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Hurricane Maria alters Al Horford's Dominican mission

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Familiares de comuneros en huelga de hambre viajarán a Santiago a pedir reunión con Bachelet

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Familiares de comuneros en huelga de hambre viajarán a Santiago a pedir reunión con Bachelet


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The Latest: Maria moving north of Dominican Republic

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The Latest: Maria moving north of Dominican Republic


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Maria regains major hurricane status near eastern Dominican Republic

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Maria regains major hurricane status near eastern Dominican Republic


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Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Gonzalez dead after car accident in Dominican Republic

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Orioles minor league pitcher Miguel Gonzalez dead after car accident in Dominican Republic


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New nonstop charter flights to Dominican Republic to make KCI more international

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Dominican man sentenced to federal prison, deportation for returning to U.S. after previous deportation
SPRINGFIELD -- A federal judge sentenced a Dominican man to one year in federal prison for illegally re-entering the country for the third time. Reynaldo Rodriguez, 50, has been behind bars since June and will be deported soon after concluding his sentence. U.S. District Judge Mark Mastroianni told Rodriguez that, as a person who has spent much of his time in this country committing crimes, he tests the American way of promoting "inclusivity as opposed to exclusivity   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Trials |  Sentencing |  Prisons |  Civil Actions | 
CIBC FirstCaribbean assists Dominican students
Treasurer of the CIBC FirstCaribbean Barbados Operating Company Krystle Maynard presents the cheque to two of the representatives of the Dominica Students Association of Cave Hill Kishna Moses and Jyorianne Daniel. (GP) BRIDGETOWN – As many residents of hurricane-ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria alters Al Horford's Dominican mission
Al Horford, with the aid of a national bank in his native Dominican Republic, launched an ambitious initiative last summer. The Celtics center’s goal was to spread the seeds of basketball and give youngsters in cities like his hometown of Puerto Plata a better chance to not only play the game, but to have a chance at playing it in the United States   Read More ...
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Gobierno y oposición de Venezuela definen agenda de diálogo
Más El gobierno y la oposición de Venezuela definieron este jueves en Santo Domingo la agenda de un diálogo que celebrarán el 1 y 2 de diciembre en República Dominicana, para intentar resolver la grave crisis política. "Concluimos con la agenda de la reunión, las reglas y la metodología que van a regir", dijo el canciller dominicano, Miguel Vargas, quien presidió un encuentro preparatorio de unas seis horas entre delegados de ambas partes   Read More ...
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The Who y Guns N' Roses hacen vibrar a todo un Estadio Monumental en el Santiago Rock City - The Clinic Online
The Who y Guns N’ Roses, dos bandas que han escrito de su puño y letra la historia de la música moderna, convirtieron anoche a Santiago de Chile en la capital latinoamericana del rock con dos conciertos llenos de potencia y energía. Los dos grupos, cabezas del cartel del viernes del festival Santiago Rock City, destrozaron cualquier tipo de cliché sobre la madurez de un artista y demostraron que la edad, en su caso, es sólo un número   Read More ...
Places: Dominican Republic |  Chile |  Santiago | 
World Bank supports Dominican Republic to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters
WASHINGTON, USA — The World Bank board of executive directors has approved a US$150 million loan to the Dominican Republic to provide immediate financing in the event of a natural disaster or a public health emergency. This catastrophe deferred drawdown option, or Cat DDO, provides countries with immediate financing without taking resources away from social and development programs. “As the Dominican Republic and its Caribbean neighbors live through the direct consequences of climate change and will continue facing vulnerability to extreme weather events, our priority is to be better prepared to save lives, assist affected communities, and ensure that key infrastructures such as hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and houses are better built to withstand natural disasters   Read More ...
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Dominican Dr Carissa F Etienne re-elected for second term as PAHO director
WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — Dominican Dr Carissa F Etienne was re-elected on Wednesday for a second five-year term as director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by member states of the Washington-based organisation. PAHO said ministers of health meeting at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference voted unanimously to re-elect Etienne. Her candidacy, which was not contested, was submitted by the Government of Dominica   Read More ...
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World Bank approves $150 million disaster fund for Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday approved $150 million in disaster financing for the Dominican Republic to help it better prepare for natural disasters, weeks after the country was pummeled by two major hurricanes. The loan was the first contingency line of credit approved by the World Bank for a Caribbean country under the so-called Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option   Read More ...
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World Bank approves $150 million disaster fund for Dominican Republic
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday approved $150 million in disaster financing for the Dominican Republic to help it better prepare for natural disasters, weeks after the country was pummelled by two major hurricanes. The loan was the first contingency line of credit approved by the World Bank for a Caribbean country under the so-called Catastrophe Deferred Drawdown Option   Read More ...
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Places: Dominican Republic |  Malaysia | 
Juez pide 'compromiso de la sociedad' para encontrar a Santiago Maldonado
28 de septiembre de 2017 11:05 Juez pide 'compromiso de la sociedad' para encontrar a Santiago Maldonado El juez que investiga la desaparición del joven argentino cuyo rastro se perdió hace casi dos meses en una protesta reprimida por la Policía, dijo hoy, 28 de septiembre de 2017, que el esclarecimiento del caso "exige el compromiso de todos como sociedad". "Creo que es para reflexionar sobre qué es lo que nos pasa como sociedad   Read More ...
Places: Dominican Republic |  Ecuador |  Santiago | 
Puerto Ricans on the mainland desperate to hear from family in communication 'black zones'
Relief for an anxious sister when a stranger from the Dominican Republic phones with news When it struck Puerto Rico last week, Hurricane Maria's violent, shrill winds screamed for hours. Now, it's the silence from the Caribbean island that most unnerves a Puerto Rican community of some five million people on the mainland. Desperate to reach loved ones affected by a virtual communications blackout on the island, Puerto Ricans have turned to modern and antiquated wireless technologies, including smartphone apps and ham radios, for help   Read More ...
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2 senators seek Quezon Service Cross for Santiago
If Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago were alive today, she would surely scold her colleagues in the Senate for attempting to flatter her with a move to posthumously accord her the highest civilian service award. But they are going ahead with it anyway. Two days before the first anniversary of Santiago’s death, Senators Grace Poe and Sonny Angara on Wednesday brought to the Senate floor two resolutions urging President Duterte to confer on their late colleague the Quezon Service Cross in recognition of her exemplary contribution to the nation   Read More ...
Places: Dominican Republic |  Quezon |  Santiago | 
Dominican Republic president to headline speakers at major tourism conference in Jamaica
Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has announced that Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican. Republic, will headline a slate of distinguished speakers who will address the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development Conference, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, November 27-29. Medina is an enthusiastic campaigner for the growth of tourism in his country and has pledged to increase the   Read More ...
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Familiares de comuneros en huelga de hambre viajarán a Santiago a pedir reunión con Bachelet
Los familiares de los cuatro comuneros mapuche que se encuentran hace 113 días en huelga de hambre anunciaron que viajarán esta tarde a Santiago para intentar reunirse con la Presidenta Michelle Bachelet. Así lo confirmó el alcalde de Tirúa, Adolfo Millabur, quien acompañará a las familias de los huelguistas a la capital. "Vamos a La Moneda, como alcalde mapuche, a pedirle a la Presidenta que tenga un acto humanitario   Read More ...
Places: Dominican Republic |  Chile |  Santiago | 
Antigua and Barbuda opens to Dominicans
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has established plans to assist citizens of Dominica who may seek refuge following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria. In a statement on the weekend, the Office of the Prime Minister noted that policies to receive Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and Dominican citizens were devised during a meeting of the Cabinet subcommittee responsible for natural disaster planning and response   Read More ...
Oposición venezolana declina volver al diálogo con el Gobierno
26 de septiembre de 2017 22:50 Oposición venezolana declina volver al diálogo con el Gobierno La oposición venezolana dijo este martes, 26 de septiembre, que no asistirá a la cita prevista para el miércoles en República Dominicana para reiniciar las conversaciones con el Gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro, ante la falta de un ambiente propicio para el diálogo. El jefe de la comisión de Política Exterior de la Asamblea Nacional (Congreso) y miembro de la delegación opositora, Luis Florido, dijo que no hay condiciones para continuar las conversaciones emprendidas en Santo Domingo a mediados de septiembre, a fin de seguir discutiendo una agenda para solucionar la crisis política del país   Read More ...
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Menendez defense team seeks to undercut theory of corrupt intent
Newark, New Jersey (CNN)As federal prosecutors in Sen. Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial have moved from opulence in Paris and the Dominican Republic to politics in Washington, a theme from the defense team has started to emerge: intent matters. Testimony from three witnesses at trial this week have touched on one of the essential "official acts" of the prosecution's case: The Democratic senator interceded in a contract dispute his friend, Dr   Read More ...
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James P. Vaillancourt, the man accused of killing Corrinna L. Santiago, drove around for 2 days as her lifeless body was in his home, police say
The 50-year-old Leominster man with a reported strangulation fetish who is accused of killing Corrinna Santiago in July told a nurse that he drove around for two days while the woman apparently lay dead inside his home, according to a search warrant affidavit. James P. Vaillancourt is facing a murder charge in Worcester Superior Court after Santiago's body was found inside 69 Walnut St   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Murders | 
Venezuela opposition won't attend scheduled talks with government
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition said on Tuesday it will not send representatives to the Dominican Republic for talks with President Nicolas Maduro's government due to lack of progress on issues from human rights to elections. Following months of anti-Maduro protests earlier this year that led to at least 125 deaths, both sides sent delegations to meet the Dominican Republic's president this month for talks over a possible solution to Venezuela's deep political crisis   Read More ...
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Venezuela opposition won't attend scheduled talks with government
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition said on Tuesday it will not send representatives to the Dominican Republic for talks with President Nicolas Maduro’s government due to lack of progress on issues from human rights to elections. Following months of anti-Maduro protests earlier this year that led to at least 125 deaths, both sides sent delegations to meet the Dominican Republic’s president this month for talks over a possible solution to Venezuela’s deep political crisis   Read More ...
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Puente del río San Pedro recibirá mantenimiento durante 16 días
25 de septiembre de 2017 23:38 Puente del río San Pedro recibirá mantenimiento durante 16 días Durante 16 días se realizarán trabajos de mantenimiento en el puente del río San Pedro, localizado en la Ruta Viva. Según informó la Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Movilidad y Obras Pública (Epmmop) la intervención se realizará de forma continua desde las 07:00 hasta las 18:00, desde este martes, 26 de septiembre del 2017   Read More ...
Places: Dominican Republic |  Ecuador |  San Pedro | 
Hurricane Maria strands Dominican baseball team in Toronto another week
A baseball team from the Dominican Republic has been stuck in Toronto for a week because of Hurricane Maria, and it looks like it could be nearly another week before they can return home. The Santo Domingo Utesa baseball team flew to Toronto from a tournament in Kamloops, B.C., when Air Canada informed them their flight home to the Dominican Republic was cancelled due to the approach of Hurricane Maria   Read More ...
Places: Canada |  Dominican Republic |  Toronto | 
Dominicans stand strong despite chaos
ROSEAU, Dominica (AFP) — It's been less than a week since Hurricane Maria largely destroyed the Caribbean island of Dominica — but despite cut-off supplies and extreme conditions, its inhabitants remain optimistic in the face of devastation. Maria killed 15 people when it tore through the "Nature Island" — population 72,000 — as a Category Five storm, leaving its once-luscious green mountains stripped to dirt   Read More ...
Places: Dominica |  Dominican Republic |  Jamaica | 
Trinidad to waive immigration requirements for Dominicans
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his Administration will waive the immigration requirements for residents of the hurricane-ravaged island of Dominica for a period of six months as the Caricom member state rebuilds. Rowley made the announcement on Thursday during a post-Cabinet press briefing. He also said places could be made in schools across the twin-island republic for Dominican children to continue their education   Read More ...
República Dominicana y Puerto Rico cuentan daños
El paso del huracán María por el Caribe dejaba hasta ayer daños en varios países de esta región, antes de tomar rumbo hacia el norte. Las lluvias e inundaciones que provocó destruyen 110 viviendas en diferentes pueblos de República Dominicana, informan los grupos de socorro. Juan Manuel Méndez, director del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias, detalla que 18.500 personas permanecen evacuadas debido a los daños y a la espera de que bajen los niveles de agua y lodo   Read More ...
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Chinese premier expresses condolences to his Dominican counterpart
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has sent condolences to Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit after his country was lashed by Hurricane Maria. In his message dated on Sept. 20, Li expressed his condolences to the victims of the hurricane and extended his sympathy to the injured and bereaved families. Hurricane Maria landed in Dominica on Monday evening with a speed of 260 km a hour, killing at least 15 people and leaving 20 missing as of Thursday, according to Skerrit   Read More ...
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Tags: Death & Dying |  Mourning | 
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Rowley disappointed in response to invitation extended to Dominicans
PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has expressed disappointment at negative comments following an invitation extended to displaced Dominicans in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Rowley, who was a guest on the local television station – TV6, on Friday morning, said he was disappointed with reports of some saying that humanitarian gesture was a means of the ruling People’s National Movement (PNM), securing votes in upcoming elections   Read More ...
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BLP team makes donation to Dominican people
Pat Parris, the executive assistant to Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley, overseeing the loading of supplies for Dominica on a truck. (GP) The Barbados Labour Party family and supporters have donated just over $20 000 in foodstuff, water and personal items to the people of Dominica, following the devastation on that country by Hurricane Maria on Monday. The items were delivered to the Barbados Coast Guard headquarters on Wednesday for shipment to Dominica   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico
By: Reuters | San Juan (puerto Rico), | Published:September 21, 2017 1:44 pm Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island. Maria has killed at least 10 people as it raged through the Caribbean region, the second major hurricane to do so this month   Read More ...
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Homeless Dominicans invited to T&T
PORT OF SPAIN – Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has announced special arrangements to waive immigration restrictions so Dominicans left homeless by Hurricane Maria can come to Trinidad and Tobago and stay for a period of time. Speaking during the post-Cabinet media briefing in Port of Spain on Thursday, Rowley said Government is allowing desperate Dominicans to enter the country, given the widespread destruction on the islands, where 100 per cent of the homes were either damaged or destroyed   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Poverty |  Homeless people | 
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Beleaguered MLB player leaves for Dominican Republic for winter ball
SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Yonhap) -- Beleaguered Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho left for the Dominican Republic on Friday, hoping to revive his stalled career with some winter ball action. Kang, who has missed the entire 2017 season following a drunk driving conviction in Seoul, will join Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League. The season starts Oct. 13. The Dominican club announced the signing of Kang on Aug   Read More ...
Places: Dominican Republic |  South Korea | 
Dominicans dazed by Hurricane #Maria destruction
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Martin Dell is unapologetic when it comes to begging after Hurricane Maria. “Man we need all the help we can. Man I have been crying for days, I have been looting food. I have no choice, it is a hard time, not even water,” he told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) Thursday as he and others watch as several people began looting a shop in the heart of the capital   Read More ...
Places: Dominica |  Dominican Republic |  Jamaica | 
María causa daños en República Dominicana luego de arrasar Puerto Rico
El huracán María recorría este jueves el norte de República Dominicana, donde comenzó a causar daños a pesar de haberse degradado a categoría 3, luego de haber dejado a Puerto Rico asolado, incomunicado y sin energía eléctrica. Oscilando entre las categorías 4 y 5, María ha dejado hasta ahora 18 muertos confirmados en su brutal paso por el Caribe: dos en Guadalupe, 15 en Dominica y uno en Puerto Rico   Read More ...
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Report: Former Dodger Raul Mondesi sentenced to eight years in Dominican prison
In 2009, when Raul Mondesi was running for mayor of his Dominican Republic hometown of San Cristobal, his appeal to voters appeared to center on his fame as a former Dodgers star. In a visit to San Cristobal during the campaign, Times staff writer Kevin Baxter wrote of Mondesi: “The closest he comes to a campaign pledge is repeating a desire to build a basketball court in every neighborhood   Read More ...
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Reports: Former Dodger Raul Mondesi sentenced to eight years in Dominican prison
In 2009, when Raul Mondesi was running for mayor of his Dominican Republic hometown of San Cristobal, his appeal to voters appeared to center on his fame as a former Dodgers star. In a visit to San Cristobal during the campaign, Times staff writer Kevin Baxter wrote of Mondesi: “The closest he comes to a campaign pledge is repeating a desire to build a basketball court in every neighborhood   Read More ...
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Raul Mondesi sentenced to eight years in prison in Dominican Republic
Former major league outfielder Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined about $1.2 million for mishandling funds as a mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic, according to multiple reports. Mondesi, whose son plays for the Kansas City Royals, had been on house arrest since February as he awaited trial on charges related to allegations he defrauded San Cristobal of about $6 million as mayor during his six-year term that concluded last year   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic as it grazed past on Thursday and dumped more heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island. The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 17 people and devastated several small islands, including St   Read More ...
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Hurricane maria lashes Dominican Republic
Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico. This has caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island. Hurricane Maria has killed at least 10 people as it raged through the Caribbean region, the second major hurricane to do so this month   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria lashes the Dominican Republic on its path toward Bahamas
After leaving parts of Puerto Rico in ruins, Hurricane Maria was lashing the Dominican Republic on Thursday morning, whereas much as 20 inches of rain was in the forecast for high elevations. Maria will move into the Bahamas on Friday, but beyond the weekend the storm’s track becomes less certain. Maria regained strength as it pulled away from Puerto Rico on Wednesday night   Read More ...
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María deja a Puerto Rico como zona de desastre y avanza hacia Dominicana - Diario Co Latino
María deja a Puerto Rico como zona de desastre y avanza hacia Dominicana Por Héctor Retamal/Jesús Olarte en Punta Cana/Leila Macor. San Juan/Punta Cana/Miami/AFP. Los puertorriqueños despertaron este jueves en una isla devastada y sin energía eléctrica por el paso la víspera del huracán María, que dejó un muerto antes de seguir camino hacia el norte de República Dominicana con vientos de 185 Km/hora   Read More ...
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