2005News

DR1 breaks for Three Kings holiday

Given that the Ministry of Labor moved the Three Kings holiday from 6 January for it to be celebrated on Monday, 10 January, DR1 will not be publishing the news update on that day. Instead, weekend news will be compiled for the Tuesday, 11 January issue. For information on forthcoming local holidays, see http://dr1.com/travel/prepare/holidays.shtml
2005News

English for competitiveness

The Ministry of Superior Education, Sciences and Technology has begun to recruit English as a Second Language teachers for the RD$38.9 million program to improve the working knowledge of English among Dominican workers and professionals. The English Immersion for Competitiveness Program starts with a pilot whereby 4,000 students will receive instruction over a six-month period. …
2005News

Refinery clarification

The board of directors of the Shell Refinery published an advertisement today to clarify statements made in Hoy newspaper yesterday regarding payment of past due dividends on earnings. The board of directors of the Dominican Petroleum Refinery indicates that the retained earnings date back to the years before 1995, not just 1994, and are RD$227 …
2005News

The helicopters

District Attorney Jose Manuel Hernandez Peguero confirmed his office is questioning the three that piloted the two Colibri helicopters, property of former army captain Quirino Paulino Castillo to determine where they flew to, who they transported and the destination of the flights. Hernandez Peguero told Hoy newspaper that the information that he has is that …