Uncategorized October 4, 2021 | 11:59 am

Dominican ‘bottles’ abandon US$82M

Santo Domingo .– 370 checks corresponding to the month of August for an amount greater than RD$4.3 million, returned two institutions to the National Treasury (TN) because they were not claimed by their beneficiaries, revealed the National Treasurer.

Luis Rafael Delgado Sánchez, national treasurer, reported that the Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD) delivered 155 checks, the amounts of which made a total of RD$2.3 billion.

While the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources (Indrhi) returned a second batch of 215 checks for a total amount of RD$2.2 billion.

Both check refunds total RD$4.5 billion (US$82 million), corresponding to August, when their owners “bottles” did not appear to withdraw their payments.

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Paul Tierney
October 4, 2021 1:06 pm

This proves how the corruption of political favors is/was draining revenue needed for the well-being of the country into the pockets of do nothings. The country suffered this for years on end.

betheking
October 5, 2021 5:50 pm
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Better late than never.

Gregory Ricker
October 5, 2021 4:02 am

This article is not clear .Who is or what is bottles . Totally confusing piece.

Vladimir Hernández
October 5, 2021 7:55 am
Reply to  Gregory Ricker

“Botellas” (literally “bottles” in English) is what Dominicans call people that get a government job/salary, usually as a political handout, but don’t do any work.

This page sucks at translating, they usually do it very literally, with no context.