Tickets on sale for Altos de Chavón Concert

Sammy Sosa, whose idea to celebrate a mega benefit concert following Hurricane Georges caught on with leading contemporary Hispanic music stars Gloria Estefan and Juan Luis Guerra, promises that a second mega concert will be organized at the Santo Domingo Olympic Stadium (capacity about 45,000) for those that can’t get tickets to attend the first […]

Japanese donate almost US$1 million

The Social Democrat party of Japan donated US$864,406.78 to the Dominican government to assist victims of the Hurricane Georges. Vice President Jaime David Fernández Mirabal received the money from Japanese congress men Hiroshi Kawaushi and Tadatoshi Shiakiba, who traveled to the DR for the donation ceremony that took place at the National Palace. Kawaushi brought […]

Dominicans say political blah blah helps little

58% of Dominicans agree that the political opposition’s present style of criticism contributes little to resolve the problems of the Dominican Republic. A Hamilton & Staff survey commissioned by Hoy newspaper from 7-12 November 1998 showed that 41% of Dominicans agreed with the statement that the opposition criticizes a lot and does nothing to help […]

Milagros Ortiz is preferred PRD candidate

The Hamilton & Staff survey also revealed that Santo Domingo senator, Milagros Ortíz Bosch is the preferred candidate of Dominican citizens for the presidential candidacy of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD). Ortiz Bosch leads with the approval of 40 of every 100 voters; agribusiness man Hipólito Mejía is in second place with 38 votes; Rafael […]

Vice President is preferred PLD candidate for year 2000

A Hamilton & Staff survey commissioned by Hoy newspaper shows that Vice President Jaime David Fernández Mirabal is the ruling party’s preferred presidential candidate in the year 2000 presidential elections. The survey was carried out from 7-12 November throughout the entire Dominican Republic. President Leonel Fernández placed second. By a constitutional modification in 1994, he […]

FBI grabs suspected assassin in NY

President Leonel Fernández authorized the Attorney General’s office to begin procedures to request the extradition of former Dominican Air Force officer Mariano Durán Cabrera. He is said to be the person who fired the shots that killed journalist Orlando Martínez Howley, on 17 March 1975. The case is now being heard by the judiciary, after […]

Tragedy affects med school faculty and students

Two minibuses crashed on Saturday on the San Pedro de Macorís-Hato Mayor highway, in the East. Seven persons died. One of the minibuses was transporting a team of doctors and graduate medical students from the Universidad Central del Este (UCE) that were on their way to assist persons affected by Hurricane Georges in Yerba Buena, […]