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Friday, 27 December 2002
  • See you next year!
  • Former US Presidents vacation in DR
  • President will take a break for the rest of the year
  • Higher gasoline prices
  • Pop! Goes the peso: Part 2!!
  • Foreign Direct Investments grew 3.3 percent
  • Tobacco growers request that government pay up
  • Minimum policy for motor vehicles increased
  • Superintendence & Digenor checking electricity meters
  • Senators still oppose electoral reform bill
  • Noise and lights for Christmas at what price?
  • Three Dominicans test positive in El Salvador doping
  • Baseball standings
Thursday, 26 December 2002
  • Senate agrees to electoral reform 
  • Congress gets RD$77 million more 
  • Power rates to drop 4% 
  • La Isabela ready for February 2003 
  • Birth certificate requirement re-instated 
  • The third exchange market 
  • The permeable Haitian border 
  • Dominican Scrooge
Monday, 23 December 2002
  • DR1 takes a break for the holidays
  • Tragedy-free holidays
  • Jimmy Carter coming for the holidays
  • Government lobbies for sovereign bonds
  • Senate returns powers to JCE president
  • Where are the attachments?
  • Deputy could be arrested
  • Symbolic human chain to protect the dunes
  • Conflict of interest in CDE audit?
  • Pilot admits to having made 19 trips this year
  • Dinner for 5,000
  • Befriending the son of the President 
  • Dominican-American dies in Afghanistan 
  • Eye clinic
  • Green light for the Sans Souci development?
  • Discussing incentive travel in Punta Cana
  • Puerto Plata booked for the holidays
  • Christmas Concert
  • Baseball Standings
Friday, 20 December 2002
  • Refinery is receiving fuel
  • Central Bank against the illegal trading of US dollars
  • Sovereign bonds will have to wait until next year
  • Another loan stuck in congress
  • US$17.2 million more for signs already paid for?
  • Provisional method for social security approved
  • The chicken and the ass
  • Inflation will be more than 10, not 8.5 percent
  • Phone bills will be more expensive
  • Doctor that lived in the DR is linked to Al Qaeda
Thursday, 19 December 2002
  • Enforcing the rules of farming
  • Commission to assist movie-producers
  • The Church vs. Mejia?
  • Mejia calls Dominicans pessimists
  • 3% GDP growth forecast for 2003
  • Thumbs down on Operation Centella 
  • Energy bill will be lower in January
  • French investment surpasses US$400 million
  • Adoexpo favors changes to Investment Law
  • Dominicans in the US feel discriminated
  • Sex investigation stirs up concerns
  • Partying on the Malecon
  • Baseball standings
Wednesday, 18 December 2002
  • RD$25,000 Christmas baskets for deputies
  • Battle for power in Congress?
  • The Wild Wild West in the Chamber of Deputies
  • Solicitor General and birth certificates
  • Pepe treated with white gloves
  • Old conflicts threaten blackouts
  • Profits reinvestment should be encouraged
  • Why is the money leaving the DR?
  • American Chamber of Commerce survey
  • Al Gore favors trade
  • DANR celebrates its 5th year
  • Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Puerto Plata
Tuesday, 17 December 2002
  • Let them eat yucca!
  • Mind what you say
  • Oil and gasoline supply
  • Kidnappings get government’s attention
  • Need to define who is Dominican
  • Vice Consul sent to court
  • Businesspeople demand Pact be respected
  • Newest “business”
  • Rafael Herrera Library goes to PUCMM
  • Harvard teaching school in the DR
  • Hotel Association rejects walkway
  • Crusader dies in Bonao
Monday, 16 December 2002
  • Time to study the request of gasoline retailers
  • Government reaps millions
  • Malecon strip to be pedestrian way
  • Airlifting rice to Venezuela
  • Supreme Court sought to overrule nationality decision
  • Disputing the kite has flown away
  • President’s son defends his honor
  • Pan de agua doubles in price
  • Focus on Dominican cuisine in Puerto Plata
  • Aeromar celebrates its first year of operation
  • Better days ahead for tourism industry
Friday, 13 December 2002
  • Government to use highway tolls to pay debt 
  • Conflict with gas stations continues 
  • Loan for Pan American Games?
  • Venezuelan conflict affects 2003 Pan Am Games
  • Million signatures vs. power distributors
  • Requests for US visas down 20% 
  • Al Gore will visit DR
  • E. Leon Jimenes Group: “Most Admired” 
  • English-language lodge for Santo Domingo
  • Siamese twin goes home
  • Luis Miguel arrives
  • Deep Dish is coming
Thursday, 12 December 2002
  • Only $600 million in bonds
  • Time for Christmas shopping
  • Irregular tapping of phones
  • 80 M euros to increase production
  • The peso appreciates 
  • Mafia on the border with Haiti
  • Foreign companies reap high profits
  • US supermarket-chain to buy fresh produce 
  • A US$200,000 trip
  • The Pan-Am Games
  • Toros defeat the Estrellas
  • Licey has a pulse
  • Lopez has a good day at the office
Wednesday, 11 December 2002
  • Tourism up 32% in November
  • Keep the lights on for Christmas
  • Senate insists on US$750 million bonds
  • Senate discusses changes to electoral law
  • Government Christmas give-aways
  • Rumbo magazine focuses on drug case
  • More off court settlements, please
  • Foreigners in jail
  • Peso climbs to the dollar
  • Tropical extraganza in La Romana
  • Baseball update
Tuesday, 10 December 2002
  • Government and business economic agreement
  • Major facets of the CONEP agreement
  • Exchange rate drops 
  • Economists comment on new measures
  • Former Minister of Finance Alvarez Bogaert
  • Refinery looks for oil in other places
  • Ambassador seeks more DR-Canadian trade
  • New docking facility in La Romana
  • A Christmas story
  • Human rights better than last year
  • Sports night at the Presidential Palace
Monday, 9 December 2002
  • Waiting on President Mejia
  • IMF turns down a stand-by agreement
  • 8.54% inflation
  • Venezuelan crisis concerns DR
  • Need to cut government spending
  • Big names in Pepegate scandal
  • Fernandez criticizes government borrowing
  • Preparing for the drought
  • Blackout at the Presidential Palace
  • Missing at Bahia de las Aguilas
  • New La Romana cruiseship port
  • USA3000 flights
  • Best performance in CAC Games
Friday, 6 December 2002
  • Prices of Houses Will Rise
  • President To Announce New Devaluation-Stopping Measures
  • The Vice President of Union Fenosa Speaks Out
  • Public Employees Can’t Receive Christmas Gifts
  • Car Dealers Seek Permission to Bring Cars from ‘95
  • Allowing Votes from Abroad
  • Goico case to the Court of Appeals
  • Government will Begin Paying Christmas Salary on December 11th
  • Baseball update
Thursday, 5 December 2002
  • Mejia objects to share buy-back
  • Cogentrix willing to negotiate
  • Senators meet the power distributors
  • Legislators want more money
  • Two very honest cops
  • Businesses oppose extra US$150-million
  • Bad news for Christmas dinner
  • Dollar continues steep rise
  • DR is 4th place in Games
  • Aguilas gain there 25th victory
  • Gigantes gain second place
  • 15 innings later the Toros are victorious
  • Baseball standings
Wednesday, 4 December 2002
  • Please renew your plates!!!
  • An interesting declaration in Taiwan
  • Major new bond issuance approved
  • President Mejia in NYC
  • Internet troubles
  • Dollars, Euros and cents
  • More on the Horrors and Omissions Account
  • Government borrowing already hurting
  • Sources of lack of confidence
  • New rural assistance program 
  • Emergency meeting of the chicken producers
  • Wendy’s evicted from airport
  • Kidney patients cannot wait
  • 18-hour blackouts in Cristo Rey cause trouble
  • Remaining Siamese twin’s condition improves 
  • An interesting day at the CAC Games
  • Last night’s baseball
Tuesday, 3 December 2002
  • President Mejia in Taiwan
  • Ambassador drinks his job away
  • Subero tells DA to mind his business
  • Inflation climbs
  • Other economic news
  • 2003 Budget might be overvalued
  • Pan-American Health authorities look at dengue
  • Important news for dialysis patients
  • Saddest note of the day
  • Juana Arrendel breaks 16-year old record
  • The medal windfall continues
  • The NYC DR1 Reunion
  • Last night’s baseball
  • Tonight’s schedule
  • Standings
Monday, 2 December 2002
  • President Mejia travels to Taiwan
  • RD$240-million in car sticker revenues 
  • The next scandals
  • One of three Siamese twins surviving
  • Lack of confidence: the problem
  • The high cost of the bonds
  • Canada opens FTA discussions
  • Air Caraibe direct flight to St Marteen
  • Mega-ports whittle down to two of four
  • Design minds to meet in Santo Domingo
  • DR team excels in El Salvador
  • Cibao Eagles dump Licey Tigers
  • La Romana Bulls beat the Giants
  • Escogido Falls to Estrellas Failing to Gain Ground
Friday, 29 November 2002
  • Emperor of Japan receives President Mejia
  • Japan agencies to study projects
  • Edesur needs to sort out excess billing
  • Government does not fear arbitrage with Cogentrix
  • Dollar supply problems
  • Unjustified slide of the peso
  • Call for controlled government spending
  • Cardinal wants the truth on US soldiers
  • The woes of a Pepe Goico look-alike
  • Only one Siamese will survive
  • Good showing of DR in El Salvador Games
Thursday, 28 November 2002
  • Mejia meets Koizumi of Japan
  • Deputies pass electoral reform bill
  • Taxi driver’s opinion heard
  • DA appeals Joaquin’s decision
  • Solicitor urges end of impunity
  • US Ambassador optimistic about bilateral FTA
  • Military investigated for visa scandal
  • Successful kidney transplant
  • Cogentrix could take government to court
  • Major tuition increase for 2004
  • Surviving cheap Asian apparel
  • Puerto Plata Merengue Festival
  • DR has 44 medals
  • Escogido defeats the Bulls
  • Stars drop the Eagles
  • Baseball Standings
Wednesday, 27 November 2002
  • President seeks Japanese investment
  • The dollar
  • Budget sent to Congress
  • Preventing dengue deaths
  • Report on the grenade explosion
  • No bail for Pepe, for now
  • Dominican co-pilot convicted in Florida
  • 281 people in next group to Spain
  • Kidnap victim returns home
  • Huge fire wipes out Hiper Olé
  • Another tragic accident
  • Plastic is again accepted at gas stations
  • Bernal urges new tourism model
  • Medal bonanza continues
  • Licey ends the Giants run
  • Homeruns power Escogido over the Bulls
  • Aguilas gains 22nd win 
Tuesday, 26 November 2002
  • Central Bank withdraws RD$1.5-billion
  • Violence against women
  • US Army to help patrol border with Haiti
  • US Ambassador confirms visa revocations
  • Acting President favors more investigation
  • Latin American Banks urge more legislation
  • Big changes planned for generators
  • BWIA to fly to DR in March 2003
  • Dominican dual nationality workshop
  • Days of El Gordo de la Semana numbered
  • Medal haul continues
Monday, 25 November 2002
  • Monetary Code is Law 183-02
  • President Mejia feels obliged to power distributors
  • The demise of the Postal Office?
  • Minister of Tourism announces his pre-candidacy
  • Cardinal focuses on governmental corruption
  • Tourism needs to be treated as export, says Bernal
  • Selling gas with credit cards
  • Canada’s Unigold Resources invests US$20 million
  • Explosion in Palmar de Ocoa
  • Liver transplant baby dies
  • Leading architect exhibits in SD
  • Aguilas Continue to Roll
  • Estrellas maintains fight for playoffs
  • Gigantes win ninth in a row
  • Baseball standings
Friday, 22 November 2002
  • What the new Monetary Code brings
  • President to Japan and Taiwan
  • President to fly commercial airliners
  • More on the Colibri helicopter
  • Goico case receives correctional grade
  • An end to governmental phone espionage?
  • International arbitration in Union Fenosa case?
  • What do the Senators want?
  • Dollar reaps RD$21 
  • The rescindment of the Meridian agreement
  • Central American & Caribbean Games
  • INXS and Top 40 at Altos de Chavon
Thursday, 21 November 2002
  • Monetary Code passes in Congress
  • What happened to the census?
  • Deluxe OMSA buses
  • Coming for Xmas: the power fraud squad 
  • Penalizing distributors for excess billing?
  • Diplomatic relations with Estonia
  • Elena Viyella to head CONEP
  • Leave ethanol up to the private sector
  • Apparel exports up
  • Spying on Leonel Fernandez?
  • Castillo focuses on drug trafficking again
  • Goico’s signature was forged, says his lawyer
Wednesday, 20 November 2002
  • Pass Potable Water Bill now!
  • Errata
  • Credit cards and gasoline
  • 2003 Budget hits RD$83-billion
  • New Monetary Code moves in Congress
  • The President to address energy again
  • Central American & Caribbean Games 2002
  • Violence against women
  • J P Morgan and others like the DR
  • Senate approves more loans
  • Ethanol for the Dominican Republic 
  • Baseball
Tuesday, 19 November 2002
  • Government against enlarging bond issue 
  • Bond issue clarifications
  • DR credit rating just affirmed, not raised
  • High tech medicine
  • Other health news
  • Distance learning
  • Ecuador and the DR
  • Glasgow mayor visits Santo Domingo
  • More blackouts 
  • USA 3000 Airline seeks new routes
  • Guinness Record for local radio host
  • Baseball Players Museum
Monday, 18 November 2002
  • Official Bavaro Summit Statement
  • Uruguay and Ecuador presidential visits
  • Legislation to protect consumers?
  • Banco Reservas to handle bond money?
  • The Monetary Code
  • Heritage Foundation gives DR low ranking
  • DR credit rating raised
Friday, 15 November 2002
  • Iberoamerican Summit opens today
  • Spotlight on the guayabera 
  • US$600 million in sovereign bonds
  • Pepegate: Four Cartier watches
  • Power distributors not selling
  • Puerto Plata Festival
  • LA’s eighth most competitive nation
  • Customs collections up
  • Big fines for littering
  • Tax holiday: December through February
  • Nun dies in motorcycle assault
  • Bernardo Vega is 65, not 75
  • First money in for JPD Olympic Center
  • Protection and hunting of animals
Thursday, 14 November 2002
  • XII Iberoamerican Summit
  • US military to assist in Pepegate investigations
  • What’s with the helicopter?
  • Spider Man or a vampire?
  • Demolition of the Agua y Luz
  • The plight of producers
  • Imperial Circus of China
  • Posthumous free dive tribute
  • A-Rod and Alou good news
Wednesday, 13 November 2002
  • US$50,000 credit card limit
  • Moving on electoral law reform
  • Morel opposes the changes
  • Advances and Rediscounts at the Central Bank 
  • Why drain the toxic waste reservoir?
  • Not even ex-President safe from break-ins
  • Easy money laundering
  • Tighter controls on money transfers
  • Remembering Flight AA587 
  • Ferran to be next El Caribe executive editor
  • Tourism up
  • Baseball
Tuesday, 12 November 2002
  • Everything is ready for XII Ibero-American Summit
  • Release of results on Pepegate probe delayed
  • Pepegate airplane detail corrections
  • Major Constitutional reform? 
  • Preferential sugar quota a must 
  • Telephones and taxes
  • Government “errors and omissions”
  • Future of Business in the Americas
  • Power in DR is the most expensive in the region
  • High cost of power shuts off Columbus Lighthouse
  • Trade with Brazil is US$210 million
  • Future of Business in the Americas
  • Need to convince Bush to come for a holiday
  • Days of Cuban embargo numbered
  • Dominican-American actor slain
  • Miguel Tejada is AL Most Valuable Player
  • Baseball Standings
Monday, 11 November 2002
  • Andy Dauhajre’s good news
  • Free zone plant orders up 
  • Government debt with banks is hurting
  • Sovereign bonds will not restructure debt
  • Explaining the lack of liquidity
  • President: I will not carry that dead man
  • Pepegate: More needs to be known
  • Hipolito believes in giving a second chance
  • Pepegate: the double life of Alberto Torres
  • Pepegate: Overbilling for the airplane?
  • UNESCO-Jaragua Biosphere Reserve 
Friday, 8 November 2002
  • Board of Generals investigates colossal fraud
  • Changes in electoral law 
  • Correction: RD$60-million not US$
  • Sports equipping loan criticized
  • Possible acid spill
  • Poverty is down in the DR
Thursday, 7 November 2002
  • FTA and Artibonito project okayed 
  • US$80-million IDB loan for education
  • US$54-million for sports installations
  • The foreign debt mirage 
  • Emam Zade on the new bonds
  • Dominican wins in NY judicial election
  • American Eagle selling Executive Air 
Wednesday, 6 November 2002
  • Portfolio of programs to help Haiti
  • Jobs for 250,000 Haitians 
  • About-face urged on FTAA talks policy
  • The root of the economic woes
  • Judge’s sentence thrown out
  • More on the new bond issue
  • Get in Line with Leonel
  • Dominican victories in US elections 
  • Chinese tourists in Punta Cana?
  • Divorces up in the DR
Tuesday, 5 November 2002
  • Iberoamerican Summit costs RD$1.2 billion
  • The increasing cost of the sovereign bonds
  • Paying off short term debt with the bonds money
  • Buying political patronage with the bond money
  • Esquea opposes the bonds
  • What’s going on at the Mejita Dam?
  • New ambassadors
  • US ambassador: DR pays highest power rates
  • Tragic Sunday outing
  • Acrobatic pilot dies
  • Colombian pilot dies
  • 13 young adults die in Jarabacoa bus crash
  • Presidente beer to Texas and California
  • Windmill energy and power company success story
  • Pan Am Committee needs RD$1.3-billion more
Friday, 1 November 2002
  • DR1 takes a break
  • Social Security is official in Southwest
  • Longtime solution again applied to JCE 
  • Blackouts + increasing power bills
  • CONEP urges fiscal discipline
  • Economists call red alert on new bonds
  • Former VP opposes new bonds
  • TV darling case sent to criminal court
  • The man who knows too much
  • Cruise ship travel up
  • Hilton to market Dominican hotels
  • No postponing of Pan Am Games
Thursday, 31 October 2002
  • Mejia agenda in Canada
  • DR gets attention of US Trade Representative
  • Power rates to go up again
  • Blackouts increase as generators are not paid
  • Solar-powered computer labs
  • Stealing mobile phones to be bad deal
  • DR Minister to preside CIM
  • License plate stickers on sale
  • Austerity needed, not more bonds
  • Berklee is in Boston, not California 
Wednesday, 30 October 2002
  • Central Electoral Board 
  • President Mejia to travel to Japan 
  • President admits financial crisis 
  • The exchange rate 
  • Changing profile of the National Debt 
  • Government spending is the root of the problem 
  • Church spokesman advocates more production 
  • Highway patrol 
  • IAPA opposes college degree requirement 
  • Major closing of apparel plant 
  • Flight AA587 hearings 
  • New Berklee College of Music scholarship 
  • Dance at the National Theater 
  • Pan American Judo Championships 
  • Dominicans to El Salvador Games 
Tuesday, 29 October 2002
  • New bond issue top story
  • Standard & Poor’s affirms DR ratings
  • The President off to Canada
  • Unhappy deputies
  • Patrolling the highways
  • More workers for Spain
  • Hypertension high in the Southwest
  • New increase in electricity bill
  • A good thing?
  • A Day with Europe
  • Spotlight on AA587 flight
  • Canadian Baseball League recruits Dominicans
  • Caribbean Series date
Monday, 28 October 2002
  • More sovereign bonds?
  • Dollar climbs in Dominican market
  • Profits guaranteed for road concessions
  • Spotlight on Judge Pujols
  • Is Hertell partial to the government?
  • PRSC men have a price
  • Air France direct flights to Punta Cana
  • 60 experts to debate travel outlook
  • Winter ball wrapup
Friday, 25 October 2002
  • Free trade talks with Venezuela
  • Exporting rice to Venezuela
  • Haitian foreign affairs minister visits
  • Superintendence broadens consumer assistance
  • Protests against Edenorte
  • Defending the new protected area bill
  • Mining Department audit shows irregularities
  • Alburquerque says she retained the per diem 
  • Redondo Llenas case to Supreme Court
  • National Debate postponed for Tuesday
  • US tourist visas to cost more
  • Organization of Pan Am transport advances
Thursday, 24 October 2002
  • Calderon announces 2003 Budget of RD$85-billion
  • Economy to grow 4.7% in 2002
  • Mounted police for the Colonial city
  • The authorized limit to power bill increases
  • Aristy not interested in Senate seat
  • Retaining deputies per diem
  • Recovering US$1.4-million in stolen vehicles
  • Advocating productiveness and competitiveness
  • Turn the DR into a single free zone park
  • DR remains strong British travel destination
  • Continental confirms start of Newark-Santiago flight
  • Baseball Weekly honors Miguel Tejada
Wednesday, 23 October 2002
  • The National Debate, shorter agenda
  • PRSC announces it will stay out of Congress
  • Differences within the PRD now out in the open
  • Money to register Dominicans abroad
  • Supreme court urged to act
  • Good business for buscones
  • Are we becoming accustomed to abuses?
  • Malkum tells Dominicans to complain
  • DR at trade disadvantage with Central America
  • Goodbye to Neon disco
  • World Series win for Ramon Ortiz
  • Sporting News votes Alex Rodriguez

 

Tuesday, 22 October 2002
  • Taxman after doctors and lawyers
  • Dialogue has more than 20 items 
  • 23 points on the Agenda
  • Dominican kidnapped in Venezuela
  • Illegal, yet VIP, trips to Puerto Rico 
  • AMET and the inspection stickers
  • DR to become haven for imported goods
Monday, 21 October 2002
  • The census
  • Talking about what?
  • Making the negotiations transparent
  • The senator who is not a senator
  • Dissident PLD senator to Parliament
  • DR vies for Canadian business
  • Quebec mission to DR
  • President Jimmy Carter expected in December
  • RD$1-million award for reforestation effort
  • La Isabela airport could open in December 2002
  • Amaya Salazar painting for city obelisk
  • Play Ball!
Thursday, 17 October 2002
  • RD$10- RD$15 million returned 
  • Superintendent of Electricity: “Don’t pay.”
  • No resignation for head of elections
  • Dialogue to begin on Monday
  • President rescinds the 1.5% tax on exports
  • New proposals from the business sector
  • Still more on the Census
  • Nicia Nuñez’goats 
Wednesday, 16 October 2002
  • Reactions to Mejia’s statement continue 
  • Residential Blackouts
  • More on the Census
  • Meatpacking is a RD$4-billion peso industry
  • Poor nutrition a growing problem
  • Construction is important in Santiago
  • Big Fair in La Romana
Tuesday, 15 October 2002
  • Youths sentenced for killing
  • AMET slow to return vehicles
  • Possible dengue outbreak
  • Solid financial institutions
  • Who pays for Haitians?
  • Parties reject Mejia’s statement
  • The National Census is coming
Monday, 14 October 2002
  • US$20 million to fight inflation
  • Bishops and the Electoral Board
  • Time for New Tariffs
  • Mejia gets tough with Congress
  • RD and USA fight Corruption
  • DR has Spanish footprints all over
  • Punta Cana is safest airport
  • Electrical bill to be looked at
Friday, 11 October 2002
  • Widespread irritation over electric bills 
  • Monetary Board to reduce legal reserves 
  • Otto Reich statement before House Committee 
  • Jail inmates deaths investigated
  • Barge with shredded tires deported
  • Public phones in the countryside
  • New rates were a last minute deal
  • Excellence in technology
  • NBA game and Miguel Tejada
Thursday, 10 October 2002
  • Construction Fair
  • Private sector builders hurting
  • Shakira visits President Mejia
  • ILO director decorated
  • Government knew of high power collection levels
  • The war on the motels
  • Avoid Dominican mail service
  • Garbage landfill needs urgent help
  • Fernandez urges talks with Central America
  • Peso forecast to drop 13% in 2002
  • Protest at the Mercado Modelo
  • Two stowaways caught at Las Americas
  • Spanish trade exhibition
Wednesday, 9 October 2002
  • Deputies abandon work session
  • The man of the Chinese
  • Ambassador Guiliani Cury presents credentials
  • Hubieres is a happy man
  • AES does not cut service to government
  • Increases of 90-200%
  • The worst deal of the century
  • Sports Palace is brand new
  • Llenas Aybar trial
Tuesday, 8 October 2002
  • Government revenues 
  • President Mejia to travel to Canada
  • Ambassador says FTA talks are advanced
  • Exceptions made to car import law
  • Traffic fines
  • Petrol product prices hikes
  • Building in a national park area
  • A Dominican hero, Claus von Amsberg
  • Police colonel case to criminal court
  • Family feud 
  • The year of the underdog
Monday, 7 October 2002
  • Deputies convened to go back to work
  • Green light to cut service to government
  • Giving more to Union Fenosa than asked for
  • Criticizing the past, but giving more now
  • President cancels appearance in chat
  • Census set for next weekend
  • Exporting metal junk
  • Jealous Frenchman burns family
  • Jose Carreras booked for November
Friday, 4 October 2002
  • President in New York
  • 13.5% salary increase
  • Hospital costs increase
  • Leave your salchichones at home
  • Reducing money controls
  • US college recruiting event
  • Carnival Cruise schedules La Romana
Thursday, 3 October 2002
  • Modernizing the Dominican farm sector
  • DR embassy in Washington needs major repairs
  • Getting paid to do nothing
  • Courting the PRSC
  • Wave of price increases
  • Power generators to take distributors to court
  • Redondo was under psychological pressure
  • Villa Francisca wins basketball tournament
Wednesday, 2 October 2002
  • 2002-2006 JCE board
  • PRSC to withdraw from Chamber of Deputies 
  • Study criticizes health care at maternity hospitals
  • Photo of Fernandez could not be found
  • Chinese sent back to China
  • Too many lawyers
  • October power bills to show big increase
  • Non traditional exports up 11% this year
  • Promoting trade with Cuba
  • Work advances at Haina Port
  • Silva-Herzog counsels on FTA talks
  • Head north for jazz
Tuesday, 1 October 2002
  • Distributors should not apply increase yet
  • Power distributor losses explained
  • PRSC leaders ask new JCE board to resign
  • What’s behind the pipeline protest
  • Sovereign bond money in reserve
  • Five-gallon bottle price increase makes headlines
  • Miami-Punta Cana flight correction
  • Gary Player comes for opening of Guavaberry
  • Dominicans in the MLB playoffs
Monday, 30 September 2002
  • The Central Electoral Board judges
  • New presidential candidates
  • Spending all of the sovereign bond money
  • Privatization of the service, for what?
  • AA to open Miami-Punta Cana
  • AA to open La Romana-JFK route
  • Pan Am back on 3 November
  • Great season for Dominican ball players
Friday, 27 September 2002
  • Lobbying for trade and Haiti 
  • Strong PRD slant in new election board
  • Marcial Valera is new senator for El Seibo
  • Military doesn’t like Supreme Court ruling
  • Just another nut
  • Germany donates to education
  • The danger of self-censorship
  • SuperClubs in the Dominican Republic
  • Dominican volleyball ranked 15th
  • Sancocho Festival
Thursday, 26 September 2002
  • Ministers of Tourism meet
  • Ukraine could be new trade partner
  • Improving the administration of justice
  • Supreme Court releases Radhames Garcia
  • New social studies book
  • Billing more for blackouts
  • Moving on the FTA with Canada
  • The exorcising of evil spirits at Channel 4
  • First Caribbean underwater museum
  • Relaunching Por Amor
Wednesday, 25 September 2002
  • Tropical Storm Lili is a lady, so far
  • President Mejia to visit Peace Corps 
  • President Mejia cuts Sergio’s hair
  • What will the new bills bring?
  • Spending less on social programs
  • Bonds to pay off the electric bill? 
  • Carlos Salcedo to head 2004 election?
  • USAID US$100 million donation
  • Japan helps public schools
  • Power success story
  • Santiago trade exhibition 
Monday, 23 September 2002
  • DR1 takes a break
  • President Mejia’s US tour
  • Bankers bullish on Dominican economy
  • Free zone recovery
  • Tragedy in La Vega
  • Abortion is routine in the DR
  • Repairing cell phones
  • Watch for Tropical Storm Lili
  • Julia Alvarez wins award
  • Felix Sanchez does it again
  • Pedro wins 20 games
Friday, 20 September 2002
  • Building for the future
  • New power rates
  • Inflation under control, says President
  • Police force to collect for power companies
  • President ratifies new power ruling
  • President of Guatemala to visit
  • More on what Dominicans thinks
  • The gruesome Llenas Aybar case
  • Importing of Haitian child beggars
  • Business show in Miami
  • 20 games for Bartolo Colon
Thursday, 19 September 2002
  • East is next for social security system
  • Presidential checkup
  • RD$600 million to strengthen justice
  • The best jobs in the country?
  • What Dominicans think
  • Fund-raiser for AA587 families
  • Truck and bus drivers die in crash
  • The Llenas Aybar case reopened
  • Priscila accuses Florian
  • European jazz of the best kind
Wednesday, 18 September 2002
  • President Mejia’s speech
  • Money is the root of the problem
  • Ban on importing crashed cars
  • Samana road construction
  • Focus on the trade agreements
  • Beauty queen jailed
  • Soriano is one homerun short
Tuesday, 17 September 2002
  • Waiting for the speech
  • The presidential hopefuls
  • Borrowing to pay power bills
  • Parties lack support
  • Questioning the support of the military
  • Coastal, the new gas station
  • Negative trade balance with the US
  • Gusty rains fall yesterday
  • Latin Grammy Awards
Monday, 16 September 2002
  • The lights come back on
  • 10 peso coins to pay tolls
  • PRSC presidential hopefuls
  • Mom and Pop shops forced to go legit
  • Union problems behind Pan Am shut down?
  • New equipment to facilitate landing in Santiago
  • Dominican domestic bonds rating up
  • Europe Day on 7 November
  • Drug liaison officer at US Embassy – correction
  • DNA testing to Columbus remains
  • Festival President 2003 announced
Friday, 13 September 2002
  • Policing the collecting of power revenues?
  • What do the companies do with their revenues?
  • Truths about who is not paying
  • Urging the government to act in favor of consumers
  • Power distributors lax about collecting
  • Taking out loans to buy buses
  • Irregularities in concessions
  • Drug liaison officer at US Embassy
  • Dominicans on re-election
  • Banco del Progreso was first
  • Puerto Rico-DR holiday packages
  • Business mission to Canada
Thursday, 12 September 2002
  • President Mejia on US tour
  • Power companies should absorb increases
  • Rumors as to what the government is negotiating
  • Audit firm shows confidence dwindling
  • Government report card
  • Competitiveness?
  • Ethanol to be produced in DR
  • Madman or terrorist?
  • American arrested at Las Americas
  • Dominicans mourn 9/11 victims
  • Priscilla arrested by the Police
  • Dominicans win in US election primaries
  • Vying to become first Dominican State Senator
Wednesday, 11 September 2002
  • Environment rulings sent to Congress
  • Information system for Social Security program
  • Collecting for government housing
  • Removing an excuse for poor management
  • Military accused of complicity in people smuggling
  • What Dominicans think of their institutions
  • Univision talk show star arrested for drug trafficking
  • Vice consul case sent to judiciary
  • TIA is source of 9/11 report
  • Promoting alternate energy sources
  • Pluses and minuses of social security
  • Jorge Perez fired from volleyball squad
Tuesday, 10 September 2002
  • Inflation averages 3.52% this year
  • Giving in to the power companies
  • Power talk contradictions
  • Time to pay bills
  • The 66 kilos of cocaine confiscated in Punta Cana
  • Priscilla knows what happened?
  • Feliz’s family wants all the truth out
  • Disputing the Taino Indian myths
  • Opinion on the political parties
  • Mejia vs. Fernandez
  • Security upped on September 11th date
  • ASTA on 9/11 effect on tourism
  • Fog affects Cibao Airport operations
Monday, 9 September 2002
  • Mejia to speak in Washington, D.C. 
  • US migration posts could open here?
  • Recognizing an honest public servant
  • President Mejia greets resolution for Haitian aid
  • Record high in interest rates 
  • No sacred cows for Mejia
  • Can of worms
  • Power situation is biggest concern
  • Travel recovers
  • Expo USA
  • Euro deposits at the Popular
  • Felix Sanchez shares Jackpot
Friday, 6 September 2002
  • Social security coverage first in Southwest
  • US$42 million for early childhood
  • Government gives in to power distributors
  • CDs confiscated 
  • Commanding drug operations from jail?
  • Brother denies drug trafficking charges
  • Visa in the Dominican Republic
  • Alex Rodriguez’s back-to-back 50 homers
  • Oakland A’s winning streak 
  • Felix Sanchez vies for Jackpot today
Thursday, 5 September 2002
  • Green light for Social Security scheme
  • New governor of Santo Domingo
  • Reservas debt
  • Power outages increase
  • US$188 million loan questioned
  • Jailed and fired for being late
  • A strange police case
  • Winning big in ping pong
Wednesday, 4 September 2002
  • The Banco de Reservas’s new role
  • To postpone or not to postpone
  • New promising exports
  • Completing the FTA with Central America
  • Nobel Prize in Economics to lecture here
  • Drug matters behind missing person
  • 2002 Caribbean Airshow
  • Yolanda Duke at Paris Olympia Theater
Tuesday, 3 September 2002
  • US$60 million injection curbs peso depreciation
  • First meeting to discuss bilateral FTA with US
  • Long lines to retrieve retained drivers licenses
  • 9-10 September ticketing freeze suspended
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • No one wants this hot potato
  • Focus on DR’s NY consul
  • Collecting a debt?
  • Propane gas tank costs RD$103 more
  • The unreal, phenomenal and spooky A’s
Monday, 2 September 2002
  • Measures to contain the devaluation
  • City waste dump agreement
  • Back to school
  • Corruption in government
  • Leonel: give the money back
  • What’s happening in Monte Cristi?
  • Ransom money was microfilmed
  • Dolly wakes the Caribbean up
  • ADAVIT protests cutting of commissions
  • 45% rent movies in DR
  • Santo Domingo Zoo membership
  • DR succumbs in volleyball cup
  • Felix Sanchez wins Brussels meet
  • Olympic Center promised for June
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