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Dominica: Rescue teams search for three men missing at sea

– Police say they are continuing the search for three people, including an unidentified foreign national, who have been reported missing at sea since Sunday. In a statement, the police said that the Coast Guard had received a report on Sunday afternoon, that the missing were on a boat named “Tsunami


Dominica government signs $200-million contract with Digicel

(CMC) – Dominica has signed an EC$200 million (one EC dollar=US$0.37 cents) agreement with the Irish-based telecommunication company, Digicel, which it says is intended to meet the growing telecommunication and information communication and technology (ICT) needs of the island.


Canadian soccer veteran Tosaint Ricketts optimistic of direction of men's national team

For Tosaint Ricketts, the road to the Canadian men’s national soccer team began in Chile. Therein lies one of the biggest problems for the national team and the reason they are currently 78th in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.


Pesos being used as toonies in Kingston area

A Kingston resident is warning fellow Kingstonians to keep a close eye on their change as coins from the Dominican Republic have been circulating as toonies in the area. “I found pesos in my change and have been told there are quite a few others in Kingston who have found them in their change too,”


What to Do in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the capital city of the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic. Although the Dominican Republic is best known for its stunning beachside resorts, the capital city of Santo Domingo is noted for being a hub of culture and history. In Santo Domingo, you’ll find several sites of his


Dominican Republic was on El Chapo’s to-do list: El Dia

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican connection for the Sinaloa cartel under the leadership of Joaquín (El Chapo) Guzmán, confirmed this week by one of the witnesses in the trial against the Mexican capo in the United States, was reported by El Dia in Feb. 2014, after the arrest in the country of one of hi


There's a forgotten village in Haiti that has been cut off from the rest of the country for over a decade. Here are 23 photos that show what it's like for the people who still live there.

While many residents have left the forgotten village behind, some still hold out hope in a place lacking health services, electricity, paved roads, and clean water. Children hoping for an education have to journey to the town of Chapotin, which is located more than an hour and a half away. Many skip


8 Beautiful and historic Catholic churches in the Caribbean

The culture of the Caribbean has been heavily influenced by the introduction of Catholicism by its first European colonists. The names of the islands themselves have their origin in the Catholic saint names and names for the Blessed Virgin Mary that the Spanish and the French gave them when they cla


The Most and Least Visited Caribbean Destinations

Despite the devastating hurricanes that rocked many of the Caribbean’s most gorgeous islands in 2017, the region as a whole is actually drawing more tourists per year than ever. That means you may face some incredibly crowded beaches. To help you plan your trip and find a little peace (or a bustling


Dominicans Worried About Haitian Migration

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – For a long time, the Dominican Republic has faced the problem of the penetration of Haitian nationals in its territory. Especially in the face of the almost total deforestation of the Haitian territory with its negative consequences, such as the depletio


White Sox Talk Podcast: Inside the White Sox prospects trip to the Dominican Republic

White Sox Talk Podcast: Inside the White Sox prospects trip to the Dominican Republic originally appeared on nbcsportschicago.com. Thirteen of the White Sox top American born prospects are in the Dominican Republic this week for a cultural exchange trip organized by the White Sox, giving players lik


Finnair To Add Japan, Dominican Republic Routes

VIENNA—Finnair is planning to launch 2X-weekly Helsinki-Sapporo (Japan) seasonal service, from Dec. 15, 2019 through March 27, 2020. Sapporo will be Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka. “Japan is a key market for us ... Finnair is the only Eur


Hammer Fiber (HMMR) Sees Stock Rise on Dominica Telecom Launch

(NEW YORK)–Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR) announced agreement with Wikibuli to provide wireless telecommunications services in Dominica, with construction of a new network infrastructure expected to begin in January 2019.


Trump's newest trade idea might defeat the purpose of a border wall

The Trump administration is reportedly considering kicking the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Nicaragua out of a US trade agreement. Administration officials are allegedly concerned that the agreement gives China backdoor access to the American market, despite strict rules to prevent exactly t


Finnair to expand services to Japan, Dominican Republic

Finnair will launch 2X-weekly Helsinki-Sapporo (Japan) seasonal service, from Dec. 15, 2019 through March 27, 2020. Sapporo will be Finnair’s fifth destination in Japan, in addition to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.


Mexico's Ortiz (66) takes first-round lead at the Latin America Amateur

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Alvaro Ortiz’s pre-tournament travel troubles didn’t hurt him in the opening round of the Latin America Amateur Championship. They may have even helped him.


At Casa de Campo, Guerra's growth aligns with LAAC spotlight

In Juan Jose Guerra’s mind, there are two paths for players: start hot and stall, or bloom late and flourish. Guerra likes to think of himself as being on the latter one, and those who know him agree.


Precipitate Completes Acquisition of 100% Interest in Pueblo Grande Project in Dominican Republic

Precipitate Gold Corp. (TSXV: PRG) (the “Company” or “Precipitate”) is pleased to announce it has closed the transaction previously announced with Everton Resources Inc. (“Everton”). The Company has now completed the transfer of title to fully acquire ownership of all of Everton’s Dominican Republic


Ortiz finally arrives for his last chance to win the Latin America Amateur

LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — For the last 20 or so hours, Mexico's Alvaro Ortiz has been welcomed with a lot of laughs and varying versions of the same sentiment. He even heard it in the middle of an interview Wednesday, when a tournament official called out to him: "Alvaro! Glad you made it!"


Norwegian Opens Second School with Proceeds from 'Hope Starts Here' Campaign

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced the re-opening of the Morne Prosper Pre and Primary Schools in Morne Prosper Village, Dominica, the second school to benefit from the company’s Hope Starts Here hurricane relief campaign, according to a press release.