Diario Libre Man and Woman of the Year

Diario Libre readers have chosen Oscar Villanueva and Yeycy Donastorg as the Man and Woman of the Year. They are honored for their contributions to a better Dominican society. Ford vehicle franchiser businessman Oscar Villanueva is credited for creating the “Quereme como Soy” movement in favor of children with special needs. He has a child […]

US historic archives on the DR from 1837 to 1959 now available

The Dominican Academy of History (ADH) has donated to the National Archives a collection of archives recovered from the United States National Archives. Historian Mu-Kien Sang Ben and Bernardo Vega handed over the collection of documents he worked to compile to Roberto Cassa, director of the National Archives (AGN). Also present was Adriano Miguel Tejada, […]

Giannina Azar runway show or red carpet at Soberano Awards?

Fashion critics observed that there were so many similar dresses worn by women on the evening of the Soberano Awards that it appeared to be a runway show for a fashion collection, or rather that the artists were wearing a uniform. Fashion designer Giannina Azar’s transparent fitted lace gowns seemed to prevail. Even Pamela Sued, […]

Milagros Germán uses Soberano stage to call for end to impunity

Upon winning her second Soberano award during the Soberano Awards 2017, TV host Milagros Germán used the opportunity to express her concern for the direction the country has taken. She called on Dominicans to take an active role in demanding that country change course. “This is the moment to assume our responsibility as a country. […]

Transport director calls for motorcyclist controls

The director of the Ground Transport (Transito Terrestre) Luis Estrella said that the implementation of Resolution 02-16 that regulates motorcycle driving is the best way to reduce the increasing number of assaults attributed to persons riding on motorcycles. The resolution was issued in August 2016, but at the time its implementation was aborted by Minister […]

Newest security measure: Elite troops to patrols

Interior and Police Minister Carlos Amarante Baret, Defense Minister Ruben Paulino Sem, Police director Nelson Peguero Paredes spoke at a press conference yesterday, 29 March 2017 to announce that elite troops would be integrated into city patrols. These are the Topos, Linces and Swat groups. The country’s security heads announced patrols of 5,000 policemen and […]

Businesses say security issues force changes in store hours

The increase in crime risk has forced business owners to open their stores later and to close them earlier. 7dias.com quoted the president of the National Federation of Merchants and Businessmen (Fenacerd), Manuel Ortiz Tejada, having said criminals have violated the peace of mind that Dominicans have traditionally enjoyed. He said that the lack of […]

Incart opens rehab services for cancer patients

The Rosa Emilia Sanchez Pérez de Tavares National Cancer Institute (Incart) began services yesterday, 28 March 2017, as the first center in the Dominican Republic to offer rehabilitation for oncological patients that seek to ameliorate the negative side effects of treatment, both pharmaceutical as well as surgical. The new rehab center was donated and equipped […]

DR Central Bank adopts Swift’s Sanctions Screening

The Central Bank of Dominican Republic has adopted its Sanctions Screening solution to enhance transparency and combat financial crime. The bank already in May 2015 had implemented Swift’s KYC Registry as a financial community. The announcement was made by the company in a press release. The industry utility – which has now reached its 600-member […]

Health director denies government employees are obligated to show for Santiago parade

On Sunday, 26 March 2017, probably the largest congregation of people happened spontaneously in Santiago as the poor, middle class and wealthy all gathered to call the government to end administrative corruption and impunity and set an example with the Odebrecht government construction case. Odebrecht has already admitted to paying US$92 million in bribes to […]