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
Agents seize 9 trucks with 90,000 gallons of smuggled fuel
They probably tried to avoid paying off the right people!! Agents of the Industry and Commerce Ministry’s fuel control dept. (CECCOM) on seized nine tanker trucks transporting more than 90,000 gallons of fuel smuggled into the country. The seized tankers had a permit to purge the bilge water from the ship STX ACE 11, but obtained the information they were carrying smuggled fuel.....
Read more | 04 Sep 2012
This should stop you from eating in Dominican Republic, RIGHT NOW!
Dominican Food Scams, Know What You Eat!! - An unbelievable amount of slaughterhouses and dairies are operating in violation of sanitary controls, fiscal and environmental. It is clear that the raw material of slaughterhouses and dairies (animals) are not fit for human consumption, the poor conditions in which they work in these places products are served at tables of hundreds of thousands of homes and tourists in hotels all over the DR.....
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
Donald Trump in USD 5.8 Million lawsuit against Cap Cana
The Donald Trump Cap Cana "Ponzi Scam" is officially over!! The 8,000-acre, oceanfront project was launched in 2007 with a USD 350 million sale of the Trump Farallon Estates at Cap Cana, a gated community of 68 lots costing $3 million to $12 million each. Desperate property owners in Cap Cana dump their properties at 25- 40% of original price in upcoming auction in September, Let’s see if they will sell anything…..
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
CNN REPORT, Girl at Center of Dominican Republic Abortion Debate Dies
Health sector in critical conditions - For doctors in Dominican Republic saving a life breaks the law!! Pregnant Dominican teen at center of abortion debate dies because she was denied cancer treatment - UN and Amnesty International reports show Dominican Republic is light years from western civilization.....
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
Dominican government seized Spanish assets and must pay USD 45 Million
Don't invest in the Dominican Republic, Who is the next investor to get fucked in DR???  A representative of the Public Works Ministry - escorted by a group of soldiers - expelled Codaxa's staff from the San Pedro de Marcoris - La Romana highway tolls. The Spanish company supported by their embassy, hope that the new president Danila Medina will correct the illegal behavior of the outgoing government headed by Leonel Fernandez......, Good luck with that!!
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
11 Dominicans charged with US$19.0M tax fraud, drug trafficking in Alaska
Dominicans stole more than 2,600 identities and social security numbers of residents in Puerto Rico - United States Attorney Karen Loeffler said a federal grand jury indicted the ring on 90 counts of tax fraud, including identity theft and distribution of cocaine during two years. They could spend as long as 30 years in prison when convicted of USD 19 million tax fraud......
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
Dominicans most suspended baseball players in the US, It's in their Blood
Dominicans on Drugs - In the minors, 82 players have been suspended this year, including 38 from Latin America, 25 of them from the Dominican Republic. In professional baseball Dominicans account for a whopping 16 of the 24 suspensions, among three of five this year are: Cabrera, Colon and Giants reliever Guillermo Mota.....
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
SEX TOURISM - Dominican HIV and AIDS Patients Suffer From Drug Shortage
Watch out before picking up your next girlfriend and sex partner in DR!! The country faces a difficult situation with the international financial crisis which affects major donors in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dominican Republic has more than 60,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, and only one-third receive medication......
Read more | 26 Aug 2012
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 | 25 Aug 2012
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