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DR among British Airways’ top 13 destinations for 2013

British Airways has compiled a list of its top 13 destinations to visit in 2013, after a poll on the airline’s Facebook page. Holidays in Dominican Republic are emerging as a must do for travelers, especially in Punta Cana on … Continue reading

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Dominicans head home for Christmas

In Santa Domingo, the city’s bus terminals have been packed with passengers heading for their hometowns for the Christmas holidays. The Technical Land Transport Office is controlling and checking the urban transport vehicles to ensure optimal conditions of safety during … Continue reading

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After more than 30 years, cruise ship visits Puerto Plata

Although it has been almost thirty years without a cruise ship in its port, the World Cruise, from the Bahamas arrived in Puerto Plata last Thursday, with 340 passengers on board. The ship arrived at 7:30am where it was received … Continue reading

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Cross-mountain road gets a US$$350M kickoff

The Public Works Minister, Gonzalo Castillo said on Sunday that the Santiago-San Juan (north-south) road, will be tendered for next year. He also revealed that various studies are being conducted to determine the best route for the construction to take. … Continue reading

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Unprecedented: 7,000 college students complete intensive English course

Almost 7,000 college students who completed the Higher Education Ministry’s English Immersion for Competitiveness Program graduated on Saturday. Vice president Margarita Cedeno, who led the commencement ceremony, told the graduates that it was a great step in their life, achieving … Continue reading

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Casa de Campo among top sun destinations for Canadians

In an article on the top sun destinations for Canadians, the edmontonexaminer.com said, the Dominican Republic is an ideal sun destination for those needing a break from the chill of winter, and it is a highly popular Caribbean island escape … Continue reading

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Sambil Shopping Center opens to the public

Located on John F. Kennedy avenue, The Sambil Shopping Center opened its doors last Friday. It is expected it will generate nearly 4,000 direct jobs and some 6,000 indirect jobs, according to its promoters. Speaking on how the new mall … Continue reading

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Environment plants 4.7M trees with RD$170.9M since August

Beginning in August, and spending a total of RD$170.9 million, the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry has planted over 4.7 million trees throughout the country, especially in deteriorated river basins and along the border. Environment minister Bautista Rojas said that … Continue reading

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Investigative journalist is first Dominican to get Rotary’s top honor

Dom Republic-Nuria Piera Nuria Piera, the well known investigative journalist and television producer, has become the first Dominican to receive the Rotary international’s highest honour. “For an investigative journalism always denouncing the problems of the needy, helping through her formidable … Continue reading

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Centro Leon announces fifth congress on Caribbean culture

The Centro Leon in Santiago announced the fifth annual “International Music, Identity and Cultural Congress” of the Caribbean, and it will take place between April 12th-14th. The organizers have decided that this fifth edition will be dedicated to the “Caribbean … Continue reading

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