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Dominican Republic Gets $130 Million Loan from IDB for Toll Road

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. […]


United Nations Launches Census of Refugees in Dominican Republic

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 […]


Miami Prosecutor Indicts Five for Caribbean Narco-Trafficking

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 […]


United States, Caribbean Security Officials Hold Talks in Nassau

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 […]

Guyana to Host Caribbean Security Forum

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 […]

The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora

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 […]

CJ Politics

A Dominican Republic Presidential Candidate Courts Voters in Antigua

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 […]

Cristina Savescu, World Bank Economist, on Caribbean Growth

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 […]

International Monetary Fund: Caribbean Real GDP to Grow 4.2 percent in 2011

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 […]


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