24 May 2013 - 08:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Sixty-six percent of surface water sources in the Dominican Republic are going to waste, according to the National Water Resources Institute (INDRHI).
9 May 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Dominican Republic’s National Institute of Drinking Water and Sanitation (INAPA) is cracking down on individuals or companies that use illegal water connections.
23 Apr 2013 - 00:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Dominican government late last week disbursed another $22 million USD for the $354.28 million USD multi-purpose Monte Grande project.
5 Apr 2013 - 08:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Neither the water distributed through aqueduct systems nor the water sold on the streets in the Dominican Republic has had the “levels of treatment required by national and international standards,
25 Mar 2013 - 08:50 by Local Press Report
BOCA CHICA (Children International) — Children International, a leading child sponsorship organization, announces a new and important sustainable water project that will bring clean, safe water to more than 66,000 people in Boc
18 Mar 2013 - 07:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Aqueduct and Drainage Corporation (CAASD), which provides water and sanitation in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo, has begun rationing water, leaving residents “desperate” as the country
6 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Dominican Environmental Movement has asked the country’s president, Danilo Medina, to annul its contract with Canada-based mining giant Barrick Gold for the controversial $3 billion USD Pueblo
4 Mar 2013 - 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE — The Haitian government last week announced its new $2.2 billion USD plan to eliminate cholera from the island of Hispaniola (which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
1 Mar 2013 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Local Peruvians have ended a nearly week-long protest of Barrick Gold Corp.’s Lagunas Norte Mine, the Canadian mining giant announced on February 27.
25 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — The Environmental Evaluation Commission in Chile’s Atacama region last week imposed a fine of some $250,000 on Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project over sanitation issues and violations of t
7 Jan 2013 - 09:43 by Local Press Report
SAN FRANCISCO (Dominican Today) — President Danilo Medina yesterday ordered the dredging of 20 kilometers of the Yuna river to resolve the historical flooding that affects more than 9,000 hectares of rice plantations in its lower
3 Jan 2013 - 11:02 by Local Press Report
SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS (Cemnet) — Cemex will invest $2 million USD in a wastewater treatment plant for its San Pedro de Macorís cement works in the Dominican Republic as well as a continuous emissions monitoring system for its ki
Latin America and Caribbean Need $249 Billion Investment for Urban Water Coverage by 2030: UN-HABITAT
5 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Spain, MADRID — A total of $249 billion USD is needed to improve urban water coverage in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030, with additional investment needed for wastewater treatment plants, sanitation and d
14 Nov 2012 - 09:52 by Local Press Report
SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Today) — Dominican Republic and Haiti develop an initiative to optimize the use of the common assets through a multiagency program, for which delegations from both countries met Tuesday to discuss t
5 Nov 2012 - 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT AU PRINCE — Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe issued a plea for more relief aid for the storm that caused 54 deaths and 20 injuries in his countr
29 Oct 2012 - 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRINCE — The death toll left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the Caribbean late last week, has been raised to 65 across the region, with Haiti having the largest number of deaths at 51.
26 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Millions of people in the Latin America and Caribbean region get their drinking water from cistern trucks, which have grown into an $88 million USD business.
23 Oct 2012 - 08:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — With the two-year anniversary this month of the first cholera case in Haiti, deaths have significantly been reduced due to “Haitian-led, international supported efforts,” the United States Departme
17 Oct 2012 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Today) — The climate in destroying the country’s wetlands and coral reefs, while brackish water ravages the east region’s terrestrial and marine biodiversity, threatening Dominican Republic’s beach touris
28 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regional bloc has joined the new regional “Cholera-Free Hispaniola” initiative, which aims to eradicate the disease in Haiti and the Dominican Republic by 2022.
17 Sep 2012 - 08:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Environmentalists and civil society organizations in the Dominican Republic held protests on September 16 against Xstrata’s Loma Miranda nickel mining project.
12 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The water utility operating in Santiago, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic, is warning of a water crisis in the city, with residents facing a 30 million gallon per day deficit and r
4 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Dominican Republic is launching a nationwide program to rehabilitate irrigation systems damaged by Tropical Storm Isaac.
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
United Kingdom, BATH — Some of Asia’s key growth economies have the highest financial risk from natural disasters due to the high exposure of their cities and trading hubs to events such as flooding, earthquakes and cycl
16 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — New protests erupted in the Dominican Republic this week against mining companies Xstrata and Barrick Gold.
10 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation has denied reports that its $3 billion USD Pueblo Viejo mining project in the Dominican Republic would use cyanide or other contaminants that could potentiall
5 Jul 2012 - 10:24 by Local Press Report
SANTO DOMINGO (Tampa Bay Times) — One of the world's largest gold mining operations is about to open in the Dominican Republic, where the industry has a toxic legacy of pollution that stained rivers a searing red and failed to li
21 Jun 2012 - 09:57 by Local Press Report
RIO DE JANEIRO (Pan American Health Organization) — The UN side event at Rio+20 Water and Sustainable Development: Elimination of Cholera in Hispaniola, promoted by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), present
10 May 2012 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Today) — Full Story - The mayor of Santo Domingo East on Thursday s
3 May 2012 - 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Half a dozen deaths and hundreds of potential new cases of cholera were reported last week as the ongoing outbreak in the Dominican Republic intensifies.
23 Mar 2012 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — The Dominican Republic’s National Institute of Drinking Water and Sanitation (INAPA) said President’s Leonel Fernandez’s government has invested over $417 million USD in water projects since he t
23 Mar 2012 - 09:28 by Local Press Report
PORT AU PRINCE (Bernama (Malaysia)) — The Health Ministers of Haiti and the Dominican Republic met on March 12 to discuss epidemiological control strategies, mainly related to the cholera epidemic affecting both nations.
1 Feb 2012 - 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — One out of every five people in Latin America -- a total of about 120 million people -- lacks proper sanitation, according to the World Bank.
19 Jan 2012 - 11:04 by Local Press Report
PORT-AU-PRINCE (UN News Center) — Fighting cholera in Haiti and the Dominican Republic will require dramatic improvements in water and sanitation services, according to experts at a briefing organized by the Pan-American Health Org
12 Jan 2012 - 01:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAITI, PORT-AU-PRICE — As the second anniversary of Haiti’s devastating 7.0 earthquake approaches this week, the nation is still facing many challenges, including housing, water and sanitation access and food security,
3 Jan 2012 - 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Last week, some 100 people representing 243 labor, environmental, faith and civil society organizations that together have millions of members, protested outside the World Bank headquarters in Wa
3 Nov 2011 - 09:46 by Local Press Report
SAN PEDRO (Dominican Today) — CEMEX has inaugurated a $1.4 million USD plant to treat domestic wastewater. The plant allows the company to more efficiently use the treated water in its San Pedro de Macorís cement plant.
3 Nov 2011 - 09:43 by Local Press Report
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Prensa Latina) — More than 480 people have died of cholera and 1,800 others have contracted the disease on the Haitian-Dominican border this year. The outbreak in the border area is growing.