DR wins right to participate world infantile volleyball games

The Dominican Republic defeated Mexico 3-0 to win the gold medal in the Torneo Norte, Centroamericano y del Caribe de Volibol Infantil which took place in Mao, Valverde. Elvis Davidson, of the Dominican team, was chosen the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. By winning the event, the DR team classified to participate in the […]

Dominican team to regional games is 430 person strong

The Dominican delegation to the XVIII Central American and Caribbean Sports Games set for August in Maracaibo, Venezuela will be made up by 430 persons. There are 256 athletes, 62 coaches, 30 delegates, 62 arbiters, 17 physicians, 12 representatives of Dominican art and culture, 22 journalists and 15 special guests on the delegation. The goal […]

TWA to launch service to Puerto Plata this Winter

Preliminary reports indicate that TWA will launch year-round service to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic as part of a new expansion of TWA service to the Caribbean this winter. The service, is pending government approval, but is slated to begin December 17 from New York JFK. Service to Puerto Plata will be operated daily. Flight 907 […]

If you can't beat them, join them

The Oficina Técnica de Transporte Terrestre, the government department that regulates the public transport vehicles in circulation, has announced it will now be formalizing the circulation of the so-called motorcycle taxis, or "motoconchos". It is estimated that over 1,000 motoconchistas age 18 to 30 that offer their services to over 300,000 persons a day. The […]

Expanding the road links between West and East

The Fernández administration has begun the construction of the Autovía del Este, an ambitious project that will communicate San Cristóbal province with San Pedro de Macorís by way of a major highway, as reported in El Siglo newspaper. Ministry of Public Works contractors have already completed clearing up several kilometers of the areas through which […]

Fidel Castro to visit for five days

The Ministry of Foreign Relations has confirmed that the President of Cuba, Fidel Castro will visit the DR for five days. The Cuban statesman will participate as an observer in the meetings of the Cariforum, that groups Caribbean members signatories of the Lomé Convention. The chiefs of state of the English-speaking Caribbean, CARICOM nations, will […]