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DEA says, Dominican Republic is a “warehouse” for US-bound drugs
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Caribbean region director, Pedro Janer yesterday said, the drugs go through small Caribbean islands such as Tortola or Antigua, then Dominican Republic, which has become the warehouse for Puerto Rico. The official said the drug goes preferably to the United States east coast whose large populations of Dominicans and Puerto Ricans such as in New York, Florida and other cities make for much more fluid contacts.......
Read more | 22 May 2012
 
Danilo not yet in office, PLD to continue mega corruption forever?
VOTE BUYING, CORRUPTION, FRAUD & DRUGS - Another 4 years with PLD!! Observers from the Organization of American States confirmed incidents of vote-buying but not enough to taint the overall results of what was otherwise a "successful," election, said the head of the mission...... BEHIND THE SCENE - The result is clear, Leonel will probably through his wife(when elected VP for the new government) keep running the country in the same old corrupt PLD style. Danilo will be the puppet of the show, fulfilling the same position as Medvedev did for Putin in Russia, and may God forbid, in 4 years Leonel could be back as President for the Dominican Republic!
Read more | 21 May 2012
 
Identity on a Divided Island, Time to fix the real problems in Dom Rep
The Wall Street Journal and Reuters covering the truth! - José Luis Santo, having just turned 18, planned to vote in this country's presidential election on Sunday. But when he went to the local registrar's office, he says he was denied a voting card on the grounds that his mother, who is Haitian, was never a Dominican citizen—and so neither was he...... Where Haiti and the Dominican meet - Poverty along the border that divides the island of Hispaniola!
Read more | 20 May 2012
 
Son of rebuked ex Police Chief shoots Health chief’s nephew
Behaving like this PRD deserves to lose!! - A son of the former Police chief Pedro de Jesus Candelier shot and injured a nephew of the of Public Health minister Bautista Rojas, during an argument around 2am Friday at “Pícalo Burger" in Naco, Santo Domingo. This is the undisputed result of a country who do not spend money on education - PRD is a complete joke and Hipolito ran the country into sub zero last time he tried!!
Read more | 20 May 2012
 
Dominican Watchdog to watch Danilo Medina very closely
Dominican Watchdog has just taken control of www.danilo-medina.com as it looks like he might become the next president in the Dominican Republic. Danilo will probably be forced by his PLD senators to continue in the same corrupt path as Leonel, and for that reason a special website about his potential future corrupt activities has now been activated!! Follow all about him here www.Danilo-Medina.com
Read more | 20 May 2012
 
METRO settle with angry investors in Juan Dolio - Investor in Costa Blanca to get all his money back!
Good investor news from a serious developer in DR - METRO GROUP has decided to settle with angry investors in their Costa Blanca development after the project was changed so many times that most of the things originally promised to the buyers of "founder packages" will not be build. Luis José Asilis from METRO has also offered to help to those who got trapped in Las Olas, to re-sell their units after METRO dumped the prices. For more information contact Dominican Watchdog or Steve Ankrom directly......
Read more | 19 May 2012
 
NY attorney, ex-cop, accused in $4.7 mln real-estate swindle involving Dom Rep
DR Real Estate Fraud - A New York attorney and a retired police sergeant were charged on Wednesday with stealing almost $5 million from investors who unwittingly backed a phony Praderas condominium project in the Dominican Republic. The Miami-based investment company, BridgePoint Ventures, has still not been able to recover the funds, the complaint said.......
Read more | 17 May 2012
 
IPI officials to visit Caribbean in continued campaign to decriminalize libel
IPI's mission to the Dominican Republic comes after a radio journalist, Jhonny Alberto Salazar, was found guilty of libelling a local lawyer and sentenced to six months in jail and fined one million pesos (Euro20,000) - 500 times the amount allowed under the country's laws. Salazar's conviction followed the Aug. 2011 murder of radio and television journalist José Agustín Silvestre de los Santos, who was at the time being prosecuted for defaming a public official......
Read more | 17 May 2012
 
Dominican police confirm killers were former agents
Welcome to "Little Mexico" - Entire family wiped out!! - The Chief of the National Police has confirmed that the killers of a retired captain in the Air Force and his family were former members of the Police who had been dishonorably dismissed from the force last year and sent to the Justice Department on armed robbery charges......, Crimes in the DR out of control and citizens are worried, so should tourists be!!
Read more | 16 May 2012
 
Puerto Rico agents seize 6 Ks of cocaine aboard ferry from Dom Rep
Special attention on vehicles that arrived from the Dominican Republic onboard the M/V “Caribbean Fantasy”, a CBP K-9 alerted of the potential presence of narcotics on board a Mazda B3000 pickup with Puerto Rico license plates.  An x-ray of the vehicle confirmed the alert to CBP officers. After a thorough search of the vehicle, CBP officers found 10 packages of cocaine inside the vehicle’s bed-liner to approximately $144,000 in street value.....
Read more | 16 May 2012
 
Dominicans among 11 arrested in the US for heroin trafficking
Dominicans arrested as part of an investigation into heroin trafficking into the US by what prosecutors say is a Dominican organization with ties to Mexican drug cartels. Authorities carrying out search warrants and making arrests last Thursday and Friday seized more than 3 kilos of heroin worth more than $1 million, about 200 grams of cocaine, approximately $450,000 in cash, high-end jewelry, five firearms and a dozen vehicles, several of the seized vehicles included secret storage areas for hiding drugs......
Read more | 16 May 2012
 
IMF: Dominican Government must halt its “darkest personal privileges” UPDATE
A confidential report the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests Dominican authorities implement sweeping fiscal changes, including raising the Industrialized Goods and Services Transference Tax (ITBIS) from 16 to 18%, and eliminate the tax breaks to the various productive sectors, as an adjustment measure. It also says the Government must put an end to “the darkest personal privileges granted through simple contracts.”...... Update - The top of PLD = World Class Corruption!!
Read more | 16 May 2012
 
Muslim gets 10 years in prison for killing Canadian in Dominican Republic
First serious Muslin problem in Dominican Republic - Canadian citizen Dmytro Aref Yev was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but Algerian national Bouzid Redha was acquitted. Yev told the jury he acted alone, then pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Witnesses had said Morrison was attacked after he had come to the aid of a woman in a bar who was spit on.......
Read more | 15 May 2012
 
UK law firm launch new website after more sickness claims from the Dom Rep
Farnworth Rose Solicitors in the U.K. have reported an increase in holiday illness claims from holidaymakers returning from the Dominican Republic, resulting in the launch of a new company website. Anne Thomson, Holiday Claims Expert says: More British holidaymakers should claim compensation for sickness in holiday hotels. Many people fail to make a claim even when they have a strong case for compensation.......
Read more | 11 May 2012
 
Dominican wife-‘rape’ guard in New York goes on the lam (UPDATE)
Dominican repeatedly raping his wife has fled to the Dominican Republic - Francisco Martinez was expected to testify in his own defense in the unusual case yesterday morning, and when he didn’t show up, Judge Daniel FitzGerald issued a warrant for his arrest. Another case within 48 hours: Dominican-born NY cop gets 75 years in prison for sexual assaults....
Read more | 09 May 2012
 
Flash floods and mudslide warnings for 19 provinces in Dom Rep
Due to possible floods and mudslides the Emergency Operations Center (COE) increased to 19 the number of provinces under alert, 11 of which are on yellow alert and eight on green. The measure was taken after the National Meteorology Office (Onamet) issued its bulletin at 7:00 pm Friday, stating that the current weather conditions will continue during the next 48 hours due to the combined effects of two low pressure systems...... only a week ago floods force 11,000 Dominicans to evacuate homes!!
Read more | 06 May 2012
 
Colonial Zone car parts theft warning: Watch where you park
The stealing of rearview mirrors, wheel centers, license plates, batteries and the emblems of vehicles have residents and visitors to the Colonial Zone on the brink of desperation, and some have resorted to the most ingenious method to foil the thieves. The theft of accessories has become so frequent that several people cited by eldia.com.do said one same piece has been robbed as many as four times, losing as much as 16,000 pesos in each case.......
Read more | 04 May 2012
 
Drugs floating all over the Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
Welcome to Little Mexico!! The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) arrested two brothers wanted in the United States on at least by at least 12 drug trafficking charges together with other Dominicans for allegedly distributing heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines in New York and adjacent cities.......  Spanish agents seized 708 kilos of cocaine hidden in a container full of coconuts from Dominican Republic   Spain nabs 4 Dominicans in US$17M money laundering bust  !!
Read more | 07 May 2012
 
US gambling raid finds hidden network
Illegal US spinoffs of the Dominican Republic’s national lottery!! The arrest of a dozen people over the weekend in connection with an alleged illegal gambling network has shed light on an underground economy. Dominicans constitute a sizable percentage of the Latino population across North Jersey...... Dominican Republic’s is the only Lottery to go broke!!
Read more | 03 May 2012
 
Cabarete Mayor stages another violent incident
Another PLD clown on the loose!! According to the complaint Ambiorix Vargas and two other people in a car passed closed to Gabriel Mora’s (Canoa) SUV on March 15 near 5pm, when the Mayor pulled a pistol and fired three times until bystanders managed to stop him. Vargas said his car has three bullet holes from the gun fired....
Read more | 03 May 2012
 
Dominican Republic is Hit by 6 Quakes in the Last Hours
This is most intense seismic activity recorded in less than 24 hours, preliminary reports from the Seismological Institute indicate. Dominican Republic has “highly dangerous” seismic activity - Devastating earthquake expected but response agency NOT ready!!
Read more | 03 May 2012
 
Dominican Watchdog, 3 years of truth about DR
We celebrate more than 1000 articles on 40 domains and blogs, 1020 tweets, 2200 friends on facebook and almost 900 complaints from defrauded and unhappy investors and visitors to the Dominican Republic. Dominican Watchdog promise to be more aggressive in the years to come!! 2012 is about the sugar problems......
Read more | 30 Apr 2012
 
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