19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival delights music lovers

An estimated 12,650 music patrons attended the concerts.

Puerto Plata: The Caribbean’s newest cruise destination

More than 250,000 cruise passengers are expected in the first year.

Ungodly ordeal ends for mighty Neptune

After enduring years of indignities, Neptune rules again from his rocky perch. Photo by Matt Bokor.

Damajagua volunteer Joe Kennedy re-elected to Congress

As a Peace Corps volunteer, Kennedy worked on sustainable tourism for Damajagua Falls. Photo: Joe Kennedy for Congress Facebook page

Professional lifeguards from Canada train young Dominicans

Instructors from the Royal Lifesaving Society Canada provided training in Cabarete. Photo: Adan de Miguel

Columbus’ cursed colony 500+ years later

Historic site near Puerto Plata was the first European town in the Americas. Photo: Matt Bokor

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