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    I know that one can learn from history, but...

    I know that one can learn from history, but history does not always repeat itself. Things can and do change and going back is not always an option. My suspicions are things are different this time....
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    If the ban is off on parrot fish, the few gringos...

    If the ban is off on parrot fish, the few gringos that eat them won't matter in the scheme of things.

    Should you feel guilty if you do eat them? Probably, but that is up to you.
  3. To work legally, you have to have a DR Cedula. ...

    To work legally, you have to have a DR Cedula. Only DR legal residents and DR Citizens can get cedulas.
    Do you have one?
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    So far, it appears few if any bars on Pedro...

    So far, it appears few if any bars on Pedro Clisante that were closed were allowed to reopen. If they tried to reopen they were quickly shut down, correct?
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    Sorry, but according to Miriam Webster, expresso...

    Sorry, but according to Miriam Webster, expresso is less commonly used than espresso, but it still OK:

    expresso noun

    ex·​pres·​so | \ ik-ˈspre-(ˌ)sō \
    less common variant of ESPRESSO
    1:...
  6. Thread: Battery Caps

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    Victron appears to be high end stuff at a quick...

    Victron appears to be high end stuff at a quick glance. It depends on how many charging stages they use as to how they treat the batteries, and how matched those are to your particular batteries, ...
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    ctrob, it really is that simple as you point out...

    ctrob, it really is that simple as you point out in post 3508

    So, how many bars that were closed re-opened in the past few days and remain open? I think there might be one from what I read above?
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    We will see what happens next with respect to...

    We will see what happens next with respect to what happens if they go back to a certain business model. If they go back to business as before, and you know what I mean by that, and remain open for...
  9. Imagine that! US Government workers that have...

    Imagine that! US Government workers that have been "Dominicanized". It's a sad, sad situation, and it's getting more and more absurd to quote Sir Elton...

    My point is they were government...
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    My point is that you are taking a chance using...

    My point is that you are taking a chance using any lawyer and you are taking a chance if you reduce the "value" to save on transfer taxes. And I mean any law office although some have better track...
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    Unless something recently changed, there was no...

    Unless something recently changed, there was no actual consul working in Puerto Plata, just the office manager who is Dominican, so the notary service was not available there. Did something change...
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    Yes, for sure in Santo Domingo for a US Notary...

    Yes, for sure in Santo Domingo for a US Notary service:

    https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/notaries-public/

    I doubt this is available anywhere but in...
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    I disagree. Money was part of it, but not all.

    I disagree. Money was part of it, but not all.
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    There was talk of action by the central...

    There was talk of action by the central government in Santo Domingo long ago with respect to Sosua and Boca Chica.
    Changes took a long time to happen, as is usual in this country. Perhaps enough...
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    An exchange service is more like what I would...

    An exchange service is more like what I would call it. They are businesses that once they know you will cash a US dollar check and give you a good rate for DR pesos. I have never used one, but...
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    Is your passport a US or DR passport? I am...

    Is your passport a US or DR passport?

    I am not sure if a DR notary will carry any weight regarding a bank account in the US. Did you check with the bank if that will actually work? If you need a...
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    Some people will never get it. Is there...

    Some people will never get it.

    Is there proof there was a court case and all the closed businesses won the right to open? As one poster above said, this thread has moved from the domain of...
  18. A new entrance road avoiding the abanoned resorts...

    A new entrance road avoiding the abanoned resorts makes perfect sense.
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    The original announcements were for paving from...

    The original announcements were for paving from Puerto Plata to Rio San Juan.
  20. This is what happens when a government agency...

    This is what happens when a government agency supplies water.
  21. CORRAAPLATA gets big money to fix water problem in Cabarete, Sosua and Montellano

    For the first 10 years of living in Cabarete, we had about 40 lbs of water pressure. Then it started to fall off and I had to use our cistern (about 5,000 gallons) , pressure tank and pump on...
  22. The lack of muffler, lights and mirrors, etc are...

    The lack of muffler, lights and mirrors, etc are based upon a property called Entropy.
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    We have been screwed by lawyers as well in the DR...

    We have been screwed by lawyers as well in the DR with respect to real estate. So, you "takes your chances" either way.

    As far as reducing the "value" to save on transfer tax, that is illegal but...
  24. josh2203, I could not agree more.

    josh2203, I could not agree more.
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    She is American, born in the Bronx to parents...

    She is American, born in the Bronx to parents from the DR, but could also be "Dominicana" since she is legally entitled to that as well. Did she bother to get a Dominican passport? I have a step...
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