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Saturday, July 31, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (IICA) -- The representatives of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) based in Haiti and the Dominican Republic have reached agreement on the preparation of a binational project. read more...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA (AFP) -- US President Barack Obama thanked the Dominican Republic on Monday for help in battling crises in Haiti, Honduras and on drugs trafficking as he hosted President Leonel Fernandez at the White House. Fernandez praised Obama for keeping Latin American issues on his agenda. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- The Dominican Republic "categorically" condemned on Tuesday a US report that accused the Caribbean nation of failing to combat human trafficking. The US State Department's annual report on human trafficking placed the Dominican Republic at the bottom level. read more...



Thursday, June 10, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Representatives from 30 Cuban enterprises from various sectors are visiting the Dominican Republic to coordinate actions with the Center for Exports and Investments (CEI-RD). With the purpose of increasing business links and boost investment, the delegation will stay in Santo Domingo until Sunday. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (RSF/IFEX) -- Journalists in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic are worried for their safety following the 2 June 2010 attack on José Yordi Veras Rodríguez, the producer and presenter of a discussion programme on Boreal Televisión-Canal 25. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- President Leonel Fernandez attended on Wednesday the launch in the Dominican Republic of the digital and interactive encyclopedia “Caribbean History and Culture” that will be available as of June 4. The project is the result of an initiative between the Juan Bosch Chair of the... read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- Donor countries were to meet in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday for a summit on the international effort to rebuild Haiti, still struggling after being leveled by a massive January earthquake. The meeting is to be attended by top officials from Europe and the Americas. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) -- Guyana has undertaken its first agriculture trade outreach to the Dominican Republic. Minister of Agriculture Robert Persaud, at the invitation of the government and private sector of the Dominican Republic, met recently with government and agro-traders. read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Haiti will be the focus at the World Summit for the Future of Haiti: Solidarity beyond the Crisis on 2 June to be held in the Dominican Republic. Under the leadership of Dominican Republic’s President Leonel Fernandez, the conference would look to seal a sustainable commitment... read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic  (AFP) -- Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernandez's Dominican Liberation Party won a massive victory in legislative elections, taking all but one Senate seat in a vote married by violence and low turnout. Results released by the Central Electoral Board late Monday... read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on Tuesday signed a $20 million financing to launch Banco BHD’s innovative new energy efficiency finance program, which will help Dominican firms decrease their energy costs and consumption, and implement cleaner production. read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- The toll from political violence that marred the Dominican Republic's legislative elections rose Monday to five dead and 13 wounded, local press reports said. President Leonel Fernandez expressed regret for the deaths Sunday but said they were "isolated acts of violence". read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- At the close on Sunday of Election Day in the Dominican Republic, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, greeted the Dominican people and recognized the efforts of the Central Electoral Board in conducting this process. read more...



Monday, May 17, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- Election day violence claimed the life of an opposition supporter on Sunday and left three others wounded as voters in the Dominican Republic chose senators, delegates and mayors. By the time polls closed at 6:00 pm there had been several reports of violent incidents. read more...



Friday, May 7, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Through the signing of the Agreement on Observation Procedures for the General, Congressional and Municipal Regular Elections of May 16, 2010, at the Central Electoral Board (or Junta Central Electoral, JCE), a Mission of Electoral Observation of the Organization of American States (OAS) was... read more...



Thursday, May 6, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic signed a deal Wednesday under which Caracas took a 49-percent stake in state-owned Dominican refinery Refidomsa. Venezuela paid 130 million for the stake in the refinery. read more...



Saturday, May 1, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of the Dominican Republic on Friday signed an agreement on the work that the OAS Electoral Observation Mission will do for the general, congressional and municipal regular elections on May 16. read more...



Thursday, April 22, 2010

NEW YORK, USA (Bloomberg) -- The Dominican Republic plans to sell dollar bonds in the country’s first international dollar offering in more than three years. The country, which hired Barclays Plc and Citigroup Inc. to arrange the offering, will begin meeting with bond investors April 23, said the person, who declined to be identified. read more...



Monday, April 19, 2010

ATLANTA, Georgia (AFP) -- Dominican Republic right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez hurled the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, striking out seven batters in a 4-0 victory over Atlanta. The 26-year-old Caribbean pitcher walked six and helped his own cause with a run-scoring single in the fourth inning. read more...



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (RSF/IFEX) -- Canal 53, a privately-owned television station also known as Cibao TV Club based in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic, was forced to cease operations on 25 March following a controversial order by the Dominican... read more...



Monday, March 29, 2010

LAS VEGAS, USA (AFP) -- Joan Guzman earned a 12-round split decision over South African Ali Funeka on Saturday, but didn't claim the vacant International Boxing Federation lightweight belt after failing to make the weight. Guzman sent Funeka to the canvas with a right to the chin in the sixth round. read more...



Friday, March 26, 2010

LAS VEGAS, USA (AFP) -- South Africa's Ali Funeka will fight unbeaten Dominican Joan Guzman on Saturday for the vacant International Boxing Federation lightweight title in a rematch of a controversial 2009 draw. Two judges scored the first Guzman-Funeka bout a draw last November in Quebec City. read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) -- A Dominican Republic man who acted as legal adviser to a group of US missionaries held for several weeks in Haiti on child kidnapping charges has been arrested in Santo Domingo, local police said on Friday. Jorge Puello Torres is wanted by El Salvador. read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- Dominican police have arrested a man linked to US missionaries trying to take children out of Haiti who also is sought for exploitation of minors and other charges in three countries, officials said Friday. The man was identified as Jorge Torres Puello. read more...



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Albert Ramdin, is leading an OAS delegation to the Technical Preparatory Conference for Haiti taking place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 15-17, 2010. In Santo Domingo, Ambassador Ramdin... read more...



Tuesday, March 16, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- A conference on Haiti's reconstruction from a devastating earthquake began laying the groundwork Monday for a donors' summit in New York that could seek 14 billion dollars in long-term aid. The three-day preparatory meeting in the Dominican Republic aims... read more...



Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) -- Former Major League Baseball executive vice president Sandy Alderson has been appointed to oversee the sport's effort to reform operations in the Dominican Republic, Commissioner Bud Selig said on Monday. The Dominican Republic, which produced the most players... read more...



Monday, March 8, 2010

BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) -- Colombia and Venezuela are making progress in negotiations to end a diplomatic dispute that has battered trade and unnerved the Andean region, said the Dominican Republic's president, who is brokering talks. President Leonel Fernandez met with Colombia's foreign minister. read more...



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez, urged on Tuesday the leaders meeting at the Summit for Latin American and Caribbean Unity to solve the challenges unity will face in the region. Our countries have a strong tendency toward institutional dispersion, he said. read more...



Saturday, February 20, 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) -- Two US missionaries under investigation in Haiti on child kidnapping charges will remain in jail while a Haitian judge checks their testimony that they wanted to set up an orphanage in neighboring Dominican Republic, the judge said on Friday. Judge Bernard Sainvil said he would seek... read more...



Saturday, February 6, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- Two men killed in a helicopter crash in the Dominican Republic were US citizens supporting relief operations in quake-devastated Haiti, a US official said. Dominican authorities said that the bodies of the pilot and co-pilot were recovered from the wreckage of a helicopter. read more...



Monday, February 1, 2010

LOS ANGELES, USA (Reuters) -- As urban bachata act Aventura performed sold-out concerts January 20-21 at New York's Madison Square Garden and spent its 21st week atop Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart, other Dominican-American acts were busy charting their own paths. read more...



Thursday, January 28, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) -- Toppled Honduran President Manuel Zelaya emerged from months holed up in a Brazilian embassy compound and flew into exile in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, ending a months-long political crisis as a new elected president took office. read more...



Friday, January 22, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) -- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will end his four-month refuge in the Brazilian embassy and leave the country next week, when his term would have ended, his closest adviser said on Thursday.  Leaving the country effectively ends his career as a meaningful leader in Honduras. read more...



Friday, January 22, 2010

NEW DELHI, India -- The visit of India's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, to the Dominican Republic this week could be a significant moment in the widening of a huge market for the Caribbean nation and for the region, asserted the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx). read more...



Thursday, January 21, 2010

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -- Earthquake-ravaged Haiti turned down an offer of troops from the neighbouring Dominican Republic, forcing the United Nations to look elsewhere for additional peacekeepers, UN diplomats said on Wednesday. The Dominican Republic had offered an 800-strong battalion. read more...



Thursday, January 21, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) -- The Dominican Republic agreed with Honduras' newly elected president on Wednesday to welcome ousted President Manuel Zelaya as a "guest" in an attempt to end his state of political limbo after a June coup. Zelaya said he was studying the offer. read more...



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) -- In hospitals in the Dominican Republic, which borders Haiti, survivors of last week's earthquake are spilling over in wards and operating theaters. Aguena Mondesi is just one young Haitian looking for relatives she believes made it to a facility in Santo Domingo. read more...



Saturday, January 16, 2010

PARIS, France (RSF/IFEX) -- Jaime Flete García, a businessman based in the northern Dominican Republic city of Santiago de los Caballeros, was charged on 12 January 2010 with hiring two men to murder Normando García, a cameraman employed by Santiago-based TV station Teleunión, on 9 August 2008. read more...



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SAN JUAN , Puerto Rico -- The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Pea Island repatriated seven Dominican men to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Tuesday, following an at-sea interdiction by Caribbean Border Interagency Group Law Enforcement authorities on Monday. The crew detained one other Dominican man. read more...



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