It would seem that the recent unconfirmed news by my source in the Dominica Republic is now being confirmed by local papers from that island.
Local – 15 August 2008, 9:06 AM
SANTIAGO. – The protests against the blackouts continued yesterday in several Cibao (north) cities, while in the municipal district La Mata, Cotuí (northeast), demolished two 69,000-volt power line towers were toppled, which left most of that region’s towns without energy. Source: Dominican Today
Fri, 15 Aug 2008 08:12:00
Derriban dos torres y apedrean locales durante protestas por apagones
SANTIAGO.- La mayoría de las localidades del nordeste de la República Dominicana quedaron este jueves sin electricidad luego que desconocidos derribaran dos torres de alta tensión como parte de una alegada protesta por los apagones en la zona. Source: Almonento.net
Two towers demolished and locals stoned during protests due to outages
Santiago – most of the northeast of the Dominican Republic were without electricity this Thursday after unknown topple two towers of high tension as part of an alleged protest by the outages in the area.