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    How does one report loud music ?

    More and more Dominicans are really fed up with these inconsiderate morons blasting their music at all hours. In the past they just put up with it because it wasn't going to do any good to complain anyway. Things are changing and the government is responding to pleas from the public to do...
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    Problem with CPS shipping

    Someone high-up and well connected probably has a monopoly on chaise lounges and they're paying aduanas to charge a high tax rate to keep anyone from trying to get in and undercut them.
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    How does one report loud music ?

    If you're a gringo and don't like loud music blasting at all hours of the day or night, motos roaring down the street w/o mufflers, barking dogs, crowing roosters, power out for hours frequently, and sometimes no water for days - don't go live in a barrio in the first place.
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    Problem with CPS shipping

    The tax rate that aduanas charges varies depending on what it is. I think tv's are in the 50% bracket(?).
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    Problem with CPS shipping

    DOMEX is good, but they won't deliver to Cabarete or Sosua - passports, yes, but not regular packages from, say, Amazon or eBay.
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    Problem with CPS shipping

    BM Cargo has worked well for me. Some other posters I think recommended EPS.
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    How does one report loud music ?

    Good example of the typical "the world revolves around me" attitude so prevalent here and the associated lack of respect, courtesy, and consideration shown for others.
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    Problem with CPS shipping

    CPS was pretty anal the one time I wanted a quote from them. I told them what I was shipping, how much it cost, what it weighed, and how big the box would be. Not good enough for them. They wanted me to submit it in writing. There are much better couriers than CPS.
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    How does one report loud music ?

    I don't think they want you calling 911 with a noise complaint. Abinader just recently turned over noise enforcement to the PN. Call them. Previously, you had to deal with Medio Ambiente.
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    Dominican Chicharrones

    I stopped at a roadside place in San Victor on Hwy 21 that was selling chicharrones. My Dominican gf wanted them. What we got looked like big, thick, ribs with a lot of meat on them. I thought chicharrones were just fried pork rinds - no bones. I thought I saw bones in some of the pieces in...
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    Marbete 2022

    A friend of mine from Florida has his passport number on his matricula.
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    Newspaper publication if Divorcio por Mutuo Consentimiento?

    They do have a special type of divorce here when the other spouse can't be located or is not in the country. Whether or not it is accepted in the US is another story.
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    Expat Arrested for Filming Children Pornography

    Yet another really sick puppy. Many tend to be German for some reason(?)
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    Newspaper publication if Divorcio por Mutuo Consentimiento?

    Were you told that she has 60 days to contest the divorce and what date does that start from - the date the sentencia was issued?
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    Renew Permanent Residency - Lost

    When I declined the first appointment back in July, it automatically gave me another time and date. I declined that one and finally got one that worked for me. I didn't see any option to choose a specific time and date then(?). It's definitely best to get an early time. JCE can be crowded...
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    Renew Permanent Residency - Lost

    You can decline your appointment date and schedule another w/o penalty. You only pay the penalty if you don't show up for the appointment and then reschedule.
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    Annoying Dominican Habits

    You ask a Dominican for directions and without pointing they say "mas arriba" or "mas a abajo". Meanwhile, the street you're on is perfectly level in both directions for as far as you can see. You then get that sorted out and ask them on which side of the street it's on and they say "frente a...
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    American style propane tank

    The two things I didn't like about charcoal grills were they took so long to get up to temperature and disposing of the ashes later. Maybe the new ones have solved that(?).
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    American style propane tank

    I can't find them here, but in Florida I would buy wood chips(they came in hickory, cherrywood, mesquite), soak them in water, and throw some on top of the ceramic briquettes in my gas grill. Great smoked flavor without the hassle of a charcoal grill.
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    Police rescue abducted newborn girl

    What happens when you eventually have to prove the baby was legally adopted?