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Die Dominikanische Sonne
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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
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SJM bishop calls for Cibao-Sur highway
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by DR1 Feb 28 2012 20:59PM
DR1 - The bishop of San Juan de la Maguana, Jose Dolores Grullon, has issued a call for the much-debated Cibao-Sur Highway to be built from Constanza to Padre de las Casas. In an article in Hoy newspaper, he argued that the proposed route would be 57 kilometers shorter and save about RD$50 million in construction costs. In addition, the prelate said that such a route would benefit three of the main development areas in the southwest: Azua, San Juan and Barahona. The route from Constanza would connect the southern region with the Cibao valley cities of La Vega, Santiago, Bonao and San Francisco de Macoris. The bishop gave eight reasons for asking the President to reconsider the plans for the project. Regarding the RD$50 million in savings, Monsignor Grullon said that the bridge over the mighty and dangerous Rio Grande would be inaugurated in April, thanks to the Foundation for the Development of Azua, San Juan and Elias Pina and other NGOs. On 12 February Public Works Minister Victor Diaz Rua announced that the government would start construction work on a new land link from Juan Adrian in Monsenor Nouel province to Rancho Arriba, passing by Sabana Larga on to San Jose de Ocoa and the Carretera Sanchez that leads to the southwest. The road would be built with the same mountain technology used to repair the Constanza highway. The Constanza work was carried out by the Brazilian firm, Odebrecht. Read original at DR1.

  

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DR Weather at Midnight on April 21, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 21 2014 04:29AM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 91 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM last night. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 25 mph seen at 4PM yesterday afternoon at Santiago Intl A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 11% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 38. Cloud cover totaled 49%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28AM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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DRSol Evening Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 23:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 91 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM this evening. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 25 mph seen at 4PM this afternoon at Santiago Intl A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 13% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 50%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 7:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Lunchtime Weather Report on this April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 16:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 90 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, and rain is being observed right now as well at El Catey Intl and Caucedo/De Las. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 10 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 23 mph seen at 12PM this afternoon at La Romana Int. A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 12% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 46%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Morning Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
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USGS Detects Minor Earthquake in the DR
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
The Dominican Sun - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has just reported observing a minor earthquake in the Dominican Republic at 4:02 AST. Preliminary measurements give the quake a magnitude of 2. 5. The quake`s epicenter was located in the Mona Passage at latitude 18. 154N and longitude 67. 365W at a depth of 10. 87 miles. The earthquake occured at 4:02pm local time on Sunday. For detailed maps and information visit www. earthquakecloudpredictions. com Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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