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Project Re-Election Commission to prepare Draft Law / Broad Resistance to a Constitutional Amendment On 19 April, the Political Committee (CP) of the ruling party PLD (Party of the Dominican Liberation) met to discuss how to continue in the back and forth whether President Danilo Medina can run as the candidate of the party in the presidential elections in 2016 or not. For months, it is discussed and demanded by a great part of the population again and again whether the extremely popular Dominican president should stand as a candidate for his party in the coming year. What according to the constitution of 2010 is not possible. For a long time, there are voices, to change the constitution again or to allow the re-election of Danilo Medina by an amendment to the constitution. According to surveys, 73 percent of the Dominican population of voting age would agree and welcome a re-election of Danilo Medina. During the consultations of the CP in Juan Dolio it came to the much anticipated clash between “Danilists” and “Leonelists”, the supporters of former President Leonel Fernández. For he also would like to run again in 2016 to direct the affairs of the Republic for another four years. His problem is that his reputation is now pretty battered in large parts of the population. This is first of all for the fact that his governments are viewed as the most corrupt in the aftermath of the overthrow of dictator Trujillo (1961) by the public. And as if to confirm this there came the recent verdicts against two of his closest confidants, Félix Bautista and Víctor Díaz Rúa, whose corruption cases were not even opened by the courts for allegedly insufficient evidence of the prosecution.

In addition comes the new scandal with the drugs capo Quirino Ernesto Paulino Castillo, released from US prison after ten years, who wants the ex-president to repay 200 million pesos for his rally support in 2004. In recent surveys, observers now come to the conclusion that Leonel Fernández possibly could lose against two candidates of the opposition parties in the elections, while Danilo Medina would beat any of them without a problem. Thus, the PLD was faced with the dilemma to present a candidate who could lose, or one that officially can not compete. During the seven-hour meeting of the supreme organ of the PLD, 23 of the 35 members present voted in favor to include a possibility of re-election to the Constitution by a change or addition that has yet to be approved. Danilo Medina abstained and again wrapped himself in silence, whether he wants to run at all. He would talk about this topic later. Ex-President Fernández, who a short time ago publicly animated Medina to agree to his re-election, now voted

against Medina. Likewise his wife, Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, the Vice President beside Danilo Medina. Now, a Commission will have to work to develop a draft law under which the Constitution can be changed and that the American model can be adopted, according to which a president may be re-elected once, but then never may run again. The whole project not only met with the other parties' stiff resistance, but also in the PLD sympathizers of Fernández, 16 senators and 62 deputies announced resistance. The proposal was a mistake with unpredictable consequences, said Senator Francis Vargas. The opposition party PRM threatened with exclusion of their deputies if they voted for the amendment in the Congress. The Catholic Church and the right-wing FNP, which is a member of the government, reject a possible re-election of Medina. “Vinicito” Castillo Seman threatened to use “heavy machinery” against the project. And his father, the chairman of the FNP and ethics director of the government, “Vincho” Castillo, and some other members of the FNP left the government accusing it to violate the constitution.


Protests against Corruption Verdicts AmchamDR concerned about Corruption / No Transparency / US Ambassador worried

The verdict against Senator Félix Bautista who was accused by the prosecution of corruption and embezzlement of billions of pesos, led to serious and violent protests in different parts of the country in which a police officer was murdered by unknown and several demonstrators were injured. The most serious disturbances were in San Francisco de Macorís, where residents demonstrated simultaneously against their mayor Félix Rodríguez, who also was charged by the prosecution for the misappropriation of 400 million pesos and the local court did not open a law suit either.

The issue of corruption was also the dominant theme at a meeting of the American-Dominican Chamber of Commerce (AmchamDR). Mary Fernández, President of the Legal Committee of the Organization, showed her dissatisfaction with the recent verdicts that showed that the justice system of the Dominican Republic abjudicated in a systematic way in favor of the accused officials of corruption. According to her, in the country, neither the law nor international agreements on transparency in the management of public funds are met. Gustavo Tavares, the Chairman of the AmchamDR, expressed his concern, in particular because of the implications for international investors who are deterred because of unfair methods of some “political entrepreneurs”. “Constantly, the capital of the drug mafia is mentioned, which has no financial costs and the profit does not have to be maximized.” Similarly, one should be concerned about the overwhelming advantages of these politicians who, for example, easily get land titles or access to state support.

US Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster said in an interview that his frequent meetings with Attorney General Francisco Domínguez Brito had the two subjects fight against corruption and drug trafficking. His country was “worried” as how the judiciary is handled here. Transparency and the law should be strengthened. The one who is proven guilty in a court must also be condemned. On the subject Quirino/Fernández the ambassador said, the US authorities had no more contact with the former drug lord since he was released from prison. It was his own decision to recover money from exPresident Fernández. The United States would work with anyone who will win the elections in 2016, of which he hoped that they will be “free and fair”. On the subject of Haiti, Brewster said that the alleged US-backed idea of a “fusion” of the two countries on Hispaniola was the most absurd thing he had ever heard. There is no such plan. It was surprising that those who want a division used this argument of a “fusion” to divide, the ambassador said.


Campaign for “Bride of the Atlantic” Construction Work for Cruise Port “Amber Cove” almost finished / New Roads required The imminent arrival (October 6) of the first cruise ship in the new harbor “Amber Cove” in Maimón now is moving the entire region. The road between Puerto Plata and Navarrete finally will be widened to four lanes after many years of empty announcements, as well as in the city of Puerto Plata itself - at least between the old Spanish fortress San Felipe, where an amphitheater is built, and the Central Park - there can be testified a lively construction activity so that the incoming tourists can be offered something for their eyes. The campaign of the Ministry of Tourism “Sonríe, eres Puerto Plata” (Smile, you're Puerto Plata) is now trying to prepare the population of the “Bride of the Atlantic” for the great things to come. According to Ashonorte (Asociación de Hoteles, Restaurantes y Empresas Turísticas del Norte Association of hotels, restaurants and tourist companies of the North), at meetings, a total of 3,000 people had been trained

directly during the last year and a half in dealing with issues related to tourism, resource conservation, and the importance of receiving the tourists with quality and warmth. Mistakes of the past should not be repeated. Ashonorte Director Ambra Attus said: “But now, thanks to the new initiative of the Ministry, this message will be spread massively, achieving an extraordinary scope. We are very grateful and satisfied by this initiative.” The hoteliers in the region are already starting to dream of past glory, when Puerto Plata was the number one in the country. Already this year, 5.1 percent more tourists had landed at the airport of Puerto Plata in the first quarter. But to connect to past times, when almost one million tourists came, the government must open its ears to the priorities of the hoteliers. With its nine localities Puerto Plata, Sosúa, Imbert, Villa Isabela, Luperón, Los Hidalgo, Montellano and Guananico, this province in the north of the country offers a wide variety for both tourists and farming (cattle, coffee, cocoa, bananas and sugar cane). The world's most famous Dominican rum Brugal is distilled in Puerto Plata.

The hoteliers, furthermore, demand the expansion of the Carretera del Atlántico and a new road from La Gran Parada to Santiago, where the trucks should use a different road than the tourists. To get to the new ring road (Circunvalación) in the north of Santiago, La Gran Parada is just 35 km away. The dream of recovery of the whole region is based on the hope that cruise tourists usually are ashore between six and eight hours, but later will come back as normal tourists and stay in the hotels. The Hotel Playa Dorada complex, which currently still has several empty hotels, has already plans to build new properties. There is very suitable land for this purpose. And if there is a good road to Santiago, new investors - whose number is growing - will come from there, to buy their second homes on the north coast. Even the access from Santo Domingo will be more attractive then.


Cuba removed from Terror List Historic Meeting of Barrack Obama and Raúl Castro / Relations with Haiti remain tense

Even before the beginning it was clear that the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama from 9 to 11 April will become historic. For the first time in 50 years the United States and its archenemy Cuba participated on a summit. Since the beginning of this year there is a cautious rapprochement between the two countries, with the aim to resume diplomatic relations that were cut after the victory of the Cuban Revolution. Therefore, naturally, the meeting of President Barrack Obama with Cuba's President Raúl Castro was the most closely followed event of the summit. In a meeting that lasted more than an hour, the two presidents discussed issues such as the Cuba blockade and the US military base at Guantánamo, Cuba. Obama said in his speech that the United States looked to the future and did not want to remain entangled in old ideologies.

Raúl Castro said he would take the eight minutes allotted to each speaker, plus the eight minutes of each of the six previous summits, when Cuba was excluded. In his speech, he passed review of the history of the relationship between the two countries and the “imperialist aggressions” of the United States in Latin America. He also protested against the decree of the USA, in which Venezuela was declared as a threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. Venezuela currently had to go through the same through what we went through, Castro said. At the end of his speech, Castro apologized to Obama. All the former US presidents had sinned against Cuba, except Obama. Obama was an honest man. In response to the meeting, President Obama removed Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism on April 14, in which Cuba was included by Ronald Reagan in 1982, who alleged that the communist Caribbean island was supporting left-wing rebels in Latin America with weapons. President Obama's long overdue decision provoked strong protests among Cuban exiles in the US and in parts of the Republican Party.

The relations between the Dominican Republic and Haiti remain tense. Frequently it comes to violent social protests in the neighboring country, in which also Dominican trucks were attacked and looted and the drivers had to seek shelter. Meanwhile Dominican trucks in Haiti are accompanied by soldiers of MINUSTAH and the Haitian police to prevent aggression against them. During protests in Ouanaminthe, 600 meters from the Dominican town Dajabón, a Chilean MINUSTAH soldier was killed. Also on the Dominican side the nerves are on edge. So hundreds of Haitian residents were sacked and dislodged by an angry mob in Moca, after allegedly a Haitian citizen killed a Dominican motoconcho driver, which later came out not to be true.


LA SABIA

The Page of Health

Preventive Plan against AIDS Prevention and Control of sexually transmitted Diseases / Fight against Stigmatization President Danilo Medina launched the Strategic National Plan for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV-AIDS from 2015 to 2018, which intends to regulate the procedures for the benefit of those who are suffering from these diseases. Health Minister Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino highlighted the efforts of the government to raise the awareness of the healthcare personnel through their policies to teach

them a proper handling and decent behavior towards the patients. Guzmán Marcelino said, a part of this plan is to provide 383 million pesos for antiretroviral drugs in the national budget. In addition, the government supports a total of 10,343 people who are infected with the virus via the National Health Insurance (Senasa). During the presentation of the plan said Víctor Manuel Terrero, director of the Council on HIV and AIDS (CONAVIHSIDA) that there is a need to eliminate stigmatization and discrimination against persons who are suffering of an infection with a law that needs to be adopted in the National Congress. This law should promote the human rights of these groups as well as strategies for gender equality. Terrero requested also that the services for prevention, education, treatment and medication for gays, transsexuals and the providers of sexual services in the bateyes (villages of sugar cane workers) and women with low education who live in rural areas should become a state policy, because these groups are particularly vulnerable.

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Terrero pointed out the support of the Dominican government for CONAVIHSIDA and he announced that the IMF will provide 17 million dollars in the next three years to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. Back in February, Terrero already called for attention to the high incidence of HIV in the Dominican women with no education. Overall, 5.4 percent of women of this population segment are infected with HIV, while infections in women with higher education are just one percent and the average in the general population is at 0.08 percent. For women in the bateyes, mostly descendants of Haitian sugar cane workers, the infection rate is as high as 8.9 percent, while among men in the bateyes it is at 4.8 percent, which also is well above the national average. High-risk sexual behavior among women with no education, especially between 15 and 19 years of age, was higher than for men in this age group that rather use a condom. Also, the incidence of HIV among women who had more than ten sexual partners in their life, is significantly higher than among men (5.9 to 1.1 percent).


Your Horoscope for May 2015 No significant Success for Pisces / Lots of Opportunities for Aries / Problems for Cancer

Your opponents will activate and you should watch your back to avoid a treacherous stab there at the most inopportune moment. Pay attention! No matter what, do not let alcohol take over your life, it is best that you deny yourself that pleasure altogether. Always remember your own capabilities. Stop living in the world of illusion, if you want to change reality - change it here and now.

This month will not bring any significant success, but you should not await any complications either. The challenges will probably require you to realize when you have to move from one position to the next. That does not at all mean that you will have to change your opinion three times a month about an issue. On the opposite, standing your ground would come in handy, especially if you have real reasons to do so.

There are a lot of opportunities, but you should not wait for that they happen appear alone. You should seriously try to overcome the strong negativity that will focus on your relationship with colleagues. You should not act on a hot head, be patient and follow through. All real problems, even those (that you think) are very significant, will leave soon without a trace. It is not necessary to use your resources to stabilize the situation.

You will feel that the world around you is changing very quickly. The peculiarity of the moment will lie in the fact that you have a dilemma - stand against change, being led by conservative tendencies, or flow down the river by becoming an active supporter of progress. Do not aim to resolve everything with one well-timed hit. At the same time, act quickly - acting slowly will just consume your energy.

You might see some slightly negative event that can easily throw you off your saddle. However, no matter what - do not take it close to heart! You may think that this is a fundamental, life-defining thing, but instead it is a fleeting moment, a very insignificant fact. So collect yourself and go forward confidently. When making important deals be very attentive, since currently you have a chance to receive more than you thought.

You will face many disappointments and problems at work. Currently, you are capable of many things, but circumstances will limit you. You must think carefully, but fast. Do not get fooled, most of the energy and resources that are currently in your possession will not be useful. The balance will go back to zero, so there is no point to accumulate anything. Be ready for responsive action to defend yourself.

Finance and entrepreneurship will not bring you any significant or exclusive victories this month. However, that does not at all mean that you will be unable to achieve what you have yearned for a long time. The current problems that you have been working on for some time will reach their logical conclusion. It is very likely that you will not be able to complete your work 100 percent, but you definitely have the chance to.

Be attentive, your current strength is not one that crushes walls, although it would be nice to convince others of that. This is not a lie, this is a tactical maneuver, but if your conscience allows you to lie to others, then don't even dream of achieving some results you are awaiting an epic fail. This is the law of the universe, which always states that a pure mind breeds progress, everything else breeds degradation.

Go forward and leave your doubts behind, you are ready for whatever you need to achieve what you desire. Just do not forget to turn on your brain, at least periodically, because thoughtless movements typically end up going anywhere. You are full of energy, dare to use it to the full extent! Just be careful, since you may not be the only one coveting the same prize. Concentrate on your projects.

Right now your colleagues and partners will be fully on your side, so that even small disagreements will be unlikely. You should use this situation as productively as possible. This month can become a true pillar, on which you can build even a skyscraper of financial wealth. But anyhow you should not grab everything that you can, despite the fact that you will suddenly realize that you are capable of resolving any project.

This month you will continuously lose your capabilities and opportunities. So it is best that you only count on yourself and try to reach the necessary decisions and strategy. Right now a clear view from the side would be of big use, so do not let the words of others pass by your ears unregistered. Even if you do not like someone’s opinion, it makes sense to listen to it at the very least. Be more attentive, think and analyze.

At work you will have many victories and success, however, you will have to try very hard since you will feel a sharp lack of life strength. Starting from the very first days of the month you will realize that you are unable to work on a full scale and resolving all the tasks in time will be just impossible. You can try to do practically anything, but right now is not the best time for experiments. Just do your thing.


Premios Soberano

Sábado Gigante

Honorary Award for García

Ending after 53 Years

Francisca Lachapel Nuestra Belleza Latina

In the history of the Premios Soberano (until 2012 Premios Casandra), awarded since 1965, it is for the first time a that a man of the theater received the top prize Gran Soberano. The playwright, author, actor and theater director Iván García said that the price is a good gift for 60 years of work and effort, 60 years of commitment to youth, success and happiness. At the same time, García supported the fight of his colleagues at the National School of Dramatic Arts, who currently are demanding higher wages. “The wages they pay us, are a misery”, said García. Art was something that can show people a proper way. But that's what some politicians feared, that the eyes of the people might open. “What currently is happening reminds me of what happened in the social sphere the days before April 1965.” He named the corruption at all levels, impunity, insecurity and crime, and the problems with Haiti. Iván García, who took part in the fighting in 1965, said he feared this could repeat, but if this will happen, he'll be on the side of the people who have the right to defend themselves. “This feeling of insecurity arouses the people, and suddenly something terrible can happen”, warned García.

In the nine years of the competition Nuestra Belleza Latina (Our Latin Beauty), it was the first time that a Dominican won the first prize. 26-year-old Francisca Lachapel was born in Ázua, where she studied drama and emigrated to the United States at the age of 20 to become an actress. After three months reality show in Univision, she was elected as the winner with 42 percent and was awarded 200,000 dollars in prize money, a new Kia and an exclusive contract with Univision. In addition, she will be included in the list of the 50 most beautiful of the magazine “People en Español”.

Soberanos 2 Some of the Winners The big winner was once again Romeo Santos, who did not come to the award ceremony because he is on tour. He got four Soberanos as composer of the year, for the Bachata of the Year, Album of the Year and as leading artist abroad. Miriam Cruz was honored for the best orchestra and the Merengue of the year (along with Johnny Ventura). Frank Reyes is the Bachatero of the year and Chiquito Team Band the best Salsa group. Best of Música urbana is Mozart La Para, the comedian of the year is Fausto Mata, the best comedy program is “A reír con Miguel y Raymond”.

Don Francisco is a worldwide institution in the Spanish-speaking television entertainment. For 53 years, the Chilean, whose real name is Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld, was the host of the longest running entertainment show in the world, which today is broadcast in 43 countries. The TV station Univision has now announced that the last show of “Sábado Gigante” will be presented on the 19th of September. The first show was in June 1962 in Santiago de Chile with free admission and was called “Gran Show Dominical”. In 1965 the show was renamed “Sabados Gigantes” and was an eight-hour live show where the most popular artist appeared, games were played or competitions were held and Don Francisco became the most popular entertainer throughout Latin America over the years. In 1986, when the TV station Univision acquired the rights of the show, which now was called “Sábado Gigante”, it was produced in Miami for the Latin American audience in the USA. But the Chilean show at the same time went on further six years. The end of the show now came after months of rumors that Don Francisco will quit. Univision announced, Kreutzberger will continue to work for the sender in other projects.


What is this Lady singing? “Rata de dos patas” by Paquita la del Barrio No one can insult and curse as nice as Paquita la del Barrio, Paquita, the one from the hood. This is probably due to her own life story and her first husband, whom she married at 15, when she became pregnant, but later she realized that in a neighboring town, he had another family. In her songs the Mexican mainly sings about unfaithful men and opposes the macho culture of her country, which helped her gain great popularity in certain circles. One of her most popular songs is the presented “Rata de dos patas”, a veritable torrent of curses against treacherous men. Rata inmunda, animal rastrero, escoria de la vida, adefesio mal hecho, Infrahumano, espectro del infierno, maldita sabandija, cuánto daño me has hecho. Alimaña, culebra ponzoñosa, deshecho de la vida, te odio y te desprecio. Rata de dos patas, te estoy hablando a ti. Porque un bicho rastrero aún siendo el mas maldito comparado contigo se queda muy chiquito. Maldita sanguijuela, maldita cucaracha, que infectas donde picas que hieres y que matas. Alimaña, culebra ponsoñosa, deshecho de la vida, te odio y te desprecio. Rata de dos patas, te estoy hablando a ti. Porque un bicho rastrero aún siendo el mas maldito comparado contigo se queda muy chiquito. ¿Me estás oyendo, inútil? hiena del infierno, cuánto te odio y te desprecio! Maldita sanguijuela, maldita cucaracha, que infectas donde picas, que hieres y que matas. Alimaña, culebra ponsoñosa, deshecho de la vida, te odio y te desprecio. Rata de dos patas, te estoy hablando a ti. Porque un bicho rastrero aun siendo el mas maldito comparado contigo se queda muy chiquito.

Filthy rat, creeping animal, dregs of life, badly made freak, Subhuman, spook of hell, damned scoundrel, how much damage did you do to me. Vermin, poisonous snake, waste of life, I hate and despise you. Rat with two legs, I'm talking to you. Because a creeping bug despite of being the most cursed compared to you remains very small. Damned bloodsucker, damned cockroach, that infect where it bites, that hurts and kills. Vermin, poisonous snake, waste of life, I hate and despise you. Rat with two legs, I'm talking to you. Because a creeping bug despite of being the most cursed compared to you remains very small. Do you hear me, you good-for-nothing? Hyena out of hell, how much I hate and despise you! Damned bloodsucker, damned cockroach, that infect where it bites, that hurts and kills. Vermin, poisonous snake, waste of life, I hate and despise you. Rat with two legs, I'm talking to you. Because a creeping bug despite of being the most cursed compared to you remains very small.

Francisca Viveros Barrada was born in Alto Lucero, Veracruz, Mexico on the 2 nd of April 1947. As Paquita, pet name for Francisca, la del Barrio, the one from the hood, she sings Mexican Rancheras and Roleros. Her songs do not have the trivial texts of others, but are a hard revenge with the Mexican machismo. Paquita la del Barrio is therefore also referred to as “Guerrillera of the Bolero” or “Reina del pueblo”, the queen of the people. Her songs are characterized by the exclamation: “¿Me estás oyendo, inútil?” - Do you hear me, you good-for-nothing? In her more than 40-year career, the feisty Mexican has sold more than 20 million albums and has also played roles in several films. Through her songs she is popular throughout Latin America, in Spain, and especially in the (female) US Mexicans.


Faith Healer

X-Sudoku

Economy

An unemployed engineer decides as a way to get an income again to open a homeopathic practice. He puts a sign on the door that reads: “For 500 dollars I guarantee to cure your disease. If I fail, you will get 1,000 dollars in compensation.” Of course, that arouses the jealousy of the local medical practitioner who decides to put the quack in his place. So, one day he comes into practice and says, “I've lost my sense of taste”. The engineer tells his nurse, “Bring me the medicine of the box 22 and give three drops of it to the patient.” The nurse does as commanded. The doctor takes a drop and yells: “Ugh, that's gasoline!” The engineer says, “Congratulations, you got your sense of taste again.” The doctor pays the 500 dollars and thinks of revenge. After a few days he comes back, “I have lost my memory, I don't remember anything!” The doctor says to his nurse, “Please bring the medicine in the box 22 and give three drops to the patient.” The doctor is shocked: “Box 22? But that's gasoline!” The the engineer smiles and says, “Congratulations! You got your memory back. That makes 500 dollars!” The doctor is furious and pays the demanded sum. After a few days he comes back, “My eyesight has greatly diminished. I only can see outlines.” The engineer says, “In this case, unfortunately I have no medication. So I will give you the promised 1,000 dollars.” He gives two 5-dollar notes to the doctor, whereupon this one complains: “One moment, this is only ten dollars!” The engineer smiles and says, “You are healed! Which makes 500 dollars!”

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 12.

A tourist comes a hotel, puts a 100 dollar bill on the counter and asks if he can have a couple of room keys to see if he liked the one of the rooms. The 100 dollars served as a deposit for the keys. The hotel owner gives him all the keys, since as all the rooms are vacant. Hardly the guest is gone upstairs, the hotel owner takes the 100 dollars, runs to the butcher and pays the debts he has with him. The butcher immediately runs to the farmer, whom he owes 100 dollars as a rest of debt for the last pig he bought from him. Then the farmer drives off to the only prostitute of the village to pay her the 100 dollars, which he still owes her for his last two visits. The prostitute goes immediately to the hotel to pay her last four deferred rents for the room she shared with customers. At that moment, the tourist comes down the stairs and says that he did not like any of the rooms. He would like to get back the 100 dollar deposit for the keys. Conclusion: All debts are paid without producing anything and everyone is happy.

Mafalda

Sudoku No. 287 (easy)

Sudoku No. 288

The young clerk moves up in the 18 th floor of the headquarters, where he is received warmly by the CEO. The CEO smiles at him and pats him on his back: “I must say, young man, you're going to be great! Three months ago you entered in our company. Only one month later you became our Management Assistant. And today I have the honor to inform you that you have been elected to the board of our company. What do you say to this decision?” “Thank you, Dad!”


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FOR SALE: In Sosua two-2 bdrm 1 bath apartments, furnished, a/c, inverter, secure bldg, kids and pets ok, close to Super Pola supermarket, US$69,950.00, $40k down balance payable over 4 to 7 years 6% interest per yr. discounts for cash. jksosua@gmail.com

Long and Short Term - Rentals - of readyfordr.com – bestsosuareal estate.com Re#102 1 BR/1 BA Apartment Cabarete Center, furnished, 50 sq.m/538 sq.ft., 2nd floor, US$ 600/month, athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140.

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Re#126c Furnished Cozy 1 Bedroom Bungalow/Cottage – Sosua, 40 sq.m/430 sq.ft2, Included: Cooking gas, elecricity, cable, internet, US$390, athumeyer@ gmail.com – 809-462-8140 Re#135 co716 Pretty 3 BR Villa + Studio Apartment, Cabarete. Lot 1,116 sq.m/12,020 sq.ft, Building 170 sq.m/1,830 sq.ft. US$1,800, www.bestsosuarealestate.com. athu meyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140. Studio und Apartment zu vermieten in Cabarete ab 7,000, 8,000 und 9,000 Pesos. Pista Motocross. Tel. 809-609-3884 oder 829-929-4389 One of a kind. House Rental Puerto Plata. Fully Furnished. View of Ocean and Mountain, high up fresh air, always electric and water, security, A/C, Karaoke Bar, Gym, Entertainment Area. RD$20,000. Call 809-303-0091 Apartment in Sosúa, 200 m to the beach, 1 room, 80 sq.m, RD$13,000 RD$/month, Tel: 809-607-4403 House for rent – Long term: 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, private pool, BBQ area, roof top terrace, beautiful yard, parking, walking distance to the beach. Call: 809-963-2052

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Wanted! Golf Cart, good condition, reasonable price. Call Morris, 829852-4119 (English speaking only) Central Sosúa Apartments for rent. Clean, quiet, 1 bedroom and studio, balcony. From 10,500 RD$. Tel. 809303-3900

Looking for Lego-bricks. Please call 829-566-1901 (German) Buy your old batteries (from inverter) at fair prices. Cel. 849-8831016

Studio, private entrance, pool. Caribe Campo, Sosúa, next to the Palms US$150 per week. Monthly negotiable. Call David 829-850-1709 Small fully furnished house by the sea for rent, long term or short term available. Infos at Verena's Café, Playa Chiquita. Please call for further information: 809-571-3027 270 US$ in Cabarete for rent – big apartment, furnished, 2nd floor, 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, washing machine. Big swimming pool and green territory, gated parking. High speed internet 4 Mb. Price incl. water and electricity. Nice, quiet, green and safe place. Aparthotel "Nathalia", tel. 809-875-7701 (fotos - http://www. facebook.com/laspalmascabarete) 300 -350 US$ in Cabarete Center (close to Police Office, first line to the beach across the road) for rent – 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, 1st or 2nd floor, furnished, terrace, washing machine, parking. High speed internet - 4 Mb. Price incl. water and electricity. Apartamentos "Balcon del Mar", tel. 809-875-7701 Penthouse, Blue Green, 5 bedroom, Ocean front, unfurnished. Tel: 809399-9069 and 809-571-2406 Family Home, 4 Bedroom, Ocean view, Gated Community. Tel: 809399-9069 and 809-571-2406

Searching an electrician in the area of Cabarete/Sosua for Satellite, TV, Internet? German, English, Call 809677-5879, Email: karelmu@gmail.com

Looking for a Spanish-teacher from the Netherlands for five days a week. E-Mail p.kant3@hotmail.com

GOVINDA – Vegetarian Restaurant Menu of the day RD$ 150, open Mon – Sat 11 am – 2pm. Puerto Plata, C/Francisco Ulises Espaillat 14, near Edenorte of C/Beller. Info: 809261-8562 or 829-673-3838 Very elegant king size bed with a very nice dresser including a large mirror and 2 night stands. All hardwood and very good condition. Less than 2 years old. Nice style. A must-see if you have a large bedroom. RD$80,000 firm for the whole set. We will also consider selling just the bed/mattress for RD$40,000. Pictures are available at http://s1056.photobucket.com/user/ chjopf/library/. Call 829-633-1018 (Spanish only). For English ask for Charles or email chjopf@gmail.com. The Meeting Place: Summer Season Hours 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Tue – Fri; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sat. Juan Bosch 60, Puerto Plata. www.Meetingplace PuertoPlata.com Playpen, high chair, security door, walker and stroller with carrycot and car seat, all brand goods imported from the US. Please contact us for more at 809-889-1445 during daytime. Body Shaker, new, RD$ 12,000. Please call 809-866-0188 All kind of translation SpanishGerman-English-French. All official documents sealed and with legal certification. Rialto Group, Puerto Plata, Plaza Galsi, Av. Luis Ginebra, 2nd plaza left of Palace of Justice. Tel: 809-708-7618, email: info@rialto group.net Retired luthier is liquidating inventory of professional quality electric guitars and basses with prices staring at $450 USD. Here's your chance to own a one-off hand made instrument at below wholesale pricing. Phone 809-261-1703 Puerto Plata

Spare parts for Jeep Cherokee for sale. Tel. 829-925-1804

For rent: Honda CRV, 2000, power windows, A/C, 1,000 RD$ per day, Puerto Plata, Tel. 809-727-9850. For rent: Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2005, automatic, AC, power windows, CDPlayer. RD$ 1,000 per day, RD$ 5,000 per week. Tel. 809-727-9850 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 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, 2005, 89,000 miles, ABS, A/C, sliding rear window, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, CD player, radio, very good condition. US$12,000, make an offer. Call 829-682-4004 or 809-222-3737, e-mail: thirst4dr@gmail.com

Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5L V6. 4x4, 2005, marine blue, working A/C, running very nice, full equipment, US$ 7,500, Tel. 829-702-0066 Jeep KIA Sportage, 2000, in Sosua, manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. 4 doors, 4-cylinder engine. In a good state. Price: US$ 2,650 or RD$ 120,000. Contact Rafaelo: ralf.p@ gmx.net Hyundai Santa Fe, 2005, marine blue, working A/C, running very nice, full equipment, US$ 8,000, Tel. 829702-0066 JMD Scooter, 150 ccm, excellent condition, no smoke, new tires, new shocks, new belt, 36,000 pesos. For more information 829-391-8779 Suzuki Grand Vitara, 2005, black, 4WD, CD-Player, RD$ 370.000 o.n.o. Tel. 849-916-7243

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CAR & MOTORCYCLE FOR RENT eg Hyundai Santa Fe from 1,300 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 Galsi, Av. Luis Ginebra 2nd Plaza left of Palace of Justice Further infos at www.rialtogroup.info Tel: 809-261-8786, 809-708-7618 Email: info@rialtogroup.net

Cats and kittens given free to good and loving homes. All colours, all sizes. Must be home with garden. Please come Monday to Friday to villa 30, Villas Karibic 1, La Mulata before Las Cañas. We'll deliver the cat you chose. 829-630-7330, Joy Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or bummi47@yahoo.com

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The Pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The Pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in another race and it won again. The local paper headline read: PASTOR'S ASS OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the Pastor not to enter the donkey in another race. The next day the local paper headline read: BISHOP SCRATCHES PASTOR'S ASS. This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Pastor to get rid of the donkey. The Pastor decided to give it to a Nun in a nearby convent. The local paper, hearing of the news, posted the following headline the next day: NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN. The Bishop fainted. He informed the Nun that she would have to get rid of the donkey, so she sold it to a farmer for 10 pounds. The next day the paper read: NUN SELLS ASS FOR 10 POUNDS. This was too much for the Bishop so he ordered the Nun to buy back the donkey and lead it to the plains where it could run wild. The next day the headlines read: NUN ANNOUNCES HER ASS IS WILD AND FREE... The Bishop was buried the next day. The moral of the story is . . . being concerned about public opinion can bring you much grief and misery ... even shorten your life. So be yourself and enjoy life. Stop worrying about everyone else's ass and you'll be a lot happier and live longer!



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