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COOPNAZONAF

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CELEBRATES ITS FIRST ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES On 29 June, saw the first Ordinary General Assembly of Delegates of the union, credit and multiple services workers free zone (COOPNAZONAF), 54 delegates met, representing 9 cooperative districts, an intense morning of discussion, dialogue and information. The formal ceremony started with the welcome speech by the chairman of the board, Mr. Rafael Piantini and then with the presence of several special guests of the Institute for Development and Credit Cooperative (IDECOOP)…

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Dominican-Korean Trade interest

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MINISTER SAYS NATION GOOD STARTING PLACE FOR BOOSTING CARIBBEAN TIES. The Dominican Republic is usually thought of as a tropical holiday getaway, replete with white sand beaches and crystal blue Caribbean waters. Less known is that this Caribbean paradise is fast becoming a manufacturing platform and launching pad for exports to the United States. Although the island nation is famous for rum and cigars, it is now the second-largest supplier of circuit breakers in the U.S. and the…

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FENWAL CARES FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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REFORESTATION DAY It´s a tradition in Fenwal, a Fresenius Kabi company, to promote concern for nature. For this purpose Fenwal carries out several programs that involve the active participation of its associates in various planned events.  On this occasion they held the first reforestation operation of 2014, planting more than 3,500 trees of different types. This activity was held in the township of Villa Altagracia, with the participation of 80 employees. This year Fenwal is involved in the program “Guardians…

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INTERNATIONAL BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY DAY

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THE ENVIRONMENT MINISTER AND HIS STAFF VISITS PIISA On Friday, May 23rd of this year, the country celebrated World Biological Diversity Day. The activity here included the participation of the Minister for the Environment, Dr. Bautista Rojas Gómez; the Vice Minister for Protected Areas and Biodiversity, Lic. Ángel Daneris Santana, other members of the ministry, and representatives from Loyola School and other personalities. The event began with an address by the Minister on the importance of ecosystems and the participation…

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HEALTH PROMOTION AT PIISA

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Continuing with its plans for promotion and care for the health of our employees and their families, last March 7th and on April 4th, respectively, PIISA held talks on High Blood Pressure, by Dr. Helena Saint-Amand, and on Intra-Family Violence, by Dr. Grisel Cedano, for all PIISA personnel and in coordination with ARS PALIC SALUD. The objective of these talks is for our employees to develop practical actions that will improve their well-being and quality of life, and create a…

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FREE ZONES: PRESENT AND FUTURE VISION

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The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic, which held its customary Monthly Luncheon, had the honor of hosting the following speakers: Mrs. Luisa Fernández, executive director of the National Export Free Zone Council (CNZFE) and Mr. Aquiles Bermúdez, President of the Free Zone Association (ADOZONA). This activity focused on “Free Zones: present situation and prospects for growth,” addressing present favorable opportunities for the Free Zone sector in our country, according to worldwide market conditions and other aspects. The…

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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The Asobal Community Action Committee agreed to offer education targeted at students from the community of Haina through Junior Achievement Dominicana (an international not-for-profit organization financed by more than 100,000 companies, foundations, and private individuals, whose purpose is to educate and inspire young people in free enterprise, understand business and economics, and prepare them to join the work force). This opportunity benefitted the Haina-IPHA Polytechnic Institute, with the implementation of a business education program and a program on human values,…

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TIFFANY & CO. OPENS MANUFACTURING PLANT

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The prestigious multinational jewelry company Tiffany & Co. opened a manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic, to operate under the Law 8-90 free zone regime.  Tiffany & Co., is a U.S. capital-backed world leader in the production and sale of jewelry and gold work, with headquarters in New York City. EMPLOYEES As of December 31st, 2013, Tiffany operated around 275 stores on several continents, with a total of approximately 10,600 direct employees, and sales in excess of US$3.790 billion.  According…

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