Stories about Dominican Republic from August, 2009
Dominican Republic: Solving the Issue of Power Outages
Power outages are a daily reality for the Dominican Republic. The government has not been able to solve the issue of the blackouts, but hope the new head of the energy department can.
Dominican Republic: Treasure Trove
Repeating Islands blogs about “the discovery of a ‘treasure trove’ of stone tools and the bones of several now-extinct Caribbean animals in a prehistoric water-filled cave in the Dominican Republic”, which may “give insights into the earliest inhabitants of the Greater Antilles.”
Dominican Republic: Cyber-Journalism Olympics
The third Cyber-Journalism Olympics will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where participants will learn how to write for the internet according to Luijo of Ahí é Que Prende [es]
Dominican Republic: The Film Sugar About Young Baseball Player
José Rafael Sosa gives a thumbs up to the movie “Sugar,” [es] which chronicles the life of a young baseball player from the Dominican Republic trying to make it in the United States.
Haiti, DR: Border Tension
Repeating Islands reports on growing tensions at the Haiti/Dominican Republic border, following the alleged murder of a Dominican citizen by a Haitian, who is “accused of committing the crime to steal a motorcycle.”
Dominican Republic: Fire at the Autonmous University of Santo Domingo
In the Dominican Republic, Duarte 101 [es] has images and twitter updates from the fire at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.
Dominican Republic: Doctors on Strike
Doctors from the Dominican public health system have been on strike calling for a salary increase. However, the protest leave many wondering whether this is adversely affecting low-income families.
IndieGoGo: fundraising for independent film-makers
IndieGoGo is a fundraising and promotion platform for independent movie makers where they can network, showcase their work and raise funds for their projects.