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    I could have written that myself. I am sure that...

    I could have written that myself. I am sure that this was the case.
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    I tried and was imprisoned myself until I paid...

    I tried and was imprisoned myself until I paid the swines - times have either changed or I don't know the right people :(
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    Yes, but we have security nets here in the UK - a...

    Yes, but we have security nets here in the UK - a welfare state, excellent free healthcare etc. Better here and starting over than there and in fear for your life.
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    There is, perhaps, a sense of someone who didn't...

    There is, perhaps, a sense of someone who didn't want to be seen as " failing" in her RD life. She was inherently a good person who tried to always see the good. I knew it was going to be me or him...
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    Hi Guys, just to add that I actually was quite...

    Hi Guys, just to add that I actually was quite aware that I needed out of it - I wanted help in real terms rather than be told that he was a bad 'un. I felt trapped in the situation and I suspect...
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    The first I knew of poor,poor Lindsay's passing...

    The first I knew of poor,poor Lindsay's passing was yesterday when I read the article in the Daily Mail here in the UK. To say I was shocked and saddened is an understatement. I only met Lindsay once...
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    I am so pleased I bit the bullet and posted this...

    I am so pleased I bit the bullet and posted this yesterday. Although having been called negative by some, I see myself as a realist and after 25 yrs experience ( good and bad) of the DR I have learnt...
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    Hi, thanks for your response. Yes, he is...

    Hi, thanks for your response. Yes, he is Dominican and I am a Brit. He told me he has got a receipt but on further questioning it is, as you say, a more detailed handwritten contract on headed...
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    Thanks, is a cash receipt what you would call a...

    Thanks, is a cash receipt what you would call a purchase contract? I am probably overworrying but I am concerned that if we are stopped by AMET that it won't be enough to stop them taking things any...
  10. Thread: Advice needed

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    4000 pesos, he is the same guy we have used...

    4000 pesos, he is the same guy we have used previously. If he gets a result it will be money well spent as my OH is out of his depth.
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    That is what I thought was the case, that...

    That is what I thought was the case, that Lucillos hadn't yet cleared their purchase of the bike. This is similar to car dealerships in the UK but you would never wait 2 months for paperwork. I would...
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    Quick update, he has been back this morning with...

    Quick update, he has been back this morning with a lawyer. Lucillos have asked for a week to get the papers. The lawyer has told them that if there are no papers by then, he expects a refund of the...
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    Advice needed

    I would appreciate any advice from POP residents regarding an issue regarding the purchase of a motorbike. No negativity or scathing comments required - just help and your opinions. Nearly 2 months...
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    Sponsored visa

    [Grahame,

    Thanks - great advice, it just happens that I have been in contact with a good friend of mine who has given me exactly the same information as your excellent reply even down to the rude...
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    The reality doesn't match the website!

    Grahame,
    Thanks, yes I know that there is a Consulate in Puerto Plata but I dont recall anyone seeing him with a view to getting a visa or am I wrong - if so, what help can he offer?
    Having...
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    Here we go!

    This was just the sort of reply I was hoping not to get - After 11 years visiting the DR and two spells of living there I hoped not to get lumped in with the "hopelessly in love gringa" scenario! As...
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    A sponsored UK visa - help?

    Can anybody offer me some information on the way the British Embassy works in Santo Domingo when a person is applying for a 6mth visitors visa to the UK and is being sponsored?
    E.mails are left...
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