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    Agree 100% with PJT's post, especially this: ...

    Agree 100% with PJT's post, especially this:


    The government provides next to nothing in terms of social services in the poorer neighbourhoods in Bavaro-Punta Cana. The Nazaret school in Hoyo de...
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    "Punta Cana" is a large area. Strictly speaking...

    "Punta Cana" is a large area. Strictly speaking it means the area of the airport, Village and PuntaCana Resort and Club, but it is widely used to refer to the whole East Coast area from Uvero Alto,...
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    Nacional supermarket is almost ready and they say...

    Nacional supermarket is almost ready and they say they plan to open before the end of this month. Let's see if that actually happens.
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    There are signs for at least one other hotel of...

    There are signs for at least one other hotel of this kind on the boulevard turistico between the airport and Coco Loco.
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    If IMG can't provide the facilities or advice at...

    If IMG can't provide the facilities or advice at the very least, try calling Punta Cana Doctors in PC Village. More details via PM.
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    Let's not veer off course here, me hearties!...

    Let's not veer off course here, me hearties! Please keep it to the East Coast of the Dominican Republic.
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    Do you mean electricity generation? The private...

    Do you mean electricity generation? The private power generation company here is called CEPM
    https://cepm.com.do/en/
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    I know she will.

    I know she will.
  9. Swiss experts :eek:

    Swiss experts :eek:
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    They used to do it on Expreso Bavaro. Closest I...

    They used to do it on Expreso Bavaro. Closest I get to breaking most of the ten commandments.
  11. According to Nuria Piera, "McAfee's pets are in a...

    According to Nuria Piera, "McAfee's pets are in a resort being looked after by Swiss experts." Nothing but the best - How long before someone starts an Instagram account for them?
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  12. I hope the dogs are well-cared for too but he...

    I hope the dogs are well-cared for too but he comes across as an unhinged megalomaniac.
  13. I dislike usted as it goes against my nature to...

    I dislike usted as it goes against my nature to consider anyone an inferior or a superior. I'm almost always taken aback when someone of any age/status addresses me as usted.

    I recognise the value...
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    Other Spanish-speaking territories in Africa are...

    Other Spanish-speaking territories in Africa are the Western Sahara (formerly known as the Spanish Sahara), the north of Morocco (a Spanish protectorate between 1912-1958 and Spanish is still widely...
  15. Usted is used to show courtesy towards...

    Usted is used to show courtesy towards older/higher status people but also to maintain distance, as pointed out by Matilda and Africaida.
    There is also an ironic usted - towards children for...
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    Correction, this is a reference to article 142 of...

    Correction, this is a reference to article 142 of the new Civil Code bill which has not yet approved - it includes the following two paragraphs:
    I.- Minors who have reached sixteen years of age may...
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    As the law stands, parents/guardians can give...

    As the law stands, parents/guardians can give consent for minor (under 18) to cohabit/marry as long as the age difference is not greater than five years.
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    Did they just trim the trees? A friend who lives...

    Did they just trim the trees? A friend who lives in Ciudad Nueva complained that they'd been cut down.
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    This is really good news! It doesn't mean no more...

    This is really good news! It doesn't mean no more baggers - we have been taking our own reusable bags for years and they just pack the shopping into our bags instead of in the supermarket's plastic...
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    In Europe we do our own bagging, so at first I...

    In Europe we do our own bagging, so at first I was mystified by the whole notion of able-bodied, healthy adults needing someone else to perform the simple task of putting stuff in bags, placing the...
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    I've always said this - it's great to be in the...

    I've always said this - it's great to be in the DR until it's not - whether you're a tourist, resident, whatever. The minute something goes wrong - illness, accident, crime, etc. you realise just how...
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    If you're on dialysis and planning to travel to a...

    If you're on dialysis and planning to travel to a foreign country wouldn't you find out where it was available locally?
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    Thanks Franco, question answered.

    Thanks Franco, question answered.
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    I would guess that the family usually takes...

    I would guess that the family usually takes action.
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    It's been pointed out in other threads - most...

    It's been pointed out in other threads - most would not have been tourists but Dominicans with US citizenship.
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