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President Luis Abinader is taking a commercial flight to Panama for a one-day meeting with his colleagues from Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday, 20 October 2021. He is expected to return in the evening. President Abinader will meet with President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen of Panama and President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica in Panama …

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President Luis Abinader issued Decree 659-22, that creates the Loma Los Siete Picos National Park in the Sierra de Yamasá, in the provinces of Santo Domingo, Monte Plata, San Cristóbal and Monseñor Nouel, under category II of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). According to the decree, the park area is created to …

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The government has granted a new extension for motorists to regularize their status. The motorists need to carry out the corresponding expedited inspection of their motorcycle and present their IDs to ride the bikes. Those that are unregistered and domiciled in Greater Santo Domingo are being given an extension through 5 November to comply with …

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National District Mayor Carolina Mejía was a speaker in the Third Euroasian Women’s Forum. She shared her vision of the role of women as influencers to confront the challenges in the exercise of politics and government. The event took place in the Russian city from 13 to 15 October 2021. The capital city mayor spoke …

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The Chamber of Deputies approved a loan for US$115 million, signed with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The loan is to finance the Program to Improve Digital Connectivity in the Dominican Republic. The program will be implemented parallel with Claro and Altice carrying out the installation of 5G frequencies nationwide primarily in major cities. The …

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Freight trucks (categories 3, 4 and 5) will be able to travel free on the Santo Domingo Beltway (Circunvalación Santo Domingo). The measure is expected to provide relief to traffic jams in Greater Santo Domingo as the heavy trucks are detoured to the north of the too congested capital city. The vehicles with 3 and …

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The media has been following the spending of the Abinader government in propaganda, promotion and positioning according to its communications strategies. Actually, the media presence of the Abinader administration has followed in the pattern of the billionaire spending to generate a good word on government inherited from the previous administration. Daily advertisements promote the bounties …

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The Chamber of Deputies voted without debates to name lawyer Maria Elena Vasquez to preside Pro-Competencia. At the time of her appointment she was the director for the Center for Constitutional Studies of the Constitutional Court. Previously she had served as legal counsel to the president of the Constitutional Court. She has served as a …

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The executive vice president of the National Business Council (Conep), Cesar Dargam called for the Abinader administration to take on discussions for a Fiscal Pact and not impose a fiscal reform package as has occurred in the past. The Fiscal Pact was mandated by National Development Strategy Law (END 1-2 Law) signed in 2012, but …

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The Superior Administrative Court (TSA) postponed for Friday, 22 October and Tuesday, 26 October 2021, the hearings on the legality of the requirement of showing a vaccination card to enter government offices, banks, stores and more. The Ministry of Public Health has mandated that people be fully vaccinated to enter these places, or at least …