Samaná, Dominican Republic.- Dominican Environment minister Bautista Rojas met with tourism project developers and residents in Portillo and Las Terrenas, in the northeastern region of the country, to ensure they don’t harm the area’s fragile ecosystems.
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Havana.- During the recent visit of Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev to Havana, Russia announced that agreed to sell Cuba eight commercial airliners valued at a total of about $650 million.
New York.- Green Globe certifies Grenada’s True Blue Bay Resort because the Caribbean boutique hotel “has taken a proactive role in preserving and protecting its untouched natural surroundings”, the environmental organization informed.
Bogota.- The International Press Service (IPS) said the government of Cartagena de Indias, a historic walled city, a bastion of tourism on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, is widening beaches and building dual carriageways on its north side to protect against the ever-worsening impacts of climate change.
Santo Domingo.- Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia said more than 4.6 million visitors came to Dominican Republic in 2012, and predicted continued growth for 2013.
Bridgetown.- Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is partnering with Barbados to build a brand new state-of-the-art cruise terminal on the island that will cost over $300 million.The new facility will accommodate some of the world’s largest cruise ships, a report of Caribbean News Now said.