Angsana Samana Bay
Scotiabank Buys DR Fund Firm
Change Of Puerto Plata DNCD - Again! - Weekend News for December 9th. 2007
Arrests For Murder Of French Man, Boca Chica
American And Two Frenchmen Arrested At PP Airport
Two Canadians Arrested In Cabarete
Another Scandal Brewing?
Dominicanoshoy.com ran an item about the Ministry of the Environment and specifically about Evergito Peña, subsecretary of finance at the Ministry, where they allege that part of the funds sent by international agencies for Plan Quisqueya Verde have been used by the subsecretary to buy luxury vehicles for himself and his ladyfriend. They further allege that the practice of tendering bids for such purchases, used during the watch of previous Environment Ministers Frank Moya Pons and Max Puig, has been discontinued. Now the director of Dominicanoshoy and the journalist concerned have received notification that if the allegations are not retracted they will be sued. Looking at Dominicanoshoy today the original article still seems to be alive and prominent and on the front page. Worth watching for future developments!
Asphalt Factory In Muñoz?
The Bridge - Again!
Air Finland Arrives
Air Finland started operating charter flights to Puerto Plata airport last Wednesday. It is expected that the service will operate fortnightly bringing tourists from Stockholm, Sweden. Some 219 tourists were on the first flight.
Council Session In Street - Montellano
Town councillors of Montellano had to hold their Council meeting in the street last week because the Mayor, Graciela Fermin has the Council Chamber under lock and key. At present the Mayor is spending funds without the approval of the full Council Chamber due to the impasse which has been described in previous editions of this News.
Students On Hunger Strike
The Future Of Prisons In The DR
The new prison system planned for the DR has been praised by countries such as the UK and Switzerland. Within a five year period it is hoped that all prisons will have converted to the new model. Training of prison officers available in the DR's National Penitentiary College and has attracted students from other Caribbean islands. A well trained workforce will be needed to staff what appears to be a growth industry. And for the first time plans for a prison after-care service will be administered by La Casa del Redentor. In future prisoners will not be called prisoners but inmates!
Road Constructors Unpaid
Italian Mafia In DR Tourism?
70% New Businesses Foreigners
In the past year the register of commercial businesses has increased by 20% with some 20,000 new names. Of these 70% are foreigners. This item has no connection with the previous news item.
16th. May 2008 Results By 9pm
The JCE is guaranteeing that the results of the next Presidential election on 16th. May 2008 will be available by 8pm to 9pm on that same evening and that not only will they be transparent but they will also be credible. Readers are invited to submit their own commentary!
New Land Titles
In future land titles will have certain security features built in to avoid easy duplication and the resultant scams which have plagued some property owners. According to a piece in Listin Diario, the new titles will have watermarks, a unique number, a bar code and protection against photocopying and scanning.