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  1. Thread: Whales??

    by mountainannie
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    Do NOT miss seeing the Whales!! I know folks who...

    Do NOT miss seeing the Whales!! I know folks who lived in the DR for years and "always meant to go" - but never did..
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  2. 36 Hours in Santo Domingo: From today's NYT

    Nice write up in today's NYTimes - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-santo-domingo-dominican-republic.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
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    Was Lindsay herself a lawyer? News reports keep...

    Was Lindsay herself a lawyer? News reports keep publishing that.
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    Since those who actually know things that are...

    Since those who actually know things that are being passed on to the "lawyer" - whom I assume is actually the prosecutor - is perhaps part of some Dominican practice... are not going to share it...
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    and - again- here is the post that she wrote...

    and - again-

    here is the post that she wrote back in February after the attack - http://yoursaucepans.blogspot.com/2019/02/violence-in-dominican-republic-incident.html

    so if we chose to...
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    yes, indeed he was wrong. Not only was he...

    yes, indeed he was wrong.

    Not only was he wrong

    He was rude and disrespectful.

    he was responding to my post
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    in my post
    what I said was that I doubted the articles
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    I would give very little credence to the articles...

    I would give very little credence to the articles recently posted.

    The implication that Danilo had beaten her is absolutely not the story that Lindsay posted in her blog. She was very clear that...
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    The fact is that Lindsay set herself up as a sort...

    The fact is that Lindsay set herself up as a sort of expert as a success story as an ex-pat. The Cinderella Dream come true of going to the tropics and finding a wonderful (gorgeous, younger) man...
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    As I remember in talking with her that she said...

    As I remember in talking with her that she said she had pretty much "lost everything" when she was in Juan Dolio. She had bought a fine house and set Danilo up in a colmado and lost them both in...
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    I am haunted by this death - as I am sure lots of...

    I am haunted by this death - as I am sure lots of us are. It seems such a puzzling picture.. There is CB who always had his antanae up and then AE who spent weekends with them both who said that they...
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    intellectually I am against the death penalty -...

    intellectually I am against the death penalty - but right now I could actually stone someone (or two) to death.

    And Lindsay was not even a close friend.

    But she was SO FULL OF LOVE for this...
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    As I remember, the DR changed over from the...

    As I remember, the DR changed over from the Napoleonic code to the British/US system of presumption of innocence just when I arrived in 2004. There was a lot of chatter about it - about how the DR...
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    This news is sending shivers up and down my...

    This news is sending shivers up and down my spine.

    R.I.P, Matilda.

    If there was one ex-pat woman that I could cite as someone who had made a successful relationship and transition into...
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    I did post the info on the Dominican who invented...

    I did post the info on the Dominican who invented crack - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_Luis_Polanco_Rodr%C3%ADguez

    I guess it is simply a matter of the quantity and type of drugs being...
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    https://www.sublet.com/city_rentals/dominicanrepub...

    https://www.sublet.com/city_rentals/dominicanrepublic_rentals.asp?bedrooms=2,3,4,5
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    Perhaps a few of your friends may be unaware of...

    Perhaps a few of your friends may be unaware of this story but it did make "Good Morning America"

    I was asked about it when I went to pick up my laundry here in Florida....

    Yes - the story has...
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    OMG!!!!! This was ABSOLUTELY not The Case when...

    OMG!!!!!

    This was ABSOLUTELY not The Case when I left there in 2016

    When I was doing stories up and down the border - from about 2006 - 2014 - drug use - as in really Cocaine use - started to...
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    Any reports of crack cocaine being present in...

    Any reports of crack cocaine being present in Cabarete?

    Crack addicts will sell their mothers for a hit.

    Once crack takes hold in a community - tourism will be soon dead.

    Most Dominicans do...
  19. Thread: Kembe La

    by mountainannie
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    Kembe La

    My area here in Florida - Lantana - in Palm Beach County -is filled with Hatians from St, Marc - where I lived back in '79. Late last night, just before closing, I was in a local supermarket at the...
  20. With those income stats the visas for immigration...

    With those income stats the visas for immigration into the US via family unification are likely to decrease substantially under the new migration policies - (unless they are stopped by the Courts- I...
  21. I lived in the DR for 14 years (2004-2016) -...

    I lived in the DR for 14 years (2004-2016) - made my plans when the peso was at 52 to one $ - and when I arrived the exchange rate tanked to 25... so there is that...And others ought to factor that...
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    Medicare notes for US expats in the DR

    FYI -

    If any USA expats are under 65 and considering returning to the USA in their later years --

    info on the rules for Medicare -

    If you are eligible for "free" Medicare (have worked and...
  23. raw data here -...

    raw data here - https://www.bancentral.gov.do/a/d/2532-sector-externo
  24. I suppose the variation in percentages has to do...

    I suppose the variation in percentages has to do with how it is measured - as a percentage of the annual budget or of gross domestic product...
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  25. as I posted -...

    as I posted - https://www.eldinero.com.do/59637/turismo-y-remesas-aportan-casi-el-50-de-las-divisas-que-entran-a-rd/

    estimated 22% in 2018. - from - I believe the Banco Central

    "...República...
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