State of the Nation The President's Address to the Independence Day / Policemen will get more Money Each National Independence Day, the 27th of February, the Dominican president renders his state of the nation. Already in the run-up to the speech of President Danillo Medina, there were high expectations, in particular to what he will say to the country's current corruption scandals, namely Odebrecht, Tucanos or Punta Catalina. In a speech of just over two hours, the President actually spoke of the corruption and impunity, as everyone expected. In the case of Odebrecht in particular, he himself was “the first standard bearer” in the fight against impunity. Anyone who is involved in this case will be put to justice and the consequences will be severe, “no matter who falls”. There were no sacred cows in his government. “We will leave no room for impunity.” Another important point is the security of citizens, who are concerned about the everincreasing crime. To this topic, President Medina promised to increase the wages of the policemen, so they would not have to be tempted to accept money to feed their families. Thus, a regular policeman will then earn 16,150 pesos a month, 7,000 pesos more than before. An officer for supervision of a zone will get more than twice as much
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as before, 36,000 pesos. President Medina announced an unprecedented battle to improve the living conditions of the policemen and soldiers. 50 million pesos are to be spent to improve the professional profile of the policemen and to evaluate their performance. Young talents will be hired and there will be developed plans to allow police officers to get access to their own home ownership and other services. Various projects will be introduced to increase citizens' security. Some of them will be started in Santiago and San Cristóbal, where a high degree of insecurity prevails. For this purpose, there will also be used video cameras and drones. Several projects are currently implemented, such as a community police in Santo Domingo.
For President Medina, the most important project of his first term was education. He said that after the building of thousands of new classrooms nationwide, the qualification of the teaching staff now was the next step in his “Educational Revolution”. In 2016, the government spent 3.3 billion pesos on teachers' training, almost three times as much as in 2012. A total of 34,416 teachers took part in training courses. A program called “Excellent Teachers” will be launched: The new teachers will be exercised by national and international tutors from the beginning of their vocational training. In the health sector, Medina promised, the run-down public hospitals will be modernized throughout the country, 54 in number. He further wanted to expand the comprehensive health care with 28 new primary care centers, in which there will be integrated 14 diagnostic centers. “We are among the top ten countries in the region with the most people with a health insurance”, said Medina. Nearly 3.6 million are insured in state-owned companies, and nearly 3.5 million are privately insured. The goal is that 90 percent of the population have health insurance before the end of 2020.
Reactions to the Speech Amicable Settlement with Odebrecht invalid / People want to know Names of the Corrupt
Beside consent of the President's speech on the state of the nation in his own followership in the PLD and PRD parties, there was, of course, criticism from the opposition parties and the citizens' movements, which accused the President of failure to recognize the reality in the country and of sugarcoating the real situation. Economists were divided on the speech. Mainly, it was criticized as being too optimistic. Through excessive enthusiasm, the President had tried to regain credibility which he lost due to the corruption cases. Thus, he stressed the success of his government in the creation of jobs, but the number of new jobs was roughly the same as that of the young people who are pushing into the labor market, which is why the number of unemployed has decreased very little. Economist Miguel Ceara Hatton said that the number of unemployed fell by only about 4,000. The President had spoken convincingly, but what he needed was convincing deeds. "I think the president has lost himself in his own world of ideas," Ceara Hatton fears. Antonio Ciriaco Cruz is even tougher. Economic growth, which the President
accentuated so strongly, was not based on efficiency, but on higher debts. PRM deputy Faride Raful (photo), who last year was threatened by a PLD deputy to beat her with his belt because she refused to sign a document on further debt for the controversial coal plant of Punta Catalina before reading it, said, the Dominican people want to know the names of the politicians who have accepted bribes from Odebrecht and they want to see the guilty in prison. It was expected by the citizens that the Dominican Prosecutor's Office would rather have undertaken active own investigations in this case, and would not depend solely on the results of the investigations in other countries. The former presidential candidate of the PRM, Luis Abinader, said President Medina is wrong when he says that corruption is an endemic evil of Dominican society. This evil was reduced to a group of kleptocrats, which inflicted immeasurable damage on the country. Besides robbing the public funds, they tried to „provoke a general demoralization of the population by selling the false perception that the whole country was corrupt, and that we were all accomplices and are lying.“ Even before knowing the setence of Judge Vargas, which declared inadmissible the agreement between the government and the Brazilian construction group Odebrecht, Abinader accused the government to try to protect Odebrecht and the bribed officials. Abinader also complained that the president, in his speech of two hours and ten minutes, did not comment on the state debt, which amounted to 35 billion dollars, of which tens of billions were incurred in Medina's government.
For different reasons, judge José Alejandro Vargas's verdict was applauded, deciding that the agreement between the prosecutor's office and the Odebrecht Group is inadmissible. The prosecutor's office can not negotiate a settlement and thereby prevent prosecution. Odebrecht admitted to have paid 92 million dollars of bribes to Dominican officials and was willing to pay 184 million dollars to the Dominican state as reparation. With this payment, the case would have been closed. Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García Fernández rejoiced that this verdict proves that Dominican justice is independent. The Marcha Verde protest movement also welcomed the ruling and demanded the resignation of the General Prosecutor Rodríguez. He tried to prevent the case from being brought to court.
National Parks New Entrance Fees for Parks / Teleférico in Santo Domingo / Roadside Assistance very busy
The Dominican Republic is a country with many national parks compared to other countries in the region. For their maintenance, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources now raised the entrance fees for the parks. In the distribution area of LA PLAYA, this is the Cerro Isabel de Torres in Puerto Plata, where entry for foreigners now costs 300 pesos and 200 for children (for Dominicans it is 200 and 100 pesos). The same entrance fees apply to the Laguna Gri Grí close to Río San Juan and most other natural parks. The waterfalls of Damajagua now cost 450 pesos for adult foreigners and 350 for Dominicans. Children have no access here.
The work on the suspension railroad of Santo Domingo (Teleférico) is progressing. The work on the five kilometer long project started last year in January and it is planned to be finished this October. The suspension railroad will have two lines, one from Gualey to Los Tres Brazos, the other from Sabana Perdida to the Avenida Charles de Gaulle. There are 200 cabins for ten passengers each. The cabins were designed for the tropical climate and are able to withstand wind forcess up to 250 kilometers per hour. Like for the Metro, France will help financially again. The cost of the construction is more than three billion pesos.
For some time now, the road service (Asistencia Vial) has been ready for vehicles that are experiencing problems, and help is being offered free of charge on the most important roads in the country by calling 829-688-1000. Recently, the Navarrete - Montecristi and Autopista Duarte - San Francisco de Macorís routes have been added to the already impressive network. That the road service is necessary, show alone the figures for this year. In January and February, 56,442 drivers received assistance from Asistencia Vial. However, 13 percent of them simply went out of gas.
Elections in Ecuador Lenín Moreno Favorite / Second Ballot on 2nd of April / Waste Problem at Lake Titicaca Rafael Correa was the president of the Andean country of Ecuador for ten years, longer than anyone else since the founding of the Republic in 1830. Without a doubt, the most popular president of South America would have been elected a fourth time. But he did not want to change the constitution. In his place, Lenín Moreno ran for the party Alianza País. Lenín Moreno was vicepresident of Ecuador under Correa from 2007 until 2013. In December 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Lenín Moreno as Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Disability and Accessibility and moved to Geneva in Switzerland. Lenín Moreno is sitting in a wheelchair since he became a victim of a robbery in 1998 and a bullet pierced his spinal cord. He is popular with the poor population, since as the vice president he was responsible of many social programs. In the election on the 19th of February, his main opponent was Guillermo Lasso, who was defeated by Rafael Correa in 2013, and who led a highly aggressive election campaign. Lenín Moreno got 39.36 percent of the votes, 28.09 percent voted for Guillermo Lasso. As a result, because of just 0.64 percentage points there will be a second ballot on the 2nd of April. Because according to Ecuadorian electoral law, to become president, the candidate has to get at least 40 percent of the votes and at the same time must get at least 10 percent more votes than the runner-up. In the National Assembly, the left-wing Alianza País won the most seats and remains the strongest political force in Ecuador. Lenín Moreno is confident that he
will win the second ballot. He promised “a worthy and decent election campaign.” “We won. If there is a second ballot, we will go and beat them,” said Lenín Moreno after the first close run, when it was not yet clear whether he would get the necessary 40 percent of the votes. Lenín Moreno is the author of several books on humor. He says the laughter, the humor and the cordiality have helped him to get over the bad times after the robbery. He was now a “expert for laughter”. Guillermo Lasso says that his ideology is only “the good ideas”. He is a declared opponent of “Socialism of the 21 st Century” as it is promoted by Cuba and Venezuela and whose Ecuadorian offshoot is the “Citizens' Revolution” under Rafael Correa. Nevertheless, he has liberal views on samesex marriage and drugs, but a national debate is needed to find alternatives in the “lost anti-drug war”. As a member of the Christian order “Opus Dei”, Lasso is against abortion. He also wants to revoke the political asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who still lives in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. In Ecuador, voting is mandatory for all citizens from 18 to 65 years. Altogether, there are registered 12.8 million compulsory voters in this South American country.
Garbage is becoming a growing problem around the world. Even the most remote regions are slowly suffocating in the waste of civilization. The Lake Titicaca, situated on the high plateau of the Andes and shared between Peru and Bolivia, was the sacred lake of the Incas, the cradle of the sun, from whose foam the first ruler of the Andes rose. It is one of the freshwater reserves of South America. 400,000 tourists come to the mystical lake at 3,800 meters above sea level every year. But today the lake is full of waste and sewage from the 23 cities and villages that lie on its shores.
The Peruvian city of Juliaca produces 200 tons of garbage every day, most of which goes into the river that flows into Lake Titicaca. Hospitals dispose of their garbage in the lake and restaurants throw plastic bags with old cooking oil into the oncecrystalline lake, which today looks like a cloaca in many places. Residents at the lake have stomach problems. A woman complains that she gets diarrhea when she drinks the water from the lake, when she bathes with it, she gets red spots on the skin. If she washes a white blouse, this is greenish afterwards, and tea prepared with this water tastes salty.
Badge of Shame of the North Coast Taxi Drivers protest against Garbage Dump of Puerto Plata / Embarrassing “Calling Card”
In the summer of 2015, before the “Amber Cove” cruise terminal was inaugurated in the Bay of Maimón, the beautiful undulating countryside around the village of Maggiolo between Puerto Plata and Maimón lay under a mist that looked very romantic from afar for a few months. But getting closer, it resulted that this was the stinking smoke that came from the landfill of the “Bride of the Atlantic”, Puerto Plata. From the road that connects Puerto Plata with Navarrete and Santiago, not much of the dumpsite could be seen at that time, since an earth wall had previously been erected towards the street, which was planted with bamboo.
Taxi drivers protest against garbage dump.
It was said that the landfill will be closed until the opening of “Amber Cove” as this was one of the conditions of the cruise company Carnival, which built the harbor with its own money. But on the 6 th of October 2015 the first cruise ship arrived, and the old garbage dump was still in operation. The first season was over, and there were screens of smoke several times, when the garbage caught fire again. No one seemed to care. There was no sign that anybody was intersted in changing anything on the badge of shame of the north coast. In the meantime, some of the garbage, which was deposited almost until the road, was dug to the ground, as apparently somebody noticed that the missing future two traces of the road, which should be four-lane from the port to Puerto Plata when the port opened - which is still not the case today - can not simply be built on garbage, but needs a firm foundation. In the summer season, when only sporadic cruise ships docked, nothing happened. There were no further indications that the landfill will be closed or relocated to another place as romised. Then began the second season for the cruise ships in November 2016. At the same time, a bad weather period began with exceptionally violent rainfall over weeks which led to severe flooding with huge damage in Puerto Plata and the surrounding area, but also in other places on the north coast. The rain also had a severe impact on the landfill in Maggiolo.
From the earth wall towards the road, the built-up water inside the garbage dump pushed through the earth wall. There were huge waterfalls that fell into the depths of the excavation. However, garbage was also flown out in large quantities. And it stank as hell. And all the buses and taxis with the passengers of the cruise ships passed by. After several days, tearing apart the whole earth wall and laying a few large pipes so that the water can drain was seen as the remedy. Side effect: Now the garbage is open visibly towards the street. Since then nothing has happened. An embarrassing “calling card” for the city of Puerto Plata, which after a long time finally got a second chance to regain its well-deserved place on the tourist world map. Apparently, witnessing the disastrous impression this “sensation” is leaving on the guests, the taxi drivers are slowly rebelling, feeling the reaction of their guests directly. And even the national press responded with an article in “Hoy”. This badge of shame is not only damaging the reputation of Puerto Plata but of the whole Dominican Republic.
Resistance to Antibiotics Diseases can not be healed any more / WHO emits Alert / Problem Factory Farming The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a list of pathogens that have become resistant to antibiotics over recent years. Among them are the twelve most dangerous bacterial groups that cannot be treated with the existing antibiotics any more. The aim of the publication is to promote research on new antibiotics in order to control the threat for public health, especially by the gramnegative bacteria, which are becoming more and more resistant to the existing antibiotics.
This is due to the unconsiderable use of antibiotics for every little pain, but also because of the masive use of antibiotics in agriculture. In 2011, 40 times more antibiotics were used in agriculture than in hospitals worldwide, in particular in fish farming and intensive livestock farming. While 21 new preparations were launched in the last decade of the last century, there were only nine in the first decade of this century. The WHO warns that there are too few new developments to have a significant influence on the resistance problem - and above all, no completely new substance class has been added.
Marie-Paule Kieny, Deputy Director of Health Systems and Innovation at the WHO, called on governments to provide funds to develop new antibiotics. â€œResistance to antibiotics is increasing and the therapeutic options are used up very fast. If we leave it to the market, the most urgently needed new antibiotics will not be ready in time.â€? The highest priority category is antibiotics against multiresistant bacteria in hospitals, residential homes for the elderly or in patients with devices such as ventilators and intravenous catheters.
J. A. Rodríguez
The Favourite Hero
Ex-Minister sings again
Asking for a Chance for Ex
After a break of three years, Romeo Santos returned with a new record on Valentine's Day, which of course is pushed as usual by all channels and media. In the daily paper “Listín Diario”, at least eleven articles about Romeo had been published since the beginning of February, in “Hoy” even the lyrics of the new song “Héroe favorito” were published, describing that he would like to be a superhero, who protects his beloved. Romeo anyhow can not do anything wrong, since the “Romeists”, as he calls his confirmed fans, always like to hear the same. The critics also predict a huge success for the song. Awards will certainly hail again, as recently the Premio Lo Nuestro for “Excelencia Musical”. On the Dominican Independence Day, the 27th of February, Romeo Santos surprised his fans with a shortly before announced one-hour gratis concert in the central park in Baní, province of Peravia. It was his fourth so-called “Popup Show”, this time in the Dominican Republic, which he announced in the social media. There were rumors, however, already days before. He said, he wanted to thank Baní, because this was the first city that supported the music of Aventura from the beginning, whose singer then was Anthony “Romeo” Santos, today just Romeo or “The King”.
The Dominican singer-songwriter José Antonio Rodríguez was Minister of Culture during the first term of office of President Danilo Medina from 2012 to 2016. Today he is the Dominican ambassador to the UNESCO. Now, with his new album “Una mas”, which was recorded in full with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Cuba, he returned to the music scene with ten songs.
Sweet Micky Ex-President sings again
Former Haitian President Michel Martelly continued his interrupted music career as “Sweet Micky” immediately after stepping down from presidency. Now, he took part in the national carnival parade in Les Cayes (called Okay in Haiti), the town devastated by Hurricane “Matthew” last October.
In the TV program “Noche de Luz” with the presenter Luz García (photo) the singer Vakeró (LA PLAYA no. 26) also spoke about his ex-wife Martha Heredia, who had to return to the prison Rafey in Santiago where she was detained for trying to smuggle heroin after a judge has withdrawn the day parole, since she is not yet ready for it. Vakeró, who was himself in pretrial arrest for his wife, the same Martha Heredia, who had accused him for domestic violence, but he was later acquitted. He said the judiciary should give Martha Heredia a second chance as he got it. Another point about which Manuel Varet Martes, the real name of Vakeró, was talking to Luz García, was his dream of having twelve children. Until now, he has nine. He had told his wife, Yannely Medina, that she had to prepare to give birth to the missing three. The production of the program had been planned for a year and Vakeró invited his fans to a free concert through Instagram shortly before the recording at the Parque La Lira, which led to the accusation of trying to copy Romeo, who gave a free concert shortly before in Baní.
What is this Guy singing? “Una sola noche” by Jossie Esteban After a longer absence, the former Merengue star Jossie Esteban now tries to gain a foothold again in the music business. Aquí estoy, mi amor. Herido pero no muerto. Ay, tu lo sabes que te dije que te amo. Una noche necesito para mi amor. El querer sin ti ya me hace daño. Solo quiero estar contigo así a tu lado. Una sola noche dándote mi amor. Una sola noche con mucha pasión. Amor, así en la cama, durmiendo a tu lado dijiste: Mi vida. te amo, te amo. Una sola noche dándote mi amor. Una sola noche con mucha pasión. Amor, así en la cama, durmiendo a tu lado dijiste: Mi vida. te amo, te amo. Juega, mi amor! El besarte para mi es tan divino. El tenerte para mi es algo lindo. No quisiera despertar sin ti a mi lado. Poseerte y decirte que te amo. Una sola noche dándote mi amor. Una sola noche con mucha pasión. Amor, así en la cama, durmiendo a tu lado Dijiste: Mi vida, te amo, te amo. Una sola noche dándote mi amor. Una sola noche con mucha pasión. Amor, así en la cama, durmiendo a tu lado Dijiste: Mi vida. te amo, te amo. Otro para Jossie Esteban. Pero con fuerza. Dame mambo, dame mambo, dame mambo, dale con fuerza. Fuerza de gigante. Una sola noche dándote mi amor. Una sola noche con mucha pasión. Amor, así en la cama, durmiendo a tu lado dijiste: Mi vida. te amo, te amo. Una sola noche dándote mi amor. Una sola noche con mucha pasión. Amor, así en la cama, durmiendo a tu lado dijiste: Mi vida, te amo, te amo. Juega, mi amor. Pero con fuerza.
Here I am, my love. Wounded but not dead. You know that I told you that I love you. One night I need for my love. Love without you already hurts me. I just want to be with you like this by your side. One sngle night, giving you my love. One single night with a lot of passion. Love, like this in bed, sleeping beside you you said: My life. I love you, I love you. One single night, giving you my love. One single night with a lot of passion. Love, like this in bed, sleeping beside you you said: My life. I love you, I love you. Play, my love! Kissing you for me is so divine. Having you for me is a something nice. I would not like to wake up without you by my side. Owning you and telling you that I love you. One single night, giving you my love. One single night with a lot of passion. Love, like this in bed, sleeping beside you you said: My life, I love you, I love you. One single night, giving you my love. One single night with a lot of passion. Love, like this in bed, sleeping beside you you said: My life. I love you, I love you. Another one for Jossie Esteban. But forcefully. Give me mambo, give me mambo, Give it forcefully. Force of a giant. One single night, giving you my love. One single night with a lot of passion. Love, like this in bed, sleeping beside you you said: My life. I love you, I love you. One single night, giving you my love. One single night with a lot of passion. Love, like this in bed, sleeping beside you you said: My life, I love you, I love you. Play, my love. But forcefully.
Esteban Grullón was born in La Vega in the Dominican Republic. With his boyhood friend Alberto Martínez, called Ringo, he went to Puerto Rico to study. There their paths separated. After they met again in 1979, they founded the highly successful Merengue group Jossie Esteban y La Patrulla 15, which released about 20 albums with hits like „El tiguerón“. In these years they have been awarded many prizes such as „Orchestra of the Year“ in New York or „El Congo de Oro“ in Colombia. Jossie Esteban said it was that innocent time, when „juicy“ Merengues were fashionable, not that vulgar and direct as today. In 1997, Ringo Martínez left the group and Jossie Esteban found God in 2005, singing only Christian songs from then on, but also as Merengues. Now Jessie Esteban decided to „make music for the joy of the Dominican family“ again, as his office announced on the occasion of his new song „Una sola noche", released after a long break.
Gerald and Anna celebrate their golden wedding in a restaurant. Gerald asks Anna in a romantic mood: „Do you remember when we had our first sex, 50 years ago? We went behind this bar, leaned against the fence and made love.“ „Yes,“ replies Anna with her sweetest voice, „I remember very well.“ „What do you think? Should we do it again today to celebrate the day?“ „Gerald! What a crazy old devil you are!“, Anna laughs. A policeman at the next table hears the conversation and thinks: „I'll have to see this. I'll keep an eye on them, so there will be no trouble.“ The couple leaves the restaurant and slowly walks behind the building, leaning against each other, Gerald using his cane. At the fence behind the restaurant, the old lady raises her skirt and the man drops the pants. Anna leans against the fence and Gerald penetrates her. Then starts the wildest sex the cop has ever seen in his whole life. The old couple is shaking and groaning in highest ecstasy. After about ten minutes, both are twitching and trembling and finally are falling to the ground. After they have recovered and re-dressed, the policeman goes up to them and says, „Excuse me, I listened to your conversation in the restaurant and followed you. And please excuse my curiosity: You obviously have a fantastic sex life. Would you mind to tell me your secret?“ Still panting for air, the old man replies: „Fifty years ago this was not an electric fence.“
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 14.
A blonde stops her little car at a traffic sign. A homeless man knocks on the side window and asks if she has a cigarette for him. She gives him one and continues to drive. When she stops at the next road sign, the homeless man again taps her side window and asks her for fire. She gives him fire and continues to drive. When she stops at the next traffic sign, the homeless again knocks at her side window. She turns the car window down and asks him amazed. “How do you do that? Every time I stop, you are standing beside my car and knock on my window?” The homeless man stretches out his hand and says, “Give me 20 dollars, and I'll show you how to get out of the roundabout.”
Sudoku No. 381 (easy)
A blonde drives into a car in front of her at a traffic light. The driver rushes out and yells at her: „You stupid bitch! Did you ever do a driving test?“ The blondie rants, „Certainly more often than you! "
A blonde in court. The Judge says after the hearing, “I will close the case. There was not enough evidence that you stole the 500 dollars.“ The blonde is delighted: „Great! That means I can keep the money?“
Sudoku No. 382
The man asks his blond wife in the wedding night: „Have you had many men before me?“ Minutes of silence. „Oh, I'm sorry if I hurt you.“ „No, no. I'm still counting.“
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FOR SALE: 5 km outside of Cabarete we sell, for reasons of age and health, our idyllic, quiet and secure well-kept property. Composed of: 4,000 sq.m of land, of which 750 sq.m are built as follows: Residential house 250 sq.m with 4 bedrooms, one with separate entrance and separate toilet. Large living room with integrated kitchen. 2 bathrooms and 2 large covered terraces. Pool area with large pool, pool house, pool bar with covered barbecue area 400 sq.m. Electric house with small workshop 18 sq.m, Large aviary and kennel 56 sq.m, 24 hours solar electricity, solar pump and internet. All fenced. Clean Título and Deslinde. 210,000 US$ o.n.o. Boat with a boat mooring in front of the house and direct access to the sea can be bought at reasonable price. Tel. 809-968-2950, photos will be sent on request by e-mail: Karibik_Werner@yahoo.de Sea view included! 120 sq.m house (1 bedroom, 1 bathroom) and 9.264 sq.m land in Sosúa for US$150,000 for sale. casa.rep.dominicana @gmail.com Land on the Ocean in Las Cañas – 5,305 sq.m private sale (newly surveyed) US$289,000, Tel. 809-5711004, Mail: Irma-Karl@hotmail.com House with fantastic sea view in Sosua, La Mulata. 360o panoramic view, good building, 3 BR, including a detached studio, pool, covered jacuzzi, large garage, covered area about 300 sqm, plot 1500 sqm. US$129,000 SPECIAL OFFER. Ideal for livestock. Tel. 829-373-1218
Large Studio Apartment in Playa Chiquita, fully furnished and equipped in gated garden setting, pool. All included US$400, only long term, short term price upon request. 829-827-1326 Villa in Perla Marina for rent, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully furnished, 140 sq.m, with pool, US$1,200, minimum rental 3 months. Call 829-886-7067, mail detlev_jung @gmx.de Apartment and room for monthly rental in Playa Laguna. Apartment from US$350, room US$220. Tel. 809-571-3375 or 809-781-6015 Furnished room in the center of Sosua with breakfast for 24 € per day, minimum rental 7 days, private. French and German spoken. Tel: 809-915-1349, Mail: henryjaeger @gmx.net Small furnished house for rent (about 90 sq.m) with garden in Sosua (Monte Chelo/La Mulata) only long term or permanent rental. The house is designed for elderly/handicapped persons. 25,000 RD$ + a.c. Detailed description and photos on request at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 809571-3919
Spanish Lessons by a long-time, professionally experienced teacher, on the beach or private. Contact Email: email@example.com or call 849-262-5765
Translations to Spanish, English and German at the office of LA PLAYA in Sosúa without waiting a long time. Just bring the text and pick it up again the same or the next day. For information please call 829-373-1218
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Looking for work in Sosúa. At home or as a cleaner in a bar or the like, only in the morning. Call 829-9443702 or 849-405-1281
Looking for a small apartment for long term rental (living/bedroom, shower, kitchen/kitchenette) in Cabarete or Sosúa, quiet, to the sea, within walking distance to center. firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 829 648 25 29, Dr. Frank Kretzschmar Wanted: 1 large med. dog carriers. Tel. 829-678-3311 Looking for a house, apartment, bungalow (also rent possible) in Sosua, Cabarete. Tel. 809-271-6682 or email@example.com Who has to give away used furnishing? Like refrigerator, TV, everything you don't need any longer. Please call 829-815-1948
Items for Sale. DVD Player, Sewing Machine, CD Player with Radio, Hedge cutter, Fridge Freezer, Chainsaw, much more. E-mail for list: firstname.lastname@example.org All kind of LED lighting! We also have Cinta LED Impermeable. Call for best prices on the island! 849626-5809 Battery DYNO 245 amp, 100 % USA, 7 years life-time. Price: 5,600 RD$. Call 849-626-5809
German Nailstylist in Costambar. Specialist in Gel, Acryl, Shellack, www.facebook.com/JustNailsIrina, Tel. 829 7276845 Recliner 11,000 RD$, Backyard Astronomers Telescope Celestrom 5 with case and accessories 200 US$, electric appliances for sale. Tel. 809571-2932 Computer, monitor, Canon printer with key board, mouse plus unite table. 15,000 pesos or 350 US$. Tel. 829-678-3311 Solar panels REC 240 watt, high quality (designed in Norway), grade A, UL, 25 years of warranty. Price only: 7,000 RD$. Call 849-626-5809
All kind of translation SpanishGerman-English-French. All official documents sealed and with legal certification. Rialto Group, Puerto Plata, Avenida Luis Ginebra 115, entrance beside Blackberry King, upstairs, Tel. 809-708-7618, eMail: email@example.com SIMAX solar panels, 300 Watt, grade A, high eficiency, with all certifications, 25 years linear warranty (German tecnology) Price: 8,400 RD$. Call 849-626-5809 Do you need help at offices / shopping / negotiations with craftsmen, etc.? I speak Spanish, English and German. Price on request. Tel. 829-868-8467
Ford Eco-Sport, 2006, white, good condition, many new parts, no accidents, 5-gear, 5 doors, power window, central locking, Radio MP3, Price 220,000 RD$, Tel. 829-2639200, Whatsapp +49 1575 4210372. Honda Scooter, 2006, 14,000 km, like new, US$ 5,800 negotiable, Call 829-891-1460 or 809-817-8345 Ford Escape, 4x4, year 2001, green color, RD$ 200,000 o.n.o. Please call 809-899-2224 For rent: Chrysler PT Cruiser, automatic, power windows, AC, 4door. Price US$ 110 per· week, US$ 18 per day. Tel. 809-727-9850 or 809-261-6001 Looking for a smaller car, such as Hyundai, Nissan, Kia, Skoda, in exchange (margin call) for Ford EcoSport. Tel. 829-263-9200, Whatsapp +49 1575 4210372.
Suzuki Vitara XL-7 for sale, 4x4, year 2005, red, US$6,999 o.n.o. Whatsapp 829-859-7389 Looking for a smaller car, such as Hyundai, Nissan, Kia, Skoda, in exchange (margin call) for Ford EcoSport. Tel. 829-263-9200, Whatsapp +49 1575 4210372.
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For Rent: Toyota Highlander, 2002, 4 cyl., very economical, automatic. Price: 29 US$/per day! Call 849-6265809 For rent: Chrysler PT Cruiser, automatic, power windows, AC, 4door. Price US$ 110 per· week, US$ 18 per day. Tel. 809-727-9850 or 809-261-6001
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Looking for a boarding kennel? We offer over-night care for your dog on large premises in Sosúa. Cost: US$25 / 24 hours. casa.rep.dominicana @gmail.de Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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