• Human Rights campaigners say femicides could become epidemic

    Local August 2, 2017 | 7:12 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Representatives of the Dominican Human Rights Committee (CDDH) expressed concern Wednesday at the rate of femicides in the country and called on the authorities to adopt a more active [...]
  • Riots close down city university

    Local August 2, 2017 | 6:39 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) suspended classes Wednesday amid protests in the campus area. Circular 2017 -27 states that classes will resume at 7:00 a.m. on Thu[...]
  • 38,000 foreigners deported so far this year

    Economy August 2, 2017 | 4:53 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Migration Department (DGM) says that 13,446 foreign nationals with irregular migratory status in the Dominican Republic were deported to their countries of origin during the month [...]
  • Clinics defy law by encouraging baby formula use

    Local August 2, 2017 | 1:19 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The National Commission for Breastfeeding has found that several private clinics continue to encourage the use of baby milk formula for feeding newborns, which is a serious violation o[...]
  • Fire affects North Coast hotel

    Local August 2, 2017 | 1:09 pm

    Puerto Plata.- Dozens of tourists vacationing at the Iberostar Costa Dorada hotel were evacuated as an emergency measure Tuesday evening following a fire in the lobby area of the hotel, which is locat[...]
  • Justice minister responds to Citizen Participation complaint

    Local August 2, 2017 | 1:01 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Justice minister Jean Rodríguez responded to criticism from civic group Participación Ciudadana (PC) by reminding them that Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht has delivered “val[...]
  • Chamber of Deputies handover

    Local August 2, 2017 | 12:58 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Chamber of Deputies president Lucía Medina presented the records of her term of office, during which 214 legislative bills were approved and 237 bills were converted into law. In h[...]
  • Major cocaine haul in Azua

    Local August 2, 2017 | 12:55 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Tactical units of the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) have impounded 1,074 packets of a substance believed to be cocaine during two simultaneous operations along the coast of the s[...]
  • Dominican Republic produces 500 million limes a year

    Economy August 2, 2017 | 12:51 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic produces around half a billion limes every year, of which 50% is exported to Haiti, Puerto Rico and the United States. Over the past year, Dominican lime expo[...]
  • Digital Republic initiative cuts bureaucracy

    Economy August 2, 2017 | 10:40 am

    Santo Domingo.- The commission in charge of promotingthe Digital Republic initiative says that 25 public services will soon be easier to carry out by using online mechanisms. The statements were ma[...]
  • Haitian religious leader supports migration card extension

    Local August 1, 2017 | 5:43 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The director of the Catholic Church’s Haitian Pastoral service in the Dominican Republic, Rev. Fr. Fisner Vaillant, has spoken out against some of the information being shared on so[...]
  • PRM urges government to reject Venezuela poll result

    World August 1, 2017 | 3:11 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The main opposition party in the Dominican Republic, the PRM, has condemned the Venezuelan government for proceeding with its unilateral call for the July 30th election of a constituen[...]
  • Does the country have enough doctors?

    Local August 1, 2017 | 2:25 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic is approaching the target number of doctors recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to meet the demand for medical services, but most doctors are ba[...]
  • Public urged to be patient with power cuts

    Economy August 1, 2017 | 1:59 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The executive vice president of the State Electricity Corporation (CDEEE), Rubén Jiménez Bichara, is calling on the public to be patient despite the recent increase in power cuts. [...]
  • BanReservas and BHD León sign agreement

    Economy August 1, 2017 | 1:36 pm

    Santo Domingo.- BanReservas and BHD León have signed an agreement launching a joint ATM network with coverage across all of the country’s provinces, which will be the first of its kind in the na[...]
  • Jesuits declare support for Green March

    Local August 1, 2017 | 1:13 pm

    Santo Domingo.- In an unusual move, the Jesuit religious order has released an official video expressing support for the Green March civic movement, describing it as the appropriate method for fightin[...]
  • 65 years of TV in the Dominican Republic

    Local August 1, 2017 | 1:07 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Tuesday, August 1st marks 65 years since the first television channel in the Dominican Republic, La Voz Dominicana, started transmissions in 1952. Dominican television’[...]
  • Climate change impact assessment for all projects

    Local August 1, 2017 | 11:21 am

    Santo Domingo.- The executive president of the Nati[...]

  • Two inmates seriously injured in La Vega prison riot

    Local August 1, 2017 | 11:17 am

    Santo Domingo.- At least two of seven inmates injured during a riot in La Vega prison are in serious condition, according to the doctors treating them at the city’s Luis Morillo King Hospital. Th[...]