Stories about Dominican Republic from December, 2009
The cost of $50 USD for a .do domain offered by the Pontifical Catholic University [es] in the Dominican Republic is too expensive writes José Rafael Sosa.
The fascination with celebrities has always been at a fever pitch, but in the current age of new media and consumer-generated content, it’s at an all-time high. While Caribbean bloggers do not tend to overly focus on gossip, they often tune in on the current story at hand.
The community of Dominican Republic said goodbye to composer and musician Luis "Terror" Días, who died in Santo Domingo on December 8. His legacy includes composing more than 700 melodies, being an influence on artists such as Juan Luis Guerra and Fernando Villalona, as well as contributing to Dominican rock, of which he is considered a founding father.
Repeating Islands acknowledges the passing of “the ‘father of the Dominican rock'”, Luis Días.
Complying with a briefing by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and with the demands of public protests of the Dominican community, the cement factory that was planned to be built in the protected area of Los Haitises National Park will be relocated.