Senator’s son killed in robbery, Deputy's daughter jailed for money laundering
RICH PLD LEADER'S KIDS IN THE LIME LIGHT AGAIN - Unknown assailants shot dead 34-year old Alexander García, son of the PRD senator for María Trinidad Sánchez, Salomón García, during a robbery. Overseas deputy Levy Suriel Gomez’s daughter charged with money laundering, son already jailed......
Read more | 12 Jun 2012
Police call major bridge’s cut cables "urban terrorism," How to stop it!
"An act of urban terrorism" which "could trigger an unexpected tragedy", said the National Police about the cutting of Juan Pablo Duarte bridge’s tensioning cables by unidentified metal thieves  - The National Police said that in a few months 20 people have been sent to justice after being charged with stealing metal from bridges and highways across the country......
Read more | 12 Jun 2012
3 French tourists killed in Dominican Republic - UPDATE w/video
Central Romana Sugar Train Accident - Bus filled with French tourists strikes train in eastern Dominican Republic; at least 3 killed. Nearly 30 French tourists was on board the bus along with two Dominicans in route to Punta Cana. It was coming from the airport when it struck a train operated by a local sugar company near the town of La Romana.....
Read more | 14 Jun 2012
The U.S. warns its citizens on rising assaults at major Dom Rep airport
TRAVEL WARNING - On its Website the State Department says criminals impersonating police arrest travelers along several roads after leaving the airport, where they are assaulted at gunpoint in their vehicles and their valuables stolen. The Police arrested at least four gangs of thieves who robbed travelers leaving Las Americas Airport (AILA) in the last five months, including one woman in one of them, based in nearby Andrés and Boca Chica.....
Read more | 08 Jun 2012
Dominican national used personal ID of dead U.S. man for decade
Deschamps previously used other people's identities when he lived in New York. He was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Friday for aggravated identity theft and making a false statement on a passport application. Youk Antonio Deschamps, 48 used the man's birth date, Social Security number and other personal information to obtain a passport and Florida drivers license......
Read more | 08 Jun 2012
Another Dominican Monster Getting Life Without Parole in NY
Dominican Drugs and Drug Dealers in USA - Dominican Freddie Gonzalez was sentenced Friday to four life terms in federal prison without parole, 22 years after he shot and killed a married couple in their Yonkers home before killing two other people in the Bronx and Queens. Authorities have said Gonzalez, 44, was a major cocaine dealer at the time of the murders......
Read more | 08 Jun 2012
Cap Cana Free Fall Continues - Punta Espada taken by bank
PUNTA ESPADA GOLF COURSE taken by BanReservas and put up for sale!! - Sunport team looking for Euro 50-200 million to take over distressed property inside Cap Cana at the price of about 30% of what buyers originally paid. Harzoury and his people are removed from any management of Cap Cana......
Read more | 08 Jun 2012
Dominican Antidrug Agents Raid Money Laundering Store (UPDATE)
MONEY LAUNDERING in DOM REP - The DNCD occupied 3.9 million pesos of the Dominican Republic and 387,580 dollars during a raid in Santo Domingo. This case is worked in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Agency of the United States (DEA), involving citizens of the Dominican Republic, now residents in New York. UPDATE: Police seize more than US$1.0M counterfeit from "useful dupe"......
Read more | 12 Jun 2012
Paterson schools track stolen laptop to Dominican Republic
NJ.comLooks like technology is playing catch-up in the DR! A Passaic County school district says it has tracked a stolen laptop computer to the Dominican Republic. Paterson schools security chief Jim Smith tells the district has embedded a tracking system commonly used to find stolen cars in its 16,000 computers! 
08 Jun 2012
WikiLeaks: US notes the DomRep’s 4th world rank in people trafficking
Dominican Prostitutes Part II - The social anthropologist Tahira Vargas notes that it reflects new forms of slavery, based on the sale of the person, physical violence and racial discrimination in a world of fraud. Quoted by, the official said it’s also certain that there are as many as 60,000 Dominican prostitutes in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East......
Read more | 08 Jun 2012
Dominican journalist gets death threat, armed escort after report

Exactly the same thing killed her father in 1970!! - After reporting allegations of corruption involving a senator, journalist Nuria Piera got death threats and now have armed escort..... This Miami Herald article has not been mentioned anywhere in local Dominican news in English!

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Read more | 08 Jun 2012
Man gunned down by 5-year-old in Dominican Republic
ONLY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The little boy used a pistol handed to him by a stranger to shoot Arsenio Diaz Rodriguez in the chest, National Police spokesman Maximo Baez Aybar said. This is a clear hit and run - Boy used to kill a man because he can't be prosecuted...... 
Read more | 03 Jun 2012
Julio Iglesias mum of court appearance in Dom Rep
The Judge Morales declined comment on the reasons for the closed door meeting with the famous singer, who’s one of the investors of the resort Group Puntacana. The court visit could be in connection to an old USD 500 Million lawsuit against Julio Igelsias and Oscar de la Renta, were Punta Cana Group illicitly tries to take 900,000 sq. meters from investors of the Punta Cana tourism complex......
Read more | 03 Jun 2012
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
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