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Monday, June 10, 2019

A fourth tourist has died after he suddenly fell ill at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic.

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Isn't 67 a little old for the Hard Rock Cafe?

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-10 02:38 PM | Reply

Or is Hard Rock Cafe so dated at this point, only people over 50 go there?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-06-10 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are we sure its not that elusive "Dominican Republican" from the other thread?

-the Usual Idiots on the DR Left

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 11:16 PM | Reply

Here is a radical idea... how about try NOT to die?

Don't go to Mexican Countries. No good will come out of it.

Don't drink Mexican Country Booze... aka "Cockroach Juice".

Don't looking for Mexican Country Pu--y... we all know that's the number one reason Gringo is found south of the border.

Way things are going, Jeebus might arrive tomorrow. Try have a little more respect for yourself.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-10 11:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jeebus might arrive tomorrow.

And wrap up Iran before that happens?

Please?

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-06-11 12:17 AM | Reply

#1 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

67 is the new 30 ...

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-11 12:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

That makes you 5

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-11 12:29 AM | Reply

DON'T GO THERE

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-06-11 09:34 AM | Reply

The common thread seems to be hotel minibars. It's either a serial killer with access to hotels or accidental contamination in bottling.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2019-06-11 12:07 PM | Reply

#9 | Posted by cbob

Only in 2 of 4 cited cases. I haven't been to a resort with an in room minibar in the Dominican that I remember.

The other 2 - could be a lot of things. "Natural causes" is utter BS for the Bahia Principe La Romana - you don't have 2 people together die at the same time from the same "natural causes" - pulmonary edema specifically. Not to mention another person just prior again with pulmonary edema at the same resort. That could be spiked drinks or it could be use of a pesticide in a manner not approved of and dangerous. I guess it could be other things too but I would lean toward one of those 2. The Bahia Principe is not in an area I have stayed in either. I like Punta Cana - great beaches and weather.

The Hard Rock is near where I usually stay. It's a nice place. And don't knock the Hard Rock. Overseas they get a lot of young people in the Hard Rock Cafes and they are HARD rock. Just was at one with friends in Lisbon - we met people we know in Europe for a coordinated vacation. It was the young people that wanted to go there and it was mostly young people in it. As for the poisoning at the Resort - and yes that HAS to be a poisoning. Just wow - shocking.

We have been going to these all inclusive resorts for years. As outlined though - millions of visitors annually and a few cases surfaced. How many homicides happen in a relatively Safe city of that size annually? When things happen resorts do seek to sweep them under the carpet as much as possible and so do the local officials and I dare say national officials as well. No place is 100% safe. You don't know who the other guests are or the staff. Not to mention other locals. I usually stay on resort except for excursions - frankly because it is easier and these vacations for me are to relax. When I do go somewhere my radar is usually up. Frankly I love Puerto Vallarta and Punta Cana. PV for the fact I feel safe venturing off resort and going around town - not to mention some of the fun stuff there. PC - simply has magnificent beaches and it is not too pricey yet.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-06-11 01:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Most likely a shake down.

American Corporations in third world countries are often shaken down. Criminals approach management for "protection" money so that "Bad" things don't happen to their customers.

American Corporate public policies have no room for protection money or bribes.

So a few customers are killed off and only then the protection money starts flowing in...

In the end, it's always cheaper to do business with criminals.

#11 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-06-12 12:31 AM | Reply

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