Best weightlifters in the Americas coming to compete

Twenty-six countries and around 250 weightlifters are registered to participate in the 12-18 May 2018 Panamerican Weightlifting Championship to take place at the Pabellon Jose Joaquín Puello in the Parque del Este. The event is a qualifier for the 2019 Panamerican Games that will take place in Lima, Peru. The number of countries bests the […]

Marlon and Marlin Martínez accused of Emely Peguero murder

San Francisco prosecutors placed formal acusations against Marlon Martínez and his mother Marlyn for the murder of 16-year old pregnant teenager Emely Peguero in Duarte province. The prosecutors have asked for 30 years for Marlon and 20 years for his mother. The prosecutors desisted from making accusations against the two maids of the Martínez household […]

Priests subjected to pressure for their rejection of expansion of mining

Priests of the Movimiento Sacerdotal Helder Cámara accused mining companies of employing intimidation tactics against them to muzzle opposition to certain mining projects. The religious organization says that the intention of the mining companies is to discredit the outspoken priests, implying that the priests may have even been physically threatened. The priests have been active […]

Customs agents seize US$1.4 million hidden in auto parts

After an intensive multi-agency investigation, members of the Customs Agency (DGA) successfully located the sum of US$1,456,000 stashed in four 55-gallon drums as part of cargo that arrived from the United States, delivered by a freight consolidation company at the Port of Haina Oriental. The money was prepared in 163 rolls of various denominations and […]

Lawyer agrees with IMF call for “fiscal adjustment” in DR

Lawyer Albert Fiallo, a tax specialist, said on Wednesday, 25 April 2018, that he agrees with the proposal by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that has suggested that the Dominican government carry out significant tax reform. Generally speaking, most Dominicans do not understand the term “fiscal reform” as defined by the government, equating it instead […]

Non-financial sectors open doors to money laundering

Although there are laws against money laundering, such as Law 155-17, there is no regulator or superintendent that watches over the economic procedures for the non—financial sectors such as car dealers, casinos, real estate operators and many others, which leaves the door open for illicit operations that could be having a negative impact on the […]

World Vision: DR has relatively low levels of child abuse

A study put together by World Vision under the auspices of the Dominican Vice President’s Office in the country, shows that the Dominican Republic is at a moderate risk level in the index of violence and exploitation of children in comparison to other countries in Latin America. The survey reveals that in the context of […]