• Dec. 30 to Jan. 1: 435 traffic accidents, 16 dead, 1,372 hurt

    Local January 2, 2018 | 7:47 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Sixteen people died in traffic accidents during Dominican Republic's New Year celebration, the Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported Tues. According to COE figures, between Dec[...]
  • US authorities nab 39 Dominicans trying to enter Puerto Rico

    Local January 2, 2018 | 7:13 pm

    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico -U.S. Border Patrol, Coast Guard (USCG) and the Puerto Rico Police Department apprehended 39 undocumented aliens from the Dominican Republic during two separate incidents betwee[...]
  • Beer imports climb, whiskey fall in 2017

    Economy January 2, 2018 | 4:46 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Whiskey imports during the January-October 2017 period topped US$67.0 million, a 10% fall compared to the same period in 2015, of US$74.61 million. By contrast, beer imports during [...]
  • Contractor to install 2 parking lots in Santo Domingo

    Business & Pleasure January 2, 2018 | 4:09 pm

    Santo Domingo.- We (CAME Parkare) have been awarded the installation of 2 urban car parks in the city of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. It is a great opportunity for us, due to t[...]
  • Antinarcotics seize 1,502 bricks on Puerto Plata-bound tanker

    Local January 2, 2018 | 3:49 pm

    Santo Domingo.- National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) spokesman, Carlos Devers on Tues. said 1,502 bricks presumed to be cocaine were seized on a fuel tanker headed to Puerto Plata from Aruba on Dec. 3[...]
  • Dominican Winter Baseball resumes in San Francisco

    Sports January 2, 2018 | 2:28 pm

    Santiago.- In one of the Dominican Winter Baseball's two games Tues. night Santiago's Aguilas will face San Francisco's Gigantes as the 2017-18 tournament resumes. The Aguilas will be the visitors [...]
  • Dominican health tourism sector thrives on competitiveness

    Tourism January 2, 2018 | 2:04 pm

    Saint Domingo.-  The health tourism sector's market dimension, unknown in the Dominican Republic, as well as the idealization of strategies and systematization of good practices, are behind the agree[...]
  • Free Trade deal: 58,306 tons of agro products can enter tariff free

    Economy January 2, 2018 | 12:50 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Agricultural Imports Commission authorized the import of 61,194 tons of agro  products for 2018, of which 58,306 can enter the country tariff free, as the DR-Cafta trade deal tari[...]
  • 62 convicts on the loose as Judge Issues ‘get-out-of-jail’ free’ cards

    Local January 2, 2018 | 12:18 pm

    Santo Domingo.-  The San Cristóbal Interim Penalty Judge allowed around 62 convicted felons to go loose on the street for up to four days during the holidays, without producing the address or contac[...]
  • Hush-hush high-rises roil Dominican Republic tourism zoning

    Tourism January 2, 2018 | 11:57 am

    Santo Domingo.- At the beginning of December Tourism Ministry officials approached Verón-Punta Cana (east) ruling party (PLD) mayor Ramón Ramirez to ask him if he had received requests for permits t[...]
  • Villa / House for sale

    January 1, 2018 | 10:48 pm

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  • Dominican Today thanks you

    Local December 30, 2017 | 1:28 pm

    The staff of Dominican Today thanks you our reader for your trust to bring you useful information about this great country. Now in our thirteenth year, we will continue to place you at the center o[...]
  • Dominican art world mourns Tony Capellán

    People December 29, 2017 | 5:29 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Tony Capellán, acclaimed Dominican sculptor, painter, draughtsman and installation artist who came to prominence as part of the 1980s generation, was found dead at home in his city r[...]
  • Play to resume at Quisqueya Stadium

    Sports December 29, 2017 | 5:12 pm

    Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (Lidom) announced Thursday the rescheduling of the winter baseball championship’s semi-final series following a fire that damaged [...]
  • Major cocaine haul in La Romana

    Local December 29, 2017 | 4:59 pm

    Santo Domingo.- National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) spokesman Carlos Devers informed that with the support of the Dominican Armada (Navy) in an operation coordinated by the Judicial Branch, 850 packag[...]
  • Most fuel prices up over New Year

    Economy December 29, 2017 | 2:31 pm

    Santo Domingo.- Most fuel prices will go up by between RD$1.00 and RD$3.50 during the week of December 30th 2017 to January 5th 2018, according to the rates set by the Ministry o[...]
  • Eight-year sentence for US man who abused boys

    Local December 29, 2017 | 2:31 pm

    Santo Domingo.- A US citizen named as Loveall James Willis has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment after being found guilty of sexually abusing young boys he would meet in the area around Plaza[...]
  • Scattered showers, cool temperatures

    Local December 29, 2017 | 1:09 pm

    Santo Domingo.– The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) informed Friday that the sky would remain cloudy over the north of the country. The forecast is for scattered showers to the northeast,[...]
  • Hoteliers oppose East Coast high-rise plans

    Tourism December 29, 2017 | 11:47 am

    Santo Domingo.- A sudden change to the Sectorial Plan for Tourism Land Management in Punta Cana, Bávaro-Macao, allowing the construction of high-rise buildings in Macao, had led to a confrontation be[...]