Rains and cool temps forecast for the north coast

Onamet is forecasting rains for the north coast, not so for the southeast and east. Reportedly, the rains will be caused by a frontal trough and will happen in Puerto Plata, Montecristi, Santiago Rodríguez, María Trinidad Sández and Valverde. Cool temperatures will be felt. The forecast is for occasional showers in the afternoon for Santo […]

Hashish haul

The National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) has announced the confiscation of five kilos of hashish during a raid on a home in Alma Rosa II sector in Santo Domingo East. Four Dominicans and a Dutchman were arrested in the operation. The identities of those arrested have not been released. The drugs were found in one […]

Prosecutors say all to be charged in Yuniol Ramírez murder case

The Public Prosecution Service have clarified that they will not withdraw the charges from any of those accused in the case of the murder of lawyer and university professor Yuniol Ramírez. The Public Prosecution Service said that on the contrary they seek to strengthen the case and present solid evidence to back the charges against […]

Trial continues in Emely Peguero case

On Tuesday 30 October 2018, a San Francisco de Macorís court continued with the trial against Marlon and Marlin Martínez, accused of the murder of teenager, 16-year old Emely Peguero. The lawyers of 21-year old Marlon Martínez asked for a five-year jail sentence for abortion and involuntary homicide and RD$3 million in compensation to the […]

Back to normal in the Cibao after strike

The northern region of the country returned to normalcy yesterday, Tuesday 30 October 2018, following a 24-hour strike that disrupted daily life. The strike was supposedly held to protest high fuel prices and prices of basic good as well as high crime rates and government corruption. Traffic began to flow normally again in the early […]

Loophole in the Political Parties Law?

An editorial in Diario Libre today observes that the Political Parties Law talks about “simultaneous” carrying out of primaries using the Central Electoral Board (JCE) voting list, meaning at least two parties need to choose this modality for it to happen. The editorial makes the point that while the ruling political party, the PLD, this […]

Cueva de las Maravillas land to stay in state hands

The Contracts’ Commission for the Chamber of Deputies will present a report critical of the government’s proposal to donate 10,400,000 square meters next to the Cueva de las Maravillas National Park to the Fundación Cueva de las Maravillas, represented by Julio Víctor Giráldez Casasnovas. According to PRD deputy Héctor Feliz, the commission president, following meetings […]

Memorandum signed between Dominican Republic and United States

Foreign Relations Minister Miguel Vargas and the United States ambassador Robin S. Bernstein signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding official embassy dependents employment. The agreement will allow family members of diplomatic and consular personnel to work in the country, in observance of the laws and the norms of the state. The Dominican Republic has signed […]

Adocine and DGCine ensure legacy of Fernando Báez and Máximo José Rodríguez

The Dominican Association of Movie Industry Professionals (Adocine) in collaboration with the Government Movie Agency (DGCine) announced on Tuesday, 30 October 2018 the start of the permanent lectures in photography direction and documentary at the DGCine installations. The Cátedras Permanentes de Dirección Fotográfica “Fernando Báez” y de Documental “Máximo José Rodríguez”, are named for the […]

Cuban ambassador recognized for four fruitful years

Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado decorated Cuban ambassador in the Dominican Republic Carlos Jesús de la Nuez López for his fruitful four-year term in the country. De la Nuez was decorated with the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez and Mella, great silver cross. Among the achievements he is recognized for are the signing of […]