Honoring Juan Bosch

Fundación Alternativa has prepared "Bosch, Pensamiento y Canto," a night dedicated to honor the former President and founder of the PRD and PLD political parties. Bosch is also an outstanding Latin American writer. It will be an evening of drama, music, dance, with the special performances of Sonia Silvestre, Fernando Casado, Ileana Reynoso, and Manuel […]

Japanese ambassador sees future for Dominican exports

Ambassador of Japan Masato Akasawa said that Japan is the principal donor of international funding to the DR. He said that 50% of the present collaborations the country receives come from Japan. Japan is investing in education, agriculture, infrastructure, health and technology projects. He spoke during a conference on Japan and Dominican Republic bilateral relations […]

Accusation of rape at Police station

The Commissioner for the Reform and Modernization of Justice, Aura Celeste Fernandez denounced that police agents in Santo Domingo have been known to sexually abuse arrested adolescents. She urged that the District Attorney investigate her claim. She said that agents responsible for rape in the Plan Piloto police headquarter in the Honduras neighborhood need to […]

Banco Popular-US tourist visa agreement starts 1 July

The Consular Section of the US Embassy and the Banco Popular announced that as of Saturday, 1 July 2000, all interested in appointments to request tourism visas to the United States should visit the branches of the Banco Popular Dominicano in the DR. Either the future traveler or an authorized representative need present the passport […]

Congressmen lobby for adding two years to their posts

Hoy newspaper reports that PRD, PLD and PRSC deputies are now openly campaigning among themselves to secure enough support to pass a bill that would contain a constitutional reform to enable them to remain in their posts for two more years. Hoy newspaper points out that the deputy responsible for the document is Cesar Emilio […]

PRD: "los cometodo"

The Partido de la Liberación Dominicana says that if they are the "comesolos", the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano should be known as the "cometodos". PLD secretary general José Tomás Pérez made the comment in reference to the ambitions of the political party to control all state institutions. The PRD has majority in the Junta Central Electoral, […]

City hall urges installation of electricity lines underground

The Sala Capitular del Ayuntamiento del Distrito Nacional issued a resolution that condemns that the private distributor companies are opening holes in the ground to install new electricity poles. Alderman Jorge Frías says that the companies should make the extra investment and install underground cabling, especially after the experience of Hurricane Georges in 1998. After […]