• Caucedo Port again scene of drugs bust

    Local September 23, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Antinarcotics Agency (DNCD) revealed Friday that hundreds of baseball caps seized in Caucedo Multimodal Port Thursday had more than 30 kilos of pure cocaine sewn into the sweatb[...]

  • Hoteliers warn against cutting Tourism Ministry’s budget

    Local September 23, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO. - Dominican Republic’s Hotels and Tourism Association (ASONAHORES) asked President Leonel Fernandez to review the decision to keep the Tourism Ministry’s budget for next year unc[...]

  • DA says senior officers are in jail, but doesn’t name names

    Local September 23, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    Santo Domingo.- National District prosecutor Alejandro Moscoso affirmed Friday that more than 50 senior Dominican Republic Police and military officers have been indicted and imprisoned in the last[...]

  • Fernandez says “mission accomplished”

    Local September 24, 2011 | 8:46 am

    United Nations.– President Leonel Fernandez said that when he leaves the National Palace after elections next May, he will experience the "satisfaction" of having fulfilled his duty as [...]

  • Dominicans celebrate Las Mercedes Day

    Local September 24, 2011 | 11:32 am

    Santo Domingo.- Today, Saturday September 24th is the 396th anniversary of the proclamation of the Our Lady of Mercies (La Virgen de las Mercedes) as the patron saint of the Dominican Republic and [...]

  • Spike in violent crimes prompts stiffer penalties in Dominican Republic

    Local September 26, 2011 | 7:41 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Chamber of Deputies Justice Commission on Sunday announced amendments to more than 75 articles of the Penal Procedural Code (CPP), among them to allow temporary imprisonment onl[...]

  • Puerto Rican kingpin case defendants to be sentenced today

    Local September 26, 2011 | 8:04 am

    SANTO DOMINGO.- The National District 1st Collegiate Court is expected to read at 10am today its sentence against Sobeida Felix and seven other defendants charged with laundering RD$910 million for[...]

  • Thousands of lawyers have fake IDs

    Local September 26, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Central Electoral Board (JCE) has detected more than 7,000 lawyers with fake ID cards in the files of the lawyers’ guild ( CARD) among its more than its 41,000 members.

  • Dozens of cholera cases suspected in northwest town

    Local September 26, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The educative authorities suspended classes in the municipality Partido, in northwester Dajabón, on numerous cases of acute diarrhea which could be cholera.

    On Sunday 1[...]