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Trump Organization plots return to Dominican Republic, sparking ethics concerns  ABC News

When the Trump Organization left the Dominican Republic after the economy crashed ten years ago, their plans for dozens of luxury estates in a Trump-branded ...

ABC News
Spartan Baseball In The Dominican Republic  WKAR

Michigan State plays first game, goes on cultural tour of historic Santa Domingo, has mental skills session. BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic (MSU Athletics) ...

WKAR
One of the Dominican Republic’s Oldest Resorts Debuts a Suite with Not One, but Three Indoor Pools  Robb Report

Apart from the striking (and, let's be honest, a little bit disorienting) castle that sits at the heart of Sanctuary Cap Cana, the all-inclusive Dominican Republic resort ...

Robb Report
Local police officer finds birth family in Dominican Republic  LocalNews8.com

One local man went to work one day expecting a regular day. And he ended up finding his biological family in the Dominican Republic.

LocalNews8.com
Ivanka Trump's Luxury Weekend In The Dominican Republic Cost Taxpayers $58000  GovExec.com

First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, vacationed at a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic over a long ...

GovExec.com
Dominican Republic to scale up efforts in improving learning  Caribbean News Now

WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank has approved an additional financing of US$100 million to help the government improve the quality of education and ...

Caribbean News Now
Ivanka Trump's Dominican Republic vacation cost US taxpayers $58,000  Quartz

First daughter and US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, vacationed at a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic over a long ...

Quartz
LDS Church to close missionary training center in the Dominican Republic  KUTV 2News

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint is closing its missionary training center (MTC) in the Dominican Republic in January 2019, according to a ...

KUTV 2News
Preserving Black American History Through Song in the Dominican Republic  The New York Times

For older community members, ranging in age from 80 to 104, passing down church hymns is a way to teach the youth about their rich and unique history.

The New York Times
Revitalizing Feminism in the Dominican Republic  NACLA

This past Sunday, November 25, marked the 58 anniversary of the horrific murders of three young women at the hands of notorious dictator Rafael Trujillo ...

NACLA
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner spent a weekend at a luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic — and it cost taxpayers $58,000  Business Insider

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, spent a long weekend at a luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic, and the trip cost taxpayers $58,000. Though ...

Business Insider
Learning With: ‘Preserving Black American History Through Song in the Dominican Republic’  New York Times

In 1824, more than 300 African-Americans from Philadelphia settled in Samana. How do the descendants identify themselves today? What are they doing to ...

New York Times
Dominican Republic’s Playa Grande Golf Club Reopens  Caribbean Journal

One of the most prestigious golf courses in the Dominican Republic has reopened after a major transformation project at Playa Grande.

Caribbean Journal
Dominican Republic signs air services agreement with the Netherlands  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Dominican Republic's Civil Aviation Board (JAC), via its official Twitter account, announced (14/15-Dec-2018) the signing of an air services agreement with the ...

CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Coast Guard Repatriates 74 Migrants to Dominican Republic Following At-Sea Interdictions off Puerto Rico |  SpaceCoastDaily.com

The Coast Guard returned 74 Dominican migrants to law enforcement authorities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Tuesday night following the at-sea ...

SpaceCoastDaily.com
Pinewood Studio and Water Tank Attract Filmmakers to Dominican Republic  Variety

Dominican Republic production incentives include a 25% transferrable tax credit on all eligible expenditures within the country.

Variety
'I'm not hiding,' suspended Rockland lawyer says  CBC.ca

Images shared on social media showing suspended Rockland, Ont., lawyer Stéphane Langlois living and working in the Dominican Republic have enraged ...

CBC.ca
5 killed after helicopter crashes in Dominican Republic  Seattle Times

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say five people have died after a helicopter crashed near a popular ...

Seattle Times
Champlain Township donates two surplus fire trucks to Dominican Republic  The Review Newspaper

Two Champlain Township fire trucks are retiring in the Dominican Republic, far away from the winter weather they were accustomed to. The former Vankleek Hill ...

The Review Newspaper
Dominican Republic: The Caribbean Capital of Girlfriend Getaways  GlobeNewswire

Plan an unforgettable girls' getaway in a Caribbean country renowned for its plush accommodations, authentic cultural experiences and world-class beaches.

GlobeNewswire
Club Med to Open Resort in Dominican Republic December 2019  Travel Agent

Club Med has opened sales for its newest Caribbean resort Club Med Michés Playa Esmeralda, which is set to open December 2019. Marking its first Exclusive ...

Travel Agent
Floating power plant to be built in the Dominican Republic  Power Technology

Transcontinental Capital has awarded a contract for the SCC-800 2x1C SeaFloat barge-mounted floating power plant in the Dominican Republic.

Power Technology
3 Dead, 44 Injured in Dominican Republic Blast  Voice of America

At least three people died and 44 were injured in a major explosion Wednesday at a plastics company in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo, authorities ...

Voice of America
Dominican Republic Gears up to Welcome Travelers for the Ultimate End of Year Excursion  GlobeNewswire

Wrap up the year by learning a new sport, testing your endurance or expanding your cultural horizons.

GlobeNewswire
Deadly Dominican Republic plastics company explosion hurts 44, kills 3  The News Tribune

At least three people died and 44 were injured in a major explosion at a plastics company in the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo on December 5, 2018.

The News Tribune
Dominican Republic, Panama Real Estate Heating Up  Caribbean Journal

By the Caribbean Journal staff. The Dominican Republic and Panama are the top Caribbean destinations for U.S. real estate investors, according to a report ...

Caribbean Journal
Dominican Republic’s Eden Roc Cap Cana Adds New Villas  Caribbean Journal

The leading luxury hotel in the Dominican Republic has expanded. The Eden Roc Cap Cana has added four new oceanfront pool villas.

Caribbean Journal
Tatis finding form in Dominican Republic  MiLB.com

Top San Diego Padres prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. homered during his second multi-hit showing in three winter ball games in the Dominican Republic.

MiLB.com
Timeline: The road to a solar concession in the Dominican Republic  Business News Americas

A little over six years after requesting a provisional concession for a photovoltaic solar project in the Dominican Republic, Levitals Grupo .

Business News Americas
Gerard Butler Hospitalized For ‘Abdominal Pain’ In Dominican Republic  ETCanada.com

Gerard Butler has been hospitalized in the Dominican Republic with abdominal pain. A source confirms to ET Canada that the Scottish actor, 49, checked into a ...

ETCanada.com
Castillo Mundo King – Sosúa, Dominican Republic  Atlas Obscura

Discover Castillo Mundo King in Sosúa, Dominican Republic: An eccentric German artist built this weird and wondrous castle packed with shocking sculptures ...

Atlas Obscura
Dominican Republic signs agreements with Jamaica, Rwanda, Seychelles, Kenya and Poland  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Dominican Republic's Civil Aviation Board signed an agreement on traffic rights with Jamaica, agreements relating to open skies with Rwanda and Seychelles, ...

CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Cocoté (Dominican Republic) | Red Bay Coffee | Film  East Bay Express

Cocoté (Dominican Republic) A rapturous crime fable set in the Dominican Republic, Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias' Cocote follows Alberto, a kind-hearted ...

East Bay Express
Scarcity of land inspires Dominican Republic's 'floating' gas-plus-battery hybrid platform  Energy Storage News

A natural gas power plant that floats on water will be built in the Dominican Republic and equipped with a battery energy storage system supplied by Fluence.

Energy Storage News
Russia and Dominican Republic sign agreement on abolishment of visas  TASS

According to the Russian top diplomat, the Dominican Republic is among the most attractive recreation areas for Russian citizens.

TASS
‘Cocaine Cowboy’ deported to Dominican Republic after his bid to stay in U.S. fails  Miami Herald

One of South Florida's most infamous cocaine cowboys — Willie Falcon — has been deported to the Dominican Republic after his bid to stay in the United States ...

Miami Herald
Why Share Sand? A Glamorous Dominican Republic Getaway Unveils Ultra-Private New Villas  Robb Report

The Dominican Republic was one of the first islands to welcome vacationers back after last year's hurricanes, as hotels like Amanera and the new Àni Villas ...

Robb Report
Holland & Knight Defeats Default Judgment, Then Avoids Liability for Dominican Republic | Daily Business Review  Law.com

Most Effective Lawyers: International litigation — The legal team successfully voided a $50 million default judgment and avoided liability in trial.

Law.com
Jacksonvilles Swisher layoffs add to its manufacturing move to Dominican Republic  The Florida Times-Union

A Jacksonville-based company that touted making 4 million cigars a day back in 1964 for 48 countries now says it will have to lay off 50 to 90 employees at its ...

The Florida Times-Union
Rays prospects and winter leagues: Pham joins Solak in Dominican Republic  DRaysBay

In Australia, attention often goes to the hitters putting up big numbers, but Joe Peguero — who entered the season as Baseball America's No. 31 prospect in the ...

DRaysBay
Simeón García accused of money laundering in Dominican Republic  The Daily Herald

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--The owner of the airlines Aserca, Santa Bárbara Airlines and PAWA, Simeón García faces charges for ceasing ...

The Daily Herald
Dominican Republic cracking down on illegal immigration, sending many Haitians home  Seattle Globalist

The Dominican Republic arrested and deported dozens of illegal Haitians immigrants, who came to find jobs in hopes of earning money to help their families ...

Seattle Globalist
Hilton Opens All-Inclusive Hotels in Dominican Republic, Playa del Carmen  Caribbean Journal

Hilton has opened three new all-inclusive hotels in the wider Caribbean region, the result of a strategic alliance between Hilton and Playa.

Caribbean Journal
7 migrants missing as boat capsizes near Dominican Republic  New Zealand Herald

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it is searching for seven of 28 migrants who are missing after a boat capsized ...

New Zealand Herald
The Dominican Republic  Travel Weekly

The Dominican Republic is a Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards 2018 finalist.

Travel Weekly
Dominican Republic duty-free apparel export scheme ends  just-style.com

The duty-free apparel import benefit for clothing from the Dominican Republic has now expired, the US Office for Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) has confirmed.

just-style.com
How Dominican Born, Miguelina Gambaccini Launched Resort Wear Brand Miguelina From A Honeymoon!  Forbes

Resort wear is no stranger to the transformation due to social media. The history of resort was to show buyers, press and consumers the message of the season.

Forbes
Miami ‘cocaine cowboy’ deported to Dominican Republic  Washington Post

MIAMI — One of Miami's former drug kingpins from the “cocaine cowboy” era has been deported to the Dominican Republic after serving prison time.

Washington Post
Assassin was offered $4,000 by a drug dealer in the Dominican Republic to kill rival's brother  Daily Mail

Felipe Valerio confessed to firing the shot that killed an innocent Santo Cedeno del Rosario, a pastor who bore a similar resemblance to the brother of a jailed ...

Daily Mail
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Dominican Republic MTC to close  MDJOnline.com

SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to close its Dominican Republic Missionary Training Center next month.

MDJOnline.com
Why This Cardi B Headlined Music Festival Needs To Be On Your Radar  Forbes

The holidays are here and if you have been searching for a reason to escape the cold weather, look no further than the Electric Paradise music festival set to ...

Forbes
Club Med to Debut in Dominican Republic  Hospitality Net

Grupo Therrestra, led by Engineer Hugo Pérez Ovalles, has inserted its characteristic identity stamp, based on: talent, adaptation and trust in the *service* of the ...

Hospitality Net
Worldcom Public Relations Group Welcomes New Partners In Dominican Republic, Greece, Portugal and Texas  Associated Press

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2018--Worldcom Public Relations Group, the leading global partnership of public relations firms, continued building out ...

Associated Press
Hunter Pence gives shirtless postgame speech after Dominican League game  KNBR

Just six days, and three games into his Winter League tenure with the Dominican Republic's Toros del Este (Bulls of the East), Pence gave a rousing postgame ...

KNBR
BAHAMAS: Reports of Alleged Mistreatment of Dominican Republic Prisoners – Untrue  Magnetic Media

#Nassau, November 21, 2018 – Bahamas – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has learned of reports circulating in t he media in the Dominican Republic and also ...

Magnetic Media
Dominican Republic Tourism On The Upswing  TravelPulse Canada

The Dominican Republic continues to ride a strong tourism wave. Recent statistics show the Dominican Republic remains the most-visited destination in the ...

TravelPulse Canada
The Dominican Republic's National Pineapple Fair will focus on exports  FreshPlaza

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

FreshPlaza
Belize hosts meeting with Ministers of Health of Central America and Dominican Republic  Breaking Belize News

Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018. 8:07 PM. CST. By BBN Staff: Belize is hosting the 49th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central ...

Breaking Belize News
Explosion at Dominican Republic blow molder kills five, injures at least 66  Canadian Plastics

An explosion at one of the largest blow molding companies in the Dominican Republic has killed five workers, injured at least 66, and damaged nearby ...

Canadian Plastics
Hilton Adds Three All-inclusive Resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic  Hotel News Resource

Through Hilton's alliance with Playa Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the addition of three beachside all-inclusive resorts to its portfolio, ...

Hotel News Resource
Make The Most Out Of Summer With Ani Villas Dominican Republic  Haute Living

The Dominican Republic has become a trending hotspot for luxe lifestyle vacationers, with the Ani Villas being one of the regions most sought after locales.

Haute Living
Dominican Republic to see 4% growth in cement sales  International Cement Review

Cement producers in the Dominican Republic expect to see cement sales increase 4.1 per cent YoY by the end of the year, according to the Dominican Asso...

International Cement Review
Mum goes BLIND after developing brain infection on dream Caribbean holiday  Mirror Online

Cathrine Ndlovu, 32, was struck down with rhombencephalitis, a life-threatening brain infection, while on a family trip to the Dominican Republic.

Mirror Online
Rotary planning another trip to the Dominican Republic - Manistee News  Manistee News Advocate

MANISTEE — One of the measuring sticks to success is if you leave a place better than how you found it. The Manistee Rotary Club will once again be taking a ...

Manistee News Advocate
Former Owner of Dominican Republic Bank Jailed for Scheme Involving Bribing Venezuelan Government Officials  Caribbean360.com

FLORIDA, United States, Thursday December 6, 2018 – A former owner of the Banco Peravia bank in the Dominican Republic has been sentenced to three ...

Caribbean360.com
Growth expected in Dominican Republic cement sector in 2018  Global Cement

Dominican Republic: The Dominican Association of Portland Cement Producers (ADOCEM) says that the local industry is on track for 4.1% year-on-year growth ...

Global Cement
Over 40 Injured in Dominican Republic Factory Explosion - Journal of Emergency Medical Services  JEMS.com

A big explosion tore through a plastics company in the Dominican Republic's capital Wednesday, and authorities said at least three people died and 44 were ...

JEMS.com
Dominican Republic renewable projects suffer setbacks  Business News Americas

Latest information from the Dominican Republic reveals that two renewable energy projects have hit stumbling blocks. The country's energy regulator CNE has .

Business News Americas
Meet Karina Chez. The founder that’s helping entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic go green  LATAM Tech

In the dire assessments that climate change reports have given us about our not too distant future, the Dominican Republic doesn't come off too well. In fact the ...

LATAM Tech
Woman claims Toronto officers shared her statement with men tied to organized crime in the Dominican Republic  Toronto Star

A Toronto woman says she fears for her safety because she believes officers with Toronto police's 22 Division leaked information from a statement she gave ...

Toronto Star
Watch Hunter Pence's Inspiring Shirtless Dominican Winter Ball Speech  NBC Bay Area

Struggling to get through Hump Day? Hunter Pence's speech from the Dominican winter league is exactly what you need.

NBC Bay Area
WIN A 5-NIGHT TRIP TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  WGN TV Chicago

It's the holiday season and that means it's time for Chicago's Merry Own! Starting Monday, watch WGN Morning News at 9am to hear more about featured p rizes ...

WGN TV Chicago
Simeón García accused of money laundering in the Dominican Republic  Curacao Chronicle

SANTO DOMINGO - The owner of the airlines Aserca, Santa Bárbara Airlines and PAWA, Simeón García, faces charges for ceasing operations, tax fraud, money ...

Curacao Chronicle
APR Energy Commissions Supplemental 120MW Gas Turbine Plant in Dominican Republic  PRNewswire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announced the successful installation and ...

PRNewswire
Liverpool man jailed in Colombia over 'double murder' in Dominican Republic  Liverpool Echo

Michael Joseph Murphy is still awaiting trial following the discovery of two bodies in a pit on a Caribbean island.

Liverpool Echo
Dominican Republic reports increase in malaria  Outbreak News Today

Health officials in the Dominican Republic are reporting an increase in malaria cases in 2018. According to a Diario Salud report (computer translated), 438 ...

Outbreak News Today
Former Indy Lights driver Richard Philippe killed in helicopter crash  Indianapolis Star

Former Indy Lights driver Richard Philippe was one of five people killed in helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic.

Indianapolis Star
There is a beetle named after Jose Bautista  MLB.com

Jose Bautista's dramatic home run and bat flip in Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS against the Rangers remains one of the most iconic images of recent baseball ...

MLB.com
Chiphwanya back from Dominican Republic with Special Olympics medals  Nyasa Times

Malawian tennis star in Special Olympics, Mphatso Chiphwanya, is back from Dominican Republic with two silver medals.

Nyasa Times
Cuba beat the Dominican Republic in CONCACAF Nations League  Radio Cadena Agramonte

Cuba defeated 1-0 the Dominican Republic in match for the 2018 CONCACAF Nations League at Havana´s Pedro Marrero stadium.

Radio Cadena Agramonte
Malawi: Chiphwanya Back From Dominican Republic With Special Olympics Medals  AllAfrica.com

Malawian tennis star in Special Olympics, Mphatso Chiphwanya, is back from Dominican Republic with two silver medals.

AllAfrica.com
Mexico and New York Are Top Holiday Destinations for Air Travelers  Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 17, 2018--Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that air ticket sales are up for many popular European ...

Associated Press
Markus Wischenbart Opens His Latest Dominican Republic Venture, the “Sunrise Suites”  PR Web

The Sunrise Suites will offer a luxury experience found nowhere else in the Dominican Republic. Markus Wischenbart attended the opening ceremony and ...

PR Web
If you're traveling this holiday season, you may want to get your flu shot  ABC15 Arizona

How many times have you heard someone say they went on a trip and got sick while away from home or as soon as they got back? Well, it's not your imagination ...

ABC15 Arizona
Cocaine Cowboy Willy Falcon Deported To Dominican Republic  CBS Miami

Willy Falcon, accused of trafficking nearly $2 billion in cocaine in the Eighties and Nineties, is no longer in federal custody after being deported.

CBS Miami
Man sentenced to jail for role in drug trafficking operation  Turn to 10

A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug trafficking operation. U. S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch of Rhode Island ...

Turn to 10
Discover Puerto Plata Marketplace 2018 Showcases the Dominican Republic Tourist Industry  PR Web

Dominican Republic (PRWEB) November 29, 2018 -- Last month marked the seventh installment of Discover Puerto Plata Marketplace, which is an international.

PR Web
Photos of Miss Universe getting crowned  INSIDER

Here are 35 different Miss Universes at the exact moment they found out they won the pageant, and were crowned.

INSIDER
65 people become U.S. citizens at Jaguars vs. Redskins football game  FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX

People from 38 different countries became citizens at Sunday's Jaguars vs Redskins game.

FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX
More than 600 North Charleston jobs get called overseas  Charleston Post Courier

More than 600 local call center jobs that were lost in one of the largest layoffs in recent memory weren't eliminated. They were off-shored to Central America and ...

Charleston Post Courier
6 Killed Following Argument at Haitian-Dominican Border  Voice of America

Six people were killed Saturday at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic after an argument, authorities said. Haitian police inspector Harry Deny ...

Voice of America
Venezuelan billionaire charged; former Venezuelan national treasurer and former owner of Dominican Republic bank both plead guilty in money laundering conspiracy involving $1 billion in bribes  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

WASHINGTON – A Venezuelan billionaire, who owns the Globovision news network, was charged in an indictment unsealed Monday for his role in a ...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom
Co-Diagnostics, Inc. to Conduct Product Training Seminars with Distributor and Customers in the Dominican Republic  Business Wire

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CODX), a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, patented platform for the ...

Business Wire
Red Deer sewing volunteers change lives a world away  Red Deer Advocate

In many developing countries, a basic item we often take for granted here in Canada is preventing girls and young women from venturing out in public and ...

Red Deer Advocate
More polarization in the U.S. and blessings for Miami: Walter Mercado’s 2019 predictions  Miami Herald

From climate change to political events and crises, astrologer Walter Mercado makes his predictions on events that may occur in the new year for places such as ...

Miami Herald
Woman surrenders to police after a fatal hit-and-run in Mesa  AZCentral

Mesa police have arrested a woman who is suspected of being the driver in a fatal hit-and-run.

AZCentral
Pence dances his way into Dominican Winter League playoffs  NBCSports.com

No matter what team Hunter Pence plays for, the former Giants outfielder will bring an infectious energy that breeds winning.

NBCSports.com
Central American and Caribbean Air Chiefs Visit Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern)  Dialogo Americas

Air Forces Southern hosted the leaders of eight Latin American and Caribbean partner nation air forces.

Dialogo Americas
20 Outdoor Airports More Impressive Than The Actual Destination Itself  TheTravel

Many times, the saying that the journey is better than the destination just isn't true. This is especially the case when it comes to traveling by plane. The process of ...

TheTravel
José Peralta, First Dominican-American Elected to New York State Senate, Dies at 47  The New York Times

José R. Peralta, the first Dominican-American elected to the New York State Senate, died on Wednesday night in a hospital in Queens, where he represented a ...

The New York Times
 

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The Dominican Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana Spanish pronunciation: [reˈpuβliˌka ðoˌminiˈkana]) is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region.
Dominican Republic is the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country, situated just two hours south of Miami, less than four hours from New York and eight hours from most European cities.
Dominican Republic Tourism: TripAdvisor has 1,241,989 reviews of Dominican Republic Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Dominican Republic resource.
The Dominican Republic is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries, with stunning mountain scenery, desert scrublands, evocative colonial architecture and beaches galore. Hundreds of kilometers of coastline define the Dominican Republic (DR) – some of it white-sand beaches ...
More information about the Dominican Republic is available on the Dominican Republic Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
Trips to the Dominican Republic 2018: Guide to visiting the Pearl of the Caribbean . To help you discover this magical country of the Greater Antilles, we have prepared the following travel guide to the Dominican Republic 2018, with detailed information on its main destinations, beaches, weather and other information of interest.
Exercise increased caution in the Dominican Republic due to crime.. Violent crime, such as robbery, murder, and sexual assault, is common. The wide availability of weapons, the use and trade of illicit drugs, and a weak criminal justice system contribute to the high level of criminality.
The Dominican Republic’s economic growth has been one of the strongest in the LAC region over the past 25 years. In the first quarter of 2017, the economy expanded by 5.2 percent, following yearly average growth of 7.1 percent between 2014-16.
Situated in the Caribbean Sea, the Dominican Republic shares its idyllic island setting with Haiti. Find striking mountain peaks, verdant rainforests and colonial heritage cities bordered by gorgeous beaches.
 

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The Dominican Republic (Spanish: República Dominicana Spanish pronunciation: [reˈpuβliˌka ðoˌminiˈkana]) is a country located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region. It occupies the eastern five-eighths of the island, which it shares with the nation of Haiti, making Hispaniola one of two Caribbean islands, along with Saint Martin, that are shared by two sovereign states. The Dominican Republic is the second-largest Caribbean nation by area (after Cuba) at 48,671 square kilometers (18,792 sq mi), and third by population with approximately 10 million people, of which approximately three million live in the metropolitan area of Santo Domingo, the capital city.Christopher Columbus landed on the island on December 5, 1492, which the native Taíno people had inhabited since the 7th century. The colony of Santo Domingo became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, the oldest continuously inhabited city, and the first seat of the Spanish colonial rule in the New World. After more than three hundred years of Spanish rule the Dominican people declared independence in November 1821. The leader of the independence movement José Núñez de Cáceres, intended the Dominican nation to unite with the country of Gran Colombia, but no longer under Spain's custody the newly independent Dominicans were forcefully annexed by Haiti in February 1822. Independence came 22 years later after victory in the Dominican War of Independence in 1844. Over the next 72 years the Dominican Republic experienced mostly internal conflicts and a brief return to colonial status before permanently ousting Spanish rule during the Dominican War of Restoration of 1863–1865. A United States occupation lasted eight years between 1916 and 1924, and a subsequent calm and prosperous six-year period under Horacio Vásquez was followed by the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo until 1961. A civil war in 1965, the country's last, was ended by U.S. military occupation and was followed by the authoritarian rule of Joaquín Balaguer (1966–1978 & 1986–1996), the rules of Antonio Guzmán (1972–1978) & Salvador Jorge Blanco (1982–1986). Since 1996, the Dominican Republic has moved toward representative democracy and has been led by Leonel Fernández for most of the time since 1996. Danilo Medina, the Dominican Republic's current president, succeeded Fernandez in 2012, winning 51% of the electoral vote over his opponent ex-president Hipólito Mejía.The Dominican Republic has the ninth-largest economy in Latin America and is the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Over the last two decades, the Dominican Republic has had one of the fastest-growing economies in the Americas – with an average real GDP growth rate of 5.4% between 1992 and 2014. GDP growth in 2014 and 2015 reached 7.3 and 7.0%, respectively, the highest in the Western Hemisphere. In the first half of 2016 the Dominican economy grew 7.4% continuing its trend of rapid economic growth. Recent growth has been driven by construction, manufacturing, tourism, and mining. The country is the site of the second largest gold mine in the world, the Pueblo Viejo mine. Private consumption has been strong, as a result of low inflation (under 1% on average in 2015), job creation, as well as a high level of remittances.The Dominican Republic is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. The year-round golf courses are major attractions. A geographically diverse nation, the Dominican Republic is home to both the Caribbean's tallest mountain peak, Pico Duarte, and the Caribbean's largest lake and point of lowest elevation, Lake Enriquillo. The island has an average temperature of 26 °C (78.8 °F) and great climatic and biological diversity. The country is also the site of the first cathedral, castle, monastery, and fortress built in the Americas, located in Santo Domingo's Colonial Zone, a World Heritage Site. Music and sport are of great importance in the Dominican culture, with Merengue and Bachata as the national dance and music, and baseball as the favorite sport.