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Constitutional Court gives Congress two years to pass law to institute referendum mechanism

A referendum is a direct and universal vote in which an entire electorate is invited to vote on a particular proposal. The referendum may result in the adoption of a new policy or specific law. The referendum vote was included in the 2010 Constitution and maintained in the 2015 Constitution. Its implementation requires the previous …
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Tragedy strikes at 27 de Febrero and Winston Churchill intersection

Thirty-four year old Aneydy Manuel Castillo García died when riding a motorcycle that collided with a SUV belonging to the escort of Vice President Raquel Peña. The Vice President caravan was returning to the Presidential Palace after she had attended an event to recognize outstanding women military at the Ministry of Defense. 47-year old Mekesedek …
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When will the Ministry of Education authorize in-person learning?

The Dominican Republic is one of the few countries in the Americas where in-person education has not officially been resumed. Dozens of private schools are offering reduced classes, but this is without official clearing. The Ministry of Education has invested heavily in distance learning programs and in providing computers for public school students. But Education …
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53% of deliveries in capital city’s main maternity hospital are to Haitian moms

Haitian women in labor flock to Dominican maternity hospitals to take advantage of the free medical services. Local physicians complain the women usually suffer from anemia and other medical conditions. According to statistics from the Hospital Universitario Maternidad Nuestra Señora de La Altagracia in Santo Domingo, the number of births to Haitian mothers outnumber the …
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Consultations for the construction of the Pedernales International Airport

The Airport Department (DA) is preparing the draft for the authorization of the development of the Pedernales International Airport project. The government is seeking a public-private partnership to build the airport. The airport would be built in Cabo Rojo, described as the next great Dominican beach destination. The Pedernales Development Plan envisions the construction of …