1996News

Salary increases

The issue of salary increases continued to be one of the most discussed last week. The PRD block of the Chamber of Deputies has submitted a bill that seeks to double the minimum salary received by public servants. It also establishes a 50% increase for those making from RD$2,000 to RD$5,000, 35% for those earning …
1996News

Agriculture wants protection

The Minister of Agriculture Frank Rodríguez and Minister of Industry and Commerce, concurred last week that the country will respect agreements made under the World Trade Organization. Nevertheless, Frank Rodríguez said that his department will maintain its decision to grant health permits for the import of agriculture products. He stated this is legal under the …
1996News

Budget to favor education

Rafael Camilo, the director of the Oficina Nacional de Planificacion, says the government has planned a budget for 1997 of RD$30,000 million. The priority area for government funding will be education, health, and agriculture. In the 1996 budget, the government budgeted an expenditure of RD$26,968.1 million. Education alone will receive over RD$3,700 million in 1997. …