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Spanish Galleon That Sank Around 1700 Found near Nagua

A research team has discovered a Spanish galleon that apparently sank near Nagua between 1690-1700

Missing Hamilton man found

Ex-Hamilton man says he was kidnapped, held for 16 days

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Cigar factory photos: “Made by Hands” in Dominican Republic

Post card collection depicts the hands of people at work rolling fine cigars in the Dominican Republic. Photographed by Owen Franken in 2007 at Luis Cuevas factory, a duotone treatment of these recent pictures emphasizes how this caring, handmade process is a tradition that has gone unchanged since its very beginnings.

Dominican Republic’s bad boat rep hurts marinas, hotelier says

PUERTO PLATA.- “The Dominican Republic has a bad reputation as maritime destination due to the inconvenience of its ports, the problematic entry procedures and the regulations for tourist boats,” the vice-president of the company Ocean World Marina & Casino Stefan Meister, affirmed Wednesday. He said more than eight agencies or authorities receive a boat when […]