An example of the important role of the tourism and hospitality sector was seen in its participation in the closing parade of the Carnival last Saturday on the Malecon
The Northern Hotel Association signed a pact that unites Puerto Plata’s hotel sector with ECPAT International, UNICEF and the World Tourism Association to combat child prostitution.
Members of the The Meeting Place, a cultural center run by Canadian residents in Puerto Plata, held a press conference to express their interest in participating actively and voluntarily in local projects that will help improve the tourist experience in this province. Frances Boylston and Henry Milner, founders of the center, said they are preparing [...]
23 JAN 2013– The Northern Hotel Association (Ashonorte) together with The Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference entitled “Development and Importance of branding Destination”, delivered by product branding expert Sergio Forcadell. This event also served to highlight the progress made so far developing the brand Destination Puerto Plata, [...]
PUERTO PLATA. President Danilo Medina took a trip yesterday around the cities and towns of Imbert and Luperon in the province of Puerto Plata.
After a wicked weekend, the sunshine’s out on Monday morning
PUERTO PLATA– National Police major Jose Antonio Polanco Rodríguez was charged Wednesday with helping a drug trafficking network ship narcotics to Europe and Canada, allegedly using his post as Assistant Security director at Puerto Plata International Airport. He’s accused together with other junior officers and enlistees, in the cocaine shipments for an alleged ringleader, which [...]
The Amber Cove Cruise Center at Bay of Maimon is scheduled to open in 2014
These two innovators, working independently, provide cheap, effective filters that make polluted water potable.
Japanese representatives began to implement a sustainable tourism program in Puerto Plata, with the participation of the public and private sectors, to relaunch the country’s north coast as a tourism destination.
Spectacular views: this mountain pass takes you through sugar and coffee plantations and up into amber mine country. Photo: Kieren Barry
This non-profit provides an important service in the control of a community’s animal population
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.
Civil Defense director Hugo González said flash floods damaged 34 houses totally, and 850 partially, whereas 635 families lost their belongings and 6,435 others had partial losses.
A research team has discovered a Spanish galleon that apparently sank near Nagua between 1690-1700
Ex-Hamilton man says he was kidnapped, held for 16 days
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 [...]
The United Nations multi-sectorial team set up to evaluate the decision to install a cement plant in a buffer zone of the Los Haitises National Park has concluded that the project is neither viable nor pertinent. Los Haitises is known as one of the world’s largest karst reserves, and is a source of reserve water [...]
Todd Kuiack replaces Patricia Fortier as Canada’s Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
Municipalities and the municipal districts are the base of local and political administrative system and are the judicial entities responsible for their own activities, it says
Authorities said Duarte had sexual relations with a group of Haitian youngsters while he was a guest in hotels in Port-au-Prince.