Haiti's Disaster Boost Dominican Economy Big Time!

As the old Haitians saying goes... Tout Sak Pa Bon Pou Yon Li Bon Pou Yon Lot... Haiti's earthquake disaster is having a booming effect on the economy of the Dominican Republic.

The Associated Press reported that hotel occupancy in parts of the Dominican Republic is up by 18% compared to the first quarter last year.

The article reported that Hotels in Santo Domingo has been full since the Haiti Earthquake.

This is a big boost for a struggling tourism sector the article says. Since the earthquake of January 12, virtually every Haiti-bound aid worker has been coming and going via the airports of the Dominican Republic.

Being that most of the hotels and accommodations in Haiti are in Port-au-Prince, the republic within the republic, and they were virtually destroyed by the earthquake, most of the Haiti aid workers are staying in the Dominican Republic and therefore spending their 'DOLA' in the Dominican Republic.

I am sure you will agree with me that, had Haiti have at least three international airports in three different parts of the country, that would definitely offset our current economic problems at this point in time.

You didn't think Leonel Fernandez was just being nice to us did you?

DR is our only neighbor. They were prepared for an opportunity and boy did they get one...

What are we supposed to learn from this?

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Greatful Person says...

What do you suggest that the Dominican Government should have prohibited the use of Dominican Airports and Hotels?

DR provided its infrastructure to help during this disaster.

It is incredible that someone could say that the Dominicans benefitted with this tragedy.

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Ojc says...

I don't understand why people act like it's DR's fault that WE are smarter and have more resources then the other half of the island.

You should be thankful that we were the first ones there to help. This shows how ungrateful Haitians are and how they expect to load off of the Dominicans.

Bottom line, stop being so ungrateful and instead of waiting for miracles to happen get off your lazy asses and do something about your own country to get ahead and stop trying to blame what happens to you on other people, especially

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Ernest Jean Rene says...

"la chance favorise les esprits en eveil".

Les dominicains se prepares et restent a l'affut de nos moindres betises pour en faire leur beurre.

si nou pa leve pye nou se konsa lap toujou

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Josy says...

I made a similar comment on this site about the DR, and some animal attacked me for it. It did not bother me much, because we cannot have a civilize discussion.

I would probably get killed, end up in jail, and have some curses place on me for my opinion.

I am lucky that I do not live there, and only got some rude comments on line. Haitians cannot understand that we all have different opinions, and do not have to kill someone simply because she/he thinks differently.

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Kiki says...

I can understand that the DR "est en train de faire son beurre sur notre dos".

So NGOs workers who are getting $1000 a day are living in DR. Poor Haiti! I sure hope our bastards will learn from our ego this

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Guerlens Venet says...

je suis vraiment desoler pour nous parce que si avant le trenblement de terre les presidents qui etait passer avait faire des aeroports dans plusieurs departement de notre pays aujourd'hui c'est notre pays quivont beneficier les avantages que la republique dominicaine beneficie et puis c'est pour le president fernandez est gentille parce que le trenblement a faire du bien pour l'economie dominicaine

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Catalina Zumarraga says...

EVERY TIME I KNOW BY THE TV NEWS THAT ITS RAINING IN HAITI, IAM IN PANIC, NO ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT ARE THE HOMELESS HAITIANS DOING WITHOUT A TENT, FOOD, PURE WATER...WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO WHEN A STORM OR AN HURRICANE ARRIVES TO THE

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