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President Abinader in Duarte province; announces Dominican nationality celebrations through March

President Abinader was in Duarte province on Wednesday, 26 January 2022, Duarte Day, where he announced that celebrations of the Dominican nationality will continue through 9 March. Duarte Day celebrated the 209th anniversary of Juan Pablo Duarte, founder of the Dominican nationality. Dominican Independence Day is on 27 February. While in Duarte province, President Abinader …
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Vice President Raquel Peña attends Xiomara Castro swearing in

Vice President Raquel Peña is representing President Luis Abinader at the inaugural of Honduras President-elect Xiomara Castro. The inauguration is taking place from 7am on Thursday, 27 January 2022 at the Tegucigalpa National Stadium. Also attending for the Dominican Republic is the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District). In Honduras, Vice …
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PLD and Alianza Pais political parties join voices against Punta Catalina Trust contract

Deputies representing the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) had voted yes in the fast-tracked passing of the Punta Catalina Trust in Congress. Now, that the bill just needs the positive vote of the Senate, the party is speaking out against the contract and is calling on the Presidency to withdraw it from Congress to make corrections. …
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Ministry of Education changes rules to assess public school principals

Primitiva Medina, a leading member of the Dominican Association of Teachers (ADP), denounced that the Ministry of Education has changed the rules established in Departmental Order 06-2021, to assess school principals in the Teacher Competitive Examination. She says the rules clearly state that the scores of assessment tests need to be in before the interview, …
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Criminal charges could be levied in Inabie case; Procurement and Inabie working together

The director of the Public Procurement Agency (DGCP), Carlos Pimentel had reported early this week that the preliminary results of the investigation carried out by the DGCP and the Anti-Fraud Unit of the Comptroller General of the Republic regarding past administrations in the National Institute of Student Welfare (Inabie) reveal leads to criminal acts. The …
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Ministry of Environment files complaint against Police colonel for violation of Environmental Law

The Ministry of Environment is calling for National Police Major General Eduardo Alberto Then to investigate the conduct of Colonel Elías Marte Palave. The Ministry filed a legal complaint against the colonel for illegally extracting aggregate from a gravel mine located less than 15 meters from the banks of the Haina River in San Cristóbal …
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Soledad Alvarez wins National Literature Award

The Corripio Foundation and the Ministry of Culture announced Soledad Álvarez was chosen the winner of the National Literature Award. The award winner has been successful in poetry and literary essays. Jose Luis Corripio, president of the Corripio Foundation, and Culture Minister Milagros German highlighted Alvarez’s valuable work as a writer when making the announcement. …