2011News

Now, stealing planes!

The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) and state security bodies are investigating the theft of a private plane from a hangar belonging to Grupo Puntacana early Saturday morning. The plane was parked at La Isabela International Airport in northern Santo Domingo. The plane, a Beechcraft King Air 200 US registration N871, took off at 3:12am …
2011News

Arrest at the JCE

The National District Prosecutor Office has arrested Sandra Mendez Delgado, wife of the suspected head of a network thought to be responsible for several ID forgeries at the Central Electoral Board (JCE), the agency in charge of IDs in the Dominican Republic. Her husband Felipe Omar Achecar is suspected of links with illicit activities along …
2011News

Guaigui Dam restarted

President Leonel Fernandez was in La Vega yesterday to launch the resumption of construction of the Guaigui Dam, under the National Hydraulic Resources Institute. The project is estimated to cost US$115.2 million, of which the government has borrowed US$78 million from the Deutsche Bank A.G. commercial bank. Speaking at the ceremony, INDRHI director Frank Rodriguez …
2011News

Security Conference

President Leonel Fernandez attended yesterday’s inauguration of the III International Conference on Security and Defense: Global Risks 2011, which is taking place at the Global Foundation for Development (FunGlode). 38 presentations by experts from 17 countries will be made during the conference. Key presenters are Abel Galvan, deputy prosecutor of organized crime from Baja California …