Category Archives: DOMINICANA

Nearly 7,000 Evacuees in DR for Rains

Santo Domingo, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) About 7,000 people remained evacuated in the Dominican Republic on Friday as a result of rains caused by tropical storm Emily.

On Thursday, there were 21 provinces under alert because of the risk of sea flooding and landslides, said the Emergency Operation Center. Continue reading

Dominicans Reject U.S. Report on Human Trafficking

Santo Domingo, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Apart from official rejection of the U.S. human trafficking blacklist, a number of other sectors in the Dominican Republic harshly criticized this arbitrary analysis by Washington. Continue reading

Dominican DLP Begins 2012 Presidential Campaign

Santo Domingo, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) The campaign of the Dominican Liberation Party (DLP) for the 2012 presidential election kicked off Tuesday after Danilo Medina was confirmed as its candidate.

The DLP National Electoral Commission confirmed Medina as the candidate on Monday night, after he won 87.18 percent of the vote cast in Sunday’s primary. Continue reading

Dominican Organizations Prepare General Strike

Santo Domingo, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Various social organizations will join transport workers on Monday to protest higher prices for basic goods and services, according to speakers at a meeting in San Pedro de Macoris on Saturday.

The coordinated action will become a general, nationwide strike, organizers said. Continue reading

Torrential Rains Put Dominican Republic on Alert

Santo Domingo, (Prensa Latina) The hurricane season opened in the Dominican Republic with torrential rains that flooded the capital, putting 10 provinces on alert.

The Emergency Operations Center issued a green alert for the central-southern provinces of Monseñor Nouel, La Vega, Duarte, Monte Plata, San Cristobal and San Jose de Ocoa, and a yellow alert was declared for the provinces of Sanchez Ramirez in the central region, and Independencia, Bahoruco and San Juan in the west. Continue reading

Dominican Republic Makes Ministerial Changes

Santo Domingo, Mar 2 (Prensa Latina) President Leonel Fernandez named new ministers of Education, Interior and Police, as well as directors of Civil Aviation and the National Institute of Public Administration. Continue reading