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    Present day life in Sosua

    Canada is a wonderful country with a first class medical system for free. The DR is not a bad place for rich white men--women tend to get abandoned if they're older than "16 summers".
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    Migration department will no longer ask for bribes

    Only in the DR could this headline, this story, be posted with a straight face. (See today's stories)
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    Canadian killed in Sosua

    Police are investigating. Yawn. Have they blamed it on the Haitians?
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    Former Presdident Blanco dies

    President from 1982-1986. I would be interested in anyone's stories of the DR under his rule. Thanks.
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    Many lessons here for the DR

    Haiti once had tourists. Now it has ghosts - thestar.com
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    Surely this is illegal

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    Perth Amboy, NJ.

    My family left Santo Domingo in 1950 for Perth Amboy, NJ. At the time there were few Dominicans in the city, and many Puerto Ricans. Even my 3 year old best friend thought I was Puerto Rican. Today, Dominicans have flourished in the city. Even President Fernandez's wife visits them...
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    Calle Bruno Philipp

    In researching the murder of Arthur Tarlow, I of course did a map search of the area around Playa Chiquita. I was dismayed to find that when mentioned, the street named after my late grandfather, who for better or worse administered all titles in Sosua after 1965, was spelled incorrectly as...
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    Failure to deposit settlement agreement as agreed to

    When I settled with the lawyer of the estate of Thomas Philipp, he agreed, on page 5 of a long agreement, to deposit a copy of the notarized document with Guido Perdomo. For many years now, I have asked Guido for a copy of the document, and he says he never received it and has no such document...
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    Costa Canal

    Has anyone heard of Costa Canal? where is it located?
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    The streets of Sosua

    In 1940, when Jews were "allowed" to come to the Dominican Republic, Sosua was created as a refugee settlement. As I read the postings about Haitians ruining this quaint tourist town, I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. As far as I know, DORSA, the NY corporation set up to build Sosua...
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    Cases of vanishing airplanes

    Small aircraft pilots have benefited from the DR's lack of airport controls for at least 20 years. Twenty years ago I interviewed a pilot at Coralillos, in Sosua, who told me that Caribbean guides for the DR had advertised Puerto Plata for years, as a place you could land without any security...
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    Unsolved Murders

    Any murder is tragic for the family; murders on the North Coast are particularly traumatic for several reasons: 1) The hostile attitude of the police. I will never forget sitting in the Puerto Plata police headquarters days after my uncle Thomas Philipp's murder. I thought I would be arrested...
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    The floor is open for comment

    According to DR1: In its message commemorating the nation's independence, the Dominican Conference of Bishops has called upon the country's political parties to "purify their lists of candidates, closing the door on the incompetent, the ambitious and the corrupt". If we eliminate the...
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    Who can stop this tragedy?

    According to the Saturday Toronto Star: A more plausible scenario, according to Baptiste, is that children may be exiting the country by car through Haiti's 360-kilometre border with the Dominican Republic where they could be more easily equipped with falsified papers and sold to the highest...
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    Senator Guerreroa

    God bless the Senator for opening up the subject of drug- government linkages.Can anyone tell me if the Senator is related to the late Atelles Guerrero
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    Tainted Toothpaste in DR

    :paranoid:Check your bathroom to see which toothpaste you have. According to the New York Times: Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China after federal health officials said they found Chinese-made toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze in three...
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    Tainted Toothpaste in DR

    Check your bathroom to see which toothpaste you have. According to the New York Times: Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China after federal health officials said they found Chinese-made toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze in three locations...
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    Should Dominicans be considered refugees?

    According to today's Toronto news, two Dominicans who arrived in Canada with falsified documents and were suspected of being terrorists have been released for immigration hearings after they claimed refugee status. Their plane left from Puerto Plata. The two men from the Dominican Republic...