Recent content by kfrancis

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    First time Permanent Residency

    First off I want to offer apologies for not searching out an answer to my question as I am sure it has been covered before. However, I am just down from the mountains for the day to restock up on supplies and hope to get a quick reply before day's end. Current residency is up August 15th...
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    Metal Detectors

    Greetings from the Frontier. Am looking to see if anyone knows of where a hand held metal detector can be bought in the RD. Was going to bring one down from the US earlier this month but used up the space / weight bringing down an assortment of meds donated by a doctor friend. Hard to turn...
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    Overstaying exit fees

    I know they are somewhere in the vast memory of DR1 but various search attempts have failed to bring them up....been off with some visiting friends on a two week camping adventure into the Sierra de Baoruco and one of them will have over stayed his tourist card when he gets ready to leave next...
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    Observation from the Frontier

    Greetings from Cabral, Looking for a link or information on the " official " election results for Alcalde and other positions in Cabral. It is going on a month now since the elections and we still do not have any results verified. Word is that the old Sindico has been " crying his heart out "...
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    Observation from the Frontier: Quevedo Jailed !!

    Did anyone else catch the AP story posted yesterday about Arsenio Quevedo, one of the transportation mafia leaders being held in a murder investigation where he ordered the murder of some drivers. Also being investigated for laundering fuel subsides his union was received monthly. Out here on...
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    Obsertation from the Frontier: Tainos

    Recently I came across an old 2003 thread in DR Debates about the Taino culture that had been reopened and posted the following book information. Per a email request that I received I am reposting the information on these two ( 2 ) books in my library here on the Living Forum for anyone who...
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    Observation from the Frontier: Merengue tipico

    Will be having some friends visiting the Frontier in the near future and want to start off their visit in Santo Domingo. They are researchers of " original " Latin American music and I am wondering if there are any venues in the Capital that feature " merengue tipico " on a regular basis. The...
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    Observation from the Frontier: Musical History of the RD

    I might have submitted this thread in the wrong spot earlier today: History of the RD. But my interest is in finding out if anyone out there in " Forum Land " has any knowledge about the musical history of the Republica Dominicana. Were there any instruments that are unique to the country ...
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    Observation from the Frontier : ? Seen everthing ?

    Thought I had seen about everything on the Frontier until now. Was in Barahona recently on one of my weekly trips to the " Big City " and came across a " image from my past ". Sitting under a canopy at the Texaco station was a vintage 1956 4 door Chevrolet. Original two tone blue paint...
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    Observation from the Frontier : Bahoruco is not Pedernales !!!!

    Being on the Frontier and getting positive news stories written about the area is hard enough without DR1 being unable to write a correct headline for its daily report. Today, in their second story, they HEADLINED that the President was in Pedernales to open a new Larimar training school and...
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    Paperback books need new home !

    Greetings from the Frontier... Am looking for a new home for about 50 paperback books which are mostly Western and Mystery novels. I am willing to box them up and put them on Caribe Tours ( prepaid ) to any one who can find them a new home. I remember back in the mid 90's when I was working...
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    STIHL Products in Santo Domingo

    Looking for information on any hardware stores in Santo Domingo that might be selling STIHL products. Am looking for a STIHL Clearing Saw which might not be in stock but could be ordered. kFrancisco de Cabral
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    Deep Sea Fishing in the Southwest

    I posted this inquiry also in the Living section but felt I would like to get feedback directly at the source. I am looking into the feasibility of working out a series of deep sea fishing trips for a group of frequent visitors to the area over the next six months. Can this be done locally ...
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    Deep Sea fishing in the Southwest

    Am interested in any feedback on how to go about working out a series of deep sea fishing trips for visitors to the Southwest. Have a group of folks who are planning to visit over the next six months on a frequent basis that have asked me to see if such trips are feasible. kFrancis
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    Deslinda Question for Fabio

    Hola amigo, Have a question regarding the Deslinda survey process. Example is this: Buyer is purchasing three ( 3 ) ajoining parcels at the same time. They all have clear titles and the buyer wishes to receive a new title for all three as one unit. Does the buyer need to have individual...