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51 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

51 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

Another four bodies have been recovered following last weekend's sinking of a small boat carrying people trying to migrate illegally from the Dominican Republic to the Puerto Rico, lifting the death toll to 51, officials said. continue reading »

Number of Dead, Undocumented Dominicans Tops 40 from Shipwreck

Number of Dead, Undocumented Dominicans Tops 40 from Shipwreck

The death toll from the sinking over the weekend of a small boat carrying migrants from the Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico has risen to 43, with the search for the missing continuing, a navy commander told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic Obtains $130 Million in Loans to Upgrade Toll Roads & Tourist Loaded Highways

Dominican Republic Obtains $130 Million in Loans to Upgrade Toll Roads & Tourist Loaded Highways

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved its largest single no-sovereign guaranteed transaction in the Dominican Republic with a $130 million senior secured loan for Dominicana de VĂ­as Concesionadas, C. por A. to finance the rehabilitation, construction, operation and maintenance of a network of connecting toll roads, known as Viadom. continue reading »

18 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

18 Now Confirmed Dead in Dominican Shipwreck

Eighteen people are now confirmed dead in a shipwreck over the weekend off the northeastern Dominican Republic, while rescue teams continue to search for dozens of people missing in the accident, officials said Monday. continue reading »

Couple Suing Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera for Ruining Their Dominican Wedding

Couple Suing Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera for Ruining Their Dominican Wedding

Celebrity wedding planner and reality show star David Tutera is being sued by a New York couple who say they were extremely disappointed by the lack of care given to them and their Dominican wedding. continue reading »

12% of All Dominican Children Work in Order to Feed Themselves

12% of All Dominican Children Work in Order to Feed Themselves

More than 300 000 children in the Dominican Republic are being forced to work in order to survive and in order to feed themselves, which represents 12 percent of all children in the country between the age of 5 through 17-years-old. continue reading »

Lindsay Lohan Being Sued by Dominican Nanny who Claims She was Hit By Linday’s Maserati

Lindsay Lohan Being Sued by Dominican Nanny who Claims She was Hit By Linday’s Maserati

Nubia Del Carmen Preza, a nanny, is suing Lohan for allegedly hitting her while she was wheeling a stroller crossing a West Hollywood intersection. Lohan, apparently, ran a red light. continue reading »

WATCH VIDEO: Dominican Woman’s Stomach on Verge of Exploding from Dieting

WATCH VIDEO: Dominican Woman’s Stomach on Verge of Exploding from Dieting

Katy Paulino, a 25 year old woman from the Dominican Republic, yearns for her son and life back. After taking weight loss pills to get in shape, continue reading »

Merengue Singer Miriam Cruz Releases First Solo Album “Es necesario”

Merengue Singer Miriam Cruz Releases First Solo Album “Es necesario”

Dominican merengue singer Miriam Cruz, known as one of the voices of Las Chicas del Can, is returning to the stage with her first solo album "Es necesario." It is a return that the singer described as a rebirth in a "very continue reading »

Dominican’s Using Identification of Homeless Addicts to Get into U.S. Illegally

Dominican’s Using Identification of Homeless Addicts to Get into U.S. Illegally

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Enforcement officers arrested this weekend two citizens of the Dominican Republic found using identity documents belonging to two allegedly homeless individuals, during two separate incidents. continue reading »

Four Earthquakes Rattle Dominican Republic this Month, Including One This Morning

Four Earthquakes Rattle Dominican Republic this Month, Including One This Morning

There have been four earthquakes rattling the Dominican Republic this month, including one this morning occurring at approximately 10:30 a.m. and measuring 4.5. continue reading »

Domincan Pitcher, Fausto Carmona, Allegedly Used False Identity to Play with Cleveland Indians

Domincan Pitcher, Fausto Carmona, Allegedly Used False Identity to Play with Cleveland Indians

A pitcher with the Cleveland Indians has been arrested in the Dominican Republic for reportedly using a false identity. According to a spokesman for police in the Dominican, continue reading »

Dominican Selling Fake Visas Calls in 13 Bomb Threats to U.S. Embassy to Cover Up Fraud

Dominican Selling Fake Visas Calls in 13 Bomb Threats to U.S. Embassy to Cover Up Fraud

Dominican, Maria Velez de Alli is accused of making 13 false bomb threats to the American consulate in the Dominican Republican to cover visa fraud activities. continue reading »

Dominican Mother and Daughter Amongst Those Rescued in Capsized Cruise Ship

Dominican Mother and Daughter Amongst Those Rescued in Capsized Cruise Ship

Dominican Republic passengers Raysa Otanez and Rayrub Torres are enroute to their home country after surviving the capsizing of the Costa Concorida cruise ship. continue reading »

Dominican Reports 5-Year, $500 Million Investment to Combat Cholera is Paying Off

Dominican Reports 5-Year, $500 Million Investment to Combat Cholera is Paying Off

Following up on a government announcement that US$500 million would be spent to rid the country of cholera in the next five years, Listin Diario reports that during a visit made to specialized cholera centers early this week there were practically no patients. continue reading »