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Purge of physicians practicing illegally begins

The Ministry of Public Health has launched an investigation into the practice of medicine by unlicensed, foreign-educated physicians. Public Health Minister, Jose Rodriguez Soldevilla, said that any qualified doctors who are now practicing medicine within the DR ought to take the steps necessary to regularize their practice, since those who lack the required medical credentials …
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Civil Defense rejected US$15 million loan

The Director of Civil Defense, Rhadames Lora Salcedo, revealed that the former administration of the entity he heads rejected a US$15 million loan from the Spanish government that would have purchased helicopters, launches and other cutting-edge equipment. According to Lora Salcedo, the acquisition of the sophisticated equipment and transport was deemed incommensurate with the technical …
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Government austerity causes officials to loose cell phones

The Administrative Secretary of the President boasted to reporters of the belt-tightening measures being taken by the Mejia Administration. Pedro Franco Badia said that the President works with the Budget Director on a daily basis to squeeze value out of every peso’s expenditure. Franco Badia alluded to austerity measures that have even "eliminated sandwiches" provided …
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"Lost" luggage arrives by the ton

Six American Airlines (AA) airplanes arrived at Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport yesterday carrying some 200,000 pounds of luggage. The cargo represents the personal effects of thousands of Dominicans returning home for the Christmas holidays on scores of AA flights whose excess baggage stayed behind. During the past two weeks, aviation officials, airport authorities …