The DR1 Daily News will not be updated tomorrow, 1 January 1999. The news service is published on week days, except Dominican holidays. 1 January is a holiday in the DR. The headline-making news of Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be compiled for the Monday issue. The DR1 wishes all its readers that goals set […]
31 December in the Dominican Republic is synonymous with partying. It is usual for families and friends gather for an early dinner. Many return to their home towns to celebrate with their family. Others take to beach resorts to celebrate and many from the interior head for city hotel rooms or night spots for a […]
Codetel has good news and bad news for Dominicans this New Year’s Day. The bad news is that Codetel, the leading telephone service provider in the DR, announced a 100% increase in home telephone rates. These go up from RD$50 a month to RD$100 as of 1 January 1999. The good news is that the […]
The government left the 27 de Febrero Expressway tunnels in service late afternoon yesterday. Minister of Public Works Diandino Peña said the formal opening was a historic event that could mark the initiation of the process of transforming the city of Santo Domingo. He said the modernization works will serve as a model for the […]
As of January 1, only non-leaded gasoline will be available in the country. 89 octane unleaded gasoline will be sold RD$22.00 the gallon, the same price as leaded gasoline was sold for. Premium non-leaded 92 octane gasoline sells for RD$27.90 the gallon.
The year closes with the dollar selling for RD$15.95. Some exchange houses were paying up to RD$15.70 to the dollar. Commercial banks were offering RD$15.40 to the dollar.
According to El Siglo, the ten most outstanding Dominican show business people in 1998 were: José Antonio Molina, orchestra director who in 1998 conducted the concert of Luciano Pavarotti and his friends in Modena, Italy, and did important piano arrangements for Raúl Di Blasio and Cheo Feliciano. Milly Quezada, merengue singer and band director, who […]
Ramón de Jesús Victoria Molina, accused by the Police of the death of 28 year old Lourdes Mayerling Crispín Rosario by a stray bullet while at TGI American Bar in Naco early morning of 12 December, says he is innocent and is coordinating with his lawyer to turn himself in to the District Attorney. He […]
Juan Manuel Moliné Rodríguez and Mario José Redondo Llenas, the two upper middle class university students sentenced to 30 years for the assassination of 12 year old José Rafael Llenas were transferred back to the Najayo jail from the La Victoria penitentiary. The inmates had been sent to La Victoria after negative public opinion reaction […]
The today director of the Department of Forests, Radhamés Lora Salcedo realized a lifetime dream, and this week received the visit of his alma mater University of Cornell forestry experts that visited on occasion of the formal start of operation of the Center for Bioclimatic and Genetic Studies of the Pinus Occidentalis. The Pinus Occidentalis […]