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Dominican Republic President, Former Spanish PM Aznar Meet in Santo Domingo

 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 …

Dominican Republic Continues Work on Metro Expansion in Santo Domingo

 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 …

UN Haiti Chief Meets with Dominican Republic President Fernandez

 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 …

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 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 …

 Above: the new housing community (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic is set to unveil a new $4.05 million low-income housing project in San Pedro de Macoris, the government announced today. On Thursday, President Leonel Fernandez …

 Above: Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez and South Korean Public Administration Minister Maeng Hyung-kuy (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez met Tuesday with South Korean Public Administration and Security Minister Maeng Hyung-kyu. The Korean …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …