30 May 2016
Hector Vásquez, chairman of the Civil Guard (la Defensa Civil) of Sosúa ensured that about 200 mothers, most of them a bit ageing, had a happy Mother's Day.
He made the mothers happy with sheets, pillowcases and a food package.
The gifts were provided by the Herman Strauss foundation and local shop owners.
It has become a tradition that the Civil Guard hands out beautiful gifts every year to thank and honor the mothers during Mother's Day.
The ceremony took place Saturday afternoon in the Tyres Service & Workshop Hector Vásquez near the Caribe Tours bus station in Charamicos.
29 May 2016
According to architect Kirsis De los Santos (Chairman Committee on Tourism Zones) the amphitheater at the head of the Malecón of Puerto Plata will be ready in late August and inaugurated with an large celebration.
De los Santos made the announcement at the end of the opening ceremony of the hotel Sunscape Resorts & Spa Playa Dorada.
This ceremony was attended by President Danilo Medina, Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier Garcia, Mayor Walter Musa, governor Ivan Rivera, some other officials and commanders of the police and the air force base.
The construction of the amphitheater has been delayed for more than a year.
The amphitheater will provide a seat for 5100 people and provide a platform for music, theater, dance and film.
Anfiteatro Puerto Plata
Puerto Plata has to become more attractive to the tourists with this theater.
The hope and expectation is that the cruise ship passengers are willing to attend a performance at the theater.
28 May 2016
On Sunday, 29th May Mothers Day is celebrated in the Dominican Republic.
In the Dominican Republic Mother's Day is always held on the last Sunday of May.
It is the day you should thank your mother in a very special way, overloading her with gifts.
Many Dominican children grow up without a father because the fathers usually leave wife and kids to search for another adventure.
Felíz Día de las Madres
But thanks to the perpetual care and love of the mothers, the children have a roof over their heads and have something to eat and if possible can go to school.
The gratitude of the children for the mother is therefore high.
To help the children express their gratitude, the flower shops and the many boutiques and shops are making special offers on washing machines, refrigerators, gas stoves, television sets, clothing and shoes.
In Sosúa in El Batey, Sosúa Abajo and Charamicos we see flags outside the shops and shop windows decorated, to present the special Mother's Day offers to lure the sons and daughters to buy their mother a present to express their gratitude for her.
27 May 2016
Yesterday, Thursday, May 26 was a public holiday in the Dominican Republic, and therefore also in Sosúa.
This day 'Dia Corpus Christi' is celebrated, or rather honored.
'Dia Corpus Christi' was promulgated by Pope Urbanus IV in September 1264.
It is the belief of the incomprehensible phenomenon that bread can change into the body of Christ.
The celebration started with a procession through the streets of Charamicos.
This was followed by a Mass led by Father Bernardo Vásquez.
So Thursday was a day off, a day without work, and for many, Friday was added so everyone can enjoy a very nice long weekend.
26 May 2016
Sosúa's choir rehearses every week in the upper hall of the cultural center (Casa de Arte de Sosúa).
Audition for the municipal choir
The choir, professionally led by Manuel Molina and opera performer Angela Cruz have done many performances in Sosúa, Puerto Plata and Santiago.
They also sang during the Christmas concert in the Sosúa Bay Center.
To be able to do all these performances there is always room for talented women and men in the vocal ranges of soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass.
A few new candidates have already signed up for the choir.