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Gonzalo Castillo offers to donate RD$20 million of assigned campaign money to help with medical expenses of Covid-19

Ruling Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) presidential candidate Gonzalo Castillo announced RD$20 million of his campaign money will be allotted to cover the cost of Covid-19 tests, to purchase masks, gloves and medical equipment needed. He announced the essential items will be donated to several entities, including the Cruz Jiminián clinic in Santo Domingo. Castillo continues …
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Ministry of Health designates FAD hospital for Covid-19 patients

Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas announced the Ramon de Lara Military Hospital, of the San Isidro Air Force Base in eastern Santo Domingo has been designated as the dedicated medical unit to handle Covid-19 patients and those that the health system determines should not maintain domiciliary quarantine. As of Sunday, 15 March 2020, the …
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Students would be isolated for 2 weeks to ensure they will not spread the virus

If the Dominican government manages to evacuate and bring back the five Dominican students who are in Wuhan, China, they will be placed in quarantine, under observation, until it is proven that they are not infected with the virus. Public Health Minister Dr. Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas made the announcement. He said efforts to evacuate them …
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More irregularities disclosed on Cotubanamá National Park land dispute

Diario Libre newspaper investigative reporters disclose that the official title documents for the disputed plot of land 24A where Grupo Globalia announced construction of a 96-cabaña luxury beach front hotel apparently were tampered with. The newspaper shows the documents with smudges from “liquid paper” and typed over. Likewise, in its follow up of the story, …
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New private alliance for solid waste management

The Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic and several other business organizations presented the new NUVI alliance seeks to turn what would have been garbage into raw materials, with savings of natural resources and energy. The alliance promotes technological innovation, competitiveness and environmental protection. The Dominican Republic produces around 16,000 tons of waste every …