Political parties bill may make progress?

Senate president, Reinaldo Pared Pérez (PLD-National District) has announced that in the first session of the new legislature he will propose the formation of a special committee of senators to study the Political Parties Bill so that it might be approved as quickly as possible. He spoke when opening the 2018 legislative sessions on 27 […]

BRIC in Brooklyn opens Dominican and Haitian art exhibition

An exhibition of art from the island of Hispaniola has opened at the BRIC in Brooklyn, New York City. BRIC is regarded as the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. “Bordering the Imaginary: Art From Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas” is curated by […]

Augusto Sánchez wins the 39th Vuelta Independencia

Veteran cyclist Augusto Sánchez won the 39th Vuelta Ciclística Independencia Nacional, a second victory for him. He had first won in 2010. The two Dominican teams Aero Cycling Team and Inteja/Dominican Cycling Team lead the final 130 km stage of the race around the Mirador Sur park, the last of six stages that took road […]

Helicopter lands on Duarte Highway to buy roast pork

The director of the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC), Alejandro Herrera, has launched an investigation into a helicopter that landed on the Duarte Highway, near the entrance to Santiago, so that one of its occupants could buy roast pork. A video shows a person can be seen leaving the helicopter, walking to buy the […]

Credit card cloning laboratory dismantled

A laboratory being used to clone credit and debit cards in a home in Charles de Gaulle Street in Sabana Perdida, Santo Domingo North, has been dismantled by the National Police and the Prosecution Service. During the raid Wander Rafael Angomás Paulino was arrested and equipment and 21 different credit cards were confiscated. Angomás Paulino […]

Marlin Martínez stays in jail on remand, PRD leaders deny meeting with her

Judge Isolina Contreras Peralta imposed another three months in jail on remand for Marlin, who is accused together with her son Marlon of the murder of 16-year old Emely Peguero in August last year. Martínez had previously served six months of pre-trial custody. Contreras Peralta said that nothing had changed since the original coercive measures […]

Google dedicates a doodle to Dominican independence

On 27 February 2018, when accessing Google, Dominican Internet users were greeted with a doodle celebrating the 174th Independence Day. The doodle seemed to be inspired by the arches of the Plaza de la Bandera. Independence Day in the Dominican Republic marked the reinstating of the nation in 1844 after 22 years of Haitian domination. […]

Dominican embassy in London decides to move

Neighbors in an exclusive London garden square are against the £11 million house being used as the Dominican Embassy. As reported in British press, it was only now that the Dominican mission had applied for the planning permission to use the eight-bedroom property on Gloucester Square, north of Hyde Park as base for the Embassy. […]

Faride Raful: President did not mention corruption

Opposition deputy, Faride Raful, described as “bland” the 27 February 2018 state of the nation address by President Danilo Medina. She criticized that the President did not address concerns that the public debt is at a level of 71% of the GDP nor did he touch corruption, or the Odebrecht case. While Faride Raful was […]