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Clarification No Cases of Statelessness / “There will be no indiscriminate and massive Deportations”

The topic of naturalization and the deportation of illegal aliens is still the subject that dwarfs everything else. After multiple attacks from abroad, accusing the Dominican Republic to withdraw the citizenship of its citizens of Haitian descent and thereby make them stateless, President Danilo Medina felt compelled to speak some clear words at the summit of the SICA (Central American System) in Guatemala on the 26th of June. The key message of President Medinas address: “In the Dominican Republic there is not a single case of statelessness.”

The President dismissed the threats and warnings from abroad. Reports of stateless persons are based on unverified information. The Dominican Republic currently was arranging its regulations on immigration, but respects both, the Human Rights as well as the international laws. To help the people concerned with the arrangements for naturalization, the Dominican Republic invited international organizations such as ACNUR, UNICEF and the European Union, who have experience with this topic. In recent months, several international media and organizations had constructed the theory and repeated it that about 200,000 people had become stateless and therefore are at risk of being deported. This is totally wrong, assured President Medina. These figures were based on a census of the National Bureau of Statistics (ONE) in 2012, when a total of 244,151 children of foreign citizens were counted. But these numbers do not say anything about their status, because 105,381 of them have one Dominican parent, which makes them automatically

Dominican citizens. The remaining 138,770 have two foreign parents, but this does not make them stateless. The number of stateless persons in the Dominican Republic is at zero, which organisms of the United Nations, working in the country, would confirm. “The reality is that in the Dominican Republic, no cases of statelessness are registered, as hard as some try to go on inventing,” said Medina. Medina warned that he would not accept any longer to talk about the Dominican Republic in this way, “without any consequences”. The only reality is that more than 350,000 people have regulated their situation and will receive the documents they are entitled to. There were few countries that can boast a similar result in such a short time, said the Dominican President. Medina assured at the 45 th Summit of Heads of State and Governments SICA 2015 in Guatemala again: “In the country there is no, nor will there be indiscriminate and massive deportations.” It was worth noting that during the time the Plan was in force, which was 18 months, deportations were suspended, said Medina.

Haitians leave voluntarily Accusations and Revocations / Free Buses provided to emigrate / Calling for Boycotts?

After the deadline for getting on the list for naturalization had passed on the 17 th of June, many Haitians living illegally in the Dominican Republic who did not have the conditions or the possibility to sign in in this list, nor can get the other required documents within the next 45 days, decided to leave the country on their own and take their belongings, out of fear to also lose them in the case of their deportation. So there were long queues of vehicles wishing to enter Haiti at the border crossings. After this reaction, which apparently for many was a complete surprise, the Dominican Immigration Authority (MigraciĂłn) in Santo Domingo, Santiago

and other hot spots, where many Haitians live, made buses available to transport the emigrants with their property to the Dominican-Haitian border for free. Here in turn, the reaction was less than expected, especially at the beginning, when old school buses with barred windows were placed at the collection points. Later, there were buses with air conditioning, which obviously were not much more attractive. The new head of the Immigration Department, RubĂŠn Paulino Sem, announced in late June, that so far 25,517 Haitians left the country voluntarily. Those who have responded in this way and left the country by their own choice, can be readmitted to the Dominican Republic in the future, if they fulfill the conditions. For the deportees it will be not that simple. What was seen with relief in the Dominican Republic, caused problems in Haiti. Many of the voluntary departees possess nothing in their former country and often do not know where to go. So the authorities of the border town of Ouanaminthe complain that many want to stay there, because here

many jobs have been created in the free trade zones and other places in recent years. The whole action is, however, overshadowed by strident tones. So it was shortly after the date that a part of the Dominican press reported, Haiti banned the import of 33 Dominican products. Which was denied shortly afterwards from the Haitian government. Nevertheless, Haitian authorities confiscated food bought by Haitian peddlers on the border markets and threw it on the garbage dump. Then it was said that the New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have called for a boycott of tourism in the Dominican Republic, which he also denied. Shortly afterwards, the Dominican Pulitzer Prize winner Junot DĂ­az was accused having called for a boycott of the Dominican Republic in Miami. He also denied. At the end, even Haitian President Michel Martelly defended the politics of the Dominican Republic. Other countries also deported Haitians but would not be attacked in this way therefore.

Health Tourism Migration Policy: No Impact on Tourism / International Airport planned in Pedernales To the alleged calls to boycott the Dominican tourism for the immigration policy of the Government, the Association of Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES) said, it could not detect any negative impact on tourism. “The impeccable behavior of the inspectors and immigration authorities have dispelled the concerns that have been raised,” assured ASONAHORES. The new migration policy of the government had caused no setback for tourism at the airports, the ports and in the tourist resorts. ASONAHORES says it “trusts in both, the authorities as well as the Dominican people, that the foreigners who are subject to this process of regulation of immigration will get the same humane and respectful treatment as all foreigners who visit us”. The policies and actions of the government in the issue of migration were valued positively.

Pedernales is the southwesternmost province of the Dominican Republic, bordering with the neighboring country Haiti. The “forgotten” province has numerous attractions that make it attractive for tourism, as the Bahía de las Águilas, or the National Park Jaragua. For some time, the government plans to develop the Southwest for tourism. Now it is studied how to expand the Cabo Rojo Airport into an international airport, where wide-body aircrafts are able to land. The current runway is 1,400 meters (1,531 yards) long and is to be extended to 2,800 meters (3,062 yards). Marino Collante, Director of the Airport Authority, said that President Danilo Medina gave the order to equip the region with the infrastructure necessary to promote the development of its natural resources and to make it attractive for tourism. Collante said they plan to develop Pedernales to a destination similar to Punta Cana. The same companies that have built Punta Cana were interested to invest in Pedernales. Now first the runway will be extended and then the airport, step by step, in unison with the tourist development of the province of Pedernales.

Various medical organizations have signed an agreement to develop the Dominican Republic to the main destination for health tourism in the Caribbean and to promote the Dominican health offer at the upcoming World Congress on Health Tourism, held by the Medical Tourism Association (MTA), in Orlando, Florida, from the 27th to 30th of September. The signing of this agreement is a milestone in the Dominican medicine since it is the first time that the most important national health centers are on a common line in order to improve and support competitiveness, the quality and the services of the country. Among the signatories there are the hospital Homs in Santiago, Cedimat, Plaza de Salud or the Grupo Rescue. The representatives of these health centers said that the Dominican Republic possesses advanced technology and has excellent health centers, so it was about time, to enter in the international competition.

The most expensive Gasoline Highest Tax Portion in the Region / Serious Accidents with many Dead on new Highway In the Dominican Republic, motorists pay 78 percent more taxes on regular gasoline than the average customers at the gas stations in Central America. While the burden of taxes on average are at 38 percent, in the Dominican Republic they are 62 percent of the final price. This means that the Dominican consumers have to pay 78 pesos per gallon to the state. This is the result of an investigation of the Regional Center for Sustainable Economic Strategies (CREES), in which sales prices and taxes were compared on the basis of data released by the Dominican Ministry of Economy and Trade and the Committee on Collaboration with Fossil Fuels in Central America. What jumps out at first glance, are the taxes for regular gasoline, which are at 1.74 dollars per gallon (3.785 liters) in the Dominican Republic, almost three times as much as in Panama with only 60 cents. The average in Central America is 1.01 dollar taxes per gallon for the regular gasoline. The selective taxes on fuels and the profit margins set by law affect the prices of gasoline and other hydrocarbons for the average Dominican consumers much more than they think. CREES says the prices for gasoline are maintained “up in the clouds” compared to the other regions in Central America.

Two serious accidents with a total of 18 dead and 26 injured within two weeks have brought the new Autopista Juan Pablo II between Santo Domingo and Samaná back to talk. The private operators were accused, they would not keep the road in order, despite billions in subsidies. Although the first accident on the 11 th of June happened when an overtaking mini-bus collided with a truck and 13 people died (photo), and on the 28th of June a SUV had a head-on collision with a sedan. Five people died in this accident. For both accidents, caused by irresponsible drivers, hardly the operators of the highway can be accused.

What came back to the table due to these horrible accidents, was the subsidy of the highway which is paid to the private operators by the Dominican state. According to information from ADOCCO (Dominican Alliance Against Corruption) the operators get almost seven million pesos per day, due to the contract, in which the State accepted to pay a compensation for the difference between the expected income from the toll and the real volume. Since the opening of the Autopista, according ADOCCO, the Dominican government paid 7.9 billion pesos in compensation for the “guaranteed minimum income” to the concessionaires Autopistas del Noreste. The operator denied the accusation, that the highway was not properly maintained.

New Embassies Opening on July 20 / Dilma Rousseff trusts Barrack Obama After more than 50 years, the United States and Cuba will be represented again by embassies in the other country from this 20th of July. It is the first time since 1961 that an ambassador will be present in Havana and Washington. Until 1990, Switzerland represented American interests in Cuba and Czechoslovakia represented Cuba in Washington. After 1991, Switzerland was the only country that maintained the contact between the two warring governments. After Fidel Castro came to power, he expropriated the landowners (1959) and nationalized foreign companies (1960), many of them American. The United States banned the import of Cuban sugar and stopped the trade with Cuba. Cuba accused the United States to authorize Cuban exiles to commit terrorist acts against Cuba from their country to overthrow Fidel Castro. The final proof was the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, which was carried out by 1,500 Cuban exiles who were trained by the CIA in secret camps in Guatemala and Nicaragua. Shortly after, Fidel Castro declared the Cuban Revolution as Socialist and MarxistLeninist. Which had the effect that Washington banned the trade with the now officially communist regime for American companies. Only since lately, the two arch-enemies are reapproaching again.

After the NSA wiretapping scandal, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who was a victim of the action herself, cancelled a planned visit to the US in October 2013. After her meeting with US President Barrack Obama on the American Summit in Panama in April, which also caused the thawing relations between the United States and Cuba, Rousseff now caught up on this visit. After a meeting with President Obama, the Brazilian President declared this crisis closed. She said it was normal that countries experience crises and difficulties in their relationships. Rousseff said she trusted Obama. “He told me that in the case that some day he eventually needed information about Brazil, which is not for the public, he will just pick up the phone and call me. I am sure that today the situation is completely different.” Obama, though, refused to apologize to Rousseff personally for espionage against her, since this was not the official policy of the United States. There were no relations between countries free from discrepancies and frictions, Obama said. But in recent months, the United States and Brazil have deepened their relationship permanently.


Best Breakfast Test of “DomRep-Magazin” Recently a tester of the German web page “DomRep-Magazin” made his rounds in Sosúa to evaluate various places that offer breakfast. Sosúa has developed to a popular alternative destination for visitors who don't want to stay in the all-inclusive hotels of the East. But the hotels for individual travelers often don't offer breakfast. Therefore, some restaurants in Sosúa specialized to compensate this shortcoming and offer a breakfast, which usually costs around 200 pesos. The winner of the testing of a total of eight restaurants is, not very surprising, “Charly's Bar”. Here is the original text published in the “DomRep-Magazin”:

Who wants a really good breakfast in Sosúa, can not ignore “Charlies”. The clear winner is a bit outside the mainstream at the central end of the Pedro Clisante and belongs geographically to the “Club Residencial”, but the way to there is always worthwhile. The highlight is “Charlie's breakfast” for 200 pesos. First, a first coffee is brought to the table (2 cups are included in the price), which helps to get a good mood during the waiting for the real breakfast. Then it is served luxuriantly - two eggs fried to the point, a wide selection of fresh cold cuts and cheeses, a chilled (!) juice at the guest's option, and a fully packed bread basket of fresh white and dark bread from the German baker's around the corner. Solely the redcurrant jam whithout anything else deserves a gourmet star. Charlie's “Breakfast Angel” Sami takes care of the quality of the serving. The agile Dominican meticulously pays attention to every breakfast and makes sure that nothing is missing at the table. Despite the low price, Chef Charlie bets on quality: Only the best goods for the table. To have breakfast here is pure wellness.


The Page of Health

Vaccination against Dengue Sanofi Pasteur now is waiting for Approval / 20 Years of Research for Dengue Vaccine Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the French multinational pharmaceutical group Sanofi and the largest company in the world whose business is solely the production of vaccines. CEO Olivier Charmeli now announced in Mexico that Sanofi Pasteur is prepared to launch a vaccine, which has proven in clinical trials that it is effective against all four types of Dengue. The company is just waiting for the approval of the health

authorities in the countries where this disease is rampant. At the beginning of 2015, Sanofi Pasteur has submitted the test results of clinical trials to the authorities of six countries in Latin America and Asia, so that vaccinations can start immediately after the approval. By the end of this year, 20 more countries will follow. The three phases of the tests of the vaccine started in 2004. 40,000 test persons were participating in the investigation of how the vaccine works. Mexico and the Philippines were the only two countries participating in all three test phases. In 2009, Sanofi Pasteur built a factory for 300 million euros in Neuville, France, in which the vaccine is produced. By the end of the year there will be ready eight million doses to start the vaccinations in the most affected countries. More than one billion people live in the countries in which the company waits for authorization. According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of three to four billion people live in the areas where Dengue is endemic (common).

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Sanofi Pasteur says in the 20 years of research for a vaccine against Dengue, first they had to develop a technology to produce antibodies that cause an immune response against the four types of Dengue. After that, tests had to be made in the affected countries in order to find out the effectiveness in real life. The vaccine has an efficiency of 60.8 percent in the prevention of Dengue in children and adolescents. According to data of the WHO, Dengue spread from nine to more than one hundred countries in the last 50 years. Dengue is the disease with the fastest spread during this time, with a thirty-fold growth. Of the 220 million who are infected with Dengue each year, two million, mostly children, develop the hemorrhagic form, which can be fatal. In 2003, there were 570,000 Dengue cases in the Americas, whereas in 2013 they exploded to 2.3 million cases. The economic damage caused by Dengue in America alone, according to calculations of the International Red Cross, amounted to 2.1 billion dollars a year.

Carlos Gardel

Raquel Welch

Died 80 Years ago

Honored by NALIP

Donald Trump Hating Mexicans?

Even 80 years after the death of the unforgettable King of Tango, Carlos Gardel, experts and fans are still arguing about whether he was born in Argentina or Uruguay or even in France. It is undisputed that Gardel in his youth lived in Argentina and became Argentine citizen in 1923. And it also is undisputed that he died in a plane crash in Medellín, Colombia, 80 years ago on the 24th of June 1935. Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and several other countries every year commemorate this Argentine national hero who also starred in many films with a “Gardel Week” with workshops, conferences and events. His first film was the silent movie “Flor de durazno” (peach blossom) in 1917, filmed in Argentina. Today, the music of Carlos Gardel is not only played in the orignal version in many radio stations around the world, but his songs have been interpreted by many other international stars, such as “A media luz” (1924) by Julio Iglesias, or “Caminito”, songs that sound in the ears of every friend of the Latin American music, even if he does not know the title.

Multi-billionaire Donald Trump has always been an eccentric with bizarre ideas. One of them was his decision to run for the Republican Party at the coming presidential elections of the United States. His speech caused indignation because of its nationalist tones, especially among Latinos in the US. Besides the usual, Trump said that when Mexico “sends its people to the United States, it does not send the best. It sends people who have a lot of problems, that bring drugs, crime, that are rapists”. But also he conceded, that “some of them are good people.” To solve this problem, he suggested “a big wall” at the border between the two countries, which Mexico has to pay. As a result of these remarks, the largest Latin American TV station of the United States, Univision, announced to end its relationship with Donald Trump. They would no longer cooperate with the organization “Miss Universe”, which is owned by Trump. The Puerto Rican presenter of the competition, which was to be broadcasted on the 12th of July, Roselyn Sánchez, said she will no longer moderate for Trump. She felt insulted as a Latin. Trump announced in return, that he will sue Univision for breach of contract. In addition, his remarks had been twisted. Univision had already called and apologized because “they feel stupid and guilty”. Also NBC decided to terminate the cooperation with Trump, whereupon in a press conference the latter repeated his allegations against Mexicans and reproached NBC to be “weak”.

The 74-year-old American actress Raquel Welch will be awarded a prize for her artistic career by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). The award will be given to her by the Mexican born producer Robert Rodríguez, with whom she would like to work some day, according to her own admission. The sex symbol of the sixties (“One Million Years BC”) speaks very little Spanish and explored her Latin American roots only as an adult. Raquel Welch was born Jo-Raquel Tejada as a daughter of a Bolivian father and an American mother. She says that her father did not want to speak Spanish at home, so that the children grow up without an accent and will not be recognized as Latinos. Also in Hollywood she fought against the stage name “Debbie”, which they wanted to give her. She loved the name Raquel and told that today in the United States, there are many Raquels, who were baptized with this name for her. Raquel was the name of her Bolivian grandmother. The surname she got from her first husband, whom she married at 19, and from whom she divorced six years later.

What is this Guy singing? “Sígueme y te sigo” by Daddy Yankee Also the latest Hit from Daddy Yankee, probably the biggest Reggaeton artist, is the same as always: pure dance music. Sígueme y te sigo, mami, pa' la rumba que nos vamos. Bebiendo nos olvidamos del mal de amor que nos han causado. Sígueme y te sigo, mami, pa' la rumba que nos vamos. Bailando nos desquitamos del mal de amor que nos han causado. Oh oh oh oh. Bailando nos desquitamos Eh eh eh eh del mal de amor que nos han causado. Te la hicieron a ti, me la hicieron a mi. Qué pensaron, que de amor nos ibamos a morir? Voy a sacarme el sufrimiento del pecho. Hay que beber a nombre del despecho. Pa' allá no vuelvo. Hasta si me la regalan la devuelvo. Ma. Esta noche me resuelves y te resuelvo. La venganza es de los dos. Mano arriba si al pasado le dijiste adiós. Lo que, lo que, lo que se fue no hace falta. Díselo. Lo que, lo que, lo que se fue no hace falta. Ma, por eso: Sígueme y te sigo, mami, pa' la rumba que nos vamos. Bebiendo no olvidamos del mal de amor que nos han causado. Sígueme y te sigo, mami ... Lo que, lo que, lo que se fue no hace falta ... Me dijeron que no hay mal que por bien no venga. Y no hay tiempo que nos detenga. Pégate, ven, ven pa' casa, ven ven. Tengo la medicina pa' ponerte bien bien. Loquísima, loquísima. En verdad que estás riquísima. Tu mirada asesina dice que soy tu víctima. Baby, hágame enloquecer. Nos perdimos en el camino del placer. Sígueme y te sigo, mami … Lo que, lo que, lo que se fue …

Follow me and I follow you, Mami, we go to the party. While drinking we forget the heartache they caused us. Follow me and I follow you, Mami, we go to the party. Dancing, we are retaliating the heartache they caused us. Oh oh oh oh. Dancing we are retaliating Eh eh eh eh the heartache they caused us. They did it to you, they did it to me. What did they think, that we would die of love? I tear myself the suffering from the breast. We have to drink on behalf of wrath. I won't go back to there. Even if they give it to me, I'll give it back. Ma. This night you will settle with me and I'll settle with you. Vengeance is our both. Hand up, if you said Adios to the past. What, what, what has gone is not missing. Tell him. What, what, what has gone is not missing. Ma, therefore: Follow me and I follow you, Mami, we go to the party. While drinking we forget the heartache they caused us. Follow me and I follow you, Mami ... What, what, what has gone will not miss ... I was told, everything has its good side. And there is no time that could detain us. Come close, Come, come home, come. I have the medicine to put you very well. Totally crazy, totally crazy. In truth, you are super delicious. Your killer gaze says I am your victim. Baby, do that I'm going crazy. We lost ourselves on the path of lust. Follow me and I follow you, Mami ... What, what, what is gone …

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on the 3rd of February 1977. At the age of eleven, Ramón started to sing themes inspired by Dancehall and Hip-Hop. In the nineties he worked on mixtapes together with a DJ and thus entered slowly into the music business. As Daddy Yankee, he recorded on the first Reggaeton album ever and due to his creativity, he won various Reggae Street Jam Awards five years in a row. In 2004, Daddy Yankee released the album “Barrio Fino”, which today is considered the best album of Reggaeton of all time and opened the doors to this kind of music. This album has sold eight million times to date. It also contains Daddy Yankee's super hit "Gasolina", who was at the top in many Latin American countries and in the United States. In 2005, he got a Latin Grammy for this album. Among many other awards Daddy Yankee, according to the magazine “People” he was one of the hundred most influential Latinos in the world in 2006, got several Silver and Golden Gulls in the prestigious Festival of Viña del Mar in Chile.

In the Desert



A man was stranded in the desert for ten years. One day, a beautiful woman in a wetsuit walked up to this man and said, “Would you like a cigar?” The man said, “Lady, I didn't smoke in ten years!” So, the woman unzipped the left arm of her wetsuit, and pulled out a cigar. Then, she said, “Would you like a drink?” The man said, “Lady, I didn't drink in ten years!” So, she unzipped the right arm of her wetsuit, and pulled out a bottle of Jack Daniels. Last, she unzipped the front of her wetsuit and said, “Would you like to play around?” The man said with astonishment, “You mean to tell me that you got a golf set in there, too?”

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.

Frank is on his deathbed. His wife keeps the vigil with him. She keeps holding his trembling, frail hand and tears run down her cheeks. She is praying and her woeful prayers awaken Frank from his light sleep. Exhausted and emaciated he looks up at her and his pale lips move slightly. “Dearest Helga,” he whispers softly. “Quiet, my darling,” she replies. “Sh! Do not talk.” But he cannot rest. “Helga,” he is breathing with his dying voice. “I ... I have to make a confession.” Sweat runs over his forehead, his hand is cramping. “I need to confess yoy something!” Weeping, Helga replies, “Don't worry, everything is good, Frank. Try to sleep.” “No, Helga. No. I want to die in peace. I ...”, his breath is whistling. “I slept with your sister, your best friend, her best friend and your mother!” “I know,” replies Helga sweetly and strokes his forehead tenderly. “That is why I poisoned you, sweetheart.”

 Two men are walking in the desert when they suddenly face a lion. One of the men reaches into his backpack, takes out a pair of sneakers and starts to put them on. The other man says to him, „You are pretty naive! Do you really think you could run faster than a lion with sneakers?“ The first man replies, „I only have to run faster than you.“

Sudoku No. 297 (easy)

 Mr. Miller is coming back to the group of regulars in his favourite pub after his holidays in Morocco. He reports, „Suddenly, in the desert I was surrounded by Moroccans. Moroccans in front of me, Moroccans on both sides and Moroccans behind me!“ „And what did you do?" „I bought the carpet!“


Sudoku No. 298

Sunday morning after church, morning pint in the local pub. The dignitaries sit around the table, including the pastor. Everyone is happy, except the priest. The innkeeper asks him, “Say, pastor, why do you look so worried today?” The priest answers, “How could I be happy when the first confession of the morning is adultery?” In this moment the innkeeper's wife enters the pub and says gaily, “Pastor, I bet you were amazed that I was the first in the confessional this morning!”

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Quiet location, guarded, 3 min to center, TV, 24 h electricity and water. Location: above the police station. Long term: 420 US$ /m. incl. ac. (from 1 m.), short-term: 190 US$ incl. ac./week. eMail:, Tel. 809-844-4941 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 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

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Looking for free-standing house in Sosúa, up to US$ 120,000. Not located in a Residencial. Tel. 829890-4363 (GER)

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

We are looking to buy or lease a hotel or guest house, possibly also other existence on the island. Offers to:

Studio, private entrance, pool. Caribe Campo, Sosúa, next to the Palms US$150 per week. Monthly negotiable. Call David 829-850-1709 270 US$ 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. 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

SALES PEOPLE for real estate and sales WE'LL TRAIN Tel. 809-571-1027, 809-779-9949 or 809-399-9069

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

Oxygen Tank "Catalina", 240 l filling capacity, New! Complete with humidifier and mask. Price: RD$ 8,500. Tel 809-866-0188, Email:. 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

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 Serious inquires only. Buy your old batteries (from inverter) at fair prices. Cel. 849-8831016

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

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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 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

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

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CAR & MOTORCYCLE FOR RENT HYUNDAI SANTA FE FORD EXPLORER from US$38 /Day NISSAN TERRANO Vehicles in top condition and insured! Rialto Group S.R.L., Puerto Plata Plaza Galsi, Av. Luis Ginebra 2nd Plaza left of Palace of Justice Further infos at Tel: 809-708-7618 Email: For rent: Chevrolet Tracker, air conditioning, automatic, tech. impeccable. RD$ 1,000 per day, RD$ 5,000 per week. German / English / Spanish. Phone: 809-988-7376 Left rear light for Hyundai Tucson, 2008, RD$ 2,500, Tel. 809-866-0188 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@

Two purebred female Rotteiler puppies, born February 9, 2015, prepared to go to their new homes. All vaccinations up-to-date (3x). Price: 5,500 pesos each. For more information: Cel. 809-855-1177 . Owner speaks German, Spanish, English (Puerto Plata). Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or

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In a train compartment, there are three men and a young woman. The four passengers join in conversation, which very soon turns to the erotic. Then, the young woman proposes, “If each of you will give me one dollar, I will show you my legs.” The men, charmed by this young college girl, all pull a buck out of their wallet. And then the girl pulls up her dress a bit to show her legs. Then she says, “If each of you gentlemen will give me ten dollars, I'll show you my thighs”. And men being what they are, they all pull out a ten dollar bill. The girl pulls up her dress all the way to her legs in full. Conversation continues, and the men, a bit excited, have all taken off their coats. Then the young girl says, “If you will give me a hundred dollars, I will show you where I was operated on for appendicitis.” All three fork over the money. The girl then turned to the window and points outside at a building they're passing. “See there in the distance. That's the hospital where I had it done!”

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