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Santo Domingo.- Temperatures in Valle Nuevo National Park (central) dawn Friday reached what could be a record-setting -5 degrees Celsius (23 F), according protected area administrator, Julio César de los Santos.
The National Weather Office (Onamet) said the temperature in the nearby city of Constanza dropped to 7 degrees Celsius on Thursday, and noted that it’s always colder Valle Nuevo.
“In Valle Nuevo there are even colder temperatures than in Constanta itself, where the lowest temperatures are recorded in the entire country,” Onamet said, quoted by diariolibre.com.
Jan 20, 2017
Leonel Lirio has designed a dress named “Charmer of the Birds” decorated with birds and blue and orange leaves inspired on the work by the late Dominican artist Cándido Bidó. The headdress, the props and complements were created by Luis Rivas and Egret Dominicana was responsible for the printing of the textiles for the dress. Leonel Lirio said that Maribel Peña, of Islander Print, was responsible for hand-painting the apron that Miss Dominican Republic will wear during the Miss Universe 2017 contest.
Leonel Lirio said that his atelier staff spent more than 200 hours to assemble the costume.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Jan 21, 2017
Santo Domingo.- Odebrecht will pay US$184.0 million to the Dominican Republic, or twice the US$92.0 million it admitted paying in bribes and has also been temporarily suspended by the Public Procurement Office as a State supplier.
Justice minister Jean Rodriguez made the announcement Friday and affirmed that Odebrecht will be kept from taking part in any tender in future transactions with the Dominican State.
“This economic agreement with Odebrecht, and its disqualification from entering into any contract, will not prevent us from continuing to investigate without rest and to the end…whomever may fall. The investigation doesn’t end with the disqualification nor ends with an economic sanction to the company. It will end when we reach the last corner to find those who have committed such criminal actions. ”
He reiterated that he has insisted to Odebrecht’s local manager that he’s obliged to cooperate with the investigation, “making it clear that it’s unacceptable for the Justice Ministry to pretend to ignore the confession of the bribery offense that the multinational carried out in a court of New York, incrimination In which they cite the US$92 million, which they said they paid in the Dominican Republic, through an intermediary.”
“We ask all of you and the citizens, patience and understanding, since we’re dealing with a complex issue. We have a duty to respect the rights of the potential culprits, as well as the responsibility to gather evidence in the forms established by law, with due process and the rigor that any criminal investigation entails, so that the case stands up in the courts,” the official said.
“Fnally we reiterate to public opinion our commitment to carry this investigation to its final consequences, with all the tools that the law grants us, in order to prosecute all those responsible for criminal actions that Odebrecht has committed in the Dominican Republic,” Rodriguez said.
Jan 20, 2017
Santo Domingo.- Environment minister Francisco Dominguez on Friday said conserving Valle Nuevo National Park is an urgent priority, since seven of every 10 Dominicans benefit from the waters of the rivers born there.
The official pledged however, to launch a program whose first part would provide the villagers with as many as 50 homes, and have been offered jobs as park rangers and in nurseries, with a salary of 7,000, and health insurance as well.
He said the waters from the protected area supply more than a dozen aqueducts are and are also a source of electricity, so its destruction should be prevented, because “it ‘ a great source of life.”
“Valle Nuevo is the mother of the waters. To continue this process of deterioration is to destroy Valle Nuevo, he said, any action to protect the park benefits the communities,” Dominguez said, adding that around 15 percent of its surface area is nearly irreparably, “and such a problem requires taking quick decisions.”
Jan 20, 2017
Santo Domingo.- Several government agencies on Thursday announced the bust of a ring which imported chopped vehicles to reassemble and sell them in the country.
The Customs and Internal Taxes agencies, the National District Office of the Prosecutor and the National Police are looking for the ring’s leaders across the country.
The officials identified the group which imported sections of cut vehicles and with the steering wheel on the right side, to reassemble and sell.
In a statement, Customs said its inspection seized 166 vehicles in sections in various ports and in seven chop-shops. “The owners of these businesses were given 24 hours to demonstrate that the pieces and cars purchased as waste in Japan and other countries entered the country legally.”
Jan 20, 2017
The Dominican Republic became the first Caribbean country to have four of its eight international airports receive international certification, according to the norms and regulations established by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
The certification process honors the Port-of-Spain Agreement, signed two years ago in Trinidad and Tobago during the Organization’s last international meeting.
Santo Domingo’s Las Americas International Airport, “El Higuero,” (Santo Domingo’s local airport), “El Catey,” in the northeast región of Samana and Santiago’s international airport (in the country’s central región) all received the international certification.
The Port-of-Spain agreement indicated that by the end of 2016 all States had to have 48% of its airports certified by the Organization.
The certification process indicates that the country has strengthened and complies with international standards in civil aviation.
Source: Access DR
Jan 20, 2017
A US Justice Department settlement with Embraer is once again a popular subject in the Dominican media, as the press highlighted similarities between the Embraer and Odebrecht cases. Both Embraer and Odebrecht are large Brazilian companies.
More than three months after news of the settlement was released in the United States, the local press has begun to report that Brazilian firm Embraer agreed to pay more than US$107 million to the United States to resolve the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges. In addition, parallel rulings of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Brazilian authorities totaling US$97 million in fines were also announced in October 2016.
The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer agreed to the settlement, estimated to be more than US$107 million,that detailed criminal charges against the company, including connections with schemes involving the bribery of government officials in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia and Mozambique. Embraer also had to pay millions of dollars in fees and fees in a case in India in which the company falsely recorded payments via a sham agency agreement.
The US Justice Department revealed that in 2008, Embraer paid US$3.52 million to an influential government official in the Dominican Republic via a false agency agreement to secure a contract to sell the Dominican Air Force eight military aircraft for approximately US$92 million.
With the cooperation of U.S. authorities, Brazilian authorities have charged 11 individuals for their alleged involvement in Embraer’s misconduct in the Dominican Republic.
The FBI’s Miami Field Office investigated the case. Senior Trial Attorney Jason Linder and Trial Attorney John-Alex Romano of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section prosecuted the case.
In the case, Air Force colonel Carlos Piccini Núnez is under pre-trial custody, and former Minister of Defense Pedro Rafael Peña Antonio was released with the obligation to be available for the judiciary. Businessmen Daniel Aquino Mendez and Daniel Aquino Hernández have electronic bracelets and impediment to leave the country.
Source: DR1, Justice.gov
Jan 21, 2017
The Police arrested 52-year old Fernando Bienvenido Baez Belliard and his son Leonardo García Báez Belliard suspected to be involved in the murder of a German citizen who had supposedly been kidnapped with his spouse in Sosúa, Puerto Plata. Investigations revealed Báez Belliard was in a relationship with 45-year old Maria Núñez, wife of the deceased.
The body of 70-year old Frank Joachim Elbert was found folded in plastic bags in a house in the Los Ciruelitos sector where Báez Belliard lives in Santiago. The case is investigated by officers of the Department for Criminal Investigations (Dicrim) of the Police together with regional prosecutors.
It had been reported that the German had been kidnapped by unknown persons on Friday, 13 January 2017 in the evening, with his spouse, María Núñez, who later said she was let go in Imbert, south of Puerto Plata. The Police suspect the crime could be related to property owned by the victim in Loma Blanca, Sosúa.
Núnez told prosecutors that on Friday, 13 January three armed men penetrated their home and kidnapped them both.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Jan 21, 2017
PUERTO PLATA.- The north coast is a gateway of approximately 23,737 cruise tourists, in addition to hundreds of visitors arriving to the country by air through 202 flights at the airports of Santiago, Puerto Plata, and Samaná.
Since last Monday, Jan 16th, tourists have been arriving at the maritime terminal Amber Cove of Maimón in Puerto Plata – the cruise ship Carnival Magic with 5 thousand occupants.
On Tuesday, Jan 17, MSC Divine cruises arrived with 5 733 people onboard and Fathom Adonia with one thousand occupants, on Wednesday, Jan 18th, Carnival Conquest came with about 4,152 occupants.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Jan 19th, at the Bay of Samaná, the AIDAvita tourist cruise arrived with about 1,655 visitors, and on Friday, January 20, there will be arriving at the Amber Cove terminal in Maimón, the Costa Deliziosa cruise ships with 1,928 passengers and the Carnival Splendor with 4,152 occupants.
According to a source who requested anonymity, the presence of tourists in Puerto Plata and other provinces of the North coast keeps increasing also due to Cibao International Airport in Santiago, where during this week about 104 flights from the United States, Canada And European countries arrived.
Those flights to Santiago will be joined by the 82 scheduled by the La Unión General Gregorio Luperón International Airport in Puerto Plata and 16 flights arriving at the Presidente Juan Bosch International Airport, located in the El Catey community in the province of Sánchez (Samaná) .
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Jan 20, 2017