Recent content by llapaglia21

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    Standardized tests will be easier

    Very true. This is also the reason why so many expats have their properties up for sale or have sold them and moved out of DR. I have more than 30 friends who have been in DR for a number of years and decided that between the corruption, the lack of respect, the highway robbery with...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    EXACTLY what I am thinking. I was told by the electrician to challenge all of my high bills and then have them come check. They will decline any issues as they always do and then take the letter to PERDOM who is supposed to investigate. If they find nothing then you go to the Supertendencia...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    We actually have a meter as well and our usage is about 1/3 of what we are being billed for each month. I get a daily report now from the electric company and they have my usage higher on days that I am not home or days with outages than on days where I never left the house nor had an outage...
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    Standardized tests will be easier

    WOW! What a ridiculous decision. Instead of increasing the qualifications of teachers, improving the curriculum, requiring ALL children from K-12 to attend school, and helping improve education in the country so that it can actually improve the nation and move from a third world status, they...
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    Can you get or renew a Dominican republic id/ cédula in the US?

    Go to the website, click "services," and "make an appointment." https://usa.mirex.gob.do/consular/new-york/
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    Can you get or renew a Dominican republic id/ cédula in the US?

    You have to go to the Dominican Consulate in NYC. I recommend calling them first to make sure you have all of the proper documentation and make an appointment.
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Thanks. We have been taking and implementing everyone's tips. We literally have everything unplugged when not in use and we have even turned off the water pump for the past few months but we are still having increases in the area (I have spoken to a few neighbors too and they have the same...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Yes, the same thing happened to me back when the pandemic first happened but after that, my bill has been more than doubled monthly. They did it to every single one of my neighbors. My neighbor even purchased one of those monitors from Amazon and tracks his electricity and unplugs everything...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Thank you. It is actually happening to so many people here in the country. My area has been hit especially hard with the increases. My neighbor went from 5700 pesos monthly to almost 17,000 and 2 of her kids even left the house and got their own apartment. What happened here is criminal.
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Sorry, I probably should have posted in both languages. I was hoping my comment would be sent to EdeSur and not be ignored like all other messages because they claim to not be able to translate to English.
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    I agree. I have many foreign friends from Canada and the U.S., and Europe who have hit their limit with the crime, traffic issues, and robbery from the government and have either already sold or put their houses up for sale and have decided to move elsewhere. My husband is Dominican and can't...
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    A surplus of vaccines

    What a shame that so many vaccines have expired. If this story is true then why do they turn away people who want to get boosters? My husband and I had our first booster done a number of months ago and recently went to get our second booster and also took our 13-year-old daughter so she could...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Dime EdeSur. ¿CÓMO ES MI FACTURA MÁS ESTE MES CUANDO HAY TANTOS CORTES? ¿CÓMO TENÍA ALTO USO CUANDO NO HABÍA NADIE EN CASA? HAY PEQUEÑAS HADAS MÁGICAS ENTRANDO EN MI CASA Y UTILIZANDO LA ELECTRICIDAD CUANDO NO ESTAMOS EN CASA?????
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    La empresa es una broma! Con todas estas llamadas interrupciones de "mantenimiento y actualización", ¡NUNCA deberíamos tener ningún tipo de interrupción y los precios que cobran y la facturación fraudulenta son criminales! Mi vida NO había cambiado debido al covid porque estoy discapacitado y...
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    Establishing Credit in DR

    This may be a silly question but I need to ask anyway. How does one establish credit in DR? I was told that your credit score in the U.S. from the 3 reporting agencies does not get used in DR and cannot help you. So I assume when you move to DR you must follow a few steps to begin...