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    Expatriates? Us? All strange?

    “. . . Who goes to the Godforsaken Dominican Republic to try and scratch a living? With the biggest boom of the century going on in the States? Freaks, frauds, fools, and failures. . . . ...
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    Internet TV NFusion? Viable

    I have a chace to purchase an "NFusion" TV box; specifically a model named ''Phoenix''. Cost? $200 - 300, depending where it is purchased. The concept is, as I understand it, that the box is...
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    Jan 2010 - more recent info available?

    I am interested in knowing what the current status of the 'Sky' TV service is, especially in POP. Anybody have 1, 2 years experience? Comments? Negative? Positive? Recomendations? Thank you.
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    Internet service: Codetel? Speedtouch?

    I have a Codetel land line & internet service; it's usually reliable [by DR standards!] & reasonably priced [again, by DR standards!]
    * Occasionally [?] the phone service disappears; How...
  5. Thank you, Pichardo!!

    An extremely well organized & detailed response!! Well done.
    * The Obama administration is always appointing a "czar" to deal with any economic or financial problem perceived by his...
  6. Buy an American car in June 2010? Good idea? Bad Idea?

    I'm confused; perhaps I've been deliberately confused. I greatly enjoyed Pichardo's posts in this area. Well done. My questions & comments:

    1. Assume that it's 1 June 2010: has the dust...
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    Thank you!!

    So many relevant, comprehensible, & well informed responses.
    * I sense years, perhaps decades, or collective gastric disturbances. & no complaints!! I can't believe it.
    * If 1 chooses to...
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    Parasites? Parasitism?

    I seem to remember [?] that DR1 had an article, blog, or resource of some kind dealing with parasites & appropriate medications, both in the DR.
    * But, . . where? I can't find it, assuming...
  9. No bar exam! No Board of BAr Overseers!

    The lives of DR lawyers are much difficult than the lives of American lawyers; I cant speak for Europeans.
    * In the USA: 4 years of university; 3 years of law school; then,
    * 1 must pass ...
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    What is the date? & Times?

    Thanksgiving is 26 Nov. 2009 this year. I just thought I'd ask. I've had Thanksgiving dinner @ Sam's before; it was excellent X years ago. But, . . in recent years? Lack of customers. I hope...
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    Sun Village? CLOSED 21spt09

    Sun Village shut all of its doors & discharged all of its employees on Mon. 21spt09. Perhaps, it's more accurate to say 'its doors were shut?'
    * Next? Rumors persist of 1 court in Florida & 1...
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    Bagels! Eggs Benedict! in Puerto Plata?

    The answer? Yes!! in Costambar.
    * The name of the new, small restaurant is a tongue buster: "The Anchor Tea & Coffee Garden". A/K/A simply The Anchor. 2 British couples opened it ? months...
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    Norplant? Enforced sterilization?

    I'm lost!! How can my Norplant suggestions possibly be 'enforced sterilization' when the girl, 14 or older, & her mother are both willing participants? Does "enforced" have some different...
  14. Junta Central Electoral? ? ?

    Is this the correct Gov't agency? It has jurisdiction over cedulas & related matters. It is on Antera Mota, @ 4 - 5 blocks from Casa Nelson, up hill, heading toward Central Medico...
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    Norplant? Food for Thought? [long post]

    Essentially, Norplant is about ˝ the size of a “book” of American match sticks; it is inserted by a gynecologist in the upper, inner arm of a woman who has not yet entered menopause. Once on place,...
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    Bravo Cable Vision Eltecsa! Bravo!

    Cable Vision Eltecsa [CVE] is the local [ Costambar, Cofresi, etc. cable TV service] I have been a customer for 5+ years. It's office is in Costambar. Its service, in my opinion, is in the B ...
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    Medicare? BC-BS of Mass.?

    I'm an American living in POP; I'm on Medicare; Medicare will pay zero for Americans' medical treatment in the DR. Why? I don't know. Will Obamacare solve this problem for us? Most unlikely!!...
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    Caribe Tours??

    2 - 3 - ? years ago, I took a Caribe Tours bus from Samana to Puerto Plata; I forget the specifics; Caribe Tours has a regular bus terminal in downtown Samana. Usuauly its schedules are posted on...
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    Walgreens 'auto-refill' + Business Mail, POP

    I've been using Walgreens, very available on line, & Business Mail [POP] for @ 3 - 5 years. Walgreens will routinely ship 90 day supplies; it takes Business Mail @ 2 - 3 weeks to ship the product...
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    Cofresi?? Same disease!

    We are Costambar Cable TV customers; no American channels for 6 - 8 - 10 days! How long does it take for the owner [whoever he is?] to pay his o/s bills? How much will Gringo customers be...
  21. American Ex-Pats? Medicare? Supplementary Ins.?

    I'm an American Ex-Pat, who has been living here for 13 years, POP. I had some of these same questions @ 1 year ago.
    1. I called & emailed Blue Cross - Blue Shield, my supplementary carrier. ...
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    La Sirena, POP - pricing policies?

    I note that La Sirena has 2 huge stores, in Santo Domingo & Santiago; + a smaller [but still very large] store in POP.
    * May I assume that the prices in all 3 stores are identical? Experiences?...
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    Gringo Sabroso wiill be in joyfull attendance!

    Hillbilly
    Drcaycu
    Dafishguy
    Rocky
    Rick & Miguelina
    John B
    Catcher
    Abuela & BeachBob
    Bob K and better half
    Reidy620 & Mrs Reidy620
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    Sosua?? No Cabanas?

    On a [somewhat] related subject, why are there no cabanas whatsover in Sosua? Strange? Sex seems [readily] available in Sosua. Do all loving couples have to travel to Cabarate or POP for...
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    Fair Market Value of the House?

    US $200,000? Or 200,000 Pesos? It may make a world of difference.
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