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PRESS RELEASE

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 15, 2010.- Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC) informs the public that on Sunday, March 14, a food poisoning process was reported among around 236 employees of our company, who use the services of the company Sodexo, supplier of food services and lodging at the international level in the Pueblo Viejo Project.

The medical unit of the PVDC in the project stated that this poisoning was produced by enterotoxaemia, which affects the digestive system, which once expelled from the body, doesn’t pose any threat to the patient’s health.

 All those affected were treated immediately by the medical team of the PVDC plant, and referred afterwards to several health centers for the corresponding medical treatment.

It must be stated that the patients are neither in serious condition, nor with subsequent ailments, nor with their lives at risk either.

Pueblo Viejo Dominican Corporation wishes to express its concern with this event, which fortunately hasn’t had nor will have major consequences.

PVDC reaffirms its commitment with the security of its employees as well as with the adherence to the most rigorous standards of industrial security and responsible mining.

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Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 16 Mar 2010 9:08 AM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
So the food suxed ......why did they hire the Frogs in the first place .....Why not a Dominican caterer ?
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 16 Mar 2010 9:13 AM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
Sodexo, supplier of food services and lodging at the international level in the Pueblo Viejo Project ".....Like as if we dont have enough Food and Beverage expertise here on an island with 70 thousand hotel rooms ......where is the outrage ?.....Dread and Josean loan me your pitchforks
Written by: riosm, 16 Mar 2010 9:34 AM
From: United States
Sounds like a PR clean-up job......
Written by: dreadlocks, 16 Mar 2010 10:20 AM
From: United States
yes, Blutarsky, the fact that these people were poisoned by food served by an outside provider is too bizarre to contemplate. the pitchfork will arrive on the Caribe Tours bus at 2pm. just take your identity card number and pick it up.
Written by: dominicanheartbeat, 16 Mar 2010 10:47 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Lol lol lol .......
Written by: luisgrullon, 16 Mar 2010 10:50 AM
From: Dominican Republic
yo creo que la barrick gold es un cristobal colon de estos tiempos,se llevan el oro sin importarles el bienestar de su personal y mucho menos de el pais, el pueblo dominicano deveria rechasar y sacar a la buena o a la mala a esos piratas,saquiadores de pueblos y que se larguen del pais ya"
Written by: xwill7, 16 Mar 2010 11:08 AM
From: United States, El cuarto bate
josean can drive the caribe tour bus
Written by: Gringo_1, 16 Mar 2010 11:13 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
Blut---Pick me up in Maimon and I will help you. My wife use to be a cook for the local caterer from Maimon.. When the frogs came in, they offered her 25% less pay and more hours,---with breakfast preparation starting at 2:00am. You can guess what she told them. hahahaha. It used to be a good job with four days at the mine and four days off. Now I here the food is horrible and the hours are tough.
Written by: JimHarrington This user is banned, 16 Mar 2010 11:16 AM
From: United States
enterotoxaemia is a disease that goats get.
Written by: dreadlocks, 16 Mar 2010 11:23 AM
From: United States
Jim, that is one serious revelation. i just checked the web, and it says that this disease does not strike humans....hmmm...it strikes cattle, etc..humans..no.i wonder what is going on with this reporting. COVER UP....
Written by: Gringo_1, 16 Mar 2010 11:31 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
haha dread. no cover-up. probably bad reporting or dumb doctors.
Written by: JimHarrington This user is banned, 16 Mar 2010 11:31 AM
From: United States
either a translation problem from spanish to english or there is a wonderful coverup going on
Written by: Gringo_1, 16 Mar 2010 11:38 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
El ministro de Salud, Bautista Rojas Gómez, informó que la intoxicación que afectó a los empleados de la minera Barrick Gold se debió a la ingesta de alimentos durante una cena que hubo el pasado domingo.

Dijo que 26 empleados de 56 que fueron llevados al hospital público Inmaculada Concepción, de Cotuí, permanecen ingresados, 22 fueron atendidos en forma ambulatoria y ocho fueron dados de alta médica. Rojas Gómez aseguró que están estables los que permanecen internos.
Written by: dreadlocks, 16 Mar 2010 11:45 AM
From: United States
But Jim, even if it was a translation problem, how would that specific word get involved...maybe the animals slaughtered to prepare the meals were infected by the disease. i cannot speculate, being one of zero medical expertise. it sounds fishy. maybe fish can get the disease, too.
Written by: Blutarsky This user is banned, 16 Mar 2010 11:51 AM
From: Dominican Republic, No Spin Zone
Dread you Josean being victims of Mad Cow disease or should I say " Angry Old Bull " disease your heart must go out to them .....I still say they should have allowed a Dominican company to make them sick
Written by: Grosero, 16 Mar 2010 2:04 PM
From: United States
"Toro Mierda"

These guys are truly el propio diablo
Written by: Robo1, 16 Mar 2010 3:13 PM
From: Panama
I have just been informed by a very reliable source in Maimon that the number of people with food poisoning is around 1000 now!!!!!!!!
Written by: ateo2010 This user is banned, 16 Mar 2010 3:39 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Owning Noobs
this shameless vende pais! should be arrested
Written by: jonbonz, 16 Mar 2010 3:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, santo domingo
I have been in food service for 24 years. Too little infomration coming out to say what is going If this was a food infection then that says it was a santitation prepration problem. If it was intoxication then that may be a supply problem.
Written by: dreadlocks, 16 Mar 2010 4:09 PM
From: United States
ok, jonbonz, why then is a foreign firm charged with the duty of supplying food to workers in the DR?do i take from this the conclusion that we can build 30 floor skyscrapers, and metros, but have nobody that can prepare simple meals in large quantities? i mean, this is not 5 star food for some ritzy resort, for heaven´s sake. it is food for the working stiff. what is going on here?
Written by: rokin, 16 Mar 2010 4:20 PM
From: United Kingdom
" injuries not serious "

They would say that wouldn't they.
Written by: jonbonz, 16 Mar 2010 4:43 PM
From: Dominican Republic, santo domingo
Dread
I am not defending either way what happened. If I had a food born illness as a person in the military I was in line for a big BOHICA.
My job was to inspect in coming food for signs of thawing refreezing and so forth. So if it was a supply issue I was in trouble. If it was a preperation sanitation issue I was on the hook.
But the caterer is hired by the mining company. Which is a foriegn company to start with. So that is a question for Barrick Gold
Written by: Gringo_1, 16 Mar 2010 5:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
This is funny...
Beyond food service and facilities management.
Clients and customers entrust Sodexo to create an outstanding experience for the people we serve. Sodexo's 110,000 U.S. employees focus their talents, expertise, and unique perspectives on making every day a better day for clients, their customers and for each other. That's what it takes to be the leader in integrated food service and facilities management.

Memorable dining, ahead of schedule on a new dorm construction, helping medical staff focus on healing patients. Sodexo knows what it takes for each unique situation.

Sodexo's goal is to drive greater satisfaction. Every day. Meeting our global responsibilities and the needs of our communities and our world is a part of who we are. Diversity and inclusion, sustainability, wellness, and fighting hunger are fundamental to Sodexo's commitment to making every day a better day for us all.
Written by: Robo1, 16 Mar 2010 5:12 PM
From: Panama
They should get the old caterer back, there was no problem when they were supplying and cooking food, and the food was good!!!!
Written by: Gringo_1, 16 Mar 2010 5:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
Robo1, thanks my wife used to cook for you. You can get the same food at the La Cascada restaurant in Maimon as it is the same people.
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