Hola MI gente. I am up and running.
It is amazing how powerful Hurricane Ike is. We have been getting rain from it for several days now. Not non-stop rain, but when it rains, IT RAINS. The thunder was so loud this morning it woke me up. We are still getting rain from the outer bands, as it churns its way northwest. Unfortunately, as always, Haiti has seemed to be right in the path of several storms right after another. They are at a greater disadvantage because they have deforested almost 90% of their country.
Before you come down and invest your hard-earned money real estate, you should really do a lot of investigation about who you are dealing with. Even Dominican baseball players have problems. Click here.
One of the most anticipated drug trials taking place in Federal Court in NYC, is being closely-watched in the Dominican Republic. A former military captain was caught with over a kilo of cocaine and finally extradited to the United States. Many here wonder if prominent names are going to be named. Click here.
And speaking of alleged criminals. Many weeks ago, I wrote about an American coming here and renting an apartment. Living this -- what seemed at the time -- lavish lifestyle. Well, I have been contacted by several people, and I won't go into detail, but boy are they hot on his trail. Maybe he is hiding at his multi-million dollar estate in Cap Cana. Yeah, right.
Found a very interesting travel blog about the Dominican Republic, and if you like golf. Also, click here for the latest news from the north coast (D.R.) perspective.