Information, Products and Services for Expats in Jarabacoa, La Vega, Dominican Republic

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Haiti earthquake sparks memories of 2010 incident for Sask. resident
Haiti earthquake death toll rises to over 700 people
Why does Haiti have so many earthquakes? Here’s what to know
Death toll in massive Haiti quake jumps to 724: govt
Death toll from 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti rises to over 700 people
Death toll from 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti rises to over 700 people
Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico as Grace nears
U.S. sends search-and-rescue team to Haiti to help search for survivors.
LATAM PHARMA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW ADDITION TO THE DIRECTIVE TEAM
Rescuers race to find Haiti quake survivors as death toll hits 724
Tropical Storm Fred Regains Strength As It Nears Florida — Here’s Where Could Be Affected
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Three areas being watched in the tropics
Fred dead ahead: Tropical storm heading toward Florida Panhandle
Fred strengthens to tropical storm as it bears down on U.S. Gulf Coast
Tropical Storms Grace Remains Disorganized
Haiti scrambles to coordinate aid response after devastating earthquake.
The international community has started to show its solidarity
Dominican Republic: Cleaning up tourism
Sign.UseWise is now available on the Google Workspace Marketplace
International military officers to visit Kansas Statehouse
Haiti: Death toll in massive earthquake rises above 1200
Why are earthquakes so devastating in Haiti?
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Rescuers racing in Haiti as storm threatens to follow earthquake; death toll rises to 724
Florida braces for tropical storms, foot of rain as Fred, Grace roll closer
Haiti braces for potential storm as death toll from earthquake rises above 700
Florida issues tropical storm warning for Panhandle region as Fred approaches
One surgeon is treating the wounded in a makeshift operating room at the airport.
Grace Downgraded To Tropical Depression
Martina Ysabel Miranda Awarded Aspire2STEAM Scholarship Sponsored by Next Step New Start, Inc.
... because Haiti doesn't already have enough to deal with
Grace is speeding through the Caribbean and Fred isn’t done yet
'Life-threatening' Fred, again a tropical storm, looms over Florida ahead of Tropical Storm Grace
Grace downgrades to tropical depression, expected to bring heavy rain to Haiti. What are the possible impacts?
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Tropical Storm Fred weakens as it crosses Dominican Republic
Grace Continues On Similar Track To Fred
Azul Beach Resort collection expands with two Dominican Republic properties - Azul Beach Resort Cap Cana and Azul Beach Resort Punta Cana
Tracking Fred: Power outages hit Dominican Republic as storm aims for Florida
Black-led nonprofit addresses stress, soap business inspired by Dominican Republic: Neighborhood Achievers
Connecting with South Sudan
Storm Fred causes power outages in Dominican Republic, heads to Florida
Storm Fred causes power outages in Dominican Republic, heads to Florida
Dominican Republic expects 4.9 million tourists this year
NHC: Tropical Depression Grace headed toward the Dominican Republic, Haiti
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Tropical Storm Fred makes landfall in Dominican Republic and could hit Florida later this week
Today
Clear/Sunny
High:92°F (33°C)
Low:67°F (19°C)
Winds:SE 11 MPH (17 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:88°F (31°C)
Low:66°F (19°C)
Winds:SE 12 MPH (19 KPH)
Precipitation:0.2
Thursday
Patchy Rain
High:91°F (33°C)
Low:65°F (18°C)
Winds:SSE 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:0.2
Friday
Patchy Rain
High:83°F (28°C)
Low:67°F (19°C)
Winds:SSE 9 MPH (14 KPH)
Precipitation:4.9
Saturday
Patchy Rain
High:85°F (30°C)
Low:68°F (20°C)
Winds:SSE 10 MPH (16 KPH)
Precipitation:2.7
Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism - Boca Chica, Juan Dolio y Guayacanes
Playa Boca Chica Beach
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo City - Part 1
Santo Domingo Invita - Agopra Mall, Primer Centro Comercial Verde de Rd
Puerto Plata Official Promotion
El Limon Waterfall, Samana, Dominican Republic HD
Motorcycle ride through El Limon in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
Dominican Republic
An EXTREME Visit To The Dominican Republic - Music Video
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Current News in Dominican Republic
  • Haiti earthquake sparks memories of 2010 incident for Sask. resident
  • Haiti earthquake death toll rises to over 700 people
  • Why does Haiti have so many earthquakes? Here’s what to know
  • Death toll in massive Haiti quake jumps to 724: govt
  • Death toll from 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti rises to over 700 people
  • Death toll from 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti rises to over 700 people
  • Tropical storm warning issued for Puerto Rico as Grace nears
  • U.S. sends search-and-rescue team to Haiti to help search for survivors.
  • LATAM PHARMA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW ADDITION TO THE DIRECTIVE TEAM
  • Rescuers race to find Haiti quake survivors as death toll hits 724
  • Tropical Storm Fred Regains Strength As It Nears Florida — Here’s Where Could Be Affected
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Three areas being watched in the tropics
  • Fred dead ahead: Tropical storm heading toward Florida Panhandle
  • Fred strengthens to tropical storm as it bears down on U.S. Gulf Coast
  • Tropical Storms Grace Remains Disorganized
  • Haiti scrambles to coordinate aid response after devastating earthquake.
  • The international community has started to show its solidarity
  • Dominican Republic: Cleaning up tourism
  • Sign.UseWise is now available on the Google Workspace Marketplace
  • International military officers to visit Kansas Statehouse
  • Haiti: Death toll in massive earthquake rises above 1200
  • Why are earthquakes so devastating in Haiti?
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Rescuers racing in Haiti as storm threatens to follow earthquake; death toll rises to 724
  • Florida braces for tropical storms, foot of rain as Fred, Grace roll closer
  • Haiti braces for potential storm as death toll from earthquake rises above 700
  • Florida issues tropical storm warning for Panhandle region as Fred approaches
  • One surgeon is treating the wounded in a makeshift operating room at the airport.
  • Grace Downgraded To Tropical Depression
  • Martina Ysabel Miranda Awarded Aspire2STEAM Scholarship Sponsored by Next Step New Start, Inc.
  • ... because Haiti doesn't already have enough to deal with
  • Grace is speeding through the Caribbean and Fred isn’t done yet
  • 'Life-threatening' Fred, again a tropical storm, looms over Florida ahead of Tropical Storm Grace
  • Grace downgrades to tropical depression, expected to bring heavy rain to Haiti. What are the possible impacts?
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Tropical Storm Fred weakens as it crosses Dominican Republic
  • Grace Continues On Similar Track To Fred
  • Azul Beach Resort collection expands with two Dominican Republic properties - Azul Beach Resort Cap Cana and Azul Beach Resort Punta Cana
  • Tracking Fred: Power outages hit Dominican Republic as storm aims for Florida
  • Black-led nonprofit addresses stress, soap business inspired by Dominican Republic: Neighborhood Achievers
  • Connecting with South Sudan
  • Storm Fred causes power outages in Dominican Republic, heads to Florida
  • Storm Fred causes power outages in Dominican Republic, heads to Florida
  • Dominican Republic expects 4.9 million tourists this year
  • NHC: Tropical Depression Grace headed toward the Dominican Republic, Haiti
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Tropical Storm Fred makes landfall in Dominican Republic and could hit Florida later this week
Dominican Republic Flag
Current Weather & Forecast
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22°C
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Videos
  • Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism - Boca Chica, Juan Dolio y Guayacanes
  • Playa Boca Chica Beach
  • Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo City - Part 1
  • Santo Domingo Invita - Agopra Mall, Primer Centro Comercial Verde de Rd
  • Puerto Plata Official Promotion
  • El Limon Waterfall, Samana, Dominican Republic HD
  • Motorcycle ride through El Limon in the Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism
  • Dominican Republic
  • An EXTREME Visit To The Dominican Republic - Music Video
Currency Exchange Rate
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Dominican Pesos
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances