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JetBlue Flight Flew Over Hurricane Fiona En Route To New Jersey

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Business Insider reports that last Monday, a JetBlue flight flew over Hurricane Fiona “in an unusual flight path.” It was en-route to Newark, New Jersey from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The pilot got clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make the journey. According to FlightAware “the plane flew at 30,000 to 34,000 feet,… Continue reading JetBlue Flight Flew Over Hurricane Fiona En Route To New Jersey

Meet Diana Lynch, Developer Of The First Black Owned Golf Resort In Dominican Republic

Diana Lynch, Esq  has spent the majority of her professional career practicing law. As a founding member of the award- winning Lynch Law Group law firm in Atlanta. For over 25 years representing notables in the sports and entertainment industry, Lynch has built a reputation as one of the elite attorneys in Georgia. Now she… Continue reading Meet Diana Lynch, Developer Of The First Black Owned Golf Resort In Dominican Republic

Couple And Infant Stranded Without Formula After Late-Night Flight Canceled

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A couple traveling with their 9-month-old baby was left stranded without formula after American Airlines canceled their flight connection in the middle of the night. According to Business Insider, Donna, who opted not to share her last name, her husband, and their baby had taken a flight from the Dominican Republic to Charlotte on July… Continue reading Couple And Infant Stranded Without Formula After Late-Night Flight Canceled

TOWIE Stars Kicked Off Flight For Vaping And Refusing To Mask Up 

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Cast members of British reality series The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) were booted from an Air Europa flight from the Dominican Republic after smoking electronic cigarettes and refusing to put on face masks.  According to Mirror, Pia Grace Smith, one of the stars of the show, took to her Instagram Stories to talk about… Continue reading TOWIE Stars Kicked Off Flight For Vaping And Refusing To Mask Up 

Indianapolis Mother Dies After Traveling To Dominican Republic For BBL Surgery

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Shacare Terry, a young mother and business owner from Indianapolis, died after getting two cosmetic procedures —a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and tummy tuck. She left behind loving family and friends, as well as a daycare she built from the ground up called Minnie Blessings In Paradise. On April 11, Terry and her friend Carlesha… Continue reading Indianapolis Mother Dies After Traveling To Dominican Republic For BBL Surgery

Black Expat: ‘I Feel Much Safer Here In The Dominican Republic Than I Do In The US’

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39-year-old Tammy Washington de Sencion is originally from South Carolina. Prior to moving to the Dominican Republic, she had been living in Atlanta for 2 years.  “I was a corporate trainer specializing in leadership development.  My life was great in the US. I had a great job, a church I loved, and I was very close… Continue reading Black Expat: ‘I Feel Much Safer Here In The Dominican Republic Than I Do In The US’

Norwegian Escape Cruise Cancelled After Running Aground In Puerto Plata

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As the world begins to recover from covid the cruise industry has ran into a new problem, the Norwegian Escape which accommodates 4,000 passengers has run aground in the Dominican Republic. On Monday, the 164,000-ton ship hit the seabed as it pulled off the shores of Puerto Plata, causing severe damage to the ship’s hull.… Continue reading Norwegian Escape Cruise Cancelled After Running Aground In Puerto Plata

Dominican Black History: Meet Sebastián Lemba, The First Anti-Slavery Rebel Leader In The Americas

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Haiti is one of the most emblematic countries in the Americas for being the first to constitute a republic of formerly enslaved Black people, after a bloody revolution led by Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines in 1791. However, 150 years earlier, in the neighboring Dominican Republic, a man emerged who would also go down in… Continue reading Dominican Black History: Meet Sebastián Lemba, The First Anti-Slavery Rebel Leader In The Americas

Meet The Black American Man Educating Others On The Beauty Of Caribbean Spanish

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Rickie, a YouTuber and Spanish language educator, creates content for learners hoping to speak Spanish fluently and confidently. Identifying as 100% from the United States with “a Latin heart”, his content gained traction on his channel, Bilingüe Blogs, when people noticed how impossible it was to tell that his Dominican Republic Spanish accent was not… Continue reading Meet The Black American Man Educating Others On The Beauty Of Caribbean Spanish

Traveler Story: I’m A Mother Of Five Who Prioritizes Travel As A Form of Self-Care

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Parenthood permanently alters your life, and Iris Martin believes that travel is not only a form of self-care, it has helped her be an effective mother for her five children. Three are adults with their own homes and families, while the other two reside with their mother in North Carolina. Iris thinks the world of… Continue reading Traveler Story: I’m A Mother Of Five Who Prioritizes Travel As A Form of Self-Care

Dream Trip To Dominican Republic Turns Into Year-Long Nightmare For Haitian Brothers

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A trip to the Dominican Republic was supposed to be an eight-day trip for three Haitian brothers to reconnect with family living in the country. Halfway through the July 2020 trip, things took a turn. Now, a year later, the brothers are fighting for their rights and a day in court to come back to… Continue reading Dream Trip To Dominican Republic Turns Into Year-Long Nightmare For Haitian Brothers

Traveler Story: It’s Time For People To Recognize You Can Be Both Afro And Latino

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For Anyine “Angie” Galvan-Rodriguez, founder of the AfroLatina Natural blog. She says there’s a lot of anti-Blackness in the Latino community, and she’s ready for the Afro and Latino population to be accepted. It’s something that she’s trying to change through her hair blog. “When I say I am Afro Latina, people will say, ‘Oh,… Continue reading Traveler Story: It’s Time For People To Recognize You Can Be Both Afro And Latino

One Island, But Different Worlds: The History Of Haiti And The Dominican Republic

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Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR) may occupy the same island of Hispaniola on the Caribbean Sea with nearly the same populations hovering around 10 million people, but the similarities between the two stop there.  “Culturally, we’re different,” said Frantz G, who was born and raised in Haiti for 15 years until moving to the… Continue reading One Island, But Different Worlds: The History Of Haiti And The Dominican Republic

These Black Travel Agents Can Help You Plan Your Post-Pandemic Vacay, Now

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It’s National Plan A Vacation Day. For many people, planning a trip can be an overwhelming and daunting task. Let’s be honest, some of us may lack the time, organization skills, or know-how to coordinate an entire trip from flights and hotels to activities and ground transportation. Luckily, there are professional travel agents who will… Continue reading These Black Travel Agents Can Help You Plan Your Post-Pandemic Vacay, Now

Karisma Hotels and Resorts Offers Free Rooms To Travelers That Test Positive For COVID-19

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Following last week’s announcement that travelers entering the United States will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, Karisma Hotels and Resorts is going above and beyond to assist its customers.     Guests staying at their properties in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Riviera Maya region of Mexico now through March 31, will receive complimentary… Continue reading Karisma Hotels and Resorts Offers Free Rooms To Travelers That Test Positive For COVID-19

 
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