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Santo Domingo.- Economy Minister Temistocles Montas yesterday denied that the proposed  tax package jeopardizes the tourism sector and on the contrary, affirmed it will improve its incentive formulas.

He said even the price of jet fuel, which has been the tourism industry’s ongoing demand to be more competitive with other area countries, falls 50%, and those of food staples, which they also buy, are also being protected.

Montas responded to statements by Hotels and Tourism Association vice president Arturo Villanueva, who warned that an 18% tax increase "severs" tourism investments and the activity in Dominican Republic. "I respect Asonahores’ opinion but don’t agree it because I insist that the country’s experience has shown that reforms rather than harm, have been good."

The official stressed that there are no measures in the proposed tax reform which undermine the tourism sector, on the contrary, "what you see is a protection to the industry."

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Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 7:55 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



Such a reliable unbiased spokesman like Atabey; trying to raise TAXES to cover up Narco Lie-onel's theft of the last 8 years!


The most blatant example being his WATERGATE TOWERS!





Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 8:07 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

The air waves are all full of a "Revolucion"

There going to be a lot of blood in the streets of the Purple Ladrones Republic.
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 8:14 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


P= Partido

L= Ladrones

D= Dominicanos


Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 8:19 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

Good one Josie,

SO Damn true
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 8:25 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


It' s not originally mine but it is 1000% accurate!



Written by: glomarexplorer, 11 Oct 2012 8:41 AM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes
@Josean,

I like your definition of the PLD acronym. However, I hope you will not object to my slight modification below:

P: Partido
L: Ladronazo
D: Dominicano

MJEV.
Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 9:23 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

Dread, the people can only take so much and this has gone way to far. The Rich get Richer and the poor get Poorer.

Enough is Enough, Ya Basta Coño

I Fully Support an All Out Revolution. That is the only way things are going to change.
Written by: stillhere, 11 Oct 2012 10:41 AM
From: Dominican Republic
elBuscoon.. this is sad but true... when the only ones investigating corruption are the currupt, then there is no where left to go...
Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 11:12 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

Still here

Thats the point, its all about who can get what, meanwhile the people who elected these crooks are living a lie.

DANILO promised all kinds of lies,

Now the people need to take action. Ya Basta Coño
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2012 11:17 AM
From: United States
Buscoon, i have a funny feeling a lot of people are thinking exactly like you are.
Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 11:22 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

Dread, I have never fought for any country, but I am ready willing and able to fight for to poor people of the Dominican Republic.
Written by: dreadlocks, 11 Oct 2012 11:31 AM
From: United States
Buscoon, let;s hope it does not have to come to that. i prefer to know that you are firing ideas, not machine guns.
Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 11:44 AM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

LMFAO DREAD!

Machine guns, niger please, I want Rocket Launchers...

Geter Done

I have cold beer waiting for me.
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 11:53 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"Written by: glomarexplorer, 11 Oct 2012 8:41 AM
From: United States, Fresh Water Paradise-NY Finger Lakes
@Josean,

I like your definition of the PLD acronym. However, I hope you will not object to my slight modification below:

P: Partido
L: Ladronazo
D: Dominicano

MJEV."


Dr. Strangelove modifications and counsel from you and Dr.Dread and not only accepted but considered as honor of mentoring!

Written by: RobertoJose, 11 Oct 2012 12:07 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... ((You're blind to the fact that you're blind))
DR are has the highest entry tax on the block, imagine an 18% tax increase, does the government not want the tourism sector to prosper.....
Written by: RobertoJose, 11 Oct 2012 12:08 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island.... ((You're blind to the fact that you're blind))
It's NIGA and not NIGER.....lol....Leave it upto da MAN to get dat wrong....Damn CRAKA....jejejeje
Written by: elBuscoon, 11 Oct 2012 12:15 PM
From: Cuba, La Havana, Que Viva La Revolucion

Jejejeje, Its all in Brotherhood. No offence Dread.
Written by: papagayo, 11 Oct 2012 12:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic
How will I explain to my clients/tourists how the dinner they ordered for $550 now costs $700?
is that not hurting the tourism sector?
Written by: synapse, 11 Oct 2012 1:39 PM
From: United States

monkey's like this keep the DR a Banana Republic like 200 years ago.

The DR is going down the tubes real fast because of too much debt and corruption like Greec, Italy and Spain.
I hope for it's sake no one rescues it so it can get rid of all the criminals that have ruined it. They should not be saved so they can keep stealing the peoples money like a thief in the night.
Written by: josean, 11 Oct 2012 2:20 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016



papagayo,

Refer your customers to IRS Atabey for the explaination!



Written by: poorhardworker, 11 Oct 2012 2:25 PM
From: United States
What tourism? In the seven years I have been here...this is the worst I have seen it on the North Coast. Yes, Santo Domingo....Puerto Plata has not disappeared yet... although you appear to choose to have money flow to any other tourist area than here. Seven years ago Playa Dorado was full of tourists,restaurants, vendadores, taxi drivers, vans...and is now desolate, virtually closed and all the Dominican's employed have nothing.

Couple that with an appearance of little or no regulation on Dominican money lenders that promise ex-pats outrageously high interest rates. One of the largest private Dominican money lenders here failed spectacularly and took a kingly sum from "snowbirds" and Dominican's alike...and the snowbirds will now have nothing to live on when they arrive and could mean the end of their trips here.

And in reality, why would they come except for the weather? You cannot keep basic services running like: potable water flowing into your home and the electricity
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