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    Solar panel comapny Raquel is a friend and runs a reputable company in Sosua. It was called Soluz Dominicana years ago when I was involved. She took over the company and has done a very good job for a long time now.
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    Getting married to a Dominican Citizen

    Many times the ceremony at the resort is just for show. The legal marriage was obtained at the court house a month before in their home countries.
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    Cancer victim: Milka from Rockys :(

    Milka was a sweetheart. RIP amiga.
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    Hick or country bumpkin

    jibero is often used. Not sure of spelling.
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    Word of the day

    I always thought the word for head in Dominican Spanish is casco in reference to a helmet, pronounced caco. I tend to use cabeza.
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    New Chocolate Maker in SD

    Hello all.  I have learned about a new chocolate maker in Santo Domingo and wondered if anyone has tried them yet.  I discovered him on Facebook and unable to make a trip in the near future.  It looks like a very small operation (sort of what I do in the US) and really wondered if anyone has any...
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    Question on Breaking the Casket

    I wondered if anyone has experienced this and if anyone has heard of this happening in other countries. We had a good friend of the family die in NYC and was sent back to the DR for burial. When they put her in the ground they took a hammer to the casket and broke it so thieves do not return...
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    Teaching Jobs in Salcedo

    Did not see the subtopic and originally posted this under Central. Mountainanne pushed me to look again. Job (Salcedo): Teaching Positions Dominican Republic's first STEM magnet -
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    Teaching Jobs in Salcedo

    A former Peace Corps volunteer who was in my group posted this on Linkedin. Sounds interesting and may be a interest to a few. Job (Salcedo): Teaching Positions Dominican Republic's first STEM magnet -
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    24th Wedding Anniversary

    Fellow DR1ers, Tomorrow I will have been married to Marisol from Jaya, San Francisco de Macoris for 24 years. We have 2 boys, 23 and 9. No, the 23 year old was born 11 months after we got married. I really got lucky when I saw this pretty, cinnamon colored young women on Caribe Tours eating...
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    Dominican Kids - Saint Queen Anne of Martyrs School in Inwood, Manhattan

    PreK-1 & PreK-2 sing "Clap Your Hands" - YouTube
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    Another sister-in-law Jaya City Foundation

    Jaya City Foundation - Home / Inicio Another one of my sister in laws and much of the family participate every year in distributing Xmas canastas to very needy families and individuals in the campos around where my wife was born and raised. The November dinner is the big event of the year...
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    A bit of good news about my sister-in-law

    New DANR President & Vice President : DANR – Dominican American National Roundtable
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    World Cocoa Foundation Meeting

    If anyone is interested, the World Cocoa Foundation is having a conference in Santo Domingo on 15th and 16th of October. The cost is US$750 to register so it is not for hobbyists. I hope to attend and if anyone on the board is interested in cacao and chocolate, feel free to contact me...
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    Paper on the History of Merengue

    I hope some of you find this interesting. The City College of New York :: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Research Publications
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    Removing Thread

    Is the poster informed if a thread is removed?
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    Dominican Studies Institute - CUNY, Photos

    I haven't had a chance to go through the photos yet but thought may be of interest to some. The City College of New York :: CUNY DSI Makes 2900 Photo Archive Accessible via Flickr
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    Chocal - Chocolate Making near Alta Mira

    I visited this women's cooperative last summer and they have come along way since. I wondered if any of you in Santiago or on the North Coast have seen any of their products being sold? They make it from the bean and get the cacao from a cooperative in their community. They also make a...
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    A few years back someone posted about getting fine eating chocolate in the DR. Over the last few years I have been learning a great deal about cacao and chocolate and making micro batches at home with Dominican cacao. Over this time I have been accustomed, or addicted to eating (tasting)...
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    Welcoming The Suegra

    Felt like sharing and still trying to get to 500. Can’t post bs. Anyway, the mother-in-law arrived after 6 months holed up in the campo near SFM. The clean air, daily walks and fresh food do her well for a person of 80+ years (you know Dominican women never tell their age). We had 10 of her...