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President Abinader to render state of the nation address on 27 February

It will be President Luis Abinader’s final rendition of accounts for his 2020-2024 term that ends on 16 August 2024. The President is seeking reelection in the 19 May 2024 presidential election. On 27 February, the present Congress starts its last legislature period. Political analysts have little expectations for the workload of the legislators, that …
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Arsenic in cheap US rice exported to Haiti; Dominican producers urge measures to defend locally-made rice

The question is whether the results of University of Michigan tests to rice exported from the United States to Haiti would also apply to US rice imported into the Dominican Republic. A recently published University of Michigan study revealed there are toxic levels of arsenic in the rice sent to Haiti. Likewise, the study acknowledges, …
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Precious wood trafficking, drugs, coal and lack of security in Pedernales, at the border with Haiti

The sale of drugs in poor neighborhoods, the trafficking of guaconejo wood, chamomile leaves and charcoal, as well as the theft of livestock represent the biggest security problems in Pedernales, according to the investigation “Fragility, Resilience, Development and Investment in the Border Area” carried out by the Institute of Higher Education in Diplomatic and Consular …
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Solar panels are good for the country and individual finances but those who have invested in traditional power are not happy

Without doubt generating power with solar panels is good for the country. Solar energy is abundantly available and is a way to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels for the collective good. Solar panels are all the rage these days and solar farms are cropping up all over the Dominican Republic. But not everyone …
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Prosecutors sent to pre-trial custody accused in robberies in two condos

The judge of the Permanent Attention Office of the National District, Rigoberto Sena, issued three months of preventive detention against three accused of being responsible for the assault on the Torre Nicole IX in the La Esperilla sector, and in the Torre King in Bella Vista, in the National District. José Miguel Olivero Plasencia, alias …