28 June 2016
The authorities of the Environment Service (Medio Ambiente) in collaboration with the Senpa soldiers (Servicio Nacional de Protección Ambiental) have in recent days arrested illegal loggers.
It is about the primeval forest in the headwaters of the river Sosúa in the district of Bellavista.
This forest is rich in slow-growing trees like Mahogany.
Mahogany and caoba wood is very durable and very expensive and therefore very popular among the illegal loggers.
Soldiers arrested not only illegal loggers, but also confiscated the felled trees.
27 June 2016
Despite promises made by the management of the water company CORAAPPLATA to the board of the ADSSosúa foundation the water problem remains unsolved in Sosúa.
The President of ADSS (la Asociación para el Desarrollo Sostenible Sosúa) had in fact on February 8, 2016 a meeting with the management of the water company CORAAPPLATA.
The meeting took place in the conference hall of Casa Marina Resort in Sosúa.
The president of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants of Sosúa and Cabarete and the director of Casa Marina were present at this meeting.
Large areas of Sosúa were, and still are, deprived of tap water.
This is caused by leaks in the supply line of the tap water.
The management of the water company promised that very soon all problems should be resolved.
But unfortunately, for example in Playa Chiquita several hotels have been deprived of tap water for al long time.
They are obliged one to two times per week to have a truck bring in a tank of water, to replenish the water supply.
Some hotels reported that they had almost 180,000 pesos of water bills, just to guarantee their customers a sufficient amount of water.
Some hotels invested a lot of money (about 200.00 pesos) for a private water well.
But the pumped water turned out to be brackish, so it is unusable for guests of the hotels.
The hotel owners are desperate and ask the government for a satisfactory solution of this problem.
If this problem of water supply is not resolved soon, some hotels will be forced to close their doors.
26 June 2016
Friday June 24th we were told Tom from Norway, owner of the Scandinavian Bar on the beach of Sosúa passed away.
We knew that Tom was suffering from cancer, the lingering and horrible disease.
Tom was a popular business owner on the beach of Sosúa.
He was very popular among Scandinavians but also among guests of other nationalities.
In March 2007 his bar/ restaurant burned down to the ground.
But then it proved how popular Tom was among his guests.
From everywhere Tom received donations and loans to be able to build the bar back up, thanks to the many friends of the sympathetic owner.
The bar was rebuilt and now even better and more comfortable than before.
Not only a good friend of ours passed away, but the Scandinavian Bar will never be as in Tom's time.
We will miss him.
25 June 2016
Sunday, June 26, Gran Copa Aneja, a grand basketball tournament, takes place in the sports hall of Charamicos (district of Sosúa).
The tournament starts already at 9 o'clock in the morning and several teams from the major sports cities will participate.
Teams from Puerto Plata, Santiago, Moca and La Vega have already subscribed to participate at the tournament.
Sosúa will be represented by a strong team which has won the prestigious tournament several times in the past.
Spectators are welcome and entrance is free.
Gran Copa Añeja
24 June 2016
Kayak & Paddleboard Beach Party
Sunday July 17 'Sosúa Events' organizes for the first time on the beach of Sosúa a Kayak and Paddleboard beach party.
The festival starts in the morning at 10am.
It involves activities such as stand up paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking and sailing, even the banana boats will participate in the event.
There are special affordable participation fees for this event