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    Default The talk around Pueto Plata this week has been that bread will be going up 40%?

    I've read in the paper's that food will be rising significantly world wide but is this correct or just a rummer. A 40% increase in bread next week would be terrible here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
    I've read in the paper's that food will be rising significantly world wide but is this correct or just a rummer. A 40% increase in bread next week would be terrible here!
    No change in bread. It's Brugal and Barcelo that are raising prices. (At least thats the rummer.)

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    Diesel went up over RD$5.00!! You can bet bread, publi-cars, and everything else!!

    Electricity is now RD$10.28 kw/h, up from 9.24 in November!!!

    Yeah, we are getting screwed, but good!!

    HB

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    we've been over 10 per KW/hr since very long here,
    will be interesting to see the New Bill now.
    it still ddin't arrive,
    maybe it's now too heavy to deliver it on Time, lol.
    it is a simple calculation:
    if Fuel Goes UP,
    everything else goes Up.
    any kind of product, what ever it may be, depends on the Fuel Costs.

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    Universal health care insurance also rose 29% in December.

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    MIke: Yes, I know that the Spanish company out there has higher rates, but you are not a part of the national electricity grid and you have extremely few blackouts. So it is worth it!

    Here, in Santiago for example, on our 24/7 circuit, we regularly get at least two 4 hour blackouts a week, at $165 a gallon for diesel (more or less) that adds another $4000 to the electricity costs...each month....reality is a b!tch...

    And there is little recourse...

    HB

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    Welcome to the world of greed all over the world. ARGHHHHH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    MIke: Yes, I know that the Spanish company out there has higher rates, but you are not a part of the national electricity grid and you have extremely few blackouts. So it is worth it!

    Here, in Santiago for example, on our 24/7 circuit, we regularly get at least two 4 hour blackouts a week, at $165 a gallon for diesel (more or less) that adds another $4000 to the electricity costs...each month....reality is a b!tch...

    And there is little recourse...

    HB
    You get 4 hours of blackouts in Los Jardines? WOW did know the Jardines got blackouts, and 4 hours at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamonkey View Post
    Universal health care insurance also rose 29% in December.
    Some parts of the Universe remain unaffected.

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    Snide remarks aside:
    Perez Figuereo, one of the transportation syndicate bosses, just told a nation-wide audience that the government is charging prices as if oil was at $160 a barrel, just to get more of our tax money. There is no legal basis for the price of fuels as they are now.

    When the government spin-doctors announced the "flexibilization" of LPG prices, I told my students in class:"You are screwed! Just watch!"
    Since then, the price has nearly quadrupled!!! RD$91 and change!! a gallon.

    Now, dearest Mrs. HB walks in and tells me that one of those little coffee packets has gone up to RD$10.00. Over 100% increase at the local colmado.

    HB

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