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Archipelago State to most benefit Dominican fishermen

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Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Naval League, which groups active and retired Navy members and civilians linked to marine activity, on Tues. expressed its support for the National Maritime Affairs Authority’s (Anamar) actions to define the pending maritime limits.

In a statement League president, Juan de Jesús Jorge Cabrera, said the delimitation of the marine borders is not only economic, but would avert many of the problems that Dominican fishermen often face.

“Dominican fishermen who are frequently detained and imprisoned in our territorial sea, is the product, precisely, of the lack of agreement that should regulate our qualification as an archipelago state,” Jorge said.

He cited ​​a Diario Libre report, “The Dominican dispute to expand its marine limits” which says that the country is already preparing to negotiate with the United States, Great Britain, Haiti and Holland, the marine limits that it claims based on its self-declaration of the Archipelago State, a category that it acquired through Law 66-07.





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Air quality deteriorates progressively, ecologists warn

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Santiago.- Today Thursday marks World Pure Air Day, for which the Cibao Ecological Society (Soeci) regrets the Dominican Republic’s progressive deterioration in air quality.

“In our country, the commemoration of this day surprises us immersed in a great progressive deterioration of air quality that threatens to cause our vital system to collapse as a result of misguided actions and decisions and the indifference that constitutes the worst human ignominy that seems not to concern even the most sensitive sectors of the Dominican population,” says Soeci in a statement.

The prominent environmentalists propose that to solve the problem it’s necessary for governments, companies and civil society to join forces to reduce CO2 emissions.





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Ruling party presidential candidate wants probe into US$217.0M in contracts

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Santo Domingo.- Ruling party (PLD) presidential candidate Gonzalo Castillo, on Thursday requested that the General Directorate of Government Ethics and Integrity investigate him.

The former Minister of Public Works wants to be investigate after allegations by the journalist Alicia Ortega, that the contract with 38 companies for a total RD$11.5 billion (US$217 million) were assigned without tenders.

“This request is made with full awareness of the responsibility and commitment with which we assume and exercise the function of Minister of Public Works and Communications in the period August 2012 July 2019, under which all our actions adhered to the legal norms and procedures in force in our country, among them, specifically, those related to public procurement and contracting,” Castillo said.





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The scandal of the entire barrio sold for US$3.8M

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Santo Domingo.-  The former director of the Dominican Corporation of State Companies (Corde) and the former real estate manager of that organization, received bribes from the first company to which it was sold for 80 million pesos (US$3.8 million), the Los Tres Brazos sector, in Santo Domingo Este.

According to the Anticorruption Office (Pepca), Leoncio Almánzar received several checks from Juana Ynés Gómez Williams, whom they designate as representative of the company Inversiones Fernández Parache & Asociados (Infepa) , entity that later sold the land to Titulatec for RD$200 million.

“The analysis of the checks exchanged by the accused Juana Ynés Gómez Williams regarding the purchase of Los Tres Brazos, since 2009, reveals that the issuance and exchange of the same coincide in time with the trades signed by the accused Leoncio Almánzar Objío in the negotiation process between Infepa and Corde, in which the latter approved the proposals of the accused sellers,” the accusation says.

It adds that for the concept of “advance purchase of land Los Tres Brazos,” Infepa issued several checks to Gomez Williams but, according to Pepca, this purchase advance never entered the coffers of Corde.





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