2020News

More Haitians crossing over to give birth for free at Dominican public hospitals

The Abinader administration wants to find a solution to the Haitian birthing tourism dilemma that significantly raises the local public health costs. Dominican public hospitals are free and offer better medical care. There is a clandestine birthing tourism business that drops pregnant women off at Dominican hospitals just in time for these to give birth. …
2020News

Understanding the composition of the National Council of the Magistracy and what is ahead

President Luis Abinader has pending convening the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) to choose the judges for the higher courts in the Dominican Republic. The CNM is responsible for selecting the judges of the Constitutional Court (TC), the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ), Superior Electoral Court (TSE), and the Superior Administrative Court (TSA). President …
2020News

DGCP finds irregularities in Kinsberly Taveras contracting

The Procurement Agency (DGCP) has sent documentation to the Anti-Administrative Corruption Agency (Pepca) as evidence of irregularities in the contracting carried out between suspended Youth Minister Kinsberly (Kimberly) Taveras Duarte and the city government of Boca Chica. The contracting irregularities were made public in a Nuria Piera investigative television program. Piera was investigating how the …
2020News

State prosecutors to ask Brazilians to testify in Odebrecht trial here

State prosecutors say they will be presenting evidence against the six incriminated in the US$92 million Odebrecht bribery case starting on Thursday, 3 December 2020. The public prosecutors say they have some 1,700 pieces of evidence against the six already accused in the corruption case concerning bribes paid by the Brazilian construction company to win …