Mirador del Este Park construction to continue

Minister of Public Works Miguel Vargas said yesterday that construction of sports venues will continue in Mirador del Este Park. In effect, news reports indicate that contracts continued to clear the area for the construction today. Vargas said that former President Joaquin Balaguer who opposes the construction had been misinformed as to what it was […]

Motives for Batista murder explained

Nelson Rosario, spokesman for the National Police, explained yesterday the motive behind the murder of 58-year old Rafael Orlando Batista, a community leader and businessman who went missing Wednesday, 25 July and was found dead on Sunday, 29 July.An accomplice in the murder, 24-year old Joan Fabian Santos, revealed that he participated in the murder […]

Rainstorm hits DR

A thunderstorm yesterday causing flooding, toppling of road signs and major traffic bottlenecks in Santo Domingo. Wind gusts of 100 kms. per hour were felt in Santo Domingo from 4 to 6 pm. The storm caused the closure of Las Americas International Airport from 4:10 to 4:35 pm. Radhames Lora Salcedo, director of Civil Defense […]

Montserrat volcanic ash affects flights to 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 […]

Ministry wants to host Miss Universe in 2003

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 […]

Futile plans for construction of public hospitals

Health researcher Reynaldo Peguero is warning about the futility of the government’s multi-million dollar plan to build more public hospitals. In Listin Diario newspaper, Peguero, an epidemiologist, says research shows the construction of more hospitals will not improve health services in the DR. He points out that a John Hopkins University study done in the […]

Government spending up 16.2% in first 11 months

El Siglo newspaper reports that the central government has increased its spending by RD$7.1 billion in its first 11 months in power. According to the Budget Office, government spending reached RD$50.7 billion during the first 11 months. This is up from RD$43.6 billion for the August 1999-June 2000 period. The government collected RD$50.3 billion during […]