Huberto Bogaert dies

Huberto Bogaert Diaz, the Dominican Republic’s most renowned dermatologist, died yesterday. He is recognized for his years spent fighting leprosy and other skin diseases. He founded the Dermatology Institute which offers medical care at minimal cost and he taught many Dominican dermatologists.

Senate turns down loan

The Senate has rejected a US$368 million loan for the recovery of the Ozama and Isabela rivers signed by the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency, Abitral Financial Associated and Italian Rio Ozama consortium. The Senate suggested that the Executive Branch find better technical, organizational and social solutions to the problem of the pollution of the …
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Employees fired at Las Americas for extortion

The director of the Customs Office, Vicente Sanchez Baret, has ordered the transfer of more than 90 employees and the firing of supervisors and inspectors at the Las Americas International Airport after receiving claims from passengers of extortion and reports of contraband at the country’s main airport. The decision comes after the press revealed that …