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Monday, 29 December 2003
  • DR1 Daily News New Year schedule
  • Fireworks alert
  • Government pardons
  • Four agencies not paid
  • Saturday, yes. Monday, no!
  • Festival of loans continues
  • Unfortunate year for justice
  • Deputies hold out for more money
  • Government flexibility on 30% tax
  • Budget calculates at RD$40-US$1
  • No dollars to be had
  • End of the boom
  • Ghosts of next year
  • A warning for those under the overpass
  • DOC: National Games venues are top priority
Tuesday, 23 December 2003
  • DR1 Daily News holiday schedule
  • Record number of pardoned inmates
  • Priorities of power corporation director
  • Pan Am Game medal winners await apartments
  • Emam Zade: DR will bounce back
  • Exchange market tricks
  • Buy before January
  • Codetel bills up in January
  • JCE annuls Hatuey's primary
  • Mejia opponents to hold two polls
  • Rumbo magazine closes
  • Michel Camilo in Santiago
  • Requiem for a work of art
  • Kiosks for the blind
  • Last chance to make it to Athens
Monday, 22 December 2003
  • DR joins regional system
  • Union Fenosa was paid
  • Government has a buyer for plants
  • Public hospital and transport woes
  • Understanding the budget
  • Inconsistencies in the 2004 budget
  • Rainieri criticizes politician indifference
  • More government employees
  • Diplomatic double-talk
  • Stagflation is here
  • Quantifying money in circulation
  • Just like China
  • Bail for Baez Figueroa
  • Anibal de Castro in Diario Libre
  • Give us a break, please
Friday, 19 December 2003
  • President travels to Belize
  • Fast track for tributary reform?
  • Budget at risk of becoming political football
  • DR risk ratings lowered
  • Bear Stearns comments on S&P rating
  • Dollar down to RD$35
  • Union Fenosa has not been paid
  • No telephone service at Ministry of Education
  • Milagros "won't be taken for a fool"
  • Pre-candidates to unite against Mejia
  • Populism made in the PRD
  • Further changes to US visa requirements
  • 6-hour prison siege ends
  • Earthquake felt in the north, east and southwest
  • Clean streets for RD$1 a day
Thursday, 18 December 2003
  • A step towards new IMF agreement
  • Provisos for IMF agreement
  • Congress approval needed for IMF deal
  • Conflict over budget
  • A second chance with the IMF?
  • Primary postponed to January
  • Political crisis leads to economic woes
  • World Bank advises against quick sale of Edes
  • Dollar rate down, but none to be found
  • Dominican annus horribilus
  • Baez Figueroa: It wasn't me
  • European donation for Dominican forest
  • Guy Alexandre resigns
  • Dying of ignorance
  • DR wins its first three in volleyball
Wednesday, 17 December 2003
  • 2004 Budget analysis
  • Government on the new IMF pact
  • Silverio looks at fiscal spin
  • Electricity and the new rates
  • Holidays to be a blast
  • Burn unit in trouble
  • Physicians on dire state of hospitals
  • PRD divides into three
  • Meeting of ambassadors
  • The case of Aeromar
  • A prayer for Bahia de las Aguilas
  • DR vies for Olympic volleyball berth
Tuesday, 16 December 2003
  • Here comes the budget
  • 70% of the budget for debts
  • US$200 million IDB emergency loan
  • Pope comments on Dominican woes
  • The Economist: Mejia is to blame
  • Support for foreign trade
  • The new PPH voters
  • President Mejia minimizes irregularities
  • Hatuey de Camps on PPH win tactics
  • Avoid 27 Feb and Maximo Gomez
  • Cement producers against unfair competition
  • New generation of ping pong champs
  • Play volleyball
Monday, 15 December 2003
  • President Mejia says IMF talks finished
  • Part of PRD postpones convention
  • "Yatabueno" gains strength
  • New taxes
  • A proposal to freeze free trade talks
  • Inflation hits 37.5%
  • Bernardo Vega and Noriega
  • Emam-Zade and the black market
  • Baby with two heads
Friday, 12 December 2003
  • Air Force renews fleet
  • Government won't budge on 5% tax
  • Save the peso!
  • Dominican business not to blame
  • Financial transparency thins out
  • The dance of the taxes
  • US envoy talks with government
  • Diverse views on Noriega's statements
  • Congress inclined to take Noriega's advice
  • Economist warns on changing the rules
  • No progress in Dario Gomez case
  • Dengue "commonplace" in clinics
  • As if we needed another plague...
  • Castro case classified as criminal
Thursday, 11 December 2003
  • US envoy Noriega on economic chaos
  • Noriega on politics
  • Mixed reaction to FX clampdown
  • Business consolidates against export tax
  • Only poor to get electric subsidy
  • Power collections collapse
  • Mejia mocks Hatuey primary
  • No hurry at JCE?
  • The white elephant stomps through
  • Odette damage: RD$294 million
  • Aeromar limbo strands thousands
  • The bitter cost of sugar
  • Human rights groups claim 200 killings
  • Child exploitation in the DR
  • Margarita Cordero on Miriam Brito
Wednesday, 10 December 2003
  • New IMF letter of intent
  • ITBIS to go up?
  • Drivers to receive gas subsidy
  • New Customs FX requirement
  • Candelier pursues illegal change houses
  • Pedro Silverio on "stability by intimidation"
  • RD$2 billion will circulate today
  • Regis Debray visits President
  • Mirador Sur conflict continues
  • Monumental temple for the military
  • Build-up to the next primary
  • At last, they're listening to us!
  • Voter registration for Dominicans in Washington
  • Castro widow freed
Tuesday, 9 December 2003
  • Tax exemptions for mayors
  • Wood planks and zinc
  • Hatuey leads in first primary
  • Collosal fraud in first PRD primary?
  • Next US envoy: Roger Noriega
  • Restoration of IMF agreement likely
  • Too many pesos circulating?
  • Manufacturing knitwear in the DR
  • Wine sales down 28%
  • Neighborhood opposes Mirador towers
  • More violations of park areas
  • Odette's death toll: 10
  • Know how to recognize dengue
Monday, 8 December 2003
  • Elena Viyella's proposals
  • Political proposals of CONEP
  • Promises to keep propane subsidy
  • EIU economist on DR
  • The Economist sees lower dollar
  • AIG report on DR
  • Gasoline up again
  • Dollar producers agree
  • One in five unsure of eating
  • The plight of the Ministry of Education
  • El Mirador land grab?
  • Hatuey leads in first convention
  • On the campaign trail
  • Odette came and went
  • Cold front brings overcast skies
Friday, 5 December 2003
  • Government to abolish LPG subsidy?
  • Move to regulate cellular rates
  • Attack on Dominican base in Iraq
  • Anything to declare?
  • But will it stop the speculation?
  • Government must cut spending, say CONEP
  • Call to publish details of CB certificates
  • Where is the coherence?
  • No decision on Baninter bail petition
  • Politicians protest phone taps
  • Unseasonal storm "Odette" threatens DR
Thursday, 4 December 2003
  • Mejia confident of reaching 30:1
  • Supreme Court rejects Peynado petition
  • Partial payment of propane subsidy
  • Edes schedule outages
  • Anadegas and government butt heads
  • Violence responsible for nearly 1,000 deaths
  • Survey shows pregnancy can be dangerous
  • Diamonds in the rough
Wednesday, 3 December 2003
  • Mejia orders peso to appreciate
  • Popular & Mercantil dollars at RD$40-US$1
  • Business demanding fewer dollars
  • Bear Stearns forecasts failure of FX controls
  • 2004 budget at RD$125 billion
  • EIU update on the DR economy
  • EIU speaker on DR outlook
  • Electricity subsidy to continue in 2004
  • Pedro Silverio on electricity
  • Government to return RD$74 million
  • Propane shortage due to end today
  • Energold & MinMet joint venture
  • Banco Leon is born
  • Tax proposals for booze
  • Christmas carols
Tuesday, 2 December 2003
  • Mining Director: Unigold deal is not final
  • Government and business differences of opinion
  • No money for propane gas imports
  • Solomonic solution for JCE informatics
  • Subervi: Mejia could only win by fraud
  • Lots of cash circulating for Christmas
  • Chinese peak into Dominican market
  • Drinking much less whisky
  • Mother should retain custody
  • Aguilas unbeatable
Monday, 1 December 2003
  • Direct foreign investment
  • Another Mejia government deal?
  • Agriculture promises and realities
  • Load denied to DR
  • Public payroll eats up budget
  • Propane still a problem
  • Peso and fuel slightly lower
  • The bridge
  • CONEP: No more waiting
  • Spending big on politics
  • Electoral Board seeks solution
  • Four billion to clean up Duquesa
  • Infant mortality down
  • Not to worry, plenty of rice
  • Washington Post focus on DR
Friday, 28 November 2003
  • Mejia must listen to bishops
  • And for the defense...
  • President to visit northwest today
  • Malkum: New taxes inevitable
  • CB opposes Baninter bail bid
  • Social Security fund tops RD$1 billion
  • Cost of medicines will remain high
  • More controls on currency smuggling
  • Salaries worth salt and water
  • Babies dying in San Pedro hospital
  • Castro "terrorized" family
Thursday, 27 November 2003
  • Challenges for business convention
  • Viyella and Macarrulla on fiscal reform
  • IMF team goes home
  • The 2004 budget and the IMF
  • New financial body
  • US "empire" to pay less tax with CAFTA
  • Church calls for change
  • Calling for Guido's expulsion
  • No more round-ups - Attorney General
  • Flood zone swells dengue fears
  • Businessman killed by his own family
Wednesday, 26 November 2003
  • DA authorized jail for family violence
  • Failing to reach accord
  • Putting the burden for negligence on business
  • US says DR needs free trade
  • Tax-free books and magazines
  • The incredible shrinking peso
  • AIDS in the DR
  • Dengue needs attention
  • Pan Am Games mobile units
Tuesday, 25 November 2003
  • No money for hospital supplies
  • Money for Los Alcarrizos hospital
  • Dengue cases up
  • Mobile hospitals abandoned
  • Exports up 6.32%
  • Baninter officially closed tomorrow
  • No taxes on books, medicine inputs
  • Rescuing the Centro de los Heroes
  • Business people emphasize lack of confidence
  • 2 Dominican weightlifters to Athens
  • Aguilas lead baseball tournament
Monday, 24 November 2003
  • President promises to aid farmers
  • Rains continue, desperation sets in
  • Listin says rains are good
  • Disagreeing with economic measures
  • Oil refinery says payment is the problem
  • Large price increases on fuels
  • Treasury official visits
  • Mejia reveals Taylor's recipe
  • Trade representative likes DR
  • Billionaire hole to benefit 85 clients
  • Associations ask for confidence
  • The FAA says no to Isabela
  • Biggest frog in the pond?
Friday, 21 November 2003
  • Hipolito to visit flood areas
  • Hipolito and Rogelio make peace
  • Attorneys cannot order imprisonment
  • Baez Figueroa bids for bail
  • Opposition to re-election grows
  • IMF stalemate?
  • US$6 million for banking sector
  • Tricom denies Segna investment
  • Diesel shortage fears?
  • Gas depot closed down
Thursday, 20 November 2003
  • More gas on the way
  • The high cost of living
  • Exporters up in arms
  • No easy ride through Congress for 5% tax
  • Segna insurance company dissolved
  • Bad timing for FTAA negotiations
  • Municipal cash-flow crisis for Santo Domingo
  • Mejia wanted Rogelio out?
  • Agripino says 'no'
  • 22,000 flood victims evacuated
Wednesday, 19 November 2003
  • Water, water everywhere
  • Government imports crowd port
  • Pay with or without power
  • Supreme Court proposal to Senate
  • The Armed Forces are not political
  • DR to be docked to CAFTA
  • Oil
  • Pedro Silverio: the missing piece
  • Bear Stearns highlights lack of confidence
Tuesday, 18 November 2003
  • Lula and Mejia to work together
  • Robert Zoellick visit planned
  • Canada-DR postpone FTA talks
  • Government funds Winter Baseball League
  • Step ahead for justice
  • Army chief on the campaign trail?
  • Fiscal reform needed now
  • EIU focuses on politics and the economy
  • Advalorem rate up to RD$40.34
  • Apparel exports down
  • Bring the dollars
Monday, 17 November 2003
  • Chavez and Mejia pose in Bolivia
  • President Mejia to sign five agreements
  • Let there be money
  • Let there be light
  • Let there be water
  • A brief respite for plates
  • Too much gas
  • Let there be beer
  • Non-traditional exports growing
  • Hoy economic roundtable
  • PRD house divided
  • PRSC divided, too
  • Political spendthrifts
  • Kidnap victim rescued
  • More on the rains
Friday, 14 November 2003
  • President calls for more sacrifices
  • Government pays power companies
  • More on Univision interview
  • Intervention in Bancredito case OK
  • IMF negotiations resume
  • Tax-free medicines
  • The toll on health and education
  • Peynado suspended from PRSC
  • British investment in DR
  • Gas explosion injures 7
Thursday, 13 November 2003
  • Mejia to South America
  • Hipolito on Univision
  • The aftermath of the strike
  • The human cost of the protests
  • A country in darkness
  • PRD convenes 2 conventions
  • Hipolito is our ally - Leonel
  • No respite in sight - EIU
  • US and DR agree on FTA calendar
  • Farmers to renegotiate debt
  • Diabetes on the rise
  • Tony Pena, manager of the year
Wednesday, 12 November 2003
  • Strike paralyzes country
  • Extensive blackouts persist
  • More on electricity
  • Industries against 30% tax
  • DA complies, suspends warrants
  • Pedro Silverio
  • Hotel occupation still solid
  • Negligent amputation?
  • Dominican ballplayers shine
Tuesday, 11 November 2003
  • IADB sends US$100 million
  • Tuesday's day of protest
  • Editorials and the protests
  • Mejia accuses PLD
  • Mejia warns business community
  • Bancredito fraud revealed
  • Who does what to whom?
  • PRD pre-candidates reach agreement
  • Fuel prices down
  • Moody's reduces DR rating
  • Blackouts continue
  • Peynado death rumors exaggerated
Friday, 7 November 2003
  • No DR1 update on Monday
  • Strike called for Tuesday
  • IMF return confirmed
  • Hope for reversal of exchange commission
  • Tourism seizes the day
  • Tourism sector announces wage increase
  • Price reductions announced
  • PRSC moves towards unity
  • Gas distribution back to normal
  • Fuel spill in the Haina
  • Registration problems for Haitian children
  • Baninter branches to close
Thursday, 6 November 2003
  • Hands off the dollar market!
  • Business rejects 5% tax
  • Editorials and the IMF
  • CB allays savers' fears
  • PRD pre-candidates band against Mejia
  • Leonel: The world is watching
  • Gas shortage affects public
  • Wealthy hit where it hurts
  • Dengue outbreak causes concern
  • Volleyball hopes fading
Wednesday, 5 November 2003
  • Return of the IMF
  • IDB money
  • CONEP proposal
  • EDP to assist education
  • Santiago wants its own electricity
  • Gasohol?
  • Pedro Silverio
Tuesday, 4 November 2003
  • Mejia back from Panama
  • Who's to blame for economic crisis?
  • IDB confident IMF payments to resume
  • New name for Bancredito
  • US dollar hits RD$40
  • Who will attend summit?
  • Knives out for Hatuey
  • The real "dead voters"
  • Middle class an "endangered species"
  • Volleyball setback for DR team
Monday, 3 November 2003
  • Dollarizing the economy?
  • Gasoline hits all-time high
  • Lots of money for wages
  • Summit meeting on electricity
  • Two Korean boats seized and fined
  • Economic news
  • Exporters to make billions
  • Dolphins entertain
  • New export item for DR
  • Mejia and Chavez get closer
  • Electricity slightly better, but not in Cibao
  • Duarte Avenue is cleaned up
  • Vega joins call for tax reform
  • Extreme security at the airports
  • Dollar reserves up
Friday, 31 October 2003
  • President dismisses threat of "unrest"
  • Others are to blame!
  • End in sight for Venezuela dispute
  • Bear Stearns report places Leonel in top spot
  • Action against illegal fishing
  • Fuel, tobacco could see tax increases
  • Halloween and politics
  • Winter baseball season starts
  • World focus on volleyball
Thursday, 30 October 2003
  • Milagros to stand alone
  • Re-election opponent re-elected
  • Tax reform to fight evasion
  • Electricity not "at an all-time low"
  • Devaluation and "Ede" sales inflate debt
  • Exporters ask for removal of surcharge
  • CONEP proposes compensation fund
  • Business support for privatization
  • Venezuelan ambassador returns
  • Shortage of hope
Wednesday, 29 October 2003
  • Government's power shares for sale
  • Business to bail out government
  • Government to nurse ailing hospitals
  • High costs lead to 30% reduction in exports
  • Urgent calls to stop devaluation
  • IS to mediate in PRD dispute
  • PRD candidates in "endless race"
  • The strange case of Isidro Zayas
  • Another earthquake in the North
  • Dominican universities and girl power
Tuesday, 28 October 2003
  • Budgeting within its means?
  • Cashflow problems worsen power crisis
  • Stalemate for PRD pre-candidates
  • Fernandez Mirabal predicts PLD landslide
  • Merrill Lynch to offer solutions
  • J P Morgan verdict on economy
  • Growth in garment exports to US
  • PanAm Games engineers demand payment
  • In defense of the vaccine trial
  • Homeowners' dreams become nightmarish
Monday, 27 October 2003
  • Government owes 3 times more
  • Mejia washes his hands of crisis
  • President Mejia to travel
  • Proposal to eliminate Municipal League
  • Proposed 5% surcharge on exports
  • Bernardo Vega on FTA
  • Fitch downgrades DR ratings
  • Weekend roundup
  • Dredging of Boca Chica stopped
  • US returns 64 felons
  • Vaccine tests are headlines
  • Dominican gets big hit to win World Series
Friday, 24 October 2003
  • Mejia urges to ignore poll results
  • Deputies pass more funding for government
  • Pensions still abound
  • Coral Highway bill deemed major scam
  • Thumbs down on exchange commission
  • Government mooning?
  • Everyone's crisis
  • Salcedo gets good marks
  • Hopes for better relations with Venezuela
  • Moya Pons cleared of libel charges
  • The haunted house…
Thursday, 23 October 2003
  • Exchange commission rate on imports doubled
  • Exchange commission rate violates law
  • Senate passes 2% import tax
  • CONEP wants IMF deal back
  • 400,000 private sector jobs lost
  • EIU on interest rate reduction
  • Where are they taking us?
  • Ideas for new taxes?
  • Chino Garcia back in court
  • Taiwanese advise on fighting corruption
  • Poll shows Leonel well ahead
  • Gallup poll predicts Fernandez landslide
  • Report card for Mejia administration
  • To re-elect or not to re-elect?
  • Proud to be Dominican
Wednesday, 22 October 2003
  • 406,000 voted No in plebiscite
  • Six ministries without pay
  • Price Stabilization will increase sales
  • The forthcoming tax?
  • Tax reform and tax evasion
  • Baninter in US Congress
  • Silverio: governance and economy
  • Goldman Sachs buys Cogentrix
  • The most expensive garbage in the world
  • Huge robbery at airport
  • Cibao urges energy solution
  • Reconstruction problems
  • Flea Market
  • Dominicans and the World Series
Tuesday, 21 October 2003
  • More than 350,000 vote in plebiscite
  • Politicians need to focus on real problems
  • Mejia on the campaign trail
  • Despradel announces more taxes
  • Speaking different languages?
  • PLD points out contradictions
  • Exotix gives DR bonds vote of confidence
  • Peso reacts to market jitters
  • Cleanout in AILA customs
  • Short-term power solution for the Cibao
  • Banana boost
  • Apparel exports below expectations
  • Alcohol vendors shut down near UASD
Monday, 20 October 2003
  • Plebiscite news
  • PRD solution distant
  • Trouble brews in PRSC
  • Mejia promises not to stop projects
  • IMF still not happy
  • Deputies want 1997 salary levels
  • Difficult panorama for Dominicans
  • Unemployment at 19.5% by 2005?
  • Hope for the dollar at RD$31
  • Foreign experts cite Camu Fault
  • Ice cream for the children
  • Marlins and Yankees split the weekend series
Friday, 17 October 2003
  • Subervi abandons group of 7
  • IMF starts review on EDEs
  • Preconditions for FTA success
  • X-Ray transparency challenged
  • Support for anti-corruption law
  • Twice as many cellular phones
  • First Ladies look to the future
  • Tension remains high between DR and Venezuela
  • Can't pay, won't pay?
  • Earth tremors send students outdoors
  • Latest tremors delay power generators testing
  • Pedro stays in too long
Thursday, 16 October 2003
  • First Lady on teenage pregnancies
  • New loans before Congress
  • Cost of living on the rise
  • Census results not yet in
  • Ede purchase review starts today
  • Power solution could come from within
  • Prolonged power cuts afflict Cibao
  • Silverio on vertical integration
  • Mejia says US$50 million enters daily
  • President exhorts troops in Iraq
  • Charging for garbage in US$
  • The 7 fail to select single candidate
  • Children lack medicine
  • Earthquakes continue in Cibao region
  • Pedro vs. Clemens in Game 7
Wednesday, 15 October 2003
  • The women behind the men
  • What the country does best
  • IMF: 14 October release for the DR
  • Foreign exchange tax bill is illegal
  • Amcham protests X-rays at customs
  • Earthquake in Santiago
  • Marlins' good fortune forces Game 7
Tuesday, 14 October 2003
  • Gathering of First Ladies
  • The country's FTA negotiators
  • La Isabela International to open in November
  • The lucrative business of imposing fines
  • Tax on foreign exchange transactions?
  • Inflation climbs to 26%
  • Rice becoming a luxury item
  • CONEP on the unified exchange market
  • Economic policies sparked crises
  • US$1 million for Presidente stars
  • Chayanne & Miss Universe
  • Good news for the city's amphitheate
Monday, 13 October 2003
  • Mejia against new provinces and mafia
  • Drug linkage only "rubbish"
  • President should keep better company
  • Mejia vs. Cogentrix
  • Judicial embargos tangle distributors
  • Venezuela violates San Jose Agreement
  • Overpaying for power service
  • Dangerous water levels at dams
  • Group of Seven ready for vote
  • X-Rays are not wanted
  • Five percent tax
  • Close ranks against 5%
  • Meeting on FTA
  • The fish are still swimming
  • Pedro loses more than the game
Friday, 10 October 2003
  • Hipolito promises more power
  • Will business be made to pay?
  • Listening to the wrong advisors?
  • Unpatriotic Dominicans
  • Leonel urges austerity
  • Green light for X-rays at Customs
  • Advisor linked to drug trafficking
  • Venezuela says ball is in DR's court
  • Maternal mortality "alarming"
  • Sencion awarded literary prize
  • Circus for the people?
  • Yankees tie series
Thursday, 9 October 2003
  • Calderon: Relations with IMF normalized
  • A piece of the power pie?
  • Sanchez threatens Cogentrix
  • Power cut at Ministry of Sports
  • Venezuela not ready to resume oil exports
  • President guarantees Xmas double salary
  • 52 faithful deputies
  • Spotlight on natural disasters
  • Quake caused RD$160 million damage
  • Dominicans: soon largest Latin NY group
  • Baseball fever
Wednesday, 8 October 2003
  • President receives 4 ships
  • Government looks for more revenue
  • Senate votes to pass 2% import tax
  • Government conditions payments
  • Pedro Silverio and purchase of the Edes
  • EIU doubtful Mejia would win re-election
  • Big 7 postpone plebiscite
  • President answers JP Morgan
  • Moody's not happy either
  • HIV vaccine trials here
  • Fireworks show for all
Tuesday, 7 October 2003
  • Five not three more provinces
  • More money for municipalities
  • PPH petitions JCE to reject plebiscite
  • Mejia gets worst rating in LA
  • JP Morgan not aware of DR's problems
  • All dollar transactions to market
  • Export tax bill resent to Congress
  • Free zone wages up 25%
  • Armed Forces Minister to visit Iraq
  • Vigilance for Villa Altagracia
  • Pedro and Manny guide Boston
  • Sammy makes it
Monday, 6 October 2003
  • Propane subsidy
  • Generators owed US$85 million
  • New controls on rescue loans
  • Farm talk
  • Tejera recommends a switch
  • JP Morgan says re-election is #1
  • US revokes Guido's visa
  • Proposal to create more provinces
  • Proposal to reduce senate advisors
  • Canadian ambassador proud
  • More domestic violence stories
Friday, 3 October 2003
  • Calderon: The government couldn't wait
  • Padre Aleman on Fenosa deal
  • How to reduce public spending?
  • Tax money should be refunded
  • S & P reduces DR sovereign risk rating
  • Derailing of IMF agreement unlikely
  • Dominican troops repel attack
  • Hopes for reconciliation with Venezuela
  • DR to join CA Free Trade Agreement
  • Taiwanese President to visit
  • Seismic study planned
  • HIV and AIDS figures
  • Guns claim two lives a day
  • The tricky corners
  • Mercasid to support weightlifting
Thursday, 2 October 2003
  • Supreme Court rules on new taxes
  • Union Fenosa deal and the IMF
  • Power generators against Fenosa deal
  • The three bad guys
  • Customs collections up
  • Central Bank reserves at lowest levels
  • Charges against Baninter judge dismissed
  • Justice - poor and unjust
  • It's tough at the top...
  • Crisis affects the media
  • PRD pre-candidates to meet with PPH
  • Chavez seeks swift solution to dispute
  • Korean investment in fisheries
  • Time for an energy master plan
  • A great, quiet man
Wednesday, 1 October 2003
  • State now controls the EDEs
  • Where will the money come from?
  • IMF packs up and leaves talks
  • Besieged by blackouts
  • Pedro Silverio's few words
  • Leave it up to Dominican creativity
  • Beer sales down
  • Wanted: more judges
  • Buses out of gas
  • Government still hiring
  • Earthquake damaged 73 schools
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