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    April 1, 2015

    Santo Domingo.– Presidency chief of staff Gustavo Montalvo announced today that the 911 Emergency System is ready to respond efficiently during the Easter break, which is the peak domestic vacation period. This is the first year...
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    March 23, 2015

    Santo Domingo.- The Tourism Ministry on Monday announced its traditional Eater Week ban of jet skis and other water sports in numerous beaches across the country, from Puerto Plata in northeastern Samana to Bahia de las Aguilas in...
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    March 20, 2015

    San Juan, Puerto Rico.- Office of Field Operations (OFO) CBP officers seized Monday 1.7 pounds of heroin concealed in parts of a van type vehicle. The vehicle, arriving from the Dominican Republic on the M/V Caribbean Fantasy Ferry, was...
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    March 18, 2015

    San Juan.- Puerto Rico Police United Rapid Action Force (FURA) agents on Tuesday seized 1.1 tons of cocaine and arrested 14 Dominicans who were awaiting for the drug aboard a boat near the island’s north coast, officials said,...
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    March 17, 2015

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.- Interpol’s Dominican branch on Sunday arrested a Canadian wanted on an international warrant in connection with fraud and money laundering.
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    March 16, 2015

    Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agecny (DNCD) on Sunday seized 70 bricks of a white powder presumably cocaine or heroin, in a container at Puerto Caucedo, bound for Rotterdam, Holland.
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    March 13, 2015

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.- A total of 23 people were arrested, including 16 Americans, charged with people trafficking and prostitution, local media report.
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    March 6, 2015

    Higuey, Dominican Republic.- An Altagracia province court on Wednesday handed down unprecedented 15-year prison sentences against four men convicted separately of smuggling 81 mostly Haitian boatpeople to Puerto Rico.
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    February 28, 2015

    Puerto Rico government officials sought Thursday to convince US legislators that the island's financially struggling public corporations should be allowed to restructure their debt under the federal bankruptcy code.The push comes weeks...
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    February 26, 2015

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.- An American citizen drowned Monday night while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, the North Region National Police reported Tuesday.
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    February 21, 2015

    Puerto Plata, DR.– About 300 families in several rural and urban communities in the provinces Espaillat and Puerto Plata were relocated by the Civil Defense to prevent accidents due to floods as a result of the overflowing of the...
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    February 11, 2015

    Bond trader Ben Eiler swapped life in suburban Georgia for an island in the Caribbean, and he didn't even have to apply for a visa.
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    February 10, 2015

    San Juan, Puerto Rico.- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), seized a 989 kilograms (2,180...
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    February 8, 2015

    Puerto Plata.– The Northern Regional Division reported that members of the Port Security (CESEP), Security and Port Development Company (SDP) and the Private Security Company (Seguriasa) arrested two men who boarded a Philippine...
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    February 6, 2015

    San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.- San Cristobal District judge Willis de Jesus on Friday ruled to parole Mary Pelaez, convicted of money laundering in the case of the network headed by Puerto Rican kingpin Jose David Figueroa Agosto.
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    February 1, 2015

    Nicholas 'The Axeman' Walters, who returned to his training base in Panama last Wednesday, could have his next fight at the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden, New York on March 21 against Puerto Rican Gamalier Rodriguez, The Sunday...
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    January 30, 2015

    San Juan, Puerto Rico.- US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents stopped an illegal export of currency when officers searched an outbound container booked on the M/V Caribbean Fantasy Ferry destined to the Dominican Republic.
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    January 30, 2015

    San Juan. - A report that immigrants fell overboard from an overcrowded boat off Puerto Rico’s northern coast sparked a search in the area by US Coast Guard vessels and island police, according to AP.
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