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    Where your money comes from has nothing to do...

    Where your money comes from has nothing to do with being a tourist or not. This is yet another example of people haphazardly redefining words to suit their own meaning.

    Language can be specific...
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    First storm of the year that has a potential to...

    First storm of the year that has a potential to impact the islands. Predictions of 13 storms this season, if true, means this and 8 more to come over the next 3 months. The DR has been fortunate over...
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    Hardwood for charcoal or at least a harder wood...

    Hardwood for charcoal or at least a harder wood than pine if one doesn't have a lot to choose from.
  4. Setting the batteries on the concrete floor is...

    Setting the batteries on the concrete floor is related to heat exchange not discharge. Concrete holds heat for a long time and conversely concrete can retain the cold equally well. Batteries do not...
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    As CB says, a device to regulate power from the...

    As CB says, a device to regulate power from the DR grid to a house full of appliances, computers & TV's is a hefty device. If importing, you'll definitely wish to have this equipment arrive via a...
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    The weak link in the liquor supply chain will be...

    The weak link in the liquor supply chain will be more pronounced at the the distributor level. Hotels order through their regular distributor who may or may not be completely honourable. If the...
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    People become embittered when blatant issues that...

    People become embittered when blatant issues that cause them inconvenience or hardship are perpetually ignored. Granted, every municipal govt has their priorities but few between Puerto Plata and...
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    Maybe go into the Residents thread and add this...

    Maybe go into the Residents thread and add this ENT Doctor's contact info to the list of important professional contacts - someone else may benefit from your search.
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    You asked for proof that the FBI conducted...

    You asked for proof that the FBI conducted toxicology testing. That proof is all over the internet within easy grasp. Nice deflection attempt though.
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    All DR testing equipment was stated to be broken....

    All DR testing equipment was stated to be broken. DR unable to test themselves, or so they say. FBI asked to assist. Embassy in SD announced US involvement in 3 specific cases. It was announced that...
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    Another completely unreasonable pronouncement to...

    Another completely unreasonable pronouncement to deflect blame and protect the tourist industry. How often can the same cause of death be used? Here in the DR, all the time it appears.

    17 years...
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    Latest equipment yeah right. Good luck, not going...

    Latest equipment yeah right. Good luck, not going to be easy to find. You need a referral from a medical professional who knows the players in the larger cities. The odds of anyone here knowing a...
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    Thx ramesses.

    Thx ramesses.
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    It is the simple things that seem to stymie...

    It is the simple things that seem to stymie progress here. By simple I mean common sense not necessarily technically simple. Until power and water delivery are reliable, just about every other...
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    Don 't know what happened in town last night but...

    Don 't know what happened in town last night but in my area, the power went out from 20:30-00:30. Very inconvenient for a Saturday night. Another scheduled outage coming on Tuesday for another 6 or...
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    Never been to a cabana. Might consider going for...

    Never been to a cabana. Might consider going for a night just for the experience the next time we have to overnight somewhere.

    Maybe a new thread about cabanas, recommendations, locations,...
  17. Consulting Google maps will help. Charamicos...

    Consulting Google maps will help.

    Charamicos is at the opposite end of the beach from your store. Los Cerros across the street and up a hill from Los Charimcos. Very few sidewalks outside...
  18. That is pretty much a fallacy. It makes no...

    That is pretty much a fallacy. It makes no practical sense to expend an inordinate amount of finite resources to pursue such a limited net gain. This concept is just a justification to feel good for...
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    The numbers tell the story. The vast majority (as...

    The numbers tell the story. The vast majority (as in millions of tourists) prefer the AI experience for their DR vacation. The numbers for those who prefer something else, so few as to be almost...
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    I'm aware of the past closures. Officials can't...

    I'm aware of the past closures. Officials can't have their cake and eat it too. Had they gone the route of "out of sight, out of mind" perhaps the public perception issues they face today could have...
  21. The treatment of Dominicans by the "law" and the...

    The treatment of Dominicans by the "law" and the treatment foreigners receive are predicated on two entirely different approaches.
  22. This is an example of a reality one must accept...

    This is an example of a reality one must accept when choosing to live in the 3rd world. Foreigners generally can't sue and litigate their way out of most problems and they are behind the 8 ball when...
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    If the alternative is La Victoria, they'll cough...

    If the alternative is La Victoria, they'll cough up the cash. But as you surmise, that probably won't happen. Lot's of issues, very little will to address them.
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    One has to be a discriminating reader of DR news...

    One has to be a discriminating reader of DR news reports. With teachers failing their proficiency exams one has to assume a large percentage of the population can't do simple math correctly,...
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    To clarify - In Canada, over .08 is criminal....

    To clarify - In Canada, over .08 is criminal. Over .05 can result in noncriminal penalties. New drivers are required to be alcohol free for a period of time.

    .025 in the DR is simply one drink in...
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