Recent content by SteveS

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    AMET warning to invisible phone users..

    Morning all... Just thought I'd better post a warning for you invisible phone users out there, AMET are on the tail.. I was just innocently passing through Santo Domingo on my invisible phone, and AMET pull me over to the side of the road. Little grumpy chubby lass tells me she saw me talking...
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    International Drivers Permit / Licence

    I'm struggling to find details on what I need to do to get one of these for my Domincian driving licence. My problem is... I leave for the UK in 3 days and I have hired a car for the time I am there. However on checking, my UK licence is now expired (the photocard) so I cannot rent the car...
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    Definition of "Electrodomesticos"

    Following this email I got from one of my mail forwarders today..... What is an "electrodomestico" then? Is this the end of buying electrical equipment through ebay in this country? Is a refurbished/2nd computer classified as used? Will be interesting to see....and be warned...
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    Need some better toilet paper....

    Hey all, Just a quick question that's been bugging me for ages, but I am getting a little sick now of putting toilet paper through the printer at the office. In every stationary store/supermarket I have visited in SD does not appear to stock anything more than the "alleged" 80gsm toilet...
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    Working Ban Saturday thru Monday 12pm

    Hey all, I'm just wondering if anyone has any more precise details about this which was blazened across the front of DL this morning. Taken word for word as the newspaper says, absolutely nobody is allowed to work barring public service. Does this really mean that everything will be closed...
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    Car Headlight Bulbs...where?!

    I have several bulbs that all went on the car pretty much the day after I took it out of the dealership to have the brakes fixed. Having lost my car for 2 days for a set of brake discs, I'm reluctant to lose it again and pay for multiple taxis just to get a light bulb put in! Those from the UK...
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    electricity debt....

    I'm wondering if anyone else read today in the news all about the new plan for the electricity sector and plans etc... From what I read its more of the same old, same old we'Lucia be paid up soon.... However, it stated that the debt is $322million, now only a matter of weeks ago it was over...
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    Whats the tip...?

    Ok, I'd like to get a feel for what everyone is tipping these days for different things. We had this conversation last night with a group of friends and well.... the answers were wildly different. So we have... Bagging kids as the super Valet drivers at the bar/restaurant Waiter in a...
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    Minor DIY help please..!

    Morning all, Spent the last few hours keeping the wife happy by painting some rooms and bit of DIY, however I've run aground.. Changing the faceplates of the light switches and sockets.... The wires are shocking pink, cream and green. I know green is earth, but the other two? Is this a...
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    San Isidro Airbase today.......

    I'm just wondering if anyone else was there and if anyone knows any news about it yet? For those who are not aware, it was a big event for aircraft and model aircraft show. The wind blew in about an hour ago and collapsed one stand and blew the roof off the other. Me and my 8 month pregnant...
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    New Company Constitution Law Problem?

    As this law is only a week or so old I don't know how many people even have experience of this yet. Anyhow... Went to visit our Lawyer this morning (who is constituting our latest company), and obviously due to the timing we waited to go down the SRL route. However, our issue is, under the...
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    Its always good news......where's the bad?

    I just wanted to get the general feeling about something, ok today's DR1 news.. Now on seeing this, made me think about the last 10 months of everyone telling us that there's no problem in tourism, in fact many saying its rising and no problems. DR1 Travel news last week...... March 10th...
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    Banco Popular withdrawl limit?

    Anyone else had communication for Banco Popular saying that the daily withdrawl limit has been reduced to $3,500 for ATMs? And I thought that $10,000 per day was a pain in the ass!! Now to braving the 45-1hr cues in the bank every time I need some cash. Anyone know why they've done it?
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    Equalization of Marital Residency Rights

    Just a quick question for those of you who might be in the know about this one. The law currently provides for a foreign woman marrying a Dominicano to instantly be elligible for residency (and citizenship), however for the opposite, a foreign man married to a Dominicana (ie me) this does not...
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    Kind warning - L'Oscar lavanderia

    Evening everyone, Just come from an interesting experience at above mentioned Dry Cleaners on Lincoln. Three weeks ago (after arriving in SD) I took all of my suits, and other items to the above dry cleaners, who subsequently super-sized everything. All my suit jackets went from a 42" to...