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    THIS is the 3rd sunday in a row that the power has been out and the 4th time this week. Its such a chore to do anything here!!
    NEW RULE: DONT bring any luggage with you, just a 70lb generator to plug in your fan, cell phone, and a standard 1000 watt high density contruction light

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    Domlec

    Good ol' Domlec. Its nice to see that some things will never change, like the incompetence on that island. and they wonder why they are a bankrupt island country? You cant have a half-*** attitude about life and ever expect to get anything done! Just remember, its only 16 months.

    Quote Originally Posted by diphylobrothum
    THIS is the 3rd sunday in a row that the power has been out and the 4th time this week. Its such a chore to do anything here!!
    NEW RULE: DONT bring any luggage with you, just a 70lb generator to plug in your fan, cell phone, and a standard 1000 watt high density contruction light

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    power

    How long does the power usually go out for when it does? a couple hours? So technically the apts with a generator never lose power right? What places actually use the generator?

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    I heard places that have generators, like that thief James of James Store, make up excuses that the generators are not working. so when the power goes out, your power is still out even though you were lured into living there becuase they had a "generator" which mysteriously doesnt work when it needs to.

    You'd wonder, with all the money you spend on electricity to Dumbelec, they cant even have the power on most of the time. A drop of rain falls and the entire island is out of power. someone else in a previous thread described it beautifully: One of the employees over at Dumbelec can't help to keep from tripping over the main power cord over there. I wonder how they would handle damage from hurricane winds.
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    they're actually rewiring the main road.
    plus, one of the school's generator's blew up, so it's putting strain on the town's power supply.
    So, everything is just bad right now.

    It's a good experience though. It will teach us never to take electricity for granted.

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    Only thing that kept me sane throughout this week was knowing it's my last semester here... almost had a break down today with the power being out AGAIN. It's so frusterating. It's one thing I wont miss about this place...

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    ...not again...

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    ...... almost had a break down today with the power being out AGAIN.
    Hope your feeling better....

    This problem has persisted for years and students always complain. Your best bet is to keep a couple flashlights, candles and matches, and maybe if you can get a place with a working generator (doesn't SAFEHOME have one?)...We've all gone thru it and YES i've studied by candlelight....kinda romantic if you think of it...but imagine people used to do that a few hundred years ago!!!

    Keep sane...time will pass....there's a light at the end of the tunnel....all within your reach.
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    4 days in one week with no power!!! I think I know what to expect while I am there on the island, but HOW OFTEN AND FOR HOW LONG does the power go out? Is there a lot of wind and breezes on Dominica, so will our apartments stay relatively cool if we open a window? Studying by candle light is one thing, but studying in the heat is another.

    So I've heard a lot about the power, but is the water always going to come out of the faucet or shower when I go to take a shower? I heard it gets brownish after it rains heavily, so is it possible to obtain and store extra gallons of water in your apartment if you want to?

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    This 16-mo. experience must have benefited those who made it through in the long run--I guess that is what I have to think of when I am dealt all of these asperities.

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    lights

    It helps if you study in your room to have a good battery powered light. My son and I bought a good halogin D" cell battery operated light at James store which is directly across from the Ross entrance gate. Just remember to bring extra batteries on your trips back to the states. There are also departing 4th semester students selling lights.
    When you become my age you will realize all of the hard work and studying was worth the effort.
    "60 years young" another 60 to go if my doctor sons keep me alive with free prescriptions!!

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    the power goes out 3-5 hours at a time, anytime of the day. But usually only once in any given day.

    save yourself the grief, and go to school to study when the power is out.

    like i said, this is uncommon. when all of the school's generators are working, we don't get very many outages. up until a few weeks ago, we would have only 1 outage every 2 weeks on average.

    no need to stress out over this.

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