DR loses to US in AmeriCup, qualifies for 2019 Pan Am Games

The Dominican Republic lost to the United States (56-72) on 30 August 2017, while playing in Group C in the FIBA AmeriCup. By points, the DR team defeated Brazil, Venezuela and Canada that also finished the first round with one win and two losses. The DR lost to Uruguay and the United States, but defeated […]

High-level commission to investigate case of missing 16-year old

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez has created a high-level commission to investigate the case of 16-year old pregnant Emely Peguero who has been missing in the community of Cenoví near San Francisco de Macorís since last week. The main suspect is Marlon Martínez, the boyfriend of the teenager. San Francisco Appeals Court prosecutor Felipe Restituyo, […]

Blas Peralta seeks retrial of Aquino Febrillet murder

The former president of Fenatrado, the leading truck owner’s association, Blas Peralta, has appealed his 30-year sentence for the murder of the former rector of the state university UASD, Mateo Aquino Febrillet. In the appeal, his lawyers request a retrial. His lawyer Miguel Valerio appealed on grounds that the dispositions of the Penal Procedures Code […]

Naco Golf and Country Club property owners vs Club Deportivo Naco

The 9th Hall of the National District Penal Court and presiding judge Vladimir Marx Rosario García will be hearing the Naco Golf and Country Club vs Club Deportivo Naco conflict on Thursday, 31 August 2017. A group of the social club’s members that had purchased property in the Naco Golf and Country Club developed by […]

Senator says legislating is “tough work”

Senator José Ignacio Paliza, who represents Puerto Plata in the Dominican Senate, confessed to reporters that initially he took a hardline position in his job but as time has passed he has had to adapt his positions in order to move legislation through the chambers that, in his view, the country requires. José Ignacio Paliza […]

It costs a little more than US$50 to deport a Haitian

The Migration Agency (DGM) reported yesterday that the Dominican government has invested RD$139.8 million in the deportations carried out between August 2016 and August 2017. According to a report from the DGM, some RD$132.4 million were spent in land deportations. These average to a cost of RD$2,944 for each person returned to Haiti. The report […]