Monthly Archives: April 2011

The 8th Organic Coffee Festival 2011

The 8th Organic Coffee Festival / El 8vo Festival del Café Orgánico in Polo, Barahona This is a celebration of the harvest, which takes place in the community of Polo, Barahona, The first festival was in 2004 and has become … Continue reading

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Dominican Republic Minimum Wage

The Labour Minister / Ministro de Trabajo, Max Puig, says that 75% of Dominicans earn less than RD $15,000 pesos per month which is less than the national minimum wage. Another source says that 94% of workers earn less than … Continue reading

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COE Announces Semana Santa Tragedies

The Emergency Operations Center (COE) / El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias has the Easter Holiday / Semana Santa accident reports ready. Semans Santa sees most Dominicans heading out of the city to enjoy the long weekend with friends and … Continue reading

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Trying to Steal Cannons on the Malecon

A thief got caught by the Dirección de Inteligencia M-2 of the Marina de Guerra (Navy). He was trying to take three iron cannons that are historically valuable from the time of colonization. These cannons were located along the seafront … Continue reading

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Happenings for Semana Santa 2011

If you are not planning on going outside of the city for the Easter weekend theres always something happening in the Colonial Zone area. Art Display- “Art Treasures of the Vatican” / “Tesoros artísticos del Vaticano” is an exhibition at … Continue reading

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Fake $500 peso Notes, Gas and Food Prices

There have been forged RD$500 bills circulating throughout DR. The fakes have a lighter shade of blue, the sliver band going through the bill is different, the smaller lettering on the bill are not legible, the paper is slightly thinner … Continue reading

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