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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
Tuesday, 30 September 2003
  • Renationalizing the power distributors
  • Power bills to rise 3%
  • RD$50 million for Puerto Plata schools
  • TV report on the earthquake
  • Venezuela and DR to keep talks going
  • UN Report on Dominican economy
  • What are they looking for?
  • EGTT's side of the story
  • Insisting on the plebiscite
  • Development vs. growth
  • Social violence epidemic
Monday, 29 September 2003
  • The problem that won't go away
  • President says Fenosa deal is irreversible
  • Vega on IMF objections to Fenosa deal
  • Fenosa deal was bad one for country
  • Stinky garbage
  • Mejia asks Electoral Board to approve convention
  • Gerrymandering in the DR
  • Plastic costs up and gasoline down
  • 4.6 earthquake in Puerto Plata
  • Was the quake deeper?
  • Too many burned children
  • Carlos Everstz silenced
  • Santiago has new archbishop
  • Sammy Sosa rewrites baseball history
  • Great year for Dominican ball players
Friday, 26 September 2003
  • 18% would vote for Mejia
  • Reformists OK more funds for Presidency
  • Sovereign bonds for Coral Highway
  • Is anyone doing the calculations?
  • 24 buildings to be demolished in Santiago
  • Sad case of mistaken identity<
  • 700 inmates are over 60
  • Arts & Crafts
Thursday, 25 September 2003
  • President Mejia returns
  • Earthquake damages at RD$700 million
  • Buscones are back "in"
  • Hefty increases in cost of water service
  • IMF letter on Union Fenosa deal?
  • US$255 million more in sovereign bonds?
  • Taking on more and more debt
  • Central Bank not postponing payments
  • What's up in the PRD
  • Banks have lots of cash, no borrowers
  • Aerodom protests San Isidro airport decree
  • Father Rogelio gets to stay
  • Ping Pong academy
  • Felix Sanchez
Tuesday, 23 September 2003
  • No DR1 daily news tomorrow
  • Minimum wage to rise 25% by January
  • President Mejia continues European tour
  • US$99 million loans for Nagua water works
  • Deputies call for cancellation of concessions
  • Trinidad to supply fuel
  • RD$50 million in damages to classrooms
  • Operations normal at airports
  • Is another big one coming?
  • A 200-km park?
  • Scotiabank to become 5th largest
Monday, 22 September 2003
  • Big quake in the North
  • DR1 reports on the quake up north
  • Puerto Plata report
  • Monetary Board measures
  • Superintendent on power distributor buyback
  • Bernardo Vega: Frying pan into fire
  • PRD calls for plebiscite in October
  • Relations with Venezuela deteriorate
  • DR defeats Canada in volleyball
Friday, 19 September 2003
  • Mejia asks Israel for military aid
  • DR wants control of its coastal waters
  • Venezuela recalls ambassador
  • Guided by the Guacanagarix complex?
  • Fello's challenge to Hipolito
  • Peynado is a "free agent"
  • US changes tourist visa renewal rules
  • Kudos to Senate's rejection of 5% tax
  • Commission to review power generator debt
  • Power barges to resolve North's problems
  • Business set on 20% wage increase
  • Illegal trips to PR double
  • More women reporting domestic violence
  • DR loses to Cuba, must defeat Canada
  • Davis Cup in Santo Domingo
Thursday, 18 September 2003
  • President Mejia in Israel
  • Presidential scolding
  • Chavez confirms suspension of oil exports
  • Long power outages in Santo Domingo
  • Who will pay the debts?
  • Spotlight on negotiators of infamous contracts
  • Senate rejects 5% export surcharge
  • Emam-Zade concerned about Free Trade
  • Subervi in talks with PPH
  • Peynado will not support Estrella
  • 100 words
  • Listin case overturned
  • Santiago sees the lights
  • No foul play in Haitian case?
  • DR to match Cuba in Norceca
Wednesday, 17 September 2003
  • Vice-President clears school desks
  • Meeting with Aznar
  • In the name of the law
  • Questions about Union Fenosa deal
  • ANJE on the Fenosa deal
  • Solution or very costly panacea
  • US$500-million credit line questioned
  • No more troops to Iraq
  • Florida Governor Jeb Bush
  • Bush, Viyella and Corripio like DR investment
  • Pedro Silverio points out errors
  • Apparel exports up
  • Lubrano under domiciliary arrest
  • Family violence epidemic
  • Guidance for studying abroad
Tuesday, 16 September 2003
  • President Mejia at Spanish gala
  • Multi-million Euro loan announced in Spain
  • Telecommunications building to Spain
  • RD$1.2 million needed for school desks
  • More loans
  • The Union Fenosa contract
  • Calderon announces the deal
  • Casals Victoria on the deal
  • Worse days ahead?
  • On the positive side
  • PLD protests partisanship in JCE
  • Subervi will be the PRD candidate?
  • Judge visits Baninter
  • DR defeats Canada in Norceca
Monday, 15 September 2003
  • Mejia travels to Spain
  • Governor of Florida in Santo Domingo
  • Where is the money?
  • Opinions on the budget
  • IDB supports government takeover
  • French bank interested in locating here
  • Bernardo Vega mocks Madrid
  • Monetary Board resolution ends Wednesday
  • Bear Stearns says good time to sell bonds
  • Hard times ahead for small businesses
  • Plastic for taxis
  • Trucks loads of deforestation
  • A dangerous "sport"
  • Horror in Santo Domingo
  • DR volleys ahead in Norceca
Friday, 12 September 2003
  • Good deal for Union Fenosa
  • No one now to blame
  • 5% tax produces less than expected
  • Bear Stearns update on DR
  • Fire at Baninter
  • Politicians protest political army chief
  • More funds for legislators
  • Senate backs x ray system in ports
  • Agua Crystal denies shut down
  • Olympic Stadium patronage
  • Keep a close eye on Isabel
Thursday, 11 September 2003
  • Mejía announces deal with Unión Fenosa
  • Union Fenosa reports on deal
  • Mejía to visit Israel, Jordan & Iraq?
  • Royal accommodations for Presidential delegation
  • DR-US FTA bilateral negotiators
  • Economic update
  • Currency controls would violate IMF accord
  • Mexico to supply more fuel
  • Trucks for the deputies
  • Baninter board secretary released
  • APAP board stays in the family
  • Agua Cristal shut down
  • Isabel forecast to pass well north of DR
Wednesday, 10 September 2003
  • Unión Fenosa conditions exit
  • Treasurer on Baninter financing of PRD
  • US$129.4-million loan from Mexico
  • Fixing the exchange rate again?
  • Pedro Silverio talks about the budget
  • PLD requests Lila tell it all
  • The “7” to choose one
  • Venezuela denies break in relations
  • Ecological disaster waiting to happen
  • Bad news for depositors
  • Employers warn 20% wage increase is max
  • Credit card fraud escalates
  • Poultry producer break quotas
  • Hurricane Isabel on the move
Tuesday, 9 September 2003
  • Politics is the priority
  • Declaration of Commitments
  • SUVs and advertising
  • Baninter funds
  • Budget almost doubles from 2000
  • Hazoury leaves APAP board
  • Central American exports free from 2% tax
  • New directors at Mercantil
  • Update on Hurricane Isabel
  • Internet accounts
Monday, 8 September 2003
  • Big meeting today
  • Mejía proposes party unity but seven say no
  • One party almost back together
  • Central Bank to auction dollars
  • Use given to the most recent sovereign bonds
  • Emam Zade: Less is more
  • Extra-official rules caused bank debacle
  • Former bank president sent to Najayo
  • American Chamber of Commerce speaks out
  • Some mass-market items cost less
  • A major transport union on strike
  • Figa-López: Surprise!
  • Unión Fenosa seeks help from Prime Minister
  • Monitoring Isabel
Friday, 5 September 2003
  • AIRD, CONEP optimistic for economic recovery
  • Traders call for price reductions
  • Venezuela suspends fuel shipments
  • Baninter latest
  • Bus route dispute ends in tragedy
  • Law-makers or law-breakers?
  • PRD on the verge of a solution?
  • More on the transferred funds
  • PRSC destined for obscurity?
  • APD fears election delay tactics
  • A step backwards for electoral organization
  • Less child abuse
  • Dead Haitians victims of trafficking
  • Unusual deportation case
Thursday, 4 September 2003
  • Presidency’s social programs
  • US$250 million from IDB
  • 64,520 jobs lost in last seven months
  • Bear Stearns September update
  • Monción Dam makes RD$1 billion
  • Candelier bans blue number-plates
  • Uncertainty for 2004 elections
  • PRD prepares for plebiscite despite Mejía’s opposition
  • Vice President opposes diversion of funds
  • Leonel has 57% support
  • Father Rogelio to be sent to Rome?
  • Grammy for Milly Quezada
Wednesday, 3 September 2003
  • RD$1.79 billion in governmental transfers
  • IMF delivers US$120 million today
  • World Bank nixes intervention in the Edes
  • Dollar down
  • JCE behind schedule
  • The Armed Forces say troops are safe
  • No such thing as a free ride?
  • Caracas wants a new deal
  • Unexplained deaths on the border
  • Third try at Channel crossing
  • Juan Luis Guerra and Miss Universe at Grammy
Tuesday, 2 September 2003
  • The President’s trip
  • United against sexual abuse of children
  • Where to get your license plates
  • Bear & Stearns update
  • Despradel on expected disbursements
  • Cut government spending
  • Electronic voting in 2004?
  • Cell phones for city government
  • Hush hush about Lila’s finances
  • Who will negotiate for Dominican business?
  • Most popular university careers
  • Félix Sánchez got release for his father
  • Fabian swerves north
Monday, 1 September 2003
  • 5% tax on exports sent to Senate
  • IMF arrangement approved
  • Government gets away with it all
  • Election will cost RD$1.4 billion
  • School starts for 2.7 million kids
  • Next week’s summit meeting
  • Starting today, new license plates
  • Ready, aim…
  • Mejía on the attack
  • Milagros fires a salvo
  • Lots of dollars indicate down market
  • Ege-Haina blames Ede-Norte for problems
  • Bernardo Vega and the “Room Next Door”
  • Fabian not a threat so far
  • Best performance in athletics world games
Friday, 29 August 2003
  • T&T bank buys Mercantil
  • Bear, Stearns & Co. is positive on RBTT move
  • Fait accompli
  • 5% tax to Chamber of Deputies
  • 5% tax reveals weaknesses
  • Government considers alternative to 5% tax
  • A matter of interests
  • Tourism guarantees DR development
  • 21,500 have more than one cédula
  • President inaugurates public housing
  • School year begins Monday
  • PRD hopefuls press for plebiscite option
  • Buyers of illusions?
  • Dominican soldiers arrive in Iraq
Thursday, 28 August 2003
  • High-level conflict on 5% export tax
  • Economy solid but not healthy
  • Despradel insists on 5% tax on exports
  • Selling only to those with US$
  • Understanding the power situation mess
  • El Guapo de Gurabo ready for battle
  • President’s proposal to fellow PRD aspirants
  • Re-electionism overall
  • Austerity in Chamber of Deputies?
  • Baby girl for Leonel
  • More criticism of PPH-run social program
  • The politics of street names
  • Diario Libre on violence
  • Super Sánchez goes for Paris gold
Wednesday, 27 August 2003
  • Calderón: We are going to get our money
  • IADB warns Jáquez
  • Unión Fenosa sales offer
  • IADB requests clarification
  • AIRD wants new players on team
  • Dean of economists questions globalization
  • Police catch killers, two dead
  • Latest tropical wave caused harm
Tuesday, 26 August 2003
  • Mejía’s complaints about unilateral free trade
  • Candidates cry foul
  • Senators request urgent action against violence
  • Electricity distributor favors talks
  • AIRD warns of risks
  • Infadom protests US pressures
  • Hoteliers reaffirm non-payment of 5% charge
  • Exports are up 8% but dollar also up
  • New issuance of savings certificates
  • EIU says politics is key issue
  • Dominicans prepare to view Mars
Monday, 25 August 2003
  • Priest blasts Mejía government
  • Proposal to elect PRD presidential candidate
  • PPH to direct US$100 million social program
  • Big debt at the Chamber of Deputies
  • 2% surcharge levied on all imports
  • The big question
  • CAFTA = high cost medicine
  • Jim Meek to head DR Scotiabank
  • Cardinal washes hands of discredited priest
  • Former Ecuadorian president arrives
  • New York Times focuses on assets laundering
Friday, 22 August 2003
  • Conditions exist for peso recovery
  • Dollar rate rise “political”
  • Trinidad bank + Mercantil bank
  • Same rights for all
  • Viyella urges caution in power crisis handling
  • European finance for power network
  • Time for critical self-examination
  • Reactions to Amado’s comments
  • PRD hopeful rejects Tolentino’s suggestion
  • Estrella will expel PRSC members accepting appointments
  • New consul general in NY
  • RD$12 million for anti-poverty projects
  • Army man arrested for shooting bystander
  • New tropical depression
Thursday, 21 August 2003
  • Put your house in order, says European ambassador
  • Mejía promises to rethink 5% export tax
  • More protests to 5% tax
  • CONEP optimism for swift recovery
  • Emam Zade sees opportunity in crisis
  • Malkum favors “drastic measures” for electricity sector
  • Luis Arias distances himself from JCE “irregularities”
  • “Chino” García reappears
  • Tolentino Dipp suggests one candidate option
  • Hatuey calls for return of Listín
  • Vandalism and military excess
  • Baby cleared from hospital
  • US researcher focus on deportees
  • Decorations for Pan Am execs
  • Don Enrique de Marchena
Wednesday, 20 August 2003
  • Politics all over again
  • Pacheco’s first day
  • Better bus service in Santo Domingo
  • Electoral Board judges: Keep it in-house
  • An important item for drivers
  • Negative growth in economy
  • New banking procedures
  • Superintendent of Banks fires salvo
  • Liberalizing the exchange market
  • More pesos for your dollar
  • Electricity news items
  • More free zone jobs
  • More bread for your bread
  • Overseas Dominicans seen as blessing
  • US researcher focuses on deportees
Tuesday, 19 August 2003
  • Pacheco on his first day
  • Legal advisor says he is a man of the President
  • Reformist Party cheated by PPH
  • A new element of crisis in the JCE
  • Union Fenosa to put US$187 million into Ede Norte
  • IMF accords will require new laws
  • The 5% surcharge issue
  • Elena Viyella seeks compromise
  • Dominican troops to leave for Iraq
  • Amelia Vega goes to work
  • Pan Am Games Update
Monday, 18 August 2003
  • President Mejía says 5% tax stays
  • Nagua politician to preside over Senate
  • Gangster politics
  • The downfall of the PRSC
  • Contrast between athletes and politicians
  • Alvarez Renta sent home
  • More money for private banking
  • Priest investigated for sexual misconduct
  • Mexican gang accused of kidnapping
  • 99 scholarships for study in Spain
  • Exports up 7.74%
  • Bear Stearns reports reserves continue to plunge
  • Pan Am Games update
Friday, 15 August 2003
  • Mejía supports immunity proposal
  • Business sector take 5% tax to court
  • Government wants a piece of all international action
  • Exporters could be sunk by 5% levy
  • Consular affairs
  • Positive side of the coin
  • Peso climbs against the dollar
  • Remittances key development aid, says study
  • Israel and Taiwan ambassadors
  • Figuereo sues Mejía
  • Finjus criticizes Listín impasse
  • Flights cancelled due to US blackouts
  • Pan Am Games Update
Thursday, 14 August 2003
  • Mejía hosts Richard B Myers
  • Fight against poverty at all-time low
  • Life in the barrio
  • CONEP attacks latest certificate issue
  • Unions demand 50% wage increase
  • Youth suicides
  • Pan American Games Update
Wednesday, 13 August 2003
  • Electrical stuff
  • Express license plates
  • Twenty water bottlers closed
  • How much?
  • A new savings certificate emission
  • Economist criticizes new emission
  • Pedro Silverio and government accounting
  • Consumer Price Index up 20.8%
  • Industrial free zones might lose 16,000 jobs
  • Maids for RD$20,000 to RD$30,000
  • The Economist speculates politics may prevail
  • Hatuey de Camps: I’ll go when he stops
  • Pan Am Games Update
Tuesday, 12 August 2003
  • Government asks IADB to intervene with EDEs
  • New plates prices
  • First Dominican troops off to Iraq
  • Pepegate redux
  • Dominican Republic grants asylum to Noboa
  • Diógenes & Boquechivo
  • A presidium for PRD impasse
  • Dollar lower in most markets
  • Warnings re bilateral and docking
  • The cost of giving up regional leadership
  • Najri critical of tax on productive sectors
  • Martich death won’t go away
  • Four at once
  • Tornado hits small town
  • Pan Am Games Update
Monday, 11 August 2003
  • CONEP on IMF announcement
  • Gasoline prices at record highs
  • High cost of political advertising
  • Kidnapped cousins back at home
  • Pan Am Games Update
Friday, 8 August 2003
  • CONEP gives “critical welcome” to IMF accord
  • Reduction in public spending?
  • ASONAHORES warns that 5% surcharge will affect tourism
  • Dismissals hit Free Trade Zones
  • Arrest warrant for “Chino” Ramos
  • Listín not returned
  • New number plates
  • Dengue warning
  • Chávez formalizes complaint
  • Pan Am Games roundup
Thursday, 7 August 2003
  • Government presents IMF agreement
  • Official word from the Fund
  • Business sector united against 5%
  • Free Trade Zones exempt from 5%
  • IADB and World Bank loans to follow IMF?
  • PRD pre-candidates veer towards plebiscite
  • Listín to be returned today
  • Bad timing?
  • Carlos Andrés Pérez denies plot accusation
  • Pan Am roundup
Wednesday, 6 August 2003
  • US$618 million from IMF
  • Pedro Silverio and the hidden deficit
  • Dominican market to open for Nica beef
  • Protests grow in North and the Cibao
  • DR and Spain differ on electric solutions
  • FTA might start in early 2004
  • Results are what count
  • Visa waiver program affects travelers
  • POP Airport closed for 41 hours
  • Pan Am Games update
Tuesday, 5 August 2003
  • US announces free trade talks
  • Mejía says that 5% was agreed to
  • Milking businesses and consumers
  • Government seeks loan to pay for fuel
  • Central Bank and banks agree
  • Inflation has yet to catch up to devaluation rate
  • Long blackouts affecting life in North
  • Debate over Listín Diario heats up
  • Environment Dept. vs. intelligence service military
  • Pan Am Games Update
Monday, 4 August 2003
  • Opening weekend of the Games
  • Forget any protests
  • Diesel breaks RD$40 mark
  • CONEP protests new bonds
  • CONEP says new tax sets “nefast precedent”
  • Poor to pay for the wealthy
  • No more taxes on airfares, please
  • Wages due for increase at year’s end
  • President of Nicaragua visits
  • Sister city with Providence
Friday, 1 August 2003
  • More on Hipólito’s meeting with Leonel
  • Bush notifies Congress of FTA
  • CB explains IMF agreement
  • Government studies new fiscal measures
  • Can the CB afford these high interest rates?
  • Mejía replies to Chávez
  • Listín to undergo inventory before handover
  • Half holiday
  • Don’t drive, take the bus
  • Pan American Games launch tonight
  • Feliz Sánchez in 400m and 4x400m
Thursday, 31 July 2003
  • Hipólito and Leonel meeting
  • Banco de Reservas will not compete with CB
  • More money for the government
  • Strong opposition to 5% tax on exports
  • ADOEXPO calls for less government spending
  • Governments starting to cut its spending?
  • The Economist predicts peso decline
  • US: Aid depends on anti-corruption measures
  • Ecuador’s Noboa granted asylum
  • Chávez: “Limp response” to alleged plot
  • Pan Am Games Update
Wednesday, 30 July 2003
  • New surtax on exports
  • Santiago businessmen speak out against new tax
  • In favor of the surcharge
  • Dollarization would reduce interest rates
  • “Special authority” for head of INAVI
  • Central Electoral Board says it’s hacker-proof
  • New president for Senate
  • Dominican earth sent to Turks and Caicos
  • Radio commentators hailed as heroes
  • Listín Diario returned to Báez Romano
  • TV shuffle
  • Pan Am Games Update
Tuesday, 29 July 2003
  • Central Bank offers another RD$10 billion
  • President Mejía meets with farm group
  • English economist’s opinion on 5% tax
  • Dead loan is resurrected
  • Pay up - now!
  • Electricity, of course
  • EGE-Haina embargoes EDE-East
  • Nobody is plotting here
  • Ex-President of Ecuador seeks asylum in DR
Monday, 28 July 2003
  • Next: Taxing exports?
  • Why the export tax
  • Deputies hold on new domestic bonds
  • Banks are big investors in bonds
  • More money for city halls
  • Journalist assasins’ judgment halved
  • Soto wants military to vote
  • Small town prank taken seriously
  • El Caribe and CDN web pages hacked
  • City entrance not to be completed
  • Pan Am Games update
Friday, 25 July 2003
  • ANJE challenges Sánchez Baret to list names
  • Dollar up 50 points, interest rates soar to 50%
  • RD$51 billion in domestic borrowing
  • IMF agreement funds to power distributors
  • US to negotiate FTA with DR
  • IMF agreement could bring relief
  • PRD deputies walk out
  • Understanding the fight for the Senate presidency
  • INDRHI director under scrutiny
  • Record 85.8% pass rate
  • Iraq mission delayed
  • Calcium extraction threatens Lake Enriquillo
  • Pan Am roundup
Thursday, 24 July 2003
  • Hipólito stresses importance of remittances
  • Corruption procedures against Fernández?
  • Circus
  • 85% believe corruption is rife
  • Business sector is corrupt – Sánchez Baret
  • PLD calls for electoral reforms
  • Milk consumption down by 25%
  • Gold mine profitability in doubt
  • Funds flow from banks to CB
  • Peso worth 60% less
  • RD$5.1 billion for the government
  • The IMF is scared of the PRD
  • How do you hold your Presidente?
  • Pan American Updates
Wednesday, 23 July 2003
  • Hundreds invest in Central Bank certificates
  • Bankers’ association objects to certificates
  • IMF update
  • Foreign ambassador comments
  • Ring a ding
  • Candidacy and government jobs
  • First contingent of soldiers to leave Saturday
  • Electoral Board hard at work
  • Demand outstrips capacity at La Altagracia
  • Senate approves name change for Las Americas
  • Politics and begging outlawed
  • Pan Am Games Transport update
  • Two doors to the JPD Olympic Center
  • Foreign protestors to be deported
  • Pan Am Games schedules & ticketing
Tuesday, 22 July 2003
  • Survey shows dislike of legislators
  • Congressional in-fighting halts work
  • PRSC internal conflict
  • Migration on a tear
  • Up or down, that is the question
  • Money in circulation is up 60.8% in six months
  • Bank interest rates climb to 55%
  • Free Zones to review salaries
  • Auto theft
  • Orlando Martínez case still news
  • TD6 becomes a wave
  • The mega-facilities for the Games
  • DR TV lukewarm over games’ transmission
  • Strict security for Pan Am Games
  • Blank check for Pan Am Games
Monday, 21 July 2003
  • President on the campaign trail
  • Vice President ahead in polls
  • Central Bank helping hand to Bancredito
  • 500,000 work in transport
  • Gasoline prices
  • Spending like a rich country
  • Andy Dauhajre still working with Central Bank
  • Vega bearish on economy
  • The winners of the economic crisis
  • President Mejía shifts focus to Pan Am Games
  • Will the tickets be free?
  • A/C at the villa
  • The DR team of the Pan Am Games
  • Big names in Pan Am Games
  • TD #6 in the Caribbean
Friday, 18 July 2003
  • Leonel would win election if held today
  • Hipólito, PPH favor plebiscite option
  • IMF agreement to be signed by mid-August
  • Discussion on impact of US economy on DR
  • Dauhajre abandons ship
  • Vaccination campaign
  • Electricity costs could rise by 40%
  • Fuel prices to go down
  • Cutting taxes to sell cheaper milk
  • Lubrano and Báez houses confiscated
  • 14 days to the Pan Ams
  • Reduced Pan Am live coverage
  • Cruise ship chef cooking for athletes
Thursday, 17 July 2003
  • Mejia to review salaries
  • Private sector cannot raise minimum wage
  • Power costs threaten poultry industry
  • First ladies to meet in Santo Domingo
  • Plebiscite for split PRD?
  • Business sector concerns over certificates
  • Only 10% aware of IMF requirements
  • Troops going to “low-risk areas”
  • Increased security at Las Americas airport
  • No trouble during games – Puello
Wednesday, 16 July 2003
  • Central Bank issues RD$10 billion in certificates
  • Stiff reaction to Central Bank move
  • Government will not change
  • Electrical distributors owe RD$500 million
  • Cancelled or not?
  • Diesel fuel most affected
  • Mejía continues to court the PRSC
  • President Mejía not doing well in polls
  • Central Electoral Board is back at work
  • Potential DR medal winners
  • Pan Am Games countdown: 15 days to go
  • The most costly Pan Am Games ever
Tuesday, 15 July 2003
  • Senate cancels consultants and police escorts
  • Crisis in the leading party
  • Marking the first year of Balaguer’s death
  • CONEP wants a shift
  • Bakers agree to halt price increase
  • Bear Stearns has confidence in the DR
  • ANJE wants a hold on tax package
  • Business leaders favor Listín’s idea
  • Dollar debts defended
  • Cogentrix again
  • Homeschooling in the DR
  • Jet skis for Politur
  • Press center for Pan Am Games
  • World-class cycling
  • VIP welcome for Pan Am visitors
Monday, 14 July 2003
  • More power increases
  • Already paying too much for power
  • Presidency is big spender
  • One year after Balaguer
  • Báez Figueroa defense responds
  • Silvano Lora passes away
  • Hazy weather and lots of rain
  • Pan Am Games - 17 days to go!
Friday, 11 July 2003
  • The Economist on recovery for 2004
  • IMF banking audit
  • Banco Progreso on Baninter
  • Reactions to new JCE president
  • TV program closure “excessive”
  • More PRD strife
  • Protest strikes continue
  • US denies DR travel warning
  • Félix Sánchez – athlete of the year
  • No money for Miss Universe
Thursday, 10 July 2003
  • New president for the JCE
  • Opposition to new bonds
  • Military trafficking in people
  • Milagros on leave from Education Ministry
  • Listín hacker released without bail
  • TV censorship?
  • Guido accuses Hatuey of “treason”
  • Price controls on basic goods
  • Baninter sale “dead cow”
  • AFPs have 754,087 members
  • Rains delay Pan Am preparations
Wednesday, 9 July 2003
  • Monetary Board dissolves Baninter
  • Báez legal counsel alerts against buyout
  • Government to raise salaries—next year
  • Former Central Bank chief speaks out
  • Borrowing to pay debt
  • Senate approves more bonds
  • Still no replacement for elections boss
  • Armed Forces Minister speaks out
  • León Jiménes and Bancrédito
  • Check charge explanation
  • Cibao has largest share of Free Zones
  • Hacker free without bail
  • US Embassy holds salev
  • Dengue still around
  • TS Claudette leaves lots of water
Tuesday, 8 July 2003
  • Scotiabank to acquire part of Baninter
  • More is less
  • JCE awaits decision by Senate
  • President meets with groups
  • Hacker case
  • Electric production and distribution
  • Government does not pay up
  • Free eggs and chickens
  • On who defends the poor
  • 15 ways to stretch the peso
  • Regional training centers in six sports
Monday, 7 July 2003
  • Scotiabank CEO visits
  • Senate to decide on JCE head on Tuesday
  • Big contract for Morel Cerda at Central Bank?
  • Hatuey launches campaign
  • Fernández says government is brainless
  • Premium unleaded gasoline at RD$60
  • Pan Am torch arrives
Friday, 4 July 2003
  • Morel Cerda resignation “gentlemen’s agreement”
  • Mejía – “include Cuba in regional integration”
  • No going back on Iraqi mission
  • Alvarez Renta’s doctors plead for house arrest
  • Padre Rogelio could be prosecuted, say Policev
  • Dominicans against corruption
  • More “financial” power cuts
  • Investing in forestry
  • Organic certification
  • Festival Presidente for 16-18 October
  • Pan American Games on track, says Puello
  • Readying Santo Domingo
  • Buses arrive for transport
  • No time to finish marginal road
Thursday, 3 July 2003
  • Morel Cerda resigns
  • Business and civil society coalition
  • Silverio predicts more measures
  • EU to cushion the blow
  • Moody’s reduces DR rating
  • The Great Baninter Fraud
  • Alvarez Renta hospitalized
  • Telecentro journalists walk out
  • Nicaraguan fugitives living in the DR
  • No evidence that terrorists entered
  • Manuel Rocha says bilateral FTA is unlikely
  • KFC to re-open in Arroyo Hondo
  • FIFA opens first phase of program in DR
  • Centro Olimpico will be ready on 15 July
  • Pan Am official urges rush on work
Wednesday, 2 July 2003
  • President to travel to Caricom summit
  • Government payroll continues to increase
  • New taxes violate Constitution
  • Asonahores protests new departure tax
  • Government revenues up
  • Power & bread price increases
  • Tear-gassing the donkeys
  • Final tally for PLD primaries
  • El voto duro
  • Nueva York chiquito
  • Yo-yo is dangerous
Tuesday, 1 July 2003
  • Milagros stays on as head of Education
  • Social security process & birth certificates
  • Exports up 11.73%
  • Departure tax now US$20
  • RD$5.5 billion in domestic bonds
  • The nonagenarians
  • The best days for the military
  • Construction paralyzed in the Cibao
  • Business groups back Viyella
  • Hoy newspaper publishes translation WSJ
  • Iraqis use DR-Haiti as route to the US
  • Archaeologists meet in Santo Domingo
  • PASO officers inspect venues for Games
Monday, 30 June 2003
  • Mejía plans trip to Israel
  • Leonel Fernández is likely PLD candidate
  • Overspending on payroll
  • Government revenues up
  • Caram cites reasons for economic crisisv
  • Baninter scandal makes Miami press
  • WSJ examines Baninter scandal
  • Bloomberg on the DR
  • Congress must OK Iraq deployment
  • Widespread firings in stores
  • German embassy prepares move
  • Miss Universe wants to be Games godmother
Friday, 27 June 2003
  • Mejía calls statements by Viyella “nonsense”
  • Paying hospital subsidies
  • US$30 million for health care
  • Departure tax increase is mistake
  • Baninter liquidation a condition for IMF accord?
  • Baninter crisis mishandled, better days ahead
  • Alvarez Renta lawyers deny payment
  • Alvarez Renta statementv
  • Estrella calls for halt to activism
  • Presidente beer campaign
  • No soft opening of the athletes’ village
  • Helicopters for the Pan Am Games
  • Pan Am Games opening and closing
Thursday, 26 June 2003
  • New export & investment office
  • Despradel says FE revenues are up
  • The speech: “What now?”
  • Calling on Elena Viyella
  • Continuing reactions to IMF accords
  • Tourism executives protest
  • The “little package” passes the Senate
  • US$3.9 billion in 33 months
  • Where does he get his numbers?
  • Solidarity
  • Need for moral education
Wednesday, 25 June 2003
  • Government proposal to the IMF
  • Dollar hits RD$39 to US$1
  • Reactions to the announcement
  • ANJE and the IMF
  • Senate to pass concerted tax reform bill
  • EU ambassador warns about indebtedness
  • No evidence against Alvarez Renta
  • US$150,000 for Dauhajre economic research
  • Electoral Board presents plans for 2004
  • Electricity will be up 11%
  • Businesspeople announce major projects
  • Laura gets 7 years
  • Cenantillas and Haitian immigration
  • Pan Am torch’s journey to the DR
  • Felix Sánchez, archery, judo, boxing
Tuesday, 24 June 2003
  • Iglesias and others before Congress
  • Industrialists left out from IMF talks
  • Intelligence agencies look into Baninter
  • Báez Figueroa lawyers question some payments
  • DR sequel to the LA economic script
  • Lack of funds suspends surgeries
  • Customs taxes at RD$25-US1 rate
  • La Vega kidnapping case
  • “Chino” Ramos García loses appeal
  • PanAmnotes
Monday, 23 June 2003
  • Cardinal calls need for IMF “shameful”
  • Catholic bishops demand transparency
  • Military communiqué
  • Discounts and advances fiesta
  • Mejía urges waiting for primary
  • War against the Vice President?
  • Listín Diario website hacked
  • All set for the PLD primary
  • Bear & Stearns on DR financial crisis
  • Focus on dolphins
  • Pan Am Games torch and transport
  • Fitting the bill for 2,000 airfares
Friday, 20 June 2003
  • Perspectives on the economic outlook
  • EU could step in
  • Alvarez Renta on his innocence
  • Government reaches deal with Cogentrix
  • Colonial Zone cleaner
  • Replacement sought for Morel Cerda
  • Re-election could provoke crisis
  • Free Trade Zones and the FTA
  • Caribbean hoteliers meet in Bavaro
  • Time to get your residency permit
  • Pan American Games transport
Wednesday, 18 June 2003
  • DR1 takes a break tomorrow
  • RD$57 billion to fight poverty
  • Iglesias: Confidence needed
  • Silverio’s analysis of IMF accords
  • More Silverio
  • Here one day, gone the next
  • Government has RD$100-million farm subsidy
  • Hardware news and a mistake corrected
  • Electricity generates big profits in DR
  • Senate to hear case of Electoral Board
  • Dominica or Dominican Republic?
  • Laura in court
Tuesday, 17 June 2003
  • IMF accords just around the corner
  • Dollars at RD$28 to US$1?
  • President turns on the gas
  • Annie, get your gun
  • “For want of a nail…”
  • Calling Agripino, calling Agripino
  • Malkum on Guaroa Liranzo’s money
  • Herd mentality
  • Family food costs up 30%
  • Really cheap prices
  • Eduardo Latorre passes away
  • Installing the sports track at the Olimpico
  • Pan Am Games
Monday, 16 June 2003
  • IMF package
  • Business to fit the bill?
  • Business should not bear the brunt
  • Details of IMF accord being withheld
  • Peso rate “beyond a joke” – Mejía
  • Baninter legal team accuses Malkum
  • Spotlight on Mejía’s Jarabacoa house
  • Senate to seek solution to JCE crisis
  • Milagros calls for truce
  • Leonel on handling of peso crisis
  • Bancredito deal approved
  • Bancrédito purchase welcomed
  • Casabe exports at US$2.1 million
  • Hoteliers on child sexual exploitation
  • Finishing touches to Pan Am Village
Friday, 13 June 2003
  • IMF accord will last two years
  • Mejía considers review of tariffs
  • Mejía will prosecute Zapete
  • Reform public payroll, says report
  • Morel accused of hijacking JCE
  • Atallah questioned in Baninter case
  • Authorities appropriate Telecentro
  • Codetel correction
  • Bancredito bought by E León Jimenes
  • Tricom update
  • Baninter to be dissolved next week
  • Dollarization spreads
  • 300 Dominican soldiers headed for Iraq
  • New victory for Féliz Sánchez
  • Pan Am Games facilities will be ready in time
Thursday, 12 June 2003
  • IMF accord "in the bag" – Malkum
  • Mejía offered Morel a post
  • Hipólito willing to join summit
  • Doing Leonel’s work?
  • Zapete freed
  • Aster confiscated in Baninter case
  • Peso crisis provokes “panic"
  • DR leads in cigar exports
  • Free-zone park recovery
  • International Day against child labor
  • DR criticized for human trafficking
  • La Vega kidnapping and rumors
  • Sosa gets seven-game suspension
  • Pan Am athletic stadium at a standstill
  • Businesses asked to buy Pan Am tickets
Wednesday, 11 June 2003
  • New Center for Exports and Investments
  • Foreign Minister denounces corruption
  • No more loan passing, for now
  • Government payroll is in the news
  • Leonel not in favor of IMF agreement
  • IMF is strong medicine
  • Dollar continues up
  • Farmer’s group defends subsidies
  • Conep speaks out on Electoral Board crisis
  • Digital journalist arrested by security forces
  • Tropical depression in the Caribbean
Tuesday, 10 June 2003
  • Mejía off to Puerto Rico
  • IMF teams on their way
  • Standard and Poors lowers rating
  • Setting responsibilities for bank supervision
  • Paying for others’ broken dishes
  • DR abandons CAFTA talks
  • Gómez Mazara against old laws
  • Central Electoral Board still in the news
  • IFC loans BHD US$20 million
  • Government to sell Intercontinental Insurance
  • Chamber of Commerce survey not good news
  • The dollar and the peso went to market
Monday, 9 June 2003
  • Malkum and Despradel are economic spokesmen
  • IMF arrives for talks
  • Public employees forced to campaign for Mejía
  • Government behind in hospital subsidies
  • Two priority bills languish in Congress
  • The saga of Columbus’ remains
  • Puello promises works on time
Friday, 6 June 2003
  • Leonel’s addresses nation as "ordinary citizen"
  • Hipólito considers Leonel a threat
  • JCE rules on Estrella victory
  • Threats to a journalist
  • Concessions to farmers
  • Change Trujillista monument – Mejía
  • Swift accord sought with bilaterals
  • Mejía meets with bankers, exchange and remittance agents
  • Bank Invest changed RD$300 million
  • Christians unite
  • Sammy gets 8-game suspension
  • Will the facilities be ready on time?
  • Pan Am Games prices
Thursday, 5 June 2003
  • AMET cannot collect fines
  • Legal consultant’s role debated
  • Supreme Court shows support for Subero Isa
  • Baninter employees questioned
  • CONEP unimpressed by “paquetico”
  • Report favors fewer state employees, better pay
  • Government needs to apply its own recommendations
  • JCE president decision revoked
  • Fernández Mirabal calls for Mejía’s resignation
  • Peynado defiant
  • Pepé Goico seeks shelter from the storm
  • Editorials salute the new queen
  • Sammy cleared of cheating?
  • Published ticket prices not quite right
Wednesday, 4 June 2003
  • New Miss Universe is ours
  • Amount varies, help is coming
  • Central Bank will not mess with dollars
  • Politics dictating economic measures
  • Supreme Court has issues with Mejía
  • US legislators request FTA for DR
  • Senate acts on tax law
  • Electoral Board names Estrella
  • Pharmaceutical companies want to play
  • Car sales down 80%
  • Profile on Vivian Lubrano
  • Say it ain’t so, Sammy
Tuesday, 3 June 2003
  • US$800 in financial assistance
  • Surveillance agreement with the IMF?
  • Devaluation over last year: 77%
  • Chief Justice terribly explicit
  • Gómez Mazara in the limelight
  • Publish the list of the beneficiaries
  • Central Electoral Board and witchcraft
  • Overseas electoral rolls
  • A negotiated stepping down?
  • Social Security database a little off
  • Police to return to foot patrols
  • One of the Most Wanted
Monday, 2 June 2003
  • Vice President launches candidacy
  • Government payroll continues to increase
  • Lack of confidence
  • Vega opposes rescuing Grand Cayman bank
  • US$255 million, too high cost for highway
  • CONEP says problem is psychological
  • Peso peaks at RD$30-US$1
  • New governmental scapegoat
  • Palacio de Yaniqueques closes
  • Demolish that Trujillo monument!
  • Cardinal criticizes monument
  • Trujillo bestseller
  • Two parachutists perish
Friday, 30 May 2003
  • New health system for September
  • Pension plan to go
  • Gas pump fraud names
  • Congressional festival of pensions
  • Irregularly requested, irregularly granted
  • New name for Las Americas International
  • More US$ loans
  • Business cannot carry the burden alone
  • Leading Dominicans into the vacuum?
  • Public spending vs. private spending
  • Lower rates on certificates
  • Miami Herald on Baninter scandal
  • Poultry, hog and egg producers protest
  • Price Smart closes store
  • Finger-crossing not necessary
Thursday, 29 May 2003
  • Government may pick up bill for Fenatrano
  • Baninter assets sale fast-tracked
  • Baninter crisis damaged economic recovery - Malkum
  • Would the Baninter generals please stand up?
  • Leonel may sue César Sánchez
  • Liranzo questioned in Baninter case
  • Hipólito open to agreement with PRSC
  • Peynado to hold party convention
  • Confusion at JCE
  • 6 years instead of 4?
  • School books up 30%
  • Exporters authorized to transact in currency
  • Fitting the bill for Haitians born in the DR
  • Las Americas highway in time for Games?
Wednesday, 28 May 2003
  • Monetary Board okays direct sale of dollars
  • First-quarter shortfall of nearly RD$800 million
  • With or without the IMF?
  • Baninter scandal hits NYTimes
  • Lawyers argue on sale of Baninter properties
  • IADB to mediate Cogentrix conflict
  • Housing sales fall by 60%
  • Poultry and hog producers fear bankruptcy
  • Electricity Police are watching you
  • Tripartite Commission still in limbo
  • Refrain from tiguerocracy
  • 2002 Census shows many abortions
  • USA Today says Airbus blew it
  • Beauty Queen looking good
  • Pan Am Games update
Tuesday, 27 May 2003
  • Hipólito Mejía’s speech
  • President Mejía sure of assistance
  • Baninter properties to be sold off
  • Monción Dam wins award
  • The Canada-DR Free Trade Agreement
  • Remittance and exchange companies fear black market
  • The collapse of the peso
  • Peynado rallies against PPH-Estrella alliance
  • Drinking and driving
  • Exporters want to sell direct to buyers
  • Airport security enhancement
  • Build the highway at whatever cost
Monday, 26 May 2003
  • Mejía complains of opposition in his cabinet
  • Puppet of the US
  • Leonel launches his campaign
  • Peso collapse debate
  • Bankers opposed fixing the system
  • Who needs the Central Bank?
  • Lack of confidence is main problem
  • The Coral Highway debated
Friday, 23 May 2003
  • Free trade parity equals saving jobs
  • Mejía scores big with trip
  • Meat exports to resume
  • Still no agreement on Social Security
  • Central Bank to control the exchange rate
  • The effects on the consumer
  • Alvarez Renta gives himself up
  • Have faith in justice system, says Subero
  • Proposal to return media assets
  • Orlando Gil on the PPT document
  • The "curse" of party defections
  • Haina after the removal of surcharge
  • Athletes of the Year
Thursday, 22 May 2003
  • Hipólito back from US visit
  • Mejía asked US Treasury to scrutinize banking system
  • Business community favors agreement with IMF
  • Baninter officials not transferred to Najayo
  • Baninter case should be made an example
  • I’m corrupt, I pay my taxes
  • Further restrictions imposed by Monetary Board
  • Bear Stearns on Baninter case
  • 250 Dominicans to help reconstruction of Iraq
  • No decision yet on PRSC result
  • OMSA on a thread
  • Armed Forces in reforestation drive
  • Olimpia to face justice
  • Absentee voting discrimination
Wednesday, 21 May 2003
  • President Mejía and trade
  • DR-US Business Council in Washington, D.C.
  • President Mejía asks for help
  • While they slept…
  • APAP story correction
  • Update on APAP scandal
  • Judge orders Najayo for Báez
  • An epidemic of teenage pregnancies?
  • Slight earthquake
  • Beauty queen pregnant with triplets
Tuesday, 20 May 2003
  • Mejía & Bush meet in Washington
  • Insights into Mejía visit with Bush
  • Good news for drivers
  • Monetary Board yanks RD$12.3 billion
  • JP Morgan Securities report on DR
  • New sovereign bond issue has issues
  • Board of APAP refuses to budge
  • Former Attorney General says “No thanks”
  • Federation head asks about taxes
  • IMF pleased with steps taken
  • Clean face for Santo Domingo
  • Kidnappers nabbed
  • Albanians get through
  • Streakers out on bail
Monday, 19 May 2003
  • President Mejía to Washington, D.C.
  • What will the President bring back?
  • Optic fiber transmission line
  • Burden of Baninter solely on private sector?
  • Monetary Board resolutions
  • Day one of the Baninter case in court
  • Where are the money laundering charges?
  • Were the bank supervisors on holiday?
  • Separating banks and the media
  • Complicity of government?
  • New York Times focuses on DR
  • OMSA bus transport up to RD$5
  • Absentee vote
  • Bacho to run for President
  • Car-Free Day in San Francisco
Friday, 16 May 2003
  • White House confirms Hipólito visit
  • US$255 million in infrastructure notes
  • Baninter crisis affects DR credit rating
  • Báez Figueroa to face formal charges today
  • Listín published today
  • "Bad News"
  • Changes at the Listín
  • Guido at the Listín
  • RNN employees walk out
  • Fernández says Baninter was his firm’s client
  • Grullón suggests government publish audits
  • Country “not ready” for dollarization
  • Euros continue to be rejected at airport
  • Venezuelans still waiting
  • Seventh streaker named and detained
Thursday, 15 May 2003
  • Listín taken over by government
  • Báez Figueroa in custody
  • Vincho criticizes handling of Baninter case
  • Short-term ambassadorial stay
  • Baninter Group's assets will not fill the gap
  • Business community with government
  • Subero Isa on gifts from Baninter
  • Who is misinforming the public?
  • IAPA criticizes Central Bank request
  • Business community supports dollarization
  • Organization to fight sexual exploitation of children
  • JCE presses to promote overseas vote
  • Just 50 applications were binned
  • Protesting Placer Dome contract
  • Streakers held in the nude, say relatives
Wednesday, 14 May 2003
  • Government says Baninter case was embezzlement
  • The Baninter vacuum
  • The scandalous loans & savings affair
  • A move to control the media?
  • Báez Figueroa summons monetary authorities
  • Senate approves life sentence
  • Government payroll
  • The two missing exhibitionists?
  • Police stop carjacking
  • Hotel occupancy up 15.4%
  • Electricity, what else?
  • Children at Armed Forces School
  • Dominican words in Royal Academy Dictionary
Tuesday, 13 May 2003
  • Government announces end to 10% surcharge
  • INDOTEL, hospitals & videoconferences
  • Ministry of Labor orders investigation
  • Census data still out there
  • New Penal Code
  • Riverwatchers
  • World Bank economist and dollarization
  • Lots of pesos for the dollar
  • IMF urges more fiscal discipline
  • Strange deposit for loan contracts
  • Democracy turned into tigercracy
  • Problems at the tollbooths
  • Nudity not acceptable
Monday, 12 May 2003
  • Mejía promises not to increase taxes
  • Hipólito says “power is power”
  • Cardinal on President’s bid for re-election
  • The Supreme Court Palace in abandonment
  • Former President and Vice President campaign
  • Doubling government customs revenues
  • Economic recommendations
  • Financial costs up 48% in first trimester
  • Construction materials cost much more
  • FTA realities
  • Canadian newspaper supports DR-Haiti cooperation
  • Deputy urges DR to stay out of Haiti politics
  • Baroness Amos promoted
  • Lincoln Avenue exhibitionists
  • DR wins Judo Championships
Friday, 9 May 2003
  • President suspends European trip at 11th hour
  • Hipolito & Hatuey lunch off
  • Haitian suspects freed
  • Venezuela withholds oil shipments?
  • X-ray screening suspended
  • Tricom to invest RD$500 million
  • Mirador Sur to be named after Balaguer
  • Pepe Lottery case moves forward
  • Laura case adjourned
  • Good news from a barrio
Thursday, 8 May 2003
  • X-ray dispute goes to court
  • Detained Haitians under suspicion of plotting coup
  • Laura Hernández case in court
  • Euro establishes itself in DR economy
  • Fewer contracts for foreign workers
  • Concern over falling car sales
  • Hipólito to visit Europe
  • British government to fund schools in frontier region
Wednesday, 7 May 2003
  • Re-election in the news
  • Bear Sterns not happy
  • Our man Chino García again
  • DR seeks more trade
  • Baroness Amos’ visit
  • Johnson & Wales in La Romana
  • CBC will cover 600 hours of Pan Am Games
Tuesday, 6 May 2003
  • Electricity Superhighway
  • Debt and repression mark re-election bids
  • Cardinal López Rodríguez rejects certain tourists
  • Every ten days a policeman dies
  • Dominican Republic needs a national tree
  • Book Fair a success
  • INDRHI to build dam for Bávaro
  • Lowering the costs of remittances
  • NY Consulate in the news
  • Great Britain wants more business
Friday, 2 May 2003
  • DR1 takes a break on Monday
  • Mining defends Placer Dome contract
  • Mejía says to save by cutting vicesRe-election update
  • Spotlight back on corruption cases
  • Literature prize for legal "masterpiece"
  • Gas prices to fall
  • Paying the highest interest rates
  • Billing exporters for a service no one wants
  • Historians call for demolition of monument
  • Mirador Sur Libre?
  • Mango TV converts to Christianity
Thursday, 1 May 2003
  • Social Security postponed for one month
  • Zona Colonial buildings under scrutiny
  • Government insists it is good payer
  • More reactions to re-election decision
  • Peynado fights on
  • Venezuelans granted asylum
  • Plight of women migrants in Europe
  • Dominican press “semi free”Container tax reduced to US$20
  • May Day marked by job losses
  • Doing one thing in Canada, another abroad
Wednesday, 30 April 2003
  • Re-election woes in PRD
  • US$151.8 million in new loans
  • Deputy gives up his parliamentary immunity
  • DR handling of Iraq war endears country to Bush
  • European Union ambassador not happy
  • Southwestern plant to operate independently
  • Spain offers 485 more jobs
  • Money laundering, fine thank you
  • Inspection surcharge criticized
  • Countdown on adjustments
Tuesday, 29 April 2003
  • Re-election is central theme
  • Independent analysts on re-election
  • Is re-election valid now?
  • Mons. Núñez Collado receives decoration
  • President Mejía’s European tour
  • The cesantía impasse
  • Cenantillas favors dollarization
  • Infant mortality
  • For some users, lower electric bills
  • Dominicans in Alaska
Monday, 28 April 2003
  • Mejía to seek PRD nomination
  • Milagros Ortiz Bosch on the statement
  • Peynado to take his loss to court
  • Strengthening the Superintendence of Banks
  • Driving for more business in a good year
  • SARS could boost DR export prices
Friday, 25 April 2003
  • Venezuelans seek asylum
  • Shortlist for new Ombudsman
  • Roxanna Reyes reinstated
  • New measures by Central Bank
  • Mejía stops talking to media
  • Sand extraction threatens rivers
  • AILA Doctors no longer using rum
  • Leonel to become father for third time
  • "Leer es Saber"
  • Día de la Secretaria
Thursday, 24 April 2003
  • Catholic Church refutes corruption accusations
  • Re-election debate steps up
  • Estrella announces campaign themes
  • Pro Comunidad announces RD$48 million worth of social projects
  • SARS alert
  • Doctors use rum!
  • Vehicle sales down 85%, sales of parts too
  • 1.2 million join pension plans
  • Acropolis businesses shut down
  • Book Fair opens today
Wednesday, 23 April 2003
  • Hipólito Mejía still not clear on re-election
  • PRD candidacy hopeful opinions
  • Central Bank has surplus
  • Noted Assistant District Attorney fired
  • Olimpia González gets a plum
  • Dollar reaches RD$25.85
  • Church’s Chicken flies the coop
  • Chicken prices fall
  • Enerolisa back home
Tuesday, 22 April 2003
  • Adding fuel to the fire
  • High interest rates slow credits
  • Central Bank pays out RD$18 billion
  • Rains causing problems in small towns
  • National Emergency Commission: Good job
  • Back to school
  • Deputy “Chino” Ramos might lose immunity
  • US lawmakers to meet here
  • Spider quest to the Dominican Republic
Monday, 21 April 2003
  • Dominicans return after holidays
  • Land conflict behind killing of prosecutor
  • Saved by the dolphins
  • Honoring Trujillo’s military?Hipólito, the politician
  • Spotlight on expatriated profits
  • Glut of commercial real estate
  • Canadian know-how for Pan Am Games
Wednesday, 16 April 2003
  • DR1 takes a break
  • Lifting restrictions on private borrowing
  • The government will not follow IMF suggestions
  • More taxes?
  • Shortfall at the Social Security Institute
  • The night shift at Herrera
  • RD$24 million for buses?
  • Haitian vessel capsizes off North Coast
  • Important numbers on AIDS
  • Drivers complain about AMET
  • Holy Week Plan goes into effect
Tuesday, 15 April 2003
  • Chrétien official visit
  • Prime Minister signs new agreements
  • New Mining Law
  • De Camps vs. Mejía?
  • The IMF warns the government
  • Retail sales down 25-35%
  • Financial markets
  • Garlic for all
  • Several beaches are closed this week
  • DATE 2003 increases tourist flow
  • Child abuse case: 20 years
  • Dominican dies in Iraq
Monday, 14 April 2003
  • Prime Minister Chrétien visits
  • Canada to fund AIDS and watershed projects
  • Coming soon: Center for Export and Investment
  • Well done, Atallah?
  • More government shuffling
  • Pepe Goico bounces back
  • Press gagged to cover bank scandals?
  • Bank borrowing criticized
  • Tax collections down
  • Félix Sánchez at the Pan Am Games
Friday, 11 April 2003
  • Hipólito's declarations compound PRSC crisis
  • New loans approved
  • Baninter clients “satisfied”
  • Bancredito denies "false rumors" of merger talks
  • Doctors suspend strike action
  • All set for Semana Santa
  • Hotel occupancy up 16.2%
  • PLD suspects freed
  • Kidnapping attempt foiled
Thursday, 10 April 2003
  • Foreign interest in Baninter
  • More on why the Progreso deal went sour
  • Milagros takes on teachers' union
  • AG seeks missing prisoners
  • Hipólito admits to PPH involvement
  • Attempted murder of a deputy?
  • The high cost of condo living
Wednesday, 9 April 2003
  • Independent District Attorneys
  • E-signatures validated
  • Relief from high power bills?
  • Business worried about the cost of money
  • Banks disprove RD$5 billion savings certificates
  • Central Bank Certificates slow going
  • New board named for Baninter
  • New changes in Monetary Board
  • President’s son in El Gobierno de la Mañana
  • Senate approves US$238 million in loans
  • Volunteers in the military
  • Not much sense
  • Taiwan’s 5,000 computers
  • Hot corners provide work
Tuesday, 8 April 2003
  • Central Bank takes over Baninter
  • Central Bank Certificates
  • US proposes Free Trade but…
  • Morel Cerda lets it all out
  • EDE Este starts to pay up
  • Rice for the whole year
  • Commerce with Haiti up
  • Three giants on the beach at Las Terrenas
  • Self-employment is on the rise
  • Name change for medical association
Monday, 7 April 2003
  • Foreigners need to get their residency
  • New savings certificates
  • The big prize goes to the most corrupt
  • PPH and the PRD
  • Eduardo Estrella named PRSC candidate
  • Peynado rejects results
  • DR defeats Cuba in Davis Cup
  • Gold in Pan American karate tournament
Friday, 4 April 2003
  • Government will not extend 10% import surcharge
  • PRSC investigation into San Pedro de Macorís irregularities
  • PPH to register Hipólito as pre-candidate
  • Rains to continue today
  • Doctors call for Jana's resignation
  • Hotel occupancy stable
  • Bishop of Barahona calls for protection of nature reserve
  • Malecón Libre to continue
  • Lama kidnappers arrested
  • Peace
Thursday, 3 April 2003
  • Mejía on sharing resources with Haiti
  • President visits radio station program
  • Measures to prevent SARS flu announced
  • Doctors' strike extends to more hospitals
  • Change of heart on helicopter purchase
  • Estrella acknowledged as virtual winner
  • Leonel and 6 others summoned by judge
  • Business leaders question economic restrictions
  • Apparel contract work up
  • Son confesses he killed father for money
  • Alex youngest ever player to hit 300 home runs
  • Pan-American Karate Championship
Wednesday, 2 April 2003
  • President shakes up economic teams
  • Mejía and re-election
  • The costs of subsidies
  • Election on hold for PRSC
  • Family violence in the public eye
  • European aid
  • When a DATE is looking good
  • PanAm Games now have buses
  • Qualifying events for Athens Olympics
  • Help for stray animals
Tuesday, 1 April 2003
  • Electricity, again
  • Las Americas tunnel to be closed
  • Dollar steep, but stable
  • Eduardo Estrella still leads
  • Pepe is innocent
  • Handicap center staff fired
  • Watch it when offering “tips”
  • Human Rights
  • Kidnappers caught
  • Sosúa tourism holding up
  • Announcing the Dominican Dream Project
  • Post-Secondary Education Fair
Monday, 31 March 2003
  • Estrella ahead in PRSC primaries
  • Power bills up again
  • Two Indian companies to build train
  • RD$100 million for money laundering
  • Malecon Libre takes off
  • Car theft high
  • Capital wanes due to lack of confidence
  • Dominicans are big coffee consumers
  • The high cost of loans in DR
  • Border health services go to Haitians
Friday, 28 March 2003
  • Malkum now at the Central Bank
  • Hipólito makes changes in military
  • Clampdown on traffic violations
  • US$200 million in loans
  • Madrigal Dam again
  • CONEP commends changes to economic team
  • Orange’s US$270-million investment
  • PRSC candidates neck and neck in polls
  • Water levels critical
  • AG favors RD$5-million bail for Lockward
  • Opposition to Malecon Libre
Thursday, 27 March 2003
  • Reactions to Tolentino Dipp's resignation
  • Malkum pledges to reduce Banco Central functions
  • What the Central Bank changes could bring
  • Mortgage hell for Dominicans
  • SD municipality takes over refuse collection
  • LMD wants to buy helicopter
  • French ambassador acknowledges Haitian burden
  • Young people not interested in politics
  • Miami Herald on Pepe case
  • Lockward makes second bid for freedom
  • Glass House: Joselyn and Junior have done it!
Wednesday, 26 March 2003
  • A Dominican Miss USA
  • Frank Guerrero to Foreign Relations
  • Foreign Minister resigns
  • The impacts of the war analyzed
  • Electricity again, doggonit
  • Big party on the Malecon this Sunday
  • Good news: dollar down and oil down
  • Airfares are up
Tuesday, 25 March 2003
  • Banco del Progreso takes over Baninter
  • Oil up, dollar down, power up?
  • Civil Aviation Board up to date
  • Tax revenues up
  • CONEP vs. FENATRADO
  • Uzis recovered
  • Nuria Piera does it again
  • Sad price to pay for ignorance
  • Focus on the Pan Am Games
Monday, 24 March 2003
  • AMET steps up pace of tickets
  • The anonymous parking concessionaires
  • The garbage issue again
  • Bill for free access to information
  • Watch those foreign contracts
  • PRSC lineup for primaries
  • Country needs export culture
  • The Shakira concert debacle
Friday, 21 March 2003
  • President Mejía backs US, not war
  • Peso hits record low, gas prices to fall
  • Gas stations closed for selling “mixed” fuel
  • RD$30 million for political parties
  • 37 deaths at hands of the police
  • Children need their birth certificates
  • Earthquake measuring 5.5?
  • Shakira concert postponed again
Thursday, 20 March 2003
  • Santo Domingo facing waste-disposal crisis
  • Peynado calls attention to votes for sale
  • Businesspeople refuse to pay twice for social security
  • RD$525 million to be taken out of circulation, peso loses 8%
  • Senators report spate of thefts
  • Pan American Games accommodation “almost ready”
  • Shakira concert postponed
Wednesday, 19 March 2003
  • President takes steps, just in case
  • Oil prices fall, perhaps good for DR
  • JCE still on the front page
  • Exports up in January
  • Bills removal posponed indefinitely
  • Corruption cases
  • Dominicans are against bribery
  • City of Azua celebrates
  • Severe water shortage in Santiago
Tuesday, 18 March 2003
  • Spreading misinformation?
  • Hipólito Mejía to meet with business leaders
  • HUD Secretary Martinez visits DR
  • Mixed news on the electricity front
  • Petroleum stocks, just in case
  • President of Electoral Board unhappy
  • Gender and the vote
  • Bad news: beer up RD$2.00
  • What about the athletes?
  • March madness in the Dominican Republic
Monday, 17 March 2003
  • More on Calderón’s train
  • Economist resigns from Monetary Board
  • RD$40-million fraud deemed correctional offense
  • PLD and PRSC alliance is most popular
  • PLD march is a success
  • Baninter president denies merge
  • The high cost of remittances
  • CONEP vs. transport cartel
  • The high cost of trade
Friday, 14 March 2003
  • Dominicans against the war
  • Juan Dolio aqueduct
  • US$253.7 million in new loans in Congress
  • Erratum
  • New re-capitalization proposal by Union Fenosa
  • Dollar reaps more pesos
  • List of anti-corruption cases grows
  • 75% of Dominicans reject Hipólito’s re-election
  • PLD March this Saturday
  • Najayo’s forgotten women
  • Salami thief gets a break
  • Police reform
  • West Nile virus alert
Thursday, 13 March 2003
  • Teachers to face stricter tests
  • CAASD warns of worsening drought
  • Fast track for drivers licenses
  • 67% 'dissatisfied' with PRD government
  • Voting for the candidate or the party
  • Lockward continues his bid for release
  • Immigrants hinder fight against poverty
  • US deported 498 Dominicans in 2003
  • Rice at RD$4 a pound
  • Peso holds steady, petrol prices to fall
  • The largest advertisers
  • Feria Ganadera 2003
Wednesday, 12 March 2003
  • Contingency committee
  • More on Monte Cristi’s tourism future
  • Fraudulent use of electricity
  • DR exports to the US – No problem
  • Dominican Republic trade surplus
  • RD$16-lb chickens scarce
  • Interest rates increase 50%
  • Peso-dollar rate continues to drop
  • Caucedo project nearly finished
  • Air Santo Domingo halts its local flights
  • Angel Lockward heads to the Supreme Court
  • Good news from the UN
Tuesday, 11 March 2003
  • Pay traffic fines at Banco de Reservas
  • Conflict over transfer of AMET
  • Consumers to gain little from generator’s efficiency
  • A high price to pay to get considered for FTA?
  • DR and Jamaica provoke lower bond index
  • The US$150 million reserve money
  • Chicken at RD$16/pound
  • Bishop’s plea gets support
  • Inflation, high interest rates kill small businesses
Monday, 10 March 2003
  • Reducing forgery of Dominican visas
  • Vacation time for controversial deputy
  • New envoys to Italy, UN and Brazil
  • US$150 million to strengthen reserves?
  • Mejia to campaign for PRD
  • The suspicious bill
  • Jacinto Peynado disputes PPH + PRSC liaison
  • Jobs are first to go
  • Making it difficult to complain
  • Edward Wilson in Santo Domingo
  • Joseph Tulchin talk
  • Women account for 64% university enrollment
  • Brutal infanticide
  • Traffic accident deaths
  • New long distance swimming record
Friday, 7 March 2003
  • Hipolito repeats he will not run in 2004
  • Plans to decongest jails
  • Traffic police returned to police
  • Heavy burden on maternity services
  • Decrees are now “confidential”
  • US law firm to defend Peña Gomez name
  • New Italian ambassador
  • 37 Haitians sought political asylum
  • Making it into Central American FTA?
  • New free zone industries in January
  • Price Waterhouse Index
  • Hotel occupancy rises to 90%
  • Earthquake measuring 4.5?
Thursday, 6 March 2003
  • Government sets fee for gravel
  • Austerity an unknown word in Congress
  • Executive Branch advertising spending
  • Just apply the Civil Service Law
  • Focus on violence against women
  • DR is big importer of Spanish products
  • Largest importer of U.S. foodstuffs in region
  • Hopes for 25 medals in Pan Am Games
Wednesday, 5 March 2003
  • Government foots some of the bill
  • German bondholders visit Mejia
  • The peso component rises 29.9%
  • Where is the 2002 economic report?
  • More on the train
  • Happy bankers
  • Santiago voices approval
  • 15 more generals
  • A lot of motorcycles
  • Elenita explains early retirement
  • Corruption cases reopened
  • Spiderman is back in jail
  • Domestic violence still in forefront
  • Leave it up to Dominicans
  • Free meals and lodging for Pan Am 2003?
Tuesday, 4 March 2003
  • Government looking for options
  • Pepe loses his Visa
  • News from Santiago
  • The commission on money exchange
  • Central Bank stops subsidy
  • Armed Forces presents yearly report
Monday, 3 March 2003
  • Worried about middle-class finances
  • US$200 million loan to reduce payroll
  • 8,000 military get pay raises
  • Peso appraises
  • Exchange commission
  • 850,000 illegal foreigners
  • Ramos Garcia released from jail
  • Transport power struggles
  • Pepe Goico’s visa cancelled?
  • Fernandez: Peme or Pepe?
  • Independence Day at the White House
Friday, 28 February 2003
  • 27 February speech
  • Studying the cutting government payroll
  • Proposals to combat corruption
  • Mejia to increase city government funds
  • 10% surcharge to Congress
  • Formalizing the Cedopex-OPI merge
  • Power rates up considerably
  • All aboard!
  • Scotiabank president visits
Wednesday, 26 February 2003
  • DR1 takes a break for Independence Day
  • A new review of concessions
  • The Attorney General wants a new law
  • Central Bank subsidizes government
  • No agreement on new electric tariffs
  • Disagreement over US troops
  • Fight over who gets what
  • Catholic Church addresses corruption
  • Teachers strike on in Santo Domingo
  • Judge gives killer-rapist 30 years
  • One policeman dies every 6 days
  • 2002 travel statitics analysis
Tuesday, 25 February 2003
  • Gas crisis possibly over
  • New transport rates
  • CONEP applauds measures
  • Always electricity
  • Medicines are more costly
  • Cardinal receives praise from John Paul II
  • Some nasty numbers
  • Killer of young student had killed before
  • The government steps up aid to PanAm Games
  • The Casandra Awards
Monday, 24 February 2003
  • President Mejia on 15 March PLD event
  • Dominicans pessimistic on economy
  • PRD members critical of government
  • Mejia’s popularity slides
  • The PRSC prepares for primaries
  • Vice President launches her candidacy
  • The public transport route concessions
  • Pepe Goico released on bail
  • Puerto Rican murdered by taxi driver
  • Dominicans are good debtors
  • First natural gas shipment arrives
  • People in glass houses…
  • Audrey makes it to the finals in Chile
  • Casandra Awards tonight
  • US$15 million to remodel stadium
  • Karate Pan Am Championship
Friday, 21 February 2003
  • Bail for Pepegate players
  • President will not negotiate with gas stations
  • Leonel leads in voting preferences
  • Who should run for the parties?
  • The most popular presidential hopefuls
  • PLD ahead in voter preference
  • Exports to Caricom rise 70%
  • Harrison Ford & Ally McBeal in Punta Cana
Thursday, 20 February 2003
  • Surcharge holds
  • Central Bank drops rate on certificates
  • Banks side with government
  • Banks say dollar transactions flow normally
  • Standard Bank update on DR
  • Chilling effect on the economy
  • Insurance premiums way up, too
  • New Electoral Board chambers
  • A lucrative business in the making?
  • Focus on the beneficiaries of the Plan Renove
  • 90% highlight corruption in government
  • Placer Dome has confidence
  • Playa Dorada golf course for sale
  • A date for DATE
  • Tourism must be treated as an export
  • Annual Tourism Award to Victor Cabral
Wednesday, 19 February 2003
  • Protest if you must
  • Supreme Court to look at 10% tax
  • Hipolito to officials: Pay your taxes
  • Foreign Minister and Haitians
  • Minister of Tourism: Crisis nearly over
  • Electricity
  • RD$10 billion in subsidies
  • New Central Electoral Board starts today
  • Gasoline might become scarce
  • US Army trains Dominicans
  • Fernandez focuses on root of today’s woes
  • An encouraging story
Tuesday, 18 February 2003
  • Solar energy program to advance
  • Bankers and government talk dollars and cents
  • IMF and the Monetary Board
  • Inflation
  • CONEP and the government
  • ANADEGAS stops purchases
  • When it snows in New York
  • Independence Cycling Tour
Monday, 17 February 2003
  • Carlos Despradel defends restrictive measures
  • Dauhajre disputes Despradel
  • Business loans climb to 52% interest
  • Former President stresses lack of confidence
  • Circus for the people?
  • Hipolito rides Pegasus
  • Radhames Ramos Garcia turns himself in
  • New judges for JCE chosen
  • Power cut at government TV station
  • Stock up on fuel
  • Two out of three: No trial
  • Opening “postponement” is great publicity
  • The biggest mangu in the world
  • Famous eye surgeon visits
Friday, 14 February 2003
  • Curbing the run on the peso
  • Mission to press Peña Gomez case
  • Transport rate hikes okayed
  • Bail for Pepe is illegal
  • Update on PR & DR trade
  • Graduating hospitality staff
  • Isabela International ready in March
  • Saint Valentine’s Day
  • Sandcastle Building Contest
Thursday, 13 February 2003
  • Government justifies 10% tax
  • Imports down
  • Economists make recommendations to government
  • PRD to sue narcotics agents
  • El Millon case gains new steam
  • Dominican Republic to host IGTM 2003
  • Hotel occupancy up
  • Carnival at the Avenida del Puerto
  • Sandcastle Building Contest
Wednesday, 12 February 2003
  • Interest rates at 1% – a week!!
  • An interesting scenario for dollars
  • Hypothetical calculations
  • S&L associations benefit from new measures
  • DR economic reports
  • Send it to Congress, Mr. Mejia
  • Businessmen favors IMF intervention
  • The CONEP calls for a meeting
  • Meanwhile the President ate cake
  • US$12-million for Cogentrix
  • US Federal Court awards agents
  • Pepe Goico about to be released?
  • A plea for peace
  • Texas Fort Worth story
Tuesday, 11 February 2003
  • Reactions to the speech
  • Government says it can’t reduce payroll
  • The effects of the measures
  • The 10-% tax must go to Congress
  • Air-conditioning or not?
  • Government and power generators
  • New tribunal for domestic violence
  • A first for zoning laws
  • Amnesty International awards prize
Monday, 10 February 2003
  • More belt tightening
  • Cure worse than the illness?
  • President ignored local problems
  • Gasoline prices at all time high
  • Cibao power service improves
  • Peak inflation in January
  • Travel up in January
  • Increasing British investment
  • IADB and corporate social responsibility
  • Leonel Fernandez marries
  • Police sergeant dies
  • Shortening of anthem made them mad
Friday, 7 February 2003
  • FTA with Panama
  • Reigning in the pesos
  • Gomez Mazara vs. free speech?
  • Blackouts return to Cibao
  • The lure of manufacturing and tourism
  • Police revenge?
  • Air Europa captures 55% Spanish travelers
  • DR beats Mexico in Caribbean Series
Thursday, 6 February 2003
  • Decoration of former President Bush
  • Mejia inaugurates highway expansion
  • Hipolito vs Martinez Pozo, Round 3
  • Government offers Cogentrix US$24 million
  • Wetlands under attack
  • Three-year ordeal with Edesur
  • Fenatrano pays its bill
  • Propane up 313%
  • Dollar is out of control
  • New Penal Code to include life terms
  • The hidden cost of bureaucracy
  • Family violence
  • Dutchman jailed for drugs
  • Cultural exchanges with BVI
  • Puello supports multisports constructions
  • Aguilas win in Caribbean Series
Wednesday, 5 February 2003
  • Protesting the high cost of power
  • Free Trade with Canada
  • Ambassador Blackwell requests changes
  • The National Dialogue
  • Whose is it?
  • AIDS aid
  • World Bank loan of US$250 million
  • Government expenditures on salaries
  • A call to the folks at Environment
  • US Congressmen support Free Trade Agreement
  • Aguilas with clipped wings
Tuesday, 4 February 2003
  • Superintendent of Power speaks out
  • Guaranteed access
  • President on a talk radio show
  • Sasso says so, but…
  • Government announces subsidies
  • Propane gas sales fall
  • Macarrulla murder solved
  • RD$258 million for Pan Am Games
  • DR wins 2nd game in Caribbean Series
Monday, 3 February 2003
  • Strike anyone?
  • Executive Branch acknowledges bus debt
  • The US$61.6- or US$54-million loan
  • AFP program begins
  • More travelers for summer
  • Time for solar energy
  • Congress on holiday for Caribbean Series
  • Florida participates in DR development
  • Canadian trade top brass arrive for workshop
  • Former Vice President launches movement
  • Tortured woman is recovering
  • Azua’s public library
  • Four weeks of La Vega Carnival
Friday, 31 January 2003
  • Power up 12%
  • Green light to connect to generators
  • What’s the exchange rate?
  • The Cardinal’s gates
  • Bankrupting the city government?
  • The challenges of the primaries
  • I don’t want to be President!
  • Who is the owner of the gas station?
  • Euro gets in sync
  • Leading Dominican exports
  • Correction!
Thursday, 30 January 2003
  • National Dialogue reopens
  • President Mejia praises communications high tech
  • The “new” CDEEE
  • New GM?
  • The cost of money
  • Two major pension plans open their new offices
  • Orphanages to be closed
  • Dominican-Canadian trade workshop
  • Widespread worry about violence
  • Largest drug bust in NYC history
  • Doctor, I have this pain…
  • Time served
  • Is this Bush senior’s third visit?
  • The Caribbean Baseball Championship
Wednesday, 29 January 2003
  • Social Security to start in February
  • Region IV excludes 30%
  • Three more months
  • Tax relief for salaries
  • 800,000 housing units needed
  • No way to stop price increases
  • Partial cleanup
  • Family food basket price increases 30%
  • Malecon Walkway
  • “El Financiero”
  • No Potter’s Field
  • Government pays up
  • AIDS in the Caribbean
  • Information Society conference opens today
  • Bush senior coming to play golf
Tuesday, 28 January 2003
  • Santiago awakes to victory fireworks
  • Building a city for the military
  • Businessmen worried about Social Security
  • Electricity makes headlines, again
  • Airline requests
  • Foreign Minister says it was a “steal”
  • New money market
  • Caught in the act
  • Drive carefully
  • Money exchange a big business
  • Electricity to go up, meters are bad
  • Haiti is third largest partner
Monday, 27 January 2003
  • Propane gas at record high
  • US$50-million loan for asphalt
  • Exports increase in 2002
  • Pension plan set to start 1 February?
  • Migration cracks down on Chinese smuggling
  • OMSA services reduced
  • Aristy re-elected to head city governments
  • Dominican tubers return to NY
  • Obstacles to producing in the DR
  • The media in few hands
  • Águilas make it 3 in a row
Friday, 24 January 2003
  • Sovereign bonds money in DR
  • Dominican Republic International Bond Credit rating
  • The high cost of the sovereign bonds
  • President Mejia optimistic about Pan Am Games
  • Indifference towards Euro
  • BEI will lend money to local banks for local loans
  • More government measures to save fuel
  • Fines for public slanders against Dominican banks
  • A new plan to lower taxes
  • US$4.1 billion for Monte Cristi?
  • Sorting out who owes who
  • PLD to choose presidential candidate in June
  • La Vega Carnival
Thursday, 23 January 2003
  • Government demands Union Fenosa pay up
  • Public transport cost to remain stable?
  • Ambassador Guiliani urges bilateral trade agreement
  • Hot potatoes for new Attorney General
  • Local bonds for farm debts
  • Nice paying job
  • Municipal Council rules on Malecon today
  • East Coast business to finance 50% new highway
  • Cigar regatta
  • Finals set: Águilas vs. Escogido
Wednesday, 22 January 2003
  • The new Attorney General spoke too soon
  • Gas saving for others, not government
  • Bishop calls for atonement
  • Police support for women
  • PRSC is hinge of PRD?
  • Milagros Ortiz Bosch on campaign
  • Turn the country into a giant free zone
  • Money matters
  • United Nations study on nutrition
  • The daring doctor
  • Corruption doesn’t always work
  • Escogido assured a chance at finals
Monday, 20 January 2003
  • Celebrating Dia de la Altagracia
  • President Mejia accepts First Lady’s request
  • New chief of post office appointed
  • Regional Information Society conference
  • The Cogentrix affair
  • The best foreign lawyers needed
  • More on the chequegate scandal
  • Check your bills
  • Demand for organic cacao increases
  • High profitability in banking sector
  • Santiago airport success story
  • Placido Domingo back in 2004
  • Juan Marichal golf tournament
  • Águilas clinch spot in finals
Friday, 17 January 2003
  • President Mejia and Father Aleman
  • Aleman criticizes rescueing of banks
  • Mailmen on strike
  • 2002 census: 8,230,772 Dominicans
  • Union Fenosa to reduce financial costs
  • Ege Haina to disconnect tomorrow
  • Sovereign bond interest rate: 9.04%
  • Progreso Group acquires Circuito Corporan
  • ADOEXPO objects new charge
  • Handball pavilion inaugurated
  • The Eagles pull away
Thursday, 16 January 2003
  • Government budget for 2003 is approved
  • Mejia on Cogentrix
  • Accepting the challenge to compete
  • Money for farm competitiveness
  • Viyella highlights nation’s agenda
  • New DR bond deal to be priced tomorrow
  • Bonds placement rating
  • Economist Aleman believes government is broke
  • Closing bottled water plants
  • Victor Cespedes’ interesting CV
  • More money for Pepe
  • Baseball summary
Wednesday, 15 January 2003
  • More news on fuels
  • A call for rationing
  • Refinery guarantees airline fuel
  • Money-laundering decrees
  • Neither wind, nor hail, nor dark of nights
  • Government pressured on Cogentrix caseConstitutional issues
  • Politics
  • Ex-consul and deputy safe for now
  • US soldiers in DR
  • Hundreds return electric meters
  • Public reaction forces flight to return
  • Hotel occupancy up for December
  • Getting to know Canada
  • Dominican wins Telemundo reality show
Tuesday, 14 January 2003
  • Small demand for government certificates
  • Considerable hike in customs value base
  • More water news
  • Fuel scarcity forces rationing
  • Power dispute worries World Bank entity
  • 7,000 Haitians arrested in 12 days
  • The Senate wants names
  • Eight PRSC presidential hopefuls
  • Judges’ bank accounts scrutinized
  • Bello Rosa didn’t like his successor
  • Where is Radhames Garcia?
  • From come-solos to come-muchos
  • Santo Domingo carnival: 2 March
  • The Malecon to go pedestrian
  • Erratum
Monday, 13 January 2003
  • No taxes on wages up to RD$11,600
  • Record inflation
  • Mejia would like RD$20-US$1
  • What’s Union Fenosa up to?
  • Quick to collect, slow to pay
  • Budget passes in Senate
  • Aristy Castro secures more power
  • Government delays paying wages
  • Water down the drain
  • Baby owls born
  • Lots of drugs in jails
  • Justice of the peace arrested
  • President Mejia backs Games
  • The MLB baseball academies
  • Baseball standings
Friday, 10 January 2003
  • New attorney general
  • Response to the distribution companies
  • Central Bank net cash advances increase
  • RD$2 billion in certificates of deposit
  • The new sovereign bonds
  • The exchange rate ceiling is removed
  • A drop in the bucket
  • Tourism is picking up
  • Shooting in Santiago
  • Educating about impotence
  • The Pan Am Games: “Fine, thank you”
  • Baseball summary
  • Baseball standings
Thursday, 9 January 2003
  • Solicitor General resigns
  • The dollar
  • Refinery assures enough fuel
  • Water problems in Santo Domingo
  • Getting billed for air?
  • Power distributors are a threat
  • 300 megawatts not yet
  • US congressmen lobby for DR
  • Better or worse?
  • Airport news
  • Baseball summary
  • Baseball standings
Wednesday, 8 January 2003
  • President meets with exchange bankers
  • Budget modifications
  • Two important items from Cenantillas
  • Pension funds to be fair
  • Union Fenosa asks for more $
  • Serious fire at Smith Enron
  • Cedulas
  • More violence against women
  • Miraculous landing
  • Dominicans nominated for Grammys
  • Estrellas tie Aguilas in baseball round robin
Tuesday, 7 January 2003
  • Union Fenosa wants to capitalize
  • Consumers get RD$22.5 million in electricity credits
  • Watch for marked bills
  • Why are there no dollars
  • Report on gross international reserves
  • Who will choose the 2 missing judges?
  • Morel blames parties for ID cards
  • Mejia throws the corruption ball
  • Peynado opposes alliance with PRD
  • Too much violence
  • Career in golf course maintenance
  • Pilot recovers from sea landing
  • Baseball summary
Friday, 3 January 2003
  • DR1 breaks for 6 January
  • Green light to issue US$600 million in bonds
  • 2003 budget postponed for March?
  • Deputies pass US$17.2 million loan
  • Union Fenosa seeks government shares?
  • Military chiefs banned from talking to the press
  • Fuel shortage at OMSA
  • Dumping ID cards in the garbage?
  • Loan for completion of natural gas plant
  • Taxis to cost RD$60
  • Queen Beatrix vacations in Samana
  • Baseball standings

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