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· June, 2009

Stories about Dominican Republic from June, 2009

Dominican Republic: Against the Cement Factory in Los Haitises

Dominicans have been protesting against the proposed construction of a cement factory in the protected area of Los Haitises National Park. Citing the rich biodiversity in this ecosystem, many feel...

Dominican Republic: Bicycles as Alternate Form of Transport

Joan Guerrero of Duarte 101 [es] asks whether bicycles could be an alternative form of transport for residents in the Dominican Republic. A commenter adds four points that could make...

Dominican Republic: Fair Trade Cocoa

“The transformation of the Dominican Republic from a producer of low-grade cacao…to a powerhouse in the production of high quality organic cocoa has been one of the most remarkable agricultural...

Dominican Republic: First Flu Death

Repeating Islands notes that the DR has reported its first death from the H1N1 virus.

Haiti, D.R.: Tensions Erupt

“Tensions along the Haitian-Dominican border often revolve around environmental issues,” writes Repeating Islands, adding: “This was once again the scenario…as violence erupted in northwestern Dominican Republic after authorities destroyed plots...

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