ProBeisbol to work so a Dominican team can make the Tokyo Olympics

Dominican businessman Felipe Vicini presented the initiative ProBeisbol (ProBaseball) that will fund efforts so that money not be an issue for the Dominican Republic not winning one of six slots available to play in the baseball championship of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The initiative is in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and the Dominican […]

Gymnast Audrys Nin Reyes wins bronze in Croatia world competition

Dominican gymnast Audrys Nin Reyes again surprised competitors from around the world winning the bronze medal in parallel bars at the World Artistic Gymnastics Cup that ended on Sunday, 27 May 2018 in Osijek, Croatia. This is the first time Nin Reyes wins a medal in parallel bars in a world cup. He is known […]

Dominicans defeat Thailand in Nations League tournament

The Dominican women’s volleyball team (ranked 9th by the FIVB) scored an important victory to the home-based Thailand team (ranked 16th) in Bangkok, Thailand in the Volleyball Nations League tournament. In its third week of the preliminary round, the Dominican team had only defeated Argentina. The score was tight, nevertheless, and well battled by both […]

El Grande to stay in jail in Omsa case

A court in Los Mameyes has ratified the coercive measure of one year in preventive custody for José Mercado Blanco (El Grande), implicated in the murder of lawyer and university professor, Yuniol Ramírez. The judges made the decision after the defense did not present the necessary appeal to change the previous ruling. El Grande’s lawyer […]

Border Council director prosecuted for incest

National District prosecutors arrested Donni Santana Cueva, a former ambassador and director of the National Border Council for alleged incest with a stepdaughter. He was sent to the Palacio de Justicia de Ciudad Nueva jail in Santo Domingo to await the assigned judge’s pre-trial custody ruling. He was recently fired by the government. Art. 331 […]

New Dominican dictionary launched

The Dominican Language Academy announced the publication of a new 485-page book, “The Dictionary of Dominican Proverbs”, written by Bruno Rosario Candelier. The book is due to be formally released on Wednesday, 30 May 2018. The dictionary is a collection of proverbs and sayings and represents the fifth dictionary produced by the Academy with the […]

Contract ends between Luz y Fuerza and EdeEste

The company Luz y Fuerza in Las Terrenas, Samaná has said that it will do everything possible to guarantee electricity service in the main tourist area of Samaná province, but the company did not have the power to stop the government from excluding them from the national grid. Engineer José Oscar Orsini Bosch, president of […]