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 […]
The National Budget bill was converted into law yesterday by the Executive Branch. The 1999 budget is for RD$44,671.7 million. Of the total, 64.4% will be used for current expenses. The government does not contemplate an increase in salaries of public employees nor the military. The 1999 budget is RDR$5,921.8 million more than the budget […]
The Listín Diario newspaper reports that hotel occupancy is below expected levels so far this winter season. It is said that the increase in the number of hotel rooms, up from 38,000 in 1997 to almost 42,000 at year’s end of 1998 has had a negative effect on the occupancy rates all throughout the country. […]
The Listín Diario reports that Mark McGwire could play ball in the Dominican Republic in March. According to a report, he would play during an exhibition game where the New York Mets would face the St. Louis Cardinals in a two-game series at the Estadio Quisqueya, Santo Domingo’s main ball park as part of Major […]