• How to avoid an online vacation rental scam

    Opinion February 24, 2015 | 9:40 am

    Imagine renting a home on a beautiful beachfront from a trusted website, arriving to start your vacation and finding out you've been scammed?

    This scenario reflects thousands of complaints pl[...]

  • Simple Freedom

    Opinion June 18, 2018 | 1:29 pm

    By Manuel Armenteros What is freedom? It’s an innocent looking question, but it is not a trivial thing to give a comprehensive response to it. One thing that is almost practically un-objectionabl[...]
  • Going its own way – the Dominican Republic

    Opinion February 27, 2015 | 11:03 am

    Last month, Danilo Medina, the President of the Dominican Republic, made clear that it was time to reset his country’s foreign policy to better reflect its development objectives and the process [...]

  • The disturbing consequences of the G7 summit

    Opinion June 15, 2018 | 1:26 pm

    The View from Europe By David Jessop, Dominican Today senior Op-Ed contributor   It is the images that remain. First it was a photo of the pol[...]
  • The problem with nationalism

    Opinion June 12, 2018 | 2:55 pm

    By Manuel Armenteros Nationalism is a strange phenomenon. People are asked to be proud of something they did not do, in return for acceptance in a group they did not choose. To be sure, one may [...]
  • Obama’s patronage appointment to the Dominican Republic

    Opinion March 5, 2015 | 5:38 pm

    President Barack Obama appointed businessman James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic in 2013. Glancing over Mr. Brewster’s credentials, one can easily ascerta[...]

  • The new dimensions of tourism

    Opinion June 8, 2018 | 1:28 pm

    The View from Europe By David Jessop, Dominican Today senior Op-Ed distributor In a week in which Caribbean tourism leaders have been meeting in New York to bui[...]
  • Tourism statistics and the bigger picture

    Opinion March 6, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    Visitor arrivals to the Caribbean are again increasing. This is good news, but not the whole story.

    As has been widely reported, preliminary figures collated by the Caribbean Tourism Organis[...]

  • Involving kids in family vacation planning

    Opinion March 9, 2015 | 1:12 pm

    Family vacations produce memories for a lifetime, but they can also teach kids great money lessons they'll need as adults.

    Involving kids in planning family vacations not only helps them appr[...]