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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 […]

Santiago convention center to be finished

President-elect Hipolito Mejia said his government would finish the convention center, started by the Balaguer administration (1994-96) and abandoned by the Fernandez administration. The convention center would be government seat for the Cibao region. The contractors say RD$88 million is needed to complete the center, but that it could be ready for use in eight […]

President-elect Mejía promises new power plant for the Cibao

President-elect Hipólito Mejia said in Santiago that his government will see that Puerto Plata gets a new power generator to guarantee adequate power supply to the Cibao region. He spoke when visiting Santiago where he attended the 30th graduation of the Instituto Superior de Agriculture. At the event, he was awarded a Honoris Causa doctorate. […]

Aging former President returns

Former President Juan Bosch, founder of the PRD and PLD political parties, returned yesterday to Santo Domingo. He had been hospitalized at the Centro Medico de Investigaciones Quirurgicas since 28 June. Previously he had been hospitalized at the Air Force military hospital. Bosch is 91 years old and suffers from neurological problems. President Leonel Fernandez […]

Civil career law would protect 23% of government employees

The director of the National Office of Planning, Rafael Camilo said that at 23% of the public sector employees cannot be cancelled by the new government without there being a violation of the law. The Ley de Carrera Civil y Administrativa, the law regulating public service employees grants special status to public employees with more […]

Long-time squatters evicted from Punta Cana property

Armed forces proceeded to evict 70 families that refused to accept relocation offers by the Grupo Punta Cana in the La Altagracia province. The Punta Cana tourism entrepreneurs battled the eviction of the squatters for more than 20 years. They had received eviction judgments but these had not been able to be implemented by the […]

Centennial Communications Corporation gala

Michael Small, president of Centennial Communications Corporation, Carlos Bofill, president of Centennial Communication Corporations for the Caribbean and other leading executives of the US telecommunications firm were in Santo Domingo last week for the events that marked the merger with a Dominican company. Centennial Dominicana began operations in the DR in January and expects to […]