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    Thumbs down Jaragua Hotel - Cancer Risk?

    This is an email with some photos I received from a concerned resident.
    Apparently the 24x7 use of their generators causes lots of bad smelling smoke and dumps lots of black soot into the surrounding neighborhood.

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    Photos showing the Jaragua Hotel generators polluting the air and surrounding neighborhood. Apartment buildings, schools and local medical clinics.

    Continued complaints from local residents appear to be falling on death ears. The hotel has responded to complaints with the typical “corporate spin” and no real concrete dates or plan of action to solve the problem.

    The Jaragua Hotel is a USA owned hotel chain and would be closed down in the USA for this type of continued 24x7 environmental pollution.
    Why don’t they have the same corporate values and consideration for local residents health here in the Dominican Republic?

    One solution would be to follow the example of the hotel next door, which is connected to the local electrical supply and only uses their generator when there is no local electricity or in an emergency. This greatly reduces the amount of air borne pollution and suffering to local residents.

    Does anybody know the best course of action to get them to do something and stop this continued abuse on local residents health?












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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    Continued complaints from local residents appear to be falling on death ears.
    Robert this is either a nice subtle comment or a "slip" which would make Dr. Freud proud of you. Either way thanks for the chuckle in an otherwise serious thread.

    Gregg

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    Default nilka hotel, samana

    we used to have a house behind nilka hotel in samana. she actually had the nerve to have her worker chip a hole through the cinderblock wall and stick the exhaust pipe into our property. every time we filled it with cement, they chipped a new hole. health dept wouldn't do anything as she was a pld member then (back in 1996-2000). it then lead to near fisticuffs, police coming, threats to boot me out of dr. and what did we do? samana's lights went out daily so we had the exhaust daily not to mention noise of the generator. point of my story is that we moved to las galeras but now my 8-year old has very bad asthma thanks to nilka.

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    Default One thing is......

    not to patronize the Jaragua. Based on this information I will do my future gambling elsewhere. Thanks for sharing this Robert. Who is the parent company of the Jaragua ?


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    Marriott owns the hotel.
    The casino is owned and run by a Dominican Company.
    Most casinos in this country are leased from the Hotel.
    I have spoken to many a pit boss, that is why you NEVER get comped a room or dinner. So you are not taking food out of Marriott's mouth by boycotting the casino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lechero
    Marriott owns the hotel.
    The casino is owned and run by a Dominican Company.
    Most casinos in this country are leased from the Hotel.
    I have spoken to many a pit boss, that is why you NEVER get comped a room or dinner. So you are not taking food out of Marriott's mouth by boycotting the casino.
    Now that is odd, we always get RFB when playing at Jaragua?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lechero
    Marriott owns the hotel.
    The casino is owned and run by a Dominican Company.
    Most casinos in this country are leased from the Hotel.
    I have spoken to many a pit boss, that is why you NEVER get comped a room or dinner. So you are not taking food out of Marriott's mouth by boycotting the casino.
    Now that is odd, we always get RFB when playing at Jaragua? They even hosted a comped B/Day party for a group of our friends

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    This thread is not about the Casino, please stay on topic or get deleted, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireGuy
    Robert this is either a nice subtle comment or a "slip" which would make Dr. Freud proud of you. Either way thanks for the chuckle in an otherwise serious thread.

    Gregg
    I did a copy and paste, plus took out a few of the choice words!
    Hehehe, it took me a while, now I know why they gave it that title.

    It will be interesting to see if the Jaragua Hotel (Marriott) responds.

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    Jaragua is not the only business to have such smoke stacks which are bad for the environment. They are all over the country. I lived across the street from a resort in Jaun Dolio that sent black smoke out all day and night. My apartment was covered in black soot. Also, when I lived in Santo Domingo there was a small business next to my apartment that had a car exhaust pipe sticking out of thier rooftop. It was located right outside my bedroom window. This company had some sort of homemade generator for when the power went off. Actually, this was the time period of no power because of Hurricane George. If it was a rainy day the carbon monoxide filled my apartment. If is was a rainy day with dead air I left the aprtment so as not to get ill. I did get carbon monoxide posioning once and was very ill for a while. I am glad to see that someone is speaking up and maybe something will be done to help the environment and the air quality. Personally I was very complacent about my conditions and excepted it as a part of living in the DR.

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