Little Shop of Horrors: new Amaury Sánchez musical

“La tiendita del horror”, the comedy musical, opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes with six shows on two weekends from 9 to 18 November 2017. The Amaury Sánchez production is directed by Waddys Jáquez with Amaury Sánchez in charge of the music by six musicians. The show stars are José Guillermo Cordero as the carnivorous […]

Dominican plane makes emergency landing in Venezuela, kills two

Dominican authorities are investigating who could have been aboard Aero Commander 500 aircraft with Dominican registration that landed in Venezuela, killing two people in the landing. The two men died on Tuesday, 26 September 2017, when the plane attempted an emergency landing in Dabajuro, Falcón state in Venezuela, according to Globovision, a Venezuelan media. The […]

Investigation into whether Quirinito is alive or dead

Attorney General Office and the National Judiciary Council have acknowledged an investigation is underway into the supposed death of Pedro Alejandro Castillo Paniagua (Quirinito). Castillo Paniagua has been in jail sentenced in 2010 and began serving a 30-year sentence for the 2008 murder of Spaniard Adolfo Justo Cervantes Arellano (Waikiki). Castillo Paniagua’s sentence was reduced […]

Superior Electoral Court annuls PRSC board re-elected Federico Antún

The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) annulled the meeting of the PRSC member board that took place on 9 June 2017 called by the party president, Federico Antún. During that meeting the board approved that an assembly of delegates meet to choose the authorities of the PRSC. During the assembly that subsequently would take place on […]

New administration for Duquesa garbage dump

The Superior Administrative Court (TSA) issued a ruling that appoints a temporary judicial administrator for the Duquesa garbage dump in Santo Domingo. Judge Rafael Vargas Goico ordered that the administration of the dump that services garbage from the Greater Santo Domingo municipalities be taken over by a commission that will be headed up by the […]

Telecoms merger approved with exceptions, Altice protests

The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Indotel) announced on 25 September 2017, with Resolution 056-17, its approval for Altice Hispaniola’s application to merge its Orange Dominicana and Tricom units, subject to conditions. Indotel said the merger encompasses Orange mobile operator absorbing the authorizations, assets and liabilities of Tricom. Nevertheless, Indotel conditioned the merger to Altice divesting itself […]

DR slides 12 places in Global Competitiveness Index

After years of some improvements, the DR now slides 12 places on the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018. The Dominican Republic is ranked 104th among 137 countries included in the index. In 2016-2017, the DR had ranked 92nd. The Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 presents a framework and a corresponding set of indicators in […]