DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Tourist areas in the Dominican Republic should have been receiving 24-hour electricity from noon on Holy Thursday 2 April and this will run until midnight on Easter Sunday, 5 April.
This extra production of electricity according to media reports will costs close to RD$9 million. The objective is to contribute to the enjoyment and relaxation of Dominicans and foreign tourists who are visiting the country over the Easter holiday weekend and to also ensure security and safety.
The Dominican Emergency Operations Center reported that nation-wide three persons have died over the Easter weekend so far.
Two accidents involved motorcycles, while a truck struck a pedestrian causing the third death.
123 people have been injured or affected, and 114 of them were involved in traffic accidents, and nine of them alcohol related.