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President Luis Abinader plans to travel to Spain and Andorra on Sunday, 18 April 2021. It will be his second trip abroad. His first was to Puerto Rico for the inaugural of Puerto Rican governor Pedro Pierluisi in January 2021. President Abinader will participate in the 27th Iberoamerican Summit in Andorra on 20 and 21 …

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Upon being sworn in at the Senate on 15 April 2021 as the new president of the Chamber of Accounts, Janel Andrés Ramirez promised to deliver and transform the government auditing agency. “We thank God for the opportunity to assume such an important challenge of raising the image of such an important institution as the …

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President Luis Abinader issued Decree 231-21 that extends all the measures in place to combat Covid-19. The curfew schedule is unchanged through Sunday, 16 May. The curfew schedule nationwide is Monday to Friday, from 9pm to 5am, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 7pm to 5am. There is a three-hour free circulation period to enable people …

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The Santo Domingo Metro Office (Opret) reports that works are advancing to double the platforms at elevated stations so that the six new cars can operate. The new cars are needed to eliminate the long lines of metro riders. The platforms are being extended from 60 to 120 meters, the required length for the six …

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The Ministry of Environment reports it has sent to justice 475 people for committing environmental crimes. Most of the arrests have been made for illegal logging and extraction of materials from river basins and forest fires. Environment Minister Orlando Jorge Mera has said from day one he will enforce Environmental Law 64-00. Other cases are …

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The US Embassy announces that Rebecca Latorraca is at her job as director of the US Agency for International Development since 5 April 2021. Previously she was deputy mission director of USAID in Cairo, Egypt. As director in the Dominican Republic, Rebecca Latorraca is responsible for the execution of the Country Development Cooperation Strategy with …

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Weatherman Jean Suriel says the Dominican Republic doesn’t have to worry about being impacted by volcano ash sediments in the air from the La Soufriere volcano that is erupting in St. Vincent, in the southern Caribbean. Reports are that most of the ash has been flown south towards Barbados, to its East. St. Vincent is …

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The family is showing mild symptoms, but Covid-19 caught up with the leading news presenter. Lora is the daughter of TV journalist Huchi Lora, who coincidentally this Monday, 12 April 2021, had returned to in-person presenting the news on the El Dia morning news show. He has completed his two doses of the vaccine. Lora …

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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #392 reports 379 new PCR cases for the Wednesday, 14 April 2021 deadline. The cases compare to the 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases that is 617. As per Bulletin #392 with the deadline of 14 April 2021, the Ministry of Public Health has registered …

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On Wednesday, 14 April 2021, President Luis Abinader and Agriculture Minister Limber Cruz led the symbolic start of the first rice harvest 2021. The harvest is expected to yield eight million quintals in the spring and another six million in the fall. Agriculture Minister pointed out that rice is the main food crop for Dominicans. …