DL English|02 sep, 08:08 AM|POR Diario Libre

Executive Branch submits proposal that modifies Pro - industry Law

He presented another legislative proposal to increase Banreservas capital to RD $5.5 billion

SANTO DOMINGO. The Executive Power yesterday submitted three legislative proposals to the Senate among which is that which modifies several articles of the Law 392 - 07 on Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation, through which the government will extend for three more tax cycles the transitional regime to promote renovation and modernization of the qualified industries.This modification has to do with article 50 of that law, which was clamored for by the industrial sector, which establishes a transitory regime of five years to promote the renovation and modernization of the qualified industries. This five-year period ended in 2012.The initiative submitted by President Danilo Medina...

DL English|02 sep, 08:08 AM|POR Diario Libre

Director General of Prisons to contract private security

LA VICTORIA, NSD. The Director General of Prisons announced yesterday in La Victoria that they are thinking of contracting private security agencies for the transfer of inmates to the courts.He said that there are occasions in which they have up to 190 requests for inmates that have court dates and that because of the lack of transportation and custodial personnel that can take them and watch them they are not able to transfer them to their trials.He told reporters that they are taking important steps so that this...

DL English|02 sep, 08:01 AM|POR Diario Libre

They are collecting 10% tips on take-out food

SANTO DOMINGO. In spite of the fact that the Labor Code establishes that the 10% of the value of the purchase should be charged to the clients when they consume the products in the same establishment, many restaurants and fast food places are charging this percentage to the consumers who order take-out.This practice, although it has nothing to do with resources that go directly the tax collector, means another tax for consumers, in addition to the 18% of the Tax on the Transfer of Goods and Services (ITBIS), which...

DL English|02 sep, 08:01 AM|POR Diario Libre

CNSS approves coverage for newborns affiliated to the Subsidized Regime

SANTO DOMINGO. The National Council for Social Security (CNSS) approved the affiliation of all newborn children of affiliates of the subsidized regime from the moment of birth.In an extraordinary meeting headed by the Minister of Labor and President of the CNSS, Maritza Hernandez, issued resolution 351 - 02 which authorizes the National Health Insurance (Senasa) to grant the services of the Basic Health Plan (BBS) to all newborns. The disposition establishes that Senasa should carry out the affiliation to the...

DL English|02 sep, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

Deadline for Loma Miranda case ends today in midst of pressures

SANTO DOMINGO. The pressures on the Executive Power increased over the last days and hours, for President Danilo Medina not to enact the law which declares Loma Miranda a National Park,whose deadline ends today at 10:18 AM.Since the National Congress sent the Law last Thursday, different sectors related to the Falcondo mining company have said that the enactment of the legislation would violate the Constitution of the Republic.The pressures go from newspaper statements, participation in radio and television...

DL English|01 sep, 12:00 AM|POR BIENVENIDO SCHARBOY | EDWARD FERNÁNDEZ

Pelegrin: "The state will have to pay an indemnity"

SANTO DOMINGO. The Minister of Energy and Mines, Pelegrin Castillo, warned that with the law which declares Loma Miranda a National Park, the state will be assuming the commitment to pay a high indemnity to Glencore-Xstrata and a group of private...


DL English|01 sep, 12:00 AM|POR Federico Méndez

Thirty percent of inmates have been in jail more than once

SANTO DOMINGO. Four thousand four hundred thirty-seven inmates have been in prison more than once, 30% of a total of 15,951 inmates in the 19 prisons of the old jail system, according to a survey carried out by the Director General of...


DL English|01 sep, 12:00 AM|POR OMAR SANTANA | LISANIA BATISTA

Primary care is a fundamental part of health policy

SANTO DOMINGO. The Minister of Public Health, Freddy Hidalgo, said during his participation in the Dialogo Libre of the Diario Libre newspaper that primary attention and care is one of the fundamental core concepts of Public Health policy during the...


DL English|01 sep, 12:00 AM|POR Diario Libre

M V: social policy information represents a challenge

SANTO DOMINGO. The president of the PRD, Miguel Vargas, said that the reduction of the size of the middle class and the persistence of high levels of poverty within a significant majority of the population, put into evidence that the results of the...

DL English|01 sep, 12:00 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

J. P. Morgan: "DR economy is going full blast"

SANTO DOMINGO. The good performance that the Dominican economy has had, registering a 7.2% growth in the first half of this year according to the new methodology used by the Central Bank and exhibiting a functioning of "full steam," according to the...


DL English|29 ago, 12:00 AM|POR Yinett Santelises

Money to be returned to affiliates who entered the pension system late

SANTO DOMINGO. The National Council of Social Security (CNSS) established an emergency rule in order to return to contributors their accumulated payments to the Old Age, Disability and Survivors Insurance because of late entry or terminal...


DL English|29 ago, 12:00 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

Free Zones make advances in search of markets that they had lost

SD. The Free Zone sector of the Dominican Republic continues recovering, and now it is generating close to 150,000 jobs, after having fallen from some 190,000, before the crisis of the sector, to 112,000 jobs.The official statistics indicate that...

DL English|29 ago, 12:00 AM|POR Niza Campos

Education investigates the locking of a minor in a school

SD. A teacher and a guidance counselor at the Maria Auxiliadora School in this sector of Villa Mella were suspended and are under investigation by the educational authorities regarding an incident which occurred with a 10-year-old student who spent...


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