Wednesday morning October 19th at eight-thirty, members of transport unions, neighborhood organizations and political parties held another large-scale protest march.
The hundreds of participants in this protest march made a trip of 20 miles over the two-lande road between Puerto Plata - Santiago.
The march started in Imbert and ended in Puerto Plata on Town Hall Square (la Plaza Independencia).
20 Miles protest march
There petitions were presented to various government agencies.
The residents of Puerto Plata require the two-lane road to be renewed in the short term and extended into a dual carriageway.
The two-lane road between Puerto Plata and Santiago is a horror for traffic.
Daily many heavy loaded trucks use this road over the mountain range between Santiago and Puerto Plata.
Because of the mountains these trucks drive very slowly, annoying other traffic.
They often cause traffic jams.
But the road surface is also worn out in many places and it's full of holes.
The central government already promised several times that the four-lane highway between Puerto Plata and Santiago would be constructed.
But it remain, according to the participants of the protest march, empty promises.
If this protest does not work, then, according the spokespersons of the transport unions, there will be tougher protests.
Friday evening October 21, the October Jazz month continues in the main street Pedro Clisante.
The street is closed again to traffic from the crossing Calle Duarte to Calle Dr. Rosen.
Just past the restaurant Jolly Rogers a stage is set up to house the jazz band.
Although it is very difficult to get information, it seems that once again the Rodríguez Santana Quartet will do a gig this Friday evening.
he band plays really well, especially with the saxophone and piano solos last Friday they received much applause from the audience.
The terraces of the bars and restaurants will be full of happy and enthusiastic eaters and jazz lovers again.
Also stalls will be set up again in the street where all kind of stuff is for sale.
Next week, there will be another jazz evening.
Thursday evening, November 3 the Jazz month in the Pedro Clisante ends with an exhibition of 20 years Dominican Republic Jazz Festival in the cultural center of Sosúa (Casa de Arte).
The sponsors of the Friday night jazz festival are:
Supermercado Playero, Restaurant Jolly Rogers, Ferreteria Linares, Restaurant Bologna,
Pedro Clisante en Jazz
hotel Casa 21, Beachclub Waterfront, InfinitiBlu en Residencial Casa Linda.