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New Intercontinental Hotel Breaks Ground in Santo Domingo

 Above: the groundbreaking ceremony ({Photo: OPDR) By the Caribbean Journal staff A new Intercontinental hotel project has broken ground in Santo Domingo. The new Intercontinental franchise is the brainchild of Grupo Poma, which is based in El Salvador. The company …

Seven Great Museums in the Caribbean

 Above: the MUPANAH museum in Haiti It isn’t the first thing you think about when you visit the Caribbean. But the Caribbean actually has a large number of high-quality museums featuring art, culture, history and more. From smaller art institutions …

The 10 Best Caribbean Summer Vacations For 2013

 It’s summertime! The weather’s heating up, work is slowing down, and it’s time for a vacation — to the Caribbean, of course. One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is that summer trade winds and island breezes can …

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 Above: a rendering of the Sheraton Santo Domingo By Alexander Britell PUNTA CANA — The Sheraton brand will be returning to Santo Domingo in December with the opening of the Sheraton Santo Domingo Hotel, Starwood Hotels announced. The 245-room hotel, …

 Above: a map of the quake (Graphic: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.0-magnitude earthquake shook the southern coast of the Dominican Republic early Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake’s epicentre was approximately 17 …

 Above: a map of the earthquake (Graphic: USGS) The Dominican Republic was shaken by its second earthquake in as many days Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. A 4.4-Magnitude quake rocked the area near Samana on the country’s …

 Above: a map of the quake (Photo: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic was lightly shaken by a 4.3-Magnitude earthquake this morning near the city of Bonao, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake came …

 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 …

 Above: construction work on Panama’s new Metro project (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Construction on Panama City’s new Metro is moving forward, with 30 percent of the project completed, according to the government. The first tests runs will …

 Above: Engineer Diandino Peña By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the Dominican Republic has completed technical and economic feasibility studies of a proposed rail link between the capital Santo Domingo and the northern Cibao region. The announcement was …

 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: 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 …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air carriers LIAT and COPA Airlines are partnering with government of Barbados, the Cuban Embassy and Caribbean Publishers, Inc to move books to Cuba for a major cultural show. LIAT’s cargo aircraft will transport the …