2023News

2,000 international scholarships available for Dominican students

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCYT) is receiving applications for 2,000 international scholarships available for young Dominicans interested in pursuing master’s and doctoral programs in universities in 16 countries. The applications need to be made online from31 January to 21 February 2023 at the National Scholarship System website. Higher Education Minister Franklin …
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New lighting for the Malecon

About 10 kilometers of the 14 of the sea-bordering George Washington Avenue (El Malecón) have been illuminated with low-consumption LEDs to beautify and increase security in the area. Edesur announced that 440 electric lamps have been installed from Abraham Lincoln Avenue to the Syrian-Palestinian Lebanese Club. Milton Morrison, general administrator of Edesur, said 140 new …
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Breast cancer was the most common cancer among Senasa affiliates in 2022

The director of the National Health Insurance (Senasa), Santiago Hazim says there were 21,173 cases of cancer diagnosed among the insurance holders in 2022. Senasa is the government insurance issued and the one that has the most low-income affiliates. 12,130 women and 9,047 men were diagnosed with cancer. He said Senasa invested RD$4.2 billion in …
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TSA again postpones request for suspension of barge operations in Puerto Viejo de Azua

Environmental and Azua community groups reject the operation of the power barge in Azua and have request the suspension of the environmental license issued by the Ministry of Environment. TSA again postpones request for suspension of barge operations at Puerto Viejo de Azua The Superior Administrative Court (TSA) postponed once again the hearing of the …
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Ministry of Economy & Planning: Women are making more

According to the newly released “Macroeconomic Situation Report by Gender” regarding contributions to the Dominican Social Security System, to which 2,237,967 people (53.5% of men and 46.5% of women) contributed last November, women have on average a slightly higher average wage (2.1%), as they receive a higher salary in occupational groups with higher academic degrees. …