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Happy Students World Champions in Happiness / Cohabitation with Minors / Two Dead with new Rainfall

Education in the Dominican schools is, according to the results of the PISA studies, one of the worst in the world, but in terms of being happy, the Dominican students are world champions. PISA studies of the OECD are international school performance studies conducted every three years in most OECD Member States and a growing number of partner countries. Their goal is to measure everyday knowledge and abilities of 15-year-olds. In the evaluation of the first survey on the well-being of the students it was found that the Dominican students are the happiest in the world. On a scale to ten, they got the first position with 8.5 points, followed by Mexico with 8.3 points and Costa Rica with 8.2. The most unhappy are the students in Turkey (6.1 points), in South Korea (6.4) and in Hong Kong (6.5).

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The survey was conducted in 72 countries. In the 34 countries of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the pupils' satisfaction was only at 7.3 points. In general, the 15-year-old boys are happier with their lives than the girls. 29 percent of the girls said they were happy with their lives, while the boys were 39 percent. According to the OECD, this is mainly due to models in the media and social networks, which makes girls more self-critical to their own body, since it usually does not correspond to the models shown there. A growing problem at schools is “bullying”. 18.7 percent of the students in OECD countries suffer from mockery, threats and physical aggression - several times a month. Hong Kong (32.3 percent) and Lithuania (30.6 percent) are the places where most students are victims of aggression. Beside Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic is the country in Latin America and the Caribbean where most underage girls live with a partner or are married to a man, many tmes more than ten years older that they. According to the results of the survey “Enhogar 2014”, 12.5 per cent of the Dominican women aged between 25 and 49 stated that they were already married or living with a man at the age of 15 years. 37 per cent were this before they were 18 years old. After the scandal of a mayor who had been living with a 14-year-old with the consent of her parents for three years, there now are plans to increase the age for marriages without exception to 18 years.

The heavy rainfall in some parts of the country still continued in April. Shortly before the end of the month, the southern part of the country was affected. In total, 17,560 people had to leave their homes. 328 people could not leave their homes any more and had to be rescued by aid teams. Two people died in Barahona. The Emergency Center (COE) published that 77 villages were cut off from the outside world, ten bridges, 13 roads and 39 lines for the drinking water supply were damaged. The Minister of Public Works, Gonzalo Castillo, said that in some regions, there was falling more rain fell in ten to fifteen hours than usually is falling in a week - up to 400 millimeters. At least 70 sectors in the Great Santo Domingo area had to be cut off from water supply due to the floods in the rivers, schools in the affected areas had to be closed.


Thousands on the Streets “Green March” in San Francisco de Macorís / Prosecutor promises to publish Names

The hope of those who are accused of corruption, that the whole thing will “peter away” some day, apparently will not be fulfilled. Rather the opposite is the case and the protest movement of “Marcha Verde”, the Green March, is getting stronger. And so the unrest among members of the government party PLD is increasing, who are identified as the main guilty by the protest movement. In San Francisco de Macorís there was another “Green March” on the 23rd of April, with thousands of participants calling for an

end of corruption and the punishment of politicians who have accepted bribemoney, particularly in the international corruption case of Odebrecht. According to press data, the fourth protest march again counted more participants than the organizers expected. Padre Moncho (Ramón Alejo) read the Manifesto of San Francisco de Macorís, calling on the government to give answers to the people who are still peaceful. “The rage of the people can also turn into a rebellion,” warned the priest. To prevent this, a large number of policemen and “secret agents” were sent to accompany the march. General Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez was accused by the movement “Marcha Verde”, to have acted “against the Dominican people” with his second attempt for a comparison with the Brazilian construction group Odebrecht which now was accepted by a judge. In a first attempt, another judge had refused the comparison, since before there must be a judicial clarification.

Prosecutor Jean Alain Rodríguez tried to pacify and said that there would be no obstruction of justice by the agreement, and he promised to publish the names of those who accepted the bribe from Odebrecht within 30 days. “Marcha Verde” accuses the Dominican government of continuing to cooperate with a mafia organization, while in other countries, for example, in Peru, all contracts with Odebrecht have been terminated and the former President Alejandro Toledo is now sought with two international arrest warrants. The prosecutor general had to be dismissed because he was a party member and a member of the central committee of the party, which is most affected by the corruption charges. Sharp refusal was the reaction to statements of the Minister of the Interior and Police, Carlos Amarante Baret, that radical groups had now taken control of the “Marcha Verde” and that there was a plan to destabilize the government by the protests. The opposition parties, which lost the elections last May, were frustrated by the irreversible progress that the country has undergone under the PLD government and have now embarked on adventurous plans. “Marcha Verde” replied that it was not the demonstrations that destabilize the country, but the corruption.


“Cash Cow” Tourism 13 Billion Dollars of Revenue in two Years / Foreign Visitors spend 130,66 Dollars a Day According to official data, the tourism industry of the Dominican Republic has generated profits of 13 billion dollars over the past two years. Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García said that in the past seven years, the currency revenues in this sector rose by 135 percent from 2.86 billion dollars in 2000 to currently 6.72 billion. He therefore proposed a major national agreement that all sectors stay together and help to further promote tourism. The increase in the flow of tourists worldwide from 2000 to today is at 83 percent. In the Dominican Republic, it is at 101 percent, the minister assured. Last year, 4,470 new rooms were added in tourism, “which is an indicator that the increase in the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic is real.” The increase of tourism in the first quarter of 2017 was at 3.8 percent. In addition, the forecasts for cruising tourism have been ten percent for this year. In fact, the number of arrivals of tourists from cruise ships had risen by 37 per cent, which he called a phenomenon.

The old city of Santo Domingo, the Ciudad Colonial, has now become a kind of brand of the country. After the modernization of the infrastructure and the restoration of historical sites, the hotel occupation has risen from 53 percent in 2014 to 74 percent in 2016. According to recently published new statistics of the Central Bank (BCRD), foreign tourists arriving by plane have spent an average of 130.66 dollars per day. On average, they stayed 8.54 nights in the country. Dominicans living abroad, on the other hand, stayed longer in the country, 15.5

overnight stays, but with 53.63 dollars per head spent significantly less than the foreign guests. This is probably due to the fact that they mostly stay with family members or in cheaper hotels. Dominicans traveling in their country spent a total of 11.46 nights with 78.45 dollars a day - more than their countrymen coming from abroad. These trips within the country are mainly weekends in a resort or a family visit at the holidays. At Easter, three million Dominicans were traveling to the provinces to their families and the beaches, about a third of the total population. In the “Survey on the opinion, behavior and motivation of non-resident foreigners” who left the country via the six international airports (Las Américas in Santo Domingo, Gregorio Luperón in Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, La Romana, Cibao in Santiago and El Catey, the airport of Samaná) in 2016, 93.6 per cent of the respondents said that their expectations were met during their holidays in the Dominican Republic. 6.4 per cent said, they expected more or something different.


Reconstruction Collapsed Presidential Palace will be rebuilt soon / Guy Philippe confesses himself guilty

It was as if with the collapse of the pompous presidential palace nature wanted to give the final death blow to the poorest country on the American continent on the 12th of January 2010, caused by the devastating earthquake. The capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, lay in ruins, about 300,000 dead were piled up in the streets and buried in mass graves. The then new president, Michel Martelly, who followed the recently deceased René Préval, who was in the government during the earthquake, first had to make sure that the victims, who had lost their belongings and had to be accomodated in huge tent camps, could return to live humanely in

newly built houses. The destroyed infrastructure had to be restored and the life of millions of desperate people had to be regulated. Martelly then said, the country had more pressing tasks than to build a new palace. After much has been done in the past years to normalize everyday life, now the successor of Martelly, President Jovenel Moïse, who took office in February, decided that the presidential palace, whose ruins were demolished in 2012, now will be rebuilt. “We will reconstruct the National Palace, an important monument of the country. This reconstruction must link the history, the culture and the future of the country”, said Moïse. A commission of historians and architects will draw up a plan. Work will start at the end of this year. However, currently there was not yet enough money available to build the fourth National or Presidential Palace. The first residence and office of a Haitian president exploded in 1869, when a projectile hit the throne hall where 2,000 barrels of gunpowder were stored during the overthrow of the then President. The second National Palace also exploded when the gunpowder that was stored there caught fire in 1912 and blew up with a million rounds of ammunition. The then president and 300 soldiers were killed. The collapsed third palace was built in the same year.

The former Haitian presidential candidate, Guy Philippe, who was elected Senator in November 2016, but arrested in January before his swearing-in, and transported to the United States in a cloak-and-dagger-action, now confessed to a court that he had washed money and accepted money from the drug mafia between June 1999 and April 2003 in an amount of between 1.5 and 3.5 million dollars. Guy Philippe therefore will be put on trial on July 5 and can be sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. The followers of the former militia, who was one of the masterminds in the overthrow of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, accuse the United States of abduction because Philippe enjoyed immunity as a senator. Already in 2004, DEA agents tried to arrest Philippe in Haiti illegally.


Vaccination in Schools Campaign against Human Papillomavirus / On Girls at the Age of nine and ten Years Together with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health has launched a vaccination campaign for about 200,000 nine- to ten-year-old schoolgirls. They are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer in women. Each year, around 15,000 women in the Dominican Republic are diagnosed with cervical cancer, 76% of the cases are related to HPV. Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of death due to cancer in the country.

The papillomavirus is usually transmitted to the girls at a young age at the beginning of the sexual activities. It is therefore important to carry out the vaccination as a preventive measure. The vaccination protects 98 percent against infection by the viral strains 16 and 18 of the papilloma family, which account for 70 percent of the cases of cervical cancer. In the Dominican Republic, this type of cancer is usually only discovered at an advanced stage, which complicates treatment and makes it more expensive. Health Minister Altagracia Guzmรกn Marcelino said that it is mostly poor women who develop cervical cancer because they

can not afford vaccination. The cost for this vaccination is at 8,000 pesos, 168 dollars. For this reason, only the girls are vaccinated, even though the vaccination should also be made to boys, since these can also get infected with HPV. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise to vaccinate also boys from eleven years old. In the USA, about 11,000 men develop cancer due to the papillomavirus. Globally, vaccination campaigns against HPV are now being carried out in a total of 64 countries.


Jennifer Lopez

Camilo Sesto

Concert in Altos de Chavón

Hall of Fame of Composers

It was the first time that Jennifer Lopez had a concert in the Dominican Republic. In the Amphitheater of Altos de Chavón near La Romana, she sang her greatest hits on the sold-out grandstand on Holy Saturday. Particular attention was drawn to the presence of her former husband Marc Anthony, who came to the stage to sing one song together. In the audience there were their two common children Max and Emme and the new partner of JLo, the Dominican baseball star Alex Rodríguez.

Justin Bieber Concert in Punta Cana Also on Holy Saturday, the Canadian world star Justin Bieber performed on the golf course of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. It was not his first show in the country.

Omega Begging for Mercy

Antonio Peter de la Rosa, known as Omega el Fuerte, was sentenced to five years imprisonment for mistreating his partner, but was allowed to leave the prison after only eight months, subject to various conditions. Still in prison, he announced the prizes for his future concerts: 300,000 pesos in Santo Domingo, 400,000 pesos in other cities in the country. In the US, he wanted to charge between 40,000 and 50,000 dollars per concert. And this, even though one of the conditions was not to leave the country. But the dreams of the singer did not last very long. For on the 10 th of March a judge denied the probation because Omega did not comply with the conditions. He was returned to La Victoria prison to serve the rest of the sentence. Now Omega gave an interview to the TV channel Univision in the prison in which he pleaded that he must be freed as he wanted to work again. He had seven children to maintain, and shortly after his arrest he had an appointment to sign a contract worth 2.4 million dollars. “I kneel down and give half of my life. But let me work”, he implored the interviewer. Apart from being innocent anyway, he had paid enough. “I paid a million pesos as a compensation to the alleged victim who is my wife. I donated 300,000 pesos to the Foundation for Abused Women. I really don't know what I'm doing in here”, said Omega. Meanwhile another judge rejected two appeals of Omega's lawyers to set him free.

Camilo Sesto (LA PLAYA 30), Ana Gabriel (LA PLAYA 175) and Fher Olvera, singer of the group Maná (LA PLAYA 70) will be honored in the Latin Songwriters' Hall of Fame in Miami on the 19th of October. In addition to the three mentioned stars from Spain and Mexico, also Enrique Iglesias (LA PLAYA 23), Rubén Blades (LA PLAYA 2) and Marco Antonio Solís (LA PLAYA 10) were nominated but did not win.

Luis Miguel Arrest Warrant in the US A court in Los Angeles issued a warrant for arrest against the Mexican singer Luis Miguel, since he has not appeared to a hearing in front of a court. A former representative sued the star for non-fulfillment of contracts in the years 2012 and 2013 for a compensation of over one million dollars.


Amphitheater Puerto Plata inaugurated First Concert on Holy Saturday / Many Dominican Stars invited to Party at La Puntilla After the first concert in the new amphitheater at La Puntilla in Puerto Plata, which was unutilized for months, there will take place eight concerts with Dominican stars every last Saturday of the month until the end of the year. The full rehearsal on Holy Saturday has been successful. Depending on the source, between 3,000 and 7,000 spectators came

to the free extravaganza “Puerto Plata es Alegría”, which featured some of the greatest Dominican music legends, including the veterans of Merengue Johnny Ventura and Fernando Villalona, the often disrespectfully called “La vieja Fefa”, interpreter of the Merengue típico, more gallantly “Fefita la Grande”, as well as the more modern Merenguero Krisspy. Also Sergio Vargas and Wilfredo Vargas, unrelated despite their name, gave themselves the honor. For the younger ones there was Salsa from the hip Chiquito Team Band and the representative of Música urbana was Vakeró. Surprise guest and last singer of the night was Mozart La Para. Johnny Ventura, Fefita la Grande and Krisspy.

Bachata was presented by the popular star Elvis Martínez. The first event lasted about six hours and was presented by the moderators Frederick Martínez (El Pachá), Michael Miguel Holguín, July July and Yoryi Castillo. “Puerto Plata es Alegría” was sponsored by the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of Tourism, Cerveza Presidente, Barceló, Pepsi, the Energy Drink 911 and the Mayor of Puerto Plata. The next highlight in the amphitheater will be the Bachata star Raulín Rodríguez on the 27th of May at a concert for Mother's Day.


What is this Guy singing? “Mala fe” by Químico Ultra Mega One of the current stars of Dominican Dembow is Químico Ultra Mega, whose name does not leave much to explain. Esto va para ti, mala fe, que te quieres beber mi café. Después que me puse una pinta vacana y por eso me quieres prender. Esto va para ti, mala fe, que te quieres beber mi café. Mi cuarto yo lo sudé, servilleta para mi, plomo para usted. Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Todo el mundo al suelo que están tirando tiros para arriba. Que bajen la cabeza los ayudantes de bebidas. Los tigueres en la casa, la pistola están activa. Esa va para ti si te viras. Y rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan. Y todos esos demagogos, dónde es que están? Y rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan. Le puse lo mío y al final se doblán. Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo Te puse de todo, yo a ti te mantenía, te pagaba fiesta casi todos los días. Lo que me busqué contigo repartía pero estaba claro que te doblarías. Mosca, con los palomos yo estoy. Se comen lo tuyo y te dicen me voy. No me hables de mañana a mi háblenme de hoy. Me busco lo mío y ya no te lo doy. Es que tu estás claro, que con nosotros no no no no puedes forzar. Ese paquete, que tu me hiciste y esa falacia no corre a nada. Y rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan Le puse lo mío y al final se doblán. y rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan Y todos esos demagogos dónde es que están? Esto va para ti, mala fe, que te quieres beber mi café. Después que me puse una pinta vacana y por eso me quieres prender. Esto va para ti, mala fe, que te quieres beber mi café. Mi cuarto yo lo sudé, servilleta para mi, plomo para usted. Pra pra pra pra pra pra … plomo plomo …

This goes for you, bad faith, who wants to drink my coffee. After I dressed up cool, you want to accost me. This goes for you, bad faith, who wants to drink my coffee. My money I have sweated myself, a house worker for me, lead for you. Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Everybody to the ground, because up they are shooting. Head down, servers of the beverages. The guys at home have the pistols active. That's for you, if you turn. And rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan. And all those demagogues, where are they? And rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan. I gave mine and in the end they turned. Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead I gave you everything, I maintained you, I paid you a party almost every day. What I've searched, I shared with you, But it was clear that you would turn away. Careful I am with the slouches. They eat yours and tell you I leave. Do not talk of tomorrow, talk to me of today. I searching mine and won't give you anything It is clear to you that with us nothing, nothing, nothing can fe forced. This show, which you made me, and this deception lead to nothing. And rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan. I gave mine and in the end they turned. And rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan. And all those demagogues, where are they? This goes for you, bad faith, who wants to drink my coffee. After I dressed up cool, you want to accost me. This goes for you, bad faith, who wants to drink my coffee. My money I have sweated myself, a house worker for me, lead for you. Pra pra pra pra pra pra ... Lead, lead …

If music, which the youth prefer to listen, is a mirror image of society, as some say, the situation of the country is not very good. Some of the older musicians who were successful years ago, complain that the most Domincan of all music, the Merengue, is no longer played in the radios, and call for quotas to support this national cultural heritage. However, whether the youth would hear more Merengue then, may be set aside. Dembow is the music that strikes the chord of the youth. Dembow is a fast, monotonous rhythm from the computer, practically without other musical additions. In addition, a mostly male sings or chants about topics that come from the lowest strata of the barrios (hoods), but apparently appeal to many. Girls who “twerk” in the videos with the lightest clothing, that is, wiggle their butts, are called sluts, the guys brag with their money (how they got it is not hard to guess), and are sure that all the others are only envious because of their “success”. And if there are any problems? Pra pra pra para and rata tan tan rata ta tan tan tan, they are resolved with a gun.


Conversion

X-Sudoku

Military

An atheist takes a walk through the forest and wonders what evolution has created by accident. „What majestic trees! What wonderful animals,“ he says to himself in a loud voice. As he walks along the banks of a river, he hears a rustle in the bushes behind him. A grizzly over seven feet tall comes up to him. He runs as fast as he can. He looks over his shoulder - the bear comes closer. He runs even faster, in panic. He looks back - the bear is right behind him. Then he stumbles and falls. When he wants to get up, the bear is already over him and holds him down with his left paw. When the bear tears up his right paw to kill him, the atheist desperately exclaims, „Oh, my God!“ The time stands still. The bear is grown stiff. The forest is quiet. And even the river ceases to flow. A bright light captures the man and a voice comes out of heaven: „You have denied my existence all these years, you even teach others that I am not there and think creation was a cosmic coincidence. And now do you seriously expect me to free you from this predicament and to save you?“ The atheist looks into the light and says, „It would be hypocritical to ask to be treated as a Christian after all these years. But maybe you could make this bear a Christian?“ „Okay“, says the voice. The light disappears. The river flows and the sounds of the forest sound again. The bear takes his paw off, puts both paws together, lowers his head and says, „Bless us, O Lord, and these, Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty.“

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 man comes running across a nun in a street, panic-stricken, and begs her to hide him under her cloak immediately. Later he will explain to her. But please, it has to be immediately. The nun accepts, and only seconds later two men in military uniforms approach her and ask if she saw a man running past. She answers in the affirmative and points in a ramdom direction. The men are running away. The man comes out from under her cowl and thanks. The nun asks why he has to hide himself from the militar police. “I don't want to go to Afghanistan,” the man explains, adding, “You got very nice legs, by the way.” The nun giggles and says, “If you had looked further up, you would have seen that I also got very nice testicles. And I don't want to go to Afghanistan either.”

Sudoku No. 389 (easy)

Sudoku No. 390

 A group of NATO officers are sent to Sweden for supervising an exercise close to the Russian border. None of them speaks Swedish, but anyhow they decide to attend a mass. After some time in the church, becoming increasingly bored, a man in front of them is standing up. The officers think that finally the mass is finished and are also getting up to leave. The whole congregation is bursting into laughter. Startled, they ask the priest, who speaks a little English, what they have done that funny. He replied, „We were just about to start a child's christening, and I asked the father of the baby to stand up.“


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Long and Short Term - RENTALS – of readyfordr.com – bestsosuareal estate.com Re#226 Economic 1 Bedroom Apartment, Cabarete Center, 45 sq.m/484 sq.ft, 2nd floor, US$450 per month, www.bestsosuareal estate.com - athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140. Re#228 New Spacious 2 Bedroom Apartments, Sosua, 100 sq.m/ 1,076 sq.ft, US$770/month, www.best sosuarealestate.com – athumeyer@ gmail.com – 809-462-8140. Re#236 a437 Grd. Fl, 2 BR/2 BA, Ocean Front Apartment, Cabarete, 120 sq.m/1,294 s.ft, start at US$70/night, US$1,200/month. www.bestsosuarealestate.com – athu meyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140. Re#242 Spacious Pool Side 1 BR Apartment, Cabarete, 60 sq.m/645 sq.ft, grd. fl. US$55/day, US$550/ month, www.bestsosuareal estate.com - athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140.

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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Apartment and room for monthly rental in Playa Laguna. Apartment from US$350, room US$220. Tel. 809-571-3375 or 809-781-6015 Small house in Lomas Mironas, 1 bedroom, 1 BA, 52 sq.m, pool, garden, in guarded area, only 450 US$, electricity & internet included. 829-726-5174. tbargemann@gmx.de. www.dominican-republic-realestate.org (004-RC-LM) 2-bedroom villa with pool & garden in Lomas Mironas, guarded, 125 sq.m, electricity & internet included, only 800 US$. tbargemann@gmx.de 829-726-5174. www.dominicanrepublic-real-estate.org (018-RC-LM) Twice in the first row to rent "The Victorian" Beachfront Apartment "Blue Fish" Penthouse 180° sea view 24 hours electricity, security, Pool www.caribbean-24.com, 809-912-5126 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 Quiet furnished bungalow for rent (approx. 89 sq.m) with garden in Sosua in German speaking community. Only at long-term or permanent tenants, possibly together with vehicle (SUV), at a good total price. The house is accessible for handicapped people. Detailed description and photos on request at monte.chelo@gmail.com or 809-5713919

Suite in La Mina Los Brazos with sea view from US $ 27 for rent. Romantic paradise with pool and peace, away from tourism, only 20 km to Cabarete. Suite in private villa on the mountain, for 2 persons, approx. 50 sqm with terrace, bathroom, shower, WC, double bed, refrigerator, kitchenette, ceiling fan, SAT-TV, Internet, toaster, coffee machine - APARTMENT from US$ 49 for 2-3 persons, approx. 90 sqm, roofed balcony with sea view, bath, shower, toilet, king size bed, sofa bed, kitchen, refrigerator, toaster, coffee machine, SAT-TV, Internet, ceiling fan. Use of pool area and BBQ, 24h security, electricity and water. On request breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hyundai car can be rented. Pictures: https://goo.gl/vy VNUP - Infos: DomrepVillas@ gmail.com Long term rental for two or three bedrooms Villa with private pool, nice yard, furnished and walking distance to the beach in a nice gated community. Call for rental price and availability 809-963-2052 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

Lovely one bedroom condo on outskirts of Sosua available for long term rental. US$350/month ex. electric for rentals starting now, not next high season. Sorry no children or pets. Contact joannadee02@ gmail.com

Looking for villa/house 20 km around Sosua in quiet area - 2-3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms, kitchen, garage/storage area, garden min 600 m2, pets allowed, pool (not a must). Property must be in good maintenance condition and not furnished. Long term renting for retired European people. Eventual villa/house for rent with option to buy. Offers welcome only by: villayasica@gmail.com Who has to give away used furnishing? Like refrigerator, TV, everything you don't need any longer. Please call 829-815-1948 Looking for House/Apartment in Cabarete from November for 5 months, wertschuetz@gmx.ch Looking for an apartment in Boca Chica in quiet and safe community. Call 849-264-9676 We are looking for Apartment in Sosúa/Cabarete to rent or buy. Up to 70 sq.m, quiet guarded area, offers to 849-264-9676

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


Very useful Thriving business for computers and stationery in Sosúa for sale for private reasons. Price negotiable. Please call 809-707-2079 Health Insurance Group. Three people needed to start a Health Insurance Group. Please contact Ken 809-206-8962

Spanish Lessons by a long-time, professionally experienced teacher, on the beach or private. Contact Email: la-mayra@hotmail.com or call 849-262-5765

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

Suzuki Vitara XL-7 for sale, 4x4, year 2005, red, US$6,999 o.n.o. Whatsapp 829-859-7389 Mitsubishi Montero, 1998, Jeep 4x4, Gas & petrol g.w.o., new tyres, new battery, fully serviced, 5,250 US$, Call 829-678-3311 Honda Scooter, 2006, 600 cc, Silver Wing,14,000 km, like new, US$ 5,800 o.n.o., Call 829-891-1460 or 809-817-8345 For rent: 2017 cars, automatic, power windows, A/C, 4 door, very good gas mileage. Price US$133 per week. Call 809-727-9850 or 809-2616001. Restrictions apply.

German Nailstylist in Costambar. Specialist in Gel, Acryl, Shellack, www.facebook.com/JustNailsIrina, Tel. 829 7276845

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All kind of LED lighting! We also have Cinta LED Impermeable. Call for best prices! 849-626-5809 Electric 8 inch chainsaw 2,000 RD$, Toshiba DVD Player 1,500 RD$, Free-standing Fan small 500 RD$, 1 gall Pool Paint, unopened 1,800 RD$ Stainless steel serving plates s. 150 RD$ each, m. 200 RD$ each, l. 250 RD$ each. Black & Decker Car vacuum cleaner 1,000 RD$, Antique Queen Anne chairs 1 @ 250 US$, 1 @100 US$, Computer, monitor, printer, key board, mouse, table & chair 15,000 RD$ Call 829-678-3311

PRESS DATE FOR ISSUE 198 (17th of May 2017): 9th of APRIL 2017 Sudoku solutions from page 11:

Sudoku No. 389

Sudoku No. 390

A nine-year old boy goes into the grocery store, grabs a box of tampons from the shelf and carries it to the register. The cashier asks, “Oh, these must be for your mom, huh?” “Nope,” says the boy, “not for my mom.” The cashier responds, “Well, they must be for your sister then?” “Nope,” says the boy, “not for my sister, neither.” The cashier is now curious, “Oh. Not for your mom and not for your sister - then who are they for?” The nine-year-old says, “They're for my little brother. They say on TV, if you wear one of these, you can swim and ride a bike, and my little brother can't do either of those things.”

 Beware!

How do you know that the bartender doesn't like you? Your Bloody Mary has a string hanging out of it.

Four-year-old golden yellow sterile cat is looking for a nice home. For free. Call 829-702-8286

Do you want to renew or apply for a RESIDENCIA?

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

Do you need help, because your Spanish isn't good?

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

Do you need a translation, legalized or not legalized? Ask in the LA PLAYA-Office in Sosúa at Beach Way Plaza


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