Congress to get final say on duty-free imports for transport unions

According to the president of the Senate, Ramón Alburquerque, President Hipólito Mejía promised to prepare a bill incorporating the contents of Decree 618-00 by which the Mejía administration had authorized unionized taxi drivers the import of duty-free vehicles for transport and cargo transporters a reduction in tariffs on new trucks down to 8%. The President […]

Senate approves international loans

The Senate passed seven loan contracts with international financial organizations totaling US$131 million. President Hipólito Mejía had urged their approval. These are: Instituto Nacional de Recursos Hidráulicos (Indrhi) and the Banco de Comercio Exterior de Colombia. US$18 million for the Los Tres Saltos hydroelectric project. Financing of the development of farming projects for small and […]

10% tax cut for public servers making more than RD$35,000

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 […]

Major seismological center to be built in Northeast

Secretary general of the North Chapter of Colegio Dominicano de Ingenieros, Arquitectos y Agrimensores (Codia), the leading association of engineers and architects in the DR, William Reyna told Listin Diario that the US, France, Italy and Japan are working together on the installation in Pimentel, in the Northeast of the country, of a sophisticated seismological […]

King and Queen of Spain coming in November

The Listin Diario newspaper announces that King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia of Spain will visit the Dominican Republic in mid November. The Spanish monarchs make a two-day stopover prior to participating in the Iberoamerican Summit scheduled for Panama City in November of this year. The King and Queen are accepting an invitation made originally […]

First class travel outlawed for government officers

The Presidency is putting a ban on first class travel by government officers. The executive office announced that President Hipólito Mejía himself will set the example traveling to the United Nations Millennium Summit in economy class and on a commercial airliner. The Listín Diario, in an editorial today comments on the new style of the […]

Renovations at Hotel Don Juan in Boca Chica

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 […]