La Romana, DR.- Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre luxury resort on the southeastern
SD. The Caribbean Health Taekwondo Academy on Wednesday staged a kick and board-breaking exhibition with all its pre-teen students, who demonstrated the skills mastered during the last 12 months.
Santo Domingo.- A Central Electoral Board (JCE) committee, led by its president Roberto Rosario, met with president Danilo Medina on Friday to discuss the agency's financial woes, a concern that local media have reported in the last few days.
Brasilia (EFE).- Brazil and five other countries will conduct campaigns to warn of the risks of undocumented Haitians smuggled by "coyotes" into the Amazon, Brasilia announced Thursday.
Santo Domingo.- The National Meteorology Office (Onamet)
Santo Domingo. - National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso Thursday morning announced the bust of a trafficking network which exploited Haitian minors, and said the details of its breadth and scope will be provided in a 10am press conference
Santo Domingo.- Labor and management on Thursday again failed to reach an agreement to increase the minimum wage, with stalled talks during two weeks.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border
Santo Domingo. - Justice minister Francisco Dominguez on Wednesday ordered his Assistant DAs to identify the restaurants, bars, and clubs which exert discrimination, and follow up with periodic inspections.
Santo Domingo. - The Senate Wednesday night chose former National District prosecutor Zoila Martinez for the newly-created post of Ombudsman, enacted in the Constitution of 2010, with 15 votes of the 22 lawmakers present.
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic stands to make at least US$5.4 billion in the next 25 years from the Loma Miranda mine, said Xstrata Nickel Falcondo executives, who on Wednesday called notions of ravaged crops, forests and species a “myth."
Santo Domingo. - The Dominican Republic's Central Bank decision to trim the banks' reserve requirement disclosed Tuesday has prompted at least one major auto dealer to announce an interest rate of 8.95% for car loans, lowest ever.
Moca, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Wednesday headed Farmer's Day activities in Moca, in north-central Espaillat province, where community and farming leaders asked him to enact stricter zoning laws to halt constructions over the soil, rated among the world's most fertile.
Passaic, NJ. - Dominican Republic-born mayor Alex Blanco claimed victory in Monday's municipal elections to head the city four more years.
Santiago.- American teacher Megan Elisabeth Garven, 30, was killed and four people were hurt in a Tuesday night traffic accident on the Duarte highway across from Santiago's Hospital Metropolitana.
Santo Domingo. - The Internal Taxes Agency (DGII) on Tuesday reported hotel sector revenue of RD$5.4 billion from the ITBIS tax levied on tourists and RD$1.2 billion from employees' income taxes in 2012.
Santo Domingo. - President Danilo Medina met Tuesday with the National Public Safety Plan Commission in charge of rendering a report on the measures enacted to coordinate the agencies that will manage it.
Santo Domingo. - A crisis of such magnitude had been unleashed in Central Electoral Board that it prompted the Chamber of Deputies to announce Tuesday the launch of a probe into the alleged bungling of the legal status of mostly Dominican citizens of foreign parents.