Venezuela wins individual and team cycling event

Venezuelan Manuel Guevara won the final stage of the XXII Vuelta Independencia Nacional that took competitors all around the nation. The Venezuelan also helped his team conquer the team trophy of the 1,160-kilometer circuit. Guevara won three of the nine stages of the race. The runner up teams were Club Mauricio Baez (DR), Germany, Alico […]

Luis Felipe Lopez to join Minnesota Timberwolves

Five days after being let off by the Washington Wizards, Dominican Luis Felipe Lopez was hired by the Minnesota Timberwolves and will continue playing in the National Basketball Association. This is the third team to hire the 26-year old 6’6 ball player. He was originally drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies, prior to joining the Wizards. […]

Spring sales

Spring sales are being advertised in the local press. Samples of sales are: Marcel’s shoe store with a sale from 28 February to 18 March. This store has branches at Plaza Central, Naco, Diamond, El Conde, Hache Plaza (Santiago). Liz Claiborn has a 40% sale at its store near Plaza Central. LTU is advertising special […]

Priest denounces corruption in Migration and Passport departments

Jesuit priest Eduardo M. Barrios criticized the new systems now in place at the Passport and Migration Department of the government. He said that these departments are located in brand new buildings, but the modernization stops there. In a commentary published by Hoy and Listin Diario newspaper he says that the "functionaries do not function." […]

Farms produce exhibition in Puerto Rico

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 […]

Human Rights reports criticizes Dominican police

The US State Department Human Rights report is out again, blasting the National Police for violations again. According to the report, the Police executed more than 250 persons in 2000, more than in 1999. The report is critical that President Mejia has kept General Pedro de Jesus Candelier as chief of the Police. It states […]

Poll shows Dominicans favor reform of Constitution

A Penn, Schoen & Berland survey carried out for El Siglo newspaper showed that 61% of Dominicans are in favor of reforming the Constitution. 55% nevertheless feel the revision should not occur now as Dominican congressmen would like. There is a strong movement within Dominican Congress to pass the congressional reform now. Critics say that […]

Politics in schools

El Siglo reports that the Red de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil, a network of civil society groups, accused the present education authorities of promoting firings and transfers of professors of public schools and lyceums for political reasons. The network, whose main organizations include the Participación Ciudadana, Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo, Centro Poveda, demanded […]

Former President says speech reaffirms lack of vision

Former President Leonel Fernández said that the state of the nation address of President Mejia served to reaffirm the latter’s lack of vision regarding the future of the nation, and his lack of clear concepts of where Dominicans should be headed to generate wealth, achieve social and economic development and reduce poverty. He said that […]