Celebrate the New Year dancing merengue at the Jaragua Renaissance

The Jaragua Renaissance Hotel presents “Ultra SuperMegaBaile” with merengue superstars Fernando Villalona, Toño Rosario and Rubby Pérez on Monday, 31 December 2018. Also Eddy Herrera, Miriam Cruz, David Kada, Wilfrido Vargas, Krisspy, Kinito Méndez, Mozart La Para. 9pm. Tickets are for sale online at Ticket Express and at the Jaragua box office. 26 December 2018

La Romana’s Chavon Amphitheater presents Nicky Jam and Afrojack

Dominican-Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, Nicky Jam, known for his hits “Travesuras”, “Te Busco” (with Cosculluela), “El Perdón”, “Hasta el Amanecer”, and “El Amante” and his “Jaleo” album with DJ Steve Aoki, is performing at the 5,000-seat La Romana Amphitheater. He will share the stage on the evening of Saturday, 29 December 2018 with Dutch music […]

Who will win the baseball championship?

Follow the four Dominican baseball teams as they match off at the stadiums in Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana. Games continue on Thursday, 27, Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29 December. The round robin is off for the New Year celebrations. Matches resume again on Wednesday, 2 January through 14 January 2019. […]

Orphanage assaulted, Haiti headed towards the abyss

The political, social, environmental and economic chaos in Haiti continues to be probably the Dominican Republic’s greatest challenge. Instead of improving, nevertheless, over the years the situation in the neighboring country seems to be worsening as evidenced by a recent violent assault on an orphanage. The Vatican News reported a brutal attack by armed men […]

Police tie son to murder of loan-sharking mom

The National Police in the Central Cibao Command have announced that the son of slain loan shark Gertrudis Mercedes Hernandes Diaz (aka “Chichi”), Oscar Antonio Diaz Hernández (aka Oscalito) was the mastermind of a brutal crime last January 2018 in Sabana Iglesia. According to the police, Oscalito hired three men to murder his mother and […]

Bail and preventive custody for suspects of irregular takeoff from Samana airport

Pilot Luis M. Pimentel Santos was allowed to post a RD$2 million bail in the case against him for illegal takeoff of Piper PA-23, Dominican registration HI896, at the Arroyo Barril International Airport in Samana. He was also legally banned from leaving the country and ordered to be available while the case is heard by […]

Home for the holidays? Not really

A total of just over 2,000 Dominicans have been deported and returned to the Dominican Republic by some 16 nations or territories around the world so far in 2018. These deportees arrived at the Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) in Santo Domingo from the United States, Puerto Rico, Panama, Spain, France, Mexico, Venezuela, Italy, Aruba, […]

Agreement on poor handling of cases of human rabies

Dr. Clemente Terrero, the deputy director of the Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital, told the Diario Libre that a five-year old boy who had been hospitalized with the clinical symptoms of human rabies had not been administered the anti-rabies vaccine within the timeframe established in the protocols for these cases. This was in the Elio […]