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A Georgia man dropped to his knees and vomited blood before dying while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Jerome Jester Jr., 31, is the 13th suspicious death of an American tourist on the island.

Jester died on March 17 while vacation in the DR with his sister.

His mother Melody Moore told Channel 2 Action News she spoke with her son the day before he died. "They had a good day," she said.

"Saturday, they went out, they explored. They said they had a good day."

Moore said after returning to their hotel, Jester took a few sips of soda and complained that it didn't taste right.

His sister said he collapsed and vomited blood before losing consciousness. An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.

Since 2018, 13 Americans have died under suspicious circumstances while vacationing in the Dominican Republic. Other Americans lost their lives in the days or weeks after undergoing plastic surgery procedures.

Most of the 13 deceased Americans consumed alcoholic beverages from minibars in their hotel rooms. Others purchased drinks from the hotel bars.

International investigators including the FBI took samples from the minibar drinks to determine if someone is poisoning guests with methanol.

  • Slickone

    ??

  • Guest

    Another one bites the dust and people are still going. RIP young man. Not even the soft drinks are safe

  • abby500

    Is it only Americans dying? Ppl from all over go to DR....but it seems it’s only Americans dying.

  • TheOwley

    Is the DR now suicide island. Why do people continue to go there. Also, are the autopsies being done in the DR. They need to have those people autopsied again.

  • TheOwley

    iirc, so far only Americans.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Trump doesn’t want Spanish people here in America so they killing Americans. It’s just that simple.

  • R in NYC

    Enough is enough. Boycott that place until the FBI completes a thorough investigation. There's nothing natural about dying that way.

  • Mita

    America is a great place. There are plenty of beautiful places with different terrains to enjoy in the USA. As well as there are plenty other countries that we can travel to safely and not have a reputation for Americans coming up dead.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    No. Some Canadians too I read

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I think folks missed this part >>> died on March 17

    We didnt know anything about this back in March. He isnt someone who knew of this and then made the decision to vacay there.

    RIP to him. Sorry the sister of all folks witnessed his death. So sad.

  • MrsSpice1

    Yall can have them carribean islands!!! Including JAMAICA!! Ill take paris or italy anyday! Other then that ill stay rt here in the states. Nup!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    There are probably people that are keeping there reservations thinking they will only drink soda. None of it is safe. So sad.

  • Navybeans95

    Kinda on and off topic ...I just read that a man died recently after he swam in the ocean in Destin beach Florida, he contracted a flesh eating bacteria and died a few days later ..it makes me feel some type of way because I love the beach....

  • morenYAHdelsur

    They should calculate the deaths for the last decade or more. I feel like we’re just now realizing this, but it’s been going on longer than the media’s coverage.

  • Rayscoty

    Was that photo taken the day of death...

  • goat

    Some folks don't believe fire is hot and water is wet.

  • n1kk1a

    So wait, are they doing this only to Americans or are they doing it to their people too?

  • PrettyMeka08

    Go to Hawaii

  • Just Me

    This was March 17th before all the media attention about the deaths. I hear tourism is down 75 percent in DR.????? They could give me a trip and I will not go!

  • Applebootay

    This is infuriating....to keep saying "natural causes" ain't nothing natural about an otherwise healthy 30 year old man dropping to his knees and vomiting blood before dying....WHAT GIVES???...WHY ISN'T THERE A BAN???...???

  • Just Me

    What has Jamaica done? Fill me in.

  • Yardgirl

    His sister said he collapsed and vomited blood before losing consciousness. An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.
    *****************************
    What the fawk kind of autopsy is this??? Sip soda, vomit blood=natural causes?? FOH. I was never going there anyway and now I am for hell sure not going there. Nerp!!

  • Fire & Ice

    It's either contaminated alcohol from a cheap vendor or the water supply is bad. You may be drinking bottled water that could be from a safe source but they're using regular water to cook and clean dishes with.

  • TheWildChild

    Just last month I read, Khalid Adkens was the 13th victim. ? But why is the media so silent about the NYC couple, Orlando Moore and Portia Ravenell? ? I saw T.S. Madison and LynnSpirit posse was posting pics from the DR yesterday on the Gram.

  • KLove

    Hotel staff be raping women and the resorts do everything in their power to cover it up...and the local police arent much help either

  • KLove

    so its Trump's fault?

  • Renee26

    Drank soda then fell out from natural causes... Yeah ok

  • Renee26

    Swear

  • KLove

    this is way OT...but I told yall on a post a couple of weeks back, that City Girls gonna get some of these impressionable young girls killed:

    https://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/just-woman-critical-condition-after-clayton-county-shooting/nfiFWBWWa8htdgvB8VjuaM/

  • YellowSauce

    I just to know why our country isn't putting a hold on travel to the dominic republic ..........

  • Li-Wright

    And Cardi B making PSAs for the DR. Nah, there's something in the water.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    YES! When I read 75% I was like DAMN! And there are pics now of empty resorts and beaches. Its crazy. I keep saying its karma for how they treated their neighbor and their residents--Haiti.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This happened 4 months ago and we're just now hearing about it. And I thought there was already a 13.

    RIP. He was young as hell.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Looks like American visitors are being targeted. Somebody hates America(ns). I wonder if tourists from other places are also dropping like flies?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I know of a Canadian.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Absolutely,He’s being racist because he’s a racist and especially towards Spanish people and Spanish people are being devious and retaliating by killing American people. And other words saying y’all don’t want us in America so we don’t want y’all here. But they will take your money and then poison you.

  • Li-Wright

    Wow...I thought Chicago was gangster. But ATL is more Gangster than Chicago.
    When did black people get so gangster? Since living in Chicago, I have seen more street muggings, purse snatchings, robberies -- in broad daylight. I keep my purse close.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Actually I think more Canadians have died than Americans this year. They are almost up to 30.

  • Rayne

    Y’all please unbook yo trip there. Get a refund if you can. Please don’t go! I wouldn’t care if it was free.

  • Guest©

    Puerto Rico is beautiful as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • Guest

    O.T So Lashana Lynch is the new 007 after Daniel Craig. Congrats are in order, I guess.

    Love ya still Idris!

  • Raquel

    Probably because it's not a country in the Middle East. If it were that, there would be a ban, EXPEDITIOUSLY!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Wow that's is crazy. My friend wanted to go their for our girls trip. I told her absolutely not. I ain't going that far out my way to not come back no ma'am.

  • Guest©

    Jamaica is riddled with crime. My ex who is from Jamaica will not go there unless it's necessary. I suggest that anyone travelling overseas check the US Dept. of travel for advisories.

  • millz

    Nooooo ? I go to Daytona just because for a few days all the time... Crazy that destin is supposed to be the upper echelon beach...

  • Raquel

    I mean, I wouldn't doubt this AT ALL. This wasn't happening in this manner BEFORE Dump, so connect the dots and you'l come up with some pretty logical theories.

  • Kimberly Jones

    I will NEVER visit the D.R. period! RIP There is some wicked ish going on over there and many people are obviously involved.

  • SaltineCrackers

    It starts with a D... The profits benefit more than just the common criminal.

  • DroneRivers

    I'm amazed that people are still going there. I don't care if I'm already booked and cancelling means a loss of money. I would not be going!

  • Candance

    Wow! We planned on going for my birthday...but we need to find new plans. I don't want to be a SR post about my untimely death :( God bless his soul and his family!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I just read the entire story. I am not a fanatic beach goer but am fascinated by stories like this. Apparently the father had cancer and a compromised immune system. There are certain bacteria that naturally occur in water. But people with compromised immune systems and any open wounds even slight should not be in any body of water. Period...very said to hear this. This father's life was cut extremely short due to just...life happening basically. It's sad.

  • SaltineCrackers

    It was happening before. The guy who heads tourism literally said that "14 people died last year and no one said a word, so what's the big deal now."

    Dominicans are not worried about the Central Americans (Hispanics don't think of themselves like Blacks do) they use a different route to citizenship and they don't get along with Central Americans.

  • Lovely1

    Exactly. The comments make it obvious that folks missed the date. RIP to him.

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Passion

    Cancel your plans and stay away from this place, I rather lose my money from a trip than lose my life! Has any DR residents died or just tourists?!

  • Queen B

    We need to find new plans VS We ARE going to find new plans is a big difference....I pray u don't go over there

  • Queen B

    That was in March tho before the news hit about the deaths

  • SaltineCrackers

    That makes no sense. A country like D.R. relies heavily on tourism. They can not afford to have people afraid to come to the country. Like I said to the person below, Dominicans are not worried about Central American problems, they don't see themselves as the same and they do not get along or even live in the same areas in the U.S.

  • Trace da Ace

    wow....RIP.....this is crazy!!! My co worker just came back from there like 2 weeks ago...he said he was so nervous about eating or drinking anything over there...said he barely ate and only drank bottled water......damn shame...

  • Queen B

    Again please read....he died in MARCH therefore there was no PSA about the deaths 4 months ago

  • the guest

    Something deadly is airborne over there that the natives to DR are immune. Ever notice how islanders don’t react to Island bug bites but US tourist have major skin reactions to Island bug bites. Whatever’s killing tourists, natives are used to breathing and living with it.

    Don’t go to DR anymore!

    No vacation is worth risking one’s life. There are clear warnings something is critically wrong and how dare DR try to save face for tourism.

  • Passion

    Noooo, volcanic eruptions is scary too!

  • WhoKnew

    SMDH as to why people are still going knowing there's a 90% chance they won't be coming back alive.

  • Passion

    I’ll stay right here in the USA

  • Coy little wink

    Then the death toll would be much higher, no? Millions of tourists visit there...

  • Lady” Youngblood

    You’re comment makes no sense. They can’t afford people to worry about coming over there because they relies heavy on American dollars. Correction, We are already worried about going there and yes they relies on our dollars. That’s why they poison you after you brought something example: a drink or a soda or maybe all the money you spent on your hotel room. They have your money already. But you keep thinking people ain’t mf crazy. I, wait. Stay woke youngen and away from D.R. Spanish people always stick together

  • Navybeans95

    Ikr...now I'm looking at the ocean side eye....smh

  • laidbackgal4real

    Natural causes .... vomiting blood ??? Yeah Okay ... RIP to that handsome man ?

  • Roxii Spades

    And still no travel advisories...smh

  • imright

    natural causes ???? tf

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I thought this was going to say #TeamDR

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Trump was the president last year to and now the big deal is he wants a fu(ken billion dollar wall. When those people can get past a trillion dollar bolder

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Just American tourists

  • DroneRivers

    lol

  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink

    There is a travel advisory that's been in effect for a while due to the crime

  • Navybeans95

    Smh...I'm hesitant about that beach life now...it's really sad...

  • starbright9449

    How long has it been since the FBI took samples? Have they released a statement on their findings?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So I finally watched the first episode of Euphoria. I wish the kids were older...in college. It's really problematic for me. Definitely makes me not want to bring kids into the world...

  • Lainy Damone

    this is terrible sounds very suspicious

  • Roxii Spades

    Oh ok...thanks for sharing!

  • Victor Nathan

    ''As the FBI probes deaths of American tourists in the Dominican Republic, Global News has learned 28 Canadians died there so far in 2019.

    Data obtained by Global News from Global Affairs shows an average of 39 Canadians died each year in the Dominican Republic over the past decade. More recently, from 2015 to 2018, that average is higher: 47 death cases opened each year.''

    This is not even on any News Channel in Canada

  • starbright9449

    He drank a soda, it may not be just the alcohol.

  • Large Pro

    U.S. Virgin Islands? Better pack your bullet proof vest too.

  • Ni Ni

    Steve harvey got another gig; somebody mentioned it the other day. I just saw his loud mouth on the publishing clearance house commercial, lol. He stay working.

  • Ni Ni

    I heard about that show. These kids don't have a chance.

  • SaltineCrackers

    You ju...never mind.

  • WhoKnew

    OT: Two people are dead and a police sergeant and a woman are injured following a shooting at a methadone clinic in Baltimore, police said Monday. They said the suspect was seeking meth.

    Sooooo glad I never used drugs, thank you, Jesus! I wouldn't wish that habit on anyone.

  • Random Thoughts

    Why are people STILL going over there? I don't understand that part. There is a travel advisory and we see the deaths in the news. Whatever money you are going to lose for canceling is not worth your life.

  • SaltineCrackers

    What are you talking about? This discussion is about the Dominican Republic, do you know where that is on the map? Stop speaking about Hispanic people as if they are a monolithic people based in one geographical location.

    The Dominican Republic is not in Central America, their usual port of entry is not the Southern Boarder of the United States.

  • starbright9449

    Others as well.

  • rockstar2142

    Right! I’d rather lose money than my life.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    KAREN at work had the caucasity to tellme omg im going to your country in august im so excited! I said i hope you make it back bih. Keep playing

  • Shawty

    If he died March 17th. why are we just hearing of it?

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Like i said Spanish people move together. I don’t care we’re there located at. I’m black and we stick together when it’s time from all over the globe.And since only American tourists are dying you figure it out

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Not exactly...She is 007 in the 25th movie because the name is given to her by MI6 because James Bond (Craig) drove off into the sunset and is presumed dead during the last film...they will both be in the movie but she will be named 007 when he returns to MI6... best believe Hollywood would be up in arms if they cast a black woman before Idris...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Not exactly...She is 007 in the 25th movie because the name is given to her by MI6 because James Bond (Craig) drove off into the sunset and is presumed dead during the last film...they will both be in the movie but she will be named 007 when he returns to MI6... best believe Hollywood would be up in arms if they cast a black woman before Idris...

  • Shawty

    Tourist fund the workers when we visit. Why would a sick individual decide to poison us when they know it will slow down tourism? That's REALLY dumb on their part.

  • Shawty

    Tourist fund the workers when we visit. Why would a sick individual decide to poison us when they know it will slow down tourism? That's REALLY dumb on their part.

  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink

    New post please...something lighter ?

    Anyone heard of intermittent fasting? I'm going to try it. My co-worker says she lost her gut doing it...

  • Coy little wink

    New post please...something lighter ?

    Anyone heard of intermittent fasting? I'm going to try it. My co-worker says she lost her gut doing it...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sorry their tourism industry is suffering, but I know one brotha who wont ever be going to the DR.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sorry their tourism industry is suffering, but I know one brotha who wont ever be going to the DR.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    The white unmitigated gall! I say adios pale demon.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    The white unmitigated gall! I say adios pale demon.

  • Flychk B

    I want to try this as well

  • Flychk B

    I want to try this as well

  • Flychk B

    Scratch DR off bucket list ????

  • Flychk B

    Scratch DR off bucket list ????

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Yes I do 16/8, fast for sixteen hours then have lunch and dinner within the 8 hours.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Yes I do 16/8, fast for sixteen hours then have lunch and dinner within the 8 hours.

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

    Bet some enterprising spouses taking vacations to the Dominican Republic instead of divorce court.

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

    Bet some enterprising spouses taking vacations to the Dominican Republic instead of divorce court.

  • Coy little wink

    Have you lost weight or inches?

  • Coy little wink

    Have you lost weight or inches?

  • Pamela

    Be nice?????

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I agree. Although I know the actors are adults I still felt like a creep watching it. I couldn’t make it past the first episode

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Yes so far 13 ponds down, it works but you have to be disciplined. I don’t eat until after 1pm lunch wise then I eat again after 6pm for dinner.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    They are likely now going back to previous deaths and connecting the dots. They originally seemed like individual situations

  • Crazy tee

    The drink taste different and then he vomits and dies and it’s natural cause...Who did the autopsy? Something is not right here...won’t be doing no abroad traveling

  • Cannelle

    hahaha

  • Coy little wink

    Congrats!!!! How long have you been doing it? Every day or?

  • Chulita

    Natural causes? What a joke

  • Chulita

    Lol!!!

  • HelloToni

    This incident happened months ago.

  • Pamela

    South Africa is beautiful too.

  • Pamela

    Brother suffered from Lupus.

  • Raquel

    Everything in this world is situational. Things only come out when there is an agenda behind it. At least, that's my take. Look at these Hollywood pedophiles....e'erybody and they momma knew what was going down but decided to keep quiet until some benefit or gain suited them. I suspect that there are plenty of things that no one cares about until the time is right. This is just another.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Thank you, I was going hard with it the last 2 months and I’ve kinda fell off since the 4th of July. I just have to get back into my routine, I promise you though if you eat 3 times a day and start intermittent fasting you will not miss that 3rd meal.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    autopsy determined he died of natural causes.......... ? how sway? I know one thing until they figure this mess y’all better stop taking y’all behinds over there!! They airlines and resorts are allowing ppl to get their money back or go to another destination there’s no reason to travel there right now and the DR officials don’t seem to care based on the press release or interview they did saying that last year 11 ppl died over there and no one said anything but now all of a sudden ppl are carrying on and they feel it’s a way to hurt their tourist industry in that same breath he had the audacity to say that ppl travel to that country ALREADY sick and just so happens to die there

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I use to fast back when I was in the church .... but I fast with everything not just food anymore .... Is this a fast or binge diet ..... if you consider it a fast to look different want work bew .... just say your bing dieting ..... fasting is for the spirit..... best of luck !!!

  • sjames

    it's uncomfortable but it's some of these kids' lives right now. gotta peel back the band-aid and treat vicious and ugly wounds

  • sjames

    i'm going as a part of the cruise and will remain on the boat doing cruise ship activities the entire time

  • sjames

    apparently 47

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yep a lot of ppl forget the true reason and meaning for fasting and the ones who do it for diet reasons they gone binge eat when it’s over and gain all the weight back and some fasting is suppose to help you get in tune with your spiritual side and teach self discipline , control, and during this time one should meditate/pray

  • Coy little wink

    It's not a diet...its not changing what you eat but when you eat. Pleasant side effect is that you burn more fat in the fasting state...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If the autopsy was done in the DR, not the US, I don't know if I can really trust it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah many get it confused ... but it's all good .... just do the binge dieting .... but I know for fact fasting is a selfless act to honor the spirit .... if you do it for personal reason you may drop weight ... but expect it back ..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's what I thought you meant because fasting to me is sacrifice to God not myself .... I got ya!!!!

  • Society has changed

    Damn....

  • Society has changed

    I’ll be keeping my caramel behind in the states for now....

  • WhoKnew

    When I was younger I would do a 24-48 hour spiritual fast having only water and prayer. Now that I'm older my body begins to feel different if I go beyond 16 hours without food and sides that, I have more family responsibilities now so I can't spend 24-48 hours on me.

  • Coy little wink

    Girl July the 4th is a blur...i really overdid it ?

    I'm not really a breakfast eater though so I'm already at 2 meals pretty much. My problem tho is snacking ? I love to chew and to munch on things. I just bought 4 packs of gum to help me

  • Fire & Ice

    We don't know what else he may have drunk or eaten earlier. Maybe the facility where these products are being made is unsanitary. This stuff could have been made in someone's bathroom. You never know with third world countries.

  • Coy little wink

    Yes there are spiritual fasts this is not one...

  • Guest

    Oh ok.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Wonder did he have a compromised immune system

  • Coy little wink

    Was the soda on tap...if not it wasn't tampered with....

  • SaltineCrackers

    But they don't move together, that's not reality. American tourists are not the only ones dying. Canadian and British tourists have died also. The State Department only reports on the American side and only the ones that they are informed about.

  • Guest

    People are still going knowing this so hop your ass off my comment. Thanks.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sometimes evil isn't logical.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    The gum helps me, I chew pur gum from Whole Foods its sugar free and has no artificial sweeteners in it.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    I get it my cousin is the same way he cant do the 24-48 like he could when he was younger. 18 is the longest that I can go right now.

  • SaltineCrackers

    It's more of exposure, you know like the saying everything done in the dark...you never know when it will happen, but it happens when it's supposed to. I'm not going to go too much into their spiritual culture (it can sound a little crazy if your not familiar), but when you rely on the spirits for assistance you have to give offerings. The greatest offering is blood or a body. I'll leave it at that.

  • Cali

    Exactly, all of their autopsies have the same conclusion. I call BS

  • pure_rachet

    You can’t always trust workers who bottle beverages though...

  • Cali

    Anyone going to the DR right now is gambling with their life.

  • Fire & Ice

    I started hearing about this from a few vegan sites when I was in the matrix (Instagram ). I think it's where you only have one primary meal and spend the next few hours not eating.

  • dblogged

    They’re telling us a message here

  • Renee26

    My friend does it... Hasn't lost anything tho.

    Burn off more calories than you take in and cut out sugar. You'll see the weight fall off fast.

  • MsPam

    Funky Diveva was/is there, he did a YouTube video of him at the hotel

  • RespectSelf

    Smh who is trying to sabotage the DR???? I would imagine that this is a big way that they get their money. So I'm sure this is not the type of press they want or need.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ?Are natives dyin as well or is it just tourist ?

  • And then there is that!

    Someone in the DR has pissed the powers that be off. While anyone dying is a tragedy, 13 people dying is far from an epidemic. More people died in the Chi this weekend, but you'll still go or even live there. So while I won't be going to the DR because I wasn't impressed when I went. I know more people that have went and survived in the last year, than have died. So?????

  • Coy little wink
  • Coy little wink

    That's all automated isn't it?

  • Cali

    That sounds about right. He is a gambler, isn’t she lol

  • pure_rachet

    ????

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks will check it out ?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • Gamer?? Chick

    NP.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    They still going over there, maybe ill be back tomorrow, hey roses. I cant find a post to participate in.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Good Question...

  • JNation

    Not too much with the pettiness

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Yes ma'am...my physical therapist recommended a book...Wait let me grab the paper...The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body etc: By Dr. Jason Fung on Amazon.

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I have a real problem with sugar! And I do go to the gym. I'm a detriment to myself.

  • Brooklyn23

    Excellent question

  • Mz_Opinionated

    ?

  • Vegas1989

    Hey! I'm wandering if ICE came and picked up Auntie! It's been a minute since she posted a story. And I've been busy as soon as I sat down this morning making coffee and arguing at 6:32 this morning with some coworkers....My name is not on the invoice. I counted them all and y'all missing 2..Pull up them emails....LOL...

  • MJF

    Lol the new posts don't come fast enough so we're all stuck...I'm actually going to do some work at this point.

  • Brooklyn23

    I think it's happening to the tourists. I just ran this over with my brother (he too has been to DR before) and he said natives don't eat the same stuff they do. Mind you this is food and stuff they getting from the hotel so..... I don't get the hoopla with Dr and why peplep care to go. Once I was told about the child prostitutes that be there No bueno

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Right! I ain’t trusting nothing going on over there right now

  • Elevated Soul

    At this point,I don't feel bad for them because they have been warned.. I will be going on vacation real soon and my time will be spent in Europe. I know how to respect the laws of any country,I go to....

    I also want no part of visiting any 3rd world destination.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Yall stop going over there, get ya lil groupon money back even if it takes a while..but going on that trip cause its paid aint worth ya life! A lady told me the other day she still going cause her trip been paid for...tuh! Not I! I'd lose right out on that money or ask my bank to dispute it!

  • Dowoop

    What is natural causes for a 31 yr old?

  • Dowoop

    Its more normal for ppl to get shot and killed in Chi (unfortunately) than it is for tourists to die in the DR and that's why it's an epidemics. There are also a ton of ppl that wouldnt visit or live in Chicago.

  • Nik

    No disrespect but that's a false analogy. People getting killed in a crime ridden environment is much different than going on vacation expecting a relaxing time only to worry about dieing.

  • Dowoop

    She pbly left out the vodka in vodka soda... ?????

  • Guest©

    Really, guess things have changed.

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao... ?

  • Nik

    It's a cheap vacation so people hop on it.

  • Dowoop

    I tried it... It does work but I have no willpower so I didn't last long.

  • Nik

    No m'am. In some resorts bottles are recycled. The works add the beverage to a used bottle and glue the cap.

  • Dowoop

    The American deaths were though.

  • Nik

    And cut out starches. That's a killer.

  • fawkery

    DR is giving me Chilligan's Island Vibes

    https://media.giphy.com/media/9OMuBgwpCYf1C/giphy.gif

  • Kimberly King

    Why the hell are people still going there ?

  • Dahl

    IMO he favors actor Merlin Santana....

  • Coy little wink

    Omg! Good thing I don't drink soda

  • And then there is that!

    None taken but let's put this in perspective. 6.5 million people visited DR last year. It being the most traveled tourist destination. 2.2 million was from the US. This is according to CNN. That is .000000060 people that have died while on vacation. So yes while I agree one dying while on vacation isn't ideal for anyone, when it's your time it's your time. I've known more people that have went and survived than the total that have died. So in my eyes it is far from an epidemic is all I'm saying. Someone in the DR has pissed someone off because of all this bad press. Tourism is DR bread and butter why on earth would anyone want to tank their economy that thrives on tourism?

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Blacks don’t want to be called African, Africans don’t want to be called Jamaican. Puerto Ricans, don’t want to be called Dominican, Dominicans don’t want to be called Mexicans. But we are all black and there all Spanish and trust me when it’s on they all roll together

  • Nik

    The fact that the deaths are due to mysterious circumstances versus the typical accidents, robbery, genuine natural causes, etc. is a reason to take notice. What's even odder is that it's happening at different locations versus one resort. There are a few countries that thrive off tourism but hate tourists. Greece had a huge issue with anti-tourism sentiments. The average Joe feels those tourism dollars don't go directly into his pocket anyway.

  • Guest©

    Agreed, I was just thinking of places with the US or part of its territories.

  • And then there is that!

    Not disagreeing with you. It does need to be looked into. It is very suspicious but not an epidemic????? not something people should be running scared from. We have to live our lives. Smart I might add but live them nonetheless.

  • Nik

    Dayum! Really??

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Why are they still drinking from these hotels in DR!?!?! Go to the supermarket and buy water amd soda while your there.

  • Nik

    We just have to proceed with caution wherever we go, even safe places.

  • Neeta

    He died in March. Why is this information just now getting publicly released?

  • Blak

    Are they ever gonna name the resorts??????????

  • ShWa

    Right my coworker's sister and her classmates just left for the DR this past weekend I hope and pray they all come back alive.

  • ShWa

    Yes there is no fukkan way I would take my butt over there!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Meh. Yes, it is a reality for a lot of children. However, I feel like this is a glamorization/normalization of a very serious issue. Every main character on that show is an addict and/or engages in unhealthy sexual expression. I've only watched one episode so I hope they intend to actually tackle these issues and not simply act as if this is just the way things are done in the 21st century (e.g., that whole spiel Rue gave about sending nudes).

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Doesnt really matter... Just stay AWAY from the DR!

  • Cali

    ? Sit down dad

  • NuBeauty

    Dear America….it shouldn't take 13 Americans to die for you to know..." DON'T TAKE YOUR A55 TO THE D.R"!!!!! Lol, y'all need to stop thinking that other countries like our a55es! Until we really have world peace and can hold hands......I's keeping my a55 HERE!!! LMAO

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lmaooo.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I've been force to work for my check too, dis some BULLCHYT

  • SaltineCrackers

    When it comes to politics we're not all Black and they're not all Spanish, but if that fairytale keeps you going, keep believing.

  • Logan Roberts

    ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    This is str8 bullshidt.... I have yet tew hear of one “Native” dyin. All has been tourist. Not only are they dyin, I believe it’s also a cover up

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • the guest

    Because peak tourism is almost over.

  • the guest

    These are 13 we know of. The death toll is much higher and covered up. DR is trying not to go bankrupt.

  • the guest

    I wouldn't even do that.

  • Vegas1989

    Okay..ICE didn't pick her up today. She posted 2 more stories..Auntie I was worried about you.

  • reddfoxxy16

    Exactly!

  • reddfoxxy16

    You're right! & I'm one of them, I've been 2 the DR, (,it was cool, but WOULDN'T want 2 go again) but NOOOO CHITOWN 4 ME! Never have, Never WILL..

  • reddfoxxy16

    LOL???????

  • reddfoxxy16

    Yes, & it DOES work! I do it & have done it...It takes disclipine & commitment! Stick with it! Bcus you're gonna be hungry & have cravings like crazy!

  • Queen B

    Yea yea whatever ur comment was directed to the gentleman than died....take ur L and stop trying to deflect

  • Ghost

    I have a co worker who just came back from the DR...she said she wasn’t worried! She’s been back about 4 days now...and she’s fine. HOWEVER she is not American!??

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They have. One was the Bahia Principe. One was in La Romana. One was a Hard Rock. Google and the locations should come up.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I LUV the DR, but am happy to just WAVE at them for right now.

  • Rhondalousey

    It must be a poison that leaves the body quickly because, thats bullshiit.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    No war going on, so I guess they can't stop nutz from going. You aint gotta tell me twice.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    *buying 2 tickets to Rome*

  • Ghost

    ?

  • ………

    Why are all these people still going to the DR smh.....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Really?! Well they don't have to worry about me coming back no time soon!

  • pure_rachet

    somebody's gotta be touching shat. Thats why there are factory workers. Thats why listeria and whatnot gets in the food...People.

  • Allihave2say

    I think they're harvesting organs. Why are people still going there? Has the news not reached all of America?

  • Coy little wink

    True I just like to think they have safeguards in place idk. read some cases in law school about tampering...

  • Coy little wink

    True I just like to think they have safeguards in place idk. read some cases in law school about tampering...

  • T3

    Just saw this story on the news. The reporter said though he died in March, it was just confirmed. Not sure why. But.....

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun. ?

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ? I had errands to run today.

  • speakinmymind

    @Claire, he/she wants an email addressed to them specifically with a list of the affected resorts and the deaths associated with each resort. God forbid they have to take any initiative to find out for themselves.????

  • speakinmymind

    wondering = thinking/questioning
    wandering = walking aimlessly, with no specific direction

  • WiseGui

    Organs cannot be harvested after the body has consumed toxic chemicals. The organs are useless after that point.

    Organs are usually harvested from a living person like they do in China with the Uyghurs who go missing.

  • WiseGui

    What type of autopsy investigation was conducted? No one dies of natural causes after coughing up blood

  • Overpower Radio

    This man died way back in March. At this point, it's about the narrative.

  • Just Me

    You are so right! Dominican Republic has been off my list of places to go!

  • Just Me

    I go to Jamaica once a year and so far no problems. However we stay on the resort. We hardly leave for excursions. ?????

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U R so naughty l0l!

  • Lady_Elle

    If someone is randomly poisoning people... she was lucky!

  • Candance

    Point taken.... WE ARE going to find need plans! Im not going.... I honestly wasnt nervous until this story....this was the final one for me.

  • Overpower Radio

    People be commenting on the headline without reading the articles. They read the comments though..

  • Overpower Radio

    People be commenting on the headline without reading the articles. They read the comments though..

  • Lovely1

    Right! Hella annoying.

  • Lovely1

    Right! Hella annoying.

  • Guest©

    Glad to hear you haven't had issues. It's such a beautiful island!

  • Lucky8

    They are still going, one man said "look at me, I went and I am alive." What he doesn't know, is that you have survivors of the game russian roulette.

  • Lucky8

    There are survivors of russian roulette walking around, same thing.

  • Lucky8

    Do you want her job? Lol just saying it might be vacant soon.

  • Allihave2say

    This is interesting. Is it possible that they take the organs and then tell the inquiring families something else happened or they gave the person something to kill them.

  • Guess Who

    What did the tests of the mini bar beverages conclude? No answers yet?

  • starbright9449

    You're right! I'm from the Bahamas and we have soda factories so we make our own. When I visited the US I wondered why Soda is so expensive when ours is a buck a bottle then I realized. I can't speak for the DR. I've heard so many horror stories about knock off products being sold in so many countries.

  • Fire & Ice

    You never really know with some of these countries.....Esp in Latin America. 242 I see ya ??