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Dominican Republic Signs Agreement to Create European Studies Centre

 Above: EU Representative Irene Horejs (Photo: CIG/José Ramón Cuevas) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will be home to a new Center for European Studies, following an agreement between the Directorate General of Multilateral Cooperation and the Global …

Dominican Republic President Opens New $18 Million Highway Project

 Above: the new highway By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez has inaugurated the new Mao-Santiago Rodriguez highway, built at a cost of just under $18 million. The project, which involved a significant rehabilitation, aimed to improve …

JW Marriott Plans Santo Domingo Hotel

 Above: a rendering of the planned JW Marriott in Santo Domingo By the Caribbean Journal staff Marriott’s JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts will open a new JW Marriott hotel in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in 2014, the company …

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 Above: Dominican Republic Planning Minister Temistocles Montas (OECD Photo/Natali Wyson) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and the Dominican Republic will meet in Santo Domingo next week to coordinate initiatives on bilateral cooperation that were part of an agreement the …

 Above: Dominican Republic Attorney General Radhames Jimenez and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic Attorney General Radhames Jimenez met Thursday with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza to …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez is proposing the creation of a fund to finance micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the region. The momentum for these kinds …

 Above: Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Given the behaviour of the Dominican Republic’s economy in the first quarter, the country’s economy is projected to grow 4.5 percent by the end of 2012, …

 Above: President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez is proposing the creation of a multidisciplinary group to analyze the factors affecting the volatility of food and oil prices. The group would work …

 By Kathie Klarreich A few months into my Knight International Journalism Fellowship in Haiti, I was conducting a training session in a radio newsroom in the capital when a reporter danced through the open door. He proudly announced that he’d …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Tourism is developing a “National Community Tourism Plan” to improve growth in the sector. The announcement of the plan, which was made in San Juan de la Maguana, was made …

 Above: Officials during the Honduras visit By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic recently sent a trade mission to Honduras to hold talks with local entrepreneurs and business industry associations, looking to expand trade between the two countries. The …

 Above: the signing ceremony in Washington (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic and the Organization of American States today signed an agreement on the privileges and immunities of the observers who will oversee the …

 The story of Ron Atlantico begins in the Dominican Republic. But even before that, it began at Georgetown University. It was there that co-founders Aleco Azqueta and Brandon Lieb were classmates, and soon after colleagues at Bacardi. Azqueta then went …

 Above: the new station in Las Galeras By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s National Police has opened a new station in Las Galeras. The station comes in part to respond to a surge in development and tourism in …

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor In the Caribbean, it is well established that political corruption contributes to the spread of organized crime and terrorism. Corrupt politicians participate directly or indirectly in the trafficking of drugs, arms and human beings. In …

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly and Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly made an official visit to Santo Domingo Monday, beginning with a working meeting with Dominican Republic President Leonel …

 Above: President Leonel Fernandez at the French-Dominican Business Forum (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is in the process of shifting its economic model from one that is labour-intensive to one that is capital intensive, according …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of 82 technicians from Haiti and the Dominican Republic participated this week in an advanced course on Agricultural Quarantine, part of renewed collaboration efforts between the two countries. The course was sponsored by …