Dominican team advances to tennis regional semifinals

The DR’s team has advanced to the semifinals for Group II (the Americas) of the 1999 Tennis Federation Cup. In matches played yesterday in San José, Costa Rica the Dominican team beat their Guatemalan counterparts. Daysi Espinal won decisively over Guatemala’s Mariola Prado in a singles match 6-1, 6-2, but her teammate Glennys Cepeda lost […]

PanAm Games Organizing Committee revealed

An extraordinary assembly pulling together the various Dominican sports federations yesterday ratified the selection of the 28-member Organizing Committee for the 2003 Pan American Games ("PanAm Games") to be held here in Santo Domingo. The Committee will be officially presented to the nation by President Leonel Fernández on Friday, March 5th, just one day before […]

FAO to finance certification of Dominican coconut

The Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will finance a program to certify that Dominican coconuts are not contaminated by a plague known as "Lethal Yellow." Lethal Yellow is a sickness that, once it contaminates a coconut grove, can wipe it out within four years. In 1997 Brazil started blocking imports of Dominican […]

ECLAC: DR unemployment will continue dropping

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, also known by its Spanish acronym CEPAL), predicts that Dominican unemployment numbers will continue to drop during 1999. ECLAC is the UN regional body based in Santiago, Chile that, among other things, produces economic forecasts for the region and gathers statistics of past […]

More details on projects proposed to Mexico

More details were released yesterday by the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency about the three projects proposed to Mexico for funding under the San José Agreement. Among other things accomplished during the Second Meeting of the Dominican-Mexican Bilateral Commission recently concluded in Mexico City, the DR presented three project proposals for Agreement funding. Under the […]

World Bank, IBD loans for health sector modernization

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 […]

12 die in collision of Bavaro hotel employee buses

12 people died and 35 were injured as the result of the head-on collision yesterday of two buses carrying Bavaro area hotel employees to and from their homes. The accident occurred at about 1:00 am near Berón on the highway connecting Higüey and Bavaro. One bus carried employees of the Riu hotels, the other belonged […]