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A former priest who abused boys in New Jersey now teaches kids English in the Dominican Republic

Hadmels DeFrias was expelled from the Catholic Church after he was convicted of molesting two boys in New Jersey in 2005. He is now teaching English to children in the tourist town of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where works at a private school called Colegio del Caribe.


Update: Man finds GoPro while vacationing in Dominican Republic, finds owner in Wisconsin

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — With the help of social media, a lost GoPro camera will be returned to its rightful owner. It started when a man found a GoPro camera while vacationing in the Dominican Republican. A quick look at the photos, the man assumed the owner was from Wisconsin, Minnesota or


Head to the Beach at Secrets Resorts in the Dominican Republic!

At Secrets® Resorts & Spas, we love to see how our guests are spending their time at our resorts! We especially love seeing your beautiful beach photos as you enjoy time under the sun.


Minor earthquake 2.8 mag, 93 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 93 km NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (58 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:21 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019082008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019082008. Exact


Ex-priest who molested boys in N.J. fired from Dominican Republic school

A former New Jersey priest convicted of molesting two boys more than a decade ago has been fired from a Dominican Republic school where he was teaching English to children, according to local news reports.


IT WAS 27 YEARS AGO TODAY: When Puerto Rico beat Dominican Republic in WCQ

Mark Lugris celebrates scoring the very first goal of the 1994 World Cup qualifying tournament. (Michael Lewis/FrontRowSoccer.com Photo) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Captain and defender Mark Lugris showed his true colors.


Checkpoint Nation

In the Dominican Republic, Haitian-descendants face profiling and scrutiny deep within the country’s borders. Late last year, Antonio Marte, the union leader of CONATRA, the Dominican Republic’s national transportation workers union, publicly declared that union-contracted buses in the Dominican Rep


POLICE BLOTTER: Man rethinking sending money to woman in Dominican Republic

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Department of Public Safety officers responded to the following calls Wednesday. All calls might not be reported. • The larceny of a wallet was reported on the 800 block of South State Street.


Dream Weddings in the Dominican Republic

For many couples, a destination wedding in a picturesque tropical location is the stuff of dreams. The good news is that those dreams can become an unforgettable reality on the pristine beaches of the Dominican Republic.


Family of missing West Palm man hope case is topic for Trump at Carribean summit

When President Donald Trump meets with the leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday at Mar-a-Lago, topics of discussion will include trade issues, security concerns and the situation in Venezuela, according to the White House.


Scotts Head – Another One-of-a-Kind Feature of Dominica

Scotts Head Peninsula (or Cashacrou in Kalinago), found all the way at the southern tip of Dominica, is many things. It’s remote, protective, and picturesque. But, like so many features of Dominica, it’s also unique in the Caribbean.


(VIDEOS) Dominica: Island paradise with the mispronounced name

“This stuff will fly you straight to Mars,” Capt. Jerry Dawa warned while pouring another rum punch. It was only my first refill, though I quickly understood that a second would be entirely beside the point. I was already on another planet entirely, or certainly a portion of the planet I hadn’t even


Extreme drought in the Dominican Republic

Currently there is an extreme drought affecting the Caribbean islands, including the Dominican Republic. Since mid-2018, there has been unusually little rain in the country, BioTropic reports.


Trump in Palm Beach: President heads to Caribbean meeting; County GOP to meet

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m.: President Donald Trump has arrived at the Southern White House where he will host a 2 p.m. meeting with leaders of five Caribbean countries amid concerns about the islands' increasingly cozy relationships with China and drastic cuts in U.S. foreign aid that Trump has proposed in


Red Rocks Dominica – An Otherworldly Destination with a Mundane Name

Amazingly, The Nature Island‘s 290 square miles are home to nine active volcanoes. To put that number in perspective, over half of the 16 active volcanoes in the islands of the Caribbean are found here, in the Commonwealth of Dominica. This abundance of volcanic activity presents itself in various w


In the Dominican Republic, Sustainable Forest Management Is Paying off for Local Farmers

Forest producers in the Dominican Republic are implementing sustainable silvicultural practices that boost incomes for small and medium businesses. With support from the government and the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, foresters are also focused on planting endemic and native spec


This Dominican Republic Adventure Cruise Lets You Swim with Humpback Whales

Have you ever seen a whale up close? The experience is otherworldly. I recently snorkeled within a few feet of a mother whale and her baby calf in Silver Bank, a humpback whale breeding ground 90 miles north of Puerto Plata. Let me tell you: A baby whale, while a baby, is not small.


The Maroons of Dominica and the Caribbean’s Forgotten War

They lived in this. The more dense the rainforest, the more treacherous and inaccessible the terrain, the better. Their home in the wildest wilds of central Dominica was their shield; a natural bulwark against a life of bondage. The names of their leaders are legend. Women like Calypso, Rosay, Victo


Dominica’s Geothermal Hopes Get a Big Boost

One of the Caribbean’s most ambitious green energy projects is getting a major boost from the World Bank. The global institution has approved a $27 million project to support the construction of a 7mw geothermal power plant in Dominica, an endeavor that has long been in development.


Dominican Republic named the most dangerous place to travel for plastic surgery in new report

The Dominican Republic may be the most dangerous place to travel abroad for plastic surgery, a new report finds. Researchers looked at cases of post-surgery infections over a 14-year period and found that nearly half of them were from the Caribbean country.