Poverty March 21, 2016 | 10:25 am
Santo Domingo.- As part of its Blindness Prevention program, the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) joins forces with the Student Volunteer Optometrists for Service of Humanity of the New England College [...]
Poverty March 14, 2016 | 4:33 pm
La Romana, Dominican Republic.- The non-profit foundationMaestro Cares, salsa heartthrob Marc Anthony, and entrepreneur Henry Cardenaswill host a gala fundraiser on March 24 for the orphanage Child[...]
Poverty February 27, 2016 | 10:43 am
Santo Domingo.– Over 950,000 people have escaped poverty and not by chance, Dominican President Danilo Medina said Saturday in his State of the Republic speech, which included a detailed list of [...]
Poverty February 16, 2016 | 1:25 pm
San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. – Dr. DeanHart, joined by a team of Long Island eye doctors and vision care specialists,arrived in San Francisco De Macoris this week with a suitcase[...]
Poverty February 15, 2016 | 10:14 am
Santo Domingo.- Santo Domingo waterutility (CAASD) director Alejandro Montas on Sunday said president DaniloMedina ordered the rehabilitation and reconstruction of 885 homes in La Cienaga,one of th[...]
Poverty February 10, 2016 | 10:25 am
Santo Domingo.- Former Guatemala president Alvaro Colom on Tuesdaysaid the international community seems to have abandoned Haiti to its fate and leftthe Dominican Republic to deal with the burden o[...]
Poverty January 15, 2016 | 4:25 pm
Santo Domingo.- Presidencychief of staff Gustavo Montalvo on Friday announced the government mulls thecreation of a fund to subsidize access to housing for low income families.
He said legi[...]
Poverty January 15, 2016 | 10:34 am
Santo Domingo.- TheDominican Republic faces hurdles on measuring compliance with the UN´s 17Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) to accomplish between 2016-2030, for whichthe indicators have ye[...]
Poverty January 12, 2016 | 9:57 am
Santo Domingo.- DaniloMedina´s administration plans to improve all neighborhoods along the Ozama riverbanks top benefit thousands of people, La Barquita environmental project (Urbe)director Jo[...]
Poverty January 7, 2016 | 10:09 am
Santo Domingo.- Centralbanker Hector Valdez Albizu on Wednesday again slammed what some sectors calledthe “wages of misery,” and stressed the need to redistribute some of the Dominicaneconomy[...]
Poverty January 6, 2016 | 8:29 am
Santiago.- Dominicanlabor unions warned Tuesday that the widening gap between the earnings of businessesand the benefits for the working class could soon spark great social upheaval.
Poverty January 4, 2016 | 8:09 am
Santiago delos Caballeros.- The Catholic Church says that the government should implementprograms aimed at strengthening Dominican families as a way of eradicating thehigh levels of violence that a[...]
Poverty December 22, 2015 | 1:38 pm
Santo Domingo.- “Thanksto the grand and beautiful patriotic action against illiteracy conducted by thegovernment and various civil society organizations, the illiteracy rate hasbeen reduced to 7%[...]
Poverty December 22, 2015 | 11:05 am
Santo Domingo.- Former presidentLeonel Fernandez tomorrow Wednesday will hand out baskets with food to poorpeople, in a populist tradition attributed to the late president JoaquinBalaguer.
Poverty December 17, 2015 | 3:26 pm
Santo Domingo. - As aresult of the application of a 2014 Dominican Republic's immigration law,hundreds of thousands of undocumented Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitianmigrants living in the c[...]
Poverty December 10, 2015 | 8:13 am
Santo Domingo.- As highas 85% of Dominican Republic´s formal sector workers earn less than RD$15,000 (US$333)monthly, economist Franklin Vasquez affirmed Wednesday.
He revealed the figur[...]
Poverty December 7, 2015 | 4:15 pm
Santo Domingo.-President Danilo Medina on Monday headed the launch of the "Progressing Together"initiative of the Social Policy Cabinet, with World Bank support, to lift 180,000residents [...]
Poverty December 5, 2015 | 12:07 pm
Santo Domingo.– New crowdfunding site Jompeame (Jumpstartme in Spanish) is aimed at helping the impoverished in the Dominican Republic and Latin America, its co-founder and CEO Katherine Motyka s[...]
Poverty December 3, 2015 | 8:56 am
Santo Domingo.- A lackof a birth certificate, poverty, the parents´ fear and the distance are themain factors that keep 50% of children aged 3 to 5 from going to school.
The data is part[...]
Poverty November 25, 2015 | 8:36 am
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.- Seattle Mariners second base Robinson Cano and hisRC22 Foundation on Tuesday cut the ribbon at the RC22 DREAM School, built tohelp disadvantaged youth.