2011News

Luperon tragedy

Esteban Venancio Castillo Polanco, father of the late Michael Castillo who was killed by a shot fired on New Year’s Day, would like justice to be done. The main suspect in the case is Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Alfredo Simon. Castillo Polanco says the family has no interest in destroying Simon’s career but understands that …
2011News

Paso Fino competition

The best paso fino horses will be competing this weekend in the First International Classic Riders of the Americas 2011 at the Centro Ecuestre de Palmarejo, north of Santo Domingo on the Autopista Duarte, before Villa Altagracia. The event opens at 5pm and is sponsored by the Dominican Association of Paso Fino Horses (Adopaso) with …
2011News

DR has 118 protected areas

According to the official tally, there are 118 protected areas, but of these only 59 are well managed, according to research by specialists Jose Manuel Mateo Feliz and Adolfo Lopez Belaundo. In their book “Protected Areas in the Dominican Republic, Nature in its Pure State” (Areas protegidas de la Republica Dominicana, naturaleza en estado puro), …