Chichi Peralta won a Latin Grammy Award yesterday for Best Merengue Album. His second CD, De Vuelta al Barrio, followed up on his very successful first CD, Pa’ Otro La’o (Caïmán Records America Inc.) For his biography, see http://www.worldmusicportal.com/Artists/Dominican/chichi_peralta.htm#Biography or the record company’s page at http://www.caiman.com/chichiperalta/index.shtml Three Dominican performers were nominated in the Second Latin […]
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 […]
El Siglo, the first color Dominican newspaper, will no longer publish after 12 years in print. Its last edition came out today. The newspaper first appeared on 3 April 1989. It is owned by the same financial holding company that last year purchased the Listín Diario, the newspaper with the largest paid circulation in the […]
El Caribe’s editorial today urges the government to learn from its mistakes. El Caribe says that this year the government estimated current expenditures would account for 67% of the total budget. So far, they make up 75%, primarily due to the increase in public employees from 329,383 in 2000 to 352,753 as of June this […]
El Siglo newspaper explains today the reasons behind the shuffling of key Mejía administration officers. The newspaper says the transfers of Rafael Suberví Bonilla (former Minister of Interior & Police to Minister of Tourism), Pedro Franco Badía (from Administrative Secretary of the Presidency to Minister of Interior and Police) and Ramon Alfredo Bordas (from Minister […]
The Superintendent of Electricity Jose Ovalles has justified the long blackouts that continue to affect Dominicans by saying the distributor companies have not resolved their cashflow problems. He said the blackouts affect primarily the barrios where most of the residents do not pay for the service. This practice had been outlawed by the government. According […]
El Siglo newspaper says that Presidents Hipolito Mejía and Jean Bertrand Aristide of Haiti will meet during the first week of December. The summit will be preceded by a meeting of border town mayors and a meeting between foreign ministers Hugo Tolentino Dipp and Philippe Antonio Joseph.
The Ministry of Culture is inviting the public (?) to an open debate on the future of the tourism industry tonight in the Colonial City. The talk will start at 8:30 pm at the Centro Cultural Rodrigo de Bastidas, Calle Las Damas, Colonial City (next door to the Fortaleza Ozama). The speakers will be newly-appointed […]
President Hipolito Mejía and the board of the Dominican Medical Association have agreed on a 10% increase to the government’s subsidy to public hospitals. The medical association also agreed on a two-week waiting period for the government to increase doctors’ salaries.
President Hipolito Mejía and Vice President Milagros Ortiz Bosch announced the start of the RD$300 monthly subsidy for parents with children in public schools. The program was announced earlier this year as part of the government’s social compensation program after it increased taxes in January. The program will start with 20,070 children and is expected […]