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New comptroller, treasurer and ProConsumidor director

President Luis Abinader issued Decree 180-21 that rotates the National Treasury and the Comptroller General Office directors. He appointed Luis Rafael Delgado Sánchez the new National Treasurer. Catalino Correa Hiciano was named the General Comptroller. They replace each other. The Presidency also named Social Christian Reformist Party (PRSC) acting president, Eddy Alcántara Castillo the new …
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The Economist forecasts strong recovery for DR

The Economist forecasts the Dominican economy will grow 5.3% in 2021. The Economists points to moderation in government spending, lower inflation, and the confidence investors have in the Abinader government as reasons for the fast recovery. The research unit of the British publication reports that it expects consumer spending and strong demand for Dominican goods …
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Electric busses to operate on Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle avenues

The Abinader administration announced that the Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle bus routes have been assigned to the Central Nacional Movimiento Choferil del Transporte (Mochotran) and the 129 routes affiliated to this transportation association. The president of Mochotran, Alfredo Pulinario “Cambita”, said 94 new electric bus units will circulate on the Charles de Gaulle …
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President Luis Abinader delegates three grounds decision to Congress

When the child marriage bill was dilly-dallying in Congress, President Luis Abinader stepped in and motivated the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) majority to pass the legislation. But, in the case of the three grounds for abortion, another Abinader and PRM campaign promise, the President says he can’t tell the legislators what to do. Speaking …
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Economy Minister firmly in favor of approving the three grounds for abortion

Economy Minister Miguel Ceara Hatton openly expressed that he supports the internationally-accepted three grounds for abortion be incorporated into the Penal Code that is under study in the Chamber of Deputies. During an interview with Fausto Rosario Adames of Acento TV, Ceara Hatton said that if the legislators do not include the three grounds, the …
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Santo Domingo archbishop equates three grounds to abortion to legitimizing the death penalty

The Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Monsignor Francisco Ozoria, the highest ranking spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Church in the Dominican Republic, spoke out on Wednesday, 17 March 2021 calling the approval of the three grounds for abortion the equivalent of legitimizing the death penalty in the country. “We are concerned about how people are alarmed …
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Pacheco says assessment is just an aid to help deputies choose the ombudsman

The applicant who was the highest-rated during the assessment for the choice of ombudsman in the Dominican Republic was not included in the final list of candidates being sent to the Senate for choosing. Media reports indicate the PRM deputies instead favor choosing former Frente Amplio politician, Fidel Santana to be the new ombudsman. When …
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Senasa was the cinderella, today it is the best health provider

When the government announced it would be offering health insurance, thousands of government employees protested and affiliated themselves with private providers. Today, the reality is different. The government health provider, Senasa offers the best coverage of all insurance plans. Santiago Hazim, the new director of the Seguro Nacional de Salud (SeNaSa) says it is the …