Unión Fenosa announces power supply bill reductions

Unión Fenosa-Distribuidora del Norte and Unión Fenosa Distribuidora del Sur announced a 0.56% reduction in their billing as of 1 September. They attributed the decline to reductions in the exchange rate for the US$ dollar and inflation. The new rates reflect the change in the consumer price index that declined from May to June from […]

The future of Dominican agriculture

Speaking at the annual meeting of the Junta Agroempresarial Dominicana held this year in Barahona, Osmar Benítez the executive vice president of the organization spoke of challenges ahead for farmers and agribusiness in the DR. He said that at present, production is at RD$3,500 million a year to supply the Dominican population and additional two […]

Who is enrolled

The Ministry of Education has a registration of 8,630 grade school and high schools. Some 2,119,729 students were enrolled last year, of which 1,772,285 studied in public schools and 347,436 in private schools. Public schools open next week. Many private schools are already open. The Ministry of Education postponed the start of the public school […]

Government contributes RD$1 million to save teenager

President Leonel Fernández, prior to traveling to Colombia, authorized a government contribution of RD$1 million to the Save Ilianov campaign. Ilianov de León Albino is a 14-year old boy who needs a bone marrow transplant. He is interned in the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center of New York City, but needs RD$7.2 million (US$450 thousand) for […]

President Fernández in Colombia

President Leonel Fernández concluded his two-day official visit to Colombia. In a joint declaration, both Fernández and President Andrés Pastrana committed to strengthen dialogue and promote friendship ties between both nations. They agreed to work for the signing of a bilateral free trade agreement. During the visit, President Leonel Fernández offered the collaboration of the […]

Repaving of Las Americas begun

The Ministry of Public Works began works to repair and repave the Las Americas Highway. The highway links Santo Domingo with Las Americas International Airport, the principal airport of the country, and continues on to eastern beach area destinations. Works include the closing of several left turn intersections, where accidents have frequently occurred. The central […]

AMET in Santiago as of 19 September

The Metropolitan Transport Authority (AMET) will begin offering modern bus transportation services in Santiago de los Caballeros, the DR’s second largest city, as of 19 September. Some 40 buses, of a total of 200 to be stationed in Santiago, will start servicing Santiago residents on three routes. These are: Autopista Duarte and Avenida Hispanoamerica, Mirador […]