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17 September 2014
The artist Leo Díaz, living in Sosúa, exhibits from Friday, September 19th his work in the cultural center (Casa de Arte) of Sosúa.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday with a conventional snack and drink, by Mayor Ilana Neumann.
Leo Díaz was born in 1977 in Puerto Plata.
He dwelt at a young age in this port city between the artists and started painting himself at around fifteen years of age.
So he was initially self-taught.
Afterwards he studied at the art academy Bellas Artes of Puerto Plata and in Santiago where he perfected his technique.
The painters who influenced him the most are Italians from the time of the Renaissance, most notably Michelangelo and Tintoretto.
But Dutch painters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh inspired him too.
These influences are obvious in Leo's current work.
Leo's latest work is figurative and colorful with great contrasts.
His work has been exhibited in Sosúa, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Santiago and Santo Domingo.
So now the people of Sosúa have another opportunity to get acquainted with the work of Leo.
16 September 2014
Armando Casciati the owner of the Merengue Club and disco D' Clasico in Sosúa recently had to leave the country.
He is accused of trafficking and promotion of prostitution.
Armando and his wife
Armando Casciati is a major investor in Sosúa and owns several bars, nightclubs and hotels.
He is the most important sponsor of the Culture House (Casa de Arte) of Sosúa.
Armando is himself a very good artist and a few months ago, exhibited at Casa de Arte.
From the many comments on various websites and TV stations, the arrest and deportation, led to astonishment and indignation among many residents of Sosúa.
He is the second foreigner investor in recent months, to be deported to his native country.
The last time it was Bob, the American owner of the Rumba Bar also located in the main street Pedro Clisante.
15 September 2014
Several tourist organizations that promote Puerto Plata, have asked the central government to start the construction of a completely new highway between the north coast and Santiago (Cibao region).
The new highway to construct should be approximately 25 miles long.
This highway would run from the north side of the ring road from Santiago to Highway 5 at Puerto Plata.
It should be a four-lane highway open for public and freight traffic.
If this highway is constructed the travel time from Puerto Plata to Santiago would be reduced to only 30 minutes.
Not only the regional tourism organizations (including ADSS) ask for this highway, also national organizations.
Puerto Plata - Santiago
It would be a further boost to tourism on the north coast and of course for Sosúa.
14 September 2014
As it appears now, in December this year, the first cruise ships will dock in the new harbor in Maimón.
The historic center of Puerto Plata is currently being completely renovated.
Also, work on the amphitheater at the end of the Malecón is progressing.
The theater will offer a seat to 3,500 visitors.
The intention is that this theater is used for all kinds of cultural activities.
But it is certain that the cruise ship port in Maimón will give a huge economic boost to the North Coast.
Centro Historico Puerto Plata
It seems that Puerto Plata will be ready to receive the large amount of tourists in December.
The entrepreneurs in Sosúa and Cabarete hope the cruise ship tourists will also visit both beach resorts.
It is hoped that the tourists want to stay over a few days in Sosúa and Cabarete and then continue the journey with another cruise ship.
Both the city council and the ADSS foundation intend to organize additional activities.
This, to make a visit to both beach resorts more attractive.
13 September 2014
The municipal service is currently working hard on the passageway between the neighborhoods Los Charamicos and El Batey in Sosúa.
The plan is to construct sidewalks on both sides of the road and several rest areas for the pedestrians.
It is quite a walk to get from Charamicos to El Batey by foot.
If the attached image is a true representation of future reality, then pedestrians should rejoice over a secure shaded pedestrian passage, interrupted by resting areas with ornate benches.
The lighting looks modern too.
The seaside town of Sosúa will thus be more attractive for its residents and visitors.
Sendero El Batey - Los Charamicos
So everything will turn out quite alright with Sosúa.