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First to Fall, Major Bavaro tourism project developer gets 3 years in prison on fraud
Ilonka Castillo, developer and president of the Dominican Realtor organization scammed probably for as much as USD 20 million. She kept checks and maintenance fees form home owners in several developments to buy luxury villas and pay off personal debts. Who is next developer to get jailed? Cap Caca, Roco Ki, White Sands, Villa Bavaro, Punta Perla, Sun Village, the list just goes on and on......
Read more | 14 Oct 2012
 
Xstrata Falcondo from Canada to challenge DR courts after getting SCREWED!
Another large scale investor got "PLD FUCKED" in Dominican Republic - Falcondo bought 1,386 hectares at Loma Miranda in 2008, for which the court's ruling violates the constitutional right of private ownership, since it allows third parties unrestricted access to their property. José Luis López noted that Falcondo has no mining activity at Loma Miranda and therefore no operation to halt......
Read more | 14 Oct 2012
 
Dominican woman arrested in murder that rocked Puerto Rico
Aida De Los Santos Pineda, 57, is the main suspect in murder of the wife of a retired Puerto Rico higher court judge. She presented herself for admission at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport after arriving from the Dominican Republic.  Law enforcement databases revealed that Ms. De Los Santos was sought for the homicide of the wife of a retired Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Supreme Court Judge and she was arrested and handcuffed.
13 Oct 2012
 
Over 500 Dominican Police, Soldiers Dismissed for Drug Ties in 5 Years
Retired generals need bodyguards because of “mischiefs” committed - Ex president Leonel Fernandez appointed hundreds of useless generals because he feared the army. US ARMY NEWS - Dominican police dismantle huge international narco-trafficking ring. A failed president must be held responsiable when the army's primary business is dealing drugs.....
Read more | 14 Oct 2012
 
US man killed in his home in Sosua, Dominican Republic
STAY AWAY!!! Another Tourist Killed in Dominican Republic - Police say Raffaelle Foria was killed in the popular tourist town of Sosua after four men broke into a house he shared with 70-year-old Stanley Leonard, who also was shot but is expected to recover. According to our chornologic tracking, this foreigner investor or tourist  #21 to be killed in the DR within the last 3 years......
Read more | 05 Oct 2012
 
Dengue Fever Increase in the Dominican Republic, 45 Deaths
TRAVEL WARNING: Dengue affected  6 999 people during the 2012 in the Dominican Republic and caused the death of 45, reported today Deputy Health Minister Rafael Schiffino. People with fever, headache, muscular pains, and other symptoms shouls immediately go to the doctor and take all relevant measures.....

 

 


Read more | 15 Oct 2012
 
Not even a Miss Universe competition can they organize in Dominican Republic

Official: Miss Universe contest to be held in Las Vegas, not the Dominican Republic! The morons in the new government just lost one of their biggest chances to promoting the country. Maybe security was also an issue as earlier  Miss Dominican Republic was injured in attempted kidnapping.....

Read more | 27 Sep 2012
 
Puerto Plata is DEAD, Largest hotel chain RIU desperate to sell their mega complex
RIU hotels in Puerto Plata closing down after loosing Class A Lawsuit and drop in guests - Tourism business leader Jose Polanco said that 50 percent of the businesses related to tourism have closed their doors in Puerto Plata. Tourism minister Francisco Javier Garcia is nothing but a dream machine! Deputy Jose Ignacio Paliza stated that “puertoplateños” themselves are responsiable. Bad behavior and lack of education.....
Read more | 26 Sep 2012
 
Chief Justice admits chaos in Real Estate Jurisdiction
"There’s such chaos in Dominican Republic’s Real Estate Jurisdiction that it has become be an inefficient agency" said Chief Justice. Tell us something we don't know. Foreign investors have lost hundreds of millions of Dollars in the last years on unfinished property developments, title fraud and useless title guaranty companies operating in the Dominican Republic......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
BBC NEWS, Dominican Republic Profile
Media ownership is concentrated in a few economically or politically-powerful hands -   There were 4.6 million internet users by December 2011. Access is unrestricted, though not widely available outside major cities and towns. Journalists reporting on possible links between the drugs trade and officials have faced intimidation, and some have been killed......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Propane gas plants scam customers as much as 50%
Major gas supplier charged with fraud back in court next week - gas plants swindle customers out of as much as 50 percent of the money paid for each gallon, affecting 2.2 million homes.  To halt the fraud against Dominicans her agency ordered each station to have a scale so customers can weigh their tank before and after filling…..

Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Two Patients with Cholera Symptoms Die in Dominican Republic

CHOLERA DEATH ATTACKING DOM REP AGAIN - ccording to a spokesperson for the Jose Maria Cabral Hospital, the two patients who died arrived at the health center with a symptom of severe diarrhea. Since the beginning of the cholera epidemic about 26,712 Dominicans have been affected by the disease, and 169 deaths have been confirmed......

Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Two highway robbers killed, cases prompted new U.S. warning

New Travelers Warning by the U.S. Embassy  Yamilka Castillo, 31 and the American Walter Gregory Lewis, 46 told Police they were assaulted around 4am when they arrived at their residence at Cerros de Villa Mella.  Police agents shot and killed two of four men sought for assaulting passengers departing from Las Americas International Airport......

Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Gas explosion in hotel Grand Paradise Bavaro injures 16 kitchen workers
Grand Paradise Bavaro spokesman Luis Lopez says five workers were hospitalized as a result of the blast. Lopez says hotel technicians are trying to determine the cause of the explosion, which occurred Sunday while the workers were getting ready to serve dinner. There was no fire but the explosion left the kitchen in ruins.......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Corrupt officials should give 10% of what they steal to the poor, pastor
Corrupt Dominicans couldn't care less about the poor in DR - The Rev. Angel Salvador Sanchez asked corrupt government officials to contribute at least 10% of what they steal to help fight poverty. The prelate urged president Danilo Medina to call corrupt officials to meet secretly with him and admit: "Look, I stole so much, and I will offer 10% to help the poor.".....
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Watch out for sand in your sugar, Tainted sugar sold in Dominican stores
WTF, First the Salami, then the Meat and now the Sugar, all in one month !!!  Dominican authorities have warned consumers not to eat a brand of sugar imported from Brazil after tests found that it was tainted. Read why you should be very careful what you eat when visiting the Dominican Republic......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Dominican heavy metal drummer killed, mistaken for rapist in Santo Domingo
Another innocent visitor to the DR killed after his preformance!!Police in the Dominican Republic say the Jose Carlos Hernández was stabbed more than two dozen times by a group of men outside a bar where they were performing in the capital.  Police say Hernández had no criminal record, lived in Argentina with his band and just loved heavy metal rock......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Deputy convicted of sex with a minor stripped of immunity and sent to jail
This is the first lawmaker to be jailed in recent history in the DRThe Chamber of Deputies stripped the parliamentary immunity from the lawmaker Ramon Antonio Fernandez (Papo) , sentenced to one year in prison for abducting a minor and statutory rape. A signal that the rich and powerful in the DR will finally go to jail for their crimes despite corrupt connections......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Dominican celebrity fugitive in cocaine and money laundering ring back in US jail
Dominican former Spanish-language TV celebrity in the USA finally caught! Yamilis Centeno Rivera, a 27-year-old lived the high life in USA and forfeited $1 million bail when she fled the country was returned to the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday after she was seized by authorities in the Dominican Republic over the weekend after more than six years on the run…..
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Dom. Rep. among least competitive Lat Am countries: study

100+ reasons why you should invest in Panama and NOT in Dom Rep!!!  Chile remains the most competitive country in Latin America and as always Dominican Republic figures among the four Lat-Am countries which fared worst in the study. Panama is 2nd after Chile and probably the best places to invest in Latin America today.....

Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Dominican agents arrest 5 drug mules in 1 day, Top Warden jailed himself!
Welcome to "Little Mexico" a Paradise for Drugs & Money Laundering!! - Authorities eye drug link in notorious colonel’s murder - Ex top warden to spend 3 months looking out - Dominican Republic quickly gaining first position as drug transit place #1 - U.S. drug enforcement agents seized 1.65 tons of cocaine in one raid in the Dominican Republic, Billion of dollars in corruption and money laundering in the DR......
Read more | 23 Sep 2012
 
Two Men Lynched in Dominican Republic Over Stolen Cell Phones
This is what happens when the legal system gets so corrupt it stops working! Two Dominicans were reportedly lynched for stealing three cell phones and RD$ 10000 ($250 USD).  “Peoples Justice” remains an issue throughout Latin America.  In Guatemala lynchings are up by 500%.......
Read more | 04 Sep 2012
 
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