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Haiti’s Sunrise Airways to Launch Port-au-Prince-Santo Domingo Service

 Above: a Sunrise Airways Jetstream 32 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Sunrise Airways will be launching new service from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo on Friday. The new carrier has received approval from Haiti’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dominican …

Santo Domingo Among Cities Most Vulnerable to Rising Sea Levels

 Above: Santo Domingo from space (NASA photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rising sea levels could mean catastrophic effects for the Caribbean, and Santo Domingo is one of the world’s most vulnerable cities in that regard, according to the World …

Six Great Places to Eat in Santo Domingo

 Santo Domingo made our list of the top 10 cities for food in the Caribbean, and any visit to the Dominican Republic’s capital will make it abundantly clear why. Here’s a list of six terrific places to chow down in …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …