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Decline in petroleum derivative prices promised

In separate statements to the press, top government sources unanimously promised an imminent reduction in the price of petroleum-based products. President Hipolito Mejia declined to offer details, but said that he would scrupulously observe "the letter of the law" governing fuel prices. Mejia was referring to the recently enacted "Hydrocarbons Law" that requires a bi-weekly …
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Mejia says SD garbage collection is Mayor's responsibility

The Mayor of Santo Domingo, Johnny Ventura, accepted the judgment of President Hipolito Mejia that the collection of garbage in Santo Domingo is City Hall’s responsibility. However, said Ventura, "if the people would only pay their garbage collection bill, I wouldn’t have to go begging from the [national] government." Mejia responded brusquely to a reporter …
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Politicians agree time is not right for constitutional changes

While the President of the Senate, Ramon Alburquerque, continues to insist that "this is the only opportunity that Congress will have to reform the Constitution," leading political figures are unable to see the urgency. Under guidance from the Senate President, the upper chamber pushed through a 22-point bill to amend the national Constitution. However, leaders …
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Business organization tower inaugurated

President Hipólito Mejía cut the symbolic ribbon inaugurating the Torre Empresarial at Sarasota Avenue, almost corner Abraham Lincoln Avenue. The 12-floor business tower has an area of 7,941 square meters of construction with covered parking for 360 cars. Business organizations that have already moved in include the National Business Council (CONEP), National Association of Young …