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Amin Abel Santos: Flooding in Colonial City not due to changes in 500-year old drainage

Architect Amin Abel Santos, the coordinator of the InterAmerican Development Bank-funded Colonial City renovations program, denies changes to the rainwater drainage system would have caused the 7 May 2024 flooding in the Colonial City and Calle El Conde. City expert Waldys Jaquez had concluded when interviewed by Mariasela Alvarez for Esta Noche con Mariasela for …
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President Abinader: DR will not take part in military intervention in Haiti

President Luis Abinader confirmed during the 13 May 2024 press conference (La Semanal) that his government will only provide humanitarian assistance in health services as part of the multinational effort to restore peace in Haiti. The United States, Caricom and Kenya are leading the process to restore order to Haiti. President Abinader clarified that the …
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Motorcyclists violating traffic laws are a national epidemic; yet, politicians are on their side

Call motorcyclists the plague or just people commuting and earning a living. Whatever, the unchecked proliferation of motorcyclists on the road violating traffic laws has reached epidemic proportions. The motorists again made frontpage headlines and became the trending topic when an answer by President Luis Abinader to the question as to when the government would …
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JCE speaks to transparency in organization of the 19 May elections and calls for citizens to go to vote

The Dominican Constitution establishes that voting is a civic right and duty. It is also a privilege of citizens living in a democratic society. “The hard work is now over, almost all the electoral boards have in their possession the material that will be used in Sunday’s elections,” says JCE Director of Elections, Mario Núñez, …
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Update on the organization of the 2024 presidential and legislative elections

With the presidential and congressional elections of the Dominican Republic happening on Sunday, 19 May 2024, the Central Electoral Board (JCE) announced it has completed the printing of something like 24,000,000 ballots that will be used to elect 264 persons for the positions of president, vice president, and members of the National Congress. The elections …