Trade between D.R. and Cuba now at US$30 million

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 […]

Physician sought by U.S. judiciary freed by Dominican judge

Judge Ramón González Pérez ordered the release of Dr. Rafael Pedro González Pantaleón on grounds that his imprisonment is illegal as it was not ordered by a judge. González Pantaleón was found guilty of fraud against Medicare, the U.S. Federal Government medical insurance program. He was sentenced to 78 months in prison or the payment […]

Inespre: unfair competition with colmados

Economists have expressed concern over the new subsidized food sales program being implemented by the Instituto de Estabilización de Precios. The program is said to be politically oriented. While it benefits consumers, it is seriously affecting the profitability of "colmados", small grocery shops, many of which have seen sales drop 30%. INESPRE recently purchased a […]

Paychecks retained for 1,221 government officers

The government retained the paychecks of 1,221 officers on 25 February, payday. The officers have not fulfilled their obligation to present their personal financial statements showing their assets and liabilities at the time of accepting their position in government. Law 82-79 obliges high-ranking government officers, judges, mayors and congressmen to declare their wealth. National Treasurer […]

Hospitals expected to be back in service by March

The government is promising that three of the largest public hospitals (Padre Billini, Maternidad Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia and Luis E. Aybar) in Santo Domingo, now closed for major remodelling and maintenance works, will soon be ready. Once they are back in service, the government will carry out repairs at the Dario Contreras, Francisco […]