The Dominican Republic Emergency Operations Center / Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias (COE) has announced its Operation Christmas/ Operativo Navidad 2011 so all can celebrate the Christmas and New Years parties/ las fiestas de Navidad y Año Nuevo.
As usual the Ministry of Interior, the Police and the Armed Forces Ministerio de Interior, Policía y las Fuerzas Armadas gave their Ok for no restrictions on businesses selling alcohol for the Holiday season 2011. This will happen from December 20, 2011 to January 8, 2012. so get out there, have fun, party to your hearts content but please be careful. Remember that there are many drunk drivers. There are also many thieves out there looking for those with extra money in their pockets. Be aware or your surroundings, be cautious and have a great time!
There will be lots of extra police and security around the streets to make sure people are safe and to deter criminal activity. The ministries of public health, public works, armed forces, police, tourism police, civil defense, firemen, public transport authorities and services, and the Red Cross are all going to be full staffed to serve all.