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Be Aware of Foreign Laws when Travelling

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Be Aware of Foreign Laws when Travelling

I stayed at the Gran Bahia Bavaro a couple of years ago and this is one of it's sister resorts. I wasn't at this particular event but everyone should be aware that this can happen at a 5 star resort also, so be wary when travelling in a foreign country, their laws might not be anything like Canadian laws.

cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/06/12/hamilt…

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1. Re: Be Aware of Foreign Laws when Travelling

They've already been released, old story.

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Old news, they paid $25,000 to get a "get out of jail free card".

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they settled with the victim so the charges been dropped.

btw, not so very different laws, if any foreigner beats the heck out of someone in Canada and the Victim goes with head injuries to a hospital and press's charges, then the attacking foreigner sure will not be allowed to return to his/her AI hotel or back home to mommy til the case is cleared.

Mike

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I cannot understand the way the thread is worded, it's worded as if the resort would be to blame. If you behave yourself, you would not need to worry about the Dominican laws.

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As Mike said...doesn't matter what country you are visiting nor where you are from...get in a fight, beat the crap out of someone, have charges pressed and you WILL end up in jail.

Edited: 23 June 2013, 21:31
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Enough of this story already. They paid there way out and there will be no trial or anything else.

We should move on to more relevant topics.

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If your a rebel and trouble maker doesn't matter where you are chances are it'll catch up to you. They probably figured they were safe inside a resort. Wrong!

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Lee, this story was really about Canadians beating up other Canadians and the pulverized victim wanted charges laid and wanted money. The pulverized victim got both, hence the charges were dropped by the victim. Period.

Edited: 23 June 2013, 22:38
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Lee, that CBC news story is proof again don't believe what you read in the news. There's another side to this story. Those Canadians deserved to be in jail but luckily for them they were able to buy their way out of jail and return home. If this happened in Canada they'd be out of luck and there's a good chance they'd eventually do some jail time.

It's true the Canadian government cannot do much for you. Travellers need to know and respect the laws of the countries they visit just as you expect those visiting Canada respect our laws.

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This is an old story and I am surprised it has been allowed to run on.

The law is the same for other nationalities in the DR.