I do not like to post many negative things but this is something that must be dealt with here in the Colonial City as well as in the entire country. The garbage in our waters. Pollution in general.
I know there has been a new recycling of plastic going on now. This is a wonderful improvement.
I know that they say they will be arresting people for polluting now in Santiago. This is a wonderful improvement.
They have garbage pick-up in the Cuidad Colonial 2 times a day plus street sweepers. This is a wonderful thing.
If you look at these pictures you will know we need more action and fast.
This is what I saw this morning on the small beach behind the Montecinos Monument n the Malecon. This is what I see every morning after a rain. There is usually some garbage but after it rains and all the trash washes down from the Rio Ozama it all lands on the beach areas in Santo Domingo.
Click the panoramic image to see the entire picture up close as it is very large.
Playita Montecinos after the rain.
This is a sandy beach area along the sea front road The Malecon. People and their dogs live in the caves and the beach area is piled high with garbage.
Another polluted beach along the Malecon in Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Surfing Federation (FEDOSURF) and Clúster Turístico Productivo de Barahona Province bring to the beach Los Patos in Barahona the “LARIMAR SURFING CHAMPIONSHIP 2013″ Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, 2013 from 7am until 4pm.
Larimar Surfing Championship 2013
For surfers and spectators alike this is part of the Great National Surf Circuit. There will be great prizes, trophies and medals for winners in the various divisions for both high performance athletes and local competitors. There will also be a paragliding competition on the beach Los Patos with more than 20 pilots adding color and excitement to the event.
Other fun stuff happening is a Lionfish fishing contest, music and entertainment in a festive atmosphere and is free and open to the public.
Another addition to the concert series “Back In Time 80′s Concert Party” at the Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo. Roger Hodson, former co-frontman and founding member of the much loved rock band Supertramp, is bringing his Breakfast in America Tour to the Teatro La Fiesta on Friday June 21, 2013 at 9PM with DJ Richard Szpilman.
Supertramp Roger Hodgson coming to Dominican Republic
The 80′s progressive rock band Supertramp had many hit songs including “Dreamer,” “Breakfast in America,” “Give a Little Bit,” “Logical Song” and “Take The Long Way Home.
Roger is taking his tour to places like Germany, France, Spain, USA, Switzerland and he has included Dominican Republic in the tour as well. Tickets in advance starting at RD$2000 at TicketExpress and the Jaragua Hotel.
Video – Take the Long Way Home – Voice of Supertramp Roger Hodgson with Orchestra
“People like you: A tribute to the work of informal recyclers Dominican Republic. Produced and directed by Celestino Gonzalez, during National Recycling Week in Dominican Republic.”
This video is in Spanish but the images speak for themselves even if you do not understand the language. Bless these people for doing their part recycling while they make a honest living to support their families.
“Gente como tú: Un homenaje a la labor que realizan los recicladores informales de la República Dominicana. Producido y dirigido por Celestino Gonzalez, con motivo de la Semana Nacional del Reciclaje en República Dominicana.”
Palos y Atabales Live! Raul y sus muchachos present Fiesta de Palo, the best of our folklore and Dominican rural drum musc at the neighborhood bar Parada 77 Calle Isabel la Catolica in the Colonial Zone. Come enjoy and experience this moving musical stlye on Saturday June 1, 2013 at 10PM.