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Constitutional Amendment Amendment of Article 124 approved / PRD Boss waived Candidacy to support Medina

Despite resistance and criticism, the Reviewing National Assembly (Asamblea Nacional Revisora) approved the amendment of Article 124 of the Constitution for the election of the president after a second reading on the 12th of June, with 181 votes to 39. So the way for the final constitutional amendment was cleared, according to which President Danilo Medina can be reelected for a second term then. The new constitution now is a constitution as in the United States, where the President may be re-elected once, then never again. Not even as a vice president. One day later, the new constitution was proclaimed in the absence of 58 members of the Assembly. So the way for the reelection of President Danilo Medina is clear.

In addition to many surprises in the haggling over power and seats, the biggest one is the alliance between the PLD (ruling party) and the PRD (opposition party), two former adversaries. After Luis Abinader was named the candidate for the presidential election for the new party PRM - emerged from the PRD - and after the rest of the PRD voted in favor of amending the Constitution to allow the re-election of President Danilo Medina, Miguel Vargas Maldonado (MVM), boss of the PRD which almost shrunk to a mini party after a massive runnig over of its members to the new PRM, announced that he would not go into the race for the presidency, but would support President Danilo Medina at the elections in 2016. Although he gave no further details on the agreement, Vargas Maldonado stressed that members of his party will get the opportunity through the agreement to get posts reserved for them to do “their work in the service of the people, in fulfillment of their responsibilities in the level of congress, town hall and government”. The result was the announcement of some members who previously defected to the PRM, they will come

back to the bosom of their good old PRD. Apparently they realized that their chances fell to get one of the coveted lucrative posts in the case of the victory of Abinader over Medina, which seems to have become smaller by this pact. It will turn out next May whether their calculation proves correct. For many observers this was only the final proof that those who have left the PRD to set up a new party, were right with their accusation, that MVM was a “traitor”, bought by the PLD. In a survey of the daily newspaper “Listín Diario”, 85 percent think, this alliance neither will bring benefits to Danilo Medina nor will it bring more votes for Miguel Vargas Maldonado.


Danilo Medina ready for Re-Election Address to the Nation / Four more Years to deepen the iniciated Reforms / Not for Vanity After the opposition party PRM (Modern Revolutionary Party) has elected Luis Abinader to be its candidate in the presidential elections in May 2016, and the former opposition party PRD (Dominican Revolutionary Party), from which the PRM has emerged, made a political alliance with its former opponent, the ruling PLD (Party of the Dominican Liberation), now also President Danilo Medina (PLD) agreed to run for his re-election. Thus the Dominican voters will have the choice between President Danilo Medina and Luis Abinader next May. Other candidates are given no chance. The only one who could could have hope to get a quite good result in the elections, is Guillermo Moreno of the Alianza PaĂ­s, which however is not yet approved to participate in the coming election by the Electoral Council. After a long silence, if he intends to run at all, President Danilo Medina turned to the Dominican nation via television and radio on the 17th of June to announce his candidacy.

In his speech, the President said it is true that he was not willing to discuss a reelection on several occasions, but the strong desire of the Dominican people for a change in the constitution had helped him to overcome this dilemma and to revoke the position he had represented in the Political Committee in 2009. “I did not do it out of vanity nor out of hunger for power�, assured Danilo Medina. He did it because he had been convinced that the one-time re-election of the President was a permanent institutional progress for the country and not only a circumstance that served a ruler.

Medina assured that he neither initiated nor hindered the now approved amendment to the Constitution. At first he was impartial and balanced and acted cautiously. But when the re-election has become a clamor in all social stratums and in the polls, he decided to discuss the issue inside the PLD leadership, where it was then adopted and forwarded to the National Congress. Now he would leave his political fate in the hands of the Dominican people. After highlighting the achievements in the education system during his government, President Medina said he needed four more years to deepen the reform launched in the health care system to accommodate more people in the health insurance, four more years to help farmers, four more years to work hand in hand with producers of any size, so that more people than ever before will be able to find work, four more years to go on building the necessary infrastructure. He promised to put even more efforts on tourism in order to achieve the goal that ten million visitors will come to the Dominican Republic each year.


20 Year old Trucks Latin America is investing too little in Infrastructure / 288,000 Aliens registered for Plan According to an analysis of the consulting firm Deloitte on the fleet of trucks in Latin America and the Caribbean, the truck fleet of the Dominican Republic has an average age of 20 years. This is only undercut by Belice, Nicaragua and Colombia. With 35 trucks per 1,000 inhabitants, the country is in fifth place of all the countries compared. Although the country has a high number of trucks, their use is inefficient, primarily due to lack of competition and the type of structure. Due to the age of trucks, problems arise, which can be seen every day, says Nassim José Alemany of Deloitte, as the pollution caused by the old machines and the danger they pose to the traffic because they do not meet the requirements for road safety. The advice of Deloitte in order to become more efficient and competitive is, transporting more goods with fewer vehicles (better logistics), as well as to acquire safer vehicles that consume less and emit fewer pollutants.

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-AmericanDeveloping Bank (IDB), warned of the “great gap”, in terms of the infrastructure of Latin America compared with other major regions of the world. The countries have invested only about half of what is needed in their infrastructure, he said at the opening of the International Economic Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean in Paris, organized by the IDB, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the French Ministry of Finance. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, said that in the first years of the new century, many Latin American countries have made significant progress. Despite the international financial crisis from 2003 to 2013, the annual economic growth rose by four percent, which contributed that more than 50 million Latin Americans could escape poverty. Almost a third of the population belongs to the middle class today. Unfortunately, many of these advances are in danger, Gurría said. The economic recovery is losing steam. Many countries did not use the good years to reform their economies from the ground up and strengthen the growth of the inside. In 2014, the growth of the sub-continent was down to one percent. For the first time in ten years, its growth was below the average of the OECD countries. Also 2015, the numbers will be the same. This threatens the ability to reduce poverty and inequality. Latin America today is the continent with the greatest social inequality world wide.

Interior and Police minister José Ramón Fadul said after the deadline of the naturalization plan for aliens living illegally in the Dominican Republic on June 17, there are 288,466 foreigners that could enroll in the plan, in the majority Haitians. But only 5,000 were able to submit all the required documents to begin the process in which they can obtain the Dominican nationality after two years. But Fadul said, the procedure for the 288,000 is not yet completed. Now they have 45 days to get the other required documents. The Immigration Department (Dirección General de Migración - DGM) assured there will be no mass deportations of illegal Haitians. Each case will be treated individually and the rights as they are defined in international agreements will be respected. In the case of illegal Haitians, the Haitian Embassy will be informed before they are transported to the receiving points on the border, which were established by an agreement of the Dominican and the Haitian governments.


500 Million Dollars for six Houses Preparations for Presidential Election in Haiti / Ex-Premier Lamothe may not run for Office

Many people still wonder what happened to all those billions that were donated for Haiti after the devastating earthquake in January 2010. Now the Red Cross of the United States is under attack because it built just six houses in Haiti with approximately 500,000 dollars donated. While the Red Cross is boasting, that houses for 130,000 people were built with this money. A Haitian administrator, Shelim Dorval, who was working for the Red Cross and organized trips and accommodation for its foreign helpers, said: “For each one of those expats, they were having high salaries, staying in a fancy house, and getting vacation trips back to their countries. A lot of money was spent on those people who were not Haitian, who had nothing to do with Haiti. The money was just going back

to the United States.” Dorval said, he thought it was a waste to spend so much to bring in people with little knowledge of Haiti when locals were available. One of the reasons why so little money was forwarded could be that the American Red Cross was in deep crisis due to several scandals after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. A former officer testified that the earthquake in Haiti was seen as a “spectacular opportunity for fundraising” within the Red Cross. The Red Cross then had a debt of 100,000 dollars. It continued with fundraising for the planned objects, although the money was far enough, while other organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders suspended their fundraising when they collected the money needed. Red Cross Chairwoman Gail McGovern promised the donors that they will know exactly how their money was spent. But according to the report, which triggered the scandal, this never happened. There were only general explanations and it even was repeatedly refused to disclose how much money was spent on specific projects. And some of the listed numbers are simply wrong. So it is said that 4.5 million villagers had been helped - more people than those living in the villages at all.

The preparations for the presidential elections to be held on 25 th of October in Haiti are in full swing. 70 candidates have registered in the list. Among them also the former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, who was sacked by President Martelly due to the pressure of the senators in December 2014. However, Lamothe has now been removed from the list by the Electoral Commission, because allegedly he was not able to provide the necessary relief document issued by the Senate, which ended to exist in January. Along with him, eleven other candidates were removed from the list, so that there are now 58 candidates to run for president, none of whom has any experience in a government. President Michel Martelly is not allowed to run for a second term.


LA SABIA

The Page of Health Hypertension

Warning of enhancing Compounds and Energy Drinks / Chocolate against Heart Disease The cardiologist Miguel Arias said at the 25 th Congress of the Dominican Society of Cardiology, in the Dominican Republic 250,000 young people between 18 and 30 years of age suffer of hypertension, caused by substances with which they want to increase their physical fitness, by energy drinks, alcohol and tobacco. The heart specialist warned that due the increases in this segment of the population, the risk of dying prematurely or suffer permanent damage to the heart or brain is growing. Although 51 percent of the respondents answered that they are doing regular exercises, twelve percent of them suffer from elevated blood pressure. Arias warned that it was not sufficient to do physical exercises and to eat healthy, to prevent the disease. It was crucial to avoid substances that are taken to increase fitness. In addition, the use of tobacco should be refrained and the use of energy drinks and alcohol had to be limited. In 39.6 percent of hypertension, overweight and obesity are responsible.

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According to a study over twelve years at 20,951 people, conducted by the University of Aberdeen, the journal “Heart” released an article, according to which the consumers of chocolate suffer less from heart disease than others. Although it is known that the flavonoids found in chocolate protect against heart disease, the researchers are not sure whether other factors also play a role. According to the analysis, among the chocolate-eaters, eleven percent less will suffer from heart disease than among the non-chocolate eaters, and 25 percent less will die from a heart disease. However, not all individuals benefited from the consumption of more chocolate, such as overweight or diabetic. It was found the benefits are not only for the consumers of dark chocolate as it was thought, but also for those of milk chocolate, the scientists said. “This may indicate that not only the flavonoids, but also other ingredients can be an explanation for the observed relationship, possibly standing in context with milk, such as calcium and fatty acids.”


Your Horoscope for July 2015 Surprises for Sagittarius / Pisces are on the right Path / Very productive Time for Gemini

You will have to face a number of situations that you will find interesting, but not because of content. Be prepared that you will not end up a winner in all of the situations, but that is not what is required either. What will be much more important is the experience that you will gain and which may very well be the foundation of future success. Concentrate and relax at the same time, allow your thoughts to flow freely.

You are on the right path, do not worry. No matter what, don't pay attention to what your haters say. Complications will be connected with the technical aspects of the situation and here you will need true allies, which you have, even if you do not know it yet. Do not aim to move the mountain alone, since even if you will be able to do so - the resources that you will spend will be disproportional to the result achieved.

You will find yourself in quite a non-trivial situation. On one side, circumstances will be on your side. That means that you will be able to easily finish your projects by the due date. So it would seem that the situation is positive all around. That is how it will end up being, but the complication and ambiguity of the moment lies in the fact that you will have several possible paths of development. You will have to make a choice.

There will be many opportunities and sudden surprises this month. Right now you should not make mistakes and you still have a chance to display yourself, however, a senseless denial of the opportunity based on indecisiveness or an incorrect evaluation of your capability may bring peril. Pay attention to how you talk with people. Perhaps, you are not always right? Especially with closer friends you should be careful.

This will be an exclusively productive time you. You can even allow yourself to relax and enjoy life. Your opponents will luckily be in a bad position, so you may hope that any project of yours will receive the green light. The stars are giving you a chance, a possibility, but you are the one that gets to decide what to do with it. So be careful and do not miss happiness, since happiness will be slow and with low reflexes right now.

In terms of the upcoming projects, you will have to seriously think, but your energy will not be sufficient for all opportunities that you will be offered. Believe in yourself, do not doubt your strength, but do not overestimate it! That could be the worst mistake you can do right now. You will not be able to implement every idea that you get along the way, so concentrate on what you think has more potential.

You now can definitely take on a few tasks at once, but do not overwork. It is unlikely that there will happen anything bad, but the devil is in the details. So be attentive and careful, especially if you are offered to make a deal with people whom you do not know too well. Concentrate and try to capture the maximum of factors that could influence the decisions. Listen to the opinion of colleagues and especially to those of women.

Concentrate on the things that are really important, but do not forget to pay attention to the details, since you will have enough energy to be literally everywhere and in everything. Certainly you will have to try and try hard, but circumstances will certainly work for you. Your resources will be mobilized to the fullest degree, and you should be absolutely precise about what you want to reach.

You feel a powerful inflow of life strength and your workability will get to an entirely unprecedented level, one that will be able to surprise you. Try to get into long-term deals and partnership agreements. You will be able to do this at any other time, but if you do it now, the result will gain such magnitude that you cannot imagine. Right now you have the opportunity to lay a strong foundation for your future.

The time that you have now should best be used to evaluate the quality of production. That is especially for those who have their own business or occupy a leading position. Concentrate on the technological aspect of the issue and do not attempt to grab onto new projects, unless you are fully confident in yourself. Employees are recommended to pay more attention on their relationship with their colleagues and management.

This month will bring many surprises. But unfortunately almost all of these surprises will be negative. Concentrate and define prioritized directions. You will have the energy to support all of your projects, but you will not have the ability to. That means that there is no reason to control all of the directions, some of the strings will have to be let go from your hands, or you risk losing everything that you have.

Do not aim at proving something to someone, just move in the direction that you think is right. If you work does not satisfy you, then the worst decision is to stay in that workplace. Those who have their own business should avoid rushing making important decisions. Mobilize your strengths, think, prepare, perhaps something bigger awaits you in the future, some situation that will require all of your resources.


Martha Heredia

Jennifer Lopez

Gig at Fashion Week

Denounced for Sex-Show

Licelotte Nin Mojica French Literary Award The appearance of former winner of “American Idol”, Martha Heredia, jailed for drug smuggling in Santiago, at the RD Fashion Week, caused a stir in the social networks. In addition to a presentation on the catwalk in a bride's gown, she sang a Christian song and and told the audience of her devotion to God.

Hugo Blanco Popular Composer died

The classic of Latin American music, “Moliendo café”, interpreted by many renowned artists such as José Feliciano or Javier Solís, was written and published by the Venezuelan composer and musician Hugo Blanco in 1960. Hugo Blanco died from the implication of diabetes at the age of 74 years on the 14th of June.

The Centre National du Théâtre (CNT) in Paris announced in May, the Dominican student for staging and theater directing at the University of Nanterre, Licelotte Nin Mojica, won the prize “Encouragements” (incentives) for her debut literary opus “Un morceau de poupée”. This prize is awarded to encourage promising writers. The CNT is one of the main institutions for the promotion of contemporary theater in France. With this award, the publishing houses should become aware of new talents of theater dramaturgy in order to make them known to a wide audience. The prize money is 3,000 euros and is donated only once to each writer. The play tells the story of three female workers who are questioned by the police for the strange death of Lilli Joli, who was swallowed up by an assembly machine.

Dany Laferrière In the Académie Française The Haitian writer Dany Laferrière, who lives in Canada, became the first nonFrench member of the honorable Académie Française, which has only 40 members. The so called “Immortals” enjoy a life time membership. One of the main aims of the Académie Française is to protect the French language.

The appearance of Jennifer Lopez on the 29th of May at the World Music Festival “Mawazine” in Rabat, Morocco, the most popular and most important music event in the country, caused a lasting excitation in the Kingdom. An indignant Moroccan citizen filed a suit against the 45-year-old singer and the organizers for their “public sex show”. According to the complainant, the show of Jennifer Lopez had disturbed public order and stained the honor of women. According to paragraph 483 of the Moroccan penal code, “public indecent activities” are punishable with imprisonment. The concert, transmitted directly on TV, displeased some of the deputies of the Islamist Party of Justice and Development (PJD) and the nationalist opposition party Istiqlal, whose youth organization organized a sit-in in front of the TV station. The applicant's lawyer said the show of the singer with Puerto Rican roots violated several laws, whereby she can be charged with “intentional nudity, obscene acts and signals and nudity in public.” The opening concert of the festival, organized with the support of King Mohammed VI, his wife and two sons sat in the front row, was visited by 160,000 fans.


What are these Guys singing? “Fanática sensual” by Plan B Reggaeton still is the genre, where undisguised sexual issues are commonplace, such as in this song of the group Plan B Es fanática de lo sensual. Ella tiene una foto mía. Y ya me la puedo imaginar lo que hace cuando está solita. Pero no le voy a preguntar. Y a escuchar su voz cuando se agita, por su manera de respirar puedo imaginarme lo que está haciendo. Si le hablo malo se pone intranquila. Pasa su mano por todo su cuerpo cuando le digo todo lo que le haría. Puedo imaginarme lo que está haciendo. Y eso que solo es una foto mía. ¿Qué pasará cuando nos encontremos? De seguro que se lo explicaría. Cada vez que hablamos me dice que quiere verme, loca por conocerme, solo piensa en ese día. Ver mi fotografía es lo que le daña la mente. Con el cuerpo que tiene, dime quien no le daría. Llama de madrugada, tan caliente como siempre. Me habla de una manera, que ni yo me atrevería. Veremos lo que pasa cuando me tenga de frente. Es que al igual que ella, también pienso en ese día. Es fanática de lo sensual. Ella tiene una foto mía. Y ya me la puedo imaginar lo que hace cuando está solita. Pero no le voy a preguntar. Y a escuchar su voz cuando se agita por su manera de respirar puedo imaginarme lo que está haciendo. Si le hablo malo se pone intranquila. Pasa su mano por todo su cuerpo cuando le digo todo lo que le haría. Puedo imaginarme lo que está haciendo ... Noto que le gusto cuando ella me llama. Cuando me habla de travesuras en la cama pone voz de deseo, hasta me echa fiero. Que su fantasía, era cumplir la mía. Poco a poco relata, lo que le pasa en su casa debajo de su sábana escondida. De como lo prefería, con pregunta insistía hasta que en su juego me envolvía. Es fanática de lo sensual. Ella tiene una foto mía …

She is a fanatic of the sensual. She has a picture of me. And I can imagine what she is doing when she is alone. But I will not ask her. And hearing her voice when she gets agitated, by the way she is breathing I can imagine what she is doing. If I talk bad she gets restless. She runs her hand over her body when I tell her what I would do to her. I can imagine what she is doing. And that's just a picture of me. What will happen when we meet? Surely I would explain to her. Every time we talk she tells me that she wants to see me, crazy to know me, that she only thinks of that day. Watching my photography is what damages her mind. With the body she has, tell me who would not give it to her. She calls at dawn, as hot as ever. She talks to me in a way that I would not dare to. We will see what happens when she has me face to face. Ii is that like her, I also think of that day. She is a fanatic of the sensual. She has a picture of me. And I can imagine what she is doing when she is alone. But I will not ask her. And hearing her voice when she gets agitated, by the way she is breathing I can imagine what she is doing. If I talk bad she gets restless. She runs her hand over her body when I tell her what I would do to her. I can imagine what she is doing ... I notice that she likes me when she calls me. When she talks about the mischief in bed she puts a voice of desire, until I get fierce. That her fantasy was to meet mine. Little by little she tells what happens at her home hidden under her blanket. How she preferred it, with question she insists until she wrapped me in her game. She is a fanatic of the sensual. She has a picture of me …

Plan B is a Puerto Rican Reggaeton duo, consisting of the cousins Orlando Javier Valle Vega (Chencho - left) and Edwin Vázquez Vega (Maldy), both born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The duo originally called itself The Panic and offered its first demo tapes to music producers in 1998. The first album under the name Plan B, in which also participated Daddy Yankee, was published in 2002. The record company of Chencho, Chencho Records, published the album “El Draft del Reggaton” in 2005, in which the then still unknown groups RKM & Ken-Y, Jowell & Randy or also Plan B were presented. Their third own album “Love & Sex”, on which the presented song can be found, finally brought the international breakthrough for Plan B in 2014. At the ceremony of the Billboard Awards in 2015, Plan B was honored as the best “Duo urbano” and the song “Fanática sensual” made it to the third position in the Hot Latin Songs at Billboard. And at the beginning of this year, according to the Monitor Latino, the song was among the ten most played in the Dominican Republic.


A near Miss

X-Sudoku

Awarded

Stanleys house burned down and he died in the fire. His body was burned badly. The morgue needed somebody to identify his body. So they sent for his best friends Jack and Homer. The three men always hunted and fished together and were long time members in a hunt club. Jack arrives first. When the mortician pulls back the sheet and Jack says, “Well, his face is burned up pretty bad. You better roll him over.” The mortician rolls him over and Jack says, “No, this is not Stanley.” The mortician thinks this was rather strange, so he brings Homer to confirm the identity of the body. Homer looks at the body and says, “Well, he is pretty well burnt up, could you roll him over?” The mortician rolls him over and Homer says, “No, this is not Stanley.” The mortician asks, “But how can you tell?” Homer says, “Stanley had two assholes.” The mortician, incredulous, “What? He had two assholes?” “Yes”, answers Homer. “We've never seen them, but everybody used to say: There comes Stanley with the two assholes.”

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.

John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said, “Here's to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!” That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night. He went home and told his wife, Mary, “I won the prize for the best toast of the night.” She said, “Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?” John said, “Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife.” “Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!” Mary said. The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, “John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary.” She said, “Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he's only been in there twice in the last four years. Once I had to pull him by the ears to make him come, and the other time he fell asleep.”

Sudoku No. 295 (easy)

Mommy cooked the rabbit of the children for lunch. But since the children loved this little animal very much, she concealed the truth. The little boy eats the meal with much appetite and asks his dad what kind of meat it is. Dad says proudly: „Try to guess. I'll give you a hint. Every now and then, your mommy calls me that. " The daughter spits out the food with disgust and says to her brother: „Don't eat this, it's an asshole!“

Mafalda

Sudoku No. 296

A dead drunk man staggers home with a cup under his arm. He hardly finds the keyhole to open the door. His wife was waiting for him the whole evening and asks him, “Where did you get that thing?” The man answers, “We made a competition in the pub!” The wife, insisting, “What did you have to do to win it?” He answers proudly, “We made a competition in mental arithmetic, and to the question, what is the result of three times seven, with 19 I was closest.”


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Re#176 co737 2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment, 2nd Floor, Sosua. Furnished, 75 sq.m/807 sq.ft, close to main beach. US$725/month, deposit. www.bestsosuareal estate.com. athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140. For rent in Sosua. Apartment 36 sq.m, furnished, with kitchen, terrace, swimming pool, WiFi, TV, CD, radio, near the center, 24 hour security, 24 hour electricity / water. Quiet location, Caribbean garden, barbecue area. Long term rental from US$ 299 incl. ancilliary expenses. Tel. 829-802-8686 / 809462-5190 Large Beach Front Apartment at Playa Chiquita, 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, from July 1, long and short term rental. For information call 849-802-0886 or 809-571-3027 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 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

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I still have appointments available for building cleaning. Clean, accurate, reliable at fair prices. Household and Industrial cleaning. Info at Cel. 829-387-2223

Central Sosúa Apartments for rent. Clean, quiet, 1 bedroom and studio, balcony. From 10,500 RD$. Phone 809-303-3900

Careful relocations. Transports of all kinds, small removals, Courier, Express. Also at greater distances. Tel. 829-868-8467 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

Seeking equity non working partner. I wish to provide a much needed service for residential and commericial properties that is currently unavailable within the Dominican Republic. Your investment is secured by equipment and vehicle. I am an American with 20 years experience in this field. Investment of US$ 15,000.00 equity position is negotiable. Phase two is expansion through Dominican Republic. Contact joegennaro108@yahoo.com Serious inquires only. Looking for free-standing house in Sosúa, up to US$ 120,000. Not located in a Residencial. Tel. 829890-4363 (GER) Buy your old batteries (from inverter) at fair prices. Cel. 849-8831016

Help in transferring documents of vehicles (car and motorcycle), loss of placa or matricula - all legal via DGII. Tel. 829-868-8467 5 small Bose speakers + stands RD$ 4,000; Paradigm sub woofer + 2 speakers, worth US$600, asking RD$10,000; 2 CD stands RD$500 each. Jean 809-752-0369 I offer my help for English, German and Spanish translation at dentist, hospital, government, insurance and much more on request. Cel. 829-5152232

Casio Digital Camera with charger, USB cable, manual, RD$ 2,500. Tel. 809-866-0188 Comfortable lazyboy recliner chair, color brown microfiber, RD$14,000. Call 809-963-2052 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

Translations to German, Spanish and English without waiting a long time at the office of LA PLAYA. Just bring the text and pick it up again the same or the next day

For sale in Sosua. Diverse golf carts from US$ 1,999. All reupholstered and repainted, street version, lights, horn, turn signals, 30 kmh fast, good condition. Tel. 829-802-8686 / 809462-5190

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 Pasola “Yamati” (Korean built under license from Honda) for sale. Initial registration 08/2011, new engine (500 km), new drive belt, battery and brakes new, new carburetor. 4stroke, 150 cc, raised 8 cm (no more problems with the sills). Seat and mirror to repair. New license plate and Matricula. RD$ 32,000. Tel. 829852-0838 Harley-Davidson XL1200 C, red, 30.09.2014, original price US$ 19,000, to be sold for US$ 14,900, no negotiation. Cel.8293872223 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

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CAR & MOTORCYCLE FOR RENT HYUNDAI SANTA FE FORD EXPLORER from US$38 /Day NISSAN TERRANO 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: 809-708-7618 Email: info@rialtogroup.net

Do you want to learn Spanish, English or German? I give private lessons. More information at 829515-2232

Rottweiler Puppies at a good price. Mila: 829-868-6465 Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or bummi47@yahoo.com

Plaza Galsi, Av. Luis Ginebra 175, POP

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Left rear light for Hyundai Tucson, 2008, RD$ 2,500, Tel. 809-866-0188 For rent: Honda CRV, 2000, power windows, A/C, 1,000 RD$ per day, Puerto Plata, 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

Mediation of architects, building design, construction and control, renovations and alterations, mediation of Construction Machinery, Bulldozer, Transport Service, etc., consulting, planning and execution of agricultural projects such as Greenhouses for vegetable gardening (also for export), Chicken farm or egg-laying operations. Take advantage of our 25-year experience in the Dominican Republic. We work with reputable companies and freelancers who we know personally for a long time and whose quality we are convinced in. Let us advise you without obligation and free of charge. You only pay when you place an order. We speak German, English and Spanish.


Celebrating another Jubilee ... Maybe one or the other already noticed it on the cover of this magazine: This is already the 150th issue of LA PLAYA! Therefore I want to thank all the readers who after nearly six years still come to the places of distribution to get „their“ LA PLAYA every second Wednesday. I still hear in some stores that display the magazine that readers change their shopping days to get to the shop when the latest issue of LA PLAYA is distributed. Frequently readers come to the office of LA PLAYA (not only from the German-speaking countries, but also many Candians, British and Americans) who ask for back issues, as they were in their home country a few weeks or months and could not get the magazine there. In fact, I can see from the returns that LA PLAYA now has more Anglophone than German-speaking readers. Which is, unfortunately, not expressed in the number of ads, since apparently some businesses with Canadian, British or American owners identify LA PLAYA still as a purely „German magazine“, although already 120 English editions were printed. So they definitely should rethink their position: The Anglophone readers are here! Even though probably the English of LA PLAYA still has some room for improvement. I also want to thank all the advertisers who make LA PLAYA possible. A special thank to the owners of the businesses who show loyalty to LA PLAYA in „bad times“ and keep supporting the magazine with their ad, understanding that advertising is always important, especially in the low season. I want to remind again that LA PLAYA is the only magazine available on the market, which appears regularly and reliably for almost six years and which is known by virtually any foreign resident and even many Dominicans. It is the only medium in which thousands of Anglophone and German speaking readers are addressed across the country (special thanks to Sol del Choco, who ensures that the readers in Santo Domingo, Boca Chica, Juan Dolio, up to Punta Cana and Las Terrenas are being supplied with LA PLAYA) - thousands of potential customers for the clever advertisers who will not be reached by any other medium in the Dominican Republic. It remains to add that LA PLAYA is working very reliably for nearly six years, unlike some of the briefly emerging „competitors“ who now and again come up with a couple of well printed editions and then before disappearing collect quickly for ads in issues that never will be published. It is likely that in the course of the near opening of the cruise port „Amber Cove“ in Maimón new magazines will try to enter the market. In this case you should remind the fact that there already exists a reliable magazine for almost six years, where your ads will be published for sure. Here's to (at least) 150 other issues of LA PLAYA. Which only will be possible with the support of your ads. Werner Rümmele. Publisher

IMPRESSUM CROSSWORD SOLUTION

Editora LA PLAYA Director: Werner Rümmele, Phone: 829-373-1218 RNC 5-31-87397-3 English 2,500 German 2,500

Your ads by mail: laplaya.dominicana@gmail.com

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY There is always a choice; the only part you have to decide on is living with the consequences.

PRESS DATE FOR ISSUE 151 (8th of JULY 2015): 30th of June 2015.


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