Dominican vies to retain his world boxing title

Dominican World Boxing Association medium weight title holder Julio Cesar Green said he is optimistic he will retain his championship in a return bout against Williams Joppy, set for Saturday, 31 January in Tampa, Florida. Green is the first and only Dominican to win a world title in the 160 weight category. He said he […]

D.A. says telecommunications bill was falsified

District Attorney Francisco Domínguez Brito sent to the Attorney General conclusions of investigations into the alleged adultering of the telecommunications bill passed by Congress. He confirmed that changes do not correspond with what was approved during the congressional session. The differences revolve around clause 119.3 of the bill. President Leonel Fernández vetoed the bill and […]

Peña is back and ready to campaign

Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez, leader of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD), returned yesterday after days in the United States where he traveled for his periodical medical checkup. Peña Gómez suffers from cancer of the pancreas. He said that he would personally head his party’s electoral campaign to counteract the resources the government is placing […]

Government inaugurates tourism port terminals

The Dominican Resistance Memorial Museum is exhibiting a selection of restored clothing sewn and worn by the Mirabal sisters who were slain in 1960 at the orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. The exhibition of the “The Mirabal Sisters Textile Collection” seeks to give people a closer, more human look at the heroines, who […]

Municipal and congressional electoral campaigns now open

The Junta Central Electoral, the Dominican government organization in charge of organizing elections, officially opened the municipal and congressional electoral campaign. All political campaigning must end 48 hours before Election Day, on 16 May 1998. Parties must register their candidates by 17 March. Nineteen parties have registered in an attempt to win the 15 major […]

New York City experts to help organize traffic

The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET), the Dominican government organization in charge of organizing transport in Santo Domingo, announced the signing of an agreement with the Center for Research of Transport of the City College of New York (CCNY) to train its personnel. Robert Paaswell signed for the New York college and Hamlet Hermann for the […]