Dominican Republic News

Dominican government urged to lift ban on exporting plantains to Haiti

The Dominican Republic government is being urged to lift a ban on exporting plantains to neighbouring Haiti.

ERO Miami Removes 4 Dominican Nationals Wanted for Homicide, Armed Robbery

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Miami deportation officers removed four undocumented non-citizens wanted by authorities for homicide and other offenCes to the Dominican Republic April 2 on an ICE Air Operations charter flight.

DR national jailed for involvement in international drug ring

A Dominican Republic national, who was part of an international drug ring that uses various Caribbean ports in their international efforts to distribute cocaine in the United States, has been jailed for more than 13 years.

Underwater cable linking Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic

Caribbean Transmission Development (CTDC) plans to install an underwater power line between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to provide electricity to the neighboring country.

Dominican found guilty of first-degree murder in the US

Dominican-born Ethan Astaphan, the manager of a marijuana dispensary in California, was found guilty of first-degree murder in a Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, February 26, 2024.

Former Dominican prime minister committed to prison

Magistrate Michael Laudat on Friday ordered that former prime minister of Dominica, Edison James, be committed to prison as the trial continued into the incitement case involving senior members of the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

Report finds 93 US deaths after cosmetic surgery in DR since...

US health officials say 93 Americans have died after cosmetic surgery in the Dominican Republic since 2009, with many of the recent deaths involving a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. 

Dominican Republic and US sign open skies pact

While the United States has signed modern Open Skies Agreements with more than 100 foreign partners, the Dominican Republic is not one of them, leaving America’s fourth largest Hispanic group — that is, the 2.4 million Dominican Americans living in the U.S. — with fewer flight options and higher prices on flights booked to and from the D.R. 

Dominicans abroad to vote in upcoming elections

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Álvarez, and President of the Central Electoral Board (JCE) Román Jáquez Liranzo signed a collaboration and coordination agreement yesterday to ensure the voting rights of almost 1 million Dominicans are preserved.

Dominican Rep to launch pilot program offering a 4-day workweek

The initiative announced Monday will launch in February, with employees earning the same salary, according to the Dominican government.