New price hike on electricity

bob saunders

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It was like that before, but not true now.

They have been repaving and paving dirt roads from day one.

I see you don't follow MOPC on FB or Instagram. They post pictures of their projects daily.
Well it isn't happing here in Jarabacoa and the deputy, senator, and mayor are all with this government. The DR does exist outside the capital.
 

chico bill

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Bought a property yesterday and paid cash. Lawyer said in August all real estate transactions will require a certified cheque for exact amount and everything will have to carried out bank acct to bank acct. This is so the government can gwt rhe full amount of transfer fees... etc.
 

JD Jones

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Wasn't the highway going up to Jarabacoa rehabilitated a little while back?

I don't pretend to know how they determine the where and when of the projects, but they are all over the island.
 

william webster

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bob saunders said:


Bought a property yesterday and paid cash. Lawyer said in August all real estate transactions will require a certified cheque for exact amount and everything will have to carried out bank acct to bank acct. This is so the government can gwt rhe full amount of transfer fees... etc.
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So desperate for cash they waived the tax on essential foods....

read the news item today


The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) used its majority in the Chamber of Deputies to pass a bill submitted by the Presidency that calls for zero taxes on several food staples. The bill had the backing of the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District).
The intention is to mitigate inflation and counteract the external supply shocks that are causing significant increases in prices here. The bill eliminates import tariffs on 67 products. It will be in effect for six months as of its passing in the legislature and imports will need to be approved by the National Agriculture Committee (Comisión Nacional Agrícola).
The Association of Milk Producers, the Poultry Association and others protested the passing of the bill.
The initiative passed with a vote of 102 in favor and 67...
 

bob saunders

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bob saunders said:


Bought a property yesterday and paid cash. Lawyer said in August all real estate transactions will require a certified cheque for exact amount and everything will have to carried out bank acct to bank acct. This is so the government can gwt rhe full amount of transfer fees... etc.
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So desperate for cash they waived the tax on essential foods....

read the news item today


The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) used its majority in the Chamber of Deputies to pass a bill submitted by the Presidency that calls for zero taxes on several food staples. The bill had the backing of the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District).
The intention is to mitigate inflation and counteract the external supply shocks that are causing significant increases in prices here. The bill eliminates import tariffs on 67 products. It will be in effect for six months as of its passing in the legislature and imports will need to be approved by the National Agriculture Committee (Comisión Nacional Agrícola).
The Association of Milk Producers, the Poultry Association and others protested the passing of the bill.
The initiative passed with a vote of 102 in favor and 67...
temporary measure WW, and only applies to 67 items. People vote based on their pocketbook.
 

bob saunders

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Life is temporary Bob...... very fragile.....

These guys are doing all the right things.... I didn't vote but I like what I see
Well they arent doing them where I live, and I voted and will vote again if I am still alive. Education is a mess, even worse than before, the streets are horrible, there is more garbage than ever before, more drugs on the street and more crime.
 
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It was like that before, but not true now.

They have been repaving and paving dirt roads from day one.

I see you don't follow MOPC on FB or Instagram. They post pictures of their projects daily.
I had a FaceBook account for about 6 months back in 2008 until I realized what it actually was (on top of having my identity stolen) then I closed it and have not had a social media account since so you are correct when you say I do not follow MOPC on FaceBook or Instagram.
 

chico bill

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I had a FaceBook account for about 6 months back in 2008 until I realized what it actually was (on top of having my identity stolen) then I closed it and have not had a social media account since so you are correct when you say I do not follow MOPC on FaceBook or Instagram.
Cristo - I believe this DR1 is a social media account ?
 

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The sad thing about this is that there may be more people in the poorer sectors of the country that will take risks to hook up directly to the power lines. How many people die each year after being electrocuted because they can't afford to pay electricity? It is so sad but many people have no choice. Cost of living has gone up in the last 18 months but many peoples wages do not come close to the cost of living. Two price electricity hikes in a matter of months is too much for many.... :(
 
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Cristo - I believe this DR1 is a social media account ?
It's forum which allows us to post/view information about the DR. Although we obviously share some personal info from time to time during our discussions/ debates, I wouldn't go as far as to call it a social media account?
 
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JD Jones

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bob saunders said:


Bought a property yesterday and paid cash. Lawyer said in August all real estate transactions will require a certified cheque for exact amount and everything will have to carried out bank acct to bank acct. This is so the government can gwt rhe full amount of transfer fees... etc.
----------------------------

So desperate for cash they waived the tax on essential foods....

read the news item today


The ruling Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) used its majority in the Chamber of Deputies to pass a bill submitted by the Presidency that calls for zero taxes on several food staples. The bill had the backing of the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Alfredo Pacheco (PRM-National District).
The intention is to mitigate inflation and counteract the external supply shocks that are causing significant increases in prices here. The bill eliminates import tariffs on 67 products. It will be in effect for six months as of its passing in the legislature and imports will need to be approved by the National Agriculture Committee (Comisión Nacional Agrícola).
The Association of Milk Producers, the Poultry Association and others protested the passing of the bill.
The initiative passed with a vote of 102 in favor and 67...
Local producers are not happy at all about it, but you gotta wonder why imported stuff is cheaper than locally produced.
 

william webster

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Well they arent doing them where I live, and I voted and will vote again if I am still alive. Education is a mess, even worse than before, the streets are horrible, there is more garbage than ever before, more drugs on the street and more crime.

You and I may not agree Bob - and I don't want to push it - too close to politics for me and my ban-free record.

I don't know where Cabrera & Jarabacoa stand on the gov'ts pecking order but I'm not so selfish as to say
Not where I live......
The gov't and its problems are bigger than our little communities

Micro & macro are 2 different concepts..... solve the big ones and the little ones look after themselves is usually the case.

Let's just see how it all works out...
I'm sure they'll get around to promoting tourism , etc in Jarabacoa & Cabrera someday
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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You and I may not agree Bob - and I don't want to push it - too close to politics for me and my ban-free record.

I don't know where Cabrera & Jarabacoa stand on the gov'ts pecking order but I'm not so selfish as to say
Not where I live......
The gov't and its problems are bigger than our little communities

Micro & macro are 2 different concepts..... solve the big ones and the little ones look after themselves is usually the case.

Let's just see how it all works out...
I'm sure they'll get around to promoting tourism , etc in Jarabacoa & Cabrera someday
There's a zen thing going on in your reply. I do agree that the govt and its problems are far more extensive than throwing up a big colored block letter array with the town's name.

Jeez, if they could just do a little highway patrol, or make the drug and corruption side show a little less noticable. Give folks some dignity. Spread a little love. I myself wouldn't mind a fruit basket every now and then. Just to say "we appreciate you brother"
 

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Just got our Edenorte Bill for March/April and the comparisons with on from August/September last year are quite startling.
Aug/Sep Mar/Apr % Increase
Up to 200kWh 4.44 5.97 27.7 %
Next 100 kWh 6.27 8.51 35.7 %
Up to 700kWh 10.86 13.83 27.3 %

Wow that is some price hike!!!

Olly
 
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Just got our Edenorte Bill for March/April and the comparisons with on from August/September last year are quite startling.
Aug/Sep Mar/Apr % Increase
Up to 200kWh 4.44 5.97 27.7 %
Next 100 kWh 6.27 8.51 35.7 %
Up to 700kWh 10.86 13.83 27.3 %

Wow that is some price hike!!!

Olly
Below is a Excel SS showing the electricity costs in 'real $s', based on current exchange rates at the time.
If the calculations are correct, costs in US dollars for the use of 699 kW have increased over the last 15 years
from $120.93 to $138.77, or 14.7%. If only 300 kW are consumed, the increase is only 10%.
Granted that the increase has occurred in the last few months, it does reflect the government's stated role
of establishing market rates, free from subsidies.
More increases are promised (through 2024), but we payers in US dollars have been spared much of the
inflationary costs visited upon the local populace.

StartingPeso/$|1st200kW|Next100kW|Next399kW|At700.00kW
DateXchang|RatePesoDollars|RatePesoDollars|RatePesoDollars|RatePesoDollars
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2007-08-0132.15|3.12624.0019.41|4.71471.0014.65|7.002,793.0086.87|8.575,999.00186.59
2009-05-0135.92|3.50700.0019.49|5.50550.0015.31|8.573,419.4395.20|8.766,132.00170.71
2010-11-0136.90|3.70740.0020.05|5.81581.0015.75|9.063,614.9497.97|9.266,482.00175.66
2011-07-0137.95|4.11822.0021.66|6.45645.0017.00|10.064,013.94105.77|10.867,602.00200.32
2015-01-0144.13|4.44888.0020.12|6.97697.0015.79|10.864,333.1498.19|11.107,770.00176.07
2021-10-0155.06|4.71942.0017.11|7.16716.0013.00|10.924,357.0879.13|0.000.00
2022-02-0154.70|5.481,096.0020.04|7.81781.0014.28|11.384,540.6283.01|0.000.00
2022-03-0154.50|5.971,194.0021.91|8.51851.0015.61|13.835,518.17101.25|0.000.00