Former government officers deemed fugitives

Former Minister of Public Works Diandino Peña, former Administrative Secretary of the Presidency Simon Lizardo and former controller of the nation Haivanjoe Ng Cortiñas, were declared fugitives from justice yesterday after they did not heed an arrest order. Their whereabouts remain unknown. The Department of Investigations (DNI), the Police, the District Attorney’s Office and state […]

1.9% economic growth forecast for this year

Cenantillas, the economic think tank of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra maintains its forecast for economic growth at year’s end. Cenantillas director, Pedro Silverio, says he expects the economy to grow 1.9% this year. He forecast inflation will increase to 8.7% this year. He expects the DR to attract US$1.05 billion in direct […]

Book to watch for

Journalist and political public relations specialist Pedro Caba will soon release his “Memos to Balaguer,” a collection of short political and economic insights on how things work in the DR. Journalist Ana Mitila Lora previews the book for Listin Diario and concludes that there is not much difference between the way late 19th century dictator […]