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Le Soleil Dominicain
"Nouvelles Quotidiennes de la Republique Dominicaine en Anglais Depuis 2004"
Friday, April 27th, 2012
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DR-CAFTA review
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by DR1 Apr 27 2012 14:59PM
DR1 - Speaking at the American Chamber of Commerce luncheon yesterday, Wednesday, 25 April, Industry and Commerce Minister Manuel Garcia Arevalo said that the free trade agreement between the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic has led the DR to be the third largest exporter and the second in total trade volume among signatories. Trade volume with the US alone totaled more than US$11. 5 billion in 2011, and foreign investment of US$14. 7 billion (from 2006-2010). Dominican exports from 2010 at US$3. 68 million increased to US$4. 19 billion, for a 13. 8% increase. In his presentation on the past five years of DR CAFTA he said that 4,700 manufacturing companies in the DR reported exports. He said this is 13% of all companies registered with the social security for employees. He said of these, small and medium-sized business exported US400 million. And of these, 25% exported to the US and other countries. He said that 62% of companies with more than 200 employees also exported. He said this is proof that Dominican businesspeople are aware that under the new scheme of open markets, "we need to be creative and competitive" to export. He mentioned that cigar exports have increased by 7. 5% a year on average, medical instruments 8. 1%, jewelry 3. 8% and footwear 14. 7%. He said that the DR has moved from being an exporter of apparel to an exporter of textiles to Haiti for assembly into clothing for export. Garcia Arevalo said that 78% of the trade deficit with the United States is made up of five items n petroleum, machinery, vehicles, cereals and plastic parts, none of which are produced locally. He commented that the treaty has had a positive effect on implementation of reforms based on transparency. Speaking at the event, the president of the American Chamber of Commerce Julio Virgilio Brache said that the DR-CAFTA needed to be seen as an opportunity and not an obstacle to national development. 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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