2018News

Valle Nuevo farmers say they are told to plant avocados in protected area

The Ministry of Environment now under Minister Angel Estevez would seem to have a love affair with avocados. As reported in Diario Libre, the lucrative business of exporting avocados has the Ministry of Environment looking the other way and not exercising its mandate to preserve Dominican forests and protected areas. Investigative reporter Tania Molina of …
2018News

Participacion Ciudadana says little progress made on fighting corruption and impunity

The civic society movement, Participación Ciudadana (PC), gave a press conference on Tuesday, 18 December 2018, to complain about the lack of advances in the Dominican Republic in matters of fighting administrative corruption and impunity in 2018. “The latter was demonstrated by the refusal of the Chamber of Deputies to investigate advertising and political advice …
2018News

Red alert: Pre-Clearance Agreement could stimulate entry of refugees

Former director of the Migration Agency (DGM), Jose Ricardo Taveras recommends that the legal advisor of the President, Flavio Dario Espinal, retract the Punta Cana Pre-Clearance Agreement signed by the Ministry of Foreign Relations with the government of the United States. The Presidency had sent the document to the Constitutional Court following the normal procedure …
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Grupo Estrella begins construction of a high-rise development in Santiago

President Danilo Medina was in Santiago yesterday for the ground breaking of the construction of the Livera Freemium Spaces high-rise development. The real estate project is located on Avenida Hispanoamericana and calls for a US$36 million investment. The construction is funded by SBC Master Fund, a Cayman Island registered company, and Grupo Estrella, a major …
2018News

Almost 30,000 university graduates in 2018

The most popular careers in the Dominican Republic are in education, law, engineering, business administration and accounting. As reported in Listin Diario, in 2018, the country’s universities produced 28,328 new graduates at the graduate and post-graduate levels. Many of these graduates have already been actively seeking employment, a difficult task for graduates without job experience …