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NEW !  THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS IN SOSUA  OR CABARETE?
REMEMBER THESE DAYS IN SOSUA ?
YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS. IF YOU LIKE DOGS AND CATS
Readers,  This morning we were walking down the street and heard what sounded like a kitten in distress.  We
heard the squeals but could not find where they were coming from.  Then we saw some movement from a
trash bag sitting on the curb.  We ripped the bag open and pulled a newborn kitten from the trash.  Just born
and its eyes were not even open.  Unbelievable.  And what do we do now?  Well, by some miracle the mother  
cat emerged. recognized it and  carried it back into a crevice.  so fast we could not get off a picture.  Here are
the shots we took.  You have to live here to see stuff like this.  The plight of dogs and cats here in the DR is
dire.  Oh, what you dont see during your five days at the all inclusive resort.  Can you believe someone just
threw this cat into the garbage, like it was a piece of trash.  Whoever did this is trash or basura!
STILL NO HOSPITAL IN SOSUA. 2016 UPDATE
NO ONE HAS SUPPORTED SOSUA LIKE BOBBY FROM RUMBA BAR
AND A  SHOUT OUT TO BOBBY FROM RUMBA BAR!   
And no one spends money in Sosua and the whole
island for that matter like our army of single guys who
come here and spend like theres no manana.  Bobby,
owner of Rumba , who was deported about a year ago
now, has been the biggest supporter of Mustard
Seeds.  This great charity supports mentally and
physically disabled children in the area.  Bobby also
financed a new sports field for area kids.  AND WE
ARE PROUD TO SAY OUR MONEY AND TAX DOLLARS
HELPED FINANCED THESE PROJECTS.  
These pathetic
Christian Missionary Groups come here and do
nothing but recruit and take money from poor
people. These groups do nothing for Sosua or the DR
We used to have real concerts on
the main beach in Sosua.  These
pics go back about  five years
now. Please bring back the good
old days.  These were fun times  
here.   Sosua these days is just
plain boring.  We havent had a
good bikini contest in how many
years now years now!  Zzzzzzzz.  
We are going back to bed
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AND WHERE ARE THE BIKINI CONTESTS?
And on the subject of droughts, we havent had
a good bikini contest here in a few years.  
These are huge fun.  We have a great idea.
Lets have a contest and invite Mayor Neuman .  
If she shows up she will have one great  time.  
They have these all over the world., every
weekend. No harm done. Just Fun!   The beer
is on us.  No harm in a little fun.
SCENES FROM A GREAT HALLOWEEN 2015 IN SOSUA
SCENES FROM A GREAT CARNIVAL SEASON 2016 PUERTO PLATA
OH MAX, WHERE ARE YOU? The culture clash just never ends.  When you live here the Gringo vs. Dominican  
culture clash never ends. We were recently at a local print shop working on a flyer project. The Photoshop guy
was named Max. We were working and everything was going along just fine. Then where is Max?  No more Max.
This was about 2pm and we were on a deadline.  He just disappeared.  I asked the owner of the shop where he
was, he replied Max is at his house.  SAY WHAT??? Max will be back tomorrow at 9am.  This guy just cut out
without telling us he was off work at 2pm.  Oh the crazy things that happen when living in a place like this.  The
only things we have in common are Beer, Sex and Baseball.  And they love to party. The Dominicans can drink
up under the table.  WOW can these folks party.  it just gets crazier everyday.  whats next?
JUST A LITTLE BUSINESS NEWS PLEASE HAVE A LOOK
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OUR FREE SOSUA, PUERTO PLATA, CABARETE AND D.R. SAFETY TIPS
OK Readers,  Here are some tips to keep you safe in the DR.  First off as mentioned above last week a
76 yr old man and his wife were walking on  a street in Puerto Plata, not too far from Central Park. He
was gunned down and robbed. This was 10 am, Fortunately, security cams identified the killers.  Police
tracked down one of them, a 22 yr old Dominican man, then shot and killed him. There were two. The
other one is stiil on the loose.  Congrads to the Policia  National for some great work.
First off,  LEAVE THE ROLEX AT HOME AND BRING THE TIMEX !  No one cares about your bling here.  
One guy in particular that comes to Sosua must have 2 lbs of gold chains around his neck and a
diamond studded watch.  This guy is crazy. Just asking to get robbed.  Good thing there are lots of
people and cops in the Sosua Party Zone.  No body cares about your bling here except thieves.
Nobody in impressed. And carry only small amounts of cash.  1000 pesos is about $22 US. Thats alot of
beer and Hennesy. Put the rest in your lock box.  You can always go back for more.  Do not let your
wallet dangle out of your back pocket.  We see this stupidity all the time.  And the iPhones.  These are
also hanging out of too many pockets. These are probably the most stolen item.  Can we suggest a
holster? They are about $10 on Ebay.  When in your hotel room. Lock up everything of value.  Dont
take anything for granted.  When using the ATM,  do this during the day, not at night.  Do not flash
cash.  When a tourist goes to the ATM, trust us, somebody is watching you. Make it quick.  Last year
another German, who carried large amounts of cash was gunned down and robbed in the La Sirena
parking lot in Puerto Plata.  Someone probably tipped these guys off  that this guy was carrying large
amounts of cash.  They then followed him to this location.  This was 2pm in the afternoon.  la Sirena is
similar to a Target or Walmart.  
If you are renting here, better stick with a condo or apartment.  Only rent a villa in a guarded gated
community.  Do not isolate yourselves in an unguarded stand alone place. A friend of ours and a long
time resident  of Sosua was robbed recently.  He rents a house up a dark road outside of Sosua.  He
was in town and his daughter at school, when five armed robbers broke in.  Pistol whipped his wife
and stole laptops, cash, cameras and a flat screen.  Stay in a guarded development.  Especially if
your a couple. There are a thousand condos , apartments and hotel rooms available.  Much Much
safer.  Out in the countryside you are a sitting duck.
These tips are good wherever you travel. If you are in the DR and staying in an All Inclusive resort
you have little to worry about.  And if you are on a cruise ship.  The high traffic areas are loaded
with cops.  Central Park in Puerto Plata is very safe. As are the high traffic areas of Sosua and
Cabarete.  Just do not isolate yourself day or night in a low traffic area.  Oh and yes the US has one
of the highest crime rated in the world if not the highest.  This is not just a DR problem.  Abide by
these tips and you will have a much safer trip.  But nothing is guaranteed. Just be aware at all
times.  This is a great spot to visit and . Oh, and stay sober too.  Dont get loaded.  
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MORE BUSINESS BLUNDERS AND  COMMENT ON A RECENT EMAIL
We just received an email from a gentleman who sold his hotel in Colorado and is thinking of moving
to Sosua Beach or Cabarete,  finding a fixer upper hotel and going into business here.  Well, the
problem, is there are no bargains.  There must be at least one hundred builders and developers in
the area.  If a property was worth the investment it has been picked over by every one of them.  The
low hanging fruit was  been snatched up long ago.  The few that are left are just too far gone to fix up.
The repairs are just too expensive.  We told him to rethink this idea.  Or buy a hotel that is turnkey
and ready to go. We have been writing  about another businessman who opened up a Mexican
restaurant on Sosua Beach.  He flew in a chef from Mexico and  was really going to make it big here.
Well, two months later, he had to shut his doors. We predicted he would bite the dust, but we gave
him at least six months. The site is now being turned into a pizza joint.  There is just no market here
for Mexican food. He is the third such place to close here in Sosua.  Now Gortidos  Fresh Mex in
Cabarete is a huge hit.  A giant success. Its a mystery why Sosua shuns Mexican food. We love it. And
these places were very good.  Dominicans dont like it. So success depends on Gringo traffic. We will
see if a pizza place makes it.  This is a tough market.  About 10% of the start ups make it here.  
STILL NO SERIOUS TALK
ABOUT A PUBLIC HOSPITAL IN
SOSUA. LOTS OF MONEY
GETS SPENT ON OTHER
PROJECTS. BUT NO SIGNS OF
A HOSPITAL FOR SOSUA. ITS
ABOUT 25 YEARS PAST DUE !
BEACH FEST CABARETE WAS A HUGE HIT, BIG CROWD IN SOSUA BEACH
PLEASE DO NOT DRINK THE HAITIAN MOONSHINE !
And the wild and crazy political rallys  just
are happening more and more and get
nuttier all the time. We need to get Willie
elected Mayor and get  Sosua Beach back
on track.  The economy is on life support.
We need a business man in charge, not a
bunch of polititions Kind of like the US,
right? Willie is the best choice for jobs.
and bringing back the party. Go Willie !
Just a massive crowd for Beach Fest 2016 in
Cabarete. Two large sound stages with all the
latest equipment on hand. Beer, Rum, Sun, Music,
Hot Dominican Ladies and a good time was had by
all. Only one fight broke out on the street.  But with
a crowd this size it was very orderly.  And Sosua
Beach also drew its usual huge Semana Saturday
crowd.  Once again a great time was had by all.  
Two great parties in Puerto Plata. Sorry we couldnt
make these. Parties all over the Dominican
Republic. We need to clone ourselves to make all
of the great  Fiestas going on here in the Sunny DR
A NEW CURB ALONG THE HIGHWAY.  NOW THIS IS EXCITING NEWS
Oh Yes, the Haitians make Moonshine. Its not just a
Gringo thing.  In a recent Miami Herald  article ,the
Haitians are making moonshine for a meRE  $1.50 per
bottle. The problem is that its made from the toxic
industiral  alcohol methanol. One swig and you could
go blind. pass out and lose your liver. And is often
served by friendly roadside bartenders. So far 21
recent deaths.  Sounds yummy where can we get
some? Who needs a liver and eyesight anyway?
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A TRULY HEART WARMING STORY OF  SOSUA LOVE AND MARRIAGE
We have a great buddy here in Sosua.  He is a retired fire fighter from the States and just an up guy all
the way.  Just the perfect situation for a single guy.  For you who dont know.  Police and Fire fighters
can begin their careers at 21 or 22.  After 20 years they get an immediate pension if they retire.   Not bad
for a guy in his early or mid 40s. Well, a few years ago out friend  decided to buy a house, a car  and
really settle into Sosua.  We were thinking, are you sure you want to do this? You should be traveling
the world.  OK, so he partied for a few years then met Ms perfect. A very pretty Dominican girl.  And
decided to get married. Huh? Yes he took the plunge.  His wife and her two kids moved into the house.  
Well, she immediately  got really lazy, spending the whole day eating and watching Latin soap operas on
TV Novelis. Soap operas are just sickening to begin with but the ones here are just excruciating.  The
actors are either making love or beating each other up.  So our friend will go to the store, buy over
$100 worth of groceries. The wife and her kids just attack the food. They rip open the packages and will
devour it all  in two days. She rolls up monster cell phone bills and burns up his entire pension check
and then some each month.  He is now scrounging around looking for a job just to cover all this. He will
hand her the car keys just to get rid of her for a few hours.  You just cannot believe how miserable he
is.  He is going back to the states for ten days this month just to get away from the situation.  And
speaking of miserable, we are getting indigestion and a migraine just writing this.
SOSUA STORIES. CAREFREE APARTMENT LIVING IN PARADISE?
Oh how could we ever forget this one.  Several years ago we had a a decent  apartment in probably
the best party complex in Sosua. It was party central. Just too much fun, right?  Well,  one day the
entire place  ran out of water.  Nothing, no showers, no nothing.  What happened? It turned out the
landlord was stealing Sosua city water, So they promptly shut off the water. This went on for a few
days. Of course we were bitching and complaining and stinking. As you can imagine in the tropical
heat.  So he decided to bring in a truck load of water.  And it had been raining heavily and the trail in
was badly flooded.  So they sent the truck through a side gate and over the lawn.  And you guessed
it. The truck got stuck in the mud. And the only way to get it  out of the muck was to lighten up the
load and empty the entire tankof fresh water.  Have mercy, still no water. We got the problem
solved  eventually. Its funny now to look back on this but at the time it sure was aggravating. Oh yes,
care free Caribbean living. Many more Sosua stories coming. After ten years here we have a bunch.
Zika Virus? What is that? that about sums it up around
here.  No worries whatsoever.  Pregnant women
everywhere yet no  repellents, no DEET,  No screens or
Mosquito netting. No nothing.  Two girls in the hood just
turned up six months pregnant and we doubt if they have
ever heard of this virus.  World events?  No one watches
the news here.  Life just goes on here.  No worries.  No
problems. Zika is just back page news among the locals
MORE ON THE ABOVE MURDER AND ON SOSUA AND DR SAFETY
As it turns out  this was a 75 yr old Canadian retiree living with his Dominican Girlfriend.  Now we often
write that when coming here for an extended visit you must make sure your residence has 24 hr
security.  If you are on a cruise ship or in an all inclusive you have little to worry about unless you
wander too far away or at night. Just stick with the crowd.  But, Sosua is full of these old guys.  Most of
them are in bad health. They smoke and drink and are basically defenseless.  Just sitting ducks for
thieves. This latest victim most likely had valuables and or large amounts of cash in his place.  Word of
this gets out fast.  Someone tips off the wrong people and you might just have a problem.  Was it the
girlfriend? We just dont know.  But the Policia National caught the two perpetrators and are now under
arrest. Great  police work here.  If you are a tourist staying here and renting you are being watched and
followed.  Take this for granted.  There are some not so trust worthy security guards the will tip the bad
guys off.  We lived in an apartment complex where ten laptops including our own got stolen. Turns out it
was the two maintenance guys. They would get the keys open the doors and steal.  And then  make a
mess to make it look like a break in.  No matter your age, do not flash money or exhibit wealth.  A bad
idea here.  And come to think about it, the USA has quite a crime problem as well.  Be safe.
SO WHAT IS GOING ON IN SOSUA THESE DAYS? NEW AUGUST UPDATES
Have mercy, the city is building a curb along the highway above
Sosua Beach. .And it looks like maybe a sidewalk. The problem is no
one is going to walk or run on this smoggy, hot stretch of road when
you can enjoy a nice walk on the beach. The biggest problem is on
Sundays the tour buses will be forced to park in the middle of the
road.  They jam in on both sides of the highway.  The 180 beach
business owners are furious. Sunday is their big money day.  This
will create a  major parking shortage. And of course there is no
progress on a public hospital for Sosua. Tax dollars for a curb. No
money for a hospital. People are dying every week due to this.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR ALL THE SOSUA, CABARETE AND PUERTO PLATA  NEWS
IT WAS A WILD AND CRAZY POLITICAL SEASON. SURE IS QUIET AROUND HERE
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS NOT A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY !
First off The Dominican Republic is a 2nd world developing Country. Not a 3rd world country as we
hear often.  Also, there is a tremendous amount of wealth here.  The Ex Pats talk about this all the
time.  The cars on the highways are just as nice as the US, Canada and Europe. OK maybe a few more
clunkers, but lots of shiney new cars and iPhones too.  Everyone feels sorry for the poor Dominicans.
But please do not.  Opportunities are here for those who want to get off their lazy rear ends.  In
Puerto Plata alone there are three universities, including a technical university students can learn
dozens of trades.  There are no fewer than six foreign language institutes  And of course you can go
to work and pick up trades on the street and  start small businesses of all kinds.
OK Readers, Lets clear some confusion. The Dominican Republic is a Second World Developing
Country.  It is not a Third World Country. Far from it.  There is a growing economy and opportunity
abounds for those with a little ambition.  I said for those with ambition.  Puerto Plata alone has three
universities, including a technical university where dozens of skills are taught.  And at least six foreign
language institutes.  All cost very little money or free if you cant afford tuition.  Or many skills and trades
can be learned right on the street.  Learning to build or be a mechanic.  And there is a boom in small
business.  Lots of young guys starting various businesses and making a solid living.  Unfortunately,
these are the minority.  Too many here would rather street hustle,  deal weed and steal anything not
bolted to the ground.  We know two guys who speak German, Spanish and English.  But they would
rather sell bags of weed and fake Cuban cigars to  tourists and steal everything they can get their
hands on. Just too lazy to get a real job.  We are always giving these two pocket change so they can buy
a bowl of spaghetti or a few cigs.  One wants to be a rapper. He is about thirty with two babies.  But  he
is convinced he is going to make it big in the music biz.  Come on.  The bottom line here is dont feel
sorry for Dominicans.  If they want to get ahead they can.  We do not have one bit of pity except for
maybe someone too old or handicapped.  Lots of lazy knuckleheads here.  Watch your property!
THE REPUBLICA DOMINICANA IS NOT A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY !
Just some more Sosua Beach and puerto Plata updates.  So far 74 carnival Cruise ships have
docked in Amber Cove in the past 8 months.  Another news site thinks this is really great.  74? Thats
less that 3 per week.  This number needs to go up to have a big economic impact. Four per week
would be much better .  But some of the tour companies and places like Ocean World are seeing a
nice bump in business. Puerto Plata needs all the tourists it can get.
MORE CRIME  A 37 yr old Polish national named Adam Walczyk was
robbed and murdered last week  in Bavaro which is near the all
inclusive resort area and Punta Cana.  Six Dominicans broke into
his apartment. He was stabbed fourteen times.  Now he was driving
around in a red Ford Mustang.  Acting flashy. just what we
discourage here on ILOVESOSUA.COM.  Can we suggest a Kia?
CARNIVAL CRUISE SHIP UPDATES  JULY 2016
ALSO IN NEARBY COSTAMBAR  area just west of Puerto Plata , 71 year old woman was murdered
in her home, last week .  A German neighbor went to help and was stabbed. He required a trip to
the emergency room and quite a few  stitches.  This is an area of small hotels, apartments and
villas, popular with ex pats.  There have been several murders of elderly people in the area
lately.  If you are old and helpless this might not be your place.  Br careful.  Lots of bad guys here.
LOTS OF MOTOCROSS  IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Think you got skills?  Nearby Imbert has a great motocross track and quite a few races.  
You can come out here, rent a bike and gear and give it your best shot.  We went to a
recent race. We were covered with dirt head to toe.  And left a bath tub ring that would
shock our mothers.  But it was a great time.  We will go to more in the future.
NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT ATETES
The  new Puerto Plata Music Theater is open for business.  It took
two and a half years but its complete.  The opening ceremony was
on july 14.  The President was there.  It was a very nice party. Now
we need some tunes please.  Who will be the first act ?   We hope
the Carnival stays on the Malecon.  It would not be the same
having it here.  But its a nice theater.  Seats about 5,000. All
bleachers.  A venue like this was badly needed.
FINALLY SOME REAL TALK ON PROSTITUTION IN SOSUA AND THE DR
First off the worlds oldest profession has been here in Sosua and the Dominican Republic  since probably
people twenty.  The vast majority of this business are between Dominicans, not tourists.  Tourists make up
a timy fraction. Maybe 5% at most.  Very few.  Prostitution has been in Sosua since the mid 1980s and the
town has flourished.  Luxury developments such as Sea Horse Ranch, Casa Linda and the Residential
Hispanola developments have all been built with the party going on in the middle of town.  Most Bars,
Hotels,  Restaurants and all supporting businesses have come to rely on this huge cash flow coming into
the area. As a matter of fact the largest and most successful restaurant is 80% single male travelers.  
Nothing has changed over the past 30 years.  Just more luxury housing and condos.  But in 1996
authorities decided to shut down the bars and discos.  The result was  economic collapse.  There were
five planes per day coming in from Germany to POP.  That immediately dropped to one per day.  That is 35
flights to 7 or less. The flights never did come back to normal.  This was in the days before cell phones and
internet.  Sosua was  one giant street party open 24 hours. .  Sorry we missed it.  But nothing but empty
businesses and mass unemployment resulted. .  There was little choice  but to bring it all back.  And the
party started back up and got pretty much back to normal with other tourists filling the gap.  Now in 2016
Sosua is once again shutting down.  The latest bar to shutter is Rumba.  The result is once again empty
businesses, pissed off business owners and no one on the streets.  The only major bar currently open is
Classico Disco.  That will not keep the  party alive. Girls are getting arrested.  Its just a mess.  Pedro  
Clisante in once again being closed off from 6pm to 6am.  This failed once so why do it again?  Businesses
are closing.  Unemployent is rising and so is the crime rate.  How long this will go on?  Its anybodies
guess. And the bars are closing 12 midnight and 2am on weekends.  They say this is to make it safer for
families and seniors.  Say what?  There are no families and few seniors.  Arent they home in bed by 9pm?  
Families have never shown up here after a six year effort.  They  go to the all inclusives and are crazy not
to.  No way can the the small hotels in Sosua compete with these.  The Ais have cheap packages that  
include everything.   Cheap flights, meals, entertainment and internet all in one.  Remember kids want
Facebook these days.  The result is a very dead Sosua.  It is the slowest we have seen it in ten years.
THE NEW MUSIC THEATER IS OPEN...NEW WE NEED TUNES MUSIC
The government  
needs to give
thieves real  
punishment.  How
about putting the
person in jail. When
his or her property
is returrned they go
free.  Or its a three
month jail sentence
Finally some good news from our heroes at Presidente Beer. There
will be eight Verano Tour stops this August and Sept.  Mark September
4th on calender.  Long Beach in Puerto Plata.  A great lineup and lots
of Cold Presidente Beer, Music and Pretty ladies.  Finally a bit of good
news to report.  Thankyou Presidente for saving the day as you always
do.  We thought there might be no concerts this year. And no Cabarete
this year or Sosua.  Skipping Cabarete is a real surprise. Sosua no.
And we spotted an article on the health care crisis on the
North Coast.  It mentions the over crowding at Ricardo
Limardo  Hospital in Puerto Plata,  the regions only public
hospital.  There is a lack of beds forcing patients into the
hallways and little or no medicine.  The emergency room is at
over capacity. We have been bitching about a public hospital
in Sosua for a year now and no progress.  We found this article
in DETRASDELRUMOR.COM.DO.  Stay tuned for more news
NORTH COAST HEALTHCARE CRISIS
DOGS POISONED
ZIKA  UPDATE
Thirteen dogs
were found
poisoned  to death
in the nearby town
of Cangrejo.  
Policia National are
looking for these
fine members of
the human race.  
This by the way is a
great place to find
and adopt a dog.  
They deserve a
good home and its
not hard to find a
new best friend
Posters have been
spread throughout
the barrios warning
of the dangers of
ZiKa.  There are
lots of pregnant
women around.  
And mosquito
netting and
screens are rare
nonexistant on the
island.  DEET is
also not being
used. So far we
have not heard of
cases on the N.
Coast.  We will
know more when
the babies are born
THEFT
FINALLY THE RETURN OF PRESIDENTE VERANO 2016
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A COMMENT ON THE ADSS OR THE ASSOCIATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SOSUA. This is a
group of Sosua businessmen that are anti prostitution.  Their title says they are for sustainable
development ?  Sosua is a tourist town.  It is a bar, restaurant and hotel town which lives off the single
guys and girls that come here.  There is already sustainable development.  Sosua is built out. There is not
much room left to develop in the city limits.  Just a few vacant lots.  Sosua and Cabarete have both
thrived with prostitution in the middle of both  towns.   What have they developed?  If they sent us some
photos of their construction projects we will gladly post them here.  They have to go out of town for more
development.  One of their  members is a prominent real estate broker, who  claims he just cannot  make
a living here.  Yet he drives around in an $80.000 Mercedes and lives in a multi million dollar mansion in
Sea Horse Ranch.   He should stop his bitching.  Prostitution has been here on a large scale for 30 yrs.
This guy has made $millions in spite of it as have numerous other developers.  Just be happy your rich.
CUBA AND SOME MORE RANDOM NEWS AND COMMENTS  AUGUST 2016
JET BLUE has announced regular flights into Havana joining most of the U.S. Carriers.  It will be interesting
to see how well the Cuban government handles this.  If they keep things affordable they will do a bang up
business.  The traveler that will go to Cuba is exactly what they are trying to attract here  in Sosua and
Cabarete.  This will be interesting.  We will be watching this like hawks.  But we have mixed feelings about
too many American travelers trampling  Cuba.  Not a good thing in our opinions.  But you can bet it will be
safe. it is one of the safest places on the planet and you can bet criminals will be locked up for al long time.  
Reading this DR ?   They need to get the food thing right as well in the all inclusives.  The cuisine needs to
improve.  Get the bugs out and Cuba will be stealing tourists from all over the Carribean.   And it will be
interesting to see what kind of place
D Latin Drink will become.   No way will it go back to its wild ways of the
past.  But we hope so. It was just too good a time.  We are on the edge of our seats.  Also, it appears the
new
El Flow Bar has halted contruction.   We have seen no progress lately.  We think its too small and in a
bad spot.  The old El Flow, now Premium Bar, was just one of the best places ever in Sosua.  Rumba Bar
seems to be doing some fixing up.  We know nothing more at this time.  It remains closed.  And take a look
at our
Dog Story above left.  We are going to push the come to the DR and bring home a new buddy trip.
Never will  you have a better friend.  These dogs are badly abused.  They drink dirty sewage water and eat
chicken bones and trash.  Just pathetic.  We have been spending lots of money lately  on food for these
guys.  Once they get to know you they are just great to be around.  A bunch of teddy bears. We hope you
take us up on this idea.  One local lady has taken in 40 strays.  She has a special place with us.  
LATEST NEWS ON D LATIN DRINK  IN SOSUA
We have  been  reading about the reopening  of D Latin Drink in Sosua.  It is  being remodeled .  The front
four or five feet has been ripped out . Forget the terrace idea.  The front is being moved back.  Now there
have been  tons of posts and guys are excited about the opening.  They are packing their bags booking
flights.  But wait a minute !  We have no idea what the new format will be.  Will they let the girls back in?  
We hope so but  with the political climate around here , we doubt it.   And no one except Willie knows at
this point and he might not even know.  He may have some strict new rules placed on him.  The old D
Latin? We can only fantasize about that.  Why the remodel in the first place?  It was fine like it was.  To see
the bar the way it was. please go to YOUTUBE and hit in  ILOVESOSUA.COM.  We have an awesome video.
This place was Rockin as you will see.  Any news on Rumba?  We have heard nothing but Stay Tuned.  All
poor little Sosua Beach wants to do is party all night long.  And so do we and lots of other normal people.
 DLatin drink 8/24 update.  There
has been no new contruction
activity for about a week. Not
since they shrunk the bar as seen
in out photo. Nothing going on.  
We really need to talk to Willie.
PASSIONS  SOSUA UPDATE
We had the unfortunate experience of popping our heads
into the once great and hugely profitable Passions
Nightclub in Sosua.  it looked like a haunted house.
Cobwebs, piles of junk everywhere, a bar completely torn
out. It just looked horrid.  A real mess.  Opening ever
again?  We dont think so.  But the Party lives. Stay tuned
On vacation?  Try Permanent  
Vacation.  This was a Sosua BBQ
restaurant.  Closed for good.  Just
think a BBQ place that failed in
Sosua. Did it even have a name?
We never saw one.  Just empty
seats every night.  Stay tuned
AS ONE OF OUR FRIENDS SAID. YOU JUST HAVE TO ROLL WITH THE PARTY IN SOSUA
Look no one with an ounce of sense can figure out Sosua these days.  Shut down Rumba Bar and
everyone moves across the street to the new Bourbon Street Restaurant.  Then to Classico Disco
later on. And now the City Lights complex has reopened and is rockin.  This place has a bar in the
front, a fantastic disco and a huge area in back big enough for concerts. And some great Super
Bowl Parties in the past.  Its back open and packing in a huge party crowd.  But  the bars now close
early so where to go? Is the old After One Disco open ? Dont think so. So there is always the Playa
Chiquita Casino.  Ten years ago the bars closed at 12 and 1am on weekends.  We all went to Playa
Chiquita. No shutting down early here. The casinos can stay open all night.  There was a sea of
motoconchos bringing  a huge crown to this place.  And it was the best time ever in Sosua.  Great
disco and the casino was packed with players and girls playing table games. It was a good time and
needs to reopen asap.  We will be there.  You get there at 1am and leave at 6am.  It is obvious the
city is not serious about stopping the party,  so just go with the flow and Long Live The Party!
RECORD CONDOM USE AT RIO 2016 OLYMPICS ...MAYBE ITS TIME TO
Dust off the track shoes and work on the breast stoke.  A record  420,000 condoms will be issued
at the Olympic Village in Rio.  There are 10,000 athletes staying there so thats a staggering 42 per
athlete.  This includes 100,000 female condoms.  Blaaah, those are aweful.  Cellophane just Blahh!
It just sounds like too much fun.  In London 2012 officials had to order an additional 130,000
condoms just to meet demand.  The fine folks at Durex made the donation. This must be the
wildest place on the planet Earth for two week duration.  It sounds like there are two Olympics
going on.  Maybe  it would be a good idea to add another sport  to the games.  Also record lines
at the McDonalds in the village food court.  Half hour or more lines in the rain and all just for a
tasty Big Mac or two.  No other restaurants worth eating at? This food could slow an athlete
down.  Or maybe its the food of champions.  After all you get all the major food groups  Fat, sugar,
cholesterol and caffeine.  Enough to really rev up your engine.  But the sex.  Sex Sex and more
Sex.  But  those female condoms? Dont they look like  the bags your mother packed your lunch
in?  A girl pulls one of those out its time to escort her out the door.  Blaah!  But how do these
athletes get any sleep?  There must be DO NOT DISTURB SIGNS on just about every door