DL English|30 mar, 10:58 AM|POR Edwin Ruiz

Fiscal deficit for 2014 was RD$79.5 billion

Government turned to debts because of shortfall in income

SANTO DOMINGO. Officially, 2014 closed with a fiscal deficit of RD$79.484 billion, which represents 90.7% of the amount estimated at the beginning of that year (RD$77.70 9 billion) and 109.7% of the amount which resulted from the modification of the budget approved by the national Congress on 9 December 2014.According to the report on the State of Collections and Investment of the Income, corresponding to the fiscal year 2014, this latest number on the deficit is RD$64.2 billion, which points toward the government managing to register a goal on the fiscal deficit much less than what was really achieved.In his cover letter regarding this legislative proposal, President Danilo Medina,...

DL English|30 mar, 10:55 AM|POR Omar Santana

Holy Week should be used to reunite the family, and be spent seriously and austerely

SANTO DOMINGO. Nicolas de Jesus Cardinal Lopez Rodriguez feels that the commemoration of Holy Week should serve for the unity of the family nucleus. He revealed that the family unity extends itself also to those who do not practice a faith, due to the fact that the holidays include all Dominicans.The Metropolitan Archbishop of Santo Domingo offered his reflections during the Dialogo Libre, sponsored by the Diario Libre newspaper, saying that "on days such as these in Holy Week, the family is called upon to come...


DL English|30 mar, 10:53 AM|POR NARCISO PÉREZ

Medina will head commemorative activities for 30 March

SANTIAGO. In the presence of President Danilo Medina activities commemorating the 171st anniversary of the Battle of 30 March 1844 will be held today is Santiago.The activities begin at eight in the morning, with the raising of the national and municipal flags in the Imbert Park on the avenue of the same name at the intersection of Las Carreras Avenue.Later on, there will be floral offerings placed at the statues of the heroes of the movement and a brief conference by historian Edwin Espinal will be offered in the...


DL English|30 mar, 10:52 AM|POR Diario Libre

MIC: There will be a negative impact on fruits and vegetables

SANTO DOMINGO. The Minister of Industry and Commerce admitted that the prohibition of exports of certain fruits and vegetables to the United States market will have a negative impact for the producers of these food items. The prohibition came about after detecting the existence of the Mediterranean fruit fly (medfly) in the country.José del Castillo Saviñon recalled that as a consequence of the measure ordered by the phyto-sanitary (plant health) authorities of the United States, some seven articles cannot enter...


DL English|30 mar, 10:51 AM|POR Tania Molina

SCJ sentence can be appealed in two ways, says lawyer

SANTO DOMINGO. The sentence in which the judge of Special Instruction, Alejandro Moscoso Segarra, granted the decision of "No Ha Lugar"(There are no grounds; it is inadmissible) in favor of the Senator for San Juan de la Maguana, Felix Bautista and another six defendants for alleged money laundering and corruption, can be appealed in two ways.In the first place, an appeal can be filed for an annulment, according to jurist Candido Simon Polanco. The lawyer feels that since the judge ordered the annulment of the...

DL English|27 mar, 10:37 AM|POR YOHANNA HILARIO Y MITRI JIMÉNEZ

Sanchez and Paulino: Man and Woman of the Year | Fotos

SANTO DOMINGO. The Diario Libre celebrated last night during a gala dinner at the Hotel El Embajador the award ceremony for the "Man and Woman of the Year 2014." This year's distinction was presented to the president of the "Wrinkled Hands"...


DL English|27 mar, 08:57 AM|POR Diario Libre

DR and Haitian chancellors will deal with a common agenda at Bilateral Commission today

SD. Today, Chancellor Andres Navarro and his Haitian counterpart, Pierre Duly Brutus, will head a meeting of the Mixed Bilateral Commission that will deal with issues related to the strengthening of diplomatic relations and the development of the...


DL English|27 mar, 08:53 AM|POR ARGÉNIDA ROMERO | BIENVENIDO SCHARBOY

The "Big Bang" for reelection takes over PLD Presidential House and tinges Political Committee

SANTO DOMINGO. The speculations regarding whether the Political Committee of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) would deal with or not the issue of reelection last night converted the Presidential House of the PLD into the "Big Bang" of the two...


DL English|26 mar, 11:20 AM|POR Diario Libre

Man and Woman of 2014 Award to be presented today

SANTO DOMINGO. The Diario Libre will present tonight during a gala dinner, the awards for the Man and Woman of the Year 2014. Receiving the awards will be the promoter of small hydroelectric plants in isolated communities, Alberto Sanchez, and...


DL English|26 mar, 11:18 AM|POR N. CAMPOS/A. DE LA ROSA

The Political Committee of the PLD meets today; they agree not to touch on reelection

SANTO DOMINGO. After six months of not meeting, and in the midst of a difficult internal situation, the Political Committee of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), will meet tonight in a thorny meeting where it was agreed not to touch upon the...


DL English|26 mar, 11:17 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

Frank Rainieri: "DR cannot rest on its laurels in tourism"

SD. The President of the Punta Cana Group, said yesterday that the Dominican Republic, due to the fact that it is the leader in tourism in the Caribbean, cannot "rest on its laurels," because with the normalization of relations between the United...


DL English|26 mar, 11:16 AM|POR Diario Libre

Medina appoints Pedro Luis Castellanos in Sisalril

SANTO DOMINGO. President Danilo Medina appointed yesterday Pedro Luis Castillanos as the new Superintendent of Health and Labor Risks (Sisalril), in substitution of Fernando Caamaño.By means of Decree Num. 78 - 15, article 1, the Chief of State...

DL English|26 mar, 11:07 AM|POR Diario Libre

Tribunal sets 22 June as the trial date for the Bahia de las Aguilas case | Fotos

SANTO DOMINGO. The Superior Land Tribunal, of the Central Department, rejected a series of motions which sought to postpone the hearing of the appeals against the sentence which declared the land titles granted in favor of individuals on thousands...



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