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Aguilas Cibaeñas fly on Saturday to Mexico for Caribbean Series

A chartered plane with capacity for 200 passengers is taking the 58-strong Aguilas Cibaeñas delegation, the press, technical staff, and others to Mazatlan, Mexico. The Aguilas are representing the Dominican Republic in the 63rd Caribbean Series. The Series opens on 31 January and ends on 6 February. The Aguilas Cibaeñas will compete against teams from …
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Pelegrín Castillo calls for renegotiating the US Preclearance Treaty

Former deputy and minister of Energy and Mines, Pelegrín Castillo says the Abinader administration is being ambiguous regarding relations with Haiti. Castillo pointed out that on one hand, Foreign Minister Roberto Álvarez declares that the Dominican government will not accept the opening of centers for refugees or refugees and that it disassociates itself from the …
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Cattleranchers protest livestock theft on the border

Minister of Interior and Police Jesus (Chu) Vasquez Martinez was in Dajabón, on the border with Haiti, to listen to cattle ranchers’ complaints regarding the continuing theft of cattle and horses for taking to Haiti. The ranchers complain in 2020 they lost around 200 livestock. During the meeting, Dajabón community leaders discussed people smuggling, citizen …
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PRM and PLD to receive RD$504 million in 2021; FP and 4 others RD$30 MM

The Central Electoral Board’s plenary ruled this week that the ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) and the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD), will receive RD$504 million a year to fund political party activities. The total is the 80% of the RD$1.26 billion the government has budgeted for political party activities in 2021. Electoral law establishes that …
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Transparency International says DR is one of the country’s with highest corruption ranking

The Dominican people voted for a change in the ruling political party in the 2020 general elections. The perception was that corruption levels had escalated to all-time highs after 16 consecutive years of the same political party. Despite the change in the ruling party and new government, the Dominican Republic has a long way to …
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Odebrecht bribes case update

Prosecutors’ witnesses continue to provide evidence in the Odebrecht bribes case. On Thursday, 28 January 2021, state prosecutors accredited evidence of the ties linking former Minister of Public Works Victor Díaz Rúa to the US$92 million in bribes Odebrecht says it paid to expedite contracting in the Dominican Republic. Financial analyst María del Carmen Álvarez …
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New banking hours

The Association of Commercial Banks of the Dominican Republic (ABA) announced more bank in-person service hours, in compliance with Decree 37-21 issued by the Executive Branch. From Monday to Friday, bank offices and self-service banks will be open up to 6pm. The opening hours will be the same as those established until now. On the …
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Mastercard adds premium parking to Las Americas travel experience

Las Americas International Airport has set aside a premium parking zone in the passenger terminal for Mastercard cardholders. Payment is with credit or debit cards, or through contactless technology via cellular phones. Otherwise, cash payments are required at the booths outside the las Americas International Airport departures area. The airport says more efficient distribution of …