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    Another president featured in the Pandora Papers is the Dominican Luis Abinader

    https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-...ax-havens.html

    Another president featured in the Pandora Papers is the Dominican Luis Abinader, whose successful business career was in the hotel sector. The documents link him to two companies in Panama, Littlecot Inc. And Padreso SA. Both were created before he took office and were used to manage assets in Dominican Republic. Local media outlet Noticias Sin's investigation flags up the fact that the shares of these companies were initially "payable to the bearer," an instrument used to hide the beneficial owner of the companies.

    A legislative reform in 2018 obliged the Abinader family to publicly register as beneficial owners. Upon becoming president in 2020, Abinader declared nine offshore companies that he controlled through a trust. Both he and Piñera used the Panama-based law firm, OMC Group, the firm used by Colombian singer Shakira for at least three of the offshore companies the Spanish Treasury has been tracking for years.

  2. #148
    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie  [View Original Post]
    Sosua is in the Province of Puerto Plata, so the curfew in Sosua will remain. "10:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays it will be from 9:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning".
    Update: see my post today in the Sosua Forum.

  3. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by WanderingMan  [View Original Post]
    According to the internet, "Sosa is a beach town in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Located approximately 4 miles (6. 4 km) from the Gregorio Luperand International Airport in San Felipe de Puerto Plata. " The mandate did not list specific towns, just the provinces.
    Sosua is in the Province of Puerto Plata, so the curfew in Sosua will remain. "10:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays it will be from 9:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning".

  4. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie  [View Original Post]
    One suggested work around, visit Sosua.

    "The provinces Duarte, Espaillat, La Altagracia, La Vega, Saman, Santiago, Puerto Plata are the only ones that will have hours from 10:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning, from Monday to Friday.

    On Saturdays and Sundays it will be from 9:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning".
    According to the internet, "Sosúa is a beach town in the Puerto Plata province of the Dominican Republic. Located approximately 4 miles (6. 4 km) from the Gregorio Luperóand International Airport in San Felipe de Puerto Plata. " The mandate did not list specific towns, just the provinces.

  5. #145
    Quote Originally Posted by SubCmdr  [View Original Post]
    New Hours

    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...n-todo-el-pais

    Set up your work arounds as needed. Starts June 2, 2021.
    One suggested work around, visit Sosua.

    "The provinces Duarte, Espaillat, La Altagracia, La Vega, Samaná, Santiago, Puerto Plata are the only ones that will have hours from 10:00 at night to 5:00 in the morning, from Monday to Friday.

    On Saturdays and Sundays it will be from 9:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning".

  6. #144

    Toque de Queda: The Remix!

    New Hours

    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...n-todo-el-pais

    Set up your work arounds as needed. Starts June 2, 2021.

  7. #143

    Toque de queda update (Otherwise known as a curfew to visitors)

    Restrictions

    "President Luis Abinader will order a curfew in the National District and Santo Domingo province, every day, from 8:00 pm To 5:00 am And the prohibition of selling and drinking alcoholic beverages in places of public access from 5:00 in the afternoon.

    "The decree with the provision will be released this Wednesday, and the measures come into effect from Thursday 27," reported the Presidency of the Republic yesterday.

    There will be a grace of free movement of three hours to reach their residences.

    "The sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed in public and private spaces for public use is prohibited from 5:00 in the afternoon to 5:00 in the morning," says the presidential note."

    https://listindiario.com/la-republic...lar-los-teteos

    POTDR is going hard in the paint on this one!

  8. #142

    Prices are going up!

    While some choose to take issue with what I write and quote me out of context. Others are actually contributing to adding knowledge for others that Travel to the Dominican Republic. Note I said travel. Because the skill set needed for travel to the Dominican Republic and living here is different. As are the typical interest of those two different groups of individuals.

    Flap meat steak 649/ DOP a pound. Imported from the United States of America. Angus. This particular cut I found at Ole. But there the same thing is also available at Bravo. On East Side! Now why am I talking about the price and availability of meat in the Politics section. Because I am following up on the post from our own Mr. T.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tempoecorto  [View Original Post]
    An update on goat price: The other day I bought goat in Santiago. 300 pesos per pound. Do not know what happened here. That is a 30% hike since Christmas.
    Things are changing in the Dominican Republic since the new POTDR took over. Prices are increasing across the board and things are going upscale. More housing is being priced in USD. Now if you are not making USD and need to change DOP to USD you are getting ass raped without lube on that transaction. So, these houses are targeted at high income Dominicans or those from outside the country with stronger currencies that can be changed into USD without having blood dripping from your ass.

    The other thing that is leading to price increases is that the government has given out a lot of aid during the COVID-19 crisis. Now the government is collecting that back though taxes on goods and services on the Business to Business side. How do I know this? I am experiencing it. I am in the middle of a development project and the prices of supplies are going up each round of purchasing. I asked my project manager why this was occurring and he told me. He is even bring me written quotes from three different vendors and asking other Dominicans involved in the same type of work about their prices and they are verifying the pricing information.

    So, there is some insight for you on meat prices T. But even given that more and more products that are expensive and imported are making onto the shelves here on East Side. That alone says something!

    In my opinion, the Dominican Republic is not a poor country overall. It is a country that like my country of origin has extreme concentration of wealth and income. But there is a growing middle class. This group is being positioned by the new administration to be the engine of growth for the money classes here. Like the movement of chess pieces and I have a front row seat watching the action being played out.

    References below:

    https://listindiario.com/economia/20...ica-dominicana

    https://listindiario.com/economia/20...s-1-de-febrero

    https://listindiario.com/economia/20...-esta-muy-caro

    Just have google translate the page for you and you can read it, if you cannot read Spanish like I can.

  9. #141

    Indeed there is much more to life here.

    Men in the arena know this. That is why they do not pay attention to critics. I am happy for each and every individual who travels or lives in the Dominican Republic. They have a opportunity to experience a different place and a different way of living (of course unless they are from here).

    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie  [View Original Post]
    I must admit you got me on the country count, though. All hail to you!
    Thank you hermano!

    Those who have been on the forum for a while know that I have consistently expressed that I believe all should seek what they enjoy and not pay attention to the advice of what others say they should or should not be doing while here. If putting notches up on your country count or dick is what turns one on they should do it.

    If they like it, I love it!

    The Dominican Republic is place where people can enjoy themselves. And this section of the Forum looks at political aspect of the Dominican Republic. Even if that section is located in a puta pueblo. You see I do not care how anyone chooses to get their pussy while they are here. My issue is always with those who think they know best and can tell others how they should be using their time and money. Like if you should own a car in the Dominican Republic (I've got two). Political opinions are always likely to differ. And they are welcome.

    One of the political things that have been going on is that Santo Domingo este is changing. There is not much reason to cross the bridge for anything anymore. Development has driven this and a recognition that EAST SIDE has always been THE place to be in the eyes of some people. I found Don Julio 1942 in a store on east side. Because man cannot live on good ron alone.

    Benvienido a Republica Dominicana hermano! Enjoy your section of country. If you like it, I love it! LOL!

  10. #140
    Quote Originally Posted by SubCmdr  [View Original Post]
    A difference in opinion indeed! Where do you live now Oakie?
    There's a hint in my post. Plus anyone who has been on the forum awhile knows where I live. So try to figure it out, LOL.

    I must admit you got me on the country count, though. All hail to you!

    But I didn't get to 28 of them, or the 36 or so you. S States by plane, bus or train.

    And, no, I didn't come to DR to buy cheap pussy. I haven't picked up a hooker here in 6 years.

    There's more, much more, to my life here!

    But enjoy! To each his own.

  11. #139

    A difference in opinion indeed!

    Before I moved to the Dominican Republic I traveled to 33 different countries. Further more I fucked over 300 girls so I did not need to move to the Dominican Republic and live in a puta pueblo in order to realize that you can get pussy without pesos in hand and a drink in the other similar to the average sexpat. LOL!

    And no I do not believe that governments control the lives of anyone. By any measure the government of my country of origin hates me. They kill people who look like me without consequence. And yet without having the key look of privilege I have managed to live in the same country as others who have been blessed with privilege. In spite of the government of my country of origin.

    Those who are in the arena know that is about the efforts of the individual not the critic or the government in charge. Those who think otherwise are similar to the (1. Stupid person. 2. a male ass or donkey). That gets put on the bus, train, plane and taken around the world. What gets off, (1. Stupid person. 2. a male ass or donkey). I see opinions expressed of individuals similar to our traveler expressed up in here quite frequently. It's all good!

    As a man in the arena I will never allow the critics to matter. Or the governments run by them. Or the people who think that government matters in the excessive to ever change my outlook on the world.

    A difference in opinion indeed! Where do you live now Oakie?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie  [View Original Post]
    Only guys running thru life with pesos and drinks in hand don't understand that governments have a profound affect on the average citizen's life style.

    I've travelled to at least 30 countries in my long life, lived and worked in 6, and it's only folks who live in puta pueblos that will never understand that quality of life for the average citizen depends on the government in currently in power.

    Check out and. Korea vs S. Korea, East Germany vs West Germany, Cuba vs the rest of the Caribbean, and even here on this island, Haiti vs Dominican Republic, to name some obvious examples.

    I've managed to stay one step ahead of the control freaks, and thought police, as they took over my Europe, my Canada, and my good old USA By now living happily in DR. By the time they come for me here, I'll be long dead, LOL.

  12. #138

    A difference of opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by SubCmdr  [View Original Post]
    Those who have spent more time actually living here and who have more experience living in places that would not be considered puta pueblos understand that there are times that have been more secure and less.

    And it has nothing to do with the governments that are in place at any point and time. You see governments come and go. That is the history of mankind. But day to day life for individuals continues despite is all.

    Only those running though life with pesos in one hand and a drink in the other do not understand that. Take care of your health. And conserve your cash. Better times are ahead of us here in the Dominican Republic!
    Only guys running thru life with pesos and drinks in hand don't understand that governments have a profound affect on the average citizen's life style.

    I've travelled to at least 30 countries in my long life, lived and worked in 6, and it's only folks who live in puta pueblos that will never understand that quality of life for the average citizen depends on the government in currently in power.

    Check out and. Korea vs S. Korea, East Germany vs West Germany, Cuba vs the rest of the Caribbean, and even here on this island, Haiti vs Dominican Republic, to name some obvious examples.

    I've managed to stay one step ahead of the control freaks, and thought police, as they took over my Europe, my Canada, and my good old USA By now living happily in DR. By the time they come for me here, I'll be long dead, LOL.

  13. #137
    Those who have spent more time actually living here and who have more experience living in places that would not be considered puta pueblos understand that there are times that have been more secure and less.

    And it has nothing to do with the governments that are in place at any point and time. You see governments come and go. That is the history of mankind. But day to day life for individuals continues despite is all.

    Only those running though life with pesos in one hand and a drink in the other do not understand that. Take care of your health. And conserve your cash. Better times are ahead of us here in the Dominican Republic!

  14. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by SubCmdr  [View Original Post]
    Actually in my opinion it is a bad time to take on debt. Conserving cash is the right move in uncertain times. I pay cash for all consumer purchases. And if your purchase is in the DR. This is the right time. The currency of my home country is slipping against the dollar.
    I was talking only about home mortgages, long term debt. Short term consumer debt, finance, credit cards etc, is always a budget killer.

    For a home owner, occasionally there is an opportunity to consolidate such high interest debt by the judicial use of historic low mortgage rates.

    With continuing higher house prices in the industrial world over the long term, a fixed low interest mortgage can actually be a profitable option.

    As for "uncertain times", I don't ever recall "certain times", especially with new governments taking over.

  15. #135
    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie  [View Original Post]
    The good news. It's A good time to get or refi a mortgage.
    Actually in my opinion it is a bad time to take on debt. Conserving cash is the right move in uncertain times. I pay cash for all consumer purchases. And if your purchase is in the DR. This is the right time. The currency of my home country is slipping against the dollar.

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