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    While living in the DR, I'm from Scandinavia,...

    While living in the DR, I'm from Scandinavia, where technology is a lightyear ahead of the DR, and I just confirmed that the only way to vote for anything back home is by a simple piece of paper,...
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    That's the only brand we use, beats others in...

    That's the only brand we use, beats others in price and quality. And definitely not perfumed. We used Scott before POP had Jumbo, but Scott is almost double the price...
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    I always use Progreso ATMs in POP, no difference...

    I always use Progreso ATMs in POP, no difference at this point whatsoever. I believe up to 30k pesos in a single withdrawal with 150DOP fee... Those are also the only ATMs I really trust, it has now...
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    There are (or were back then) unmarked speed...

    There are (or were back then) unmarked speed bumps on the 4-lane road entering and exiting STi airport. We picked up my dad and brother from there at about 11:30 pm in the evening once, and I...
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    I believe the case here would be that the driver...

    I believe the case here would be that the driver has simply ignored the speedbump, which may have caused the driver to lose control... So it was the speedbump that "caused" the accident... If the...
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    And then we're asked to rationalize water usage...

    And then we're asked to rationalize water usage due to shortage... How about putting all the produced water to use and not throw away the majority...
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    I used to use Popular's ATMs with a foreign debit...

    I used to use Popular's ATMs with a foreign debit card in the past, but since about 3 years ago, only use Progreso's. Reason: They charge less, (150 DOP), and let you withdraw more (not sure how...
  8. My wife's sister's friend built us a very nice...

    My wife's sister's friend built us a very nice piece of furniture for our front porch out of four pieces of pallets. We asked a carpenter (not sure if that's the right word) we know to make the...
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    Thanks! Just found that area in mercado libre, I...

    Thanks! Just found that area in mercado libre, I thought they had no such category... I was wrong...
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    Looking for Bichon Frise or similar

    We're looking for as young as possible (puppy preferred) dog of the race in the title, below a photo (just a sample, they can look a bit different as well:
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  11. It always makes me laugh (not really, it's pretty...

    It always makes me laugh (not really, it's pretty sad) when they first say that there is drought and we need to save water and then we pass by some huge leaking pipe spitting all the water to the...
  12. Yes. I recall there was like an attempt of...

    Yes. I recall there was like an attempt of starting yearly vehicle inspections (like in Europe, not sure if US has that) and if I understood correctly, this nice plan was abandoned as this would have...
  13. We live in a small gated community in POP. There...

    We live in a small gated community in POP. There is one house here that is empty most of the time as the owners live abroad. They have installed heavy metal bars on all windows and the maintenance...
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    As the OP has said, they haven't mentioned in any...

    As the OP has said, they haven't mentioned in any way that they want email addresses. If yes, please point out where.

    Not sure why posts like this get replies like this in this forum, the first...
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    Badly organized as very many other things here as...

    Badly organized as very many other things here as well? No supervision, nobody cares?

    I have no doubt in some places things work as they are supposed to, but as it's the government in charge, if...
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    Interesting, I did not know that. Now Googled and...

    Interesting, I did not know that. Now Googled and found articles about this. Very smart man indeed.

    When I was a small kid in the 80's, all I had was Donald Duck comic books and Nintendo NES. My...
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    Thanks, yes, I'm fully aware of this and fully...

    Thanks, yes, I'm fully aware of this and fully agree with you. My point was that I feel that here, the government expected technology to magically make everything better, when in fact, just as you...
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    From DR1 news regarding government investment to...

    From DR1 news regarding government investment to IT and zero results:

    "Public school teachers consulted by Listin Diario reporters indicate that students show little interest in book reading given...
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    Close to POP city center, several short outages...

    Close to POP city center, several short outages (10-20 minutes each) yesterday and today. Cannot understand why though...
  20. From Wikipedia: ...

    From Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia

    GDP (PPP): $1,413

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic

    GDP (PPP): $19,291
  21. I was about to reply to your previous comment on...

    I was about to reply to your previous comment on this thread, glad I saw this one. So yes, the key here being "who is who", all that matters is the people you socialize with, the people that know...
  22. There is an existing concept of "fair market...

    There is an existing concept of "fair market value", that is usually different in each geographic region / culture / country. The rates proposed on this site (for example) for whatever work usually...
  23. I was about to reply that if now there are people...

    I was about to reply that if now there are people here that are willing to kill you (literally) for 500 pesos, for how much are they willing to kill you afterwards?

    I would never ever let anyone...
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    We've rented a number of properties in the DR,...

    We've rented a number of properties in the DR, and something I learned a long time ago: When someone is showing you a property, inspect it yourself, ask the neighbours, never trust the agent. As far...
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    I suppose it does not help the situation that el...

    I suppose it does not help the situation that el jefe the Edenorte gets 500k pesos monthly salary as it was posted in DR1 news a while ago, I "think" that money could be better used elsewhere...
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