Public hearings on draft environment law announced

The interagency Natural Resources and Environment Coordinating Commission announced that a series of public hearings will be launched on the draft General Law on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, beginning Wednesday, April 7th, in Santo Domingo, Barahona, San Pedro de Macorís (SPM), San Francisco de Macorís (SFM) and Santiago. The project, on which the Commission […]

DR will sign investment dispute resolution treaties

Yesterday the head of the Office for the Promotion of Foreign Investment in the DR (OPI), Eddy Martínez, announced that the DR will soon sign two important treaties regarding the resolution of investment disputes. One, the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, requires signatories to enforce international arbitral […]

2 more public transport corridors for SD planned

The Public Works Minister told the news daily Listin Diario that the Fernández Government has decided to proceed with the creation of two more public transport corridors in Santo Domingo which will be put under the direction of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (AMET). One, known as the Southern Route, would run from the Port of […]

DR ratifies minimum age convention

The Chamber of Deputies yesterday approved ratification of the international Minimum Age for Employment Convention. Since the Senate already approved ratification in February, the measure now merely awaits official transmittal and deposit by the Dominican Government with the Geneva-based International Labor Organization (ILO), which originated the convention and oversees its proper implementation. The Convention, No. […]

Education Ministry proposes regulating private school fees

Education Minister Ligia Amada Melo said yesterday that on Friday, April 9th, the National Education Board will begin discussing a proposed regulation that would allow the Ministry to cap tuition and fees demanded by private schools. If approved, schools not meeting the set rules would be have their doors shut for the school year starting […]