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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic's young entrepreneurs grouped in ANJE on Tuesday said it's high time for the State to "send a clear and forceful signal" of "zero tolerance" on corruption cases and the full independence of powers, to the population and to politicians as well.

ANJE's statement comes just two days after prominent attorney and political leader Marino Vinicio Castillo (Vincho) slammed the organization for in his view, failing to speak out against the rampant government corruption.

In a statement, the young entrepreneurs stressed the importance of the Justice Ministry sending a strong message to the population, which mitigates the public perception of a questioned independence of branches of Government.

"It's also time to send a direct message to society as a whole that there will be no tolerance for cases of corruption, abuse of power, embezzlement of public funds or any other kind, involving a lack of transparency in the handling and theft of state funds," said ANJE president Eugene Rault Grullón.

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Written by: Ricardolito, 14 Feb 2017 4:22 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I am almost getting tired of all these unsubstantiated claims of rampant corruption. Just come up with some evidence of recent cases because everything is about cases years ago ....The entire country is based on tiguerism pervades all sectors of the community where Dominicans are on the look out to make some money by trickery ..People just have to adjust to this because if they do not they will have high blood pressure very soon .Most is greasing palms sort of stuff. The two areas where big corruption takes place is in connection with law and order and the other with bribes on contracts .The former is odious and scary and The latter is a world wide problem on a big scale. But apart from greasing palms and the two examples I mentioned,can some one give evidence of this rampant corruption as DT calls it .
Written by: laman00, 14 Feb 2017 11:34 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
Can someone give evidence of this rampant corruption as DT calls it??

Only an OLD GAS BAG like you who can't see it even with a MICROSCOPE !!!
Written by: Ricardolito, 15 Feb 2017 7:55 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
so you can not give evidence either ..just as I thought ..The problem is that leaving aside the latin habit of greasing palms ,ther has been no rampant corruption in recent years .There are just isolated instances which are immediately raised in the press,which says has no freedom , and are dealt with in the convoluted Dominican way .. As I have previously said the main corruption lies in the law and order processes.
I believe that you were a failed small business person in DR.. maybe it was your personality that was not suitable here
Written by: laman00, 15 Feb 2017 11:09 AM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
Ahh not so fast Ricky, I never failed in my life and I'm a very likable person and for your information the business still exist in DR, or I wouldn't waist my time writing here every day, your problem is you look but you can't see maybe it's time for your Optomterist!!!!!
Written by: Adrian29630, 15 Feb 2017 12:55 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
".People just have to adjust to this" No Ricky why should people adjust to accept corruption. Corruption should be exposed and penalized at every opportunity then it will stop. The problem here is there is so much it is impossible to keep up with.

What, for example, happened over the Super Tucanos corruption investigation?? Lost in the mire of all the other cases and now it seems conveniently forgotten. So the beneficiaries get away with their ill gotten gains once more.
Written by: laman00, 15 Feb 2017 1:15 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA

Hell what else is new crime does pay in DR !!!

Event so in RICKY'S UTOPIA (:
Written by: Tuznik, 15 Feb 2017 2:55 PM
From: United States
Ricardolito go to the Elliot's scam web site . They kept the investor money . Gambles some of it away in the millions . Then put the rest on Elliot holdings around the DR . Tgen borrowed bank money to
Make it look like a resort was being Ulithi with the investors money . They then failed to pay back the bank loans and let what they started . And never finished ,get called up for repayment . They just et it all go up for auction . And to this day . The govt. has never made a move to seize the other holdings where the Elliot's buried this investor cash . ( minus the gambling debts ). Leaving every investor holding the bag with nothing in return . They had a responsibility to their investors . And still do . But the DR govt. will never let their holdings be involved to reimburse the investors . The Elliot's walked away free as a bird . And the other holdings are still there . The refusal of the DR to look after safe investing in the DR was proven at that point . Corrupt ? Yes !
Written by: Tuznik, 15 Feb 2017 3:07 PM
From: United States
Corruption rules in the DR . Any body can scam all they want . And as long as officials get a cut to allow these things to continue . I'm sorry but the fact is . The DR is a good place to run a scam and walk away with out any repercussions from Dominican law makers at all .
The DR is a good place to run scams . As Ricardolito is claiming . Its just the way business is done in Latin America . So I'll stand with that claim .. Its true . There fore my advice is not invest in any thing when these conditions are accepted as the way business is done . Unless you are in bed with those taking their cut an allowing scam artists to leave with the investors money with out any re compensation to the original investors . So .. OK . Its common practice according to Ricardolito .
My reply ? Yes it is . So be smart . Don't invest . And don't be fooled . Legality in the DR is against investors .and pro corruption . This make Ricardolito correct .
Written by: calvoleon, 15 Feb 2017 5:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The owner of ethics spoke. Vincho lets the corrupt tremble!
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