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Haiti-Dominican Republic Border Region to Get EU Funding for Development

 Above: EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs (Photo: Joanna Legeurre) By the Caribbean Journal staff The European Union will spend $95.8 million for projects and programmes in the Dominican Republic this year, primarily in the country’s border region with Haiti, according …

Dominican Republic Signs Cooperation Agreement on Bioenergy

 Above: Santo Domingo (Photo: DRT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s National Energy Commission signed a technical cooperation agreement Friday with the Inter-American Development Bank on the development of bioenergy. The agreement will develop a series of studies …

Haiti Central Bank Officials Meet With Dominican Republic Delegation

 Above: officials at the meeting (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from the Reserve Bank of the Dominican Republic (BanReservas), has concluded a meeting with officials at Haiti’s Central Bank. The BanReservas officials met with a contingent …

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 Above: Mexico City By the Caribbean Journal staff International cooperation is essential to fighting organized crime, according to Dominican Republic Attorney General Dr Radhames Jimenez Peña. Jimenez was speaking as a guest lecturer at the High-Level Hemispheric Meeting Against Transnational …

 Above: the Sanctuary Cap Cana By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic projects an increasing number of visitors from Italy to the country in 2012, following a jump in 2011, according to Vice Minister of Tourism Magaly Toribio. The …

 Above: Haitian President Michel Martelly at a housing project event earlier this week (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso met in Port-au-Prince Wednesday with Haitian President Michel Martelly to hold talks on …

 Above: a ceremony marking the groundbreaking (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Consulate General in the Dominican Republic has begun construction in Aruba on the Plaza Juan Pablo Duarte, honouring one of the founding fathers of the Dominican …

 Above: Dominican Republic Foreign Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haitian President Michel Martelly and Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe are meeting Wednesday with Dominican Republic Chancellor Carlos Morales Troncoso in Port-au-Prince. The two sides will …

 Above: Independence Square, Puerto Plata (Photo: DR Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s economy grew by 4.5 percent in 2011, according to a report from President Leonel Fernandez. The President said 160,000 jobs were created last year, …

 Above: the meeting in Santo Domingo (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez held a lunch Friday with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in Santo Domingo. Fernandez and Aznar were joined by Dominican …

 Above: the Metro in Santo Domingo (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez will take a ride on the second Metro line in Santo Domingo Feb. 27 to test out the new route, on which …

 Above, from left: Ambassador Ruben Silie, MINUSTAH Chief Mariano Fernandez and DR President Leonel Fernandez (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez met Tuesday in Santo Domingo with Mariano Fernandez, chief of MINUSTAH, the UN …

 Above: the national paving plan in process (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing the country’s nationwide infrastructure push, the Dominican Republic is investing $20.6 million in a National Asphalt Plan to remake its roads. The plan, which was …

 Above: Education Minister Josefina Pimentel (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic will invest approximately $3 million to help 39 school buildings that suffered damage from recent earthquakes in the country, according to the Ministry of Education. …

 Above: the announcement of the new base (Photo: Rafael Beltre) By the Caribbean Journal staff After the announcement of a new United States-built naval station in the Dominican Republic led to a whirl of activity on Twitter, the Dominican government …

 Above: President Fernandez leads the discussion (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez met Friday with several judges of the Central American Court of Justice. The President was joined by Francisco Dario Lobo Lara, the …

 Above: the discussions in Santo Domingo (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez held talks today with Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman in Santo Domingo. The two officials, who were joined by Dominican Republic Foreign …

 Above: Economy Minister Temistocles Montas (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development unveil today its multi-year public sector planning programme through 2014. The plan contains the programmes and projects with budget …