Presidency would veto telecommunications bill

Government party congressman, Bautista Rojas Gómez said the Executive Branch would veto the telecommunications bill if passed by the Senate as received from the Chamber of Deputies. In extraordinary haste, the bill was submitted by and passed by the Chamber of Deputies last month. Another telecommunications bill, the result of lengthy discussions and consensus among […]

More on the National Dialogue

The Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) maintains its position not to participate in the National Dialogue called by the President. Its party secretary, Hatuey Decamps, and fellow party members Rafael Gamundi and Winston Arnaud, personally delivered to President Leonel Fernández a letter expressing that it considers the talks are a government initiative that should be directed […]

Peña promises solution to impasse by 3 January

Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez, the leader of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) favors the appointment of a fourth candidate of the PRD for mayor of Santo Domingo in the 1998 municipal election. He promises a solution to the impasse over the municipal candidate of the party will be announced on 3 January. Peña Gómez […]

Major losses for sugar mill consortium

The State Sugar Council (CEA) reported losses of RD$525.5 million in 1997. According to a report in the Listin Diario, the government organization that operates state sugar mills has accumulated debts with institutions and international organizations of RD$964.3 million. According to a report, the CEA has sold the entire U.S. quota for next year, including […]