6 March 2015
Marco and Jacqueline of restaurant Parada Típica El Choco finally succeeded to contract the famous guitarist Johannes Linstead for a performance (28 Febr.) at the restaurant.
Johannes Linstead in El Choco
Johannes Linstead is an award-winning Canadian guitarist and instrumentalist who fuses virtuoso Spanish-style guitar with Afro-Cuban, Middle Eastern, and Latin American percussion and instrumentation.
In 2010, Linstead was named 'World Artist of the Year' in the T.O.M.A Awards (The Ontario Music Awards), was the recipient of 'Best World Album' and 'Best Instrumental Album - Acoustic' in the ZMR Awards, and signed an influential artist endorsement deal with the Yamaha Corporation of America.
5 March 2015
After the parade (February 27) through the streets of El Batey and Charamicos at which many students from different schools participated, the main Clisante Pedro was closed for traffic.
The street was transformed into a free market where individuals and businesses could offer all kinds of stuff, like ice cream, jewelry, clothing, fruits and vegetables and hotdogs.
The restaurants and bars as Jolly Roger, Tipico Alberto, Cubana, Britannia Bar had put tables and chairs in the street.
For children, there were also various activities like a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, popcorn and cotton candy.
Bake table - Muffins, cookies, squares, and much more..
4 March 2015
The board of the Civil Guard in Sosúa (la Defensa Civil Sosúa) has launched a first aid course for young people.
Those interested could sign up last Thursday afternoon in a room of the Gregorio Luperón school.
Defensa Civil de Sosúa
The course consists of 60 hours of practical lessons.
The Civil Guard under the inspiring leadership of front man Héctor Vásquez, organizes every year a few weeks before the celebration of Semana Santa, courses first aid for volunteers.
Semana Santa is the name used in Spanish-speaking countries for Holy Week, the week before Easter.
During Semana Santa almost all Dominicans go to the seaside resorts (including Sosúa), to spend the holiday week there.
The Dominicans party with lots of good food, drink and dance and music.
Unfortunately, some revelers drink too much, and that leads to many accidents every year.
The first aid squad of the Civil Guard must often come to help in order to save lives.
But fortunately they are all well prepared thanks to these courses.
3 March 2015
Monday afternoon, June 1, the winner of the lottery of the supermarket Playero will be announced in Sosúa.
The draw takes place in the vestibule of the supermarket under the supervision of a notary and the local TV station 'Ola TV'.
The price is a nice Hyundai i10 car.
For every purchase of 500 peso the customers of the supermarket can purchase a ticket in the next months until June.
Submit your personal information on the ticket and deposit it into the big barrel.
The draw is usually made by a boy or girl from the audience.
2 March 2015
Friday morning, February 27 the celebration took place of the memorable event that 170 years ago Juan Pablo Duarte, Ramón Matos Mella and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez proclaimed the independent 'República Dominicana'.
From a stage on the helicopter field first Father Bernando Vásquez held a speeach to the crowd, followed by the mayor of Sosúa, Ilana Neumann.
Then followed a parade through the streets of El Batey and Charamicos of Sosúa.
Independence Day 2015
Independence Day 2015
The parade stopped for a few minutes at the park with the flags where more solemn words were spoken.
Then the parade, preceded by a fire engine with siren screaming, through the street Pedro Clisante then over the main road to Charamicos.
At the parade many students and teachers of the schools in Sosúa participated.
Representatives of official bodies of the municipality Sosúa, including Mayor Ilana Neumann walked along.
Unfortunately there was a serious damper on the festivities, this because at the end of the parade, opposite the ice cream shop Bon Helado in Charamicos a balcony collapsed under the weight of on looking children.
Several were injured and one of them unfortunately died from her injuries.