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    Smile Useful DR information

    While watching CNN TV last night, a commercial came on about the DR, accompanied by a spectacular video of whales. It is dominicanrepublic.com
    I checked it out & it is quite comprehensive, including health,( with numerous tel. numbers of Hospitals, Doctors), golf,
    hotel/search, beaches, flora/fauna, law/legal, real estate, the economy, restaurants, baseball, art/culture. It is in English, Spanish, french, Italian, Portugese, German and Dutch.
    I believe it could be a useful reference for anyone interested in the DR. in addition of course to DR1, which is a splendid site. Canadian Bob

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    have you seen what they say about crime?

    Due to political unrest and an unstable economy 7(not to mention high unemployment) there is, sad to say, a level of violence that underscores society here; in the last few years, unruly demonstrations and strikes have marred the island's equilibrium. Because of the hard economic conditions, great care should be taken with your valuables (from luggage to camera to purse) at all times. Crime is quite prevalent, and tourists are often conned into various compromising situations (big and small).

    alas, not a scary description but an honest one!

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    Hey dv8! Apart from the honest remarks about crime (which apply to virtually all vacation destinations except Antarctica...) I found that the site provided positive and useful data for tourists not already familliar with the DR.
    Canadian Bob.

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    i liked it too, and of course crime thrives in all tourist destinations.
    i wonder whether they could possibly translate this page into more languages thou...
    would be happy to help them to put it in polish

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    cool thanks for the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    have you seen what they say about crime?

    Due to political unrest and an unstable economy 7(not to mention high unemployment) there is, sad to say, a level of violence that underscores society here; in the last few years, unruly demonstrations and strikes have marred the island's equilibrium. Because of the hard economic conditions, great care should be taken with your valuables (from luggage to camera to purse) at all times. Crime is quite prevalent, and tourists are often conned into various compromising situations (big and small).

    alas, not a scary description but an honest one!
    The US State Department issued a consular information sheet with a similar message. Someone not familiar with the DR would have been scared to death after reading it. In my opinion it was way over the top.

    Yes there is some crime, but a lot of good people and much beauty.

    Dominican Republic

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    have you seen what they say about crime?

    Due to political unrest and an unstable economy 7(not to mention high unemployment) there is, sad to say, a level of violence that underscores society here; in the last few years, unruly demonstrations and strikes have marred the island's equilibrium. Because of the hard economic conditions, great care should be taken with your valuables (from luggage to camera to purse) at all times. Crime is quite prevalent, and tourists are often conned into various compromising situations (big and small).

    alas, not a scary description but an honest one!
    Who said this, CNN report or web link dominicanrepublic.com????

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    the link says that. but then they add:

    About a quarter of the population is employed in agriculture, and the further you go from the main city, the more simple and less harried will be the people you meet.

    and i think that their crime report is really mild (and true) in comparison to info presented by usa government!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    the link says that. but then they add:

    About a quarter of the population is employed in agriculture, and the further you go from the main city, the more simple and less harried will be the people you meet.

    and i think that their crime report is really mild (and true) in comparison to info presented by usa government!
    Would you be so kind as to tell me the section about crime in the link. It seems I am a bit slow tonight.

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    no problemo, on the left side of the screen you click on 'society'.
    and there you have all the info about crime. it is like 4 lines, no more.

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