Several of the Dominican blogs (along with DR1) are reporting that one of the missing soldiers in Iraq is of Dominican descent. His name is Alex Jimenez and he has a MySpace page which you can see here. Let's pray he makes it back home to his family safely.
The Byron, of Santo Domingo, has been writing on his blog that he had some major news he was going to share with everyone. One was that he was not going to be continuing his blog after May 31, 2007. The speculation after that went rampant. Was he moving back the States? Had he and Richard broken up? Well, I don't think anyone (least of which moi) could expect what he just announced. Check out his blog to see for yourself.
The newspapers are reporting today that 90 people have been killed in the last 45 days. There was even a rash of brazen robberies up in Las Terrenas (where a good friend is visiting now). I guess that the curfew hasn't cut down on crime very much. This curfew situation reminds me of the Bush Administration strategy of "stay the course." Nothing is improving, but we should keep the curfew.
Donald Trump is scheduled to visit our fair isle this week. He is coming to discuss his project at the luxury development, Cap Cana. This will be his first venture in the Caribbean. Even before Donald Trump got involved, Cap Cana was really an impressive enterprise. They just opened their glamorous new marina and Jack Nicklaus was here a few months ago inaugurating the golf course he designed. There is also a beautiful upscale hotel that should be opening shortly. As far as real estate investments go, the DR is hot!
Another spot that has been going through a transformation lately is Juan Dolio. There are so many new luxury develpments and villas being built, some are calling it Dominican South Beach. A major beach revitalization program just finished, and so many other things are planned and it is very exciting.
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