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Enough is Enough: Wealthy Dominican Inmates No Longer Allowed Special Amenities

A long-standing tradition of allowing inmates in Dominican prisons to purchase special amenities has come to an end. Prior to Friday, wealthy inmates had been able to purchase air conditio continue reading »

From an Orphanage to the Runway: Dominican Model Takes Fashion by Storm

At just 13 years old, Fior Mendez was left at the Orfanato Niños de Cristo in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. Nine years later, she was stomping the runway at New York Fashion Week. continue reading »

U.S. Coast Guard, Dominican Navy Seize 3,300 Pounds of Cocaine

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Dominican navy confiscated 1,498 kilos (3,300 pounds) of cocaine after smugglers tossed the haul overboard in Caribbean waters. continue reading »

Dominican Mother and Daughter Amongst Those Rescued in Capsized Cruise Ship

Dominican Republic passengers Raysa Otanez and Rayrub Torres are enroute to their home country after surviving the capsizing of the Costa Concorida cruise ship. continue reading »

Philip Morris to Invest Heavily in Dominican Market

Smoking is regaining popularity among young people in the Dominican Republic, and now the Philip Morris Dominicana company is announcing a plan to invest RD$500 million (approximately $13M USD) in the Dominican market. continue reading »

WOW! Dominican’s Love to Buy Lottery Tickets

Dominicans spend RD$70 million (almost $2 million USD) every day on lottery tickets of one sort or another, and there are twice as many places to purchase a lottery ticket than there were five years ago. continue reading »

Hundreds Injured and 12 Dead in Dominican Republic during Easter Break

Dominican Republic officials are announcing that 12 people have died while over three hundred have been injured during the country’s Easter break. continue reading »

Dominican Doctor In Trouble for Disfiguring his New York Plastic Surgery Clients

Dominican Dr. Hector Cabral is in trouble with U.S. officials for his botched plastic surgeries and working in New York with out a medical license. continue reading »

Hispanic Women Charged with Running Illegal Breast & Butt Silicone Clinic in Bronx, Used Krazy Glue

A Dominican Republic native and Bronx resident has been charged with running an illegal cosmetic enhancement clinic out of her apartment where she did boob and booty silicone injections. continue reading »

‘Dominican Rum’ Must be Made from Sugar Cane Says Dominican Officials or Its Not Our Rum

Rum manufacturers have been actively defending the collective "Dominican rum" brand, and its requirements of being manufactured from sugar cane. Rum is the national drink of the country continue reading »