• UN warns: Dominican Republic drought has come to stay

    Economy September 18, 2019 | 4:10 pm

    Santo Domingo.- United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in the Dominican Republic, Carmelo Gallardo, warned Wed. that the drought has come "to stay" in the country. â€[...]
  • US wants Abuser case suspect on link to Venezuelan drug plane

    Local September 18, 2019 | 3:47 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Sergio GĂłmez DĂ­az, one of the five men wanted in extradition by the United States, was investigated by US authorities for links to a plane ferrying drugs between Venezuela and the Do[...]
  • Power plants go off line, stoke blackouts: Utility

    Economy September 18, 2019 | 12:55 pm

    Santo Domingo.- While residents in different parts of the country complain about the frequent and extent of power outages, up to 15 hours a day, the Southern Electricity Distribution Company (Edesur) [...]
  • Tropical storm rains could ease drought

    Local September 18, 2019 | 12:05 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The recent rains over some regions will spread to a large part of the national territory today and Thursday, from a mass of unstable air that will unleash downpours, the National Weath[...]
  • Dominican passport goes from black to blue

    Local September 18, 2019 | 11:02 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Dominican passport has changed in color and other characteristics. Now, the black-faced document was replaced by one with a dark blue color, similar to the one that was once use[...]
  • Major Dominican port gets the first cold inspection chamber

    Economy September 18, 2019 | 10:25 am

    Santo Domingo.- Haina International Terminals (Hit) on Tues. inaugurated the first cold inspection chamber in a Dominican port. The chamber will allow when required, the inspection of any perishabl[...]
  • Dominican Army shutters Haiti border amid turmoil

    Local September 18, 2019 | 9:51 am

    Santo Domingo.- Foreign minister Miguel Vargas confirmed on Wednesday that the border with Haiti was closed amid the turmoil stemming from that nation’s fuel shortage. In that regard Dominican Ar[...]
  • Chief Justice refutes recusal in Odebrecht graft case

    Local September 18, 2019 | 8:47 am

    Santo Domingo.- Supreme Court chief justice, Luis Henry Molina, on Tuesday refused to recuse himself from hearing the Odebrecht graft case, given his link to senator Tommy Galan, one of the defendants[...]
  • Four people injured during strike at eastern town

    Local September 18, 2019 | 8:18 am

    El Seibo, Dominican Rep.- At least four people were reportedly injured on Tuesday during a 48-hour strike in the eastern municipality, demand the construction and transfer of the public jail, paved ro[...]
  • Dominican Republic has father and son kingpins

    Local September 18, 2019 | 7:41 am

    Santo Domingo.- Jeifry del Rosario Gautier, son of drug kingpin Ramón Antonio del Rosario Puente “Toño Leña” and one of the main leaders of a drug trafficking network operating in the Dominican[...]
  • Villa with pool for sale in Las Terrenas

    September 17, 2019 | 7:39 pm

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  • Two Dominicans extradited to the US in Abuser case

    Local September 17, 2019 | 4:21 pm

    Santo Domingo. – Dominican authorities on Tues. extradited Baltazar Mesa (El Maestro) and José Jesús Tapia Pérez (Bola Negra or Boludo) to the United States, charged with forming part of the alle[...]
  • The Abuser’s spouse is taken to a high security prison

    Local September 17, 2019 | 3:47 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The spouse of CĂ©sar Emilio Peralta (the Abuser), Marisol Franco, was escorted to the high security prison at Najayo (south) where she will serve the pretrial detention ordered by a Na[...]
  • Dominican Republic Caucus draws new friends

    Local September 17, 2019 | 3:17 pm

    Press Release WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier this month, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the creation of the new Friends of the Dominican Republic Caucus, which kicked off in Washingto[...]
  • Agency announces 2 Russia-La Romana flights

    Tourism September 17, 2019 | 1:33 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Anex Tour and Azur Air have opened two new direct flights from Kazan and Yekaterinburg, Russia, to La Romana airport, Dominican Republic, starting October with one of the world's large[...]
  • Dominican Republic, Russia to cooperate on nuclear energy

    Economy September 17, 2019 | 12:09 pm

    Moscow.- The Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom and Dominican Republic’s Energy and Mines Ministry on Tuesday signed the first memorandum on bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear ene[...]
  • Central Bank releases US$374.5M of bank reserve

    Economy September 17, 2019 | 11:06 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Central Bank said that RD$19.1 billion (US$374.5 million)  of the RD$34.0 billion bank reserve have been released, as announced by the Monetary Board for loans to various producti[...]
  • Chinese envoy praises highland town’s potential

    Economy September 17, 2019 | 10:12 am

    Constanza, Dominican Republic.- Chinese ambassador, Zhang Run, on Saturday visited the agro and ecotourism highland town of Constanza, invited by mayor, Ambiorix Sánchez. Zhang was declared a dis[...]
  • Dominican Republic sends relief to the Bahamas

    Local September 17, 2019 | 9:11 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Government Mon on. sent 34.4 tons of food and medicine, as well as relief and humanitarian assistance units to Abaco Island, in the Bahamas, to assist in search and rescu[...]