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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- The recently-introduced Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday landed at Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana Airport, becoming the Caribbean’s first destination to receive the plane-maker’s most modern aircraft.

The Thomson airline Dreamliner arrived in the country with 300 passengers from London, with one regularly scheduled flight per week until May, when the carrier plans to increase it to five per week.

Puntacana Group president Frank Rainieri said he’s pleased to receive the new aircraft, which in his view shows Punta Cana Airport’s readiness to receive large planes and more passengers. "The 787 is the most modern aircraft there is, because it’s carbon fiber. That means its fuel economy is enormous, 25 or 30 percent more efficient than other planes; almost no noise inside, the pressurization is much better than a normal aircraft."

He said the Dreamliner’s arrival at Punta Cana puts Dominican Republic on the world map. "We’re the first Caribbean island visited by a 787."

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Written by: anthonyC, 5 Nov 2013 3:22 PM
From: United States
"We’re the first Caribbean island visited by a 787."

No its not. Flew Aeromexico MIA - CUN on a 787
Written by: lovingit, 5 Nov 2013 3:36 PM
From: United States, Delaware
@anthonyC

And since when is "Mexico" or "Cancun" considered a "Caribbean Island"?
Written by: guillermone, 5 Nov 2013 4:03 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"And since when is "Mexico" or "Cancun" considered a "Caribbean Island"?"

Duuh...........????
Written by: BASTA, 5 Nov 2013 4:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Well a half Caribbean Island.
Written by: danny00, 5 Nov 2013 4:10 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Tell them Tony, man RD is also first in the Salami Business.
Written by: danny00, 5 Nov 2013 4:15 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
If anyone notice I didn't use the Word Caca?. Not going to use the Caca word Caca any more when I speak about the Salami.....look how happy the are it's like they built the aircraft. or their was a Dominican flying the plane?...
Written by: Spimx, 5 Nov 2013 5:35 PM
From: Canada
Mexico is not even in the caribe it's in the Atlantic, that's a B757 not dream liner B787
Written by: Spimx, 5 Nov 2013 5:38 PM
From: Canada
Using a simulator picture, the least can do is use the right plane
Written by: anthonyC, 5 Nov 2013 6:17 PM
From: United States
I know that many of you are at a disadvantage because you went to public school so I will cut you some slack.

The Cancun is an Island

And

It is on the Caribbean.



Written by: DRmaker, 5 Nov 2013 6:50 PM
From: Canada, North Coast DR
Cancun is a Mexican resort city located on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The islands Isla Mujeres (located just off Cancun) and Cozumel (located off the city of Playa del Carmen, 80 kilometers south of Cancun) are technically considered to be part of the Caribbean because they are on the Caribbean sea.

I have been to these places.
Written by: danny00, 5 Nov 2013 7:02 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Guess you was looking for 12y old Girls?
Written by: Danilo, 5 Nov 2013 7:26 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
DannyZero, what are you gonna do with those 12y old kids, shove some cacalami up their butts? You're a racist, a con and a disgusting pedophile!
Written by: danny00, 5 Nov 2013 7:54 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
And your a Wanna be Tough guy.
Written by: danny00, 5 Nov 2013 8:21 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Great news India today Launches it's first mission to Mars.....President Medina has a good friendship with the PM from India .they want to expand there Space Program they are looking for Scientists, Engineers and most important for the RD they need Astronauts.....Great news for us we have 1,000 of young bright Astronauts ..,,,,Right now the RD space program is on hold until we get the 911 system up and running many of our Scientists and Engineers are today in Puerto Plata working as Motoconcho..., our Astronauts are today working as full time Pimps in Santiago..,.. They said they would put their pimping business on hold and will fly the next rocket ship India send up,...,we can meet all there needs.....hope Pres Danilo can put this out of this world chance for us to show the world who we are?
Written by: dreadlocks, 5 Nov 2013 8:26 PM
From: United States
want to brag about the 787? wait until a Dominican pilot is flying them.
Written by: danny00, 5 Nov 2013 8:27 PM
From: United States, JPMORGAN INC. STOCK BROKER HO HO HO
Hey, Danilo, You forget your Racists Remarks from yesterday about the Jews and your 100's of post about the Haitians you have made in the last few months?... it's all trash the flows out of your Boca.. X wise guy I have every Racist comment that you have posted in the past tommorow I will post them on line so every one can see that your one Roach.
Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:31 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


More Good Press for Tourism Industry Thanks to the Court Ruling and the Dominican AF®IKANERS


"Human Rights and Tourism: Why I Will Not Visit the Dominican Republic"


The Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic recently revoked the citizenship of one of the most influential Dominican politicians of the 20th century. Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez was a long serving mayor of Santo Domingo, and ran for the presidency numerous times, including the contested election of 1994 -- which he narrowly lost.

Though he passed away in 1998, Dr. Peña Gómez left a strong legacy as a supporter of human rights, an advocate of the urban poor, and was the leader of the Partido Revolucionario Dominicano -- historically the strongest opposition party in the country. Dr. Peña Gómez was also born to Haitian parents in the 1930's and therefore, due to a change in Dominican law, can technically no longer be considered a Dominican.

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:33 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

In late September, the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic called for a review of all birth records in order to strip the citizenship of children who were born to non-registered foreign parents in the Dominican Republic after 1929.

This ruling originated in the case of a young Haitian descendent -- born and raised in the DR -- who could not continue her academic studies due to her inability to receive the appropriate government documentation. There are articles that explain the extent of the citizenship ruling and what some of the possible consequences are for the estimated 200,000 to 500,000 people affected. None of the outcomes will be particularly good. There is a yet undetermined and unexplained pathway to citizenship for those caught in limbo, but it is hard to see how this will not result in the continued marginalization of primarily Haitian descendant Dominicans, or at the worst, mass deportations.

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:34 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

The Dominican Republic is a sovereign country with a right to legislate, and maintain a judiciary to interpret the constitution. The decision to revise the Dominican Constitution in 2010 to no longer grant birthright citizenship was unfortunate, but is the right of an independent government, and did not in my opinion warrant an international response. However, retroactively stripping the citizenship of generations of people who have contributed to the economy, built lives and started families in the Dominican Republic is intolerable.

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:35 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

I find it ironic that the same Dominican Government offers incentives for foreign investment in tourism and real estate.

Foreign investors are granted exemption from income tax, local and municipal taxes, exemption from legally establishing a company, construction taxes, and a 50 percent exemption on property and mortgage taxes for 10 years.

The Foreign Investments page on the website of the Ministry of Tourism even states, "You wouldn't be the first person who decided to stay".

I have also heard some Dominicans in the United States wonder if this citizenship ruling will apply equally to the Dominican descendants of European immigrants, in contrast to the continued discrimination that Haitian Dominicans face.

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:37 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

However, no group of people has fought more, or will fight more for economic and racial equality in the Dominican Republic than Dominicans themselves.

Most of the local Dominican community members who I have spoken with are against this ruling and supportive of their fellow compatriots.

The Dominican media has actively followed the story and a group of protestors even confronted President Danilo Medina about the matter.

Many immigrant groups were brought to the DR to work in agriculture when the Dominican economy was still based on farming -- before the tourism boom in the 1980's. I

n the past 30 years, thousands of Dominicans have left as immigrants to Puerto Rico, the mainland US, and Spain.

They have at times faced similar anti-immigrant or racial discrimination (to my knowledge NYPD does not have a category for "moreno", "prieto" or "indio" when recording a 'stop and frisk').

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:39 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

As an American citizen, I also feel that it is important to examine the influence that United States foreign policy and international economic policy has had in both Haiti and the DR.

United States military intervention, along with the adoption of economic austerity and trade liberalization during political or economic crisis is a reoccurring theme in the history of both countries.

Agriculture is an important source of employment in Haiti, but many crops have become unprofitable due to the elimination of domestic trade barriers which allowed subsidized crops from the US to flood the Haitian market.

Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, former President Clinton even apologized for forcing subsidized Arkansas rice exports on the Haitian economy in the 1990's, realizing the harm it caused by exacerbating unemployment.

These international trade policies have been a powerful push factor to send Haitians to work in the Dominican Republic.

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:40 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

In addition to humanitarian issues, Americans should truly think of economic alternatives to Federal spending to subsidize agriculture.

I've wanted to visit the Dominican Republic as a tourist for years.

The idea came to me when I worked for a community based organization in a predominantly Latino school in Washington, DC.

There is large Dominican community in the area, and many of the parents and students look forward to their yearly summer trips back to the DR.

I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much.

For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore.

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Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 8:42 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

I'm not discussing my vacation plans as an exercise in narcissism or personally taking offense to laws in another country. I'm writing because tourism accounts for roughly 8 percent of the Dominican economy.

I think it is important as a person of conscience, as the child of immigrants, and as a person of color to think twice before visiting the DR.

Tourism might be the most effective tool for foreigners to condemn the actions of the Dominican Government.

I sincerely hope this situation improves and that the Dominican Government will overturn this law.

Because of my interest in 'merengue urbano', I would love to board a flight and land in Santo Domingo at the "Aeropeurto Internacional Las Américas-José Francisco Peña Gómez".

Kumera Genet



Written by: DRmaker, 5 Nov 2013 9:05 PM
From: Canada, North Coast DR
danny00:

"Guess you was looking for 12y old Girls?"

No, I go for girls in the 22 to 25 year age range.

Which reminds me, you said your daughter is studying to be a doctor in the DR and will be graduating in December, that would make her about 24 years old.

I hear doctors in the DR don't make too much money.

If you give me her phone number, next time I am in the DR maybe her and I can hook up.
Written by: guillermone, 5 Nov 2013 10:09 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

"I was playing as a musician in a merengue band at the time and one of the parents joked that I should take a trip if I liked Dominican culture so much. For now, this visit is no longer in my plans because the Dominican Government has decided to treat a group of its people in a manner that I can't ignore. "

That sounds find to me, and don't worry you are not going to hurt our feelings. The last thing the DR needs is another merenguero...........we already have them on special for a dime a dozen.
Written by: josean, 5 Nov 2013 10:10 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Weak!


Written by: MIAMILIVE1, 5 Nov 2013 10:29 PM
From: United States
good idea josean, maybe then they could go to Haiti instead right? lol. this media is an excellent opportunity for caricom to exploit the Haitian misfortune to recoup there dwindling tourism sector. NOT
Written by: guillermone, 5 Nov 2013 10:31 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Weak!

No...............just sarcastic.....that's all.
Written by: MIAMILIVE1, 5 Nov 2013 10:33 PM
From: United States
if Barbados sent Rihanna to complain about Dominican resorts, Haiti should send wyclef to complain about dominican snakes in the toilet.
Written by: Danilo, 5 Nov 2013 10:38 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
DannyZero, I would also like her number, she falls in my age range as well. I wanna see if she polishes a knob as good as her grandma.
Written by: dreadlocks, 5 Nov 2013 11:34 PM
From: United States
says MIAMILIVE

Written by: MIAMILIVE1, 5 Nov 2013 10:29 PM
From: United States
good idea josean, maybe then they could go to Haiti instead right? lol. this media is an excellent opportunity for caricom to exploit the Haitian misfortune to recoup there dwindling tourism sector. NOT


dwindling tourist sector? you mean like Puerto Plata and the rest of the North Coast?
Written by: Danilo, 6 Nov 2013 2:02 AM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
"there dwindling tourism sector"

Haiti is not known for a tourism sector at all.
Written by: guillermone, 6 Nov 2013 10:50 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Labadee is the only sector.............and its privately owned by Carnival.
So much for their tourism.

But believe it or not Haiti did once have a thriving tourism industry.
They had a head start way before the DR was even thinking about it.
But I guess it was like a turtle race, we ended up in front.
Written by: dreadlocks, 6 Nov 2013 11:22 AM
From: United States
actually, Labadee is owned by Royal Caribbean, G.
Written by: rokete, 6 Nov 2013 5:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL ! )) The only thing necessary for the triumph of Haitian evil is for good Dominican men to do nothing.
The ten million tourists that Danilo wanted are on their way. Thanks to the NGO's, Vargas Llosa and the international media. Free publicity for DR, people who didn't know we existed looked us up in world atlas. They will soon be here. !!!!NO HAY MAL QUE POR BIEN NO VENGA!!!!!
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 6 Nov 2013 6:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
The NGO's employees are trying to hijack yet another article. Keep trying ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!
Written by: Perez, 6 Nov 2013 9:09 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Nice plane! Is is going to solve the country's problems?
Da plane, boss! Da plane!
Written by: CarpeDiem, 7 Nov 2013 7:18 PM
From: United States
Hey josean girl. Your buddy little dannyOO is pissed that you had more consecutive emails than he did during his last multiple-post event. Do either of you believe anyone reads your crap? Dream on.

Stick with the subject matter: "Boeing 787 Dominican Republic landing is first in theCaribbean". No one waste's his ir her time reading your B. S. If you can't put it all in one post, move on to something else. No one cares what you scribble on this post.

Ciao.



Written by: josean, 7 Nov 2013 7:49 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


As long as YOU DO and it gives YOU agida and makes YOU write a response I am happy!


Written by: dannyOO, 7 Nov 2013 8:32 PM
From: United States, SYOSSET LONG ISLAND...
Hey...Danilo Guy...My Mom was The Best at It...nobody can Polish A Knob Like She Does..
Written by: guillermone, 7 Nov 2013 8:35 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"actually, Labadee is owned by Royal Caribbean, G."

Yes, you are totally correct..........I confuse the two at times.
Written by: Dwayne, 22 Nov 2013 1:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Fantino
"25 or 30 percent more efficient than other planes" so does that mean lower flight costs, or will they jack the price up because it's a novelty?
Written by: guillermone, 24 Nov 2013 4:53 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
25 or 30 percent more efficient than other planes" so does that mean lower flight costs, or will they jack the price up because it's a novelty?

Take a guess, what do you think?

It will be just another opportunity to increase the bottom line.
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