Silence in the Tucanos Case Main Suspect does not say a Word / No Declarations / Deputies finally decide on Abortion
After the accused in the corruption case around the Brazilian international construction company group Odebrecht are in jail for the time being, the public prosecutor's office is focussing again on another corruption case, which for years heated the minds in the Dominican Republic. It is about the corruption scandal around the interceptors “Tucanos”, which also embraces a Brazilian company, the aircraft builder Embraer. In 2008, the government under President Leonel Fernández decided to buy interceptors so that the country would regain its airspace over its territory. The violation of the airspace was frequently caused by flights of the drug mafia coming from Latin America, which threw drug packs over the Dominican territory, which then have been collected and mostly passed on to the United States via Puerto Rico. It was therefore decided to buy eight interceptors of the type Tucanos from the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer at the price of a total of 94 million dollars.
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But soon disturbing questions were asked. Why did the government order the aircraft with the Brazilian company Embraer? When at the same time the United States offered ten equivalent machines for the price of only 25 million dollars. After the US investigation of bribery charges against Embraer, as it was in the case of Odebrecht, it was found that high officials in the Dominican Republic received 3.5 million dollars in bribe money to buy the Brazilian interceptors. Many, including big names came into play, but in the end, only Coronel Carlos Piccini Núñez (photo left) was arrested and the former Minister of Defense Rafael Peña Antonio and two businessmen were placed under house arrest. Now Piccini was again presented to the office of the special public prosecutor for the persecution of administrative corruption (Pepca) to the fifth hearing, where he made no statements as before. His lawyer said, he recommended Piccini not to talk. Even after the dismissal of the boss of the Metro, Diandino Peña, because he made false statements about his fortune (LA PLAYA 199), officials and deputies show little inclination to hand over their statutory declarations as ordered by Law 311-14. This should have taken place no later than 30 days after their assumption of office on the 16th of August 2016. But not even the warnings to remove them from their offices if they continue to disregard the law, which is meant to prevent corruption, did show effect. A few days ago the latest figures were published. According to this report, 97 per cent of municipal officials and 105 members of parliament have not yet complied with their legal obligations.
President Danilo Medina had rejected the draft of the new abortion law, which allows no exceptions, with the request to allow three exceptions: rape, malformation of the fetus or danger to the mother's life. Now it is the turn of the deputies to make the final decision. Women's and human rights organizations are calling for allowing the mentioned exceptions, but the churches are strictly against it. Prior to the final decision, the Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Francisco Ozoria, the head of the Dominican Catholic Church, visited the head of the House of Representatives, Lucía Medina, sister of the President, to talk with her about his concern on the subject. The Alianza Cristiana Dominicana, on the other hand, urged the deputies to withstand any form of pressure of the churches.
Milk Crisis Producers complain about cheap Imports / 70 Percent of the Milk can not be processed For a long time, the Dominican milk producers complain about unfair competition with the imported milk and milk products, with whose prices they can not compete. It is the old problem of many developing countries and Third World countries. Through the free trade, which is actually imposed on them, very cheap basic foodstuffs enter the country, which are produced in the rich countries with high subsidies. One of these is milk powder, which is imported at a lower price than the milk can be produced here despite the low salaries. As a result, local milk producers are no longer able to sell their goods, since they must sell them at least at their production costs, which are above the price of the imported goods. As a result, the dumping prices of the imports are driving local businesses into ruin. About 17,000 farmers live here alone from dairy production. For some time, the Dominican dairy farmers have been protesting against these cheap
imports and are calling for government intervention against this competitive disadvantage. In addition, the milk in the Dominican Republic is usually produced by micro and small enterprises. Which affects the efficiency as well as the quality of the milk. In addition, a Dominican cow gives on average only 3.02 liters of milk, which amounts to about 1,100 liters per year. The average of a European cow, on the other hand, is 6,700 liters, while the cows of world champion Israel are producing 12,000 liters of milk per year.
In the small businesses it is an additional problem to enforce uniform hygienic standards to guarantee the same quality. For example, a report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, Spanish: CEPAL) recently showed that, despite the advice and financial support of international organizations, such as the FAO, to improve the production chain of milk, 70 percent of the milk produced by Dominican farmers is not suitable for industrial processing. Since 90 per cent of the milk is produced by family farms with less than 50 cows, 65 per cent of them have less than ten cows, mostly only the most basic techniques for milk production are applied. So it is difficult to guarantee a sustainable and qualitative production for the milk processing companies. Furthermore, most dairy farmers are older and less open-minded about innovations. Youths are not interested in agriculture. Frequently, cattle feed is added with cheap products such as poultry dung, which is used in fish farming but is prohibited. The dairy processing companies do not accept this milk when this is discovered. In addition, some milk collection points also showed serious deficits, such as irregular opening hours, whereby the milk remains without cooling for too long. On acceptance of the milk, it is not filtered or it is filled into plastic containers, which may promote the growth of microorganisms.
Fishing Ban Sharks and Parrotfish are no longer allowed to be fished / Wrangling about Jurisdiction
Environment Minister Francisco Domínguez Brito, in the presence of Sir Richard Branson, announced a regulation in the National Aquarium, which prohibits the fishing of all species of shark and ray, as well as parrotfish, surgeonfish and black sea urchins. The ban on fishing for sharks and rays is unlimited, parrotfishes may not be fished for two years, the black sea urchins for five years. The parrotfish (pez cotorra or pez loro), which got its name because its mouth resembles a parrot's beak, is a very popular food fish not only in the Dominican Republic, which is why the ban of this fish immediately caused protests.
The parrotfish is the most abundant species of the catch, with a share of about 30 percent. In some areas, such as Río San Juan and Cabrera, more than 75 percent of the captured fish are parrotfishes. Hundreds of people live here directly or indirectly from catching these fish. In Río San Juan alone, there are about 2,000 divers harpooning the parrotfisch. For them, the fishing ban is a hard blow. But parrotfishes play a very important role in the ecosystem. They are herbivores and primarily feed on algae in the coral reefs. Without the parrotfish, the algae would grow disproportionately and destroy the coral reefs. This would lead to severe environmental damage, as the coral reefs protect the coasts and offer habitat for hundreds of other species, which would also be endangered when the parrotfish disappears. In addition, the parrotfish produces sand, which gives the Caribbean beaches its white color. When eating the algae, the parrotfishes also lime away little chalky parts from the corals, which they later secrete.
According to studies, a single parrotfish can “produce” up to 320 kilos of sand per year, which is swept to the coasts and makes white sand beaches. According to a report in the “Weather Channel”, over 80 percent of the tropical beaches consist of fish droppings. Sharks are fished worldwide primarily to satisfy the greed of the Chinese for shark fins. The animals usually suffer a terrible agony, since only the fins are cut off, and then they are thrown back into the sea alive where they die horribly. Here, sharks are primarily fished to prove that the fisher is a man. This led to the disadvantage that there are almost no sharks living in Dominican waters any more, and tourists, who want to take photos with sharks, which became a fashion lately, have to travel to Cuba or the Bahamas to take pictures with sharks. The fishing ban has also been questioned by the Dominican Council for Fisheries and Aquaculture (Codopesca), since according to Law 307-04 Article 5, it is not the Environment Minister but Codopesca who is entitled to prohibit fishing.
Combating Drug Trafficking Panama's President visits USA / “Things go well” / Nine Years Imprisonment for Guy Philippe
The United States have now realized that the demand for drugs in the own country is the reason for drug production in Latin America. Nonetheless, they continue to focus on combating drug trafficking in the countries where the drugs are produced. Thus, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a meeting with politicians from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, the most affected countries by the drug mafia, as the routes from South America to the US lead through them, “The priority of this government with Latin America is to stop the organized crime that
harms the American people with the trafficking of drugs and violence.” The US wanted peace in these countries because private investment would improve the economic conditions of the region. Carlos Varela, President of Panama, who came to a visit of US President Donald Trump, was also concerned about the war on drugs. Both presidents agreed to coordinate efforts to fight drug trafficking. At the end of the month, a dialogue of security will take place in Panama, to which the US President promised to send high-ranking delegations. Prior to the meeting, Trump praised: “Things are going well in Panama. The relationship is very strong. We are working on new things to make it even stronger.” A few years ago Trump caused irritation in Panama, when he described the Panama Canal as a stupidity. He now said to Varela, “The Panama Canal is going very well. I think we did a very good job when we built it. Isn't that true? A very good job.” To which Varela just replied, “A hundred years ago.” Varelas predecessor Ricardo Martnelli is currently in prison in the US and is waiting for his extradition to Panama where he is accused for corruption.
The Haitian politician and military Guy Philippe was now sentenced to nine years imprisonment in the United States. Philippe was elected to the Haitian Senate in November 2016, but was arrested in January this year and quicktly handed over to the United States, which was interpreted as a kidnapping by his supporters, as he had immunity as an elected senator. The 49-year-old, who led an uprising in Haiti in 2004, which resulted in the overthrow of President Aristide, pleaded guilty of conspiracy and money laundering. Between June 1999 and April 2003, he accepted between 1.5 and 3.5 million dollars from drug traffickers, knowing that this money came from the sale of cocaine in the US. He also confessed that with a part of these payments he had bribed officials of the Haitian National Police and other security personnel to assure their support for future deliveries. With the money, Philippe also bought a residence near Miami.
Your Horoscope for July 2017 Aquarius' Speed decelerates / Progress in Career for Aries / Good Month for Saggitarius
The speed of lifestyle decelerates, both on the personal and the professional way. Take more good care in interacting with your partner. Many of the problems between you come from miscommunication and misconception. Uncertainty takes a huge cost on our energy. Avoid making significant choices one way or another. Do not make any important decisions without talking with your partner.
Though you might be able to prevent disputes, you also need to make sure that you are quite clear in what you are trying to tell others. While you might have sensed not to be sufficiently appreciated in the past, you start to see that you are well estimated in your workplace now. You start to get reviews that reveal you that you might be up for a higher position soon. You will get more obligations that use your real abilities.
The main areas where you will see progress and forward movement and where you can see possibility instead of obstacles is around your relationships and career. This also impacts your friendships. You want commitment and loyalty now and you have little patience with those that don’t have the same standards and levels of reliability and fairness as you. Still, you need to be careful not to become too rigid with everyone.
If you don't show others how much you appreciate them, then don't expect to keep them close to you for a long time. You have your own unique originality which is important. Keep this in mind when you go for that next job meeting. Believe in yourself and you will discover others will respond to you in a more beneficial way. This month is excellent for dealing with new challenges. This is the most fortunate season for you.
People around you may discover that your biggest strong points are your biggest difficulties. But this is also a great time to review all the plans you’re about to implement. You’re mega-busy at the moment, so take a step back and look at the raw edges that need to be smoothed over, look at what’s still missing and where you’ve overlooked the details. Relationships are the key theme this month.
Whatever the choices you made over the past few months, it would have, at times, felt like an uphill struggle and you have wondered whether you are on the right path at all. Now some of the seeds you started to sow, are beginning to bear fruits. If you look back to this time last year, you will now notice how far you have come. Nothing can now stop you from reaching your goals if only you put your mind to it.
Take your time with the work you do and the tasks you have to complete, no matter how trivial, as the satisfaction from a job well done will bring positive feedback as the month progresses. If here are promotion opportunities you must ensure you are at the front of the line when the decisions are made. You should take every opportunity to help out those close to you, and you will widen your circle of friends.
The past few months have been some of soul-searching and you trying to figure out what it’s all about. You may have felt withdrawn and at times even secretive about yourself as you evaluated your emotions and feelings that are undergoing such profound changes. You are making big strides now into a new direction and the speed with which this is happening is getting faster day by day.
You may feel like you would like to spend more time by yourself after a busy time, meeting new people, making new contacts, growing your customer base or working on a big long-term project. All of this has pushed you into a whole new direction and your future looks likely to be shaped by all those new experiences you’ve made and people you met. Now it’s time to let it all digest and sink in.
An ideal time to make new friends and even find a new love. For those already in a relationship, this is a time to renew the vows and strengthen the bonds. Relationships of all kinds are good for you this month. The one thing you must guard against is getting a little ahead of yourself. You have a tendency for a little too much self promotion and a liking to boast of past and probable future successes.
This is a good month for you with a lot of progress in a number of areas of your life. Right from the start, relationships will be a key focus. If you have not been in a relationship for some time, then July will be a turning point for you. July is also a peak month for your career. If you haven’t played that role up to now, you are possibly now turning into the number one. Your communication skills will play an important role.
Although there will also be some challenges, some pushing and pulling and sudden developments, perhaps even some disagreement involved in the area of your work, health and fitness, this is nevertheless a very productive time and perhaps almost nothing can now stop you from reaching your goals if only you put your mind to it. You are keen to spread your wings now, there is a lot of optimism around you.
Appeal to Tolerance
El General Converted Christian Dania Ramírez, a Hollywood star born in Santo Domingo, still remembers her childhood full of deprivation in a quarter of the Dominican capital. Her father is a chemist and her mother is a teacher, but both of them found no work and were therefore forced to emigrate to the United States, where they stayed illegally and worked in garments factories. Little Dania had to stay with her grandmother in Cotuí. She says she felt abandoned, but also normal, as there were many other children in her environment who were in the same position. At the age of nine, Dania Ramírez got the chance to get to Puerto Rico and from there to New York to see her parents again. At the age of twelve she got the Green Card. After working as a model and in smaller film roles, Dania Ramírez was discovered and acted in “X-Men: The Last Stand”, which was the breakthrough in her career as a movie star. She tells her story because she thinks, in the current climate, personal stories are the best way to build empathy and respect for immigrants. It would be better to show tolerance and compassion for the others than to build walls. The US was ultimately a country of immigrants who came there to work. She wanted to give hope to others, because her story is a story of hope.
Vices, parties and luxury were common in the life of Edgardo Amando Franco, known under the artist's name El General. He had big hits like “Juana, pélame la banana” (Juana, peel me the banana), after which half Latin America danced at the end of the nineties. El General is considered one of the fathers of Reguetón (Reggaeton). His career began in 1988, when he came from Panama to the USA. Until 2006, El General was awarded twelve Premios Lo Nuestro and six Billboard awards. Today, he says, he regrets what he did, because he was feeling lonely and depressed despite his fame. “When I entered a room in a luxury hotel, I felt alone and my conscience tormented me,” remembers El General. “When you are at the top, Satan is also there, and there is nothing beautiful to enjoy.” Satan was the culprit that he sang what he was singing. Since he was a little boy, it was his dream to become a famous singer. But when he did, the emptiness he felt did not stop. “The lyrics evoked conflicts with my conscience, but they gave me some drinks, and I recorded them. These songs were heard in all radios. This was a trophy of Satan,” the singer said. Then the Jehovah's Witnesses showed him the Bible and he recognized how far away he had been from Jehovah through his music. He became a member in 2007 and now preaches and sings exclusively to the glory of God. Today, he walks through the streets of the most dangerous quarters of his country, says the former star, to bring the “Message of Salvation” to the youth.
After announcing her divorce from the mayor of Santo Domingo, David Collado, on Instagram, now the former beauty queen Judith Cury published in the social networks that she found a new love. The lucky man is Manolo Hazoury, exhusband of the television presenter Jatnna Tavárez, who immediately confirmed this information via Instagram: “Happy that you are my accomplice, an extraordinary woman whom I deeply admire and love, my princess, Judith Cury.” Which she simply answered with “I love you”. Before her marriage with Collado, Judith Cury was already married to the deceased entrepreneur Edmón Elías, owner of the El Maunaloa Night Club in Santo Domingo and various casinos, from whom she separated as friends. In 2002, Judith Cury completed her studies as a civil engineer at the Technological Institute (Intec) in Santo Domingo. She is also the CEO of the company Marketing Flash and has investments in touristic areas. Judith Cury says, despite having all the amenities and loving to go out and to travel, her priority is Jesus Christ. She is a member of the church “Más que Vencedores” (More than Victors), where she attends the prayer hours regularly.
What is this Man singing? “Mi motorcito” by Lírico en la Casa A new catchy hit that exemplarily reflects the childlike joy of the cool motorcyclists who like to ride on their rear wheel. Mira loco, tu no sabes que tengo un motorcito que cuando yo lo prendía sonaba bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram Lírico en la Casa. bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram bram Se me apagó. bram bram bram bram bram bram Y lo pateo. bram bram bram bram bram bram Y lo pateo. bram bram bram bram bram bram En la calle ando, ando. Ando controlando. Ando en un motorcito calibrando. Ando. Las mujeres me las estoy robando. Ando. Dime ke lo ke, qué está pasando? Estoy llegando. En la calle ando, ando. Ando controlando. Ando en un motorcito calibrando. Ando. Las mujeres me las estoy robando. Ando. Y tu mirando. Lo pongo en una goma brum brum brum brum en una goma. brum brum brum brum Cuando lo pongo en una goma. Lo pongo en una goma brum brum brum brum en una goma brum brum brum brum Cuando lo pongo en una goma Qué los poli coman. Y si lo acelero me la doy por una loma. Ellos me alcanzaron pero yo les dije toma. Eran como siete y yo en la mano, toma, toma. Yo tengo un motorcito que cuando prende no se tranca y si lo acelero en la avenida se levanta. Ando acompañado de mujeres que parecen planta. Ya no me dicen Lírico, me dicen la volanta. bram bram bram bram bram bram Se me paró …
Look, crazy, you don't know that I have a little motorcycle, which sounds like this when I turn it on Bram bram bram bram bram bram Bram bram bram bram bram bram Lírico en la Casa. Bram bram bram bram bram bram Bram bram bram bram bram bram It went off. Bram bram bram bram bram bram And I kick it. Bram bram bram bram bram bram And I kick it. Bram bram bram bram bram bram I drive on the road, I drive. I'm controlling. I drive on a little motorcycle on the rear wheel. I drive. I steal the women. I drive. Say what's going on? I arrive. I drive on the road, I drive. I'm controlling. I drive on a little motorcycle on the rear wheel. I drive. I steal the women. I drive. And you're just looking. I put it on one wheel. Broom broom broom broom On one wheel. Broom broom broom broom When I put it on one wheel. I put it on one wheel. Broom broom broom broom On one wheel. Broom broom broom broom When I put it on one wheel, The policemen are supposed to eat. When I accelerate and go to the hills. They caught me, but I told them: Take. There were about seven and me, in my hand, take, take. I have a little motorcycle that doesn't get stuck after I start it, and when I accelerate on the Avenue, it gets up. I drive, accompanied by women who look like plants. They don't call me Lírico any more, they call me the racer. Bram bram bram bram bram bram It stopped …
Lírico en la Casa (The lyricist at home) is a new Dembow singer from San Francisco de Macorís, who took up the cause to not use obscene lyrics in his songs, which he does not always follow as for instance in his song “Cepillando”. Last year, Lírico en la Casa had a first hit with the song “El brum brum”, followed by “Machuqueo”, which mainly hit the USA, and now the third hit “Mi motorcito” with the typical catchy rhythm of Lírico. Some of the critics already compare Lírico en la Casa with Mozart La Para (LA PLAYA 65), one of the most successful and longlasting singers of Música urbana.
Coconut Oil New Study doubts positive Properties / Saturated Fat useful or harmful? Good for Skin The American Heart Association (AHA) has now published a report that says that coconut oil is as harmful to the body as others with a high proportion of saturated fats, such as butter, fat in beef or palm oil. 82 percent of coconut oil is saturated fat, much more than butter (63 percent) or pork (39 percent). “Because coconut oil increases LDL cholesterol, a cause of CVD (cardiovascular disease), and has no known offsetting favorable effects, we advise against the use of coconut oil,” the AHA said.
In all of its seven controlled trials, coconut oil actually increased “bad” LDL cholesterol, warns the advisory. Olive oil and vegetable oil are considered to be better alternatives to coconut oil, which was better for the skin than the body. The results of this study are practically diametrically opposed to the so far described benefits of coconut oil. For so far, coconut oil has almost been considered a kind of miracle product, which even prevents heart disease. A Dominican producer of coconut products says that the type of saturated coconut fatty acids is not the same like in red meat or dairy products, but it consists of medium-chain triglycerides
(MCT), which also are found in the mother's milk and which are health-promoting. These MCTs enter the liver directly from the digestive tract, where they are immediately converted into energy. According to some studies, the calories of the coconut do not increase weight because the MCT accelerates the metabolism, which is why coconut oil is also used by people who want to lose weight. According to these studies, coconut oil reduces the appetite and reduces the dangerous abdominal fat. No matter which of the investigations might be correct, coconut oil is in any case a demanded ingredient in cosmetics. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial active ingredients, protects against fungus diseases and keeps the skin moist. Unlike mineral oil, coconut oil does not have any adverse side effects on the skin.
A married woman buys a new wardrobe at the IKEA store. She thinks for herself, “Self do, self have” and starts to set up the wardrobe, putting and screwing together the parts without any problems. As soon as she finished the work, the tramway is noisily driving past the house and the newly built wardrobe collapses into itself. What the heck, thinks the woman, and starts to set it up again. And again, as soon as she finished, the tramway passes again and the wardrobe collapses. Annoyed, the woman calls IKEA and says, “Please send me one of your assemblers. Otherwise, I have to bring you back this damned thing!” The assembler comes within less than half an hour and builds up the wardrobe expertly. And again the tramway passes outside and the wardrobe collapses. “All right,” says the technician. “Watch out. This is my plan. We will rebuild the wardrobe one more time. But this time I'll stand inside it and will check, why it's collapsing every time the tramway is passing.” Said and done. After the wardrobe is assembled another time, the assembler places himself inside the wardrobe to see what will happen when the tramway passes. At this moment, the woman's husband comes home and says, “Oh, honey, you've already built the new wardrobe?” He opens the door, sees the assembler, and yells at the woman: “What the hell is this guy doing here?” The assembler responds, slightly blushing: “You probably will not believe me. But I'm waiting for the tramway.”
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The father takes a look at his wallet and then inquiringly looks first at his son and then at his wife. Then he says reproachfully: “The boy has taken some money from my wallet!” “How can you accuse him this way?”, the mother says indignantly. “How can you suspect that it was him who took your money? It also could have been me!” Father shakes his head. “No. That's not possible. Then it would be empty.”
A gentleman holds the door open for a lady. But she snarls at him. “Just because I am a woman, you do not have to open the door for me!” “I am not opening the door because you are a woman, I am opening it because I am a gentleman!” Sudoku No. 397 (easy)
“Tell me Eric, why did your partnership with Karen break up? “She felt offended because I told her, her pantyhose had wrinkles!” “But that's no offense!” “No, but she didn't wear any.”
Sudoku No. 398
“Why don't you marry?" Joseph asks his best friend John. “Frankly?”, answers John. “It's because I always think of your wife.” “What? About my wife! Are you going crazy? Don't tell me you want to pinch my wife?”, says Joseph, outraged. John laughs, “Don't worry, Joseph. It's not what you think. I'm just scared that I might get a similar one.”
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Apartment in Sosúa, 2 BR, 1 BA, living-dining room, terrace, close to Super Pola and CMC, for rent now. US$ 550 + 2 months deposit. Call 809-455-8272
Beautiful property in Costambar for rent, with swimming pool and all comfort, well suited for golfers. For further information please call 809881-0600 Apartment and room for monthly rental in Playa Laguna. Apartment from US$350, room US$220. Tel. 809-571-3375 or 809-781-6015 Inexpensive Apartments in Playa Chiquita. Furnished or unfurnished. Further information at 849-262-5765, or mail: email@example.com
Looking for villa/house 20 km around Sosua in quiet area - 2-3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms, kitchen, garage/storage area, garden min 600 m2, pets allowed, pool (not a must). Property must be in good maintenance condition and not furnished. Long term renting for retired European people. Eventual villa/house for rent with option to buy. Offers welcome only by: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Lessons by a long-time, professionally experienced teacher, on the beach or private. Contact Email: email@example.com or call 849-262-5765
German Nailstylist in Costambar. Specialist in Gel, Acryl, Shellack, www.facebook.com/JustNailsIrina, Tel. 829 7276845
Computer for sale. Installed: Windows 10, flat screen, camera, mouse, keyboard and printer. 4,500 RD$ all together. Tel. 829-821-3236 Do you need help at offices / shopping / negotiations with craftsmen, etc.? I speak Spanish, English and German. Price on request. Tel. 829-868-8467
2 cooling cells, 3 x 2 m and 2 x 2 m, elements can be disassembled, 1 cash register Sharp, model A210 / A220, in very good condition, 1 microwave oven. For further information, please call 829-7295197 or 809-885-4242.
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
For rent: 2017 cars, automatic, power windows, A/C, 4 door, very good gas mileage. Price US$133 per week. Call 809-727-9850 or 809-2616001. Restrictions apply. Mitsubishi Montero, 1998, Jeep 4x4, Gas & petrol g.w.o., new tyres, new battery, fully serviced, 5,250 US$, Call 829-678-3311 Jeep Wrangler X Unlimited, 2008, Motor 3,8 V6, Extras in excellent conditions, service up to date, no Off-Road, first owner in the Dominican Republic, US$23,500, Tel./Whatsapp 809-866-0188 Harley Davidson, Special Edition “Custom”, 1.200 cc, red, new US$17,900, for sale for US$13.700. E-Mail svenbuddenbrock@ rocketmail.com or Tel. 829-772-0028
Birds for sale by breeder: Budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds, finchen and more. Contact Andrea: 809-4628140 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Beach Our first day at a resort my wife and I decided to hit the beach. When I went back to our room to get something to drink, one of the hotel maids was making our bed. I grabbed my cooler and was on my way out when I paused and asked, “Can we drink beer on the beach?” “Sure,” she said, “but I have to finish the rest of the rooms beforehand.”
Canadian Summer I asked my Canadian friend, “Did you have a good Summer?” He replied “Yes indeed, we had a great picnic that afternoon!”
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Fishing A couple went on holiday to a fishing resort in Muskoka, Ontario. The husband liked to fish at the crack of dawn, but his wife preferred to read. One morning the husband returned after several hours of fishing and decided to take a short nap. The wife decided to take the boat out. She was not familiar with the lake so she rowed out, anchored the boat, and started reading her book. Along came an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police in his boat. He pulled up alongside and said, “Good morning, Ma’am. What are you doing?” “Reading my book,” she replied. “You’re in a restricted fishing area,” he informed her. “Officer, I’m not fishing. Can’t you see that?” “But you have all the necessary equipment, Ma’am. I’ll have to take you in and book you.” “If you do that I will have you charged with rape,” snapped the irate woman. “I didn’t even touch you,” said the officer indignantly. “True,” replied the woman angrily, “but you, too, have all the necessary equipment.”
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