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Prank Calls at 9-1-1 Abuse will be prosecuted / 73 Percent of Calls “just for Fun” / Díaz Rúa Case postponed

After the inauguration of the 9-1-1 emergency call system by President Danilo Medina, there was, as expected, an incredible number of „joke calls“. After four days, a total of 84,404 emergency calls were counted, of which 61,505 were „just for fun“. True emergencies were 2,203 calls, said a spokeswoman of the service. 485 calls were made because of physical violence, 475 were traffic accidents, 153 cases of a person in danger, 115 robberies, 122 times domestic violence was the reason for the call, 109 times a motorist needed assistance and 97 times there was a fire to be extinguished. On the basis of calls to the

emergency number, currently 32 violent persons are in prison. The „joke calls“ apparently were made by bored people, because there are up to 300 calls from one single number. A total of about 300 of these jokers have been identified and now face an indictment. To put an end to the mischief, it is considered, among other things, to block the numbers, from which come these harassing phone calls. The structure of the emergency call system was supported financially and advisory by the United States, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World and Pan American Health Organizations (WHO and PAHO). Experts welcomed the initiative and efforts of the government, but doubted the ability of the health and transport system to respond quickly to emergencies. Ambulances could not get fast enough through the chaotic traffic in Santo Domingo.

The hearing in the corruption case Víctor Díaz Rúa (see LA PLAYA 122) has been postponed to June 13 in order to determine whether the case will be shelved or pursued. Judge Margarita Cristo Cristo was replaced. In the dispute between Cristo and the prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso, the lawyers of the judge offered the withdrawal of the complaint if the prosecutor apologized for her allegations that the judge was biased in this case. In an audit of the Accounting Chamber, it was discovered that taxes in the amount of 460 million pesos, paid by citizens for the legalization of their firearms, were distributed as performance and salary boni to leading functionaries during the tenure of the Police and Interior Minister Franklin Almeyda. A further 54 officials and employees received up to 900,000 pesos annually from funds that were not paid to the tax authorities. Almeyda's Board received 39 million pesos for drinks and 4.3 million for food in 2008. (Sources: Listín Diario, Hoy, Diario Libre, Z101)


Hurricane Season 2014 Most quiet Season expected since 30 Years / Slight Earthquake shocks the Population

The country is facing a severe hurricane season - if the experts are wrong again as they were last year, when they predicted an unusually active season, but in the end not even one single of these devastating tropical storms hit on land. At least not in the Dominican Republic. For this year, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami predicted the quietest season since 30 years. The hurricane season officially began on May 1 and lasts until November 30. Due to the phenomenon of “El Niño” in the Pacific Ocean that will last throughout the summer, no strong hurricanes are expected to develop in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States predicted a less than normal activity, with between eight and 13 tropical storms, of which between three and six can reach the category of a hurricane, but only one or two of them in a higher category.

Todd Kimberlain, a scientist of the NHC, said it was unusual that there is such little activity in two consecutive years, as it was in 2013, and the forecast season for 2014. The past season was a mystery to the experts, because there were only two hurricanes, Humberto and Ingrid, which were classified only category one. But he warned that disasters are also possible in quiet years, as in 1992, when Andrew brought death and devastation to the Florida peninsula. The population should not get a false sense of security, because it can not be predicted whether the tropical storms will hit land and cause damage there, or whether they fade away harmlessly over the open sea. “People need to understand that now is the time to prepare.” When the hurricane is imminent, it is too late. Anyone should consider what he will do when a hurricane warning is issued for the area where he is living, warned Kimberlain. By the way, the names for this year's tropical storms are Arthur, Bertha, Cristóbal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaías, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, René, Sally, Teddy, Vicky und Wilfred. During the hurricane season, the population will be kept duly informed by civil protection agencies about the evolution and development of any atmospheric disturbance that threatens the Dominican territory, said Gloria Ceballos, director of the National Office of Meteorology (Onamet).

A slight tremor with the magnitude of 5.8 points on the Richter scale reminded again on April 28 that the island of Hispaniola is an earthquake zone. Its epicenter was located in the Mona Channel between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, just 31 km away from Boca de Yuma. In Higuey, hundreds of people left their homes in panic. Some fell on their knees praying and sreaming that now the prophecy is fulfilled. Also in Puerto Rico, the quake could be felt noticeably, but neither here nor there reports of damage have been known. According to the Geological Survey of the United States, on the island of Hispaniola there were about 20 earthquakes with a magnitude of more than six points on the Richter scale from 1900 to 2012. The most devastating earthquakes were on August 4, 1946, with eight points, and the horrible earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti with seven points.


Gay Alarm Month of “Gay Pride” / “Culture of other Countries” / Fatal Shots without Investigation?

The American ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James „Wally“ Brewster (photo, right), still is heavy to chew for the conservatives in the Catholic country. After knowing that a gay activist will be the new American ambassador, they vehemently protested against his appointment last year. Even the head of the Catholics, Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús Rodríguez López, saw the Dominican culture in danger. For diplomat Brewster is a known gay activist in the United States who married his partner Bob J. Satawake (photo left) in Washington, shortly before he came to Santo Domingo to take office.

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But for his quiet and unassuming way, „Wally“ Brewster soon earned respect and recognition. Now, however, there is again an outcry because the U.S. Embassy celebrates three events to mark the socalled month of „Gay Pride“, a term from the lesbian and gay movement, which will take place in June. President Obama said in his address for the month of Gay Pride, „Let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity — because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.“ This is precisely the fear of many of the conservatives. In May, there was a discussion in parliament if marriage of persons of the same sex should be allowed. As expected, rejection came across all layers of society. So Monseñor Núñez Collado assured, the Catholic Church will never accept this kind of marriage. The deputy Luisin Jiménez now accused American Ambassador Brewster, to promote homosexuality through the celebration of „Gay Pride“ at his embassy. He asked the diplomat to proceed with caution, because the country is culturally not yet prepared for such a kind of activities. He criticizes that an ambassador, who was supposed to be working on conciliation, now becomes an activist and advertiser for homosexuality. If a third gender is accepted, argues Jiménez, also the electoral law has to be changed, and as there is a quota for women, then there also must be a gay quota. Jiménez said that he did not know where the country will arrive in future if it becomes accustomed to accept the cultures of other countries.

After the murder of the traffic cop Mercedes del Carmen Torres Báez in broad daylight while she was directing traffic to rob her gun, the police quickly found the two perpetrators and made short work of them. Both died in an „alleged exchange of shots“ with the police. First a 16-year-old was killed, whose father has a long list of crimes and contract killings, shortly after, a 21-year-old was shot who was in custody and again released nine times already. At the hospital, the deceased additionally was identified by a woman as the murderer of her son. Due to the many brutal killings, Defense Minister Admiral Sigfrido Pared Pérez, urged not to make any more investigations against policemen who kill criminals. However, this suggestion provoked opposition. Attorney General Domínguez Brito said, this was acceptable for a police officer acting in selfdefense, but not if an unarmed is shot in the head lying on the ground in a raid. He made clear that there is no death penalty in the Dominican Republic.


Naturalization has started Strong Interest everywhere / “Le Nouvelliste” advocates massive Exodus from Haiti

After the adoption of the new Nationality Act, which entered into force on June 2 after harsh international protests, the opportunity to legalize their stay in the Dominican Republic is obviously accepted by many of the affected. In the twelve offices, where it is possible for citizens without a residence permit to prove with any kind of papers that they were born in the country or to prove with old electricity or telephone bills on their names that they have lived a long time in the country, the crowd was large. After on the first day it looked as if there was not much interest in

the offer, on the following days there were long queues in the regulation offices. It is primarily Haitians who live here already in the second generation in many cases, but never had official papers, which made it even impossible to marry for many of them. But not only Haitians came. On the first day, Santiago reported about 30 foreigners, most of them were Chinese and Americans, but only two Haitians. The situation was very different in the main growing areas of sugar cane in the southeast. In La Romana, San Pedro de Macorís or Higüey, the offices of citizens of Haitian descent were frequented very actively. Despite all the excitement about the opportunity, there was criticism, for example of the Nobel Peace Price winning NGO amnesty international. The law does not automatically offer restoring Dominican nationality to those who were deprived of it, but it must be re-applied. The so expatriates possess no more state protection until completion of their procedure.

Like a lightning struck an article in the Haitian newspaper “Le Nouvelliste”, in which a massive exodus of Haitians is advocated. The Dominican nationalists took this as a confirmation that neighboring Haiti remained committed to its infamous plans, to flood the Dominican Republic with Haitians with the the final aim to “fusion” the two countries in the end. The largest and oldest newspaper of Haiti proposes an organized emigration of 50,000 to 200,000 people per year to defuse the “demographic time bomb”. Due to globalization, today more Haitians are living in other countries than ever before. With the money they send home, they help their families and the country. The former Ambassador Edward Paraison (photo) tried to appease the fears of the Dominican Republic, it was not a question “to transmit the problems of a country to another”. Worldwide migration is a movement of the poor countries in the south in the direction of the richer countries in the North. Around 200 million have left their country of birth in order to find a better life elsewhere. In the year 2013, some 404 billion dollars wandered from north to south through remittances. The issue is the organized emigration. Such as for example the Dominican Republic did it in 2001, when it signed a contract with Spain, so that 2,000 Dominicans could escape unemployment in their own country and found work in Spain from where they can send money home to their families, which then also have a better life.


Stalemate in Colombian Elections King Juan Carlos abdicates / Felipe will be the new King of Spain / Peace Talks at Risk? violence that is prescribed by the Constitution, adopted in a referendum by the Spanish people.” The 76- year-old King abdicted in favour of his 46-year-old son Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias, who will ascend the throne as King Felipe VI. However, the Republicans protested against the coronation of a new King. They want to abolish the monarchy. The abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain was a complete surprise. Juan Carlos was crowned king in 1975 after the death of dictator Francisco Franco and played an important role in the transition period after the brutal dictatorship to democracy. When right-wing sections of the army tried to overthrow the government in February 1981, the King ended the coup dressed with the uniform of the Supreme Commander of the Spanish army in a televised address, “The crown can in no way accept the actions of people who are trying to disrupt the democratic process by use of

Surprisingly weak was the result of President Juan Manuel Santos at the elections in Colombia on May 26. He was only second with just 25.69 percent of the votes. His challenger Óscar Iván Zuluaga (photo right, with former president Álvaro Uribe, right) of the Democratic Centre (Centro Democrático) got 29.25 percent of the votes. Thus, a second ballot will be necessary on this June 15. If Zuluaga should be elected, the peace dialogue with the FARC (Colombian Revolutionary Army), which is at war with the central government for 50 years, held since 2012 is in danger. The peace talks of Santos with the guerrilla organization are that advanced as no other Colombian government could manage it before. During the election campaign, Zuluaga, who represents the party of the ex-president Uribe, who never wanted to make any compromises with the FARC, threatened to stop the talks. Now he demands, the FARC has to announce a unilateral and permanent ceasefire first of all. This should include that those leaders of the FARC who have com-

mitted crimes against humanity, will get reduced prison terms of six years, while normal members who committed no crime should go free. Santos accused Zuluaga of sabotaging the peace talks with his unrealistic demands. While in the run-off Zuluaga will get the support of the conservative politician Marta Lucía Ramírez who had 15.5 percent in the first round of the elections, it is obviously difficult for Santos to find allies. The support of the leftists could even cost him the victory on June 15. But Santos hopes that the abstention will be less than in the first round, when it was more than 50 percent.


Ricky Martin

Vakeró

AIDS Charity in Vienna

Marriage with his Dancer?

Fefita la Grande Thanks Virgin in Higüey The Puerto Rican Pop singer Ricky Martin, self-confessed homosexual, came to the 22nd Life Ball in Vienna, to underline his commitment to the fight against AIDS. “I was invited to this great event and can not say no. I must do everything possible to make a lot of noise when it comes to human rights, because human trafficking, as well as the AIDS problem is a problem of human rights.” For ten years, he was fighting against human trafficking and for the defense of children's rights with the help of his foundation that bears his name. In addition to Ricky Martin, also other celebrities such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Courtney Love, Leona Lewis and Conchita Wurst were present. Conchita Wurst, the “bearded woman” and winner of the European Song Contest was the highlight of the show. Ricky Martin said he admired Conchita Wurst because she shows the ability of an artist to deliver a message and to change society. Ricky Martin sang his song “Vida”, which is one of the official anthems of the Soccer World Cup in Brazil. He'd love it if the Brazilian team would play in the finals in the own country. “I have my Spanish passport and am proud of what Spain has achieved. I can only say that I will celebrate every game. I will celebrate the gaiety of nations.”

In fulfillment of a vow, the icon of Merengue típico, Fefita la Grande, came to Higüey to thank the patron saint, the Virgin of the Highest Mercy (Virgen de la Altagracia), because she got a visa to the United States after twelve years. Dressed in white, barefoot and crying, her passport in her hands, she bowed to the figure of the national saint in the cathedral of Higüey. “I came to thank the Virgin for the conceded miracle that they finally gave me the American visa allowing me to enter the American territory and bring my music to the local Dominicans. I am very happy and moved.”

Famous Corsair Sank in front of Saint Lucia

The brig “Unicorn” played important roles, such as the ship of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in “Pirates of the Caribbean” or also as the slaves transporter in “Roots” that brought Kunta Kinte to America. Now the ship, built in Finland in 1948, sank on its way from Saint Lucia to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where it should be repaired at the shipyard. A recovery is unlikely because of the depth of the sea in that area.

The currently very successful Música urbana singer Vakero (“Demasiado”) called his dancer Yannely Medina his wife on Instagram. After the publication of the newspaper “El Caribe”, Manuel Varet Marte however, said he was not married officially to his main dancer, but just called her “his wife” . Vakeró reached his low point when he was imprisoned after the allegations of his thenwife Marta Heredia, she was beaten by him. Today he is free on probation, while his ex Martha Heredia is in jail for intented heroin smuggling. But Yannely has a very different opinion of Vakeró. In an interview she gushed, “With Mr. Manuel Varet I feel like I've never felt before. He is a great man. The most sensitive person you can imagine.”

Omega Arrested after Performance On the basis of an arrest warrant from Santiago, Omega el Fuerte, who brags to “ridicule the system”, was arrested on May 2, when he left a nightclub in Santo Domingo after giving a performance.


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10 Expo Mango BanĂ­ / Green Mangos against Heat Stroke In BanĂ­, the capital of the province Peravia, the now 10th Expo Mango took place between the 5th and 8th of June, which aimed to promote this sweet fruit. BanĂ­ should also be promoted as an attractive ecotourism destination. On Saturday, the penultimate day of the Expo Mango, the Ministry of Agriculture organized a tour for specialists and invited foreign guests, where model plantations and new processing techniques were presented. For anyone who sees a blooming mango tree, it is hard to imagine that from these inconspicuous flowers will grow one of the most delicious fruits at all. In the Dominican Republic, the mango cultivation is becoming increasingly important, as the demand from abroad is increasing every year. In 2013, mangos with a value of 11.5 million dollars were exported mainly to the USA and Europe. The country has about 1,300 mango farms, especially in the provinces Peravia, San Cristobal, Azua and San Juan, where about 85 percent of the mangos are grown.

The consumption of mangos has, as most of the other fruits too, a positive impact on health. Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin A, B and C as well as potassium, which is effective against high blood pressure. Mangos help to prevent against various kinds of cancers, such as colon or breast cancer. Through their enzymes and fibers, mangos help in digestion and prevent constipation. In the case of a heat stroke, the juice of green mangos, diluted with water and a little sugar, helps to cool the body and to prevent further damages that can be caused by a heat stroke. Tea made from mango leaves helps to level the insulin levels.


What is this Guy singing? “Ni una lágrima mas” by J'Martin Critics are buzzing with excitement for the new bachata video of J'Martin. In the final scene of the drama in which his partner is unfaithful with his best friend, the cuckold comes to the church at the wedding of the two and shoots them, then the rewind: He does not pull the gun and walks away. The accusation is, that in a society in which so many women are killed by their partner, such a video is irresponsible. But obviously they overlooked the remark at the end. Thus, the statement is reversed: To forgive and forget is the alternative to violence, that anyway cannot change anything anymore. Por andar, perdido cabizbajo en el olvido, creyendo que sin ti era imposible ver la vida sonreír. Por pensar que solo a tu lado yo valía. Callado por miedo a tu despedida. Y he sufrido callado. Ni una lágrima mas por alguien que ya no vale la pena. Por quien solo da tristeza a cambio de felicidad. Ni una lágrima mas por quien no valoró mis sentimientos. Por un amor que tenia precio a mi sufrido corazón. Ay amor! Por jugar aposté a mi corazón bajo este precio. Me imaginé que me amarías y fui tu juego. Y lo perdí todo por pensar, que solo a tu lado yo valía. Callado por miedo a tu despedida. Y he sufrido callado. Ni una lágrima mas por alguien que ya no vale la pena. Por quien solo da tristeza a cambio de felicidad. Ni una lágrima mas por quien no valoró mis sentimientos. Por un amor que tenia precio a mi sufrido corazón. Ni una lágrima mas por alguien que ya no vale la pena. Por quien solo da tristeza a cambio de felicidad. Ni una lágrima mas por alguien que ya no vale la pena. Por quien solo da tristeza a cambio de felicidad. Ni una lágrima mas por quien no valoró mis sentimientos. Por un amor que tenia precio a mi sufrido corazón. Nota final: En la vida tendremos muchos momentos dificiles y debemos decidir como enfrentarlos. Levantarnos, perdonar, olvidar la ofensa y seguir adelante, siempre será la mejor alternativa.

For going, with the head down in oblivion, believing that it was impossible to see life smiling without you. Thinking, only beside you I was worth something. Silent out of fear of your parting. And I suffered in silence. Not even one more tear for someone who is no longer worth it. For someone who only gives sadness in exchange for happiness. Not even one more tear for someone who did not appreciate my feelings. For a love that had a price for my suffering heart. Ah, love! To play, I bet my heart below this price. I imagined you love me and I was your gimmick. And I lost everything because I thought I was worth something only on your side. Silent out of fear of your parting. And I suffered in silence. Not even one more tear for someone who is no longer worth it. For someone who only gives sadness in exchange for happiness. Not even one more tear for someone who did not appreciate my feelings. For a love that had a price for my suffering heart. Not even one more tear for someone who is no longer worth it. For someone who only gives sadness in exchange for happiness. Not even one more tear for someone who is no longer worth it. For someone who only gives sadness in exchange for happiness. Not even one more tear for someone who did not appreciate my feelings. For a love that had a price for my suffering heart. Final note: In life, we will have many difficult moments and we must decide how we face them. Get up, forgive, forget the insult and move forward is always a better alternative.

J'Martin was born to Dominican parents in New York, but spent his youth in Santiago. From 1994 to 1998 he sang in the Merengue group Baby Band and afterwards he remained true to the genre by singing in popular Merengue groups like Banda Soberbia or Oro Sólido. In addition to his musical career, J'Martin is a very successful entrepreneur and manager one of the largest supermarket chains in New York. The presented song can be found on J'Martins second album “Mi tiempo”. Beside the Bachata version, he produced the song also as a Banda version (regional MexicanAmerican music for the huge market of Chicanos, the Mexicans living in the United States) as well as a trendy Merengue urbano with El Mayor Clásico (LA PLAYA 114) and as a Dance version.


Oh my God!

X-Sudoku

Hillbilly

A woman in the prime of life gets very sick and needs to be taken to hospital. On the operating table she has a near-death experience. She sees God and asks him: “Is my life over now?” But God reassures her, “No, you still have have to live 43 years, three months and twelve days.” After the woman healed from the disease and could leave the hospital, she decides, given the long years she has left to live, to smooth her facial wrinkles, underject her lips, tighten her breasts and make a liposuction on her the belly. After the last operation, she was released from the hospital. When she wants to cross the street to go to take a taxi on the other side, she is run into by an speeding car and dies on the spot. When she stands before God, she asks him angrily, ”You said, I still will have to live more than 40 years! Why did you let me die now?” God replies, “ I haven't recognized you!”

Each row, column and square has to contain the numbers from 1 to 9. X-Sudoku must show these numbers also on the two diagonal lines. Solutions on page 16.

A man from the city spends a couple of days on a farm with his buddy. On the first day, while he is urinating, a wasp stings his penis - which instantaneously swells hugely. “Just bathe it in sour milk, this surely will help against the swelling”, advises his buddy. The man calls the servant and requests a pot of sour milk to hang in his best piece. Suddenly the 16-year-old daughter of the farmer is passing and stares at the scene in fascination. The wounded man turns around and asks harshly, “What are you staring at that stupid? Did you never see a penis?” She smiles shyly and says, “Of course I did but I never saw how it is fueled.”

 Sudoku No. 243 (easy)

 A man comes to the doctor and says, “Can you quickly sterilize me?” The doctor said, “Good man, have you considered this step exactly?” The man says, “Yeah, my girlfriend is waiting downstairs in the cafe, we want to the movies afterwards.” Well, thinks the doctor. An hour later, the man comes out of the clinic to see his girlfriend at the cafe. She asks him, “So, did you get vaccinated now?” He slaps his forehead, “Vaccinate! I did not remember the word ...”

Mafalda

Sudoku No. 244

A country boy rides to the town on his bike to buy a new pair of pants. Once there, he is thirsty and buys a cup of buttermilk. Then he goes to the store and finds the matching pants. When he drops his pants in the locker room, a salesman sees that he is wearing no underpants. “My God, how unhygienic. First buy a pair of underpants, which also will keep you warm!” Said and done. After trying the pants, he keeps the underpants on. On the way back home, the buttermilk begins to work and the man goes behind a bush, but forgets to take off his unfamiliar underpants. After the job, he looks back and sees nothing. “How true, very hygienic,” he mutters. Then he sits on the saddle of his bike and says, “And he's right again. They also keep warm!”


LA SABIA

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Anti-Tobacco Campaign World No Tobacco Day / 20 Percent of Dominicans smoke / Philip Morris vs. Uruguay The World No Tobacco Day was celebrated on May 31. While the South American country Uruguay is in an open war with the tobacco giant Philip Morris, the subject smoking is not very up to date in the Dominican Republic, which is also to the fact, that the number of smokers is not very high - 20 percent of the adult population smoke - although some the world's best tobacco is grown here. Every year there are reported between 300 and 400 new cases of lung cancer here.

Still the number of cases of breast or prostate cancer is leading the statistics, but the number of smokers with lung cancer is increasing. In addition, tobacco consumption causes heart attacks, brain strokes by the narrowing of the arteries as well as other lung diseases. The Dominican League against Cancer commemorated the World No Tobacco Day with an event. The League started the education campaign “Choose a life without tobacco and smoke�, to create awareness of the dangers of smoking, especially among the younger population. It was also requested that the Dominican Republic signed the Framework Agreement of the World Health Organization to control tobacco. Lung specialist Amaury Rancier Valdez tried to appease the resistance of the tobacco growers. He said, should it really come to a ban on cigarettes some day, it did not mean the end of the tobacco industry. Because today tobacco is used already for other purposes, such as a component of perfumes or as a plant fertilizer. Uruguay was the pioneer in Latin America in 2006, banning smoking in public places, which is praised and supported by the

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World Health Organization. Mirta Roses, Director of Panamerican Health Organization, warns that the tobacco industry continues to try to undermine laws and constitutional complaints being submitted in countries that adopted anti-smoking laws through lobbying. Philip Morris sued Uruguay for damages of 25 million dollars for trading losses because of the extremely restrictive laws. So 80 per cent of a cigarette packet must be covered with health warnings against smoking. Uruguay had traditionally most smokers in Latin America and, accordingly, most cases of lung cancer. Today, the small country is one of the vanguard in the fight against smoking.


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House in Maranatha, on a quiet side street and in a safe neighborhood. Land 400 sqm, built 100 sqm. lots of fruit trees. Two bedrooms, one bath. Possibility of a mini-market or a third bedroom. fixed price US$37,000. consuelo_pena@hotmail.com Tel. 849 859 0719. 3plex for sale in Sosua. 3-2 bedroom 1 bath units in quiet area, furnished, always rented. Must sell! US$195,000. Submit financing. Call 809-383-8279 House on 400 sq.m. plot, 3 apartments, bedroom / bath, kitchenette, quiet location in Los Reyes, Calle 6, callejon 2, Puerto Plata, expansion to 6 apartments possible, EUR 50,000 or US$ 67,500. info@rialtogroup.net, Phone: 809712-4321, 809-856-8087, 809-6511816 Small Finca, 10,000 sq.m., with fruit trees, nice house, 2 bed / bath, large living room, garage, patio, 3.30 x 8 m. In separate buildings 2 studios of 25 sq.m., bedrooms / bath, closet, pool 8 x 4 m surrounded of terrace of 2 m, 80,000 liter tank, diesel generator + Inverter, 3.5 kw, gazebo with sitting area 30 sq.m., barbecue, water / electricity 24, unencumbered title, US$ 225,000. info@rialto group.net, Phone: 809-712-4321, 809-856-8087, 809-651-1816 Double garage, also to use as a storeroom, for sale in La Mulata 2. Apartamentos Caribe. US$ 6,000. Phone 809-493-7049.

FOR SALE House in Dominican Style Plot of land 415 sq.m, House 200 sq.m. 1st floor: Sales area, 2nd floor: Kitchen, living room, bedroom, bath. Sosúa, Calle Pedro Clisante

Info: Tel. 809-753-7541

Building plot in Villa Cofresi (Los Dos), Puerto Plata, 926 sq.m., quiet location, unencumbered title, US$ 25,000. info@rialtogroup.net, Phone: 809-712-4321, 809-856-8087, 809651-1816 Restaurant for sale in Cabarete. Excellent location. Clean, potential for growth. Good price, good rent. For more info call 1-613-741-7427 or email theburgerjoint@hotmail.com

Long and Short Term - Rentals - of readyfordr.com – bestsosuareal estate.com Re#001 2 Bedroom, 3 BA Villa, Sosua, 2 to 4 persons, US$125/night A/C, pool etc, minimum stay 2 nights, athumeyer@gmail.com – 809462-8140. Re#006a348 Gorgeous 2 BR/1.5BA O.V. Apartment, Cabarete, 95,35 sq.m/1,026 sq.ft, US$1,000/month, furnished. athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140 Re#032c Part Furnished 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath House – Sosua, close to Inter. School, Building size 180 sq.m/1,938 sq.ft. Lot 980 sq.m/10,548 sq.ft, no Pool. US$600/month - 6 months and up. athumeyer@gmail.com – 809462-8140.

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Beachfront lot For Sale Las Canas, deslinde, coco trees, financing available. Price: US$60 per m2 Please call 809-383-8279

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FOR RENT / FOR SALE Condominium Terraza Tropimar in Sosua 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen and living room, furn., 65 sq.m., 2nd floor, overlooking the beautiful pool, security and parking. Internet & cable available, 5 min. from Sosua, 10 min. from the ocean. US$39,500, or US$400 per month

809-981-4100 (English) 809-981-5400 (Español) Re#123 a332 Furnished,1 BR, 1 Bathroom Townhouse Style Condo, 1 Minute to new supermarket, pool, gated, 41 sq.m, longer term US$330, athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-4628140

Long and short term rentals. 1 bedroom apartment located in front of the beach. Free WiFi, Spa, Gym, 24 Hrs security. 24 Hours electricity, tv cable, parking, basic furnished, always water, pool with chaiselongs available. With furnitures or not. Prices from US$399 to US$499.00 Contact: Luisa Sandoval 809 9612206, condominios@puertoplata beachresort.com Big apartment with kitchen, bath and garage in Maranatha. RD$ 3,000/ month. Cel. 809-497-6913 Brand new 2 bedroom apartment in Sosua, on the ground floor with large covered patio, gated community with 24h security, just US$400 + a.c. Cel 809 377 0886, email info@caribbeanreal-estates.com, www.caribbeanreal-estates.com

Nice apartment in Sosúa. 2 minute drive to the center, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 terrace, kitchen, furnished. Washing machine, swimming pool, free WiFi, Internet, cable TV, etc. 24 h security and electricity, US$ 299 + US$ 100 a.c./month. English, Spanish, German spoken. Call 829-802-8686 / 809801-86 60 Studio with aircon, private entrance, pool. Caribe Campo, next to the Palms US$150 per week. Monthly negotiable. Call Fabianne 829-8200726 Apartment in Sosua, El Batey, 2 bedrooms, living room, 1 bathroom, kitchen, terrace, garden, parking space, Rent US$ 400 + electricity + 1 month deposit. Phone 829-885-8617

Large, comfortable house. Internet and Phone connection, generator, security, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large pool, private garage. Only rented to Europeans, next to Casa Linda. real.state @ claro.net.do - Tel: 809 756 3003 Newly built 1 bedroom apartment attached to a villa. Located in Escondido Bay gated community with 24 hour security. Walk to beach, gym and restaurant in community. Small mini markets nearby. Internet and Cable tv included. Fully furnished with washer/dryer, AC, backup power and water system. Large fenced yard. 650 US$ monthly, email david@drlistings.com Apartment for rent. From June 1: living room with separate kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, terrace, suitable for 1-2 people, 48 sqm. Cabarete, Vista del Caribe, Playa Encuentro, price including all additional costs: 24 hours electricity, hot/cold water, gas, towels, linens, cable TV. Trash removal, weekly cleaning, use of washing machine; Internet (cable) against on price. Rental Rates Weekly: US$130 monthly: US$410. Long-term or annual rent negotiable. Phone 809977-4632 809 - 858-0042; hans lotharley@yahoo.de For rent long term: A nice 2 bedroom Villa fully furnished with private swimming pool in a gated community and at walking distance to the beach. Call: 809-963-2052

260 US$ in Cabarete for rent – big apartment, furnished, 2nd floor, bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, washing machine. Big swimming pool, billiard, parking. High speed internet - 6 Mb. Price incl. water and electricity. Nice, quiet, green and safe place. Aparthotel Las Palmas, tel. 809-8757701 (fotos -http://www.facebook. com/laspalmas.cabarete)

Looking for small, clean house in very quiet surroundings(!) In Sosúa, with permanent water and electricity. Very happy to purchase on pensions or rental basis. Up to US$350/ month, long term! Offers to 829-3731218

RECEPTION ASSISTANT over 25 y, for evening service, good payment, must speak English Hotel Plaza Europa – Sosúa Tel. 809-815-3130 or 809-571-3335 Cabarete: land almost on the beach, 600-700 sq.m with Deslinde, US$29/sq.m, gated community, plot. Tel 809 377 0886, email info@caribbean-real-estates.com, www.caribbean-real-estates.com Apartment studio in Sosua, El Batey for rent. Furnished, rent RD$10,000, electricity and water included. Phone 809-571-2546 New apartment with 65 sq.m. (unfurnished), 1 bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, in Sosua at the Hotel Las Cañas for rent for 12,000 pesos including electricity, water and internet! Tel: 829-977-1676 Apartments in Los Castillos with one or two bedrooms for rent. Furnished or semi-furnished, 24 hrs water and electricity. More information at 809493-7049. Apartment and Studio in Cabarete, Villa Mar, for rent. Furnished, Inverter, dog no problem, garden with barbecue place, beach in a walking distance. Apartment RD$ 9,000, Studio RD$ 8,000. Tel. 829929-4389 oder 829-478-8238.

Kiters, enjoy the best location on Kite Beach. Seeking a long and short term rental for a lovely 50m2 ground floor oceanfront studio. fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, terrace, pool, 24 hour power, security, gated parking, HiSpeed internet, cable TV, 2 queen beds, spacious bright bathroom with double sink, large tiled shower. US$690 per month all included. icabarete1@gmail.com

Enjoy the sunset all year round. Seeking a long term and short rental for the nicest 100 sq.m, 2 bedroom oceanfront apartment in Cabarete. It is fully equipped with air conditioning, 2 terraces, pool, 24 hour power, security, gated parking, HiSpeed internet, cable TV, bar restaurant, easy walk to town, Janets. $1,750 per month all included. One bedroom apartment US$1,000 per month. icabarete1 @gmail.com

Studio apartment, furnished US$325 per month. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, unfurnished US$400 per month, inverter, 1st floor. Call 809-383-8279

Young Canadian/Dominican family with kids looking for a professional chef with experience and/or studied in school. Preferred under 40 years old. Also will be required to work in business administration and assist executive. English preferred .Sosua area. Send email to: david@drlis tings.com Great opportunity to sell Legal Insurance and have residual income Full or Part time call 809-776-1651 Salesperson, computer knowledge, Spanish and English, real estate, a sixfigure income is possible. Apply for appointment: 829-292-1892 Advertising Sales Job MySosua.com CabareteIsMe.com HavanaIsMe.com Click on “Contact” Phone (+1) 260-624-4414

For placing a classified ad in LA PLAYA, just send a mail to laplaya.dominicana@gmail.com or call 829-373-1218 or visit our office in Sosúa, Beach Way Plaza


The Irishmen and the Genie CAR & MOTORCYCLE FOR RENT eg Ford Explorer from 2,000 RD$/day eg Supermoto 250 cc from 850 RD$/day eg Streetscooter 110 cc from 650 RD$/day Vehicles in top condition and insured! Rialto Group S.R.L., Puerto Plata Plaza Turisol, Local 12g Further infos at www.rialtogroup.info Tel: 809-261-8786, 809-708-7618 Email: info@rialtogroup.net

For rent: Chevrolet Tracker, air conditioning, automatic, tech. impeccable. RD$ 1,000 per day, RD$ 5,000 per week. German / English / Spanish. Phone: 809-988-7376

Complete PC workstation: German Windows, Office, desktop PC with flat screen TV, German keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers, camera, computer table and office chair, RD$ 12,500 o.n.o. Phone 809-977-4632, 809-858-0042; hanslotharley@ yahoo.de Complete beddings for two King size beds, including quality bedspreads with decorative pillow case, mattress cover and linens, all for RD$6,000 call 809-963-2052 Air Compressor: Schulz Twister Bravo, CSI 7.4/50 - 1.5hp. 140 psi max. 110/220 volts. New over US$700. Now offered at HALF cost: US$350. Compressor works great. Perfect for around the house/garage use - runs nailers, impact guns, ratchets, sprayers just fine. Phone 809-261-1703 POP All kind of translation SpanishGerman-English-French. All official documents sealed and with legal certification. Rialto Group, Puerto Plata, Plaza Turisol, Local 12g. Tel: 809-708-7618, email: info@rialto group.net Minolta AF 7000, SLR Camera for films, tele 70-210 and 28-70 and flash Minolta AF 2800, camera bag, little used, all together RD$ 5,000, to get in the LA PLAYA Office, Phone 829373-1218 Moringa-seeds for sale: 20 pieces = 100 RD$, 50 pieces = 200 RD$, 100 pieces = 350 RD$. Moringa-leaves on inquiry. Call 809-571-0471 Cabarete

Skoda Octavia, 2.0., 2002, white color. Good condition, no problems with motor, suspension, exterior. Interior is ok. No problems with documentation, 1 owner from 2009. Very good price US$3,900. Cabarete. 809-875-7701. (Reason for sale - change for jeep).

Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or bummi47@yahoo.com

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by phone: 829-373-1218 LA PLAYA office in Sosúa at the Beach Way Plaza Mon. - Fri. 1- 4:30 p.m. PRESS DATE FOR ISSUE 125 (25 JUNE 2014): 17 JUNE 2014.

Mick and Paddy were fishing on the Irish shoreline when Mick pulled out a cigar. Finding he had no matches, he asked Paddy for a light. “Ya, sure, I tink I haff a lighter,” Paddy replied and then reaching into his tackle box, he pulled out a Bic lighter 10 inches long. “My God, man!” exclaimed Mick, taking the huge Bic lighter in his hands. “Where'd yew git dat monster?” “Well,” replied Paddy, “I got it from my Genie.” ”You haff a fecking Genie?' Mick asked. “Ya, sure. It's right here in my tackle box,” says Paddy. “Could I see him?” Paddy opens his tackle box and sure enough, out pops the Genie. Addressing the Genie, Mick says, “Hey dere! I'm a good pal of your master. Will you grant me one wish?” “Yes, I will,” says the Genie. So Mick asks the Genie for a million bucks. The Genie disappears back into the tackle box leaving Mick sitting there waiting for his million bucks. Shortly, the Irish sky darkens and is filled with the sound of a million ducks flying directly overhead. Over the roar of the one million ducks Mick yells at Paddy, “What the hell? I asked for a million bucks, not a million ducks!” Paddy answers, “Ya, I forgot to tell yew dat da Genie is hard of hearing. Do yew really tink I asked for a 10 inch Bic?”



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