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President Luis Abinader appointed Francisco Alberto Torres Díaz as Superintendent of Pensions of the Dominican Social Security System through Decree 700-22. Torres Díaz, until now deputy director general at the Tax Agency (DGII), holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and International Trade from Drexel University’s LeBow College of …

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The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MISPAS) announced that it has stocks to immunize one million dogs and cats against rabies. Dr. José Luis Cruz, technical director of the Center for Prevention and Control of Vector Transmitted Diseases and Zoonosis (Cecovez), said a nationwide vaccination operation will get started on Friday, 25 November …

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Public Health Minister Daniel Rivera said on 23 November 2022 that the government expects it will spend RD$10 billion this year to care for Haitian patients at public hospitals. The expenditure is 14% of the resources available for public hospital services in the country. Rivera said that despite the large amount, the government has never …

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US Congressman Adriano Espaillat has joined those in the Dominican Republic who request US Embassy withdraw the recent travel alert it has uploaded to its website in the Dominican Republic. New York Congressman for the 13th District, Adriano Espaillat, requested on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 the immediate withdrawal of the note “Alert: Ongoing Dominican Migration …

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In the Dominican Republic, legislators of all political parties discussed the 19 November migratory travel alert issued by the US government and the more recent ban on sugar exports of the US corporation Central Romana in a working session on Wednesday, 23 November. In addressing the issue, the president of the Senate, Eduardo Estrella, asked …

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The bishop of La Altagracia, Monsignor Jesús Castro Marte criticized the recent accusations of racism in the country as “fabricated questionings without any reasoning”. He said: “Internationally there are many sectors that are threatening us, questioning us without any reasoning, simply by fake news, by fabricated questionings.” “How to say, that we Dominicans who come …

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Effective 23 November 2022, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all US ports of entry are ordered to detain raw sugar and sugar-based products produced in the Dominican Republic by Central Romana Corporation Limited (Central Romana), a US corporation. A note from the CBP indicates that the Withhold Release Order (WRO) against …

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Former Central Bank governor Jose Lois Malkun says 25,765 people were expelled or deported to Haiti from 1 January to 26 February 2022, according to data compiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The United States repatriated 79% of the 25,765 people, or 20,309. The Bahamas, Cuba, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Mexico and …

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Shen Yun, the legendary Chinese classics arts company, will be performing for the first time in the Dominican Republic. A 1-4 February 2023 performance is scheduled for the National Theater in Santo Domingo, and another from 6-7 February 2023 at the Teatro Cibao in Santiago. The dance and musician organization is a non-profit, independent from …

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The 4-week Covid-19 positivity rate has risen to 2.29%, with the 24-hour positivity rate at 12.28%, as per Covid-19 Bulletin #979 dated 22 November 2022. The number of lab-reported tests is 1,629. The number of Covid-19 registered cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #979 was 200, up from 151 on the previous day. The …