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    President Medina visits site of first European settlement
    Government promotes exporting to the Caribbean
    Anti-Asset Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules issued
    Statistics show Dominican population is aging
    Haitians claim their Dominican nationality
    British Government says EPA rules to prevail after Brexit
    Police suspect vehicle malfunction caused death of three
    742 packages of cocaine seized, 150 in Samana
    Dominicans still in 6th with 12 gold medals in Boliviarian Games
    Estrellas back in the lead of baseball championship
    Vicente García wins two Latin Grammys
    Ministry of Culture unveils program to honor merengue
    Miriam Cruz at Palacio Bellas Artes
    Julio Fowler at Lucia 203
    Daddy Yankee at the Olympic Stadium



    President Medina visits site of first European settlement
    President Danilo Medina was in Puerto Plata on Sunday, 19 November 2017 to visit the La Isabela Historic National Park. He ordered improvements be made to the road leading to La Isabela and the construction of a bridge.

    President Medina toured the La Isabela museum, hosted by Culture Minister Pedro Vergés. The museum, built with the assistance of the Spanish government, was inaugurated in 1992, to mark the 500th anniversary of the encounter of the New and Old Worlds.

    President Medina’s visit is a follow up to Decree 38-17 that ordered improvements be made to the historic site that marks where the first European settlement in the New World was built in 1494.

    https://presidencia.gob.do/noticias/...dad-de-luperon


    Government promotes exporting to the Caribbean
    The government and private sector will be participating in a National Trade Forum on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, focused on promoting trade between the DR and the Caribbean. The effort seeks to identify regional markets for specific Dominican products and provide logistical support to facilitate exports. The effort is being led by the new Table for the Promotion of Exports to the Caribbean, a public-private partnership. A goal of the initiative is to reduce red tape to encourage more exports.

    The National Trade Forum is coordinated by the Administrative Ministry of the Presidency and the Center for Exports and Investments (CEI-RD). There will be technical presentations, a panel on institutional advances in matters of export and several workshops on logistics and market connectivity.

    “We are inviting all companies interested in exporting to the Caribbean, or that are already doing so, to participate. We are sure it will open new markets for them,” said Administrative Minister of the Presidency Jose Ramon Peralta. He said the event is open to the general public. He stressed the government’s interest in promoting more intra-Caribbean trade.

    Participating for the government in the meetings are the Administrative Ministry of the Presidency, CEI-RD, the ministries of Industry & Commerce, Foreign Relations, Public Health, National Competitiveness Council, General Customs Agency (DGA) among others.

    For the private sector, there will be participants from the Dominican Association of Industries (AIRD), the Dominican Association of Exporters (Adoexpo), the Agribusiness Board (JAD), National Business Council (Conep) and the Santo Domingo Chamber of Commerce.

    http://almomento.net/gobierno-y-sect...exportaciones/


    Anti-Asset Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules issued
    President Danilo Medina issued Decree 407-17 with the application of the Anti-Asset Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing rules. In the decree, President Medina highlights that terrorism, proliferation of mass destruction weapons and their financing attempts against life, the world order, the peaceful living of peoples, advances in international relations and the living in harmony of peoples.

    The decree explains that Law 267-08 penalizes terrorism in the Dominican Republic. The ruling is a follow up of local and international commitments to prevent and combat laundering of assets derived from illicit activities.

    http://eldia.com.do/danilo-medina-pr...-y-terrorismo/


    Statistics show Dominican population is aging
    The National Statistics Office (ONE) says every day there are percentage-wise more seniors in the country due to a declining birthrate and longer life expectancy. Alexandra Izquierdo, director of the ONE, says that the demographic changes present new challenges for the social security system and institutions that provide care for the elderly.

    Izquierdo shared other insights into Dominican demographics. She highlighted that the 1920 Census showed a population of 894,665, with only 20% living in cities. By 2020, she said, the population will have grown tenfold, with the Dominican population expected to reach 10,044,000 with three out of every four inhabitants living in a city, demanding greater services in education, electricity, transport, potable water, housing, among others.

    The 2010 Census showed the country has a population of 9,445,281, of which 49.83% are women and 50.17% are men.

    http://elnacional.com.do/los-envejec...en-en-el-pais/


    Haitians claim their Dominican nationality
    Protestors claimed their Dominican nationality and disputed the nationality requirements confirmed by Constitutional Court ruling 168-13 and Migration Law 169-14. The protestors claim they have a right to Dominican nationality on grounds that the island was only one before Dominican independence was proclaimed in 1844. The protest took place on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at Independence Park.

    Editorialist Adriano Miguel Tejada of Diario Libre commented on the protest in an editorial in Diario Libre on 20 November 2017 that this was a provocation as these protestors knew what they were doing as they were using the same Haitian argument that the island is one and indivisible. He writes that the taking on of Dominican nationality by those of Haitian descent has not been denied. Rather there are requirements that need to be fulfilled as in any organized country. Tejada says Dominican authorities need to respond to the provocations by applying the law.

    https://www.listindiario.com/la-repu...-independencia
    https://www.diariolibre.com/opinion/...cion-CN8618433
    https://www.diariolibre.com/opinion/...mala-KY8616509


    British Government says EPA rules to prevail after Brexit
    After a meeting of Cariforum ministers with Greg Hands, UK minister of state for trade policy, on 16 November 2017, the British Government agreed that the present terms of the Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will govern its trade relationship with the Dominican Republic and the rest of the Caribbean region after it leave the European Union, as reported by the Jamaica Gleaner.

    "Acknowledging that the UK is not legally permitted to enter into trade negotiations with any third parties before its departure from the EU, rolling over existing arrangements under the EPA is a positive step providing certainty to our private sector,” stated Jamaican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kamina Johnson Smith after signing the joint statement. Johnson has assumed the role of lead spokesperson for Cariforum.

    "Cariforum will also continue to work on expanding trade with our valued EU partners," stated Johnson Smith following the signing of the joint statement.
    The EPA has been in effect since 2008 with the EU applying duty-free-quota-free market access to all products from Cariforum countries, except arms.

    The Dominican Republic is a member of Cariforum.

    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/n...um-post-brexit


    Police suspect vehicle malfunction caused death of three
    The Police have concluded that a vehicle malfunctioned, resulting in monoxide emissions causing the death of 28-year old Regy Dally Contreras Montero, her 14- year old sister Dohanlly Mariel Contreras Montero and her three-year old niece, Lya Camille Perez Contreras. The bodies of the three were found inside a vehicle parked in the La Esperilla neighborhood in Santo Domingo on Wednesday, 15 November 2017. The aunt had picked up her niece to take her to a birthday party at a mall.

    The vehicle is suspected of not having functioning catalytic converter to reduce the buildup of contaminating gases. An inspection of the vehicle showed the muffler was broken and had a high level of corrosion.

    http://eldia.com.do/inhablacion-de-m...mujer-y-ninas/


    742 packages of cocaine seized, 150 in Samana
    The National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) reported the seizure of 150 packages of cocaine by its agents in two communities in Samana this weekend. The confiscations were made with the support of the Armada (Navy) and the Public Ministry. Sources told El Nacional, the agents were following leads after 229 packages of cocaine were seized in a farm in Hato Mayor and another 345 packages were intercepted in a truck on Duarte Highway.

    Overall, in the past week the DNCD has reported seizing of 742 packages of cocaine nationwide.

    As reported in Samana three persons were arrested, in Hato Mayor 2 and on the Duarte Highway one.

    http://elnacional.com.do/ocupan-en-7...paquetes-coca/


    Dominicans still in 6th with 12 gold medals in Bolivarian Games
    Dominican Republic team athletes won 46 (12 gold, 11 silver and 23 bronze) medals in the Bolivarian Games ongoing from 11-25 November 2017 in Santa Marta, Colombia.

    Over the weekend, the Dominican women’s bowling team (Aumi Guerra, Astrid Valiente, Virginia Bello and Maria Paula Villas) won silver and bronze in bowling. Divers Frandiel Gomez and Jose David Calderon Batista won bronze. Badminton finished with a silver and three bronze. The silver went to Nairobi Jimenez and Arianna Sanchez, and the bronze went to men’s doubles team made by Nelson Javier and William Cabrera.

    Dominicans have won gold medals in bowling, boxing, nautical skiing, artistic gymnastics, judo, wrestling and women's volleyball.

    https://www.juegosbolivarianos2017.c...al/medalla/oro
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    https://www.juegosbolivarianos2017.c...on_resultados/


    Estrellas back in the lead of baseball championship
    Including games up to 19 November 2017, the San Pedro de Macorís team, Estrellas Orientales, is now again leading the 2017-2018 Dominican Winter Professional Baseball Championship with 16 wins and 9 losses. Over the weekend, three games were cancelled due to the intense rains.

    The Gigantes del Cibao from San Francisco de Macorís are now close behind with 16 wins and 10 losses. The Aguilas Cibaeñas from Santiago are third with 14 wins and 12 losses. The capital city teams of Leones del Escogido (12 wins, 15 losses) and Tigres del Licey (11 wins and 16 losses) are in 4th and 5th place. The Toros del Este of La Romana have not yet found a way to move up from the last place and now post 10 wins and 17 losses.

    Follow the standings at:
    http://estadisticas.lidom.com/Estadisticas/Inicio

    See the next games schedule at:
    http://www.lidom.com/home/calendario/


    Vicente García wins two Latin Grammys
    Dominican singer Vicente García debuted in the 18th Latin Grammy Awards winning two awards in the Best Tropical Song (Bachata en Kingston, sung and written by Garcia, and a track from the Album A la Mar) and Best New Artist categories. He had also been nominated in the Album of the Year category (A la Mar). A la Mar is a Sony Music Colombia album.

    The Latin Grammy Awards are regarded as the most prestigious in the Latin music and the awards ceremony is the biggest night in Latin music. This year the event was held on Thursday, 16 November 2017 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

    As part of the Latin Grammy 2017 celebrations, Dominican merengue legend, singer and songwriter Cuco Valoy received a Latin Grammy special honoree, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award that was handed to him by another Dominican merengue master Johnny Ventura in the presence of Valoy’s son, singer Ramón Orlando at the Las Vegas Four Seasons Hotel on 15 November 2017.

    Dominican musician and composer, Michel Camilo was also honored with the Best Instrumental Album Award for his album “Spain Forever” in collaboration with Spanish flamenco guitarist Tomatito. The album includes an original composition by Camilo and recreations of classics by Egberto Gismonti, Charlie Haden, Astor Piazzola, Erik Satie, Ennio Morricone, Django Reindhart, Luiz Bonfá and Chick Corea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AHNTdSfa40
    https://www.grammy.com/grammys/video...eptance-speech
    https://www.grammy.com/grammys/news/...s-thanks-music
    https://worldmusiccentral.org/2017/1...-grammy-award/


    Ministry of Culture unveils program to honor merengue
    The Ministry of Culture is hosting Merengue Week in the Dominican Republic with events being held to honor the generations of Dominican merengue musicians from 20-26 November 2017. In 2017, the UNESCO declared the merengue as World Intangible Cultural Heritage. Among the musicians to be acknowledged during Merengue Week are Joseito Mateo and the late Luis Diaz.

    The commemorative events include the visit of merengue legend Joseito Mateo to the Ministry of Culture at 11am on Wednesday, 22 November.

    From the 22 to the 24 November, the National Choral Singing Festival begins at the Enriquillo Sanchez Hall of the Ministry of Culture.

    To raise the awareness for merengue as of Thursday, 23 November, a merengue dance couple and a musical group will be visiting several media. Other dance couples and music groups will be animating the Santo Domingo Metro stations from 5pm.

    At the Centro Cultural Narciso González the National Dominican Folklore Ballet will be carrying out gala performances on Friday, 24 November, from 10am and Saturday, 25 November at 8:30pm and Sunday, 26 November at 6:30pm. There will be acknowledgements for the life work of the late folklorists Fradique Lizardo, Nereyda Rodríguez and José Castillo.

    On Sunday, 26 November as of 7pm, the “Merengue According to Mateo” will be presented at the Palacio de Bellas Artes. A music band made up of leading Dominican merengue musicians will be performing the classics that Joseito Mateo made famous throughout his long career.

    The Ministry of Culture also announces that all day on Sunday, 26 November, there will be merengue performances at the Ministry of Culture and at the Atarazanas in the Colonial City. Simultaneously, folklore groups will be performing at venues in San Pedro de Macorís, Cotuí, San Cristóbal, Santiago, Barahona, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macorís, Mao, Baní, Azua, Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo Norte, Santo Domingo Este and Santo Domingo Oeste.

    On Wednesday, 29 November the show “Ay Ombe” will be held at the main hall of the National Theater as of 8:30pm to honor Luis Diaz. Leading artists will perform the many legendary compositions of the late “El Terror”.

    http://cultura.gob.do/ministerio-de-...-del-merengue/


    Miriam Cruz at Palacio Bellas Artes
    Merengue singer Miriam Cruz presents “My Best Songs” on 22 November performance at the Palacio de Bellas Artes at 8pm. This is a Rene Brea production. Tickets for sale at Uepa Tickets for RD$1,000 and RD$800.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BReUZ5fpa9Q


    Julio Fowler at Lucia 203
    Cuban singer-composer Julio Fowler is booked at the Lucia 203 bar-restaurant-show hall on Thursday, 23 November 2017 for an evening show starting at 7:30pm. Lucia 203 is at Calle Hostos 203, in the Colonial City.

    Tickets: RD$1,000 at the door, RD$800 pre-sale, call 829 852-5591


    Daddy Yankee at the Olympic Stadium
    Puerto Rican Daddy Yankee is returning to Santo Domingo for a concert on Saturday, 16 December 2017, at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium. The presentation is part of his Tamo en Vivo Tour RD. Also taking the stage on the same evening will be urban music artists, Alexis y Fido, Jowel y Randy, Tempo, Vakeró, Shelow Shaq, Musicólogo, Nene La Amenazzy and El Alfa.

    Tickets are: RD$1,800 stands, RD$2,200 ground, and VIP sections go for RD$2,500, RD$3,200, RD$7,000, RD$12,000 and RD$25,000. For more information 809 816-3183. Tickets for sale at Uepa Tickets

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    Really? your reporting should be a bit less biased on this delicate issue. I know it is complicated but
    only a bit..
    I personally know some of them born here, never been in haiti, dont speak any creole and now paperless - they aint haitians. and the are *not* claiming at all that " have a right to Dominican nationality on grounds that the island was only one ". they just says were dominicains all their life until 168-13

    Haitians claim their Dominican nationality
    Protestors claimed their Dominican nationality and disputed the nationality requirements confirmed by Constitutional Court ruling 168-13 and Migration Law 169-14. The protestors claim they have a right to Dominican nationality on grounds that the island was only one before Dominican independence was proclaimed in 1844. The protest took place on Saturday, 18 November 2017 at Independence Park.

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