Following the string of mysterious American tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, a popular resort in Punta Cana is removing liquor from minibars in their rooms. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana decided that it was in their customers’ best interests that there no longer be alcohol in the resort rooms.
Erica Lopez, who is the general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, said that the resort would remove liquor dispensers in the rooms. Lopez said the decision to take out the booze from the minibars was to “provide more tranquility for guests.” There were also three additional Hard Rock hotels in Mexico that were removing alcohol from the rooms. The minibar will still offer soft drinks and beer.
This is some very interesting wording and some coincidental timing. Does the sudden “providing more tranquility” have anything to do with at least 11 American tourists dying over the past year?
Does the sudden “providing more tranquility” have anything to do with 47 Jimmy Buffett fans and the group of graduating high school students (Who were staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana) getting violently sick in the Dominican Republic?
Does the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana sudden interest in “providing more tranquility” by removing alcohol from minibars have anything to do with the reports that numerous of tourists drank alcohol from the minibar before they died while on vacation in the Dominican Republic? Many of the causes of death of the American tourists in the D.R. were from cardiac arrest or pulmonary edema, which means fluid in the lungs.
American tourists including Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, Yvette Monique Short, 51, and Robert Bell Wallace, 67, all had alcoholic drinks from the minibar before getting sick and ultimately dying while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Wallace was staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana when he died.
There are many who believe that unregulated liquor or bootleg alcohol is the cause of many of these worrying tourist deaths. There is a conspiracy theory that counterfeit alcohol could be served at these resorts. The tourists could be overindulging in alcohol since they are on vacation, but the liquor is tainted with unsafe chemicals.
There are reports that bootleg alcohol could contain embalming fluid, battery acid, and even methanol, a dangerous chemical found in antifreeze and windshield wiper fluid. With the alcohol not being regulated in the Dominican Republic, liquor could be tainted.
On the illness-reporting website IWasPoisoned.com, there were more than 700 reviewers who claimed they got sick at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana issued a statement about the recent rash of tourist deaths on the Caribbean island. “The safety and health of our guests is now, and has always been, our highest priority,” the statement read. “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana follows internationally recognized regulations regarding guest health, sanitation and security.”
The Hard Rock said that they “are also contracting a U.S. based 3rd party testing lab to provide inspections and laboratory testing of all food and beverage products and public spaces.”
The FBI is assisting local investigators with toxicological tests in some of the cases. The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Health declared that the American tourists all died from preexisting conditions.
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