Economy handling is good; Police reform is biggest challenge

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It was a good week for Abinader and it was a bad one, too. The Dominican Republic received a visit from the International Monetary Fund last week, and President Luis Abinader basked in the fairly rosy feedback from the agency that oversees the economies of most of the world.

In essence, the IMF told the governor of the Central Bank and President Abinader that they had an optimistic outlook regarding the economic recovery from the depths of the pandemic. The Covid-19 outbreak skewered Dominican tourism, but recent gains and even increases in bookings seem to indicate that the sector has pretty much fully recovered, or at least come back to a very positive level of occupancy.

Of course, the events in eastern Europe have had an effect, but renewed efforts in other markets have apparently been filling the spots vacated by the lack of Russian and Ukrainian tourists...

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AlaPlaya

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Education is the biggest challenge, not police reform.
Police reform is a pretty big one... it should be second in line to education. Many Dominicans I've spoken to recently have expressed fear at being murdered by the police for simply existing/walking down a road. People shouldn't need to worry about that.
 

CristoRey

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Random drug testing would be a fantastic starting point along with the immediate termination of anyone who fails regardless of his or her rank/ connections.
 

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Random drug testing would be a fantastic starting point along with the immediate termination of anyone who fails regardless of his or her rank/ connections.
Is there evidence of drug use among the police? Not arguing, just asking.
 

Big

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Police reform is a pretty big one... it should be second in line to education. Many Dominicans I've spoken to recently have expressed fear at being murdered by the police for simply existing/walking down a road. People shouldn't need to worry about that.
You cant be serious. Now we have the P.D randomly killing pedestrians for walking down the street.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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You cant be serious. Now we have the P.D randomly killing pedestrians for walking down the street.
If you cannot reel in the public safety forces in a sovereign land, you have no other mission than this. The beatings, killings, theft and other rackets must be reeled in asap. Otherwise we are one fine frog hair from a police state.
 
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