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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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Sheraton Returning to Santo Domingo

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, […]

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Light Earthquake Shakes Southern Coast of Dominican Republic

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 […]

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Northeastern Dominican Republic Shaken By 4.4-Magnitude Earthquake

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 […]


Dominican Republic Shaken by 4.3-Magnitude Earthquake Near Bonao

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 […]


JW Marriott Plans Santo Domingo Hotel

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 […]

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Panama's Metro Project Moves Forward

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 […]


Dominican Republic Concludes Feasibility Studies on Santo Domingo-Cibao Train

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 […]


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 […]

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United Nations Launches Census of Refugees in Dominican Republic

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 […]


LIAT, COPA Airlines Partner to Help Cultural Programme in Cuba

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 […]



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