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Dominican Republic Exposes New Case of Human Trafficking
Dominican Prostitutes - Dominican Republic authorities are holding Nancy Josefina Matos Contreras in preventive custody accused of extorting US$14,238 from four women in exchange for work contracts in Beirut, Lebanon. Human rights organizations estimate in 70,000 the number of women becoming annual statistics as victims of trafficking and forced into prostitution upon arriving at their destination......
Read more | 07 Jun 2012
 
Bella Vista Mall killer wanted in Spain
Killed friend with shot six shots in the food court of the ritzy Bella Vista Mall. He is also wanted in Spain, where he fled after sentenced to five years in prison for attempted murder of a countryman. Bella Vista Mall administrator Carlos Sanchez has announced heightened security in the famous shopping center, including more surveillance cameras, but noted that those incidents are difficult to deal with......
Read more | 03 Jun 2012
 
2 Killed handling grenade in Dominican Republic
Weapons available for terrorist attacks in the Dom Rep....!! - A former soldier and a 13-year-old boy died, and two other children were wounded while handling a hand grenade over the weekend in a city in the southern Dominican Republic.The death toll could have been even greater, but several people moved away when the former soldier started handling the weapon, eyewitnesses told police......
Read more | 03 Jun 2012
 
Sun Village, Biggest Ponzi-timeshare scam ever in Dominican Republic
SEC accuses Derek Elloitt in $163-million Ponzi scheme Before his business crumbled amid allegations of fraud. James Catledge was the fraudelent money engine behind Ontario entrepreneur Derek Elliott who ran the luxurious Sun Village money-losing resort in the Dominican Republic that once hosted Hollywood celebrities and a Maxim magazine beauty pageant.....
Read more | 02 Jun 2012
 
Bizarre Government wages in Dom Rep: Banks chief makes more than Obama - UPDATE
Banks superintendent Haivanjoe NG Cortiñas’ salary is 11,800% higher than the minimum wage - Banks superintendent’s RD$1.5 million, which is more than the president of the world’s richest country, Barack Obama, whose paycheck equals RD$1.3 million per month. President Leonel Fernandez makes less than USD 3000 per months.....if anybody believes that!!   UPDATE - Officials with fat pay checks want no part of wage ceiling!!!
Read more | 06 Jul 2012
 
U.S. Man Pays $1,600 To Reseller In Dom Rep, But Timeshare Unsold
The Federal Trade Commission received more than 5,000 timeshare-resale complaints last year, an alarming increase from slightly more than 800 in 2009. Lincoln Bertaccini of Morris began to wonder if he, too, might have been a victim after being contacted last November by a Universal Timeshare representative. Universal Timeshare is operated from the Dominican Republic......
Read more | 30 May 2012
 
Dirty Cops, 3 top Dominican Republic cops accused in drug case
Welcome to "Little Mexico" - Three high-ranking police officials in the Dominican Republic have been accused of providing security to drug traffickers. "It's a serious situation," said Tulio Castanos, vice president of the Institutional Justice Foundation, a non-governmental group that is helping the government design and implement police department reforms. "The people have lost faith in the police."......
Read more | 28 May 2012
 
Another Dominican serial killer extradited to US, will finally face Bronx slay rap
THE MONSTER - Angel Guridy-Cabral was extradited from the Dominican Republic to face charges in 1993 killing. Unfortunately he cannot be charged with the 1996 homicide and half-dozen other crimes, including rapes and murders, he’s suspected of committing in the Bronx and Queens because of a clause in the extradition agreement with his home country, police said.......
Read more | 27 May 2012
 
The DR ranked in bottom third for trade
Only a handfull of countries ranked below the DR in Latin America and the Caribbean!! Panama is still the best place in the region to do business. The survey ranked the countries on a range of factors. Singapore is first followed by Hong Kong. The World Economic Forum makes the point that size is not a determinant for a good ranking. It says that Denmark and Sweden, with their small, open economies, entered the top 10, read the full report........
Read more | 27 May 2012
 
Amnesty International blames Dominican Police for 289 deaths
Amnesty International denounced Wednesday that 289 people died at the hands of the National Police; 60 journalists and other media workers underwent harassment or physical aggressions, and at least 100 were evacuated by force in several parts of the country from January to September last year....... The US also slams Dominican authorities on alleged human rights abuses
Read more | 28 May 2012
 
Remember this story, Leonel picked up corrupt president in Honduras, now the result
TSC Audit Shows Zelayas Misused Public Funds - Of course Zelaya was dirty, Leonel Fernandez picking him up in his private jet and played host for him for over a year in Casa de Campo until ex-president Zelaya from Honduras managed to strike a deal preventing him from going to jail when returning to his native country!! This is how these Latin boys take care of each other when the shit hits the fan......
Read more | 27 May 2012
 
Another shipment from DR, Cocaine gang jailed after £4 million drugs haul at Gatwick
Welcome to "Little Mexico" - The drugs haul was one of the biggest ever cocaine seizures at Gatwick. The three women and one man were caught after they flew into the airport from the Dominican Republic. The gang of Spanish smugglers have been jailed for a total of 42 years! If cut and sold on the street though, the cocaine could have had a value of more than £8 million......
Read more | 24 May 2012
 
In 2 years foreign property buyers lost over US$ 1 billion in Punta Cana alone - Judge released title fraud group, to continue their scams!!
Foreign property buyers of vacation homes in the Punta Cana area lost more than US$ 1 billion on unfinished developments like Cap Cana, Punta Perla and Roco Ki among others in the last couple years. This is only the top of the iceberg in the Dominican Republic were a corrupt justice system and useless title guarantee companies has left foreign buyers without money and property all over the island...... UPDATE - Judge released the title fraud group so they can continue scamming investors!!
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
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
 
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