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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Six Puerto Rico-bound Haitians drown near Dominican Republic coast
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 2 2014 11:59AM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Six Haitians drowned near Andres, Boca Chica (east) Thursday when a boat capsized with 24 other undocumented immigrants headed to Puerto Rico. The Dominican Navy said four women and two men figure among the dead while other reports say 16 Haitian and two Dominicans were rescued. The boat headed to Puerto Rico had reportedly been stolen from a hotel shortly before the trip. The Navy said the search and rescue operation resumes today, while the bodies of the dead were taken to the Darío Contreras Hospital morgue in Santo Domingo East. The Navy said it questions two people in connection with the mishap. It said once alerted, the patrol boats Jupiter and Capella were sent to waters south of Boca Chica, from where beachgoers could observe the tragedy. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Dominican Republic allows imports of 7 year-old vehicles
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 21:00PM
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Santo Domingo- The Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday approved an amendment to Tax Law 147-00 which raises the age limit of imported motor vehicles from five to seven years since manufactured.

The legislative initiative, which had been previously passed by the Senate, was approved in two consecutive sessions.

Deputy Guadalupe Valdez however raised concern over possible sag in tax revenue when, as expected, president Danilo Medina signs it into law, and asked the Chamber to consult the Internal Taxes Agency (DGII) first.

In that regard, deputy Esther Minyeti asked how many of her colleagues had actually read the bill fully, “because it seems to me that we don’t learn. . . because we want to declare legislation as emergency as if we didn’t have any more days to approve them. “

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Top official says Dominican -Haiti trade pact draft advances
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 20:59PM
Dominican Today - Barahona, Dominican Republic- Dominican Republic has advanced the draft leading to a trade agreement to be signed with Haiti at the high-level meeting on Tuesday. Quoted by listin. com. do, Industry and Commerce minister José del Castillo said the work is quite advanced and is part of the responsibility of the talks being carried out. “I should inform you that within the responsibilities that we have as Dominican Republic, we’ve come a long way in drafting a protocol agreement on trade which we’ll sign at that meeting, so I think the meeting will take place,“ the official said. He said the third meeting between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which had been postponed at Port-au-Prince’s request, will take place next Tuesday as scheduled. The official said everything’s ready for the meeting, which is part of the binational talks proposed by Venezuela in the heels of the uproar over the Constitutional Court ruling on nationality. “I understand that all conditions are given thus far for the third high level meeting between Haiti and the Dominican Republic to take place on May 6,“ del Castillo told reporters noon today at Santa Cruz, Barahona, his hometown. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Talks advance over use of Dominican-Haitian river basin
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 19:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Dominican and Haitian officials and technicians will conclude Friday the discussions conducted since Tuesday, as part of the project “Reduction of the uses of the water of the Artibonite river binational basin. “ The Environment ministries of both nations sponsor the project, together with the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Fund for the Environment. The Economy Ministry meanwhile conducted, as their political counterpart, the workshop “Exchange of Mexican Experiences in the Management of International Water,“ with the support of Mexico’s Dept. of Foreign Relations. In a statement Dominican Republic’s Environment Ministry said the activity marks the start of a political dialogue on the use and management of water and land in Artibonite’s binational basin, shared by Hispaniola’s two countries, which provides water for a population of more than 1. 5 million people . Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Haitians arrested for ‘sacrilege’ with Dominican flag
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 17:00PM
Dominican Today - Moca, Dominican Republic-  Immigration inspectors, police agents and officials of the Office of the Prosecutor arrested around a dozen Haitian nationals in various towns of Espaillat province over the weekend, in connection with the insult to the Dominican flag by a group of the foreigners while a dancing a ritual known as ga-ga, that was filmed by a bystander. The officials said most of the foreigners are questioned and released if they had nothing to do with the action many sectors call a sacrilege against the national symbol. They said most of the arrests took place at the sector known as the hot corner, in Los Robles, Juan López township (north). The desecration was carried out on Holy Friday, and the video shows Haitian nationals placing twigs on a Dominican flag and dancing ga-ga over it. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Antinarcotics’ work formidable: UK ambassador
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 17:00PM
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Santo Domingo- British ambassador Steven Fisher on Monday called the work by the National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) “formidable“ with timely and permanent confiscation of drug shipments and dismantling international crime networks, which in his view have stunned the South American cartels’ operations iin his country and other European nations.

“We’ve recently had constant and successful seizures of drugs that were headed to London and other nations of Europe with the joint intelligences collaboration between the DNCD and British police, so we’re pleased with this work,“ said the diplomat, who donated high-tech equipment to the agency.

Fisher handed to DNCD president Julio César Souffront video surveillance cameras with night infrared vision and fiber optic system, GPS to be installed in vehicles, among other modern instruments to combat drug trafficking and money laundering.

He said the DNCD’s effectiveness prompted London to designate a permanent liaison between the British Embassy and the Agency starting next June, headed by Col. Nick Fallach, “because we take the fight against drug trafficking in Dominican Republic very seriously,“ on its profound impact which ruins the lives of citizens, especially youngsters.

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Commonwealth Countries mull mining industry’s impact on the economy
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 17:00PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Representatives from the countries of the Commonwealth in the Dominican Republic will meet in their traditional monthly luncheon on April 30, to discuss the importance of mining and its impact on the nation’s economic development. David Soares, Xstrata Nickel Falcondo CEO in Dominican Republic will be guest speaker in the luncheon slated for the Hilton Hotel, hosted by the Chambers of Commerce of Great Britain, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, India and the Dominican Foreign Investment Companies Association (ASIEX). Soares will speak on the mining industry’s impact on the country’s various productive sectors. The Roundtable of Commonwealth Countries in the Dominican Republic promotes bilateral relations between its 53 nations, from as large as India to as small as Trinidad & Tobago; both rich and poor, but united by the same language, political system and idiosyncrasy. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Agents seize thousands of smart phones, arrest 23 in major raids
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 17:00PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- The Justice Ministry’s high tech crimes unit and the Police high tech investigation Dept. (DICAT) on Monday conducted raids on cell-phone stores in the Capotillo and Villa Francisca barrios and on Duarte Av. , where they seized thousands of mobile devices and made 23 arrests. The raids come in the heels of a joint investigation by the Office of the Prosecutor and the Police, which for the first time deal a blow against the massive theft of smart phones, a new crime in the country. The police said the thieves eliminate the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), a specific code recorded on mobile phones GSM that identifies the unit and transmits it to the network when connect, but which the criminals decode, by placing another one in the unit. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Medina off to Caribbean summit in Mexico
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Rome- President Danilo Medina is slated to fly from San Isidro Airbase to Merida, Mexico at 12noon today to attend the 6th Summit of the Association of Caribbean States (AEC). The heads of State will discuss cooperation, the prevention of serious risks to the Caribbean; sustainable tourism, transportation infrastructure and initiatives that benefit the region. They’ll also analyze the Petion Ville Action Plan, a basic agreement forged during the previous Summit held in Haiti, and will add France’s Overseas Departments Guadeloupe and Martinique, as new ACS members. The AEC’s 25 members: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela. Visit to Costa Rica Medina also plans to visit Costa Rica to attend the inaugural of President elect Luis Guillermo Solís on May 8. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Greenpeace again challenges Arctic oil drilling
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today May 1 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Five months ago, they tried to silence us.  They arrested our activists, and threw them in jail for peacefully protesting oil drilling in the Russian Arctic. The oil giants thought they could scare us away with intimidation. But as long as the Arctic is in danger, we’ll take action to protect it. We’re ready to do whatever it takes to prevent an oil spill in the home of the polar bears.  This morning, 80 activists confronted a tanker carrying the same oil the Arctic 30 protested against to a refinery in Rotterdam. Seven of the original Arctic 30 joined them.   Join the action, tell Shell and Gazprom that Arctic drilling is a losing battle. As dawn broke, a dramatic chase unfolded with the Rainbow Warrior chasing the Russian tanker into Rotterdam harbor and the Esperanza speeding in to support the Warrior.  As the tanker slowed down to turn, the more nimble Rainbow Warrior slipped in front and put itself between the tanker and the dock where it was to unload the oil.   Dutch police then quickly stormed the Warrior taking control of the ship and arresting the crew. They are safe and are currently in contact with colleagues on the ground.  This isn’t just any oil.  It’s the first ever Arctic oil extracted from ice-covered waters by Shell’s partner, Gazprom. It comes from the Prirazlomnaya platform, where the Arctic 30 were violently arrested following a peaceful protest last year.   These aren’t just any activists.  Despite spending two months in jail for their last protest, seven of the Arctic 30 are back, defiantly fighting for the Arctic. Their fellow brave activists witnessed their unjust detention, but refuse to be silenced.  They know the Arctic is too valuable to lose.  They aren’t alone. You, me, and over 5 million people are standing with them.  Plagued by our daring actions and relentless pressure, oil giants and investors are finally waking up to the risks of drilling in the frozen north. Just last month, Shell backed out of their Arctic drilling plans.  If we keep up this momentum, we know we can win.  As a citizen and consumer, you have the power to resist the destruction of the Arctic. We engage in peaceful civil disobedience because public confrontation is often the only way to get results from billion dollar companies.  But only you, and our millions of dedicated supporters, can amplify our voice.   Click to stand up against Gazprom, Shell, and all Arctic destroyers.  Wherever they go, we’ll follow. For every plundered drop of Arctic oil, we’ll make sure the other oil giants pay the price of humiliation and infamy. However they try to destroy the Arctic, we’ll be there to stop them. Thank you for standing with us. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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