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Russian Megayacht Departs Dominican Republic After Investigation By Authorities

The Russian megayacht Flying Fox was seen departing Santo Domingo after being docked in the city’s port for nearly a month. The yacht, owned by a Russian oligarch, was being investigated by U.S and Dominican authorities over suspicions regarding its owner, including money laundering and arms trafficking. So far, there has been a great deal …

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Canadian Airline Crew Jailed In Dominican Republic After 25 Million In Cocaine Discovered

Earlier this month, Dominican law enforcement personel detained the pilots and crew members of a Canadian charter airline after the aircraft was found carrying parcels of cocaine. In total, eleven crew members were questioned by authorities, but only 5 remain detained. Pivot Airlines, the charter company that owns the aircraft, issued a statement calling for …

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Dominican Republic Health Officials Worried About New Covid Surge

Even though the Dominican Republic has gone a month without a single COVID-related death, some experts remain concerned about the possibility of a future surge. The busy Easter period is especially worrying due to increased international travel as well as large family gatherings. Some experts, like Santiago Calderón, a doctor from the Cruz Jiminián Clinic, …

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Punta Cana To Invest 280 Million Dollars In New Airport Expansion

There is no end in sight to the international appetite to visit the Dominican Republic, and Punta Cana Airport is struggling to cope with passenger numbers. Earlier this year, authorities were eager to announce a new, $280 million dollar expansion to support passenger infrastructure in the busy airport, which already receives more traffic than its …

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Dominican Republic To Invest In Ecotourism Opportunities For Travelers

The Dominican Republic is known for its sunny weather, spectacular beaches, and welcoming Caribbean lifestyle. It’s not surprising that the country is among the most popular destinations for U.S travelers, with many of them making their way to all-inclusive resorts. But the country offers more than just sun and beaches. And with that in mind, …

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Dominican Republic Set To Welcome 7 Million Tourists This Year

With the tourist season in full swing, the travel industry is gearing up for a busy year in international travel. The country saw a whopping 1,71 million non-resident tourists in the first trimester of the year, the highest recorded number of international travelers since the pandemic started. With these numbers in mind, the Dominican Republic …

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8 Dominican Republic Provinces On Alert For Heavy Rains

Eight Dominican Republic provinces have been put on yellow alert (moderate) due to heavy rain, which has caused localized flooding and blocked roads in many parts of the country. According to the national meteorology service’s forecast, heavy rains are set to continue over the next few days, affecting various parts of the country. The northeast, …

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Dominican Republic On Alert Due To Infectious Disease Detected In Haiti

A highly infectious skin disease recently detected in Haiti has put The Dominican Republic on high alert. Haiti, a country that shares a nearly 250-mile-long border with the Dominican Republic, has found several cases of the disease within its territory in the past few days. Experts from the national Department of Health and Epidemiology are …

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