PanAm Games Commission reports to President

A special commission designated to start the preparation process for the 2003 Pan American (PanAm) Games delivered their initial report to President Fernández at the National Palace yesterday. A delegation from the special commission formed by the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD) was led by COD President Dr. José Joaquín Puello and COD Secretary-General Luisín Mejía […]

Gloria sparks Cassandra dilemma

International recording star Gloria Estefan is ruffling many feathers among the organizers and the sponsor of the Cassandra Awards, the DR’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards for musical acts. The awards, named for legendary Dominican performer Cassandra Damirón, are given each year by the DR’s Asociación de Cronistas de Arte (Association of Art Reporters — […]

150 students sickened by bad milk

150 students participating in the school breakfast program in San Francisco de Macorís were sickened yesterday by contaminated milk. Dozens were hospitalized with severe dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea before health officials traced the common thread between the cases. Officials are now trying to determine the source of the milk and how it may […]

Guzman & IDSS favor national medical exams

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 […]

DR & Cuba sign health cooperation pact

Public Health Minister Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino has signed a health cooperation agreement with her counterpart from Cuba, Carlos Dotres. The agreement provides for Cuban assistance to the DR in primary health care delivery, hospital management, salvage of medical equipment and in technology transfer. The pact was signed against the backdrop of a meeting of Health […]

EU will finance environment programs for Dominican firms

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 […]

Another FAD officer arrested in Narcisazo case

The judge in charge of the investigation into the 1994 disappearance (and presumed murder) of Professor Narciso González ("Narcisazo") yesterday ordered the arrest of a second Dominican Air Force (FAD) officer. Judge Eduardo Sánchez Ortíz ordered Lt. Colonel Manuel C. Pérez Vólquez jailed on suspicion of complicity in kidnapping Narcisazo. In 1994 Pérez Vólquez was […]

Orlando case hearings postponed

The judge overseeing the Orlando Martínez murder trial, Katia Miguelina Jiménez Martínez, decided yesterday to adjourn the proceedings until February 10th. She made the decision in order to provide time for a doctor chosen by the Prosecutor to examine one of the defendants, retired General Salvador Lluberes Montás ("Chinino") and determine if there is merit […]

SECTUR, ASONAHORES: Tourism not affected by LMD fight

The Tourism Ministry (SECTUR) yesterday labeled as completely false the reports by Spanish media that thousands of Spaniards have canceled DR vacations in response to perceived violence in the struggle over the LMD. The Dominican Association of Hotels and Restaurants (ASONAHORES) likewise said telephone checks with the DR’s hotels and tour operators said bookings had […]