Costa Rica ambassador considers retiring in DR

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 […]

What has caused the death of the fish in Hatillo?

The government ordered an in depth investigation into the possible causes of the death of thousands of fish in the Hatillo Dam. Samples of the affected waters and fish have been sent to the Marine Biology and Chemistry Departments of the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, the state university. A greasy stain is suspect of […]

Plaza Lama opens its largest store

President Hipolito Mejia, accompanied by First Lady Rosa Gomez de Mejia, cut the symbolic ribbon to open the Plaza Lama 27 de Febrero flagship store. Their hosts were storeowners Mario Lama and Elsa Haché de Lama. The supermarket-appliances-clothing and footwear complex has 20,000 square meters, parking space for 1,000 cars, and employs 1,600. The store […]

Important hotel trade event set for March

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 […]

Merchants against new formula for consular invoice

Ivan de Jesus Garcia, president of the Federacion Dominicana de Comerciantes, a leading union of storeowners, opposes the proposal of the Mejia administration to change the present form of consular invoice for a US$100 stamp. The stamp will require the legalization by the consul in the city where the export originates. García says that the […]

Government Corruption Department announces new investigator

The Department for the Prevention of Corruption announced the appointment of lawyer Martires Cirilo Quiñones as new director of investigations. The former director, Frener Bello Arias resigned, together with two other department investigators, and two other department employees. Bello Arias, a captain of the Police was assigned new duties by the chief of the Police. […]