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Male Model and Surfer Arrested in Dominican Republic for Selling ‘Cigar-Sized’ Joints

Male Model and Surfer Arrested in Dominican Republic for Selling ‘Cigar-Sized’ Joints

Dominican Republic authorities are reporting that Richard Michael Spelman, a California surf instructor and male model can be detained for a year without bail, while prosecutors prepare a drug trafficking case against him. continue reading »

Dominican Capital of Santo Domingo to be Upgraded with $31.5 Investment

Dominican Republic: One in Ten Murders Committed by Police, Accused of Brutality

Dominican Republic: One in Ten Murders Committed by Police, Accused of Brutality

More than one in ten of all murders in the Dominican Republic, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, are committed by the police, Amnesty International said in a new report today. continue reading »

Luxury Private Plane Stolen and Flown out of Dominican Republic Prompting TSA Investigation

Luxury Private Plane Stolen and Flown out of Dominican Republic Prompting TSA Investigation

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) and state security bodies are investigating the theft of a private plane from La Isabela International Airport in northern Santo Domingo. continue reading »

Bill Gates Foundation Produces Telenovela to Help Economically Empower Women in Central America

Bill Gates Foundation Produces Telenovela to Help Economically Empower Women in Central America

The Bill Gates Foundation and Women's World Banking (WWB), a non-profit microfinance organization that works globally to economically empower poor women and their families, are behind a new soap opera that will air in the Dominican Republic on October 24. continue reading »

What is José Alberto Pujols Alcántara Worth?

What is José Alberto Pujols Alcántara Worth?

José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (born January 16, 1980), better known as Albert Pujols is a Dominican professional baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals. Currently a first baseman, Pujols is considered one of the top players in Major League Baseball. continue reading »

Swiss Man Smuggles 261 Mexican Tarantulas From Dominican Republic

Swiss Man Smuggles 261 Mexican Tarantulas From Dominican Republic

The Zurich Customs Investigation Office has released a statement saying hundreds of tarantulas have been seized at a Swiss airport after suspicious containers were searched. continue reading »

Philip Morris to Invest Heavily in Dominican Market

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

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 »

Texas Rangers Fans Say Gracias to Nelson Cruz

Texas Rangers Fans Say Gracias to Nelson Cruz

The Texas Rangers are returning to the World Series some 50 years after their last appearance and much of that is due to their right-fielder Nelson Cruz. continue reading »

Domincan Republic Unveils Country’s First Wind Farm

Domincan Republic Unveils Country’s First Wind Farm

As part of the country’s plan to put up $770 million worth of wind farms through 2015 , the Dominican Republic unveiled its first on Tuesday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Aims to Have Merengue Deemed a National Treasure

Dominican Republic Aims to Have Merengue Deemed a National Treasure

Dominican Republican Senators Fernando Mateo Vasquez and Manuel Antonio Paula have asked the Ministry of Culture to submit Dominican merengue as a candidate for UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. continue reading »

Colonial City of Santo Domingo to Be Promoted as Key Tourist Destination for Dominican Republic

Colonial City of Santo Domingo to Be Promoted as Key Tourist Destination for Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic will promote tourism in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo to generate income and create jobs for the capital’s residents, in an program financed with a $30 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Priest Robbed While Hearing Confession by Confessor in the Dominican Republic

Priest Robbed While Hearing Confession by Confessor in the Dominican Republic

What started out as a confession of sins ended in the robbery of Father Carlos Santana in the Dominican Republic. Father Santana was quick to point out: “This is indicative of the great deterioration of Dominican society. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Visit Dominican Republic

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Visit Dominican Republic

Clinton will travel to the Dominican Republic October 5 for the fourth Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas ministerial. The government of the Dominican Republic will host the event, involving high-level government officials, continue reading »