• Colombian cartel’s 1,098 Ks of cocaine was headed to U.S.

    Local October 12, 2011 | 9:21 am

    Santo Domingo. – Antinarcotics chief Rolando Rosado yesterday said the 1,098 kilos of cocaine seized in a residence of the Alma Rosa sector last week was in transit through the country and headed[...]

  • Partly overcast skies today, tropical wave’s downpours Thursday

    Local October 12, 2011 | 10:04 am

    SANTO DOMINGO. - The National Meteorology Office (Onamet) forecast partly overcast skies and scattered showers often heavy over a large part of the national territory for Wednesday.

    It said [...]

  • Main suspect released in case of gruesome murders

    Local October 12, 2011 | 10:53 am

    San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.- San Cristóbal district prosecutor Faustino Pulinario ordered the release of the cockfight businessman Winston Risik Rodriguez, charged with the murders of t[...]

  • Hundreds of workers block Boca Chica Port

    Local October 12, 2011 | 11:41 am

    BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic.- Hundreds of longshoremen staged a walkout to halt operations in the port of San Andres, Boca Chica, 30 kilometers east of the capital, to protest the alleg[...]

  • Fernandez receives six new ambassadors

    Local October 12, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    Santo Domingo. - President Leonel Fernandez received the credentials of six new ambassadors from Europe and Latin America, in a National Palace ceremony Wednesday.

    The Head of State accompani[...]

  • Police bust gang carried out “express” kidnappings

    Local October 12, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    SANTO DOMINGO.- The Police Wednesday announced the arrest of five “dangerous criminals” who were part of a gang that carried out “express” kidnappings in the National District, and seized [...]

  • Cell phones blocked in a second jail

    Local October 13, 2011 | 8:19 am

    La Vega, Dominican Republic.- Army chief Pedro Cáceres Chestaro Wednesday implemented the cell phone blocking system in the Fortaleza 2 de Mayo jail, Moca (central), the second to be installed[...]

  • Death threats spook Puerto Rican kingpin case witnesses

    Local October 13, 2011 | 8:47 am

    Santo Domingo.- The death threats against three witnesses who would’ve testified against the defendants charged with several murders on orders from Puerto Rican kingpin Jose David Figueroa Agosto[...]

  • Las Americas highway tunnel to be closed Thursday PM

    Local October 13, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Public Works Ministry and the electric utility EdeEste will shutter the Las Americas highway tunnel from 10pm Thursday to 6am Friday, to work on the lighting system.

    The t[...]