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Government rejects Mediation Haiti calls back Ambassador / “There is no Conflict” / Migration Policy is not negotiable

Prior to and during the visit of the delegation of the Organization of American States (OAS) under the leadership of the new Secretary General of Uruguay, Luis Almagro (photo), to investigate, as how the Dominican Republic and Haiti are dealing with the effects of the naturalization plan, the feelings ran high. Nationalists refused to tolerate interference in the internal matters of the country, the Dominican government said, it had nothing to hide. Also Haiti had no objections. Nevertheless, there was a lot of trouble between the two neighbors after Haiti said there was a humanitarian crisis due to the many people who return from the Dominican Republic to Haiti, because they will

not meet the requirements and so will have no chance of naturalization. In addition, Haiti will not accept the entry of Dominicans of Haitian descent, who have been revoked the Dominican citizenship. The Haitian Prime Minister Evans Paul said, Haiti will also not apologize for the accusation of pursuing an international campaign against the Dominican Republic. “It is difficult to ask the victim to apologize to his torturers,” he said. In addition, he praised a demonstration in Portau-Prince as “a matter of honor” and solidarity “with the brothers, victims of humiliation in the neighboring country, where they were exploited.” This was too much, even for the Haitian ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Daniel Supplice, who therefore wrote a letter to the Haitian President Michel Martelly in which he demanded a rational and sensible attitude by the various actors, there was no room for amateurism and improvisation. In addition, Haiti had denied its citizens to deliver birth certificates. “If we do not accept that there is a problem, there will be no solution.” The following day Supplice was called back to Haiti. Then the two governments had to wait for the OAS report. Spokesmen for the nationalists in advance rejected the report as interference. Senator Charlie Mariotti of Monte Plata proved his national fortitude by coming to his office with a Dominican flag painted on his face (photo).

On the 29th of July, the OAS handed its evaluation of the situation with recommendations for further action to the governments of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The OAS offered to mediate and invited the two countries to negotiate to resolve the crisis. Haiti accepted immediately. The Dominican Foreign Minister Andrés Navarro welcomed the efforts of the OAS, but said that the government will not negotiate with Haiti on the Dominican migration policy. The Dominican Republic did not invite the OAS for mediation and therefore would not accept the offer. Navarro said, the report of the OAS evidences, however, that the accusations against the Dominican Republic in recent weeks were false and unfounded. There is no humanitarian crisis nor are there systematic violations of human rights. There is no crisis between the two countries, which needs a mediation. The migration policy of the country lies in the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dominican State and is not negotiable. In addition, there are already mechanisms for dialogue that can be utilized immediately as soon as Haiti ended its international campaign.


Menacing Water Shortages Only 35 Days Water for Santo Domingo, 90 for Santiago? / Historical low Water Level The news is startling. The Director General of the National Institute for Drinking Water and Wastewater (Inapa), Alberto Holguín, said at the end of July, the drinking water for Santo Domingo and the National District will be enough for only 35 more days if it is not raining. For Santiago, the second largest city in the country, the available water is for three more months. The dam Tavera-Bao in Santiago (pic) has a historically low water level. Holguín said that the current situation is worrying, since the predictions of the National Meteorological Office (Onamet) see little rain in the near future. “It is important that citizens understand that we need to save water in our homes. We have the bad habit that we need water when we do not have it, and when we have it, we waste it.” There were 30 percent less rainfall than normal last year, and this year it is again 30 per cent less. As a first measure, there are trucks with water tanks to distribute drinking water for free, nationwide, where it is needed. As a second measure, old or abandoned wells

and supply systems will be brought into service again, and as a third option it is considered to build new wells. But Holguín added for consideration, since the drought could continue in the next year, it has to be preconceived that also these additional systems will provide less water than calculated now if the drought will go on for a long time. “We take these measures in order to have water until next May, when it will rain again,” Holguin said. The Director of the Corporation of Water and Wastewater of Santo Domingo (CAASD), Alejandro Montas, announced that the formal car washes in the capital will be monitored closely, in order to check how much water they consume.

Alejandro Montás denied that the capital had only water for 35 more days, as it was announced by the director of Inapa. “We do not agree to set days and limits, as there are many factors that make the data inaccurate.” One of these factors is that even today at the dam Valdesia there enter three cubic meters of water per second, the useful life of this dam is undeterminable. The aqueducts and water pipes of Valdesia provide most areas of the capital. Montás guaranteed that the CAASD will also supply the capital with water in the future. His technicians had already received the equipment to bring 50 wells and well fields back into service, so that then 45 million gallons of water can be delivered for Santo Domingo daily. The CAASD was ready for all eventualities and will master any situation. But the predictions are not good, there are not expected stronger rains in the coming months. Therefore, the population was invited again to the efficient use of drinking water.


Dreadful State of Education Third-last Rank worldwide / 4.8 Percent Growth / Demanding Tolerance Zones for Noise

There is nothing to see of an educational revolution through a pact for education in the new Unesco report. The Dominican Republic remains at the shameful last rank in Latin America, when it comes to literacy and numeracy in primary schools. Worldwide the country is ranked 146 out of 148 countries surveyed. The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ligia Amada Melo (photo), said, the report, which was presented by the Minister of Economy, Planning and Development, Temístocles Montas, comes from the year 2008. If there would be made a new study today, “in the different educational levels we would be placed higher”. In recent years, the education has made great strides in the Dominican Republic, assures Ligia Amada Melo. Minister Montas said: “If we want to set up a true system of investigation, we must start with education and, therefore, we must foster a revolution in primary education, including the provision of classrooms, but above all a revolution in those who are forming the students, the teachers.” “The fact that we are that bad, well below the regional average in reading and mathematics, is a matter that has to worry us”, said Montás.

Roberto Furcal, campaign director of the opposition party PRM, said, the Medina Government has flunked in the materia education. There was no “educational revolution”, as promoted by President Danilo Medina. The four per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) was only used for school breakfast and the construction of schools and classrooms, but not for the improvement of education. The education system has no content and the students at the new all-day schools (tanda extendida) received eight hours of teaching in poor quality. His boss, party leader Luis Abinader, said it was a national disgrace that the Dominican Republic occupies the last rank in education. This added to the report of the Inter-American Development Bank (BID), which says: “The rates of poverty and inequality are far above the regional average, real wages have declined for years, and the economy does not create the number of required formal jobs that are needed to reduce unemployment and absorb thousands of young people into the labor market.” And this, despite the fact that the country's growth is far higher than the average for Latin America, says Abinader. For the leader of the opposition party PRM these figures evidence that the government of Danilo Medina has totally failed. Abinader asked what for the country's debt so happily goes on increasing, if it is not used to improve education and to create new jobs to reduce poverty and inequality. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) warned that in 2015 there will be a slowdown in economic growth in the region. While Latin America will grow only 0.5 percent on an average, the Dominican Republic, with an expected 4.8 percent, is still doing well.

The Dominican Federation of Merchants persists on the approval of “tolerance zones” where it is allowed to make noise. Iván de Jesús García, president of the association, said: “As organized traders, we propose the creation of musical tolerance zones, in which the young and not so young can go, which today are cruising in the streets and listen to their music systems at high volume, to bring them to areas separated from the city where they can hear the music as loud as they want without disturbing the sleep of citizens who deserve to rest in the night.” García said, there are already six stores that sell stereo systems for cars in the street 30 de Marzo that had to close. The losses lie in the millions. And more will follow across the country. Leoncio Tavárez, vice president of the association in the music industry department, said, many of the customers were “victims” of the authorities who confiscate their equipments. There are already more than 20,000 speakers that “disappeared”. He regretted that the Dominican Republic had “sold” its image as happy country, as the country of Merengue and Perico ripiao.


Combating Garbage Nearly six Million Voters registered in Haiti / Centenary of the American Occupation

In an original way, the Mexican town of San Nicolás in the state of Nuevo León takes action against polluters. A citizen who has been caught for the third time throwing away garbage, once out of his vehicle, now was photographed like a criminal and denounced on large posters all over the city with his full name: “Arrested for being a pig.” The mayor said this initiative should raise awareness of this problem among the population. He defended the term “pig”. “You have to call things by their name.” The unusual measure is a part of the campaign “For a clean San Nicolás” and is also published on the website of the city, the mayor said. The regulation of the sanitation department states that violations such as littering the streets with garbage or to throw away any kind of waste, like cut branches or dead animals, to disperse it or leave it in unauthorized places, are punishable. San Nicolás had the best service in the collection of household waste in whole Mexico, but even so the garbage removal has to collect 25 tonnes of garbage from the streets and in the parks daily. Therefore, the City Council decided to increase the penalties for illegal waste disposal.

On the 9th of August, the election of twothirds of the senators and all representatives will be held in Haiti, so that the country at last will have a functioning government again. Since January, when the Senate, which at that time already existed of only two-thirds of its members, because the necessary elections were repeatedly postponed since 2010, and the second third of the senators had to resign because of the expiration of their term of office, President Michel Martelly is ruling by decree. The Organization of American States (OAS) now agreed to accompany the elections and the counting of votes. The OAS praised the will of Martelly to support the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), which organizes the elections, without interfering with its work. The CEP meanwhile has canceled another presidential candidate from the list. Willy Duchene of the Republican Party has provided false information on his nationality. He is a US citizen who was registered in Florida as a voter. In addition, he will have to answer in court for his voluntary misstatement. To date, the list of presidential candidates has decreased to 55. Jean-Baptiste Saint-Cyr, Director of the National Office for Identification (ONI), which is issuing the certifications that allow citizens to participate in the election, said that in the voters list (LEG) of the CEP more than 5.8 million voters are registered, about one million more than in the last election in 2010. These cards also have been given to about 22,000 Haitians living in the Dominican Republic. On the 25th of October, both, the next president - Martelly can not run for a second term, according to the Haitian constitution and hundreds of mayors will be elected.

On the 28th of July 1915, the Americans occupied Haiti for 19 years. With a demonstration joined by many citizens, and a theater play, students of the State University commemorated the centenary of the invasion and demanded the withdrawal of the MINUSTAH troops, who were stationed in Haiti by the United Nations to stabilize the country. Also the Haitian government commemorated the invasion. Prime Minister Evans Paul said: “For 19 years we have lost our rights as free and independent people.” He called the time of the American occupation as a “humbling time in the history of the Haitian people” and commemorated the martyrs who fell in the fight against the Americans. He mentioned the national hero Charlemagne Péralte, son of a Dominican General and leader of the peasant rebels called “cacos”, who proclaimed a provisional government in the north of Haiti after two years of guerrilla warfare against the invaders, but then was betrayed by one of his officers and shot by the Americans. Evans Paul said, the legacy of an infrastructure that still is functioning today, can not legitimize the human rights violations that took place at that time. The memory of that time, however, should be used to appeal for a life in harmony and mutual respect in order to avoid another occupation of the beloved country.


LA SABIA

The Page of Health

Vaccination against Malaria soon Vaccination Experiments on Infants in Africa / Travel Warning in Puerto Rico / Less Cases After the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Pasteur recently announced that by year's end it expects the approval of its vaccine against dengue, now there was announced a remedy against malaria that could be on the international market by 2017. The spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), Gregory Hartl, congratulated the European Medicines Agency EMA for the approval to the exclusive vaccinating of babies aged from six weeks

to 17 months. The positive vote from the EMA took place in the context of a procedure for the evaluation of medicinal products for the use outside the European Union. In this method, the quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccine in infants and young children aged six weeks to 17 months has been tested and confirmed in areas where malaria is endemic. The vaccine Mosquirix (also known as RTS, S/AS01) is effective against malaria and hepatitis B. The actual extent of the efficacy and safety of the vaccine will be followed in other studies during the application within vaccination programs and will be evaluated by European experts. A recommendation for the use of the vaccine in those African countries, which are particularly affected by malaria, could be given in autumn by the WHO, which was involved in the evaluation of the tests. In 2013, approximately 198 million people were infected with malaria worldwide, 584,000 died of it, most of them were children under five. 90 percent of all deaths occurred in Africa, where 437,000 children died of malaria before their fifth birthday.

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In Puerto Rico a travel warning was issued for trips to Punta Cana after in late June / early July there were 14 confirmed cases in which Puerto Ricans came home with malaria after a vacation in Punta Cana. The secretary of the Puerto Rican Department of Health, Ana Ríus Armendáriz, said, malaria is eradicated in Puerto Rico since the fifties, but each year there are about ten cases that are brought in by travelers from either the Dominican Republic or from Africa. She called on travelers to use appropriate preventive protection against the stitches of the Anopheles mosquito that transmits malaria. The only areas in the Caribbean, which currently are free of malaria are Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles. The Dominican Ministry of Health announced, that so far this year 346 cases of malaria were recorded, one of which was fatal. José Puello, Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, said, with the exception of 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti when many Haitians crossed the border, the malaria cases in the country are declining steadily since the year 2005.


Convent of San Francisco Plans are criticized / Event Center adjacent to a World Heritage? / Picturesque Ruins As part of the Program for the Development of Tourism in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo, the Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) presented the project of the winner of a national and international competition. According to the ideas of the Spanish architectural firm Moneo, the picturesque ruins of the monastery of San Francisco, which was destroyed several times since the start of its first construction in 1544 - the last time with Hurricane San Zen贸n in 1930, when 2,000 to 8,000 Dominicans died and half Santo Domingo was razed to the ground should be rebuilt with a construction of cement (left photo). In addition, in the park surrounding the ruins, there will be built an event center and an archaeological park, which would enhance the tourist and cultural offer of the Colonial Zone, which is one of the aims of MITUR to attract more tourists to Santo Domingo.

Current view of the ruins

The plans for the reconstruction of the first monastery in America, which is part of the World Heritage Site Zona Colonial of Santo Domingo, provoked protests.


Víctor Jara

Diego Maradona

Trial against his Murderers

Stolen by his Ex-Wife?

50 Years of Salsa First mentioned in 1965 A dark chapter in the coup of the fascist General Augusto Pinochet against the democratically elected leftist president Salvador Allende, the assassination of the singer Víctor Jara 44 years ago, is currently processed in a trial. The singer-songwriter (most popular song “Te Recuerdo Amanda”), theater director, professor and political activist of the Chilean Communist Party was brutally tortured along with thousands of other supporters of Allende after the coup at the stadium of Chile's capital Santiago, which is now called Estadio Víctor Jara after him, and five days after the coup, on the 16 th of September 1971, was executed with at least 44 shots. Previously, his torturers smashed the bones of his hands with rifle butts and asked him sarcastically to sing and play guitar now. At his funeral, there were admitted only two mourners beside his wife. In 2009, when his body was reburied at the Central Cemetery in Santiago, came 12,000 mourners. In 2012 the Court of Appeal requested the prosecution of seven military personnel who were on duty at the stadium at that time in 1971. Now suit with charging the murder of Víctor Jara has been brought against a total of ten military veterans.

There is no exact date as to when the today worldwide popular music style Salsa got its name. But it must be around 1965 when this term arose first. Bobby Valentín, one of the most outstanding bass players of this genre, explained in an interview, an attempt was made at that time, to find a name for the new genre, which emerged in the quarters of Latinos in New York and consists of a mixture of Cuban Son, the Mambo, the Pachanga, the Guaguancó merged with African-Caribbean rhythms. The performers came from different countries bordering the Caribbean and were New York-born Latinos, such as the Dominican Johnny Pacheco, who founded the music label Fania Records along with Jerry Mascci in 1963, under which the biggest Salsa stars were born, such as Celia Cruz, Ismael Miranda, Héctor Lavoe, Ruben Blades and Willie Colón. In the early days, the lyrics of Salsa were the description of the conditions in the barrios of Latinos, as “Pedro Navaja”, a thief who gets killed by the woman he attacks, and political topics during the times of revolutions and their repression in Central America in the seventies and eighties. Later, the texts became increasingly romantic to purely sexual, like Frankie Ruiz' “Desnúdate mujer” (Undress yourself, woman). After the millennium change, Salsa lost some of its popularity, which has now completely turned around again. Since two or three years, the Dominican Republic is experiencing a Salsa revival with new stars. After an investigation, Salsa is now being heard even more often than Merengue or Bachata here.

Diego Maradona, who is considered one of the best soccer players of all time, got in the headlines once again. Alejandro Mancuso, a former business partner and friend of Maradona, sued the eccentric Argentine for libel and insult and demanded that he should be examined psychiatrically, his public performance spoke for itself. Maradona is currently suing his ex-wife and mother of his two daughters Dalma and Giannina, Claudia Villafañe, which he accuses of having lifted 8.7 million dollars of its accounts unduly. Maradona ordered an investigation of his bank accounts after he noticed that money was missing and there were suspicious account movements. It was found that Villafañe owns three apartments in Miami, worth about two million dollars, and that she has a bank account with three million dollars in Uruguay. Maradona said: “I respect Claudia Villafañe and hope she returns to me what is mine ... I want my money.” Additionally, recently, his father died, so he was going through a difficult time.


What is this Guy singing? Salsa Classic: “Lobo domesticado” by Tommy Olivencia One of still most played Salsa hits of the deceased Puerto Rican Salsa star Tommy Olivencia is "Lobo domesticado". Te han dicho de mi que soy como el río. Que llega y que besa que besa y se va. Te han dicho que soy frívolo y vacío. Que soy como el lobo que caza y se va. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado siempre quiero ser. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado, tu mascota fiel. Te han dicho de mi una y tantas cosas. Que tengas cuidado para no caer. Que es trampa mi amor y anzuelo mis rosas. Pero es tan sencillo lo que quiero hacer. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado, siempre quiero ser. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado, tu mascota fiel. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado, tu mascota fiel. Te han dicho de mi que soy como el rio. Te han dicho que soy frívolo y vacío. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado, tu mascota fiel. Y tu loco enamorado de ti es lo que quiero ser. Estar siempre yo a tu lado y ser tu mascota fiel. Un lobo domesticado, un loco enamorado, tu mascota fiel. Y no dejes que rumores ni los cuentos de la gente entren en tu corazón. Que es envidia lo que tienen, créeme. Un lobo domesticado ... Y que se mueran de envidia pues lo que quiere la gente, mami, es vernos separados. Pero este amor crece y crece. Un lobo domesticado …

They told you about me, I was like the river. Which is coming and kissing, which kisses and leaves. They told you that I was frivolous and empty. That I was like the wolf, who is hunting and disappears. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool I always want to be. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool, your loyal pet. They told you about me one and so many things. That you should be careful, to avoid falling. That my love was a trap and a fishhook my roses. But it is so easy what I want to do. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool I will always be. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool, your loyal pet. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool, your loyal pet. They told you about me, that I was like the river. They told you that I was frivolous and empty. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool, your loyal pet. And your fool in love, that is what I want to be. To be always by your side and to be be your loyal pet. A tamed wolf, a lovesick fool, your loyal pet. And don't allow that rumors nor the stories of the people penetrate your heart. They are jealous, believe me. A tamed wolf ... Let them die of envy, because what the people want, Mami, is see us separated. But this love grows and grows. A tamed wolf …

Ángel Tomás Olivencia Pagán was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, on the 15 th of May 1938. Olivencia started his musical career at the age of 16 as a singer, but he always preferred to play trumpet. Aged 22, Tommy Olivencia founded his first orchestra. Over the 35 years of Olivencia's career as a leader of an orchestra, singers who later became famous Salsa stars, such as Paquito Guzmán, Frankie Ruiz, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Marvin Santiago gave his orchestra a voice, or Héctor Tricoche who sings the presented song “Lobo domesticado”. One of the peculiarities of the orchestra of Tommy Olivencia was that since 1974 he preferred a frontline consisting of four trumpets and two trombones in almost all of its productions what gave his music a special sound. The song “Lobo domesticado” is one of the hundred best Salsas in history. Tommy Olivencia died on the 22nd of September 2006 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from the effects of diabetes, from which he suffered for years.


Another Genie

X-Sudoku

Oh, the Age ...

A man walks into a restaurant with a fullgrown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks for their orders. “A hamburger, fries and a coke.” She turns to the ostrich, “What's yours?” “The same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “9.40 please.” The man pulls the exact change out of his pocket. The next day, the man and the ostrich come again. “A hamburger, fries, and a coke,” says the man. The ostrich echoes, “The same.” Again the man pays with exact change. This becomes routine until Friday. “The usual?” asks the waitress. “No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato, and salad.” “Same,” says the ostrich. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, “That makes 32.62.” Again the man pays with the exact change. The curious waitress can't hold back any longer. “Excuse me, sir. How comes you have the exact change every time?” The man says, “Several years ago I found an old lamp in a yard. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that whenever I had to pay something, I just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.” “That's brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would wish for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!” “Thats right. Whether its a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,” says the man. The waitress asks, “But, sir, what's with the ostrich?” The man sighs, pauses, and answers, “My second wish was for a tall chick with a big ass and long legs who agrees with everything I say.”

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.

Sudoku No. 301 (easy)

One day I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist in town. I saw his diploma on the wall which bore his full name. Suddenly I remembered a tall, handsome dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class about 30 years ago. Could it be that this new dentist was the same person that I was secretly in love those days? Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, grayhaired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Morgan Park High School. “Yes, I did, mam,” he answered with pride. “When did you graduate?” I asked him. “In 1975. Why do you ask?” “You were in my class!” I exclaimed. He looked at me closely. Then this ugly, old, wrinky-faced, fat-assed, gray-haired son of a bitch asked me, “What did you teach?”

Sudoku No. 302

Agatha and Fred met in a single club meeting and discovered over the time that they enjoyed each other's company. After a couple of weeks, Fred asked Agatha out for dinner and, much to his delight, she accepted. They had a wonderful evening and Fred invited her to his place for an afterdinner-drink. Things continued along a natural course with age being no inhibitor and they ended up in bed. After having sex, both were lost in their own thoughts. Fred was thinking: “If I knew she was a virgin, I'd have been gentler.” Agatha was thinking: “If I'd known he could still do it, I'd have taken off my pantyhose.”

Mafalda


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Bungalow, 2 floors, furnished, total 80 sq.m, Sosúa. 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: astrid.karibik@gmail.com, Tel. 809-884-4941 Studio, private entrance, pool. Caribe Campo, Sosúa, next to the Palms US$150 per week. Monthly negotiable. Call David 829-850-1709 300 - 350 US$ 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

House for rent Los Cerros, Sosúa Quiet location, Ocean view Inverter 829-873-9488 Speak English and German

Sudoku solutions from page 11: Long and Short Term - Rentals - of readyfordr.com – bestsosuareal estate.com 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.

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Buy your old batteries (from inverter) at fair prices. Cel. 849-8831016 We are looking to buy or lease a hotel or guest house, possibly also other existence on the island. Offers to: n.meinshausen@gmail.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.

Maytag gas dryer - white, large capacity, good condition. RD$14,000 – 809-963-2052 Two used beach chairs to pick up at the beach of Sosúa, RD$ 7,000, further info at 809-914-1650 New THL 5'' smart phone, white, 3 G, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, 3/5 MP Camera, JDI Screen, 4.4 KitKat, only RD$ 6,900. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705

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New CUBOT ZORRO 001, 5'' smart phone, white, 4G LTE, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM, 8 MP camera, 1280 x 720, Quad Core, Dual SIM, Only RD$ 8,900. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 New CUBOT-S222, 5.5'', black smart phone, IPS, HD, 13 MP camera, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM; Quad Core, Dual SIM, only RD$ 9,900. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 New TABLET-PIPO, 10.1'', year 2015, 1920 x 1200 pixels, Quad Core Android Tablet PC, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, 1.8 GHz, WiFi, 13 hours battery, white/blue, 3 G, Bluetooth, GPS, HDMI, Webcams, 2 MP/8MP cameras, only RD$ 13,500. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 New SAMSUNG 28'' TV, LED, Serie 4000, only RD$ 14,500. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 New VOYO MINI PC, year 2014, Intel CPU, Quad Core, 4 K, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, Windows 8.1, Audio, 2 USB, Micro SD, HDMI, Micro USB, WiFi, 12.6 cm/1.2 cm slim body, only RD$ 8,900. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 New in Sosúa, IPTV over 2,000 TV channels, A better way to watch TV on demand, movies, sport, news, from all over the world in over 30 languages. Only US$ 60/year + US$ 120 the TV box. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-8757705 Inverters and batteries: Trace 1.2 kW 15,000 RD$, Trace 2.6 kW 10,000 RD$, 4 Trojan 6 V 4,000 RD$ each, 4 Trace 6 V 2,000 RD$. Call 829-341-6611 Casio Digital Camera with charger, USB cable, manual, RD$ 2,500. Tel. 809-866-0188

Classifieds from 50 pesos Up to five lines cost 50 pesos, each line more is 10 pesos extra.

Due to closure of diving school, for sale: regulators, bottles 12 kg of aluminum, masks, fins, jackets, wetsuits, double tank 2x10 liter steel, compl. with Wingjacket and Junior Bauer compressor. Juan Dolio, further info at rbuegler@gmx.de Diverse diving equipment, bottles, masks, fins, regulators, jackets, suits and double tank compl. with Wingjacket, used. Juan Dolio, further info at rbuegler@gmx.de Oxygen Tank "Catalina", 240 l filling capacity, New! Complete with humidifier and mask. Price: RD$ 8,500. Tel 809-866-0188, Email:. mineumxx1@msn.com 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 Careful relocations. Transports of all kinds, small removals, Courier, Express. Also at greater distances. Tel. 829-868-8467

JMD Scooter, 150 ccm, excellent condition, no smoke, new tires, new shocks, new belt, 36,000 pesos. For more information 829-391-8779 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 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 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

Help in transferring documents of vehicles (car and motorcycle), loss of placa or matricula - all legal via DGII. Tel. 829-868-8467 Looking for a red-brown female Doberman for breeding. Have a purebred red-brown male 3-4 years old. Please contact rbuegler@gmx.de 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 sale: Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2005, automatic, AC, power windows, CDPlayer. US$ 4,500. Please call 809727-9850

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

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At the Pearly Gates Two men waiting at the Pearly Gates strike up a conversation. “How did you die?” the first man asks the second. “I froze to death,” says the second. “That's awful, how does it feel to freeze to death?” askss the first. “It's very uncomfortable at first, you get the shakes, and you get pains in all your fingers and toes. But eventually, it's a very calm way to go. You get numb and you kind of drift off, as if you're sleeping. And how did you die?” says the second. “I had a heart attack”, says the first guy. “You see, I knew my wife was cheating on me, so one day I showed up at home unexpectedly. I ran up to the bedroom, and found her alone, knitting. I ran down to the basement, bot no one was hiding there. I ran up to the second floor, but no one was hiding there either. I ran as fast as I could to the attic, and just as I got there, I had a massive heart attack and died.” The second man shakes his head. “That's so ironic”, he says. “What do you mean?” asks the first man. “If you had only stopped to look in the freezer, we'd both still be alive.”

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