The National Police has alerted motorcyclists that agents will be drastically enforcing the requirement for protective helmets for the driver of the motorcycle and any passenger. He said that in a first phase, the Police retained the motorcycles of those found driving without a helmet will be arrested.
The Gigantes of San Francisco de Macorís won the right to play an extra game to determine whether they or the Estrellas of San Pedro de Macorís will play in the round robin that begins in January. The Gigantes have won their past three games. The Estrellas have been affected by the loss of José […]
The Julio Iglesias concert in Altos de Chavón was said to be the most successful concert ever held there. It is the second time that Julio Iglesias performs in the La Romana amphitheater. Also at the performance were Oscar de la Renta and his wife Annette Reed, Henry Kissinger and his wife Nancy, as well […]
The Central Bank is forecasting inflation at year’s end will be 9%. Accumulated inflation from January to November was 8.19%.
E. Leon Jimenes and the Patronato Faro a Colón that organize the Avenida del Puerto/Faro a Colón New Year’s extravaganza announced that the laser beam show will begin at 11:55 pm today. The national anthem will be played at midnight, followed by a 12-gun salute. At 12:08 on the first day of 1998, the fireworks […]
What goes through a man’s head to murder his son and then commit suicide angered by a recent divorce? The end of the year celebrations were tainted by the sad note of the death of eight year old Joem Burgos, found drowned in the Nizao River on 29 December. His father’s body was recovered from […]
The State Sugar Council (CEA) reported losses of RD$525.5 million in 1997. According to a report in the Listin Diario, the government organization that operates state sugar mills has accumulated debts with institutions and international organizations of RD$964.3 million. According to a report, the CEA has sold the entire U.S. quota for next year, including […]
Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez, the leader of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) favors the appointment of a fourth candidate of the PRD for mayor of Santo Domingo in the 1998 municipal election. He promises a solution to the impasse over the municipal candidate of the party will be announced on 3 January. Peña Gómez […]
The Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) maintains its position not to participate in the National Dialogue called by the President. Its party secretary, Hatuey Decamps, and fellow party members Rafael Gamundi and Winston Arnaud, personally delivered to President Leonel Fernández a letter expressing that it considers the talks are a government initiative that should be directed […]
Government party congressman, Bautista Rojas Gómez said the Executive Branch would veto the telecommunications bill if passed by the Senate as received from the Chamber of Deputies. In extraordinary haste, the bill was submitted by and passed by the Chamber of Deputies last month. Another telecommunications bill, the result of lengthy discussions and consensus among […]