Dominican Republic hosts jazz festival

The Dominican Republic is hosting the XXI Jazz Festival, a six-night affair with shows in different venues around the country. The president of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Educational Foundation, María Elena Gratereaux, highlighted the quality of the participating musicians, as well as that each night is dedicated to a participant’s country. The opening concert, […]

DirectTV replaces Dominican TV programming with Spanish content

Dominican born US Congressmember Adriano Espaillat is using his influence to try to convince AT&T’s U-Verse and DirectTV to reinstate Television Dominicana. Television Dominicana brings Dominican Republic-sourced shows to viewers in the United States. Latin Times cites The Business in Television: “There are 2.3 million Dominicans living in the United States, the fourth largest Spanish-speaking […]

18,000 die in 10 years in traffic accidents

The National Statistics’ Office (ONE) has informed that between 2007 and 2016, 18,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, of which 87.4% were men and 14.42% women. Alexandra Izquierdo, director of ONE, said that in this decade there were 9,134 fatal motor accidents, with an average of 1,880 deaths per year. She said that […]

Corruption major problem according to Gallup poll

According to a findings in a just released Gallup poll carried out for Hoy newspaper, a high number of citizens, some 89%, feel that the level of corruption in Dominican society is very alarming. 16% attributed corruption to a lack of employment, 13% to poor government administration, 10% to crime, 9% to consumption and dealing […]

Avian Flu outbreak in Espaillat

Subject to recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Public Health has confirmed the population can continue to safely consume chicken and eggs from Dominican poultry farms. The announcement follows the discovery of an outbreak of avian flu in a chicken farm located in Guama Abajo, Cayetano Germosén municipality, in the southern […]

Taiwan donates jeeps and helicopters to Ministry of Defense

Taiwan has donated 90 AM General Humvees jeeps, two Bell UH-1H helicopters and 100 motorcycles to assist the Ministry of Defense efforts. The equipment is expected to arrive in January 2018. The Taiwan government has also added two years of maintenance to the equipment package. A team of Dominican officers are scheduled to travel next […]

Economy grows 4% from January to August 2017

Central Bank Governor Hector Valdez Albizu met on Monday, 30 October 2017 with a mission of International Monetary Fund officials to review the economy. Valdez Albizu says that GDP in the Dominican Republic is showing a 4% growth from January to August 2017, with accumulated inflation through September 2017 at 2.42%. Valdez Albizu estimated that […]