DL English|27 abr, 08:53 AM|POR Diario Libre

Abinader, after winning nomination, announces he will fight for the unity of the opposition

In the first bulletin Abinader has 48,809 votes against 18,139 four Hipolito Mejia

SANTO DOMINGO. Licentiate Luis Abinader became the presidential candidate of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) in the early hours of this morning, as he went ahead of Hipolito Mejia in the first bulletin of the nominating convention by account of 45,809 votes against 18,139.In some brief comments he made at the Computer Ctr., Abinader reported that starting tomorrow (today he would knock on...

DL English|27 abr, 08:50 AM|POR Federico Méndez

A dossier which involves a Spanish drug trafficker in the court in Higüey disappears

SANTO DOMINGO. The loss of a dossier which involves Spaniard Ricardo Condé Diez, who was just convicted in his country and sentenced to seven years in prison for drug trafficking, marks a turbulent accusation in Higüey against five alleged members of a network headed by the accused, and in which three judges have been excused and who have in their possession the retraction of the extinction of the penal action.The story is told in a letter addressed to the Supreme Court of Justice by the director of the...


DL English|27 abr, 08:47 AM|POR Niza Campos

More than 6 million now possess the new identity and voter registration card (cédula)

SANTO DOMINGO. More than 6 million Dominicans already possess their new cédulas, the identity and voter registration card, of which 5.8 million have the right to vote in the next elections of May 2016.According to statistics from the Central Electoral Board (JCE), as of last Thursday 23 April, some 6,021,247 have already obtained their official document, of which 3,044,634 (50.57%) are women and 2,976,613 (49.43%) are men.Of these numbers, 25,997 of the cards belong to foreigners; 32,746 to police; 47,827 to...


DL English|27 abr, 08:45 AM|POR Edwin Ruiz

Slowly, interest rates take the route towards reduction

SANTO DOMINGO. At 90 days, the active interest rates have gone down 218 basis points, while the passive interest rates on 30 day loans have gone down 87 basis points, according to the average observed as of 21 April, with relation to what had been reported in March.This tendency reflects the fact that the measures announced by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD), last 29 March, have begun to have an effect, although delayed, on the short-term interest rates of the multi-banks. Nevertheless, the...


DL English|27 abr, 08:42 AM|POR Omar Santana

"In this country we can go from garbage chaos to the solid waste industry"

Municipalities, environment, and the LMD are working on the comprehensive management of solid wasteSANTO DOMINGO. The country can go from a state of permanent vulnerability due to the deficiencies in the collection and final disposal of garbage, to the possibility of creating an industry which would generate yearly exports of hundreds of millions of dollars.This is the concept of the coordinator of environmental policies of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, Domingo Contreras, as he stated...


DL English|24 abr, 11:15 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

The minimum salary would be lower with the reclassification of businesses

SD. The minimum salary of a great number of companies which today are considered large, would become RD$7763 or RD$6880, instead of RD$11,292, as it is at the present time, if the reclassification of businesses proposed by the business sector is...


DL English|24 abr, 11:13 AM|POR Diario Libre

A monitoring system for city governments is presented

SANTO DOMINGO. Motivated by today's celebration of the National Day of the Ayuntamientos, the government put into service the Monitoring System of the Municipal Public Administration during an act at the Presidential Palace which was attended by...

DL English|24 abr, 11:12 AM|POR Niza Campos

US ambassador confronts Hipolito on discrimination against gays

SANTO DOMINGO. The United States ambassador in the country, James W Brewster, confronted former President Hipolito Mejia, over the comments that he made recently in New York regarding homosexuality and gay marriage, which he called derogatory."I...

DL English|24 abr, 11:09 AM|POR A.GUZMÁN/T. MOLINA

Leonel and his group continue entrenched against reelection

SANTO DOMINGO. The atmosphere inside the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) continues tense, with rumors that the followers of Leonel will take to the streets this weekend to inform the PLD rank and file about their rejection of the decision by the...


DL English|23 abr, 09:28 AM|POR Diario Libre

Search continues for immigration solution for the illegal sugarcane workers in DR

SD. Over the next 15 days, Dominican authorities will present an immigration solution to be applied to the sugarcane workers both pensioned and non-pensioned, who reside illegally in the country.The revelation was made by the Minister of Interior...

DL English|23 abr, 09:28 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

Lack of consensus impedes approval of salary increase by CNS

SD. The union representatives walked out of the session of the National Salary Committee (CNS) in which they were discussing a salary increase for non-sectored private employees, a half hour after it began yesterday at the Ministry of Labor. They...


DL English|23 abr, 09:26 AM|POR NIZA CAMPOS, TANIA MOLINA Y ABEL GUZMÁN THEN

Reform will include a transitional article

SD. Under the threat of a division of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) and demands for a consensus inside the organization, the legislative proposal for a reform of the Constitution of the Republic in order to permit the reelection of President...


DL English|23 abr, 09:25 AM|POR Diario Libre

Members of the FNP resign from government over reform

SD. After threatening on several occasions, the National Progressive Force (FNP) announced yesterday the formal resignation of four of its members from the positions they occupy in the administration, in rejection for the preparations on the part of...


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