LIFE ON THE FRONTIER (5)|22 may, 09:17 AM|POR MARIELA MEJÍA/Marvin del Cid

The environment that the men destroy | Fotos | Video

Some 89% of the 2420 Haitian households established illegally on the frontier cook with wood or charcoalThe project Libon Verde is trying to restore the forest cover in the bi-national sub-basin of the Libon RiverSD. In different points of the hills and mountains along the Dominican - Haitian frontier it is common to see columns of smoke. They are the signs of slash and burn farming and the cross-frontier commerce of uncontrolled charcoal. The drought and the deforestation pressure the rivers,...

DL English|22 may, 09:14 AM|POR ABEL GUZMÁN THEN

Luis Abinader: "The opposition alliance is happening at all levels"

He says salary increase should have been 25%, and the PRM will review the Central Bank numbersSANTO DOMINGO. The alliance between the opposition parties will take place "at the bottom, in the middle and on top," as they go into the 2016 elections.The statement is by the presidential candidate of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), Luis Abinader."The unity of the opposition is going to occur at the bottom, in the middle and on top, so that many times it will happen on the bottom, other times it will happen in the...


DL English|22 may, 09:11 AM|POR Federico Méndez

Attorney General is processing extradition of lawyer's killer

SD. The Attorney General of the Republic is processing the extradition to the Dominican Republic of Ambiorix Nepomuceno Rodriguez, arrested yesterday in Burgos, a Spanish city located in the North of the Iberian Peninsula, who is accused of murdering lawyer Paola Margaret Languasco Jimenez.The information was offered by the Attorney General Francisco Dominguez Brito, who revealed that the defendant of Spanish nationality was detained in the morning. "The process that follows now will be the formal request of...

DL English|22 may, 09:10 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

They appreciate in different ways the 14% increase approved in the CNS

SANTO DOMINGO. The salary increase of 14% that the government and the business sector approved for the non-sectored private employees last Wednesday was evaluated in different ways by some of the workers that will be benefited with this increase.Yesterday the Diario Libre consulted several workers who receive the minimum salary in order to know their impression of the news that starting on 1 June they will have a salary increase.Celeste Garcia, an employee of the private sector who currently receives a salary of...


DL English|22 may, 09:07 AM|POR Diario Libre

Water production will improve this weekend

SANTO DOMINGO. The Santo Domingo Water and Sewer Corporation (CAASD) reported that water production for this weekend will be above the 316,000,000 gallons a day, due to "light rains that have occurred in the high watersheds of the Haina, Isa and Duey rivers."Alejandro Montas, the director of the agency, explains that thanks to this increase in the flow of the rivers that supply the water to the aqueducts of Haina - Manoguayabo, Isa - Mana, and Duey, the service will begin to stabilize in all the sectors of Los...


Life on the frontier (4)|21 may, 09:15 AM|POR MARIELA MEJÍA/Marvin del Cid

Highways that (dis) connet | Fotos | Video

Dajabon and Elias Piña and Independencia and Pedernales are separated by roads in bad condition. The provinces are waiting for the execution of tourist plans.Between Restauracion and Pedro Santana there is a highway with no asphalt which travels...


DL English|21 may, 09:06 AM|POR Amílcar Nivar

Government and business decide on 14% increase on minimum wages

SD. The government and the management sector decided to increase by 14% the minimum wages in the non-sectored private sector, without the agreement of the union sector, which had lowered their initial proposal from 30% to 20%.The workers that will...


DL English|21 may, 09:06 AM|POR Federico Méndez

Judge sends 11 drivers accused of kidnapping 50 students in Boca Chica to La Victoria

SANTO DOMINGO. The judge for Permanent Attention for the province of Santo Domingo, Danilo Amador Quevedo, ordered preventive custody in the jail at La Victoria for 11 of the 12 drivers accused of kidnapping and attempting to burn a bus which...

DL English|21 may, 09:04 AM|POR ADALBERTO DE LA ROSA

Dominican Republic has a plan ready for the repatriations

SANTO DOMINGO. Just 28 days from the conclusion of the Normalization Plan of Foreigners, the government has prepared the logistics needed to repatriate undocumented persons beginning with the beggars in the urban areas and then on to the farming...


DL English|21 may, 09:02 AM|POR NIKAURY ARIAS

The Opret concludes the digging of the tunnel for Line 2 East of the Metro

SDE. It took a year and 20 days to dig the 3 km tunnel of the extension of the second Metro line in Santo Domingo (L 2 East) in East Santo Domingo so that it is expected that six trains will run next year.Close to noon yesterday, the Office for the...


DL English|20 may, 3:45 PM|POR Diario Libre

Central Bank: GDP grows 6.5% and 109,300 net jobs are created

SANTO DOMINGO. The Central Bank (BCRD) estimated that between January and March of this year, the economy grew by 6.5%, by far the highest rate, among those forecast for the other countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The growth rate for...


LIFE ON THE FRONTIER (3)|20 may, 3:40 PM|POR Diario Libre

Hospitals under pressure

ZONA FRONTERIZA.- The five frontier provinces contain more than 320,700 persons, or 3.4% of the national population. The hospitalS that attend these inhabitants all have something in common: they lack sufficient specialists and nurses, and spend...


DL English|20 may, 3:38 PM|POR Diario Libre

Commission approves constitutional reform

SANTO DOMINGO. Two hours after the second meeting behind closed doors, the special Senate commission charged with studying the legislative proposal which declares the need to reform the Constitution in order to reintroduce the consecutive...


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