Canadian publisher honored for cultural contribution

img_89101jpgPUERTO PLATA—Mayor Juan Musa and the City Council awarded honors to a Canadian expatriate residing in Puerto Plata, for his contribution to culture in Puerto Plata as a past director of the city’s El Faro newspaper.

Tim Hall, a journalist from Montreal and currently the publisher of The Puerto Plata Report online newsmagazine, was instrumental in the growth of El Faro (The Beacon) as a bilingual weekly newspaper during mid-eighties tourism boom that transformed the region into a key Caribbean tourism destination.

The ceremony, held last week at City Hall, commemorated El Faro’s 40th year in circulation and marked the paper’s formal designation as part of the city’s Cultural & Historical Patrimony. Five other past and present Directors were also honored.

Last May, the mayor honored Hall with the city’s Distinguished Citizen Award, in recognition of 20 years of community service as Canadian Honorary Consul on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.

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