

 Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, and Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina are planning to convene bilateral talks. The two sides are pledging to further strengthen …

 Above: an advertisement for Matusalem from 1957 (Photo: Ron Matusalem) JUST 10 YEARS after Don Facundo Bacardi Masso began operations in Santiago de Cuba, Benjamin and Eduardo Camp, brothers from Spain, along with a third partner, Evaristo Alvarez, opened a …

 Above: Dominican Republic President-Elect Danilo Medina By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly is extending his “warmest congratulations” to Danilo Medina, the President-Elect of the Dominican Republic. Medina won the country’s election on Sunday. Martelly, in a statement, …