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New political Party Minou Tavárez Mirabal founds “Democratic Option” / RPM complains about Gas Price

In May last year, Minou Tavárez Mirabal resigned from the ruling party PLD, since she could no longer recognize the principles of its founder Juan Bosch in it. Minerva Josefina Tavárez Mirabal is the daughter of the national hero Manolo Tavárez Justo, who was executed under the triumvirate in 1963, which overthrew the elected government Juan Bosch. Her mother is Minerva Mirabal, one of the three “butterflies”, the three Mirabal sisters, murdered by dictator Trujillo, who are depicted on the 200-peso bill. Now Minou Tavárez presented her new party Opción Democrática (OD), with the

aim to participate in the elections next May. With the new option, the deputy from the National District wants to obstruct the way of “the old acquaintances of corruption and deceit”. Minou said, “We want to replace not only a party in the government, we want a political change.” Those who love their country, may not leave it in the hands of those “who abused of it, who make use of it for themselves, who in the politics and the exercise of power only are searching benefits for themselves and their own group.” The DO wants to oppose the perverse pacts of the “evil forces” who want to continue to govern. In her speech, Minou referred repeatedly to the corruption, which the country “does not want and does not need”. The OD would not enter into coalitions with parties that violated democracy. She warned of the new alliances in which politicians, who were responsible for the darkest years of the era that followed Trujillo, and now ally with alleged sponsors of the change, who didn't push the change when they were in power, which they strive for again today”. (Pact PLD-PRD.) (Sources: Listin Diario, Hoy, Z101, Acento, a.o.)

The presidential candidate of the opposition party PRM, Luis Abinader, accused the government to take one billion pesos from the heavily overpriced petrol every week, which it spends illegally for its non-stop ongoing election campaign and hands out the money of the government like stolen property, money it takes away from mothers who need it for school supplies for their children, and impeding the competitiveness of the industry. The Chairman of the Economic Commission of the PRM, Arturo Martínez Moya, said that Dominican consumers pay 96 pesos too much for premium gasoline and 88 pesos per gallon for regular gasoline. Luis Abinader called on the government to provide clear statistics, to show which are the areas in which the lives of the Dominicans have improved over the three years of government of Danilo Medina. The Sunday visits by the President in the country side were pure election campaign in which “President Santa Claus distributes small gifts”. There was no plan behind it.


Cultural Tourism Support from the UNESCO / Ruins of San Francisco Convent / Military Hospital Ship

The World Heritage Center of the UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization) has expressed its interest in creating a solid foundation for Santo Domingo’s historic center to become the main anchor for cultural tourism in the Dominican Republic. This was the central aim of the “Second Workshop for the Development of a Destination Management and Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Colonial City”. The project, which consists of designing an inter-institutional management model for the Colonial City is being implemented at the request of the Colonial City Tourism Promotion Program as part of its component “Strengthening Tourism Management” through a cooperation agreement between the IADB (Inter-American Development Bank) and the Unesco.

Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García has taken personal charge of the project to restore and adapt the Ruins of the San Francisco Convent in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone. In its early stages, this proposal was met with widespread rejection. Maribel Villalona, director of Tourism Promotion for the Colonial City, a program that consists of a series of projects in the first city in the New World, said that the Ministry was managing the “Project for Restoration and Conservation of the Ruins of San Francisco”. Since the project was first announced, architect Villalona has faced criticism from civil society, including bodies like the International Council for Monuments and Sites. “It appears that everyone is awaiting the next step. The Tourism Ministry, up until recently, was waiting for opinions,” she stated. According to Villalona, during the debate on the feasibility of restoring the Ruins of San Francisco, each university has presented a different proposal, which has made it even more interesting. She added that the process would take time.

The military hospital ship USNS Comfort completed its mission in Santo Domingo after a 10-day sojourn in the country as part of the Continuing Promise (CP-15) civic military assistance program organized by the United States Navy and the Dominican Republic Ministry of Defense. During its mission in the country a total of 112 surgical procedures were carried out on board the ship and 10,289 people received medical attention. During its ten days on Dominican shores, USNS Comfort military and civilian personnel worked together with their Dominican counterparts to provide medical services totally free of charge to the Dominican people. At the end of the mission, the crew of Comfort donated 52 palettes with 250,000 pesos of materials and medicines to the Public Health Ministry. This was the third visit the hospital ship has made to the Dominican Republic. Its last visit to the country was in 2009. “Continuing Promise” is an initiative by the US Southern Command and the US Navy.


Americas Barometer Strongly right-leaning / Confusion in Skin Color / Very little Faith in the Institutions For more than 20 years the “Latin American Public Opinion Project” (LAPOP) analyzes the opinion of the people in Latin America with accurate surveys. Therefore they survey not only 1,000 people per country as usual surveys do, but 1,500 people to make the results more accurate. Every two years, the “AmericasBarometer” is published, which this time is covering 28 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean. Now the latest results have been published from the 2014 survey. Accordingly, 60 percent of the Dominicans see themselves politically right-leaning. That's the highest percentage in all the countries studied, followed by Paraguay (59) and Honduras (58). At the other end of the scale, the “leftist” countries are Haiti, Belize, Bolivia and Chile, where 33 to 42 percent considered themselves right-leaning. The highest score, however, was achieved in the 2006 survey, when 69 percent of the Dominicans categorised themselves as rightleaning. In 2012 it was at 55 per cent.

According to the Barometer, neither gender, financial position nor residence have an impact on the political leanings. But Dominicans with higher education, of younger age and with a “lighter skin color” are more inclined to the left. The skin color still is a reason of a fundamental confusion, despite contrary assertions. Thus, 58 percent described themselves as “Indio” or “mestizo”, a quite absurd assessment, since this normally is the term for a mixed race with white and indegenous parents. Only twelve percent define themselves as mulatto, a mixed race with white and black parents, 16 percent say they are black, and 14 percent identify themselves as white. The Dominicans are in the first place at the “clientelism”. That is, you get a little gift to help someone in return. So 37 percent say

they had got an offer of help. 29 percent have received some kind of help, and 38 percent received money. These were 1,000 pesos on average in social programs, why probably 61 percent stated that the government fights poverty. The confidence in the state institutions is decreasing constantly since 2008. While 78 percent appreciate the work of President Danilo Medina as positive, only 29 percent trust in the political parties, 36 percent trust in the police and just 39 percent trust in the Dominican justice. Highly appraised are the evangelistic churches (59), the neighborhood committees (60) and the Catholic Church (63 percent). The valuation of the own financial situation is the third lowest. Just 36 percent perceive it as good, which is undercut only by Honduras and Haiti.


LA SABIA

The Page of Health

Five Percent for Health Government assures it already spends six Percent of the GDP / 40 Deaths from Dengue The organization Conasalud (National Entity of Public Health) held a vigil in front of the National Congress for the second time to emphasise to its demand for five percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the healthcare system in the Dominican Republic. Conasalud demanded of the senators and deputies to sign a law project after which five percent of the GDP has to be spent for the health care system, starting next year.

Antonia Rodríguez, representative of graduate nurses, said it can not be that the state spends only 1.6 percent of the GDP for health care, while people die even for simple illnesses, because the most important drugs are not available or there is no equipment for an analysis to find out the medical condition of the patient. Meanwhile, the government assured that during the last three years it has spent around six percent of the GDP on the health care system annually. Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino, the Health Minister, pointed out that no cases of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as polio, diphtheria and measles have been registered this year due to the good vaccination coverage of children.

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With pertussis, the number of cases compared to previous years have decreased by 20 percent, while neonatal tetanus has decreased by ten percent. The government has spent 59 million pesos solely for the vaccination against measles, whereby 91.4 percent of children between one and four years were vaccinated. In addition, more than 1.4 million children were de-wormed. Despite the ongoing drought, the number of dengue cases is on the rise. The tiger mosquito, which transmits the disease, needs clean water to reproduce and therefore there usually are more cases during the rainy season. End of July, though there were, according to official count, 847 dengue cases less than in 2014, but with a total of 40 deaths there were reported eleven more victims than than last year. For the provinces of Santiago Rodríguez, Hermanas Mirabal, Duarte, Sánchez Ramírez, Monseñor Nouel, San José de Ocoa and Hato Mayor there was declared yellow alert for dengue four weeks ago.


Your Horoscope for September 2015 Scorpio under Pressure / Cancer has to mobilize Forces / Virgo should initiate Changes

You will have all the chances to perform tasks at one hundred percent. For those who do not have their own business, this time can be victorious. It is not difficult to guess that this will be related to how quickly and surely you will be able to cope with your projects, which are attached to your personal responsibility. This month offers important victories, especially if you enter into a business agreement with new allies.

This month it is the best just to do your thing and do not participate in any backstage adventures. At the time, forget about your ambitions, otherwise you will strongly regret it. You can be proactive, but in moderation, because now the leadership will not appreciate your efforts. Better direct your efforts to find original versions of external interaction, which can give you a real perspective.

Not everything will be as easy as it might seem at first glance. Extremely positive astral influence can dull your instincts, so it is especially important not to relax. The point is that in the future the situation may drastically change, so do not lose your skills to combat adverse circumstances. The main advice - do not be shy in setting targets and constantly communicate with partners in the search for the most suitable conditions.

You do not have to fear any sudden issues or global change. Focus on urgent problems and to devote yourself to work. In relations with management try to be quiet. If you are planning something like a corporate party it is better to give up now, because there is a possibility of a negative outcome. With colleagues do not be too open and trusting, otherwise you can become a part of some intrigue that you really don't need now.

It makes no sense to rely on third-party support. Be moderately active and do not try to squeeze out your maximum capacity in the current phase. You are not as strong as you think, so do not rush to take the offensive, instead, first take care of a reliable defense. In some instances you still have to try really hard not to get into some stupid and dangerous adventure. But it is enough to be careful and not to fall for easy money.

You will need to mobilize your forces and remember one very important piece of advice: in any case, do not hide from problems, now is the time to work against them, otherwise the negativity will become even more fearsome by the day. This means that everything should be resolved almost immediately, at the moment of its occurrence. This month you do not have the time to think, it is time to be decisive.

You will be able to cope with any situation that the circumstances will organize for you this month. So do not give up, even if it seems that the actual solution is not feasible. This is particularly true for those who do not work for themselves and have an immediate superior. You will be given goals, which can seem unattainable. But do not be angry and take up arms. Think of your capabilities and available resources.

You should pay attention to the fact that not the most favorable situation will reign in your workplace. You must become the initiator of global change, even if your position is very low. Feel free to implement your wildest ideas, the stars are now entirely on your side, so that even in case of failure, you will not feel any serious damage. The main thing is not to doubt yourself and be respectful of those who are close to you.

Pull yourself together and think about how to neutralize a potential threat. You will have enough energy for only a couple of actions to regain harmony and peace. If you want to - you can go on the offensive and then your enemies will not stand a chance. Remember that self-interest is one of the greatest evils, learn to see its manifestation in those around you, but to an even greater extent - in yourself.

You will feel powerful and extremely unpleasant pressure. This is a big problem, but you are forewarned and already know which situations are best avoided. Therefore, if you can minimize the number of such moments, you will have all the chances to survive this month without significant losses. At the same time, it is better not to enter into any significant agreements, even if you think that everything is under control.

Pay attention to your environment, the greatest danger will come from old enemies and new friends. The latter should be treated with increased distrust. Be wise, careful and cautious. Do not rush to make important decisions, if there is a possibility that someone can break your plans. In the presence of even a minimal doubt of your own abilities, it may be better to back off and to wait for a better time.

It is hard to say what needs to be done to avoid the largest and most significant problems. First of all, try to concentrate and focus. In any case, do not panic, even if you think that the situation is hopeless. In fact, you always have options, but you are just not ready to accept the view of the many external factors. Your success will now be largely determined by how original and unusually you act. Surprise your opponents.


Carifesta XII

Zacarías Ferreira

Cultural Festival in Haiti

Donation for poor Students

Cuco Valoy Homage to “the Sorcerer” Carifesta, the Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts, was held in Guyana for the first time in 1972. Today, the festival claims to be one of the biggest in the region. The twelfth edition has now been held in Haiti from the 21 st to the 30th of August. Artists from 22 countries presented themselves at 150 events in six cities of Haiti. The nine presented categories had the topics gastronomy, theater, cinema, literature, dance, music, arts and crafts market, fashion and art. One of the aims of Haiti was to re-introduce this forgotten Caribbean country as a tourist destination with this festival. Criticism came from many sides, because the alignment of the festival cost 450 million gourdes (around 8.6 million dollars), in a time, when the country has still not recovered from the earthquake and has problems to pay its state employees.

Cuco Valoy is one of the most influential Dominican musicians. In his childhood he lived in Villa Juana in Santo Domingo. After studying music at the National Conservatory, he founded a duo with his brother Martín, which interpreted former hits. In the mid-sixties, he changed the repertoire and the name of the band and they played AfroCuban music. Inspired by the Cuban group Los Compadres, the brothers called themselves Los Ahijados (the godchildren). In 1975, Cuco Valoy left this band and founded Los Virtuosos, where also his son Ramón Orlando was playing - who today is considered one of the greatest Dominican musicians too. Now they played Salsa, Merengue, Boleros and became an internationally successful band, especially in Colombia. On a tour in Panama, a fan jokingly told Cuco Valoy, his group looked like an African tribe because of the clothes and the skin color of its members. This pleased Cuco Valoy so much that he renamed his orchestra in La Tribu. After one of his greatest hits, Cuco Valoy got his nickname “El Brujo”, the sorcerer. After problems with the former Dominican President Joaquín Balaguer, who formerly was the right hand of dictator Trujillo, Cuco Valoy left to Cuba and later went to the United States and vowed not to come back to the Dominican Republic until Balaguer's death. Balaguer died in 2002, but Cuco Valoy did not return. On the 19th of September, the young Dominican Salsa stars will host the “Santo Domingo Salsa All Star Fest” as an homage to Cuco Valoy. Guest of honor is Michel.

The Bachata star Zacarías Ferreira (Man in Black, right) distributed materials that are needed for teaching to financially disadvantaged students in Moca, Tamboril and surrounding villages at the beginning of the school year 2015-2016. There also were present members of the NYDO (The New York Dominican Officers Organization), a foundation that carries out such actions since 1993. Zacarías Ferreira participates at these charity actions since six years.

Sasha la Vedette Back after five Years In the eighties and nineties, Clara Elena Antonio Díaz was in the headlines as Sasha la Vedette (“El baile del puntico”). After five years, the 48year-old now returned from Spain with a book about sex and the commitment that now she is a “Cristiana”. She says, her provocative outfits don't make her no less a believer.


What is this Man singing? “Siempre alegre” by Raphy Leavitt y La Selecta Raphy Leavitt died on the 5th of August. How he saw life and death, he already described in this song in the year 1983. Hay que pasar la vida siempre alegre, después que uno se muere ¿de qué vale? Hay que gozar de todos los placeres. ¿Cuándo uno va a morir? Nadie lo sabe. Como la vida es corta, yo la vivo y gozo con el vino y las mujeres. He de pasar mi vida siempre alegre. Ay lo lei lo lai, lo lei lo lai, lo le lo la. Ay le lo la, le lo la, siempre alegre. No quiero que me llores cuando muera. Si tienes que llorar, llórame en vida, así yo puedo ver si hay quien me quiera o quien me va engañando con mentiras. Yo tengo mil amores en mi vida. Siempre vivo encantado en los placeres. He de pasar mi vida siempre alegre ... Yo he de subir al cielo cuando muera a llevarle a San Pedro un regalito que me deje salir cuando yo quiera, a darme por la tierra un paseíto. Yo quiero aparecer donde no esperen. Yo no quiero alejarme de este mundo. Y hasta después de muerto siempre alegre. Ay lo lei lo lai, lo lei lo lai, lo le lo la ... ¡Oye! Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Sabroso, siempre sabroso, por eso mismo no me voy yo de este mundo si no me lo gozo. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Dicen que después de muerto uno vuelve, y, ¿si no reencarno na’? ¡Ah! Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Con tanta cosa buena que le diste al mundo, Señor, no, no, no, no, todavía no me lleves. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Bohemio soy de corazón, amo yo esta vida con loca pasión. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. ¡Vívenla, qué sí! que la vida es alegre. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Todo, todo, todo tiene su final ya lo sé, sólo lo que pido es un poquito más. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Yo no quiero, yo no quiero llanto en mi velorio. El día que me muera que me entierren hondo, hondo, hondo. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Goza, goza, goza todo lo que tienes. Los buitres siempre vienen a arrasar con lo que dejes. Vive la vida, mira que se va y no vuelve. Aprende a reír, aprende a gozar, no voy a durarte la vida entera. Vive la vida, vive la vida, ¡gózala!

We always have to live a cheerful life, after you die, what is it worth? You have to enjoy all the pleasures. When will you die? Nobody knows. Since life is short, I live it and enjoy with wine and women. I have to spend my life always cheerful. Ay lo lei lo lai, lo lei lo lai, lo le lo la. Ay le lo la, le lo la, always cheerful. I do not want you to cry when I die. If you have to cry, cry for me in life, so I can see if there is someone who loves me or who is cheating on me with lies. I have a thousand loves in my life. I always live enjoying the pleasures. I have to spend my life always cheerful ... I will go to heaven when I die to bring a gift to Saint Peter to let me go whenever I want, to give me a short walk on earth. I want to show up where nobody expects. I do not want to get far away from this world. And even after death always cheerful. Ay lo lei lo lai, lo lei lo lai, lo le lo la ... ¡Listen! Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. Tasty, always tasty, that is why I'm not leaving this world if I do not enjoy it. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. They say that after death one returns, and, what if I don't reincarnate? Ah! Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. With so many good things you gave to the world, Lord, no, no, no, no, don't take me yet. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. I'm a bohemian of heart, I love this life with mad passion. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. Live it, yes! life is joyful. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. Everything, everything, has its end, I know, I ask only a little more. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. I don't want, I don't want tears in my funeral. The day I die, bury me deep, deep, deep. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy all what you have. The vultures always come to raze what you leave. Live the life, see, it goes and does not return. Learn to laugh, learn to enjoy, I will not last you a lifetime. Live the life, live the life, enjoy it!

Raphael Ángel Leavitt Rey was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He became an orphan at very young age and grew up with an aunt in a poor neighborhood. He was able to study Business Administration and graduated with honors. In 1960, Raphy Leavitt founded his first orchestra, and in 1970 the orchestra La Selecta, with which he celebrated his great successes. He laid emphasis on texts with a positive, social and philosophical message. After a serious car accident in 1971 in Connecticut, where Raphy Leavitt was seriously injured and his trumpeter Luis Maysonet died, Leavitt wrote the song “La cuna blanca” as a tribute to Maysonet. The song has become one of the most popular at funerals in Puerto Rico. Other hits of Raphy Leavitt y La Selecta are “Jíbaro soy”, a very patriotic hymn to Puerto Rico, or one of the first Salsas with religious content, “El Buen Pastor” (The Good Shepherd). After 23 years publishing nothing new, Leavitt made an album this year, going through his 40-year career - at the request of fans.


Lawyers

X-Sudoku

This is Love

The senior lady lawyer holds a grandiose final address to the jury for the goodlooking, elegant gentleman-burglar. An acquittal is in the air, when the lady gets carried away with the sentence: “I am so convinced of the innocence of my client that I would marry him on the spot.” “In this case I want to confess!”, answers the shocked defendant.

Each row, column and square has to contain the numbers from 1 to 9. X-Sudoku must show these numbers also on the two diagonal lines. Solutions on page 12.

A couple spends hours in a department store when the woman suddenly notices that her husband is no longer there. Angrily she takes her cell phone and asks him where in hell did he go to. “Do you remember the jewelry store, where we saw the diamond ring a few years ago, which you liked that much, but we did not have enough money in that time and I promised you that one day I will buy it for you?” Almost crying from emotion the woman says: “Of course I remember, darling!” “Well, I drink a beer in the bar in front of it.”

A lawyer has start-up problems with his law firm. Therefore, he decides to evoke the Devil to help him. Satan is coming promptly, and says, “This week we have a special offer: you'll get perfect health forever, you will win every court case, you will be irresistible to all the women, your tennis serve is impossible to be returned, every morning you know the stock prices of the next day, and your bad breath will be gone. For this, I immediately will get your wife and your children who will burn eternally in hell. So, what do you think about this offer?” The lawyer's eyes become narrow slits, he draws a sharp breath - then he says to the Devil: “Wait a minute. Somewhere there must be a snag in this.”

Sudoku No. 305 (easy)

 A bank robber runs out of a bank and sees an elderly couple and a man who just are passing by. He yells: “Has anyone seen anything?” The man replies, “Yes, I've seen everything”, to which the bank robbers pulls out the gun and shoots the man. Then he asks the elderly couple, whether they saw anything. The man answers: “I didn't, but she did.”

 A man comes to his lawyer and says, “I want to get a divorce from my wife. Since our marriage, we don't stop to argue.” The lawyer asks, “Can you remember the first fight?” The husband: “Yes, it started on the same day of our marriage at the photographer's. My wife was so anxious to be also on the wedding pic!”

Mafalda

The wife asks her husband, “Sweetheart, do you think of your first love sometimes?” The husband replies: “Oh yes, of course. Sometimes I think of her.” Then the wife says: “What a pity that you did not marry her. The newspaper says that she killed her husband yesterday.”

 Sudoku No. 306

The newly wed wife asks her husband, “How did you like my food?” He answers, “Are you trying to start to fight again?”


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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: astrid.karibik@gmail.com, Tel. 809-884-4941 Family Home, 4 Bedroom, Ocean view, Gated Community. Tel: 809399-9069 and 809-571-2406 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 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

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

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Price: US$ 290,000 Tel. 809-571-1310/809-866-0188 E-Mail: mineumxx1@msn.com

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

Laptop Acer aspire 5738zg, 15,6“, weight 2.6 kg, 4GB RAM HD 500 GB, 64Bit, system: Windows 10 PRO, German, Spanish, English, inspected, new display, fixed price RD$ 12,000, Tel. 829 360 4790 Two used beach chairs to pick up at the beach of Sosúa, RD$ 7,000, further info at 809-914-1650

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

Local broker wanted for sale or exchange with value compensation who helps to find the suitable partner. The property has become too big for us. We are looking for a smaller one. Tel .: 849 925 9157 Buy your old batteries (from inverter) at fair prices. Cel. 849-8831016 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.

To place an ad, please send a mail to laplaya.dominicana@ gmail.com for further information or visit our office in Sosúa

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

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

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

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

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

Diverse diving equipment, bottles, masks, fins, regulators, jackets, suits and double tank compl. with Wingjacket, used. Juan Dolio, further info at rbuegler@gmx.de

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 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

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 Help in transferring documents of vehicles (car and motorcycle), loss of placa or matricula - all legal via DGII. Tel. 829-868-8467 Espresso Machine: (New/ Never Used) “Mini Moka Demoka” (M593) Professional, Commercial Grade, FullAuto, Pump Pressure System, Built-in Grinder & Water Container, Portion System, 2-Cups. Great for Restaurants, Hotels & Bars. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com

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BUNN Coffee Brewing Station VP17-3 Stainless Steel (with 3Burners), brews 3.9 gallons of perfect coffee per hour (approx 8 pots). Great for Restaurants, Hotels & Bars. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Xtreme Blender: (New/ Never Used) “Waring” (MX1000XTS), Professional, Commercial Grade, Hi-Power, Heavy-Duty, Stainless Steel, 64-oz, 3.5-HP (45,000 RPM), Great for smoothies, bar drinks, soups, salsas, sauces, desserts, dressings and more. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Frozen Drink Machine: “Donper” 12-Liter (3.2-gal), Single Canister. (perfect for Icees, Slushies, Margaritas, Daiquiris, & other great ice drinks). Great for Restaurants, Hotels & Bars. WhatsApp: 829-3228982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Immersion Blender (New/ Never Used) “Waring” WSB60 Big Stik Immersion Blender, Heavy Duty, 100 qt. capacity, 16" Stainless Steel removable shaft, variable speed motor (5,000-18,000 RPM), continuous ON feature, rubberized comfort grip / Mix, puree, and emulsify up to 50 gallons of soup, batter, or sauce. WhatsApp: 829-3228982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com

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


Banquet Service Displays: (all New/ Never Used) “Gourmet Display” brand Juice Dispenser (JC700), and Sienna Series (SR302, SR402, SR801, SR1033) unique stylish high-quality professional foodservice display ware perfect for: Caterers, Hotels, Banquets, Restaurants, Event & Party Rentals. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Restaurant Supplies: SS Plate Covers, Glass Drink/Juice Dispensers (3.5 gal), Banquet Utensils, and much more. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Professional Webcams: (New) Best Webcam in the World - “Logitech” HD-Pro (C910), Full-HD (all directions) 1080, 10MP, Carl Zeiss optics. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Video Game Systems: “Nintendo Wii” and “XBOX 360 Pro (60GB)” (both New In Box with extra Games & Accessories). WhatsApp: 829-3228982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Estate Sale: Mahogany Dresser & Night Tables/ 9-Light Chandelier/ 11foot Market Umbrella (Wood Frame Only)/ And much more. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@ hotmail.com Pelican Cases (with Foam interiors): Model 1600 and Model 1610. Ultrahigh Impact. Unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof. Hard Cases made to carry any kind of equipment that needs protection. WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com Misc: Label Maker (Brother P-Touch 1830) / Flood Light Fixtures (Twin PAR - Dual Head) / Key Cabinets (Master Lock Models No. 7122D and No. 7125D) / LED Emergency Light (Brink) / Heavy-Duty Surge Protectors (6-Outlet 2400 Joules / 8-Outlet 3600 Joules) / Camcorder Accessories (Sony Brand) / Laptop Mobile Surge Protectors (CyberPower and APC) / Steering Wheel Locks (Hercules Car) / Heavy-Duty Ratchet Tie-Downs (Allied Intnl XLgrip) / TV Wall Mounts (36”-60” TV’s) / Sterilite Home Organizer Rack (Brooms, Mops, Shovels, Rakes, etc). WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@hotmail.com

DJ Equipment: Strobe Light (Chauvet ST-800MX DMX Mega II) with new Bulb / Bottle Glorifiers (6” & 10” Color Changing LED Light Base) / Power Conditioner & Light Module (SMT-PS-08) / Satellite Multi-Switch (2-In, 16-Out – Pica Macom TSMS2150X-16A) / Speaker Select Control System (Niles – SSVC-4). WhatsApp: 829-322-8982 or Email: uniq44@ hotmail.com

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 Toyota Camry, 1995, 105,000 pesos. Call 829-858-4658 For sale: Volkswagen Touareg, 2004, white. US$ 9,000. Please call 809727-9850 For sale: Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2005, automatic, AC, power windows, CDPlayer. US$ 4,500. Please call 809727-9850 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 Chrysler Dodge Inteprid 3.5 (1997) 8-cylinder for replacement. If interested call 829-913-84-63. The car would actually run, but the gears have to be repaired (automatic). For sale: Loncin, 110 ccm, semiautom, almost new, with papers, Bj 2013 Price: 35,000 pesos. More Info: 829-713-4509 (only German). 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

Husbands & Wives

IMPRESSUM

Chess is the only game in the world, which reflects the status of the husband. The poor king can take only one step at a time, while the mighty queen can do whatever she likes.

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

English 2,000 German 2,000

Listening to your wife is like reading the terms and conditions of a website. You don’t understand it but you still accept it.

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

If you want to change the world, do it when you are a bachelor. After marriage, you can't even change a TV channel!

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

by phone: 829-373-1218 LA PLAYA office in Sosúa at the Beach Way Plaza Mon. - Fri. 1- 4:30 p.m. PRESS DATE FOR ISSUE 156 (16th of SEPTEMBER 2015): 8th of SEPTEMBER 2015.


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