Monthly Archives: April 2016

Opposition VP candidate promises better living conditions with PRM party

Santo Domingo.- Opposition Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) vice presidential candidate Carolina Mejia said that the Dominican Republic deserves better living conditions for its citizens, with order, respect, equality and equity.Mejia said that the May elections would mean a change of leadership that would lead the country through a path of ethics and morality. During a tour for Navarrete, in Santiago, the vice presidential candidate pointed out that the country needs a climate of peace, with people feeling safe and having the courage to fight for a better life and live with dignity.She said it is painful to see how a province with so much potential, can not take advantage of its wealth due to the abandonment it has been submitted by the government of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). …read more

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Four Dominican women murdered in Turks and Caicos in five years

Santo Domingo.- A Dominican waitress has become the fourth woman from the Dominican Republic to be murdered in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the past five years, online newspaper SUNtci.com reported Friday.According to the report, the body of Yuneiry Veras, 26, was found by police around 1 p.m. on Saturday April 23 in the area of Pirate’s Cove, near a secluded beach at the back of Phase Two of the low-cost homes in the Wheeland area of Providenciales. She had been in the Turks and Caicos Islands for seven months, The area where the woman’s body was found is frequented by tourists and locals who are looking for a secluded beach.In an interview with The SUN, Edwin Hernandez, Assistant Consular for the Dominican Republic in the Turks and Caicos Islands, said the Dominican community “feels very bad and very disappointed” with the crimes that have occurred to Dominican nationals in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the recent years.”In the past five to six years the Dominican community h… …read more

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615 people displaced, 19 communities isolated due to downpours

Santo Domingo.- The downpours affecting the Dominican Republic since early week will continue during the weekend in most of the country, the Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported today.According to the COE, so far 615 people have been displaced to homes of relatives and friends and 19 communities were reported as isolated, while the alert was extended to 14 provinces and the National District, ten of them are in yellow alert.The National Weather Office (Onamet) said that there will be downpours with thunderstorms and gusty winds in most provinces Saturday and Sunday, due to the high content of moisture.The COE reported that in Sanchez Ramirez province several communities are isolated: Los Javos, La Javilla, La Herradura, El Laja, El Naranjo, La Culata, Los Tres Pasos del Chacuey, El Corozo, Las Tres Palma and La Loma de la Gallina. Also Sierra Prieta, Comedero, Caballero y Hernando Alonzo, Platanal, Chacuey Abajo, Bavari, El aguacate and Don Miguel. …read more

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Woman, 83, files charges in US$341M Peravia bank fraud

Santo Domingo.- Dr. Amparo Flor de Francia Gonzalez, 83, with …read more

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Electoral Board says international observers have started arriving

Santo Domingo.- The Central Electoral Board (JCE) on Thursday …read more

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Downpours continue: Agency raises flash-flood alerts to warning

Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) on Thursday …read more

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Flash flood warning for central provinces as ownpours continue

Santo Domingo.- The National Weather Office (Onamet) forecasts …read more

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Dominicans mark 51 years since the War of infamy

Santo Domingo.- 51 years have passed since the infamous War …read more

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Dominican Republic would send investigators to Panama as probe widens

Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Wednesday …read more

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Dominican Republic big business enters row on US envoy’s ‘pressure'

Santo Domingo.- National Business Council (CONEP) president …read more

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Dominican security system dysfunctional: Ex-New York mayor

Santo Domingo.- Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani on Wednesday …read more

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Dominican Republic has a partially-free press: Watchdog

Washington.- U.S.-based rights watchdog says press freedom …read more

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Country improves on natural disasters, but risk still high: Report

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic gained two positions, …read more

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State university can’t continue wasting time demanding what is due: Candidate

Santo Domingo.- APD party presidential candidate Minou …read more

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Stance on Dominican Republic govt. corruption varies with age: Poll

Santo Domingo.- The Dominicans’ view on government corruption …read more

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Super Sanchez announces retirement

Santo Domingo,- Twice-Olympic champion Felix Sanchez on Tuesday …read more

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Tourist snapshot shows boat poaching shark fins on Silver Banks

Samana, Dominican Republic.- A tourist on one of three tour …read more

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‘Panama Papers’ Dominican links to be revealed in days: Diario Libre

Santo Domingo.- The International Consortium of Investigative …read more

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Showers continue; flash flood warning for central region

Santo Domingo.- More of the recent showers and expected in …read more

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Famous Dominican mom breastfeed pics roil social media

Santo Domingo.- Photos of mothers breastfeeding babies …read more

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