A regional representative of the International Labor Organization, Carmen Moreno, during her visit to Santo Domingo, criticized that dozens of girls of all ages work on TV programs twisting and turning provocatively and wearing scant clothing not adequate to their age. She said several of the little girls lewdly contort as if in a cabaret. […]
Commercial banks are buying US dollars for RD$14.35-RD$15.00. In the exchange houses and on the streets more pesos are offered for the dollar, or RD$14.80 and RD$15.05. Dollars are being sold in banks for RD$15.10 -RD$15.38.
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 […]
The president of the Supreme Court of Justice, Jorge Subero Isa said that he first offered the post of director of the Escuela Nacional de la Magistratura, the new school to form Dominican judges, to the former president of the Supreme Court Manuel Bergés Chupani, who turned it down due to his old age. He […]
Hatuey de Camps, secretary general of the PRD, said that the Congress, which as of 16 August 1998 will be dominated by PRD congressmen, will back measures that seek to reinforce government efforts to combat drug consumption and trafficking. General Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a division of the […]
The Telecommunications bill is now law after the Congress approved observations made by President Leonel Fernández. Law 153-98 modernizes the telecommunications business in the Dominican Republic.
The local press is focusing on who will preside the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. The Partido Revolucionario Dominicano, won absolute majority in both the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies as of the legislature that opens 16 August 1998. The party now faces the challenge of choosing the presidents of the Senate and […]
The local press has been giving front page coverage to the transformation of Santo Domingo’s principal avenues. In the meantime, Santo Domingo residents are suffering through the chaos of the expansion of several of the city’s key avenues. For instance, everyone’s life is affected by the underpasses that are being built under the 27 de […]
President Leonel Fernández inaugurated the reservoir of the Monción Dam built at a cost of RD$510 million. The dam will provide water for irrigation and human consumption, as well as produce electricity. It will be able to irrigate 200,000 hectares in Santiago Rodríguez and Valverde provinces. Turbo generators can produce 52 megawatts of energy. Monción […]
Dominican university students will be able to benefit from lectures in universities around the world. President Leonel Fernández announced that the World Bank will help the government install a system of video-conferencing in the principal Dominican universities. The President made the announcement while visiting the exhibitions at the First International Fair of Telecommunications, sponsored by […]