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Signs of a Change? Reporters dare to touch hot Topics / “Czar of the Metro” failed to offer an Explanation President Danilo Medina's call to point out where they see corruption and irregularities in his government has been answered by some courageous reporters. Several publications caused indignation among the population during the past days. In the country where many complain about the fact that they are no longer safe in their neighborhood because of the growing crime and the absence of police, a journalist found out that for the head of the National Police, General Major Nelson Peguero Paredes, 132 Police officers are delegated for his personal protection and that of his immediate family members. For him personally, it is 81. However, this also includes drivers and guardians. For his wife, nine officers are assigned, another four are for his mother, four each for his daughters and son. Peguero's statement that the salary increase announced by President Medina applies only to officials of the National Police, but not to the “vagabonds” in the normal police for whom only applies the normal wage increase, caused further trouble.

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With the Czar of the Metro, Diandino Peña Criqué, another close confidant of former President Leonel Fernández came into the firing line. In his affidavit, he stated that he was living solely of the salary of 150,000 pesos which is paid to him as a public functionary. He stated that he does not own any real estate, cars or luxury goods that are not derived from this salary. Now Alicia Ortega, a revelation journalist, published a completely different story. She asked Diandino Peña Criqué for an interview, and he thought she would only ask him about his career in the private sector. When she confronted him with a total of 29 companies, of which he founded 25 after his entry into the government of Leonel Fernández, he failed to offer an explanation. The majority of these companies are active today, but they declare that they do not have any business activities. Some of them appear in the “Panama Papers” and some are registered on the Virgin Islands. In addition to five of his seven sons, a 71-year-old man from Santo Domingo frequently appears as the representative of these companies. Diandino Peña was appointed head of the Metro of Santo Domingo by Leonel Fernández, handling over two billion dollars. As an explanation, he admitted, “Keep in mind that we entrepreneurs act according to a method where things do not appear under our name. They are assets of the company, as a person we own nothing.”

The Green March movement must attune now to the counter-defend of the politicians and officials who have been accused by it of being corrupt, after they realize that “Marcha Verde” will probably not be a one-day fly, which will eventually run out alone one day. Besides the fact that opposition politicians want to jump on the train - which is not liked by the organizers because they say that they do not want to change faces, but a change of the system - the accused also try to discredit members of the Marcha Verde. In Moca, policemen were trying to slip drugs to the Marcha Verde spokesman, Juan Comprés, and arrested him. But unfortunately for them, everything was filmed with mobile phones and placed on the Internet. A judge freed Comprés after two days, who said that he also had been maltreated by the police. The prosecutor asked the National Police to investigate the accused police officers.


Hurricane Season 2017 st

From the 1 of June to End of November / Why did the Sea retreat on the North Coast? Arlene was a premature girl. Still harmless. It was the first hurricane of the 2017 season on the 19th of April, and it ended only two days later on the Atlantic. Its winds reached just 50 miles per hour. The hurricanes of the North Atlantic, whose season begins officially on the 1st of June and ends on the 30th of November, bear alternating female and male names. 2017, these are only names that have not yet been used before. These are: Arlene, who has already sighed out her life. Afterwards come, in alphabetical order: Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, José, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince and Withney. Researchers from the Colorado State University predict an under-average season for 2017 with a total of only eleven tropical storms, four of which could turn into a hurricane of strength three to five. The team is basing its prediction on data from the past 60 years that include

temperatures in the Atlantic, water pressure, winds and different phenomena such as El Niño and others. The coming hurricane season has similar characteristics as there were in 1957, 1965, 1972, 1976 and 2002. The activity this year will be 85 percent of the average. Last year it was about 135 percent. However, Wagner Rivera from the Meteorological Institute Onamet in Santo Domingo warns that even in an underaverage season it can not be predicted whether the rains caused by hurricanes will be strong or weak. In the Hurricane season 2016, seven of the 15 tropical storms with a name turned into hurricanes, three of them in higher categories. The worst was Hurricane “Matthew”, which caused severe flooding in the Dominican Republic. Four people were killed in landslides. Very hard hit by “Matthew” was the southwest of Haiti, where more than 900 people lost their lives due to the floods.

Panic among the dwellers of the north coast of the Dominican Republic, was caused by the sudden retreat of the Atlantic Ocean in the morning of the 2 nd of May of a distance of more than 50 meters. The coastal dwellers feared that there was a seaquake and that the sea had retreated to return as a tsunami. But the authorities quickly gave an all-clear. There has no near seaquake, nor had the heavy rainfall of the past few weeks anything to do with this extreme retreat of the sea. It was a so-called neap tide, which occurs when the moon and the sun are at a 90degree angle to the earth and there is low tide. Actually this is nothing very special. Only that this time the sea level was extremely low, which can occur in this form every three years. Often this phenomenon is not even noticed by the people, for example, when it takes place at night.


Export Hit from Baní Mangoes exported for 6.9 Million Dollars per Crop / Damage to Infrastructure by Rains The “mango banilejo”, the small, yellow mango from Baní, is known for its exquisite taste, but it is not the most exported fruit of Baní. The only reason: it is simply too small. The race is made by the large red-green Keith, which accounts for 65 percent of Baní's mango exports. Mangoes have now become an important export item of the Dominican Republic. Last year, according to figures from the Mango Producers of Baní (Abapromango), the revenues were more than 20 million dollars for the whole country. The Bani region, one of the main mango regions, contributed 6.9 million dollars with each crop. The chairman of the Dominican Mango Cluster, Rafael Leger, said that in the year 2000, Haiti exported two million crates of mangoes, the Dominican Republic only 300,000. “But today we have overcome this situation, thanks to an evenly growing growth in exports to Europe, the USA and the Caribbean islands.” Today, the prospect of each harvest alone from Baní is 535,500 crates.

According to Abapromango, the Dominican Republic cultivates 1,500 commercial farms on an area of 84,000 tareas (about 5,300 hectares) of export-appropriate mango. 70 percent of these farms are located in the Baní zone. In addition to Baní there are three other major cultivation areas in the southwest: Ázua, Neiba and San Juan de la Maguana. Mangoes are originally from India, which today is the main producer with an annual production of about 15 million tons, and mangoes are already mentioned in the Veda texts as “food of the Gods” in 1,200 BC.

The heavy and long-lasting rains in April and May have resulted in damage to the infrastructure of the Dominican Republic of more than 105 million dollars. A total of at least 42 bridges broke down, unable to resist the water masses, 13 roads, 18 municipal roads and numerous retaining walls were destroyed. According to the Minister of Economy, Ángel Estévez, around 40 percent of the rice cultivation has been affected in various parts of the country. But there will not be any scarcity of this basic food, since at the beginning of the rains already 60 per cent of the harvest were in the granaries. “The difficult part is where the rice is ripe,” said Estévez. In total, however, there are less than 5,000 tareas (315 hectares) which are still under water. The banana cultivation in the north-west did not have any problems with the rain this time, and even in cattle breeding the supply is not endangered in the long run. “In terms of water, this was an important year. In the long term, this can have a positive impact on livestock farming.”


Murderous Region Caracas has highest Murder Rate / 43 of the 50 most dangerous Cities in Latin America Latin America with the Caribbean is the region of the world where most of the murders are committed. With a world population share of just nine percent, onethird of all murders of the world happen in this region. Every month, 11,000 people in Latin America and the Caribbean lose their lives due to violence. In addition to the tragic personal fates, these violent acts also cause immense economic damage. The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB, Spanish: BID) estimates that this is causing an annual damage to the region by 261 billion dollars, equivalent to 3.55 percent of gross domestic product (GDP). These losses are calculated as follows: Social costs and losses as the detainee is no longer productive: 0.64 percent of the GDP, private sector expenditure on security, for example for monitoring and security personnel, services: 1.37 percent, and costs for courts, police and prisons: 1.51 percent of the GDP.

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The reason for the many violent acts is, in most cases, the delinquency for the drugs. Gangs are fighting for territories, “traitors” are killed, shootouts between police or military and members of drug bands. Often, people who accidentally are present at the wrong place and the wrong time are also killed. The violent delinquency in the Dominican Republic is pretty worrying, but still far from what happens in other countries of the continent. Among the world's 50 most violent cities in 2016, no Dominican city appears. Of the 50 most violent cities of the world, 43 are located in Latin America. 19 of them in Brazil, eight in Mexico and seven in Venezuela, with the Venezuelan capital Caracas at the top with 130.35 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. However, Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security, admits that the figures for Caracas can not be verified, because the Venezuelan government does not provide regular information, and because many of the dead come from outside to the morgues of Caracas.

Next to Caracas follows the Mexican seaside resort of Acapulco with 113.23 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. On the ranks three and four follow the Honduran cities San Pedro Sula and Distrito Central, the capital. On place 13, Cape Town in South Africa is the first city outside the region with 60.77 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. One rank lower comes St. Louis in the USA (60.37) one of a total of four cities of this country. These include Baltimore (51.14 on rank 26), New Orleans (45.17, rank 34) and Detroit (44.60, rank 36). The list includes two other cities outside the region: Nelson Mandela Bay and Durban in South Africa on the positions 43 and 50. The most murderous city in the Caribbean is Jamaica's capital, Kingston (45.43 murders per 100,000 inhabitants on rank 32). In the “unsafe” Dominican Republic, the murder rate was 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, only Panama and Costa Rica show less.


“Operación Sonrisa” 53,000 Operations in Latin America and the Caribbean in 35 Years / Mission in April Every three minutes somewhere in the world, a child with a so-called “harelip”, or today cleft lip, or a cleft palate is born, that is, one of 500 to 750 newborns. In the rich countries it is usually no problem to correct this birth defect with an operation and to allow the child a normal life. Reasons for these maladies are probably both hereditary and external factors such as smoking or alcohol and drug use of the mother during pregnancy or mother's diseases such as rubella or lack of folic acid, overdosage of vitamin A, and much more.

In contrast to countries with good health care, a cleft lip or palate is a serious problem for the newborn in the poorer countries. The probability of dying before their first birthday is twice as high as in children without this defect. Since nasal and oral cavity are not separated in the palate, they can not swallow properly and thus do not get enough food. They simply starve to death. If they survive, many cannot speak or hear well. In some cultures, these poor little beings are also considered cursed.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, almost one million people live with a cleft lip or palate today. The US-American Operation Smile, in Spanish “Operación Sonrisa” is a non-profit organization that carries out free operations in about 40 countries in order to give these children a smile and thus a dignified life with an average 45-minute intervention. In the 35 years of its existence, this organization has operated more than 53,000 children in Latin America and the Caribbean. In the Dominican Republic, these free operations have been carried out by Operación Sonrisa only since 2009. The last mission took place from 3 to 7 April in Santo Domingo. In these years there have been operated about 1,000 children.


El Super Nuevo

Cristian Castro

Flowers for Pablo Escobar

Interruption of Concert

“El Puma” Would like to retire here

Recently, the American rapper Wiz Khalifa caused a furious reaction in Colombia because he laid down flowers on the tomb of Pablo Escobar, who was shot dead by a police officer in 1993 (see LA PLAYA 195). Now the Dominican singer of Música urbana, Jaroimi Matos, known as El Super Nuevo (see LA PLAYA 164), also felt the need to imitate this idea. He published a photo on Instagram, showing him kneeling before the boss of the bosses. Together with the remark: “If you know his story, leave a comment #RIP.” Comments followed, like: “Great story, hahaha, Pablo Escobar, the god of criminals. What a clown you are!” Others applauded, “He may have killed many, but he also did much good.” But contrary to Wiz Khalifa, who fights for the legalization of marijuana, none of the Dominican Dembowseros has balls of steel. In their songs, they flirt with drugs, as in “Tengo una mata en mi casa” (I have a plant at home) by Químico Ultra Mega, where he fleetingly shows a marijuana-like plant. But when these guys are confronted to maintain their opinion publicly, their poor response is always: “Drugs? Not me! Never! All the others yes!”

In an interview with the Dominican TV presenter Dafne Guzmán, who traveled to Miami exclusively for this interview, the Venezuelan singer José Luis “El Puma” Rodríguez said he would like to retire in the Dominican Republic. “El Puma” is considered one of the greatest interpreters of Latin music with hits like “Dueño de nada” or “Culpable soy yo”. He is both, a Venezuelan and a US citizen, and he is a critic of the current Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro. José Luis Rodríguez said in the interview, “I feel something very special for the Dominicans. Because this place in truth is a paradise.” He is residing in Miami because of his pulmonary fibromatosis, a progressive disease for which he asks his fans to form a prayer chain. “I try to live day by day, every moment, now, because I didn't do that before,” he mused. Nevertheless, he recently recorded a new album in which he sings songs of his 50-year career, in duets with stars like Alejandro Fernández or Chayanne.

Mother's Day Concert Amphitheater Puerto Plata On the 27th of May, the Amphitheater presents the second concert of “Puerto Plata es Alegría”. Superstar of the evening is Raulín Rodríguez, who invites to a Mother's Day concert. The other stars of the evening are Los Hermanos Rosario, Shadow Blow, Bonny Cepeda, Richie Cepeda, Banda Real and David Kada.

The eccentric Mexican superstar Cristian Castro, who lately often was the talk of the day for his more or less bizarre appearances and “confessions” - sometimes in female dresses, sometimes suggesting that he is gay - now surprised in a concert in Mexicali, which he interrupted to kneel down before his girlfriend Carol Victoria Urbán and to ask her for her hand. The interpreter of hits like “Azul” invited the audience to witness something great, something very beautiful. Something that means everything in a man's life. “I am very, very moved. I found the woman I have always dreamed of, who I have been waiting for for so long.” The 42-year-old singer, who had already been married twice, gave the 28-year-old violinist a ring and asked her: “Do you want to marry me?” After a kiss and a hug, he dedicated her the song “Después de ti, qué?” (After you, what?)


What is this Woman singing? “¿Cómo olvidar?” by Olga Tañón Some weeks ago, Olga Tañón celebrated her 25 th stage anniversary. In her country Puerto Rico she is called the “Queen of Merengue” or “Woman of Fire”. Olga Tañón is one of the most successful artists of the “Tropical Music” category and her music is not only Merengue, but she also has a lot of hits in Salsa and Ballads (like the presented song). Viendo la lluvia caer. Sola tomando café. Veo pasar los recuerdos de tantos momentos que aún llevo en la piel. Recuerdo verte llegar bajo una lluvia invernal. Corría el mes de diciembre. Recuerdo era viernes. No lo he de olvidar, la primera noche juntos. ¿Cómo olvidar lo que vivimos? ¿Cómo expresar lo que sentimos? Tantos besos compartidos, tantos sueños que ahora se han ido. ¿Cómo olvidar? ¿Cómo me quito este dolor? ¿Cómo te saco de mi mente y mi presente? Como olvidar que te llevaste mi corazón? En mi reloj son las diez y afuera nada se ve. Solo la luz de los autos que alumbran los charcos y un poco mi fe. Quisiera verte llegar bajo una lluvia invernal. Aunque no sea diciembre, tampoco sea viernes. No he de olvidar la primera noche juntos. ¿Cómo olvidar lo que vivimos? ¿Cómo expresar lo que sentimos? Tantos besos compartidos Tantos sueños que ahora se han ido. ¿Cómo olvidar? ¿Cómo me quito este dolor? ¿Cómo te saco de mi mente y mi presente? ¿Cómo olvidar que te llevaste mi corazón? Larga noche, larga espera. Y el deseo quema. Se hace vivir sin respirar. ¿Cómo olvidar lo que vivimos? ¿Cómo expresar lo que sentimos? Tantos besos compartidos. Tantos sueños que ahora se han ido. ¿Cómo olvidar? ¿Cómo me quito este dolor? ¿Cómo te saco de mi mente y mi presente? ¿Cómo olvidar que te llevaste mi corazón? ¿Cómo olvidar que te llevaste mi corazón? Mi corazón.

Seeing the rain fall. Drinking a coffee alone. I see the memories pass by of so many moments, which I still have on the skin. I remember how I saw you arrive under a wintry rain. It was in the month of December. I remember, it was Friday. I can not forget it, the first night together. How to forget what we experienced? How to express what we felt? So many common kisses, So many dreams that have now gone. How to forget? How can I remove this pain? How do I remove you from my head and my presence? How to forget that you took my heart? On my watch it is ten o'clock and outside nothing can be seen. Just the light of the cars that illuminate the puddles and a little of my faith. I would like to see you arrive under a wintry rain. Even though it is not December, and also not Friday. I can not forget the first night together. How to forget what we experienced? How to express what we felt? So many common kisses, So many dreams that have now gone. How to forget? How can I remove this pain? How do I remove you from my head and my presence? How to forget that you took my heart? Long night, long wait. And the desire burns. It is living without breathing. How to forget what we experienced? How to express what we felt? So many common kisses, So many dreams that have now gone. How to forget? How can I remove this pain? How to remove you from my head and my presence? How to forget that you took my heart? My heart.

Olga Teresa Tañón Ortiz was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, on the 13th of April 1967. Since she was a child, she loved the Dominican Merengue, and she is still regarded as one of the most genuine performers of this genre, although she is a Puerto Rican. After working with different orchestras in her youth, Olga Tañón published her first solo album in 1992, which is still dominated by Dominican Merengues. In the nineties, she was one of the biggest Merengue stars. From her fourth album in 1996 she was looking for new ways with Mexican themes and ballads. No less successful. Meanwhile, she released more than 20 albums. Olga Tañón has won numerous high-profile prizes such as two Grammys, three Latin Grammys, twelve Latin Billboard Music Awards and nine Premios Lo Nuestro. On this 12th of May, her new album “Olga Tañón y Punto” was released, which includes the Puerto Rican Reggaeton star Wisin.


Ask Dr. Laura Open Letter from an Auditor to Dr. Laura Schlessinger on important biblical Questions odor for the Lord (Lev. 1:9). The problem is my neighbors. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them? b) I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

Dr Laura Schlessinger, Leviticus and Homosexuality: The Famous Open Letter It seems this has been floating around the internet for years and can be found in many and varied places. It was supposedly written in response to Dr. Laura’s claim that the Bible specifically condemns Homosexuality in Leviticus. “Dear Dr. Laura, Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind him that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the specific laws and how to best follow them. a) When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing

c) I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanness (Lev. 15:1924). The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offence. d) Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians? e) I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself? f) A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination (Lev. 11:10), it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? g) Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here? h) Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.19:27. How should they die? i) I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

j) My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/ polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them (Lev. 24:10-16)? Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws (Lev. 20:14)? I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging. Your devoted disciple and adoring fan.” LA PLAYA apologizes if someone should feel hurt in his religious feelings by this blasphemous text, published on the Internet. We nevertheless publish it, since we are advocates of freedom of the press and religion. And also for another, and admittedly the main reason: It is just too funny!


Slightly confused

X-Sudoku

Blondes!

A friend says to the other, „I sleep with my girlfriend twice a week.“ „Me only once.“ „How is that? You told me you didn't have a girlfriend.“ „Oh, I thought we were talking about yours.“

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.

Surprisingly, a blonde comes home earlier and hears moans from the bedroom. She runs upstairs, and sees her husband lying on the battered bed, naked, sweaty, and panting for air. “What's going on?”, the blonde asks. The husband pants, “Honey, I think I have a heart attack!” The blonde quickly runs down to the phone and wants to dial the emergency number, when the four-year-old son comes and says: “Mom, Aunt Fanny is naked and hides in the bedroom cupboard!” Furiously, the blonde pops the phone down, runs up the stairs into the bedroom, tears open the door of the cupboard, and in fact, there is her naked sister! The blonde yells at her: “You silly cow! That's so typical for you! My husband is having a heart attack, and you are playing hide-and-seek with the kids!”

 „Doctor, I think there is something wrong with me“, the 92-year-old Mr. Peters complains to the psychiatrist. „I'm always running behind young girls!“ „That's quite natural, Mr. Peters,“ the doctor tries to calm him. „Maybe. But I can not remember what for!“

 Henry, Gerald and Earnest are invited to the paternity process. Henry says, „I have a great idea: if we all recognize paternity, nothing can happen to us.“ Gerald and Earnest are enthusiastic about this idea. Henry is the first to be questioned by the judge who asks him solemnly, „Do you recognize paternity?“ „Yes, Your Honor,“ says Henry with a broad grin. „Hereby, this case is closed.“

Sudoku No. 391 (easy)

 The divorce judge says, „Mr Miller, I have studied this case very carefully and hereby I decide to give your wife maintenance payments of 750 dollars a month.“ „I think that's a very noble act by you, Your Honor,“ rejoices the husband. „And I promise to add a few more bucks to that sum every now and then.“

Sudoku No. 392

 A blonde gets to the last question of „Who wants to be a Millionaire“. The question is, „Which bird does not build its own nest? 1. The Lark, 2. The Blue Tit, 3. The Cuckoo, 4. The Eagle.“ As if shot from the gun, the blonde answers, „Number 3. The Cuckoo!“ The quiz-master asks, „Are you sure? You still have the audience lifeline. Don't you want to use it for your own security?“ The blonde: „No! Press number 3. 100 per cent! It can only be the cuckoo! " „Why are you so sure?“, asks the quizmaster, pushing button three. „You pinhead. Every baby knows that the cuckoo lives in a clock!“


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New commercial property in the center of Cabarete with 6 apartments and 6 stores. Top investment opportunity in a prime location for a bargain price. 6 BR, 7 BA, 6 stores, 485 sq.m plot, 1,014 sq.m of living space, pool, terrace, 6 parking places, sea view, only 479,000 US$. 829-726-5174. Tbargemann@gmx.de, www.dominican-republic-realestate.org (066-GC) Fantastic villa, 3 bedrooms, 2 BA, Lomas Mironas, gazebo, pool, sea view, 165 sq.m, 1,791 sq.m ground, very well maintained, large garden, 239,000 US$. tbargemann@gmx.de 829-726-5174. www.dominicanrepublic-real-estate.org (001-VC-LM) New built apartments, 2 bedrooms, 1 BA, 70 sq.m, Cabarete ProCab, pool, beautiful garden, very low ancillary costs, 74,000 US$. tbargemann@gmx.de - 829-726-5174. www.dominican-republic-realestate.org (074-AC-2BR) Very beautiful villa, 3 bedrooms, 3 BA, 151 sq.m, Perla Marina, pool, 965 sq.m ground, very well maintained, beautiful garden, 168.000 US$ o.n.o. tbargemann@gmx.de - 829-726-5174. www.dominican-republic-realestate.org (077-VC) Apartment for sale, 80 sq.m, completely furnished, 2 BR, 2 BA, living-room with bar and integrated kitchen, terrace, Pool, parking, guarded, in the beautiful condominium of Puerto Chiquito for only US$ 60,000. Info: Tel. 829-373-1218


Very well maintained villa, 2 bedrooms, 2 BA, 120 sq.m, Casa Linda, pool, 520 sq.m ground, beautiful garden, 159,000 US$ o.n.o. tbargemann@gmx.de - 829-726-5174. www.dominican-republic-realestate.org (052-VS) Luxury villa, 2 bedrooms, 2 BA, 120 sq.m, Sosua, pool, 867 sq.m plot, very well maintained, beautiful garden, gazebo, sea view, 149,000 US$ o.n.o. tbargemann@gmx.de 829-726-5174. www.dominicanrepublic-real-estate.org (091-VS) Beach apartment, 1 bedroom, 1.5 BA, 80 sq.m, Cabarete, large pool, newly renovated, large garden, 77,000 US$. tbargemann@gmx.de 829-726-5174. www.dominicanrepublic-real-estate.org (007-AC-SB) House with fantastic sea view, Sosua, La Mulata. 360o panoramic view, 3 BR, incl. detached studio, pool, covered jacuzzi, large garage, covered area 300 sqm, plot 1500 sqm. US$129,000 SPECIAL OFFER. Ideal for livestock. Tel. 829-373-1218. Also possible rent to own.

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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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 Trade Wind Condo for Sale, 1 bedroom in excellent condition, fully furnished, new mahogany kitchen, large bedroom with good storage, furnished balcony overlooks pool & tropical gardens. 2 flat-screen-TVs, laundry facilities on site, quiet complex, 100% security, walk to Super Pola. 84,500 US$, To view: 829-2864013 or liammscanlan@yahoo.ca

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$550/ month, www.bestsosuareal estate.com - athumeyer@gmail.com – 809-462-8140. Small house in Lomas Mironas, 1 bedroom, 1 BA, 52 sq.m, pool, garden, in guarded area, only 450 US$, 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$. tbargemann@gmx.de 829-726-5174. www.dominicanrepublic-real-estate.org (018-RC-LM) New apartments in Cabarete in different sizes, center close to the sea, large pool, guarded, long term, 1 bedroom: 500 US$, 2-bedroom: 700 US$, tbargemann@gmx.de, 829-7265174 New Studios in Cabarete ProCab, 35 sq.m, pool, garden, long term from 600 US$. 829-726-5174 – tbarge mann@gmx.de, www.dominicanrepublic-real-estate.org (154-RC-1BR)

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

1-bedroom duplex apartment in Perla Marina, 75 sq.m, balcony, large garage, long term 450 US$. 829-7265174. tbargemann@gmx.de

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

Apartment and room for monthly rental in Playa Laguna. Apartment from US$350, room US$220. Tel. 809-571-3375 or 809-781-6015

Who has to give away used furnishing? Like refrigerator, TV, everything you don't need any longer. Please call 829-815-1948

4-bedroom luxury villa in Perla Marina, guarded, 240 sq.m, electricity & internet included, 1900 US$ / month. 829-726-5174. tbarge mann@gmx.de www.dominican-re public-real-estate.org (015-RC-PM-XL)

Inexpensive Apartments in Playa Chiquita. Furnished or unfurnished. Further information at 849-262-5765, or mail: la-mayra@hotmail.com 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


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

Mitsubishi Montero, 1998, Jeep 4x4, Gas & petrol g.w.o., new tyres, new battery, fully serviced, 5,250 US$, Call 829-678-3311 Jeep Kia, 1995, automatic, Aircondition, US$ 2,500 o.n.o., Call 829-1778

Furnished apartment in Sosúa Abajo, due to return to Germany. Please ask for costs for furnishing at 829-929-1778 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

Mosquito-Windows Terrace Windows H: 187,5, B: 0,97, 5 Windows H: 1,16, B: 0,61, Call 829-929-1778

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.

Computer for sale. Installed: Windows 10, flat screen, camera, mouse, keyboard and printer. 8,500 RD$ all together. Tel. 809-520-3336

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PRESS DATE FOR ISSUE 199 (31st of May 2017): 23rd of APRIL 2017

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

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Sudoku No. 391

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Do you want to renew or apply for a RESIDENCIA? Four-year-old golden yellow sterile cat is looking for a nice home. For free. Call 829-702-8286 Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or bummi47@yahoo.com

Real Berliner, 72 years old, 1.80 small and 80 kg light, looking for a new start with a nice woman, but hardly speak Spanish. Tel. 809-5203336

Do you need help, because your Spanish isn't good? Do you need a translation, legalized or not legalized? Ask at the LA PLAYA-Office in Sosúa at Beach Way Plaza


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