Capsized boat seen off Las Americas Expressway belonged to drug traffickers

The National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) and the Dominican Armada confirmed speculations that a capsized fiberglass boat recovered drifting at Km 13 of Las Americas Expressway, along the Caribbean Sea had been used for drug trafficking. On Friday, 15 February 2019, the Armada units recovered the boat, without crew. It was taken to the Sansouci […]

Son and daughter of President Jovenel Moise cross border to DR

Media reports that the eldest son of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and his daughter, are now in the Dominican Republic while violent protests continue in Haiti. The protestors want Moise to resign. Reportedly, son Joverlein Moise, 27, crossed the border with Jimaní at around 9am on Saturday, 16 February 2019 with his personal security. At […]

Venezuelans accused of stealing US$150,000 watch

The National Police is accusing several Venezuelans of stealing expensive watches. On Sunday, 17 February 2019, spokesman for the Police, Frank Félix Durán Mejía accused Venezuelans of stealing a Richard Miller Rafael Nadal watch, valued at US$150,000 from a La Dolcerie customer in Piantini, National District. The Police announced it recovered the watch and two […]

DR is no longer a carefree destination

Despite being blessed by Mother Nature and having some of the friendliest people in the world, the Dominican Republic is not paradise. After years of increased drug trafficking, a justice system that is often seen to protect the criminals and not necessarily the victims, and the abundance and constraints of a growing economy have resulted […]

Solano sues Álvaro Arvelo for saying he is not the composer of “Por Amor”

88-year old Maestro Rafael Solano is suing radio host Álvaro Arvelo and Z-101 radio station owned by Willy Rodríguez for RD$100 million. The lawsuit stems from for Arvelo’s remarks on the morning talk show “El gobierno de la mañana” stating that Solano is not the author of the Dominican classic love song, “Por Amor.” “Por […]

Canada promotes Dominican online exports platform

The Embassy of Canada announced on Friday, 15 February 2019, a new program to back young businessmen interested in exporting to Canada. Ambassador Shauna Hemingway said that the government seeks to encourage the export of farmed and manufactured products to Canada. The embassy is working with the Dominican-Canadian Chamber of Commerce on an online export […]

Education Minister Andrés Navarro resigns to seek PLD presidential candidacy

Education Minister Andrés Navarro announced by Twitter that he is resigning to seek the PLD presidential candidacy in the May 2020 general election. Other Medina administration ministers to resign for the same purpose are Francisco Domínguez Brito in April 2018 from his position as Minister of Environment, and Carlos Amarante Baret in May 2018 from […]

Listin Diario: Leonel Fernández is cool

In an apparent effort to reach out to young voters, former President Leonel Fernandez has revamped his political self. Listin Diario highlights today how the usually very formal politician has recently frequently been seen dancing a good merengue or bachata with ease, singing melodies from different times, playing a little domino attired with a baseball […]

Med school deans and CMD analyze medical practice in DR

The deans of many of the nation’s medical schools together with the Dominican Medical Guild (CMD) have met to make recommendations to improve the delivery of medicine in this country, as well as review the legal requirements for foreigners and those who do their medical residencies overseas to practice medicine in the country. Taking part […]