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Travel advisories have been issued for Americans on vacation in the Dominican Republic after a fourth American tourist died there.

The U.S. State Department's travel advisory lists the Dominican Republic as a Level 2 destination, advising travelers to exercise caution after a 4th American died under mysterious circumstances.

Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, took ill in his hotel room and died after having a drink from the minibar, his family confirmed to Fox News.

Wallace complained of abdominal pain, urinated blood and died after drinking a whiskey from the minibar in his room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort in Punta Cana, his niece, Chloe Arnold, told Fox News on Sunday.

Wallace died about a month before the deaths of 3 American tourists at other hotels in the Caribbean nation.

Arnold said Wallace was in Punta Cana to attend his stepson's wedding in April. She said her uncle had been in good health when he died unexpectedly.

Almost 4 weeks later, another American tourist, Miranda Schaup-Werner, of Pennsylvania, died suddenly after she had a drink from the minibar at another hotel.

After hearing about the recent deaths, a Maryland widow went public about the death of her husband, David Harrison, last year.

Dawn McCoy said she, her husband and their 12-year-old son were celebrating the couple's anniversary in Punta Cana last July when Harrison took ill and died suddenly.

"My husband was a very fit, very healthy person when he passed away," she told Inside Edition. She said he took anti-hypertension medications to keep his blood pressure under control.

She now questions her husband's mysterious death after another Maryland couple was found dead at a resort next door to the hotel where Schaup-Werner died.

On May 30, engaged couple Edward Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Day, 49, died in their room at the Bahia Principe La Romana. A hotel employee found them unresponsive after they failed to check out.

Dominican medical examiners conducted either preliminary or final autopsies on the dead Americans. Eager to protect their tourism dollars, Dominican authorities insist they all died of natural causes.

But families have their doubts and have hired attorneys. Additional autopsies are planned when the bodies are returned to the U.S.

Dominican officials said Schaup-Werner, Holmes and Day had a buildup of fluid in their lungs, a condition called pulmonary edema.

They said Schaup-Werner, 41, who collapsed after taking a drink from the minibar at the Grand Bahia Principe Bouganville, suffered a heart attack. Her hotel was adjacent to the sister hotel where Holmes and Day died.

Schaup-Werner and her husband Daniel were celebrating their wedding anniversary when she died. Her grieving husband confirmed she had a heart condition, though her family said she was healthy.

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The U.S. State Department and several international agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sent teams of experts and inspectors to conduct their own independent tests at the properties where the tourists died.

The FBI confirmed to Fox News on Friday it was also conducting an investigation into the deaths.

Forensics tests are pending, but the prevailing theory is the tourists were poisoned.

Experts say it is common practice for hotels in developing countries to cut costs by diluting alcoholic beverages with methanol, a common ingredient found in windshield washer fluid.

Methanol is a tasteless, odorless methyl alcohol that is potentially deadly to humans. As little as 1 tablespoon of methanol can kill a man. Ingestion of small amounts of methanol can lead to blindness, brain damage, kidney failure and death from cardiac arrest.

Symptoms begin within hours after ingesting and may include disorientation, confusion, headache, dizziness, vomiting, abdominal pain, and a specific odor on the breath.

Methanol is sold at all auto parts stores and costs less than $2.00 a gallon. Hotels and resorts in developing countries are known to mix home-brewed moonshine as a cheap alternative to purchasing liquor from commercial distributors.

Travelers to developing countries are advised to avoid buying mixed drinks or cocktails from hotel bars and to only buy liquor in sealed bottles or cans. Tourists are also cautioned that labels on bottles may not accurately reflect the contents inside.

Relatives of Yvette Monique Sport, 51, believe her death at a Punta Cana resort was the result of foul play. The family told Fox 29 Philadelphia she was visiting the popular tourist destination last June, when she had a drink, went to bed, and never woke up. Her death certificate listed her official cause of death as a heart attack.

"It's a complete fabrication," Sport's sister, Felecia Nieves, said, "that you could have as many people and they all have the same cookie-cutter outcome. It's impossible."

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  • NewNew

    That's why I buy my liquor at the duty free section of the airport and drink that the whole time i'm.on vacation. Sometimes the all inclusive drink offerings aren't top shelf and they end up serving you some cheap stuff. Plus you never know who's trying to spike your drink. Nope, I'll have a pineapple juice and carry my flask.

  • KLove

    WTF is going on down there in the DR???....is it that serious to save money that they are willing to put folks lives at risk, knowing tourism is their main revenue stream??? Or do they just have something against Americans?

  • Dowoop

    I don't drink unsealed liquor anywhere period.

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Wow, I'm going to punta cana on Thursday, I'm so nervous!!!

  • SpillyNillie

    Damn...why not just water the drink down with more juice less liquor. Like you literally feel the need to place poison in the drink? Make it make sense!

  • SpillyNillie

    Just take your own bottled water and alcohol....

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Welp the DR is no longer a destination I plan to travel..

  • SoulfulLove

    and stay away from the ice..just in case

  • iWasteTime

    Its the same issue Mexico had!
    The alcohol is bootleg!

  • tia

    Seems like there is a miserable and disgruntled employee doing some shady stuff/spiking the drinks. This is just too coincidental. The question is "who."

  • Madashelle

    I will be interested in the final cause once the FBI finishes their investigation. I'm glad that many people are now coming forward with their situations.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Ortiz "Big Papi" was shot in DR last night.

  • Kanyade

    Oh my. Never heard of cutting the alcohol with *gulp* "alcohol".

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Baseball Great David Ortiz was just shot in the Dominican Republic.. That is the country he is from ?.
    My girlfriend is from there and stayed at that same hotel and said some shady ish went on when she was there too..
    No DR for me???

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was thinking that the new, unused alcohol is sold outside the resort. Then maybe the discarded bottles are recycled with these poisonous concoctions. I’m so glad that I’m too cheap to drink or eat anything from a minibar in a hotel room. This is so sad.

  • Shamwow

    Okay! I see It’s time to care. The pigment of the deceased are changing. Now it’s DR fault and the couples weren’t out there up to no good. Hmmm. Okay. Even though I always believed that it was something fishy about the hotel.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • imright

    what about the guy who died unexpectedly in prison and they returned his body with out his organs.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I'm contacting a friend that just came back from there now. Was told ALL their hotel rooms were robbed.

  • Carrington

    There is something going on here. Someone is murdering these people and the findings after deaths of the black couple insulted me most of all. Two, relatively, young people died of the exact same cause at the exact same time? FOH! They need to get some international investigators on this.

  • WhoKnew

    "As little as 1 tablespoon of methanol can kill a man. Ingestion of small amounts of methanol can lead to blindness, brain damage, kidney failure and death from cardiac arrest."

    Wayment. How is that legal if you already know it will kill people?

  • Bree

    This is insane! If people are dying from the drinks, who's serving them? Or could it be the ice machine? I don't see why anyone would want to risk not only their job, but risk their freedom by taking another person's life. Is there something we Americans have done to the Dominican Republic that we don't know about?! This is quite scary.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Like i previously stated its my country and even i dont fw the local hotels over there, big chain or nada. This is disgusting af some sick fawk is targeting these people and for what? Smfh

  • Carrington

    Well, if they kill me in the DR, it won't be from alcohol, it'll be from fajita and taRco poisoning.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Just like antifreeze

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    cause it's da legal shyt that's killing people .... mostly https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oKIP8kNuTJJL3zT0I/giphy.gif

  • Oh Tommie

    Wtf? Link or more info please

  • Branch Davidian

    Visit the Dominican Republic. It's to die for!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't drink alcohol so I am not worried not that I would ever travel to a homophobic country like the Dominican Republican any way.

  • Bree

    I agree. I've worked with someone from the Dominican Republic, she thought we were enemies (not sure why) until our company had a staff meeting and she read the translation where they said we were all family. I explained it to her. She actually cried and invited me over for dinner. Prayerfully, I went. She treated me well.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It'll be from fajita and taRco poisoning.
    Nigga, you got me laid out on my desk on a Monday morning.
    Hopefully I can recover before lunch is over.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I bet you know someone who owns all of the hotels in the DR too.
    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • NewNew

    ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I see why. This username says a lot?

  • Let them eat cake

    loool

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile don’t say nomo!!! We suppose tew be cruisen to the DR in Oct. I’ve been saving up for this cruise ?... If they shot big Papi and that’s his homeland. They don’t care nuffin about tourists.

  • Chipswife

    I remember vividly when we went to the DR 2yrs ago we dranked from sun up to sundown and NEVER got drunk. The only time I got tipsy was in the duty shopping in the airport where the moment u get off the plane and enter the shop they constantly gave us shots of the liquor enticing us to buy it. I said when we left the resort they cutting the alcohol with something. I was actually thinking water not no damn glass cleaner

  • Wreckognize Game

    If the authorities would swoop in and take everything off the minibars and test them, they will find out everything they need to know. They probably are working on it now but not saying anything so they can catch them off-guard.

  • Rayscoty

    Build a Wall..

  • Chipswife

    Just buy your own liquor in the duty free when u come through customs. Its dirt cheap

  • Chipswife

    Yep. That's what I'm doing when I go to Jamaica later this year

  • Alextra Ballard

    They guy that shot Big Papi they fvck him up royally. He lost part of his small intestines and gallbladder.

  • Logan Roberts

    At this point, if anyone decides to still visit the DR, I don't want to hear anymore stories then.

  • Alextra Ballard

    GoodT...that’s wutchu git for fvcken wiff folks

  • Rayne

    Lmfao not the tarco ???

  • Rayne

    I’m crying ? lmfaoo

  • Alextra Ballard

    Me and a few friends were suppose tew be going in Oct. Lordt! Maybe we need to rethink this?

  • Society has changed

    Poor choice of humor

  • missmiami305

    Truth!

  • missmiami305

    Never had the desire to visit the DR for some reason. Either way, traveling internationally has its risks. ?? to the families.

  • Society has changed

    It was killing animals long before

  • Witch

    Why not visit Africa or Australia and support indigenous territory?
    Self hate is crazy.

  • stav

    I know, going in Aug, please be safe, take your own liquor, you are able to take up to a liter. Don't drink the tap water, and pay attention to your surroundings. Praying for a safe enjoyable trip for you, please pray for a safe trip for me.

  • Society has changed

    International investors are nonexistent

  • Carrington

    What's the backstory? Why did she think you were her enemy?

  • Yup, I said it

    I won't be going to the DR. My summer vacay is to Anguilla and St Maarten anyway.

  • Society has changed

    Exactly

  • Dowoop

    Can't say I feel sorry for him. He didn't die but he will have lifelong trauma so that he never forgets.

  • Carrington

    You mean like the FBI and the CIA (although more policy related) don't operate outside of the US, right?

  • Pamela

    Damn. Oh well...

  • tintin

    you saw what happened in St. Maarten. Be careful

  • tintin

    Too expensive. I"m saving up my 10k now to go to Africa with the family

  • Pamela

    ?????

  • tintin

    me too. i was drinking the liquor like it was bottled water and not once did i get tipsy or even sick. I know they diluted the hell out of those drinks.

  • tintin

    hahhahaahhahaha.

  • missmiami305

    I’m going with a black travel group for 4K this New Year and everything is always 5star. Maybe look into a travel group. Did Morocco and Bali last year for about $3500 per trip which included airfare from NY. I could never afford those accommodations solo. I Always have a private room as well. Just a tip. Safe travels.

  • T865!

    America’s war on immigration at its finest.. they seem to be fighting back one American at a time... be vigilant Americans ????

  • Kayke

    They don’t care about protecting life..... They care if you can use the product to make money they can’t tax .... that’s why they regulate Sudafed cause it a meth ingredient.... but sell this at $2 knowing you could kill 768 people with 1 gallon. Smh.

  • tintin

    but I'm bringing my husband and son. if i was going alone i would have went a long time ago.

    i need to find more african friends to chill with cause the hotels be pricey as hell out there.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Note to self: Never ever visit the Dominican Republic. Ever.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So black folk should only visit predominantly black countries, otherwise, it's "self hate"? Come on. Get serious.

  • imright
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The FBI confirmed to Fox News on Friday it was also conducting an investigation into the deaths.

  • imright

    what

  • WhoKnew

    Yep seems like they don't care about protecting life SMDH.

  • Madashelle

    Are you aware how much it costs to visit Africa? Are you also aware how long the flight is? You can't really spend someone else's money. Some of the people that I work with are from different countries in Africa and they go back every other year. And these are the people that are making bank. (This is meant for the poster above you.)

  • WhoKnew

    Just senseless.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Wont stop those heffas from going down there to get surgery done.

    Have they tested these drinks. This is alarming!!

  • chaisun

    Washington Heights alone is enough reason for me to stay away from DR.

  • Lady_Elle

    You are so wrong for this statement!
    I remember Washington Heights from the 90's.

  • Lady_Elle

    This will be devastating for tourism in DR!

  • Lady_Elle

    I think this is the work of a serial killer!
    Kind of like the person/s that put cyanide in the Tylenol bottles back in the day.

  • Lisa J.

    I just had a friend return from getting plastic surgery done down there. no well in hell i'm risking it for a big butt!

  • Lady_Elle

    Sounds nice!

  • Lisa J.

    what happened in st maarten?

  • Bossy704

    Went to DR a few years back. Hated Punta Cana. It was boring. Loved Boca Chica but I drank the local water and got sick. Santa Domingo was lovely but not a safe place for a lady to travel at night solo. Was thinking about going back but Puerto Rico is looking better.

  • Madashelle

    If you're cruising, you should be okay. Just don't venture too far from the ship.

  • Elevated Soul

    I will be going to Europe next month for 2 weeks and I'm so glad....I know things happen everywhere but it happens more in undeveloped countries especially when their only or main industry is tourism.

    You have these nice resorts and then a few blocks away, you have shacks and many of the locals resent the tourists.

  • tintin

    Canadian man was shot dead this weekend while walking outside a resort with his family. google it .

  • 9 Mind

    I wouldn't spend a dime in DR after the way the continue to treat Haiti!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Staying my butt here in Georgia is seeming like the safest vacation spot nowadays. I'm not spending thousands of dollars to go to some developing country and putting my life at risk.

  • Renee26

    Mini bar drinks are supposed to be sealed ?

    Take a freezer bag full of shots on the plane with you. Nobody is safe

  • Renee26

    Drank the local water?? ?

  • Evillene

    So sad. I feel for all the families that lost loved ones senselessly. But DR depends on tourism. Without tourists, DR will become Haiti.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Like my grandma always says. If it smells fishy, IT IS!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's kind of interesting, since in the DR there's so much hatred and mistreatment toward Haitians.

  • Phillybruh

    I only trust all inclusive on a cruise ship. Its one thing to water down the alcohol what they appear to be doing is adding something lethal to it, without even caring that they are.

  • SpiceGirl

    Dully noted! Stay away from Chi-raq...DR......Some parts of NYC........

  • tia

    I've been to the DR several times and had no issues. Nevertheless, it's looking real dim at this point. I also, can't stand the way they treat Haitians. However, I can't stand the way that I am treated as a Black woman in my own country. Everyday I get behind my wheel, I don't know if I'm going to be stopped by a bad officer who woke up on the wrong side of the bed or be killed by any other senseless violence. At the end of the day, we have to be prayerful and utilize common sense. Stay prayed up ya'll!

  • Navybeans95

    *Note to self* Not leaving the US for vacations ..but what's "safe" anymore?

  • Look@m3

    Welp....scratch Dominican off the list of places to visit. I never really wanted to go there anyway but I da#@ showl aint going now.

  • Look@m3

    Im staying right here with you hunny! Ill go to this fake beach and call it a day!

  • Trace da Ace

    Welp...been there...wanted to go back....after this....its a firm no for me......Going to Jamaica and Mexico in September....but I NEVER drink anything that is not in a sealed bottle or can.....period! I do not play with that....especially the water....hell...I brush my teeth with bottled water.....for real....can NEVER be to safe.....

  • SunRiseBlossom

    That's what I said. Why are the mini bar drinks not sealed?!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I think so too!!! I pray that find him/her/them

  • Topic Influencer

    Its cheaper for them to refill them. Sad but true

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Me too... We went to Mexico last year and had a blast! We will be going back to Mexico next month. I WILL NOT be drink any mixed drinks from our room or bar (just to be safe), ONLY sealed drinks for me and my hubby!!!

  • Topic Influencer

    A lot of service people in those countries work more than one service job. Like I would work at this resort and the one up the street. Its done here too. So I totally think its possible for this to be the work of a roving bartender. I was WAITING for it to happen at another hotel. Now it has.

  • Karen Brady

    Call me paranoid, foolish, whatever but guess where I WON'T be vacationing?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    This is why it's important to tip the hotel housekeeping staff daily. They will make sure your minibar is stocked with safe drinks.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Every time I thought about DR, I got a "Nah, we not going there" feeling. I am glad I followed my instincts. It is crazy over there.

  • Karen Brady

    HA! You sound like me.. I'll continue to go home to NYC a few times a year and other than that I'll be vacationing on some restaurant patio right here in town. Catch me on 285 or the downtown connector..lol

  • 2gr8ful

    Thank God she made it, I know two people who died getting work done and died!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Ok! Thank you for the heads up!!! We are going to Mexico in July, and the room we reserved has a mini bar, I am almost scared to use it; even though I have not heard anything bad about Mexico (thank God)... how much is a good tip to leave them?

  • gellie

    They got themselves a serial killer in the DR. And the targets are American tourists.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    OMG... So sad! I will not be using our min bar unless it is sealed can or bottled drinks!!!

  • Karen Brady

    As a born and raised New Yorker I want to be offended for my city but LMFAOOOOOOOOOO. You ain't lyin'.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If I stay in a hotel for 2 or 3 days, I leave a $10 tip per day for the housekeeper.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    So do you think the bartender is just picking random people, or targeting certain people

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Ok! Thanks Auntie :)

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You're welcome, hun.

  • Sam

    I went to Mexico last year. No issues whatsoever. I tipped $20 per day at the end of the trip (which is the timing the resort requested). Also, try to make friends with the wait staff and bartenders at the hotel/resort. If you're worried about contamination, always request sparkling water with the cap on. It will be easier to detect if the bottle has been tampered with. You should be fine in Mexico. Have fun!

  • dinedaaka

    The Haitians put the root on e'm to stop the tourism dollars! Got tired of them messing around with them. Dont @ me I'm of Haitian descent.

  • Karen Brady

    I just laughed out loud so hard

  • currvalicious

    Thanks for the tip. Even though, I only have a drink on occasion. Who wouldn't want to have a cocktail or two on holiday?? This is so scary & sad. It could be any of us.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don't drink. But I believe in tipping the housekeepers. Many hotel guests don't tip them.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Thank you so much for the helpful information. I will definitely take heed to you and Auntie's advice.

  • 2gr8ful

    Be careful..., Mexico and Jamaica have level 2 travel advisories as well, check out the list. So sad these people died.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If you paid the tip on your bill, the housekeeper likely didn't receive it. I tip the housekeeper myself as soon as she's done cleaning.

    Edit to add: she always makes sure I have extra towels, extra mints, extra face soap (the expensive resort kind). ?

  • currvalicious

    Hey there Georgia! Born in Sav'h myself. We went down to Myrtly Beach for Memorial wknd. Thinking of going to Jamaica. Haven't heard or read anything bad about the place. But the good ole' US of A is the safest bet.

  • Topic Influencer

    I think if it IS happening its done randomly. Like a whole batch being tainted and passed out.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I've heard good things about Aruba too. Aruba, the Cayman Islands, & the US Virgin Islands would probably be my top 3 choices if I were to do a Caribbean vacation.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Not a THANG bout tworist!

  • Tell the truth

    I have been reading up on these stories lately and it’s extremely scary , I’m never going there . Americans need to stay far away from there .

  • chris

    This was a big chain tho.

  • chris

    Be careful they killing in cancun now

  • Sam

    One other thing, and to clarify, leave them the tip in pesos in the corresponding dollar amount you want to tip so they don't lose money on the currency conversion. And as Sandra pointed out, don't include the tip in your payment of the hotel bills/fees.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Agree to disagree the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino chain is cheap af and known for being shady and this is from someone who once stayed in the vegas one and the atlantic city one. Cheap shit

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Hmmm That's where I'm trying to go this summer down to the A for some country relaxation while I'm in route to Pensacola Florida for some white sand and blue/green water. and a nice bowl of seafood gumbo!

  • 2gr8ful

    Just got back from a “Level 2” country and was very aware of my surroundings??. So sad these people are dying in D.R. however many countries are Level 2’s on the travel advisory list. Greece, Italy, other Caribbean islands, Spain, Netherlands, and France just to name a few. In D.R. something is not adding up, especially the husband and wife. People just don’t take a drink and mysteriously die at the same time...same resort.

  • Parent

    Me and my daughter vacationed in Punta Cana this past November. It was nice and all but I have no desire to travel back there.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Thank God I'm Canadian ?

  • CookieMobster

    My mom and dad and dads brothers and sister and their spouses went to the DR in May. They ALL got sick at some point on the trip, throwing up and other things and all were careful NOT to drink the water. WTF?

  • Parent

    Word. I had to drink straight up dark rum to feel a buzz.

  • Elevated Soul

    Canadian tourists are dying as well...A tourist from Winnipeg died in February....

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Thank you and i will keep you in prayer as well!! Are u saying that i can bring my own liquor from the states in my caryon? Just put it in 3 oz containers??

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Do u think it cud be poisonous in the airport too tho? Shud i just bring it from the states?

  • Lisa Left Eye

    No, idk y i even picked this name. It was the first thing that popped in my mind

  • Shawty

    The Dominican Republic is gonna lose a lot of tourist because of this. No one plans to go on vacation and die or get really sick. Sad sad sad!

  • Topic Influencer

    WHAT? This is scary as HELL. OMG Im so sorry but glad it all turned out OKAY. It could have NOT

  • chris

    Nice or not its still a big chain.

    Hard rock punta cana is a 4.5 star resort and recently built, not like they were staying in a local hole in the wall.

  • TransMichelle

    Make sure you know where your seafood is coming from. Fishing in the Pacific Ocean has been banned because it's so full of radiation from Fukushima. They've even found some of the radiation in California wines.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Okay girl

  • guest

    Smdh....I think it's a crew on the island tainting alcohol to get US MONIES. They All in cahoots from hotel employees to the hotel medics and doctors at the hospital. Ultimately the coroner performing autopsy. The U.S. state department need to elevate security to 3or 4. And US citizens should not travel there until the deaths are solved.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Thank God I'm not from Winnipeg

  • Look@m3

    My family is from ol Savannah!

  • chris

    ?

  • Karen Brady

    Well I'm still not buying that story about the black couple from Mount Vernon, NY who died there recently so....

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Now that I think about it, I went to Punta Cana in 2017 for a wedding. Stayed at the Paradisus @ Palma Real. My brother got sick the 2nd night there (he was 13 so obviously not from the alcohol). I got sick on the 5th day. Ppl warned me before going there not to have drinks with any ice in it because the water is not safe!

  • Witch

    It's called nation building but y'all sleep.

  • Witch

    That's understandable

  • Karen Brady

    Last... Can I just mention how DAMN GOOD & YUMMY these drinks in this pic look? That was hour ONE at the bar after work when I was in my 20's.. lol *shrugs*

  • guest

    Is the mini bar the bar in the room placed on the wall and in refrigerator?

  • TransMichelle

    The list of Level 2 countries are:
    Algeria
    Antarctica
    The Bahamas
    Bangladesh
    Belize
    Brazil
    Burma (Myanmar)
    Cameroon
    China
    Colombia
    Dominican Republic
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    Eritrea
    Ethiopia
    France
    Guinea
    Guyana
    India
    Indonesia
    Jamaica
    Kenya
    Kosovo
    Maldives
    Mexico
    Morocco
    Nepal
    Papua New Guinea
    Philippines
    Russia
    Saudi Arabia
    Spain
    Tanzania
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Tunisia
    Turks and Caicos Islands
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Zimbabwe

    Netherlands, Greece, Italy, are nowhere on the list. However, US should be a level 4 soon. HUNDREDS OF ILLEGALS FROM EBOLA-RIDDEN CONGO DUMPED IN TEXAS, 350 MORE ON THE WAY and this is just a few days ago. Plus, a lot of formerly eradicated diseases like Typhus, Shigella bacteria, as well as Bartonella quintana, which spreads through body lice and causes trench fever, and there are more. Illegals and immigrants from Honduras, Ecuador, and other parts of South America are bringing diseases with them. LA, New Mexico, Ohio, and Kentucky, are the hardest hit at the moment primarily among people who are homeless or use drugs. San Francisco is littered with feces. They even have a map where not to step to avoid the sh&t.

  • Applebootay

    LOL

  • guest

    I'm confused. I thought the minibars in the room are in the refrigerator and the alcohol bottles are sealed.?!?

  • Applebootay

    So No Tip=Death? Yall killing me today...

  • Kim Williams

    We were there for 10 days and didn't have an issue. I drank mixed drinks the whole time. We had a great time. Sorry to all the families that are losing family members. But you do need to be cautious wherever you go wether abroad or here in the USA

  • Witch

    If theyre poisoning folks over not tipping ?

  • Applebootay

    LOL

  • Witch

    Then again your married a white woman when his dead black wife body wasn't even cold

    I don't expect you to get it

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Or don’t try the fuzzy navel or sex on the beach if you do visit.

  • GrambosTheHealer

    ?????

  • chaisun

    You know I’m not lying. Lol. You know how it is uptown. ?????

  • TheOwley

    Poisoned. Sounds like tampering.

  • chaisun

    Lol. You know it’s not the same now. ?????

  • The Vet

    Omg lol

  • Sha

    Amen

  • Evillene

    I know. Maybe it is the Haitians exacting their revenge. DR won't be so stush towards its neighbors for long.

  • TheWildChild

    Exactly ? Nobody ever gets drunk off the all-inclusive resort drinks anyway ?.... there's a woman by the name of "Yvette Monique Sport" and the first black couple back in March - "Orlando Moore" & "Portia Ravenell" we're victims of suspicious deaths surrounding resorts in the DR too ??

  • Ms..N

    I always say if you go to another country watch what the locals do! If they are not fuggin with it you don't either! Lol I watch too many movies such as Touristas just one of them to be exact! https://media3.giphy.com/media/H88M2fHoFiKz1uVtcF/giphy.gif

  • CaramelDrop

    Trump put a target ? on every Americans back. DR if off the bucket list!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Maybe they put something in the food

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Are you dumb? They didn't say they died in Winnipeg

  • CaramelDrop

    ?

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Facts

  • currvalicious

    Hey there hey!! I always get excited when I find out someone's from Savannah. I always go back every year. There as well as SC. It's nothing like southern hospitality & the food.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Still thanking God that I'm not from Winnipeg

  • Dun Dilly

    Somebody in the DR playing too much.

  • currvalicious

    That's a great idea. Also it's safety in numbers when visiting overseas countries.

  • Bree

    She was raised that way. Before she came to America, she was taught to defend herself against Americans, especially blacks. It is as if they hate blacks. They believe the white man is Supreme! The other ladies on the job hated her. But they of course were from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, and Honduras. So it was always a war. But she cried so hard and apologized because she treated me badly. I had spoke with her daughter on the phone and she told me how her mother raved about me and that she was happy her mother found someone to befriend. She said she finally doesn't have to worry about her anymore. I was in shock.

  • Karen Brady

    And that's the TRUTH, RUTH!

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    This is putting a huge damper on my trip to DR next month.

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    This is putting a huge damper on my trip to DR next month.

  • Lady_Elle

    It is easy to catch you on 285... you couldn't possibly be going fast. rofl

    I miss NYC... it is home for me!

  • Dasright

    They found her in the street and his body was found in the ocean. She later died at a hospital. They're saying it was an "accident"

  • Lady_Elle

    I was also a born and raised New Yorker... Hey y'all!
    Time to go for a visit. I will take some time to drive up to Washington Heights!

  • Lady_Elle

    Time to come home for a visit... I will try to catch a ride up to Washington Heights!

    If I'm not driving I can really check it out! lol

  • Lady_Elle

    I totally agree with you!

  • Lady_Elle

    Someone below said that a CHEAP method is to refill the bottles... that means they aren't sealed! smh

  • BlockingTrollsAllYearLong

    Take your own mini bottles in your luggage.

  • Lady_Elle

    Yep!

  • Lady_Elle

    They do look yummy! I am real thirsty now!!!
    I'll make my own after this story.

  • Lady_Elle

    So sorry to hear this. So glad they are all ok.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ? ^^^ You might want to edit that. I cant really make sense out of whatever it is you were trying to say there.

  • Lady_Elle

    @Raquelle.... you are in "time out"
    lol

  • Dasright

    I went there back in 08 when they were still building Punta Cana up. First and last time...we hated it. They hated my husbands dark skin and called him a "delinquent".

  • Lady_Elle

    Good to Know! Thanks Auntie!

  • missmiami305

    Yeah, that’s a no beuno. Bottled water only.

  • StoneColdLady

    They have a Serial Killer on their hands, and their failure to properly investigate because of tourists revenue os going cause more people to lose their lives

  • missmiami305

    We stayed at the Bisma Eight in Bali and had an entire mansion to ourselves in Morrocco and slept in the Sahara. I can’t find the name right now. Anyway, anyway traveled the entire country(not just blue city) and surely got our money’s worth.

  • missmiami305

    The group I belong to is for adults only. A few couples always attend. However, during the summer they offer family trips.

  • yvette46

    Stay safe!!

  • Taj

    Your comment makes absolutely no sense. First of all, what the heck does Trump have to do with this? Any reason to bring up his name I guess right. Second of all, why would you eradicate an entire country off of your bucket list because of the actions of a few Resorts within the country. The Dominican Republic is not just made up of resorts , it's a full beautiful country and you would be missing out because of some nonsense.

  • Thee Jaguar Doll

    Please be safe! I hope everything goes good for you on your vacation and You and whomever else is going with you come back to the States alive and healthy!

  • TheWildChild

    But she was alive for a few days, wonder if they were ambushed on the way as the rental company had just warned them not to roll the windows down on the way to the airport. How did he end up in the ocean and she didn't. So sad, I bet she was responding and they were not listening ???. This is so frightening. The US embassy had just released a travel warning advisory for DR back in February due to high crime incidents.

  • Eileen

    i just dont trust these touristy developing countries. I would rather pay the diference and head off to st tropey

  • Bleu Lantern

    Very very very racist. They deport Haitians because they're "too Black". They love marrying outside of their race to be "more White". Very self-hating and most of them are/look Black. Only difference is where the slave ship stopped, smh

  • Bleu Lantern

    Funny how Dominicans look down on Haitians when Haitians got them their independence from Spain. They just passed a Trump-esque law to deport all Haitians when they're on the same freaking island. DR is
    maybe experiencing karma.

  • CaramelDrop

    “why would you eradicate an entire country off of your bucket list because of the actions of a few Resorts within the country.“
    1. Because I want to
    1A. I like living
    2. Better safe than sorry

    I may be missing out ....... on a PAINFUL DEATH. Furthermore, if you don’t realize the global attitude Trump has changed towards America(ns) as a whole, we nothing productive will come with this chat.
    Toodles

  • CaramelDrop

    “why would you eradicate an entire country off of your bucket list because of the actions of a few Resorts within the country.“
    1. Because I want to
    1A. I like living
    2. Better safe than sorry

    I may be missing out ....... on a PAINFUL DEATH. Furthermore, if you don’t realize the global attitude Trump has changed towards America(ns) as a whole, we nothing productive will come with this chat.
    Toodles

  • lilli lilian

    Touristas turned out to be a good little cautionary tale. Those people really thought they were about to go and have a good old time and enjoy some beach water, sand and drinks, then nope. That movie sure struck fear in me when it comes to traveling and mingling with the locals.

  • stav

    Thank you! You can take up to a liter bottle in your luggage from the US, be safe ,have fun!

  • Chipswife

    No way they would let that happen in the airport. Plus the bottles are sealed.. I actually bought 2 bottles of tequila home when we went back through the duty free on the return home. Some of the best tequila I have had

  • HelloToni

    My thoughts are they they are not buying from a distributor but from a counterfeit or boot leggers. Buying grey goose not from Grey goose but from another company selling knock offs for cheaper.

  • HelloToni

    Damn!

  • ShWa

    Don't drink anything from there like article says unless it's sealed! be very careful!

  • ShWa

    That's a good idea, bring your own shhh.

  • ShWa

    Sounds good too!

  • ShWa

    Definitely.

  • ShWa

    I want to be offended by Chiraq but it is dangerous af here in the Chi fr!

  • Sassie

    They were poisoned. The Dominican authorities ought to be ashamed of themselves for helping to cover this up.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    WHAT?!!! Are you serious?! I notice that it is majority "black" people that are getting poisoned in DR.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Okay, thanks again!!! I appreciate it.

  • SpiceGirl

    All the stories I KEEP hearing coming from their is scary af.....No lie!

  • Renee26

    Yup... And you can take it on the plane...save money and stay alive ?

  • Maxx

    There is a serial killer on the loose....well I don't see the Domincan Republic in my future any time soon.

  • Disgustd

    I'm sorry, did I miss something? I thought the F in FBI stood for FEDERAL, as in DOMESTIC, as in restricted to the US? Why are they all over the damn world 'investigating' ish?

  • Disgustd

    Great or twisted minds think alike. lol..b/c this is what I was thinking. Maybe Haitian's got their mojo back. If they did I got a list for them.

  • Reenaface

    Speaking of radiation has anyone checked out Chelynoble on HBO about the explosion in Russia back in the 80's and killed and wounded hundred of people. The officials had to testify that they didn't do inspections to make sure that things were running okay. When they had to kill the animals...?

  • Reenaface

    There's actually a good podcast about the Tylenol murders. I just listened to it recently it's two parts.

  • Patricia

    "Hotels and resorts in developing countries are known to mix home-brewed moonshine as a cheap alternative to purchasing liquor from commercial distributors."
    this is another reason why we do FLORIDA vacations. a beach is a beach is a beach.

  • Patricia

    dont drink! i have a theory there might be a serial killer on the loose. those workers are locals. it could be one moonlighting bars poisoning folks.

  • Patricia

    i believe it could be a serial killer

  • Patricia

    now i gotta go watch the trailer for that

  • Patricia

    i think its a serial killer

  • Patricia

    Lord Help Us

  • Patricia

    right what fun is a vacation when you gotta watch your backs and cant eat and drink in peace???

  • Patricia

    lol

  • Patricia

    right. its dangerous enough at home.

  • Patricia

    hell no. florida has beautiful beaches. ive only visited 4. plenty more to go!

  • Patricia

    finally, somebody else thinking like me! i said it may be the work of a moonlighting serial killer bartender

  • Patricia

    exactly!

  • Patricia

    i lol'd

  • Ms..N

    Please do it will change your whole perception about Island travels!! Lol