2011News

Scholarships for Dominicans

These are the best of days for deserving university students. The Ministry of Education under President Leonel Fernandez has given priority to awarding costly scholarships so that Dominicans can undergo further studies abroad. The Ministry of Higher Education (MESCyT) announced that in 2011 1,000 students would study abroad, a RD$700 million investment in their future. …
2011News

Don’t pack these

The Ministry of Agriculture is reminding Dominicans returning to the US after the holidays about the popular products they should not pack in their luggage. These are: ham, pork sausages and other products (longaniza, chicharrones, chorizo, salchichon), so-called pasteles en hoja and patties. Likewise fruits and vegetables such as mango, guavas, passion fruit, zapotes, or …
2011News

Prison director fired

The Department of Prisons has fired the director of the Najayo Jail, Leoncio Made after he allowed prisoners to celebrate the New Year holiday. Online news portal ensegundos.net showed photos of Juan Jose Fernandez Ibarra, Ivanovich Smester Ginebra and Sammy Dauhajre celebrating in their cell in Najayo with New Year party hats and alcoholic drinks. …
2011News

Champagne and whisky

A clandestine shipment of fine champagne and whisky was discovered when a shipment was inspected on suspicion of containing drugs. The contraband was discovered by customs and anti-drug agents at the Caucedo Multimodal Port during the routine X-ray check, as reported in El Dia. Major General Rolando Rosado Mateo was present when the freight container …