1 February 2015
The reporter from Sosúa-News went Sunday January 25 to Puerto Plata and Maimón to check out the progress of the construction of the cruise ship port.
Newspapers say in October this year the first cruise ships will dock in the new harbor in Maimón.
The mall with small shops and restaurants on the waterfront with mangroves has been completed.
The small buildings are still closed because of course there are few customers.
Visitors now come from the resorts Riu Merengue and Riu Bachata.
The shopkeepers are certainly full of confidence.
In October, when at least daily one to two cruise ships dock, it will be really busy, they think.
Construction on the cruise port is in full swing (even on Sunday) and much has already been achieved.
The very long pier construction where two cruise ships can dock simultaneously is ready.
In bad weather the cruise ships must however anchor and passengers will be brought to shore per boat.
Also, Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabarete hope to benefit from the many hundreds of passengers who enjoy a cruise ship vacation.
Currently in Puerto Plata, the historic center of is completely renovated.
They are also working hard on the construction of an amphitheater at the end of the Malecón.
The theater will offer 3,500 visitors a seat.
The intention is that this theater is used for various cultural activities.
31 January 2015
The entire board of the Rotary Club of Sosúa has recently launched the campaign 'Wash hands'.
They have started to visit the various schools in and around Sosúa to teach the students the value of properly washing hands with soap.
Hands are a rich breeding ground for many disease-causing bacteria.
Especially diarrhea and pneumonia, diseases which cause the death of children in the Dominican Republic every year, are caused by bacteria on the hands and pass it on to each other.
The Dominican habit to shake hands, contributes a lot to the spread of these diseases.
After each toileting, clean your hands with soap and water and dry your hands on a sheet of paper.
Not the available towel which is moist and has been used by tens of predecessors.
Such commonly used towel is also a true breeding ground for harmful bacteria and viruses.
30 January 2015
Opening the main street Pedro Clisante again in the evenings for traffic has led to outrage among most entrepreneurs and tourists.
The restaurants and bars put their tables and chairs out on the street every evening and the guests could enjoy their dinner or a drink without exhaust fumes and engine roar.
Even entire families with their children went to the restaurants to enjoy the ambiance.
We also saw visitors from families from residential areas like Sea Horse Ranch and Casa Linda, who wouldn't visit the Pedro Clisante before.
The turnover of restaurants and bars appeared to have doubled as a result of the closing of this entertainment street for traffic.
Whatever the cause and reason was, from January 10, the street has been open again in the evening and the moto-conchos and cars roar through the street again.
The owner of the Britannia Bar, Ray Quenville and Wolfgang Schönner of the Schnitzel Paradise have launched a signature campaign.
Hundreds of supporters of closure in the evening of the Pedro Clisante have expressed their support with a signature.
Almost all entrepreneurs in the Pedro Clisante and residents and tourists who visit the Pedro Clisante regularly, support the campaign.
The collected signatures will soon be presented to the Minister of Tourism.
29 January 2015
Sunday, February 1 (from 6:30 PM) it is show time again be in the bars of Sosúa.
At least for the fans of American football, a tough but fair sport, who can witness the final at the bars of Sosúa.
Besides many Americans also many Dominicans will be present at the bars in Sosúa to see the game on large LCD TV screens.
The final match takes place in the University Of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, but can also be seen in the bars of Jolly Roger, Bar Rumba, Merengue Bar, Britannia Bar and Charly's.
The Super Bowl is a major annual American sporting event.
It is the final of the major league of American football, the National Football League (NFL).
Super Bowl 2015
In the Super Bowl the champion of the American Football Conference (AFC) plays against the champion of the National Football Conference (NFC).
The AFC and NFC are the two divisions of the NFL.
During the break of the Super Bowl it's time for the 'halftime show'.
Big names in pop music usually perform.
28 January 2015
Friday January 16, prior to the opening of the photo exhibition in the cultural
Casa de Arte
center of Sosúa, a cooperation agreement was signed between Casa de Arte Sosúa and French Alliance of Santiago.
The meeting took place in the upper room of Casa de arte.
At the meeting were present the mayor of Sosúa Ilana Neumann, the director of Casa de Arte Adolfo Faringthon, the Director of Tourism Lorenzo Sancasani and the Director of The Alliance Française de Santiago Mr Cyril Anis.
Both parties will cooperate in setting up cultural projects, workshops, events, exhibitions and cultural tours for schoolchildren.