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President Abinader is proud of his government’s distance learning programs

President Luis Abinader said on his five-month in government wrap up that foreign governments have shown an interest in replicating the Dominican government’s distance learning programs. The Ministry of Education decided to prepare daily lessons for students in public schools and air these on local television channels and online. The programming can also be used …
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Ministry of Education and UNDP explain controversial contract for laptops and tablets

The Ministry of Education says that 64% of the RD$13 billion paid to the United Nations for advisory services was used to fund the purchase of laptops, notebooks and tablets, as reported in Diario Libre. The purchase is confusing. Diario Libre has been following the purchase and says the transaction’s full details are not yet …
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Sonia Guzmán receives letter of accreditation as Dominican ambassador to the USA

With hours before the end of his Presidency, then US President Donald Trump signed the accreditation papers for Dominican ambassador to the United States, Sonia Guzmán. Guzmán was named to the position from the start of the Abinader administration in August 2020. There was no in person ceremony. She received a personal letter from the …
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Michel Kerf is new World Bank director for SICA region

The World Bank announced Michel Kerf is the new director for the six Central American countries and the Dominican Republic, effective 18 January 2021. The World Bank says the seven countries represent a portfolio of 43 projects worth US$4.7 billion. Project areas include education, health, disaster risk management, violence prevention, social protection, rural competitiveness, land …