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SANTO DOMINGO.- Reductions as high as RD$10.00 per gallon in the priceof gasoline, diesel and other fuels will benefit motorists starting Saturday, whereas the price of propane gas continues frozen in that period.

The Industry and Commerce Ministry said the new price per gallon of premium gasoline is RD$198.10, or RD$6 less, whereas regular gasoline will cost RD$187.90, or RD$6.10 less.

Rregular diesel will cost RD$182.30, for a RD$10 fall, and the premium diesel will cost RD$186.20, or RD$10 less per gallon.

Subsidized propane will continue frozen at RD$69.10 per gallon and the unsubsidized will also maintain its price of RD$90.86.

Industry and Commerce said the reductions are the result of a lower price per barrel of Texas crude, which fell the entire week about five dollars in New York and coincides with a strenthening dollar.

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Written by: juanb, 1 Aug 2008 3:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Prices are always going to change. Will this ever change? From today's DR1:

Celso Marranzini, president of the pro elementary education organization, Action for Basic Education (Educa) says the nation's educational system should be declared in a state of crisis, mainly because of its low quality. He said that while more children are going to school, quality has remained low. Marranzini based his comments on findings presented at the Second Comparative Regional Study released recently in Chile by the Laboratorio Latinoamericano de Evaluacion de la Calidad de la Educacion that focuses on the quality of education in Latin America. 15 countries were evaluated, including the DR.
The DR was ranked last in learning. In third grade math, for example, the DR ranked last, while the percentages were abysmal. While Cuba was a tops on the list with 54%, learning rate for third grade students in the DR registers a mark of 0.13%, far behind Nicaragua, 1.9% and Peru, 4.77%.
Written by: juanb, 1 Aug 2008 3:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic
In reading, the DR also scored low.
The county registered 0.52% reading rates while Cuba had 44% and Costa Rica had 18.22%.
Marranzini calls for changes in the why education is structured in the DR and the insufficient funding it receives. Marranzini says the hours of instruction are too short. Reports have shown public school children receive on average 2-1/2 hours of instruction a day. He explained that while classes should start at 8am, this rarely happens because neither the kids nor the teachers arrive on time. He also added that things like the flag ceremonies add distractions and take away from school time.

Other than some idiotic comments about the extraordinary educational system in Cuba (Frrom which all Cubans still want to defect) how about some constructive ideas for improving our horrific system.
Written by: GhoulishColon This user is banned, 1 Aug 2008 6:00 PM
From: United States
I ride a burro .. donkey .. mule .. gas prices have no impact .. but grass prices would ..
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