DR plays Canada for berth in FIBA Basketball World Cup

The Dominican Republic national team plays Canada in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifier at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto at 7:30pm ET on Friday 29 June 2018. Both teams seek a berth in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. Canada and the Dominican Republic are in Group D of the qualifying rounds […]

Judge sends two to jail for trafficking Venezuelan women

The judge at the Office of Permanent Attention for the National District, José Alejandro Vargas, handed down three months in protective custody sentences for two members of an alleged criminal organization that deals in human trafficking and sexual exploitation involving Venezuelan women who say they were forced into prostitution at a nightclub known as Pink […]

Santiago protest calls for repairs two bridges and roads

Several civic entities, including neighborhood groups in the southern parts of Santiago de los Caballeros city, are calling for repairs to be made on bridges, roads and other infrastructure as well as the supplying of medicines to local public health centers. Angelita Villaman, José Alberto Peña and José Nuñez, community and transportation leaders, noted that […]

AIRD continues to fight Border Incentives Law 28 -01

Border Incentives Law 28-01 was designed to mitigate poverty in seven provinces along the border with Haiti. Since its inception it has been bitterly opposed by the economic powerhouses of the Dominican Republic, gathered under the Dominican Republic Association of Industries (AIRD). The latest broadside was issued by the president of the AIRD, Circe Almanzar, […]

Experts look at ability of electrical grid to withstand disasters

The Dominican Association of the Electricity Industry (Adie) will hold a colloquium to analyze the ability of the Dominican national electric grid to deal with the effects of natural disasters. Called “The Resilience of the Dominican Electric System in the Face of Catastrophes Caused by Natural Phenomena,” the Adie workshop features the participation of experts […]

Farmers call for national strategy to help gain greater global market share

Farmers call for national strategy to help gain greater global market share The National Confederation of Farm Producers (Confenagro), explained on 27 June 2018 the need to create a National Strategy of Farm Development that looks ahead to 2030 and defines the farming and livestock production models most appropriate for the country. The plan would […]

Will China help install a waste incineration central?

The People’s Republic of China is having discussions with the Dominican government for the installation of a waste incineration central that would also generate 30MW and the installation of a gas-fired power plant to generate 50MW. These would call for US$274 million in investment. There are also talks of a multifunctional water project to be […]

Centro Económico del Cibao poll: Luis Abinader would defeat Leonel Fernández

A recent Centro Económico Cibao poll shows Luis Abinader of the PRM with a 43.6% electoral preference compared to Leonel Fernández of the ruling PLD party with 36.6%. The same poll shows that if the 2015 Constitution were changed to allow President Danilo Medina to win, he would tie with Luis Abinader. The poll was […]