US scientists, Dominican Republic entering period of powerful quakes
BREAKING NEWS: The study says Haiti’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake two years ago is likely to be the first of several quakes of a similarly powerful magnitude in Dom Rep. “The 2010 Haiti earthquake may mark the beginning of a new cycle of large earthquakes on the Enriquillo fault system after 240 years of seismic quiescence,” lead author William Bakun of the U.S. Geological Survey......
Read more | 27 Jan 2012
Dominican sentenced to 4 years for role in U.S. drug trafficking ring
Jose Rivera, also known as “Primo Flow,” “Moises Valentin-Candelaria,” “Raul Aracena” and “Jose Altreche.” of the Dominican Republic and last living in West Haven, was sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton to four years in prison for his role as leader of a New Haven area heroin trafficking ring, according to a written statement by David B. Fein, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.......
Read more | 27 Jan 2012
US Agents arrest Dominicans using IDs of homeless addicts
Confronted with the facts the two Dominicans, Carlos Manuel Saturria-Frias and Saturria-Frias were arrested by CBP officers and admitted to purchasing the documents from two unidentified homeless drug addicts, to assume the document’s identity to proof their legal stay in the United States.......
Read more | 26 Jan 2012
TRAVEL WARNING: Dom Rep to take prevention measures on frequent tremors
Now Dom Rep prepare itself for MEGA QUAKE! The widespread jitters caused  by the now frequent tremors in the country since January five have prompted the public safety agencies, coordinated by the Emergency Operations Center (COE), to issue prevention measures on Tuesday....... TRAVEL WARNING - A devastating earthquake is expected......
Read more | 26 Jan 2012
Dominican journalist receives six-month sentence and harsh fine for defamation
Johnny Alberto Salazar, head of the radio station Vida FM and online newspaper in DR has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and fined 1 million pesos (25,600 dollars), for libeling the lawyer...... “Parliament must urgently approve the bill decriminalizing press offences, which has been before it for almost five years, Reporters Without Borders said.  UPDATE - Journalists from around the country coming to support him at final sentencing.....
Read more | 26 Jan 2012
Dominican auto fraud in United States
Auto fraud runner gets probation - The Dominican Leo Lopez cooperates with prosecutors, pleads guilty to 26 auto fraud crimes 11 counts of larceny, fraud and conspiracy. The 25 remaining charges were continued generally, and Judge John Lu sentenced Lopez to five years probation. If there is a next time, he faces deportation to his native Dominican Republic!
Read more | 24 Jan 2012
TRAVEL WARNING: 3rd earthquake in 3 weeks, larger one expected
A 5.1 magnitude tremor shakes Dominican Republic Monday JAN 23, 2012. The third tremor in as many weeks has shaken many parts of the Dominican Republic, no reports of damages or injuries thus far even it was felt from Haiti to Puerto Rico...... TRAVEL WARNING - A devastating earthquake is expected......
Read more | 24 Jan 2012
Dominican foreign service payroll is taxpayers’ top bloodsucker
Dominican Republic’s foreign service payroll reveals why the country is the world’s top bloodsucker of taxpayers’ money, with 1,163 officials, 660 diplomats and 503 consular ones among them, many of which are veritable quotas  of political cronyism and nepotism......Catholic bishops slam rampant corruption, politicos’ mediocrity!
Read more | 23 Jan 2012
9/11 victim's daughter swindled for $1MILLION in Dom Rep
Not-so fairy godmother: Caretaker of 9/11 victim's daughter Shanhellen Jimenez, now 22, swindled for $1MILLION settlement in car wash-turned-bar, car, gambling, TVs, and a USD 800,000 real-estate venture in the Dominican Republic by her godmother Yolanda Reyes..... Now Shanhellen lives on food stamps and is struggling to make ends meet!
Read more | 23 Jan 2012
Anti-Corruption Alliance is fed up with Anti-Corruption chief
Dominican Anti-Corruption Alliance president Julio Cesar de la Rosa affirmed Thursday that Anti-Corruption director Hotoniel Bonilla isn’t doing  his job regarding denunciations from sectors which he should act on...... This is election year! Of course PLD and the master of corruption President Leonel don't want hundreds of corruption cases from his 8 years in power to surfice now!!
Read more | 22 Jan 2012
US Marshals seek Dominican who fled sex crimes trial
U.S. marshals are looking for a Dominican man who disappeared after a 14-year-old girl testified against him at his sex crimes trial in Montgomery County. Investigators said Regulo Vasquez skipped out on the rest of the proceedings and immediately fled to his home country, but now they think he is back in the US and ask your help...... See also list of Dominicans wanted by Interpol after crimes in the DR!
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
Indians pitcher known as Fausto Carmona arrested by Dominican police
From year to year and game to game, the Cleveland Indians never knew what to expect from Fausto Carmona. On Thursday, he stunned them again! Carmona, the Indians’ opening-day starter last season, was arrested in the Dominican Republic for allegedly using a false identity. Officials in his native country are contesting his real name and birthdate.....
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
Agents find minors in Boca Chica brothel, two arrests
Several Government agencies converged in Boca Chica during a nighttime raid Tuesday, and rescued a 13 and 16 year-old who were being sexually exploited in a bar of the sector La Caleta. Arrested on the spot were Bernardo Segura Felix, owner of the brothel, and the customer Hansel Samuel, who was allegedly found in one of the rooms with one of the minors......
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
AGAIN, Two moderate quakes shake Dominican Republic
Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 06:28:20 UTC, Magnitude 5.0 and the other 3.0, according to the US Geodetic Survey. One week ago a larger quake shaked the DR. The tremor shook doors and windows for around 30 seconds - unleashes rockslides, cuts off southern town.... Strong quake would collapse most towers, top engineer says TRAVEL WARNING: Much larger earthquake expected.....!!!
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
Exploding black market for HIV medicine btw New York and Dom Rep
Law enforcement experts report that Washington Heights has become the heart of the illegal HIV drug traffic. Mowatt-Wynn says that five or six years ago he first started noticing the unusual business inside the 157th Street subway station on the number 1 train. According to a 2011 report from the World Health Organization at least 45 percent of the HIV/AIDS population in the Dominican Republic had no access to appropriate treatment......
Read more | 20 Jan 2012
Dominican child workers vs. SOS Children and other helping organizations
The Dominican Republic is one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean. Around 27 percent of the population live below the poverty line and many children under the age of five still die from malnutrition, gastrointestinal disease and pneumonia.....  US Business Leaders Support a $2 Million Campaign to Help Poor Children in the Dominican Republic, while rich Dominican sugar barons are exploring children and exporting their over priced sugar to American consumers.....

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Read more | 18 Jan 2012
Home buyers demand more security on rising crime in Dom Rep
"Welcome to Little Mexico" - Potential home buyers are increasingly demanding more security  from the projects on increased citizen insecurity nationwide, affirms the Housing Builders and Promoters Association..... When local people are worried, potential foreign buyers should run away !!!
Read more | 18 Jan 2012
Cubs’ Castro to be questioned about raping girl in US
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro from Dominican Republic, accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than three months ago, is back in US and will be interviewed by detectives. The woman, who is in her 20s, has claimed that she was drinking with friends at a River North nightclub on the night of Sept. 29 when she met Castro......
Read more | 13 Jan 2012
132 Ex-Convicts, 1st Group of Dominicans deported from U.S. in 2012
Welcome Home !! - The Dominican Republic repatriated the first group of Dominican citizen’s deported from the U.S. – 132 criminals came from prisons throughout the U.S.  This group, escorted by eight U.S. federal agents, arrived yesterday at Las Americas Airport on a special plane chartered by Immigration and Naturalization Service....... What crimes will they now do in DR to survive?
Read more | 13 Jan 2012
Dog sniffs out 130 pounds of cocaine from Dominican Republic (UPDATE)
The 52 bricks of cocaine were discovered after passengers arriving from the Dominican Republic had picked up their bags in Philadelphia. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Steve Sapp said the seizure was the largest in the history of the airport, and more than twice the size of the previous big haul seized in 2000....... UPDATE - US agents in DR to investigate Dominican local agents, security video deleted in Santo Domingo!! Maybe they ship a bomb next time.....
Read more | 18 Jan 2012
Could this man change the mentality in the Dom Rep?
Renowned attorney Announces Presidential Bid and offers Road to Rule of Law for Dominican Republic - Guillermo Moreno García, who served as Attorney General of the Dominican Republic from 1996 to 1997, also was a presidential candidate for the Movement for Independence, Unity and Change (Movimiento Independencia, Unidad y Cambio – MIUCA) during the country’s 2008 elections......
Read more | 12 Jan 2012
US Marshals arrest Dominican murder suspect in Boston
"Burgos-Rojas is alleged to have shot his girlfriend to death in December of 2008 in the municipality of Licey al Medio in Santiago Province, Dominican Republic," Sullivan did not release any details on the alleged murder or how U.S. Marshals were able to track down Burgos-Rojas in Lawrence....... In DR Lawyer kills client.......
Read more | 11 Jan 2012
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