"Cartas" at the National Theater

The best of Dominican ballet will go on stage at the National Theater on 6-7 August. "Cartas", gathers talented Dominican dancers. Mercedes Morales, Michele Jiménez, Soraya Franco, Silvia Crespo, Victor Ramirez, Raul Valdez, Edwin Silfa, Armando Gonzalez, and Monika Despradel. Choreograhy is by Alberto Méndez (Cuba), Juan Fidel Mieses, Lourdes Ramírez, Antonio Gómez, Carlos Veitía, […]

Casa Teatro celebrates 25th anniversary

Casa de Teatro, the grassroots culture house of Santo Domingo, a place where many today renowned artists got their start, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A big bash will take place tonight with the performance of more than 10 leading artists. Niní Caffaro, Danny Rivera, Fernando Casado, Claudio Cohén, José Antonio Rodríguez, Grupo Tre, Luchy […]

Spanish firm to collect Santo Domingo garbage

The Listín Diario newspaper reported that Urbaser, of the Grupo Dragados from Spain was the company that purchased the Dixi Sanitary Services garbage collection contract in Santo Domingo. The same story reports that the government is passing this contract on to the Municipality of Santo Domingo, as per the latter’s request. Technicians of the Spanish […]

Public hospital back into operation

The century-old Padre Billini Hospital has been remodeled and is now open to serve low income Dominicans. The government refurbished the 210-bed Colonial City hospital with the latest medical equipment at a cost of RD$119 million. During the re-inauguration of the center, Minister of Public Health Altagracia Guzmán said that the Fernández administration has built […]

Salary increase for medics is law

The salary increase much sought by the Dominican Medical Association (AMD) is now effective as per the passing of law 80-99 by President Leonel Fernández. The salary increase benefits physicians, nurses, lab technicians, dentists and veterinarians that work in public health centers and at the Ministry of Agriculture. The law calls for an immediate 35% […]

DR and US departments of agriculture sign agreement

The leading government officers of Agriculture from the US and the DR signed an agreement that seeks to increase farm produce trade between both countries. Amilcar Romero, Minister of Agriculture of the DR, and Richard Romiger, Secretary of Agriculture of the US, signed an agreement that will foster large scale marketing of farm products and […]

Minister of Tourism says tourism grew 10% this year

Minister of Tourism Felix Jiménez said that tourism grew 10% in the first seven months of 1999 compared to the same period in 1998. The number of travelers had increased 4.7% during the same period from 1997 to 1998. Jiménez said that the celebration of a National Tourism Convention will have little effect on the […]