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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 …
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Visa cancellations for former high-ranking officials in Medina administration?

There are rumors that the US State Department has canceled the B1/B2 visas of a brother and a sister of former President Danilo Medina and his security chief. The Alexis and Magalys Medina Sánchez are in preventive custody and domiciliary arrest, respectively, as a case for corruption in government is heard in Dominican courts. Acento.com.do …
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Government seeks to reorient vocational training so it meets demands of 21st Century businesses

President Luis Abinader was present to announce that the National Technical Professional Training Institute (Infotep) is immersed in a National Consultation on the Future of Technical Professional Training. The government’s 40-year-old vocational training center wants to make sure the programs they carry out are in tune with Fourth Industrial Revolution companies’ needs. President Abinader said …
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6,000 scholarships for studying at local universities

Thousands of scholarships are available for study in Dominican universities. The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT) García Fermin announced on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, that 40 universities nationwide offer more than 6,000 scholarships. The scholarships are for technical, undergraduate and graduate studies.The application period is open from 22 March to 5 April …
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Milagros Ortiz Bosch defends three grounds for abortion; says this is the position of President Abinader, too

The director of Ethics and Government Integrity, former Vice President Milagros Ortiz Bosch, says President Luis Abinader is pro-life. She says this means it is up to the woman to decide whether she wants to continue with a pregnancy or not, as reported in Listin Diario. Her statements come at a time when the Chamber …
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Andres L. Mateo: Three grounds to abortion should not be matter of debate

The Dominican ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) is of the opinion that the debate on the three grounds for abortion in the Dominican Republic should not be happening. He said the debate is causing a divide in society over whether or not to decriminalize abortion in the Penal Code. …