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PLD-PRD sign Alliance President Medina runs for the PLD at Elections in May / Medina justifies Surprise Visits On the 7th of September, the ruling party PLD (Party of the Dominican Liberation) and the former main opposition party PRD (Dominican Revolutionary Party), which today is more of a faction after the split of the PRM, signed an alliance, the “Pact for a Government of National Unity”, which also contemplates the share of candidacies. The pact was signed by President Danilo Medina and the PRD leader Miguel Vargas Maldonado (MVM), PLD party leader Leonel Fernández was not present. On the 30th of August, President Danilo Medina was elected as the official candidate for the ruling PLD party for the presidential elections in May next year. During the ceremony, the President, whose decision to change the Constitution to allow his re-election was criticized harshly by many, swore that this was his last bid. He said he once again becomes the presidential candidate by the circumstances and he hoped that God will grant him an “overwhelming victory” on the coming 15th of May. The celebration also was attended by the chairman of the PLD, former president Leonel Fernández, and many representatives of the Bloque Progresista (progressive block), the parties allied with the PLD.

While Vargas Maldonado praised the agreement, saying it would guarantee that Danilo Medina will be elected overwhelmingly next May, PRM leader Luis Abinader mocked, that through the alliance with MVM, the government of Danilo Medina will get just two percent more votes.

After the attacks of Luis Abinader, head of the opposition party PRM (Modern Revolutionary Party), the Sunday surprise visits of president Danilo Medina in the countryside were totally haphazard and pure election campaign, the President justified these visits in Cotuí. “One of the objectives of these surprise visits is to bring hope to the countryside, that it is possible to live of agriculture”, he said. He believed he had initiated a rebirth of the idea that people can study agriculture and live worthily of it. “The world is talking about the need to increase the agricultural production to ensure food supply,” said Medina. In his view, there was “an increase in the welfare of the people” during his government. Shortly before, he ordered the settling of 74 rural families on 4,000 tareas (621 acres) in the province of Sánchez Ramírez, which belong to the Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD). Here, the president called the new owners not to sell their land once they will hold final titles in their hands: “If you sell it, the money will vanish, what will not vanish is the land.” The farmers get the land with a credit at a very low interest rate, but it has to be paid, said Medina. (Sources: Listin Diario, Hoy, Z101, Acento, a.o.)


Alianza País als Partei anerkannt Bier stieß Polizisten bitter auf / 2014 mehr Tote durch Verkehrsunfälle als durch Morde

Die JCE (Allgemeine Wahlkommission) hat nach monatelanger Wartezeit die 2011 von Guillermo Moreno García gegründete und geführte Alianza País (AlPaís) jetzt als politische Partei anerkannt. Damit kann die neue Partei an den Wahlen am 15. Mai des kommenden Jahres teilnehmen. Guillermo Moreno ist einer der Politiker, der vehement die Korruption im Land als Hauptübel anprangert und verspricht, dagegen konsequent vorzugehen. Seine Chancen, mehr als einstellige Prozentzahlen bei den Wahlen zu erhalten, werden als sehr gut angesehen.

Bitter aufgestoßen ist elf Polizisten das Bier, das sie nach einer illegal ausgeführten Pfändung in Arenoso in der Provinz Duarte auf der Pritsche ihres Einsatzwagens zu sich nahmen. Sie wurden dabei fotografiert und die Fotos ins Internet gestellt, wo es hämische Bemerkungen über die Zuverlässigkeit der dominikanischen Polizei hagelte. Nun kündigte das Polizeipräsidium den elf Beamten auf Antrag der Staatsanwaltschaft, die zudem Anklage gegen sie erheben wird. Denn das Pikante an der Angelegenheit ist zudem, dass die Uniformierten die illegale Pfändung ohne Weisung ihres Vorgesetzten in ihrer Freizeit durchgeführt haben.

Auch 2014 war wieder ein katastrophales Jahr für den dominikanischen Verkehr. Laut einer nun veröffentlichten Statistik starben 1.855 Menschen auf den Straßen des Landes, 102 mehr als im Vorjahr, in dem man bereits Weltmeister bei den Verkehrstoten war. Von den Toten waren 1.170 Motorradfahrer, 345 waren Fußgänger. 1.033 der Toten waren zwischen 20 und 29 Jahren alt. Bei Verkehrsunfällen verletzt wurden insgesamt 33.574 Personen, 10.574 davon waren im Alter zwischen 20 und 29 Jahren. Damit wurde mit der Zahl der Verkehrstoten sogar die Zahl der Morde übertroffen, die im Jahr 2014 mit insgesamt 1.814 auch nicht gerade gering war.


“Mesoamerika ohne Hunger” Internationalem Programm beigetreten / Frauen Lateinamerikas stehen vor Hindernissen

Ázua, Monte Plata und Montecristi sind die ersten dominikanischen Provinzen, in denen in der Dominikanischen Republik das Programm „Mesoamerika ohne Hunger“ entwickelt werden soll, das zum Ziel hat, das Recht auf Ernährung der ganzen Bevölkerung zu erreichen und die Bedingungen und Möglichkeiten der bäuerlichen Familien zu verbessern. Der Minister für Landwirtschaft, Ángel Estévez, sagt, dass durch den Beitritt zu diesem Programm, das von der FAO (Ernährungsund Landwirtschaftsorganisation der Vereinten Nationen) unterstützt wird, das Land über fünf Jahre mit einbezogen ist in den Kampf Lateinamerikas und der Karibik gegen den Hunger. Er sagte, dass dieses Projekt durch eines der Millenniums-Ziele inspiriert wurde, die in den kommenden Jahren erreicht werden sollen: der Zugriff der gesamten Bevölkerung auf Nahrungsmittel. Die FAO hat zusammen mit Mexiko über die Amexcid (Mexikanische Agentur zur internationalen Zusammenarbeit für den Fortschritt) ein Abkommen zur Zusammenarbeit der südlichen Länder geschlossen, dem neben Mexiko, Mittelamerika, Kolumbien und Ländern der Karibik nun auch die Dominikanische Republik beigetreten ist, um die Unterernährung, die Ungleichheit und den Hunger in der Region zu beenden.

Die hauptsächlichen Tätigkeiten, die in der Dominikanischen Republik im Rahmen dieses Programms durchgeführt werden, ist die technische Hilfe bei einem neuen Planungssystem, die Erweiterung und Erneuerung der Landwirtschaft und die verstärkte Unterstützung der familiären Landwirtschaft durch die Politik. Örtliche Institutionen werden darin unterstützt, technische Hilfe beim Kauf von Lebensmitteln bei Familienbetrieben zu leisten, um beispielsweise Schulen mit vor Ort produzierten Lebenmitteln nachhaltig zu versorgen und so die Fähigkeit der Produzenten zu erhöhen, die Versorgung von Schülern und ihren Familien sicherzustellen und dadurch selbst eine Zukunft zu haben. An dem Programm „Mesoamerika ohne Hunger“ nehmen bislang insgesamt zehn Länder teil, die den Lebensstandard ihrer Bevölkerung heben wollen. Die FAO lobte die Dominikanische Republik, der es gelungen ist, die Unterernährung, die 1990 bei 34,3 Prozent der Bevölkerung lag, im Jahr 2014 auf 12,3 Prozent zu reduzieren. In ihrem halbjährlichen Bericht beklagt die Weltbank, dass die Frauen in Lateinamerika und der Karibik weiter vor vielfältigen Behinderungen stehen, die sie am wirtschaftlichen Fortschritt hindern. In den untersuchten Feldern habe es aber auch bedeutende Fortschritte gegeben. So wurde in Jamaika ein Gesetz von 1942 abgeschafft, nach dem Frauen nicht nachts arbeiten durften. In Mexiko gibt es nun Steuerabzüge für Käufe, die mit Kinderbetreuung in Zusammenhang stehen. Uruguay setzte das Mindestalter für Männer und Frauen bei Heirat in beiderseitigem Einvernehmen hoch und verlängerte den Erziehungsurlaub.

Dennoch gibt es in 16 Ländern Beschränkungen bei der Berufsausübung für Frauen. So dürfen in Bolivien verheiratete Frauen nicht ohne Einwilligung des Mannes arbeiten. Dafür gibt es dort eine obligatorische Quote von 50 Prozent für Kandidatenlisten in der Politik, und im Parlament sitzen 53 Prozent Frauen. In Haiti gibt es ein neues Gesetz, nachdem in den Stadträten ein Drittel Frauen sein müssen. Dafür gibt es dort kein Gesetz gegen häusliche Gewalt.


Ex-President under Arrest Abdication after Withdrawal of Immunity / Comedian wins first Round in Guatemala

Shortly before the elections in Guatemala it came to a big scandal. Acting President Otto Pérez Molina, in office since the 14th of January 2012, was accused to be the head of a corruption network known as “La Línea”, which is embezzling taxes at the customs and laundering money. Ex-VicePresident Roxana Baldetti already has been taken into custody shortly before. On the streets tens of thousands protested against corruption and Otto Pérez Molina. Then everything happened in a very quick succession. The Guatemalan Parliament withdrew Pérez Molina's immunity, after which he resigned. A judge then ordered his pre-trial custody until the court case. All this happened just a few days before the presidential election.

“La Linea” is a criminal structure where importers are paying bribes to avoid payments to customs. The investigations were conducted by the CICIG (International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala), an agency of the United Nations. It has been found so far that the misappropriated amount is around 330,000 dollars. Overall, it is thought that it goes to millions, according to the indictment. A bad aftertaste has the fact, that Otto Pérez, one of the front-line soldiers in the requirement to amend the international drug policy, in January demanded the disbandment of the CICIG until the 15th of September, as its work did not show any results for eight years. The United States, who fund the CICIG alongside the European Commission, demanded that Pérez Molina should extend its mandate, which he refused. In March US Vice President Joe Biden visited Guatemala, also to pressure in the case of the CICIG. Although it was a free choice of Guatemala, said Biden, the continuation of the work of the CICIG was “very, very, very important.” In the elections on the 6th of September, at a very high turnout (around 78 percent), it came to a big surprise. The winner was the

comedian Jimmy Morales from the rightwing party Front of National Compliance with approximately 26 percent of the votes. Jimmy Morales decided just a few months ago to go into politics. “His program consists of six sheets with vague ideas about health, education, work and integral security,” said a worried diplomat. In order to satisfy the protesters, he promised “zero tolerance to corruption”. According to an analysis of the French journalist Jean-Michel Caroit of the daily newspaper “Le Monde”, the Association of Military Veterans of Guatemala (Avemilgua) hides behind the candidacy of Jimmy Morales. Members of the Avemilgua are officials of the extreme right, who are responsible for massacres during the civil war from 1960 to 1996, in which, according to estimates, between 200,000 civilians were killed, the majority of the victims were Mayans, the indigenous people of Mesoamerica. Jimmy Morales after the election immediately made clear where the journey goes with him: No legalization of abortion, no gay marriages and no decriminalization of marijuana. The run-off election will be held on the 25th of October. Who will be his opponent, is not yet known.


LA SABIA

The Page of Health Wrong Diet

Processed Products and Soft Drinks complicit in Obesity / Replacement for natural Foods The Pan American Health Organization (Spanish abbreviation: OPS, English: PAHO) examined in 13 Latin American countries, including the Dominican Republic, how the change in the eating habits affected the average weight of the population. It was confirmed that the replacement of freshly cooked food by already processed products and fast food as well as the consumption of soft drinks was the main culprit of overweight and obesity, under

which the countries of Latin America are suffering increasingly. Thus, the sale of soft drinks in Latin America doubled from the year 2000 to 2013 and is now higher than in the United States and Canada together. Sales of processed foods increased by 26.7 per cent during the same period, while it declined by 9.8 percent in the United States and Canada. Enrique Jacoby, adviser for nutrition and physical activity of the PAHO, said that these products were not designed for the nutritional needs of men. This kind of products were designed to be stored for a long time and to generate uncontrollable wishes in the consumer that are even able to stop the innate mechanisms for appetite control and the rational desire to stop eating when people are sated. “Therefore they are doubly harmful, they are almost addictive, which means that the consumer will become overweight and obese, and also they are replacing fresh foods that are the basis of a natural diet rich in nutrients� warns Jacoby.

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The study of the PAHO clearly indicates that in countries where more processed foods are sold, such as in Mexico and in Chile, the number of overweight and obese people is higher than in countries where more people still are eating fresh foods, such as in Bolivia or in Peru. The PAHO holds globalization and the deregulation of markets responsible for this problem, since the multinational nutrition corporations now penetrate into the local markets. The study suggests the promotion of healthy food through information and education campaigns in order to stop this insalubrious trend.


Start in two Weeks First Ship docks in Maimón on October 6 / Biggest Port Project in the Caribbean for Years

The magazine USA Today published a report in its September issue on the new cruise port “Amber Cove” in Maimón, a few kilometers west of Puerto Plata, where the first cruise ship, the “Victory” of the Carnival Corporation, will anchor on the 6 th of October. With beautiful images of the newly created location, taken by photographer Len Kaufman, future customers are informed of this attractive new destination in the Caribbean cruise business. Carnival Corporation invested more than 85 million dollars in the more than 25 acres of grounds. “Amber Cove” is the largest port project over the past decade that has been realized in the Caribbean. For guests who are not interested in the many tours offered, but prefer to stay in the port area, there will be a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. They can also rent bungalows for the period of presence or pass their time in a sprawling pool area with a swim-up bar, with a large water slide or with a zip-line. But the main objective of the visit of “Amber Cove” will of course not be staying at the

harbor, but to visit the many historical sites, the beautiful beaches of the region. There are tours offered to cocoa plantations, where people can help, or a visit to the Teleférico, the only cable car in the Caribbean, or to swim with the dolphins in Ocean World. More than 40 organized shore excursions will be available from the port, and Carnival executives say they expect an unusually high percentage of cruisers to sign up for the outings, because “Amber Cove” is a new destination. David Candib, manager of Carnival, says, it is not the new port, which is the destination, but Puerto Plata and its surroundings. The first ship will dock in Maimón on the 6th of October, bringing 2,754 passengers. In the first year there will be around 350,000 cruise tourists who will put the long time languishing tourism industry of the North back on its feet. Almost half of the area of the port will be reserved for buses and taxis which will bring the arriving guests to the booked destinations. However, also individual tours will be carried out by licensed taxi companies.


Clarissa Molina

Anti-Princesses

Miss Dominicana Universe

Different Book of Fairytales

“Dólares de arena” Participating at the 'Oscars'

The 23-year-old model Clarissa Molina was elected in Santo Domingo for this year's representative of the Dominican Republic at the Miss Universe Contest. In the recently held contest Miss Belleza Latina, which the also Dominican Francisca Lachapelle won, Clarissa Molina had to make do with the third place. The Dominican-American model was born in Santiago and presented the province of Espaillat in the competition for Miss Universe Dominicana. At the age of 15 years, Clarissa Molina came to New Jersey, where she studies Social Communication and has also worked in fast food restaurants or as a guard in department stores, everything with the aim to enter in the mediabusiness or to become an actress. Her idol is the Colombian Sofía Vergara. “I am passionate about working in communication, to inform and to entertain. Although as a person I am much more reserved,” says Molina. Her father had initially been opposed to the modeling job and the participation at beauty pageants, especially when she modeled for free.

The Dominican-Mexican-Argentine movie “Dólares de arena” by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas will compete for the Dominican Republic this year in December in the competition for the “Best Foreign Language Film of the Year” of the Oscars 2016. The film tells the story of an hopeless love of an aging French woman (Geraldine Chaplin) for a young Dominican prostitute (Yanet Mógica) she meets during her holidays. Another Dominican film, “La gunguna” is competing for the Spanish Goya film award “Best Ibero-American Fim”. “La gunguna”, the first work of Ernesto Alemany, is about a 22 caliber pistol, which brings nothing but misfortune to its respective owners. The movie tells the different stories as this pistol goes from hand to hand.

Enrique Iglesias Comes to Altos de Chavón

As a part of his tour “Sex and Love”, the Spanish superstar Enrique Iglesias will perform on the 7th of November in Altos de Chavón in La Romana. His song “Bailando” from the album “Sex and Love” was clicked more than a billion times on YouTube.

Beautiful princesses usually have the bad luck that they always have to wait for their prince. This at least is their common fate in the popular fairytales. To break with this popular stereotype, the Argentine author Nadia Fink now published two girls/storybooks in the collection “Antiprincesas” (Anti-princesses), where she wants to show that beauty is more than the purely physical, that beauty also has to do with art, with breaking rules, with the desire to fulfill dreams. Fink admits that the collection is directed against the classic models which are admired by the little girls: Barbie and the various Disney princesses. The first two issues tell the life stories of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and the Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra and are intended for children between six and twelve years. “We wanted to show examples of women who are not waiting that a prince comes to rescue them, but that changed their own lives,” Fink said. “We had the idea to regain our culture and to lay claim to these figures, as a counterpart to European princesses who have nothing to do with our continent and our history.” The third issue will tell about the Bolivian heroine of independence, Juana Azurduy.


What is this Man singing? “Juliana” by Cuco Valoy On the 19th of September, the young Dominican Salseros organize a homage to Cuco Valoy. “Juliana” is his greatest hit. Juliana, tu mensaje: Te escribo esta carta, Juliana, para que sepas de mi y sepas como me encuentro solo por quererte a ti. Al escribir te recuerdo las palabras de mamá. Pero como te quería nunca la quise escuchar. Que no confiara en ti que tu amor no era sincero. Y por ti mi pobre vieja se murió de sufrimiento. No era nadie al conocerte te di nombre y apellido. Belleza que no tenía me sacrifique por ti. Porque por ti estaba ciego y mira como me pagas. Juliana, qué mala eres. Qué mala eres, Juliana. Juliana, qué mala eres. Qué mala eres, Juliana ... Ahora comprendo que fui un hijo desobediente. Que mamá tenía razón pero yo era un inocente a los 17 años cuando una pasión crecía. Aunque hoy me pase a mi esto le pasa a cualquiera. Creo que no soy el primero que una mujer engañó. Te fuiste pa' Nueva York con tu visa de paseo. Pero pasaron los dias semanas, meses y años. Y yo aquí en Santo Domingo y con afán, amor, esperando. Hasta ayer que me contaron que con otro te has casado. Juliana eh!, qué mala eres. Qué mala eres, Juliana ... Juliana, me has engañado. Ay Juliana, me has traicionado. Juliana, no te maldigo. Ay, Juliana, que seas feliz. Juliana, que no le pagues a otro, ay, Juliana, igual que a mi. Juliana, quién lo diría? Ay, Juliana, quién lo creería. Juliana, qué mala eres. Ay Juliana, ay Julianita. Juliana, qué mala eres. Ay Juliana, no te maldigo, no.

Juliana, your message: I am writing this letter, Juliana, that you know about me and know how I am, just because I loved you. As I write, I remember the words of Mother. But since I loved you, I never wanted to listen to her. That I should not trust you, that your love is not honest. And because of you my poor old one died for suffering. I was nobody when I met you, I gave you name and surname. Beauty, which I had not, I have sacrificed for you. Because of you I was blind, and see how you pay me. Juliana, how bad you are. How bad are you, Juliana. Juliana, how bad you are. How bad you are, Juliana ... Now I understand that I was a disobedient son. That Mom was right, but I was an innocent boy with 17 years, when a passion grew. Although, what happens with me today, it happens to everyone else. I think I am not the first a woman has cheated. You went to New York with your tourist visa. But the days passed, weeks, months and years. And me here in Santo Domingo and with zeal, honey, waiting. Until they told me yesterday, that you married another. Juliana, hey!, how bad you are. How bad you are, Juliana ... Juliana, you have deceived me. Ay Juliana, you have betrayed me. Juliana, I do not curse you. Ay, Juliana, may you be happy. Juliana that you don't pay to another, ay, Juliana, just like me. Juliana, who would have said that? Ay Juliana, who would have thought that? Juliana, how bad you are. Ay Juliana, ay Julianita. Juliana, how bad you are. Ay Juliana, I do not curse you, no.

Cuco Valoy was born in Manoguayabo, Santo Domingo, on the 6th of January 1937. He spent his youth in Villa Juana, and studied music at the National Conservatory. Early in his career he played the songs of known artists of that period together with his brother. In the sixties he changed his repertoire and played Cuban Son and AfroCuban music with his band Los Ahijados. With his group Los Virtuosos, his son Ramón Orlando became a star in the seventies. With his musical experience and the new ideas of his son Valoy's orchestra became known internationally, particularly in Colombia it celebrated great successes. Thus, Cuco Valoy also participated in the Carnival of Barranquilla at the Festival of Orchestra this year. The Dominican Republic must limit itself to honor Cuco Valoy. After problems with the government of Joaquín Balaguer, whom he accused of having been the right hand of dictator Trujillo, Cuco Valoy left the country in 1990. On the 19th of September, there will be a homage to Cuco Valoy with the new Dominican Salseros at the “Santo Domingo All Stars Salsa Fest” in the Jaragua Hotel.


Harley-Davidson

X-Sudoku

Chaos

A guy is looking for a used motorcycle. One day he finds a beautiful classic Harley with a “for sale” sign on it. Upon inspection, he is amazed to find the bike in mint condition. “This bike is beautiful”, he says to the owner “I'll take it. But you gotta tell me how you keep it in such good shape.” “It's pretty simple”, says the seller. “Just make sure that if the bike is outside and it's going to rain, rub Vaseline on the chrome. It protects it from the rain. In fact, since you're buying the bike I won't need my Vaseline anymore. Here, you can have it.” That night, he decides to ride the bike over to his girlfriend's parents house. It's the first time he's going to meet them. When they get to the house, the girlfriend tells him, “Honey, I gotta tell you something about my parents before we go in. When we eat dinner, we don't talk. In fact, the person who says anything during dinner has to do the dishes.” “No problem,” he says. When they get into the living room he sees a huge stack of dirty dishes. In the family room, another huge stack of dishes. Piled up the stairs, dirty dishes. Everywhere he looks, dirty dishes. As dinner progresses, he leans over and kisses his girlfriend. No one says a word. He caresses her breasts. Everybody quiet. So he stands up, strips her naked, and they make love right on the dinner table. Still, no one says a word. “Her Mom's kinda cute”, he thinks. So he grabs her to make love on the dinner table, too. Again, total silence. Then, a few raindrops hit the window and the boyfriend realizes it's starting to rain. So he pulls the Vaseline from his pocket. Suddenly the father stands up and shouts: “All right, all right! I'll do the damn dishes.”

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 man comes home from work in the early evening to find his three children outside in the garden. They sit in the lettuce in their pajamas and each of them has a big potato chip bag in their hands. The his wife's car stands in front of the garage with its doors wide open, as well as the front door of the house. The door of the garden also stands wide open and the dog cannot be seen anywhere. He goes into the house and finds an even bigger devastation. A lamp is knocked over, all the chairs are overturned and the table cloth is covering the aquarium. The TV children's channel is running at full volume and in the living room are scattered toys and clothes. In the kitchen, in the sink dirty plates and pans are piled up, remnants of the breakfast are spread on the table and the refrigerator door is wide open. In the bathroom he finds expressed tubes on the floor and the walls are smeared with all kinds of creams. The toilet is stuffed with paper and water covers the floor. He quickly runs up the stairs to look for his wife, because he starts to panic that something terrible might have happened. In the bedroom, he finds his wife in bed, still dressed with pajamas, reading a novel. She looks at him, smiles and asks him how his day was. He looks confused and asks her, “What the hell happened here today?” She still smiles at him and replies, “Every day when you come home you ask me, what in the world did I do all day, right?” “Yes ... and?”, he asks. Still smiling, she says softly, “Well, today I did't do it.”

Mafalda

Sudoku No. 307 (easy)

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Re#176 co737 2 Bedroom Ocean View Apartment, 2nd Floor, Sosua. Furnished, 75 sq.m/807 sq.ft, close to main beach. US$725/mth, deposit. www.bestsosuarealestate.com. - athu meyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140. Very large oceanfront penthouse in exclusive complex Aquablue in Playa Chiquita, private beach swimming pool, 24 hrs security. For info call 809-360-5942/820-808-8011 Family Home, 4 Bedroom, Ocean view, Gated Community. Tel: 809399-9069 and 809-571-2406

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 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 Penthouse, Blue Green, 5 bedroom, Ocean front, unfurnished. 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

House for rent Los Cerros, Sosúa Quiet location, Ocean view Inverter, US$350/month 829-873-9488 Speak English and German

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For sale by owner: Apartment with 48 sq.m plus Studio with 29 sq.m in El Batey, Sosúa. Furnished with all devices, both together US$48,000. Close to banks, bars, restaurants. Very secure. Call 809-875-7705

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

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

Dominican lady, 30 years old, from Maimón, is looking for an honest partner, not younger than 35. I only speak Spanish: 829-671-0119

One of a kind. House Rental Puerto Plata. Fully Furnished. View of Ocean and Mountain, high up fresh air, always electric and water, security, A/C, Karaoke Bar, Gym, Entertainment Area. RD$20,000. Call 809-303-0091 Studio, private entrance, pool. Caribe Campo, Sosúa, next to the Palms US$150 per week. Monthly negotiable. Call David 829-850-1709

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

Looking for a laptop 16-17'', Windows 7, reasonable price. Call 809-875-7705 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 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.

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 Daikin air-condition, new, wellknown trademark (Japan), a leader in the world! Consume 500 watt, efficiency 24, 110 V, BTU: 9,000, 10,500 12,000. Spends very little electricity! Offer advantage now! US$ 1,000-1,200 Whats App: 829925-8188 Large oxygen cylinder, green, RD$10,000. Sosúa. More information at 809-914-1650 All British TV channels + Sky channels + Movies + TV serials, over 2,000 IPTV channels. A better way to watch TV on demand. Only US$ 60/year + US$ 120 the TV box. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 IP Security cameras, receivers, recorders, including installation. C/ Alejo Martínez, #111, Plaza Sosúa 92. Cel. 809-875-7705 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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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! **


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 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 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 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

IMPRESSUM Editora LA PLAYA Director: Werner Rümmele, Phone: 829-373-1218 RNC 5-31-87397-3 English 2,000 German 2,000

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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 157 (30th of SEPTEMBER 2015): 22nd of SEPTEMBER 2015.

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 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

Classifieds from 50 pesos Up to five lines cost 50 pesos, each additional line 10 pesos. For placing the ad, please come to the LA PLAYA office in Sosúa or send it by mail.

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

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

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

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

Why Parents drink ... The boss wondered why one of his most valued employees was absent but had not phoned in sick. So he dialled the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. ”Hello?” “Is your daddy home?” Small voice whispered, “Yes, he's out in the garden.” “May I talk with him?” The child whispered, “No.” So the boss asked, “Well, is your Mommy there?” “Yes she's out in the garden too.” The boss asked, “May I talk with her?” Again the “No.” Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, “Is anybody else there?” “Yes”, whispered the child, “a policeman.” Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked, “May I speak with the policeman?” “No, he's busy”, whispered the child. “Busy doing what?” “Talking to Daddy and Mommy and the police dog men.” Growing more worried as he heard a loud noise in the background, the boss asked, “What is that noise?” “It's a helicopter”, answered the whispering voice. “What is going on there?” demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. “The search team just landed a helicopter.” “A search team?” said the boss. “What are they searching for?” Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle, “Me!”


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