This is a summary of the printed editions of the week in which we will highlight the news that was of greatest interest and relevance in said editions, starting from last Monday, July 4, until yesterday’s printed edition, Saturday.
Monday July 4
Solid waste goes from homes to ravines, rivers and the sea
Again the rains drag tons of solid wasteespecially plastics, towards ravines and rivers that end up in the sea, causing serious damage to the ecosystem, at a time when the voice of alarm is activated due to the deterioration of the environment and climate change.
Canadas such as Guajimía, in Santo Domingo Oeste, Puerto Rico, in Santo Domingo Este, as well as others in the National District, are solid waste transmission belts, the first being discharged into the Haina River and the second into the Ozama Riversources that flow into the southern coast of Santo Domingo.
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Tuesday, July 5
Tourism has generated some US$ 4 billion
In the first half of this year, the country has received 3.5 million touristswhich has generated around US$4 billion in foreign exchange.
In the past month alone, the Dominican Republic received more than US$739 million.
The figures were released yesterday by the Minister of Tourism, David Colladowhen presenting the tourist statistics for the month of June, where he indicated that 644,861 non-residents arrived in the country in that month.
The minister reiterated that the tourism sector continues its recoveryexceeding the figures for tourist arrivals month after month, so it could reach 7 million tourists by the end of 2022, a figure that would be, he pointed out, historic, since it has not been reached.
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Wednesday, July 06
The DR registers some 30,000 cyberattacks every month
In the Dominican Republic, a monthly average of 30,000 cyberattack attemptsa figure that, despite being lower than in other countries in the region, represents a great challenge, which is why the approval of the project to modify the Law 57-07 on Crimes and High Technology Crimeswhich was withdrawn from the Chamber of Deputies by the Executive Branch for review.
During their participation as speakers at the seminar “Cybersecurity: global panorama and local threats”, Claudio Pegueroadvisor on Cyber Affairs of the National Police; Esther Agelan Casasnovasmagistrate; Fabiola Herreradeputy manager of Systems and Technological Innovation of the Central Bank; Andres Rodrigueztechnical coordinator of the Payment System Department of the Central Bank, and Cesar Novopresident of the ISACA Dominican Republic chapter, highlighted that cybersecurity represents a great challenge, because as technology advances, so do the ways to commit cyber attacks.
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Thursday July 07
Beating: If the elections were today PRM would win with a similar percentage to 2020
The president of the Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM), José Ignacio Paliza, affirmed yesterday that if the presidential elections were held today, they would win with a percentage very similar to that of July 2020.
During his participation in the Weekly Lunch of the Corripio Communications Group, the Administrative Minister of the Presidency stated that the organization enjoys a good assessment, over 40 percent, and that President Luis Abinader is also well positioned both nationally and internationally. . “We have no doubt that if we continue to do a good job, meeting the expectations of the people, not abandoning the speech that brought us to power, we would have the opportunity to win again in the first round,” he specified.
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Friday July 08
Economy grows 5.6% from January to May 2022
The Dominican economy grew 5.6% in January-May 2022 when compared to the same period in 2021, driven by the hotel, bar and restaurant sectors (35.0%), other service activities (10.9%), health (9.4%), transportation and storage (8.3%), public administration (8.0%). ), manufacturing of free zones (7.9%), commerce (7.2%), financial services (6.5%), among others.
and there was a decrease of 17.6% in mining, which continues to reflect a lower volume of gold and silver production given the current maturity of the Barrick Pueblo Viejo mine.
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Saturday July 09
Ex-PM of Japan murder motives investigated
The Japanese police continue this Saturday trying to clarify the motivations of the suspect arrested the day before for the murder of the former Japanese president Shinzo Abeamong which the detainee cited the alleged links of the politician with a religious organization.
Tetsuya Yamagamithe unemployed ex-military man arrested in the same place as the attack on Abe moments after perpetrating it, has told the authorities that he planned his attack because of his grudge against “a specific organization”, according to local media.
In his statements to the authorities, the aggressor mentioned family problems arising from his mother’s membership in that organization, of a possible religious nature and with which, according to the suspect, the former Japanese prime minister had a “close relationship”.