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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    https://www.diariolibre.com/economia...raso-CM8358343

    If it isn't bad enough agreeing a contract to build coal fired generation plants for 2 billion dollars, and then being told there are variations for 700 million dollars plus sought, we now hear that a generator has been damaged to the tune of 13 million dollars even before it has even spun once with potential delays to the project as a result. Lets hope that guarantee covers all.

    All this comes after neighboring Puerto Rico was badly damaged after Maria and much of the country is still without power and will be so for many weeks to come and there they question the sense of centralized generation plant.

    To go for two coal fired plants producing 600MW plus in one location raised eyebrows and after Maria it just makes no sense.

    Smaller more quickly built and environmentally more friendly gas powered and solar plus wind plants surely were the correct answers especially in hindsight.

    Just imagine how long DR will be without power if a Maria ever hits with it's current and to be expanded grid.

    The idea of smaller localized generation throughout the country as is the case on the East Coast and was the case in Las Terrenas makes more sense nowadays.
    We all know that everything can be bought in this country, and I mean everything. Catalina is a joke. They were installing this when the US was getting rid of coal energy. What a bunch of Pendeos. I have known the DR for more than 30 years and the electricity PROBLEM has been here for longer than that. This country is a big JOKE!!! They put a metro in SD but they don't have the electricity to make it work. Have you ever heard of a banana Republic??? If there ever was one !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDFriend View Post
    We all know that everything can be bought in this country, and I mean everything. Catalina is a joke. They were installing this when the US was getting rid of coal energy. What a bunch of Pendeos. I have known the DR for more than 30 years and the electricity PROBLEM has been here for longer than that. This country is a big JOKE!!! They put a metro in SD but they don't have the electricity to make it work. Have you ever heard of a banana Republic??? If there ever was one !!

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    Have you ever researched the meaning of Banana Republic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    Have you ever researched the meaning of Banana Republic?
    I would like very much to see the reply to this question hehe

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    Banana Republic:

    noun derogatory

    A small state that is politically unstable as a result of its economy by a single export controlled by foreign capital and that is poor, corrupt and badly ruled.

    Hmmmm.....Sound like somewhere we know?

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    Originally posted by JDFriend "They put a metro in SD but they don't have the electricity to make it work".

    Have you ever been on the metro? I have many times and I believe there were maybe 2 occasions when the trains stopped in route between stations and then only for a few minutes (not long enough for the a/c to wear off). I know there are overcrowding issues but as I understand it they have a separate energy source and it rarely has issues. I have been here 11+ years and have seen a tremendous improvement in both electricity (mine in Santiago is rock solid) and internet service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    Banana Republic:

    noun derogatory

    A small state that is politically unstable as a result of its economy by a single export controlled by foreign capital and that is poor, corrupt and badly ruled.

    Hmmmm.....Sound like somewhere we know?
    As the derogatory noun suggests, can you please explain how the RD fits into this equation in the year 2017? One hundred years ago, possibly. In the era of Trujillo, yes. Today, as we reside here in 2017, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caonabo View Post
    As the derogatory noun suggests, can you please explain how the RD fits into this equation in the year 2017? One hundred years ago, possibly. In the era of Trujillo, yes. Today, as we reside here in 2017, no.
    I just gave you the definition of Banana Republic. The last part of the definition certainly applies,"poor, corrupt and badly ruled". What do you want already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe View Post
    I just gave you the definition of Banana Republic. The last part of the definition certainly applies,"poor, corrupt and badly ruled". What do you want already?
    "Poor, corrupt, and badly ruled"
    In a global sense, the entire nation of the RD is not poor, regardless of what some may lead you to believe. Of course, poverty exists, as it does in many nations, and this is what people choose to see. There is a middle and upper class here in the RD, which legitimately "poor" nations do not possess, and many "rich" nations take for granted, but for some reason many, including here, do not wish to acknowledge this fact.
    Corruption, I will not disagree with you on, as yes, of course it exists here, but please tell me where it does not in today's world? It is an evil that afflicts every single nation. Not one country is immune to this type of greed to some degree.
    Badly ruled? On which level? From the top, I don't see how the current President is doing a bad job. Maybe you know different?
    It's not like we're dealing with a fascist or communist regime here in RD.
    Basically, I agree with you. The definition you provided is 100% correct. "Sounding like somewhere we know", I can also agree on, but it would not be the Dominican Republic, it would be that next door neighbor to the west, as usual.

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