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Antoliano Peralta announced via Twitter on 22 July 2021 the postponing of the selection of the judges for the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). Peralta, who is the legal advisor to President Luis Abinader, is the spokesperson for the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM). The CNM is in charge of selecting the five TSE judges …

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The Ministry of Public Health says the Delta variant was not identified in the samples sent to the US Center for Disease Control in Atlanta after the spike of Covid-19 in May. 31 variants of the virus were identified in the 86 samples. Health authorities say that at least two of the most contagious strains …

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The new Ministry of Housing (Mivhed) will soon be the government entity to order tenders for hospital construction and to issue building permits. Ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) deputy Orlando Jorge Villegas explained the new ministry will take on the roles of the Presidency Supervisory Office of Public Works (Oisoe) and those of the National …

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Eduardo Estrella (Dominicanos por el Cambio-Santiago) will continue as president of the Senate. The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) board met and decided Estrella would preside the Senate for another year. There had been speculation that PRM senators Ricardo de los Santos or Antonio Marte would take on the presidency. The PRM is the ruling …

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The Ministry of Public Health seeks to better prepare the population for the rainy season with the unfolding of a road safety campaign on social media. The initiative seeks to prevent traffic accidents with tips for getting around in adverse weather conditions. The “Road Safety During the Rainy Season” campaign offers guidance particularly to motorcyclists …

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In his eulogy to his mother, former President Leonel Fernandez spoke of her legacy at the wake held on 22 July 2021. In his farewell to his mother, Yolanda Reyna Romero, Fernández spoke of her legacy. Doña Yolanda passed away on 21 July 2021 at the age of 94 after health complications from hip surgery …

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At 90, the guiding force of the Symphony Foundation, Margarita Copello passed away. She is recognized for her successful efforts to create increased awareness of classic music, presentation of world-class classic music events, including the Santo Domingo Music Festival, and the creating of better working conditions for classical musicians. She was born in Santiago de …

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Follow the inauguration of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the participation of 62 Dominican athletes in 10 sports on local television on Claro TV. Given the time difference, many of the most important events will be seen on primetime TV much after they have passed. Rower Ignacio Vasquez was the first to perform for …

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Restrictive measures have been effective and have controlled the May spike in Covid-19 cases in the Dominican Republic. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #489 reports 611 new PCR cases for the Monday, 20 July 2021 deadline, almost double the cases of the previous day. Health authorities closely monitor the new …

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The Chamber of Deputies passed the bill that creates the Ministry of Housing, Habitat and Constructions (Mivhed). The new government entity merges the Presidential Supervisory Office of Public Works (Oisoe) and the National Housing Institute (Invi). The bill had already passed in the Senate. After its approval in the Chamber of Deputies on 21 July …