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Wednesday, 29 December 2004
  • DR1 breaks for the New Year
  • Lower energy costs in January?
  • Monetary Board approves transfer of assets
  • UASD rector: prudence with IMF accord
  • Lower car prices distort insurance payments
  • Dollar jumps higher
  • Too little, too late?
  • Fernandez reaffirms stance on drugs
  • Lawyer crosses the line
  • Hipolito: I am ready to face the lies
  • Licey dream team
Tuesday, 28 December 2004
  • Legalizing Dominicans in Panama
  • New increase in exchange commission
  • Deputies eliminate syrup tax
  • Smith-Enron re-enters electric grid
  • DA says he will look at everything
  • Police expert on penal code assists Paulino
  • Mejia knew about Paulino
  • Narco's family wants his stuff
  • Many jailed, few convicted
  • US federal charges against Paulino
  • Pop concerts and fiestas bomb
  • Dominican April Fool's Day
  • Regular season unfolding
Monday, 27 December 2004
  • IMF review : 21 January
  • Paying the foreign debt
  • Budget surplus for quasi-fiscal debt
  • Corn syrup bill to deputies
  • Subsidies to the local sugar industry
  • Conflict with Honduras
  • Time to reduce phone rates
  • New free zone wages
  • Christmas tragedies
  • Paulino to be extradited?
  • The Don lived in Julieta
  • Who's to blame for Quirino?
  • Sharing the responsibility for Quirino
  • More surprising reinstatements
  • Aguilas and Licey qualify
Wednesday, 22 December 2004
  • DR1 breaks for Christmas
  • Senate eliminates syrup tax
  • Taxes take 40% of gasoline price
  • ONG fiesta with taxpayers money
  • Bankers want more time to study measure
  • No more arrears? Not so fast...
  • GS 22 Dec update on debt restructuring
  • Another judge bites the dust
  • Police and Armed Forces in the spotlight
  • Legion of assets seized
  • El Don was key Hipolito ally
  • Questions everyone asks
  • Houses falling, literally
  • Dominican saying: "Dicho y hecho!" (Said and done!)
  • Baseball finals
Tuesday, 21 December 2004
  • Drug bust implicates ex-military
  • Official had a sheet
  • Free Zones want to know who & where
  • Danger of fireworks
  • GlobalMed goes to court
  • Public Health on back burner
  • Canada finances CDEEE projects
  • Still drilling for oil
  • Baseball
Monday, 20 December 2004
  • Hard currency reserves are up
  • Bengoa: We are all paid up
  • A hard look at what the IMF wants
  • No news on the syrup front
  • Bust nets cocaine, police colonel
  • New bridge over the Chavon
  • Bottle recycling worth RD$700 million a year
  • Widespread flooding after days of rain
  • Airfares down 30-40%
Friday, 17 December 2004
  • 2005 budget okayed by Deputies
  • Bear Stearns update on bonds
  • CONEP asks for protection
  • Risks associated with primaries
  • First case under new Penal Code
  • Police want modifications to the Penal Code
  • Rain, rain: Thousands affected in North
  • Traffic fatalities on the rise
  • New tricks to watch out for
  • Remittances and the DR studies
  • Beltre nabs US$64 million
Thursday, 16 December 2004
  • Executive Branch gets 20% of the budget
  • Gallup poll shows optimism
  • JCE: No money, no primaries
  • Civil Registry is a mess
  • Still working on syrup tax
  • Free Zones criticize proposed tax breaks
  • DR-CAFTA viewed favorably at home
  • DR to assist Belgium in drug case
  • Veras: Crimes tied to drugs and officials
  • The lowdown on the National Police
  • Santiago blanketed by smoke
  • Canada commends malaria measures
  • United begins flights to DR
  • Pedro clears physical
Wednesday, 15 December 2004
  • Operation Safe Christmas
  • Trying to organize the fireworks fiesta
  • Student Merit program resumed
  • Morales Troncoso to El Salvador
  • Air-conditioning at National Theater
  • New Dominican ambassador in Canada
  • Interest rates drop 10%
  • Ongoing investigation of civil registry
  • Bavaro resort's construction permit revoked
  • Playa Grande sale disputed
  • Haunted house has residents up in arms
  • Worms get their day
  • Educators needed
Tuesday, 14 December 2004
  • Row over compensation package
  • Government surplus for quasi-fiscal deficit
  • Transport rates drop
  • New penal code for Alvarez Renta
  • Portela cleared
  • Exploiting Haitian misery
  • Promoting Dominican business in Florida
  • Pedro to the Mets?
Monday, 13 December 2004
  • Senator Dodd visits Fernandez
  • Bilingual education in public schools
  • Great turnout for computer sale
  • Malaria under control
  • Inflation drops in November
  • Borrowing to pay the foreign debt
  • Yandra Portela vs DGII?
  • Vote for FTA and IMF
  • Where did the US$25M go?
  • DR defeats Puerto Rico in All-Star Game
Friday, 10 December 2004
  • Officials quell malaria concerns
  • Mega-deal involves Caucedo terminal
  • Freeze on electricity rates?
  • Tax breaks displease IMF
  • RD$10 billion to hit the streets
  • Metro system project criticized
  • PRD leaders take stock
  • Major fraud at Civil Registry
  • Top-level police commission named
  • Plenty of change
  • News FLASH: beer by the liter
Thursday, 09 December 2004
  • Digital Prez, digital country
  • PRD members want new leadership
  • "Fiscal sacrifice" for the FTA
  • EDEs to return RD$11 million for over-billing
  • Supreme Court fires judge
  • Cardinal blasts police
  • Military rounds up 300 Haitians
  • Misbehaving in the Middle East
  • Canada reacts to malaria in the DR
  • New plant discovered in the DR
Wednesday, 08 December 2004
  • President Fernandez in NYC and Miami
  • Government payroll way too big
  • More reserves than IMF asked for
  • Education is the priority?
  • Generous concessions for sugar tax
  • Lots of dough for NGOs
  • La Vega: An example to follow
  • PRD survey findings released
  • De Camps wants change of JCE judges
  • Transparency in government finances
  • Attorney General alert
  • Stealing even ferronickel
  • Only two patrol cars for the coast
  • Arts and crafts fair
  • Miss Dominican Republic returns
Tuesday, 07 December 2004
  • Fernandez at Energy Forum
  • Major changes in Police
  • Malecon Christmas tree
  • JCE grumbles about budget cut
  • Public hospital strike called off
  • Artibonite project to start 15 December
  • Focus on university drop-outs
  • Marte vs. Hubieres
  • Land of chaos
  • Dominicans drink more rum and beer
Monday, 06 December 2004
  • Where will the money go?
  • Significant fuel savings
  • Abusive power bills
  • Taking time with the FTA
  • Shopping for a new car
  • Boom in telecom
  • Political party dirty laundry
  • He stole only one bus
Friday, 03 December 2004
  • DR to be a model for anti-corruption?
  • Fernandez travels to the USA
  • National Dialogue agrees on changes to law
  • Troops from PUJ and AILA transferred
  • Expenses eat up 72% of income
  • Central Bank auctions outdo expectations
  • GS on investors' presentation
  • Moving forward for the FTA
  • Frontier to get airports
  • US will deport, France jails sex offenders
  • Creative marketing
  • Prevention urged for malaria
Thursday, 02 December 2004
  • Two new ships
  • CEA: "You have until Monday"
  • Ministry rejects AIDS discrimination
  • Army takes to the frontier
  • Cardinal: Not the time for strikes
  • Fiscal revenues affected by appreciation
  • IMF vs. WTO over exchange commission
  • Housing prices stay high in spite of lower dollar
  • Dilemmas: An editorial by Adriano Tejada
  • New shopping mall in the Mona Passage
  • It's Christmas in Customs
Wednesday, 01 December 2004
  • Leonel and Danilo differ on primaries
  • Mega-government?
  • Bear Stearns update on the DR
  • Explaining the appreciation of the peso
  • Christmas salary
  • Parking is good business
  • Release for Johnny Morales
  • Police kill Punta Rucia assailant
  • Pick-pockets in supermarkets
Tuesday, 30 November 2004
  • Fernandez on his first 100 days
  • What the DR wants with the IMF
  • National Budget: RD$200 billion
  • Power rates go up
  • Hypertrophy in government continues
  • Budget not needed for Primary Law
  • President Fernandez in the USA
  • Living without plantains
  • Assault news distorted
  • New model for tourism needed
Monday, 29 November 2004
  • President Leonel Fernandez to speak today
  • President Fernandez tries punctuality
  • US$1,500 in gifts for Christmas
  • Mejia should be questioned in Renove case
  • Law of Primaries cost RD$70 million
  • PRD seeks unity
  • Sanchez Baret protests
  • Government's free hand criticized
  • Dominicans send back the most
  • On the Punta Rucia assault
  • Deep sea divers: One dead, two missing
  • Escogido defeats Licey, 21-2!
  • Felix Sanchez backs athletics in schools
  • It's been freezing cold in Constanza
Friday, 26 November 2004
  • Leonel: Wait until next year
  • IMF Accord will bring taxes and sacrifices
  • CONEP and the IMF
  • JCE: Cut expenses and limit campaigns
  • New tax on tourism postponed
  • Dominican Republic™
  • South Africa and the DR
  • Chamber wants transport syndicate leaders
  • RIP Sergeant Cabrerita
  • Gunmen besiege busload of tourists
  • Street closure causes chaos
  • Women turn out to protest
Thursday, 25 November 2004
  • Government and IMF come to terms
  • Pinalito Dam underway
  • Rock ash penalties ordered
  • Sustainable tourism for human development
  • Badia: "I was just following orders"
  • Dominguez Brito speaks out on Renove
  • Sergeant "Cabrerita" gunned down
  • International Day of Non-Violence Against Women
  • US$30 million a month on electricity
  • Baseball anyone? Anyone?
Wednesday, 24 November 2004
  • Commerzbank update
  • Garbage disposal agreement
  • Herrera to relocate?
  • Asonahores against US$5 air tax
  • Small hotels fear bankruptcy
  • CONEP board
  • US revokes visas of Renove men
  • Politics in the Renove case
  • Condoms are "in"
Tuesday, 23 November 2004
  • Reinventing the Fernandez government?
  • Bill & Hillary Clinton visit
  • Environment vs. gravel extractors
  • Disasters plan
  • Wage increase starts 28 November
  • New rule is good for footwear exports
  • Another CMD strike
  • Former military chief in Renove case
  • Antonio Marte wants others in the case
  • Where is Johnny Morales?
  • Watch the future stars
Monday, 22 November 2004
  • Senators break, despite FTA urgency
  • Sugar Daddy Decadence
  • Push for clusters
  • Reinventing government talk
  • A plea for peace and quiet
  • And email for all
  • Beer prices drop
  • Plan Renove officials released from jail
  • Johnny Morales' purchase contracts
  • DR stars in Taekwondo Pan Ams
Friday, 19 November 2004
  • President travels to Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Health rejects proposal
  • Commerzbank update
  • Rangel wants Bush to help the DR
  • Bautista calls Senate to Saturday session
  • European funds not reaching frontier
  • Price Control agents search Santiago
  • Judge in murder case suspended
  • Off to jail they go
Thursday, 18 November 2004
  • President halts recovery of heavy equipment
  • Ministry to combat child prostitution
  • AES sale controversy
  • Budget at RD$180 billion for 2005
  • IMF does not like tax exemptions
  • Congress approves money transfer
  • Prices to go down
  • Pending grades
  • More US visas revoked
  • Gruesome recovery work continues
Wednesday, 17 November 2004
  • What the IMF wants
  • Customs to go after mobile smuggling
  • 25% tax on corn syrup needs to go
  • Deputies ratify their wage increase
  • Another Mejia administration officer to the Senate
  • AES deal questioned
  • Supermarket price wars
  • RD$27-RD$31 to US$1 rate in 2005
  • Tragedy at sea
  • Vladimir Guerrero: AL MVP
Tuesday, 16 November 2004
  • No more taxes until 2006
  • Consumers to pay more for power
  • Push for organic farming
  • City mayor tries again
  • AES sells shares to another company
  • Nobel Laureate in the DR
  • Freezing temperatures in La Vega
  • A Dominican is likely to win AL MVP
Monday, 15 November 2004
  • Budget set at RD$37 to US$1
  • Tax collections up
  • Extraditions authorized
  • Deportees need to be studied
  • Wanted by the FBI, apprehended in the DR
  • Duarte Bridge to be repaired
  • Air-conditioning for National Theater
  • Legislators to gain most from wage increase
  • Fundraising for Dominican children with cancer
  • Pan American Taekwondo Championship
Friday, 12 November 2004
  • Duarte Bridge
  • CONEP and unions finally agree
  • Monetary board modifies costs of CDs
  • Ministry of Commerce: No excuse for high prices
  • AMET will heed court order
  • Accounting office says Ede-Este took RD$2 billion
  • Poll shows public preference
  • Que se dice I
  • Que se dice II
  • Dredge the Ozama, a cruise ship is coming!
Thursday, 11 November 2004
  • Leonel's eye on one-digit inflation for 2005
  • Medics not a privileged class
  • Government wage hike will cost RD$8 billion
  • IMF goes to Congress on '05 Budget
  • Guiliani wants to get closer to China
  • Government pays another US$17 million
  • Agripino "once again into the fray"
  • Supreme Court clips AMET's wings
  • Poultry producers earn RD$629 million during crisis
  • Country could lose thousands of jobs
  • Clerics: no impunity in Higuey
Wednesday, 10 November 2004
  • Delegation from China visits
  • Chamber of Deputies moves on wage increase
  • Jorge Subero against constitutional reform
  • Law 28-01 in the limelight
  • What's the real worth of the peso?
  • Cheaper chicken for Christmas
  • DR makes The Financial Times
  • DR to support Central American OAS candidate
  • Scholarships at Rockefeller University
  • Liposuction death
Tuesday, 09 November 2004
  • Loans sent to Congress
  • Labor to study wage increase resolution
  • Peso allowed to climb to fill financial gap?
  • DR-US trade
  • More irregular freight containers
  • Edgar Contreras is news again
  • Dominicans to US collegiate basketball teams
  • Pedro says Boston is his first choice
  • Local baseball league standing
Monday, 08 November 2004
  • Venezuela and DR oil agreement
  • Offer to help improve US-Venezuela relations
  • DR to borrow for aqueducts and dam
  • Group of Rio takes on Haitian cause
  • Administering the news in doses
  • Reducing the need to print money
  • Inflation up
  • Opposing obligatory salary wage increase
  • Major decline in fuel prices
  • Major appreciation of the peso
  • Minister of Environment of Italy visits
  • Kidnapped boy returned
  • Car robberies up
  • Real Madrid to train Dominican players
  • Negocios son negocios opens 18 November
Friday, 05 November 2004
  • Leonel wants Aristide included in Haitian talks
  • Unions get tough with wage pact
  • Construction wages up 82.5%
  • Billions of dollars return to DR
  • Goldman Sachs update on DR debt
  • Cities demand their equipment and their cops
  • A new wave of blackouts for DR
  • Funds urged for maritime security
  • Today's political cartoon: Diogenes & Boquechivo
  • De Buena Tinta: Hertell's parting shot
  • Anger in San Rafael de Yuma
  • Royal wedding in La Romana
Thursday, 04 November 2004
  • Conep challenges salary pact
  • Hugo Chavez to visit for a day
  • Deputies want to divvy up the pie
  • Primaries law is "absurd"
  • In favor of municipal autonomy
  • Doctors decide to strike
  • Free Zones: Change or die
  • Eating 67 pounds of chicken a year
  • Police update
  • Dominicans win in US election
Wednesday, 03 November 2004
  • Fernandez takes his third trip abroad
  • Venezuela's Chavez to visit
  • The Bahamas reaches out to DR
  • Smuggling operation
  • DGII instates check for ITBIS
  • Against military patrolling streets
  • What it costs to legally own a gun
  • Lack of controls at border
  • Senate moves on minimum wage increase
  • Canadian support for the Dream Project
  • Film-making boom
  • Meet the winners
Tuesday, 02 November 2004
  • Carlos Dore on the 50,000 new jobs
  • Blackouts to cost more
  • Disarming the politicians?
  • The traveling electoral judges
  • Father Rogelio and the cardinal clash
  • Don't shut down Colonial City
Monday, 01 November 2004
  • Loans from Brazil, Venezuela
  • Helicopter carrying police chief crashes
  • Closing the municipal police
  • Wage increase to be paid on 30 November
  • Central Bank net reserves improve
  • Commerzbank on the DR
  • Bear Stearns October update
  • Thousands of jobs for the PLD?
  • Cell phone boom
  • Bonanza for Scotiabank
  • Fuss over Colonial City nightlife
Friday, 29 October 2004
  • Fernandez to Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela
  • Challenging the primaries law
  • Push for salary pact compliance
  • Special laws tie President's hands
  • IMF team leaves today, some progress made
  • And while we're talking electricity..
  • New rules for arms possession
  • UNPD will contribute strategies
  • Tariff to help DR's banana industry
  • David Ortiz on Wheaties box
Thursday, 28 October 2004
  • Government and IMF hold long talks
  • DR has the money to pay debt
  • Ministry of Labor says 25% increase is law
  • EDEs will sue
  • The mayors and the garbage dump
  • Thousands indicted on drug charges
  • Extradition papers now ready
  • Nearly RD$1 million a day to political parties
  • String of accusations in San Rafael de Yuma
  • Dominican-American National Roundtable 2005
  • Dominicans take the World Series to heart
Wednesday, 27 October 2004
  • Wage increase controversy
  • Only PRD favors primaries extravaganza
  • Cement prices drop
  • V Grand Caribbean Business Forum
  • San Rafael de Yuma scandal update
  • Probe of AA flight 587 blames co-pilot
  • Sporting News names Dominican All Stars
  • Sox in the hands of Dominicans
Tuesday, 26 October 2004
  • Going after import tax evaders
  • Ministry of Labor announces 2005 holidays
  • Vaccinating school children
  • JCE wants RD$750 million for primaries
  • Eight new ambassadors
  • UN study shows increased poverty
  • Traffic moves through Chavon
  • Nagua's bridge restored
  • Make up your minds
  • Police officers get clearance
  • Scandal in San Rafael de Yuma
  • Pedro pitches tonight
Monday, 25 October 2004
  • IMF demands more discipline
  • Cocco denounces RD$100-billion tax evasion
  • Fuel consumption a hot issue
  • DR's agroforestry industry
  • Salary Commission to study areas of tourism
  • Jaragua deal cost country millions
  • Police Council purges 118
  • US authorities looking at former officials
  • National Dialogue cites causes of violence
  • Papal Nuncio argues in favor of the family
  • UCLA in Santo Domingo
  • World Series: Game 1
  • World Series Game 2
Friday, 22 October 2004
  • Venezuela will finance exports to DR
  • New minimum wages
  • Jaragua Hotel under the microscope
  • DR macroeconomic numbers improve
  • Charlie Rangel jabs at Bush Administration
  • New Migration director looking at travel mob
  • FINJUS wants change in Supreme Court
  • Lack of legal knowledge
  • PLD mob sacks hospital
  • Hipolito to have his foundation?
  • Another Dominican MVP
  • Play Ball!
Thursday, 21 October 2004
  • President confident of overcoming crisis
  • Government pays millions for electricity
  • Talk about salaries
  • Subsidized propane being diverted
  • Consumer law encounters opposition
  • DR has time on HFCS issue
  • DEPRECO after lazy deputies
  • The country is among most corrupt
  • More forced retirements in the police
  • BOSTON goes HISTORIC!!
Wednesday, 20 October 2004
  • Wage increase proposals
  • Justifying the community college model
  • Spain grants EUR150 million soft loan
  • Bear Stearns 20 October update
  • PRSC opposes tax money for primaries
  • US DR-CAFTA assessment
  • AES denies violation of Electricity Law
  • Plaza Lama and Customs reach agreement
  • Bring on Game 7
Tuesday, 19 October 2004
  • Community college for ITLA
  • Tax collections slow
  • IMF mission visits
  • Bear Stearns update on DR matters
  • AES production violates original Electricity Law
  • Power service improves
  • Bahia de las Aguilas plans?
  • Zoellick pushes to eliminate corn syrup tax
  • DR is less competitive
  • A deal is struck?
  • Big spending projected for JCE
  • Politics, the best business in the DR
  • More names of officers who used stolen cars
  • David Ortiz does it again
Monday, 18 October 2004
  • New Youth Code
  • RD$150 billion budgeted for 2005?
  • Focus on Plaza Lama
  • Spanish investors visit
  • Traffic back over Chavon River
  • Bahia de las Aguilas to be developed?
  • Big fire at Ciudad Ganadera
  • RD$11.7 million for Andy
  • Pedro's night
Friday, 15 October 2004
  • Government subsidies hit RD$21.3 billion
  • Ministry of Public Health withdraws drugs
  • Deputies look to modify new Penal Code
  • Despite hoopla, wage package not yet a done deal
  • Accounting office questions RD$137 million
  • AES gets some money
  • Commerzbank positive on DR
  • ECLAC warns the DR on watersheds
  • Wild West-style shootout in Villa Vasquez
  • Brugal believes in its people
  • Albert Pujols leads Cards over Astros
Thursday, 14 October 2004
  • Venezuela loans the DR US$39 million
  • Dollar deposits increase by 78%
  • Senate approves 30% pay raise
  • AES and CDEEE go at it
  • Bear Stearns on DR sovereign debt talks
  • JCE signs up new technologies
  • Armed Forces contract for US$76 million
  • A tidbit on the Parador del Mar
  • Former government took in RD$4.0 billion
  • DR truck drivers to Iraq?
  • Juvenile prostitution a problem in the Cibao
  • Six injured in flood relief chaos
  • Pedro loses, Pujols helps Cardinals win
Wednesday, 13 October 2004
  • Government seeks US$250 million to pay debts
  • Cutting the payroll
  • Improving Duquesa garbage dump
  • US legislators speak out for Dominicans
  • Venezuela & DR petrol talks
  • AES Andres out, Cogentrix in
  • Wages have already been increased
  • Violence touches motoconchistas
  • Why the wave of violence?
  • The wine of Neiba
  • All eyes on Pedro Martinez
  • Miller American GT Challenge
Tuesday, 12 October 2004
  • DR supports FTAA to Miami
  • IMF agreement to resume in November
  • Goldman Sachs on state of the DR economy
  • Blackouts to intensify?
  • Aerodom under the magnifying glass
  • Aerodom responds
  • Masses of police agents put on patrol
  • Porn site scandal
  • Forceful stop to departure of a businessman
  • Boquechivo, the movie
  • Sox vs Yankees
Monday, 11 October 2004
  • President Fernandez in Miami
  • Armed Forces Minister, a man of his own mind
  • Deputy secretaries issue
  • Money for politics, less for health or education
  • Accusations and counteraccusations
  • Fuel saving urgent
  • Oligopoly in the exchange market
  • Inflation down
  • Guaroa Liranzo suit put aside
  • The case of the BMW station wagon
  • Braces for leading drug trafficker
  • 4,222 Dominicans deported in first half year
  • Go ahead for Monte Plata games?
  • Miss World candidate
Friday, 08 October 2004
  • Basque companies headed to DR
  • Government takes over Las Americas parador
  • Government Accounting Office after Renove
  • Out with the old and corrupt
  • Former police generals ordered to stay put
  • UNDP questions DR-CAFTA
  • US$50 million for every dollar increased
  • Late payments chief issue with Paris Club
  • Paradise without coconuts?
  • DR reduces infant mortality
  • Darkened windscreens are out
  • Detour for San Francisco de Macoris
  • Furcal Saves the Braves
Thursday, 07 October 2004
  • US$35 million loan to Congress
  • IMF sees some improvements
  • Venezuelan oil must be between nations
  • Just 1% registered
  • Still too many generals
  • Police Chief says cleanup of the NP coming
  • PRD denies link to crime
  • Hatuey, senators discuss PRD unity
  • Wage talks to resume
  • People's Republic of China to buy Falconbridge?
  • Pedro and Manny shine in the playoffs
Wednesday, 06 October 2004
  • New welfare program launched
  • Biarritz Forum in Santo Domingo
  • WTO rules against exchange surcharge
  • Less hours of blackouts
  • Discount on imported machinery
  • Bear Stearns comment on DR
  • Goldman Sachs on the DR
  • Cardinal calls for purging of Police
  • Proof to accuse former police officers
  • Leads to a stolen car
  • Did the employees steal the RD$25 million?
  • Millionaire cocaine contraband caught
  • Dominican designer wins in Puerto Rico
Tuesday, 05 October 2004
  • US supports fight against HIV/AIDS
  • Explaining tax reform
  • Wages up in 2004
  • Barge offers transport over Chavon
  • Peso schizofrenia
  • Military have key role in people trafficking
  • Former Police chief on case of stolen vehicles
  • Focus on Baninter media in court
  • Dominicans in the playoffs
Monday, 04 October 2004
  • Watchmen as teachers?
  • Environmental Minister speaks up
  • Advancing to restore the IMF agreement
  • Wage adjustment is retroactive to January
  • Fuel and currency prices
  • Beer and cigarettes to cost more
  • Telecom services to cost more
  • Trade with China up
  • Bitter corn syrup
  • Legislator's son assaulted
  • Precision in reporting on Dominicans abroad
  • Homecoming for a national hero
Friday, 01 October 2004
  • President requests amendment
  • More dollars for lights
  • RD$70 billion in certificates
  • Tax Department goes after cheaters
  • Good news for real estate
  • Bottom falls out of the dollar market
  • School desk scandal unfolds in Santiago
  • The INVI scandal
  • One arrested, two under investigation
  • The alligator is now safe in the zoo
  • Super Sanchez to arrive on Sunday
  • A glorious year for DR baseball
Thursday, 30 September 2004
  • Fernandez guarantees FTA
  • Another loophole to sugar industry protectionism
  • Central Bank announces plan to cut deficit
  • Money seeking mission to Europe
  • New taxes go into effect tomorrow
  • Government inertia
  • Prosecutors say new code is working
  • National Housing Institute rocked by scandal
  • Who had what
  • Euri Cabral attacked
  • Reformist party has a "few" on the dole
Wednesday, 29 September 2004
  • Giving priority to the East
  • Sugar lobby seeks Solomonic solution
  • Cuello says free trade with US is irreversible
  • Excessive appointments irk aid providers
  • More taxes
  • Industries may absorb tax increases
  • Government seeks to renegotiate power deals
  • Sticking up for the new penal procedures code
  • Names of police with vehicles revealed
  • Servio Tulio Castanos to FINJUS
  • Mejia gave permission to build motels
  • Mortal cookout
  • Producer fulfills his promise
Tuesday, 28 September 2004
  • No FTA if corn syrup surcharge stands
  • Blasting the DR-CAFTA
  • No names to be released
  • Difficult to penalize corrupt officers
  • Tax reform contains errors
  • Miches to Higuey
  • Laura Restrepo in Santo Domingo
  • Cigars are "in" in the US
  • Baseball tickets to cost more
Monday, 27 September 2004
  • New penal code in place
  • School breakfast program reinstated
  • Santiago to get its city park
  • Green light for government finances
  • Increased cost of living
  • IMF mission arrives for talks
  • Goldman, Sachs on tax reform passing
  • Pedestrian crossing of Chavon
  • Millions in insurance claims
  • The names, please
Thursday, 23 September 2004
  • Friday is a holiday in the DR
  • Good news for Santiago
  • PRD may or may not exclude corn syrup
  • Chief Justice: New Penal Code is revolutionary
  • US$10 million to generators
  • Blackouts and no water
  • Refinery announces propane solution
  • Office of Confiscated Goods recovers stuff
  • Attacking the root of poverty
  • No reduction in government payroll
  • Mejia states his worth
  • Cayman refugees arrive home
  • Santo Domingo's extraordinary traffic jams
Wednesday, 22 September 2004
  • First Lady speaks at UN assembly
  • Tax reform to go to Senate floor today
  • Electronic vote to be tested in primaries
  • Thumbs down on electronic voting
  • Rescuing Dominicans from Cayman Islands
  • Blackouts to hang around
  • Free hand in government appointments
  • Rethinking development in the East
  • Occupancy boost for Puerto Plata
  • Theater Season
Tuesday, 21 September 2004
  • Free zones vs. sugar industry
  • Electronic vote by 2006
  • Solutions to problems only in the press
  • DANR Conference
  • Dominican Week in New York
  • Seeking new investment
  • Outrage over stolen vehicles
  • Police involved in crimes
  • Pepe Goico got clearing to leave
  • Death toll at 25
  • Major damages to agriculture
  • Official report on Punta Cana
  • The La Romana-Higuey landlink
  • Floating bridge lifted
Monday, 20 September 2004
  • Propane shipment arrives
  • Automating ID documents
  • FINJUS director to INDOTEL
  • Jeanne claims 13 lives
  • Power restored in the East
  • Senators moved by Jeanne
  • Status in tourism sector following Jeanne
Friday, 17 September 2004
  • Fernandez suspends his trip to New York
  • Jeanne kills at least two in DR
  • Regional war against corruption
  • Central Bank sells Investment Certificates
  • Senate approves alcohol for cars
  • Experts advocate commercial union with Haiti
  • New car prices fall 20%
  • Parmalat has new life
  • Recovered vehicles to be returned on Monday
  • Que se Dice on internal tensions
  • Gang member surrenders, Pujols still sought
Thursday, 16 September 2004
  • Unwelcome visitor on East Coast
  • Nerves and tension in Azua
  • Fernandez reaffirms zero tolerance policy
  • Entire police station under arrest
  • AG places travel ban on Pepe
  • Bitter debate on sweetener surcharge
  • Meanwhile, in the Senate...
  • Money down the drain
  • New taxes on alcoholic beverages
Wednesday, 15 September 2004
  • President Fernandez to NY and Chicago
  • Stevens Institute in the DR
  • Moving on the tax reform bill
  • AG favors penalizing police officers
  • Scandal needs to be brought to the open
  • Goico's departure "irregular"
  • Day of terror in Azua
  • Jeanne threatens the DR
Tuesday, 14 September 2004
  • Propane gas shipments coming
  • Conditions for Paris Club talks
  • Extending the sovereign bonds
  • Unemployment at 17% says Central Bank
  • CONATRA challenges government
  • Congressional freedom?
  • President discloses his worth
  • Accused of fraud, Calvo countersues
  • Pepe Goico travels to Paris
  • Acting in good faith?
  • Tropical Storm Jeanne could affect Samana
Monday, 13 September 2004
  • Government asks Senate to change bill
  • Inflation at 45%
  • Economic overview
  • Propane headaches continues
  • Police cover-up
  • Navarette big drug sales point
  • Drug-related crimes in Santiago
  • Attorney General and District Attorney out of sync
Friday, 10 September 2004
  • Hurricane Ivan puts people on the move
  • No discord within the Armed Forces
  • Police with recovered vehicles in trouble
  • AG revokes release for Alvarez Renta
  • The law is the law, warns the judge
  • Business community divided on salaries
  • August inflation lowest since 2003
  • Electricity returns to "Intensive Care"
  • You can tell by their uniforms
  • Only 57% of students pass the exam, but...
Thursday, 09 September 2004
  • Massive public works program
  • Armed Forces revokes and demotes
  • A pressing challenge for government
  • What happened to austerity?
  • Forget the train
  • Grand auto theft
  • Good faith or impunity?
  • Guns, guns, where are the guns?
  • Blackouts: They're baaack!
  • Two held in Navarrete homicides
  • Royal blood to wed in DR
  • Caribbean Sea alert
Wednesday, 08 September 2004
  • Pass the tax reform bill now
  • New appointments
  • Single speaker?
  • Zero tolerance for crime
  • More on the police vehicle scandal
  • Anecdotes of stolen cars
  • Who owns Parmalat?
  • Former VP answers Vincho
  • Dominicans seek to lead in MLB
  • Ivan no longer threat for DR
Tuesday, 07 September 2004
  • Fernandez appoints official spokesman
  • Watch where you park
  • Government revenues up 14% in August
  • Embassy in New Delhi
  • Take it or leave it
  • Listin back to Baez
  • Scandal over Mejia's mountain home
  • Cespedes "pardons" under investigation
  • Bello Rosa urges not to defend corruption
  • Opening a can of worms
  • Bloody murder of seven in Navarrete
  • News on Ivan is good for DR
Monday, 06 September 2004
  • School starts for 2.5 million children
  • Poverty reduction program
  • New role for the Ministry of Finances
  • New technology office
  • More appointments
  • New migration law
  • Gas prices on the decline
  • DR vote could be decisive in the US
  • Reaching out to US expatriates
  • Fifty vehicles returned
  • More missing vehicles
  • Breaking the silence
  • Proposal to close early
  • Hurricane Ivan threatens the DR
Friday, 03 September 2004
  • Fernandez pledges full support to tourism
  • Fernandez to propose two-year IMF deal
  • IMF likes what it sees
  • New monetary board
  • More taxes
  • EDEs in for contract review
  • New appointments at IDSS
  • Who's who at Foreign Relations Ministry
  • Foreign minister of India to visit
  • Sweet pressure on Senate
  • Courts are busy
  • Bus, bus, where's the bus?
  • Reward ideas, not favors
  • Don't be a litterbug!
  • Felix Sanchez runs again
Thursday, 02 September 2004
  • Powell and Fernandez meet in Panama
  • Business leaders and PLD against salary hike
  • And now, propane inspectors
  • Caram urges Senate to reduce taxes
  • Fines for littering
  • Inquiries into use of state funds
  • Cespedes freed his cousin
  • Recovered cars used by police
  • What future for wetlands in the DR?
  • Former VP passes away
  • Wanted man nabbed in shootout
  • Frances damage report
  • Latin Grammy for Ventura
Wednesday, 01 September 2004
  • Propane gas update
  • New government appointments
  • Government employees to be paid on the 25th
  • School starts Monday
  • Restaurants in for hard times
  • Mexican company takes over Productos Sosua
  • Sugar protection paragraph
  • High profile rape case
  • Pedophile case against priest moves
  • Frances shifts north, avoids DR
  • Super Sanchez, greatest in sports?
Tuesday, 31 August 2004
  • Fernandez to Panama
  • Propane gas subsidies eliminated
  • Power service improves
  • Appointments
  • Retirement for Pepe Goico
  • Frances is threat for the DR
  • Trouble at the UNPHU
  • More remittances this year
  • Permit to Bavaro hotel could be revoked
  • Tax increase may prompt restaurant closures
  • Rock in the DR
  • Nostalgia at the National Theater
Monday, 30 August 2004
  • President continues to fill posts
  • Jaime David declined job offer
  • Pacheco: tax package was hard-fought
  • Reforms in banking, public administration key
  • AG orders review of prison releases
  • Large mess in Transit Department
  • Still no propane
  • Electric solution in three phases
  • Cost of electricity to rise
  • State stands firm on Bahia de las Aguilas
  • Jimani returns to obscurity
Friday, 27 August 2004
  • Impasse averted, tax reform passed
  • Appointments, belt tightening continue
  • AG overturns Cespedes' orders
  • Special funding for Public Health
  • Propane subsidy to last until 2005
  • Creditors prefer renegotiation to default
  • A look at a problematic law
  • No need to renew cedulas expiring in 2004
  • Sanchez brings home the gold
  • Other Dominicans at the Olympics
Thursday, 26 August 2004
  • PLD forgot about jobs
  • Government and Deputies agree on tax pack
  • "A billion here, a billion there…
  • Central Bank lowers interest rates
  • Government launches a plan for propane
  • Government to renegotiate electric contracts
  • Convicted drug trafficker freed
  • Police ill-equipped
  • Turn on the TV at 3:30pm
Wednesday, 25 August 2004
  • Leonel promotes, retires and moves
  • PLD to “tweak” tax reform
  • All pensions suspended for 2004
  • Ministry to review Protected Areas law
  • A tight-lipped Hertell visits Dominguez Brito
  • Refinery suspends propane service
  • Bus service improves
  • Health care for tourists a great business
  • Last-ditch jobs for PPH
Tuesday, 24 August 2004
  • More government officials named
  • Fewer and fewer generals
  • Long cabinet meeting
  • Publicity, insurance escape VAT increase
  • Exit tax raises a lot of money
  • AES is producing energy, but…..
  • Propane subsidies to target families
  • Stalled projects
  • OMSA: On the road again
  • Dominicans in the Olympics
Monday, 23 August 2004
  • New appointments by Fernandez
  • US offers to collaborate with Fernandez team
  • Fernandez to make first trips in September
  • IMF panel gets tough
  • Attorney General to weigh performances
  • Police chief puts patrols back in uniform
  • Got lights?
  • The DR loses one of its best…
  • Happy 1,000th, Diario Libre
  • Dominicans in the Olympics
Friday, 20 August 2004
  • Better days ahead for justice
  • More appointments
  • Clean-up in the Armed Forces
  • The new chief of police
  • 30 days to pay taxes on cars
  • OMSA busses
  • Madrid Accord renegotiation
  • Tax reform advances in Chamber of Deputies
  • Positive expectations drive peso up
  • IMF statement
  • Bilingual call centers boom
  • Secret jail room
  • Boat trips continue
  • Calventi ends a medical era
  • Sanchez arrives in Athens
Thursday, 19 August 2004
  • Propane gas supply to improve
  • Blackouts to diminish
  • Advocating lower prices of power
  • Record high petrol prices
  • Three cabinets
  • More appointments
  • Controversial appointments
  • Jaime David to be the ombudsman of the PLD?
  • Tax reform back to Congress
  • Goodbye to Jacinto Peynado
  • Dominicans in the Olympics
Wednesday, 18 August 2004
  • Mini-summit at Presidential Palace
  • Funds for child nutrition and education
  • Advancing tourism investment money
  • Cultural revolution promised
  • No more mass pardons
  • Segura + US$65 million for power sector
  • Eddy Martinez to CEI-RD
  • More government appointments
  • Who’s who at Customs
  • Ana Mitila Lora fired from Listin
  • The new primary law
  • Reality show baby
  • Dominicans in the Olympics
Tuesday, 17 August 2004
  • Fernandez promises austerity
  • President announces his cabinet
  • New military chiefs
  • DR’s Central Bank way overstaffed
  • Santana appointed to Listin
  • Environment Ministry stops Globalia in its tracks
  • No pardons for the prisoners
  • Funeral for Peynado
  • The new and old Dominican Republic
  • New law for political party primaries
  • Brazilian football team in Santo Domingo
Friday, 13 August 2004
  • DR1 holiday schedule
  • Mejia departs with a clean conscience
  • What he didn’t promise
  • New generals
  • Wage increases in Attorney General office
  • Mejia orders checks to pay sovereign coupon
  • Advancing on tax reform in Congress
  • Reasons for the decline in the FX
  • Mejia to remain for inaugural ceremony
  • Mini-Summit
  • Participacion Ciudadana’s wish list
  • Globalia wants to start construction
  • European Union style integration
Thursday, 12 August 2004
  • President Hipolito Mejia says adios
  • Which promises?
  • New name for Las Americas
  • RD$250 million to Pan Am contractors
  • The Dominican commissioners
  • Banks profit from Central Bank policy
  • Default likely, says Moody’s
  • Bonds coupon payment postponed
  • Caram against tax reform as is
  • Tax reform would be mortal blow to business
  • Anti-mosquito paint
  • DR in the Olympics
  • Comedy at National Theater
  • Not to be missed
Wednesday, 11 August 2004
  • Guajimia go ahead
  • Decoration for Eduardo Fernandez
  • FINJUS wants a piece of Justice Department
  • Inflation nears 32% for the year
  • Silverio looks at the first signs
  • Monetary analysis by Bear Stearns
  • Tax reform bill slips in Chamber of Deputies
  • Will oil prices affect tax reform?
  • Propane arrives
  • Third major blackout in three days
  • Power arrears
  • Survivors!
  • Local telecast of Olympics
  • Marcos, the new man of La Mancha
Tuesday, 10 August 2004
  • New information law
  • Parks law opposed in Supreme Court
  • Jana blames Hipolito for IDSS mess
  • Two total blackouts in 48 hours
  • Mejia to erect his kingdom in San Cristobal
  • Attorney General’s welfare list
  • Two days of mourning
  • Inaugural VIP list
  • PLD politicians to government
  • Watch it with the tax exemptions
  • Speculations on the bondholders list
  • Perils of unlimited state guarantees
  • Boxers go for medals in Athens
Monday, 09 August 2004
  • Former VP Peynado dies in Miami
  • Lois Malkun faces judicial citations
  • Tax reform faces big test tomorrow
  • An untimely tax package
  • Pros and cons of Law 28-01
  • Banks authorized to issue preferred stock
  • All talk and it’s still dark
  • Grant-Thornton looks at the energy situation
  • Energy Institute chief speaks out
  • Health minister answers Defillo
  • No trace of the 79
Friday, 06 August 2004
  • DR-CAFTA is official
  • Mejia inaugurates unfinished housing
  • The giveaways continue
  • Hernani ploy causes rift in PRD
  • Low liquidity hinders government operations
  • No money, no buses
  • Inside the fuel crisis
  • The new economic team
  • Doctors give up on Public Health
  • Commentary on new road
  • Soldiers from Iraq cannot travel
  • Dominicans lost at sea
  • La Casa de Cristal’s baby
  • Andy Garcia pleased with filming in DR
Thursday, 05 August 2004
  • President Mejia in Colombia
  • Economic crisis management team
  • DR-CAFTA signing today
  • Most expiring certificates belong to banks
  • OMSA buses out of service
  • On why Serra was sent to Elias Pina
  • CEA land for JCE judge
  • Guido wants to be PRD’s secretary general
  • False alarm at Spanish Embassy
  • Brazilian football team in DR
Wednesday, 04 August 2004
  • President booed at UASD
  • DR-CAFTA resistance continues
  • Silverio preaches austerity
  • Tax reform follow up
  • Electricity news
  • Gas stations accused of fraud
  • New 10-digit telephone numbers
  • DR bonds “outperform”
  • CONEP, FINJUS and Law 92-04
  • PPH leader now in the Senate
  • 80% percent of criminal cases die in courts
  • Be wise, don’t improvise
Tuesday, 03 August 2004
  • President Mejia to travel to Colombia
  • Salazar and Rodriguez to the Senate?
  • Why was Judge Serra transferred?
  • FINJUS demands transparency
  • Public transport falls flat
  • Fuel shipment not enough
  • JCE’s rushed tender
  • Protests over dismemberment of parks
  • Hidalgo plans to build in Park of the East
  • Clarifications on ATMs and credit card taxes
  • Heads of government expected
  • Fernandez on Dominican time
  • Anniversary concert
Monday, 02 August 2004
  • Propane gas scarcity park publicos
  • The rich now protest the blackouts
  • Double taxation of wages?
  • Border provinces protest any changes to their law
  • VAT discussions
  • Bad news for the propane subsidy
  • Paris Club
  • Yield reduced on savings certificates
  • Gasoline fraud estimated at RD$4 billion
  • Bernardo Vega, master trader
  • Prison stats
Friday, 30 July 2004
  • And it is not even Christmas!
  • Mejia asks for RD$1.2 billion for lights
  • Blackouts spawn new breed of protesters
  • AES, you gotta be kidding!
  • Tax package a bitter pill
  • Migration employees jailed
  • Que se dice?
  • Miss DR out of danger
  • Santiago: water, water everywhere
Thursday, 29 July 2004
  • Propane better, gasoline still scarce
  • Leon Jimenes proposal a hit
  • ATMs as tax collectors
  • Malls overcome by BO
  • AmCham urges caution
  • A call for mourning
  • Prices drop on some pharmaceuticals
  • Academy of Sciences confronts the law
  • Brutal attack on Miss DR
  • Adios to SD West’s municipal police force
Wednesday, 28 July 2004
  • Supreme Court says nobody should say who is guilty
  • Mejia's selective reign
  • Barak in Congress
  • Leon Group sets out plan for RD$28 billion
  • Leonel and the bishops meet
  • Back to the past
  • Urban chieftains in transport sector
  • Majority of inmates are not apt for pardons
  • Cenantillas warning
  • Dominican team to Athens
Tuesday, 27 July 2004
  • President Mejia in denial
  • Not even Edenorte has power
  • Postal code
  • Congress to stay on the job
  • Scandalous pardoning of jail sentences
  • Long route to Constanza
  • Banks oppose taxing deposits
  • Most judges don’t know the code
  • Time for more mega-projects
  • Former President of Colombia in SD
  • Super Sanchez does it again
  • DR on standby for 4 x 400 relay
  • DR mermaids win silver
Monday, 26 July 2004
  • Energy crisis needs US$18 million
  • Refinery rations fuel
  • FTA signing for 5 August
  • More loans passed in Congress
  • Congress dismembers national parks
  • Strong disapproval of tax reform
  • Poor will pay more than the rich
  • Bernardo Vega can be humorous
  • Finding better yield for the retirement funds
  • Geriatric facilities without subsidies
  • The Robert Reid Cabral Children’s Hospital
  • Where is INESPRE?
  • Dominican patriots
Friday, 23 July 2004
  • President wavers over FTA
  • Exports are the way to go
  • Cut spending, instead of more taxes
  • Trial by fire for PLD government
  • Foreign pressure to resolve bank fraud cases
  • Senate acts against nepotism and environment
  • 1,500MW of alternative power
  • Antun to lead PRSC
  • Army behind deforestation
  • Good news for Haiti?
  • More on the judo case
Thursday, 22 July 2004
  • Darkness envelops the nation
  • Electricity Superintendent is helpless
  • IDSS hospital service stopped
  • Lapayese’s 100 words
  • Leonel will have to pay
  • PLD willing to change tax legislation
  • What’s being said
  • In case you didn’t know…
  • Where are the Cubans?
  • Pre-Colombian treasure recovered in Miami
Wednesday, 21 July 2004
  • Mejia changes law for a third time
  • Bush and Mejia to sign FTA in August
  • AmCham backs DRFTA
  • Business spokespeople want tax reform now
  • Steve Hanke proposes bold monetary reform
  • Hospitals at breaking point
  • Family Health Plan put on hold - again
  • Long blackouts cause consumers to change ways
  • Prisons are not nice places
  • What a day for Albert
Tuesday, 20 July 2004
  • Mejia washes his hands from tax reform
  • Festival of retirements
  • Will the generals be the first to go?
  • Mejia aide promoted to senator
  • Bad news for Dominican diplomatic corps
  • No phones again for Education
  • The exception to the rule
  • EUR5.62 million for environment
  • Legal specialists urge halt to new penal code
  • Pardons spur crimes
  • Kidnapping gone wrong
  • Judo president resigns
Monday, 19 July 2004
  • LF: Tax reform not to hurt the poor
  • Tax Reform proposes tax amnesty
  • Camilo defends PLD tax increase proposal
  • Sovereign bonds were financial folly
  • Dollar goes down, prices stay up
  • Total energy collapse in Santiago
  • Ailing hospital gets help
  • US$72 million for helicopters
  • Bahia de las Aguilas to become Boca Chica?
  • World Bank condemns DR water
  • Trickledown effect of tourism in Santo Domingo
  • Dominicans have sent back US$14.6 billion
  • Mona Passage update
  • Better times ahead for sports finances?
  • Diaz wins in Greece
Friday, 16 July 2004
  • Tax reform needs 2/3 vote
  • ANJE criticizes tax reform package
  • Cut government spending
  • And now the garbage bill…
  • Torturers in the State
  • Migration inspectors fired
  • Fernandez in Valencia
  • UN Human Development Report
  • French ambassador focuses on bank crisis
  • Free Canadian info
  • The University Games
  • Africans to compete in city marathon
Thursday, 15 July 2004
  • Doctors consider handing over hospitals
  • Central Bank lowers interest rates
  • Lobbying starts on tax proposals
  • Fewer taxes needed, not more
  • Owners and workers agree on salary hike
  • Never a day without energy news
  • Oldest chain goes on the market
  • A fabulous business
  • Hang on to your cell phones
  • In spite of horrors, they still try
Wednesday, 14 July 2004
  • Mejia pays millions to creditors
  • Sweeping public access law approved
  • Tax reform bill starts discussions
  • Dream projects seem to go up in smoke
  • Agri-business worries they were tricked
  • Deportees not deported
  • Eighteen missing, one dead, thirteen survive
  • Fernandez in Spain
  • Now it’s the Dominican All-Star Game
Tuesday, 13 July 2004
  • Mejia to submit PLD tax bill to Congress
  • The tax reform proposal
  • Najri lashes out at tax reform
  • Justice lags behind
  • Reformistas reject Bello resignation
  • Debate on visa or no visa for Haiti
  • Good luck or bad?
  • Dominicans in the All-Star Game
  • Miguel Tejada is new Derby King
Monday, 12 July 2004
  • Visit from John Taylor
  • National Energy Commission want to return EDEs
  • Aerodom’s sweet deal
  • Big guys weigh in
  • Dominicans in Spain don’t change
  • Rafael Bello Andino resigns post
  • Dominicans need to watch the sun
  • Hurricanes in Diario Libre
  • DR wins gold in Centrobasket
Friday, 09 July 2004
  • Higuero airport left to Fernandez
  • President Mejia in denial over hospital crisis
  • Homes without doors
  • Toll booth won’t stand
  • Inflation up 2% in June
  • Prince of Asturias coming for inauguration
  • More on Fernandez’s trip to London
  • Travel costs soar
  • Homerun for Hazim
  • DR passes to Centrobasket finals
Thursday, 08 July 2004
  • Santiago’s park
  • Public hospitals strike
  • Closing the fiscal gap at any cost?
  • PLD tax proposal
  • Free import agreements?
  • More taxes do not mean more services
  • Goldman Sachs update
  • Foundation says it doesn’t need permits
  • Ramos Garcia case postponed again
  • PRD divide in Congress
  • Reasons for Leonel’s wanderlust
  • President-elect in Europe
  • Keno legal suit
Wednesday, 07 July 2004
  • Government turnover fiesta: RD$12 million
  • A CONEP warning on tax reform
  • Worry about money aspects
  • Agripino lashes out at government
  • Meanwhile, at the Altagracia Maternity Hospital…
  • Bond scheme or scam?
  • A tale of four cities
  • Republic Bank speaks out
  • No plastic surgery infection patients here
  • UN HIV/AIDS 2004 report
  • Sanchez dips under 48 seconds
  • Centrobasket in Santo Domingo
Tuesday, 06 July 2004
  • Report on Fernandez in London
  • Financial gap is larger?
  • PLD economists want higher taxes
  • Emam Zade favors less taxes
  • Improving the quality of spending
  • No parking meters for Santo Domingo
  • New! Here come the Saratoga bonds
  • Local aviation industry hurting
  • HIV/AIDS declines in women
  • Elias Pina incommunicado
  • Vicbart: the “Chapulin Colorado” of sports?
Monday, 05 July 2004
  • Mejia ratifies tax package and Herrera turnover
  • Vega suggests five alternatives
  • No salary increase for now
  • A new "hole" in Banco Mercantil
  • Bear Stearns follows Goldman Sachs
  • US ambassador guarantees support
  • One heck of a new business
  • Ace student gets awards in the USA
  • Felix Sanchez's golden races
Friday, 02 July 2004
  • Mejia changes his mind on tax reform
  • The burgeoning quasi-fiscal debt
  • Export tax still on
  • Supreme Court judges to stay
  • Signage for the colonial city
  • Junk being sent to Asia
  • Greenpeace addresses Globalia
  • Illegal shipyard for Monte Cristi
  • Dominican girlfriend for Tyson
  • Utopia to build in Connecticut and DR
Thursday, 01 July 2004
  • The airport that never should have been
  • IDSS medics leave hospitals
  • Import and export taxes expire
  • Fiscal reform bill up to PLD technicians
  • Bad omens
  • The wages dilemma
  • Violence in public schools
  • Get married by your church
  • Strong support for democracy
  • Hollywood entertainment complex for DR?
Wednesday, 30 June 2004
  • IMF Accord faces obstacles
  • Politics to decide fiscal reform
  • More money for hospitals
  • Poor students become teachers
  • Immigration bill passes first step
  • Electricity from a different view
  • Petroleum and subsidies heighten deficit
  • Plantain production is lower
  • Leonel’s dealings in the Americas
  • Four parties lose recognition
  • Time for basketball
Tuesday, 29 June 2004
  • Mejia to Guatemala
  • Fernandez also travels
  • Phone service restored for President
  • Changes in store for Supreme Court?
  • IDB mission to look into corruption
  • Pass bill to foster competition
  • Opposition to new toll booth location
  • Removing junk cars
  • Floods hurt banana exports
  • Merengue in danger?
  • Something for everyone at Modelo Market
  • Jobs at Santo Domingo Hilton
Monday, 28 June 2004
  • Tax reform redux redux redux
  • Mejia to submit PLD tax reforms
  • Which way will Decamps swing?
  • DR economy with negative numbers
  • A glance at the energy sector
  • Airports in the news
  • Presidential Palace incommunicado
  • Preventing further tragedy in Jimani
  • Our growing foreign population
  • Judge orders heirs to share
  • Eight points in choosing a wine
Friday, 25 June 2004
  • World Bank steps away from electric crisis
  • The energy crisis explained
  • Goldman Sachs on the interim
  • Rich are asked to foot tax reforms
  • Tonty rejects audit
  • Fernandez and Clinton meet in NY
  • Hospital director suspended
  • Jimani construction creates uproar
  • Important warning to drivers in Sto Dgo
Thursday, 24 June 2004
  • Protests rock Cibao and other regions
  • Cogentrix gets paid; AES must check its accounts
  • Agripino: Tax reform will not affect poor
  • IMF not happy either
  • Regional hospital cuts services
  • Chamber of Accounts strikes back
  • Andy gets cold shoulder
  • Fast food chains in trouble
  • Sweet industry bitter over FTA
Wednesday, 23 June 2004
  • Mejia and Fernandez sign pact
  • Andy’s tax proposals
  • Felipe Gonzalez addresses Congress
  • Winning back the generators
  • AES borrowed at above market prices
  • Water Bill reform
  • Haina’s dump on fire
  • The World Bank money
  • Silverio on parallel systems
  • Teeing off on the Malecon?
Tuesday, 22 June 2004
  • Mejia and Fernandez meet today
  • Bautista back to helm of Senate
  • Fernandez meets Chavez
  • Overbilling is true
  • Agripino: PUCMM doesn’t owe
  • CONEP doesn’t owe
  • Power bill distortions
  • Education pays its telephone bill
Monday, 21 June 2004
  • A wee bit better, but….
  • Propane scarcity is serious
  • The major themes of the transition
  • The Bloom is off Hipolito's Rose
  • Credit portfolio serious affected
  • Long arm of the law
  • Police apprehend Hiserote’s killers
  • “The Russian” is dead
  • Young Canadian killed trying to do good
Friday, 18 June 2004
  • The Jimani houses
  • The cost of city government bureaucracy
  • S&P: Tough times ahead for Fernandez
  • Rutinel resigns from reform commission
  • Public health system collapses
  • Propane gas scarcity
  • Reason behind Vasquez’s visa cancellation
  • Murders in San Pedro
  • RedBio2004
  • DR is cheapest city in CA and Caribbean
  • Fencing summer camp
Thursday, 17 June 2004
  • What happened to the “good times?”
  • Former head of migration’s visa revoked
  • No convictions for trafficking
  • Business sector’s tax reform proposal
  • Present tax reform bill now
  • Mejia to meet with generators
  • Power Superintendent is abroad
  • The newest AMET agents
  • Facelift for Malecon
  • Old-time swimmer wins in Masters
Wednesday, 16 June 2004
  • Left out to dry
  • Where is George? Why not?
  • Normal tariffs for Punta Caucedo
  • CFI and ADOZONA sign agreement
  • WSJ on Santiago apparel strategy
  • Duquesa to commercialize methane gas
  • Find alternate fuels
  • Hold the toll
  • Fernandez and Lula
Tuesday, 15 June 2004
  • I owe, he owes, they owe….
  • Government has no solution
  • Collecting garbage
  • City government evicts Malecon shacks
  • Inflation climbs
  • Accor tells its position in legal dispute
  • Greenpeace protests mutilation of parks
  • Helping Danny Almonte’s mom
  • Kiteboarding World Cup starts today
Monday, 14 June 2004
  • Electricity contradictions
  • Electricity issues just won’t go away
  • Privatize the collection offices
  • Tolls up to RD$21 from RD$15?
  • The IMF is coming, the IMF is coming!
  • Government to submit tax package
  • Congress is busy, busy
  • Mejia and Fernandez to meet
  • Fernandez to Brazil, Chile and New York
  • Grupo M resumes production
  • Health issues
  • Four dead in small plane crash
  • Dominican is Miss Universe Italy
Wednesday, 9 June 2004
  • DR1 breaks for the weekend
  • Spreading the blackouts
  • Power crisis = lack of government responsibility
  • IMF leaves country without finishing
  • Tax reform summit
  • How to distribute the adjustments.
  • Accounting Office accepts audit
  • Parks law undergoes more changes
  • Germany opposes new park legislation
  • Clean up on Malecon
  • Duarte Highway alert for Thursday
  • DNI looks at airport bribes
  • Grupo M leaves Juana Mendez
  • Hundreds of houses for Jimani
  • Sanchez prepares for gold in Athens
Tuesday, 8 June 2004
  • Collapse of power system
  • Fernandez on power crisis
  • Differing with Calderon, the optimist
  • Heavy losses in agriculture
  • Please, no more taxes
  • “For lack of a nail…”
  • Thanks to the OAS electoral observers
  • US Embassy closed on Friday
  • Bad draw for DR women’s volleyball
  • Dominican athletes in Athens
  • Theodore Chasseriau at Centro Leon
Monday, 7 June 2004
  • Consumers support the government
  • Request to audit the auditors
  • Environment under attack
  • The IMF wants to get started
  • Power generation reaches new low
  • Incredible losses in electric sector
  • Family costs go up
  • First steps for Leonel
  • A modest proposal
  • Possible problems for Caucedo Terminal
  • Haitian migration studied by FLACSO
  • Big spending on campaigns
  • Vega on the PRD backfire
  • US reports large increase in arrests
  • Heartbreak continues in Jimani
Friday, 4 June 2004
  • IMF talks in DR
  • More blackouts, higher bills
  • The Mejia legacy
  • Jimani could be repeated
  • State lands at bargain prices
  • Fernandez gets President-elect certificate
  • RFID in the DR
Thursday, 3 June 2004
  • Tax collections up
  • Mejia washes hands of tax reform
  • Fernandez to tackle tax reform
  • US-DR FTA is closed
  • A loan to pay IDSS medics
  • Santiago protests parks mutilation
  • Blackouts back with a vengeance
  • Regulate, not retreat
  • Prankster gets off easy
  • Baseball to go to bat for DR
Wednesday, 2 June 2004
  • Accounting Office under fire
  • Government wants to renegotiate sugar deal
  • US wants tighter controls on shipping
  • CONEP wants tax reform by July
  • Time for government discipline?
  • Inflation eats up 79% of salaries
  • Some sample wages
  • Watch it, Monsignor
  • Forewarnings in Jimani
  • Father Rogelio calls for attention to the Northeast
  • MLB baseball presidents in town
Tuesday, 1 June 2004
  • Situation critical at hospitals
  • Power rates adjustments
  • Wage consultations
  • DR is exception in regional growth outlook
  • Legislate for the majority, not minority
  • RD$23 million to rebuild houses in Jimani
  • Pellerano returns for questioning
  • Trapped between two constitutions
  • Bachata Symphony in NYC
  • Hurricane season begins
Monday, 31 May 2004
  • New fuel prices cause fare hikes
  • President vetoes parks bill
  • Land title office goes digital
  • You scratch my back…
  • IMF coming to town
  • Dominican consulates to close
  • Jimani: When it rains, it pours
  • Wealthy businessman loses everything
  • Woman acted in self defense
Friday, 28 May 2004
  • Mejia lobbies for environmental bill
  • Mejia finally makes it to Jimani
  • Bloomberg and Pataki commit to help
  • NY-DR Strategic Alliance
  • The soldiers are back
  • Minority parties
  • Bear Stearns update
  • Free zone exports up
  • Positive outlook for free zones
  • Reserves decline
  • Not my problem…
Thursday, 27 May 2004
  • Half-a-million pension for Lois Malkun
  • Saying one thing, doing another
  • Independencia tragedy wrapup
  • Relief reaches Jimani
  • Rush for all but tax reform
  • UNDP urges Mejia veto environmental bill
  • Unfavorable trade balance with Central America
  • Political masterminds?
  • Wiche Garcia Saleta dies in car accident
  • Time for Mom
Wednesday, 26 May 2004
  • Death toll and relief efforts increase
  • Pope calls for solidarity
  • Bridge to San Cristobal closed
  • Meanwhile, in Santo Domingo…
  • Rain and debts cause blackouts
  • Senate ratifies audit office members
  • Push for unified elections
  • Polling the polls
  • Subervi announces Presidential aspirations
  • Become a legislator to dodge justice
  • Fernandez visits the US
  • Tax Reform in 2005, for sure
  • Myopic policy and the IMF
  • Economy took a step back in May
  • IDB thinks economy can’t help poor
  • Unhappy Cardinal
Tuesday, 25 May 2004
  • Macabre tragedy near Jimani
  • Light rains through Wednesday
  • The era of the yola-concho
  • Government vaccination program collapses
  • No money to bring the men back?
  • New consul in New York
  • Pico Duarte is now Pico Trujillo
  • Postponing tax reform
  • Financial transition woes
  • Transition team
  • PLD for strengthening the peso
  • Fernandez at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Juan Luis Guerra to Univision
Monday, 24 May 2004
  • Tropical wave leaves nine dead
  • DR1 launches 2004 Hurricane Page
  • Gasoline prices hit record highs; fares go up
  • Mejia to leave tax reform to Fernandez
  • Dollarization a la dominicana?
  • Environment declares war on President?
  • Irony of a new bill from the President
  • 500 more pardoned inmates
  • Cardinal seconds Monsignor Agripino
  • Murray on vote count delays
  • TSA in charge of Las Americas security
  • New World Bank representative
  • Juan Luis Guerra to join Univision?
Friday, 21 May 2004
  • Luxury vehicles for city mayors
  • Government borrowing from banks up 25%
  • President-elect against environmental bill
  • Transition team
  • Decamps visits Fernandez
  • No retaliation planned
  • Red alert out for sacking
  • RD$48 billion due in 30 days
  • Dollarization in the focus again
  • Who is at the helm?
  • The next First Lady
  • Dignity of the people
  • Reasons for the defeat
  • Army takes on fired police colonel
  • Summer jazz at Casa de Teatros
Thursday, 20 May 2004
  • Senate butchers environmental bill
  • Government surplus
  • Government spends double
  • School breakfasts suspended
  • Power sector is bankrupt
  • Signs of a smooth transition?
  • Alert to avoid PRD sacking
  • The making of a time bomb?
  • Big win for city government
  • Dead leaders do not draw votes
  • The allied vote
Wednesday, 19 May 2004
  • Final election tally
  • Record voter turnout
  • Quick vote count proves its worth
  • Decamps ousted again from party
  • Mejia declines trip in favor of Fernandez
  • Guido, Aristy, Hazim & Alburquerque
  • Mejia loses big in his hometown
  • Poor showing for the PRSC
  • A conversation with Agripino
  • Public employees fear losing their jobs
  • CONEP visits Mejia
  • Government still seeks millions for motorcycles
  • The IMF and the election
  • Seaboard vs Ege Haina
  • Dominican Republic heads nasty list
  • A call for faith in the future
Tuesday, 18 May 2004
  • Big party in Santo Domingo
  • Polls within normal error margins
  • Exit polls hit nail on the head
  • High points of the election
  • PLD dominates vote abroad
  • No record turnout this election
  • Expensive votes
  • Five tense hours
  • Hoy’s version on the delay
  • Economic priorities
Monday, 17 May 2004
  • Leonel emerges victorious
  • Slow reporting of results prompts Agripino
  • Massive voting turnout
  • First time for absentee balloting
  • Violence does claim three lives
  • Guido Gomez Mazara
  • JCE shuts down news broadcasts
  • The final Mejia campaign tactic
  • Penn Schoen poll
  • Grant Thornton worried on DR recovery
  • Telecom numbers
Friday, 14 May 2004
  • Campaigns end today at midnight
  • Gallup: 53.6% PLD to 29.9% PRD
  • Leonel promises a victory for Dominicans
  • JCE considers censorship
  • Electoral trivia
  • Blackouts
  • Bring an umbrella to vote
  • DR1 to work as usual
  • IMF suspends new disbursement
  • Radio Disney in the DR
  • Estefan to launch Amelia Vega’s career
Thursday, 13 May 2004
  • Medics back to work at public hospitals
  • Monday also will be a holiday
  • Hipolito says he is ahead
  • Millions for Monte Plata
  • Crosschecking of voters’ list
  • Many eyes on the DR election
  • OAS wants to do a preliminary results count
  • Armed Forces to stand behind JCE results
  • Merrill Lynch on DR election
  • GS analyst compares Fernandez & Mejia
  • Serious errors in environmental bill
  • AmCham protests fast-tracking
  • Environmental bill not yet sent to Senate
Wednesday, 12 May 2004
  • Deputies vote to mutilate parks
  • Concern over custody of voting results paper
  • Who gave the OK to print the list?
  • Explanation demanded
  • PLD concerned; Mejia says nothing doing
  • Clean city, nice city
  • Days off for elections
  • Leonel Fernandez says education is his priority
  • Central Bank lost RD$4.5 billion
  • More money for the government
  • Oil prices could affect recovery
  • Central Bank certs are at 60%
  • The Janus face of baseball
Tuesday, 11 May 2004
  • Soldiers return from Iraq
  • Early morning printing
  • Motorcycles with RD$1,000 down
  • From where will the money come?
  • Ministry of Environment against mutilation
  • Ambassadors protest environmental bill
  • The Union Fenosa lobby
  • Japanese experts to help DR exports
  • American actor John Lithgow has ties to DR
Monday, 10 May 2004
  • Ministry of Environment against parks bill
  • Mejía’s pollsters guarantee a second round
  • No school 17-19 May
  • Peynado hospitalized
  • JCE test trial shows flaws
  • New voters
  • The high cost of the expatriate vote
  • Campaign tactics boomerang
  • IMF official explains Stand-By
  • Subsidies up to RD$11.3 billion
  • Services will continue up
  • Changes in visa process create mess
  • Deadly travel
  • Santiago’s Street of Culture
Friday, 7 May 2004
  • UNDP speaks out on poverty
  • Motorcycle accidents on the rise
  • President says he will not be pressured
  • Mejia promises recovery in 2005
  • Dominicans will not accept electoral fraud
  • Campaign finals
  • The next interviews
  • UN opposes environmental law rush
  • World environmental groups heed caution
  • Supreme Court to hear another park case
  • Here they go again
  • BanReservas takes over the market
  • Reasons behind the run on the pesos
  • The white elephants at the Pan Am Park
  • DR world-class in skeet
Thursday, 6 May 2004
  • Controversial bill could be passed today
  • Sharks, tigers and lions in the bag
  • Deputies didn’t read radical bill
  • Stay clear of Gomez & 27 avenues
  • Inflation at 0.7%
  • Mangos, mangos, mangos
  • Sugar mills to World Heritage List
  • Free use of state funds
  • PRD poll forecasts second round
  • Ten provinces to watch
  • Anthony Rios recovers from wound
  • The Feast of the Goat on the big screen
Wednesday, 5 May 2004
  • United to fly in from Chicago
  • Penn, Shoen poll results
  • Electoral board to keep quiet on funds
  • Rushing to sell park beach land
  • Money, money, money everywhere
  • Foreign debt service up 265% in 1st quarter
  • Studying ways to lower energy costs
  • Yet another tax proposal
  • A J. P. Morgan warning
  • Doctor’s strike set for 7 May
  • Long wait to dump garbage
  • Political cartoons are good
Tuesday, 4 May 2004
  • Dominican soldiers leave Iraq
  • Silence, please
  • Clearance for US meat imports
  • Appealing to gratitude for votes
  • One senator is not a problem
  • New electoral trials recommended
  • Tune in to the candidates
  • Campaign closing dates
  • Julio Hazim, the entrepreneur?
Monday, 3 May 2004
  • And down the stretch they go
  • There must be money somewhere
  • Marches against rock ash
  • Price controls, obsolete or needed?
  • Economy at 1995 levels
  • More news from energy seminar
  • Puerto Plata redux
  • Hungry?
  • Kryptonite in Santo Domingo?
Friday, 30 April 2004
  • Run, Felix, run
  • Election news
  • Electricity distributors bankrupt
  • CONEP takes on electric sector
  • Election observers
  • Auto sales are down
  • Mining news
  • George W. Bush looks for Dominican vote
  • Got a DATE?
Thursday, 29 April 2004
  • War of the polls
  • JCE is object of hackers’ desires
  • Protected Areas making news
  • Sale of assets could offset deficit
  • Tax changes produce more money
  • The Economist: DR helped Haitian rebels
  • Five killed in attempted robbery
Wednesday, 28 April 2004
  • Coalition Report No 1
  • Local boards reject recruits
  • CONEP in Santiago
  • IMF to grant dispensation
  • US complains of investment climate
  • Rockash won’t go away
  • AMET fires 22 officers
  • Gasoline cops
  • Mudslides turn deadly
  • Got a DATE?
  • Nearly half of minor leaguers
Tuesday, 27 April 2004
  • Government institutes price controls
  • Chaos at Gomez-27 intersection
  • Rockash is not toxic
  • Chile & DR sign cooperation treaty
  • DR pays interest on sovereign debt
  • New government appointees
  • Distributing state property
  • The presidential candidates on TV and radio
  • Company surveys
  • Doubting the possibility of a second round
  • Birds of the Caribbean
Monday, 26 April 2004
  • Stay away from Gomez & 27 avenues
  • Mejia and Latortue
  • Electoral results in 4 hours
  • Testing electoral monitoring
  • The 2004 campaign slogans
  • Raul not Rafael, but always Bacho
  • Sanchez Baret’s sister back at JCE
  • Motorcycles only if Mejia is reelected
  • US$15 million for UASD
  • Get your title now
  • RD$130 million to buy votes
  • Defined electoral panorama
  • Pacheco favors developing national parks
  • USAID opposes mutilation of parks
  • British scholarships
Friday, 23 April 2004
  • Haitian Prime Minister in Santo Domingo
  • Weekend vaccinations
  • Book Fair up and running
  • What is the PRD up to?
  • Promises, promises
  • Electoral bondage
  • Key PRSC party members expelled
  • DR hosts a sweet meeting
Thursday, 22 April 2004
  • Please go slow on the parks bill
  • Focus on the National Park of the East
  • Dominican troops coming home soon
  • Fernandez at AmCham
  • Hipolito vows a K’O
  • A master politician?
  • Possible attack on the JCE?
  • Election trial run this weekend
  • UK support to Participation Ciudadana
  • New landing system at Cibao Airport
  • Book Fair opens tonight
Wednesday, 21 April 2004
  • DR pulls out of Iraq
  • Government owes RD$1 billion to EDE-Este
  • DR government halts promo efforts
  • Senate approves park mutilation
  • President Mejia blames his ministry for rockash
  • Sovereign bond payments are maybe
  • Government could go looking
  • Do your duty? Yeah, right!
  • Elections and more on elections
  • The “Coctelera” column
  • Polls show Fernandez victory in first round
Tuesday, 20 April 2004
  • Peynado endorses Leonel
  • Equal rights for Protestants and Catholics?
  • Catholic bishops call for fair elections
  • Discounted licenses for motorcyclists
  • JCE says RD$40 million well spent
  • Troops to return in July
  • Weekend vaccinations
  • Verizon ups its prices
  • Mendoza visits Bancredito case judge
  • Earthquake shakes Cibao
  • Clean air day in San Francisco
Monday, 19 April 2004
  • Pact for democracy
  • Political violence continues
  • Fewer fears of electoral fraud
  • Abysmal turnout for JCE check exercise
  • Ten provinces will control election
  • DR debt rescheduled with Paris Club
  • Mercantil executives accused of fraud
  • Bancredito officials’ arrest ordered
  • Some “modest” proposals
  • Flea market is packed
  • “Rock-ash” gets nasty
  • Electrical infighting
  • Kohler says talks are just starting
  • Rushing on Montellano
Friday, 16 April 2004
  • To reduce tax evasion
  • More on Playa Grande
  • An attack on nature
  • The Navy campaigns for Mejia
  • Taxing the statesmen
  • DR and US politics in tune?
  • Vote check out event
  • Baninter judge under pressure
  • The card every Haitian wants
  • Pan Am Games medalists get apartments
Thursday, 15 April 2004
  • Wisconsin money for Playa Grande
  • CSX World Terminals Caucedo
  • The client every law firm would want
  • Finding jobs for the new generals
  • Military training in the DR
  • Rock-ash for port accessways construction
  • CID Gallup poll
  • Mejia on corruption in government
  • Transparent use of public funds for politics
Wednesday, 14 April 2004
  • Motorcycles for votes
  • PLD and PRSC surprised by new JCE deal
  • Mejia calls Noble Espejo “baboso”
  • Political Cartoons
  • Pedro Silverio asks: Better or worse?
  • Family ties at the Central Bank?
  • OAS wants trial run
  • Diario Libre looked at HE Capital
  • Business community wants to create confidence
  • UASD lab says rock-ash is toxic
  • Resorts in national park areas
  • Empowering the press
Tuesday, 13 April 2004
  • President Mejia returns
  • Too many deaths
  • Education Ministry’s phones cut
  • Inflation
  • Military haves and have-nots?
  • Military statistics
  • Military scandal at Las Americas
  • Half-million contract to an unknown
  • Parties to avoid clashes
  • Five boxers qualify for Athens
Monday, 12 April 2004
  • Tragic Holy Week
  • Cardinal wants Dominican troops to return
  • Mejia reaches out to expatriates
  • Mejia on military and politics
  • Mejia in Miami
  • Political shootout
  • Big economic parlay today
  • Bitter rice
  • Dominican crisis affects all of Central America
  • Tax reform scenarios
  • Police do not perform “roundups”
Wednesday, 7 April 2004
  • DR1 breaks for Easter
  • Operation Holy Week begins today
  • Drive carefully
  • Listin Diario’s take on the US$500-million bond
  • Bond operation could abort IMF agreement
  • Diario Libre on the Canadian proposal
  • Bear Stearns update on Paris Club talks
  • Tax reform or not?
  • DR troops fighting in Iraq
  • Election ballot approved
  • Another gem from the Diario Libre
  • Miss DR staying out of politics
Tuesday, 6 April 2004
  • Government collects more taxes
  • Government proposes 24% tax on calls
  • Propane gas dilemma
  • CAB respects court order to open Herrera
  • DR troops unharmed in Iraq
  • Government to give away motocycles!
  • Taiwanese rice to arrive today
  • Soft politics over Easter
  • More on the Constitutional reform oversight
  • Prices going up, not down
Monday, 5 April 2004
  • Lots of generals, few troops
  • Air traffic controllers back on job
  • Herrera to stay open
  • Severe scarcity of propane hurts barrios
  • VAT to go to 16%?
  • Latest blackouts spurred by late payments
  • Stable dollar means lower prices
  • Handling of rockash “smells”
  • Peynado to stay out of politics
  • Are we without a Constitution?
  • National Police out in force
  • Over 100 swimming holes closed
  • Miss La Vega is Miss DR
Friday, 2 April 2004
  • Hipolito denies lines with Baez Figueroa
  • Jaquez says he took the loan
  • Where was everybody?
  • Baninter saga continues
  • IDB denies Listin story
  • Media at the service of re-election
  • Peynado is courted
  • Air controller impasse continues
  • Rockash in Manzanillo
Thursday, 1 April 2004
  • Air controller impasse
  • Penn, Schoen & Berland March poll
  • Politician popularity
  • How are we doing?
  • If they did it, so can we
  • Improved outlook for election
  • Blackmail and abuse of money
  • 5.3 earthquake in Santo Domingo
  • Tom Peters on the DR
  • Miss Universe, the movie star
Wednesday, 31 March 2004
  • US$165 million Central Bank guarantee
  • Senate passes US$11.6 million loan
  • Senate calls in Moya Pons
  • New garbage dump will cost RD$800 million
  • State subsidies for tiny universities
  • Hamilton-Hoy poll
  • Hamilton's VP popularity levels
  • JCE gets vote of confidence
  • CAPEL perceives election paranoia
  • Eating Less
  • Furniture factories closing
  • Car dirty? No problem!
Tuesday, 30 March 2004
  • Duquesa to be relocated
  • Cutting costs of diplomatic corps
  • Copies of cedulas up to 14 May
  • PLD government outline
  • The high cost of political publicity
  • Politicians travel
  • Money handouts are routine
  • No comments on helicopter
  • US$112,500 to a chauffeur?
  • Baninter scam case to be heard in US court
  • DR expatriates keep close ties
  • Parmalat for sale in DR
  • DR apparel exports lose ground to Asia
  • Frank Ceara gets a break
Monday, 29 March 2004
  • Mejia scores 25% in Hamilton poll
  • Latest measures create tension with IMF
  • CONEP wants simpler taxes
  • More VAT and taxes
  • Another call to annul
  • After the elections, electricity?
  • Gasoline and propane use down
  • An unseen hazard in Free Trade
  • Chocolate news
  • Venezuela oil shipments back to normal
  • Waste dumped in Samana
  • Que se dice/What’s being said
  • French troops on the frontier
  • Lost peregrine falcon
  • 150,000 volunteers to work Holy Week
Friday, 26 March 2004
  • Mejia to travel to US for his campaign
  • D-CAFTA sent to US Congress
  • Viyella on the D-CAFTA
  • Good use of public funds?
  • Fiscal reform talks start in April
  • Late interest payment
  • Proposal for investment law change
  • Parties need to wait for JCE results
  • Erase and start again
  • Abortions on the rise
  • Ramsey Clark visits
  • Orchids exhibition
Thursday, 25 March 2004
  • Health workers’ strike continues
  • Blaming blackouts on AES
  • US$40 million to be disbursed tomorrow
  • Haitians recover from Constanza accident
  • Toxic waste in Samana?
  • Fernandez favors an online government
  • The wicked alliance of government and banking
  • Baninter – the campaign issue
  • Fernandez knew about Baninter’s problems
  • Jaquez praises PRSC campaign
  • PRSC to invest RD$150 million in Estrella campaign
Wednesday, 24 March 2004
  • Scotiabank consultant on DR
  • RX still far from IMF limits
  • Over US$1 billion invested in 2003
  • US$1.3 billion repatriated in 2003
  • Pay up, please
  • But it doesn’t stop there…
  • Have wings, but no place to go
  • Hipolito 2004-2010?
  • Peynado stands alone
  • Good red and white meat
Tuesday, 23 March 2004
  • Re-editing the Frente Patriotico
  • Estrella supporters on the alliance
  • The traveling JCE judges
  • Mejia promises he will stay in power
  • Max Puig and Plan B
  • Mejia challenges Baninter lawyers
  • Expensive airlift?
  • IDB: US$37 million for housing
  • Dominican wins Pan Am Windsurf Formula
  • Casandra dazzles
Monday, 22 March 2004
  • Doctors begin 5-day strike
  • Public debt grows
  • Government created 25,000 new jobs
  • Reopening the UNESCO office?
  • Campaining on inaugurals
  • Political spending left and right
  • More election stuff
  • Mind what you say
  • What’s being said…
  • Money, honey
  • Coffee prices wake people up
  • Garcia Marquez and the dollar
  • Carnival time in Santo Domingo
Friday, 19 March 2004
  • City avenue detour
  • 20,000 semi-automatic rifles for what?
  • Government programs presentations
  • President asked to take leave of absence
  • Power corporation promotes Hipolito
  • Alburquerque: an ace in the pack of cards
  • Ruling for foreign financial companies
  • Foreign debt per capita
  • Beware of false expectations
  • Moodys criticizes handling of economy
  • National Agenda for Development
  • Roberto Cassa’s history updated
  • Caribbean Football Cup
  • Pan American Windsurf Championship
Thursday, 18 March 2004
  • Moving ahead with Monte Plata Games
  • Subsidies to the press?
  • Unemployment at 17%
  • Positive outlook for the shorter term?
  • 11 candidates for the Presidency
  • Trade with Haiti at low point
  • US senator worried about arms sales
  • Andy Garcia films in the DR
  • The Passion of Christ opens in Santo Domingo
Wednesday, 17 March 2004
  • Surprise! Leonel picks his VP
  • No debates scheduled
  • Experts want UN to handle frontier issues
  • Free Trade press conference
  • Inflationary pressures
  • CB reveals economy down 0.4% in 2003
  • Debts darken tourism’s future
  • Paris Club plays hardball
  • Meet the Dominicans on Wall Street
Tuesday, 16 March 2004
  • D-USA free trade agreement signed
  • Propane gas scarcity
  • Bond payment speculations
  • UNESCO director visits
  • Cabinet changes
  • National safety contradictions
  • Dangerous precedent
  • Clarifying the excess of ballots
  • Where's the plastic?
  • Civics studies
  • Hipolito to follow in Aznar's footsteps?
  • Campaigning on taxpayers money
  • Visual relief
  • Pan Am villa apartments for gold medalists
Monday, 15 March 2004
  • Desperate hours of Free Trade talks
  • IMF suggests more fiscal controls
  • CONEP against depositing in Central Bank
  • Hipolito says he has gained 15 points
  • 24 parties to vie in elections
  • The question of a Presidential leave of absence
  • Questioning the number of ballots
  • Red flags at JCE computers
  • The cost of absentee balloting
  • Lead poisoning a serious problem
  • Dominicans kidnapped by Haitian rebels
  • Two Dominicans dead in Madrid attacks
  • I went in the wheels because I can't swim
Friday, 12 March 2004
  • Mejia condemns Madrid attack
  • Government mute on power deal
  • Pension funds to the CB?
  • Inflation up 11.25% in February
  • Requiem for CAFTA
  • Timid government officers behind low ratings
  • Electoral medicines
  • Sail in style
  • 8-day erection requires hospitalization
Thursday, 11 March 2004
  • RD$84 billion in interest payments
  • Power rates up 90% in 5 months
  • Power plant for CB officer
  • Why so many guns?
  • The high cost of votes
  • Danilo Medina for VP?
  • A plea for better campaigning
  • Helicopter fever
  • The foreign debt analyzed
Wednesday, 10 March 2004
  • IDB to limit disbursements to US$50 million
  • CDEEE deal will affect sector
  • Pharmaceuticals on Free Trade Alert
  • Politics is good business
  • Parties run from debates
  • El Caribe urges debates
  • Who will be Leonel's running mate?
  • Paris Club date looms
  • Canada buys more
  • Cement in the news
  • US okays DR med schools
  • Axman, hold your ax
  • No money to pay track coaches
Tuesday, 9 March 2004
  • Relief in supermarket shopping
  • Propane gas supply back to normal
  • Drug manufacturers could get the ax in FTA
  • JetBlue sales pending government okay
  • Covert agreement with generators
  • No money for elderly
  • PRD government program 2000-2004
  • When to debate
  • Family besieged by tragedy
  • Child traffickers detained
Monday, 8 March 2004
  • Mejía open to debate Fernández
  • Mejía to leave Supreme Court alone
  • Better days ahead
  • Free Trade talks resume
  • Talks to begin with Paris Club
  • Walking a financial tight rope
  • Government to receive US$50 million
  • Overnight deposits big business
  • Judge revokes measure suspending flights
  • Request for a Code of Ethics
  • Moo-moo, moo-moo
  • The 4 wounds of the Colonial Zone
  • AIDS medicine comes too little, too late
  • 5 Dominican baseball stars on 1st team
Friday, 5 March 2004
  • Higher rates, albeit more power
  • Park of the East in limbo
  • Armed Forces denies purchase of arms
  • Major ammunition shipments to DR
  • Bisono against changing Supreme Court
  • Subervi accepts VP nomination
  • Morales and Mejia meet
  • Mejia should take a break from office
  • Leonel-Hatuey 2004-2008?
  • In the name of good governance
  • Mini-Marshall Plan for Haiti needed
  • Importing coffee in 2006?
  • DR bonds below trading average
Thursday, 4 March 2004
  • Mejia says Subervi is his man
  • Another way to do politics?
  • US$84,000 in baseball tickets
  • New cars for government officers
  • CB certificates are a time bomb
  • Long lines to earn 50% APR
  • Games the IMF plays
  • Recent US sale of 3,500 arms questioned
Wednesday, 3 March 2004
  • Mejia uncomfortable with Washington's opinion
  • Diesel and propane news
  • AMET fused with National Police
  • Bankers agree to reduce M1
  • JP Morgan takes a hard look at DR
  • Private labels save money
  • Parlez-vous, Barahona?
  • Former Chancellor favors review
  • Current Haitian crisis renews queries
  • Improving the level of political campaigning
  • Leonel calls for electoral observers
  • Europe wants to contribute to fair election
  • Swimmin' holes
Tuesday, 2 March 2004
  • DR neutral in Haitian crisis
  • Haiti needs support to rebuild its institutions
  • New presidential economic advisory team
  • More irregularities in jail pardons
  • Propane gas scarcity
  • Gomez Mazara resigns
  • Controversial US Narcotics report
  • Dominican to head ACS
Monday, 1 March 2004
  • Aristide flees, ministers in exile
  • Good ink on the President's address
  • Energy reform must include privatization
  • Cogentrix to produce 300MW
  • San Jose Accords not being observed
  • SCJ Chief questions convening of magistrates
  • Automobiles make weekend news
  • Puerto Rico ripe for Dominican farm labor
  • Coast Guard rescues lost boat people
  • Cell phones replace fixed units
  • Joselito.com jailed
Thursday, 26 February 2004
  • DR1 breaks for Independence Day holiday
  • The worst idea
  • Dominican army weapons used in Haiti?
  • Going to war with Haiti to abort the election?
  • Very suspicious
  • Historical reasons behind Haitian drama
  • The positive side of Haiti
  • Who's got the Samana contract?
  • Changing the flora of city streets
  • Speculations on the Supreme Court
  • Bankers alert of high interest rates
  • The next sovereign debt payment
  • Almost everyone worse off
  • Exchange rate cynicism
  • US Ambassador offers advice to his friend
Wednesday, 25 February 2004
  • CDEEE loses RD$3 billion a year
  • Rush for fiber-optic transmission line tender
  • More loans approved
  • Central Bank to pay 50% interest
  • Huge capital drain
  • That Samana contract
  • Fill 'er up!
  • Gallup poll confirms Fernandez's lead
  • Poll breakdown on voters' preferences
  • JCE to look at alternative measures
  • Ito Bisono appointed to judges' board
  • Dialogue on judiciary system
  • Aristide warns the DR
  • CIA advises DR to admit 37 Haitian refugees
  • Ancient arms cache found
Tuesday, 24 February 2004
  • Hipolito discusses Haiti situation
  • Country cannot accept refugees
  • Editorial opinions on Haiti
  • Arrivals from Haiti
  • More on Samana project
  • January tax income lower than expected
  • Bear Stearns warns about debt restructuring
  • Big headlines to show
  • Forget the conflict of interest
  • Milagros breaks her silence
  • Estrella "not manipulated" by Mejia
Monday, 23 February 2004
  • Haitian border opened briefly
  • Rebels occupy Cap-Haitien
  • Soto Jimenez rebuffs refugee camps
  • JCE cannot review electoral rolls
  • Slight increase in electrical service
  • Samana for sale?
  • Charge cards part of modern world
  • Lots of Dominicans
  • Diario Libre criticizes Listin Diario
  • Brrrr! It's cold up there!
  • Good exercise for RD$1.49
Friday, 20 February 2004
  • Haitian repatriations halted
  • Grant asylum and set up camps?
  • EU ambassador fears for DR
  • PPH courts Fello
  • Man with 3 cedulas claims to have none
  • Yo-yo effect for exchange market
  • Paris Club negotiations
  • No cash, no gas?
  • Another yola tragedy
  • Closure of Ave. 27 de Febrero at Maximo Gomez
Thursday, 19 February 2004
  • DR must accept Haitian refugees
  • Health workers announce strike
  • Power situation to improve?
  • Carter Center may not attend elections
  • Dollar up again
  • Exports up by 8.9%
  • Dominican-American Chamber of Commerce on FTA
  • GB ambassador values DR stability
  • Selective advertising policy?
Wednesday, 18 February 2004
  • CB Governor assures proper use of IMF funds
  • Rescheduling of debt
  • IMF accord implies taxes on medicine
  • More military promotions
  • The "surgeon" speaks up
  • Cheap chicken or not?
  • SUVs and propane
  • Milagros: Place a classified
  • JCE: Nobody gets to vote twice
  • Medina: Fraud will not be too easy
  • Minority magazines focus on Dominicans
Tuesday, 17 February 2004
  • Guerrero urges more attention on Haiti
  • Business sectors concerned over Haiti
  • Grupo M Free zone operations normal
  • Controller stands by Renove audit
  • Duarte Bridge should be closed
  • Questionable insurance for speedboats purchase
  • Government to go after tax evaders
  • Inflation in January at 9.23%
  • The high cost of a government "error"
  • Record month for government revenues
  • Peso appreciates considerably
  • JCE recognizes new PRD president
  • Jaquez offers Fello and Milagros "anything"
  • Another strike?
  • Dominican ping-pong team to Athens
Monday, 16 February 2004
  • President lashes out
  • No break for Congress
  • Hipolito, the senator?
  • Government raises deficit level
  • FTA moves on to third round talks
  • FTA agreements could be delayed
  • Two soldiers killed at border
  • Masked gunmen attack factory
  • Haitians exiled in DR resurface in Haiti
  • Extortion on the border
  • US$235 million for the military
  • Promotions at the Police
  • Fuel consumption drops 46%
  • The electricity is in the mail
  • Dominicans in Puerto Rico - a success story
Friday, 13 February 2004
  • Business sector reacts to IMF accord
  • The press on the IMF accord
  • World Bank loan approved
  • New exchange regulations
  • Power agreement depends on government
  • FT says DR is close to default
  • Market-friendly restructuring forthcoming?
  • The Economist on President Mejia
  • Ley de Lemas shelved
  • The presidential candidates
  • Reactions to opinion poll
  • Who's who in the JCE
  • Verify your voting station
  • Brazilian company buys Pepsi bottler
  • The real problem?
Thursday, 12 February 2004
  • IMF agreement signed
  • Hipolito's hopes for IMF agreement
  • Leonel on IMF and dollarization
  • More comments on IMF Agreement Part II
  • JCE say no time for electoral reform
  • More voices against the law
  • Poll predicts landslide for Leonel
  • Comments on the Penn, Schoen poll
  • Leonel robbed at airport
  • Environment challenge to Hidalgo today
  • Park of the East
  • Athletes of the Year
Wednesday, 11 February 2004
  • President meets with those in power
  • Mejia authorized hotel on protected area
  • IMF wants hard line on banks
  • Picking up the tab to patrol foreign waters
  • The most generous of FTAs
  • Poultry and beef to US markets
  • Rice getting scarce?
  • A rose by any other name
  • Bishops reject charges
  • Best page in the dailies?
  • Three less carjackers
Tuesday, 10 February 2004
  • Mejia backs Park of the East development
  • Moya Pons enforces Environmental Law
  • Hidalgo defends his interests
  • Government: all is well with Plan Renove
  • More audit revelations on Plan Renove
  • Tax revenues up considerably
  • Gasoil shortage persists
  • Saying one thing, doing another
  • Set exchange prices behind fuel scarcity
  • Herrera could close 5 March
  • Supreme Court returns bill
  • JCE would sit on PRD decision
  • Money not enough to buy 2004 election
  • Church united against government
  • Suing Bancredito companies
Monday, 9 February 2004
  • DR pays up
  • Mejia says blackouts are a threat
  • Central Bank economic update
  • Government continues borrowing spree
  • From bad to worse
  • The Renove mess
  • Plan Renove: the newest circus act?
  • Free Trade negotiators off to Puerto Rico
  • Electoral reform bill enters decisive week
  • Advertising revenue drop hurt media
  • Free Zones see US$60 million in January
  • Air travel way off
  • Baby Rebeca doesn't make it
  • Michael Camilo wins a Grammy
  • DR wins Caribbean Series
Friday, 6 February 2004
  • President authorizes rice imports
  • Ede-Este for sale; AES to keep generator
  • Calling in the generals
  • Fuel shortages update
  • IMF signing date 11 February
  • World Bank launches DR site
  • George Bush visits DR
  • Unconditional support from the US?
  • Third Dominican to die in Iraq
  • Cardinal says country has been "abandoned"
  • PRD impasse drags on
  • PPH divided over Ley de Lemas
  • Haitian unrest causes concern
  • International team to operate today
  • Venezuela Tigers defeat DR Tigers
Thursday, 5 February 2004
  • Blackouts cut business
  • Bridge repair now at RD$894 million
  • Supreme Court to study Ley de Lemas
  • Continued opposition to electoral reform
  • Vice President "saw PRD standoff coming"
  • Fello still optimistic for PRD unity
  • Hatuey's formula
  • PRD factions clash
  • A "yolero's" story
  • Heart operations for 70 children
  • Bancredito savers want their money
  • Caribbean Series update
Wednesday, 4 February 2004
  • New loans vs. blackouts
  • Central Bank to get US$150 million
  • No school breakfasts yet
  • Blackouts cause traffic chaos
  • Editorials
  • Who did more?
  • Subervi remains loyal to Decamps
  • Leonel's candidacy registered at JCE
  • A campaign without proposals?
  • Electoral reform bill on hold
  • Wendy's and Burger King close stores
  • Parque del Este
  • Baseball success story
  • Caribbean Series
  • 2 x 1 at the Quisqueya
Tuesday, 3 February 2004
  • Globalia behind hotel in park area
  • IDB and power loans passed
  • Standard & Poor downgrades DR rating
  • Explanations for the peso's steep descent
  • Private debt is at US$7 billion
  • "War" in the PRD
  • Mejia could not seek Presidency again
  • Name change for Codetel
  • Ahora Magazine to cease publishing
  • No arrests for AMET
  • Jail pardon spree to continue
  • Protest for release of former priest
  • Take me out to the political rally?
  • DR wins again in Caribbean Series
  • Fiesta of Major League players
Monday, 2 February 2004
  • Mejia nabs PRD nomination
  • Vicente Sanchez Baret new PRD president
  • Decamps says he is still PRD president
  • Cardinal says Mejia will regret the nomination
  • Plot against Leonel?
  • 2 billion contribute to pension plans
  • Moody's downgrades DR bonds
  • Fitch Ratings lowers DR rating
  • Bernardo Vega and the IMF
  • Free Trade Agreement attracts investment
  • 14-hour blackouts lash the country
  • Duarte Bridge unsafe
  • Crisis triggers migration
  • Interesting solutions to money problems
  • Caribbean Baseball Series update
Friday, 30 January 2004
  • Strike roundup
  • The grim "success" of the strike
  • Explanation for the violence?
  • Hipolito on the strike
  • Ley de Lemas gets through first reading
  • Mejia Ricart defends Ley de Lemas
  • Editorials on Ley de Lemas
  • JCE flags international concern
  • Milagros and Fello "won't be VP"
  • CDEEE wants fiber optics systems
  • Blackouts hit Dominicans with a vengeance
  • New ambassadors
  • European imports make up 80% of tariffs
  • Considerable rise in crossings to PR
  • Will Perico Ripiao make it big abroad?
Thursday, 29 January 2004
  • Strike enters second, final day
  • Editorials on the strike
  • Bomb scare at JCE offices
  • NYC support for strike
  • Non-operational airport inaugurated
  • School breakfast program to resume
  • Support for Subero
  • Ley de Lemas increases possibility of fraud
  • Power cuts force changes
  • IMF requests first review
  • Dollar rate continues downwards
  • Bonds payment could condition IMF deal
  • Dominican flag targeted in FTA talks
  • Time to convert rice lands
  • DA on the Bancredito case
Wednesday, 28 January 2004
  • Delta announces flights to SDQ
  • Strike to cost RD$3 billion
  • Bishops and business call for a peaceful strike
  • DR kind of strike
  • Today's editorials in El Caribe
  • Where's the RD$23 million?
  • Doctors' strike shuts down hospitals
  • Taxes
  • Electricity again
  • Generators blame government for mess
  • DR shirks bond payment
  • Chief Justice names his terms
  • Ley de Lemas to Senate
  • Peynado abandons bid for candidacy
  • Licey are the Champs
Tuesday, 27 January 2004
  • Vice President returns to Education post
  • Wage delays for police
  • City government increases cost of permits
  • Electricity Law is one way against consumers
  • Doctors on strike
  • Fishing in troubled waters
  • Fernandez backs the strike
  • PLD march big success
  • Campaign slogans
  • A dictatorship in the making?
  • Miami Herald urges OAS to get involved
  • Significant appreciation of the peso
  • Relief for Haitians
Friday, 23 January 2004
  • No DR1 news update on Monday
  • Lois Malkun in Washington
  • Banking risk law passes first stage
  • Fuel crisis intensifies
  • World Bank: New strategy for DR
  • Importers will stop buying US$
  • AMET and ADN declare war on "chatarras"
  • Support for Subero Isa
  • Supreme Court justices to be retired?
  • Orlando Gil urges to keep eyes wide open
  • Fello hits out at JCE
  • Conare on Ley de Lemas
  • Are the signatures needed or not?
  • Miami Herald: DR democracy under threat
  • Baseball miracle!
Thursday, 22 January 2004
  • IMF praises government
  • IDB announces loan disbursement
  • Bank interest rates to go up again
  • ANJE alert on financial risk law
  • Chicken legs "could block" FTA
  • Power cuts announced for maintenance
  • Dia de la Altagracia messages
  • Chief Justice under pressure
  • Big decisions for SCJ ahead
  • Cardinal to Subero: "Persevere"
  • Justice needs all guts he can muster
  • Mejia to be proclaimed 31 January
  • Ley de Lemas to be shelved?
  • Peynado about-turn on Ley de Lemas
  • Magnificent Seven to the Three Amigos?
Tuesday, 20 January 2004
  • No DR1 Daily News update tomorrow
  • Public school programs hurting
  • Despradel blames Chamber of Deputies
  • Fernandez to IMF consultations
  • Big debt payment due
  • Relief with government change?
  • Electoral campaign opened
  • Preparing for a constitutional dispute?
  • Key electoral dates
  • Electoral trivia
  • Mejia now pushes for electoral reform
  • Those left out seek way in
  • Call for President Mejia to resign
  • Bag of jewels stolen
  • Pepe Goico back in the press
Monday, 19 January 2004
  • Some troops back from Iraq
  • RD$16,455 tax exemption level
  • People should earn double
  • The big hit
  • Hands off the Dominican flag!
  • What's bein' said
  • Monetary Board mops up money
  • 5 million possible voters?
  • PC fraud warning
  • PRD say convention was a success
  • "Humble" Mejia wants dialogue
  • Successful PLD electoral drive
  • Estrella criticizes rice imports
  • Peynado doesn't favor Ley de Lemas
  • More foreigners in jail
Friday, 16 January 2004
  • Fill up the tank!
  • CB denies intervention rumors
  • Vargo on lack of confidence
  • Reprieve for floating bridge
  • Reactions to AMET merger
  • DR has not complied with IMF
  • Paris Club's considerations
  • Comparing the 1990 and 2003 crises
  • Milagros and Fello blame PPH for PRD split
  • Demonstration: "peaceful but energetic"
  • More voices against the law
  • Constitution violations of electoral bill
  • No debate on Ley de Lemas
  • Chamber of Deputies math
  • Father Rogelio sent to Macoris
Thursday, 15 January 2004
  • FTA update
  • Zoellick: good investment opportunities
  • Emam Zade on Law 173
  • Farmers fear chicken leg invasion
  • No date for resumption of IMF talks
  • More CB certificates
  • Public transport to go up to RD$10
  • Dollar touches RD$50 mark
  • Electoral bill seeks to divert attention
  • More changes to electoral law?
  • Splintering of political parties may be good
  • Peynado to run if electoral law is changed
  • Protests grow against Ley de Lemas
  • Former JCE judge calls proposal "barbaric"
  • Illegal crossings on the up
Wednesday, 14 January 2004
  • US-DR free trade negotiations update
  • US focuses on political aspects of FTA
  • Free trade and Law 173
  • IDB has US$400 million waiting
  • Inflation pegged at 42.66% for 2003
  • The Guns of Silverio
  • Dollars continue to be scarce
  • Cogentrix: Give it back!
  • Mejia lassos three
  • Political speculations
  • AMET and the National Police
  • Pontoon bridge may close
  • 15 track & field athletes make Olympic team
Tuesday, 13 January 2004
  • New bill for electoral reform
  • Deputies to take their time
  • Bello Rosa urges PRD to get its act together
  • Fewer supporters in his camp?
  • From RD$30 to RD$47
  • FTA talks open in Santo Domingo
  • DR welcomes Bush immigration proposal
  • Traffic cops returned to Police
  • Techie stuff
  • First team sport to an Olympic Games
Monday, 12 January 2004
  • Back to work
  • Editorials
  • Ave Zoellick, morituri te salutant!
  • Record prices for fuel
  • Budget numbers for 2003
  • Who?
  • Ley de Lemas = national confusion
  • Political speculations
  • Is the PRSC against the Lemas Law?
  • Serious electricity stuff
  • 10 new FTZ permits
  • Beer bash
  • Oh no!
  • Police kill young woman
  • DR volleyball to the Olympics
Friday, 9 January 2004
  • Mejia to Mexico
  • Mejia: Power is to be exercised
  • Mejia guarantees free elections
  • Mejia's hopes for future
  • Participacion Ciudadana protests Ley de Lemas
  • All against one?
  • Ley de Lemas seeks to annul 2004 election
  • Changing law could threaten election
  • International help at hand
  • US$382 million in loans
  • Victor Cespedes: I didn't know
  • Money for the hospitals
  • What about the parks?
Thursday, 8 January 2004
  • President receives New Year greetings
  • Indifference makes burn center a victim
  • Robert Zoellick to visit
  • The rush to pass the budget
  • Rum producers protest tax increase
  • Central Bank now favors free FX market
  • Senate passes more US$ loans
  • Senate passes banks systematic risk bill
  • PRD Deputy sends correction on his absences
  • Decamps & Subervi say JCE committed forgery
  • Please pardon the PRD
  • Register to vote abroad date extended
  • Lows in Constanza
Wednesday, 7 January 2004
  • Budget and taxes get by Senate
  • Solar power for rural homes
  • Payrolls up in 2003
  • Central Bank wants SCJ to reject petition
  • CONEP: Slogan Law is unconstitutional
  • Highly profitable FX transactions
  • Doubting IMF approves of dual FX market
  • Winners and losers
  • Central Bank loses face?
  • Money allotted to pay the debt
  • PLD publishes debt record
  • Silverio recalls 2003
  • Teach abroad
  • “A very special country”
  • Cofradía Museum celebrates Epiphany
Tuesday, 6 January 2004
  • Extending the holidays
  • More than 41 dead and 928 injured
  • Government employee wages retained
  • New tax laws passed
  • No end to 1.5% tax on gross sales
  • EU Ambassador expresses his alarm
  • JCE president asks for more details
  • Emam Zade says DR could lose EU aid
  • Cardinal criticizes JCE
  • Papal Nuncio urges to stop talking nonsense
  • Optimism for years ahead
  • Ley de Lemas debate

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