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    Paid my cable bill last month and didn't I catch...

    Paid my cable bill last month and didn't I catch a cold from the sniffling clerk processing my payment - I thought the change felt a little wet.

    Caught another cold from a grocery store clerk.
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    Suffice it to say, "You are taking your chances"...

    Suffice it to say, "You are taking your chances" when you purchase real estate in this country. Lots can go wrong but occasionally things do go right - usually only with the help of an honest...
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    I suspect Sosua like any other municipality has...

    I suspect Sosua like any other municipality has the ability to define and change zoning restrictions as they see fit. Since Sosua issues the licenses for businesses and I suspect these need to be...
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    Went from Sosua to Los Charamicos this afternoon....

    Went from Sosua to Los Charamicos this afternoon. Hwy 5 ripped up again between the gate in the new fence and further into Charmicos than I went. Didn't see any paving being done just scraping.
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    Despite a cursory search I have not yet been able...

    Despite a cursory search I have not yet been able to confirm that anyone even challenged the closings in court. If I get really bored, maybe I'll try again.

    Unfortunately, the preferred method of...
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    You get what you pay for, so don't be cheap....

    You get what you pay for, so don't be cheap. There is something to be said for dating someone with enough $$$ to pay for a listing on a dating site/app. Being able to afford penicillin is a plus in...
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    The things people pack to bring on vacation...

    The things people pack to bring on vacation...
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    In typical administrative fashion, every...

    In typical administrative fashion, every conceivable civic action results in a mess. It is mind boggling; The consistency with which anything done in Sosua results in failure - in implementation and...
  9. Thread: WEATHER !!

    by Cdn_Gringo
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    I like the rain. It keeps my raucous, womanizing...

    I like the rain. It keeps my raucous, womanizing neighbors indoors, which suites me just fine. May I have another months worth please?
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    There are good insurance brokers out there....

    There are good insurance brokers out there. Purchasers still need to be very careful to understand the policy they are purchasing and to ask their broker all sorts questions that one can later verify...
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    The certificate error for that site is a dead...

    The certificate error for that site is a dead giveaway that it is being run by someone who doesn't quite know what they are doing and probably is an excellent platform for nefarious operators to park...
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    The residency renewal process is obviously geared...

    The residency renewal process is obviously geared towards those who live in the DR. You need someone on the ground here with a contact or two at DGM that can work to get your renewal appointment...
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    If you choose to live in an area that is prone to...

    If you choose to live in an area that is prone to sizable earthquakes, it's a safe bet that if you stay long enough, you'll be in one.

    That big one you referenced, it's still coming some day.
  14. If you are not actually present and living in a...

    If you are not actually present and living in a property, there is very little you can do to prevent someone from moving in. As you surmise it can be a lengthy and sometimes costly endeavor to...
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    Good luck with that. You emailed them in Spanish...

    Good luck with that. You emailed them in Spanish right?

    Let us know, miracles do happen, so I am told.
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    The advice is simple. If you wish to limit the...

    The advice is simple. If you wish to limit the chances of getting a particular disease, get a vaccine. Consult a travel medicine doctor to determine what you are at risk for during the time of year...
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    England had hundreds of years of ship building...

    England had hundreds of years of ship building experience. One day in part due to construction practices and in part to operational management, the titanic hit an iceberg and sank.

    15 years of...
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    It is often repeated in these threads, "Remember...

    It is often repeated in these threads, "Remember where you are."

    Selective application of this advice when considering the various proposals floated by the Govt here in the DR seems to be common...
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    Not going to be easy or cheap. 1) You may...

    Not going to be easy or cheap.

    1) You may need to get the gas tank and lines flushed then certified gasoline free.
    2) Your motorcycle will need to be crated.
    3) Crate delivered to freight...
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    Thx Russell.

    Thx Russell.
  21. Thread: Guayabera

    by Cdn_Gringo
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    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Guayabera&ref=nb_sb_nos...

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Guayabera&ref=nb_sb_noss

    You can buy locally. Perhaps more expensive and perhaps only lasting a few washes before it begins to unravel.
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    The confusion stems from the way "permanente" is...

    The confusion stems from the way "permanente" is used by DGM. Just about every residency category has a path to permanent residency. Some classifications such as Investor and I believe Rental income...
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    Preliminary Report Magnitude 4.4 Date-Time • 5...

    Preliminary Report
    Magnitude 4.4
    Date-Time • 5 Jan 2020 08:29:00 UTC
    • 5 Jan 2020 04:29:00 near epicenter
    • 5 Jan 2020 04:29:00 standard time in your timezone
    Location 18.390N 69.023W
    Depth 113...
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    I suspect "initial" in this case means the very...

    I suspect "initial" in this case means the very first application for residency, not a renewal or change of status. That has always taken a long time.
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    Lots of words these days are used incorrectly when they get bantered about. There is big difference between racism and oppression. One who oppresses the little brown people or takes advantage of...
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