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Old 02-26-2011, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Puerto Rico via San Francisco
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You can always open a road side stand lol
Or stand in the middle of the street and sell stuff. I know someone who is collecting food stamps and there were a couple dozen forms they needed to fill out. One of the forms had to be signed by their neighbors and it stated that this person did not sell stuff in the street. They had to do this because vending in the middle of the street is so common.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:29 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Whenever you decide to move into new territory whether it be within the US or to a US territory, best to not try and circumnavigate the laws pertaining to employment. As a "newbie" you'll stick out like a sore thumb anyway, acceptance takes a while and if you even inadvertently tick off a local you'll quickly have the book thrown at you and end up in a lot of trouble. I've seen it happen here many, many times when newbies wrongfully assume that skirting legalities is something they can get away with.

Gee whiz, what happened to that guy who was just recently bragging about arriving here with nothing and then lucked out working as an under-the-table unlicensed contractor. Haven't seen him for several months. Oops, just heard through the coconut telegraph that several people told on him and he left island as quickly as possible before licensing got a chance to nail him. Happens all the time!
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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What do i need to become a Puerto rico Citizen

A working knowledge of the Spanish language without a "gringo" accent. O,si tu quieres, sin acento gringo!
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:32 AM
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a guayabera
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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conroy25 so what u are saying is if i like to work straight out in the us coast guard how long will it take me to become a citizen of puerto rico and i speak read and write spanish fluentrly what are the chances for me to work in the cg let me know thanks conroy25
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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conroy25 so what u are saying is if i like to work straight out in the us coast guard how long will it take me to become a citizen of puerto rico and i speak read and write spanish fluentrly what are the chances for me to work in the cg let me know thanks conroy25
Re-read the post to which you are referring. If you are eligible to join the USCG then you can apply like anyone else and ASK to be located in PR. And had you read the thread you would know that there IS no such thing as legally recognized Puerto Rican citizenship. Puerto Ricans are US citizens.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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I can't believe how many people have no idea that Puerto Rico is a US territory and that it's residents are native born American citizens, and that travel to Puerto Rico is as simple and easy as traveling from New York to California. Same for the other US territories.

Every time I go to Puerto Rico I see people wandering around the airport holding US passports asking where they need to go to get their passports stamped. It's embarrasing that so many Americans have no idea about their nation and what it encompasses. I think it's because people are only taught about the 50 states and very little attention is paid to the 5 territories, 1 federal district, and 3 associated republics that are also integral parts of the federal union.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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This thread is somewhere between amusing and retarded....lol
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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It's ridiculous right? A lot of my friends in the States tell me they want to visit but need to get a passport, or they cannot believe that I was able to call them on my cell phone here. That's assuming they know Puerto Rico isn't the country below Nicaragua and above Panama.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Same here. Try arguing with a telephone customer service rep stateside who remains convinced that the company cannot ship to the USVI because, "it's a foreign country" or likewise insists that "foreign" postage rates prevail and that USPS doesn't ship here at domestic rates. Mind boggling.
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