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Ex President Leonel Fernandez to be remembered as the "Salami Man"
CONSUMER WARNING - Careful what you eat in DR!! - Salami sales plunge 51.2% on scathing revelation - "Neither Barack Obama nor the Pope will make me change my mind,” the official said Wednesday after noting that she’ll disclose the names of the tainted salami brands only after a subsequent study, “because as you all know we also found that some salamis had fake labels.”......
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
 
300 Hospitalized with Cholera Symptoms in Dominican Republic, 170+ Dead
Travel Warning - It's Cholera Time Again!! Cholera coming from Haiti, appeared in the DR in Nov 2010, this disease caused so far more than 170 death. A diarrhea outbreak in mid-June 2012 killed at least nine people in the Dominican Republic, and now we have a huge new outbreak with over 300 hospitalized.....
Read more | 20 Aug 2012
 
Dominican makes the US ‘most wanted’ list on Boston killing
He is just one of many - see the full list here!! The Dominican Peter (Pedro) Castillo, 23, wanted by the authorities in Boston made the US list of most wanted fugitives and figures on the TV program "Americas Most Wanted," which seeks to locate the nation’s most dangerous fugitives. More than 20,000 Dominican criminals deported from the United States......
Read more | 20 Aug 2012
 
Police arrest 'fake colonel' in Sosua treatening foreign investor
The police informed that the fake colonel had tried to extort RD$125,000 by threatening to deport several Haitian laborers on the grounds that they didn’t have passports or work permits. He also threatened the Belgian citizen Ulrich Van Herpe with deportation, saying there was an international arrest warrant against him......
Read more | 20 Aug 2012
 
Another Chinese businessman murdered in Dominican Republic
The list of investors killed in Dominican Republic is growing fast!!! - Chinese businessman, Chi Mine Wu, aged 33, was stabbed to death in the kitchen of his restaurant, Pica Pollo Asia, in San Pedro de Macoris. This is not the first time Chinese have been murdered in this restaurant, as in December 2006 the brothers Wei Wuo and Wi Hog Hog were also stabbed to death there.......
Read more | 20 Aug 2012
 
Government crack down, Music from albums banned in Dom Rep
The Commission for Public Shows and Radio prohibited the playing of various songs - These include "Ponme To eso palante" and "Toy ennotao" by El Chuape, "Ellos dicen" by Secreto and "El lambonaso" by Carlito Way and Crazy Design otherwise known as Teke Teke. They also banned the record "Y yo aqui como un maricon" by the Haitian singer Feliz Cumbe and "Dame leche" by Jhon Distrito Ft La Delfi.  http://www.elcaribe.com.do/2012/08/02/prohiben-discos-secreto-chuape-los-teke-teke
20 Aug 2012
 
Former Reds star Jose Rijo charged with money laundering in Dom Rep
Jose Rijo & Partners in murder, drugs and money laundering - Prosecutor Soraime Vargas says about 80 percent of the assets of fugitive drug suspect Avelino Castro were in Rijo's name. The 47-year-old Rijo led the Cincinnati Reds to the 1990 world championship, but is now part of a network that killed a Dominican journalist who uncovered his partner's drug trade......
Read more | 20 Aug 2012
 
US$ 2 Million Fraud, FTC shutters Dominican mortgage operation
NOTHING OF VALUE FROM DOMINICAN OPERATIONS - The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it has taken action against a Dominican mortgage assistance operation that allegedly cheated Spanish-speaking homeowners in the U.S. out of more than $2 million. Six companies took part in the scam, including telemarketing company Grupo Marketing Dominicana, based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic......
Read more | 20 Aug 2012
 
Dominican Republic has more brothels than schools, senior prelate says
TRUE WORDS SPOKEN, but was he including government offices? That is where most of this country's sellouts work - The problem is the lack of education !!!
Economist Pavel Isa recently said that the head of state Leonel Fernandez would leave a fundamentally negative legacy especially in terms of institutionalism. It's here all the problems began.....
Read more | 23 Jul 2012
 
Dominican Republic Reports 500 Quakes So Far This Year
WARNING, Much Bigger Quakes Expected !!! - According to expert Juan Arias, the Dominican Republic is located in a zone of high seismic activity and is necessary for people to start creating a culture and learn to live with earthquakes, but the director of the institute, Eugenio Polanco, said that Dominicans are lacking the necessary preparation to face an earthquake of high intensity.......
Read more | 23 Jul 2012
 
Dom Rep sentences couple to 30 years in prison for killing Belgian tourist
Is LUC no 19 or no 40....., Why is his murder first known now??? - Authorities said Aquino lured the 58-year-old retiree to an apartment north of the capital where she and her companion gave him tea laced with a drug that knocked him out. They then killed and dismembered Vandormael, so you might reconsider moving to the DR as he is only one of many..... TOO MANY!!
Read more | 22 Jul 2012
 
“Surprising”cement price jumps pits top maker, builders
The Dominican Cement Mafia Do It Again - The jump as high as 30 pesos on  the price for a bag of cement stems from the control which one of the six manufacturers has over the association which groups them, Dominican Chamber of Construction (Cadocon ) president Diego de Moya affirmed Thursday. Cemex controls the Dominican Cement Producers Association (Adocem) and therefore applies price increases wherever it pleases without control......
Read more | 22 Jul 2012
 
Woman attacked by dolphin at Manati Park in Bavaro, Dominican Republic

Watch this You Tube Video  - If you love dolphins DO NOT visit Manati Park” Unsuspecting Silvana Straccia paid $100 to swim with the creatures at Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, wearing a bikini with a metal ring on it that irritated the dolphins. 'I almost died as I couldn't breathe... all my body was in shock.'.....

Read more | 04 Aug 2012
 
American investors who lost $3 million in Dominican Republic will get some back
The end of the Sun Village ponzi-fraud in Dominican Republic - Officials with the Idaho Department of Finance say a group of Idahoans who lost more than $3 million as part of bogusJuan Dolio hotel investment in the mid 2000’s will get back about half of a million dollars. That investigation revealed the fraud and led the department to issue a cease-and-desist order in July 2007 for Elliot, Catledge and their companies......
Read more | 19 Jul 2012
 
15 Dominican Trucks Smuggling Products to Haiti Seized
Dominican Republic is doing everything possible to destroy the Haitian economy - 15 trucks, loaded with products from the Dominican Republic, were seized by Haitian authorities on Tuesday for trying to smuggle the products into the country, duty-free, under the guise of the small cross-border market trade. Dominican PLD party leader managed get his hands on almost the entire USD 500 million reconstruction budget for Haiti......
Read more | 19 Jul 2012
 
Dominican Priest Accused of Raping 15-Year-Old
This happens everyday in the DR, but its only in the media because it was a priest this time - A judge in the Dominican Republic has ruled there is enough evidence for authorities to hold a Roman Catholic priest while they investigate allegations that he raped a 15-year-old girl. Police officers arrested Alberto Zacarias Cordero Liriano after the girl's mother accused the priest of repeatedly raping the teenager. ABC NEWS
19 Jul 2012
 
Mexican Cartels, Russian Mob Operating in Dom. Rep., Government Says
"We have the entry of the worst traditional organized crime groups, such as the Russians, and aggressive cartels, like Mexico's Sinaloa and Los Zetas," Castillo said, 300,000 young people are now addicted to drugs in the Dominican Republic as a result of the arrival in the country of international drug trafficking organizations and missing persecution of corrupt officials who allowed them to operate here......
Read more | 22 Jul 2012
 
Watch the shark video from Juan Dolio beach Dom Rep

Shark caught in Juan Dolio - Watch the video now as it might soon be removed by the Dominican government to protect their tourist industry. Who cares about warning tourists, right!!!

Read more | 17 Jul 2012
 
Swiss businessman killed and robbed in Dominican Republic
Again Again, Stahli Roland Eugen, 61 years, passport no. F0925826 is foreigner no. 18 to be killed in less than 3 years in the DR. He had just returned from a trip to New York when someone broke into his house through the bathroom window. The Swiss businessman who imported wines into the Caribbean country has been found dead from a gunshot wound in his leg. Three arrested.....
Read more | 18 Jul 2012
 
Dominican Senator stands firm on ex president's "links" to drug cartel
HIPOLITO & DRUGS  - “I challenge Mejia, as a responsible senator, to explain to the country about the mysterious trip because of its interest to Dominican Republic, and the infiltration of people linked to drugs including Ezequiel Rodriguez Cruz. Above all, we should remember that this ruthless assassin headed a support group for Hipolito Mejía’s candidacy in the city of Santiago, Apoyo a Papá,”......
Read more | 16 Jul 2012
 
Passed RD$71.0B Budget boost shocks young business leaders

"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may understand that this country is doomed."......

Read more | 13 Jul 2012
 
"Day of Mourning" in Dominican Republic
Dominican men are giving new meaning to the words "Animal Planet" -  Hundreds of people in the Dominican Republic gathered in front of Congress today to support a "Day of Mourning" for the nearly 100 women murdered by their partners or ex partners since the start of this year. The activity was convened by more than 60 organizations.......
Read more | 13 Jul 2012
 
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