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  1. Being the cynic that I am, I wouldn't be...

    Being the cynic that I am, I wouldn't be surprised if this is a way to lock up the parcel of land, build phase I and then flip the rest of the unused property for a profit later on.
  2. Even if tourism in PC maintains historic levels...

    Even if tourism in PC maintains historic levels and enjoys reasonable growth, I have a hard time seeing the majority of 9000 rooms being filled most of the time. This sounds like a grandiose plan...
  3. I believe I may have mentioned this in the other...

    I believe I may have mentioned this in the other thread. It seems that all it takes to satisfy DGM is documentation showing that you are moving a prescribed amount of money to the DR on a regular...
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    Hey 9-1-1, thanks for taking my call. This guy...

    Hey 9-1-1, thanks for taking my call. This guy stole my stash of dope and I want it back. Please send the police to fetch it for me...

    Just maybe the vote in March will be just a tad more honest...
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    Lots of countries have had problems moving to...

    Lots of countries have had problems moving to electronic ballots and online voting. I believe the time has come for the electorate to speak up and remind our politicians that some processes are fine...
  6. Hogwash and has nothing to do with the competence...

    Hogwash and has nothing to do with the competence of workers in this country to operate any such system safely. You are a habitual DR apologist. You are free to hold any opinions you wish even if...
  7. And it will be another 10 years before something...

    And it will be another 10 years before something like that happens again in the UK. Here in the DR last night's issue can happen again tomorrow. Stop trying to prop up and minimize the egregious...
  8. It depends on what you consider "improved" to...

    It depends on what you consider "improved" to mean. If you mean that the lights are on longer between blackouts, then yes that has improved.

    If however, you are referring to the reliability of...
  9. I'm waiting to hear (but not holding my breath)...

    I'm waiting to hear (but not holding my breath) for an explanation of exactly failed and why it failed that resulted in the cascade disconnects.
  10. I can't help but reminded of the recent thread...

    I can't help but reminded of the recent thread dealing with the proposed liquefied propane pipeline and storage facility. This country can't keep the lights on. Back home electricians and gas techs...
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    Was in Sosua just now. Lots of people milling...

    Was in Sosua just now. Lots of people milling about the JCE office and the polling station A fair amount of traffic for a Sunday. Detour on DR. Martinez. Bars & liquor stores still closed. No alcohol...
  12. Results speak louder than the printed intentions....

    Results speak louder than the printed intentions. While I do have to admit, the anecdotal evidence of late in my neighborhood seems to suggest that power failures are fewer and further apart, it is...
  13. The DR Govt does not see upgrading the electrical...

    The DR Govt does not see upgrading the electrical grid as a priority otherwise they would have started that process already in measured stages.

    Dangling a $600 million loan carrot in front of the...
  14. Safety is relative. Sadly, many tourists have not...

    Safety is relative. Sadly, many tourists have not done enough research nor do they have enough travel experience to make prudent decisions when they travel internationally and venture away from the...
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    Before more money is thrown into the power grind,...

    Before more money is thrown into the power grind, there needs to be a detailed and documented plan to upgrade and modernize the system. This plan needs to include a timeline for the work, the costs...
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    I'm not convinced that the reported numbers are...

    I'm not convinced that the reported numbers are an accurate reflection of the current state of affairs both in Asia and elsewhere. It is difficult for external agencies to monitor and verify the...
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    Lots of chronic conditions produce coughing:...

    Lots of chronic conditions produce coughing: COPD, bronchitis, emphysema etc, all of which are not contagious.

    I believe the use of a mask by a chronic cougher is a courtesy for everyone else...
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    Many trucks are loaded beyond their rated...

    Many trucks are loaded beyond their rated capacity. At the speeds they travel, like a big ship, it takes way longer to stop than many of these drivers realize. Add in worn tires, poor brakes and...
  19. Google is evil but it does get the job done....

    Google is evil but it does get the job done.


    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g147289-Activities-Santo_Domingo_Santo_Domingo_Province_Dominican_Republic.html
  20. Much of your reasoning is what resulted in me...

    Much of your reasoning is what resulted in me abandoning my BanReservas accounts. I was being gouged by fees; Compelled to write a cheque to withdraw funds from the checking account for a fee. Fees...
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    ProCab must then be supplying their own power...

    ProCab must then be supplying their own power after the Edenorte connection. Everyone has had their power cut at some point in the series of rotating outages to redistribute the load when power...
  22. Not even DR bank statements or a letter from the...

    Not even DR bank statements or a letter from the bank detailing the account(s)?
  23. Buzzard applied under the Retiree program. If I...

    Buzzard applied under the Retiree program. If I had sought that classification and pension deposit into a DR bank is a requirement, I'd have a problem. The Govt of Canada does not currently offer...
  24. The requirements for the Temporary, Permanent,...

    The requirements for the Temporary, Permanent, Retiree and Investor programs are slightly different. I don't have to do a medical as an investor. Small saving grace but I have to renew more...
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    Power cut out for me @ 8:32 pm. I guess with all...

    Power cut out for me @ 8:32 pm. I guess with all the problems today, it was only a matter of time.
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