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Wednesday, 28 December 2005
  • DR1 breaks for the New Year holidays
  • Job creation is re-worded
  • President suspends visits
  • NGO reduction heats up budget debate
  • Lots of taxpayer money for legislators
  • Government to go with 2005 budget
  • IMF insists on eliminating subsidies
  • Citizen Participation report card
  • Customs and Internal Revenue should be free
  • Pension funds set to enter housing
  • RD$35 to US$1
  • Large denomination bills have problems
  • Former Registrar files formal complaint
  • Baseball: Round Robin Results
Tuesday, 27 December 2005
  • Leonel promises new jobs
  • Left out of DR-CAFTA
  • The metro and more
  • Hatuey: Alliance does not involve Metro
  • Artificial island debates continue
  • Exports increase by 18.5%
  • Record collections for Customs
  • Commercial bank assets up 14.43%
  • Los Alcarrizos overpass open
  • San Cristobal expansion ready in 2007
  • Expensive repaving
  • Driver's license fraud
  • Fire in Pelempito area
  • Sextuplets born
  • Christmas holiday tragic toll
Wednesday, 21 December 2005
  • DR1 breaks for the Christmas holidays
  • 2006 National Budget
  • DR-CAFTA or no DR-CAFTA?
  • The DR will hold on to CBI benefits
  • New taxes on foodstuffs
  • DR recovery catches some off guard
  • Coal companies shortlist published
  • Judge imposes restriction on family
  • SUV recovered in record time
  • "He didn't know"
  • Licey wins regular season
Tuesday, 20 December 2005
  • Buildings refurbished at UASD
  • Development council meets today
  • Hospitals prepared for emergencies
  • Fireworks vendors to be shut down
  • US$300 million in bonds approved
  • DR partners withdraw from island project
  • New vehicles costlier in 2006
  • PLD - PRSD willing to negotiate
  • 200 drug flights per year average
  • Reverend Moon visits
  • 2.5 million schoolchildren on vacation
  • Moving on the World Baseball Classic
Monday, 19 December 2005
  • Environment gives go ahead to metro
  • Foreign students
  • Mona Passage to be blockaded
  • Business leaders want to "float" electricity
  • CEPAL foresees slump in 2006
  • Trade with Canada
  • DR-CAFTA nearly impossible by January
  • Hertell: Haitian hecklers "hooligans"
  • Enigmas
  • Accused drug lord got three tip-off calls
  • Highway airport
  • Miss Santiago is the new Miss DR
  • Weekend Baseball
Friday, 16 December 2005
  • Leonel promotes technology
  • Reactions to citizenship ruling
  • Groups want answers from President
  • Diandino to be questioned
  • ABA: Market rules credit card rates
  • US chooses DR for pilot program
  • University of London physicians visit DR
  • Gas stations alert for fake bills
  • Second most players in World Classic
  • Juan Luis expected to fill stadium
  • Christmas Handicraft Fair
Thursday, 15 December 2005
  • Leonel speaks in Florida today
  • SCJ defines eligibility for citizenship
  • High credit charges days numbered?
  • Minister rejects competitiveness plan
  • IDB to invest US$610 million
  • Haitian government apologizes
  • Campaign against slot machines
  • DEPRECO to investigate bank fraud
  • Island promoter had been convicted
  • Alliance to define several issues
  • Haitians flee, coffee crop lost
  • Consul's son indicted in PR
  • Museum: bones found are animals'
Wednesday, 14 December 2005
  • Regional agreement on energy
  • President signs tax bill
  • Windfall for the government?
  • DR goes back to capital markets
  • Presidential decrees
  • Haitian incidents will not damage relations
  • Major drug bust in Santiago
  • Metro construction uncovers tomb
  • Lots of food for Christmas
  • Police warn of counterfeit money
  • Bad year, so far, regarding violence
  • Winter League Baseball results
Tuesday, 13 December 2005
  • Riots make Leonel cut Haiti visit
  • EU rep praises fight against corruption
  • Budget to be analyzed
  • JCE to invest US$60 million in publicity
  • Forging ahead with the metro
  • Silence from island promoters
  • For-ex rate stable
  • Case against former AG scheduled
  • Wireless technology popular
  • Condoms, condoms, everywhere...
  • Dominicans nominated for "Lo Nuestro"
Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Competitiveness is the way
  • Leonel to visit Haiti
  • DR-CAFTA will determine tax reduction
  • Bernardo Vega: Plan A and Plan B
  • Ins and outs of political pact
  • Support for Cardinal's social pact
  • Drive safely
  • More jailed in kidnapping case
  • The President goes caving
  • Winter League Baseball results
  • DR All-Stars defeat PR All-Stars 6-2
Friday, 09 December 2005
  • Tax reform bill passes in Senate
  • IMF praises achievements, but...
  • DR starts negotiating with MERCOSUR
  • US$15 million for electric project
  • Cardinal criticizes lawmakers
  • Quirino involved in another drug case
  • Olympic Center won't be mutilated
  • Juan Luis prepares for concert
  • The Nutcracker at National Theater
Thursday, 08 December 2005
  • Hipolito: alliance strengthens democracy
  • 2006 Budget depends on reform bill
  • DR-CAFTA requisites ready Friday
  • US$15 billion in foreign investment
  • Minister condemns violence
  • Naval yard executives ask for audit
  • Deputy in trouble
  • Consul's sons convicted
  • Lost to Russian roulette
  • "Open" prison opens
  • Agreement sought for driver's licenses
  • Symphony musicians protesting
Wednesday, 07 December 2005
  • Talking tourism competitiveness
  • President Fernandez to Florida IT conference
  • Christmas bonus bonanza
  • US increases Dominican sugar quota
  • PRD and PRSC strike a deal
  • Rural telephones go into service
  • Visitors get a holiday break
  • RD$75 billion in public works projects
  • Old cars get 30 days
  • DEPRECO gets Naval Yard case
  • Baseball
Tuesday, 06 December 2005
  • French magazine highlights DR's growth
  • Senate to debate tax reform bill
  • Fraud detected at naval shipyard
  • Public Works to invest RD$1.9 billion
  • Former AG indicted
  • US official: corruption affects economy
  • Dominicans and Haitians clash
  • Smith & Enron fined
  • DR historical sites used to film porn
  • Two surviving quadruplets, one critical
Monday, 05 December 2005
  • Fernandez criticizes neo-liberalism
  • Deputies approve tax reform
  • U.S. proposes Border Force
  • DR and Haiti exchange hot wheels
  • Agriculture puts on a suit
  • Credit bureaus affect ordinary people
  • Important week for political parties
  • Metro divides population
  • Quirino "falls" in jail
  • Weekend Baseball Results
Friday, 02 December 2005
  • DR-CAFTA speculation continues
  • Cardinal favors DR-CAFTA, wants reform
  • AG admits corruption cases slow
  • Billions to circulate in December
  • IDB funds available for 2006
  • Technology fair for government employees
  • 42 to be indicted in passport case
  • Almeyda: regulation not unconstitutional
  • Joselito learns Braille
  • Quadruplet passes away
  • Street temporarily closed to traffic
Thursday, 01 December 2005
  • New ambassadors present credentials
  • President confident reform will pass
  • Last chance for consensus
  • US consultants hired by government
  • US official: DR-CAFTA date unchanged
  • Japan helps with environmental project
  • Migration regulation opposed
  • Another extradition requested by US
  • Dozens fired for failing drug test
  • JCE will not print Haitian roster
  • Police patrolling near universities
  • Former banker denied bail
  • Fundraiser for the elderly
Wednesday, 30 November 2005
  • Government gets tough on tax bill
  • DR-CAFTA may be on hold
  • More tools for war on drugs
  • GDP growth hits 10%
  • Fuel sales ban lifted
  • Strong growth in tourism
  • A thousand plus cars to be reshipped
  • DEPRECO has 120 cases on hold
  • Another multiple birth expected
  • Baseball Results
Tuesday, 29 November 2005
  • Japanese mission visits President
  • First Lady promotes murals at schools
  • Government cuts 6,000 jobs
  • No consensus on new tax bill
  • DR-CAFTA to be postponed?
  • Third-quarter macroeconomic analysis
  • Bank situation to be investigated
  • Lawyer: bankers will be convicted
  • PRSD favors criminalizing evasion
  • Ecstasy pills seized in airport
  • Intl seminar on sports medicine
  • National Choir announces concerts
Monday, 28 November 2005
  • President wants tax reform now
  • No old cars, but trucks are okay
  • More social spending
  • Foreign debt up 75%
  • Forestry looks good for DR-CAFTA
  • Vega looks at Haitian workers
  • Thirty years for killers; questions remain
  • Quads "conceived naturally"
  • Winter League Baseball Results
Friday, 25 November 2005
  • Government rejects changes to bill
  • Government to invest in provinces
  • Vincho: Hertell was permissive
  • Energy service "bad and expensive"
  • Industries concerned about energy
  • Alleged false councilman arrested
  • Former bank president leaves DR
  • DNCD incinerates drugs
  • DA to auction helicopter today
  • Quadruplets born, fragile but stable
  • Cocolo dance honored by UNESCO
Thursday, 24 November 2005
  • Tax reform passes first vote in Congress
  • Substantial changes to reform bill
  • More reactions to Hertell's speech
  • Investment houses look at the DR
  • SCJ revokes articles in tax code
  • Tax department collects RD$69 billion
  • Hospitals equipped with incubators
  • PRD wants Metro construction stopped
  • "Mafias" operate phone tappings
  • Providers to start assigning 829 code
  • Aznar speaks at FUNGLODE tonight
  • Public art in parks
Wednesday, 23 November 2005
  • Ambassador Hertell speech at AmCham
  • Reactions to Hertell's speech
  • Beijing and DR do US$248m business
  • IMF liked what it saw
  • Proposal heats up tax debate
  • Where's the RD$2.0 billion?
  • Subero Isa clams up
  • Indotel and phone tapping
  • PUCMM spotlighted
  • Where the boys are?
  • Important concert in Santo Domingo
Tuesday, 22 November 2005
  • Reform to include advance tax on sales
  • Government reacts to NYT article
  • Government not bugging Mejia's home
  • For-ex rate goes up again
  • Alvarez Renta: officials knew
  • Informal vendors oppose island
  • German Medical Brigade in Las Lagunas
  • Sanchez families still waiting
  • 50% only reach 4th grade
  • Gasoline consumption down
Monday, 21 November 2005
  • Tax reform pros and cons
  • Papal Nuncio on Haitian situation
  • New York Times on Haitians in the DR
  • Phone tapping on the rise
  • Stronger peso = more buying power
  • Black market doing fine, thank you
  • Remittances total 13% of GDP
  • Central Bank and Superintendent deny access
  • Banks charge a lot for the use of plastic
  • 14 rescued off Saona
  • Two thousand new cops for 2006
  • "Whole wheat?" - maybe
  • Chinatown gets its start
Friday, 18 November 2005
  • VAT-free list announced
  • IMF concerned over expenses
  • Belgian priest leaves country
  • Majority perceive corruption in govt
  • PRD supports ex-convict's aspirations
  • Modernizing the police
  • Abrogation rejected in Baninter case
  • Academy opposes artificial island
  • Alternative to overpass?
  • Generator to operate over the holidays
  • Smugglers to pay RD$817 million
  • Whiskey smuggler caught 5th time
Thursday, 17 November 2005
  • Margarita, Cardinal and Roberto top poll
  • DR "enters exclusive circle"
  • FTZs cannot compete without power
  • Adoexpo slams 20% port duty
  • Forging titles is a huge earner
  • Criticism pours on artificial island
  • Sans Souci sale approved
  • Govt to switch to gas?
  • Renta blames Baez Figueroa
  • Rapists sentenced
  • Last farewell to Agapito
Wednesday, 16 November 2005
  • Energy contracts by decree
  • Business worries about tax package
  • Tax bill goes to vote on Tuesday
  • The Nins are now in New York
  • AG looks hard at land deal
  • Getting harder to get electricity?
  • American tops the million
  • Got gas? The ship is coming.
  • Only 3000 cops on the job yesterday
  • MVP for Albert Pujols
Tuesday, 15 November 2005
  • Leonel on Listin-Hamilton poll
  • Mejia officials under investigation
  • EU to invest RD$2 billion in education
  • Hearings called for artificial island
  • New department to handle negotiations
  • Prices higher over last 2 weeks
  • Overpass to cost RD$200 million
  • For-ex rate continues to drop
  • DR to extradite three
  • A-Rod is MVP again
  • Pedro Martinez marries
Monday, 14 November 2005
  • Stalemate pushes Fernandez to send two budgets
  • IMF pressures for taxes and budget
  • Blackouts redux
  • More of the same regarding energy
  • High cost of bank crisis
  • Haiti and the DR poised for the leap
  • Big numbers in May
  • Civil Registry magistrate gets five years
  • Nin Terrero and cousin to DNCD
  • Good deeds in medicine
  • Beer, beer, beer
Friday, 11 November 2005
  • Tourism development agreement
  • Port tariff increased by 20%
  • Hertell: DR "under attack" by traffickers
  • US Expert: Drug cartels invade DR
  • 118 extradited in seven years
  • FINJUS insists on judge's retirement
  • Drug testing of candidates proposed
  • For-ex rate continues to decrease
  • Special commission to study Metro
  • Mainland China offers to build tramway
  • Documentary about local cinema
  • "Negros" goes to New York
Thursday, 10 November 2005
  • State-of-the-art library for UASD
  • Constitutional reform favored
  • Foreign employee quota enforced
  • US concerned about corruption
  • Moral sanctions against political impunity
  • Retirement rule is political, say judges
  • CONEP favors expedited tax reform
  • Successful anti-narcotics operations
  • Difficulties with inter-daily service
  • Juan Luis to perform with Stones
Wednesday, 09 November 2005
  • DR and Colombia sign energy deal
  • CDEEE extends coal-fired tender
  • China-US textile accord calms many
  • ASONAHORES near agreement on taxes
  • AMET sees progress
  • DR closes four consulates in the US
  • Yet another major drug bust
  • Good cops
  • Court revokes dismissal of two
  • Just who are they?
  • 300K without I.D. cards
  • Building supply prices down
  • Bartolo Colon wins AL Cy Young
Tuesday, 08 November 2005
  • Leonel to meet with Alvaro Uribe
  • SCJ orders extradition
  • SCJ will decide nationality issue
  • Alvarez Renta to pay RD$174 million
  • AG concerned over rock ash ruling
  • Spanish court to decide on Pepe's case
  • Ex-convict will run for deputy
  • US Coast Guard returns 95
  • For-ex rate tends to decrease
  • Villa Mella council approves train
Monday, 07 November 2005
  • Accused in "rock ash" case set free
  • Leonel to sign energy deal with Colombia
  • Canada and DR headed for FTA?
  • DR fulfils 101 of 168 CAFTA conditions
  • VAT is stalling tax reform
  • IMF team arrives today
  • Mexico's Fox offers help with energy
  • Central Bank increases reserves
  • Haiti and DR will return criminals
  • Something did smell, after all
  • Government workers to get RD$3.2 billion
  • Police to patrol schools
Friday, 04 November 2005
  • Leonel submits bills to Congress
  • International organizations are watching DR
  • DR exploring relations with mainland China
  • Steps towards tax reform consensus
  • Congress spokesmen speak at AMCHAM
  • Electricity tariff increases
  • False property titles under investigation
  • Drug smuggling suspect arrested
  • Two more children wounded by stray bullets
  • Double Grammy glory for Juan Luis
Thursday, 03 November 2005
  • Leonel travels to Argentina
  • Ambassador to Qatar appointed
  • Migration Department warns sugar cane farmers
  • 600 scholarships to study Police sciences
  • Reactions to pastoral letter on Haitian immigration
  • Cardinal is critical of actions of foreign priests
  • Masons call for solidarity with Haiti
  • For-ex rate on the rise again
  • International micro-business award
  • IT companies request computers be excluded from VAT
  • Cocaine seized, suspect at large
  • False council member arrested
  • Senators expelled from party
  • Eduardo Estrella against pacts
  • Equestrian Festival
Wednesday, 02 November 2005
  • DR has a new area code
  • Disagreements slow tax reform report
  • Textile origin debates without the DR
  • Customs go for "big fish"
  • Free zones are looking to 2006 for recovery
  • Former Central Bank governor wants a 0% flat tax
  • The Central Electoral Board and the Haitian ballots
  • The much awaited Pastoral Letter
  • Transportation unions begin protest against metro
  • Cartel wants Nin Terrero dead
  • Another delay for National Games
Tuesday, 01 November 2005
  • President to travel to Argentina
  • Outstanding students recognized
  • Ministry admitted into IUCN
  • Accounts chamber orders reimbursement
  • Judicial Branch requests RD$4 billion
  • "Bridging decree" will regulate purchasing
  • More Harleys purchased without tender
  • More police officers on patrol
  • Bogus council members to be indicted
  • PLD - PRSC negotiate
  • Printing Haiti's election registers
  • JCE decides not to indict priests
  • Nin Terrero's alleged plotters identified
  • Border area protection plan
Monday, 31 October 2005
  • President promises Bani highway
  • Latin Barometer gives Leonel 53% rating
  • PLD city senator will not seek reelection
  • More undecided voters
  • A major heroin bust
  • Plot to assassinate Nin Terrero revealed
  • Results of fuel conservation plan?
  • Police chief doesn't know
  • Broad-based VAT tax = RD$62.9 billion
  • What does the Dominican state own?
  • OAS will look at Haitians in the DR
  • Taxes turn off stoves
  • Verizon and Baxter among top 25
Friday, 28 October 2005
  • US$250 million for cyber-park
  • Leonel and Bush to meet in Argentina
  • Haiti is priority of Dominican Embassy in US
  • OPRET Director defends metro plans
  • Geologist on metro-artificial island proposal
  • Lawsuits to be filed in gas leak case
  • Dominican consul in PR cancelled
  • District Attorney indicted
  • Thousands of hurricane-fleeing tourists arrive
  • Survivors brought home from Turks & Caicos
  • Foreign exchange rate on the rise
  • Dominican play helps win World Series
Thursday, 27 October 2005
  • Go ahead for Metro
  • Metro soil for artificial island
  • Alternatives to metro analyzed
  • Leonel satisfied construction industry growth
  • Charges could be filed in gas leak case
  • Refidomsa focused on Petro-Caribbean
  • No agreement on tax reform
  • More trade with Puerto Rico
  • Supreme Court increases working hours
  • Cement plant inaugurated
  • A-Rod says he will play for DR
Wednesday, 26 October 2005
  • Head rolls after gas leak
  • Ambassador Espinal: DR-CAFTA "advantageous"
  • "No way out," says Segura
  • Coal-fired generators warning
  • JCE OKs overseas voting in May 2006
  • Survivors treated on Turks & Caicos
  • Real shots fired on Miami Vice set
  • An astute observation of Dominican society
  • World Youth Table Tennis Tournament gets underway
Tuesday, 25 October 2005
  • Gas leak affects SD
  • Was it toxic or not?
  • FBI Director visits DR
  • UN to disburse funds for infrastructure
  • Census of foreigners explained
  • Anti-corruptions bills stalled in Congress
  • Hotel sector favors higher for-ex rate
  • 56 declared "officially missing"
  • Bird imports prohibited
  • Passengers stranded by storm
Monday, 24 October 2005
  • Alpha goes away, but leave a trail of woe
  • Sam Goodson to be extradited
  • GDP is up 7.3% through first three quarters
  • Paris Club lightens debt load
  • Exchange market has moved US$61 billion
  • Nuncio rejects fake birth certificates
  • Foreigners abound in the Dominican Republic
  • Crime rate down
  • 50% of school milk to be purchased locally
Friday, 21 October 2005
  • Tax Department unhappy with VAT leak
  • Extension of VAT will collect RD$11 billion
  • Paris Club reduces DR debt
  • Two more deportees involved in passport case
  • Actions for DR-CAFTA require completion
  • Officials seek more control of discotheques
  • Artificial island hearing suspended
  • Central American parliament acknowledges DR
  • Juan Marichal in Chicago
  • "Miami Vice" filming in San Cristobal
  • "El Barrio" museum goes to Santiago
  • Get exchange rate update emails
  • Ping-pong world championship
Thursday, 20 October 2005
  • Basic products to remain VAT-exempt
  • RD$20 billion in energy subsidies
  • Denying illiquidity at Refinery
  • 1,132 projects await completion
  • Money for big things, not for small
  • US ex-convict among false council members
  • Investigate Amable Aristy Castro
  • Yesterday you, me tomorrow
  • Priest to be indicted registered 87 children
  • Nunez Collado gets 2005 Democracy Award
  • Short-term problems forecast for tourism
  • La Isabela airport still not operating
  • "Publicos" cut routes
  • Search called off for lost-at-sea
  • Rains affect water supply
  • International philately exhibition
  • Baseball results
Wednesday, 19 October 2005
  • Leonel back from Spain
  • A little bit better on transparency
  • IMF gets tough on electricity subsidy
  • Light railway for Santo Domingo
  • Coal-fired generator bids open today
  • Refinery almost out of cash
  • DEPRECO will appeal RENOVE verdict
  • 24 hour strike in the Cibao
  • Filming Miami Vice in Capotillo
  • Baseball starts up tonight
Tuesday, 18 October 2005
  • Spanish investors make offers
  • Stand-by arrangement review approved by IMF
  • Inflation on the rise
  • Debt renegotiated
  • On judicial security
  • Joint DA involved in bribery
  • No decision in OPTIC case
  • Miami Herald covers Alvarez Renta trial
  • Sentencing in Plan Renove case
  • 39 false council members confirmed
  • More than 50 lost at sea
  • Dominicans arrested trying to leave illegally
  • Argentine expatriates will vote in DR
  • Teacher training for the DR
Monday, 17 October 2005
  • Gasoline sales restrictions relaxed
  • Shell says it will pay once it gets paid
  • Major meeting on DR-CAFTA gets underway
  • Following the money trail at the JCE
  • Complexity of passport
  • Another used "his" government passport
  • Public transportation problems continue
  • Billions in public works on hold in Santiago
  • Monsignor Camilo on World Food Day
  • First "test tube baby" born in the DR
  • Canadian woman wins award for DR project
  • Rains force evacuations
  • Presidente Music Festival ends
  • Play Baseball!
Friday, 14 October 2005
  • Villa Mella to become transport model
  • Central Bank increases interest rates
  • Bear Stearns on higher rates
  • Dominican peso recovers
  • Banking system strong
  • Migration deputy director released
  • Civil Registry official fired for indiscipline
  • US official visits Santiago
  • USAID invests in biogas
  • Haitian refugees demand respect
  • DR wins gold in pentathlon
  • Michelle Jimenez at the Theater
Thursday, 13 October 2005
  • Leonel seeks debt exchange
  • Refinery head wants SHELL contract revised
  • Officials appointed
  • Juicy salaries for EdeNorte technicians
  • Migration official arrested in passport case
  • Citizens need to be more demanding
  • AmCham favors passing bills
  • Costa Rica complains about commission
  • Foreign exchange rate higher
  • Falconbridge announces merger with Inco
  • TRICOM implementing hydrogen energy project
  • New area code to begin in November
  • Car fair
  • Cinemateca extends film presentations
  • JLo will sing in festival
  • Rains to continue
Wednesday, 12 October 2005
  • President travels to Spain
  • Government creates food protection agency
  • Leonel and ASONAHORES meet again
  • Financial go-ahead for Samana highway
  • Radars for repair
  • Energy Commission OKs windy contract
  • Distributing the blame for Cogentrix
  • IPPs will renegotiate deals
  • Refinery to approve Petro-Caribe deal today
  • Pressures oblige Haitians to leave Mao
  • Bishop urges responsible migration
  • "Que se dice" on Haitian immigration
  • Capotillo: One month and no murders
  • Lots of rains over the DR
  • Presidente Latin Music Festival
Tuesday, 11 October 2005
  • Leonel submits 3 bills to Congress
  • Transport measure causes chaos
  • Bail for LMD official
  • Boca Chica civil registry under investigation
  • Baninter case to criminal court
  • Congress: renewable energy a priority
  • Work begins on 2nd phase of aqueduct
  • Dominicans protest treatment in Puerto Rico
  • Thief dies trying to escape
  • Spanish Council elected
  • "Miami Vice" starts filming Thursday
  • US artists exhibit photos
Monday, 10 October 2005
  • Seminar calls for an end to energy crisis
  • World Bank: Invest in Education & Health
  • Shell and government reach agreement
  • Major conflict on the way
  • 3% tax on gross sales?
  • Herrera industrialists complain about IRS
  • No, it's not the Metro
  • Intercity transport is very big business
  • Appeals court upholds greenhouse verdict
  • Que se dice / What's being said
  • Proposals for tourism sector.
  • Opera for the south
Friday, 07 October 2005
  • President promises support to justice
  • DR seeks Venezuelan tourists
  • Petro-Caribbean agreement yields benefits
  • Espinal to speak at DANR
  • Passport fraud case continues
  • 19 refused admission to several countries
  • Italy requiring visas on government passports
  • Progress in Higuey
  • Arms seized in school
  • Hundreds of drug-related arrests this year
  • Second most active hurricane season
Thursday, 06 October 2005
  • Ministry under investigation
  • Immigration officials suspended
  • Seminar to analyze country's situation
  • Investment in hospitals
  • Fraudulent-passport bearers seek help
  • Public hearings on renewable energy
  • Punta Cana Group replies
  • Sex in public
  • Cocaine seized in abandoned vehicle
  • 1,538 foreign detainees
  • US deports 80 more
  • Miniature art at Libreria Cuesta
  • "Swan Lake" goes to National Theater
Wednesday, 05 October 2005
  • DR missed 8 IMF points but is hopeful
  • Internal Revenue asks for a law with teeth
  • Minister of Tourism on sector incentives
  • Time line set for 2006 elections
  • Five "councilmen" turn themselves in
  • Que se dice - What's being said
  • A possible solution for birth certificates
  • Head of "Safe Barrio" program under a cloud
  • New permits for learners
Tuesday, 04 October 2005
  • President announces investment
  • IMF stand-by agreement revised
  • DR mission to Venezuela
  • The future of DR/Caricom relations
  • More on the passport fraud case
  • Central Bank CD maturities to total US$1.1 billion
  • Ambassador on DR/German relations
  • Forged currency circulating
Monday, 03 October 2005
  • President rejects demagoguery
  • Fernandez talks to hotel sector in Punta Cana
  • Doctors call off strike
  • Education Minister: 447 schools need repairs
  • Financial markets positive
  • Passport scandal saga continues
  • Alternate workdays on hold for "publicos"
  • Lots of money, but no solutions
  • Informal business sector moves billions
  • Expo Cibao draws the micro business
  • "Charamicos" on the street
  • Richard Sobol & Ricardo Toribio at Chavon
Friday, 30 September 2005
  • Tax alternatives to VAT
  • Executive Branch seeks transfer of funds
  • Four more arrested in passport fraud case
  • Senator indicted
  • More surveillance for banks and streets
  • Fuel up again on Saturday
  • Consul's son case under investigation
  • Tax-exempt status for artificial island
  • Sans Souci purchase explained
  • Punta Cana Group sued
  • DR is haven for German criminals
  • French citizens arrested in drug case
  • 20-million-year-old spider fossil
  • Day of the Elderly
Thursday, 29 September 2005
  • Government-Church relations 'normal'
  • Lawmakers asked not to "damage" tax reform
  • Passport fraud to instruction court today
  • Russia and DR to evaluate energy sector
  • Dominican Consul's son arrested
  • ONDA seizes equipment
  • Special controls due to Haitian elections
  • Sans Souci not to be bought in cash
  • Venezuelan and Brazilian experts to drill for oil
  • Military attache appointed to Venezuela
  • Savings association robbed
  • New US$10 bill presented
  • UN report on inequality
  • Communication and political management
Wednesday, 28 September 2005
  • PRD announces no new taxes
  • Russia offers help in electricity sector
  • Citibank sees DR economy in right direction
  • 7000 new jobs in free zones
  • Cotui gold mining project approved
  • Lynx show off new equipment.
  • Three more arrests in passport case
  • Birth Certificates are disposable
  • Satellite piracy is a challenge for ONDA
  • Yellow cabs for Santo Domingo
  • Expo Cibao opens tonight
Tuesday, 27 September 2005
  • President blames high prices on oil
  • President cancels Colombia trip
  • Punta Cana gets new weather station
  • PLD rejects Bishop's criticism
  • Ministry denies fuel is overvalued
  • IMF letter of intent revised
  • Grupo Leon and their tax proposals
  • Banks to reduce opening hours
  • Alvarez Renta to court in Florida
  • Publico cars alternate service
  • Dominican music in New York
Monday, 26 September 2005
  • Taiwan and the Dominican Republic agree
  • Puerto Rico and DR hunt for investors
  • Gasoline overpriced by 14% - 17%
  • Private groups can recover stolen cars
  • Shell playing cat and mouse with earnings?
  • A Civil Registry offices audit sought
  • New flooding in Cibao
  • Church gets tough on government
  • Nuncio urges not to leave DR alone re Haiti
  • Cibao Book Fair closes
Friday, 23 September 2005
  • President to travel to Colombia
  • No short-term solution to energy crisis
  • President worried about new costs
  • Petroleum bill up 98% in four years
  • Electrical subsidy drains resources
  • Tender for metro
  • A man who is trying to make a difference
  • Artificial island project to Congress
  • PRD: No more provinces for now
  • Cocaine seized, three arrested
  • Contemporary Chilean cinema
Thursday, 22 September 2005
  • Green light for Petro-Caribbean
  • Ambassador summoned by Venezuela
  • Mission travels to Washington
  • Central Bank: we will keep rate stable
  • ANJE study shows confidence is dropping
  • IMF forecasts greater growth
  • President of Taiwan arrives tomorrow
  • Civil registry offices racket
  • Public hearings scheduled
  • PRSC will debate tax reform
  • Customs agreement with more couriers
  • Las Vegas company to invest in hotels
  • INTERPOL instructed to arrest Pepe
  • Bill establishes mandatory drug testing
  • Liquid cocaine seized, Dutch citizen arrested
Wednesday, 21 September 2005
  • Petrocaribe is almost here
  • Refinery buys fuel from Brazil
  • Generators to get fuel credit, too
  • Consumers to pay twice for fuel?
  • High cost of fuel transport
  • DR should seek full Caricom membership
  • New duties for AMET and Politur
  • Somber picture
  • The Gato Publico
  • More provinces?
  • Dominguez Brito goes after councilmen
  • Customs reaches an agreement with couriers
  • French business meets with DR commission
  • A rehearsal at Santiago International
  • Nasty memories
  • Dominican Baseball dandies
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
  • Fuel will be sold on Saturday
  • Controlling illegal fuel sales
  • Refidomsa rations fuel
  • Military personnel at gasoline stations
  • Customs crackdown on couriers
  • IDB had criticized OPTIC operations
  • Construction material dispute
  • Pre-candidates must pass drug test
  • Number of air passengers up
  • Foreign exchange relatively stable
Monday, 19 September 2005
  • Fernandez sets out changes in foreign debt
  • President: Metro is the nation's project
  • President returns to hot seat
  • The refinery is under the gun
  • Broadside from "Que se dice"
  • Prepaid tolls coming
  • No gasoline? No problem
  • DR rides after alternative energy
  • Rising oil prices force IMF to bend targets
  • Remittances from Europe come from women
Friday, 16 September 2005
  • President offers to mediate between US and Venezuela
  • US: DR improves fight against drugs
  • Less gasoline for Presidential Palace
  • Congress will adopt energy saving plan
  • Schools refurbished
  • Taiwan seeks support from DR
  • Radars lacking
  • Marijuana seized on border
  • Pepe's petition rejected by judge
  • Tricom prepares to be sold
  • Food prices increase
  • AG: violence is reduced
  • Presidente Festival tickets on sale
Thursday, 15 September 2005
  • Public hearings for tax reform
  • Ethanol agreement signed by DR and Brazil
  • Tavarez: electronic project not to be financed by IDP
  • ASONAHORES vs Tax Department
  • Dominican Export Lobby on reform
  • Limited radar services facilitate illegal flights
  • Banreservas selling dollars at lower rate
  • Former Bancredito executives sent to criminal court
  • Spies in the Spanish Consulate?
  • Violent death statistics
  • Saving energy at home
  • Engravings from Louvre at Museo Bellapart
Wednesday, 14 September 2005
  • No date set for new traffic rules
  • Leonel asks the OAS to look at oil issues
  • Economist suggests changes to Monetary Law
  • RD$25.7 million returned
  • Mission travels to Paris
  • Spain is looking into its consulate in Santo Domingo
  • Tornado hits parts of Santiago
  • The mass transit system will be a hybrid
  • Support for DR business facing DR-CAFTA
  • Internal Revenue looks at hotels
  • High school by radio
Tuesday, 13 September 2005
  • President creates new transport department
  • Fuel saving plan begins
  • Clampdown on electricity fraud
  • Gasoline stations to reduce personnel
  • Haitian PM denies giving check
  • Eximbank will support energy projects
  • Pilot turns himself in
  • Priests and deacon arrested
  • No hope for Joselito
  • Another boy wounded by stray bullet
  • Symphony season to begin
Monday, 12 September 2005
  • Katrina pushes fuel prices out of sight
  • President Fernandez outlines fuel reduction plan
  • Commission to look at OPTIC bidding
  • President Fernandez leaves on 10-day visit
  • Fernandez calls for a World Oil Summit
  • Agripino warns against inflation
  • LEAD's agenda
  • DR-CAFTA will speed up customs
  • Dominican Refinery ups its dollar purchases by 34%
  • Traders will not support VAT on some food products
  • Former Central Bank governor says there is money
  • Hotels to close for low season
Friday, 09 September 2005
  • Tax reform bill submitted to Congress
  • Opposition to tax reform bill
  • Mexico willing to make funds available
  • Senate requests UN help with Haitian migration
  • No decision yet about Ambassador's case
  • DR donates to hurricane victims
  • Exchange rate starts to decrease
  • Fitch Ratings: country-risk rating tends to improve
  • Central Bank governor reports on economic achievements
  • President: Exchange stability is safe
  • Tourism sector loses thousands of jobs
  • Injured boy taken to Miami
Thursday, 08 September 2005
  • Petro-Caribbean oil deal with Venezuela
  • Transit restriction will not be applied
  • Credit line for oil bill
  • Colombia to cooperate with gasoline and coal
  • Working for a transparent government?
  • Ambassador rejects "failed state" report, USAID supports it
  • UN: DR scores average in human development
  • AG: Sentence sends out bad signal
  • Seven more wanted in Quirino case
  • Sale of protected land investigated
  • Cocaine seized, six arrested
Wednesday, 07 September 2005
  • Deputies ratify DR-CAFTA
  • DR gets 25-year credit terms for oil
  • Judgdismisses case of greenhouse gang
  • New consumer protection law passes deputies
  • A busy day for "Que se dice" column
  • Fare increases threaten tourist flow
  • Pinalito Dam is well under way
  • New gun law
  • Santiago inaugurates the Boulevard of the Founding Fathers
Tuesday, 06 September 2005
  • Deputies might ratify DR-CAFTA today
  • Fernandez and Chavez meet today
  • Ambassador under investigation
  • Quirino and associates to trial today
  • Announcement of measures postponed
  • Commission wants resignation explained
  • Exchange rate increases
  • Cocaine seized, eight arrested
  • Hospital director fired for negligence
Monday, 05 September 2005
  • President wants to limit gun permits
  • "Rebellion" in the industrial sector
  • Vega and DR-CAFTA
  • President to announce changes in work week today
  • IADB thinks government has been successful with IMF
  • How they set gasoline prices
  • Government move people out-sort of
  • A plan for a DR trademark
  • Espaillat, a very plentiful province
Friday, 02 September 2005
  • Fill your tanks today
  • Restrictions on vehicular circulation
  • More on foreign exchange
  • Dominican consul tracking down victims
  • South African mission to visit
  • Dominican and Haitian police chiefs meet
  • US will continue plans to require passports
  • South Korea offers cooperation
  • Director of Pro-Reforma resigns
  • Improving competitiveness
  • Presidente Festival approaching
  • Brazil beats DR out of championship
Thursday, 01 September 2005
  • President to travel to US
  • Foreign exchange rate varies
  • Debt renegotiated with Japan
  • Foreign experts in EdeSur
  • IMF: DR scores badly on energy
  • Banks surprised by new tax
  • Chile ambassador appointed
  • NYU to train Police members
  • AMET trash
  • Fuel from sugar cane
  • SCJ on Orlando Martinez case
  • Government expresses sympathy to US
  • Dominicans in Louisiana
Wednesday, 31 August 2005
  • Monte Grande Dam to halt flooding
  • Customs fires 25 for contraband
  • Gold for Bangles
  • Sans Souci project
  • Northwest Aqueduct loan
  • Wisening debate on the Immigration Law
  • Nobody wants it!
  • Good math, bad news
  • Barrio wants Police protection
  • Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez
Tuesday, 30 August 2005
  • President receives tax reform project
  • Energy saving plan
  • US$300 million sought for Union Fenosa deal
  • President to speak at Dominican Week
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Helicopter to be auctioned
  • Another plane accident
  • US Consulate: get your visa appointment
  • New modality for robbing vehicles
  • Dominican-Haitian information website
Monday, 29 August 2005
  • DR-CAFTA passes
  • Government to the rescue
  • ASIEX calls for more golf
  • We are using less fuel
  • World Bank defends companies, not the DR
  • Shocking details about the artificial island
  • Vega on the geopolitical situation
  • Data from an island of two peoples
  • Deacon gets 20 years
  • A "miracle"
  • Dozens of bodies left unclaimed
  • Capotillo is quiet, for now
  • DR does well in Pre-World Basketball
Friday, 26 August 2005
  • Senators will ratify DR-CAFTA
  • Thousands of free zone jobs lost
  • Textile center in Santiago
  • Lower fuel prices expected
  • Hotel industry
  • Shorter campaigns, please
  • Haiti summons ambassador
  • Squatters will be arrested
  • Arrests in Capotillo
  • Marte denies reported fortune
  • Security plan for Boca Chica
  • Wounded boy may lose sight
  • Big time robbery investigated
  • Santo Domingo film festival
Thursday, 25 August 2005
  • New official transport fares
  • Petro-Caribbean agreement to become official
  • More regulation and transparency needed
  • Fernandez looking more like Mejia?
  • PLD: Evaluation lacks credibility
  • Vincho's appointment questionable
  • DR to propose extension of UN mission in Haiti
  • Haiti condemns murders
  • 800 Haitians deported
  • Dominicans should learn creole
  • Another province?
  • Senate will debate DR-CAFTA tomorrow
  • Senate president criticizes Sans Souci project
  • Cost of fuel causes increase in ferry rates
  • Alleged killer of US citizen arrested
Wednesday, 24 August 2005
  • President: contractors deceive government
  • Where's the decree?
  • Sans Souci for sale
  • No savings in Fenosa deal
  • IMF sees further losses in electric sector
  • EDEs asking for even more money
  • Ministry revokes official passports
  • Insurance brokers reject tax proposal
  • Bus fares up
  • CONATRA boss has RD$113 million
  • Tamboril devastated by flash flood
  • Police blotter
  • Pre-World Basketball Championship
  • Latin Grammy
Tuesday, 23 August 2005
  • Fernandez: Oil prices could affect stability
  • Higher public transport fares
  • Inter-daily taxis
  • Transmission faults are cause of outages
  • WB to lend US$50 million for Civil Registry
  • US$2 million for hospital in Santiago
  • Sanchez's woes
  • Popular is Bank of the Year
  • Advocating fewer taxes for tourism sector
  • PRD gives government bad grades
  • Stray bullets wound two children
  • Patrolling Capotillo on Harley Davidsons
  • 480 Haitians arrested
  • Weapons caught being smuggled
Monday, 22 August 2005
  • Government moves to the Cibao Valley
  • School starts
  • Educating Haitian neighbors
  • Promises, promises
  • Three strikes and you're out!
  • Ortega to Ministry of Foreign Relations
  • Small businesses will not lose out under the FTA
  • Record fuel prices
  • Hotels propose some changes
  • Tourism seeks to compete
  • R.I.P. dear Beeper
  • Alvin Curling: new Canadian ambassador
  • Political parties alphabet soup
  • Court sends Police officers to trial
  • 118 extradited over last seven years
Friday, 19 August 2005
  • US passport requirement may be changed
  • First year government achievements
  • Burned plane being investigated
  • Liquid cocaine smuggler caught
  • Following up on prices
  • Goods to be excluded from VAT
  • PR Governor supports DR-CAFTA
  • New beer on the market
  • General blackout affects activities
  • Dominican cinema turns to horror
  • Miss Universe and her fiance
Thursday, 18 August 2005
  • New officials appointed
  • President insists on energy fraud
  • "Electronic government" begins
  • Lots of money for government
  • "Jeepetocracy" prevails
  • Toral sees no need for fiscal reform
  • Ambassador warns about IMF
  • Liability Management Swap
  • Migratory agreement a must
  • Governor of Puerto Rico to visit
  • Higher energy subsidy
  • Two wanted for extradition released
  • Pepe will turn himself in
  • Dominicans deported from PR
  • XXIII Arts Biennial winners
Wednesday, 17 August 2005
  • President Fernandez calls for a war on crime
  • Government to receive tax proposal today
  • AIRD backs CONEP plan on taxes
  • Government fuel saving plan in "diapers"
  • Oil prices weigh on energy deficit
  • Union Fenosa debt reduced
  • Congress will pass DR-CAFTA if...
  • Shoot out in Piedra Blanca
  • Sam Goodson arrested in Miami, granted bail
  • XXIII National Visual Arts Biennial
Tuesday, 16 August 2005
  • Fernandez wants lower energy bills
  • Venezuela refutes Refidomsa
  • RD$32 billion for petroleum
  • Petroleum causes food prices to increase
  • No final agreement on tax reform
  • Public hearings wanted for tax reform
  • Asonahores rejects Conep proposals
  • Lobby of Dominican Exporters
  • Trade deficit with the US
  • Names please, Mr. President
  • More gold found in DR
  • Evans Paul on Haitian birth certificates
  • Illegal Haitians deported
  • Illegal Dominicans intercepted in PR
  • Quirino case is sixth most important worldwide
Friday, 12 August 2005
  • DR1 takes a break
  • Reactions to proposed tax reform
  • Lawmakers oppose taxing basic foodstuffs
  • IDB on economic recovery
  • Complaint submitted to France
  • President: businesses don't pay for energy
  • Steps towards ratification of DR-CAFTA
  • Six more wanted in Quirino case
  • A youngster's dreams come true
  • Assaults in Mirador Park
  • Merengue festival in Puerto Plata
  • Marcos Diaz arrives triumphant
Thursday, 11 August 2005
  • Progress towards agreement on basic tax reform
  • Subero Isa objects to Ambassador's interference
  • EU invests in bi-national projects
  • DR spending more on petroleum
  • SHELL recommends rational use of fuel
  • Update on problems at new airport
  • Orange to invest US$50 million
  • US deports 91 ex-convicts
  • Heavy traffic expected on Lincoln Avenue
Wednesday, 10 August 2005
  • Leonel and CONEP get together
  • High oil prices represent a challenge to the DR
  • Que se dice: To act in consequence
  • More problems for new city airport
  • 5,000 new housing units
  • Basic foodstuffs cost less
  • Stand-By review delayed two months
  • Focus on the environment
  • Houston to Punta Cana
  • The Gallup Poll continued
  • Puerto Plata merengue fest
  • Felix Sanchez crumbles to injury
Tuesday, 09 August 2005
  • Explaining the economic recovery
  • OAS secretary general visits
  • Scholarships for graduate studies
  • Making textiles for exports
  • Haitian beggars to their consulate
  • Dominican swimmer makes Beijing time
  • Marcos Diaz crosses Gibraltar Strait
  • International Theater Festival
Monday, 08 August 2005
  • President nixes coal-fired generators
  • Gallup-Hoy poll
  • Morales: Rich nations avoiding Haiti
  • Haitians in farming and construction
  • Monsignor summons Dialogue committee
  • JCE goes electronic despite World Bank
  • Telecoms and commerce lead
  • Expensive telephone service
  • Turtle pace for starting a business
  • In Santiago, industry is first
  • One coroner for every 1000 sq. km.
  • Vietnam buses to DR?
  • Another issue for Mejia
  • First National Carnival Congress
Friday, 5 August 2005
  • President sends bill to favor retirees
  • WB attention on energy crisis
  • Re-design for less bureaucracy
  • Government could collapse without tax reform
  • Officials should refrain from doing business
  • Hotels against more taxes
  • South African mercenaries in Haiti
  • 117 arrested in Santo Domingo Este
  • Metro or Trans-millennium?
  • Higher toll on Duarte highway
  • Airport certification expected soon
  • Casting for dancers
  • Adverse conditions for Marco Diaz
Thursday, 4 August 2005
  • Sticker deadline over
  • New ministries announced
  • Public transport analyzed
  • Two long blackouts yesterday
  • DA not intimidated
  • PRD conditions for approval of DR-CAFTA
  • UNIBE student murder update
  • Cubans arrested with false documents
  • Juanes in concert tonight
Wednesday, 3 August 2005
  • Bush signs DR-CAFTA
  • Summit between Leonel and Hipólito
  • Same story, different angle
  • CONEP conditions continuation of talks
  • A move to pay taxes at the Customs Office
  • Power generators can't do more
  • Do you have your new license sticker?
  • Maintenance worker confesses; another is sought
Tuesday, 2 August 2005
  • 5.8% growth of GDP
  • New Customs offices
  • Long lines for driving stickers
  • WTO refutes Tourism Minister
  • New airfare charge
  • Bush to sign agreement today
  • Puerto Rico on DR-CAFTA
  • Business sector rejects tax proposals
  • 35,000 mobiles sold monthly
  • Cathedral closed for renovation
  • Hipolito speaks out
  • Robbery: motive for murder
Monday, 1 August 2005
  • Coming soon: $10 and $25 currency coins
  • Citizen Watch on Congress
  • Remember to use 809 as from today
  • Fox and Fernández get together or do they?
  • Talks on tax reform package seem to stall
  • Economist Canto proposes just two taxes
  • Vega and the "bad bets"
  • Government vs. the Cardinal
  • Some barrios want 24-hour patrols
  • Big hole closes Charles de Gaulle Avenue
  • Ten villages cut off by overflowing rivers
Friday, 29 July 2005
  • 10-digit telephone numbers
  • President receives honorary degree
  • DR-CAFTA a great victory
  • Hertell asks for ratification
  • Padre Aleman says DR-CAFTA is a new start
  • Tax reform on center stage
  • Position on Pedernales and La Romana
  • Dominican Embassy reopens in Egypt
  • Debate over origin of crisis
  • DR wants a seat in ICAO
  • DR condemned for discrimination
  • Baez Figueroa assistant murdered
  • 91 arrested in Operation Paloma
  • More facilities for betting than sports
  • Two kayakers to world championship
Thursday, 28 July 2005
  • US Congress approves DR-CAFTA
  • Standard & Poor’s on DR-CAFTA approval
  • DA against slot machines
  • Get your driving sticker
  • Income tax may increase
  • Tax on interests highly debated
  • Hernandez: Goico was lying
  • Authorities to ask Spain to arrest Pepe
  • Protecting beggar children
  • Santiago hospital caters to Haitian mothers
  • Mejia asks Fernandez to look ahead
  • Fifty-five deported from US
  • French Embassy follows case
  • Orange has signal problems
  • Sosa hits HR number 587
Wednesday, 27 July 2005
  • Fernandez to Panama
  • FINJUS and the Supreme Court
  • Credit bureaus to be regulated
  • Hertell & DR-CAFTA
  • Approval of a tax on assets
  • Arabs want to build generators
  • Thousands of jobs lost in La Vega
  • DR begins shipping banana plants
  • The border: Invasion or business opportunity?
  • Jamaica focuses on the DR
  • Judge orders arrest of Pepe
  • Ramon Baez Figueroa counsel responds
  • Leonel Almonte to Najayo
  • Four tiny delinquents
Tuesday, 26 July 2005
  • 15% wage increase for government employees
  • More police on the streets
  • Subero: Judicial Branch totally independent
  • Appeal for full trial in Baninter case
  • Westmont contract violates law
  • Puig will uphold the law
  • DA orders Pepe's arrest
  • Almonte turns himself in
  • Haitian immigration analyzed
  • Banks oppose tax
  • Slot machine controversy
  • Ambassador deceased
  • Conference on governance
  • Ping-pong in October
  • Presidente Latin Music Festival
Monday, 25 July 2005
  • President wants technology
  • A new look for President Fernandez?
  • Public Works to eliminate crossings
  • Subsidies don't get to the poor
  • Millions for Dominican image
  • Attorney General uneasy with Haitians
  • Trafficking of young Haitians a serious problem
  • Hertell on failed state topic
  • Bernardo Vega's lesson in logic
  • Researchers study number of AIDS/HIV patients in DR
  • Stealing parrots
Friday, 22 July 2005
  • De Niro visits President
  • Petroleum refinery proposed
  • Census details
  • Offers to buy failed banks' portfolios
  • Looking for Leonel Almonte
  • Pou Castro sent to Najayo
  • Hernani-Vincho case reopens today
  • Spain did not give Pepe a visa
  • Puerto Rico wants stronger ties with DR
  • More air passengers
  • Standard & Poor's assessment
  • Demolition begins at port
  • European cinema at Cinemateca Nacional
  • Misa Flamenca - Los Gitanos Cantan a Dios
Thursday, 21 July 2005
  • Morales Troncoso on foreign relations
  • More on energy
  • Central Bank measures "a model" for LA
  • No DR-CAFTA without compensation
  • Avocado producers ask for help
  • Cargo rates up 30%
  • President Fernandez signs up as PLD candidate
  • Taiwan concerns about DR relations
  • Leonel Almonte arrest ordered
  • Pepe's extradition process begins
  • Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro
Wednesday, 20 July 2005
  • Central Bank has a property sale
  • New tax on fuels?
  • Consensus is difficult to achieve
  • Questioning of Foreign Residents Census
  • Study reveals Police deficiencies
  • CDEEE has not signed with Westmont
  • European Union: DR is not a failed state
  • A lot of cocaine still in storage
  • Horrific accident leaves seven dead
  • It's raining
Tuesday, 19 July 2005
  • First Lady visits Ireland
  • Census of foreigners
  • Investment in airports
  • DR-CAFTA may cause businesses to close
  • DR well connected
  • Energy company involved in bribery case
  • Former official charged
  • Two extradited to US
  • Cocaine seized on boat
  • Pepe on use of credit card
  • Keith Smart trains DR basketball team
Monday, 18 July 2005
  • Government payroll over IMF limits
  • CONEP submits document regarding DR-CAFTA
  • ANJE proposes government spending cuts
  • Leon Jimenes publishes vision statement
  • Bernardo Vega looks at taxes and the FTA
  • Reopening of early May exchange offer
  • Air Force opens El Higuero airport
  • Public Works Ministry to regulate speed bumps
  • East Coast wants to activate Tourism Cabinet
  • Ocoa produces 35% of the veggies
  • Watch out for these swindlers
Friday, 15 July 2005
  • Reaction to President's speech
  • The President knows something
  • The unification solution
  • Haiti wants joint solutions
  • Cariforum update
  • DR wants to join CARICOM
  • More on tax reform
  • Tourism Fund proposed
  • Excess of cash in banks
  • WB offers loans
  • Brewery will invest RD$300 million
  • DR-CAFTA expected to pass this month
  • Hospital equipment donations
  • Emily not felt in DR Southeast Coast
Thursday, 14 July 2005
  • President condemns "failed state" report
  • Ethics and anti-corruption plan
  • Move to La Isabela Airport starts tomorrow
  • Cariforum meeting opens today
  • DR and Czech Republic negotiating agreement
  • Support for anti-terrorism law
  • Leon Jimenes Group on tax reform
  • WB wants changes
  • Central Bank: 0.06% inflation in June
  • More troops arrive
  • US deports 75 Dominicans
  • A-Rod backs out
  • Marcos Diaz to swim across Strait of Gibraltar
  • Holiday suburbia presentation wins award
  • Hurricane Emily set to pass well south
Wednesday, 13 July 2005
  • Government anti-crime plan
  • IMF: Apply the law
  • CONEP hardens stance
  • Government equips Social Security hospitals
  • Taiwan donates US$10 to cyberpark
  • Czech minister visits
  • Bohenco and the audit
  • Orphanage case decision: "a monstrosity"
  • The most expensive milk
  • Police kill three in robbery attempt
  • Four cops get 30 years
  • DR shines in All Star Game
  • Emily is on her way
Tuesday, 12 July 2005
  • US$100 laptop with MIT
  • Relations with Vietnam
  • Support for Haiti
  • DR will pay OAS debt
  • Customs will collect less
  • Luxury vehicles seized
  • More police on the streets
  • PRSC election results
  • Petroleum affects prices
  • Cocaine trafficker sentence reduced
  • Population concentrates in SD and Santiago
  • DR in the path of Emily
Monday, 11 July 2005
  • Central Bank reaches RD$139 billion
  • IMF suggests government save its money
  • Government proposals
  • Young business group wants broader VAT
  • More on tax reform
  • Importers urge action in face of higher oil prices
  • Armed forces & US advisors tour border
  • Minister versus police chief
  • 243 kilos more
  • Job losses in the free zones
  • Tourism creates 100,000 jobs East
Friday, 08 July 2005
  • President condemns terrorist attacks
  • Security reinforced at airport
  • President wants HP in the DR
  • Government proposes tax alternatives
  • DR-CAFTA needs more votes
  • DGII: License plate deadline is 3 August
  • Evangelical churches want law modified
  • Avocado boycott a problem
  • Punta Cana to have first wind power plant
Thursday, 07 July 2005
  • 33% increase in income
  • Air tickets with higher taxes
  • CONEP: Get rid of 13% tax now
  • Hertell wants DR-CAFTA ratified asap
  • Military aid prohibition removed
  • Armed Forces and drug trafficking
  • Spanish troops going to Haiti
  • The provinces that count
  • Preferential vote shelved
  • Milo Jimenez in the limelight again
  • Cocaine seized in Punta Cana
  • "Victor Victoria" going to National Theater
  • Caribbean Soccer Cup begins in DR
  • Monitoring weather in the DR
Wednesday, 06 July 2005
  • Grades are in
  • The National Tests cost millions
  • The two sides to the power crisis
  • The automating of the postal office
  • Que se dice/What's being said
  • Cardinal wants better protection
  • DOM = Baseball powerhouse
  • Storm warnings
Tuesday, 05 July 2005
  • The best kept secret?
  • Improving the slums
  • DR: the pivot state for Haiti?
  • Haitian visa applications down
  • Conch banned
  • Crime concerns
  • Stray bullet compensation
  • Tropical Storm Dennis
Monday, 04 July 2005
  • The President's agenda
  • Economic sustainability and tax reform
  • Valdez once gave Baninter thumbs up
  • 14.5% financing from BNV
  • Country will extradite
  • FINJUS wants them all indicted
  • The high cost of the Haitian crisis
  • Shootout in Los Prados
  • Cops on trial still on active duty
  • Santiago Rodriguez, land of cassava
  • 12 Dominicans to All Star Game
Friday, 01 July 2005
  • DR will pay with goods and services
  • US Senate approves DR-CAFTA
  • Reforms must be rushed
  • British Embassy wants contract explained
  • DR not a "failed State"
  • Visas not required of all
  • Official under investigation
  • Six more wanted in Quirino case
  • Quirino was warned before being caught
  • More rain expected
Thursday, 30 June 2005
  • Petroleum company for Caribbean
  • Venezuela disburses funds
  • Another step towards DR-CAFTA
  • Ambassador on DR-US relations
  • DR wants to join regional program
  • Pepe must come
  • Agribusiness wants agreement postponed
  • S&P improves DR credit rating
  • Defending the banking system
  • Offshore banking not illegal
Wednesday, 29 June 2005
  • Leonel Fernandez in Venezuela
  • New port construction underway
  • Rice bran for breakfast
  • They knew all right
  • Tax reform would widen the VAT tax base
  • VAT proposals inflationary
  • Energy crisis really hurts small businesses
  • First female Dominican casualty in Iraq
  • Hernani denies connection
  • Prosecutors tie lieutenant to Quirino
  • DR on list of failing nations
  • DR scores big in NBA draft
Tuesday, 28 June 2005
  • President travels to Venezuela
  • Government to discuss DR-CAFTA with Senate
  • Bear Stearns on bonds reopening
  • Aviation Board on air space safety
  • Another conflict over closure of airport
  • Supreme Court president on judges' retirement
  • Housing Institute invests RD$500 million
  • Most scholarships go to higher income students
  • Robert Kennedy advocates community+tourism
  • Pelegrin Castillo criticizes migration policies
  • Economist calls for investments in Haiti
  • Banks deny wrongdoing
  • PanAmerican Masters Swimming
  • Manny Ramirez selected AL player of the week
  • Juan Luis Guerra in Boston
Monday, 27 June 2005
  • Promises for Puerto Plata
  • Haitian conflict of interests
  • Fernandez urges approval of DR-CAFTA
  • Central Bank declined IMF suggestions
  • Constanza needs an airport
  • Dajabon is a colonial era pair
  • Charcoal is big business
  • High prices
  • Housing fair a big hit
  • Poor invade highway median
  • Where is the money?
  • Poll to choose PRSC president
  • "A Chinese Tale"
Friday, 24 June 2005
  • Bush submits DR-CAFTA to Congress
  • Disagreement on expansion of VAT
  • UNDP officer warns against DR-CAFTA
  • Debt payments postponed
  • Investment in technological training
  • Sans Souci project to start this month
  • Ethanol plant to be installed
  • ECLAC reports on inequality
  • Cueva de las Maravillas
  • PRSC assembly postponed again
  • PRD election update
  • Former police official turns himself in
  • Presidente Festival set for October
Thursday, 23 June 2005
  • DR-CAFTA debated
  • DR and Canada agree on prisoner transfer
  • IDB expecting approval of loans
  • Long outages due to heat wave
  • US$2 billion in foreign investment
  • Companies want loan portfolios
  • Banreservas has RD$100 billion in assets
  • Private business wants development plan
  • Saving in pesos unattractive
  • Five more face charges in Quirino case
  • Cocaine seized in Juan Dolio
  • Coal plants rejected by World Bank
Wednesday, 22 June 2005
  • Council to define immigration policy
  • Government's coal-fired generators
  • Government audits banks of '03 crisis
  • Bear Stearns looks for a balanced budget
  • New law proposes limits on alcohol sales
  • US business now wants CAFTA review
  • US investors interested in sugar mills
  • Santo Domingo goes up!
  • The treasure in San Luis Fort
  • How did he do it?
  • Miss DR could become Miss World
Tuesday, 21 June 2005
  • President reviews energy situation
  • Bulbs for electricity savings
  • Strategic alliance with India business
  • Artificial island not a done deal
  • Mute on island contract
  • The pros and the cons of the island
  • More on military vote
  • Church leaders oppose abortion bill
  • Another extradited in Quirino case
Monday, 20 June 2005
  • President announces energy plans
  • Propane now floats
  • Heat wave pressures power generators
  • The DR looks to petition and recall
  • Jose Luis Aleman says government focus is off
  • Bernardo Vega: Crisis, crisis, crisis
  • More money on the streets
  • Abundant cash lowers interest rates
  • Buhoneros leave Km. 9 Duarte Highway
  • The Airport at Higuero cost 229% more
  • Demanding minimum wage pay
  • New arrests in Quirino case
  • Lightening kills one
  • PRD vote count
  • Cuba wins gold in volleyball, DR silver
Friday, 17 June 2005
  • New textile free zone company
  • Government re-programs debt
  • Artificial island project to go to Congress
  • Expulsion of Haitians affects agriculture
  • DR-CAFTA depends on consensus
  • AMCHAM requests reforms
  • Real estate fair
  • Savings and loans associations on high rates
  • More on constitutional reform
  • Three extradited in Quirino case
  • Bearish on tourism
  • UN Human Development Report in English
Thursday, 16 June 2005
  • President favors constitutional reform
  • Contract signed for artificial island
  • Cruise liners will return to SD port
  • Sans Souci will have 1,000 apartments
  • More contributors paying VAT
  • Loans concentrate on 4.4% of banks' clientele
  • Hotels lax on water treatment systems
  • DR-CAFTA to wait for US approval
  • IMF wants defined expense plan
  • British investment for the DR
  • German bilateral cooperation
Wednesday, 15 June 2005
  • President: LPG subsidy stays
  • Protests produce wounded and arrests
  • Deputies consider abolishing LMD
  • Tobacco exports generate US$300 million
  • DR-CAFTA passes first test
  • Slowdown in PRD convention bulletins release
  • The Banco Mercantil case
  • Riu hotels back in operation
  • Deflation warning
  • Merchants decry bank's rules
  • Recommendations to repair beach erosion
  • Time to act on migration
  • DR qualifies for Volleyball Grand Prix
Tuesday, 14 June 2005
  • President speaks tonight
  • RD$4.5 billion for UASD
  • Time for new protected areas law
  • Names will not be withheld
  • Understanding the electricity crisis
  • DR-CAFTA tested today
  • Incoherent migratory policy
  • Newsday report criticizes expulsion of Haitians
  • Tourism investment boom
  • Sans Souci port renovation
  • Monitoring the beaches
  • PRD convention results
  • DR volleyball team unbeaten
Monday, 13 June 2005
  • DR inflation well below target
  • IMF and Government finish review
  • School to begin earlier next year
  • Cracking down on electricity fraud
  • Government needs to fulfill Electricity Law
  • Ministry of Tourism owes a lot
  • High cost of health care
  • PRD convention
  • Circle tightens around the Don
  • Changes in Law 28-01 bewilder region
  • Mangos get their visa
  • Four hundred thousand children
  • DR going strong in volleyball Pan Ams
Friday, 10 June 2005
  • Important German cooperation talks next week
  • 2.5 billion for UASD, sans tender
  • Update on driver's license new procedure
  • Drug case extraditions
  • Contributions to the Quirino case
  • Haitian beggars and laborers
  • PRD convention on Sunday
  • La Romana US consulate day
  • DR third in world domino competition
  • Best of volleyball
Thursday, 09 June 2005
  • IMF waits for expense adjustment
  • Bear Stearns on IMF review
  • Loan regulation under fire
  • Armed Forces on Brazilian planes
  • Justice needs to act fast
  • On US approval of DR-CAFTA
  • Hertell on the DR-CAFTA
  • US wants seizure of property
  • City Hall plans for park opposed
  • Kiteboarding in Cabarete
  • Alex is youngest to reach 400 HRs
Wednesday, 08 June 2005
  • Brazilian warplanes and ethanol technology
  • DEPRECO looks at Breica deal
  • DR ahead of schedule on IMF
  • Que se dice/What's being said
  • Orlando Gil on the propane gas subsidy
  • Banks have lots of money
  • Riu hotels close in Puerto Plata
  • How do you like your coffee?
  • Rains caused lingering damage
  • Vincho's trial results
  • More extraditions in Quirino case
  • Judge ruling and freedom of the press
  • Dominican talent in Berklee
Tuesday, 07 June 2005
  • Low interests promote economic growth
  • Next steps to complete IMF review
  • US-Dominican tax information agreement
  • Dominicans paying more taxes
  • State-of-the-art driver's licenses
  • No mechanisms to control NGOs
  • No deal for police officials
  • Salazar vs. Castillo judgment
  • Venezuela wants contracts investigated
  • Nin Terrero and Los Mellizos to US
  • Airport security reinforced
  • DR to host 2006 OAS General Assembly
  • Mangos correction
  • Orkos discovers 'banilejo' mangos
  • Lisette Gil honored
  • ExpoMundo Cultural in Puerto Plata
Monday, 06 June 2005
  • Government spends more than it should
  • License plates
  • World Banks want transparency
  • Venezuela still opposes private transport of oil
  • Mangos
  • Orkos discovers 'banilejo' mangos
  • World Environment Day
  • Santiago Chamber of Commerce speaks out
  • Scary statistics from the highways
  • Electricity: Nothing new
  • Institutions lack credibility
  • No audit for Hernani in government
  • Massage parlors strike a deal
  • DR on watch list for human trafficking
Friday, 03 June 2005
  • World center for medical services?
  • Labor Code to be enforced
  • Subsidy not reflected in transport prices
  • Good for AES EdeEste
  • Cheaper treatment for TB
  • Public Health dismissals
  • Will the police get off lightly?
  • Dominicans feel corruption is everywhere
  • 75,000 candidates in the PRD internal elections
  • Cardinal blasts foul language on TV/radio
  • The Quirino children debate
  • More tangles to a murder
  • Jose Miguel Insulza on Haiti
Thursday, 02 June 2005
  • Fernandez has last word on subsidies
  • Austerity in government?
  • Nothing final with US$5 air fare tax
  • Go ahead for port remodeling
  • War against visual contamination
  • Electricity market distortions
  • Few hours is main problem with education
  • School explains case of Quirino's children
  • Elias Pina airfield controversy
  • Salazar vs. Castillo case to Monday
  • Deacon's sister to jail
  • Jazz Festival at Casa de Teatro
Wednesday, 01 June 2005
  • Government will try and keep propane subsidy
  • Banking regulations not negotiable
  • WB wants VAT in free zones
  • Venezuela wants to ship its own oil
  • DR-CAFTA still has hurdles to cross
  • JCE objects to Protestant weddings.
  • Que se dice: Plea bargains and stolen cars
  • Abortion debate questions "crimes of passion"
  • Pepe paid for it
  • Gold in Karate Pan Ams
  • Hurricane season starts today
Tuesday, 31 May 2005
  • President to Montreal and Boston
  • TV program for President Fernandez
  • Diplomatic relations with Luxemburg
  • Time to reform spending
  • CONEP on competitiveness
  • Propane gas subsidy is hot issue
  • DR has large wind-power potential
  • Salazar vs. Castillo case update
  • Self defense has a woman's face in Santiago
  • Heat wave and health
  • A Bishop for Puerto Plata
  • Miss DR comes in 3rd
Monday, 30 May 2005
  • Caribbean Studies Association Conference
  • Integrative Fiduciary Assessment
  • Hertell: Get rid of exchange commission
  • FTA get boost from China fears
  • DR government seeks broader limits with IMF
  • The Economist: DR is half way back
  • Bear Stearns update
  • U.S. to provide support against tax evaders
  • Bernardo Vega sees exporting corruption
  • Is the honeymoon coming to an end?
  • Rainieri urges consensus
  • Rains and flooding threaten 200,000
  • UNDP calls DR education "inefficient"
  • Deacon to be expelled from Church
  • Abortion becomes a hot issue
  • Three Dominicans in Miss Universe
Wednesday, 25 May 2005
  • DR1 breaks for the long weekend
  • Leonel calls business to task
  • Niky Fabiancic: a Project of a Nation
  • Viyella on her perceived role of business
  • IMF makes some corrections
  • Exporters want less taxes on exports
  • Beer tax revenues up 86% so far
  • Moody's upgrades DR classification
  • Poor grades for justice officials
  • Judge rejects calls for dismissal
  • Another dead in messy case
  • President of Costa Rica apologizes
  • Rains to continue
Tuesday, 24 May 2005
  • Education IDs
  • Paying Dominican soldiers in Iraq
  • Mexico to restore petroleum credit
  • More or less taxes?
  • Tourism taxes debate
  • IMF vs. DR-CAFTA
  • Salazar vs. Vincho case
  • Soto Jimenez on Quirino
  • A call for discipline in the PLD
  • Political parties in danger
  • New US migration bill
  • Jobs for animation boys?
  • Bronze in US Masters
Monday, 23 May 2005
  • Marichal's statue
  • President to Boston
  • Funds for construction
  • More $ for Constanza road
  • School dropouts: big problem
  • If education were the priority
  • Pelegrin Castillo alert
  • Learn from other experiences
  • Why power bills doubled
  • No gifts for Costa Rican President
  • Guillermo Moreno's vision
  • Mobile leads to confession
  • Mejia sees judge
  • Tops among US swimmers
Friday, 20 May 2005
  • Censorship ruling revoked
  • License issuing on hold for nine days
  • What happened to the billing?
  • World Bank to lend US$360 million
  • Artificial island still on agenda
  • Move against LMD
  • Tonty Rutinel vs. government audit agency
  • Santiago investors buy El Caribe
  • Reimposing of quotas is good for DR
  • ADOEXPO recommendations
  • UNDP report on exports
  • Herrera accepts UNDP challenge
  • FINJUS calls report obligatory reading
  • Star Wars fever
Thursday, 19 May 2005
  • President Fernandez to California
  • UASD in Santiago
  • Migration policy is sovereign right
  • Laissez-faire on border stirs violence
  • Development for a few
  • Dominicans not in the books
  • Unfair competition
  • JCE agenda priorities
  • Borrowing for the police
  • Metro for Santiago
  • ANJE workshop focus on the economy
  • Mejia not going to see judge
  • Going for gold in swimming masters
Wednesday, 18 May 2005
  • President accepts postponement of Metro
  • Border Law 28-01 modified
  • A questionable land swap
  • Ticket to the past?
  • Deportation of Haitians halted
  • Haiti in Dominican thinking
  • Adjustments to the IMF goals
  • GWB says approval of DR-CAFTA is "top priority"
  • World Bank says DR-CAFTA will help DR exports
  • Bananas face hard time in US market
  • Woman carried cocaine
  • One dead in Jarabacoa due to rains
Tuesday, 17 May 2005
  • Solidarity cards
  • Fix the power problems
  • EIU economic overview
  • Campaign promises
  • Decentralizing the UASD
  • New Verizon headquarters
  • Time to take out a loan
  • Haiti urges stop to repatriations
  • Airport jail closed
  • Another Quirino case?
  • Malaria notice removed
  • It's raining
Monday, 16 May 2005
  • UNDP bashes politicians and business leadership
  • Doctors accept deal
  • AIRD proposals
  • Electricity issues
  • Non-regulated clients: 50% energy savings
  • Haiti closes it borders in Juana Mendez
  • Two weeks to Hurricane Season
  • Rains don't let up
  • The Port Authority's scandalous audit
  • Elizabeth Suarez triumphs in Mexico
  • Felix Sanchez wins his own meet
Friday, 13 May 2005
  • Summit & CAFTA
  • WTO against Bahia de las Aguilas hotels
  • More housing loans needed
  • DR & ECLAC sign a deal
  • Tax Department looks in a mall
  • Judge orders Mejia to court
  • Que se dice: The general and his ducks
  • More than a million squatters
  • Flooding again
  • Asafa Powell in IAAF meet
Thursday, 12 May 2005
  • Expensive medicines
  • Filomena Navarro to Jamaica
  • World Bank on DR-CAFTA
  • No to Conatra vehicles
  • Internet purchases
  • Ethanol gas stoves
  • Mejia turns down court summons
  • Mejia and Bladimir
  • Fernandez and the prosecutors
  • Feliz Bautista cleared
  • Florian Feliz's quality of life affected
  • Haitian bandits arrested at sea
  • Canada rescinds malaria prophylaxis
  • Playa Encuentro situation improves
  • The World Baseball Classic
Wednesday, 11 May 2005
  • DR gets good grades from IMF
  • US$150M World Bank loan for power
  • Fernandez in the US
  • US textile sector backs DR-CAFTA
  • Government revenues up 10%
  • RD$10.8 billion into pension fund
  • Now, buses from Vietnam
  • No to Ortega y Gasset expansion
  • Xenophobia in Monte Cristi
Tuesday, 10 May 2005
  • Clinton joins DR-CAFTA lobby
  • 0.31% inflation in April
  • Successful bond restructuring
  • Central Bank on free zone exports
  • Felucho vs. environmentalists
  • Environmentalists to Tourism Minister
  • Opposition to more taxes
  • Tourism has to change
  • Lower cost alternative to the metro
  • Transparency?
  • Majority of workers lack 8th grade education
  • Neighborhood group wins victory
Monday, 09 May 2005
  • President Fernandez to lobby for FTA
  • Wiarda doubts passing DR-CAFTA
  • Government proposal for Union Fenosa
  • Customs eliminates bond
  • Rigidity of IMF creates a fiscal surplus
  • Superfluous spending in JCE
  • Civic organization rallies the President
  • Only three convicted in corruption cases
  • Summer baseball league is big business
Friday, 06 May 2005
  • Laws still pending
  • President Fernandez to NY, Washington
  • Customs revenues up
  • More towers for Santo Domingo
  • Majluta Avenue ready in August
  • Quirino hearing today in NY
  • Budget execution: without controls
  • Age of ethanol?
Thursday, 05 May 2005
  • Successful debt swap
  • A step forward
  • Senators against new taxes
  • Taxes for government corruption?
  • Leave job creation to private sector
  • Free zone exports down 3.1%
  • Interest rate should be 15%
  • High demand for Central Bank CDs
  • Probe into Supreme Court scandal
  • Child labor realities
  • Tolerating child sexual abuse
  • Goodson lied, left by Haiti
  • Lila back in the news
  • Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium
Wednesday, 04 May 2005
  • Fernandez gets highest rating
  • Incoherences
  • Pepe Goico not coming
  • AG will seek extradition of Goodson
  • Defending Capotillo round ups
  • IMF: More belt-tightening
  • 3.5% growth free zones?
  • Exporters ask for random checks
  • New hurdle for DR-CAFTA
  • Propane truckers on strike
  • Privatizing of beaches
  • Plea for Caribbean architecture
  • Wiarda: DR-US are tied together
  • Focus on racism
  • More jobs in Spain
  • Vatican Medical team helping kids
Tuesday, 03 May 2005
  • President to lobby for FTA in US
  • Vaccinations
  • US$62.7 million for JCE
  • Leftist government?
  • Changes in government
  • Developing Pedernales
  • Record Book Fair sales
  • Santo Domingo-Samana expressway
  • RD$18 million in curtains
  • Slipping cost of government works
  • Protest for illegal road closing
  • Bear Stearns update
  • Bear Stearns optimistic about DR
  • Mejia called to Hernani hearing
  • DR relay makes it to IAAF meet
Friday, 29 April 2005
  • Labor day holiday
  • Leonel cans Kalil and replaces others
  • President to re-start HOMS project
  • DR-CAFTA goes to the Senate next week
  • Nothing new with electricity
  • License plate renewal by Internet
  • World Bank praises DR tourism sector but...
  • Otto Reich calls government "leftist"
  • Car thefts reach RD$100 million
  • PRSC supports it and PRD will too, maybe
  • Juan Luis Guerra nails the Billboards
Thursday, 28 April 2005
  • EdeNorte increases its client base
  • Sachs: Politics is blocking development
  • Cocco at AmCham
  • An agreement on tax elimination
  • Olivares says Sam didn't run
  • Luxury apartments for Quirino
  • The decorator for all seasons
  • Marisol Vicens talks about Original Sin
  • Jose Mesa reaches a milestone
Wednesday, 27 April 2005
  • Those who pay, pay for all
  • Government looks at easing credit
  • WSJ supports DR-CAFTA
  • FTA catches the government unprepared
  • A few more pesos for Las Americas Highway
  • The Supreme Court mess gets messier
  • Bohenco hangs in
  • Sam went to Haiti?
  • Citizens blast judges
  • Death trips
  • Deputies put a stop to amendments
  • Middle class pays 25% of income for services
  • Unsung environmental hero
Monday, 25 April 2005
  • DR1 breaks for Secretary's Day
  • President Fernandez in Rome
  • First quarter growth: 4%
  • ECLAC: 2.5% projected growth
  • Use surplus to cut taxes
  • IMF on DR bond exchange
  • More on Supreme Court scandal
  • RD$307.6, not RD$106 million
  • Plan Renove case
  • Morales called intellectual author of Renove
Friday, 22 April 2005
  • Duarte Bridge
  • Environment halts work in park
  • Customs to act on its own
  • Looking into government purchases
  • Vincho focuses on Quirino's helicopter
  • Fewer taxes to compete
  • We want the old PLD government back
  • Council of the Americas discusses DR-CAFTA
  • Another redo of the Sports Palace
  • Not to be missed
Thursday, 21 April 2005
  • President Fernandez to Pope inaugural
  • DR offers five-year bond extensions
  • Ratings down, but expected to improve
  • FTA results to depend on government
  • Tourism industry rejects new US$5 tax
  • Pharmaceutical industry losing out
  • Marranzini wants banks to loosen up
  • Pension funds reach RD$17.6 billion
  • DA wants audits from accounting office
  • Will it not end? More contraband
  • Book Fair opens tonight
Wednesday, 20 April 2005
  • Airfare surcharge to start in August
  • President takes on case at Public Works
  • Even more whisky rounded up
  • Zorrilla Ozuna: Soto made me do it
  • The "Berenjenal" of Que se dice
  • DR ceded lands to Haiti in 1929 and 1936
  • UN: Haiti weighs DR down
  • Avocados face tough entry into the US
  • Merchants step back from guns
Tuesday, 19 April 2005
  • Tenders and other measures announced
  • Supreme Court completion check
  • Supreme Court had nothing to do
  • 15 more days to get "la revista"
  • Another liquor contraband bust
  • Cocco sues journalists
  • Scotiabank wants borrowers
  • Asonahores rejects more taxes
  • Greenhouses - incentives for agriculture
  • He signed, but was not aware
  • Drugs in Miches
  • Shop owners take action
  • Pre World Basketball Championship
Monday, 18 April 2005
  • Fuel prices down a bit
  • New Penal Code: Faster justice
  • Whisky contraband investigations
  • Maritza Amalia Guerrero - RIP
  • The propane gas dilemma
  • Santo Domingo without traffic signs
  • Parents pay, class continue
  • AIRD calls for better tax guidelines
  • Very profitable banking
  • Haitian workers almost invisible
  • Political speculations?
  • Mejia: Soto Jimenez lied
Friday, 15 April 2005
  • Are we better or worse off?
  • More on the war on pimps
  • Incest is common
  • Chicken pox rounds
  • Border contraband
  • Power rates need to drop
  • Scandal at the Ministry of Public Works?
  • Something rotten in the state of Denmark?
  • The case of Kendry Morales
Thursday, 14 April 2005
  • DR backs Chile in OAS election
  • Bonds law published
  • Central Bank denies CD bust
  • Funding for Santiago hospital
  • Supreme Court: Prostitution is legal
  • Competitiveness must list
  • Airline association against new tax
  • Playa Encuentro impasse
  • Make sure you have your "revista"
  • The Bella Vista builder
  • Hipolito summoned for questioning
  • Political priorities
  • World class track & field meet
Wednesday, 13 April 2005
  • CONEP says "Enough with politics!
  • FTA lobbying gets intense.
  • Cattle and this DR-CAFTA
  • Government to finish Guaigui dam
  • CD auctions by Central Bank a bust
  • EDE-Este does it again
  • Trust territory status debated
  • DNCD confiscates millions in San Francisco
  • Closing of sex parlors
  • Vantroi's heir killed in shooting
  • Hispaniola Marathon
Tuesday, 12 April 2005
  • DGII reports revenues up
  • Government says it is spending less
  • Sovereign bonds update
  • Bear Stearns on the restructuring
  • Customs was hangout of thieves
  • Talking Haiti
  • CODIA backs metro 100%
  • Domestic flights to La Isabela
  • Construction illegal in Bahia de las Aguilas
  • Don't eat that lobster
  • Sport of surfing affected
Monday, 11 April 2005
  • Prosecutors and judges face the music
  • National Parks won't be re-seeded
  • Congressmen want a tender called
  • Oil shock hits the DR
  • Lower prices and lower inflation in March
  • Business looks at a new tax reform
  • Banks tell Hipolito to go fish
  • Adolescent mothers
  • Overseas Dominicans are doing better
  • Protest over beach road privatization
  • Miss Dominican Republic
Friday, 08 April 2005
  • Bonds approval
  • Bear Stearns April update
  • Former President mentioned in NY case
  • Renove case heard
  • New Customs Department offices
  • Pedernales lands for infrastructure
  • New surcharge to finance infrastructure
  • Tobacco exports
  • In honor of the Pope
  • Who will be the next Miss DR?
Thursday, 07 April 2005
  • RD$500 million for small business
  • Overpass for what?
  • Moral restoration on slow lane
  • Government desists of PEME case?
  • Case against former police chief
  • Governance is not the problem
  • Incentives to sell Santo Domingo
  • Beaches, yes; artificial island, no
  • The rain is falling
  • Dominicans on Sport News list
  • Big money
Wednesday, 06 April 2005
  • Senate approves bond issue
  • Rains put out the forest fires
  • Forest fire vandals
  • Suspicious tree harvest
  • Untangling evasion at Customs
  • Blackouts
  • Cibao protests
  • Business sector wants zero tariffs
  • Yes, we have bananas
Tuesday, 05 April 2005
  • New highways for Punta Cana
  • Automating the civil registry
  • Wage increases for police and AMET
  • 10% wage increase on hold
  • Cardinal arrives in Rome
  • Tribute to Pope John Paul II
  • Brazilian beer coming
  • Dominican music survey
  • Felix Sanchez on IAAF Grand Prix
  • Great day for Aramis
Monday, 04 April 2005
  • Three days mourning for the Pope
  • A close friend of the DR
  • Changes needed to avoid banking crisis
  • Save US$32 million with light bulbs
  • IMF looks at Senate goals
  • Robert Woods: Unite small business
  • "Que se dice?" Macuteo
  • On stolen vehicles
  • DR could come up losing with FTA
  • Showers might signal end to drought
  • Fuels back to August '04 levels
Friday, 01 April 2005
  • The age of ethanol?
  • European Commissioner visits
  • Coming to review the IMF agreement
  • Fernandez likes the peso as is
  • Costs at RD$40 to US$1 in tourism
  • Expensive Dominican restaurants
  • Exports hurting
  • Helicopters for firefighting
  • Mercantilism behind many fires
  • Teenage pregnancies
  • Tonty blasts Hernani
  • Free agents
  • Vincho vs. Salazar
  • Six charged for corruption
  • Beneficiaries of stolen vehicles
Thursday, 31 March 2005
  • Restructuring bonds
  • PUCMM to manage public clinics
  • Yellow light for metro
  • North-south solutions
  • Puerto Rican metro experience
  • Bambi Buckets missing
  • Tires found in fires
  • Car importing mafia
  • Combating corruption at the airport
  • White elephants
Wednesday, 30 March 2005
  • Senate approves some bond issues
  • What follows next
  • Venezuelans: fires are 50% controlled
  • Another factory closes
  • Mr. President, stay home
  • License plate renewal over the Internet
  • Bring 27 de Febrero back
  • Government likes overpasses
  • Ban on cell phones in US Consulate
  • Unsafe buildings
  • DR-CAFTA will oblige cleanup
Tuesday, 29 March 2005
  • 62.8 million m2 of forest lost in fires
  • Water scarcity
  • One km metro = 30 kms monorail
  • Ozama should get priority over Metro
  • Spanish $ for Boca Chica and El Seibo
  • Depreco looks into Mejia Jarabacoa home
  • Vincho vs. Hernani
  • Nunez puts forth senators demands
  • Glass tower sells for US$50 million
  • He had stolen five chairs
  • La Romana lingerie
  • Two million patients in 20 years
Monday, 28 March 2005
  • Fewer Easter holiday deaths in 2005
  • Forest fires under attack
  • Phone income recovers slowly
  • Invisible people
  • Stealing stolen cars
  • Start a new Police
  • Banking crisis helped co-ops
  • Converging manufacturing
  • 50 years of the National Choir
Wednesday, 23 March 2005
  • DR1 takes a break
  • Solidarity Card almost ready for thousands
  • Bond issues boycotted, again
  • Sovereign bond payment to cut cash
  • Recommendations to improve economy
  • Dropping interest rates
  • Banking rules reduce demand for loans
  • Banks warring over car loans
  • Agripino tells it like it was
  • Mejia's greenhouses cost RD$30 million
  • NY prosecutors visit
  • Forest fires still burning
  • Recovering stolen vehicles
  • Nineteen to be indicted for Higuey fire
  • Children having babies
  • Judge closes Le Blanc
Tuesday, 22 March 2005
  • Power strategy
  • Model jail program
  • Fire in the mountains
  • Exchange rate helps government
  • Exchange rate concerns
  • Denial denied
  • Task for Corruption Commission
  • Hernani Salazar sues Vincho
  • Dominicans eat lots of plantains
  • 300,000 beachgoers to Boca Chica
  • Water sports – what is in, what is out
  • China to help DR volleyball
Monday, 21 March 2005
  • Tax Department to cite 800
  • Lowering political tensions
  • Forest fire is largest in five years
  • High temperatures this week
  • Need to shop around
  • Bernardo Vega looks at apparel
  • DR industry to collapse?
  • Drugs, tattoos and piercings = hepatitis
  • Holy Week precautions
  • Alfonso Vegara on Santo Domingo
  • Borja: Need for integrated cities
Friday, 18 March 2005
  • Need to go from talk to action
  • Ramos is still a deputy
  • Audit to the Armed Forces
  • US$2.5 million find
  • What Santo Domingo needs
  • More on the artificial island
  • What Santo Domingo will get
  • Andres Dauhajre passes away
Thursday, 17 March 2005
  • Mayor Salcedo opens city congress
  • Penalosa against the metro and island
  • Bicycles vs. metro?
  • Law on Primaries: Unconstitutional
  • Deputy Ramos to stay in jail
  • In defense of Sam Goodson
  • Art. 55 of the Constitution
  • Consumer protection and bonds exchange
Wednesday, 16 March 2005
  • Exchange of information, please
  • LF: impunity cannot be negotiated
  • Deputies still stuck on immunity issue
  • Advancing on Duquesa cover up
  • Water pipes in your neighborhood
  • DR exports $4.2 million in hides
  • Oil prices pressure DR economy
  • Foreign investment in Latin America
  • Lights out! Again
  • Lots of Dominicans in the Big Dance
Tuesday, 15 March 2005
  • Focus on Santo Domingo
  • Prepaid cards for power supply
  • Government keeps audit info from public
  • PRD partisan judges?
  • Loans for new jails?
  • Supreme Court on border companies
  • Special free zone status for all
  • CEI-RD charge disputed
  • A nickel for your thoughts
  • Officials confiscate assets of "Eduardito"
Monday, 14 March 2005
  • Govern without Congress
  • Former Presidents in DR
  • Bernardo Vega: A different economy
  • Oil exploration in the DR
  • Food packages move millions
  • Flea markets in Santo Domingo
  • China & DR volleyball match
Friday, 11 March 2005
  • Little money for education
  • Ekinsa not Equinsa
  • Freeze in Congress
  • Governance?
  • Banks reported extra cash to DNCD
  • More on the multiuse sports installations
  • Ramos likely to stay in jail
  • Big clients subsidize others
  • Inflation in check
  • Commerzbank update on the DR
  • Reefs at risk
  • Maridalia gets her release
  • Master of the Ocean title
Thursday, 10 March 2005
  • President Fernandez in Spain
  • Garbage collection to be profitable
  • Power revenues up
  • DR has capacity to compete
  • Focus on free zones
  • US$251.3 million more for oil
  • Legislators protest search
  • Senate wants 2,000 jobs back
  • Storms cause flight cancellations
  • Accepting an Olympic challenge
  • More gold in table tennis
Wednesday, 09 March 2005
  • Fernandez at terrorism summit in Spain
  • Government tax collections up
  • Enter the era of "coompetitivity"
  • DR appeals WTO verdict to buy time
  • US$150 million for electricity in trouble
  • Quirino sent money home
  • Eximbank loan beneficiary and drug deal
  • Depreco looks at Jaquez
  • Gangs caused Higuey jail disaster
  • Son of chief of army in tequila contest
  • DR table tennis champs win big
Tuesday, 08 March 2005
  • President Fernandez in Madrid
  • President Fernandez on Higuey tragedy
  • Less government employees
  • Taxes and airport charges on fares
  • Santo Domingo's artificial island
  • Going too far
  • DR wins gold in Special Olympics
  • DR advances in Davis Cup
Monday, 07 March 2005
  • Bonding with NY
  • Fernandez on bond negotiations
  • Fernandez: cleanup of the forces
  • Stronger peso helps government
  • Property taxes bring in RD$700 million
  • More energy than ever
  • Remittances: Big, big business
  • Short-term mentality hurts development
  • Let US pass DR-CAFTA first
  • Very lucky city was Santo Domingo
  • Beer, beer, beer
  • Hatuey De Camps starts new party
  • Quirino still in the news
  • Deacon is sent to jail
  • 133 confirmed dead in prison mutiny
Friday, 04 March 2005
  • President Fernandez in Chicago
  • Concrete-exporting plant for Pedernales
  • Southwest development proposal
  • Government debt at US$13 billion
  • Complications re the public debt
  • Alarming debt levels
  • Lots of catching up to do
  • 25 firms interested in Central Bank tender
  • Schools and schools
  • Social investment in tourism areas
  • AMET excesses in the open light
Thursday, 03 March 2005
  • Higuamo bridge to be finished
  • Duarte bridge renovation
  • Low budget for education
  • Go ahead for Monte Plata sports games
  • Central Bank reduces yield on savings
  • Loans and savings rates still high
  • Moving ahead on debt restructuring
  • Commerzbank update on debt swap
  • Outperform recommendation
  • The invisible Dominicans
  • Looking at corruption
  • Broglio on hospice scandal
  • People-smuggling deputy to jail
Wednesday, 02 March 2005
  • WTO secretary visits
  • New anti-corruption commission
  • National debt to continue climbing
  • Student loans fund 130,000 careers
  • US$100 million for Aerodom
  • Chicken meat is cheaper
  • Car sales on the increase
  • Don't let your car get stolen!
  • Concern over shootout victims
  • Homicides climb 60% in five years
  • Illegal boat trip scam
  • Remember Quirino?
  • Democracy and extradition
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
  • President Fernandez in USA and Spain
  • Santo Domingo Congress
  • Public information access law
  • Asking for proof of corruption
  • Mining concessions affected by new law
  • Small businesses, sizeable contribution
  • Sierra and Quirino were childhood pals
  • Quirino's relatives still in the military
  • Humboldt Museum
  • Santo Domingo carnival
Monday, 28 February 2005
  • The President's speech yesterday
  • Something on the Metro
  • Tardy bond issue concerns
  • #1 cause of deaths in Santo Domingo
  • Community organization against corruption
  • Clouds on the foreign investment horizon
  • Bernardo Vega on dealing with Europe
  • Duarte street trivia
Friday, 25 February 2005
  • President Fernandez to Taiwan
  • Bishops urge setting priorities
  • Former US President visits
  • DR in NYSE
  • Free zone challenges for survival
  • CUNY scholarships for Dominicans
  • Educating pedestrians
  • Forged decree allowed airfield
  • RD$1 million fine to Aventura
  • Sancocho Festival
Thursday, 24 February 2005
  • Celebrating the Dominican flag
  • Taiwan's Tan-sun Chen visits
  • New Electoral Law
  • Supreme Court rules on De Camps case
  • City barrios oppose metro
  • Apartments with first floor parking
  • Sara Lee starts apparel factory
  • Benchmarking with Ireland?
  • Sugar industry hurting
  • Quirino in the Army
  • US justice fugitive arrested in Sosua
Wednesday, 23 February 2005
  • DR-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement
  • Metro, metro, metro
  • Metro in action
  • Senate wants to hear options
  • Real Estate Registration Bill
  • Senate passes law to regulate NGOs
  • Senate rebels against Fernandez
  • Business rejects increased port costs
  • Traffic warning for 24 hours
  • Greenhouse scandal continues
  • Dominican corruption as seen in Miami
  • Quirino faces 10 to life
  • Prosecutor looks for accomplices
Tuesday, 22 February 2005
  • President Fernandez revokes veto
  • Not much happening at Duquesa
  • Looking into Quirino's military connections
  • Asonahores favors new protected areas law
  • Santo Domingo Carnival revival
  • Casandra Awards winners
Monday, 21 February 2005
  • CB's CDs put brake on inflation
  • A leap of faith into the world markets
  • Urban challenges
  • Perez Martinez on the metro
  • Beer pays its way
  • He said-He said
  • Quirino extradited to the US
  • Neighborhood forum on violence
  • Santa "flies" in Athens
  • Casandra Awards tonight
Friday, 18 February 2005
  • George Patakis visits
  • World Bank PCF funds open to DR
  • President meets Punta Cana hotel owners
  • Dubai money to DR
  • Bear Stearns bullish on DR
Thursday, 17 February 2005
  • Bonds approvals pass
  • Investigating use of sovereign bonds money
  • Pension plans can't be used for metro
  • Brazil to lend money for metro
  • Veto on politicians' fund allotments
  • Future power supply will be cheaper
  • Less seats in Congress
  • Child Safe says they are working
  • Legal dispute could delay hotel in East Park
  • Congress of the City in March
  • RD$200 million for Av. Duarte
  • Fighting for quality of life
Wednesday, 16 February 2005
  • Reserves surpass IMF goal
  • Consumer Protection law passes
  • The government will install mobile kitchens
  • RD$19 billion package of projects
  • Diandino: Leonel will decide
  • CONEP questions the Metro at this time
  • Urban mega-projects
  • Government to help with Rafey dump
  • Cruise ships may abandon DR ports
  • Plan Renove case on the docket
  • Trujillo myths
Tuesday, 15 February 2005
  • Big bump on the free trade highway
  • The changed composition of foreign debt
  • Sovereign bond coupon paid
  • Metro to be started regardless
  • PLD senator against the metro
  • PRSC against the metro?
  • City mayor in favor of metro
  • All talk, no action
  • Jimenez favors tax advantages
  • The business side of tourism
  • Nuria going out with Felucho
  • 168 Dominicans in MLB spring training
Monday, 14 February 2005
  • Bill Gates visits
  • Puig: No building in fragile areas
  • Law firms lobby for law
  • Rock ash to leave the DR?
  • Rafael Tomas Hernandez on the metro
  • Higuero & Pan Am Games
  • The metro: political high risk
  • Puerto Rico metro vs. DR metro
  • PEME case puts government on hot seat
  • Superintendent proves abuses
  • Pedophile accused of 100 crimes is arrested
  • Deportations from the US have doubled
  • Tough life of a medical resident
Friday, 11 February 2005
  • Environment vs. Tourism
  • Coalition defends the environment
  • Responsibility for rockash?
  • One job, please
  • The metro could unite politicians
  • The truth about public hospital doctors
  • Speaking out for tourism incentives
  • Nuria & Felucho?
  • Baseball Land
  • Aventura banned from local performances
Thursday, 10 February 2005
  • Thumbs down for the environment
  • Max Puig on the ruling
  • Hector Valdez on the Metro
  • Metro shouldn't be a priority
  • 600,000 for gas subsidy
  • Inflation down in January
  • Industrial convergence
  • Dominican MD beats US Army
  • Community self defense
Wednesday, 09 February 2005
  • Ministry of Public Health vs. CMD
  • IMF vs. Metro?
  • Reactions to the Metro project
  • Transport unions against Metro
  • DR1 readers skeptical
  • Enhancing the business of politics
  • Bonds restructuring update
  • Time to accept credit cards
  • Problems doing business with Haiti
  • "El Batey" subject to scrutiny
  • Happy New Year!
Tuesday, 08 February 2005
  • Metro lines
  • No more taxes in 2005
  • Where the election money goes
  • Felucho takes back his words
  • Government phone bill
  • Sports complex builder to Panama
  • Yolanda Kakabadse in the DR
  • DR to Japan World Fair
  • Focus on competitiveness
  • Drug bust at Punta Cana airport
Monday, 07 February 2005
  • Leonel, the builder or promises, promises
  • New options for Metro
  • Alfonso Vegara on Santo Domingo
  • Medical intern apprenticeships in trouble
  • Nene Urena to Japan
  • Transparency International in DR
  • 30% higher cost of setting up shop
  • Positive news from Commerzbank
  • Lower prices for poultry
  • Churches spend a billion
  • Focus on remittances
  • Drug bust at Las Americas
  • Quirino's odyssey
  • Miami Herald says Quirino had DEA documents
  • Aguilas can't win Caribbean Series
Friday, 04 February 2005
  • Dominican hero in airport accident
  • AMET Tow Trucks
  • AMET officers beat journalists
  • Well-known business figure wanted by DNCD
  • Dominican justice system bombshell - a preview
  • "Rounding off" is a great business for phone companies
  • Central Bank sold US$36.04 million
  • LMD doesn't have money for the DN
  • "Food comes first" plan goes into action
  • Deported from the US, visas to Mexico
  • Plantains now a luxury?
Thursday, 03 February 2005
  • Work on Metro to start in March
  • Malecon island reactions
  • US confidence in DR justice
  • Quirino bank accounts frozen
  • Two more sought in Quirino case
  • Fraud, not crisis
  • Municipal League to face the ax?
  • Two years for wife murderer
  • Security good, says Police chief
  • Monte Plata's eco-touristic potential
  • Sammy is an Oriole
Wednesday, 02 February 2005
  • DR credit rating downgraded by S&P
  • What to do with RD$700 M
  • Bank action threatens remittance business
  • Quirino to Najayo and "Chino" goes home
  • 20-hour delay in the Aguilas flight to Mexico
  • More details on the new bond issue
  • Electricity problems again
  • Music in Santiago
Tuesday, 01 February 2005
  • Chronicle of an agreement foretold
  • Compensation for FTZs
  • Commerzbank on IMF agreement
  • Spotlight on Education and Youth
  • Award for Felix Sanchez
  • Dominican justice "best in Latin America"
  • "Chino" Garcia to walk?
  • Childhood malnutrition on the increase
  • Lincoln Avenue again
  • Aguilas for the Caribbean Series
Monday, 31 January 2005
  • Aguilas victorious
  • Haiti's ecological disaster is a danger to the DR
  • AMET needs 4400 more officers
  • IMF Letter of Intent
  • DNCD grabs US$564,000 at Las Americas
  • DR to request entry into EU sugar markets
  • Garbage is good business
  • Leonel Fernandez: "Read my lips. No new taxes".
  • 1,100 unfinished projects
Friday, 28 January 2005
  • DR braces for IMF
  • Huge rice imports
  • BASEBALL: Aguilas get closer to crown
  • A hard look at IDSS issue
  • NYPD Blue
  • Central Bank to auction dollar certificates
  • Dominican busted as "King of E"
  • Transport unions demand equal treatment
Thursday, 27 January 2005
  • First things first: Baseball
  • CONEP sees better chance for stability
  • The banks are ready for the IMF Agreement
  • Documenting the Quirino case
  • Taiwanese investments in the DR
  • Tax Department update
  • Court action demanded
  • Illegal immigration takes over northwest
  • Facelift for Duarte Avenue
Wednesday, 26 January 2005
  • Cabinet takes steps to reduce Central Bank debt load
  • IMF Accord to bring in US$2.35 billion
  • Bofill takes a hard look at Santo Domingo
  • Attorney General asks deputies to strip 'Chino' of immunity
  • Supreme Court adjourns Quirino hearings
  • Three Dominicans die in Perth Amboy explosion
  • International reserves at Central Bank rise sharply
  • Juan Pablo Duarte in Santo Domingo
  • Baseball-The Final Series
Tuesday, 25 January 2005
  • The Chinese are coming!
  • Repairing Duarte Highway
  • New York's finest to help local police
  • Drug busts up
  • The loans did not reach the government
  • Who cashed the check?
  • Private business corruption
  • Goodson conditions his return
  • The most expensive highway
  • Travel affected by blizzards
  • Tricom makes calling cheaper
  • Botany Congress
  • Baseball playoffs
Thursday, 20 January 2005
  • DR1 long weekend break
  • IMF letter of intent review on 31 January
  • New ruling affects borrowing
  • Legislature convened for bonds approval
  • Ban on children in garbage dump
  • Differences over AES debt
  • Major wage increases for deputies
  • John Jay College experts on police
  • FLACSO: Police linked to crime
  • Who was the owner of the Colibri helicopter
  • Goodson sought
  • Physicians seek RD$400 per patient
  • President Mejia and Quirino
  • Lincoln Avenue "girls" identified
  • Tours to Duarte Peak suspended
  • Aguilas to the finals
Wednesday, 19 January 2005
  • Focus on safety and border control
  • Health, education and security employ 59%
  • Bahia de las Aguilas to be developed
  • Four more overpasses on JFK Ave.
  • FTA hearings heat up
  • Explaining high fuel prices
  • Why don't prices go down?
  • Aguilas take the lead
Tuesday, 18 January 2005
  • Backpacks for school children
  • ITBIS evasion at 43%
  • Trying again with Majluta Avenue
  • No interference in telecom pricing
  • Raises to doctors for productivity?
  • Tourism Minister is gung-ho on the southwest
  • Alliance for sustainable tourism
  • The high cost of credit
  • Scandal on Abraham Lincoln Ave.
  • Athletes of the Year
Monday, 17 January 2005
  • Toeing the line with the IMF
  • Light at the end of the Tunnel
  • Power talks screech to a halt
  • Protesting fuel increases
  • Business withdrawal hurts IDSS
  • Old-style politics
  • Delays on Santiago-POP roads
  • Rain, rain, please go away!
  • Vantroi turns himself in
  • Tough recruiting for the Police
  • Baseball
Friday, 14 January 2005
  • New phone numbers confirmed
  • Could have, should have
  • Paris Club countries reschedule debt
  • Reaction to that flag-draped coffin
  • Hertell: Quirino will test Dominican justice
  • TB numbers are on the rise
  • Free Trade is "just around the corner"
  • Government wants to freeze electricity debt
  • Puig says "rockash" will go
Thursday, 13 January 2005
  • Canceling tax privileges
  • Power sector recovery: national interest
  • Banks offer US$100 M credit line
  • Support urged for Haiti
  • Labor sector info center
  • Payroll increases beyond IMF limit
  • Too much staff in NY consulate?
  • Quirino extradition request forthcoming
  • Cesar Matias said he does not know Quirino
  • Senate retains real estate registration bill
  • Working together with private business
  • European donation for Santo Domingo
  • Responsibilities of the Supreme Court
  • Focus on Shell operations
  • Bartolo Colon to pitch for Aguilas
Wednesday, 12 January 2005
  • Tax free wages up to RD$21,185
  • IMF signing is three weeks away
  • Big payment for power service
  • Tax Department on 0.15% tax
  • State does not recover monies from Shell
  • Slow work at the Supreme Court
  • Extraditions and arrests ordered
  • Renove vehicles in Haiti?
  • Valverde senator linked to Quirino case
  • RD$800 million repair bill for the rains
  • Farm prices hardly affected by rains
  • The forgotten Malecon
  • Baseball: Licey wins thriller
Tuesday, 11 January 2005
  • DR to back Central American OAS candidate
  • Privatization of EdeNorte and EdeSur postponed
  • Duarte bridge access reopened
  • Lumping everyone in the same sack
  • Neighborhood empowerment
  • Good city governments
  • Modern dead weight: politicians
  • Don't call it philanthropy
  • Mets recruit Carlos Beltran
  • Casandra Awards nominees
Friday, 07 January 2005
  • DR1 breaks for Three Kings holiday
  • English for competitiveness
  • Government catches up with its power bill
  • Refinery clarification
  • Bonds rank as regional top-performing credit
  • New Academy of Sciences board
  • Dario Gomez case makes headlines
  • Focus on the Banco de Reservas in Tamayo
  • The helicopters
  • The tentacles and generosity of Quirino
  • Gossip, gossip
  • Cameraman recovers from freak incident
  • Licey-Aguilas long weekend
Thursday, 06 January 2005
  • RD$980 million palace for justice
  • Year of Recovery
  • Billing Shell
  • Pay your ITBIS
  • Electricity for those who pay
  • Fraud at EdeSur
  • More on Renove
  • Taking care of the little ones
  • US Senator on repealing of tax
  • A-Rod plays one of Three Kings
  • Gigantes defeat Aguilas
Wednesday, 05 January 2005
  • Municipality and EdeSur end embargos
  • Constitutional reforms is rejected
  • Another 15 ready for extradition
  • Quirino and Pepe: "Birds of a feather?"
  • New arrest in drug case
  • One-a-Day: Not the vitamins!
  • A recount of the rain damages
  • Flood control could cost US$190 million
  • NYTimes on Dominican success story
  • Free Zones face China
  • Licey pummels the Estrellas
Tuesday, 04 January 2005
  • Propane subsidy ends in February
  • Exchange commission tax is fiscal best
  • Absolving judges in drug case
  • Another suspect arrested in drug case
  • Goodson for 23 Dominicans?
  • The rain keeps falling in the Cibao
  • Crop diseases cause millions in losses
  • 100,000 tons of organic exports
  • Baseball playoffs. Licey impressive.
Monday, 03 January 2005
  • 2005 National Budget
  • GDP up 1.95% in 2004
  • Changes in remittance regulations
  • Goldman Sachs update on bonds
  • Suit and counter-suit
  • Two hour class days
  • Election Board rejects primaries
  • Wounded fill hospital ERs
  • Quirino goes to Najayo
  • Rains wreak havoc in the Cibao
  • 60,000 tons of fish a year
  • Book Fair to Plaza de la Cultura
  • Gigantes win game one

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