Saturday, March 30, 2013

Dominican Wins Powerball

NY Daily News- "He doesn’t forget about us,” said family friend Federico Colon. “He comes and visits the people he grew up with. Maybe next time, he’ll come in a limousine.”

The instant millionaire, who bought the winning ticket at Eagle Liquor in Passaic, opted for a lump-sum payout. He will receive about $152 million after state taxes, officials said. It’s the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.

Another visit to the Dominican Republic for Quezada could be imminent.He’s rapidly cutting his ties to Passaic. A for-sale sign went up Wednesday at the tiny, family-owned Apple Deli Grocery.
Before the store went on the block, Quezada had already announced his retirement from the bodega business.

His last Dominican trip came around Christmas 2011 — and the locals are definitely looking forward to his next trek.
“He’s putting Jarabacoa on the map,” Colon said. “His dream came true. Thank God.”

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vacation Planning 101

Be sure to visit the Travel Info Page for helpful tips when planning your vacation to the Dominican Republic. Click on the ads for great deals!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Hugo Chavez Dead!!!

(CNN) -- A deeply divided Venezuela is mourning its late leader and preparing to pick a new president to replace him.
Venezuelan officials called for peace and unity after President Hugo Chavez's death on Tuesday, emphasizing in state television broadcasts that all branches of the government and the military were standing together.
Elections will be held in 30 days, and Vice President Nicolas Maduro will assume the presidency in the interim, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said in a televised interview on state-run VTV.
side note: If you remember, Chavez hosted Iranian dictator/president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in January 2012 and had proved to be a sympathizer/supporter of Ahmedinejad.
Chavez also stirred concern in 2009 when he suggested his country may go to war against Columbia. Many countries in the caribbean and Central America protested that possibility.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Carnaval Broadcasts

Here are a few stations more likely to televise the National Carnaval this afternoon.


Broadcasts should begin around 11:00 a.m. EST and run throughout the afternoon.

Friday, March 01, 2013