• Hurricane Irene update: Dominican authorities maintain alert

    Local August 23, 2011 | 7:58 am

    Santo Domingo.- Although HurricaneIrene did not hit the country directly yesterday, its effects are being felt in northern, central and eastern areas.

    The Emergency Operations Center(COE) is[...]

  • Investigation after judge finds bug in office

    Local August 23, 2011 | 8:15 am

    Santo Domingo.- Chief Justice JorgeSubero Isa has described the act of installing a hidden microphone in judgeKatia Miguelina Jiménez’s office last Wednesday as “reprehensible” and “sh[...]

  • Businesses warned over loud music

    Local August 23, 2011 | 8:44 am

    Santo Domingo.- The Ministry ofInterior and Police has warned the owners of some 56 businesses sellingalcoholic drinks, after local residents complained that they obstruct thetransit of vehi[...]

  • Medina pledges to reactivate DR-Haiti commission

    Local August 23, 2011 | 8:57 am

    Santo Domingo.- PLD presidential candidate Danilo Medina says that if he wins next year’s election he will reactivate the Mixed Bilateral Commission between Haiti and the Dominican Republi[...]

  • Hurricane Irene lashes Dominican Republic north coast

    Local August 23, 2011 | 9:30 am

    Santo Domingo.- Hurricane Irene, 80kmsNNW of Puerto Plata, remains a category 2 hurricane and is movingnorth-northwestwards with sustained maximum wind speeds of 160kph. A hurricanewarning means th[...]

  • Fernandez decrees changes

    Local August 23, 2011 | 9:46 am

    Santo Domingo.- President Leonel Fernández has appointed former senator Francisco Domínguez Brito and Ernesto Reyna as Ministers of Labor and Environment, respectively. They replace Max P[...]

  • Hurricane warning lifted as Irene moves on

    Local August 24, 2011 | 7:25 am

    Santo Domingo.- The EmergencyOperations Center (COE) lifted its hurricane warning for all areas between CaboEngaño and Manzanillo yesterday, reducing it to a tropical storm warning. TheCOE als[...]

  • Dominican Republic schools to reopen today

    Local August 24, 2011 | 8:33 am

    Santo Domingo.- Public and private schoolsacross the country will re-open as of today, after being closed since Monday due to the passage of Hurricane Irene, as instructed by Education Minister Jos[...]

  • Gutiérrez Félix threatens Nuria’s advertisers

    Local August 24, 2011 | 9:07 am

    Santo Domingo.- InsuranceSuperintendent Euclides Gutiérrez Félix, a leading member of the ruling PLDparty, has threatened legal action against companies that advertise on NuriaPiera’s i[...]