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“Not just Corruption” Progress in Transparency / Cardinal López Rodríguez attacks US Ambassador Brewster

At a dinner for the 25th anniversary of the Foundation Institutionality and Justice (Finjus), President Danilo Medina said that he was not ready to accept that everything is generalized and all are put into a same sack when it comes to corruption scandals, which are concerning the various institutions of the country, in particular the justice system. He understands and shares the rejection of the old, bad practices, but he did not share the opinion of those who do not want to see the efforts made against them.

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“In all sectors, there are bad apples, that's true. But this should not lead us to throw away a whole basket, without saving the fresh ones”, Medina said. “We need to carry on the fight with rigor, truth and justice. And not as a witch hunt or out of political opportunism. Have no doubt that this government is willing to push forward the change of mentality, which this country is asking for for decades.” The government was working on it, that the rule of the exceptions would be replaced by the rule of law. “From the state of the privileges to the state of law, with responsibility, ethics and transparency.” On the subject of transparency, the country had made more progress in the last three years than in decades before. Medina acknowledged that “for various reasons, for centuries a culture of lack of reliability and lawlessness is dragged along, condemning the other, but being silent when it comes to the own advantage, and which increasingly strengthens the cult of individualism and of materialism”. Ethical values, previously learned in the family and the community, now pale before the voracity of a society that is always looking for immediate gratification with minimum effort.

The sharp attacks by US Ambassador Brewster on the same subject provoked strong reactions. Brewster said that corruption in the country is like a cancer that throws back the growth and affected trade adversely. Corruption deters potential foreign investors, an opinion that is shared by business leaders of the country. The reactions were not long in coming. At the forefront again, the nationalists who condemned the “interference”. Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez “advised" the US ambassador to retreat to his embassy, “to there take care of the household as the wife of a man that he is, that is what he should do.” He also responded to Brewster's advice, that his critics may return their visas for the United States if they do not like his criticism. In front of journalists the bishop yelled: “Give back your visas ... no one here is interested in them!"” Also in the mass for the introduction of five postal stamps with the “Relics of the Cathedral" the bishop thundered again, an American visa does not interest him. He had a diplomatic visa as cardinal and one that has not yet expired. He would give it back gladly.


Climate Summit COP21 President in Paris / Eighth most vulnerable Country for Climate Change/ Oxfam-Study

The Dominican President Danilo Medina was one of more than 100 heads of state and government members on the International Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21). Medina called the 21st conference on climate change the most important in history, since everywhere in the world the climate change is felt today. The Dominican Republic was the eighth most vulnerable country in the world. “We need to find solutions that ensure today's growth, but also save the planet for future generations.” Climate change, “which threatens us every day,” was a challenge for the survival of his country and not just a mental exercise.

The developed countries “must go ahead one step, accept their historical responsibility and find means by which the energy transition in the rest of the world will be financed by the Green Fund”. The other participating presidents of Latin America also called for financial aid from the rich industrial nations, which produce the greatest pollution. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called climate change the greatest challenge in the history of mankind. His country will have better conditions after a peace agreement with the FARC, as the former guerrillas will turn into allies in this fight. Bolivian President Evo Morales said, “Mother Earth” was approaching the twilight of her life cycle, for the structural causes of this are lying in the capitalist system that have developed an overwhelming and destructive power in the name of the free market and free competition. He called on the capitalist countries to end the irreversible destruction of the earth. To reduce the production of disposable consumer goods that are destroying nature.

Oxfam, a non-governmental network of various relief and development organizations, published a study at the climate summit, in which is shown that ten percent of the world's population are the ones who are producing around half of the greenhouse gases responsible for the climate change, while 3.5 billion people, half of humanity, are only responsible for ten percent of these emissions. They wanted to do away with the myth that the inhabitants of the countries with a fast development are the main responsible for climate change. A large proportion of these emissions are produced by the production of goods that are consumed in the rich countries. Oxfam demands that in a future contract there have to be allocated funds for the poorest and most vulnerable communities in order to become able to adapt to climate change. If only a slightly ambitious agreement will be signed in Paris, the only ones who will benefit from it, will be a group of billionaires who got rich with fossil fuels.


Turn to the Right Mauricio Macri becomes new President of Argentina / Haitian President remobilizes Army

On 22 November, the voters of Argentina decided against the reigning Kirchnerists (left-wing populists) who are governing since 2003, first Néstor Kirchner, and after his death his wife Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and in the runoff election voted for the entrepreneur and mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, instead of the candidate of the ruling party, Daniel Scioli. Macri won narrowly with 51.34 percent. It was the first time a second ballot was necessary in the history of Argentina. Voter turnout was very high at 80.89 per cent.

The new president Macri, an advocate of neo-liberalism, will take office on the 10 th of December in the second largest country of Latin America and wll govern until the 10 th of December 2019. To be able to govern, Macri will have to negotiate a lot, because in both, in the Senate and in Congress, the Kirchnerists still have the majority. So after winning the election, he and the future Vice-President Gabriela Michetti sent out signals of reconciliation to those who have not voted for them. “Many of the humble households are concerned. I want to tell them that they have nothing to fear”, assured Macri to those who worry that he might cut down the social programs of the previous government. Mauricio Macri and his opponent Daniel Scioli are both men of the business elite of the country and belong to the same exclusive circle of sons of industrial millionaires, they belong to the same generation and are close friends for 30 years.

Shortly before his official end of term in February next year, the Haitian President Michel Martelly (left) announced the reintroduction of a Haitian army, which overthrew President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991 and had been disolved by him in 1984 when he returned from exile and continued his presidency. With this, Martelly is fulfilling a promise of his election campaign in 2010. He wants to allow an orderly withdrawal of the protection force of the United Nations, MINUSTAH, which took over the tasks of the police and army in Haiti in June 2004, but is regarded as an occupying force by many Haitians. But there is no official information available on the size of this remobilised army, the Forces armées d'Haïti (FAD'H), nor how it is financed. The task of the Haitian Defense Ministry is to ensure the protection of the national territory on the border, on the sea and in the air. The FAD'H will collaborate closely with the National Police PNH with its 14,000 members and take on tasks for the maintenance of internal peace, but it also will be used in the case of natural disasters and will help combat drug and human trafficking as well as piracy and terrorism. Everything will be done in accordance with national and international agreements.


Zika, a Risk for Pregnant Women Virus can cause Microcephaly / Zika already spread in some Countries of Latin America The Brazilian health ministry has confirmed a link between Zika, the mosquito-borne virus from Africa that has spread in many countries of Latin America and also to the Caribbean, and a high incidence of birth defects. According to officials, the Zika fever is behind a spike in cases of micro-encephalitis - an inflammation of the brain contracted in the first months of pregnancy, which can stunt the growth of the foetus’ head. Doctors had found Zika virus in the blood and tissue of a baby with micro-encephalitis in the north-eastern state of Ceara, the ministry said, and officials have issued warnings to women to think carefully about getting pregnant at the moment in areas where there are Zika fever cases. Zika was first detected in Brazil in April and has since spread to 18 states. It is a viral disease, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito (photo), which is also the insect vector for Dengue and Chikungunya. The symptoms are also very similar to these diseases and include fever, muscle and joint pain, headache, nausea, inflammation of the eye and eyeball pain, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness and rash. There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika and symptoms last approximately four to seven days in the absence of complications. Until recently, no deaths due to Zika had ever been recorded. Up to now, 739 cases of the disease and three deaths had been recorded. This was the first time in the world that adult deaths from Zika virus had been registered.

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) announced earlier this month that the Zika virus has been detected in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation. While CARPHA did not identify the country, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) indicated that five cases of the Zika virus had been confirmed in Suriname. The virus had previously been reported in Colombia and there have been suspected cases in the Dominican Republic. Since last July, there were at least 520 cases of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil, five times the usual number of the statistics for the entire year. A laboratory test in an infant with microcephaly and other congenital diseases had confirmed the Zika virus. Microcephaly is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It is usually defined as a head circumference more than two standard deviations below the mean for age and gender. Microcephaly may be congenital or it may develop in the first years of life. There is a wide variety of conditions that cause abnormal growth of the brain, or from syndromes associated with chromosomal abnormalities.


Juan Gabriel

Luis Vargas

New Album with Duos

Demands Respect for Women

Día del Merengue Honoring Música típica

It is the second album of the 65-year-old Mexican singer Juan Gabriel, also called “El Divo de Juárez” (divo - male form of a Diva, due to his extravagant behavior), published this year. After “Los Dúo” at the beginning of the year he now completed “Los Dúo 2” on which also some of his greatest hits are sung in duet with another star of the Latin music scene. The hits of “Juanga” are so numerous that the record company Universal Music already knew at the beginning of the first album, that a second one will follow. Juan Gabriel showed great interest to sing in duos. His partners are high-profile stars such as Marc Anthony, Laura Pausini, Alejandro Fernández or late Joan Sebastian who has died in July. But also the Colombian newcomer J. Balvin (LA PLAYA 142) sings in the old hit of Juan Gabriel, ”La Frontera” from the year 1980. Or Wisin, member of the former Reggaeton duo Wisin y Yandel accompanies the song “No tengo dinero” from the year 1972. After Juan Gabriel had to struggle with serious health problems, and there were rumors of the end of his career, this album hopefully proves the contrary.

On the National Day of Merengue, the National Bureau of folklore (Dinafolk), a department of the Ministry of Culture, honored two outstanding interpreters of Merengue típico for their contribution to this branch of Merengue: Juan Robles (El Viejo Puro) and José Cabrera (José el Calvo - photo), who is considered one of the best saxophonists in the country. On this occasion, their photos were hung in the National Gallery of Merengue. The “National Day of Merengue” is celebrated annually since 2005 on November 26, in honor of the first mention of the name “Merengue” in the newspaper “El Oasis” on the 26th of November 1854.

Grammy Latino Surprise Winner JLG On November 19, the Latin Grammys were awarded for the 16th time. Surprisingly, the Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra won three of the awards in four nominations, namely for Album of the Year “Todo tiene su hora”, which also received the award for Best Contemporary Album of the division Tropical, as well as the song “Tus besos” on the same album as the Best Song of the division Tropical. The Mexican Natalia Lafourcade was the winner of the event with four awards for her album “Hasta la raíz”. A day earlier, the Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos was honored with the award “Person of the Year”.

Bachata-Star Luis Vargas published a message on the occasion of the “International Day against Violence against Women”, which was proclaimed in honor of the Mirabal sisters who were murdered on the 25th of November 1960 by the henchmen of the former dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, addressed to his fellow males who now and then like to hit the “weaker sex”. The 54-year-old singer wrote: “I, Luis Vargas, call on the men of the world to tell them, a woman is not a car, she is not a cow, a woman is not our property, a woman is a wonderful being and stronger than we are, woman is the only inheritance through which God has allowed us to know love.” Together with a photo of his wife and mother, he wrote furthermore: “We are physically stronger, but our hearts are weaker than theirs, because we constantly deceive and insult them and they support all these deceptions and go on loving; and we, just because of a rumor, are ready to kill them. I kneel myself down before thee, woman.” Furthermore he cursed the ignorants who mistreat women. He did not even hate them because their minds are so small that they rather arouse his pity.


Maria's Skipper Does the mysterious butterfly of Sosúa still live here? / How to raise your own Butterflies Raising butterflies is entertaining and great fun. In case you are living in the Sosúa area you could even help scientists to rediscover one of the most enigmatic butterflies of Hispaniola: Maria's Skipper. How to raise butterflies in three steps: Step 1. Find eggs or caterpillars. Raising butterflies can be great fun. Take a stroll trough your garden or trough some woods and fields and observe butterflies. Butterflies show a variety of behaviours, and you might see them feeding on flowers or on fruit (rotting Mango seems to be especially attractive). You might observe them drinking at a puddle, or even see them flirting and dancing with each other trough the air. In case you see a butterfly flying in a zig-zag pattern low through the greenery, landing very often on leafs and stems, then you are probably observing a female that is looking for a the right place to lay some eggs. Observe her closely! Is she curving her abdomen to the plant in order to attach some eggs? Is she shortly probing only, or is she serious and stays some seconds? Check out that leaf when she is done! You might find a small yellowish or whitish egg. You can collect the branch or the leaf with the egg and raise your own butterfly! While out on your excursion you should also have an open eye for caterpillars. Maria's Skipper feeds on palm leafs. If you find a fan shaped palm leaf that has some rolled up tips, You might want to cut of a good portion of the leaf and take it home. Caterpillars found on Passionvines, Citrus trees or Milkweeds are especially worth raising. Some very colourfull butterflies feed on these plants as caterpillars. Step 2. Raise caterpillars. Use a plastic container with a tight lid. A big tupperware or something similar will do. Put a sheet of tissue on the bottom, for easy cleaning. This will be the new home for your egg or caterpillar and its food. Close the lid and place the container where it doesn't get any direct sunlight. Check your new pets every day or at least every other day and observe them eating and growing. In case the leafs start to wilt or rott, collect some fresh leafs. Many cater-

pillars are very picky when it comes to food. They will eat leafs of a single species of plants only. In case you are not shure what species of plant they are feeding on, it is best to collect leafs from the very same plant where you found them. Caterpillars shed their skin from time to time. They need to do this in order to grow. If you are raising several caterpillars, give

each one a separate container. This way you will know what kind of caterpillar belongs to which kind of butterfly. You caterpillar will eventually shed its last caterpillar skin and a pupae will hatch. The pupae will not need any food and will not move very much. Some pupae are quite well camouflaged, others have iridescent colours. The biggest miracle occurs however invisible within the pupae. Most of the organs of your caterpillar dissolve and the whole body is reorganized. Step 3. Release your butterfly. After about ten days (some species need much longer) a slight color change of the pupae will show that the butterfly is about to hatch! Take it outside to a shady place, open the container and unpack your camera. The newely emerged butterfly will need half an hour to an hour to enfold and harden its wings. This is the best moment to take excellent butterfly photos! After about an hour, your butterfly will fly off ... Maria's Skipper is certainly the strangest of all Hispaniolan butterflies. Don't get me wrong, it is a small reddish skipper like many others, and like all skippers the antenna have hooked tips and the caterpillars live in

rolled up leaves. That's not really unusual. The really unusual thing about Maria's Skipper is, that it has never been seen in the wild. And not a single photo of a living specimen has ever been published. How do we know it exits then? Let's tell the story step by step. There were 3 species of closely related small red skippers known from Hispaniola. They are called Haitian Skipper, Schwartz's Skipper and Mellisa's Skipper. You see a Haitian Skipper on the photo here. This is a common species on Hispaniola, that feeds on grass. The other two species occur in the high mountains of Hispaniola. Schwartz's Skipper can be found in the Cordillera Central, Mellisa's Skipper in the Sierra de Bahoruco. Their food plants are not well known, they might feed on grasses too. In the year 1989 a American scientist visited Sosúa and searched for butterflies and caterpillars. In a coastal wood 1.5 km east of Sosúa, he found some palms that had rolled up leave tips. These rolls were made by caterpillars of skippers. He raised one of these caterpillars and a small red butterfly hatched which nobody had ever seen before. While it looks similar to Schwartz's Skipper, it is different, as it occurs near sea level and feeds on palms. The scientist named this new species of butterfly Maria's skipper, I honour of his wife. The mystery doesn't end here... It seems that this small red skipper that feeds on palm leaves was never found again! So where could you find this elusive bug? Go to some woods or some shrub in and around Sosúa, where palms with fan shaped leaves are in the under-story. Watch out for leaves with rolled up tips. This is the place where this mysterious caterpillar might still live. How can you report the butterflies and caterpillars you found or raised? All you need is one or two photos and Internetaccess. Go to Butterflies and Moth of North America at http://www.butterfliesand moths.org/ and get involved by submitting a sighting. You will be guided trough the process. Dipl. Biol. Martin Reith (see website accion-salva-una-especie.org)


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What is this Guy singing? “Llegó el pavo” by Silvio Mora Christmas songs in the Dominican Republic are often pretty funny. One of the weirdest Merengues for Christmas in recent years is “Llegó el pavo” by Silvio Mora. The accompanying video puts the cherry on the cake of this folly. Llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl, llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl, llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl, llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl, llegó el pavo y vino de Nueva York por que aquí es mucho mejor. Allá pasaba trabajo y no aguantaba la presión. Y vino de Nueva York, porque aquí es mucho mejor. Allá pasaba trabajo y no aguantaba la presión. El pavo sabía mucho, por eso vino aquí. Allá en Nueva York el se iba a morir. El dia de sanguiri se estaba acercando y todo el mundo allá lo estaba observando. Pero lo que el no sabe es que aquí tambien en tiempo de navidades se lo van a comer. Por eso todo lo tígueres ahora lo están mirando y cuando logran verlo dicen Míralo, míralo, míralo llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl ... Eeeeyyyaaaa Si tu lo dices, si tu lo dices. Esteban, llegó el pavo, llegó el pavo. Tu no sabes en que sitio entró. Oye el pavo allí, está tocando trompeta el pavo. Oyelo ahí. Eso es el pasito de la chapiadora. El pasito de la chapiadora. Tu sabes que Silvio. Si tu lo dices. Ay pero mira como entró Llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl ... ¿Dónde está? (dónde está), ¿Dónde está el pavo? (dónde está) ¿Dónde está el pavo, Esmeralda? ¿Dónde está el pavo? (dónde está) Esteban, Esteban, ¿dónde está el pavo? Valoy, ¿dónde está el pavo? Miguel Angel, ¿dónde está el pavo? One, two, three, four, llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl … Llegó el pavo. Si tu lo dices … Llegó el pavo gugglgugglgugglguggl.

The turkey arrived gugglguggluggl the turkey arrived gugglguggluggl the turkey arrived gugglguggluggl the turkey arrived gugglguggluggl the turkey arrived from New York, because it's much better here. He passed a lot of work there and he did not endure the pressure. And he arrived from New York, because it's much better here. He passed a lot of work there and he did not endure the pressure. The turkey knew a lot, that's why he came here. There in New York he would have died. The day of sacrifice came closer and everybody was watching him there. But what he did not know is that also here at Christmas time they will eat him. Therefore all the tígueres (bad guys) now watch him and when they see him, they say: Look at him, look at him, look at him the turkey arrived gugglguggluggl. Eeeeyyyaaaa If you say so, if you say so. Esteban, the turkey arrived. You do not know where he entered. Listen to the turkey there, he plays the trumpet, the turkey. Listen to him there. This is the dance step of the Chapiadora. The dance step of the Chapiadora. You know that Silvio. If you say so. But look how he came in. The turkey arrived gugglguggl ... Where is he? (Where is he) Where is the turkey? (Where is he) Where's the turkey, Esmeralda? Where is the turkey? (Where is he) Esteban, Esteban, where is the turkey? Valoy, where is the turkey? Miguel Angel, where is the turkey? One, two, three, four, the turkey arrived gugglgugglguggl ... The turkey arrived. If you say so … The turkey arrived gugglgugglguggl.

Silvio Mora was born in Switzerland in 1979. His father got a job at the Swiss Embassy in Santo Domingo in 1988 and decided to stay here after the end of the job for health reasons (asthma). Silvio's mother opened a successful beauty parlor in the shopping street El Conde in the late eighties, where stars like Vickiana came to make their hair. When his father died in 1991, his mother asked Silvio, if he wanted to return to Switzerland, but he said no. After graduation, Silvio Mora chose the music and played in various orchestras, such as the Orchestra of the Merengue Bar in the Hotel Jaragua from 1998 until 2001, where his talent was noticed by the audience. He founded his own group, La Mezcla, the mixture, which he understood as a mix of different countries. But despite many appearances in TV shows, success failed to materialize until his first hit in 2007. His recipe for success are now funny Merengues, such as “El pollito Pío” or the presented song.


It's Christmas Time

X-Sudoku

The perfect Gift

Jennifer was a pretty 18 year old girl. In the week before Christmas she sauntered up to the curtain counter, and was trying to decide which of the many types of tinsel she would buy. Finally, she made her choice and asked the spotty youth who was manning the fabric section. “How much is this gold tinsel garland?” The spotty youth pointed to the Christmas mistletoe above the counter and said, “This week we have a special offer, just one kiss per metre.” “Wow, that's great”, said Jennifer, “I'll take 12 metres.” With expectation and anticipation written all over his face, the boy measured out the tinsel, wrapped up the garland, and gave it to Jennifer. She then called to an old man who had been browsing through the Christmas trees and said, “My Grandpa will settle the bill.”

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 guy decides to buy his new girlfriend a pair of gloves for Christmas - after all, they've only known each other for three weeks. Romantic, yet not too personal. Accompanied by her younger sister, he goes to the mall and buys a pair of white gloves. The sister picks up a pair of panties for herself. But during the wrapping, the clerk mixes up the parcels. The sister gets the gloves, the guy takes home a gift box containing the panties. Without checking, the guy sends the gift to his sweetie, after writing this loving note. “I chose these because I notice you are not in the habit of wearing any when we go out in the evening. If it had not been for your sister, I would have chosen the long ones with the buttons, but she wears the short ones that are easier to remove. These are a delicate shade, but the lady I bought them from showed me a pair she'd been wearing for the last three weeks and they were hardly soiled. I had her try yours on for me and she looked really smart. I wish I was there to put them on for you the first time. There's no doubt other hands will come in contact with them before I have a chance to see you again. When you take them off remember to blow in them before putting them away, as they will naturally be a little damp from wearing. Just think how many times I will kiss them during the coming year. I hope you will wear them for the coming Christmas Eve. P.S. The latest style is to wear them folded down with a little fur showing.”

Sudoku No. 319 (easy)

 A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. After hearing about this extravagant gift, a friend of his said, “I thought she wanted one of those sporty four-wheel-drive vehicles.” “She did,” he replied. “But where was I going to find a fake Jeep?”

 On the first Xmas, the first of three Wise Men stepped carefully into the stable but sank his golden slipper into a big pile of manure. ”Jesus Christ!” he yelled. The woman beside the manger turned to her husband and said, “Now, Joseph, isn’t that a better name for the kid than Irving?”

 Sudoku No. 320

What is the best Christmas present in the world? A broken drum - you just can’t beat it!


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Sandy Beach Front Land, Palms, submit offer (US$), Developer retiring 1/1/16. Phone 809-571-1140 Small Finca, 10,000 sq.m., with fruit trees, nice house, 2 bed / bath, large living room, garage, patio, 3.30 x 8 m. In separate buildings 2 studios of 25 sq.m., bedrooms / bath, closet, pool 8 x 4 m surrounded of terrace of 2 m, 80,000 liter tank, diesel generator + Inverter, 3.5 kw, gazebo with sitting area 30 sq.m., barbecue, water / electricity 24, unencumbered title, US$ 225,000. info@rialto group.net, Phone: 809-712-4321, 809-856-8087, 809-651-1816 Beach plot, 180 m beach, 34 784 m2, with d etc. without charges. For sale on behalf of a company, price on request. Info: 829-275-8131 Land, 467 sq.m, Los Cerros, Sosúa, US$45,000. Info: 829-275-8131 Small hotel in Sosua for sale or lease, with customer base and included tennis club with 4 tennis courts. The hotel has 15 apartments, 3 rooms, pool, bar, restaurant and lounge. Installation to organize large live concerts. Parking at the hotel. Total area 8,000 sq.m. For information call 809 869 8649 Bar in Playa Dorada for sale, Tel. 829-605-7355 (English), Tel. 829-5545894 (Deutsch)

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2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Apartment, 2nd floor, Cofresí next to ‘’Los Tres Coco Resto’’ 80 sq.m + 20 sq.m balcony with ocean view, unfurnished, Condo fees, RD$3,500 (swimming-pool, waist, water, gardening, well painted and stairs-cleaning) , foreigner administration, 24h electricity and water, NEGOTIABLE Call 809-970-7153 or critina.decor08@hotmail.com See on YouTube ‘’condo for sale Puerto Plata’’ or https://youtu.be/HETvrvZSU3k

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Land, 500 sq.m, opposite of Playa Dorada, 100 meters from the main road, with water and electricity connections. Afjoins on a plot of 2,000 sq.m, which is for sale. 1.8 million pesos Info: 829-275-8131 Opportunity! House in rural surroundings in Maimón. Sala, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, terrace, pool, garden, minibar, etc. US$ 68,400. Info: 829275-8131

House for rent Los Cerros, Sosúa Quiet location, Ocean view Inverter, US$350/month Tel. 829-873-9488 or 809-710-7602 Speak English and German Long and Short Term - Rentals - of readyfordr.com – bestsosuareal estate.com Re#106 Furnished 2 Bedroom Townhouse Style Condo, 108 sq.m/ 1,162 sq.ft, close to Puerto Plata, Rental: US$750 per month or US$ 700 12 months and longer. athu meyer@gmail.com or 809-462-8140 Penthouse, Blue Green, 5 bedroom, Ocean front, unfurnished. Tel: 809399-9069 and 809-571-2406

SOSUA, PLAYA CHIQUITA

Beautiful house with Ocean view Furnished, in a quiet and gated Condominium with 24h security. 3 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms, living-dining room with large kitchen, laundry room, maid’s room with bath, patio at the 1st floor and balcony at the 2nd floor, central pool with infinity view.

US$ 1’500.- p. month, excl. electricity Ask for longterm rent

Tel. 809 974 3073

Re#135 co716 Pretty 3 BR Villa + Studio Apartment, Sosua/Cabarete. Lot 1,116 sq.m/12,020 sq.ft, Building 170 sq.m/1,830 sq.ft. US$1,500, www.bestsosuarealestate.com. athu meyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140 Safest area of Puerto Plata, COSTAMBAR. Semi-detached house with nice garden and small pool. Living room, bedroom, bathroom with shower, washing machine, kitchen. Furnished, Wifi. Very private, quiet despite central location. 1 min to the beach with several beach bars. Parking available. Monthly rental from 3 months - US$ 450, all costs inclusive! Short Term Rental neg. Day, week rental possible. We speak German, Russian, English and poco Español. Photos via email at irarena 2004@aol.com, Website costambarbeach.de.tl, Tel 829-727-6845. Irina House in Sosua, El Batey, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/ dining room, kitchen, terrace, pool, garage, quiet location, for rent US$ 650. Also for sale. Tel. 809-445-8272 Small 2/3 bed villa, close to International School, furnished. US$500 per month. 809 902 4845 Beautiful 2 bed villa, 2⅟₂ bathrooms, pool, lovely garden, furnished. US$750 per month 809 902 4845 Two bed villa, two bathrooms, pool, gated community, unfurnished. US$600 per month: 809 902 4845 2 bedroom apartment in Cabarete, furnished. Lovely grounds, BBQ pit, fruit trees. Quiet neighborhood, long & short term rental $400 US. Tel. (829) 431-1042 or Casacabarete @gmail.com. 1 bedroom apartment in The Palms Condos on the outskirts of Sosua available for long or short term rental. Long term $495 pm for 3 months+. Email for short term price and availability. Sorry no pets. Email joannadee02@gmail.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 to laplaya.dominicana@gmail.com If you are planning to publish a regular ad, please ask for the conditions and prices first.

Central Sosúa Apartments for rent. Clean, quiet, 1 bedroom and studio, balcony. From 10,500 RD$. Tel. 809303-3900 House in Puerto Plata, Urbanización Atlantica, 1st floor: Sala, dining room, kitchen, terrace, bathroom, etc., 2nd floor: 3 BR, 2 bathrooms, Sala, terrace, balcony. Info: 829-275-8131 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 Small fully furnished house by the sea for rent, long term or short term available. Infos at Verena's Café, Playa Chiquita. Please call for further information: 809-571-3027

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SOSÚA PANORAMA VILLAGE 4-bedroom-House, furnished, Pool, US$ 1,400/month 4-bedroom-Luxury Villa, furn., Pool, US$ 2,400/month all in a safe and well maintained residencial area with sea view Tel. MIETPETER 809-781-5758 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 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$16,000. Call 809-303-0091


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German retiree looking for a small, quiet apartment, furnished or unfurnished, if possible in the area of Sosúa, but not in the center. Financially sound. Offers at 829-2816241 Looking for a small house in the area of Constanza for long term rental, with some land for gardening and small animal husbandry. Professional intermediaries welcome. For offers please contact 849-2497854 or mail to civirico@gmx.net

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Bright, 22 old female looking for full time employment. I'm outgoing, personal, reliable, clever and punctual. Good references, bilingual, computer savvy with a great smile. Puerto Plata, Sosúa area. 809-520-2777

Secure existence in the catering sector for sale. For more than 6 years in Sosua. No hotel, no bar. Contact: minchenmuff@hotmail.com All kind of translation SpanishGerman-English-French. All official documents sealed and with legal certification. Rialto Group, Puerto Plata, Avenida Luis Ginebra 115, entrance beside Blackberry King, upstairs, Tel. 809-708-7618, eMail: info@rialtogroup.net Generator, 28 kW, RD$ 120,000. Call 809-853-6040 Large oxygen cylinder, green, RD$10,000. Sosúa. More information at 809-914-1650

Makita drill with 2 batteries and charger, brand new, never used. 18 Volt, RD$5,000. Call Steve: 809-8035653 Romeo Julieta Cigar original in class Tube Box of 10, RD$2,000. Black and mild cigar Box of 25, RD$900. Call Steve: 809-803-5653 Daikin air-condition, new, wellknown trademark (Japan), a leader in the world! Consume 500 watt, efficiency 24, 110 V, BTU: 9,000, 10,500 12,000. Spends very little electricity! Offer advantage now! US$ 1,000-1,200 Whats App: 829 -

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

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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

Golf bag complete with 14 clubs, used, with car 4,000 pesos. Inverter, used, 1,5 kW with 2 batteries 6,000 pesos. Tel. 809-251-8679

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

Hyundai 29'' TV, 4,000 RD$. Please call 829-678-3311

Help in transferring documents of vehicles (car and motorcycle), loss of placa or matricula - all legal via DGII. Tel. 829-868-8467

Drone JI PRO 2 Plus Phantom, like new – with back pack carrying case and many extras. US$ 1,200. Call 809-386-5506

Hummer H3, color champagne, 2006, 3.5 L engine, 5-Zyl, 79,000 km, very good condition, Non smoking vehicle, Car-Fax, Service-to-date. Price US$17,900, Tel 809-866-0188 or email mineumxx1@msn.com

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

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Toyota Highlander, 2001, very good condition, 6-cylinder, automatic, A/C, electric power windows, US$ 9,000, phone 849-257-2473 Golf cart for sale - good condition. Call: 809-963-2052 Volvo S40, 2000 metallic-green, automatic, 253,000 km, RD$115,000, Tel. 849-853-2216

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