Gallup poll shows PRD's Mejía has big lead

Rumbo newsmagazine this week publishes the results of its first May 2000 electoral preferences survey. The survey asked Dominicans able to vote in the May 2000 election if the election were held today, for whom would they vote. Partido Revolucionario Dominicano candidate Hipólito Mejía received 47% of preferences, followed by Danilo Medina with 23%, and […]

President Fernández in California for two day visit

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 […]

Taiwan backs new Santo Domingo cyberpark

El Siglo news correspondent in Taiwan, Victor Manuel Tejada reports that President Leonel Fernández obtained another objective of his three-day visit to Taiwan, securing the commitment of the Taiwanese government to invest US$10 million in the construction of the cyberpark the government plans to start building in October in Punta Caucedo. The park will go […]

Vice President favors national problems consensus

Vice President Jaime David Fernández proposed a great dialogue in which political leaders present their solutions to national problems. He said this should not be a debate where the candidates fight out as if in a boxing or cock fighting ring. PLD presidential candidate Danilo Medina has asked PRD’s Hipólito Mejía to debate him, but […]

To increase the price of gasoline or not

The debate is on as to whether the government should increase the price of fuel or not. International prices have climbed to US$25, near the level where they were when in December 1996 the government increased the price of premium fuel to RD$32, subsequently reducing it to RD$27.90. Businessmen and the government favor an increase […]