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Foreign Flyers According to Civil Aviation Law 491-06, the government is authorized to make exceptions so that established airline companies can set up operations in the Dominican Republic to operate as national airlines despite having 100 percent foreign investment. Up till now, the law required that companies must have at least 35 percent Dominican investment and board representation. Brazilian airline Gol is interested in establishing a hub at Las Américas International Airport (AILA) in Santo Domingo. Other airlines will also be able to profit from the change due to the Dominican government's interest in encouraging new airline frequencies and increased capacity.

Disheveled mango tree in Costambar.

Remesas A report of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) says that there has been a 4.8 percent increase of the remittances (remesas) to the Dominican Republic in 2012. The Dominican Republic received 3.2 billion dollars of Dominicans living abroad. It was among the larger increases in the region. The report “Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012: Differing Behavior among Subregions” was produced by the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund. The IDB says that since 2009, when the remittances to the region fell to 56.5 billion dollars, they are still beneath the peak of 64.9 billion dollars in 2008. These flows are an important income for thousands of families that receive the transfers to cover their basic needs and to invest in education, health, housing, and businesses.

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Meeting of Petrocaribe

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La Sabia: The Page of Health

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Fun and Sudoku

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Circular Tour

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Stars and Starlets

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What is this Man singing?

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Prosecute Cruelty to Animals Attorney General meets Judges / Relations with Puerto Rico / US Ambassador resigns At a meeting with judges and the President of the Foundation for Animal Welfare, Marilyn Lois, Attorney General Francisco Domínguez Brito asked the judges, to track animal abusers and punish them hard. Domínguez Brito emphasized: “We must enforce the Animal Welfare Act and the Act on the Responsible Attitude in which abuse and cruelty to animals are punishable by imprisonment and fines.” At another meeting with judges and singer Manuel Jiménez, President of the Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (Sagedom), Domínguez Brito asked the judges to ensure the copyright. The world is changing and there are immaterial goods and property in connection with the intellect and creativity of individuals that need to be protected. Manuel Jiménez said this law motivates the authors to produce good works.

The visit of the Puerto Rican Secretary of State, David Bernier Rivera (right pic, left), had the goal to revitalize the relationship between the two Caribbean neighboring islands, according to the Dominican Chancellor Carlos Morales Troncoso. Only a decade ago, the business volume between the two countries stood at two billion dollars, until the tax break for U.S. companies who opened a business in Puerto Rico was abolished in 2005. At present, the trading volume is a little over a billion dollars. At the conclusion of the meeting, Bernier and Morales signed an agreement to reactivate the bilateral commission, where matters of common interest will be coordinated. Also a declaration to strengthen economic and cultural relations was signed. The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will join forces and source their natural gas together on the international market to get a better price. According to Bernier, the potential for lowering the cost of fuel is enormous, as buying greater volumes would translate into lower energy costs. The first purchases are planned to be made in 2015. The mechanism of how this will be done exactly, remains to be worked out. Secretary of State Bernier met with President Danilo Medina to talk about trade, agriculture, transport and education. An

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agenda has been prepared for the coming months, focused on cooperation to increase agricultural production and promote projects of energy, environment and services. The two countries were also studying the possibility of jointly producing products and services for export to the US market like apparel and food production. Production could start in the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico, but it needs a percentage of manufacture in the US to be classed as a product manufactured in the US in order to gain access to auctions for US government procurement contracts, Bernier said. This project would make both countries very competitive and contribute to economic development. US ambassador Raul Yzaguirre will resign as of the end of this month, for health reasons. In one of his last statements, Yzaguirre had defended the position of Barrick Gold in the Dominican Republic, warning the Dominican government that the dispute would affect foreign investment. As the impasse advanced, Yzaguirre commented that it was in the best interest of both parties to reach an agreement. Sources: Listín Diario, Hoy, Diario Libre, DR1

Undernourishment 103,000 Children under five Years / Boom in Copper Export / 20 Billion as Stimulation You can hear them everywhere with their squawking loudspeakers: “Hierro viejo compramos, motores de neveras ...” (We are byuing scrap metal, refrigerator motors ...). Metal, especially copper, is the material whose export has increased the most between 2009 and 2011. The suppliers are the scrap metal collectors and the thefts of cables or manhole covers in great style.

In Latin America and the Caribbean, twelve percent of children under five years suffer from chronic malnutrition. In the Dominican Republic, 103,000 children are chronically malnourished, according to UNICEF studies. In 81 countries surveyed around the world, led by India, Guatemala is located at rank 25 with 48 percent of malnourished children under the age of five in Latin America. The Dominican Republic is ranked 57, the luckiest in Latin America are the children in Costa Rica (74) and Panama (62). The UNICEF report points out Haiti and Peru for successful campaigns against hunger. In Peru, the number of malnourished children decreased from 30 to 20 percent since 2006, in Haiti from 29 to 22 percent. Despite these terrible figures, the situation has improved. There are still 165 million malnourished children under five worldwide.

This is the result of an investigation by the economist Pavel Isa Contreras: “New products and markets of Dominican exports: a new trade structure?” in which he found that there was a delicate drop in exports to the United States by 700 million between 2006 and 2011, at the same time by chance, exports to Haiti rose nearly exactly by the same amount. In 2010, Haiti overtook the United States as the main destination for national exports produced outside free zones for the first time. 25 percent of all Dominican exports are going to Haiti. Every week thousands of Haitians cross the border to buy 20 or 30 dollars worth of goods to take back home. It is difficult to quantify how much is exported informally. Figures for 2009 show 753 million dollars in exports to Haiti. The upward trend of exports to Haiti has continued, with an increase of 189.6 percent in formal exports in 2012. Only free zone industry exports continue to be dominated by the US, which buy 80 percent of this output.

In the first quarter of this year, economic activity in the country has declined significantly more than expected. This is due, among other things, to the tax reform with an increase in value added tax (ITBIS) by two to 18 percent now at the beginning of the year. To counteract the lack of money, which can be felt everywhere, the Central Bank (BC) now approved to bring 20 billion pesos from the legal reserve in circulation. With this money, bank loans to the productive sector will be facilitated in order to stimulate the economic activity. The currency board authorized the Central Bank, therefore, to reduce the legal reserve, so that money can be introduced into the economic cycle. At the beginning of May, the Medina administration already has announced more spending aimed at reactivating the economy and encouraging new investment and growth.

Meeting of Petrocaribe Hard Times for Maduro / Economic Zone / Haiti's Premier responds to Accusations of ai

Before the elections in Venezuela the “Washington Post” warned, Nicolás Maduro “might regret his victory.” Since the elections there is a lot of unrest in the country. The opposition under Henrique Capriles is trying to put pressure on the new govermnet. With the United States in his back, Capriles called for a recount of all votes, since he has lost the election only very narrowly. The recounting of votes is now underway, but without the presence of representatives of the opposition, because the Election Commission refused to accept their conditions. Capriles' followers now are traveling around the world to persuade other governments, showing “evidence” of election fraud to call for new elections in Venezuela. However, they find little interest - except for Spain and the United States, no one joined. Capriles announced that he will appeal against the election results. The new president Nicolás Maduro reacts touchy to interferences. He threatened the United States with economic and trade sanctions if they should start with this kind of aggression. Despite all their differences, the United States buy much of their oil from Venezuela. Maduro said, the times in which the United States could dictate something to Venezuela are over now.

Venezuela sold 232 million barrels of oil at a preferential price to the 17 member countries of the Petrocaribe Agreement in the last six years, including the Dominican Republic and Haiti. At the Seventh Petrocaribe Summit in Caracas, President Maduro promised that nothing will change at short notice. Venezuela is willing to strengthen the ties among the Caribbean countries and even to seek cooperation in other fields. Venezuela wants to strengthen and unite the countries of the region. In the final document, the creation of a Caribbean Economic Zone has been agreed on, supported by Petrocaribe. Bolivian President Evo Morales usually announces the nationalization of a foreign company on each May 1. This year it was no company but Usaid, which is working in Bolivia since 1964 with health programs or the handling of natural resources. Morales accused Usaid to conspire against his government.

Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe responded to the accusations of amnesty international (ai), the country was violating human rights by evacuating residents of the camps that were built after the 2010 earthquake against their will and by force. In an official statement, he clarified: “Haiti is committed to protecting the human rights of all Haitians. Since taking office, the Martelly-Lamothe government has been committed to moving our men, women and children from these camps - where people have indeed been living in subhuman conditions. We are doing everything possible to transition all persons displaced by the devastating 2010 earthquake, out of the camps and into shelter where they will be safer, and can resume their lives with some semblance of normalcy.” The Minister made it clear that new figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) agree that 80 percent of the originally 1.5 million uprooted were relocated by government programs in stable accommodations. “We are doing our best to insure that 100 percent of our people can either return to their original homes or to other safer dwellings. This is a national imperative, especially as the hurricane season approaches. We believe that people's human rights are being protected and guaranteed by the very process of transitioning them to safer dwellings.” Lamothe reaffirmed that while there were private landowners who may have been responsible for evicting people from their property, it was emphatically not something the government endorsed. “The administration cannot control what private landowners choose to do with their property. This is up to the judicial branch to resolve.”


The Page of Health

Has Health System collapsed? Medical Association: “Mismanagement” / For the Right to Health and Social Security According to the president of the Dominican Medical Association (Colegio Médico Dominicano - CMD), Amarilis Herrera (photo), the national health system of the country has collapsed. Herrera said this at the first Dominican summit “For the right to health and social security” in the office of the CMD to analyze the “real” situation of the health system.

Herrera explained that the public hospitals suffer from various shortcomings, including poor infrastructure, poor medical equipment, lack of inputs and staff as well as “poor management and mismanagement.” Another problem is, according to Herrera, that none of the public hospitals has abolished its treatment fees, so mainly poor patients are getting in big trouble. “The famous treatment fees are still there. It is not true that the hospitals have abolished them. Our poor patients have to borrow money that they can pay for all services and treatments in these hospitals,” laments He-

rrera. The fee had been abolished only for medical consultations, but not for operations, cesarean sections nor x-rays. Herrera said that health is not a priority for this government. “We see that in hospitals most things are just patched,” said Herrera. In addition, the health care has a budget with which “you do not know what you should do with it.” More than 20 organizations are demanding that this health care system, which denies equal treatment for all, must be changed.

Bad Women


Good Men

Three women were sitting around talking about their husbands' performance as a lover. The first woman says “My husband works as a marriage counselor. He always buys me flowers and candy before we make love. I like that.” The second woman says, “My husband is a motorcycle mechanic. He likes to play it hard and slaps me around sometimes. I kinda like that.” The third woman just shakes her head and says, “My husband works for Microsoft. He just sits on the edge of the bed and tells me how great it's going to be when I get it.”

Each row, column and square has to contain the numbers from 1 to 9. X-Sudoku must show these numbers also on the two diagonal lines. Solutions on page 12.

After an emergency operation, the eleven rescued were hanging on a rope under a helicopter. Ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave because otherwise they were all going to fall. They weren't able to choose that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return. As soon as she finished her speech, the ten men started clapping.

 Three women were sitting around throwing back a few drinks and talking about their sex lives. Karen said, “I call my husband the dentist because nobody can drill like he does.” Joanne giggled and confessed, “I call my husband the miner because of his incredible shaft.” Kathy quietly sipped her whiskey until Joanne finally asked, “Well, what do you call your boyfriend?” Kathy frowned and said, “The postman.” “Why the postman?” asked Joanne. “Because, he always delivers late and half the time it's in the wrong box.”

 Sudoku No. 189

 A man was making love to this girl and she started crying. He asked her, “Are you going to hate yourself in the morning?” She answered, “No, I hate myself now.”


Sudoku No. 190

A wife comes home after shopping and finds her husband in bed with a young, lovely thing. Just as she was about to storm out of the house, her husband stops her: “Before you leave, I want you to hear how this all came about. Driving home, I saw this young girl, looking poor and tired, I offered her a ride. She was hungry, so I brought her home and fed her some of the roast you had forgotten about in the refrigerator. Her shoes were worn out so I gave her a pair of your shoes you didn't wear because they were out of style. She felt cold, so I gave her that sweater you never wore even once because the color didn't suit you. Then as she was about to leave the house, she paused and asked, Is there anything else that your wife doesn't use anymore? And so, here we are!”

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Queen Máxima

Juan Luis Guerra

Argentinian on the Throne

The most admired Singer

Zoe Saldaña “Star Trek”-Star in Berlin The first new generation in a European royal house in the new century ascended the throne in Holland on 30 April. Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of her 46-year-old son Willem-Alexander after 33 years. Willem-Alexander is the first male heir in the Netherlands after 123 years. After wild years as a teenager, the then Prince of Orange married the Civil Máxima Zorreguieta eleven years ago, daughter of the Argentine Agriculture Secretary Jorge Zorreguieta during the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, which caused violent protests in liberal Holland. The wedding then had to take place without the father of the bride. Meanwhile, however, Máxima is very popular with the Dutch and has born three children to the Prince - all girls. Although Queen Máxima is entitled to be called Queen to show that she is the wife of the King, she can not be heir to the throne. Because that is the eldest daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia - again a Queen. Also in the overseas territories of the Netherlands the succession to the throne was celebrated. In the Caribbean, in Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, the Queen's Birthday, or next year the King's Birthday, is a holiday.

According to a Gallup poll with the newspaper ”Hoy”, who is the most admired singer of the Dominican Republic, 15.7 percent named Juan Luis Guerra. Antony Santos was second (12.4), followed by Frank Reyes (9.8), Hector “El Torito” Acosta (6.8), Fernando Villalona (6.6), Johnny Ventura (5.5), Zacarías Ferreira (4.1), Romeo Santos (2,1) and others. Which of course led to immediate protests of Romeo's fans: He was the best, the greatest, the most played and anyhow, how could he not win. Hollywood actress of Dominican origin, Zoe Saldaña, came to Berlin for the presentation of the new part of the “Star Trek” series, “Into Darkness”. There she plays the role of Nyuta Uhura. Zoe Saldaña, meanwhile, seems to specialize in fantastic figures. So she will play again in the sequel to the blockbuster “Avatar”, and in “The Hollywood Reporter” Saldaña plays Gamora, a green-skinned humanoid killer. The shooting of the Marvel film “Guardians of the Galaxy” will start in June. But Zoe Saldaña also is able to play serious roles, as in “Nina”, where she is the jazz singer Nina Simone.

Oscar D'León José Feliciano offers Eye Venezuelan Salsero Oscar D'León almost lost an eye in an accident in his apartment in Miami. Initially it was said that he would be blind in his left eye, but perhaps fortunately this will not be the case. His good friend, Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano, known to be blind, made him an offer, “a joke”, as he clarified later: he could donate one of his eyes to Oscar D'León.

Don Omar Most Billboard Awards At the Billboard Latin Music awards, Puerto Rican Reggaeton star Don Omar was the big winner with a total of ten awards, including three for “Dutty Love” with the Dominican Natty Natasha (photo) as his partner. Jenni Rivera, killed in a plane crash in December, posthumously received six awards.

What is this Man singing? “Soy algo fácil de olvidar” by Víctor Waill For many years, Víctor Waill was working mostly as an arranger in the music business. In the course of the Dominican Salsa revival, Waill heads a group that plays new songs for a change, not rehashing old songs like some of the new stars. Yo sé que tienes otro amor que ya no cuento para tí. Y que hasta puedes olvidar aquel amor que yo te di. Soy algo facil de olvidar. De qué me vale maldecir. Será mejor decirte adios y que con otro seas feliz. Hoy me abandonas sin pensar que lo eres todo para mi. Y no te importa mi sufrir. Soy algo facil de olvidar. No guardaré rencor por ti. No puedo odiar lo que adoré. Pero no vuelvas nunca a mi, porque tu amor ya lo enterré. Hoy me abandonas sin pensar que tu eres todo para mi. Y no te importa mi sufrir. Soy algo facil de olvidar. Sé que tienes otro amor pero yo no te guardo rencor. Yo no puedo olvidarme, cariño, de los momentos que pasé contigo, no. Sé que tienes otro amor (yo lo sé) pero yo no te guardo rencor. Yo quisiera odiarte pero se impone tu recuerdo. Sé que tienes otro amor pero yo no te guardo rencor. Si tienes otro cariño que lo disfrutes de veras. Porque de todas maneras lo nuestro no funcionaba. Sabes bien que yo te amaba que por ti daba la vida. Pero fue causa perdida al final todo acabó. Pero bien lo sabe Dios que no te guardo rencor. Gózate tu nuevo amor y se feliz en tu vida. Te extrañaré, amada mia, a pesar de lo que digo. Porque no se puede odiar lo que tanto se ha querido. Se que tienes otro amor (yo lo sé) pero yo no te guardo rencor. No, no, me importa porque yo te quiero, vida mía. Sé que tienes otro amor (yo lo sé) pero yo no te guardo rencor. Yo, te amo, te quiero, regresa, me muero.

I know that you have another love, that I don't count for you any more. And you can even forget the love I gave to you. I am something easy to forget. What for should I curse. It will be better to tell you adios and be happy with another one. Today you leave me without thinking that you are everything for me. And you don't care about my suffering. I am something easy to forget. I will not be angry with you. I cannot hate what I adored. But do not ever come back to me, because I buried your love already. Today you leave me without thinking that you are everything for me. And you don't care about my suffering. I am something easy to forget. I know you have another love, but I will not be angry with you. I cannot forget, love, the moments I passed with you, no. I know you have another love, (I know it) but I will not be angry with you. I would like to hate you, but your memory gets in between. I know you have another love, but I will not be angry with you. If you have another love, may you enjoy it truely. Because anyhow ours did not work. You know well that I loved you, that for you I gave my life. But it was a forlorn cause, at the end everything was over. But God knows well that I'm not angry with you. Enjoy your new love and be happy in your life. I will miss you, my love, instead of all I say. Because you cannot hate what you have loved so much. I know you have another love, (I know it) but I will not be angry with you. No, no, I don't care because I love you, my life. I know you have another love, (I know it) but I will not be angry with you. I love you, I love you, come back, I am dying.

Víctor Waill comes from Hondo Valle, Elías Piña province, and formed his first group Tino Peña y su Combo Salsa in Baní in 1974. There Wilfrido Vargas became aware of him and brought him into his group. His strength in Wilfrido Vargas' band was Salsa and Ballads. Víctor Waill acted more often in the background and brought new ideas and mergers to the groups with who he was working. Before he went to the USA for some time, he played with Félix del Rosario. Víctor Waill arranged several hits for Fernando Villalona or Pochy y su Coco Band, and his art to arrange was asked even with stars such as Eddy Herrera, Rubby Pérez, Johnny Ventura or the Argentinian singer Alejandro Lerner and the Dominican Salsero Michel el Buenón. Víctor Waill made virtually all the music of the hits of Vladimir Dotel and Ilegales. Now Víctor Waill decided, in the course of the current Salsa revival, to lead his own band, Víctor Waill y sus Amigos. With success, because this year he received one of the coveted “Soberano” awards as an arranger.

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WANTED TO RENT – Large ocean view villa, monthly. Call 829-6018383 (English) or 829-901-0207 (Español) German pensioner is looking for a vacant small house or apartment in Sosúa as a long-term tenant. Phone 809-249-4429

Spanish woman is looking for a job in hotel or tourism, trade, real estate or home supervision. Speak German, Spanish, English, French. Mujer española busca trabajo en hostelería, turismo, comercio, atecion al público, inmobiliaria, aviación . Hablo español, alemán, inglés y francés. También estoy interesada en cuidar y mantener casas o villas. Tel. 849-2055128. mail: Wonderful nanny seeking work in the Sosua Cabarete areas. 10 years experience, loving but firm temperament. Strong swimmer, love to play games and have fun, good cook and can pick up around the house. Fluent English and Spanish. / Niñera simpatica buscando trabajo en el area de Sosua Cabarete o Costa Norte. Tengo diez años como niñera. Me encanta jugar, nadar, puedo cocinar y limpiar en la casa. Hablo Inglés y Español. 829-8803675

Leather jacket, as new, black, size 52-54, high quality and exquisitely crafted. Lots of extras. Original price 780 €. now 8,000 pesos. Phone 809868-5251 800mm tile cutter like new, and a lot of masons tools, such as trowel, trowel, level, etc. Location Cabarete, affordable – just see it. Tel 829 5612308, ask for Klaus, German, English, Spanish. Several guitars for sale, some brand new, some used, both acoustic and electric. Brands include Fender Squire, Suzuki, Oahu, Rickenbacker style, etc. Phone 809-261-1703 for details and prices. Brand new Mastercraft arc welder kit (120 volt, 50-70amps), auto darkening welding shield, E7018 & E6013 Lincoln welding electrodes. All in unopened packages, US$ 275 for everything. Phone 809-261-1703 Stackable Club Chairs (Eucalyptus Wood). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email:

Looking for used bamboo furniture in good condition. Phone: 849-4590736

Agents required for nationwide distribution of “Memories of London 2012 – Olympics and Diamond Jubilee”. For further information please call Caribepack: 809-5862225 KAHUNA BAR, Cabarete. Looking for girls with good presentation, older than 18 years, must speak English & Spanish. 809-571-0064 Houskeeper for Boca Chica, no kids, own room, good salary, call 829-3599316. Se busca ama de casa en Boca Chica, sin niños, propia habitación, buen sueldo. Llame a 829-359-9316

Only one: the automatic Poolrobot

Saves chemicals of 1,500 dollars a year Demonstration and sale: Michael 829-387-2223 40'-Container, steel, 12 m long, 2,33 m wide, 2,37 m high, weight 3.8 t, 67 cubic meters, US$ 4,000 o.n.o. Tel. 829-498-7087 Restaurant Equipment: Professional / Commercial Grade; Dinnerware, Plate Covers, Drink Dispensers, Food Containers, Banquet Displays, Banquet Utensils, Coffee Machines, Rubber Mats, and much more. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: Professional Conveyor Belt Tunnel Toaster: (New) “Dosilet” (TT0001), Commercial Grade, Stainless Steel. (great for hot Sandwiches, small Pizzas and other menu items) Call: 829-322-8982 / Email:

Looking for editor for novel. American English. Contact hozmon House / Flat for long term rental in / near Sosúa (not La Mulata), empty or furnished, sought by German retired couple (winter residents). Condition: quiet and secure location, preferably 24 hours electricity, pool and parking, location and price offer to:

Who has the time (and mood), to clean his Pool three and a half hours every day?

German secretary with German, English and Spanish, Foreign Language Correspondent is searching for work in an office or similar work. Mail to, Tel. 829-3024475. Secretaria de dirección alemana con inglés, español y alemán, secretariacon traducciones comerciales, busca trabajo en una oficina, front office, back office, recepcionista, guest relation, o atención al cliente. Correo electrónico a, Tel. 829-302-4475.

Loop end web lifting/towing slings, 1 Unalloy 6' @ 1600 lbs vertical, 2 Unirope 8' @ 6200 lbs vertical, 2 clevises. Asking US$75 for all. Phone 809-261-1703.

Very big GE Refrigerator, white, 28'' x 66'', sell for RD$ 29,000. Call 829682-4004

Original Paintings

As new, Pentair Super Flo swimming pool pump; 1-1/2 hp., 60hz., 120/220 volt, $325.US$. Please phone 809-261-1703 Puerto Plata.

SLR Minolta AF 7000, little used, with Tele 28-70 and 70-210, with flash unit, US$ 100, after 8 p.m. Phone 809-863-1910 Professional Frozen Drink Machine: “Donper” 12-Liter (3.2-gal), Single Canister. (perfect for Icees-Slushies, Margaritas, Daiquiris, and other great ice drinks) Call: 829-322-8982 / Email:

of famous Dominican, Spanish, Colombian artists, certified originals. Further informations at

Professional Espresso Machine: (New) “Mini Moka Demoka” (M593) Full-Auto, Pump Pressure System, Integrated Grinder, Portion System, 2-Cups. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: (Computer) HP Pavillion Elite PC (with 30” Dell LCD Monitor, 2.66GHz, 1TB-HD, 4GB-RAM, Bluetooth Keyboard-Mouse). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hot

Professional Rubber Mats: (3’x3’x 5/8”) Heavy-Duty, Commercial Grade, Snap-Together, Anti-Slip, AntiFatigue, Anti-Bacteria, AntiGrease/Chemical (perfect for Hotels, Restaurants & Bars). Call: 829-3228982 / Email: “Cyclone” DF650-T Heavy-Duty, 26inch Industrial Oscillating Pedestal Fans. (perfect for Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, Gyms, Home) Call: 829-3228982 / Email: Sony VAIO Mini-Laptop (New) (10.1”, 1.83GHz, 250GB-HD, 1GBRAM). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email:

The New Book of Knowledge 2000, Hardcover, INC Grolier. Complete Set 1 – 20, Price: 5,000 RD$, Tel.: 809-571-1083 2012 Felt Nine Race 29r Mountain bikes - 1 large (19.5") & 1 medium (17.5"). Shimano XT drivetrain, Elixr 3 hydraulic disc brakes, Rock Shox Reba RL 100mm, lightweight aluminum frames. Very wellmaintained, everything in perfect condition like new. New US$2,300, now US$1,200 each firm. Will sell separately. Call 829-708-3706 or email Professional Extreme Blender: (New) “Waring” (MX1000XTS), Hi-Power, Heavy-Duty, Stainless Steel, 64-oz, 3.5-HP (45,000 RPM). Call: 829-3228982 / Email: Professional Popcorn Machine wCart: “Nostalgia” Full-size, Vendorstyle, Commercial-grade, 1.5-gal (16cups) per batch. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: Professional Banquet Service Displays: (all New) “Gourmet Display” brand Juice Dispenser (JC700), and Sienna Series (SR302, SR402, SR801, SR1033). Call: 829322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hotmail .com

“HP” Deskjet 6980 Color Printer (4800 dpi / 36 ppm Black, 27 ppm Color). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: Laptop Expansion Base (Docking Station): HP-Compaq (XB-3000). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hot Webcams: (New) “Logitech” HD-Pro (C910), Full-HD (all directions) 1080, 10MP, Carl Zeiss optics. Call: 829322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hotmail .com Video Game Systems: “Nintendo Wii”/ “XBOX 360 Pro (60GB)” (both New with extra Games & Accessories). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: “Sony” (MHC-EC69i) Mini Hi-Fi Component Stereo System. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hot “Sony” (DVP-SR400P) CD-DVD Player. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: Video Camera: (New) “Sony” HD Handycam (HDR-CX350V) & “Sony” Accessories (Underwater Cases, Shooting Grip-Tripod, Video Lights, Zoom Microphones, Extra Batteries). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email:

VECINOS SATURDAY MARKET @Cabarete – 300 m east of Texaco every Sat 8 – 2 pm / Pulga Garage Sale Delicious Lunch Specials / Cheese Cakes Sell your stuff – Vendor tables RD$200 Join the fun (809-571-0260) Reception Hall Rental / 20 - 250 people Fiestas, Cumpleaños, Anniversaries

Air Compressors: “PowerMate” (Heavy-Duty, 20-Gallon, 1.5-HP, 135PSI, Electric) / “Pro-Force” (Portable, 3-Gallon, 1-HP, Electric). Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: uniq44 Steam Cleaning Machine: (New) “Karcher” (SC1052) Portable, HighPerformance, w-Accessories. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hot Professional, Heavy-Duty Rotary Hammer Drill “Bosch” (GBH-4-DFE SDS Plus) Variable Speed, Quick Change, 3 Operation Modes. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email: Estate Sale: Mahogany Furniture (Night Tables, Dressers), Club Chairs (Eucalyptus Wood), 6-Light Chandelier, Large Decorative Mirror (30”x65”), and More … Call: 829322-8982 / Email: uniq44@hot iPhone 3 & iPod Accessories: OtterBox Case, Blue-Storm CaseBattery, iSound Battery Backup, Scorsche Battery Backup, Monster iCarPlay Wireless FM Transmitter, AC Wall Chargers, Auto Chargers. Call: 829-322-8982 / Email:

LOTY CAR RENTAL Carretera Sosúa – Cabarete, km 2 Renta y Compraventa de vehículos y pasolas Car/Scooter Rental & Car/Scooter Dealer

829-906-7228/829-972-7228/809-6784706 Honda 70 cc, rebuilt 4 years ago. Everything works. 15,000 pesos in Sosúa. Tel. 809-828-8474 Chevrolet Equinox, 2005, 13,500 miles, 5 doors, SUV, ABS brake, AC, airbags, daytime running lights, traction control, alloy wheels, central locking, sunroof, white, price negotiable, phone 809-605-4448 Chrysler Caravan SE, without engine and gearbox for RD$ 35,000 o.n.o. Must be picked up. Info in Spanish 829-830-2688 or 809-815-4716. Nissan March, 2002, 4 doors, air conditioning, central locking, airbag, alloy wheels, alarm system, metallic silver, 74,000 km. Price negotiable. Phone 809-605-4448 Mitsubishi Endeavor, 2006, wine red, in good conditions, US-Import, RD$480.000. E-Mail: franzwengert or Tel. 829-333-5403 Due to closure, various motorcycle and scooter parts to sell. Whole inventory at cost is over 400,000 pesos. Now selling for 200,000 pesos. Call Rachel: 829-324-3204

Mazda 6 Sedan, 2007, color red, 460,000 RD$, Total Cars Sosúa, Phone 829-329-4126 Cadillac Escalade (2004), Pearl White, Fully-Loaded, Low Miles, Great Condition. Call: 829-3228982 / Email:

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

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