Politics keeps Dominican airlines from flying to the US

Former general manager of Dominicana Airlines, Hugo Bueno Pascal writes in Hoy newspaper that politics has kept Dominican airlines from flying to the US. He questions the US$15 million waste of money spent on a United Nations ICAO program to revert the ban for Dominican airlines to fly to the US. The money was spent […]

RD$148 million donation to fight AIDS and TB

The government of the US donated RD$148 million for programs to control and prevent AIDS and tuberculosis. Vice President Milagros Ortiz Bosch presided over the agreement signing ceremony at the National Palace. Technical Secretary of the Presidency Rafael Calderon signed for the Dominican government. Janice L. Jacobs, charge d’affairs of the Embassy, represented the US.

President favors sports facilities in Mirador del Este Park

President Hipolito Mejia backs the building of sports venues for the 2003 Santo Domingo Pan American Games at the Mirador del Este Park, the city park that is adjacent to the Columbus Lighthouse. In a recent meeting with former President Balaguer, under whose government the park was built, the latter expressed his strong opposition to […]

Coral Highway to link eastern tourism destinations

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 […]

Controversial minister resigns

Angel Lockward, the controversial Minister of Industry and Commerce, presented his resignation to President Mejia on Wednesday, 27 June. On Tuesday, President Mejia had returned to the Ministry of Foreign Relations the management of foreign trade negotiations. President Mejia had placed the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in charge with the creation of the National […]

Coral Highway to link eastern tourism destinations

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 […]