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26 November 2014

What is going on with the water treatment plant

About eight years ago a water treatment plant has been built near Cabarete. It is a very modern plant that has cost millions of dollars. Most parts of this purification plant have been imported. The larger hotels in Cabarete have raised the money because they wanted a solution for the disposal of sewage water. The hotels do not have a sewage system and toilets are discharged into a cesspool. Once a week a tanker truck comes along the hotels to suck the cesspools empty. With the construction of a modern sewage treatment plant hotel owners were hoping for an environmentally friendly way to solve their problem.
Water treatment plant
Water treatment plant
Water treatment plant
Water treatment plant
The installation works with biological purification of waste water by bacteria which leaves at the end of the treatment phases clean and drinkable water and compost. To get the sewage water to the plant, the plant is located on a higher level, a large pump is included in the plan. This pump has, for obscure reasons, disappeared from the plan, although the hotel owners have paid for it. At this time, the plant is rusting away and it seems impossible to get the, yet so necessary, sewage treatment plant to start working. Millions of dollars have been thrown away and the tanker truck still comes by the hotels every week to empty the cesspools.

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25 November 2014

Friday evening plenty of live music in Sosúa

Friday November 21 it was party time in Sosúa. Both in the restaurant of Don Andres and the restaurant of Parada Típica El Choco two wonderful bands performed. At Don Andres it was the merengue and bachata band 'Sosúa', at Parada Típica El Choco it was the pop, blues and jazz band 'Variao' from Puerto Plata. During the breaks of the band in Don Andres the dancers of the Emily Watson School of dance did a show. They thereby gave dance lessons to the visitors.
Parada Típica El Choco
Parada Típica El Choco
Don Andres
Don Andres
In addition to a normal BBQ you could also choose from a variety of original Dominican cuisine at Don Andres. The band Variao played really very high-level pop, blues and jazz melodies at Parada Típica El Choco. It earned much appreciation and enthusiasm, and there was plenty of dancing to the contagious melodies. Especially the Rock and Roll fans showed that they still had the moves. Both the restaurant Don Andres and restaurant Parada Típica El Choco were filled with enthusiastic music lovers last Friday evening.

24 November 2014

Mayor prevents flooding

Sunday November 2 it started to rain and with minor interruptions that went through until Tuesday November 4. The water came pouring down. In Islabón and Puerto Plata hundreds of homes were inundated. The rivers on the north coast like the Yaque del Norte and Rio de Camú could not process the water masses and burst their banks. Normally it also goes wrong with the Sosúa river. In previous tropical rain showers this river also has burst its banks several times and thereby inundated many cottages alongside the river shore. This time Mayor Ilana Neumann wanted to prevent this and set the firm 'Tractor Del Norte' to work. This company put all its staff and machinery to work to remove everything from the Sosúa river so the water could flow through without any problem. They started Sunday afternoon and at 12 o'clock at night the job was done.
Mayor prevents flooding
Mayor prevents flooding
Tractor Del Norte had been previously engaged to ensure the free passage of the river water in different riverbeds. They have cleared the river Sosúa in Sosúa Abajo and El Tablón and its tributaries in Los Castillos and Loma Bajita from tons of garbage. Thanks to the alert intervention of Mayor Ilana Neumann and with the help of Tractor Del Norte, Sosúa, despite the heavy rains, was not harmed by severe flooding.

23 November 2014

Again protest for promised for hospital

Pastor Bernardo Vásquez of the parish in Charamicos has announced for Thursday 27 November a protest march to demand once again the promised construction of a public hospital. The protest march starts in the early morning in Charamicos and ends on the baseball field in the neighborhood La Unión. La Unión is located near the Gregorio Luperón International Airport. The priest called on all citizens of Sosúa to participate in the parade with banners and posters.
Un hospital para Sosúa
Un hospital para Sosúa
There has already gone a delegation from Sosúa to the minister in Santo Domingo. The delegation members were received with all the respect and they were told that the construction of the hospital will start soon. The result was that they never heard anything about it. At least for 20 years the residents of Sosúa have requested for a public hospital. Every time during election time presidential candidates make the same promises that the construction of the hospital will start soon. Enough is enough and now under the inspiring leadership of Father Bernardo Vásquez, a stream of protests are supposed to follow. Upcoming Thursday, November 27th the protest march is the start of number of other protests.

Information: Félix Corona
(Press officer municipality of Sosúa)

22 November 2014

Christmas spirit at Hotel Voramar

Wednesday November 19th it was BBQ time again for guests and visitors of hotel Voramar. The Voramar BBQ is getting more popular every time because of its excellent quality. But there is more. The beautiful fairy-lit garden contributes to the great atmosphere where the BBQ enthusiasts can enjoy their drinks and meals. This Wednesday was extra special because the garden was transformed into a Christmas garden with colorful lighting.
BBQ Tropical Hotel Voramar
BBQ Tropical Hotel Voramar
BBQ Tropical Hotel Voramar
BBQ Tropical Hotel Voramar
All the palm trees and shrubs were beautiful lit with thousands of lights. In the Dominican Republic they start putting up the Christmas lights in early November. Many houses are decorated with fairy lights. Hotel Voramar hotel did it more beautiful than ever this year. The BBQ was therefore extra special in the beautifully lit gardens of the hotel.


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