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    Possibly a silly question but does anyone know how many Brits now reside permanently in DR? Interested to meet other Brits if anyone would like to get in touch...

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    Remember the Heinz baked beans thread? This was discussed on there post 6 onwards:
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/597...ked-beans.html
    According to the Institute for Public Policy Research there are 1100 fulltime Brits in DR, 1400 part-timers, and out of the total 40 are pensioners.
    BBC NEWS | UK | Brits Abroad: Country-by-country

    Pssst, careful what you wish for..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by whirleybird View Post
    Possibly a silly question but does anyone know how many Brits now reside permanently in DR? Interested to meet other Brits if anyone would like to get in touch...
    If the contacts made are too few for you whirleybird &/or you wish to check more fully into those who have made contact, might I suggest a trip to see Mendez - the British Consul here in Puerto Plata.

    All Brits. are supposed to join the register (so that the British Consular system can help us in times of stress & insurrection etc.) & Mendez has a pretty good take on who the good ones are, who are the troublemakers (he has had to bail them out etc!!) & will tell you of a couple who may not be on your (or his) lists!

    If you DO come in, ask him for my details & (after a 'phone call) we can maybe meet to say 'hi'. We may not get ON of course, but that will be one more 'OFF' your list!! ~ Grahame.

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    Here in Juan Dolio there are 5 Brits living here full time. 2 are trying to leave when they sell their house. What register Bushbaby??? And will they still help if you are married to a Dominican???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Here in Juan Dolio there are 5 Brits living here full time. 2 are trying to leave when they sell their house. What register Bushbaby??? And will they still help if you are married to a Dominican???
    Well..........they should. You haven't given up your British nationality through marriage. I think it is different if you have Dominican citizenship, but marriage alone should not debar you from Consular assistance. If I was a Brit in the DR who was married to a Russian, that shouldn't debar me from British Consular assistance either, should it? So being married to a Dominican is no different.

    Was there not a question asked in Parliament about this?

    And we're all supposed to register with the nearest Brit. Consular office in DR. So we can be informed of evacuation proceedures in the event of Turks & Caicos declaring war.

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    To answer the OP's question: How many? Too many!!
    And they always complain about the lack of Marmite and good curry.
    One lousy Fish n Chips place makes headlines....

    sheesh!!!

    hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe


    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    To answer the OP's question: How many? Too many!!
    And they always complain about the lack of Marmite and good curry.
    One lousy Fish n Chips place makes headlines....

    sheesh!!!

    hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
    HB
    I don't find the need to bemoan the lack of fish & chips, marmite etc (although a GOOD, spicy curry would be welcome I admit), .......... what I moan about these days is the lack of additional good company on the golf course!!! ~ Grahame.

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    I don't like Marmite anyway and can make pretty good fish 'n' chips and curry here if I am so inclined.......... missed the part of the Heinz Baked Beans thread which also gave the statistics, sorry. and take your point also thank you Lambada. Had no idea we were meant to register with British Consul so that is helpful ty - will give you a call when we get around to calling on Mendez in POP Grahame but have to say cannot help you out with regard to a golfing partner!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whirleybird View Post
    ........... will give you a call when we get around to calling on Mendez in POP Grahame but have to say cannot help you out with regard to a golfing partner!!
    Not to worry whirleybird, that was a very friendly leg pull at a certain "Gentleman" (Knight of Cibao) who used to play with us every week but now finds throwing people to the ground more fascinating!! . And he has the nerve to criticise us Brits for liking Fish & Chips??!!!

    (Hope to see you soon OLD buddy!!). ~ Grahame

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushBaby View Post
    Not to worry whirleybird, that was a very friendly leg pull at a certain "Gentleman" (Knight of Cibao) who used to play with us every week but now finds throwing people to the ground more fascinating!! . And he has the nerve to criticise us Brits for liking Fish & Chips??!!!

    (Hope to see you soon OLD buddy!!). ~ Grahame
    Aha I see!!! yet again - just one request if you don't mind and with respect.... don't keep making insinuations about other people when replying to me. I find DR1ers helpful and likeable so why, every time I post a thread, do I have to endure comments which relate to someone else? I thought all that was "put to bed" by Camden Tom and Rocky's acceptance of the mistaken identity quite a while ago now. Will look you up in POP or hope to meet with you at the 1st July bbq at Las Canas. Regards, Shirley

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