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3 July 2015

Exhibition Pedro Méndez in Casa de Arte

Pedro Mendez, the renowned artist, exhibits his sculptures in the exhibition rooms of Casa de Arte in Sosúa from Friday evening July 3. The artist is known for his large murals and biblical scenes but is also famous for his appealing, from hardwood crafted sculptures. The artist exhibited his work before in various galleries including recently in Centro Mirador in Santo Domingo. Friday evening 3 July, at half past seven Mayor Ilana Neumann and Alfonso Faringthon officially open the exhibition of the works of Pedro Mendez in Casa de Arte in Sosua. Every art lover is cordially invited to attend the opening of this exhibition.
Madera y Esencia
Madera y Esencia

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2 July 2015

2 SAR dogs for Puerto Plata

Leon Alter (American, born in Canada) and Chris Beken (Belgian) both ex-servicemen have long been friends here in the Dominican Republic. Leon Alter works as Co-founder at Crime stoppers Dominican Republic and chief safety at DDT Events. Chris does some presswork for Sosúa-News, is owner of Venga beach in Sosua and works part-time as a manager at Hotel Don Andres. With the disappearance of Patrick Brown several weeks ago here in Sosúa, Léon has been busy in the search for Patrick along with the SAR team of Fuerza Area and the Civil Defence.
Leon and Chris
Leon and Chris
After six days, Patrick Brown was found thanks to Leon. The family of Patrick decided to donate 2 SAR dogs to the SAR Team Fuerza Area Puerto Plata to thank them for the efforts they made to find him. Thanks to Chris, Leon was contacted by a friend of Chris in Miami who trains K9 dogs, namely Robby Hermans who was a soldier with Chris in Belgium. SAR dogs are primarily for the detection of people and weapons. These two dogs will be flown to Puerto Plata on 23 July. The handover to La Fuerza Area, to General Richard Vasques Jiménez will happen on July 25th. The trainer of these dogs will stay a while in the DR to train 4 people to work with these dogs. The price tag of these dogs is very high, at 10000 US dollars. But the story of the lost Patrick and through the donation of the Brown family from Otawa, also the K9 wanted to do something and delivers the dogs for half the price. Leon and Chris are happy with this development, and the SAR team of Fuerza Area in Puerto Plata and the Civil Defence are pleased to be able to work with these dogs in the future.
Thanks to the Brown family from Ottawa.

Chris Brooks

1 July 2015

Alta Note with jazz, blues and swing

The band 'Alta Notes from America will do a live performance on Saturday July 4 in the restaurant Parada Tipica El Choco. The four-man band plays jazz, blues and swing melodies. The restaurant also offers a special 4th of July Burger menu this Saturday evening. We can recommend such a special burger on this special day.
The evening starts at 7 PM.
The restaurant Parada Típica El Choco is located on the motorway towards Cabarete (opposite the entrance to Sosúa Ocean Village).
4th of July Celebration
4th of July Celebration

30 June 2015

Presidente Summer Festival in Sosúa

Thanks to sponsorship from the Presidente beer company and with the cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism and commitment of Mayor Ilana Neumann, next weekend, there will be a Presidente summer festival on the beach Alicia.
Verano Presidente
Verano Presidente
The beach is situated along the park Mirador and at the end of Calle Sin Salida (street without exit). Guests of Casa Marina can reach the beach via the beach from the hotel.

The program for the summer festival:
Friday, July 3rd:
Performances by merengue band Krisspy, Mas Histeria and el Rey Jhon
Saturday July 4:
Poeta Callejero, Sylvio Mora and Steffany Constanza
Sunday, July 5:
El Gran Cierre, David Kada and as rousing close of the festival merengue band Rubby Pérez.
The festival starts every evening at 6 PM and there is no entrance free.

29 June 2015

Illegal Haitians leave Sosúa en masse

Currently, the officers of the Air Force and National Police check residents and visitors of Sosúa strictly on their identity papers. The government recently started the control and particularly on Haitians staying in the cuntry. They are checked for the possession of a valid residence permit. Illegally residing Haitinas in the Dominican Republic will be deported. It has already caused a storm of protest from around the world. Most recently, the response from Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York. He accused the government of the Dominican Republic of racism and called for an economic boycott.
Illegal Haitians
Illegal Haitians
Many Haitians work in the housing and road construction, agriculture and sugar cane plantations. They take care of the heavy, underpaid labor where it is difficult to find a Dominican to do the job.

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