Rodriguez acclaimed by baseball magazine

Dominican Alex Rodriguez, was voted “Player of the Year” by the magazine Baseball America, which also tapped the Seattle Mariners’ shortstop as the most likely choice for Most Valuable Player in the American League. The selection of the recipient of the coveted MVP title takes place in November. The magazine presented the statistics on Rodriguez, […]

Korean and American take men's and women's singles bowling

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 […]

Pan Am Games a big step closer to reality

The Pan American Games, scheduled to be held in Santo Domingo took a big step closer to reality with the authorization of President Hipolito Mejia to the Sports Ministry to include an additional DR$365 million in the Ministry’s next budget request. The money represents the estimate of the country’s organizational expenditures in support of the […]

Green areas of the capital misused

Conflicts regarding the ownership and use of green areas in Santo Domingo have grown “to alarming levels,” according to Citizenship Participation, a civic group, which claims to receive 50 to 60 complaints a day. They are hearing of threats, law suits, falsification of documents, paid involvement by public officials, and a disregard of existing law. […]

Fernandez says his government pushed DR into electronic era

Speaking at a conference in Miami titled “ Using Technology to Improve Latin America,” former President Leonel Fernandez lauded his own administration for “having pushed the DR into the 21st century in the digital era.” Fernandez told the gathering, which had assembled to see him receive the “Business Leader of the Year” award from the […]

Attorney General will take his time with corruption indictments

The Attorney General said that he will not bend to pressures, or be scared by demands, to act precipitously in cases of alleged corruption by officials of the previous government. Virgilio Bello Rosa stated that he remains “undaunted by pressures” to jail those who are named in indictments for corruption. Nor will he be influenced, […]

Delinquent customs duties must be paid, says director

The Director of Customs, Vicente Sanchez Baret, revealed that “millions of pesos” in customs duties, taxes, storage charges and currency exchange fees remain unpaid. “There’s nothing for the importers to do, but settle the accounts,” he said. The problem is a leftover from the Fernandez administration, according to Sanchez Baret, and must end because “the […]

School breakfast charges widened

Not content with yesterday’s salvo against Education Ministry officials or with the exchange of accusations with the Minister published today, El Siglo this morning enlarged its campaign for an improved school breakfast, by presenting the results of its investigation of the program in Santiago. “Hundreds of children receive no breakfast and dozens of schools have […]

Ortiz Bosch and El Siglo trade charges over school breakfast

Yesterday’s investigative article in the morning daily, El Siglo, provoked an unemotional, but biting, rebuttal from Education Minister Milagros Ortiz Bosch. In a two-page memorandum distributed yesterday afternoon, the minister declared that “the school breakfast program is one of the largest commercial operations in the country. It’s a game with a price tag of almost […]

Salary increase proposals provoke differing views

The Unified Labor Council (CNUS) held a press conference during which it proposed a 35% salary increase in both the public and private sectors, including pensioners. At the same time, in separate press releases, two powerful business organizations – the National Businessmen’s Union (UNE) and the Herrera Industrial Association (AEIH) urged approval of a salary […]