Monday, May 16, 2016

Towns Top Rookie

Dominican national basketball team player, seven-footer Karl-Anthony Towns was chosen by the NBA as its Rookie of the Year today, Monday, 16 May 2016. Towns plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Towns played for the University of Kentucky before being recruited by Minnesota.

He averaged 18.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks and is credited with having helped the Timberwolves win 13 more games than they did the previous season. Towns played all 82 games and was named Western Conference rookie of the month in all six months the award was handed out.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Employment Opportunity

From time to time Caribbean Jobs Online posts something that most anyone can do. No certification or degree necessary. Here's one for a secret shopper/evaluator. My understanding is that they will need several based throughout the Caribbean.
Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Villa Taina in Caberete

dr1 reports: Villa Taina at Cabarete Beach in the northern province of Puerto Plata is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 20th year of operation. General director Claudia Schwarz says that the hotel, which opened with 14 rooms in May 1996, has since grown to 61 rooms and now includes a kite surfing and windsurfing school, and a massage center. The hotel's Serenade Bar and Restaurant right on the beach offers weekly themed nights: Mongolian Grill (fish, meat and vegetable grills on Wednesdays), Lobster & Shrimps (Fridays), Argentinian Grill (Saturdays), and a Dominican Buffet (Sundays).
For more information, contact Claudia Schwarz at

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


My favorite drink is lemonade. Often times when traveling in the Caribbean you find a version of the drink, but it is usually made with limes, which I have found to be quite good also. Either way it is made it is refreshing, especially on a sultry day in a tropical climate. I have noticed that the preparation is different in places like the Dominican Republic as opposed to the U.S. so I searched for a recipe.

  1. Place the quartered limes or lemons in the blender with 4 cups of water and sugar.
  2. Blend until the limes or lemon is completely pulverized, the mixture should be slightly foamy with a whitish color.
  3. Strain the lemonade and add the remaining 4 cups of water and add more sugar to suit your taste.
  4. Serve with or without ice based on individual preference.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Willing Suspect

I was acting as the night watchman at an all-inclusive resort when I encountered the suspected drug runner roaming the halls. "Hands on the wall!", I instructed. I then advised him I would have to do a cavity search.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Vacation Planning 101

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