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    President Medina to give keynote address at tourism conference in Jamaica
    Promoting mining in the Dominican Republic
    Private clinics will no longer accept outside diagnostic tests
    Will the ruling PLD political party split?
    TB Joshua fills Olympic Stadium with those seeking miracles
    High incidence of HIV in Haitian immigrants
    Baby Astrid is out of intensive care
    Victorian house burns in Puerto Plata city center
    Suspected femicide turns himself in
    DR finishes 7th in Bolivarian Games
    ITF Pro Circuit tennis at the Parque del Este
    Tigres del Licey move up in Baseball Championship
    Santiago: DR vs Canada in FIBA Qualifier
    Frank Ceara and Danny Rivera at the Escenario 360



    President Medina to give keynote address at tourism conference in Jamaica
    The Presidency reported that President Danilo Medina will be the keynote speaker at the Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism that is being held in Montego Bay from 27-29 November 2017. President Medina will be speaking as head of the Caribbean country that is seen as a model of sustainable tourism development in the region. The Dominican Republic is the region’s leader in the number of visitors and hotel rooms. It also has the most Blue Flag beaches and environmental protected areas in the Caribbean.

    The World Tourism Organization, the World Bank Group, and the Government of Jamaica in collaboration with Chemonics International are sponsoring the conferene. It seeks to identify successful models and future initiatives of public-private partnerships (PPPs) that will contribute to sustainable tourism development globally.

    President Medina announced he will be traveling with Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas, Administrative Minister of the Presidency José Ramón Peralta; Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García; and Environment Minister Francisco Domínguez Brito, and his support staff.

    While in Jamaica, President Medina will have a bilateral meeting with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who visited the Dominican Republic earlier in 2017.

    https://presidencia.gob.do/noticias/...pleo-y-turismo
    http://affiliatemembers.unwto.org/ev...inable-tourism


    Promoting mining in the Dominican Republic
    The Commonwealth Roundtable and the Petroleum-Mining Chamber (Camipe) of the Dominican Republic are presenting a round table to promote the mining sector in the country. “The Future of Mining in the Dominican Republic” features panels with sector exports. The talks will take place on 5 December 2017, at the Salon Yarey of the Santo Domingo Sheraton from 8:30am to 1pm.

    The event is organized by Fernando González Nicolás of the Commonwealth Roundtable and is sponsored by the British Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Indian Chamber of Commerce as well as the Federation of Chambers of Commerce (Fedocamaras) and the Dominican Association of Exporters (Adoexpo).

    The scheduled panels are:
    “Importance of Mining in the Dominican Republic” with Jochi Vicente, general manager of MacroAnalit; Ernesto Selman, vice president of the Regional Center for Sustainable Economic Strategies (Crees): Alvaro Sousa Sevilla, president of Adoexpo and Felix Nova, senator for the Monseñor Nouel (Bonao) province.

    “Conditions to Attract Investors in the Mining Sector in the Dominican Republic,” with Ricardo Monte Alto, chief of mining and metals for the Americas of Wood Mackenzie consulting firm, and Luis Rafael Pellerano, of the law firm Pellerano y Herrera.

    “International Mining: Situation and Perspectives for International Financing” with Guillermo Villanueva, representatives of the International Finance Corporation, IFC.

    https://elnuevodiario.com.do/empresa...ro-la-mineria/


    Private clinics will no longer accept outside diagnostic tests
    The National Association of Private Clinics (Andeclip) decided that surgery patients need to do all their diagnostic tests at the clinic where the surgery will be carried out. The president of the Andeclip, Rafael Mena said that the clinics are being “economically strangled” and the measure seeks to improve their finances. Andeclip has 116 members nationwide.

    Andeclip also justified the measure saying that the private medical centers are being sued for mal practice and they consider restricting the diagnostics to their own facilities would improve their controls and reduce the legal suits. The diagnostic tests include computerized tomographies, magnetic resonance imaging, x rays, lab tests, among others. Mena said the clinics do not want to be paying for errors of others. He said they have around 500 suits for medical malpractices.

    The measure, if it goes forward, will primarily affect hundreds of diagnostics businesses located nationwide. The Ministry of Public Health has not issued an opinion on the Andeclip decision.

    http://elcaribe.com.do/2017/11/27/cl...tros-externos/


    Will the ruling PLD political party split?
    Diario Libre political analysts have been speculating former President Leonel Fernandez could split from the PLD and separately form his own political party. Fernandez is the president of the ruling Dominican Liberation Party, but analysts indicate the extreme measure is a possibility if President Danilo Medina and followers continue to present obstacles to Fernandez running for President according to the 2015 Constitution.

    The 2015 Constitution that enabled President Medina to seek re-election in 2016 bans his running for the presidency again. The same Constitution allows for former President Fernandez (1996-2000, 2004-2008, 2008-2012) to seek the presidency in 2020.

    The Political Committee of the PLD has delayed the passing of the Political Parties and Electoral bills. A major snag is that members loyal to President Danilo Medina want to incorporate the open primaries voting system to elect presidential candidates. This has already been banned by a Supreme Court of Justice ruling. The open primaries system would allow all on the Central Electoral Board list of voters to choose the candidate for president for any political party and is said to favor the candidate with the biggest pockets of cash.

    The Medina government has a majority in senators and deputies, and is majority in the Political Committee of the PLD.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...2020-IC8657921


    TB Joshua fills Olympic Stadium with those seeking miracles
    Thousands of people congregated at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Center for an opportunity to find healing with Nigerian evangelist TB Joshua. From 8am, the believers came from all parts of the country seeking to be healed through their devotion to the African prophet said to do miracles. However, the Listin Diario reported that hundreds of real sick people were prevented from getting near the prophet. Likewise, media photographers were restricted from where they could cover the event.

    During his visit, the Nigerian evangelist was received by President Danilo Medina at the Presidential Palace. He was accompanied by his daughter Sarah Joshua and Dominican pastors Miguel Bogaert, Rafael Cruz Lora, Reynaldo Aquino and Abel Tejeda.

    Likewise, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was officially recognized by the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic. The awards were conferred on Friday, 25 November, in the evening at the end of the first day of the two-day crusade at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium.

    On Monday, 27 November 2017, Diario Libre’s front page feature asks who sponsored the Nigerian’s visit, observing that he was received at the airport with military salutes and escorted by these to the capital city. The newspaper also remarks that the Nigerian was received by President Medina, and the government bus agency, the OMSA offered free transport to the Olympic Stadium that was put at his disposition. It also mentions, the evangelist was recognized by Congress. Diario Libre asks what all this could have cost the state.

    Diario Libre said the Presidency says the visit was coordinated by bishop Elvis Medina, who is the liaison for the evangelical churches with the Presidency.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...shua-HJ8658328
    https://www.listindiario.com/la-repu...-donde-mi-hijo
    http://elnacional.com.do/miles-perso...zada-sanacion/
    http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/li...yjg/index.html
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29234245
    http://www.newsweek.com/who-tb-joshu...ligence-426036


    High incidence of HIV in Haitian immigrants
    The executive director of the National Council for HIV and AIDS (Conavihsida) Victor Terrero said that Haitian immigrants are 47.8% of new HIV cases. He said the statistic is a major challenge to public policies and the country. He said men that have sex with men and trans people contribute 29.9% of the new cases, with women sex workers contributing 10.6%.

    He said the prevalence of HIV is an indication of where the most poverty is located. He said in southwestern Barahona near the border with Haiti, the prevalence of HIV is 1.1%, while in Santo Domingo it is 0.5%, the lowest in the country.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...-vih-BD8656146


    Baby Astrid is out of intensive care
    For those following the saga of Baby Astrid Montero, the baby that crowdfunding (GoFundMe) helped to receive sophisticated medical care to save her life, is now bottle-feeding. She underwent heart surgery for congenital malformations on 13 November 2017, at the Boston Children’s Hospital.

    https://www.listindiario.com/la-repu...ta-por-biberon


    Victorian house burns in Puerto Plata city center
    A fire reduced to ashes a Victorian house on Sunday, 26 November 2017, in the historic center of Puerto Plata. The house was located on Padre Castellanos and Profesor Juan Bosch. The wood and zinc house is property of Andrés Brugal Martínez.

    Wascar García, provincial director of the Civil Defense, said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but what is known is that the house had been abandoned by its owners and at the time of the blaze someone was cooking inside the structure. There were no deaths or injuries reported.

    https://www.diariolibre.com/noticias...lata-XC8657440
    http://elcaribe.com.do/2017/11/26/fu...-puerto-plata/


    Suspected femicide turns himself in
    On Friday, 24 November 2017, Martin Batista Ogando, the man the authorities suspect murdered 28-year old Geraldine Ivette Sanchez Baldera, turned himself in to the police at around 9:30pm. Hours earlier, the authorities had identified Batista as a “person of interest” and possible gunman involved in the death of Sanchez. In the afternoon, the Police had reported finding the Toyota 4Runner believed to have been in possession of the suspect. She had a two-year old boy with Batista.

    According to the work companions of Sanchez, she had received a call when at work. She went outside and met with Batista in his SUV who had brought goods for their two-year old son and they discussed. She was shot dead.

    Batista is being held at the Department of Criminal Investigations of the Police.

    Sanchez was buried on Saturday at the Cristo Redentor Cemetery, only two km from where she lived in Los Girasoles neighborhood.

    The late Sanchez had previously filed a complaint with the judiciary for violence exercised against her by Batista Ogando. The same court that had authorized his release on bail and a restraining order after the complaint for violence was placed. This time, Judge Jose Alejandro Vargas ordered one-year pre-trial custody at the Azua Jail. The judge told Batista he could expect a 30-year jail sentence.

    The death adds to the femicide statistics in the Dominican Republic that according to the Intec Gender Center are 180.

    http://www.7dias.com.do/portada/2017...ctor-gala.html
    http://elcaribe.com.do/2017/11/26/fi...ion-contra-el/
    https://www.listindiario.com/la-repu...de-feminicidio


    DR finishes 7th in Bolivarian Games
    The Dominican Republic finished in 7th place in the Bolivarian Games that closed in Santa Marta, Colombia on Saturday, 25 November 2017. The 181-athlete strong Dominican delegation came home with 68 medals, including 18 gold, 16 silver and 34 bronze.

    The Dominican Republic won gold in Track & Field (Luguelin Santos and Ana Lucia Jose), Bowling (Fidel Osiris Marchena), Boxing (Alexy Miguel de la Cruz, Leonel de los Santos, Rohan Polanco), rowing (Ariel Jimenez, water skiing (Robert Pigozzi), artistic gymnastics (Yamilet Peña), judo (Luis Gabriel Castro), Karate Do (Maria Valerieva Dimitrova), Wrestling (Jose Antonio Arias, Juan Ramirez, Yessica Oviodo), Taewondo (Madelyn Rodriguez), in addition to team wins in bowling, rowing and volleyball.

    Towards the end of the games, the DR won the silver medal in basketball, losing in the finals to Colombia. Rowing continue to do well, bringing home a bronze in the 500 men’s K4 Kayak, in Bahia de Taganga, with Juan Alberto Plasencia, Rafael Enrique Feliz Abreu, Alexander Concepción Disla y Cristian Guerrero. Rowing added two gold, a silver and a bronze to their medal collection.

    https://www.metrord.do/do/deportes/2...ivarianos.html
    https://www.metrord.do/do/deportes/2...bronce-k4.html
    http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2017/11/2...-bolivarianos/


    ITF Pro Circuit tennis at the Parque del Este
    José (Bebo) Hernández is leading the emerging talents of the Dominican Republic in men’s tennis at the F1 Futures Tennis Tournament that starts on Monday, 27 November 2017, at the courts of the Centro Nacional de Tenis at the Parque del Este in eastern Santo Domingo, as reported in El Nuevo Diario. The event is part of the Pro Circuit of the International Tennis Federation. It will run through 3 December 2017. The matches begin at 10am and admission is free for the general public.

    Other players for the Dominican Republic are Roberto Cid, José Olivares, Jesús Félix, Gabriel Castellanos, Christian Petersen and Carlos Hidalgo.

    Players have registered from Argentina, Austria, Ecuador, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, and the USA. The events count for the international ranking of the players. The winner of the event gets 18 points towards his international ranking. There is also a US$15,000 cash prize for the players.

    The favorite to win the event is Roberto Quiroz, ranked 204th in the world.

    This is the first of three consecutive international tennis competitions that will take place at the site of the 2003 Panamerican Games. From 4-11 December the Futures F2 and F3 will be played at the same tennis center. Each has cash prize money of US$15,000.

    The event is organized by the Fund for Development of the Grand Slam of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) with the cooperation of the Dominican Tennis Federation.

    https://elnuevodiario.com.do/inician...santo-domingo/
    http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/...tid=1100041444
    http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/...tid=1100041445
    http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/...tid=1100041444
    http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/...tid=1100041446
    http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/...cuit-info.aspx


    Tigres del Licey move up in Baseball Championship
    The capital city team, Tigres del Licey defeated the championship leading Gigantes del Cibao, to win their third straight game. With the win, the team grabs the fourth place in the Dominican Winter Professional Baseball Championship, leaving the other capital city team, the Leones del Escogido in fifth place.

    The teams standings as of 26 November 2017 are now: (1) Gigantes (19-13), (2) Aguilas Cibaeñas (18-13), (3) Estrellas Orientales (17-13), (4) Tigres del Licey (16-17), (5) Leones del Escogido (14-18) and (6) Toros del Este (11-21).


    Santiago: DR vs Canada in FIBA Qualifier
    The Dominican Republic (ranked 17th) matches Canada (ranked 25th) on Monday, 27 November 2017 at 8pm at the Arena del Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros as it battles to qualify for a slot in the First Round Qualifiers Americas - 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers. Canada has defeated the Dominican Republic in 12 of the 15 matches the teams have played. The DR won in 2013, 2003 and 1995.

    The Dominican Republic previously defeated the US Virgin Islands (ranked 51st) on Friday, 24 November 2017. Coach Melvyn Lopez said that the game against the US Virgin Islands helped the team hone their skills and know their strengths and weaknesses. The DR defeated the US Virgin Islands 99-89 (29-27), 20-14, 21-30, 29-18).

    Dominican team players are: Eloy Vargas, Sadiel Rojas, Eulis Baez, Victor Liz, Rigoberto Mendoza, Dagoberto Peña, Gerardo Suero, Jonathan Araujo and Edward Santana.

    The US Virgin Islands, Canada, Dominican Republic and Bahamas (ranked 59th) are part of Group D of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers (Americas).

    The First Round Qualifiers Americas will continue next in Nassau, Bahamas when the DR goes against Bahamas on Thursday, 22 February 2018. And then again in Santiago at the Gran Arena del Cibao when it matches the US Virgin Islands again on Sunday, 25 February 2018.

    Afterwards, the DR will travel to Canada to play Canada on Friday, 29 June 2018 in Halifax, Canada. And then the Bahamas on Monday, 2 July 2018 the Dominican team will face Bahamas again in Santiago at the Gran Arena del Cibao.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_F...ion_(Americas)
    https://www.diariolibre.com/deportes...undo-GI8659329
    http://www.fiba.basketball/rankingmen


    Frank Ceara and Danny Rivera at the Escenario 360
    “Christmas among Friends” is the concert Frank Ceara and Danny Rivera will present on Mondays in December (4, 11 and 18 December 2017) at the Escenario 360. Each evening there will be guest singers. Tickets are for sale at the Escenario 360 box office and online at Ticket Express for RD$1,500 general admission and RD$3,000 VIP.

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    If you think this island has got problems now, should the DR government
    start to give Nigerians any sense of belonging here, this island's problems
    will be a hell of a lot worse. South East Asia has FINALLY started to
    recognize this and are deporting these scum from the region by the
    hundreds. Pastor Papa Phillip's *ss included!

    https://naijagists.com/video-police-...-drug-dealers/

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    "Victorian house burns in Puerto Plata city center
    A fire reduced to ashes a Victorian house on Sunday, 26 November 2017, in the historic center of Puerto Plata. The house was located on Padre Castellanos and Profesor Juan Bosch. The wood and zinc house is property of Andrés Brugal Martínez.

    Wascar García, provincial director of the Civil Defense, said the cause of the fire is under investigation, but what is known is that the house had been abandoned by its owners and at the time of the blaze someone was cooking inside the structure. There were no deaths or injuries reported."

    Kudos to Dolores.....we do not know who started this fire....we need to wait for an actual investigation instead of rumors...

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