DL English|22 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Lisania Batista

Public Health presents Ebola plan which involves security agencies

They will prohibit the entry of persons who have visited within the last30 days the countries affect

SANTO DOMINGO. Yesterday, the government spent RD $70 million for the startup of the Prevention Plan against the Ebola virus which includes the prohibition of entering the national territory for persons who in the previous 30 days have visited any of the countries affected by the epidemic, as well as any new nations identified by the World Health Organization (WHO).The order was announced by the...

DL English|22 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Tania Molina

Chamber of Deputies will give the RD $75 million that it spent on toys to the health sector

SD. The President of the Chamber of Deputies, Abel Martinez, announced the elimination of another of the accounts that the deputies handle for presents. Yesterday he decided to send the RD $75 million that they spend on the purchase of toys to be given on Three Kings Day to the health sector.Already on Tuesday of last week during the ordinary session, Martinez had announced the elimination of the money belonging to the Social Management Fund, also known as the "little barrel", for which purpose the deputies had...

DL English|22 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Tania Molina

Budget Commission will suggest modifications to Executive Power

SANTO DOMINGO. The Joint Commission on the Budget will suggest to the Executive Power the reassignment of some items destined to different institutions and next year's budget. Before hand, they are forcing the transfer of some RD $200 million which the government itself admitted that they had given by mistake to the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSD), when the money was for the Constitutional Tribunal. There were also some RD $114 million that the Chamber of Deputies asked to be withdrawn; these funds where the...

DL English|22 oct, 12:00 AM|POR NARCISO PÉREZ

Rains begin to improve the situation of the dams

SANTIAGO. The rains that have been falling since last Sunday on some of the locales in the Cibao region have begun to improve the levels of the reservoirs at the Bao, Lopez-Angostura and Tavera dams.Engineer Hector Jaquez, the operations and maintenance manager for the Water and Sewer Corporation of Santiago (CORAASAN), expressed his confidence and hope that the rains continue falling over the next 45 days so that the reservoirs reach the desired levels.At the present time, Coraasan has a deficit of some 30 to...


DL English|22 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Edwin Ruiz

Survey reveals 3.5 million did not look for jobs and Dominican Republic

SD. The survey by the National Statistics Office (ONE), called Enhogar 2013, published on Monday, reveals that 3,530,321 Dominican men and women "did not look for work," which contrasts with the unemployment rate of 6.9% published by the Central Bank in May 2014, and which is the result of a new "methodology" which has the virtue of making these persons invisible.And while the information of the Central Bank points toward converting them into phantoms who walk around the national territory socially invisible, they...


DL English|21 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Federico Méndez

Raul Mondesi accuses San Cristobal senator of persecution

SANTO DOMINGO. After being questioned for more than three hours at the Specialized Prosecutor for Persecution of Administrative Corruption (PEPCA) the Mayor of the municipality of San Cristobal, Raul Mondesi, accused the senator from that province,...


DL English|21 oct, 12:00 AM|POR ARGÉNIDA ROMERO

A request not to apply tax increases on alcohol and cigarettes

SD. The representatives of the industries that produce rum, beer and cigarettes suggested yesterday keeping the Selective Consumer Tax at the current levels and not apply the increase stipulated for 2015 according to what was established in the tax...


DL English|21 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Edwin Ruiz

Ministry of Education payroll increased by 31,317 active employees

SANTO DOMINGO. Between the months of August 2012 and 2014 31,317 new active employees entered the Ministry of Education (MINERD), an increase of 20.5% which increased the monthly cost of the payroll of this state entity 69.6% reaching RD $3.2...


DL English|21 oct, 12:00 AM|POR ADALBERTO DE LA ROSA

Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico sign an agreement in several areas of common interest

SANTO DOMINGO. The Mixed Commission of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico agreed yesterday to the creation of a fund of half a million dollars to train and specialize human resources in areas of interest for both nations, as well as provide...


DL English|20 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Yinett Santelises/ Amílcar Nivar

"The Government should go from words to deeds"

SD. After two years of his administration, the Government of President Danilo Medina "should go from the image of what it has projected to the deeds," according to the president of the Association of Merchants and Industrialists of Santiago (ACIS),...


DL English|20 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Tania Molina

Rejection for intention to question Dominguez Brito

SD. The supposed intentions that a group of legislators from the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) might have to question the Attorney General of the Republic, regarding his political campaigning, brought forth the rejection among some political...


DL English|20 oct, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

The case of the mob that attacked the Diario Libre reaches SIP

SANTO DOMINGO. The bullying to which the Diario Libre was subjected on 9 and 10 October, by a mob of persons who sought to carry out an illegal embargo, which resulted from a lawsuit by the commentator Raul Perez Peña (Bacho), was presented in the...


DL English|20 oct, 12:00 AM|POR NARCISO PÉREZ

Moments of anguish in Villa Tapia from tornado

VILLA TAPIA. Neighbors from several sections of the municipality of Villa Tapia lived moments of panic and anguish when last Friday a strong tornado struck their communities, destroying some roofs in its path and causing damage of over 7 million...



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