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El Cid

Brooklyn, NY

#111 Jul 20, 2012
Fortunate1 wrote:
The dominicans, via these sites, and their comments are showing the many many readers the actual truth about their position relative to the Haiti question. They deny their abuse of peasant Haitians living in the DR but on the web, they cannot wait to degrade the very existence of anything Haitian. The truth is in your response. Please continue to do what you do so that others in this big vast world of ours can vote for ourselves whether or not you dominicans are the pieces of crap that we know you all to be. People are getting smart and informed through these sites and your tourism numbers will start to decline as a result. Who wants to visit a poor country like the DR whose people spend all their time bashing poorer people.
Dude ,work on your country and forget the rest ,as far as DR tourism the numbers continue to rise so no matter what Haitians think the people who enjoy DR will continue to come over .It is funny that somehow Haitians think so much of themselves that they think the whole world buys into their stupidity when most of them don't care about either country on this island or any poor nation for that matter.So monsieur fortunate can wallow in his bile while denying his country all he wants but Haiti will not change until Haitians see that they are the main reason for the state of their nation and when they dedicate more time to improvement than to finding excuses ,blaming others or finding faults with others.Given the reactions of most Haitians in this forum and others ,there is not much hope because most prefer to smoke hallucinogenic plants that make them believe their are somehow great instead of trying to at least be ok in the REAL world.
Fortunate1

Bartlesville, OK

#112 Jul 20, 2012
Cid,

Who is telling you that your tourism numbers are continuing to rise 'Dominican Today'? Your media that tells people that all is well in the DR despite the recession. Just like the trick your developers use by hanging 'sold' signs on the outside of their new apartments to try to get people to buy what's left or they will soon not have any left. Then after you buy one, you later find out that you are actually the first and only owner in the apartment complex. Please, dont forget that I lived in the DR for years. I still have friends who live and work in the DR. One of my friends is one of the managers at Costa Caribe in Juan Dolio who tells me how bad occupancy is all over the eastern DR hotels including his, 20 and 30% occupancy rates are common. If it was not for the local Dominicans who spend weekends at the hotel, they would have to close it down. Their casino has been operating at a loss for the past year. Other hotels like Oasis Hamaca in Boca Chica are going through very similar bleak numbers. People are getting the message, the DR is all about false promises...All inculsive means cheap food and watered down drinks. Hotel pictures that are nothing like the actual accomodations. Taxi drivers that rob the hell out of people, rude staff; I can go on and on and on. Plus, many of your people hate black people and try to rob the white people (us gringos). Yes, people are getting the message about the DR.
elcid

Hollywood, FL

#113 Jul 20, 2012
You can change your screen name but you can never change your style of writing
hari67

United States

#114 Jul 20, 2012
elcid wrote:
You can change your screen name but you can never change your style of writing
yours as well coņo Elcid me me funny Haitian next screen name should be el puto
LaVerdad

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#115 Jul 21, 2012
Fortunate1 wrote:
Cid,
Who is telling you that your tourism numbers are continuing to rise 'Dominican Today'? Your media that tells people that all is well in the DR despite the recession. Just like the trick your developers use by hanging 'sold' signs on the outside of their new apartments to try to get people to buy what's left or they will soon not have any left. Then after you buy one, you later find out that you are actually the first and only owner in the apartment complex. Please, dont forget that I lived in the DR for years. I still have friends who live and work in the DR. One of my friends is one of the managers at Costa Caribe in Juan Dolio who tells me how bad occupancy is all over the eastern DR hotels including his, 20 and 30% occupancy rates are common. If it was not for the local Dominicans who spend weekends at the hotel, they would have to close it down. Their casino has been operating at a loss for the past year. Other hotels like Oasis Hamaca in Boca Chica are going through very similar bleak numbers. People are getting the message, the DR is all about false promises...All inculsive means cheap food and watered down drinks. Hotel pictures that are nothing like the actual accomodations. Taxi drivers that rob the hell out of people, rude staff; I can go on and on and on. Plus, many of your people hate black people and try to rob the white people (us gringos). Yes, people are getting the message about the DR.
Oh good! So you know Sr. Polanco, the manager of costa caribe hotel and you think you know it all !!!

(I wonder if he knows what you're saying about his country ... Being a good friend and all ...???)

Well, you're only talking about Juan Dolio and Boca Chica zone. And these 2 zones have been down since 2002 anyways. Since Punta Cana got bigger ...
And, yes, tourism is going up here despite Boca Chica and Juan Dolio. What about Cap Cana? If it were so bad here, do you really think big guys like Donald Trump and many more would've invested in the country?

Why don't they go invest in Haiti then if Haiti is sooo goood like you all say ??? Haiti is just another lost case,that's all ..... Nobody cares about it. Actually, WE ARE THE ONLY ONE truely helping them by accepting them here despite all the critics and them being illegal here. So you Americans, should start looking at yourselves. You think the way you treat your immigrants is right? We all watch the news and videos from your borders with Mexico and let me say that you are 1000 times worse than us here !!!!

So just stop your bullshit thinking you're all better than everybody else and mind your own business. Stop stealing other country's natural resources and just stay home !!!
laverdada

Hollywood, FL

#116 Jul 21, 2012
You write English well. Might you be in America complaining about immigrants you hypocrite.
Fortunate1

United States

#117 Jul 21, 2012
Check your facts turkey Donald Trump did not invest in Cap Cana he was paid to lend his name to the project. I lived at the Metro Country club in Juan Dolio for five years. Go ask the manager of the Embassy Suites D. Meakin if things are great at his hotel. Also, I stated 'One' of the managers of the Costa Caribe hotel...learn to read and comprehend English and then bring on your rebuttal. He may not be who I was refering to.
LaVerdad

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#118 Jul 21, 2012
laverdada wrote:
You write English well. Might you be in America complaining about immigrants you hypocrite.
Really stupid! Americans are not the only ones who speak English!
LaVerdad

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#119 Jul 21, 2012
Fortunate1 wrote:
Check your facts turkey Donald Trump did not invest in Cap Cana he was paid to lend his name to the project. I lived at the Metro Country club in Juan Dolio for five years. Go ask the manager of the Embassy Suites D. Meakin if things are great at his hotel. Also, I stated 'One' of the managers of the Costa Caribe hotel...learn to read and comprehend English and then bring on your rebuttal. He may not be who I was refering to.
I think you're the one who doesn't know how to read. As I stated before, the embassy suites hotel is part of Juan Dolio, where it has been dead since 2002!!! Do you really think tourism went down because of Juan Dolio and Boca Chica?

And, as far as I'm concerned, hotels don't have 100 managers you dumb ass! Only one !!!
Fortunate1

United States

#120 Jul 22, 2012
You stupid punk. I stated 'one of the managers' at Costa Caribe. Perhaps if you were smarter than a tostones you would realize that there are several managers. There is a general manager, a manager of food and beverages, manager of human resources, manager of time-shares, manager of operations and maintenance. My gosh, you stupid as dirt. Bayahibe hotels are also below 50% occupancy. Ask my friend Michel (a Frenchman) the owner of the largest boating service that transports tourists to la isla la saona. Tourist numbers are way down. When I managed my factory in SPM the zona franca there was 90% occupied but today only 40%. The recession is hurting the entire world except the DR, right? The DR is in deep debt so Leonel could build more infrastructure and legally take a big chunk for himself through the Estrella and Modesto construction groups.
laverdada

Hollywood, FL

#121 Jul 22, 2012
Fortunate sound credible too everyone here he's giving you specifics and your giving emotional outbursts
Fortunate1

United States

#122 Jul 22, 2012
Oh, yes, the DR is number 4 in prostitution. People have to stop acting as if prostitutes are demons. They are people too. Many of them are left without options. I just dont understand why some stay in prostitution after they become financially sound.
LaVerdad

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#123 Jul 23, 2012
Fortunate1 wrote:
You stupid punk. I stated 'one of the managers' at Costa Caribe. Perhaps if you were smarter than a tostones you would realize that there are several managers. There is a general manager, a manager of food and beverages, manager of human resources, manager of time-shares, manager of operations and maintenance. My gosh, you stupid as dirt. Bayahibe hotels are also below 50% occupancy. Ask my friend Michel (a Frenchman) the owner of the largest boating service that transports tourists to la isla la saona. Tourist numbers are way down. When I managed my factory in SPM the zona franca there was 90% occupied but today only 40%. The recession is hurting the entire world except the DR, right? The DR is in deep debt so Leonel could build more infrastructure and legally take a big chunk for himself through the Estrella and Modesto construction groups.
You said in your earlier posts " hotel manager" and there is ONLY ONE!!! What you're stating now are department's managers. So, I really think you're the one who ate too much tostones while you were here!!!
And for the hotel occupancy, right now is the low season!!! It has nothing to do with recession as LOW SEASON happens EVERY YEAR!

All hotel zones are always 50-60% occupancy except for Punta Cana. Punta Cana is always 80 - 100% all year round !!!!
Fortunate1

Bartlesville, OK

#124 Jul 23, 2012
Go back and check for yourself....This is what I stated, "I still have friends who live and work in the DR. One of my friends is one of the managers at Costa Caribe in Juan Dolio who tells me how bad occupancy is all over the eastern DR hotels including his, 20 and 30% occupancy rates are common."

Do you see where I stated one of the managers at Costa Caribe? I am just stating the truth and not to say the DR is not a good country, it has come a long way and Haiti can learn alot from the DR in certain aspects. One, Haiti must learn that it cannot have everything its way and progress. It must allow other countries and foreigners the opportunity to invest there without having to 1). pay years under the table to lawyers and government administrators to obtain simple business licenses 2). have a Haitian own a percentage of your business. Back when I lived in Haiti, a foreigner had to give (partner with) a Haitian national at least a 10% cut in their business in order to do business in Haiti 3). allow for open and free competition - just because some rich Haitian family owns the fuels terminal in Haiti why should others not be able to invest in the same type of business and compete? Haiti can rise again but it will require a revamping of the old ways. The mountains of Haiti are the most beautiful in all of the caribbean. The temperatures in La boule and kenscoff and fuci are very cold even during the hottest months. I loved living there for that reason. The DR's jarabacoa and constanza cannot compare. Yet, Haiti cannot compare with the DR when it comes to variety of choice and modern accesses. Like a Hooter's restaurant.
Fortunate1

Bartlesville, OK

#125 Jul 23, 2012
Also, I don't know much about the hotel occupancy in Punta Cana but I do know of a Cuban developer (very wealthy guy) who built many homes out in the Bavaro Punta Cana area who literally abandoned any further development there since 2009. He still has homes out there that never sold. He even dropped his prices considerably but no takers. He said that that area is dead for real estate. He is investing in old buildings in New York,NY renovation, and sales/rentals...
Random Guy

United States

#126 Jul 31, 2012
I'm a black dude from America wondering why a major health and human rights issue that is obviously major and ignored in DR, ESPECIALLY compared to the population or DR compared to other countries, becomes a petty Haiti vs. DR argument on this forum, like ALL issues on that damn island.

And I thought blacks in America had problems....this is obviously a MAJOR and FACTUAL issue. Get out of that 3rd world mentality where it's 'this part of the island vs that part of the island', when the rest of the world is FUCKING you all. I mean that both figuratively and literally. Children.
Fortunate1

Bartlesville, OK

#127 Jul 31, 2012
I agree with you Random Guy. They just dont understand that the larger powers like to see them at odds with each other. It is no longer divide and conquer but divide and rule.

Since: Nov 09

United States

#129 Aug 12, 2012
Very interesting topic
shay

Charlotte, NC

#130 Feb 8, 2013
ive been to panama. the majority of the woman were colombian and dominican.
Albert82

Morbio, Switzerland

#132 Oct 14, 2013
hey Dominicana, you're the stupid one, and not Judged only because he's talking about something negative about your country. Maybe Judged is wrong about the 4th place in the rank list for the dom. republic but it is absolutely true that dominican rep is one of the countries with the biggest number of women of your country practicing prostitution. I read once a comment written by an US tourist who was in your country, and even he said:''awesome how many prostitutes there are in the in dominican repuplic! it's more easy to find a prostitute there than a doctor!''.

A friend of mine was also there in holiday and he told me he was with no whore there but he get undecent proposal by whoman there who pretended to be in that hotel just host and she and her female friend (another whore) asked him by her initiative if he wanted massage... my friend refused. And I also heard about many many other similar stories... but there are very few dominican ones admiting this... they almost tend to hide this, they are to proud about their country and people that they even think to be the bestest latino american people...

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