Friday, June 29, 2007


Everythings "Irie" in Jamaica. This young specimen is yet another example of possible consequences if you have too many rum punches.
Okay, now there's a rush to the poolside bar. LOL The model is featured on various sites like

Thursday, June 28, 2007


As reported in

As part of gay pride celebrations around the world, the Dominican gay, lesbian and transsexual community is asking the government to start the process of creating anti-discrimination policies to protect the rights of people with alternative lifestyles. Activists are also asking for article 27 of the youth law, which grants non-discrimination on the grounds of sexuality, to be implemented. Activists are also asking for open-mindedness when it comes to freedom of sexual orientation in the country and reminds the public that unfair treatment of people with alternative lifestyles is in violation of the International Human Rights Declaration.

Monday, June 25, 2007


As we approach the American Independence Day week, I wanted to remind the readers that Cavenaugh Photography will be in Santo Domingo during that time.

If you know someone who is interested in appearing in his new project, International Men Of Color, they may email him at

He may also be contacted at The Camilo House Apartments during his stay in Santo Domingo.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Naje is a Jamaican who can teach you about the islands legendary bamboo.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will delay for at least six months a rule that Americans present passports when crossing the U.S. border by land or sea, officials said Wednesday.

The announcement marks the second time in a month that officials have scaled back security plans in response to complaints.
Beginning in January, land and sea travelers returning from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be allowed to present a birth certificate and driver's license in lieu of a passport.

Starting next year, travelers also will no longer be able to make a verbal declaration of U.S citizenship to re-enter the country.
The modification is expected to last at least until the summer of 2008, when officials hope to require passports or similar documentation at all land and sea crossings.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


I know, this event isn't in a tropical location. However, I chose to post it not only because I was asked to so nicely, but because I know there are so many Dominicans in New York. (along with multitudes of other men from the caribbean) Also, UMENENT is a great group!

Friday, June 15, 2007


Been around the world and I-I-I, I can't find my baby...

...I don't know where he can be, my baby, but I'm gonna find him!

If you're out there V, hit me up.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


The internet is so wonderful. It's just amazing how you can meet people from all over the world without leaving your home. From time to time I will feature a cool Dominican you can correspond with.

Donnie is a young man who wants to "make friends."

Sunday, June 10, 2007


The AP has released this story about the new transit system under construction in the Dominican Republic. As always, the project is faced with skepticism and much criticism by several factions within the Dominican political/social arena. I look forward to seeing how things work out. This is an exciting and challenging time as the Dominican Republic moves forward into the 21st century. (the before & after pics were found on the internet)

The Associated Press (AP) says that the streets of Santo Domingo are changing because President Fernandez, who grew up in New York City, dreams of converting the city into a "Little New York." The subway project, says the AP, the first in the Caribbean, looks like pure New York, with noise, controversy and a budget that has exceeded the original estimate. According to the AP, the President has promised that the first 14 kilometers of the first subterranean subway system in the Caribbean will be built before the elections next 16 May, for which he is seeking re-election. Critics point out that the government is spending a fortune, which would be better spent tackling the problems of poverty, hunger and the lack of electricity in the DR. The article in Listin Diario reviews Fernandez's childhood in New York City, mentions the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans that live there and send back billions of dollars in remittances. At one point the article quotes Fernandez as telling a reporter that Dominicans won't have to immigrate to New York, because "we are going to bring New York here." However, the AP does point out that if the subway is completed on time, and reduces traffic and smog, the President will be a hero. "But if there are problems, he (Fernandez) could be punished with the vote."

Thursday, June 07, 2007


Some time ago there was a question posed on the Monaga blog. "Have you seen this man?"
Curious minds still want to know what ever became of the sexy entertainer. Perhaps our friends at FlavaWorks have the answer. Or perhaps YOU know if someone has him hold up in a private villa somewhere. Whereas we are unsure of the answer, one thing is for certain...the sheets at the Mercure Hotel never looked so good!

UPDATE: The friendly guys at FlavaWorks emailed me this models name and where he usually hangs out. Thanks guys!

Sunday, June 03, 2007


I am excited to inform my readers of a new project that is in the works. Noted photographer Walker Cavenaugh, who resides in California, has a coffee table book entitled Men Of Color that will be released in July.

While the iron is hot (so to speak) he is doing work on his next project, International Men Of Color. He will be in Santo Domingo July 2-6 and is searching for models for this project.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in being a part of this tasteful collection you may email him at Nudity is not mandatory, but he hopes to have a good mix of photographs in various stages of dress and undress.
Qualifications: models must be ages 19-40, handsome, fit/in shape, have not appeared in any previous national publication (may be exceptions at the photographers discretion)
There is a plethora of gorgeous men in Santo Domingo, so pull out your little black books and help the Dominican Republic be well represented!

Friday, June 01, 2007


My, my, my. I DO like dark, exotic men. I've been smitten with this young man since his arrival at the University of Florida. He's a world-class hurdler who's now an aspiring model. I dare say he will be quite successful! Kerron Clement was born in Trinidad and has an inspiring story to tell.