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    Hi The exclusion is $105,900 for 2019. Many...

    Hi

    The exclusion is $105,900 for 2019. Many rules involved physical presence test or residence test. However depending on your employment. Self employed you owe 15.2% tax (estimated tax in...
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    The worst price in the states for flight is MIA...

    The worst price in the states for flight is MIA to POP r/t. No competition creates $700-$800 tickets. Actual flight time 1 hour 20 or so. Normally upgrade for under $100 which makes sense after...
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    interesting ideas on sea sickness. About one...

    interesting ideas on sea sickness. About one third get symptoms, about ten percent normally feel ill and many others get tired. Your body will adapt if you spend time at sea. If it does not don’t...
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    From a guy who worked as a caddy at 13 for tips...

    From a guy who worked as a caddy at 13 for tips only. Bagged groceries for $3.20 an hour no tips. I will not enter without 100 pesos for a tip. If I buy a full cart 200 pesos minimum. I do see...
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    Hi You can go to Embassy Consular service and...

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    You can go to Embassy Consular service and get a new passport. The discontinued adding pages a few years back. It takes less than 3 weeks. Govt shutdown may effect the timing. You need to...
  6. Thread: Jury Duty

    by HarpB
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    Jury duty is based on voter registration. Not on...

    Jury duty is based on voter registration. Not on ID’s
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    I have been Sosua for more than decade. Hispanola...

    I have been Sosua for more than decade. Hispanola is decently built, maintained and secured. Long term aabout quality of materials and practices. Plus ease of replacements (including if available)...
  8. DR does not have a navy. They have a couple of...

    DR does not have a navy. They have a couple of old cutters plus some interceptors for drug activity. Limited Search and rescue ability.
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    Just an FYI non alc beer has alcohol in it at a...

    Just an FYI non alc beer has alcohol in it at a very minor percentage.
  10. A very one sided arguement. Forgot to mention...

    A very one sided arguement. Forgot to mention Haiti’s own dictatorships followed by basically no government since. If they had a stable government, a somewhat stable government then normalcy might...
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    A break even point is 35000 rounds a year up...

    A break even point is 35000 rounds a year up north with the winter months. A course down south is 50000 a year or more. In the DR unless supported canot exist.
  12. Thread: Seaweed

    by HarpB
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    I am the sargassum expert! Headed into southern...

    I am the sargassum expert! Headed into southern Mexico on a ship in the morning. Due to the growth and currents it ends up dumped on certain beaches. Once it is on the beach the animal life dies...
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    Although I tend to think I am a cruise ship guy I...

    Although I tend to think I am a cruise ship guy I always return to be be a simple numbers guy. Most numbers in The DR do not add up in the Hospitality Business. That being said if you own a prime...
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    Thanks for the Pizza advice. I have been around...

    Thanks for the Pizza advice. I have been around over 10 years and really never had a quality pizza. I was born and raise in the US however lived in Napoli for 7 years, Bali 2 years, Colombia 3...
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    I have an umbrella stand with an umbrella, a...

    I have an umbrella stand with an umbrella, a baseball bat, a machete and a shotgun in it. I have used two of the four depending on the weather and anyone who bothered my casa. I hope not to use the...
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    Hi, Cruise ship passengers normally do not pay...

    Hi,

    Cruise ship passengers normally do not pay a tourist card entry. They pay port taxes which is included with their bill when they pick a cruise. The cruise slso pays port fees normally per...
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    Yes, Contact Agent Gibbs from NCIS! If any...

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    Contact Agent Gibbs from NCIS! If any logic would prevail you would secure the scene. Video and take photos and keep it sterile. After the fact the evidence will not be valid.
  18. Thread: Oven or no oven?

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    Baked pastas, baked pies, slow roasted, turkey,...

    Baked pastas, baked pies, slow roasted, turkey, dutch oven, baked or scaloped potatoes, simple warming?  
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    So where you are from no low lifes? You moved to...

    So where you are from no low lifes? You moved to escape them?  I always see the more postive side in tourists since I am in the business.  The negative side I understand quite well.  Would Sosua be...
  20. Thread: Europcar

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    I totaled two of their vehicles two weekends in a...

    I totaled two of their vehicles two weekends in a row when I was stationed in Italy 30 years ago.  I only broght back the keys!  Maybe they are still trying to recoup what they spent on me?  I rented...
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    I use xoom for my transfers to people.  Multiple...

    I use xoom for my transfers to people.  Multiple banks for pick up.  Once you use it a few times monthly limits go higher.  No issues for pick up and cheap $4.99 for several thousand dollars at a...
  22. Hi, I am also a U.S. military veteran living...

    Hi,

    I am also a U.S. military veteran living in the DR for over 10 years.  With your skill set you may check Art Auction jobs at sea.  Hard work but good money with a decent schedule normally 4...
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    Hi, You would have to be a passenger or...

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    You would have to be a passenger or authorized to enter on a visitor list.  The ship would control the visitor list and the port authorities control access to the shops etc.

    They also...
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    I would tend beleive the actual spend is lower. ...

    I would tend beleive the actual spend is lower. I work for a competitor and $100 reported spend on tour of course is gross. $1000 spent in a shop is also gross minus percentage minus an annual...
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    I am the simple guy who works on a cruise ship...

    I am the simple guy who works on a cruise ship and lives in the DR. I am sure a few folks worked making the pier. I am sure a few more dollars are spent in the area. Yes there is an environmental...
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