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The Ministry of Culture (MINC) brought together renowned writers, poets and historians during the presentation of the 16th issue of its magazine País Cultural. This event took place in the Latin American and Caribbean Hall of the Pedro Henríquez Ureñ
Culture
9/28/2015
Dominicana Gourmet is a printed and online magazine belonging to the media group of Grupo Buen Vivir, who is led by renowned journalist Luisa Feliz. It is a bimonthly magazine that, for more than three years, has been a leader in the culinary sector
Culture
9/28/2015
Juan Marichal was the first 32 years ago. Now it is Pedro Martínez’s turn and he has done it through the front door, with the highest percentage in history for a Latin baseball player. The Dominican Republic, the foreign country with the largest pres
Sports
9/28/2015
T he Union School of the Arts is seeking 4 visual artists to take part in our program "Summer Residency 2015" and to develop a project in the school facilities during the summer, here in NY. Besides participating for a month, the selected artists wil
Education
9/28/2015
The office of the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States, a unit of the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, announced the winners of the First “Exprésate” (Express Yourself) Popular Photo Competition.
Culture
9/28/2015
The Guloya Theatre arrives at its fourth and final week of presentations of TODO ESTÁ BIEN (ALL IS WELL), a piece written and directed by award-winning actor and director Claudio Rivera. Performances will take place this Friday, December 19th, at 8:3
Culture
9/28/2015
With a view to recognizing the work and to celebrate the contributions of the community of Latino theater artists residing in North America and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States, an agency of the Ministry of Cult
Culture
9/28/2015
At the time of the discovery of the Americas, pirate ships plundered the Caribbean seas. By 1586 Santo Domingo suffered the most devastating pirate attack of the new world, and with it began the imaginary legend that has lasted for over ten centuries
Culture
9/28/2015
T he Ministry of Culture (MINC) has announced the launching of the second edition of the musical training program, which is being coordinated by the Berklee Academy of the United States. Ten renowned professors and a scholarships admissions team will
Culture
9/28/2015
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Progressing with Solidarity (PROSOLI - Progresando con Solidaridad) program, of the Office of the Vice President of the Dominican Republic, announced the opening of the 2014 Dominican National Crafts
About the Country
9/28/2015
The traditional Long Night of the Museums will take place on Saturday, December 13th, with a wide range of artistic and cultural activities aimed at the people, but especially where Christmas traditions of the Dominican Republic will be reflected in
Culture
9/28/2015
The Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, presented the Solidarity Volunteer Award to 13 Dominicans whose altruistic actions have contributed to the development of the nation and provided opportunities for the poor. The c
Culture
9/28/2015
In the presence of the Minister of Culture (MINC), singer and songwriter José Antonio Rodríguez, Orange Cinema hosted the Gala Premier of the long-awaited Dominican film "María Montez", in the majestic stage of the Palace of Fine Arts.
Culture
9/28/2015
With a swim time of 5 hours 56 minutes, Juan Carlos Morales Pla successfully completed last Saturday his solidarity journey of 16.9 kilometers of continuous swimming from Playa Charamicos, in Sosúa, to El Pueblito, in Puerto Plata.
Enviroment
9/28/2015
The Atarazana Restaurant and Trikke Dominican Republic tourism projects received separate Dominican Treasures certifications from the Dominican Tourism Competitiveness Consortium (CDCT). The certification is based on the global sustainable tourism cr
Tourism
9/28/2015
The joy was evident on the faces of the children, who, like their parents, gathered early last Saturday in the Colonial City to enjoy the traditional "Long Night of the Museums".
Tourism
9/28/2015
The ceremony of the opening of the envelopes with the winning entries at the 10th Letras de Ultramar Literary Competition in the Novel, Short Story and Poetry categories, will be held on Friday, February 6, 2015, at the headquarters of the Dominican
Tourism
9/28/2015
The Ministry of Culture Crowns Eddy Herrera and Miriam Cruz as King and Queen of the National Carnival Parade 2015 Santo Domingo, February 6th, 2015 This Wednesday, the Ministry of Culture crowned singers Miriam Cruz and Eddy Herrera as the Queen
Culture
9/28/2015
Dominican writer José Acosta won the prestigious Casa de las Américas Award 2015 in the category of Latin American Literature in the United States, with the novel Un kilómetro de mar.
Culture
9/28/2015
With a view to promoting literature and good environmental practices, the Office of the Vice President of the Republic and the Dominican Republic Children and Youth Library (BIJRD), have organized the second edition of the National Literary Bottles C
Culture
9/28/2015
W ith a busy gala attended by senior members of university education, politicians, activists, people from the entertainment world and former degree candidates, the twentieth anniversary celebration of CUNY’s Institute of Dominican Studies was held re
Society
9/28/2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will host the fourth edition of the first audiovisual competition in the area of environment and sustainable development in the Dominican Republic, the Globo Verde Dominicano Award. This year
Enviroment
9/28/2015
Carolyn Corrigan, Business Development Manager of Costa Cruises for the Dominican Republic market, is visiting the country. Along with Anita Armenteros and Angela Hooper Armenteros of Mundi Tours, Corrigan will visit one of the cruise ships of her co
Tourism
9/28/2015
The Ministry of Culture, through the Museum of Modern Art, announces the start of a comprehensive program of activities during the month of February, ranging from photography courses, landscape oil paintings, artistic avant-garde, and third dimension
Culture
9/28/2015
The Travesías restaurant and Reef Check Dominican Republic have opened the "Lionfish Week" in order to continue to innovate their culinary offerings and to promote the consumption of this invasive species that threatens the marine ecosystems of the D
Culture
9/28/2015
The United Nations Association of the Dominican Republic (UNA-DR) issued an invitation on Tuesday, January 20th, to participate in the tenth annual edition of the Dominican Model United Nations Conference in New York (NYDRMUN 2015).
About the Country
9/28/2015
The Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Sosúa and Cabarete (ASHORESOCA) welcomed the recognition given to the Millennium Resort & Spa Hotel by the "World Luxury Hotel Awards 2014", in which this property was the winner in the category "Luxury Be
Culture
9/28/2015
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library announces Library Research Grants
Culture
9/28/2015
On December 22, 2009, the Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino, in partnership with Jazz in Dominicana, created a new concept: the Fiesta Sunset Jazz. The opening of this new space took place with a concert by Franco-Dominican singer Cyrille-Aimée, and re
Culture
9/28/2015
January 30 is the date that has been chosen by the Tourism Cluster of the Puerto Plata Destination to hold the first Victorian Evening of this year.
Tourism
9/28/2015
The office of the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic in New York invites the Dominican and Latin American communities, and the media, to participate, together with the Ministry, in this important tourism fair that is being organized by The
Tourism
9/28/2015
The Embassy of Ecuador in the Dominican Republic, the General Directorate of Film and its section, the Dominican Film Library, are hosting, since last Thursday, January 22, the international film festival «Doce Miradas del Cine Ecuatoriano» (Twelve G
Culture
9/28/2015
"For me it was a surprise and I feel happy and grateful that the selection jury and the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, chose me as the National Plastic Arts Award,” said Elsa Núñez.
Culture
9/28/2015
Abreus exhibition will open with a special reception on December 4th, at 6:00 pm, at the Downtown Miami Convention Center, located within the James L. Knight International Center.
Tourism
5/6/2015
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is pleased to announce its first silent auction at the Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala on December 6, 2014. The items featured in the silent auction will be displayed in Lincoln Corridor, one floor below the Gr
Dominicans Abroad
5/6/2015
The Ministry of Culture will mark the 40th anniversary of the celebration in the Dominican Republic of the music festival "7 Días con el Pueblo" (7 Days with the People) with a program of activities that will take place in various parts of the capita
Culture
5/6/2015
The Ministry of Culture, through the Department of Literary Management, will present the Annual Literary Awards corresponding to the year 2013 on Monday, December 3rd, at 8:00 pm in the Juan Bosch auditorium of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Libr
Culture
5/6/2015
The Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala will be held on December 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the magnificent Great Hall of the City College of New York on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute. At the Gala, CUNY DSI
Dominicans Abroad
5/6/2015
With support from the Ministry of Culture, and in collaboration with the Altos de Chavón Cultural Foundation, the Puntacana Cultural Foundation and the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), the Igneri / Art and Archaeology Foundation formally opened the Fifth
Culture
5/6/2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), proactively participated at the Business Forum: “Emissions’ Reduction and Business Oppo
Enviroment
5/6/2015
For the first time in the Dominican Republic nine local chefs including an internationally recognized bartender gathered at a hotel chain in Bavaro, Punta Cana, to share the best of the new dominican cuisine with tourists and participants from this c
Culture
5/6/2015
Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo will release her book Dentro del Bosque at the 17th International Book Fair of Puerto Rico (FIL-PR) 2014. Writer, poet and visual artist Dalia Nieves Albert, Executive Vice President of the FIL-PR, will be in charge of making t
Culture
5/6/2015
ith the attendance of some 160,000 people, the release of more than 20 new literary works and the donation of a million pesos in vouchers, concluded the 10th Regional Book Fair Peravia 2014, and the Hermanas Mirabal Province was announced as the host
Other
5/6/2015
Among contagious laughter of Dominican Director Ronni Castillo, screened on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the facilities of the Arts Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C. The activity
Dominicans Abroad
5/6/2015
Yesterday, the children were the absolute stars at the Dominican Film Showcase that Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) has hosted since November 19th and until Sunday, November 23rd, in Washington, D.C. The children enjoyed the fi
Culture
5/6/2015
The Women Poets International (MPI) Inc. Movement in the Dominican Republic, announces the first list of participating countries that have confirmed to date their attendance to the next 2015 Woman Scream International Poetry Festival (in March), wher
Culture
5/6/2015
Parque Colón was the scene where hundreds of people had the opportunity to appreciate the musical talent of the members of the Escuelas Libres National Band of the Ministry of Culture, during its opening concert.
Culture
5/6/2015
To close a very successful year on a high note, the Retro Jazz band is already preparing its last concert of 2014.
Culture
5/6/2015
The Dominican population in the US is now over 1.5 million people, comprised of long-standing and freshly-arrived immigrants, as well as a rapidly-expanding second and third generation. Each one of these groups has multiple stories to tell as their l
Culture
5/6/2015
Several moments of the social, political, and cultural event “7 Días con el Pueblo” (7 Days with the People) will be commemorated by Dominicans during the celebration of its 40th anniversary through the exhibit of 38 photographic panels. The activity
Culture
5/6/2015
Dominican Film Experts Participated in the Panel, as Part of the Dominican Film Showcase.
Dominicans Abroad
5/6/2015
On September 11th 2014 the IV Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) was inaugurated in San Juan de la Maguana. The opening was a huge success with the Centro Cultural Monina Cámpora completely packed. More than 200 people attended th
Enviroment
1/1/2015
At a special ceremony in the presence of renowned filmmakers and environmentalists, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) presented the winners of the 2014 Premio Globo Verde Dominicano at the IV edition of the Dominican Republic
Enviroment
1/1/2015
On Saturday September 13th 2014, during the IV Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) launched the book Hacia el desarrollo sostenible y la economía verde en la República
Enviroment
1/1/2015
1st Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic Coproduction Meeting October 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2014
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
The President of the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, Mr. Máximo Iglesias Miniño, announced that there will be a record participation of international tour operators at the third edition of the Discover Puerto Plata Markeplace, to be held from Octobe
Tourism
1/1/2015
The participating countries are: the Dominican Republic, Spain, France, Colombia, Switzerland, Norway, Israel, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Martinique, Canada, United States, Italy and Germany.
Culture
1/1/2015
Tne Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States is issuing a call for the cultural community of Dominicans residing abroad to present cultural project proposals to be submitted through his office to the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican
Culture
1/1/2015
The Community Technical Institute for Higher Education (ITSC for its acronym in Spanish) welcomed 710 new incoming high-school graduates this past Friday. They will commence their studies in 27 different technical degrees that this educational instit
Education
1/1/2015
The Guloya Theater donned its finery to present the V Ibero-American Pocket Theater Festival 2014, in the Otto Coro hall from September 4th to the 28th. This edition of the festival comprises four outstanding theater performances that are all being s
Culture
1/1/2015
The Ministry of Culture (MINC), together with the Embassy of Spain, will hold The Long Night of Museums, Fall 2014, on Saturday, September 27th, thereby kicking off the celebration of The Week of Spain in the Dominican Republic. The event, which was
Culture
1/1/2015
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic Inc. and Creato, an agency specializing in gastronomy marketing, announced the nominees of the first edition of the Dominican National Gastronomy Awards to be held this Friday, September
Culture
1/1/2015
Psychotherapist and educator Martha Beato has received an invitation to participate in the "8th Dominican Book Fair in New York," to be held from September 26th to the 28th at the Gregorio Luperón school in Manhattan.
Culture
1/1/2015
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), commenced their IV annual Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), a
Enviroment
1/1/2015
Claiming the Center Stage: Critical Perspectives on Puertio Rico and Dominicans
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
The Guloya Theater continues with the V Pocket Theater Festival 2014. During the second week of the Festival, actress Niurka Mota, will perform at the Otto Coro stage with the show “Nosotras Lo Hacemos Mejor (We Can Do it Better),” starting this comi
Culture
1/1/2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will recognize the production and distribution of films on climate change and sustainable development topics with the Globo Verde Dominicano Award 2014. This contest is an essential part of the D
Enviroment
1/1/2015
The Mesón de Bari restaurant, located in the heart of the Colonial City, was recognized by the Ministry of Culture for its exquisite and excellent contributions to the promotion of the traditional Creole cuisine in the Dominican Republic.
Culture
1/1/2015
The classic tragedy by William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”, was enjoyed by the Dominican public during its free presentation at the National Theatre last Saturday. The presentation was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Dominican Embassy in Great
Culture
1/1/2015
The V Living Statues Festival opened at Plaza España in the Colonial City. The event was free to the public and was attended by the Vice Minister of Culture, Claudio Cohen, and Congressman Manuel Jiménez.
Culture
1/1/2015
SThis one-time presentation of the play in the country, which is scheduled to take place at 8:00 p.m., is included in the world tour that this English theater company has organized to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespe
Culture
1/1/2015
SThis one-time presentation of the play in the country, which is scheduled to take place at 8:00 p.m., is included in the world tour that this English theater company has organized to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespe
Culture
1/1/2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) celebrated last Monday, October 6, 2014 another successful Dominican Get Together in N.Y. with the screening of the documentary Descubre Barahona-Pedernales: Orgullo de mí Tierra, event hosted by
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
ReCrearte program, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), will hold a recycled art workshop at Fine Fare Supermarket in New York on Friday, September, 26 2014. The workshop will be offered by Bertha Santana, ReCrear
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will launch the book Hacia el desarrollo sostenible y la economía verde en la República Dominicana (Towards sustainable development and green economy in Dominican Republic), publication which inc
Enviroment
1/1/2015
The second course of the musical training program between the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic and the Berklee College of the United States, with the support of Juan Luis Guerra, was announced for early 2015 at the National Conservatory
Culture
1/1/2015
Dominican film La Montaña successfully screened at the Providence Latin American Film Festival (PLAFF), event that took place on October 2 to 5, 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island. The film projection had the collaboration of Global Foundation for Demo
Culture
1/1/2015
After three very successful weeks of great theater presentations, the V Ibero-American Pocket Theater 2014 of the Guloya Theater comes to its last week of performances. To conclude this event, Lorena Oliva takes the Otto Coro stage of the Guloya Thea
Culture
1/1/2015
The time has come to celebrate: the Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala is just five weeks away!
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
The Miami Dade College was the host for a sparkling music symposium with music icons, Rafael Solano and JohnnyVentura, distinguished promoters of the Dominican music, who participated on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the DominicanGet Together event,
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
The Ambassador of France in the Dominican Republic, Blandine Kreiss; the President of the French-Dominican Chamber of Commerce, Joan Giacinti; and, Karine Jacob, President of the Organizing Committee, chaired the opening cocktail of the "Week of Fran
Culture
1/1/2015
The deadline for taking part in the first edition of the Exprésate (Express Yourself) Popular Photography Competition has been extended until December 1st, 2014, to provide an opportunity for more people to participate. This information has been prov
Culture
1/1/2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), announced the film Bears has been this year’s “Audience Award 2014” winner, recognition
Culture
1/1/2015
On Thursday, October 23rd, at 7:00 pm, the Mirador Santo Domingo Cultural Center and the Sebelén Gallery, will open the exhibition titled “Los Enigmas del Morfeo Antillano” (The Enigmas of the Antillean Morfeo) by renowned artist Manuel Nina Cisneros
Culture
1/1/2015
he Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States held the awards ceremony for the 1st Light and Movement Short Films Festival, which took place on September 27 and 28, 2014 at the Cinema Pavilion of the 8th Dominican Book Fair in New York.
Culture
1/1/2015
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in collaboration with the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster (Clúster del Destino Turístico Puerto Plata), the Asociación de Puertoplateños en Nueva York, Centro Cuesta Nacional (CCN) and its renowned
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is already warming up to carry out its next edition, which is scheduled to be held on September 8th to the 13th, 2015, in various cities of the Dominican Republic. In this regard, several DRE
Enviroment
1/1/2015
Various short films produced by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), were presented on Saturday, September 27 as part of
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
This free family event offered the public an abundant and varied artistic and cultural programming.
Culture
1/1/2015
The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) successfully participated in the 8th edition of the Dominican Book Fair in NY, colla
Culture
1/1/2015
As part of its commitment to support book fairs where Dominican books play a leading role, the Office of the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States sponsored and participated as a special guest in the 9th International Book Fair in La
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
Located 66 kilometers from Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, is Baní, land of hardworking men and women who have distinguished themselves in the various disciplines of the arts, sports and literature.
Culture
1/1/2015
Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura, distinguished exponents of Dominican music, will be performing in Miami, Florida on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm at Miami Dade College in the Dominican Get Together event, initiative of Global Foundation for
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
Next Monday, October 6, 2014 Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will present the documentary Descubre Barahona-Pedernales: Orgullo de mi Tierra. The event, also coordinated by the “Asociación de Barahoneros de Nueva York”, will ta
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
Ten ways in which a young person can develop a passion for reading was the keynote address that the former Minister of Culture, José Rafael Lantigua, delivered last Wednesday at the La Trinitaria auditorium of the Children and Youth Library of the Do
Culture
1/1/2015
With an analysis of Hispanic-American literature and poetry readings concluded the "Get-together of International Writers", held as part of a gala dinner hosted by the Ministry of Culture (MINC) in honor of the participating delegations of national a
Culture
1/1/2015
The Office of the Vice President of the Republic, through the Community Technology Centers (CTCs), issued the call to participate in the first Stories of the Environment competition, which promotes the care for the environment and the importance of r
Culture
1/1/2015
The Experimental Community Theatre (TEC for its acronym in Spanish) will present the comedy "El daño que hacen los celos" (The hurt that jealousy causes) at the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States.
Culture
1/1/2015
Thousands of lovers of books and culture who packed the 8th Dominican Book Fair in New York, which took place on September 26, 27 and 28 at the Gregorio Luperón High School, once more turned the Upper Manhattan in the cultural capital of the Dominica
Dominicans Abroad
1/1/2015
The office of the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States announced the creation of several new cultural programs and events that will take place during the 2014-2015 period.
Culture
12/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) closed the VIII Santo Domingo International Theater Festival 2014 (FITESD) with the presentation of the play “Escalera para Electra” (Stairway for Electra) and the closing remarks by the Director of the event, Karina No
Culture
12/2/2014
As part of the screening activities of the short film "See You Soon", by Eddy Jiménez, the important premiere will be held on September 25th at Broadway Black Box Theater. The screening will be preceded by an enthusiastic formal presentation to the m
Dominicans Abroad
12/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture will open a solo exhibition titled "Genética" (Genetics), by plastic artist Omar Molina, in the temporary exhibition hall of the Museo de las Casas Reales, on August 1st at 7:00 pm
Culture
12/2/2014
Culture Minister José Antonio Rodríguez led the opening ceremony in which he said that this is one more indication of the support President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic has been providing to the cultural sector
Culture
12/2/2014
With the organization of a very interesting forum-workshop titled “Voyage, Heritage, and Legacy of Enslaved African Women”, the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Kalalú Danza Foundation located within this community, opened a program of a
Culture
12/2/2014
The fourth edition of the DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of FUNGLODE/GFDD, will be held from September 10-14 in 10 cities: Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, Puerto Plata, San Francisco de Macorís, Baní, San Juan de la
Enviroment
12/2/2014
The General Archive of the Nation Is pleased to invite you to the conference "Mexico: Economic reforms and current policies" Taught by Professor Otto Reyes Fernández Where: Conference Room DNA Day: Tuesday August 26, 2014 Location: C / Mode
Society
12/2/2014
The Ministryof Culture of the Dominican Republic, through the Dominican Cultural Commissioner in the United States(CODOCUL, by its Spanish acronym) announces the opening of the first edition of the Popular Photo Contest for Dominicans"EXPRÉSATE", a c
Culture
12/2/2014
The office of the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States announced the creation of several new cultural programs and events that will take place during the 2014-2015 period.
Culture
12/2/2014
The Guloya Theatre will offer this weekend three presentations of its multiple award-winning play "NuestraSeñora de lasNubes (Our Lady of the Clouds)",under the direction of Claudio Rivera. Performances will take place in the Otto Coro Hall, at its h
Culture
12/2/2014
The French Dominican Chamber of Commerce (CCDF) and the Association of Industries of the Dominica Republic (AIRD) Is pleased to invite you to: Seventh Sustainable Tertulia Cultural Cluster: "Cinema as Brand".
Culture
12/2/2014
The 3rd event of the “The Afro-descendance in the Process of Formation of the Dominican Culture” series, held in the framework of the Caribbean Cultural Corridor, was closed following presentations and conferences concerning the validity of honoring
Culture
12/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC), in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), held the consultative forum “Rethinking the National Biennial of Visual Arts”. Representatives of various sectors of national life, such as artists, art critics, cur
Culture
12/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture presented a symposium on “The First Seven Volumes of the Complete Works of Pedro Henríquez Ureña,” in Cuesta Centro del Libro, where two academics analyzed in depth the life and work of the Humanist.
Culture
12/2/2014
The group promises to deliver a concert full of synergy between the musicians and the public
Culture
12/2/2014
This space was created with the purpose of giving youth and adults a place where they can use the Internet to search for information and do homework in an adequately strategic place that is located on the way to their schools or workplaces
Other
12/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) recognized legendary singer Frank Cruz at a ceremony where the Minister of Culture, songwriter and singer José Antonio Rodríguez,affirmedthat state agency is working on the implementation of a law that declares Merengue
About the Country
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture opened the first cultural village set up in the country on Wednesday, July 30th. It is located in the building where the Santa Rosa de Lima prison used to operate in La Romana.
Culture
10/1/2014
The Vice President of the Republic and the Dominican Republic Children and Youth Library (BIJRD) held the IX International Childrens Film Festival Santo Domingo 2014, from 24 to 30 July.
Culture
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture and Mario Martínez Fernández, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), opened the exhibition “Ramón Oviedo, El Triunfo del Espíritu”(Ramón Oviedo, The Triumph of the Spirit”), as an institutional initiative focuse
Culture
10/1/2014
The Community Technology Center of Villa Mella (CTC VILLA MELLA), held a forum titled: "How to make a Good Short Film for Children" presented by renowned filmmaker and writer Itai Lev, where he shared his ideas, experiences and techniques with the at
Education
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) presented the families of artists Soucy de Pellerano and Guillo Pérez the Posthumous National Award for Plastic Arts, corresponding to the year 2013. This is the highest recognition granted by the Dominican government t
Culture
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Tourism announced the start of the Megamerenguetour with two icons of the country brand: Johnny Ventura and Wilfrido Vargas. The two highly prestigious and world famous Dominican stars will perform this summer in 15 concerts and 15 ho
Culture
10/1/2014
The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate its 18th year (Nov 6 - 9, 2014) with four nights of concerts in the North Coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.
Culture
10/1/2014
New York-(Z@D). With the participation of twenty seven countries, the International Film Festival of New York Citywas recently successfully completed. The Dominican film industry was represented at the festival by the film "En Medio del Dolor" (In th
Culture
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) closed the VIII Santo Domingo International Theater Festival 2014 (FITESD) with the presentation of the play “Escalera para Electra” (Stairway for Electra) and the closing remarks by the Director of the event, Karina No
Culture
10/1/2014
TRIBUTE TO MASTER Eugenio Maria de Hostos MONDAY 11 AUGUST 10:00 a.m.., FLORAL OFFERING IN THE PANTHEON OF THE NATION. 6:30 PM "CONFERENCE" Hostos: LIFE AS MISSION "HALL OF THE DOMINICAN ACADEMY OF LANGUAGE HouseAcademies, C / Mercedes 204, Ciudad C
Culture
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the Alcázar de ColónMuseum and opera singer Fausto Cepeda,will present this Thursday, July 24th, the concert titled "Anthology of the Latin American Song". It will start at 8:00 pm in the courtyard of Plaza España
Culture
10/1/2014
The Ballet of the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), under the direction of Professor Oscar Batista, will participate with a stellar performance in the Cultural Week and the Dominican Festival 2014, which is scheduled to take place from August 12th to the
Culture
10/1/2014
The book “El Esplendor del Mural”, written by Efraim Castillo, was released during a ceremony that was held in the framework of the exhibition of the Mario Martínez collection “Ramón Oviedo, El Triunfo del Espíritu”, on the first floor of the Museum
Culture
10/1/2014
During a joyful event in which Psychotherapist and Teacher Martha Beato celebrated the birth of her work among longtime friends. Her book “Querida Martha (Dear Martha),” which is a compilation of 150 different letters that readers from the Listín Dia
Culture
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Museum of Casas Reales, formally opened the solo exhibition "Genética" (Genetics), by artist Omar Molina, which consists of 23 artworks produced using a variety of techniques and in various formats, in
Culture
10/1/2014
By popular request, the play "El 28" returns to the Otto Coro hall of Teatro Guloya. Presentations will take place on the weekends, between August 8th and August 17th.Claudio Rivera wrote the script inspired by the book "Mis 500 Locos", by Antonio Za
Culture
10/1/2014
With such a rich history, Dominican landmarks were calling to be explored. CUNY DSI inaugurates Dominican Landmarks, an online initiative and educational tool available to the public. A one of a kind project, it was developed and executed primarily b
Culture
10/1/2014
Psychotherapist and teacher, Martha Beato, published a collection of 150 different answers to letters she received from readers of the Listín Diario in the Dominican Republic and the El Universo newspaper of Ecuador, which are all encompassed in her
Culture
10/1/2014
With the organization of a very interesting forum-workshop titled “Voyage, Heritage, and Legacy of Enslaved African Women”, the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Kalalú Danza Foundation located within this community, opened a program of a
Culture
10/1/2014
Culture Minister José Antonio Rodríguez led the opening ceremony in which he said that this is one more indication of the support President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic has been providing to the cultural sector
Culture
10/1/2014
New Books of the Dominican History
History
10/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture will open a solo exhibition titled "Genética" (Genetics), by plastic artist Omar Molina, in the temporary exhibition hall of the Museo de las Casas Reales, on August 1st at 7:00 pm
Culture
10/1/2014
Representatives of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and theFundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) have receivednumerous petitions for the past several weeks from contestantsof the Globo Verde Dominicano Award as
Enviroment
9/4/2014
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) celebrated its 4th Golf Tournament with the participation of over 70 players that gathered to play in the prestigious Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida.
Sports
9/4/2014
The extensive pictorial exhibition by Dominican painters is successfully on display at the BCM Art Gallery
Culture
9/4/2014
With a cash prize of USD$5,000 and directed toward Dominican writers who reside outside their country, the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, through the Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States, called for the tenth edition
Culture
9/4/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) awarded painter Ramón Oviedo the National Award of Visual Arts corresponding to the year 2013, for the excellence of his contributions in revitalizing the development of national art and for his professional career.
Culture
9/4/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) announced that a total of 35 theater companies will participate in the VIII Santo Domingo International Theatre Festival (FITESD2014). 20 foreign and 15 Dominican theatre companies will stage 85 presentations in various
Culture
9/4/2014
The Ministry of Culture and Mario Martínez Fernández, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), will open the exhibition “Ramón Oviedo El Triunfo del Espíritu” (Ramón Oviedo The Triumph of the Spirit) on the first floor of the MAM, next T
Culture
9/4/2014
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, announced that composer and pianist Bullumba Landestoy will return to the country to offer his art to the Dominican pubic and to devote himself to the Christian faith.
Culture
9/4/2014
In its sixth week of operations since its launching in the Greater Santo Domingo, 911 continues to offer its services to the community each time with better results and highly positive ratings as the days go by.
Society
9/4/2014
Deciphering and Reading Old Dominican (and Hispanic American) Historical Documents: A free, 8-Session Summer Workshop.
Education
9/4/2014
The Dominican French Chamber of Commerce (CCDF), organized the first French Gastronomic Festival with Caribbean Flavors, as part of the XVII edition of the Bolsa Turística del Caribe (BTC), headed by Messrs. Luis Felipe Aquino, President of the BTC,
Tourism
9/4/2014
Hundreds of people gathered in the Máximo Avilés Blonda Hall of the Palace of Fine Arts to attend the concert by “Ensamble Spiritousi”. Proceeds from the concert would benefit the Nido para Ángeles Foundation, which is under the direction of Mónika D
Culture
9/4/2014
The Minister of Education, Carlos Amarante Baret, considered a privilege and a personally gratifying experience for Dominican students to participate in the International Model United Nations, because of the positive influence it will leave in the st
Education
9/4/2014
Specialist José A. Martí makes a presentation on transatlantic slave migrations and their impact on American musical expressions, particularly in the African-American and Afro-Cuban cases.
History
9/4/2014
The Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) opened the exhibition “Fernando Báez Guerrero Collection / A Century of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic", with the participation of a total of 93 artists and more than 300 works.
Culture
9/4/2014
The Municipal Unit for Community Heritage (UMPC) of San Felipe of Puerto Plata, the Patronato del Teleférico, the Ministry of Tourism, and the Regional Directorate of the Environment, jointly hosted the first Cultura Viva (Living Culture) Festival la
Tourism
9/4/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the Chilean Juan Bosch Committee will release a fascinating historical report titled "Following the Footsteps of Juan Bosch in Chile". Cuban Psychologist Catalina Bosch Carcuro will head the event.
Culture
9/4/2014
One of the main goals of the General Directorate of Cinema is to offer education and training programs to members of the local industry. That is why it offers courses, workshops and seminars, among others, throughout the year, trying to cover all the
Education
9/4/2014
The Ministry of Culture and the Alcázar de Colón Museum successfully presented the “Dominican Bolero on the Alcázar de Colón” in the framework of the “Long Night of the Museums Summer Edition 2014”.
Culture
9/4/2014
The organizers of the fourth edition of the DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarr
Enviroment
9/4/2014
Solo Actress Embodies Eight Characters.Guacamolink Performing Arts, a Hispanic theater company returns to the Manhattan Off-Broadway stage with an original work written and directed by Peruvian playwright Walter Ventosilla, inspired by Sophocles Gr
Culture
9/4/2014
The ministries of Culture and Education, in coordination with the Narciso González Cultural Center and Regional 15, presented the awards to the winners of the “Concursos por la Dominicanidad” (Competitions on the Dominican national identity). The com
Culture
8/15/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of the United States, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and the Directorate General of Film hosted the "Foro Cine Latinoamericano: Necesidades, Apreciación y Visualización (Latin American Cinema Forum: Needs, Assessm
Culture
8/15/2014
Because of his outstanding career as a writer and cultural manager, and his great contributions to Dominican literature through his essays and poetic work, the 8th Dominican Book Fair in New York will be dedicated to Dominican writer and Professor Re
Culture
8/15/2014
He assures that considering a thorough reform of the national office of land registry as the beginning of the fiscal pact is the only thing that will ensure the stability of the countrys tax structure.
Economy
8/15/2014
“Pedro Henríquez Ureña, foreigner in homelands”, was the theme of the symposium in which scholars Leila Guerreiro from Argentina and Andrés L. Mateo from the Dominican Republic participated as panelists.
History
8/15/2014
This activity is a training exercise in which young Dominican musicians from various musical educational backgrounds (including both private and public) will receive international musical training. They will perform in several chamber music concerts,
Culture
8/15/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of the United States, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and the General Directorate of Cinema will organize the “Foro Cine Latinoamericano: Necesidades, Apreciación y Visualización” (Latin American Cinema Forum: Need
Culture
8/15/2014
This successful event proved that museums are no longer seen as boring places, but as spaces turned into the focus of attention not only of foreign tourists, but also of the local public.
Culture
8/15/2014
As a final note, the universal Dominican song,“Por Amor”, by Maestro Solano, was performed by the artist as a duet with legendary Dominican singer Niní Cáffaro.
Culture
8/15/2014
In celebration of World Environment Day, and as part of its mission to raise awareness and deepen the understanding of environmental issues, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), a GFDD/FUNGLODE initiative, successfully carried
Enviroment
7/31/2014
On June 24th, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) joined the 3rd Annual Plasticity Forum, a one-day event examining the future of plastic, innovations in design and materials, all aimed at preventing plastic from becoming a was
Enviroment
7/31/2014
The Third Dominican Film Festival in New York opened with the full support of the Latino community and especially the Dominican community in the Big Apple.
Culture
7/31/2014
The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), will open on June 25th, at 7 pm, the exhibition “Fernando Báez Guerrero Collection / A Century of Modern Art The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Museum of Moder
Culture
7/31/2014
The fact that she was a blind person was not an obstacle for Janette Márquez to show extraordinary abilities for music and singing since childhood.
Culture
7/31/2014
José Enrique Delmonte Soñé was awarded the Ibero-American Poetry Prize for his set of poems “Once palabras que mueven tu mundo” (Eleven words that move your world).
Culture
7/31/2014
This installment, to be held next Saturday, June 21st, will focus on music and dance, their evolution and contributions.
Culture
7/31/2014
A book that revolutionizes and upgrades the Dominican gastronomy.
Culture
7/31/2014
The Director of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Francisco Javier Garcia and his endorser in Haiti, Stephanie Balmir Villedroin, will meet at the 5th Press and Tourism Summit of the Dominican Press Association (ADOMPRETUR) to commemorate from the 1
Tourism
7/31/2014
The artist was chosen for his “permanent commitment to the Dominican visual creation, having created many great national pieces of visual art”
Culture
7/31/2014
Dominican Baseball Legends, among these Juan Marichal, César Gerónimo, Rafael Landestoy, Jesús Alou y Mario Melvyn Soto will be present to show their support for the event “Jazz Under the Starts With The legends of Baseball”, which will take place on
Education
7/31/2014
The General Director of Internal Revenue (Dirección General de Impuestos Internos) met with the press to explain the new phase of the tax solutions project, noted as a normal act for the tax administration.
Economy
7/31/2014
The Aula Magna of UniNorte’s Graduate School was the stage where a large audience enjoyed the screening of the film "Ana’s struggle", organized by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) / Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (
Culture
7/31/2014
The Dominican Republic celebrated this Friday the launching of the 911 National Emergency Response and Security System, a modern and efficient program designed to care for, protect and serve the public.
Society
7/31/2014
On June 3-6, GFDD and FUNGLODE will partner with APEC University in celebration of Environment Week, 2014. This is part of the Foundations initiative, Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), to disseminate awareness of environmental
Enviroment
7/31/2014
The Cannes Film Festival is the number one dream of every filmmaker, both Dominican and foreign. It is the perfect place to showcase their film production at the pinnacle of the worldwide cinema.
Enviroment
7/31/2014
Garbage or Resource - A Dominican Republic Experience won the 2nd Place Fan Coral Award in the Documentary Short category at the Reef Renaissance Film Festival last Sunday, June 8th in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Culture
7/31/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the Dominican Film Library and the European Union have announced the opening of "Eurocine 2014" on Thursday, May 29th. This edition, which will last until June 11th, has been dubbed "United in Diversity" and it will be held
Culture
7/21/2014
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is pleased to announce that the publication from its Research and Ideas series, "El Metro and the Impacts of Transportation System Integration in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic” is now availa
Society
7/21/2014
The Ministry of Culture celebrated the first anniversary of the Teatro Orquestal Dominicano (TODO) on Wednesday, with a solemn Mass and an artistic presentation. Young people with disabilities, who make up the group, showed their dancing, singing an
Culture
7/21/2014
The use of new technologies contributes to the development of national policies and the economy in the field of culture, through education.
Culture
7/21/2014
GFDDs Dominican Film Showcase, hosted in partnership with the Dominican Film Festival in New York and the Dominican Cultural Commission in the United States, ended on a high note on Friday, May 23, with its final film presentation of a popular musi
Culture
7/21/2014
Representatives of the Board of Directors of the Tourism Cluster of the Puerto Plata Destination informed in regard to the institutional position on the Puntilla Park construction project, which includes an amphitheater. The meeting took place on We
Tourism
7/21/2014
Nothing is impossible or out of reach if you work hard enough according to the documentary "The Mountain". That was the strong message at the Dominican Film Showcase (DFS) program on its second night showing on Thursday, May 22 at Symphony Space in
Other
7/21/2014
The Dominican Film Showcase program, an initiative of GFDD and FUNGLODE, launched on Wednesday, May 21 in New Yorks Upper West Side with a screening of action drama film "Biodegradable", superbly directed by Dominican filmmaker Juan Basanta. The sc
Enviroment
7/21/2014
T he Ministry of Culture (MINC) brought to a close the “International Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights in the Dominican Republic” with a series of presentations that resulted in several conclusions, among which is a public call and awareness
Culture
7/21/2014
Some two hundred and forty public school students participated in the 46th Eco-Visits Program for Environmental Education and Recreation, promoted by the Dominican Ministry of Environment’s Department of Education and Environmental Training.
Enviroment
7/21/2014
Three young artists, one Dominican and two Mexican, were invited by the Ministry of Culture to the Auditorium of Casa de Teatro, where they spoke and shared with pleasure their beginnings in music and singing, and their expectations and desire to su
Culture
7/21/2014
The book Ballet in the Cane Fields: Vignettes from a Dominican Wanderlogue, a new bilingual collection of cultural vignettes written by Diplomat Judith Ravin, was released during a ceremony that took place at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM).
Culture
7/21/2014
The results from the first simulations prior to the implementation of the 911 National Emergency and Security Response System met the expectations of the concerned agencies.
Culture
7/13/2014
With the participation of representatives from public and private institutions, the Dominican Commission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in the Dominican Republic, implemented the first Nationa
Education
7/13/2014
On the occasion of the “International Day of the Museums”, on Sunday, May 18th, the Ministry of Culture will open the doors of several museums in the Colonial City, which may be visited by the Dominican family free of charge, from: 6:00 pm to 10:00
Culture
7/13/2014
With the presence of President Danilo Medina and on the occasion of the celebration of Farmers Day, the Dominican government launched the Santo Domingo Market (Mercadom) and the National Food Network.
Economy
7/13/2014
The Internal Revenue reported that it had collected RD$118,438.3 million, or RD$20,893.1 million more than what it had collected between January and April, 2013
Economy
7/13/2014
Renowned Dominican artist Jorge Pineda will present his exhibit "Mambrú" at the Miró Hall of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in France, with the support of the Ministries of Culture and Tourism.
Dominicans Abroad
7/13/2014
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) participated with the III Edition of the International Autodidactic Photography Festival in the province of Holguín, Cuba May 3-9, 2014 under the title; "Human Species Impact on the Envir
Enviroment
7/13/2014
The School of Hospitality of Instituto Técnico Superior Comunitario (ITSC), organized the First Festival of Dominican Gastronomy, as part of the final assignments corresponding to the first class of students majoring in Gastronomy, Baking and Pastry
Culture
7/13/2014
The XVII edition of the International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014 (FILRD) concluded last night with a ceremony that brought together the organizers of the event, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, who said
Culture
7/13/2014
Some two hundred and forty students will be participating in the 46th edition of the Eco-visitas program for Environmental Education and Recreation, which is promoted by the Dominican Ministry of Environment’s Department of Education and Environment
Enviroment
7/13/2014
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, highlighted the support that the State has been providing to Dominican filmmaking, and advocated for it to convey an authentic Dominican image that is rich from the technical stand point.
Culture
7/13/2014
The Directorate General of the Internal Revenue issued today General Rule 02-14 on Deduction of Interest Costs to regulate how companies will deduct from their Income Tax (ISR – Impuesto Sobre la Renta) the interest derived from debts and the costs
Economy
7/8/2014
The International Book Fair in Santo Domingos Plaza Cultura came to a successful close on May 5, 2014 after two weeks of bustling activity for visitors and book aficionados. Now in its 17th year, the Book Fair was dedicated to prolific writer, San
Culture
7/8/2014
The School of Directors for Educational Quality (EDCE - Escuela de Directores para la Calidad Educativa) of the Ministry of Education (MINERD) released the first issue of the Educational Management magazine in the pavilion of the XVII International
Education
7/8/2014
The Chamber of Commerce and Production of Puerto Plata, through the "Puerto Plata Ciudad Crucerista" (Puerto Plata Cruise City) project, has continued implementing a number of initiatives that aim to achieve the comprehensive preparedness of the var
Tourism
7/8/2014
Through various regional projects, the ministries of tourism of Central America and the Dominican Republic redouble efforts in favor of the sector, to allow it to grow in 2014.
Tourism
7/8/2014
A great work focused on promoting and strengthening the book as the main cultural and intellectual tool.
Culture
7/8/2014
The rules of the contest were announced by the organizing committee, which is chaired by the Vice President of the Republic and Coordinator of the Office of Social Policies, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández.
Culture
7/8/2014
Students, teachers and general public interested in learning more about the environment gathered under the creative theme of We are all Explorers at the Geography Fair which took place April 23-24 in Santo Domingos Sambil Mall. All activities of
Enviroment
7/8/2014
Composer and guitarist Anthony Ocaña will perform at the concert entitled Metamorphosis, for a six-string guitar, in the framework of the XVII International Book Fair 2014.
Culture
7/8/2014
Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal called Dominican writer and humanist Pedro Henríquez Ureña a prophet of the theology of liberation, because he predicted that the spiritual axis that was previously located in Europe, would travel to this s
Culture
7/8/2014
The Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Library (BNPHU) paid tribute to librarians on the Librarians Day celebration with various activities, including the screening and subsequent discussion about the film The Book Thief, by Brian Percival, which took
Culture
7/8/2014
The event was held in the Plaza de la Cultura, where the Book Fair was taking place. Minerva Mirabals children and other relatives attended the event.
Culture
7/8/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the National Institute of Culture of Panama, the Embassy of Panama to the Dominican Republic, the Directorate General of the Book Fair, and the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), opened the collective exhibition "Panamanian Art: Ye
Culture
7/8/2014
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will be joining forces with the III Edition of the International Autodidactic Photography Festival in the province of Holguín, Cuba May 2-6, 2014.
Dominicans Abroad
6/27/2014
The second installment of the Oriental Dance Festival “Maktub”, one of the most promising events in the Caribbean this year, will be held on May 9 - 11, 2014. The event will bring together national and international artists with the common intention
Tourism
6/27/2014
The Minister of Education, Mr. Carlos Amarante Baret, said that with the recently signed Education Pact, it is hoped that there will be quality education in public schools is the case in the developed countries.
Education
6/27/2014
The Ministry of Culture, through the Dominican Film Library, announced a program of film exhibitions, which will take place in the framework of the XVI edition of the International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014 (FILRD2014), based on literary works
Culture
6/27/2014
The property, built by the Spanish conqueror in 1505, was restored in 1970 by the government of Puerto Rico.
Culture
6/27/2014
As part of GFDD’s Year-Round Environmental Film Screenings program, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will join forces with Listin Diario’s Plan Lea in celebrating the Third Annual Geography Fair, to be held from April 23-24
Culture
6/27/2014
In 2013, GFDD launched the ReCrearte Program with the goal of becoming the Dominican Republic’s leading program in artistic creation of useful objects through recycled materials.
Culture
6/27/2014
Hundreds of publishers and writers, both domestic and foreign, will participate this Thursday, April 24th, in the International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2014 (FILRD2014), which will close on May 5th.
Culture
6/27/2014
The award ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm, in the Carlos Piantini Hall of the Eduardo Brito National Theater. During the opening ceremony of the 17th International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014 (FILRD), writers Eduardo Galeano and Ernesto Card
Culture
6/27/2014
The Diocese of Puerto Plata and the organizing committee of the 2014 Festivities in Honor of St. Philip Apostle announced the celebration of the traditional festival in honor of the patron saint of this city, which will run from April 25th to May 3rd
Tourism
6/27/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the General Directorate of the Book Fair and the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) will open the following solo exhibitions: "Le Panthéon de Mercader", by artist José Mercader, and "Looop", by Elvis Díaz, on Friday, April 25th, at 7
Culture
6/27/2014
T he Educational Concerts Season of the National Symphony Orchestra (OSN) came to a close under the masterful direction of Maestro Santy Rodríguez and the performance of three new musicians.
Culture
6/27/2014
The most comprehensive exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs is back in our country in “Jurassic Forest 2”, which opens on April 25th, at the National Botanic Garden.
Enviroment
6/3/2014
With the participation of over a thousand students from public and private schools across the country who study under the Extended School Day model, the Ministry of Education (MINERD), through the Directorate General of Culture, held for the first ti
Culture
6/3/2014
A delegation of Dominican writers living in the United States will participate with readings, lectures, and book presentations at the XVII International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014, to be held from April 24th to May 5th at the Plaza de la Cultura
Culture
6/3/2014
J azz en Dominicana, the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of the United States of America, and Mesón de la Cava, join the International Day of Jazz 2014 celebrations with a concert by the Jazz Big Ba
Culture
6/3/2014
The Dominican Academy of Language (ADL) will release the new edition of the Dictionary of Dominican Spanish in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on April 10th, 2014. The following persons will be in charge of presenting the lexicographical work: Bru
Citizen Information
6/3/2014
We Are All Explorers is the theme of the III Geography Week Fair, an educational activity that will show visitors how geography provides us an opportunity to be intrepid explorers in our own path.
Education
6/3/2014
As a way to promote alternative, nature, and adventure tourism in the Dominican Republic, the sustainable tourism fair "Venture 2014" (Aventúrate 2014) was held, for the second consecutive year, last weekend at the Ágora Mall.
Tourism
6/3/2014
This Thursday, April 10, from 9:00 oclock in the morning until 10:00 oclock in the evening, the Ministry of Culture, through the Museum of Modern Art, will host in the MAM facilities the seventh edition of the INDEX International Performance Festiv
Culture
6/3/2014
After a successful first season of the “Jazz Nights in The Area”, which took place in December, 2013, the public who loves the area, the music and the culture has been waiting minute by minute for the announcement of the start of the 2014 Season!
Culture
6/3/2014
The fourth edition of the Woman Scream International Poetry Festival closed last March 31, 2014, with resounding success. More than thirty countries dutifully joined this innovative project, carrying out more than one hundred events around the world
Culture
6/3/2014
In honor of the Jazz Appreciation Month, on April 2 – 4, the Embassy of the United States of America will present Jazz Without Borders on tour with Paul Austerlitz and his Dominican Ensemble.
Culture
6/3/2014
The Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic announced its participation in the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the last game played by the Montreal Expos at the Olympic Stadium. During the event, former players of the franchise that b
Sports
6/3/2014
The Ministry of Culture announced the winners of the XIV Emilio Aparicio Amateur Theater Festival. The announcement took place in the Monina Solá Auditorium of the Narciso González Cultural Center in Villa Juana. The cash prizes that were awarded amo
Culture
6/3/2014
A noted oceans expert and longtime grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council, Jon Bowermaster has undergone numerous expeditions to the Antarctic over the past 25 years. As a result of his travels, Jon has become a keen advocate for envi
Enviroment
6/3/2014
The opening ceremony of the IX Mexico - Dominican Republic Educational and Socio-Cultural Exchange, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), was held at the Lawmakers Club in Santo Domingo East. Auth
Culture
6/3/2014
As part of the program of the Guest of Honor Country at this great event, he highlighted an important conference, organized by former Panamanian President, Dr. Arístides Royo.
Culture
6/3/2014
Transforming public libraries in community involvement environments for learning is a major challenge and commitment for Dominican society, stated the Director of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Library, Diómedes Núñez Polanco.
Culture
6/3/2014
The exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD).
Culture
5/20/2014
GFDD and FUNGLODE are launching the third edition of the audiovisual contest in the area of environment and sustainable development, which was born out of an initiative of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival in 2012.
Enviroment
5/20/2014
The award offers 250 thousand pesos for each category.
Culture
5/20/2014
The Dominican-French Chamber of Commerce (CCDF) held the Sustainable Debate “When Prosperity is not Shared: The Weak Links between Growth and Equity in the Dominican Republic”, as part of its ongoing 2014 series of activities aimed at those intereste
Economy
5/20/2014
The 5th ÁGORA MALL MINI BOOK FAIR (FIL-AM) will hold a Special Dedication to writer, colonial researcher, journalism teacher, and promoter of literary generations MARÍA UGARTE on the occasion of the Commemoration of the centenary of her birth (1914-2
Culture
5/20/2014
The Minister of Education, Mr. Carlos Amarante Baret, on Tuesday delivered award certificates and cash prizes equivalent to RD$1,750,000 to two School Districts and three schools that won bronze medals during the 2013 National Award for Quality and P
Education
5/20/2014
The Chamber of Commerce and Production of Puerto Plata presented, through a press conference that took place on Wednesday, the Project "Puerto Plata Cruise City" A Commitment of All!
Tourism
5/20/2014
As part of the celebration of the fifteenth edition of the most important fair of Dominican tourism marketing, known as the Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE), and taking advantage of the presence at the event of authorities, tour operators and
Tourism
5/20/2014
Veteran writer Manuel Mora Serrano offered the keynote address entitled "Life and work of Domingo Moreno Jimenes", as part of the in Pre-Opening events of the XVII International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2014 (FILRD14). In it, he noted that the Caribbe
Culture
5/20/2014
The Directorate for Books and Reading, of the Ministry of Culture, sponsored the symposium “Present and future of the digital books in the Dominican Republic”, as part of the Pre-opening activities of the International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014
Culture
5/20/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the National Commission for UNESCO and its Associated Schools Project Network commemorated, this Tuesday, the “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”, during a ceremony that took place in th
Culture
5/20/2014
The Ministry of Education, through the Vice Ministry of Educational Management and Decentralization, commemorated with an artistic cultural event the 208th anniversary of the birth of Mexican hero Benito Juárez, who was proclaimed by several Latin Am
Education
5/20/2014
As part of its Year-Round Environmental Film Screenings Program, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), in collaboration with the Vida Azul Foundation, will be hosting a special screening of the film A Thirsty World. The film scr
Enviroment
5/20/2014
The National Conservatory of Music, Jazz in the Dominican Republic and GAD Productions, announce the presentation of the Jazz Big Band of Samford University in Alabama, under the leadership of Grant Dalton. The concert will be open to the public on T
Culture
5/20/2014
On March 21, Symphony Space in New York Citys Upper Manhattan came alive with music, laughter and colorful stories behind the tropical tunes of two legends of the Dominican and international music scene, Rafael Solano and Johnny Ventura. This momen
Culture
5/20/2014
Colombian writer Jorge Franco has been awarded the 2014 Alfaguara Award in the Novel category, worth US$175,000 (some €130,000) and a sculpture by Martín Chirino, for his novel El mundo de afuera (The outside world), presented under the title Aquel m
Culture
5/20/2014
The XVII International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014 (FILRD14 - Feria Internacional del Libro Santo Domingo), to be held between April 24th and May 5th, 2014, will honor eleven outstanding Dominican writers with dedication of streets at the Plaza d
Culture
5/20/2014
The marathon runner was introduced by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, who, after meeting him while he was preparing to participate in the New York Marathon, decided to invite him to visit the country because of
Citizen Information
5/20/2014
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the Dominican Association of Journalists (CDP) announced today the call to nominate journalists to the 2014 National Journalism Award. The winner will be announced on April 5th, on the National Day of the Journalist.
Education
5/20/2014
GFDD’s RDescubre Program in collaboration with Listín Diario’s Plan Lea, organized an educational whale-watching excursion on March 15th. As part of Geography Week (Semana de la Geografía), the aim of the trip was to promote the exploration of nature
Education
5/2/2014
The group exhibition “Razón de Mujer” opened last night, under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture, at Casa de Italia, located on Hostos Street in the Colonial City.
Culture
5/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and with the collaboration of the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), opened the solo exhibition "After all, tomorrow is another day" by artist Jorge Pineda.
Culture
5/2/2014
To commemorate the National Day of the Dominican Theater, the Ministry of Culture, through the National Theater System, will open the XIV edition of the Emilio Aparicio Amateur Theater Festival, on Tuesday, March12. The opening will include 3 theater
Culture
5/2/2014
The Dominican National Commission for UNESCO (CNDU), represented by the Ministry of Culture, signed an interesting inter-agency agreement with the companies Microsoft Dominicana and Global Shapers Community, which will allow the training of 323 teach
Culture
5/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture, through the General Directorate of Museums, announced the first edition of the 2014 “Long Night of the Museums, spring version”, which will take place on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014.
Culture
5/2/2014
This phase of the project features teachers giving workshops to parents to create awareness on tax education and citizenship values.
Education
5/2/2014
The event, organized by the "Kiwanis of Little Havana" Club, was attended by the Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García, together with a delegation of journalists from various Dominican Republic media, important personalities, and both Dominica
Culture
5/2/2014
The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic reports that February inflation, measured using the variation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), was 0.34% compared to the one during the month of January of this year.
Economy
5/2/2014
The “Literary Café” (Café Literario), a get-together at the Ágora Mall, joined the events that celebrate women throughout the month. This was a perfect opportunity for the attendees to spend time with our Guest of Honor: writer Ángela Hernández, know
Culture
5/2/2014
A delegation representing the tourism sector of Puerto Plata participates in the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) that is being held March 7 - 9 in Berlin, Germany.
Tourism
5/2/2014
Dominican cuisine, one of the most varied and rich of America, will be among the dishes available on the main menu of the prestigious Sanborn restaurant chain, starting April 3rd, 2014.
Culture
5/2/2014
Carnival is the popular festival where the folklore and the splendor that characterizes the Dominican people, since the colonial times, is shown.
Culture
5/2/2014
Merengue icon and emblematic symbol of Dominican art and culture Mr. Joseito Mateo, “El Rey del Merengue” (The King of Merengue), was declared “Dominican Heritage” by the organizing committee of La Gran Parada Dominicana del Bronx (The Grand Dominic
Culture
5/2/2014
The song, written by composer and singer Roldán Mármol, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, seeks to celebrate the excitement, warmth, and the freedom of a time when dreams and fantasy parade through the main streets of each province.
Culture
5/2/2014
The Dominican Cardiology Foundation and the Circle of Alumni of the Dominican Institute of Cardiology (CEIDOCA - Círculo de Egresados del Instituto Dominicano de Cardiología) invited the medical cardiology community of the Dominican Republic to part
Heath
5/2/2014
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) announced the winners of the III Exhibition of the Children Carnival, which was held last Saturday, March 1st, on Ave. George Washington (at the Santo Domingo Boardwalk).
Culture
5/2/2014
The award was dedicated to renowned Dominican writer Marcio Veloz Maggiolo, for being a pioneer in the creation of short narratives in the Dominican Republic.
Culture
5/2/2014
During a crowded ceremony that took place in the basement of the MAM, the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art and María del Carmen Ossaye, opened the photo exhibition “El peso y la levedad" (Weight and lightness), of v
Culture
5/2/2014
The National Institute of Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM - Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magisterio), recently started two separate teacher training programs with the technical support of the Instituto Tecnológico de l
Education
5/2/2014
On Friday, February 28th, Fundación Apoyo al Desarrollo de las Biblitecas Dominicanas (FUNDEBIDO – Foundation Support for the Development of the Dominican Libraries) celebrated its IV Anniversary with an event that took place in the Orientation Hall
Education
5/2/2014
On March 2nd, 2014, the Advisory Council for Dominicans in Canada (CCPDE - Consejo Consultivo para los Dominicanos en Canadá), organized the first childrens drawing competition to celebrate a very significant event, the "170th anniversary of the Do
Education
5/2/2014
It features the presentation of the Rector of UNAPEC, Radhamés Mejía, and a foreword by former Minister of Culture José Rafael Lantigua. The event was presided by Monsignor Agripino Núñez Collado.
Culture
5/2/2014
The III Carnival Craft Fair 2014 was held from February 21st to February 23rd, 2014 in Parque Colón of the Colonial Zone in the National District.
About the Portal
5/2/2014
With the support of the Office of the Vice President of the Republic, renowned Dominican Chef Inés Páez (Chef Tita) and Venezuelan Chef Catherine Lemoine, participated in the International Gastronomy Fair Madrid Fusion 2014, with the purpose of upda
Culture
4/21/2014
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) commemorated today National Flag Day with the raising of the National Flag in public and private schools across the country.
Education
4/21/2014
The Ministry of Culture and the Alcázar de Colón Museum present, this Wednesday, February 26th, the show "Somos Dominicana" (We are the Dominican Republic) by the National Dominican Folkloric Ballet. Admission is free of charge and the show will tak
Culture
4/21/2014
Once again, the Dominican Republic, had its usual, prominent, and compelling presence in the Boston Globe Travel Show, an event held annually that is considered one of the most important of the tourism sector in the United States.
Tourism
4/21/2014
The Alliance Française reaches one hundred years of existence and to celebrate the anniversary, it will offer concerts, exhibitions, dances, and other cultural activities throughout 2014. On Thursday, February 20th, Camaïeu, a contemporary art show,
Culture
4/21/2014
Restaurants El Mesón de la Cava, located on Mirador Sur in Santo Domingo, and Lucía in Puerto Plata, are on the list of the top 50 restaurants in the Caribbean in 2013, according to the Caribbean Daily Journal, an online publication.
Culture
4/21/2014
The exhibition is an opportunity for students to learn about the contributions of each of these heroines in the process of achieving national independence.
History
4/21/2014
With the objective of fostering creativity in the makers of theatrical art and to encourage them to use music in their creations, the Music Director of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Madrid, Virginia Gutiérrez, delivered the lecture “Music and Words:
Culture
4/21/2014
On Thursday, February 13th the Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes y Empresas Turísticas del Norte (ASHONORTE - Association of Northern Hotels, Restaurants, and Tourism Management) introduced the Campaign “Sonríe! Eres Puerto Plata!”, an initiative
Tourism
4/21/2014
The fair will be held on February 21, 22 and 23, 2014. The Ministry of Culture (MINC), through the Directorate General for Management and Carnival, will open the III Carnival Artisans Fair 2014, on Friday, February 21st, on the grounds of Parque Coló
Culture
4/21/2014
The National Directorate of Folklore, under the Ministry of Culture, laid a wreath at the Altar de la Patria (Altar of the Homeland) to mark the “Day of the National Folklore” on Monday, February 10th.
Culture
4/1/2014
Starting on Saturday, February 1st, the Tourism Cluster of the Puerto Plata Destination, through the FOMIN - IDB project "Tourism Management based on Cultural Resources," will launch a crafts market in the Historic Center of the city, as part of the
Tourism
4/1/2014
This Friday, February 14th, the Ministry of Culture will recognize music director, pianist, and composer Rafael Solano, for composing his son “Por Amor”, one of the most significant romantic pieces of the twentieth century.
Culture
4/1/2014
More than 100 children, youth, and adults participated and there were hundreds of people in attendance.
Culture
4/1/2014
The artist is represented by the Sebelén Gallery, and showcases his works at the Museo de las Casas Reales of Santo Domingo.
Culture
4/1/2014
Renowned Dominican Chef Jay Rodríguez, called on the Dominican Diaspora residing in the United States, to participate and to be part of the activities organized in honor of the Dominican heritage month.
Dominicans Abroad
4/1/2014
The Minister of Education, Mr. Carlos Amarante Baret, said today that although the Internet is a tool for people’s development, parents should monitor the content to which their children have access through networks at home and at relatives’ or clos
Education
4/1/2014
The Minister Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, together with his Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tomás Ping-Fu Hou, attended a show on the occasion of the celebration marking the beginning of the Chinese New Year dedicate
Culture
4/1/2014
The former Miss World was crowned by the Minister of Culture José Antonio Rodríguez, together with singer Milly Quezada, last years carnival queen.
Culture
4/1/2014
Bonao promises creativity, colors, emotions, and fun every Sunday in February, and on March 9th, during its regional parade, plenty of dance troupes from around the country. The variety of characters, dance troupes, security, order, and quality, dra
Culture
4/1/2014
With the purpose of honoring her distinguished professional career in the area of law, the Minister of Labor Maritza Hernández received two separate awards from the Bar Association of the Dominican Republic and the Corriente Gremial Dignidad Jurídic
Citizen Information
4/1/2014
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and the Vida Azul Foundation signed an inter-institutional collaboration agreement on a significant initiative aimed at raising awareness in children and adults on the importance of preservi
Enviroment
4/1/2014
The Minister of Culture, songwriter and performer José Antonio Rodríguez, announced that the XVII International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2014, with Panama as the Guest of Honor, will be dedicated to writer Domingo Moreno Jimenes, “creator of postu
Culture
4/1/2014
With a selection of images, costumes, and masks, the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, the FOMIN-IDB project “Tourism Management based on Cultural Resources,” and Casa de Cultura of this city, opened the exhibition “Trajes y Caretas Carnaval de Puert
Culture
4/1/2014
Most of the 54 participants in the competition are beneficiaries of the school voucher "Studying I Progress" from Progressing with Solidarity, one of the programs of the Office of Coordination of Social Policies, under the authority of the Vice Pres
Education
4/1/2014
The creativity and ingenuity of renowned Dominican designer Marisol Henríquez, continues to surprise with her new collection for the Fall 2014 called “Retro Texturas” (Retro Textures), a production created especially for Couture Fashion Week and to
Culture
4/1/2014
Under the slogan WE ARE HEROINES! a recital will take place on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the lNDOTEL Telecommunications Cultural Center (CCT) in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The recital will mark the opening
Culture
4/1/2014
The 9th Educational Expedition to Pico Duarte, an initiative of GFDD’s DR Environmental Film Festival and the Siempre Mas Foundation, set off today, this time with 75 students and staff members which will once again endure the four day trek to conqu
Education
4/1/2014
The Viceministry of Technical and Educational Services of the Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the National Institute for Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM) met with the universities already committed to the implementation of the new Framew
Education
4/1/2014
The National Institute for Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM) recently began offering, with the academic support of the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University (UNPHU), a bachelor’s degree in Special Education that will benefit 65 high scho
Education
4/1/2014
The agreement will assist merchants by providing them tax credits and extended deadlines Santiago, Dominican Republic - “We are grateful that the DGII has given us more than we demanded.” The President of the Association of Traders and Industrialists
Economy
3/7/2014
"Reina y Señora (Queen and Lady)," the most amazing concert of last year that shattered all expectations with two full house functions, will perform again in the Capital City and in Santiago.
Culture
3/7/2014
ADOCINE forwards the applications to Awards organizers
Culture
3/7/2014
The Mini Book Fair at the Ágora Mall has become one of the most important cultural events in the city of Santo Domingo. It represents a dialogue between the book and the reader. Therefore, the Dominican family enjoyed this 4th edition of the book fa
Culture
3/7/2014
The official launching of the Constanza Carnival took place in the Ramón Oviedo Art Room, in the presence of the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez. The Carnival will start on February 1st and will run until February 27th.
Culture
3/7/2014
Tony Raful Tejada has won the 2014 National Literature Prize, Dominican Republic’s main literary award, announced today the Corripio Foundation, the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, and the jurors, the rectors of the six major universiti
Culture
3/7/2014
The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and María del Carmen Ossaye, will open the photography exhibition “El peso y la levedad” (Weight and lightness), by visual artist Ángel Ricardo Rivera, on Tuesday, February
Culture
3/7/2014
On December 22nd, 2009 the Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino, in partnership with Jazz en Dominicana, created a new concept, the Fiesta Sunset Jazz. The opening of this new space dedicated to Jazz took place in the Executive Floor of the Dominican Fie
Culture
3/7/2014
The Perelló Cultural Center, a private and nonprofit institution, will present in its facilities the sculptural exhibition “Flotaaltagracia de Miches a Baní,” a retrospective by laureate recycling sculptor Genaro Reyes, Cayuco.
Culture
3/7/2014
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) started the second examinations covering proficiency and interviews for 6,581 applicants to the Civil Service Exams who pre-qualified for a position as teacher at the Preschool, Elementary, and Middle school levels
Education
3/7/2014
The glory is back in back in the hands of the captain. The comeback came when Emilio Bonifacio hit a decisive RBI single at the bottom of the seventh inning in a brilliant play giving the Licey Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Leones of Escogido, winnin
Sports
3/7/2014
The National Institute of Teachers Welfare (INABIMA - Instituto Nacional de Bienestar Magisterial) opened the VI Exhibition of Paintings by the Web-surfing Teachers Club, including more than 30 works by teachers who devoted their time throughout the
Education
3/7/2014
The murals were painted by Elementary and Middle School students of 11 schools of the National District and Santo Domingo.
Economy
3/7/2014
The Medrano Group, the support Committee of the La Vega Carnival, and the Mayor’s Office of La Vega, provided details of the innovations to be featured this year in the traditional and highly anticipated La Vega Carnival. The announcement took place
Culture
3/7/2014
A program oriented to the NEET youth of the Dominican Republic, which combined classroom and workplace training through an internship program, proved to have an impact in reducing teen pregnancy, gang membership, violence, and other risk behaviors. T
Society
3/7/2014
The Ministry of Culture, through the Directorate of Literary Management, announced that writer Nam Chevalier was the winner of the "III National Contest of Mini Fiction 2013" with his book El domador de fieras y otros nanorrelatos (The beast tamer a
Culture
3/7/2014
Returning to a publication in conventional book format, Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo presented on Saturday, January 18th, at 11.00 am, at the “Pedro Mir” Forum of the Cuesta Bookstore, a literary text that integrates twenty soliloquies of overflowing imag
Culture
3/7/2014
The National Institute of Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM - Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magisterio) carried out activities in 2013 that benefited 71,405 teachers, high school graduates, and professionals in non-teachi
Education
3/7/2014
At a meeting in the office of Vice President Cedeño de Fernández, Hungría presented the inclusion projects for the blind which she dreams to implement with government support.
Society
3/7/2014
Rosa Tavárez retrospective exhibition “Territorios de la Pasión y la Memoria” (Territories of Passion and Memory) and the exhibit of “Ignacio Pinazo,” Spanish master of impressionism, are still open to the public until early February at the Museum o
Culture
3/7/2014
Known for a long time as a representative of the pop ballad, Christian singer Johan Paulino has now surprised the audience with a musical proposal with new colors in his new single titled "Mi Compañera (My Companion)."
Culture
3/7/2014
Although these two franchises are among the most traditional in the history of the country, this final meet, which is scheduled for a 9-5 win, is somewhat strange, since this will be only the eighth time that the two teams who share the Quisqueya st
Sports
3/7/2014
The 2013 Emmy Award nominee, Pavel Núñez, releases his new album called "Cantor Urbano (Urban Singer)," on December 8, at 6:30 pm. As a posthumous tribute to Luís Dias, the CD contains his most emblematic songs. It is being released thanks to the su
Culture
2/18/2014
In order to train a core body of researchers capable of providing solutions to the needs of the Dominican education system, the National Institute for Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM - Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magis
Education
2/18/2014
The Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and the Embassy of France, with the support of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic, will welcome a delegation from the University of Lille 2. The delegation includes Messrs. Emmanuel Cartier and G
Education
2/18/2014
The Dominican film industry continues to set records and to take risks with new proposals. The test scenes of “Expedición Gloriosa” were shot with the support of Global Brands and the Ibermedia program. This is the first Dominican war film that reca
Culture
2/18/2014
The president of the Dominican Society of Bibliophiles (SDB - Sociedad Dominicana de Bibliófilos) indicated that this is the only organization in the country that is dedicated to re-editing the main works of national classical literature that are ou
Culture
2/18/2014
The Ministry of Culture, through the Directorate of National Monumental Heritage, on Tuesday, December 10th, will celebrate the “Day of National Heritage” that was declared by UNESCO in June of 2005.
Culture
2/18/2014
The Cultural Center of Spain brings its 2013 musical program to a close with a concert by the renowned Dominican rock band Toque Profundo, which will present its latest single, Dance MF.
Culture
2/18/2014
As part of the benefits offered by the program for the strengthening and development of new SMMEs (MIPYMEs – Micro, pequeña y mediana empresa) for the tourism sector of Puerto Plata, the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata certified technicians in the ar
Tourism
2/18/2014
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, presented the first check to the 133 members of the Dominican Orchestral Theatre (TODO - Teatro Orquestal Dominicano), during an event that took place in the Ramón Oviedo Art Hall at the Ministry’s he
Culture
2/18/2014
The Directorate of Literary Management, a department of the Ministry of Culture (MINC), Tuesday opened the call for the 2013 Annual Literature Awards on Tuesday. The call is for this year’s unpublished and published works.
Culture
2/18/2014
The Ministry of Culture will present on Saturday, December 7th, the traditional activity “The Long Night of the Museums at Christmas,” celebrating on this occasion the “winter version.” The inaugural event will take place at 6:30 pm at the Museum of
Culture
2/18/2014
The Directorate of Literary Management of the Ministry of Culture and the Erwin Walter Palm Foundation will hold a symposium on “Architecture and Literature: The city of the Ozama in the Dominican literature,” next Tuesday, December 10th, at 7:30 pm
Culture
2/18/2014
On Saturday, the Ministry of Culture concluded the round of provincial meetings of the First Call for Cultural Projects. During those meetings, 123 initiatives were approved for implementation in 2014, an event that is unprecedented in the State pol
Culture
2/18/2014
The National Institute of Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM - Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magisterio), in coordination with the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC), recently launched a Masters Program on Ge
Education
2/1/2014
The Alfaguara Publishing Company and the Corripio Foundation invite to the launching of the new novel by Ángela Hernández Núñez, Leona, o la fiera vida (Leona, or the fierce life), during a ceremony that will be held on Friday, December 7th, 2013, a
Culture
2/1/2014
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, began talks with representatives of bookstores in Santo Domingo to find ways to avoid the closing of their businesses.
Culture
2/1/2014
The Price Stabilization Institute (INESPRE) received from the International Organization for Social and Humanitarian Aid LT. Griffin Foundation a large lot of drugs to safeguard and store. Both institutions will jointly deliver them to people and ins
Heath
2/1/2014
The FOMIN-IDB Project “Tourism Management Based on Cultural Resources,” which is being implemented through the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, provided a series of training sessions in order to promote quality tourism in the province. The target wa
Tourism
2/1/2014
President Danilo Medina set today at RD$15,000 the minimum pension and retirement plans for teachers of the national education system. The presidential order is retroactive to last October.
Society
2/1/2014
The Playa Dorada Tourism Complex will be the venue for the first International Football Tournament 2013 to be held on December 6, 7 and 8 in which eight teams – four national (Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata and Jarabacoa) and four internationa
Sports
2/1/2014
With the objective of boosting interest in tourist attractions in the western part of Puerto Plata, the FOMIN-BID “Tourism management based on cultural resources” project, put forth by the province’s Tourism Cluster, initiated the process of installi
Tourism
2/1/2014
President Danilo Medina expressed pride and gratitude from the Dominican people to the National Baseball Team for their great victory in winning the World Classic of Baseball.
Sports
2/1/2014
Editorial Alfaguara, the Corripio Foundation and Ángela Hernández Núñez, have the honor of inviting you to the launching of the novel:
Culture
2/1/2014
The Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Modern Art (MAM in Spanish) will inaugurate “Rosa Tavárez: Territories of Passion and Memory,” a retrospective from 1963 to 2013, that includes paintings, prints, drawings and constructions, arranged througho
Culture
2/1/2014
The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, sponsored by the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, along with other local sponsors, celebrated its 17th year (Oct 31-Nov 3, 2013) with internationally renowned musicians Bernie Williams, Rufus Reid, Abraham Labo
Culture
2/1/2014
The fourth edition of the Mirabal Sisters Cultural Festival took place November 21 – 25 in the municipality of Salcedo, in the Hermanas Mirabal Province. This year, it was dedicated to Germany for its contributions to the development of this town, an
Culture
2/1/2014
The XXIX edition of the Nósside World Poetry Prize finally revealed the winners of this year’s contest. This is the final decision by the International Jury, after the period of time that was allowed for any statements in reference to Article 1 of th
Dominicans Abroad
1/21/2014
Education Minister, Carlos Amarante Baret, announced the authorization of 1,500 spots for English teachers and the same number of students graduated from the English Immersion Program for Competitiveness being undertaking by the Ministry of Higher Ed
Education
1/21/2014
The Department of Education in the State of Florida, for the fourth consecutive year, ratified recognition of the license from the School of Medicine at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE). Recognition was obtained for the first time in 2009.
Education
1/21/2014
This talk and workshop will examine how the décima, as an over 500 year-old tradition of the Ibero-Afro-American world, has nourished the music of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic—most specifically jíbaro music and bachata. This event aims to h
Culture
1/21/2014
The writer will discuss La invención del amor (The invention of love) and the literary profession with two literary connoisseurs.
Culture
1/21/2014
The Assistant Director of Planning and Development of the Internal Revenue Service, Esther Hernández Medina, highlighted the leading role of tax advisors, accountants, and other professionals of the agency in the implementation of the new DGII Strate
Economy
1/21/2014
The Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Spain, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM - Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno) and the Museum of Modern Art will open the exhibit "Ignacio Pinazo, Master of Spanish Impressionism," on Wednesday, Dec
Culture
1/21/2014
The Ministry of Culture, Museum of Modern Art and the Organizing Committee of the Biennial officially closed the recreational and theoretical events section while the Visual Arts Biennial remains open until November 17.
Culture
1/21/2014
The renowned MLB TV Network will provide live coverage through the Internet for all the events that will take place on November 28 to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s champion team’s participation in the latest installment of the World Baseball Cla
Sports
1/21/2014
The Dominican Association of the Order of Malta (ADOM in Spanish) inaugurated the construction work recently to get underway in its third “Infant, Maternal and Family Community Center” located in Haina, San Cristobal.
Society
1/21/2014
The San Ramon Art Gallery presented the most recent works by Dominican artist, Rafael Rodríguez, gathered under the exhibit "RHYTHMS AND SPACES." The opening reception was held in its facilities, which are located on Ave Abraham Lincoln No. 904 del e
Culture
1/21/2014
Naugatuck Valley Community College, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI), the Office of Community Relations, Hostos Community College & the Latino Artist Round Table (LART):
Education
1/21/2014
The twenty eighth International Conference of Women Leaders will be held from November 3-8, 2013, in Israel. This event is being sponsored by the Golda Meir Mount Carmel Training Center (MCTC), the oldest MASHAV training institution, Israels Agency
Dominicans Abroad
1/21/2014
Between July and October, 2013, and with an investment of 194,513,000 pesos, the National Institute for Teacher Education and Training (INAFOCAM - Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magisterio) incorporated 515 graduates from the Nort
Education
1/21/2014
The European Union has made ​​a contribution to the project Pilot Studies and Initiatives to Promote Environmental Sustainability in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti
Enviroment
1/21/2014
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is pleased to announce this year’s Audience Award Winners. Out of III DREFF’s diverse selection of acclaimed films – 15 featured films, 6 short films, 5 Dominican productions and 2 retrospec
Enviroment
1/21/2014
The Minister of Labor, Maritza Hernández, expressed her commitment to collaborate with business and union organizations in order to prevent workplace accidents and health risks in the Dominican Republic.
Heath
1/21/2014
The National Council on Agricultural and Forestry Research (CONIAF in Spanish) and the National Association of Agricultural Professionals (ANPA) signed a collaboration agreement to collectively develop an educational program of masters, doctorates an
Society
1/21/2014
With the goal of opening a debate about the different aspects of employment that facilitate equal treatment and equal rights of workers and employers, seen as a guarantee of economic and social development in the country, the Ministry of Labor held i
Society
1/21/2014
The Ministry of Labor, through the National Wages Committee, revised Resolution No.4/2011 and established a new national minimum wage for piece-work plumbers in the construction sector.
Economy
1/21/2014
With games in the capital, Santiago and San Pedro de Macorís, the Dominican Professional Baseball League, Inc. got underway last night with the first pro baseball tournament of the 2013-14 season. The kickoff game was dedicated In Memoriam to Miguel
Sports
12/26/2013
Puerto Plata is living its finest moment; the unification of the sector stakeholders, together with the sustained efforts of local institutions, international organizations and the Dominican government, have resulted in a remarkable transformation, w
Tourism
12/26/2013
Deserving young Dominicans were welcomed into the Master’s degree and PhD programs, in order for the country to have professionals capable of taking over and successfully facing the current and future challenges in the agricultural sector.
Education
12/26/2013
New projects and businesses with international tour operators resulted from the second edition of the Discover Puerto Plata Market Place 2013 fair, which was held from October 16th to 18th at the Hotel Be Live Grand Marién in the Costa Dorada complex
Tourism
12/26/2013
The Minister of Education, Mr. Carlos Amarante Baret, announced that starting in January of 2014, the new high school graduates who begin undergraduate studies in Education at Dominican universities will do so with a new curriculum.
Education
12/26/2013
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, in honor of the United Nations International Day of Eradication of Poverty, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic Fundación Global Democracia y
Society
12/26/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), through its Office of Culture, held the First Congress on Cultural Initiatives last Thursday that was attended by 500 students from 17 schools of the 10th and 15th Regional Offices of Santo Domingo, the
Culture
12/26/2013
Thanks to support from GFDD and FUNGLODE, the City’s financial district was revived with echoes of dulcet prose as 30 accomplished Latin Poets from the US and abroad, including the Dominican Republic, read excerpts of their work at the opening cerem
Culture
12/26/2013
Current Situation and Prospects for Dominican Education.
Education
12/14/2013
On the heels of the huge success of the theatre play "MARÍA MONTEZ, 100 YEARS,"
Culture
12/14/2013
A delegation from the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Plata participated in the Fortieth Edition of the General Assembly of the Latin-American Association of Chambers of Commerce (AICO) and the Inter-American Commission of Commercial Arbitration (CIAC)
Economy
12/14/2013
The General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII in Spanish) today received a payment from the Barrick Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation of $36,429,046 US dollars for the Minimum Tax Year (IMA) of 2012, a result of the Second Amendment to the Specia
Economy
12/14/2013
The Dominican Olympic Committee (COLIMDO or COD), presided over by Luisin Mejía, held a discussion in New York City with the Dominican Athletics Union (UDD), which is directed by José Ortiz. They talked about COLIMDO’s plans for Dominican athletes ab
Dominicans Abroad
12/14/2013
The Minister of Education, Mr. Carlos Amarante Baret, said today that MINERD is seeking a legal solution that would allow for any portion of the 4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that was earmarked for the construction of new schools and which c
Education
12/14/2013
Pavel Núñez has been nominated for the second time to the Emmy Suncoast award for the TV special "Big Band Núñez," which is aired by Mega TV of Miami.
Culture
12/14/2013
T he Technical Meeting on a Satellite Account for Culture in the Dominican Republic is taking place at the Ministry of Culture headquarters between representatives of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Organizat
Culture
12/14/2013
The Cultural Center of Spain, through the Embassy of Spain and the Spanish Cooperation Agency in the Dominican Republic, and as part of the "Weeks of Spain," presents an original photo exhibit under the name "La utopía transgresora (The transgressiv
Culture
12/14/2013
Minister of Education Carlos Amarante Baret announced that a training program for teachers will begin next year in Child daycare facilities, a move that will improve teaching and complete the Comprehensive Plan in education that President Danilo Medi
Education
12/14/2013
On Sunday September 8th, GFDD/FUNGLODE held a reforestation activity in the Parque de la Biodiversidadin Monte Plata to mark the final day of the III DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) which took place at 19 screening sites and 8 cities across t
Enviroment
11/30/2013
On Saturday, more than 3,000 representatives of the civil society, students, teachers, businessmen, and the church participated in the regional consultative meeting on the National Pact for Education Reform that is being promoted by the Government fo
Education
11/30/2013
President Danilo Medina congratulated the Land Acquisition Committee for its work in acquiring land for the construction of the remaining schools that will be part of the Extended School Day program.
Education
11/30/2013
The GFDD and FUNGLODE showcased several publications including The Presence of Africa in the Caribbean, the Antilles and the United States, at a presentation and discussion panel at the 7th Annual Dominican Book Fair at Boricua College’s Manhattan c
Dominicans Abroad
11/30/2013
The ReCrearte Program (www.r3crearte.org) is an initiative that was launched by GFDD and FUNGLODE, following the success of the Recycled Art workshop that took place during the second edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DRE
Enviroment
11/30/2013
Jose Rafael Lantigua, guest of GFDDs Dominican Get-Together program, spoke to a packed auditorium at New York Citys Cervantes Institute in collaboration with the Dominican Cultural Commission in the US and FUNGLODEs esteemed publication Revista Gl
Dominicans Abroad
11/30/2013
F ounder and Director of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), Ms. Natasha Despotovic, felt compelled to express her views about the critical situation the planet finds itself in at this moment in history. Her analysis and sugge
Enviroment
11/30/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) will invest $123 million Dominican pesos in the construction of two schools in the Capotillo neighborhood, one with 20 classrooms and the other with 24, where thousands of students from that neighborhood
Education
11/30/2013
The Executive Director of Agriculture and Forestry Research (CONIAF - Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales), Juan Modesto Chávez, said that the Dominican Republic potentially could have six million square meters of greenhouses by 2016, but that
Enviroment
11/30/2013
The Ministry of Labor, specifically the National Wages Committee, revised Resolution No. 6/2011 from June 1st 2011 and established a new minimum wage at a national level for workers that lend their services to non-profit organizations that are dedica
Economy
11/19/2013
Today, in a ceremony held at the museum, the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, sworn in Juan Rafael López Concepción, as Director of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
Culture
11/19/2013
The National Agricultural and Forestry Research Council (CONIAF in Spanish) on Thursday launched its “Training of Human Resources for the Upcoming Generation in the Agricultural and Forestry Research System” program with the goal of training capable
Economy
11/19/2013
The Dominican National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, will offer the workshop "Adapting to Climate Change and Educating for Sustainable Development," which will take place at the National Aquarium and on the beac
Education
11/19/2013
Confidence, price and quality position local products above others.
Economy
11/19/2013
The work of Luis de Góngora (1561 - 1627) is one of the most valuable poetry assets of the Hispanic tradition and an unavoidable benchmark in the history of literature. For his exceptional aesthetic magnitude, for its tireless and innovative charact
Culture
11/19/2013
The Unit for the Sosúa Community Heritage (UMPC Sosúa - Unidad Para Patrimonio Comunitario De Sosúa), will present the third edition of the 2013 Sosúa Multicultural Food Festival, which brings first-class participants with restaurants and cuisines f
Culture
11/19/2013
A total of 18 cultural projects were approved on Saturday, to be implemented in the provinces of Peravia, Azua, San José de Ocoa, and San Cristóbal, with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
Culture
11/19/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) launched the second edition of the Rules of the Dominican Educational System for Harmonious Coexistence in Private and Public Education Centers, with the goal of fortifying a peaceful culture in society a
Education
11/19/2013
The Consulate General of the Dominican Republic in this city put a newspaper into circulation whose objective is to publicize the activities it carries out and publish articles and information that highlight different aspects of the values of the Dom
Citizen Information
11/19/2013
The Coalition of Community Organizations USA,held its first General Assembly of Delegates in which they elected a Board of Directors that will stay in office for a period of one year. The goal of this non-governmental organization is to bring togethe
Dominicans Abroad
11/19/2013
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), the 18th Latin American Physics Olympics 2013 got underway last Monday, being held here for the first time. The idea is to stimulate and promote the study of science as well as the
Education
11/19/2013
The General Administration of the State Budget Dining Rooms began delivering food to the various schools participating in the extended school day program, as per agreement with the National Directorate of Student Welfare.
Society
11/5/2013
The executive officers of the National Institute of Education and Training of Teachers (INAFOCAM) and the National Council for Climate Change and Means for Clean Development (CNCCMDL) conducted a follow-up to start the second stage of the "Training P
Education
11/5/2013
The Ministry of Culture invites the public to enjoy its traditional "Long Night of the Museums – Fall edition," in which cultural, artistic and educational activities will take place, free of charge, at the various museums of the Colonial City on Sa
Culture
11/5/2013
Do you have old posters announcing concerts ormusical events? Was there a particular clubor venue where you liked to dance to Dominican music in the good old days? Do you have your old “club” clothing you wore to concerts, clubs, Dominican family fie
Culture
11/5/2013
The General Directorate of Governmental Ethics and Integrity (DIGEIG in Spanish) on Thursday swore in the Commission on Public Ethics of the Pedro HenríquezUreña Library at a ceremony led by the director general of the ethics and public transparency,
Citizen Information
11/5/2013
The Ministry of Culture presented cash prizes and certificates to the winners of the Awards for Journalism, Social Networks, Short Films and Literature of the Santo Domingo Book Fair 2013. These awards represented a total investment of RD$740,000 in
Culture
11/5/2013
With a journey through tango and jazz, floating with new age music, or recovering themes from soundtracks, the duo formed by harmonica player Antonio Serrano and pianist Federico Lechner, offers a unique opportunity to listen to new sounds in a fres
Culture
11/5/2013
The Dominican Commissioner of Culture in the United States, Carlos Sánchez, highlighted the contributions of the Dominican Book Fair held every year in the city of New York, to promote the countrys culture abroad.
Culture
11/5/2013
The XII Villa Francisca Neighborhood Carnival 2013 was successfully celebrated with the participation of 30 dancing troupes from different sectors of the National District and the various municipalities of Santo Domingo.
Culture
11/5/2013
With a great display of color, flavors, tradition and information materials, the Puerto Plata Destination achieved outstanding participation in the Dominican Republic’s largest multi-sector trade fair, Expo Cibao 2013.
Tourism
11/5/2013
The cultural policy of the government led by President Danilo Medina Sánchez aims at strengthening the artistic and cultural institutions of the Dominican Republic and supporting private sector initiatives by promoting entrepreneurship, said the Min
Culture
11/5/2013
The Directorate of Literary Management of the Ministry of Culture released the winning works of the “2011 Annual Literature Awards” during a ceremony that took place at the Ramón Oviedo Art Room at the Ministry’s headquarters. Writers and prominent
Culture
10/29/2013
The Ministry of Culture and the Alcazar de Colón Museum will hold the “Dominican Art Fair” on Saturday, September 21st, within the framework of the Fall edition of the Long Night of the Museums.
Culture
10/29/2013
The Minister of Education, Mr. Carlos Amarante Baret, claimed on Saturday that the National Pact for a Quality Education, presented last Thursday by President Danilo Medina, will benefit our boys, girls, and adolescents, will dignify and train teache
Education
10/29/2013
The Ministry of Culture, through the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Library, had a remarkable participation in the three major international library events that took place in the global library sector, the XXIV General Assembly of the Association of
Culture
10/29/2013
The 7th Dominican Book Fair in New York will be held on September 27-29, 2013, at the Boricua College in Manhattan. The Minister of Culture of the Dominican Republic, José Antonio Rodríguez, will lead a delegation of prominent writers who will parti
Culture
10/29/2013
The Ministry of Education will invest 19 million pesos in the reconstruction of this community’s Cristo Rey School, which is in a deplorable condition and poses a danger to students and teachers.
Education
10/29/2013
The exhibition “Domingo Liz: Mirada de Fuego/Esculturas de Silencio/Retrospectiva in memoriam (Domingo Liz: Glance of Fire / Sculptures of Silence / In memoriam retrospective)” will open on Thursday, September 12th, at 7:00 pm, at the National Galle
Culture
10/29/2013
Starting next week, the State Budget Dining Rooms will supply food to students on the extended day program in 55 schools that are not yet able to prepare lunch, thanks to an interagency agreement with the National Student Welfare Directorate.
Society
10/29/2013
Accordionist Tatico Henríquez, who became a benchmark for folk music when he was alive, was honored by the Ministry of Culture with a commemorative plaque as a posthumous tribute to his dedication and contribution to the development of that musical
Culture
10/29/2013
Chef Florian Strahlhein is coming back for the 2013Nestlé Professional Culinary Cup after winning the 2012 Taste of Santo Domingo Gastronomical Festival.
Culture
10/29/2013
During the period September, 2012 to August, 2013, the National Institute for the Education and Training of Teachers (INAFOCAM - Instituto Nacional de Formación y Capacitación del Magisterio) awarded scholarships to 20,280 teachers, high school gradu
Education
10/29/2013
The Ministry of Culture and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) successfully completed the First Diploma in Cultural Management and Creative Industries. The course had 41 participants and took place in the Aída Bonnelly de Díaz ha
Culture
10/25/2013
On the evening of Friday September 6, as part of the many activities of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), GFDD and FUNGLODE honored Director, Lucy Walker with a Recognition Award for Inspirational Documentary Films.
Culture
10/25/2013
The Community Participation Office of the Ministry of Education began reviewing 57 proposal that were submitted by social organizations as part of the first call this year made by the Joint Responsibility Government Grant Funds for the development of
Education
10/25/2013
Together with representatives of the FOMIN-BID project "Tourism Management based on Cultural Resources,” the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster participated in a meeting with Ministry of Culture authorities to present their proposals for a tourism product
Tourism
10/25/2013
What has arguably become one of the most unique and influential Film Festivals in Latin America, the III Dominican Environmental Film Festival, organized by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundacion Global Democracia y Des
Enviroment
10/25/2013
The Ministry of Culture, through its Literary Management Division, will hold a ceremony to preent the "Annual Literature Awards 2012," which will take place on Wednesday, September 11, at 6:00 p.m., in the Aída Bonnelly de Diaz hall of the Eduardo B
Culture
10/25/2013
Per instructions from President Danilo Medina, and as part of the permanent food assistance
Society
10/25/2013
Amid the celebration of the Second Discover Puerto Plata MarketPlace Fair, the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster presented the symbol that will soon represent this destination on the Northern Coast of the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
10/25/2013
Otter 501, the story of a young girl who loves science and also falls in love with an otter, was screened in the auditorium at Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE).
Enviroment
10/25/2013
After its successful Gala Inauguration in Santo Domingo on Wednesday, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), opened the II
Enviroment
10/25/2013
The GFDD and FUNGLODE, will be participating in the 7th annual Dominican Book Fair at New York’s Boricua College (Manhattan campus) from September 27-29.
Culture
10/25/2013
Cultural managers from four provinces will meet next weekend with authorities from the Ministry of Culture (MINC), as part of the "First National Call for Cultural Project 2013," which is being sponsored by that government agency.
Culture
10/25/2013
The III Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) which is the initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) will be held in the Dominican Republic from Sept
Enviroment
10/25/2013
In October of 2012, Landestoy Enterprises introduced an entirely new and exciting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. This is the multicultural event that brought to Florida the best jazz that is being performe
Culture
10/25/2013
GFDD/FUNGLODE, is pleased to announce the participation of renowned environmentalist Jon Bowermaster as a Guest of Honor at the III DR Environmental Film Festival to be held September 4 - 8, 2013.
Enviroment
10/20/2013
On August 12, GFDD/FUNGLODE are delighted to announce the participation of this year’s Guests of Honor at the III DR Environmental Film Festival (September 4-8, 2013), namely two-time Academy Award nominated British film maker Ms. Lucy Walker and th
Enviroment
10/20/2013
During the III DR Environmental Film Festival on September 4-8, 2013, participants will have a unique opportunity to take an active role in furthering the festival’s objectives aimed at awareness-raising among people in the DR about the importance o
Enviroment
10/20/2013
With the purpose of promoting decent employment, social security and compliance with the standardsand the fundamental principles and rights at work, the Ministry of Labor, the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Dominican Confederation of Emp
Society
10/20/2013
A group of some 50 enthusiastic public school students from La Escuela Básica de Jacagua had the rare opportunity of discover the wondrous and rich biodiversity of their country at an exhibit currently on display at the Dominican Children’s Library
Enviroment
10/20/2013
Alfaguara Infantil announces the presentation of the children’s story "Sábado de ranas (Saturday of frogs)," by poet and storyteller Farah Hallal, on Saturday, September 7, at 11:00 am, in the playground of the Cuesta bookstore.
Enviroment
10/20/2013
As part of the long-awaited lead-up to the III DREFF, the Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment Exhibit officially opens at the Dominican Children’s Library on September 3, at 10:00 am. The Library is on George Washington Avenue in Sa
Enviroment
10/20/2013
The Dominican Initiative for Quality in Education (IDEC - Iniciativa Dominicana por una Educación de Calidad) highlighted its various advances in educational activities that were implemented during the first half of 2013, according to the research p
Education
10/20/2013
REDDOM Foundation (REDDOM) has established working agreementswith three public entities and one agricultural producer organization with the aim of improving in a sustainable manner the living conditionsof families inselected communitiesin El Valle r
Society
10/20/2013
The administration of the State Budget Dining Rooms (Comedores Económicos del Estado) and the Attorney General’s Office of the Santo Domingo Province, signed an inter-agency agreement which will promote food security, by providing food to low income
Society
10/20/2013
Cultural managers from the provinces of Barahona, Pedernales, Independencia and Bahoruco presented at mid-morning this Saturday their respective cultural projects that would be financed by the Ministry of Culture.
Culture
10/20/2013
The Ministry of Culture made a commitment to the Association of Art Critics (ACROARTE - Asociación de Cronistas de Arte) to train its members in cultural journalism, through a degree program, training courses and seminars.
Culture
10/20/2013
For the second year in a row, the Puerto Plata Tourism Cluster will host the III Dominican Environmental Film Festival, organized by the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and its sister institution in the United States, Global Foun
Enviroment
10/20/2013
The Ministry of Culture selected the Barahona province to host of the first formal work session of the "First National Call for Cultural Projects 2013," where the provinces from the southern region that have been invited to the event will become acq
Culture
10/20/2013
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, had a meeting this past Friday with executives from the Dominican Society of Bibliophiles, during which he clarified that the Ministry of Culture has no responsibility for the interruption of the subs
Culture
10/20/2013
Puerto Plata is preparing its second annual Discover Puerto Plata Tourism Fair, an initiative organized by the province’s Tourism Cluster with support from the hotel and tourism sector of the Northern Zone.
Tourism
10/20/2013
"A total of 186 pieces make up the main exhibit of the 27th National Biennial of Visual Arts (BNAV), which will remain open to the public until November."
Culture
10/3/2013
The Chief Conductor of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Darwin Aquino, will study a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting at Florida International University, where renowned music creator Gzregorz Nowak will be his teacher.
Culture
10/3/2013
Dominican film Cristo Rey will make its world debut on September 10, at 9:00 pm, at the Scotiabank Theatre, as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Culture
10/3/2013
The Dominican Tax Office (DGII) has released a series of educational videos on Tax Education for contributors in small to medium sized businesses and individuals with the goal of providing guidance and assistance about tax proceedings.
Economy
10/3/2013
President Danilo Medina led the inaugural ceremony that launched the 2013-2014 school yearin which the government has invested RD$6,797,408,656.88. According to the projections, 2,710,832 students will participate in the current school year, divided
Education
10/3/2013
The third edition of the Dominican Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will take place September 4 to 8 in eight cities: Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, San Francisco de Macoris, Baní, San Juan de la Maguana and
Enviroment
10/3/2013
The Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster (CTDPP for its acronym in Spanish),together with the IMF - IDB project "Tourism Management Based on Cultural Resources," participated in a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Culture,with the obje
Tourism
10/3/2013
A t the conference, held in New York as part of the ninth meeting of Chambers of Commerce from Puerto Plata, the United States and Canada,ÁngelAmauryPla, urged the Dominican community in the US and Canada to create an economic model that will enable
Tourism
10/3/2013
A s the III Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) rapidly approaches (the event is taking place on September 4-8, 2013), GFDD is actively seeking to engage Dominicans in the run up to this exciting event which aims to awareness and
Enviroment
10/3/2013
WHAT: The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival now in its 17th year, is the longest running jazz event in the Dominican Republic. The event is a free, multi-day festival full of rhythm, flavor, and color held each year on the North Coast of the Dominica
Culture
10/3/2013
The National Council for Private Enterprise (CONEP in Spanish) and EDUCA Business Action for Education, signed a cooperation agreement recently to contribute to improving the quality of education in the Dominican Republic, on all levels.
Education
9/27/2013
The Minister of Labor, Maritza Hernández, received in her office a delegation of the Haitian Trade Union Movement. The trade union representatives took advantage of the meeting to network and to learn about the operation, the structure and the Code
Society
9/27/2013
As part of the activities underwayto at the Restoration 2013 Festival, Dominican Ambassador to Japan, Héctor Domínguez, visited Puerto Plata’s Chamber of Commerce and Productionwhere he held meetings with representatives from commercial, productive
Economy
9/27/2013
The Dominican Athletics Organization, USA Inc. will hold its first Legends of Basketball tournament with the participation of teams from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Harlem Legends and Dominicanos USA. The latter team is made up of Dominican
Sports
9/27/2013
A s part of the events taking place for the decentralization of cultural activities, the Ministry of Culture (MINC), through the Directorate General of Education and Training and the National Directorate of Provinces, is sponsoring the workshop "Cul
Culture
9/27/2013
Mexican Economist Ernesto Piedras, an expert on cultural industries and satellite accounts, stated that a high percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the various countries, worldwide, is generated by culture, and that this sector generate
Economy
9/27/2013
T he third edition of the DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will be held on September 4-8 in eight cities: Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, San Francisco de Macorís, Baní, San Juan de la Maguana and Sosúa an
Enviroment
9/27/2013
T he Enriquillo Sánchez Auditorium of the Ministry of Culture was filled to capacity during the presentation of the free concert "Soy Libre (I am Free)," with performances by the Bienvenido Bustamante orchestra, the San José de los Llanos Youth Mus
Culture
9/27/2013
The Ministry of Culture, through the Directorate General of Books and the National Literary Workshops System, offers a course-workshop on "Narrative Techniques." The workshop takes place every Friday.
Culture
9/27/2013
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Inter-American University (UNICA – Universidad Interamericana) and the Dominican School of Plastic Artists (CODAP - Colegio Dominicano de Artistas Plásticos), will pay tribute to renowned painter Fél
Culture
9/27/2013
For the culture sector it is imperative to have a satellite account, because with it we can provide detailed information on the performance and economic characteristics of culture.
Economy
9/27/2013
The Popular Dancing Theater Foundation (Compañía Fundación Teatro Popular Danzante) dedicated the "Por ella, 33 Aniversario (For her, 33 Anniversary)" show presentation to its mentor, dance teacher Nereyda Rodríguez. The show took place in the Máxim
Culture
9/27/2013
The Dominican Republic Sports & Education Academy recently held its third annual “Making A Difference In The Dominican Republic” at the 809 Lounge in New York City. The event included a special tribute to the Pittsburgh Pirates for the team’s outsta
Education
9/27/2013
The Library of the Ministry of Culture, located in the Las Atarazanas of the Colonial City, was the setting of the ceremony to release into circulation two editions –numbers thirteenth and fourteenth- of the magazine "País Cultural," event that was
Culture
9/27/2013
As a way of contributing to a social cause and supporting an event that promotes healthy eating, BuenVivirProductions is celebrating the conclusion of its 6th Healthy Lunch Children’s Festival to which they invited special guests: the Boys and Girls
Society
9/27/2013
On July 26, at 7 pm, the group QUINTAPATA will celebrate its fifth anniversary at the Cultural Center of Spain.
Culture
9/20/2013
The National Council on Social Security (CNSS – Consejo Nacional de Seguridad Social), approved the temporary increase of RD$47.31 of the per capita contribution to the Family Health Insurance (SFS – Seguro Familiar de Salud) of the Tax Regimen, whi
Economy
9/20/2013
The Directorate General of the Internal Revenue (DGII for its acronym in Spanish) informed of the approval of various devices for issuing invoices that include sales tax. They will be installed massively this year in small and medium-size businesses
Economy
9/20/2013
The Ministry of Culture, through the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National Library, paid homage posthumously to Dominican writer, journalist and poet, Héctor Incháustegui Cabral, on the 101st anniversary of his birth.
Culture
9/20/2013
The President of the Dominican Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CODOPYME - Federación Dominicana de Pequeña y Mediana Empresa), Yuri Chez, praised the transparency and the participation of this business sector in the bidding process that
Economy
9/20/2013
The Dominican International Company (CID – Compañía Internacional Dominicana), announced the completion of the film "Cristo Rey," directed by Dominican filmmaker Leticia Tonos, and produced by the globally recognized executive producers Sergio Gobbi
Culture
9/20/2013
Classes will be held at the Nation’s General Archive, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
History
9/20/2013
AAVA Dominicana celebrated the completion of the First Summer Camp for Students from the San José de Los Mogotes Public School with a formal closing ceremony on July 13 that was attended by 198 students, friends and people connected to the Foundatio
Education
9/20/2013
Police Chief, Major General Manuel Castro Castillo received the Chief of Mission of the International Human Rights Organization, Canadian Human Rights, Félix Tena, in his office recently.
Society
9/20/2013
When mentioning the names of the great Dominican artists that are conducting interesting work at the international level, positioning their music in places where it is uncommon to see the tricolor flag flying, we must mention Alex Ferreira.
Dominicans Abroad
9/20/2013
The first publisher of e-books – digital books - in the country, Luna Insomne Editores, a project of Poet and Editor Luis Reynaldo Pérez, announced its first book catalog, which will be available starting on Monday, July 22nd, to users of Kindle.
Culture
9/20/2013
The Ministry of Culture formally launched the "Call for Cultural Projects 2013," which, according to the statement from Minister José Antonio Rodríguez, "is part of the instruments that national cultural policies require and which has the full suppo
Culture
9/20/2013
T he State Budget Dining Rooms (Comedores Económicos del Estado) and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), Campus Santiago, after signing an agreement, have joined the national commitment to eradicate illiteracy through an illiterate id
Society
9/13/2013
The Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) and the Organizing Committee of the 27th National Biennial of Visual Arts Santo Domingo 2013, in accordance with the provisions of the bases of this remarkable event, announced the names of the
Culture
9/13/2013
The new Minister of Education, Doctor Carlos Amarante Baret, said education is everyone’s job and that it should take priority over individual interests. He appealed to teachers, students and all of society to get involved in this important project.
Education
9/13/2013
The Ministry of Education’s second transfer of funds this year to the Decentralized School Districts represents the largest handover of resources to these organizations since the promulgation of the General Education Law 66-97 in 16 years. This is p
Education
9/13/2013
I n an effort to support and represent the Dominican community, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Dominican Embassy to the White House organized a “meet and greet” event on July 16th.
Society
9/13/2013
A s a result of the heavy rains in the Dominican Republic and after Tropical Storm Chantal passed over the island, many the participants of the II edition of the Globo Verde Dominicano Award have communicated to the offices of the GFDD asking for “a
Enviroment
9/13/2013
The Ministry of Labor, through the National Wage Committee, reviewed Resolution No.5/2011, and established a new national level minimum wage for laborers working in the private industrial sector.
Society
9/13/2013
The recently inaugurated, Diplomat Magazine, which is the first of its kind in the Netherlands, designated the diplomat Dr. Eugenio Matos G. as its Honorary Associate Publisher. Matos is Minister Counsellor and current Economic Attaché for the Domin
Economy
9/13/2013
The School of Directors for Quality Education (EDCE in Spanish) under the Ministry of Education (MINERD) recently graduated 189 public school principals from the 18 Regional School Districts, which brings the total number of graduates to 671 since t
Education
9/13/2013
Dominican student Pamela Michelle Rosario Pérez, recently earned a degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard University, which she attended on a 2009 merit scholarship for her leadership qualities and outstanding academic performance.
Dominicans Abroad
9/13/2013
As part of the FOMIN project “Tourism Programs Based on Cultural Resources,” which is underway as part of the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, artist ChecoMerettedio began the first of several murals that will be made out of recycled materials and w
Tourism
9/13/2013
The Ministry of Culture, the Museum of Modern Artand the Organizing Committee of the 27th National Visual Arts Biennial Santo Domingo 2013 released the names of the Jury for Selection and Awards, comprised of two national and one international speci
Culture
9/13/2013
O n June 22, GFDD/FUNGLODE are proud to announce that Ecohuertos, a program that supports the creation of organic and sustainable vegetable gardens in schools and communities throughout the Dominican Republic, will be heading to Haiti to meet with
Enviroment
8/21/2013
During an activity at the Event’s Hall of Puerto Plata’s Bishopric, the Fomin “Tourism Project Based on Cultural Resources” being undertaken with the Puerto Plata Destination Tourism Cluster, showed community representatives their proposal to revita
Tourism
8/21/2013
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, led a meeting of regional and district directors with the aim of sharing intervention strategies from the different areas of the ministry with the goal of beginning a successful 2013-2014 academic year a
Education
8/21/2013
O n Tuesday, July 2, the organizers of the Third DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desa
Enviroment
8/21/2013
Taking the opportunity to promote athletic tourism in Puerto Plata, theKite Association of this province (ASOKITEPOP in Spanish), announced that it was holding the third Neptuno National Kite Boarding Cup on June 29-30 along the city’s waterfront of
Tourism
8/21/2013
Following his renowned short story Negocios and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,Junot Díaz turned his extraordindary talent in the unforgettable and impossible power of love.
Culture
8/21/2013
The Image 83 Foundation (FundaciónImagen 83) and the Image Center (Centro de la Imagen) inaugurated the exhibition “Crossover, Art and Science" by Soucy de Pellerano and Paula Messina. The opening ceremony was held in the Image 83 Foundation’s facil
Culture
8/21/2013
O n Tuesday, June 25, on the occasion of Dominican Get-togethers in the Big Apple, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and FUNGLODE, proudly hosted highly regarded Dominican film director and producer, Fernando Baez. The honoured
Culture
8/21/2013
The Vocational Technical Education Department (DGETP in Spanish) of the Ministry of Education (MINERD) continues consultations with families of computing and communications, as well as hospitality and tourism as part of the process of updating and r
Education
8/21/2013
The fourteenth Santo Domingo Jazz Festival 2013 by the Casa de Teatro has a luxurious line-up this year, with groups from the Americas and Asia. The event, one of the genre’s most important of the city, will take place between July 4th and August 1s
Culture
8/21/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD), IONIC, graduating high school seniors for the2012-2013school year at St. Michaels High School, and Business Action for Education (EDUCA) have signed a cooperation agreementfor remodelingthe Miracle of Love school
Education
8/21/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) officially brought the 2012-2013 school year to a close by celebrating the FirstARDE Day (Art, Recreation and School Sports in Extended Day Centers) in the Mauricio Báez de Villa Juana complex.
Sports
8/21/2013
With the objective of creating a platform for dialogue between local stakeholders about the opportunities that urban tourism offers as a strategy for development, the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster (CTSD) with the support of the Dominican Consortium
Tourism
8/21/2013
As an initiative of the Destiny Tourism Cluster Puerto Plata, the Banco Popular Dominicano in Puerto Plata held a lecture entitled "The trust fund as a tool for tourism development", given by Lic. Edward Baldera, Vice President of the Bank for Inst
Tourism
8/21/2013
C apital DBG, under its in-house publisher Capital Books and the Cultural Center of Spain in Santo Domingo (CCESD) is honored to invite you to the launch of the book Independent Dominican Graphics (GID) to be held on Thursday 20 June at 7:00 pm in
Culture
8/21/2013
A study by the Tax Administration reveals that 60% of owners of motor vehicles will pay between RD$ 1,200 and RD$ 2,200 for vehicles with a value of RD$ 220,000 ​​or less in the market.
Economy
8/21/2013
The Delegation of the European Union, the Embassies of the Member States residing in the Dominican Republic, which are Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the General
Culture
8/14/2013
Represented by Semiramis de Miranda, Projects and ICT Director, Yamile Eusebio, GFDD New York Office Director, and took part in several important meetings including the Americas Civil Society meeting with OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, Mi
Society
8/14/2013
The Ministry of Women and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) this week re-inauguratedthe Training Center in Los Alcarrizos with an investment of more than 7 million pesos. The aim is to develop the skills, aptitudes and leadership among
Economy
8/14/2013
The cast of musicians in theNational Symphonic Orchestra, directed by maestro José Antonio Molina, captivated the audience at their majestic concert during the 2013 First Altos de Chavón Film Festival.
Culture
8/14/2013
The magic of the National Black Theater of Prague is returning on Saturday to the National Theater where it will perform “Aspects of Alice,” a new adventure of Alice in Wonderland. The performance is being put on under the auspices of the San Miguel
Culture
8/14/2013
The Ministry of Labor assures that it will be vigilant and follow its role as the possibility of an eventual modification of the Labor Code comes closer.
Society
8/14/2013
The School of Directors for Educational Quality(EDCE in Spanish) project, implemented by the Ministryof Education(MINERD), received a favorable reception from Central American ministers and deputy ministers of education as well as other officials wh
Education
8/14/2013
In what hasnt been exercised in more than a decade unfolded this past U.S. presidential election in November. An astounding 1.8 million Puerto Ricans in the island cast their ballot in a nonbinding referendum - 54 percent voted against the current
Other
8/14/2013
Friends of Centro León and the general public visitYamasáto enjoy this traditional festival in honor of the Saint, and to appreciate the various forms of popular culture.
Culture
8/14/2013
Paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations are part of the exhibition, in whichthe Dominican artist based in France, Miguelina Rivera,revealsher love for the arts and transforms everyday items into works that leave a markdue totheir great cul
Culture
8/14/2013
Daniel Mordzinski, who is known for his photographs of some of the most famous writers in the world, this time presents a selection of photographs of musicians and singers from different genres and generations,which allows us to call him the photogr
Culture
8/14/2013
Producers Amaury Esquea and Víctor Alonzo announced that Dominican Actor Carlos Espinal, based in the United States, will be in charge of the play "Peter El Rojo, The Gorilla (Red Peter, The Gorilla)," a monologue about immigrants, inspired by Franz
Culture
8/14/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD), through the Directorate of School Accreditation (DACE – Dirección de Acreditación de Centros Educativos), organized a National Meeting with the principals of monolingual and bilingualschools, to share the regulati
Education
8/14/2013
The Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF) and the Tourism Cluster (Cluster Turistico Productivo) of the Province of Barahona invite all athlete surfers in the country to participate in the National Surf Circuit "LARIMAR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013"
Sports
8/14/2013
On May 14,the Dominican-American Cultural Center(CCDA - Centro Cultural Domínico-Americano) and the Alliance Française of Santiago, for the second consecutive year, jointly organized the "Cannes Film Festival in Santiago," which screened the film "MI
Culture
8/14/2013
Experts from Trinidad andTobago and Canada will make presentations at the seminar "Present and Future of Natural Gas in the Dominican Republic." Natural gas is a fuel that every day becomes more important in the Dominican market.
Economy
8/14/2013
The Viceroyal Palace MuseoAlcázar de Colón ofthe Ministry of Culture, presented the performance "Poetisas y Madres(Women Poets and Mothers)," an artistic and theatrical production that showcases Dominican literature, creating a space for visits, cul
Culture
8/14/2013
The 4th National Narrators Festival was recently held as part of the Inaugural Cycle of the XVI International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2013.The Narrators Festival was organized by Noé Zayas, director of the Ángeles de Fierro Publishing Company; Valen
Culture
8/1/2013
As part of its mission to elevate awareness of environmental challenges and to promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación
Enviroment
8/1/2013
Maintaining all historical monuments in optimal conditions should be a priority for every nation. For this reason, the Ministries of Culture and Tourism, through an inter-institutional cooperation agreement, will embark on an initiative in Santo Domi
Tourism
8/1/2013
T he former President of the Dominican Republic and honorary President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), Dr. Leonel Fe
Economy
8/1/2013
This activity is focused around the campaign “No to Childhood Stress,”scheduled to take place Saturday, May 25th in the Megacentro and will be totally FREE for the whole family.
Heath
8/1/2013
On Thursday, May 16, in the framework of Semana Dominicana 2013 (Dominican Week 2013), GFDD and its sister organization FUNGLODE collaborating with APEC University, City University of New York (CUNY), Center for Worker Education and International Stu
Education
8/1/2013
Zorrilla Ozuna: we’re fighting poverty and social inequality; hundreds of agricultural producers are being supported.
Society
8/1/2013
The Alliance Française of Santo Domingo invite all professional and amateur musicians to participate in the biggest musical event in the world.
Culture
7/17/2013
The Directorate General of Education of Young People and Adults of the Ministry of Education (MINERD) opened the first Training Workshop for Facilitators of Learning Centers, within the frameworkof the National Literacy Plan" Quisqueya aprende contig
Education
7/16/2013
The creation of the Theater Orchestra Dominicano(TODO in Spanish) was praised as a step forward for national art and music by orchestra directors Dante Cucurrulo and Darwin Aquino who concur that the orchestra takes into account a source of talent th
Culture
7/16/2013
French producer Sergio Gobbi and his CompañíaInternacionalDominicana (CID) in conjunction with Joan Giacinti and Leo Proaño, announced that filming is underway of his second Dominican film La Extraña, to be directed by Leticia Tonos.
Culture
7/16/2013
Rafael Marión Lindáis will be the new Director and Rector of thisacademic institution.At its Annual Members Assembly, the Dominican-American Cultural Institution recently elected a new Board of Directors for 2013-2014, headed by engineer Rafael Marió
Culture
7/16/2013
An explanation of the tax provisions is contained in General Tax Regulation 01-13, published on Monday in the National Press.
Economy
7/16/2013
The state-run Economic Food Centers and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) signed a cooperation agreement that will benefit students with limited resources on its campuses, centers and regional sub-centers by giving out free meals to s
Society
7/16/2013
G lobal Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarollo (FUNGLODE) are proud to be rated among the top 50 environment-minded listed organizations in the DR
Enviroment
7/8/2013
The Rotary Club of New York, representing the Rotary International organization before the United Nations, conferred its prestigious Paul Harris award to the founder of the humanitarian organization Batey Relief Alliance Dominicana, Dr. Ulrick Gailla
Other
7/8/2013
The National Institute of Physical Education (INEFI - InstitutoNacional de EducaciónFísica), and the Ministry of Education (MINERD), have launched the "juega (play)" program, which seeks to bring healthy and cheerful entertainment to all the children
Education
7/8/2013
The Ministry of Labor has validated the inquiries made on employment generation with public and private institutions. These will serve as the basis for drawing up the National Employment Plan, as announced by President Danilo Medina.
Economy
7/8/2013
The Minister of Education, Mrs. Josefina Pimentel, underscored the support that the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECID - Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) has provided to the Ministry to further adult
Education
7/8/2013
The Ministry of Culture, through the National Center for Craftsmanship (CENADARTE - Centro Nacional de Artesanía), organized the National Technical Committee meeting for the formulation of the Master Plan for Craftsmanship (CTPA - Plan Director de Ar
Culture
7/8/2013
A s part of its mission to elevate awareness of environmental challenges and to promote protection of the natural world and its resources, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fu
Enviroment
7/8/2013
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, hailed the measure, which, following a directive from President Danilo Medina, was implemented by the Office for the Reorganization of Transit (OPRET - Oficinapara el Reordenamiento del Tránsito) to provi
Society
7/8/2013
This Tuesday, April 30th, the Ministry of Education (MINERD) will organize the VIII National Forum on Arts Education in Schools, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as part of the program of activities that the Ministry is carrying out in the framework of t
Education
7/8/2013
G lobal Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarollo (FUNGLODE), are pleased to announce the release of the following publications that can be purchased
Society
7/8/2013
The General Directorate of the International Book Fair introduced “El poder de unaslágrimas y varioscuentosmás” [The Power of Tears and Several More Stories] and “La tierraestábramando” [The Earth is Howling] by the late Dominican writer Hilma Contre
Culture
7/8/2013
Cuban writer, Leonardo Padura, who rose to fame with his crime and mystery novels, participated in a roundtable discussion in the Miriam de Gautreaux Cookbook Pavilion at the International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2013. He said he emphatically believe
Culture
7/8/2013
President Fernández made this remark in a speech on Tuesday at the International Seminar, "The Caribbean and the CELAC – EU Synergy. Operational Proposals after the Santiago Summit," held in Brussels.
Economy
7/8/2013
I n order to raise public awareness of environmental challenges while promoting protection of the earth and its natural resources, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundac
Enviroment
7/8/2013
With a regal ceremony,theXVI International Book Fair Santo Domingo2013 was inaugurated on Monday, chaired by the President of the Republic Danilo Medina, Rafael Correa Delgado and Minister of Culture José Antonio Rodríguez.
Culture
6/26/2013
The Ministry of Culture and General Directorate of the International Book Fair honored Rosa Francia Esquea, writer and journalist, for her personal and professional dedication to children’s literature. They named a street in her honor in the Juan Pab
Culture
6/26/2013
A little piece of Ecuador can be found in SantoDomingo,specificallyon the grounds oftheXVIInternational Book Fair2013. This branchofthe South American country condenses allthe peculiarities of adiverse and vigorous land.
Culture
6/26/2013
The Museum of Modern Art will host five exhibitions as part of its broad artistic program organized for the XVI International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2013, under the coordination of the Ministry of Culture and the Book Fair Directorate.
Culture
6/26/2013
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) have joined forces with Listin Diario’s Plan Lea this week in celebrating the Second Annual Geography Fair.
Enviroment
6/26/2013
This Friday will be the fifth day of the XVI International Book FairSanto Domingo2013, with arich and varied cultural offering that will attractvaried audiences, among them the Aquatic Continent concert with Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba) Juan Carlos Pérez
Culture
6/26/2013
A panel on early colonial New york commemorating the dourth centennial of the arrival of Juan Rodríguez in te Hudsons harbor Area in 1613
History
6/26/2013
In order to promotestudent leadershipandtrain students to be capable of developingtheir potential, values and talentsinsports and culturalareas, Minister of EducationJosefina Pimentelswore in21school clubsconsisting of students fromschools with exten
Education
6/26/2013
The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education introduced the innovative educational program called "Encuentro Vivo de la escuela con los ritmosdominicanos(Living cultural encounters of schools with Dominican rhythms)" dedicated to the early c
Education
6/26/2013
With the objective of disseminating the activities that its variousdepartmentsconduct, including those related to the traditional Dominican Carnival, the Ministry of Culture participated in the "Second Geography Week Fair," which took place April 17
Culture
6/26/2013
Many of the pieces on sale in the Artisans Area of the International Book Fair reflect the nation’s Taina, Spanish and African heritage that have influenced our traditions. Buying one would be taking home a valued treasure.
Culture
6/26/2013
The requirements for energy certification of buildings,as set forth in Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, dated December 16, 2002, were transposed in Royal Decree 47/2007, dated January 19, which approved a basic proc
Society
6/16/2013
An intense cultural program is about to get underway with more than 700 writers, intellectuals, artists from here and abroad and 80 special guests from 11 countries who have all confirmed their attendance at the upcoming International Book Fair Santo
Culture
6/16/2013
In celebration of the Dance Month, the Embassy of Germany in the Dominican Republic, the Ministry of Culture and the National Contemporary Dance Company (CNDC - CompañíaNacional de DanzaContemporánea) will host renowned Dominican dancerSasaQueliz, wh
Culture
6/16/2013
According to the results of this report,which coversthe period up to December 31 of last year, of the total number of vehicles 51.3%are motorcycles and 22.8% are automobiles.
Society
6/16/2013
The Dance Directorate and the Ministry of Culture paid tribute to outstanding foreign-based dancer Sasa Queliz, at the Salón de Ensayos (Rehersal Hall) of the Palace of Fine Arts. The ceremony was attended by local dance personalities.
Culture
6/16/2013
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, opened four schools in three municipalities of the Valverdeprovince and in Santiago Rodríguez, with a total investment of RD $32,381,058 pesos.
Education
6/16/2013
Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez viewed the publication of the 27 books as a huge achievement, especially the special collection of the well-known Dominican writer, Pedro HenríquezUreña, which will be available in seven books.
Culture
6/16/2013
During the month of March, the Dominican-American Cultural Center participated in the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) convention, which took place in Dallas, Texas, United States. This is a global education associatio
Education
6/16/2013
The Ministry of Culture, chaired by José Antonio Rodríguez, presented the awards to the winning carnival groupswho participated in theNational Carnival Parade,which was held on the Malecón in the Dominican capital.The Grand Prize was awarded to the c
Culture
6/16/2013
TheDominican Government recently established the “Pedro HenríquezUreña International Prize for Literary Productivity, Critique and Creation of Thought in One’s Life’s Work.” Theprize, established through Decree number 93-13, will be given annually by
Culture
6/5/2013
On April 8-9, the former president of the Dominican Republic and honorary president of sister non-profits GFDD and FUNGLODE, Leonel Fernández, visited Yale University as a Spring Chubb Fellowship Recipient 2013. The Chubb Fellowship is one of the hig
Education
6/5/2013
The Iberoamericana University (UNIBE) sponsored an event without precedent in the Dominican Republic through the Work Table entitled: "Proposal for Service Policies for Inclusion in the University."
Education
6/5/2013
Alejandrina Germán, Minister of Women, guaranteed that although the Government of the Dominican Republic has reinforced its efforts to stem violence against women and girls, many important challenges still remain in the goal of eradicatingit entirel
Society
6/5/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) is projecting the transfer of 5.4 million pesos this year to the Decentralized Regional School Boards, District and School Offices, which represents an increase of 300% from 2012, when they received $1.5
Education
6/5/2013
Barriers such as teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, sexual violence and a lack of education are limiting the development of girls and adolescents in Latin America. This is especially true in relation to their right to complete secondary studies in
Society
6/5/2013
This event is part of Chef Tita’s plan to rescue and promote Dominican Gastronomy.
Culture
6/5/2013
On this occasion, actress and teacher Elvira Taveras will tour New York.
Education
6/5/2013
The First Congress on the Arts as Means for Social Transformation will take place on April 17 – 19, 2013, in the Manuel del Cabral Auditorium of the Pedro Mir Library, UASD.
Culture
6/5/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) held the National FrancophoneSongFestival as one of the activitiesfor celebrating Francophone Month, which offers Dominicanstudentsanopportunity to learn aboutthe cultureofFrench-speaking countriesand dev
Education
6/5/2013
The State’s Budget Dining Rooms (Comedores Económicos del Estado) and the "Acción Callejera (Street Action)" Educational Foundation signed an inter-agency agreement to provide food to children and youth at risk and with challenges of a social nature,
Society
5/24/2013
The Ministry of Culture announced the winning plays at the XIII Emilio Aparicio International Amateur Theater Festival, which took place March 6 to 22. Winners in the various categories will receive cash prizes of 75, 50 and 25 thousand pesos.
Culture
5/24/2013
This year, the Library of the Spanish Cultural Center (CCE) celebrates its 20th anniversary in Santo Domingo.
Society
5/24/2013
Creación Masiva (Mass Creation) will present two of its most recent proposals at the XV International Film Festival of Santo Domingo, which will take place April 11 – 20, 2013.
Culture
5/24/2013
The exhibit will open on April 6 at 541 W 145 St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10031.
Culture
5/24/2013
The Ministries of Education (MINERD) and Culture are in the process of developing the "Encuentrosvivos de la escuela con los ritmosdominicanos (Livingcultural encounters of schools with Dominican rhythms)" project, in schools with extended day format
Culture
5/24/2013
The conference"Los misterios de Hilma Contreras (The Mysteries of Hilma Contreras)" was held on March 19, in the framework of the pre-opening season of the International Book Fair (FIL - Feria Internacional del Libro). The conference, by renowned aut
Culture
5/24/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the ColegioDominicano de Periodistas(CDP - Dominican College of Journalists) announced that veteran journalist Emilio Herasme Peña was selected unanimously by the jury as the winner of the 2013 National Journali
Education
5/24/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) signed a collaboration agreement with the Orange Foundation which has committed to support the National Literacy Plan known as “QuisqueyaLearns With You” being developed by the Dominican government with t
Culture
5/15/2013
The precarious habitat, the most visible image of poverty, is the type of housing in which nearly one-third of Latin America’s urban and rural populations live.
Culture
5/15/2013
The Ministry of Culture through the General Directorate of Museums is offering a diverse program that promises to be full of magic, dance, music and color at Saturday’s “Long Night of Museums in Spring” that runs from 9:00 in the morning until 12 mid
Culture
5/15/2013
On Friday March 22, GFDD/FUNGLODE was proud to launch a new website highlighting its EcoHuertos Program, which supports the creation of sustainable vegetable gardens in schools and communities across the Dominican Republic. The program, which to date
Citizen Information
5/15/2013
This year, during the celebration of the XVI International Book Fair of Santo Domingo 2013 (FIL 2013), various public figures will be honored with the dedication to them of one of the streets of the Juan Pablo DuartePlaza de la Cultura, where the eve
Culture
5/15/2013
The "Barroco Elysa" group invites you to the second presentation of the painting exhibit "La ManeraBarroca (The Baroque Way)," which will open on April 8, at 7:00 p.m.,at Calle Dr. Delgado, Esq. Francia-Biblioteca, Dominican Republic.
Culture
5/15/2013
The Dominican College of Journalism, the Santiago Section and the Ministry of Culture, through the Regional Office of the North, is inviting writers to participate in the Essay Genre of the 16th Annual René Fernández Almonte Literary Journalism Cont
Citizen Information
5/10/2013
The Spanish Royal Football Federation, number one in FIFA’s world ranking and current World and Tri-European champions, in conjunction with International FootballSchool of Santo Domingo have announced they are collaborating on an Official Spanish Fed
Sports
5/10/2013
On Monday 18 March, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in collaboration with Editorial FUNGLODE, is pleased to announce that GFDD has coordinated the putting into circulation of the "White Paper of Dominican Journalism" presented
About the Country
5/10/2013
The Extended School Day Program (PJE in Spanish) is an opportunity to advance in terms of equity and quality in that it provides opportunities for students with socio-economic difficulties to stay at school longer and to take advantage of more and be
Education
5/10/2013
Labor Minister Maritza Hernández,began the activity with a keynote speech in which she stressed the importance of job training, employment and its impact on the wellbeing of society. She stressed that the national employment policy is and should be t
Citizen Information
5/10/2013
The Executive Director of theNational Institute for Student Welfare (INABIE in Spanish), René Jáquez, said the School Food Program (PAE in Spanish) is one of the most supervised in the Dominican Republic in that it includes parents and students, teac
Education
5/10/2013
Filmmakers Enlist the Help of Kickstarter. Guagua Productions, the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary, Ballplayer: Pelotero has announced that they are doing a follow-up to the documentary titled The Miguel Sano Story. Filmmakers are e
Culture
5/10/2013
Pioneer Dominican television and radio host Socorro Castellanos´ most recent book has received the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards prestigious international prize for “second best book” of easy family recipes in a decision announced last February 23rd
Culture
4/30/2013
As part of the celebrations of the bicentennial of the birth of Juan Pablo Duarte, the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with International Book Fair organizers, called on designers and scenic artists to participate in a competitive exhibition on
Culture
4/30/2013
La editorial Alfaguara tiene el honor de invitarle a la puesta en circulación del libro Solo de Flauta de René Rodríguez Soriano.
Culture
4/30/2013
Thursday March 21 is the launch date for Chilean writer Enrique Lafourcade’s novel, “La fiesta del Rey Acab” (King Ahab’s Feast), published by FUNGLODE.
Culture
4/30/2013
The highlights of the recent tax collection for January and February have shown an increase on tax revenue of 123.8 % on property taxes, 51.9% on company revenues and 26.1% on ITBIS.
About the Country
4/30/2013
The Dominican Republic is the only country in the Caribbean and Central America to have created local, provincial and municipal committees for the prevention and eradication of child labor.
About the Country
4/30/2013
The General Archiveof the Nation cordially invites you to a panel to be held on the book, “Caamaño,Biograpny of an Era” with the panelists Dr. Luis Gómez, General José Miguel Soto Jiménez and engineerand author of the book, Hamlet Hermann.
Culture
4/30/2013
The Juan Pablo Duarte Youth Symphonic Orchestra, founded in October 1993 anddirected by conductor Dante Cucurullo, put on a magical concert in the historical PlazaEspaña. The concert was promoted by theAlcázar de Colón Museumand attended by the Minis
Culture
4/30/2013
The Ministry of Culture’s General Directorate and Carnival ManagementOfficehas launched the new book,“The Master of Disguise and History of the Ali Babas” at a ceremony in the Ramón Oviedo Art Hall in the presence of young people and adults intereste
Culture
4/30/2013
A book of words where music stands out.
Culture
4/30/2013
Yesterday, theGaleón de la Constitución prepared to welcome numerous national authorities to officially open the public tours.
Tourism
4/25/2013
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, met with representatives of the National Police and ofthe Metropolitan Transportation Authority (AMET) to coordinate the security measures that will apply during the three-day carnival that will take p
Culture
4/25/2013
The Fourth Educational Expedition to Pico Duarte, organized by Karim Mellas Fundacion Siempre Mas, in collaboration with Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) among other organ
Education
4/25/2013
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel,stated that, 200 years after the birth of Founding Father Juan Pablo Duarte, his legacy is still inspiring and his memory is lasting, and that they motivate the people to continue to learn from his example
Education
4/25/2013
The feature-length documentary "Bosch: Presidente en la frontera imperial (Bosch: President at the imperial border)" will be broadcastedby four television channels, as part of the activities commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of therise to power
Culture
4/15/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the Dominican College of Journalists (CDP) called all Guild members to submit their proposed candidatesto participate in the 2013National Journalism Award. The award will be presented on April 5, the National Jo
Education
4/15/2013
The Minister of Labor says that the training of human resources in government agencies is key to strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of the various programs and projects that are being implemented.
Society
4/15/2013
LThe Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), in collaboration with Fundacion Siempre Mas and Children Int
Education
4/15/2013
The Director of the Office of Engineers SupervisingPublic Works (OISOE - Oficina de Ingenieros Supervisores de Obras del Estado), Engineer Miguel Pimentel Kareh, announced that on May 20, the agency will deliver the "Circuito Vuelta al Lago Enriquill
Citizen Information
4/15/2013
The President of the Consejo Nacional de la Seguridad Social (CNSS – National Council on Social Security), who is the official spokesperson for the system, Maritza Hernández, informed that a committee of that agency is reviewing a group of measures t
Heath
4/15/2013
The Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish) has decided to organize three days of Carnival in the capital city of Santo Domingo where Milly Quezada and Fernando Villalona will rule as queen and king. This year’s Carnival organizers are making a special
Culture
4/15/2013
The governments of the Dominican Republic and Haiti have been discussing ways to make the best use of European Union funds allocated for protecting the environment in the border area between the two countries, and for generating wealth that would hel
Economy
4/15/2013
Culture Minister, José Antonio Rodríguez, congratulated the members of his cabinet for placing the issue of Dominican identity as a standard and a priority issueof the ministry.
Culture
4/15/2013
Please join Teatro Las Tablas celebrate Dominican Heritage in one of its most creative initiatives and help us secure funds for our youth programs.
Culture
4/15/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD), the government of Brazil and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), launched the Projectto Strengthen the School Feeding Policies inthe context of the Hunger Free Latin America and the C
Education
4/15/2013
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, expressed interest in seeing the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) and the Dominican government develop initiatives that would help young people in vulnerable economic and social conditions to fulfill th
Culture
4/3/2013
The “Pride of My Land” (Orgullo de mi Tierra) documentaries about Samaná, Barahona, Pedernales and La Vega, produced by the National Cost Center (CCN in Spanish) will be showing next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Dominican Cinematheque, in the Cultura
Education
4/3/2013
Representatives from the Chamber of Deputies, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the UN Fund for Food and Agriculture (FAO) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources met on Monday to discuss mechanisms and the feasibility of a
Heath
4/3/2013
Ministerof Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, swore in writer and sociologist Mario Bonetti as the new governor of Columbus Lighthouse. Mr. Bonetti promised to work for the good of this important monument, inaugurated in 1992.
Culture
4/3/2013
Dominican-Spanish archeologist, Alfonso López Belando,gave a conference at the Museum of the Dominican Man, in the form of a Master Class called “Cave Painting in Hispaniola: Schools of Painting, Myths, Animals and Deities”in which he established tha
Culture
4/3/2013
The Ministry of Labor gave a workshop to directors of communications in government institutions and to journalists with the objective of promoting fundamental labor rights through the media.
Society
4/3/2013
Mu Kien Adriana Sang Ben’s book "Unautopíainconclusa: Espaillat y el liberalismodominicano del siglo XIX" (An Inconclusive Utopia: Espaillat and Dominican Liberalism in the 19th Century) was launched by the Ministry of Culture as part of the inaugura
Culture
4/3/2013
On Monday, March 18, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in collaboration with FUNGLODE esteemed publication Revista Global, will organize a discussion forum with acclaimed Dominican literary writer José Rafael Lantigua. The Lit
Dominicans Abroad
4/3/2013
Superstar singer and musician, Marc Anthony, has announced that he will be adding one more performance to his upcoming New York tour to benefit the Maestro Cares Foundation.
Culture
4/3/2013
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art, inaugurated "Primary Origins and Forms"by artist Fernando Varela, in an event on the first floor of the Museum.
Culture
4/3/2013
Two special books authored by GFDD Founder and Honorary President, Dr. Leonel Fernández are now available for sale online via Amazon. Published by FUNGLODE, the books; Años de formación, escritos políticos de vanguardia and El delito de opinión públ
Society
3/25/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD), through the National Institute of Student Welfare (INABIE), resumed the School Feeding Program (PAE for its acronym in Spanish)on Monday, January 14. The program will benefit1,473,222 students inthe early childhood
Other
3/25/2013
Desde School lunches got underway several months ago in two schools of the Veragua, Gaspar Hernández municipality - the Luis C. del Castillo School and the América Urbino Basic School.
Education
3/25/2013
Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, recently participatedin the XXIII Inter-American Catholic Education Congress held in Panama where she stressed that the Dominican context presents numerous opportunities to achieve the objectives proposed at
Education
3/25/2013
The Cultural Center of Spain is hosting Tony Capellán’s exhibition, "Flotando," until March 10.
Culture
3/25/2013
The Ministry of Women and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)signed a memorandum of understanding involving the Dominican Republic and other countries in the region that are part of the UNDP’s learning exchange community to promote equity a
Society
3/25/2013
With an investment of over 2,051,000 pesos, the Government, through the State’sBudget Dining Rooms (ComedoresEconómicos del Estado), delivered 63,000 rations of raw and cooked foods to help low-income families in the Provinces of Hato Mayor and El Se
Society
3/25/2013
On March 7, 2013, the New Perspectives Dominican Republic Photo Exhibit, an initiative of GFDD and FUNGLODE, will be on display at an event to benefit The DREAM Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the educational needs of over 4,000 children and you
Dominicans Abroad
3/18/2013
The Dominican Academy of Languages and the Ministry of Education invite to a roundtable to discuss Juan Pablo Duarte’s youth. This cultural activity,which will be held on the occasion of the celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Juan Pablo
Culture
3/18/2013
Mercedes de los Angeles, a 56 year old housemaid living in Villa Mella, cannot read or write. She uses two crosses in place of her signature, and that makes her feel ashamed. So, in the "Quisqueya Aprende Contigo "National Literacy Plan, she sees an
Culture
3/18/2013
The Imagen 83 Foundation, the Ignery Art and Archeology Foundation and the Centro de la Imagen opened"Los cilindros del arte furtivo," the first exhibit of Stealth Art in the country, by visual artist Thimo Pimentel. The opening cocktail took place a
Culture
3/18/2013
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Mexiko and the Dominican-German Center,invites you to two extraordinary concerts whichwill delight the taste of all lovers of this genre of music:
Culture
3/18/2013
The National Council for Elderly People (CONAPE in Spanish) will teach 258,970 elderly adults to read and write over the course of the next two years, as part of a program called "QuisqueyaAprendeConmigo" [“Dominicans learn with me”] which will be ca
Education
3/9/2013
The Ministry of Culture, through the Vice Ministry of Cultural Heritage, organized the concert "Voces en Libertad".
Culture
3/9/2013
FUNGLODE/GFDD kick off a series of publications of studies on the Santo Domingo metro and the feeder bus routes system.
Society
3/9/2013
Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, held a meeting with a group of artists in which they discussed issued related to this sector and its development in the cultural processes of the Dominican Republic.
Culture
3/9/2013
Domingo Liz, a renowned Dominican artist, was declared the winner of the Visual Arts National Award for the year 2012, during a meeting of the selection committee that was chaired by the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez.
Culture
3/9/2013
The movie Asuntos Extranjeros Cuba, was filmed in the Dominican Republic with French capital and prominent Dominican actors.
Culture
3/9/2013
The administrator General of the State Economic Diners, Ramón Monchy Rodríguez, congratulated the Dominican people for the excellent behavior they displayed at the holiday dinners and parties given by the Presidency of the Republic and this instituti
Citizen Information
3/9/2013
G lobal Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) are pleased to announce that the publication New Perspectives: Dominican Republic is now available for purchase in book stores in New York
About the Country
3/9/2013
G FDD audiences need not wait any longer to access publications in electronic format. The first series - EDUCATION – RESEARCH AND IDEAS - is already in iBookstore®.
Culture
3/9/2013
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MMujer for its acronym in Spanish) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) released the study ""Diagnóstico Social de las Mujeres Productoras y Trabajadoras de Banano en las Provincias de Azua, Valverde y Monte
Society
3/9/2013
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the Progresando con Solidaridad (Advancing with Solidarity) programof the officeof the VicePresident, announced the winners of the Crafts and Nativity Scenes contest, which was conducted within the framework of the
Culture
3/1/2013
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, swore in the members of a commission that will become part of the National Literacy Plan to be implemented by the Presidency of the Republic on January 7th of next year.
Culture
3/1/2013
Guarocuya Félix and Marino Vinicio Castillo signed an agreement at a public event held on Thursday at the office of the General Directorate of Internal Revenue (DGII in Spanish).
Citizen Information
3/1/2013
The National Institute of Technical Professional Formation (INFOTEP in Spanish), received a donation of $200,000 US dollars from the People’s Republic of China (Taiwan), for the project “Expansion of the San Juan de la Maguana Technical Training Cent
Economy
3/1/2013
A private event was held to support and award the Dominican Republic landscape and botanical Artist Olivia Peguero for her work in bringing attention to the "Art Books for Education" program and the Peguero Arte Libros Foundation.
Dominicans Abroad
3/1/2013
Singer and composer José Antonio Rodríguez, Minister of Culture, raised the need for a Dominican theatrical repertoire for next year, during a meeting with national playwrights and theater artists.
Culture
3/1/2013
The former President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, delivered the key note address on Sunday during the opening of the International Arab-Latin American Forum, which is taking place in this city with the participation of representat
Citizen Information
3/1/2013
The Directorate of Special Projects of the Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the National Council on Disability (CONADIS for its acronym in Spanish), organized the "Workshop on the rights of people with disabilities and their treatment with d
Culture
3/1/2013
The National Army handed over the old building which housed the now closed Santa Rosa de Lima prisonto the Ministry of Culture. The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez,received the keys to the building from the local military command and info
Culture
3/1/2013
Culture Minister, José Antonio Rodríguez, and the director of the Museum of Modern Art, María Elena Ditrén, participated in a breakfast commemorating the day of thevisual artist.
Culture
3/1/2013
Professionals gathered around the worktables of the Dominican Initiative for Quality Education (IDEC in Spanish) concluded their discussions of the ten topics covered by representatives from government, civil society institutions, members of the prof
Education
2/11/2013
Through an agreement that was signed this past Monday at the DGII headquarters, it was agreed to establish a Simplified Tax Procedure for this taxpaying sector.
Economy
2/11/2013
MINERD presentedthe presidential goals for quality education.With the aim of complying with President Danilo Medina’s initiative on follow up and monitoringof policies and activitiesundertaken by the ministries in the framework of the Presidential Go
Education
2/11/2013
The Patronato Pro Development of North Santo Domingo openedthe Third Inter-institutional Community Expo-Fair 2012 in North Santo Domingo,in which the Governor of the Province of Santo Domingo, Juan Frías, said that the Governor’s office will promote
Economy
2/11/2013
Play wright and theater director Haffe Serulle opened the play "De arriba abajo" in the gardens of the Palace of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture. The event was attended mainly by a young audience.
Culture
2/11/2013
During her visit to the office of Culture Minister, José Antonio Rodríguez, the young violinist expressed satisfaction that the Ministry is including in it plans the creation of an artistic group that will provide opportunities to people in special c
Culture
2/11/2013
The Director General of the Internal Tax Office (DGII in Spanish) explained that there are four major points of action and operation around which the Anti-Tax Evasion plan for 2013 revolves: Oversight, Revenue, Collection and Tax Intelligence.
Economy
2/11/2013
With the goal of insuring that all of the nation’s schools are prepared and can respond quickly to any emergency situation or disaster, the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) created the National Risk Management Team, which will facilitate the
Education
2/11/2013
Forms are available through www.dgii.gov.do, as well as at the local DGIIoffices, the headquarters of the Taxpayer Assistance Center, and soon also through the Virtual Office
Economy
2/11/2013
As is customary, the National Physical Education Institute (INEFI in Spanish) and the Ministry of Education (MINERD) holds an annual inter-scholastic physical education gathering where students from all around the country show their physical, motor a
Education
2/6/2013
The general administrator of the state-subsidized “Meal Centers,” Mr. Ramón María Rodríguez, announced that 155 dinners will be organized in all municipalities of the nation, serving some 5,000 people at each location. Invited guests at the dinners w
Economy
2/6/2013
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, affirmed that she will continue to dialogue with the Dominican Teacher’s Association (ADP in Spanish) to seek solutions to problems affecting teachers, and expressed her willingness to work with the Assoc
Education
2/6/2013
The Cultural Center of Spain is presenting its last exhibition of 2012 with a collection of paintings by Dominican artist, Laura Castro.
Culture
2/6/2013
The Labor Ministry’s Special Unit to Combat Child Labor held a meeting with local committees in the provinces of Dajabón and San Francisco de Macorís to create working agendas that will ultimately contribute to the eradication of child labor through
Society
2/6/2013
In this Season of Giving, GFDD is thrilled to offer unique gift ideas for everyone on your list through its new online shop. If you are looking for something special and meaningful, look no further than the charitable gifts offered by GFDD.
Citizen Information
2/6/2013
In keeping with the respective commitments made by Mr. Danilo Medina, President of the Republic, in his inaugural speech this past August 16th, the institutions that comprise the National Commission on the Prevention of Family Violence (CONAPLUVI), c
Society
2/6/2013
The magic of music was in the air at the last concert of the season given by the 2012 Symphony Orchestra as it performed under the direction of the maestro José Antonio Molina, titular director of the National Symphony Orchestra, soprano Paola Gonzál
Culture
2/6/2013
The Philharmonic Foundation and the Ministry of Culture’s National System of Orchestras will offer the “II Orchestra Conducting Workshop,” to be given by Maestro Daniel Hurtado, conductor of the Simón Bolívar Symphonic Rock Orchestra in Venezuela.
Culture
2/6/2013
The Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of Spain in Santo Domingo are pleased to present the "18 + 12 Illustrators Interpret the 1812 Constitution" exhibition.
Culture
2/6/2013
A group of some 100 students from Centro Educativo Jean Piaget and accompanying teachers got the opportunity to discover the awe, wonder and rich biodiversity of the Dominican Republic at an environment exhibit currently on show at the Gran Teatro de
Education
1/24/2013
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art, informs that the call for entries to the Ibero-American photography project "Saltando Muros (Jumping Over Fences)"will remain open to the public until the end of December.This pr
Culture
1/24/2013
As part of the government’s social programs to guarantee food security for the population, yesterday the State’s Budget Dining Rooms (Comedores Económicos del Estado) brought their operations to several communities of Jimaní, which is located in the
Society
1/24/2013
Gaspar Hernández, Espaillat. The association for the promotion and development of this tourist city, which is located on the northern coast, held a dinner conference with the Attorney General of the Republic, Dr. Francisco Domínguez Brito.
Society
1/24/2013
The Legislative Fellows Program is recruiting Colombians and Dominicans to participate in a professional exchange, for a period of 6 weeks, between April and June, 2013.
Education
1/24/2013
As part of the "National Merengue Day"celebration,the Ministry of Culture, through the National Directorate of Folklores (DINAFOLK for its acronym in Spanish), surprisedpeople walking by in the avenues, squares and parks of Santo Domingo with groups
Culture
1/24/2013
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Narciso González Cultural Center and the Ministry of Education, organized an interesting roundtable discussion entitled "Art, Culture and Youth Participation", within the framework of the program abou
Culture
1/24/2013
The Ministry of Cultureinvites all artists, designers, and students of art, graphic design and other creative expressions, to participate in a competition where the official poster for the 2013 National Carnival Parade will be selected.
Culture
1/24/2013
$25 million loan to finance improvements in service for 60 percent of households in the metropolitan area of Santiago de los Caballeros.
Society
1/24/2013
Through a forum with the stakeholders of the labor sector, the Ministry seeks to establish policies that ensure decent work and contribute to the economic growth of the country.
Economy
1/24/2013
The Dominican International Company (CID for its acronym in Spanish), Film de LAstre and producers Sergio Gobbi, Joan Giacinti, Leo Proaño and Diego Fernández, completed the filming of the Cristo Rey movie, which was directed by Leticia Tonos.
Culture
1/24/2013
The Office Overseeing State Works (OISOE - Oficina Supervisora de Obras del Estado), will formally deliver the Villa Consuelo Market building to City Hall this Thursday. Some 300 vendors will be able to conduct their commercial activities in a comfor
Citizen Information
1/24/2013
To mark the Day of St. Cecilia, Patron Saint of musicians, the Ministry of Culture will organize a musical extravaganza at Boulevard 27 de febrero. The event will take place on Thursday, November 22nd, with the participation of major music groups of
Culture
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) opened a resources center for diversity(Centro de Recursos para la Atención a la Diversidad - CAD) in San Cristobal, which will serve students in this province who have special educational needs.
Education
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Culture, in coordination with the Museum of Modern Art, the Embassy of Spain, the Nuevarquitectura Inc. Group (GNA for its acronym in Spanish), the CODIA, and the Society of Architects of the Dominican Republic (SARDfor its acronym in
Culture
1/14/2013
The Dominican Academy of Languageis a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, which was founded on October 12, 1927.
Culture
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Culture, within the framework of the Regional Book Fair Espaillat 2012, recognized several individuals and institutions from the northern region for their valuable contributions to Dominican literature and culture.
Culture
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Culture, within the framework of the Regional Book Fair Espaillat 2012, makes a contribution to the literature of the northern region with the release of 6 new books.
Culture
1/14/2013
Today, in the Capotilloneighborhood, theMinister Counselor of the Embassy of the United States, Daniel L. Foote,presented the AlertaJoven (Youth Alert) program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).The program will benefit 25,000 a
Society
1/14/2013
Directed by Leticia Tonosand produced by Sergio Gobbi and Joan Giacinti.
Culture
1/14/2013
Timetable for the Implementation of the 253-12 Law for Strengthening the State’s Revenue Capacity for Fiscal Sustainability and Sustainable Development.
Economy
1/14/2013
As a gesture of gratitude towards the Mocaresidents for the support they have provided to the Eighth Regional Book Fair, the Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, offered a concert in this city last Friday night.
Culture
1/14/2013
Pulso Colectivo, a space for developing a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic was formally opened.
Economy
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the Technological Institute of the Americas (ITLA- Instituto Tecnológico de las Américas), signed a landmark agreement for inter-agency cooperation, through which people will have access to information concerning th
Culture
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) is training 500 teachers who will then pass on their knowledge to some 75,000 volunteers to join the National Literacy Plan, “Quisqueya Learns with You." The program, to begin in December, seeks to teach
Education
1/14/2013
Villa de Santo Domingo Concerts presents, in its second version, a series of concerts, recitals and educational events from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. These internationally high quality concerts will also be held in Santiago de los Caballer
Culture
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) recently introduced the National Literacy Plan, “Quisqeya Learns with You,” to the mayors of Greater Santo Domingo. The government’s goal with this plan is to eliminate illiteracy within the coming two ye
Education
1/14/2013
LaborMinister, Maritza Hernández, suggested actions that would transform the prevailing cultural conditions that keep women from achieving gender equality in the labor market. She brought up this issue as part of the Self-Reform Syndicate of the Auto
Economy
1/14/2013
The Ministry of Culture dedicated the VIII Regional Book Fair of Espaillat 2012 to the writer from Moca, Julio Jaime Julia Guzmán, historian, essayist and editor
Culture
1/14/2013
Based on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Citizen Information
1/14/2013
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), with the fifth concert of the Symphonic 2012Season, raised on stage the popular phrase that says "music is the universal language." Melodic magic and virtuosity permeated the Carlos Piantini Hall at the Eduardo
Culture
1/14/2013
The next Dominican Get-Together in the Big Apple on Friday, December 7, continues to celebrate the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of the Dominican Republic with a presentation of a documentary screening of "Discover La Vega: Pride of my Land".
Culture
12/28/2012
At the moment, there are ay least 134 micro, small and medium-sized businesses, known as MIPYMES in Spanish, that have signed service contracts to supply components to the School Food Program (PAE in Spanish) which impacts the strengthening of these
Economy
12/28/2012
Dominican Architecture Day, Saturday November 3rd marked the beginning of the largest cultural expression of this profession in our country.
Culture
12/28/2012
The Ministry of Labor, through the General Directorate of Industrial Hygiene and Safety, gave a workshop on “Protection for Working at Heights,” taking into consideration that occupational safety must be a priority in all areas of work but even more
Society
12/28/2012
Two theater groups from Spain will open the 3rd edition of the 2012 Ibero-American Children’s Theater Festival (FITIJ in Spanish).
Culture
12/28/2012
Ambassador of the United States, RaúlYzaguirre, announced the launch of the new Youth Alert program under the auspices of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to promoteopportunities for at-risk Dominican youth between 8 and 25. The im
Society
12/28/2012
Minister of Labor, Maritza Hernández, said she was confident that recent government actions would result in job creation thus fulfilling promises made by President Danilo Medina.
Society
12/28/2012
The Ministry of Labor is starting to formulate its 2013-2016 strategic plan, setting the institution’s priority objectives for the medium term.
Society
12/16/2012
Writer and researcher Carlos Andújar described the history and the preparation and consumption rituals involved in traditional Dominican cuisine at a lecture held in APEC University’s José MaríaBonetti Burgos salon.
Culture
12/16/2012
The children and teen marathon is scheduled to take place on November 10th with the participation of 25 schools and 700 athletes.
Sports
12/16/2012
The San Ramon Art Gallery is the perfect setting for San Ramon Art and the JMMB Brokerage House to present the exhibition of hyper-realist artist Ruddy Taveras called In Search of the Absolute, which will be open to the public until October 30, from
Culture
12/16/2012
The National Sympthy Orchestra will hold its fifth concert of the season Wednesday, Oct. 7, with Syrian conductor Missak Baghboudarian and special guest Rubén González, the distinguished Cuban guitarist.
Culture
12/16/2012
The Ministry of Culture, per its labor policy and based on strategic planning to achieve the goals set by the institution, offered provincial and municipal directors a workshop entitled Project Formulation and Evaluation.
Culture
12/16/2012
The Swiss Overseas Music Foundation signed an agreement with the Dominican Ministry of Culture to donate 54 musical instruments, including woodwinds and string and percussion instruments, to the National System of Public Schools.
Culture
12/16/2012
The event will be held from 14 to 16 November at the Dominican Fiesta Hotel with the participation of national and international universities.
Education
12/16/2012
The National Education Council (CNE for its acronym in Spanish) unanimously approved the 2013 Draft Budget from the Ministry of Education (MINERD), in the amount of 99,648 million pesos. The objective of the proposed budgetis to meet the 4 percent of
Education
12/16/2012
The State’s Low-Cost Diners activated their food assistance planto provide relief to the thousands of families in communities affected by rains in the country, due to the vast cloud cover left by Hurricane Sandy.
Society
12/16/2012
According to a preliminary report prepared by the General Directorate of School Infrastructure Maintenance of the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), as of noon on Friday, about 140 schools nationwide had reported being affected by rains from
Education
12/16/2012
The National Theater Company, as part of their Dramatized Lecture Cycle, will present the play,Duendes y locos de lasDunas on Monday October 29 at 4:00 pm in the Enriquillo Sánchez Hall of the Ministry of Culture.
Culture
12/16/2012
With an investment of nearly 6.5 million Dominican pesos, the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) built three new schools in the communities of Botoncillo, El TeteroandGajo del Monte, in the province of Azua, to accommodate 308 students in elem
Education
12/16/2012
The Spanish Cultural Center, along with the Association of Cultural Attaches of Latin American countries and the General Directorate of Film announced the names of the participating films in the II Ibero-American Film Festival, which will be shown at
Culture
12/16/2012
The National Symphony Orchestra (OSN in Spanish) once again will delight classical music lovers Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. with its fourth concert of the 2012 symphony season in the Carlos Piantini Hall of the Eduardo Brito National Theatre.
Culture
12/16/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO), the Ministry of Public Health, and Caritas Dominican Republic, celebrated the Global Hand Washing Day in this municipa
Heath
12/16/2012
With excitement for his first literary child, Dominican novel writer, Emmanuel De Jesús R. launched his book entitled “24”, which aimstobring a message of social reflection citizenry.
Culture
12/16/2012
Experts and managers of public employment services from all continents met this Thursday at a workshop on LaborMigration and Public Employment Services, which is a priority issue for international organizations.
Economy
12/3/2012
Heritage is closely linked to culture in that it is formed by certain ways of thinking, feeling and acting in given social groups and manifested in material or tangible products as well as spiritual or intangible. This is what anthropologist Carlos H
Culture
12/3/2012
The waters of the best national dance company bathed the MáximoAvilésBlonda room, at the Palace of Fine Arts, with the unforgettable showAguasVivas (Living Waters), a demonstration of the high level that the largest dance company in the country, the
Culture
12/3/2012
With a solemn Mass celebrated by Father Antonio Marcelino, the administration of the Columbus Lighthouse marked the 520th anniversary of the Discovery and Evangelization of the Americas. The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Culture, José
Culture
12/3/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) and the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) presented certificates of recognition to the students who were selected as winnersat the National Screenwriting Competition "Escuela, Escritura y Cine (School, Wri
Education
12/3/2012
The National Symphony Orchestra offered a concert this past Wednesday, during which hundreds of amazed spectators gathered at the Santo DomingoNational Theater.
Culture
12/3/2012
The Ministry of Culture, the San Souci Group and the National District City Council have announced that the celebration of the "Santo Domingo Colonial Fest"will take placeOctober 12th, 13th and 14th. The celebration will include popular concerts, gas
Culture
12/3/2012
Imagen 83 Foundation and Centro de la Imagen, very successfully closed their sixth edition of the International Photoimagen Photo Festival Dominican Republic 2012, called"Tránsitos". The closing ceremony took place with great enthusiasm and joy and i
Culture
12/3/2012
During his presentation, delivered before an audience of Dominican journalist of the New York Metropolitan area, Franjul encouraged professionals in the field to create a wide spectrum media platform in English that responds to the information needs
Dominicans Abroad
12/3/2012
The Art Education Area of the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) will hold 18 Regional Choir Festivals with the participation of 793 choirs comprised of 30,000 children from public and private schools around the country. The Choir Festival wil
Education
12/3/2012
The Spanish Cultural Center, in collaboration with Photoimagen, announced the winners of the third Photo Culture Rally, at an awards event where the selected photos are on display. The event was also the official closure of the Photoimagen Festival.
Culture
12/3/2012
Directors of dance and ballet schools held a meeting with Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, in which they discussed the need to work for better national expression in dance.
Culture
12/3/2012
To date,146,088 motor vehicle registration stickers were obtained at points of sale and 13,644 were renewed over the Internet (10.37% of sales).
Economy
12/3/2012
The filming for Cristo Rey, begins on Tuesday October 9th. The new Dominican film was written by film director Leticia Tonos and Alejandro Andujar, winner of the third edition of the Arturo Rodríguez Screenwriting contest organized yearly by the Domi
Culture
12/3/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) inaugurated the XXXVII School Song Month during a ceremony in which Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, announced the extension of Education in Arts to the Salomé Ureña Institute and the Republic of Ar
Education
12/3/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) began Risk Management week with prevention activities in the schools, including round table discussions with students and educational community in general about measures to take in the face of natural dis
Education
12/3/2012
On Monday, October 2, former President of the Dominican Republic and President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), Dr. Leonel Fernández, participated in the public convers
About the Country
11/15/2012
Upper Manhattan again became the cultural capital of the Dominican Republic during the celebration of the VI Dominican Book Fair in New York City, which was attended by the Dominican diaspora community en masse. Thousands of books were sold and there
Culture
11/15/2012
This recognition represents great opportunities for UNIBE medical students, allowing them to continue their clinic and hospital rotations in the state of Florida.
Heath
11/15/2012
During the roundtable “Regional Development in a Global Context,” organized by the Manhattanville College School of Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, Dr. Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republi
Education
11/15/2012
The general manager of the State Economic Kitchens, Ramón María Rodríguez (Monchy), announced the creation of a “Community Volunteer Network,” a support structure thatwill take community leadershipof municipalities into account.
Society
11/15/2012
On October 12, the Museum of Dominican Man, owner of the richest collection of Taino culture objects in the Caribbean and one of the largest in the world, completes 39 years since its founding. The time is ripe to rediscover one of the countrys most
Culture
11/15/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracy y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) partnered with the Dominican Culture Commission to celebrate the 6th Dominican Book Fair in New York, dedicated to the theme “Reading Helps
Culture
11/15/2012
Maritza Hernández, Minister of Labor, evaluated the contributions made by the Construction Workers Pension Funds (FOPETCONS in Spanish) to the Dominican Social Security System through their annual contributions.
Economy
11/15/2012
During the current school year, the Ministry of Education (MINERD) has delivered a total of 20 fully equipped schools to 10 provinces around the country. The total cost of building these schools has been 482,258,430 pesos. With these schools, the tot
Education
11/15/2012
Stones play an important role in Dominican culture. Together with the old Zemis (cemíesTaínos) they crossed the boundaries imposed by time and, in an almost imperceptible way, they are present in the daily life of Dominicans.
Culture
11/15/2012
Members of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) team, represented by Emy Rodriguez, Director of Programming; Margaret Hayward, Panel Coordinator; and Alexandra Tabar, Workshop Manager & Multimedia Coordinator, are presently in M
Enviroment
11/15/2012
The library of the Museum of Modern Art was open to the public for the first time on October 9, 1980.
Culture
11/15/2012
The Dominican RepublicChapterof the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), organized its5thCongress focusing on the slogan "Regulations, Compliance and Reality," with a view to train and educate fire safety professionals to further strengthen c
Society
11/15/2012
For the third consecutive year, Jarabacoaadornsitself with colors, the aroma of flowers, and withjoy and tradition,during the celebration of the 2012Jarabacoa Flower Festival. This year the Festival will take place from September 21 to the 24, at the
Culture
11/15/2012
From September 6-8, Puerto Plata and Sosúa were converted, for the first time, into screening headquarters for the Second Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF). The event attracted the participation of a large group of students, resi
Enviroment
11/4/2012
The Minister of Culture, José Antonio Rodríguez, announced that, starting in January of 2013, an artistic and cultural program will accompany the activities of teachers and students, until the completion of the “Quisqueya Aprende Contigo” National Li
Culture
11/4/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), together with its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will partner with the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and World Wi
Enviroment
11/4/2012
The Pan-American Investment Consortium and the Estrella companies, as part of their policy of social responsibility with a focus on strengthening education and protecting the environment, are sponsoring a recycling workshop for students at the Villa
Enviroment
11/4/2012
The state-run Economic Kitchens and the non-profit National Council on Aging (CONAPE in Spanish) will work jointly to develop a nutrition plan for its members all around the country.
Society
11/4/2012
Italian Deputy and president of the Commission for International Community Affairs, Gilberto Casciani, paid a courtesy call to Culture Minister, José Antonio Rodríguez, to talk about extending cultural relations between the Dominican-Italian communit
Culture
11/4/2012
As part of Photoimagen 2012, Dominicanartist Jaime Guerra’s exhibition is showing the world about daily life on Duarte, Sánchez andMella Streets in Santo Domingo by photographing a series of details that shed light on what rules the behavior of the p
Culture
11/4/2012
The Culture Center of the Spanish Embassy in Santo Domingo hosted the fourth version of its Photo Rally,“Photo-Culture 2012,” an organized competition in conjunction with“Photoimagen,”which, thisyear, chose the theme “Transit” with the support and pa
Culture
11/4/2012
The Ministry of Labor and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) signed a cooperation agreement to register UASD graduates with the National Employment Service (SENAE in Spanish), so that potential employers can more easily locate the grad
Society
11/4/2012
Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, headed up the first technical team work meeting for the National Plan for QuisqueyaLiteracy - Learning with You program, which is expected to get underway in January of next year.
Education
11/4/2012
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is pleased to announce this years Audience Award Winners. Out of DREFF 2012s diverse selection of 24 acclaimed films – 13 featured films, 6 short films, 3 Dominican productions and 2 retros
Culture
11/4/2012
The2012 XI National Crafts Fair will be held this coming December 13 through the 16, and will be dedicated to the artisans of the SamanáProvince, for their contribution to the development of the Dominican handicraft industry and for the originality o
Culture
11/4/2012
All the institutions in the province of Espaillat ASOPRODEGAH, participated in a meeting about the problems that are affecting this city and are asking authorities to help resolve them.
Tourism
11/4/2012
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will come to a close on Sunday, September 9, with the screening of the film Wild Wealth, produced by the Inter-American Development Bank and National Geographic. The screening will take place
Enviroment
11/4/2012
Children and adults filled the large conference room at the headquarters of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to learn about creating art from plastic bottles and cardboard cartons from instructo
Enviroment
11/4/2012
Dominican writer, Miguel Collado, will launch his book of essays, “La mentiraesunatelaraña (Reflexiones y pensamientos)” [A Lie is a Spider Web – Reflections and Thoughts] at the 4thDominican Book Fair in New York. The Book Fair is organized by the D
Culture
11/4/2012
The roundtable discussion was about the childrens book “La iguanitaazul (The blue iguana)”, by MarcioVeloz Maggiolo, which was read by the childrens book club “El ave y el nido (The bird and the nest)” at the Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República
Culture
11/4/2012
The Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of Brazil, the Imagen 83 Foundation, the Centro de la Imagenand the Museum of Modern Art (MAM), opened the Dominican Republic’s International Photography Festival Photoimagen 2012.
Culture
11/4/2012
"Plastic is to the ocean as cholesterol is to the blood,” proclaimed environmentalist Doug Woodring, during the workshop “Plastic Vortex: Our Oceans, Plastic and Other Trash.” With these words, the representative of Ocean Recovery Alliance warned of
Enviroment
11/4/2012
This Saturday, September 8 at 4:00 pm in the auditórium of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), recycling will be the star of the Second Dominican Republic Global Film Festival (DREFF). Later on the same day, the Festival will present
Enviroment
11/4/2012
This Friday, September 7, the Second Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) organized the workshop “Social Networks as Generators of Environmental Impact,” which featured presentations by Farah de la Mota, Isaolym Mieses and Lorna Aqu
Enviroment
11/4/2012
Dr. Leonel Fernández, Former President of the Dominican Republic and President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) urged countries in Latin America to prioritize economic d
Economy
11/4/2012
Submit your best shots to enter the contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar. Submit photos ».
Culture
11/4/2012
The second edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), organized by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), came to a close this past Sunday, September
Enviroment
11/4/2012
We can achieve everything we desire regardless of what’s taking place around us. What’s important is to be determined,” declared Dominican swimmer, Marcos Díaz, during a motivational talk to young people from the community of La Caleta, on Sunday, Se
Sports
11/4/2012
Luis O. Brea Franco, a member of the technical team from the Ministry of Culture, participated in Natasha Sanchezs traditional get together, in which he spoke aboutthe new vision and the policies that will be implemented at the institution that the
Culture
11/4/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD for its acronyn in Spanish) has informed that the building hosting Los HilarioSchool, which is located in the Los Hincha community in Moca, has been delivered and that the students there are already attending classes
Education
11/4/2012
Michael Parfit, Evan Abramson, Fernando Báez and Suzanne Chisholm consider ecological filmmaking to be the most powerful tool by which to advocate for environmental preservation.
Enviroment
11/4/2012
Today, September 6, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), organized by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will offer the workshops: “Ecological Film …
Enviroment
10/23/2012
Dr. Leonel Fernández, Former President of the Dominican Republic and President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) argues that in order to increase public investment in Lat
Economy
10/23/2012
Today, September 6, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) inaugurated the exhibit “Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment” at Parque Independencia in Santo Domingo
Enviroment
10/23/2012
The legacy of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, researcher and ocean-explorer, was the focal point of the Opening Night of the Second Edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), celebrated Wednesday, September 5 in the auditorium of F
Enviroment
10/23/2012
Dr. Leonel Fernández, former president of the Dominican Republic and President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), affirmed that the Community of Latin American and Caribb
Economy
10/23/2012
Centro Cultural Perelló in Baní, Dominican Republic will transform into a projection hall from Thursday, September 6, to Saturday, September 8, in celebration of the Second Edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), organi
Enviroment
10/23/2012
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) will partner with the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and World Wide Views to convene the Domin
Enviroment
10/23/2012
Dr. Leonel Fernández, former president of the Dominican Republic and President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), warned of the political and social implications associat
Economy
10/23/2012
More than 29 exhibits with works by 87 artists inSanto Domingo and Santiago.Brazil will be the guest of honor. The event will take place between September 4 and September30.
Culture
10/7/2012
The Second Edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), organized by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), starts today, September 5, with the Opening
Enviroment
10/7/2012
The Ministries of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth have outlined an inter-ministerial agreement aimed at improving the quality of primary education, in the context of integral development and the National Strategy for Development.
Education
10/7/2012
Theeighth edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Edanco, returns to the Palace of Fine Arts under the production of PROYES and EDANCO, with national and international representation of one of the most important festivals of cont
Culture
10/7/2012
Youth Alfaguara and Santillana, are pleased to invite you to a lecture by writer Jaime Homar, author of the novel titled Paloma (Dove):
Education
10/7/2012
The Alliance FrançaiseofSanto Domingo, the Theater House and the Contemporary Art Evolutionary Laboratory, are pleased to present two outstanding concerts by the Eric Bonheur jazz quartet, scheduled to take place on Monday, September 3rd and on Thurs
Culture
10/7/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) has reported that everything is ready to resume the School Feeding Program (PAE for its acronym in Spanish) on Monday, September 3rd, which will benefit 1,431,391 students at 5,060 educational centers nationwide.
Education
10/7/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) are pleased to be partnering once again with the Dominican Commissioner for Culture in New York to celebrate the 6th Annual Dominican Book
Culture
10/7/2012
Dominican singer and author, Wason Brazobán,announces his most ambitious concert to celebrate his ten-year career as “The King” of romantic music.
Culture
10/7/2012
Artistic producers Haffet Saba De Marchena and Joyce Roy, as well as the cast of the musical Godspell,offered details of the mise-en-scenefor September 7 through 9, at 8:30 pm, in the Maximum Avilés Blonda room at the Palace of Fine Arts.
Culture
10/7/2012
Culture Minister, José Antonio Rodríguez, participated in the panel "Cultural policies in the Dominican Republic, according to the visión of young contemporary artists," which was held under the Tertulia "Peña de los martes" party by the "La multitud
Culture
10/7/2012
Rules for the II Youth Competition of the Book Fair 2012:
Culture
10/7/2012
CándidaMontilla de Medina brought a message of solidarity to those affected by the passage of the Isaac Storm.
Society
10/7/2012
The first meeting, which will be chaired by President Danilo Medina Sánchez and the Vice President, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, will take place on Friday at 10:00 am.
Society
10/7/2012
The campaign will open with 332 selling offices to renew the registration tags, plus the unlimited 24-hour 7 days a week service that is being provided through the Internet.
Economy
10/7/2012
The Star Foundation and the Pan American Investment Consortium, represented by Architect Luisa Morales, delivered school supplies to students in the communities of Villa Gautier in San Pedro de Macorís, to mark the start of the school year.
Education
10/7/2012
The hall was empty except for the echo of a party going on in the next room and a look of desire to exchange anecdotes and better understand other realities. This is about the anxiety of a mind that lives to creates stories, an individual who is alwa
Culture
9/25/2012
In the face of the imminent arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac in the southern part of the country, the Federation of Dominican Municipalities(FEDOMU in Spanish) called on local governments to collaborate with aid and assistance organizations for the pr
Citizen Information
9/25/2012
On Monday, the lawyer for a real estate company lodged a legal complaint against the indiscriminate cutting down of 72 pine trees on privately owned land in Jarabacoa where an unauthorized highway is being built.
Enviroment
9/25/2012
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is fast approaching and we are pleased to announce that the official 2012 DREFF Film Program is available online. You can now plan your 2012 DREFF participation and make the most of the Festi
Enviroment
9/25/2012
TheNational Institutefor the Formation and Training of Teachers (INAFOCAM in Spanish) benefitted 16,791 teachers and school coordinators as well as teaching assistants and docents in the country’s 18 Regional School Districts from March 2011 to June
Education
9/25/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) will begin classes on Monday August 20 for the 2012-2013 academic year. The official opening of the school year was celebrated at the Cristo Rey School of San Juan de la Maguana, at 10:00 am. PresidentDan
Education
9/25/2012
Bautisa Rojas Gómez, who took over last week as the new Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, announced that his Ministry will promote a huge national mobilization with the goal of planting some 4 million trees all around the country before
Enviroment
9/25/2012
The Dominican youth deserve better opportunities. It is unacceptable to see so many unemployed young people, many of whom have tech school diplomas and universitydegrees and others who were not able to finish their studies because they had to work an
About the Country
9/25/2012
The Minister of Foreign Relations of India, MadhusudanGanapathy, will visit the Dominican Republic in September as part of a regional tour to several Central American and Caribbean countries, according to diplomatic officials.
Citizen Information
9/25/2012
O n Wednesday, September 5, Dr. Leonel Fernández, President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and Former President of the Dominican Republic, will deliver the keynote add
About the Country
9/25/2012
Dominican runner Félix Sánchez won the 400-meter hurdle event at the Gugl Games in Linz, Austria.
Sports
9/25/2012
Dominican womens vault gymnast, Yamilet Peña, who took sixth place at the London Olympics 2012, is proud of her achievement and says she will continue to strive for more.
Sports
9/16/2012
She died of Leukemia and was pregnant but the Constitution prevented her from receiving a therapeutic abortion that could have save her life.
Heath
9/16/2012
Representative sectors of the city of Santiago, the country’s second city, have asked the new Dominican government to establish laws and regulations to stop the “massive” flow of undocumented Haitians from entering the country through their shared no
Society
9/16/2012
H undreds of people waited at the Las Americas International Airport today to welcome a large part of the 35-person delegation of Dominican athletes returning from the London Olympic Games.
Sports
9/16/2012
S aturday, August 4, 2012, marked the close of the 5 day workshop on Community Gardens implemented by the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Gl
Enviroment
9/16/2012
Hundreds of millions of viewers watched the strained face of Felix Sanchez in his final lap as he roared across the finish line to take the gold in a spectacular showing in the 400-meter hurdles on Monday in London. What many didn’t know was that he
Sports
9/16/2012
On Monday, July 30, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), partnered with Voluntariado Banreservas to put on the photography exhibit “Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the En
Enviroment
9/16/2012
Following the success of the first-ever DREFF organized student expedition to Pico Duarte, which took place April 2-5, 2012, professional mountaineer and DREFF contributor Karim Mella and his foundation Fundación “Siempre Más” coordinated a subsequen
Education
9/16/2012
More than 60 companies are currently sponsoring 600 schools.
Education
9/16/2012
It is with great enthusiasm that Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) announce the launch of The Fellows Program bilingual English-Spanish webpage. The simple to navigate site facilitates access to important information regarding th
Education
9/16/2012
A mong their initiatives for the promotion of a culture of cinematography for the benefit of the environment, GFDD and FUNGLODE present the first installment of their contest for short films and public service announcement, Globo Verde Dominicano Awa
Culture
9/16/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is pleased to announce that it is bringing its acclaimed photography exhibit “New Perspectives: Dominican Republic” to the Primary School 24 Dual Language School for International Studies in Broo
Culture
9/16/2012
Winners received a six-day program designed especially for students at the NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Education
9/16/2012
S ánchez, gold medalist in the 400-meter with hurdles, said that he was very happy for the support received from the President, the Ministry of Sports and the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD for its acronym in Spanish). He also noted that the COD Pr
Sports
9/16/2012
All Inclusive Collection, property group of the Hard Rock Hotel &the Punta Cana Casino recently announced its alliance HIT Entertainment, one the main production houses of children’s entertainment and holder of property rights of some of the worlds m
Tourism
9/10/2012
Following several successful presentations at International Festivals in Costa Rica and Spain, the Contemporary Dance Project of the Dominican National Ballet, or ProDanCo, will premiere part of their new show with several performances at the Máximo
Culture
9/10/2012
The Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery of Contemporary Art presents Carlos Estévez’s most recent show, “Diluvios Íntimos.”
Culture
9/10/2012
Mark your calendars! The Second Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) is right around the corner, taking place September 5 – 9, 2012 in the cities of Santo Domingo, San Francisco de Marcorís, Santiago de los Caballeros, Punta Cana, B
Enviroment
9/10/2012
The topic to be debated will be “Digital Integration: Giving Voice to Those Without.”
Citizen Information
9/10/2012
On Saturday, July 28, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD ), and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE ), will join forces with the City College of New York (CCNY) and t
Enviroment
9/10/2012
As part of the celebration of the International Fair, Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, representatives of the Dominican Republic celebrated its National Day with a delegation of that Caribbean country, led by the Minister of the Environment and Natural Resourc
Citizen Information
9/10/2012
Laura Chinchilla held discussions on the possibility of implementing special cooperation programs between the two countries.
Citizen Information
9/10/2012
The regulation will enter into force within three months and will allow consumers to find out what are the true components of a product.
Citizen Information
9/10/2012
For the second year in a row, the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) is undertaking a large maintenance project at the public schools in preparation for the 2012-2013 academic year, which begins on August 20. The project is being carried out w
Education
9/10/2012
The National Council on Culture approved the creation of the Academy for Orchestral Studies in their meeting last Thursday. This new organization will be supported and managed with private resources and will be connected to the National Symphony Orch
Culture
9/10/2012
The Dominican stage is luxuriously designed and decorated as it prepares to put one of theater’s most representative plays in recent times, “Steel Magnolias” a world-famous comedy with a moving story that captivates viewers at the very beginning unti
Culture
9/10/2012
On Saturday, July 28, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), partnered with the City College of New York (CCNY) and the Instit
Enviroment
9/10/2012
The Walk for Life Foundation, part of SID Group, was welcomed by the Organization of United Nations as a model initiative for socially responsible investment in its Regional Support Center for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Society
9/10/2012
Every Wednesday throughout July, Pavel Núñez will be joining with his friends at the Casa de Teatro where he is celebrating the Casa’s anniversary with this series of concerts that will feature his greatest hits sung by him and his friends who will j
Culture
9/10/2012
Yesterday, July 5, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) partnered with the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations to celebrate the Dominican Republic’s rich and distinct musical heritage. The Foundation wa
Culture
9/10/2012
The Dominican Republic gave a painting of well-known Dominican artist, Fernando Peña Defilló, to the Central American Integration System (SICA in Spanish) at the closing event of the XV Book Fair in Santo Domingo, which was dedicated this year to the
Culture
9/10/2012
Under the auspices of the Board of Directors of APEC University and the APEC Cultural Program, painter Rudy D. Castillo will present his 4th solo exhibition on Wednesday June 27th at 7:00 pm. His show, "Colores, Viento y Metal II" [Colors, Wind and M
Culture
9/10/2012
The Organizing Committee of the Butterfly Mountain Bike Route announced that 13 more provinces have joined the list of participants from around the country who have confirmed they will take part in this sporting, cultural and environmental event to b
Citizen Information
9/10/2012
The Ministry of Education, MINERD, informed that this Friday it will conclude the first edition of the National Tests for the primary and secondary school levels, in the general and technical professional modalities, which have been administered in a
Education
9/10/2012
Some of the activities that took place on the first day of the Summer Library Camp included talks on caring for the environment, taking care of their own dental hygiene and listening to children’s stories.
Education
9/10/2012
This is an initiative for the population to enjoy free high quality films with positive value messages.
Culture
9/10/2012
Some one thousand children and adolescents enjoyed the extraordinary show.
Society
9/10/2012
Claudia Madera is a Dominican artist who loves to be surrounded by nature. She is passionate about working with the human figure and is inspired by people around her, nd particularly focusing on interpersonal relationships such as love and all that i
Culture
9/10/2012
The Ministry of Culture, the New Architecture Group, Inc. (GNA in Spanish), the Society of Architects of the Dominican Republic (SARD in Spanish) and the Museum of Modern Art recently published the rules and regulations for the 11th International Arc
Culture
9/10/2012
Dominicans were motivated to come together to be part of these national and international activities.
Heath
9/10/2012
His Eminence, the Most Reverend Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, received a $100,000 donation from the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Mr. Thomas Ping-Fu Hou to be used in the third and final phase of the Rehabilitation Projec
Culture
9/10/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) informed 18 Regional Offices of the protocol or instructions for the 2012 hurricane season.This protocol contains the steps that school principals and their management teams must take before, during and after a trop
Education
9/3/2012
Today, June 18, in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), along with partner institution UBUNTU – World Forum on Civil Society Networks, advocated that urgent actions be taken by the global community to curb s
Economy
9/3/2012
The students will immerse themselves in the academic life at the American Institution, which will allow them to gain rich academic and cultural experiences.
Education
9/3/2012
The Director of the Miches Art Festival recognized the contribution of the Ministry of Culture (MINC) to the celebration of its cultural week, an event designed to showcase the area’s cultural and tourist attractions.
Culture
9/3/2012
The course is intended for music students and professional musicians who play rhythmic section instruments such as piano, bass, guitar, drums and percussion. The objective of the course is to develop and apply concepts of Contemporary Latin Jazz to t
Culture
9/3/2012
Tomorrow on June 22, 2012, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), will host a certification ceremony
Education
9/3/2012
The Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, presided the workshop Innovación de la PlantaFísica Escolar (Innovation of the SchoolPhysical Facilities), which brought together representatives from 30 institutions and other distinguished attendeesfrom th
Education
9/3/2012
GFDD is joining forces with the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, the Mission of the Dominican Republic to United Nations and the Special Coordinator Civil Society Office of the President of the Sixty-Sixth Session of the General Assembly t
Economy
9/3/2012
With an investment of nearly $11.2 billion Dominican pesos, the Progresando Santa Fe Center for Training and Production in San Pedro de Macorís was inaugurated, propelling the residents of this area onto the road toward progress.
Economy
9/3/2012
The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, the agency heading the national environmental policy, presented 32 certificates of clearance to an equal number of organizations that receivestate funds or funds from international cooperation, a
Enviroment
9/3/2012
For the second time Cuban artist Carlos Estévez will exhibit his solo expo "Diluvios Íntimos" in our country.
Culture
9/3/2012
The NEOARTE Art Center andthe PALAFITOS BAR,are pleased to invite to the contemporary group art exhibit "TIEMPO DEL COMICS", atravelling exhibition by a group of artists from Santiago consisting of GEORGE HEINSEN, NELSON BATISTA, ARSENIO "SNOOPY", WA
Culture
9/3/2012
A conference on the role of university radios and their potential for development with web 2.0 technologieswill be offered this coming Wednesday, June 13, in the Orientation Hall of the Pedro Mir Library, located at the Autonomous University of San
Citizen Information
9/3/2012
Looking at the pictures, they make us dream of those idyllic and different places, and live especial moments. Although these specific situations of our trips to different places should not be forgotten, we may always find our Paradise somewhere close
Culture
9/3/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is partnering with UBUNTU – World Forum on Civil Society Networks to coordinate the side event “Food, sustainability and global democracy: challenges and perspectives” on June 18 from 9:30 am – 1
Society
9/3/2012
Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, oversaw the official opening of a series of competitive exams to be taken by aspiring civil servants seeking jobs as school principals and teachers. The Ministry of Education will be administering the exams u
Education
8/8/2012
The Ministry of Culture held an event in honor of Salomé Ureña in Jamao al Norte, where it unveiled a bust of the celebrated poet and teacher.
Culture
8/8/2012
The Embassy of Spain and the Ministry of Education have the honor to informthe public the name of the young lady who has been selected to participate in the 2012 BBVA Quetzal Route, for her work on "The Royal Botanical Expedition of the New Kingdom o
Education
8/8/2012
A total of 296 students from 15 provinces were selected to take part in the regional seminars prior to the main forum given by the Dominican Internal Tax Office (DGII in Spanish) in various areas around the country.
Education
8/8/2012
The organization for the mitigation of poverty in the bateyes, Batey Relief Alliance (BRA), recently concluded the Vitaminando Program for 2011-2012. The program was responsible for donating more than 61,000 doses of vitamin A; 117,000 doses of paras
Heath
8/8/2012
Between May 29 and June 2, the Casa de las Américas (House of the Americas) will host the “Ayiti en Casa” as part of Cultural Week in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Culture and Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Cuba at the XI Havana Bie
Culture
8/8/2012
Veladora Theatre presents "Confessions of a Mask," a homage to Japanese writer Yukio Mishimaby playwright RadhamesPolanco.
Culture
8/8/2012
Glrowth in 2011 was 21.1% while the number of beneficiaries exceeded 14 thousand.
Education
8/8/2012
The La Merced Niños Limpiabotas (Shoeshine Children) Foundation, dedicated to the prevention and eradication of child labor and to the care of children, is inviting the Dominican population to participate in activities around Eradication of Child Lab
Society
8/8/2012
The technological tools that can be used to bridge the digital gap between those who have access to information and communication technologies and those who do not are now within the reach of the council members in the community of Salcedo.
Citizen Information
7/28/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD)began the process of comparing prices for the purchase and repair of seats for the next school year, with the participation of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) nationwide,for an estimated investment of 44
Education
7/28/2012
The Dominican Republic Children and Youth Library (BIJRD for its acronym in Spanish) will start a new series of workshops on Photoshop and parental control techniques for using the Internet.
Education
7/28/2012
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, The Smithsonian Latino Center, The Embassy of the Dominican Republic, The Embassy of Haiti, The Dominican Republic Tourist Board, in partnership with Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFD
Culture
7/28/2012
A chorus made of 40 children and youth voices will stage a large repertoire of songs, with the objective of pleasing the most special group of people in the world, the mothers.
Culture
7/28/2012
During its three years of service, the Dominican Republic’s Children and Youth Library has had 290,616 visitors.
Culture
7/28/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is pleased to announce that it is bringing its acclaimed photography exhibit “New Perspectives: Dominican Republic” to the Primary School 24 Dual Language School for International Studies in Broo
Culture
7/28/2012
Join Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) for an evening of celebration of Dominican and Haitian music on Wednesday, May 16. GFDD is partnering with The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, The Smithsonian Latino Center, The
Culture
7/28/2012
The VIII International Contemporary Dance Company Festival, (EDANCO), with support from the Deputy Minister of Film Affairs of the Ministry of Culture, will present the documentary film, “Pina 3D” on May 29 at the Caribbean Cinemas Acropolis. He fil
Culture
7/28/2012
With support from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), Germania Montás, Assistant General Director of the Internal Revenue service (DGII for its acronym in Spanish), spoke before dozens of executives of the private educational
Education
7/28/2012
The Commercial and Industrial Association (ACIS in Spanish) of this region inaugurated the 10th Annual ACIS Business Golf Classic of 2012 on the green of the 18th hole of Las Aromas Golf Club in Santiago, paying homage to business titan Manuel Gonzál
Sports
7/28/2012
More than 500 young people from "Young Leaders for Progress and Peace" and "Forum from the Dominican Children’s Library" took part in the walk for the rescue of ethical and spiritual values.
Culture
7/28/2012
The Ministry of Culture, the Board of Directors of the XV International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2012 and the Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in the Dominican Republic, joined together in inaugurating "Mexico, A Color
Culture
7/28/2012
The Justice Study Center of the Americas (JSCA) extends an invitation to their Network of Ex-Alumnae and Collaborators of the Inter-American Program to apply for an internship with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (Federal Public Ministry), w
Education
7/28/2012
The Minister of Education, Mrs. Josefina Pimentel, reiterated the free of charge nature of the educational services that the Dominican Stateoffers, and requested the attention and participation of all stakeholders in the system to unify efforts, with
Education
7/28/2012
Invited by DIGENOR and the Dominican-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Avelino Marques has more than 25 years of experience ensuring the quality of this biofuel.
Economy
7/28/2012
Ibero-Americana University (UNIBE), invited students from the region’s high schools to the Cap Cana campus to take part in their traditional Career Workshops.
Education
7/28/2012
Alejandro Andújar, with his script, "Aquí no hay invierno" was chosen the winner of the third edition of the Arturo Rodríguez Screenwriting Contest, organized by the International Film Company and Film de L´Astre, under the auspices of the French Emb
Culture
7/16/2012
The Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) signed a collaboration agreement in which they will join forces in a search for common goals and purposes to strengthen sensibility and knowledge about the philosophical, ethical a
Culture
7/16/2012
The book is full of recipes for easy-to-make, low-cost, simple meals and juices as well as exercises for women with breast cancer and detection methods for women to identify the symptoms to prevent it. The book costs $225.00 Dominican pesos (about $5
Heath
7/16/2012
"Océanos de tinta y papel” by Miguel Reyes Sánchez, won the National Prize at the Eduardo León Jimenes Book Fair 2012.
Culture
7/16/2012
More than 400 middle and high school students between the ages of 13 and 18 participated in this storytelling contest that began in February. The goal of the contest is to motivate young people to read and to take part in healthy competition.
Education
7/16/2012
Juan Ramón Jiménez and the group Orígenes was the title of the speech given by the Spanish Professor, Carmen Ruiz Barrionuevo, in the Museum of Modern Art, as part of the Keynote Speeches program at the International Book Fair.
Culture
7/16/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) transferred $295 million pesos to decentralized regional and district School Boards in the first trimester of 2012. This amount represents nearly 75% of that which was handed over in 2011, an amount of $4
Education
7/16/2012
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is presently participating in the XV International Book Fair in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, which commenced on April 18 and will continue until May 6.
About the Portal
7/16/2012
The Permanent Commission for the Celebration of National Citizens Ethics Day announced its activities program to be undertaken between April 23-27 in honor of Ulises Francisco Espaillat, sworn in as President of the Dominican Republic on April 29, 18
Citizen Information
7/16/2012
Education Minister, Mrs. Josefina Pimentel, stated that the celebration of the recentlyopened 15th International Book Fair (2012) is an event of fundamental importance since it will bring about advances to Dominican education, and places books within
Education
7/16/2012
Be part of a global event. One Day Earth Dominican Republic invites you to attend the local screening of the documentary film, One Day on Earth, on April 22, at 4 pm as part of the activities to celebrate Earth Day.
Enviroment
7/16/2012
Nine artists from eight countries and two local artists will come together at the VocesInmigrantes (Immigrant Voices) in the Dominican Republicconcert on Friday, April 27, at 7:30pm. The concert will take place at the Santo Domingo National Theater,
Culture
7/16/2012
March´s income tax report showed a 17% growth rate as compared to last year´s intake for the Dominican Internal Revenue Office (DGII in Spanish).
Citizen Information
7/16/2012
Accepted from among 100 film projects in Hollywood, the most important film about the life of the legendary Dominican film star, María Montéz is moving forward at a fast clip.
Culture
7/16/2012
In the presence of Rafael Alburquerque, Vice President in Charge of Executive Power, the Economic Food Centers of the State handed over 2,000 rations of food to the needy families in the poor neighborhoods of Santiago, Tamboril and Villa González, wh
Society
6/19/2012
We invite you to the opening ceremony of the following exhibitions:
Culture
6/19/2012
As a way of helping families affected by the recent torrential rainfall, President Leonel Fernández instructed the Economic Food Centers to deliver more than 2,000 packages of uncooked food rations to thousands of families in Puerto Plata who were le
Society
6/19/2012
Throughout the 2nd International Storytelling Festival, more than 30 activities took place in different places, keeping children and adults laughing and smiling all the while. The Festival also served to train teachers, culture disseminators and pare
Culture
6/19/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) recently launched two projects with the financial support of international organizations, which donated $153 million dollars toward strengthening the quality of early and elementary education in the most
Education
6/19/2012
E lections in the Dominican Republic, scheduled for May 20, are expected to be a closely contested. Some 6.5 million citizens will vote for President and Vice President. And, for the first time in the DR’s history, voters will also elect 8 deputies w
About the Country
6/19/2012
Doctor David Lanning directed the medical team that separated the Dominican Siamese twins María Teresa and Teresa María Tapia Sanatis last November 7, 2011.
Heath
6/19/2012
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, headed the torch-lighting ceremony marking the opening of the 5th School Sports Games to be held in San Juan de la Maguana from April 26 through May 4, with the participation of 2,835 athletes from numerous publ
Education
6/19/2012
The Ministry of Culture will open nine cultural exhibitions at this year’s 15th International Book Fair 2012 Santo Domingo, a magnificent event that opens on April 18 and runs through May 6th.
Culture
6/7/2012
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festivals first-ever expedition to Pico Duarte exceeded expectations. Over the course of the four-day trek, forty-five students from three Dominican high-schools -- Centro de Excelencia Media Profesora Crist
Education
6/7/2012
Nuclear Physicist, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, will be featured on the first day of the International Book Fair, Thursday April 19th, as part of the Keynote Speakers Series of this year’s spectacular event which opened on April 18th.
Culture
6/7/2012
Join us for a Dominican Get-Together in the Big Apple on April 19 and meet Dominican Professional Swimmer and World Humanitarian, Marcos Díaz. Learn about the man who has made a splash across oceans, connecting continents, and making a difference in
Dominicans Abroad
6/7/2012
The National Institute for Formation and Training of Teachers (INAFOCAM in Spanish) recently participated in two meetings in coordination with the Offices of Gender and Curriculum of the Ministry of Education. The purpose of the meetings was to defin
Education
6/7/2012
A total of 35 books will be presented as part of this year’s 15th International Book Fair (FIL in Spanish) which opens on April 18. The book launches are part of the intense publications program being carried out the by the publishing units of the M
Culture
6/7/2012
The Ministry of Culture and the María Montez Centenary Commission is putting on an intense program of activities in commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of the birth of the Dominican film star who rose to fame and swept Hollywood in the 1940s an
Culture
6/7/2012
The Association of Dominican Classical Artists Inc. Presents the second Concert Series "A Celebration of Dominican Classical Composers and Musicians".
Culture
6/7/2012
During the initial phase, 75 units with 75 volunteers trained to offer medical assistance will be disseminated throughout the national territory.
Society
6/7/2012
The Ministry of Culture (MINC for its acronym in Spanish), through the General Directorate for Books and Reading, donated 10 thousand books to young people participating in the Second Youth Reading Marathon 2012, that was organized by the Ministry of
Culture
6/7/2012
The aim of these centers is to contribute to reducing the digital divide between those who have access to information and communications technologies (ICTs) and those who do not.
Society
6/7/2012
The Cultural Center of Spain in Santo Domingo will inaugurate the traveling exhibition, “Bridges. Roads in Water” on March 30th at 7 pm. The show, featuring seven Spanish painters using different visual languages, is traveling around the country inco
Culture
5/29/2012
As part of the first International Business Week, the Ibero-American University (UNIBE) held a panel on International Business with the participation of government officials as well as recognized and experienced economists.
Education
5/29/2012
The Ministry of Education, the Autonomous Classist Trade Federation (CASC in Spanish) and the Union of Aging Pensioners and Retirees (UDOJUPE in Spanish) signed an agreement through which the Education Ministry will offer technical support to these
Education
5/29/2012
The Ministry of Culture offered the lecture entitled "Impact of the Constitution of Cádiz on the Dominican everyday life and institutional life," by Scholar and Historian Wenceslao Vega. Thelecturetook place in theAuditorium of Fundación Global Democ
Culture
5/29/2012
More than 400 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18 are participating in this contest, which aims to motivate young people to read and compete in a healthy manner.
Culture
5/29/2012
The Ministry Culture has inaugurated a new cultural proposal, this time, for film lovers: the “Tinta y Luz” (Ink and Light) Film Forum will be held every two weeks at the Culture Bookshop.
Culture
5/29/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) will earmark no less than 2.5% of this year´s budget, over 58.6 billion pesos, to decentralized school districts.
Education
5/29/2012
The Ministry of Culture (MINC), through the General Directorate of Books and Reading, presented abook donation to the library of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Colombia and to the library of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Culture
5/29/2012
The Spanish Cultural Center invites to the series "Cine a Contracorriente. Diálogos, confluencias, divergencias… en los últimos 80 años", a selection of experimental short films fromLatinAmericaand Spain. The series will take place from March 29 to A
Culture
5/18/2012
G lobal Foundation for Democracy for Development (GFDD)’s initiative Dominican Get-Togethers is reaching out even further -a-field, and on March 21 headed south to Miami, Florida.
Culture
5/18/2012
The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister institution in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), in partner
Enviroment
5/18/2012
GFDD has been invited to participate in the IX Annual International Book and Culture Fair in New York City organized by the Dominican Women Development Center (DWDC). The fair will be celebrated March 23, 24 and 25. GFDD will showcase its publication
Culture
5/18/2012
The Argos Theater Group, directed by Carlos Celdrán, one of Cuba’s most outstanding directors, presented “Aire Frio” (Cold Air) by playwright Virgilio Piñera. The play was performed at Casa de Teatro in Santo Domingo on Monday and Tuesday, March 19 &
Culture
5/18/2012
Saturday March 17 marked the opening of the XXIII Catholic Book Fair with a free concert given by Alfareros.
Culture
5/18/2012
Once thousands of workers are deemed eligible for the Old Age Pension, Disability and Survivor’s Pensions (SVDS in Spanish), passed on June 1, 2003, they will be able to solicit the transfer immediately to the Benefits System, voluntarily and with no
Society
5/18/2012
The National Center for the Conservation of Works of Art and Documents is an office that functions under the Ministry of Culture and is in charge of curating, conserving, predicting and reversing the esthetic and material deterioration of the country
Culture
5/18/2012
This new center seeks to meet the needs of the communities around Sombrero and to provide an education in values through their educational actions as well as to train men, women and young people to be respectful, responsible and enterprising members
Society
5/18/2012
The painting exhibition, “Mujeres: Gestación de Valores” (Women: Gestation of Values) was inspired by the values campaign known as “Bien por ti” (Good for you), according to painter Alma Vásquez. The exhibition is comprised of 17 paintings of various
Culture
5/18/2012
"Dos pinceles, una obra (Two brushes, one painting)” is the title of the joint exhibit of Dominican painter Chris Villar Cintrón and Dominican visual artist Víctor Manuel Ochoa.
Culture
5/10/2012
With the goal of expandingits contacts andrelationship with the community, BancoAgrícola(Agricultural Bank) of the Dominican Republic will open its firstCULTURAL HALLon Wednesday, March 21st, at 7pm.The exhibit, entitled“FRUTOS DE LA TIERRA,” will be
Culture
5/10/2012
Both entities are concerned and worried about the recovery of these children and adolescents, helping them in their recovery through psychological care and social and family support.
Society
5/10/2012
Yesterday, March 13, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) delivered an intervention on the impacts of financial speculation of basic commodities on global sustainable developme
Society
5/10/2012
The opening in the Dominican Republicof the International Poetry Festival "Woman’ Scream" under the slogan ¡La mujer vive! is approaching. Poets and artists from the Eastern part of the country (La Romana, Higüey, Hato Mayor, etc.), Santo Domingo, Sa
Culture
5/10/2012
As part of the National Strategy for a Society with Values, Good for you, your values make the country better! (¡Bien por ti, tus valores hacen un mejor país!),the Office of the First Lady (DPD for its acronym in Spanish) introduced Tolerance as the
Society
5/10/2012
The urban music bandEl Batallónmade its big debut and wontwo awards at the Dominican gala awards ceremony of music and art, and it immediatelystarted preparing for itstour throughoutEurope.
Culture
5/10/2012
The rock and pop band Futuros Divorciados, nominated to the 2012 Casandra Awards as the Best Rock Band, stretches its creative muscles with “Acústico,” playing for four weeks at the Theatre House bar, where it intends to show its versatility and dive
Culture
5/10/2012
The donation was made with the objective of training the residents of El Seibo in making ceramic arts and crafts and ultimately improving the condition of their lives.
Culture
5/10/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) is calling for a National Meeting for Social Consultation for Curricular Revision to be held on Wednesday March 21st. It has invited representatives from different sectors around the country to make propo
Education
5/10/2012
As partof the activities programmed for the next International Book Fairin SantoDomingo, the Ministryof Culture (MINC for its acronym in Spanish), through the General Directorate ofthe Book Fairand theGeneral Directorate of Booksand Reading,has creat
Culture
5/10/2012
The award recognizes the efforts of men and women dedicated to teaching.
Education
5/1/2012
Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, inaugurated the Calle Bonita School in Hatillo, San Cristobal, which brings to seven the number of new schools opened in the same number of communities in this province so far this year and nine since last Ju
Education
5/1/2012
The book needed to be published in order to transmit, record and faithfully assess the history of this hospital and to memorialize it in print and photos.
Heath
5/1/2012
Workshops on the educational uses of Information and Communications Technology (ICTs) are already rendering positive results as teachers gain useful teaching skills and knowledge to pass onto their students.
Education
5/1/2012
The Ministry of Culture announced the names of the winning troupes of the National Carnival Parade, held on Sunday along the waterfront promenade, which included the participation of more than 100 troupes from around the country.
Culture
5/1/2012
The Ministry of Culture launched the complete stories by Cuban writer Eduardo Heras León at the 21st International Book Fair, Cuba 2012.
Culture
5/1/2012
A solidarity meeting between a community of artists of various disciplines and a privileged audience comprised of residents at the Najayo 2 Women´s Rehabilitation Center and women from the Rafey and Baní Women´s Centers will take place on March 8 in
Culture
5/1/2012
The Dominican Academy of History sponsored the keynote speech, “The Cathedral Museum” to be given Eugenio Pérez Montás.
History
5/1/2012
The Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish), through the General Directorate of Books and Reading, gave the workshop, “Organization of Libraries for Writers,” in the Arte Ramón Oviedo Hall of the Ministry’s headquarters.
Culture
5/1/2012
The prestigious Academic Foundation of New Film (FANCI in Spanish) recently signed an academic alliance agreement with the International Film and Television School of San Antonio de los Baños de Cuba (EICTV), represented by its director, Rafael Rosal
Culture
5/1/2012
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, urged the Dominican people not to forget the legacies of the Nation´s founding fathers stressing that their dedication and effort are daily reminders and encouragement for all of us to undertake the tasks that l
Education
5/1/2012
Altagracia Suriel reported that in the five centers that have been installed in different municipalities within the province, some 700 people have received basic literacy and over 12,000 have been trained in different topics.
Society
5/1/2012
The Permanent Commission of Patriotic Holidays, the Armed Forces and hundreds of students joined together in paying homage to Francisco del Rosario Sánchez, the Father of the Nation, on the 195th anniversary of his birth in San Juan de la Maguana.
History
5/1/2012
Twenty nine participants were certified in the “Methodological Training for Facilitators” workshop, the goal of which was to give professionals the necessary competence to transmit knowledge. The workshop was given by Professor Santos Moreta, of the
Culture
5/1/2012
Rene Gough of Boca Chica was awarded "Athlete of the Year 2011″ at the Olympic Gala Ceremony, held February 22, 2012 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This annual event is organized by the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD), and rewards the most
Sports
5/1/2012
The Office of the First Lady (DPD in Spanish), under the direction of Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, has developed an ongoing community radio project throughout the entire country. They are called CTC Radio in that they broadcast from within the Comm
Society
5/1/2012
More than 70 executives and employees of Reid & Company, S.A. participated in the “Reid-Forestation” project held in the Monte Plata Biodiversity Park where they planted some 600 Capa trees, which are endemic to the area.
Enviroment
5/1/2012
The National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA in Spanish) decommissioned machines and equipment that were being used to illegally extract building material from the banks of the Haina River.
Enviroment
5/1/2012
The Museum of Modern Art decided to extend the one-person shows of Raúl Morilla´s “Ensimismado” and José Rincón Mora´s “Retrospective” due to their overwhelming success.
Culture
5/1/2012
The Catholic Book Fair will be opening its XXIII edition under the slogan, “One Who Reads Little, Knows Little.” The Fair will run from Saturday March 17th to Sunday March 25th at the Casa San Pablo.
Culture
5/1/2012
Minister de Education, Josefina Pimentel, recently inaugurated four schools in the provinces of Duarte and María Trinidad Sánchez, both built at a cost of $55, 281, 393 pesos.
Education
5/1/2012
Opening of Exhibits Wednesday the 7th Opening of the Individual Paint Exhibit "The Love of the Poet" Artist: Daniel Bottero Time: 7:00 P.M. Venue: MAM, First floor
Culture
5/1/2012
The development of a practical quality education, based on the construction of strong community leadership and possessing reference parameters for other institutions in different areas were some of the attributes which qualified the Academic Excellen
Education
4/23/2012
Young Dominican Orchestra Director, Darwin Aquino, began his 2012 musical schedule with an invitation to direct two concerts with Germanys Mainz Philharmonic on February 15th and 16th. As director of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Domi
Dominicans Abroad
4/23/2012
Photographer Spencer Platt will be a judge at the 10th International Wilfredo García FoUNtografía Award, organized by Casa de Teatro, which has extended its closing date to Friday, February 24.
Culture
4/23/2012
Nathalie Ramírez has the rare ability of traveling inher own land. "The Human Being" (“El Ser Humano”) is the result of a relentlessjourney within our species. It is a celebration of the human beauty and absurdity through drawings.
Culture
4/23/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) recognized a group of 19 former ministers who performed their duties during the past 45 years, for the contributionsand accomplishments they madeduring their administrations in favor of Dominican education. The cere
Education
4/23/2012
The Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery has been selected for the fourth consecutive time, to participate in the prestigious art fair "Scope NY 2012" focusing on emerging art. The fair is scheduledto be held March 7 – 11, 2012. The Gallery has a new strategic lo
Culture
4/23/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) has stated that students are the raison detre and the core of the Dominican education system, as wellas a powerful reason for the institution to feel more committedevery day to providingquality education that is al
Education
4/23/2012
Independence-Do, a national and international platform for performance artists, announces the second edition of the Performance International Art Festival,which is scheduled to take placefrom February 21stto the 27th, at various locations in Santo Do
Culture
4/23/2012
The signing of this document reaffirms the commitment to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Society
4/23/2012
These centers provide personalized education and continuing education andtrainingfor citizens toachieve more productive employment and improve their quality of life.
Education
4/23/2012
The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) opened the project for Strengthening the Native Wood Industry in the Dominican Republic which willdirectly benefit some 244 small a
Enviroment
4/23/2012
Universidad Iberoamericana(UNIBE) announced the signing of an agreement with Valencia College in Orlando Floridafor adegree in Tourism and Hospitality Businesses Management.Through this agreement UNIBE students in the hospitality and tourism degre
Education
4/23/2012
The International Book Fair Cuba 2012 opened on Thursday under the slogan "Reading is growing," and with the presence of the 14 island states, including the Dominican Republic, as guests of honor
Culture
4/23/2012
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) officially launched the third phase of the "Sembrando Teatro"program during a brief ceremony held at the Ramon OviedoArt Gallery, at the Ministry’s headquarters
Culture
4/23/2012
The objective of the remodeling and outfitting of the school is to improve the school’s educational resources in terms of infrastructure and knowledge the library will provide the students
Education
4/23/2012
National Pact to This document, to be signed next Wednesday, seeks to unite efforts on a national level to take decisive actions that will contribute to the elimination of the gender violence that is affecting Dominican familiesGender Violence to be
Society
4/23/2012
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, inaugurated the Félix María Capellán Bueno Education Center in the community of Jayabo, Salcedo in the Hermanas Mirabal Province, which was built at a cost of 18, 942, 554 Dominican pesos
Education
4/23/2012
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, attended the third graduation of the Learning Opens Roads Youth and Adult Literacy Program given by the Senatorial Management Office of Santo Domingo Province, which recently graduated 1568 new readers f
Education
4/23/2012
Huguette Labelle, President of Transparency International met with Dominican First Lady, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, in the Office of the First Lady (DPD in Spanish).
Citizen Information
4/23/2012
The Ministry of Culture will hold the First Seminar on Literary Criticism in the Dominican Republic on February 24 and 25.
Culture
4/13/2012
Within the framework of the International Workshop: Bloomberg Portfolio Management, the Ibero-American University(UNIBE), together with the National Association of Young Entrepreneurs(ANJE for its acronym in Spanish), held a Conference on the subject
Education
4/13/2012
The Director General of the Internal Revenue (DGII for its acronym in Spanish) hosted delegations from Curacao, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Paraguay, who are interested in implementing in their own countriestechnology programs that have been developedi
Economy
4/13/2012
Applications must be submitted before February 24, 2012 to the IDB offices in the 26 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Culture
4/13/2012
Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (MINERD) is promoting the resumption of a decentralization processes with the purpose of achieving, along with the system’s key stakeholders, higher quality in education that will respond to the require
Education
4/13/2012
Silvia Denisse Pichardo received a check for US$10,000 to benefit the organization she heads.
Society
4/13/2012
Doctor Alejandro Herrera, Secretary of State and Director General of the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC in Spanish), called the substantial increase in operations of airports around the country a significant contribution to the economic
Society
4/13/2012
The Ministry of Education, through the National Teacher’s Training and Education Institute (INAFOCAM in Spanish) along with support from the Santo Domingo Technology Institute, have begun a course in Teaching Mathematics in the Second Cycle of Elemen
Education
4/13/2012
Unlike other existing centers, this one will have a space available for psychological counseling for HIV/AIDS patients.
Heath
4/13/2012
Cuba´s International Book Fair 2012 opened on Thursday under the slogan “To Read is to Grow” with the presence of 14 Caribbean nations, including the Dominican Republic, as guests of honor.
Culture
4/13/2012
CineMAM, the official Museum of Modern Art’s film club, held athree-day dialogue and designers’ screening entitled “Musa &Moda”, at the MAM auditorium.
Culture
4/13/2012
From 2005 to date, the Project for the Formation of Young Leaders for Progress and Peace has benefitted some 75,514 young people from across the Dominican Republic, as well as from abroad.
Society
4/13/2012
On Tuesday Vice President Rafael Alburquerquemade the first disbursement of a supplemental retirement plan,on the amount of approximately one billion pesos,to teachers who retired by Executive decreestarting in 2010. This retirement plan will benefit
Economy
4/13/2012
The Ministry of Education simultaneously inaugurated three schools last Wednesday in various locales in the province of San Cristobal at an event headed by Education Minister Josefina Pimentel.
Education
4/13/2012
The Office of Impact Programs, under the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), held a meeting with 18 regional school directors and staff members from the country’s 104 school districts to raise awareness about the adequate planning and manageme
Education
4/13/2012
The study, “Most Admired Companies of 2011” was done by Read Research and Consulting Company and published by Market Magazine (Revista Mercado) in its January 2012 edition.
Economy
4/13/2012
Ministers attending the XVIII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment from Latin America and the Caribbean in Quito agreed that it is essential to place environmental issues at the heart of sustainable development decisions.
Citizen Information
4/13/2012
The Ministries of Education and Culture are launching art education degree programs in four provinces simultaneously
Culture
4/13/2012
Rafael Lantigua, Minister of Culture, selected Dominicanlaureatescreenwriter Leonardo de Leon, to receive the "2011 Cultural Personality"award, which isconferredby the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic since the year 2008.
Culture
4/13/2012
With the objective of attracting the publicto a space dedicated to books, and to formallystart the pre-inaugural cycle of the 2012Santo Domingo International Book Fair, theCultureBookstoreheld the event "Noche Brava del Libro" at its headquarters loc
Culture
4/13/2012
On January 24, President LeonelFernández and Lic.Josefina Pimentel, Minister of Education,opened the LiceoTécnicoSagradoCorazón de Jesús Fe y Alegría, a technical high school,located in Comendador, in the Elías Piña province, which was built with an
Education
3/18/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) inaugurated the new Professor Juan Bosch School last Wednesday, January 25th. The school, located in the Brisas del Este sector of Santo Domingo East, was built with an investment of $23,842,849 Dominican
Education
3/18/2012
This week, as we usher in the Month of Love – February - we are happy to announce a series of special programs for Jazz lovers and lovers of culture in general. Two concerts and a photo exhibition dedicated to Jazz are part of the innovative program
Culture
3/18/2012
Boys and girls from this zone will receive friendly, humane and professional treatment with the most modern equipment available at the new Pediatric Emergency wing of the Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia Municipal Hospital.
Heath
3/18/2012
Some 300 children from various schools in the Dominican Republic recently took part in the 39th School Eco-Visit Program, organized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources in coordination with the Ministry of Education.
Education
3/18/2012
The Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish), recently launched the book, “Círculo de Espera”, which is a collection of stories written by the winners of the Second Baseball Stories Contest, held in 2009.
Culture
3/18/2012
The new Training and Production Center will benefit residents in the region as they receive the necessary tools to prosper and achieve a better quality of life.
Education
3/18/2012
The Ministry of Education´s Office of Gender Development and Education held a meeting-workshop on gender equality and socio-cultural issues. The objective of the meeting with regional school officials, was to coordinate the development of a school-ba
Education
3/18/2012
The Dominican Republic Plan (Plan República Dominicana) has developed the project "Growing Up Happy" in the communities of Tábara Arriba, Los Toros, Tábara Abajo, Las Guanábanas and Sajanoa de Azua, as part of the activities of the Economic Security
Society
3/18/2012
A guidebook will be provided to advise producers on specifically how to list the ingredients in their products.
Citizen Information
3/18/2012
With the goal of consulting with representatives of different sectors of society on relevant issues to be discussed at the Río + 20 meeting, a national workshop was held to clarify and nail down the political commitment of the Dominican Republic.
Other
3/18/2012
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources introduced the Sustainable Forestry Management Plan in coordination with the municipality of Restauración with support from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ in German). The project
Enviroment
3/18/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), through the Department of Psychology, Orientation and Attention to Diversity, began an international audiovisual communication workshop on the prevention of violence: The Use of Information and Communica
Education
3/18/2012
The Deputy Minister of Institutional Development of the Ministry of Culture (MINC), Matthew Morrison, offered a lecture entitled "Marketing and Cultural Identity Facing the Challenges of the XXI Century" at The Ateneo Dominicano.
Culture
3/18/2012
The Dominican National Commission for UNESCO (CNDU for its acronym in Spanish) is pleased to announce the opening of calls for national, sub-regional, regional and/or inter-regional projects to be financed by UNESCO’s Participation Programfor the 201
Education
3/5/2012
Banco del Progreso and APEC University signed an agreement to help create an exclusive training program in the areas of business and finance which will benefit university students and help them to obtain internships in the Bank.
Education
3/5/2012
Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, hosted the opening ceremony of the School for Directors for Quality Education (EDCE in Spanish) of the Ministry of Education and the Center for Multiple Learning Resources (CEREMA in Spanish). Both organizat
Education
3/5/2012
Photographer Miguel Collado’s exhibit, “Trees in Holga,” opened with a series of 24 exquisite photographs of the trees that line the streets of Santo Domingo, especially in the area of Gazcue, taken with his Lomographic meniscus lens.
Culture
3/5/2012
The Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of Japan inaugurated “Dolls and Japanese Calendars” exhibition at the Museum of the Dominican Man.
Culture
3/5/2012
The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Mexiko, and the Centro DominicoAlemán (Dominican-German Center) invite to a special concert which should delight the palates of all lovers of this genre of music.
Culture
3/5/2012
The individual exhibitions "Ensimismado" by Raúl Morilla, "¿Quiéntiene la razón?" by Carlos Hinojosa, and "Retrospectiva" by José Rincón Mora, willremain open to the public until the end of February at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM for its acronym in
Culture
3/5/2012
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, urged school officials to continue raising awareness among parents and students’ tutors and to encourage them to send their children to school. She emphasized this by saying that missing a day of school here and
Education
3/5/2012
La ministra de Educación, licenciada Josefina Pimentel, afirmó que se ha constituido en un clamor público la necesidad de que los sistemas educativos exhiban mayores niveles de competencias en el manejo de sus recursos y en el contenido de la docenci
Education
3/5/2012
A promise made last July to build a school in the community of El Roblito, Padre Las Casas, Azua, by the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) was fulfilled last week on January 10th when a new school was inaugurated to satisfy this community’s
Education
3/5/2012
At an event in celebration of National Literacy Day, the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) announced that, through its General Directorate of Youth and Adult Education, the Ministry has designed a flexible basic education model for adults and
Education
3/5/2012
Dominican writer and poet, Marianela Medrano, will launch her fifth book of poetry, Diosas de la Yuca, at the Children’s Library of the Dominican Republic (BIJRD in Spanish) on January 18th at 6 pm.
Culture
3/5/2012
Through its Embassy in the Dominican Republic, the government of Taiwan donated 1.6 million pesos to the National Conservatory of Music and gave a van to the National Artisans Center.
Culture
3/5/2012
Starting this Sunday, January 15th, the Bancos de la Plata y laNavidad Marine Mammal Sanctuary (also known as the Silver Bank Sanctuary) will be the place to be for thousands of domestic and foreign tourists to come and enjoy one of the most beautif
Enviroment
3/5/2012
A group of 108 young people was received Monday at the National Environmental ProtectionService (SENPA)during a welcoming ceremony for candidates aspiring to be part of the First Class of the Environmental Police.
Enviroment
3/5/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) is working to define a Comprehensive School Safety Plan with the goal of preserving lives, property and the integrity of the resources that oversee and manage the institution.
Education
3/5/2012
EDESUR reported running a project to improve and replace public streetlight fixtures on a largestretch of the Duarte Highway, in order to contribute topublic safety and to the night beautificationof this important thoroughfare.
Citizen Information
2/22/2012
More than five thousand hours of moving footage of Dominican historical events and activities, were donated by filmmaker René Fortunato to the Nation’s General Archive (AGN for its acronym in Spanish).
Culture
2/22/2012
The children who attended the play, “Willie, the Last Adventurer,” received bicycles, dolls, kitchen sets, stuffed animals and many other toys.
Society
2/22/2012
The Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources, together with the Ministries of Education and Public Health, and the Center for Agriculture and Forestry Development (CEDAF for its acronym in Spanish) presented the National Program for Urban So
Enviroment
2/22/2012
In the 2012 version, the DGII promotes the services it offers to the taxpayers to facilitate their tax compliance,through the characters of the first Dominican video game Yara-rí.
Citizen Information
2/22/2012
Please join us in our series on Shakespeare for 2012, an annual cycle on his plays. This year we will enjoy a masterwork about love and justice, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE.
Culture
2/22/2012
The Office of Orientation, Psychology and Attention to Diversity of the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) will concentrate its efforts this year, 2012, on strengthening teaching, behavioral and psycho-social risk prevention strategies with th
Education
2/22/2012
As part of the Bilateral Financial Cooperation between the Dominican Republic and Germany, an agreement was reached to undertake the Sustainable Management Program of Natural Resources on the Border Area (PROMAREN in Spanish), to be carried out under
Enviroment
2/22/2012
Reporting to the National Council on Education, Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, explained that the Ministry is beginning a new organizational phase to review the curricular process as a way of updating and strengthening the current curriculum.
Education
2/22/2012
The Association of Hotels of Santo Domingo (AHSD in Spanish) announced the names of its new Board of Directors for 2012-2014: Eduardo Reple, President; Roberto Henríquez, Vice President; Kurt Tschamper, Treasurer; Aura Núñez de Domínguez, Secretary;
Tourism
2/22/2012
The end of 2011 saw a series of major achievements for the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), under the direction of Minister Josefina Pimentel. Those achievements included the building of 53 schools in various communities around the country,
Education
2/22/2012
Dominican President Leonel Fernández awarded, through a decree, special grants to a group of painters, curators and promoters of the arts in honor of the Day of the Visual Artist.
Culture
2/22/2012
It was an unforgettable day for children of lower income families from the region of Cibao as they had the opportunity to enjoy the play, “Willie, the Last Adventurer” and to be showered with toys.
Society
2/22/2012
As part of the Ministry of Culture´s annual Christmas celebration, this year ended with a spectacular series of concerts which included performances by the Dominican Wind Orchestra, the National Ballet, the Orpheum of Santiago and the Cibao Philharmo
Culture
2/22/2012
Leonardo de León was among the Platinum Award Winners in the Screenplay Competition of the “Oregon Film Awards 2011,” where he competed with some 4,000 writers.
Culture
2/22/2012
The Dominican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) signed a collaboration agreement to strengthen the Dominican lumber industry.
Enviroment
2/22/2012
Family and close friends of the late Alfonso Moreno Martínez donated a book and a documentary film to the Memorial Museum of the Resistance about the life of the pedromacorisanbusinessman, politician, diplomat and ecologist who,from a very early age,
Culture
2/22/2012
A financial agreement that includes a donation of funds from among NRECA and EDESUR will facilitate the improvement of electrical service in seven communities in the deep South.
Citizen Information
2/6/2012
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources announced a plan to remove more than a hundred wild donkeys from Cabritos Island as they are threatening the biodiversity and scenic beauty of the protected area, which belongs to the Lake Enriquillo
Enviroment
2/6/2012
The Office of the First Lady will work on the physical infrastructure and develop social insertion and social-educational programs.
Society
2/6/2012
Well-known artist Ada Balcácer was awarded the National Arts Painting Prize for this year.
Culture
2/6/2012
The National Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (CNECC in Spanish) recently swore in regional Ethics Commissions which are part of the Ministry of Education Regional Districts. The swearing-in took place in the Fuensanta Muñoz Hall of the Salomé U
Education
2/6/2012
The Ibero-American University was the venue for Architect Danny Forster’s conference entitled, “The modern, the vernacular, the sustainable.”
Education
2/6/2012
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ernesto Reyna, underscored the potential of the restoration of the upper basin of the Macasía River and its impact on the communities of Matas de Farfán, El Cercado, Juan Santiago, El Llano, Comendador,
Enviroment
2/6/2012
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources launched its “Atlas of Biodiversity and Natural Resources of the Dominican Republic” which will serve as a reference for the National Strategy for the Conservation and Use of the Biodiversity and to s
Enviroment
2/6/2012
Artists competed with one or two pieces of their work inspired by the thirteen values that make up the Good for You (Bien por ti!) national strategy.
Culture
2/6/2012
As part of its cultural diplomacy, the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Holland presented its first classical Christmas concert last week at the University of Social Sciences of The Hague.
Culture
2/6/2012
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Dominican Navy undertook a reforestation program in the area around the Las Calderas Naval Base in the province of Peravia.
Enviroment
2/6/2012
December 13th is Saint Lucia´s Day, the patron saint of the blind. In commemoration of her day, the Olga Estrella National Center for Educational Resources for the Handicapped sponsored an awards ceremony for the winners of the story-writing contest
Education
2/6/2012
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) and the General Directorate of the Fine Arts Institute will undertake a training program with the goal of increasing the theoretical and practical competencies of Dominican teachers in the various areas o
Education
2/6/2012
President of the Dominican-Honduran Chamber of Commerce, Héctor Cerna, expressed an interest in increasing bilateral commercial relations between the Dominican Republic and Honduras.
Economy
2/6/2012
The General Directorate of the Internal Tax Office ended a 4-month First Degree in Taxation, taken by 50 Tax Office employees.
Education
1/27/2012
The Ministry of Education will undertake a pilot program in San Pedro de Macorís as part of a project to support the insertion of new teachers in the teaching process around the country. The program is being done through the National Institute for Te
Education
1/27/2012
The Office of the First Lady (DPD in Spanish) and the Ministry of Culture is sponsoring the Tenth National Artisans Fair 2011,to be held December 14-18. This year the Fair is dedicated to the artisans of San José de Ocoa.
Culture
1/27/2012
The Dominican Republic won third place in the XII Hispano-American Spelling and Writing Contest held recently in Mexico where 13 Spanish-speaking countries participated.
Education
1/27/2012
The idea of the initiative is that all Metro users, in addition to quick access to their destinations, also have state-of-the-art computer access points to retrieve a wide variety of on-sight information, technology and reading material.
Education
1/27/2012
The Ministry of Women honored Taiwan Ambassador Isaac Tsai for his commitment, solidarity and support given to this ministry throughout his tour of duty as Ambassador from the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the Dominican Republic
Society
1/27/2012
Finnish President,Tarja Kaarina Halonen, at second meeting of the Panel of Eminent Persons at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), met with Dominican First Lady wherein they discussed education and the possibility of signi
Education
1/27/2012
Environment and Natural Resources Minister, Ernesto Reyna Alcántara, reported that between August and November of this year, 674 applications for environmental permits were granted to various economic development projects around the country.
Enviroment
1/27/2012
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, reported on the work being done by the Office of the First Lady in the Dominican Republic, including work in the area of social inclusion, technology and gender issues.
Citizen Information
1/27/2012
Harold Priego won First Place and took home a cash prize of 125,000 pesos for his short film, “No lo revivas” which the jury said possessed an “excellent combination of animation technology and an excellent sound track which, along with the story, en
Culture
1/27/2012
The Ministry of Culture and the Dominican Commission for Culture in the United States invites you to a book discussion on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Culture
1/27/2012
As part of the declaration of International African Ancestry Year, the Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish), through the Cultural Itinerary Program, has organized an interesting and historical tour of the routes taken by the island´s first slaves
Culture
1/22/2012
The National Folklore Directorate (DINAFOLK in Spanish), part of the Ministry of Culture, inaugurated the ¨ Merengue Gallery¨ which honors merengue singers, musicians, arrangers and composers around the country.
Culture
1/10/2012
The First Central American and Caribbean UN Study Follow-up Meeting on Violence against Children concluded with several commitments on the part of the 250 participants comprised of NGOs, experts on childhood issues, national and international media a
Society
1/10/2012
The Dominican initiative seeks to decrease pediatric HIV infection by supporting HIV-positive pregnancies and providing treatment that would preclude transmission to the unborn baby
Heath
1/10/2012
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, recently presided over an inauguration event of the Dominican Institute for Research and Evaluation of Quality Education (IDEICE in Spanish), an entity that functions under the Ministry of Education
Education
1/10/2012
A special program of exhibitions, theatrical presentations, concerts and workshops will be offered by the Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish) at this year’s 4th annual “Long Night at the Museums” in which all the major museums around the country w
Culture
1/10/2012
The Ministry of Culture developed a full program of activities for National Merengue Day which included music, tributes and exhibitions.
Culture
1/10/2012
With the objective of improving competitiveness and environmental efforts on the part of organic banana producers from the Northeast Line and as a result of a reduction in environmental impact on their part, the first Sustainable Production Agreement
Enviroment
1/10/2012
The Ministry of Culture and the Dominican Commission of Culture in the United States is inviting people to a talk on: How to start a non-profit organization
Culture
1/10/2012
Dominican painter, José Demetrio Peña, is bringing his one-man, traveling “The Ultimate Green” (El último verde) show home to the Dominican Republic. The show was seen last May-June, 2011 at the Arts Hotel in Bolzano, Italia.
Culture
1/10/2012
The agreement is intended to create abilities through the ICT Training Project for women in Villa Mella who will have access to employment associated to technology.
Education
1/10/2012
Speaking at the Reflection Conference, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández took stock of what the Office of the First Lady has done since 2004. She also took the opportunity to call for a united front to eliminate domestic violence
Society
1/10/2012
"The Birth of Baby Jesus,” a musical show, is being performed on three Saturdays in December, the 3rd, 10th and the 17th as well as on Wednesday the 21st in the esplanade in front of the Children’s Library. All shows begin at 5:30 pm.
Culture
1/10/2012
Dominican delegation to participate in the thirty-sixth session of the UNESCO General Conference.
Education
12/27/2011
Dominican First Lady, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, accompanied the mother as the conjoined twins underwent complicated but successful separation surgery in Richmond, Virginia.
Heath
12/27/2011
The Ministry of Education is creating a commission to do follow-up on the repair and renovation on the Republic of Argentina School. The commission, which will also contribute improving the learning atmosphere, will be made up of members of a group k
Education
12/27/2011
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ernesto Reyna Alcántara, announced that Reforestation Month concluded with the planting of 2,016,000 trees, carried out as part of the Quisqueya Verde Plan which organized 336 reforestation trips around
Enviroment
12/27/2011
In honor of the birth centennial of French-Romanian thinker and essayist, Emil Cioran, the Ministry of Culture’s Literary Office, in coordination with the French Embassy in the DR, offered a colloquium on the life of this celebrated figure.
Culture
12/27/2011
Recognition is given to those who have made a digital impact through their work.
Culture
12/27/2011
The Organization of American States (OAS) Office of Education and Culture invites institutions from the public and private sector and organizations from civil society to present their proposals on initiatives to be included in the portfolio of experi
Education
12/27/2011
The Organization of American States (OAS) Office of Education and Culture invites institutions from the public and private sector and organizations from civil society to present their proposals on initiatives to be included in the portfolio of experi
Education
12/27/2011
Rector of the Iberoamericana University (UNIBE in Spanish), Dr. Julio Amado Castaños Guzmán, and Loraine Amell, Director of International Affairs, participated in the twenty fifth annual conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universi
Education
12/27/2011
The Venezuelan athlete was recognized for his career path, personal excellence and for being an endless source of inspiration and positivism.
Sports
12/27/2011
With the motto "We have the word the First International Meeting of Ethnic Writers took place in Costa Rica with 17 countries represented.
Culture
12/27/2011
A project to enable the inhabitants of this city take action to develop and overcome poverty.
Education
12/27/2011
On November 1st, Representatives of the Ministry of Education (MINERD), Plan International and UNICEF marked the opening of No Family Violence Month by presenting the “Guide to Positive Discipline in the Classroom” to teachers at the Dominican Repub
Education
12/27/2011
Israeli Minister of Agriculture, Orit Noked, will visit the Dominican Republic on November 1 & 2 as part of a Central American tour which includes Costa Rica and Mexico
Citizen Information
12/27/2011
The Ministry of Culture, through the Literary Management Directorate and in coordination with the Ministry of Women, held the conference "Dominican women under Trujillo Authoritarianism", lead by renowned researcher and advocate for women’s rights Ca
Culture
12/27/2011
On November 18, GFDD and FUNGLODEs will convene another exciting edition of their initiative Dominican Get-Togethers in The Big Apple, at the Columbia University Faculty House, in Harlem, New York.
Sports
12/27/2011
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES in Spanish) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism recently published their "Directory of Hotels 2011-2012."
Tourism
12/18/2011
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, participated in a panel called “Transforming Education, Schools in the XXI Century: Innovation for Quality and Competitiveness,” organized by the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) which was held in the DR b
Education
12/18/2011
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Council for the Development of Santiago signed an agreement in which both institutions committed themselves to developing the “Santiago United and Green” Provincial Environmental Agenda Manage
Enviroment
12/18/2011
Dominican dancer Lorelei Acosta won a prize at the most important dance contest in the world, the "Ahlan Wa Sahlan" (Welcome) Festival held recently in Cairo, Egypt
Dominicans Abroad
12/18/2011
The FUNGLODE / GFDD publication prompted an exchange with reporters, specialists in environmental issues, teachers and students
Enviroment
12/18/2011
In order to promote harmonious coexistence and encourage respect, participation and confidence in children and youth, the Ministry of Education (MINERD) launched an educational campaign called Hagamos un Trato por el Buen Trato (Lets Agree to Treat
Education
12/18/2011
The Ministry of Culture will close Poetry Month with the presentation of four complete works of poetry by Mariano Lebrón Saviñón, Lupo Hernández Rueda, Manuel Valerio and Antonio Lockward Artiles.
Education
12/18/2011
The provision of this and other Pediatric Emergency Rooms aims to reduce child mortality and supply adequate health services for children of low-income families.
Heath
12/18/2011
The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ernesto Reyna Alcántara, recently held a meeting with the National Council on Private Enterprise (CONEP in Spanish) to discuss issues facing the business sector in the area of environmental legislat
Enviroment
12/18/2011
The General Directorate of Community Participation of the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) announced the completion of restructuring the directives of the Association of Parents, Mentors and Friends of Schools (APMAE in Spanish) as well as t
Education
12/18/2011
The center was built and equipped with an 11 million peso investment from the Patrimonial Fund for Reformed Companies (FONPER in Spanish). The investment included repair done to the Our Lady of the Rosary Church.
Citizen Information
12/18/2011
Iberoamericana University (UNIBE in Spanish), in collaboration with the Real Estate Jurisdiction (PCJI in Spanish) and the support of the National Office of Title Registration and Title Registrars of the Dominican Republic, offered a meeting with Jor
Education
12/18/2011
Education Minister, Josefina Pimentel, distributed laptops and wireless devices for wide band Internet to a group of school directors in the Ministry´s commitment to support public schools. A total of 6,463 pieces of equipment were given to 18 Region
Education
12/18/2011
The National Council of Culture, the official organization in charge of designing policies and plans for the development of culture, designated composer and orchestra director Ramón Antonio Molina as “National Glory of Dominican Music” in recognition
Culture
12/8/2011
Problems with excessive sedimentation in the Yaque de Norte river banks will be corrected in an effort to safeguard the population and to guarantee the protection of the property and belongings of those living along the river.
Enviroment
12/8/2011
A group of 150 students from the Socorro Sánchez School enjoyed the performance given by Colombia´s Pombo Group at the Children´s Library of the Dominican Republic (BIJRD in Spanish).
Culture
12/8/2011
In a meeting of important individuals connected to environmental protection issues, the Permanent Forum for the Sustainable Management of Soil was introduced. The Forum is comprised a group of consultants created to advise and inform decision makers
Enviroment
12/8/2011
It has been confirmed that GFDD and FUNGLODE will participate at New York’s Dominican Book Fair to be held from October 7 - 9, 2011.
Culture
12/8/2011
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources announced activities for Reforestation Month to begin Saturday, October 1, with a program that seeks to involve more than 500 companies, institutions and organizations of civil society and plant 2 mil
Enviroment
12/8/2011
Officials from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the Customs Office, the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of the Navy have all signed an inter-institutional cooperation ag
Enviroment
12/8/2011
The Ministry of Culture, through its Department of Literary Workshops and Literary Promotion opened a poetry workshop given by well-known Mexican writer, Mario Bojórquez. It was held in the Ramón Oviedo Art Hall.
Culture
12/8/2011
Every year, the Ile-de-France regional council organizes the FIFE – Environmental International Film Festival in Paris .
Enviroment
12/8/2011
The Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC in Spanish) is calling for entries to participate in an essay-writing contest on the topic: “Challenges Facing Civil Aviation in the XXI Century.”
Other
12/8/2011
Throughout the month of October, the Ministry of Culture will develop an intense program of new book presentations from the Ediciones Rumbo Sur and from the Colección Provincias publishing houses.
Culture
12/8/2011
The Ministry of Culture, through the Provincial Cultural Office of Romana, the BoMana Foundation and the Dominican College of Painters of La Romana, coordinated the participation of national artists at the First Dominican Culture Week in Orlando, Flo
Culture
11/27/2011
MercaSID, Induveca, Agua Crystal and Induspalma, all part of the SID Group, are undertaking their student sponsorship program in four new public schools. Each one of these schools is located near the operations of the participating companies and is s
Education
11/27/2011
The VII edition of the Regional Book Fair dedicated its second day of activities to the provinces of Bahoruco and Independencia, who honored the late journalist and poet Apolinar Perdomo as well as historian, professor and poet General Rafael Leónid
Culture
11/27/2011
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Ernesto Reyna Alcántara, held a meeting with International Cooperation Agencies to whom he explained the seven priority guidelines he has set out for the Environment Ministry.
Enviroment
11/27/2011
Golfers from Spain, Puerto Rico, the United States and the Dominican Republic. Punta Blanca Golf Club recently celebrated its fourth golf tournament in honor of businessman, Mickey Flaquer.
Sports
11/27/2011
Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, announced that, as of Monday September 19, the Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) completed the hand-over of 50 new schools that are ready for use this academic year. Another 50 schools will be ready t
Education
11/27/2011
The Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish) officially inaugurated "VII Regional Book Fair, Barahona 2011" in a ceremony presided over by Dominican Vice President Rafael Alburquerque and José Rafael Lantigua, Minister of Culture.
Culture
11/27/2011
In both events that took place on Monday, September 19, Education Minister Josefina Pimentel, handed over six removable classrooms to the Community of Brisas del Este in the municipality of Santo Domingo East and eight removable classrooms for studen
Education
11/27/2011
The Municipal Unit for the Community Heritage of Sosúa (UMPC in Spanish) announced their first “Multicultural Food Festival” which will be held between September 30 and October 2 in the Las Flores Park of Sosúa.
Culture
11/27/2011
The pieces on display were made by artisans from the Progresando families around the country as well as independent artisans associated in federations or groups.
Culture
11/27/2011
The Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES in Spanish) recently recognized Kelly Robinson de Shaun, Executive Director of the Association of Hotels La Romana-Bayahibe (AHRB), for her contribution and activity directed
Tourism
11/27/2011
The meeting, which will last until this Wednesday, is being attended by delegates of tax administrations from seven countries
Economy
11/27/2011
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) and the General Office of Internal Revenue (DGII in Spanish) signed an addenda to the Training and Follow-up Project Agreement for the Inclusion of Tax Information in Civic Education through which Articl
Education
11/27/2011
The Ministry of Women recently launched a campaign under the slogan, “Join in to Put an End to Violence Against Women.” This is part of the national mobilization day being planned to end violence against women as well as all domestic violence in the
Society
11/27/2011
As part of the 1st Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival, Dominican President Leonel Fernández honored two extraordinary women who have been on the forefront of marine life and ocean conservation for several decades: American, Sylvia Earle a
Enviroment
11/27/2011
The Ministry of Culture gave 2 million pesos to the Silvano Lora Foundation to be used to develop its plans to create painting workshops in Colonial City where it operates.
Culture
11/27/2011
The Ministry of Environment released resolution 014/2011 assigning certain functions and thematic areas of competence to its Deputy Environment and Natural Resources Ministers within the organic structure of the Ministry
Enviroment
10/31/2011
Under orders from Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández, the State-run Food Centers and the Ministry of the Armed Forces jointly carried a series of simultaneous operations in neighborhoods and municipalities in the province of San Cristobal.
Citizen Information
10/31/2011
Children from low income families will be given personalized attention in this new pediatric wing under the care of experienced medical personnel.
Heath
10/31/2011
El certamen tiene el objetivo de promover el aprendizaje del idioma español, la excelencia ortográfica, la ampliación del vocabulario y estimular la capacidad de observación
Education
10/31/2011
Employees in the administrative and finance areas of the Office of Planning, the Judicial Consultation Office and the Department of Tenders and Contracts of the Ministry of Education (MINERD) took part in a workshop on The Transparency Project in th
Citizen Information
10/31/2011
The Ministry of Culture, through the General Directorate of Books and Reading, undertook the first phase of the Reading Pilot Plan in the Juan Bosch Cultural Center in the city of Moca.
Culture
10/31/2011
Buen Vivir (Good Living) Productions opened its fourth edition of the tastiest event in the Caribbean: Sweet Santo Domingo, all the profits of which are designated to go to the Dr. Heriberto Pieter Volunteer Oncology Institute
Culture
10/31/2011
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) is not accepting applications for tuition increases for the 2011-2012 academic year in private schools that have not handed in the required documentation with proper justification that is not in keeping w
Education
10/31/2011
The Dominican Republic was the guest of honor at the VII International Book Fair of Panama, held between August 14-28 in the Atlapa Convention Center of Panama City.
Culture
10/31/2011
The girls will travel to the United States to be evaluated by specialists at the Richmond Childrens Hospital to determine if a separation procedure is possible.
Heath
10/31/2011
Milagros Yost, Ministry of Education Advisor to Participating Organizations, said schools in San Cristobal used to house people affected by Irene have been emptied out by 50%. She said the strategy used to empty to schools, moving the families to the
Education
10/31/2011
A total of 75 young people successfully completed their leadership training.
Education
10/11/2011
The OAS Department of Human Development, Education and Culture has the pleasure of announcing its new OAS Scholarship Program – Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities, through which 50 scholarships are being offered to study a Masters Degree at Braz
Education
10/11/2011
State-run Economic Food Kitchens have invested more than 21 million pesos in the distribution of cooked and uncooked food to the communities affected by the rising rivers, streams and gullies as a result of the torrential rain that accompanied the ar
Citizen Information
10/11/2011
With the goal of promoting institutional and financial sustainability in the Dominican agricultural clusters, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Rural Economic Diversification Project, donated more than $32 million pesos
Economy
10/11/2011
After twelve years of searching for solutions to keep Encuentro Beach open to public access, especially for surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers who enjoy this Cabarete paradise, an agreement has finally been reached between civil society, the Assoc
Sports
10/11/2011
Works of art from different genre and disciplines were recently selected for the 26th National Visual Arts Biennale which will be inaugurated at the Museum of Modern Art on August 16th at 7:00 PM. This years Biennale will feature a new Guest of Hono
Culture
10/11/2011
The new Culture Bookstore, with an ample offering of books by Dominican writers, opened in Colonial City, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Bookstore is located at 2 Las Atarazanas Street in the Colonial Zone.
Culture
10/11/2011
Young violinist and orchestra director, Luis Antonio Feliz Tejeda, returned home after a successful tour of the United States as guest director of the International Youth Orchestra. The tour was organized by the Youth Music Preservation and Promotion
Dominicans Abroad
10/11/2011
One of the most distinctive characteristics of the Dominican Republic is its cooking and food. The mix of cultures is reflected in its culinary creations such as desserts and Creole sweets. To make these delectable treats which are a preference among
Culture
10/11/2011
The Mother´s Milk Bank will receive donations from supportive mothers and provide it to breastfeeding women around the country who are in need of it.
Heath
10/3/2011
This center will be a place for the integration of the community, promoting the development and social inclusion of men, women and children of all ages.
Society
10/3/2011
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, inaugurated Santa Lucia School, in the village of Boca Chica. The school was built with resources from the Cerrando Brechas (Closing Gaps) project, and cost RD$28,811,447.26. It will benefit 770 elementar
Education
10/3/2011
The Minister of Education, Mrs. Josefina Pimentel, handed out 95 certificates to as many families who benefited from the School Scholarship Program in participating educational centers, selected by the Ministry of Education (MINERD). The scholarships
Education
10/3/2011
Present a video or photography and win a scholarship to the Altos de chavón design school or samsung prices
Culture
10/3/2011
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) stated that it is taking the steps necessary to create an educational center and name a teacher in Los Roblitos, Padre Las Casas, to provide education to 62 children who are currently not attending school.
Education
10/3/2011
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the Command Center of the Navy together opened the Center for the Protection and Security of the Navy´s Forest, located in the Ozama Wetlands, municipality of Santo Domingo East.
Enviroment
10/3/2011
Executive director of ARS SEMMA, Dr. Alberto Fiallo, reported this week that SEMMA will send checks for a total of RD$184 million pesos to Health Service Providers (PSS in Spanish), mainly to general practitioners and family doctors and specialists
Heath
10/3/2011
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish), in coordination with Microsoft and the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), are developing a project to train 6,000 directors of educational centers in the management of technologies and
Education
10/3/2011
President Leonel Fernández Reyna visited the office of the Ministry of Environment where he met with the Minister, Jaime David Fernández Mirabal, and the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Manuel García Arévalo. They discussed various topics such as
Enviroment
10/3/2011
The Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of La Vega initiated a conservation project in Villa de la Concepción Archaeological and Historical National Park, which is located in Old La Vega. The project was inaugurated in this emblematic location.
Enviroment
10/3/2011
The Orange Foundation and the Iberoamericana University (UNIBE), through its Graduate School and Psychology Department, introduced ¨Technology Tools for People with Autism.¨ At the presentation conference, Verónica Pensosi, Project Manager for Orange
Education
10/3/2011
55 professionals received their diplomas in “Sport Science” studies
Sports
10/3/2011
As a virtuoso of drawing and experimentation in juxtaposing a variety of techniques, one can define Amy Hussein’s work for this exhibition as just that. Amy will show a total of ten drawings that speak to the domination of this technique and the grac
Culture
10/3/2011
The Libón Verde project was launched in the presence of the German Ambassador, Christian Germann, Haitian Ambassador, Fritz Cineas and the Dominican Minister of Environment, Doctor Jaime David Fernández Mirabal. The Libón River project seeks to resto
Enviroment
9/25/2011
The Dominican Ministry of Culture gave $18 million pesos to the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) to offset expenses incurred as part of the Orchestra´s general restructuring process, which began in 2009.
Culture
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Education (MINERD) is gearing to start a program for improving the nutritional level of its School Feeding Program, Programa de Alimentación Escolar (PAE), said the vice minister in charge of Student Wellbeing, Susana Michel.
Education
9/25/2011
The Ministers of Tourism of the Dominican Republic and Belize signed a bilateral agreement whose main objectives are strengthening economic and technical cooperation, the exchange of experiences, the implementation of eco-tourism projects, and the ad
Tourism
9/25/2011
The Dominican Republic will experience 5.5% economic growth in 2011 and 2012, placing it among the countries in the Caribbean region with the healthiest economy, according to a recent report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Economy
9/25/2011
The Servicio Social de Iglesias Dominicanas (SSID) opened the Center for the Treatment of Cholera in the community of Boom Repos, in the Haitian capital, having invested over US$250,000 (more than RD$9 million) in international cooperation from Korea
Heath
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Culture (MINC) will hold the First National Library and Documentation Center Congress with the goal of coordinating the country’s National Library System.
Culture
9/25/2011
The Dominican Republic will join Latin American efforts to reach a peaceful settlement between Palestine and Israel, within the context of the United Nations.
Other
9/25/2011
The Minister of the Presidency, Cesar Pina Toribio, travels to Guatemala today, to attend the International Conference in Support of the Central American Security Strategy on behalf of President Leonel Fernandez.
Citizen Information
9/25/2011
On the occasion of International African Ancestry Year, the Ministry of Culture has put together an intense program of activities which seek to emphasize African heritage, cultural values and traditions.
Culture
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Culture officially closed the VII International Theater Festival of Santo Domingo 2011 at the Máximo Avilés Blonda Hall in the Palace of Fine Arts. This years Festival was dedicated to Iván García and Rodolfo Santana.
Culture
9/25/2011
Once again, the Virgilio Díaz Grullón Literary Workshop of the Regional University Center of Santiago (CURSA) and the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), in connection with the Cultural Department of the UASD, are celebrating their Sevente
Culture
9/25/2011
In accordance with the policy of diversification of Diplomatic Relations with the world, President Dr. Leonel Fernández and Foreign Affairs Minister, Eng. Carlos Morales Troncoso, the Dominican Republic and the Kyrgyz Republic today formalized the es
Citizen Information
9/25/2011
UNESCO representative in the Dominican Republic, Alberto Hernández, was sworn in to the Man and Biosphere (MAB) Committee which will coordinate the conservation and sustainable development management of the Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo Biosphere Reser
Enviroment
9/25/2011
The first lady of the Dominican Republic, Margarita Cedeño, met with Queen Rania of Jordan, with whom she discussed issues related to education from early childhood, the impact of social networks and the use of technology, with emphasis on the Commun
Education
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Culture is currently restoring the Obelisk of the Malecon (seafront promenade) with paintings by renowned artist Dustin Muñoz, in honor of the Mirabal Sisters. The finished product is expected to be inaugurated by the end of July.
Culture
9/25/2011
Dominican Hip Hop or Hip Hop from the Dominican Republic has a style of its own, which is a mixture of its native music.
Culture
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Environment, with the support of the Program for Environmental Protection of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), held a seminar called, “The Impact of Climate Cha
Culture
9/25/2011
Higiene Máxima (HIMAX) is a certificate issued to hotels which are considered to be free of all sanitary risks
Heath
9/25/2011
Despite heavy downpours, last night’s Dominican Get-togethers in The Big Apple, an initiative by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Foundation Global Democracia y Desarollo (FUNGLODE), attracted a substantial crowd. T
Enviroment
9/25/2011
The Office of the First Lady seeks to contribute to the reduction of infant mortality and to support people with handicaps by making education more accessible thus ultimately easier for them to integrate into society and the workplace.
Citizen Information
9/25/2011
The Iberoamericana University (UNIBE in Spanish) gave the country 552 newly graduated professionals with expertise in various areas at its XXXI graduation ceremony. This is the first graduating class from the Leaders of Tomorrow scholarship program a
Education
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Environment in cooperation with Claro, Dominican National Beer and the Propagas Foundation joined their efforts to put on the first Green Summer Concert, attended by hundreds of people who came to enjoy the attractions available in th
Enviroment
9/25/2011
The Ministry of Environment urged dozens of fishermen from the National District, the Santo Domingo province and surrounding areas, to contribute to the eradication of the catfish, an invasive species that has been detected in rivers and lakes within
Enviroment
9/25/2011
The important agreement signed by Justo Pedro Castellanos, Rector of the APEC University and Freddy Ginebra, General Coordinator of the Santo Domingo Tourism Cluster, went into effect immediately with the assigning of interns to the different program
Tourism
9/25/2011
It is recommended that every tax payer solicit a consultation at the DGII (Internal Revenue Service) to confirm that the application of the new law will only correspond to the fiscal closure covering March 31 for 2011 and 2012, as established by law.
Citizen Information
9/25/2011
Urban artist of the moment, known as El Poeta Callejero (the Street Poet), confirmed his participation to perform on Thursday July 30 at Neptunos Beach Saturday Special Edition in Boca Chica.
Culture
9/25/2011
Margarita Cedeño de Fernández is promoting food security, encouraging production, small business, healthy nutrition and the right to safe and healthy food consumption.
Heath
9/25/2011
The award was handed out in the spirit that acknowledging one who is deserving is pleasant and motivating, because it allows us to highlight values and qualities that differentiate certain person and make him/her a role model.
Heath
9/25/2011
Dominican Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, presided over the Education Sector Cooperation Meeting at which she detailed the focal points that sustain her ministry and shared ideas with national representatives of the international cooperatio
Education
9/25/2011
Colombian attorney Beatriz Arenas Montalvo, an expert in the fight against money laundering, called on all countries to strengthen their institutions and to maintain continuous monitoring and tracking, through a change of behavior of its employees vi
Economy
9/20/2011
The Ministry of Culture, the government of the Canary Islands, the Spanish Cultural Action society of the government of Spain and the Dominican Museum of Modern Art will inaugurate the group show “Horizontes Insulares.” The exhibition is a project th
Culture
9/20/2011
In the face of the threat to families living at the lower end of the Llagal Tailings Dam of the Barrick Gold mine in Cotuí, President Leonel Fernández ordered the Economic Dining halls to continue providing meals to those affected by the flowing wate
Economy
9/20/2011
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the University of Panama, in collaboration with Virtual Educa and Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE and GFDD), under the bilateral alliance of the OAS Program for Education and Tra
Education
9/20/2011
Dominican President Leonel Fernández, inaugurated the Memorial Museum to the Dominican Resistance in which the government invested 104 million pesos.
Culture
9/20/2011
President Leonel Fernández cut the ribbon to officially inaugurate the new modern parking garage at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) which has a capacity to accommodate 1,248 vehicles. The new construction was built by the Supervisor
Education
9/20/2011
The Minister of Education, Josefina Pimentel, inaugurated two schools in Azua and one in San Cristobal on Wednesday, out of a total of 11, which are part of a program of school openings that began on Friday June 10th and will continue around the coun
Education
9/20/2011
In a declaration, Dominican President Leonel Fernández, made way for the creation of a protected Jaya Shores Ecological Park "with the goal of conserving and taking advantage of its natural attributes, deploying a series of actions necessary and pert
Enviroment
9/20/2011
Experts from the World Bank are in the country for a week to evaluate the project Strengthening Early Childhood Education (PROFEI, for its acronym in Spanish), according to the Ministry of Education (MINERD).
Education
9/20/2011
President Leonel Fernández ordered assistance to those communities affected by the recent rainstorms that have drenched the entire country, damaging the agricultural sector and homes, making thousands homeless in the provinces of Sánchez Ramírez, San
Society
9/20/2011
Decree 355-11 declared the Cabeza de Toro Cove as an "international gateway" to celebrate the XLVI edition of the White Marlin International Fishing Tournament, which is being held June 5th to the 13th.
About the Country
9/20/2011
The Olga Estrella National Center for Educational Resources for the Visually Handicapped recognized a group of young people with visual handicaps who are dedicated to song and music as their productive activity. The goal of the recognition is to stre
Education
9/20/2011
Lic. Josefina Pimentel, Minister of Education, said that the Dominican Republics School Feeding Program (PAE, for its acronym in Spanish) ranks third in the region in terms of coverage, reaching more than 80 percent of the school population, and wit
Education
9/20/2011
Spains major airline, Iberia, which provides the most Latin American connections than any other company in Europe, announced it will invest nearly $300 million dollars to modernize its flights to Latin America, according to Spains economic press.
Economy
9/20/2011
The National Energy Commission announced the progress achieved in the evaluation process and in the monitoring for compliance with the directive issued by the President, Leonel Fernandez, for government institutions to save 10% of their monthly energ
Economy
9/20/2011
President Leonel Fernandez congratulated the President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, for the victory achieved at the polls during last Sundays presidential election.
Citizen Information
9/20/2011
Carl Lewis, in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, is continuing his tour of activities in the Dominican Republic accompanied by Dominican First Lady, Margarita Cedeño de Fernánde
Enviroment
9/20/2011
The Dominican Tourism Press Association (ADOMPRETUR), calling for special attention to be paid to the cholera situation in the country, recommended the creation of a multi-sector organization made up of public entities and civil society to coordinate
Heath
9/20/2011
Dominican President, Leonel Fernández, led the signing ceremony for the legal basis for the Advanced Dominican Network for Education and Research (RADEI in Spanish) which will be in charge of creation, access, dissemination and exchange of scientific
Education
9/20/2011
The Ministry of Culture, through the Office of National and International Theater Festivals, announced the VII International Theater Festival (FITE) Santo Domingo 2011 which, this year, has made Spain the Guest of Honor.
Culture
9/20/2011
Standard & Poors raised the Dominican Republics credit rating from B to B+, citing improvements in the countrys debt structure and economic growth. The upgrade came just as Dominican President Leonel Fernández was intending to go to the internatio
Economy
9/20/2011
Leonel Melo Guerrero, General Director of GMO, a consulting firm, stressed that the Film Law, passed last Tuesday by the Executive Branch and by Presidential Decree number 370-11, which establishes regulations for its implementation, creates a new le
Culture
9/20/2011
The Ministry of Environment commemorated World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with an event that called attention to how desertification can be confronted effectively with key solutions and tools as well as the effective participation of c
Enviroment
9/20/2011
The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) reported that plans for the recuperation of lost school hours are moving forward according to the calendar established by each one of the school districts that have reported a loss of classes.
Education
9/20/2011
Accompanied by dozens of tourists and a large number of journalists representing the Dominican and Puerto Rican media, the Deputy Minister of Tourism in the Northern District, Cesar Jose de Los Santos, the director of the Dominican Office of Tourism
Tourism
9/20/2011
The Ministry of Culture, through the Office of National and International Theater Festivals, announced that the VII International Theater Festival (FITE) is organizing ¨Huellas de un Maestro¨ (Footprints of a Master) Exhibition dedicated to Iván Garc
Culture
9/20/2011
The President of the Republic, Leonel Fernandez, is traveling to Jordan and Israel and to the city of Ramallah, where he will follow an intense work agenda that includes meetings with the President of the Palestinian Authority, with King Abdullah ibn
Citizen Information
9/20/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 30/05/2011 What is the real way forward in our time…the steep tumble into the abyss or the rise to the top through art and culture? Is rust the symbol of the West? Perhap
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo,05/25/2011 The Ministry of Education, through the National Institute for the Training and Preparation of Teachers (INAFOCAM), announced the availability
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/29/2011 Guatemalan education authorities attended a working lunch with members of the Dominican National Council of Education (CNE), headed by
Education
7/11/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 28/05/2011 As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, EDESUR Dominicana sponsored a reforestation campaign on Paseo del Café hill in the Los Cacaos community of t
Enviroment
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/28/2011 A group of artisans from the Progressing in Handcrafts Program, developed by the Office of the First Lady in El Cedro
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/28/2011 The Ministry of Education (MINERD), the Regional Directorate of Regional 10 Education, Poveda Cultural Joint Management Center an
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 27/05/2011 The Ministry of Education (MINERD), through the Office of International Cooperation (OIC) opened three schools in Monte Plata, built, expande
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/27/2011 On Friday, June 3rd at 7:00p.m., the Ministry of Culture, the Government of the Canaries, the Spanish Cultural Action of the Government of Spain, and the
Culture
7/11/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 29/05/2011 The Pavilion of Dominican Writers and the XIV International Book Fair 2011 presented the poetry reading “Nature and peace.” Taty Hernández, a poet, was in cha
Enviroment
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/29/2011 The Ministry of Education (MINERD in Spanish) and the INICIA Foundation signed two cooperation agreements, one for organization
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/31/2011 The Office of Formation and Training in the Ministry of Culture offered a seminar called “Culture, Technology and Society,” directed towards provinci
Education
7/11/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 25/05/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC) will publish four new books to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the patriotic deed that took place
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/28/2011 The Internal Revenue Office (DGII in Spanish) reported that this year, the second since Law 179-09 covering Tax Deducti
Economy
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/29/2011 The Academy for Higher Aeronautic Sciences (ASCA), which is part of the Dominican Institute of Civil
About the Country
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/24/2011 The Directorate General of the Book Fair and the Ministry of Culture presented the book "Por el Cielo de las Islas," part of the Dienteleche collection, before d
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo 23/05/2011 The National Council for Childhood and Adolescence (CONANI) and the Ministry of Education (MINERD) presented the national campaign
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 24/05/2011 Dominican singer, Fantine, gave her first official public appearance at the Cantina del Agave in Santo Domingo.
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/30/2011 Full of joy and emotion, children of various schools around the country on Thursday celebrated the 32nd Environmental Information and Education Program organ
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 24/05/2011 Vicente Hernández was born in Batabanó, Cuba on November 9, 1971. He did his early studies in painting at the ele
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/24/2011 The cast of dancers from the National Ballet and the Contemporary Dance Company Troupe presented separate performa
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/24/2011 Brazilian airline Varig, Gols flagship line for longer international flights, will operate two new flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic start
Tourism
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/23/2011 Speaking before dozens of Dominican business leaders, the Director General of the Internal Revenue, Juan Hernandez, showed the levels of mode
Economy
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/24/2011 Dominican President, Leonel Fernández, met in New York with business people from different sectors, who expressed interest in investing mill
Dominicans Abroad
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/23/2011 The members of the four teams that made it to the finals of the Battle of the Storytellers answered questions about the plot, characters, authors and context of the 18
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic,, Santo Domingo, 23/05/2011 The National Institute for the Training and Preparation of Teachers (INAFOCAM), presented its Proposal for Teaching Perfor
Education
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/23/2011 With the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), cattle ranchers in San Juan and Elías Piña built a dairy fac
About the Country
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/23/2011 The Dominican Churches Social Services (SSID) and the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC) have launched the Center for Dominican-Haitian Research
About the Country
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/22/2011 The General Management of Books and Reading of the Ministry of Culture offered a workshop titled “The electronic book: Finally, what I alwa
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 24/05/2011 He led the architectural reconstruction of the Colonial City; among his main restorations are: the Museo de las Casas Reales (the Royal Muse
Culture
7/11/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/05/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the General Directors of the Book Fair inaugurated the Vatican and Dominican C
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/05/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the General Directors of the Book Fair inaugurated the Vatican a
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/01/2011 The National Gallery of Fine Arts inaugurated the exhibition of “Suites” by French Master Michel Bizet. The event was celebrated with a c
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/05/2011 The Womens Ministry introduced "The Strategic Plan for the Prevention, Detection, Awareness and Punishment of Violen
Society
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/01/2011 With the official opening of the International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2011 on Wednesday, May 4th, the Ministry of Culture will introduce its series o
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 5/01/2011 The German Embassy in cooperation with the Dominican Ministry of Culture and the Goethe Institute of Mexico City are once again combining their efforts for the c
Culture
6/6/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo,09/05/2011 A gala concert was performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Choral Group of the First Cathedral of the A
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 5/01/2011 Paintings by Peruvian artist Monica Luza will be on display from May 3-25 at the Los Remedos Chapel under the auspices of the German Embassy in Santo Domingo.
Culture
6/6/2011
Fair Santo Domingo 2011 Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/01/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC) and the Directors General of the XIV International Book Fair, Santo Domingo 2011 presented t
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo,09/05/2011 "Northern Poetry: Getting to Know the Young Poets from the Northern Region of the Country," coordinated by Johan Mijail Castillo took place
Culture
6/6/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo,10/05/2011 Enrique de Marchena Kaluche, former president of the Association of Caribbean Hotels and Tourism (CHTA), belie
Tourism
6/6/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo,10/05/2011 The National Education Council (CNE in Spanish) approved two ordinances concerning the profiles, study plans and grades ea
Society
6/6/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo,10/05/2011 The National Institute for Training and Preparation (INAFOCAM), will launch a pilot docent training program directed toward young
Education
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo,05/11/2011 Psychologist Elizabeth Watson gave a conference called, "Growth in the Face of Adversity" in the Dominican Writers Pavil
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 05/11/2011 As part of the extensive programming of this year’s XIV International Book Fair, a colloquium on “Anti-Trujillo Resistance and the Effects of the
Culture
6/6/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo,09/05/2011 Cuaderno de Catarsis," (Catharsis Notebook) a book of poetry by writer and journalist, Alexéi Tellerías, was launched on
Culture
6/6/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo,05/09/2011 This cultural event was conceived with the idea of bringing together emerging artists with diverse approaches and discourses into the same space in order to
Culture
6/6/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 27/04/2011 Christian songs, pop, rock, jazz, merengue, son, percussion, classical ballet, lyric singers, choral groups, young dancers and soloists, s
Culture
5/27/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/20/2011 The Ministry of Culture inaugurated the "Treasures of the Vatican" art exhibition which is on display along the perimeter of Independence Park.
Culture
5/27/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/20/2011 Under the orders and direction of Dominican President Doctor Leonel Fernández, the State
Society
5/27/2011
Dominican Republic, Alta Gracia, 24/04/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC), through the Provincial Office of Altagracia, presented the theatrical adaptation of the novel, “Over” by one of the most notable
Culture
5/27/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/24/2011 The Dominican Traveling Theater is under the direction of veteran actress Carlota Carretero who will be in charge of the street theater this year at the
Culture
5/27/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 25/04/2011 There are a total of 55 entries in the competition for this year’s National Prize of the Eduardo León Jimene
Culture
5/27/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 27/04/2011 With the goal of awakening an interest in reading, culture and national history in young people and university professionals, the Dominican Society of
Education
5/27/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/25/2011 A total of 9 panels on various topics selected by the organizers of the International Book Fair will make up the Colloquium
Culture
5/27/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 15/04/2011 With the backing of the Dominican Ministry of Culture (MINC), the 10th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for Assistance Funding for the I
Culture
5/18/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 13/04/2011 Among the published authors are Bishops Ramón Benito de la Rosa y Carpio, Juan Antonio Flores Santana and Fr
Culture
5/18/2011
República Dominicana, Hato Mayor 04/13/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC), through its Provincial Offices and the “Sowing Theater Program,” put on its first plays with the participation of more
Culture
5/18/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/15/2011 Luis Céspedes Peña, José Francisco Madera and Perfecto Martínez were the winners of the René Fernández Almonte essay writing contest sponsored by
Culture
5/18/2011
Nueva York, 04/13/2011 In its continuing efforts to reach out to the Dominican community in NYC, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will be hosting a film screening of The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American
Dominicans Abroad
5/18/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 15/04/2011 A three-day seminar developed in collaboration with the National Council on Climate Change and the Franklin Cultural Center (US Embassy) to discuss the results of COP 16, formulate proposals for COP 17,
Enviroment
5/18/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/15/2011 The Youth Symphony Orchestra will offer weekly classes in the Santo Domingo Sabio, a private institution with a fifty-plus years of work in the popular ne
Culture
5/18/2011
New York, 04/16/2011 “We want our children not to be afraid to realize their dreams of baseball but if education does not go hand-in-hand with that process, then we as adults have
Dominicans Abroad
5/18/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/18/2011 The Ministry Culture (MINC) is taking classical music to the children and young people of Sa
Culture
5/18/2011
Vatican City 04/11/2011 On the morning of April 8th, an important press conference was held in the John Paul II Auditorium to reveal the detai
Culture
5/18/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/19/2011 The Cultural Center of Spain inaugurated the “Creation INJUVE 2010” Visual Arts Show which is part of the series of prizes organized each year by the Youth Institute in
Culture
5/18/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 04/18/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC) concluded the National “Sowing Theater Program” o
Culture
5/18/2011
Nueva York, 03/02/2011 Tajikistan: A former Soviet Republic became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is a landlocked, rugged, mountainous country, with lush valleys to the south and north, and is located in Central Asia, west of China.
About the Country
5/8/2011
Virtual Educa Caribe returns to focus on innovation, training and quality through distance education Santo Domingo, 02/25/2011 This year VEC edition will take place from March 9th to the 11th at FUNGLODE.
Education
5/8/2011
New York, 02/25/2011 On February 28, 2011 at 1pm, the second GFDD Global Roundtable, presents: His Excellency Sirodjidin Aslov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Ta
About the Country
5/8/2011
New York, 02/23/2011 "In the Time of the Butterflies," presented in Spanish with live simultaneous English translation, tells the story of the Mirabal sisters (Dedé, Patria, Minerva and Maria Ter
History
5/8/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 02/23/2011 On Thursday, February 24th, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), in collaboration with Fundacion Vida A
Enviroment
5/8/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 02/09/2011 The First Dominican Model of the Inter-American System opened this past Wednesday at the Central Bank in the Dominican Republic, with the participation of Pr
Education
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3/3/11 The Ministry of Culture and its District Office in the province of Valverde Mao, as part of their shared interest in promoting this city’s art, are develop
Culture
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2/6/11 The Ministry of Culture (MINC) held a cocktail party to recognize and thank all those who helped create and develop the e
Culture
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 9, 2011 Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universo 2010, sembró un árbol en el Jardín Botánico Nacional, invitada por el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturale
Enviroment
5/8/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 13/04/2011 La exhibición individual “Geometría del Plátano”, del pintor dominicano, Radhamés Mejía, fue inaugurada en District & Co. The Gallery , del Ensanche Naco en Santo Domin
Culture
5/8/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 08/03/2011 El miércoles 13 de abril a las 8 de la noche en la “Sala de la Cultura” del Teatro Nacional, será puesta en circulación la nueva obra del escritor y ex canc
Culture
5/8/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 04/11/2011 President Leonel Fernández honored Spanish singer, Raphael Sánchez, with the Heraldic Order of Christopher Columbus of the Level of Knight, through Decree 209-11
Culture
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic March 5, 2011 The Eduardo León Jimenes Foundation presented its most recent publication from the Centenary Collection of the León
History
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 04/11/2011 The Dominican Ministry of Culture (MINC) called on all youth orchestra institutions around the country to present their artistic budgets, for training an
Culture
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3/6/11 To assure that the more than 1,500 children and young people of Miches, in the province of Seibo, have access to national and int
Culture
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic,04/11/2011 For the ninth consecutive year, Cabarete has welcomed the Master of the Ocean sporting event that brings together the worlds best surfers, kite-surfers and windsurfers
Sports
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic March 4, 2011 A total of 18 important personalities connected to the cultural scene will be honored at this years X
Culture
5/8/2011
República Dominicana, Santo Domingo, 03/29/2011 March 31 to April 1, 2011 InteRDom Internship Supervisor Certification Seminar that will take place on March
Education
5/8/2011
Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, 03/24/2011 The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is pleased to announce, and to invite you to attend, the international conference "The Spanish Caribbean
Dominicans Abroad
5/8/2011
Nueva York, 03/03/2011 Tunisia: Home of the ancient city of Carthage, the country has long been an important player in the Me
About the Country
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 04/12/2011 The Ministry of Culture (MINC in Spanish) recently inaugurated Pedro Jose Gris one-man show, "Windows: A View of
Culture
5/8/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/06/2010 Five new ambassadors presented their credentials to Dominican President Leonel Fernández at a ceremony in Ambassadors Hall of the National Palace. The new Ambassadors
About the Country
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/06/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández received former US Vice President Al Gore, currently president of the Thinking Green Foundation.
About the Country
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 10/28/2010 Dominican President, Leonel Fernández, received his Guatemalan counterpart, Álvaro Colom, with whom he discussed several topics of interest such as regional sec
About the Country
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/06/2010 Juan Temístocles Montás, Minister of Economy, Planning and Development met with a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Montás and IM
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo,11/06/2010 The European Investment Bank (EIB) will grant the Dominican Republic $47 million dollars in financing, the major portion of a larger disbursement of $13
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 10/27/2010 A candid Community Discussion about Four Scientific Projects in the Dominican Republic. Saturday November 6, 4:00pm - 6:00pm on the City College of New
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 10/26/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández, thanked the government of Taiwan for the nearly $2.8 million dollar donation to be used for the upcoming National Population and
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/14/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández, met with the technical mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which gave a “highly satisfactory” rating to the performan
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/18/2010 A total of 566 small coffee producers in Baní benefitted from the construction of infrastructure and equipment acquisition to be used to dry coffee which will help th
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 18/11/2010 In a solemn ceremony held at the National Palace, four new ambassadors presented their credentials as representatives from the respective countries to th
About the Country
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/18/2010 Following a meeting last Wednesday with members of the National Cholera Commission, Dominican President Leonel Fernández decided to tighten measures to prevent
Heath
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/20/2010 Despite the worldwide crisis, the Dominican Republic currently enjoys the benefits of an economically robust financial system, according to a series of reports from government institutions revi
Economy
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/22/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández met with the Latin America and Caribbean adjunct administer from the US Agency for International Development (USAID), M
About the Country
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/22/2010 President Leonel Fernández, under Decrees 643-10 and 644-10, bestowed the Order Christopher Columbus Heraldic Award on various international actors and filmmakers who were visiting the country
Culture
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 11/06/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández met with Prime Minister Gerrit Schotle of Curacao for one hour in his office in the National Palace.
About the Country
1/26/2011
Santo Domingo, 10/26/2010 The Minister of Public Health announced the need to maintain a strict and constant vigilance along the whole length of the border with neighboring Haiti to prevent the
Heath
12/8/2010
Santo Domingo, 10/21/2010 Representatives from the main cruise lines that operate in the Caribbean and Latin America, jointly with other businesses in this sector, will meet in Santo Domingo from October 25-29 to ju
Tourism
12/8/2010
Santo Domingo, 26/10/2010 "The Middle Finger of Reality Greets Me,” Joan Prats first novel will be published in November by Punto de Lectura from the Santillana Group. At this moment, there are
Culture
12/8/2010
Santo Domingo, 10/26/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández led a meeting of government officials and representatives of United Nations (UN) agencies to discuss the achievem
About the Country
12/8/2010
Santo Domingo, 10/27/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández led a meeting this past Monday where suggestions were being reviewed in collaboration with the Haitian government abou
Heath
12/8/2010
Santo Domingo, 10/26/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández will head the upcoming XIV Conference on Duty Free Zones in Latin America to open on October 28 in the Paradisus Palma
Economy
12/8/2010
Santo Domingo, 8/28/2010 On Wednesday, the Office of the First Lady, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, launched its new “Spaces of Hope” program.
About the Country
11/5/2010
Dominican Republic, 08/12/2010 A total 2,876,000 students are getting ready to start school next Tuesday, August 17, at more than 99% of the country´s classrooms. In an event held i
Education
11/5/2010
Dominican Republic, 08/12/2010 As part of the brotherhood and collaboration agreements between the Dominican Republic and the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Office of t
Education
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 08/17/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández met on Monday with a group of newly-elected Senators at the National Palace where he congratulated them and reminded
About the Country
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 08/24/2010 The General Office of Internal Taxes (DGII in Spanish) stressed the importance of Decree 408-10 pronounced by the Executive Office which will
Economy
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 8/28/2010 La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional firmó un Acuerdo de Garantía parcial de Cartera de Préstamos de 3.4 millones de dólare
About the Country
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 9/13/2010 En a joint investment project, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contributed a sum of $2.4 million Dominican pesos with the goal of sup
Economy
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 9/13/2010 The Office of Internal Revenue (DGII in Spanish) released a series of new measures aimed at increasing transparency, security and contro
Economy
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 09/17/2010 The Taiwanese government donated US$700,000 dollars to buy equipment for six mobile workshops for the National Institute for Professional Technical Training
About the Country
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 9/15/2010 Dominican religious leaders and pastors denounced the Haitian border authorities for maintaining a strict tightening of the border with t
About the Country
11/5/2010
Dominican Republic,9/20/2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández will travel on Tuesday to New York to participate in the United Nations General Assembly meeting as w
About the Country
11/5/2010
El Seibo, 08/12/2010 Tour operators in the Eastern zone of the country paid a visit to the Chocolate Route in Los Botados, El Seibo, with the idea of putting it on the eco-tourism map for national and i
About the Country
11/5/2010
Santo Domingo, 09/03/2010 This first regional seminar, developed under the title “A Comprehensive Vision of Tax Control Processes Beginning with Basic Elements in
Economy
11/5/2010
Dominican Republic, 08/12/2010 The Dominican government announced, through decree 407-10, that it will take the first steps toward converting to digital television. The news was released at an event headed by José R
About the Country
9/19/2010
Dominican Republic, 08/11/2010 The Dominican Cultural Foundation is inviting people to attend the launch of Brian J. Bosch´s book “Balaguer and the D
Culture
9/19/2010
New York, 08/05/2010 On Thursday, 22 July, the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic approved legislation that will facilitate the development of the country’s flourishing
Culture
9/19/2010
Dominican Republic, 08/01/2010 The campaign ¨No Breeding Ground, No Mosquitoes, No Mosquitoes, No Dengue,¨ involving 27 government institutions coordinated by the Cabinet for Social Po
Heath
9/19/2010
Dominican Republic,July, 29 2010 Dominican President Leonel Fernández met with US Deputy Secretary for Population, Refugees and Immigration Affairs, Eric P. Schwartz in his office at the
About the Country
9/19/2010
Prior to the speeches, President Leonel Fernández said the solution to the conflict is the creation of two states: one Israeli, already in existence, and the other Palestinian
About the Country
9/19/2010
Prior to the speeches, President Leonel Fernández said the solution to the conflict is the creation of two states: one Israeli, already in existence, and the other Palestinian
About the Country
8/25/2010
The Presidents of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Leonel Fernández and René Preval, will hold a meeting on Saturday July 31 in the Owanaminthe community (Juana Méndez) where they will begin an intense work schedule with the Mixed Bilateral Commissi
About the Country
8/25/2010
Dominican President Leonel Fernández met on Friday with Dominican merit students living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The students are attending schools in these states as recognition of their excellent academic achievement during this pas
Dominicans Abroad
8/25/2010
The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic and the Inter-American Development Bank signed a collaboration agreement for the former to carry out a national survey in support of the work being done by the Solidarity Program.
Economy
7/24/2010
The German Bank informed the Dominican President Leonel Fernández of its intention to continue financing social development and infrastructure programs in the country that will be carried out by the private sector with government backing.
Economy
7/24/2010
French sociologist Alain Touraine said the Dominican Republic has entered into an era of progress, respectability and development thanks to the transformation brought about during the administration of President Leonel Fernández, emphasizing that the
Society
7/24/2010
Dominican President Leonel Fernández said that he understands “the anxiety and desperation” of the Haitians and of those who think “the world has forgotten about Haiti” as the implementation of some of the international commitments have not been fulf
Economy
7/24/2010
The Dominican Republic and Germany signed a mutual protection agreement that covers investments in both countries. The announcement was made during an official visit to Germany by President Fernández.
Economy
7/24/2010
Check-Cashing Businesses and Other Alternatives to Banks Still Widely Used in NYC Dominican Community
Education
7/21/2010
President Leonel Fernández, presided over the graduation ceremony of the first class of 29 students from the United States, Israel, Iran, India, Palestine, Haiti, Senegal and the Dominican Republic. The Dominican President and American actor Vin Dies
Culture
7/21/2010
E Dominican President Leonel Fernández left on Saturday in the direction of Madrid, Spain on his way to Germany where he will be met by his counterpart Christian Wulff and German Prime Minister, Angela Merkel. After that he will travel to the United
Society
7/21/2010
Vice Presidents and dignitaries in Santo Domingo attending the III Regional Meeting of Vice Presidents recommended to their respective leaders that they should designate 1% of their Gross Domestic Product to promote access to science, technology and
Economy
7/21/2010
The President of the Republic, Leonel Fernández, accompanied by the First Lady, Margarita Cedeño, attended the lecture “Some Lessons from the Crisis” this Thursday. The lecture was given by the former Prime Minister of France, Lionel Robert Jospin, u
Culture
7/7/2010
Twenty nine young adults received their degrees as trained Electrical Technicians who, despite their physical limitations, overcame all odds as they displayed discipline and desire to improve their lives. They received professional recognition as the
Education
7/7/2010
The Korean Ambassador to the Dominican Republic confirmed his country’s interest in investing in certain sectors of social advancement, one of which involves technical-professional training.
Education
7/7/2010
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Dominican President Leonel Fernández for the successful World Summit on the Future of Haiti: Solidarity Beyond the Crisis, held in Punta Cana last Wednesday.
Society
7/7/2010
The Office of the Dominican First Lady (DPD) and the Presidential Council on AIDS (COPRESIDA) signed a Collaboration Agreement to mutually strengthen prevention measures for HIV-AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) through the Centers for Te
Heath
7/7/2010
At the invitation of the Instituto Franklin of the University of Alcalá, Spain, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) will produce a special issue of its prestigious journal, "Camino Real," devoted to multidisciplinary monographs on Dominic
Education
7/5/2010
Plan Dominican Republic will publish the study Violence in the Schools, A Qualitative Research 2008-2009 done by Dominican anthropologist Tahira Vargas as well as a presentation titled “Positive Discipline in the Classroom. Guide for Facilitators."
Education
5/31/2010
New York City’s Municipal Council released a proclamation of public recognition in honor of Dominican filmmaker René Fortunato for his contribution to Dominican art and culture through his documentary films.
Culture
5/31/2010
The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (SESPAS in Spanish) is undertaking a widespread systematic vaccination program, free of charge, throughout the entire country.
Other
5/29/2010
The Altos de Chavón Cultural Foundation Center is hosting a new solo exhibition of painter Jean Girigori, whose work is considered by experts to be among of the most powerful expressions in modern painting in the Caribbean and expression of visual th
Culture
5/18/2010
The National Institute for Professional Technical Training (INFOTEP in Spanish) will soon begin a training program for specialized personnel in the art of making shoes by hand. The program, to begin the first week of May, is being carried out at the
Economy
5/18/2010
The Women’s Ministry introduced a Guide for the Analysis and Reflection of Non-Sexist, Non-Discriminatory Communication Code in the hope that the media and advertising industry will contribute to the socialization of an inclusive culture based on fai
Society
4/25/2010
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) at The City College of New York (CCNY) has announced 2010-2011 doctoral fellows and visiting scholars in Dominican Studies. Representing diverse academic disciplines, the fellows and scholars will advan
Education
4/13/2010
More than 500 Dominican as well as students from other countries will have the opportunity to participate in the “New York-Dominican Republic Model United Nations” (NYDRMUN 2010), a program now in its eighth year. The conference will take place from
Society
4/13/2010
The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, held a meeting last Tuesday with top representatives of the Haitian Government with whom she shared some ideas on defining the project that should be followed to help the Haitia
Society
4/6/2010
G ol Airlines, an Argentine-registered airline company, announced that April will begin a period of direct charter flights to the Dominican Republic in a route from Buenos Aires-Sao Paulo (Brazil) to Punta Cana. The flights are the result a renewed a
Tourism
4/6/2010
The Amistad Schooner, a symbol of the struggle to abolish slavery in America, arrived to the port of Santo Domingo as part of its educational and cultural tour in the Caribbean region where it will raise consciousness about a relevant moment in hist
History
4/6/2010
With more than 100 colorful dance troupes, endless imagination and authentic costumes, characters and activities, the Villa Mella 2010 Carnival was celebrated to great success and joy.
Culture
4/6/2010
Hundreds of tourists enjoyed the closure of the colorful La Vega Carnival which ended with a parade that hosted cultural representations from more than 15 provinces from around the country.
Tourism
4/6/2010
A total of 191 dance troupes and floats, from the various municipalities of Santo Domingo, the District Capital and some 30 provinces, will participate in Sunday’s National Carnival Parade, being organized by the Ministry of Culture.
Culture
4/6/2010
The Dominican government signed an accord with the European Union delegation that included a new contribution of 15.33 million Euros (equivalent to 800 million pesos) to be used, within the national budget, to reinforce existing educational programs
Education
3/30/2010
The Dominican Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has mounted a wide-reaching advertising campaign across Italy in the major cities including Milan, Rome, Bari, Naples and Verona, with the goal of publicizing the DR’s diversity and why it is the number one
Tourism
3/14/2010
The Dominican Republic was the guest of honor at the Quebec 2010 Carnival where the Minister of Tourism introduced the country’s Folkloric Ballet to those gathered at the Plaine d’Abraham. The Dominican dance troupe performed on the outdoor stage in
Culture
3/14/2010
Following on from the success of Photo Exhibits in both Santo Domingo and Santiago last year, a hugely popular Expo showcasing images from the picture book, “New Perspectives: Dominican Republic” is traveling to the US.
Culture
3/9/2010
Dominican President, Leonel Fernández, headed a meeting last Saturday involving Haitian and Dominican technical teams that widely discussed the details of a plan of action to rebuild the city of Port-au-Prince, devastated by the January 12th earthqua
Society
3/9/2010
With an impressive display of Caribbean culture, the Dominican Republic had an excellent showing at the Tourism Fair Salon des Vacances in Brussels, Belgian where thousands of visitors stopped by the Dominican stand at the Brussels Exhibition Center.
Culture
3/5/2010
In view of the current situation in Haiti and the fact that the airport in Port-au-Prince is closed to commercial flights, Dominican authorities have authorized Air France to carry out special flights via the Santo Domingo- Miami- Santo Domingo route
Citizen Information
3/5/2010
Dominican President Dr. Leonel Fernández hosted a lunch at the National Palace on Tuesday for several Big League baseball players who will be leaving soon for the upcoming season’s Spring training sessions with their respective teams. The lunch was a
Sports
3/5/2010
Dominican President Leonel Fernández received Haiti’s First Lady, Elizabeth Debrosse de Préval, in his office. The wife of Haitian President René Préval was accompanied by Dominican First Lady Margarita Cedeño de Fernández. Mrs. Préval and President
Society
3/5/2010
The Dominican Republic consolidated its position as the leading destination of long distance travel among Belgians, beating highly competitive markets like Thailand, the United States, and Mexico, announced Samanda Ferobe, director of the Tourism Pro
Tourism
2/25/2010
Haitian and Dominican technicians will meet next Saturday in Santo Domingo to begin work on a bi-national plan for the reconstruction and development of the devastated country. Dominican Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, Temístocles Mont
Society
2/25/2010
Private and public universities in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico should draw up strategic plans to help focus their resources in an effort to minimize the impact of the economic crisis affecting their finances, says Jorge Iván Vélez Arocho,
Economy
2/25/2010
Handcrafts, gastronomy, works of art and folklore showed off its splendor at the First Ecotourism Fair at Las Galeras, organized by the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) and the Youth for the Development of Las Galeras (JUDEGA).
Tourism
2/25/2010
The government of the Dominican Republic will donate two mobile kitchens to the Haitian authorities, in order for them to guarantee and maintain the food aid program for thousands of refugees and homeless who were victims of the devastating earthquak
Economy
2/16/2010
The Minister of Culture, Jose Rafael Lantigua, in a visit to the new Center of Correction and Rehabilitation of the Isleta, in Moca, began the incorporation of his office with the jail reform in the in the Dominican Republic.
Culture
2/16/2010
Boulder Over the Cliff,” a play for theatre written by Dominican writer Jimmy Valdez, was declared the winner in the literary contest Ultramar Letters sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, through a commissioner that awarded
Culture
2/16/2010
The exhibition “Fernando Botero: the Pain of Columbia” formally opened the activities being held around the declaration of Santo Domingo as the American Capital of Culture 2010.
Culture
2/16/2010
Dominican President Leonel Fernández led the traditional Mass on Thursday at the celebration of the Virgin of Altagracia, the patron saint of the Dominican Republic. The President was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Margarita Cedeño de Fernández.
Society
2/14/2010
The participation of the Dominican Republic in Madrid’s International Tourism Fair 2010 (FITUR) which ended this past Sunday, resulted in positive prospects for the DR in that it made contact with the most important international tourism and travel a
Tourism
2/14/2010
E The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, praised Dominican citizens, organizations and institutions, saying that “through their tireless effort, help and cooperation they demonstrated to the world the most noble feelings that the
Society
2/14/2010
On Friday, Dominican President Leonel Fernández welcomed to his National Palace office two well-known Dominican pitchers: Hanley Ramírez of the Florida Marlins and Rafael Soriano of Tampa Bay. They talked about their plans in the big league for the c
Sports
2/14/2010
A donation of 45 tons of food for children and two cars donated by Citroen were brought from France to Haiti by volunteers of the International Foundation of Action Against Hunger (ACF in French) to be transported from the Dominican Republic to neigh
Society
2/14/2010
The government announced on Wednesday that members of the Special Operations Command (COEN in Spanish) of the Dominican Republic will be in Haiti working in the area of security as members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission on Haiti (MINUSTA
Society
2/14/2010
Dominican and Haitian authorities will meet on Monday to improve the mechanisms now in use to move machinery and merchandise between the two countries in an effort to normalize the situation in Haiti after the devastating earthquake of January 12.
Economy
2/14/2010
President Leonel Fernández received Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin at the National Palace on Tuesday. Martin thanked the Dominican President’s offer to help his organization, the Ricky Martin Foundation, get aid to those in need in neighboring Hait
Culture
2/14/2010
The Dominican Republic showed off its latest tourism attractions at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2010) in Madrid at its 270- square-meter stand which was one of the most visited pavilions among the Latin American countries at the entire 4-da
Tourism
2/14/2010
Presidents of various Spanish hotel chains with investment in the Dominican Republic highlighted the quality of service they have seen from the DR as well as the profound interest on the part of the Dominican government to protect the industry.
Tourism
2/14/2010
TThe earthquake that ravaged Haiti on January 12, 2010 has provoked one of the most serious humanitarian crises of the last several decades. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives and several million are homeless with no way of making
Society
2/14/2010
The Dominican Republic closed out 2009 in the black with an increase in international visitors of around 1 percent and with 53 new investment projects approved by the Tourism Promotion Council (CONFOTUR) for an amount of over $12 billion US dollars.
Tourism
2/14/2010
The Corporation of Aqueduct and Sewers of Santo Domingo (CAASD in Spanish) in the Dominican Republic, joined the other recovery programs underway to lend help to Haiti, as ordered by President Leonel Fernández. The CAASD will send water tankers with
Economy
2/2/2010
The Bahía Cruise Services and the Association of Vendors of Key Levantado signed an agreement with the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) in which they commit to develop a series of actions to promote the development of cruise ship activity in Samaná.
Tourism
2/2/2010
Speaking at a meeting of Dominican diplomats and government officials in Haiti, Dominican President, Leonel Fernández said there will be no massive migration of Haitians to the Dominican Republic. President Fernández pointed out that most of the dama
Society
2/2/2010
The Dominican presidency has loosened border controls with Haiti in order to facilitate the passage of aid to Haiti, devastated by an earthquake on Tuesday.
Society
2/2/2010
The Social Assistance Plan, in keeping with a resolution from President Leonel Fernández, began on Wednesday sending food and water to Haiti. The first shipment consisted of 6,000 rations of raw food (equivalent to 40,480 kilos) and 24 bottles of wat
Society
2/2/2010
The Dominican Republic, in its 271-square meter promotional stand, will show off its newest tourism items and specialties in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR in Spanish) to be held in Madrid, Spain from January 20-24.
Tourism
2/2/2010
Dominican Vice President Rafael Alburquerque greeted in his office the Taiwanese Ambassador, Isaac Tsai, who is donating $66,429 to the Youth Symphony Orchestra of San Pedro de Macorís to be used to purchase musical instruments.
Culture
2/2/2010
Dominican authorities, under orders from President Leonel Fernández, are coordinating with the International and Dominican Red Cross to rush aid to neighboring Haiti following the devastating earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale. This is the
Heath
2/2/2010
The Minister of Tourism (SECTUR) met with the directors from the Offices of Tourism Promotion (OPT) with whom he discussed and defined their plans and strategies to be carried out in 2010 with the goal of increasing the number of foreign visitors to
Tourism
1/23/2010
Haitian Prime Minister, Jean-Max Bellerive, said that he hoped that by January of 2010 steps will be taken to reactivate the Bilateral Mixed Dominican-Haitian Commission which has been inactive for several years. He said he hoped this would take plac
Economy
1/23/2010
The growth of tourism from Eastern Europe to the Dominican Republic has resulted in the incorporation of new flights between Prague and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The Czech Travel Service is running the weekly flight on an A310-300 with a
Tourism
1/23/2010
Dominican President Leonel Fernández, traveled on Friday to Portugal via Spain to participate in the XIX Ibero-America Heads of States and Government Summit and will pay an official visit to France. In both places, the President will hold meetings w
About the Country
1/16/2010
The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted the Dominican Republic’s National Health and Tourism Commission (CONSATUR in Spanish) as a “unique model” of its kind in America and the Caribbean at the Central American Tourism Sustainability
Heath
1/16/2010
The Dominican Republic, in its efforts to raise interest in and knowledge of the country in view of Santo Domingo’s designation as the 2010 Cultural Capital of America, is sponsoring a contest among Czech university students.
Tourism
1/16/2010
This Wednesday the Dominican government introduced a road map for making the Dominican Republic a child-labor-free country. Those involved in the initiative include the Office of the First Lady, the Secretary of State and Labor, the National Council
Society
1/16/2010
Tourism Minister, Francisco Javier García Fernández, congratulated the Punta Cana Group on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “It is an example of tourism development in the Caribbean region and a symbol of social and environmental responsibility
Tourism
1/16/2010
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) launched a special supplement in English in the US-edition of Golf Digest, called “The Republic of Golf” which features the country’s numerous golf courses.
Sports
1/16/2010
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Jaime David Fernández Mirabal, said that in the past century human beings have made large investments to achieve world peace, industrial development, science and technology thus considerably increasing
Enviroment
1/16/2010
Carlos Humberto Sánchez Morel was sworn in as the new Culture Commissioner in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in New York
Culture
12/16/2009
This Wednesday the Dominican government introduced a road map for making the Dominican Republic a child-labor-free country. Those involved in the initiative include the Office of the First Lady, the Secretary of State and Labor, the National Council
Society
12/16/2009
The III Dominican Global Film Festival will officially open in style in four different Dominican cities at the same time. Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Santiago and Nagua will each be holding their own inauguration ceremony and premiering a different
Culture
12/8/2009
The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic announced that the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the Stand-By Arrangement with the Dominican Republic.
Economy
12/8/2009
The Dominican Republic’s 200-meter promotional stand will serve as the venue to display the country’s touristic novelties at the World Travel Market 2009, being held in London from November 9-12th.
Tourism
12/3/2009
Tourism Minister, Francisco Javier García Fernández, congratulated the Punta Cana Group on the occasion of its 40th anniversary. “It is an example of tourism development in the Caribbean region and a symbol of social and environmental responsibility,
Tourism
12/3/2009
The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, was award a Gold Medal by the Italian government after being unanimously chosen by the Scientific Committee of the Pio Manzú International Research Center to receive the hig
Society
12/3/2009
Beginning on Thursday, September 17, the Dominican Republic will have a new tourism product on offer: the Art Gallery Circuit which will give Dominicans and foreigners the opportunity to visit 19 art galleries and centers in Americas First City.
Culture
12/3/2009
Monday’s British Airways flight number 2157 officially kicked off the new direct service between Punta Cana and London which will be available two days per week. The faster service comes with greater convenience for travelers.
Tourism
12/3/2009
Magaly Toribio, Deputy Minister of Tourism in charge of international promotion, said that during the next three years they are expecting up to one million travelers to arrive to the Dominican Republic aboard cruise ships.
Tourism
11/18/2009
The Dominican Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García Fernández met with the major representatives of tour operator and travel agent associations with whom he analyzed the strategies they intend to draw up together to reinforce tourism activity in t
Tourism
11/18/2009
More than 60 journalists from different Dominican media organizations participated in a seminar held last week at George Washington University. The seminar was about Communications Strategies, Building of Government Image and Crisis Management. The M
Dominicans Abroad
11/18/2009
Iberoamerican University Rector, Julio Amado Castaños Guzmán received well-known motivational speaker and consultant, Ron Archer, in his office this week.
Education
11/18/2009
The governments of China and the Dominican Republic signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday that outlined the Distribution of Assistance from China to the Dominican government for the period of 2009-2012.
Economy
11/18/2009
The Dominican Tourism Minister (SECTUR) announced that it is has 47 beaches and one seaside spa cleaned up and ready to use by Dominicans and foreign visitors. The beaches and spa, located in the main tourism poles around the country in 14 provinces,
Tourism
11/10/2009
The title of Extraordinary Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was bestowed upon Dominican First Lady, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández by FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf, making her the second woman to hol
Society
11/10/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) has invited 30 journalists from the most prestigious media outlets in Europe and America to cover the fashion show being prepared by the internationally famous designer Carolina Herrera. The event is part of Dominican
Tourism
11/10/2009
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the Dominican Republics accession to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
Society
11/5/2009
The 2009 version of the Masters Nike Junior Tour (NJT), an international tennis tournament that brings together players from 60 countries, took place last Thursday through Sunday (October 15-18) in Punta Cana’s Club Med installations. The four catego
Sports
11/5/2009
Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García said the Dominican Republic was an example of success in all of Latin America and the Caribbean and that, at the moment, it is experiencing a boom in the tourism real estate sector linked to the development of
Tourism
11/5/2009
Dominican President Leonel Fernández broke ground for the El Coral Highway which is expected to be 70 kilometers in length and cost some $279 million USD.
Citizen Information
11/5/2009
The Mesa Fine Art Gallery presents the work of a new generation of Caribbean West Indian artists (Cuban, Haitian, Puerto Rican and Dominican) who will participate in a painting exhibition.
Culture
10/30/2009
Representatives from the National Council for Dominican Communities Abroad (CONDEX in Spanish) signed an agreement with Madrid’s Immigration Council that will benefit the Dominican community residing in Spain.
Dominicans Abroad
10/27/2009
The Ministry of Agriculture, in a recent conference, officially began the process of updating the Strategic Development Plan in the Agriculture and Farming Sector with the goal of increasing the food security and export capacity of these sectors in t
Economy
10/27/2009
Organizers of DominicanaModa, in a meeting at the Salon Gallery of First Ladies, part of the Dominican First Lady’s Office (DPD in Spanish), gave details on the “Fashion for Help” program will be held on October 24 with a special fashion show to be g
Heath
10/27/2009
For the first time in history, this October 12th will be commemorated as thousands of people from 20 cities all around Latin America gather together to meditate simultaneously for world peace, according to organizers of the event.
Culture
10/23/2009
On Tuesday Dominican President Leonel Fernández, received credentials from six newly arrived ambassadors to the Dominican government. The six foreign dignitaries are from the Netherlands, Brazil, the Commission of the European Community, South Africa
Society
10/23/2009
At the annual meetings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, Dominican Central Bank Governor, Héctor Valdez Albizu; Vicente Bengoa, Minister of Finance and Temístocles Montás, Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, me
Economy
10/23/2009
The Club Med Village of Punta Cana will be the host of this year’s fourth Nike Junior Tour (NJT) International Masters tennis tournament to be held October 13 to 20. This is the premier event in the world for tennis players under the ages of 12 and 1
Sports
10/21/2009
The Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdallah Binzayid Al Nahyan, is in the Dominican Republic for several day to begin the construction of a modern natural gas plant in the city of Manzanillo, which will yield an additional
Enviroment
10/21/2009
The Anthology of the Thoughts of Juan Bosch, by Justo Pedro Castellanos, Rector of APEC University, will be introduced into the Dominican community in New York, in a ceremony supported by Dominican cultural societies and university authorities of the
Culture
10/21/2009
The Northern Region fairground of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD in Spanish) will host the “International Competition of Urban and Landscape Architecture of La Puntilla,” in Puerto Plata which will be held on October 9-11.
Tourism
10/18/2009
Dominican President Leonel Fernández attended the inauguration and gala concert in the Carlos Piantini Hall of the Eduardo Brito National Theater which marked the resumption of the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction the maestro José Anto
Culture
10/18/2009
The Archbishop of Santo Domingo ceded a significant part of the Herrera-Borgella Palace to the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) where it will set up a Tourism Information Center to assist international visitors to the Dominican Capital and above all, the
Citizen Information
10/18/2009
The Dominican government signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations (UN) System for the strengthening of the value chain of bananas through increasing the growth of inclusive markets. This is expected to be carried out over the coming thr
Economy
10/12/2009
Well known climate change expert Rajendra Pachauri will spend time in the country working with the Ministry of Environment on the protection and preservation of natural resources in the Dominican Republic.
Enviroment
10/12/2009
The diversity of Dominican food, its tropical flavors and smells, made an impressive name for itself during the five days it held the Guest of Honor spot bestowed upon it by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNSECO
Culture
10/7/2009
The Tourism Ministry (SECTUR), in coordination with the Dominican hotel industry and Air France, held its 4th Institutional Workshop in the Eiffel Tower with the idea of encouraging and promoting the flow of tourists to the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
10/7/2009
The National Council on Drugs (CND in Spanish) and the Armed Forces Ministry signed an inter-institutional agreement with the goal of jointly strengthening prevention, controlling and reducing the use of illegal drugs in the country.
Citizen Information
10/1/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) announced plans to open an new Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Europe, bringing the number of OPT offices outside the Dominican Republic to 22.
Tourism
9/29/2009
The Tourism Ministry (SECTUR) and a large part of the hotel sector will be offering the best of the Dominican Republic in three upcoming activities connected to one of the most important gatherings of tour operators, travel agents, airlines and touri
Tourism
9/29/2009
Dominican President Leonel Fernández arrived in New York City on Sunday at 3 pm where he will attend the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in addition to taking part in several other activities including bilateral meetings w
Citizen Information
9/28/2009
The Dominican Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Brazil is joining the world of instant communication and publicity via the Internet and digital connections as it introduces its services and offerings through social networks such as Facebook, Orkut, T
Tourism
8/14/2009
Bahrrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana and President Pro tempore of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), will arrive in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday where he will hold meetings with his counterpart President Leonel Fernández and Dom
Society
8/14/2009
Daniel Infantes body of artwork encompasses the classical up to the current. Viewers will have a chance to see a total retrospective of his work at the Casa Italia, or Italy House, in an exhibition of 30 paintings done in acrylic and oil on cloth.
Culture
8/12/2009
Pavel Núñez launched a special CD/DVD edition of his live production of “Big Band Núñez” with a concert at the Theater House after having introduced the public to this new work in a press conference called by the artist and executives from Antena Mus
Culture
8/11/2009
Dominican Pamela Michelle Rosario Pérez won a full scholarship to attend Harvard University in recognition of her leadership qualities and the extraordinary grades obtained during her high school years. She will receive a sum of $60,000 per year. She
Education
8/11/2009
The Coordinating Cabinet of Social Policies through the Unified System of Beneficiaries (SIUBEN), under the direction of Vice President Rafael Alburquerque, initiated a pilot program this past weekend in which it will gather census information, usi
Society
8/8/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) launched a series of ad campaigns to publicize the countrys main tourism attractions among its own residents as well as potential visitors from the United States and Europe.
Tourism
8/8/2009
The Spanish Chamber of Congress and Industry in the Dominican Republic presented its Guide to Business in Central American and the Dominican Republic , an informational tool outlining commerce and investment in the region.
Economy
8/5/2009
Minister of Labor, Max Puig, clarified that there have been labor advances in the Dominican Republic thanks to the technical cooperation contained in the Free Trade Agreement with the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic, known a
Economy
8/5/2009
The Dominican government will soon reach several academic agreements with the American University in Cairo, Egypt. These accords are the result of a meeting between President Leonel Fernández and authorities from this prestigious university.
Education
8/5/2009
Dominican President Fernandez arrived on Sunday in Tel Aviv to begin a tight schedule of activities which includes meeting with the countrys President, Shimon Peres.
Society
8/4/2009
The Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo and its sister institution in the United States, the Global Foundation for Democracy (GFDD) with the support of the Ministry of Culture, inaugurated the photographic exhibition, “New Perspectives from the
Culture
8/4/2009
The Israeli government will support programs earmarked to strengthen the economic, educational, environmental, technological, military and agricultural development in the Dominican Republic.
Economy
8/4/2009
The Ministry of Tourism invested $500 million in the repair of the access roads of Bávaro and has completed 95% of the repaving jobs, as part of the National Program of Asphalting Touristic Areas.
Tourism
8/4/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) is calling all architects, landscapers and urban planners to take part in an international competition that seeks to design a system of public and collective space around the Historical Center, La Puntilla and the Mal
Tourism
8/4/2009
The Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) recently announced the opening of a Planning and Projects Office in the municipality of Cabrera to promote the development of tourism and to relaunch this area as a new vacation spot in the Dominican Republic.
Tourism
8/4/2009
The Economic Cafeterias of the Dominican State recently acquired the modern mobile kitchen. It has distributed 55,121 rations of free prepared food in different parts of the country with this new industrial equipment.
Economy
8/4/2009
Eleomar Puente, well-known Cuban artist and resident of Santo Domingo, DR since 1992, is presenting his most recent one-man show “Out of Line,” at the Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery of Contemporary Art, located in the Piantini Tower.
Culture
7/20/2009
As part of Workers Month, the Ministry of Labor (SET in Spanish) inaugurated a Territorial Employment Office and a local representation office in the Altagracia province of Bávaro, which will offer services to the workers and employers of this touris
Tourism
7/20/2009
Environment and Culture Ministries rescue land and designate it for public use through Decree 207-02
Enviroment
7/20/2009
With support from the German government, the Rural and Suburban Electrification Unit (UERS in Spanish) inaugurated the installation of 80 solar panels to be used in eight different schools throughout the province of San José de Ocoa. The public unvei
Enviroment
7/20/2009
The National Meeting on Marine Mammals, held on June 29, assessed the current state of marine mammals in the Dominican Republic and delineated steps to be taken in the areas of research, conservation and protection to assure the continued existence o
Enviroment
7/20/2009
The library was re-opened in a simple act that included donors and several officials and personalities including the FUNGLODE’s Honorary President, Leonel Fernández, and the widow of Professor Juan Bosch, Carmen Quidiello (Santo Domingo, June 8, 200
Culture
7/20/2009