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    Le Rocon Revamped

    I visited Le Rocon beach bar between Sosua and Cabarete today and found that it's been completely revamped in only 7 weeks! They've completely revamped the bar area, added a large hardwood wooden deck which overlooks the ocean, built a new ballastrade all round and changed all the plastic...
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    DR1 Blood Donor Register

    Following on from Whirleybird's original post about starting a blood register, it seems to me that the easiest and quickest thing to do (for the moment) is to start a DR1 Blood Donor Register so that all willing DR1 residents can give their Blood Group, Name and Location. Then, following on from...
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    Deslinde Process

    I just wanted to clarify something with the new land registry law which came into effect in April 2007. Am I right in thinking that you can still purchase a parcel of land (which is part of a bigger parcel) without a deslinde but that, even after you've paid the taxes applicable, you cannot...
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    Read this Book! It's a must for Newbies!

    I've just read a book called 'Quisqueya - Mad dogs and English couple' by Ginnie Bedggood. It's just been published and I would thoroughly recommend it as required reading by anybody thinking of relocating to the DR. It tells the true story of an English couple relocating to Puerto Plata 14 yrs...
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    4GB Memory Key or Flash Drive Needed

    A friend of mine urgently needs a 4GB Memory Key or Flash Drive. We have tried Omega in Santiago, but they don't have (we're actually in Sosua). Failing that, 2 x 2GB's would suffice. Does anybody have any suggestions as to where we maybe able to locate one asap. Many Thanks
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    Best quality interior/exterior white paint?

    I need to touch up interior and exterior paint on my house. We bought some white paint - Pintura Popular in a tin with a rainbow on it. It's Acrilica Mate Exterior-Interior and it is absolute rubbish. I didn't even think about 'quality' at the time because we just wanted some white paint - how...
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    Any alternatives to 'Newbie'?

    Am I the only person who absolutely detests the word 'Newbie' in relation to new posters on the board? I've tried to think of alternatives, but I couldn't think of anything that was as short and descriptive without completely making up a whole new word. Also, there's nothing inbetween 'Newbie'...
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    Any heartwearming moments...........?

    As we all know, it's pretty hot today. I just went to pick up my 2yr old daughter from school and was walking the 10mins back home with her. My favourite concho driver pulled over and insisted we get his bike, saying 'no money' and then, despite my protests, he bought my daughter a strawberry...
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    Is Banco Popular Sosua open Sat?

    If so, what times? I don't actually bank with them, I'm with Santa Cruz and I know they open Sats, but I may have to pay something into BP and I'd like to know if it's an option for me to do it tomorrow. Many Thanks
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    Spiders: Is Brown Recluse in DR?

    I live in La Mulatta I in Sosua and we've been getting a lot of large spiders entering the house recently. Think it might be due to them cutting down all the vegetation at the side of the road down to widen it. I've bagged a few of these critters (extremely difficult coz they run like f***!)...
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    Watch out for ATM Errors!

    I'd just like to warn people who use the ATM's in the DR to keep an eye on their bank accounts. A few months ago I used an ATM in Puerto Plata. I was drawing cash from a UK bank. I tried to draw out 1000 RD but the machine said I had insufficient funds. I tried again with 3000 RD and received...
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    Transfer Tax delay by lawyers....

    Maybe somebody out there could advise me where I stand on this...... June 2006 Paid my lawyers fees and `more than enough' to cover 4.4% transfer taxes in advance as requested by email. 20.9.06 Closed on my property. Confirmed by email of 21.9.06. 13.10.06 Was asked on email to pay $3150 in...
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    BBQ Gas Bottles, where are you?

    Bought the gas BBQ (and assembled it ourselves.....thought we just argued about the map reading.....) from La Sirena in Santiago. Only thing is it didn't come with a gas bottle. Fine, we thought, we'll get it from the gas bottle place in Sosua, or a Ferreteria that does BBQs or whatever......we...
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    Rules for corporal punishment in schools

    I've just moved to Sosua in the last 2 weeks, though have had to fly back to UK this week to tie up some financial loose ends. My 4yr old daughter hasn't yet started school though wants to as soon as possible! I'd decided what school I wanted her to attend (I wont' mention the school in...
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    What to bring from UK

    I'll be moving to Sosua from UK next week and, as usual, have left everything till the last minute (manana's always been the name of the game for me, no matter where I've lived....). Anyway, I'll be going on a last shopping trip this weekend and I just wondered if all you `old timers' had any...