Dominican Republic

Teenager electrocuted by live wire on final day of family holiday

2019-08-30 13:29

A 17-year-old girl has died during a family holiday after suffering an electric shock allegedly caused by stepping on a bare wire.

Homemade cane liquor kills 12, sickens 24 in Dominican Republic

2017-12-28 07:19

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least a dozen people have died and 24 more have been hospitalised after drinking homemade liquor containing methanol.

Opposition concedes in Dominican Republic

2016-05-17 23:10

The leading opposition candidate for president in the Dominican Republic has grudgingly conceded his loss.

Dominican election a referendum on ruling party's domination

2016-05-15 21:00

Dominicans have faced a dizzying array of choices in one of the most complex ballots in recent history, with eight candidates for president, all 222 members of Congress up for re-election and thousands of people vying for local offices around the country.

Thousands evacuated in Dominican Republic flooding

2016-05-09 12:22

About 2 500 people have been evacuated in the Dominican Republic because of flooding caused by heavy rains over the previous 12 days.

Egypt extradites Frenchman in 'Air Cocaine' case

2016-03-03 18:32

Egypt has extradited Frenchman Christophe Naudin to the Dominican Republic for his alleged involvement in the escape of two pilots jailed in a drugs case dubbed 'Air Cocaine'.

Amnesty: Haitians in Dominican Republic 'ghost citizens'

2015-11-20 09:39

The Dominican Republic violated international law by stripping several generations of people of Haitian descent of their citizenship, Amnesty International has found.

Haiti: Dominican deportations causing humanitarian crisis

2015-06-26 10:59

Haiti's prime minister has warned that the Dominican Republic is creating a humanitarian crisis with its crackdown on migrants, noting that 14 000 people have crossed the border into Haiti in less than a week.

Dominican officials arrest 13 suspected in forest fires

2015-05-06 13:15

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested 13 people suspected of causing several forest fires across the Caribbean country.

Spanish woman had €55 500 hidden in stomach

2014-10-27 09:36

A woman arriving from Belgium has been arrested at an airport in the Dominican Republic with €55 500 hidden in her stomach and €54 600 in her luggage, anti-drugs police say


WATCH: Father to drive 21 000km in a wooden car to keep a promise to his daughter

2019-04-17 10:28

A Dominican carpenter who built a wooden Volkswagen Beetle after promising it to his daughter for her 15th birthday is driving it from Lima to New York. WATCH NOW.

Dominican police hunt on-air killers

2017-02-16 21:24

Police in the Dominican Republic say they are hunting for a man suspected of shooting dead two journalists during a live radio broadcast.

Dominican Republic president celebrates apparent victory

2016-05-17 09:40

Dominican President Danilo Medina celebrates after winning what appears to be a resounding re-election victory, with preliminary results showing he easily has enough votes to avoid a run-off with his closest competitor.

Dominican Republic president seems destined for re-election

2016-05-13 14:09

President Danilo Medina squeaked into his first term in a close election in 2012, and soon faced violent protests over his party's handling of the economy. Four years later, a lot has changed.

French court bails 'Air Cocaine' pilots

2016-03-25 07:20

A French appeals court has bailed two pilots pending a probe into allegations they tried to fly a cocaine-laden jet out of the Dominican Republic.

US Coast Guard rescues SA man, 3 Americans

2016-02-26 19:25

The US Coast Guard has rescued four men - three Americans and a South African - after their catamaran began to sink north of the Dominican Republic.

17 000 Haitians return voluntarily

2015-06-26 22:24

More than 17 000 undocumented Haitians have voluntarily left the Dominican Republic since the end of a controversial registration process that left thousands of people facing deportation.

1 000s brace for deportations from Dominican Republic

2015-06-18 21:09

Thousands of people are bracing for deportation from the Dominican Republic after failing to obtain legal residency as part of a government programme to crack down on migrants.

Dominican officials arrested after a ton of cocaine disappears

2015-01-14 07:34

A court in the Dominican Republic has ordered the arrest of three prosecutors and 21 police officers accused of not reporting drug seizures involving more than a ton of cocaine that has disappeared.

Haitians left on barren islands off Puerto Rico

2014-06-03 15:18

US officials say three groups of migrants from Haiti and Cuba have been abandoned by smugglers on two barren islands off Puerto Rico.

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