2009News

Death penalty?

From January to September 2008, 343 deaths occurred in exchanges of fire with the Police. Most of the killings took place in Santo Domingo, San Cristobal, Santiago, Puerto Plata, Espaillat (Moca) and La Altagracia provinces. The Police say the people killed were all criminals. El Caribe newspaper reports that 20 were killed in crossfire incidents …
2009News

Farms to become jails

The State General Prosecutor’s Office has announced that farms once owned by former military captain Quirino Ernesto Paulino Castillo would be turned into jails. Two jails will be built on the properties formerly owned by the extradited drug trafficker in the province of San Juan de la Maguana, covering a total area of 3,800 tareas. …
2009News

UASD copycat found

Advertising student Ibrahim Rodriguez has been identified as the creator of a fake UASD University webpage. Rodriguez, a Cuban national, is reported to be a web designer. No word on whether he will be charged with anything, however Rodriguez claims no wrongdoing and says he was only trying the help UASD students. It was originally …
2009News

Baseball update

Things are getting interesting as the Dominican Winter League round robin tournament enters its final stages. The Gigantes, who in previous years have had monstrous late-year collapses, have maintained their status, winning five of their eight tournament games, and taking the top position in the standings. The Tigres have stayed on the heels of the …