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Argentina and Dominican Republic Hold Talks on Trade Relations, Integration

 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 …

Dominican Republic Unveils Multi-Year Public Sector Planning Programme

 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 …

Dominican Republic to Open $4 Million Housing Project in San Pedro de Macoris

 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 …

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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …