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Santo Domingo.- To meet president Danilo Medina’s goal for Dominican Republic to receive 10 million tourists per year within a decade demands the construction of at least 50,000 additional hotel rooms, said Puntacana Group president Frank Rainieri on Friday.

Lauding the tourism sector’s performance in recent months as tourist arrivals by air climbed 2.8 % last year according to the Central Bank, the mogul called for greater coherence among the entire sector’s players to achieve the President’s proposal.

"We’ve have had growth, but regarding the President’s goal a series of adjustments should still be made and work with long-term planning, integration of all segments of the government along with the tourism industry, because 10 million tourists is a very important number, and that can be achieved, but there should be more consistency across all sectors," Rainieri said.

Speaking prior to the American Chamber of Commerce’s (AmchamDR) monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Rainieri noted that while the Government has build several major works in the tourism sector, more infrastructures is still needed to reach the 10 million-tourists figure. "Only when a pact is forged between all sectors, with clear rules, with clear goals to work together, we’ll then say that yes we can reach 10 million tourists before 2022."

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62 comment(s)
Written by: whipmeco, 28 Jun 2014 9:40 AM
From: United States, Colorado
You also need an infrastructure that doesn't fall apart every 16 hours (electricity), a populace that doesn't trash it's own country and hotel chains that don't try to circumvent environmental laws.
Written by: generoso, 28 Jun 2014 9:49 AM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+

This egg is asking for salt, as they say in the campo.
The tourist industry wants more tax exemptions, soft loans, and freebies, but they are also correct in demanding more and better government infrastructure (highways, drinkable water, reliable electric generation at competitive rates).
On the other side they must pay their employees, decent livable salaries, and stop hiring non documented illegals, not only from Haiti, but from Mexico, Spain, Colombia, and other countries.
To achieve to almost double the capacity of the hotels, that what the DR has at the present time, will take a joint effort, between private industry and government, and a 10 year plan, but this can not be done, without new private investors coming to invest, in an ambiance of uncertain rules, shady justice system and high governmental corruption.
Written by: Ricardolito, 28 Jun 2014 9:59 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
Yes ,of course all new investments are seeking maximum tax advantages but as all are using price transfer mechanisms to minimize the Dominican tax and we have no sophisticated computer progrannes to counter this all the government can really do is impose a higher bed tax..high enough not to kill the golden goose .
AS you say , we can not do anything to make new investors pay proper duties and taxes here and give priority to Dominicans because all our machinary is rusty and corrupt
Written by: DaveB, 28 Jun 2014 10:44 AM
From: United States
18% tax on rooms and goods, 28% in restaurants. Is that competitive with the region, the Caribbean? On top of more rooms, the country also needs people who know how to maintain them mechanically and keep them actually clean, not Dominican clean. Repeat business is necessary everywhere; are there places competing with the Dominican Republic where foreigners aren't targeted by panhandlers and thieves and scammers every waking minute?
Written by: zooma, 28 Jun 2014 11:25 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

" with clear rules, with clear goals "

The point that Ranieri is very discreetly saying is the government is so deliberately haphazard with its planning, regulation, and enforcement that potential investors are very leery to make commitments. The sad truth is many good investors are turned away by government behavior.

Only investors with very deep pockets, connections, and grit have the ability to run the government gauntlet.

Written by: laman00, 28 Jun 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
“Countries that condone or do not have effective preventive measures in place to stop corruption will find that the investors who are ethical and conscious of their global image will choose to not invest. There still may be investment deals; however these deals may be accompanied by uncertain terms that will not offer the same integrity and commitment to the country and its peoples,” divine statement.
Written by: VeronicaDR, 28 Jun 2014 12:19 PM
From: United States
This country can't even keep the lights on.
Written by: Johny, 28 Jun 2014 12:38 PM
From: Dominican Republic, United States, European Union - Traveler - all around the world (50+ countries)

So start to build tourism in south-west region, rebuild airport, highways, offer incentives to hotel providers. There is a huge potential out there, but for some reason government is blind and lazy. Talks will not do a job.
Written by: ohhhvictor, 28 Jun 2014 1:06 PM
From: United States


eso solo se consigue con el PLD
Written by: Tomas, 28 Jun 2014 1:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
It would be nice with the Electricity only going out every 16 hours.
Here on the North Coast, every 4 hours is normal.
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 3:11 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
3rd world country wants millions of tourists. 1st get your self a new tourists minister....2nd in the florida keys we have some of the best sea food in the world. ... our tax is 7.5.....the state of florida got over 100,000 million tourists in 2013.....the florida keys and the whole state is family oriented.....u don't have that in the dr ..... go look at sky high next door to mystic hotel in santo domingo all u have are black guys from the states looking for cheap sex look in pop again black guys looking for sex and very old men coming from canada and europe also looking for very young dominican girls. these old farts and the black guys ( street smart ). don't spend much money...
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 3:21 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
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Written by: Tomas, 28 Jun 2014 1:14 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
It would be nice with the Electricity only going out every 16 hours.
Here on the North Coast, every 4 hours is normal.
BEEN LIVING IN THE KEYS FOR OVER 15 YEARS.....if we get a real bad storm and the LIGHTNING STRIKES THE TRANSFORMERS....we lose elec....Happen a few months ago sounded like an atomic bomb when the transformer got hit no lie within 20 Minutes the Luz Company had 3 TRUCKS CREWS AND HAD MY ELEC BACK UP AND RUNNING WITHIN 45 MINUTES....
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 3:27 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Not a good idea that hotel workers tell their guest not to LEAVE THE HOTEL GROUNDS. ITS VERY DANGEROUS. I myself have spoken with many tourists said they had a decent trip to the DR but that they will NEVER RETURN FOR THE WARNING FROM THE HOTEL WORKERS. NOT VERY SMART. SOME TOLD ME THAT AFTER THE WARNING THEY WANTED TO LEAVE EARLY...
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 3:31 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
i do understand that the hotels want to keep the tourists on the hotel grounds so they spend their money st the hotel. bad idea not intelligen every losses when the tourists dont come back or they warn others that the dr is a danergous country.....not smart at all us it...
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 4:23 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
We in the Florida Keys have the HIGHEST OCCUPANCY RATE FOR HOTELS IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES THE RATE IS 79% FLORIDA KEYS, Florida—High barriers to entry, strong leisure demand and high rates have made hotels in the Florida Keys investment targets. Since May, two public real estate investment trusts and one private REIT have purchased nearly $425 million in hotel assets in the market.
Occupancy in the larger hotels throughout the Keys was at 89 percent in February, an increase of 4 percent over February 2012, while room rates increased to $276 per night, representing a 5 percent increase, Bennett reported.
They can't come here Looking for CHEAP no such thing and we don't need or want the "ALL U CAN EAT GANG" your Tourists miniser GARCIA should take a few lessons from us then MAYBE he can turn things around....GET RID OF THE PIMPS AND GET FAMILIES COMING TO THE DR
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 4:28 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
4th of july next friday every big hotel are ready sold out most hotel ss of today are filled with tourists and signs outside no rooms... and we don't need justin b. to sell out our hotels. ha ha ha
Written by: the_messiah, 28 Jun 2014 4:50 PM
From: Dominican Republic
I see that most of you obviously don't know the touristic areas. Everything here is privately ran, including electricity. There aren't any blackouts in Punta Cana. If the have to do a change / update on the grid - they inform everyone and it lasts less than 5 minutes and they are very rare.

Also, Dom. Rep. has one of the most competitive prices in tourism. You get way more for your money. More than Mexico, Bahamas, Porto Rico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Jamaica, etc. etc. etc.

Tax on the tourism industry should be revised however. Germany had a similar tariff a few years ago and I remember after they change, Deutschland became one of the top tourist destinations in Europe, often times being number 1 and beating France.

Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 5:12 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Many tourists have been getting real SICK AFTER EATING IN P/C
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 5:15 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Check spirit air lines prices from FLL to P/C sky high and their a Discount Airline...
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 28 Jun 2014 5:16 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
"the state of florida got over 100,000 million tourists in 2013"


So, let's try to figure this one out, the world population is 7 billion and according to Dumb00 Florida received 100,000 million tourists in 2013, in other words; the whole world went to Florida 14 times.
You can not make this stuff up. Smh.
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 6:10 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
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Written by: VeronicaDR, 28 Jun 2014 12:19 PM
From: United States
This country can't even keep the lights on.AND CANT STOP TREATING THE TOURISTS AS SOME SORT OF 'PREY!..... Trying going into a GIFT SHOP. BUY CUBAN CIGARS. CONTERFIT FROM DAY ONE....
Written by: Radar, 28 Jun 2014 8:44 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Dummy00, the bitter Haitian, once again barfing out exaggerations, misinformation, and outright lies in his campaign to discredit the DR. .This resentful sick man, will stop at nothing in his quest to sabotage our economy.

100,000,000 tourists visited Florida last year, really.?

Editor: Why must we put up with this fanatic, bent on hurting our people, eh.?
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 8:53 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Did spell CONTERFIT wrong? Consumer warning from Dominican Watchdog; All the "CUBAN COHIBA" cigars sold by Dominican beach vendors are fake! There is a lot of money and corruption in counterfeit cigars. Thats probably why the Government has done nothing to stop this illegal activities of selling counterfeit cigars to tourists anywhere from Punta Cana to Sosua/Cabarete in the Dominican Republic......try POP SAME SH. SO CALLED CUBAN CIGARS AND THEY COME WITH LIVE WORMS. THIS WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY "PREY "....guess they the TOURISTS that buy them at least they didn't buy a apt or Home in the DR....The Real estate person will tell the SUCKER DONT WORRY WHERE GOING TO GET U A REAL GOOD DOMINICAN ATTORNEY TO PROTECT U AND YOUR MONEY..........HA HA HA KISS YOUR MONEY GOOD BYE AS U SMOKE YOUR CUBAN CIGARS. SUCKERS .. .....
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 28 Jun 2014 8:59 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
radar, he said 100,000 million, not 100 million.
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 9:05 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Hey A-Hole u know nothing about your country ....Yes Idiot we received over 100 Million Tourists in Florida in 2013.,..more bad news for u New York City received over. 54 Million Tourists in. 2013..... Over. 100,000 each and every day ... Sorry guy for u....Have been on this site for over seven years where did u come from ?.... 90 % of. My post the info comes from this site ... Many from the New York Times , daily news , local tv. And u say I LIE ... For your info I'm. 1/2 DOMINICAN came with my family when I was only two years old to the States . I know 100 s of other Dominicans that feel the same way as I do about the Garbage that's going on in the Dr now .. And as A- ROD SAID IM NOT DOMINICAN SHIT HES ASHAME ..
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 9:10 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
Your calling me out as a Liar......What about the Crap CUBAN cigars and Real Estate fraud?.... Read the local papers stupid in Santo Domingo and check the state depts warnings about the DR and every other Country in this world about warnings about the DR .....and u say why do we have to put up with danny00 SH--what SH---?.....
Written by: Radar, 28 Jun 2014 9:13 PM
From: Dominican Republic

"" SO CALLED CUBAN CIGARS AND THEY COME WITH LIVE WORMS.""

Live worms.?

See what I mean, EDITOR.?

How long must we put up with this liar..? There's absolutely no proof of what he speaks.!
Anyone reading his posts, will hesitate to come and spend time and money here.

He does this to spite us because he says we "abuse his people",( Haitians).
So he tries hard to get back at us with a smear propaganda campaign, which has been going on for too long already. This diminishes our potential income, to the detriment of our working families. Must you let him get away with this.?
Written by: danny00, 28 Jun 2014 9:13 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
RIKERS ISLAND US A LIE? Con-AIR FLIGHTS ARE A LIE ? 100 Million tourists in Florida is a Lie? Either your very Stupid or Your the LIAR....
Written by: Radar, 28 Jun 2014 9:26 PM
From: Dominican Republic

""radar, he said 100,000 million, not 100 million.""--Don't-be-silent.

Oh, okay, Silent. I stand corrected.
Are there that many people on this planet.?
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 28 Jun 2014 10:12 PM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
Oh, okay, Silent. I stand corrected.
Are there that many people on this planet.?



Yes, inside his big dumb brain. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....Imaginary people. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Written by: rokete, 28 Jun 2014 11:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

Ohhhhh !!!

And now Danny @@, all of the sudden is half Dominican !!!

No jack ass,
you are a full Haitian black racist Afrocentric ni@@er !!!

One more insignificant Haitian piece o shit !!!
Written by: rokete, 28 Jun 2014 11:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

Ohhhhh !!!

And now Danny @@, all of the sudden is half Dominican !!!

No jack ass,
you are a full Haitian black racist Afrocentric ni@@er !!!

One more insignificant Haitian piece o shit !!!
Written by: rokete, 28 Jun 2014 11:21 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

Ohhhhh !!!

And now Danny @@, all of the sudden is half Dominican !!!

No jack ass,
you are a full Haitian black racist Afrocentric ni@@er !!!

One more insignificant Haitian piece o shit !!!
Written by: Trinitario809, 29 Jun 2014 1:13 AM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !

dannygraj00, you arrived on the States when you were 2 years old?

Which school did you go to?

How come you can't spell for sh!t..?!!
Written by: DONT_BE_SILENT, 29 Jun 2014 6:16 AM
From: Dominican Republic, NEVER FORGOTTEN, NOR FORSAKEN!
He's half Dominican because his illegal Haitian mom was born here.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 29 Jun 2014 7:17 PM
From: Dominican Republic
As someone directly involved in the tourism market, I return back to the level of service. Unfortunately with our outstanding level of education...4.8 years on average I do believe....it will take education first before we should attempt any massive (doubling growth) within the country. To do so, without an educated society is short term profit for a few and long term pain for the masses.

We want to win a race without preparation.

As everyone "talks" about increased numbers...what happens locally in a few years when Americans lift the tourism ban to Cuba???

Thoughts????
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 29 Jun 2014 7:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Where is the Hospitality College???
Written by: generoso, 29 Jun 2014 7:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic, +Sorry, No Habla Stupid+
PuntaCanaMike

Cuba is a communist monarchy, and a police state, much like East Germany was before reunification with the West.
The hard working west Germans had to deal with the east Germany populace, that was used to the government "taking care of them", or as they say in Cuba "resolver" (that's the magic word).
Generations of Cubans with little incentive to work harder than they must, and get by in an official capacity, trying to beat the system, and maybe one day become an "escapee". This mindset is hard to change, and might take a full generation.
Hotels take years to build and establish a firm hold in the tourist markets, same with needed infrastructure, and brand recognition.
If Cuba ever opens up, and converts to a Vietnam type of communist state, it will take about 25 years
for the changes to affect us, and this might not be more competition but actually make the whole Caribbean, a globally recognizable tourist mecca.
Written by: laman00, 29 Jun 2014 8:44 PM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
You would be supprised how well Cuba would catch up with competitive countries in caribbean, remember they were once a famous tourist attraction before Castro, besides its not a Soviet Union isolated themselves from the world , heck they are just under the nose of united states, that would be a great advantage for them alone.
Written by: rokete, 29 Jun 2014 10:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))

I say great !!!

Let Dominicana integrate, and join forces with Cuba for world tourism Domination !! Intead of just 10 million for Dominicana, we should be aiming for 60 millions in a joint venture with Cuba !!

There goes the education Punta Cana Mike, it thought me and most Dominicans to think outside the box. Cuba and Dominicana together in a joint tourist venture, can totally destroy CARICOM's tourism !!

Dominicana is a food producing super power, we can sell our food to Cuba, when their tourism kicks in !!

MEANWHILE, 10 million tourists need 50 thousand rooms !!

Lets get it done !!!
Written by: rokete, 29 Jun 2014 10:08 PM
From: Dominican Republic, (((( DEPORT THE HAITIANS, BUILD THE BORDER WALL !! ))))
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Written by: guillermone, 29 Jun 2014 11:26 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

@Dumb Dumb Danny00

I've come across decomposed bodies that are less offensive than you.
Written by: guillermone, 29 Jun 2014 11:31 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

@Dummy Danny00

Nobody says that you are dumb. They just say you were sixteen years old before you learned how to wave good-bye.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 30 Jun 2014 7:18 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Gen...Cuba ALREADY has a competitive tourism system, simply falling a million or so visitors behind us.
Written by: guillermone, 30 Jun 2014 7:51 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 30 Jun 2014 7:18 AM
From: Dominican Republic

Gen...Cuba ALREADY has a competitive tourism system, simply falling a million or so visitors behind us.
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How much of that is repeat business and how reliable are those numbers?

The Cuban gov't tends to have a reputation of providing figures that are not necessarily truthful.
So I would not at all be surprised if they have enhanced or pad up their numbers to make them appear better then actual reality.

Just think about it for a minute. The biggest source of tourism business is the US and Europe, but when was he last time you saw a TV commercial or advertising to visit Cuba? The DR spends millions on promotion, has more hotel rooms, superior infrastructure, a better product, offers greater variety yet we are only a million tourists ahead. That is hard for me to believe. Either we are wasting money or the Cubans know how to be more cost effective with their advertising dollar
Written by: dreadlocks, 30 Jun 2014 8:12 AM
From: United States
guillermone, i agree that the Cubans may inflate figures, but nobody does it better than the DR government.

as to what Mike said about education; customer service is as important as good food and a nice room. without proper education, there is no customer service. i have posted many times that the number of tourists will exceed the carrying capacity of the infrastructure and service institution, with disastrous results. see POP. increases have to be carefully measured so as not to prove counterproductive.
Written by: guillermone, 30 Jun 2014 8:49 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

.....as to what Mike said about education; customer service is as important as good food and a nice room. without proper education, there is no customer service.
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Totally correct........and I agree. In an ever increasing competitive market, quality and a better trained workforce is necessary and of upmost importance. Constant never ending improvement is the key if long term one is to remain competitive. And thinking ahead is many times where the DR tends to fall short.
Written by: dreadlocks, 30 Jun 2014 10:23 AM
From: United States
the problem facing the DR and its tourism development is the fact that it got into the game later than most other countries in the region. consequently, it made a mad dash to catch up with the older players, and took shortcuts along the way. a favorable exchange rate, and tremendous natural beauty and diversity make it attractive, and relatively inexpensive packages attract large numbers of visitors. that could be the undoing of destinations, because lack of preparation is what leads to downfall. you can't focus on today without planning for the days to come.
Written by: Radar, 30 Jun 2014 12:22 PM
From: Dominican Republic

"" you can't focus on today without planning for the days to come.""

Exactly that, Dreadlocks. And I think we are, or have been doing just that.
The building of new roads, improvements on airport structures and services, and all the other niceties that enhance the total experience, is what we've been reading about for sometime now.

Still, the lack of good customer service, and assembly-line type of business, is what can kill the goose.
As PuntaCanaMike said, the lack of a "Tourism University", certainly diminishes the quality of services, losing much in repeat business.

Cuba and the DR have much in common, yet we're very different. I think (when the embargo is lifted), people will flock there for its mystique and experience in witnessing a nation frozen in time.
Heck, even I want to go there, if someday I can afford to.!
The point is, the DR will still get its share of visitors, if nothing else, because we are (or will be), ahead in the ins and outs of this business.
Written by: danny00, 30 Jun 2014 7:21 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
GUILLERMO
@Dummy Danny00

Nobody says that you are dumb. They just say you were sixteen years old before you learned how to wave good-bye. That's the best u can come up with. Thought u where a worthy FOE.....
Written by: danny00, 30 Jun 2014 8:11 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
.....as to what Mike said about education; customer service is as important as good food and a nice room. without proper education, there is no customer service.......Guillermo posted. Hate to say this but he's correct and the Govt doesn't get this....they want to keep their people in the DARK so they have workers that work for SLAVE WAGES and the reason is that they Don't Want them to KNOW....keep them in the DARK....so they can ROBO the DOMINICAN COOKIE. .....Any way his post was good better then his long draw out post a few months ago about the FRENCH REVOLUTION ....
Written by: danny00, 30 Jun 2014 8:22 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
And it took u 3 years to get out of the 3rd GRADE.....now I'm going down to your Level. And I hate going that low....and I'm never going to bet on the 3 Legged blind in one Eye race horse u own.... Can't believe u bought that HORSE.....better u bought a DAIRY COW.....at least you and the COW WOULD BE ON THE SAME LEVEL..... Can u believe that Radar called me a LIAR when I POSTED 100 MILLION TOURISTS VISTED FLORIDA IN 2013.....maybe he THINKS I'm A-ROD WHO KNOWS....or maybe he thinks I'm the DOMINICAN TOURISTS MINISTER GARICA AGAIN I DON'T KNOW. 10 MILLION CHINESE TOURISTS ARE COMING TO THE DR AND HE TOLD THE DOMINICAN PEOPLE. "If they all spend one dollar we'll the Math is Easy"... Not so easy this MATH WHEN YOUR NOT GETTING A FORMAL EDUCATION
Written by: danny00, 30 Jun 2014 8:46 PM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
GUILLERMO, Your friend the POSTER GUY RADAR I CAN GET HIM A JOB WITH HIS NAME WORKING AT MIA IN MIAMI. ( Miami international Airport ) and 809 soon will change his name to the DOMINICAN 911 as his new NAME....these ladies POST DAY AND NIGHT THEY ONLY TAKE OFF A FEW HOURS A MONTH WHEN THERE FOOD STAMPS COME IN AND ONE DAY A MONTH TO REPORT TO THERE PROBATION OFFICE.... They need help I'm willing to help maybe since your friends with them u should have a TALK with THEM... The only people they have respect for is OLDER MEN LIKE U THAT BUYS 3 LEGGED RACE HORSES....and talk with his DAIRY COW. NEED TO RUN NOW HAVE A EARLY FISHING ON TUESDAY .....Hope u guys have enough HOTEL ROOMS FOR ALL THE CHINESE AND MONKS THAT SRE COMING TO SANTO DOMINGO Opps Forgot the GYPSYS from ROMANIA.... As GARICA SAID JUST ROBO ONE DOLLAR FROM EACH Of THEM U WILL SEE THE MATH IS EASY. Oops I didn't mean ROBO SEE I NEED SOME SLEEP
Written by: Radar, 30 Jun 2014 10:39 PM
From: Dominican Republic

"" Oops I didn't mean ROBO SEE I NEED SOME SLEEP""---Dummy00.

Yes, you do. And don't forget to take your anti-psychotic medications. We don't want you blabbering all over this site and not making much sense, okay.?
Take care and good night, buddy.
Written by: guillermone, 1 Jul 2014 7:47 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
@dumb dumb danny00

As the famous Hypolito Mejia would say.......BABOSO...........!!!!!
Written by: Trinitario809, 1 Jul 2014 7:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !

dannygraj00:

El grajo lo tiene loco, lol!
Written by: guillermone, 1 Jul 2014 11:35 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

Written by: Trinitario809, 1 Jul 2014 7:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !

dannygraj00:

El grajo lo tiene loco, lol!
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El grajo Na Ma.............el lo que necesita es un macho,
yo creo que le falta un negro Haitiano bien grande y con la moronga cuadra
para que se le quiten to la pajareria.
Written by: DRmaker, 2 Jul 2014 2:11 AM
From: Canada, North Coast DR
Rather be in the Dominican Republic than Florida. Feel much safer in the DR.

I can't wait to get back to the DR for my annual fall trip. Fantastic beaches, great weather, friendly people, and frosty bottles of Presidente beer.
Written by: Trinitario809, 2 Jul 2014 7:14 AM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !
*Written by:* "guillermone
", 1 Jul 2014 11:35 PM*From:* United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Written by: Trinitario809, 1 Jul 2014 7:56 PM
From: Dominican Republic, is not the solution to Haiti's problems !

dannygraj00:

El grajo lo tiene loco, lol!
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El grajo Na Ma.............el lo que necesita es un macho, 
yo creo que le falta un negro Haitiano bien grande y con la moronga cuadra
para que se le quiten to la pajareria.

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Diablo', Guille, pero tu eres lo último!

LMFAO!
Written by: slighted, 5 Jul 2014 2:44 AM
From: United States
As a tourist I can tell you from my perspective the main problems I have with the DR.
1. The viewpoint that we are "Prey" I saw this from the very first day. I read a lot before hand about the culture tips while in country but I was still taken more than once. I knew I needed to haggle and negotiate but didn't at first understand this would extend into the hotel area and didn't understand the extent of the inflation that would be tried. A merchant started off at well over 200$ us I talked him down to right at 130 when I did some price checking later I found I paid him 30 more than hotel price but with goods I bought at other stalls I made up the difference. I understand as a tourist I will pay a premium but to try to cheat me out of double the markup of a hotel which is usually almost double to begin with its pretty rough.
It wouldn't be as bad but we have to wear the wrists bands for the hotels so every merchant I walk by wants to show me the samething for 400-500% of the value.
Written by: slighted, 5 Jul 2014 2:49 AM
From: United States
That being said I still enjoyed the country and would definitely return but I would be a bit wiser the next time and it would be nice to get rid of the wristbands for a I'd card or something I don't have to display constantly to advertise I'm a tourist. Heck even while traveling in the us I don't wear flashy clothes no jewelry leave the phone hidden etc but in the DR I have to wear jewelry the specifically tells everyone I'm not from here is a bit silly.
Written by: Tomas, 5 Jul 2014 12:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
Well people, we ARE a third world country.
Our education system is being improved as
we speak. It will improve a lot in the next generation.

Why should Cuba advertise in the USA?????
They don't like you guys. Gee, I wonder why???
The DR is a much nicer place than Florida.
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