Moving ahead on Central American trade agreement

The chief trade agreement negotiator for the Dominican Republic, Deputy Minister Frederic Emam-Zade said that negotiations are advanced for the signing of the free trade agreement with Central America during a presidential summit in Santo Domingo on 26 April. Negotiators have just returned from the round of discussions held in Guatemala City from 23-27 March. […]

Hotel Association addresses bad press in UK

The president of the National Hotel & Restaurant Association and the president of the Tourism Promotion Council (CPT) attributed to merely internal business motives the stir in the British press caused by the British tour operator, Airtours. Airtours announced it would no longer be selling several Dominican properties due to reasons of hygiene at these. […]

Will the reign of Aristy Castro in the East end?

The Listín Diario reported that the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano and the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana are trying to end what is described as the "reign" or "Indian chief" of the East. The president of the Senate, Amable Aristy Castro made newspaper headlines last year for alleged use of his political influence to appropriate government […]

President orders arrest of organizer of fatal boat trip

The Listín Diario reported that President Leonel Fernández has ordered the arrest of the organizers of the illegal boat trips. In a recent boat trip that capsized off the coast of La Romana, some 40 Dominicans drowned. The press reported that Inocencia Guzmán, from Nagua, was arrested. In the past, despite the organizers of the […]

Dominicans must help keep the Colonial City clean

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 […]

Dominican advertisers abandon El Show de Cristina

In a press conference held in New York City, Heinz Vieluf, chief executive of the Cibao Meat company, one of the largest suppliers of meat products to ethnic markets in New York City, announced the company’s decision to discontinue its advertising support of El Show de Cristina, the popular Hispanic talk show. El Show de […]