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Sosua Beach is a small beach town located on the North
Coast of the Dominican Republic. It is located  between
Cabarete, ten miles to the East and Puerto Plata, twenty
miles to the West.  Sosua is a legendary party town known
for its lively nightlife, bars and discos.
Sosua Main Beach
is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and
is lined with close to 150  bars and restaurants. The water
is gin clear and is famous for scuba, snorkeling or just
sitting back and having a cold
Presidente Beer on a
Sunday afternoon.  Sosua  also stirs up a huge amount of
controversy which keeps us busy trying to keep up. Stay
tuned for all the Sosua News and Eventos from  this tiny
town.  Never a dull moment in Sosua Beach. Here at
ILOVESOSUA.COM,
we cover Sosua News, Sosua Nightlife,
Sosua Events and Breaking News.
We also cover  events
and news stories for Cabarete, Puerto Plata and the
Dominican Republic North Coast. STAY TUNED as always.
We are all about the Sosua Party. Which is still going.
INTRODUCING SOSUA BEACH
BEER , RUM,  BEACHES,  BARS.  DISCOS , PARTIES,  EVENTS,  MUSIC , AWESOME  TRAVEL, HOT LATIN LADIES, FUN
ITS ALWAYS LADIES NIGHT, HAPPY HOUR AND A PARTY GOING ON AT ILOVESOSUA.COM
SOSUA NEWS 12/31/2017. A TALK ABOUT THE GROWING PROSPEROUS DR MIDDLE CLASS
SAY WHAT ? You crazy? We are just sick and tired of all the talk about poverty here in the
DR.  Thats all anyone talks about.  And more Sosua charities
. This  country has a booming
economy and with it
a large growing MIDDLE CLASS with increasing spending power.  Just
recently a new Jumbo Super Market opened in Puerto Plata along with the La Sirena
Market prove this.  Think about it and enlarge these pics.  These retail chains plus others
are growing thoughout the island and cannot survive serving the so called 2% of the
population hogging 98% of the wealth while the rest of the population eats out of
dumpsters.  Just not possible.  These markets and many other businesses are packed with
the DR Middle Class freely spending large amounts of money.
 Over Black Friday  Weekend
La Sirena put on sale at least 200 flat screens. Many 52 inch. That weekend every one was
sold. Thats not just  the rich 2%
. Come on. Just look around and look at all the late model
cars and trucks rolling around.  9 out 10 are driven by Dominicans. Not rich Gringos and
the wealthy. Just open your eyes and look.
 People are starting businesses here in record
numbers and gaining wealth like never before.
We live all around this. Ever sliver of land
has construction projects going up.  Yes there is poverty but all but a few have at least a
newer smart phone, a scooter/pasola, motorcycle  or car, a roof over their heads and cable
TV.  We live here and see this everywhere.
 And everyone gets enough to eat. No one is
starving here trust us. Maybe just the opposite
.  And there are numerous educational ops
for anyone with ambition, including a Technical University where anyone can learn dozens
of skills. The government has done a great job here.  SosuaNews.com reported yet another
Sosua Charity.
 If people want to get ahead here , the opportunity is there. MORE TO COME.
SOSUA NEWS 2/27/2018.  Puerto Plata pastor Melvin David Quirez on 2/9/2018 was
sentenced to15 years in prison for raping dozens of women
. This knucklehead
brainwashed these women by convincing them his semen was sacred and
blessed by an envoy of god, then convincing them if they have sex with him they
will be saved. And these stupid ladies believed this guy. We dont have an age
range but most likely teens and twenties.
And the result is dozens of children
confirmed by DNA testing.
 Readers, these are the same guys that have been
attacking our Sosua party for years. We wonder how many times he has been to
Sosua yelling over a loud speaker telling everyone they wil go to hell for having
sex outside of marriage.
This behavior is widespread and is the rule not the
exception.
 The DR is infested with  evngelical groups from the US and Canada
who rent a store front or building and do nothing but preach and scare the poorest locals with their going to hell if you
dont think like us BS.  And coming from Gringos they believe it.
They provide no money for school uniforms, books,
health care, food, etc. All the recourses go on recruiting. And little to no support for local restaurants or businesses
.  
This preacher was no doubt influenced by these groups. There have been a number of cases of sex abuse in local
churches. This is just the first one we reported on. Also, the Sosua area is full of useless NGOs that are here for girls,
sex and beer. Just Hipocrits. And thanks to
WWW.DETRASDELRUMOR.COM.DO for your great reporting and great work.
We are just tickled by this story.  We will be on top of these stories as they break. The Sosua economy remains slow.
OK Readers this is the most insane article in our ten year history. The
recent Atlantic Ocean low pressure systems including the Noreasters
hitting the US East Coast have caused huge waves to hit the
Dominican North Coast.
As a result the sand on Sosua Main Beach
shifted from the west side of the beach to the east side forming an
large new beach
on the east side in front of the old Sosua Bay Resort.  
Now you must enlarge these pics to get the real picture here. Please
enlarge the top middle left pic. You will see water right up to the
seawall, slamming the front of the resort. As you see there is no
beach. Now look at the upper right photo.
There is now 40 yards of
new sand
.  The concrete posts, upper right were in five feet on water
two weeks ago. The lower right pics show the old boat launch. Now
look on the bottom right.
There is now forty feet of sand from the boat
launch to the water. Boats can no longer launched.
The three photos
on the left show a decimated west side of Sosua Main Beach.
SOSUA NEWS 3/12/2018. ATLANTIC STORM SWELLS FORM AN ENTIRE NEW BEACH IN SOSUA.
SOSUA NEWS 3/23/2018. A BUNCH OF NEW SOSUA BEACH PICS. WE DUG INTO OUR VAST ARCHIVE AND
We found some photos above showing all water on the east side of Sosua Main Beach. Please look at the 2nd
from the left shows water crashing into and destroying the sea wall. This went from all water to all beach
And thanks to our  good buddy Tim for these dramatic drone pics. All rocks and water to all beach.
Mother Nature created a new Beach but ravaged the west end of Sosua Main Beach. The middle pic shows this part
of the Beach when healthy. Mother Nature gives and takes away. And all we can do is sit back and watch the show.
The Weather Network
SOSUA BEACH NEWS 3/30/2018.  SOSUA BAY IS ANGRY. WE WERE SURPRISED AT THE EROSION
We should not be surprised at Sosua Main Beach erosion at this point, but we are.  
The upper left  pic shows the newly formed section and it looks ok. This area and
the areas back under the trees will have to hold the majority of the normal 8,000 to
10,000 partiers on Saturday.  The other three pics show severe erosion creeping
into the normally wide middle areas of the Beach.
Tne waves were high enough to
draw surfers and no one was in the water.  Waves were slamming into the sea
walls
.  But the Semana Saturday Beach Party will go on and draw a record crowd.  
Same with Beach Fest in Cabarete.  The beer and rum will be flowing and the music
blasting.  Still the places to be on 3/31/2018.
Please scroll down for more pics.
5/23/2018. Missy the dog is dead. We have been doing health reports on
her lately. We have been feeding her for two years. She ate some type of
poison that affecter her liver. Her stomach swelled up and she just got
huge. We got her to a local vet two weeks ago.
We also contacted The
Dogs and Cats of the DR Charity and spoke to the Director, a retired dentist
named Mark
. He agreed to pay the med bill out of  charity funds. He turned
out to be a first rate JACKASS.
 He refused to help get the dog to the Vet.
He stopped picking up the phone. We had to call ten times to get him to
answer. Never returned a single text or email.
He said he would stop by
the clinic. He never did. Just two phone calls.  He said the medical bill was
US$300.  It was no where near that.  He said the dog had surgery and they
found a bad liver. No surgery was performed.  He never paid the bill
. Then
without contacting us he ordered the dog to be put down.  And he still
never contacted us. I called him 5/21 and got the news. We went to see her
Sat, 5/12. See the first photo above. She didnt look great but was
improving. She was never sick. Always ate all the food we gave her. No
pain.
This guy did nothing but lie to us. He is a complete Jerk. And two
years ago some great person awarded the charity use 15 acres of land
near the city of Luperon for a dog retreat. And little or nothing has been
built. Will it ever be built? Not for a long time. Not with with this director.
EVANGELICAL PREACHER BUSTED FOR CHILD RAPE
SOSUA NEWS 5/31/2018.  HAVE A LOOK AT THE NEW  PASSIONS
OUR WEEKLY BEACH CONDITIONS REPORT
Sosua News 5/16/2018.  On Saturday we found these
guys dragging  large boat across the sand to the
boat ramp on Sosua Main Beach. So what you ask?  
Well this area used to be water. See pic, lower left.
For you new readers,
a series of Norester storms hit
the US East coast his winter and caused huge waves
in Sosua Bay
.  The sand shifted from the West side
of Sosua MainBeach to the East side, creating a new
beach. And a huge track of new sand where there
was once water.  Mother Nature gone crazy.
Now
boata have to be pushed across forty meters of  new
sand
. This is hard work. These guys were really
working up a sweat. Just a little crazy. And Hurricane
Season starts in two weeks. Never a dull moment.

Scroll down for more beach pics. Please have a look
located in a few All Inclusive Resorts. With 25 million
people living on the island. Well you get the point. Not
a pretty one.
And trash is equally a problem. Piles of it
everywhere.
Got garbage? Just throw in into a pile
somewhere or throw it along side the road. Just
sickening. The tourist beaches are kept clean. The
rest are plastic waste dumps.
But if you need a tooth
brush or pair of flip flops you might want to have a
look. The flip flops might not match however
. But all
that sewage running into the ocean. Oh No. Blahhh.
CHINAS HUGE CARIBBEAN INVESTMENTS
A NOTE ON CONTROLLING POLLUTION IN DR
Sosua News 5/22/2018. Pollution
here in the DR garners little
thought or discussion. Lately,
just a little.
Few Dominicans   
think about  the environment or
its impact
. The only sewage
treatment centers we know of are
WE THOUGHT WE
COULD TRUST THIS
CHARITY. WE WERE
WRONG.  PLEASE
SCROLL DOWN AND
READ  THIS STORY.
WE ARE VERY
DISAPPOINTED
A SAD ENDING TO MISSY THE DOGS LIFE. WE ARE PISSED
SED
We just cannot believe what happened to the old
Passions.
It is now set up as a private, exclusive
enclave for bachelor parties and groups.
It has 14
nice rooms, a beautiful pool area with a pool bar.  
Parties must rent the entire facility.
The cost is
$1900 USD per day. But wait a minute! It is an All
Inclusive package that includes all meals, beer and
premium liquor
. That sounds expensive until you
break it down. A group of 14 would pay a mere $135
per person per day. Not bad.  Only one  of the
original three bars remain. See above left. But it is
nice.
Bachelorettes? It is open to you as well. And if
you want to see what the original Passions was like.
Please go to Google Images and hit in Passions
Sosua. You will need a cold shower after looking at
these pics.
Like to rent? Contact us ASAP. We will
get you set up. This is total luxury. Really Nice!
SOSUA NEWS 6/8/2018  A PASSPORT STAMP NIGHTMARE IN HAITI
Well Readers, if you decide to leave civilization and move overseas as an
ExPat, you will have to get your passport stamps updated.
 So we made
our annual treck to Dajabon DR and into Haiti on Sunday.
 We exected it to
be smooth, but we soon found out a new system is now in place. Not all of
our previous stamps were showing on the computer.
 We were brought
into a separate room and it took three hours to get things figured out
.  We
paid 8000 RD or Dominican Pesos. This is $162 USD.  Then another $30 in
other fees. We then went into Haiti and got stamped there. Which took
two minutes and $20 more. Plus gas. It took an entire Sunday. They also
take fingerprints now. A whole new system.  The meter starts running
after 30 days. We waited over a year.
 Or you can pay when you leave the
country,
but its best to go to Dajabon like we did. Not fun and a three hour
trip, 120 miles, nothing to look at, but you have to take care of this.
A GREAT ALL STAR SALSA CONCERT AND ???
NEW FOUND RESPECT FOR THESE LADIES
We bought some produce from
this lady. And then picked up the
basket an put it back on her head.
It had to weigh 60 plus pounds.
And these Haitian ladies walk
around all day like this. This is
called working for a living. Uhg.
WHY ARE WAGES SO LOW IN THE REPUBLICA DOMINICANA?
Sosua News 6/13/2018. There is constant talk and debate over
low wages paid by employers here in the DR.
There is one
word. It is called DISTRIBUTION. When a worker is hired about
25% of their monthly pay
has to be paid when that person is
fired. That payout starts after three months of employment.
The government has set appropriate pay at 29,000RD or Dominican Pesos
per month. About US$640 Dollars to cover rent, food and other expenses.

But a large number of DR workers make between 9000 to 15000RD. These
are store clerks and various unskilled workers. Of course no business is
going to pay a high wage under these circumstances.
Now if an employee
quits or steals and is fired, is the payout different? No, not always
. The
owners of a very well known Sosua restaurant noticed food missing from
their freezers. They installed a camera and filmed a long time worker
stealing food and taking it out the back door.
They fired him and refused to
pay his Distribution. It wound up in court. The judge or fiscal sided on the
worker and the owners had to pay out 100%. Even after viewing the
videos
. So, expect to pay the Distribution if you open a business in the DR
Some businesses, especially on the beach fire their workers close to the
three month deadline then hire them back. So the average wage will
remain at about US$3 per hour.  As long as this law is in place wages will
remain low.  Remove it and wages will go up in a  hurry.  Or be like many
here, learn skills and start a business.  Many Dominicans do  and some
make it big. We cant help think about a well known Sosua restaurant owner
fired an employee and had to pay out 45,000RD or at the time US$1000. The
employee, who we knew well, was very happy.
 Now you know. Stay Tuned
MORE SOSUA BAR CLOSINGS. OUR TAKE ON THIS
Sosua News 7/1/ 2018. Yes, another Evangelical preacher
busted. This time for the raping of a nine year old child.
The
article did not say what sex. We will assume it  was a female.
Arrested was Candido Arraujo, 42 years old of Samana RD,
which is located on the far eastern tip of the island. We
Hope he is chipping rocks  in the 95 degree heat.  
And these
are the guys are constantly scolding everyone for immoral
behavior.
Please scroll down for two more similar articles,
including the preacher telling women his semen was
blessed by God?
Scroll down and have a read. Much more
to come here. And Thanks to DETRASDELRUMOR.COM.DO.
for this story. Nice work! Keep it up and stay tuned.
AND THE DR IS MAKING ITS OWN WHISKEY!
Sosua News 7/1/2018. Yes Amigos, the
Republica Dominicana is producing
its own whiskey. Kings label, which is
being made in Santiago. Whiskey is
currently being made in Scottland and
in Kentucky and Tennesse in the US.
That puts the Dominican Republic in some very rare
company indeed. And no, we havent sampled any
yet, but will soon. Seagrams may be part of this also.
SOME COMMENTS ON  NICARAGUA AND VENEZUELA
AND LETS NOT FORGET BOCA CHICA
Sosua News 7/7/2018.  And Readers.
Lets not forget Boca Chica. There is
always a nice party going on down
there and maybe its time to check it
out. Located on the South side of
the Island, close to the Santo
Domingo Airport.  And lots of condos and low to
moderate priced hotels. No its not as nice as Sosua. The
Beach is not as nice as Sosua Main Beach, but how many
are? But its OK. Nice enough.
BC needs more bars and
discos. That will change in a hurry if more of our party
crowd shows up.
Some of our amigos only go to BC.
Remenber our past story about a 58 year old guy  from
Florida got his first passport, went to BC and Njust went
crazy.  Partied like a rock star for five days. We wont go
into too much detail, but use your imagination. We like it
and will make more trips. The party lives in Boca Chica.
Sosua News 6/20/2018. Over the
weekend there were raids on two
Sosua Beach bars. Picaflora, located
in Playa Laguna and Blue Ice Piano
Bar were raided and closed.
VENEZUELAN REFUGEES ARRIVING IN THE DOM REP.
Sosua Beach News 7/27/2018. So far approx. 30,000
Venezuelan refugees
have arrived in the Dominican
Republic. We just watched a news story on the
Venezuelan economy and you can hardly blame them
for fleeing.  The currency is completely worthless.  
There are no jobs, no food. The story said the country is on the brink of
famine. Crime is at epidemic proportions.
 And Venezuela has the worlds
2nd largest oil reserves.
The average citizen has lost eleven kilos of body
weight.  President Maduro makes the place sound like paradise. So they
are arriving  in the DR. Land of low wages.  They are asking for immediate
residency.
 The economy is booming here. But little money to be made
unless self employed
. Business owners here can become very wealthy.  
These refugees are better off going to the USA.  But here, the store
shelves are full. There is so much food there is a type 2  diabetes problem.  
The economy is ill equipped to handle more refugees. Remember there are
two miliion Haitians living here. The government has its hands full trying to
manage all of this. They will also work in the hot sun for low wages.
LOW RATINGS FOR PRESIDENT DANILO MEDINA?
is doing very well.  And we  can confirm that crime is way
up
. 25 million people on the island and not enought jobs.
We know dozens of under 30 males just sitting around
doing nothing all day. This will lead to crime. Lots of it.
.
Former President Leonel Fernandez  is prejected to get
elected in 2020
. Mercy.There is a fight going on to allow
more than two  consecutive terms. Danilo has been in
office for two terms. Things will get crazy. STAY TUNED.
We never visited Blue Ice but it seemed pretty slow most
of the time.
 But it is owned by Peter who was owner of
Passions
. We think they still have a have a bone to pick
with him, even though he never broke any laws. And why
arrest the manager?
But Picaflora didnt really surprise
us.  But it is or was a seafood restaurant. They just added
a nice little desert bar
. Hey, why not go out for some
seafood and get a little sex.  All under one roof! We never
mentioned this place on the blog here in an effort to
keep things low key.  But we are not surprised.
Our
contact, see beach report left, says officials are just
trying to bankrupt Sosua.
 Why he did not know. But that
seems spot on accurate. What does surprise us are
heavily armed military raids on these places. Is all this
show of force necessary? Hell no. Throughout  all the
bars shut downs over the years Marengue Bar/Classico
disco remains open with business as usual. We just got
wind of this story today and had to scramble to make
space for this.
But the Picaflora was doing a really
booming business
. It was a more remote version of
passions located in Playa Laguna. There is space for a
Red Light District  at the end of Calle Pedro Clisante, but
have one two miles outside of Sosua is a problem? Is the
party dead? No way.  Weekends will continue to be busy.  
Dont hesitate to get on a plane. Boca Chica? Please scroll
down and have a  read. This place is a good time.
THE 2020 ELECTION IS OFF TO A CRAZY START
Sosua News 7/27/20128.  We just
saw a recent poll that found DR
President Danilo Medina has a 65%
disapproval rating.
This surprises
us. The low numbers are due to
high crime and corruption. The
economy
SHOULD THE DR LEGALIZE WEED?
ANOTHER MEETING ON PROSTITUTION IN SOSUA?
DON MIGUELO ROCKS VERANO PRESIDENTE
Sosua News 8/8/2018.  We ventured to Puerto Plata 8/5 for
the
Verano Presidente concert . This tour stop featured
one our favorites Don Miguelo, Salsa act Chiquito team
Band, Hip hop performer Musicologo. Who? We know little
about him and DJ Nitido playing techno late into the night.
Don and his twelve piece band, put on their usual great set
of Hip Hop combined with Rock. The crowds just swell
before he takes stage. Everyone gets really excited. He
delivered playing all his hits.  
But, Chiquito Team Band was
actually better. Just a great  set of Salsa
. The crowd got
into it. Nothing gets the party going like Salsa and these
guys put are a great live act. We didnt stay for Musicologo
and DJ Nitido.
On Techno, we like to see real bands playing
real music
. But who are we? These guys are packing huge
arenas. attracting young crowds and making huge $$$. Bit
Don and Chiquito really got the job done. Where U there?
Sosua News 8/8/2018. We all know the
current bad situation in
Venezuela. It is so
bad on Sunday 8/5 President  Madura was
almost killed by a drone loaded with
explosives. Never been there but when it
recovers we would love to visit Isle
Margarita. Caracus, we may skip. But Margarita is a complete
paradise. But not now.  And a comment on Nicaragua. We have
been there three times.
And stayed in the city of Granada.  And just
a great place. Cheap, safe, great bars and discos, cold cervesa and
very pretty ladies
. And all with Daniel Ortega as President. We saw a
decent economy and all seemed good. But lately there has been
lots of political strive and demonstrations. Also there was a nice
sports bar, a great place to hang out. And a good number of Ex Pats
and retired gringos.
And huge foreign real estate investments.  
People were investing heavily buying islands on Lago Nicaragua.
Just no idea what the status is here. But it shows the potential risks
of buying real estate in potentially unstable countries. Be careful.
Just a sad state of affairs on two great party spots. Stay Tuned.
Sosua News 8/14/2018.  Its still 2018 and
things are already getting out of control.
Willie Olevences is far and away the
front runner. Even more so, since his
major opponent Oscar Peralta is already
out. Mr Peralta was to be the PLD Parties young  hotshot
candidate running against Willie
.  And was running the Tourismo
office in Sosua. These guys have lots of clout. They issue
restaurant,  bar and hotel permits. And can  shut them down at
will. They have more power than the Mayor.
 Was he the driving
force behind the recent bar closings and increased arrests of
the girls?
He was running on a theme that Sosua Deserves More
and seems conservative.
Yet he calims to be close to ex Sosua
Mayor Vladamir  Capsenses
who owned the legendary El Flow
Bar and is pro fiesta. No bar closings under his tenure.  Bars
were booming and we miss those Wild Wild West days in Sosua.
So what happened to Oscar? He was caught attending a party in
Sosua loaded with strippers doing lap dances for the guests.
 
He was also  photographed posing with two scantily clothed
women on a trip to NYC. We say big deal, the guy is just normal,
but was suspended him without pay. The upper middle pic is of
former President Lional Fernandez.  He is a shoe in to be re
elected. Almost no competition.
And we would like to thank
Fabio Garcia at DETRASDELRUMOR.COM.DO  for this atrticle.
 
Great work as always. And what an eye opener this website is,
And of course Best of Luck to Willie.  Now in the 2016 election
just about all of his  Highway billboards were vandelized with
spray paint. Now who was behind that? We can only speculate.
REAL ESTATE NIGHTMARES. WATCH YOUR STEP!
Sosua News 8/24/2018. On 8/18 the Anfitiatro
Puerto Plata hosted a great night of Salsa. Never
will  there be a lineup like this again. Just about
every Dominican Salsa act was there. David
Cada, Alex Matos, Revolution Salsera,
Sexappeal, Chaquito Team Band.
 Also one we
never heard of, named  Ruth La Cantanta. Who?
She was a nice surprise. Great voice and a real
talent
. Salsa needs mote female singers. There
was one band for five of the acts.  Usually the singers brings
their own bands, but to save on costs just David Cada,
Sexaoppeal and Chaquito Team Band brought their full bands.
The others brought maybe a keyboard player or one or two of
their musicians. And this  saved sponsor Ron Columbus big $$$.

With this lineup we expected a near sellout. But no, there were
about 4,500 in attendance. That left 2,500 empty seats.
The
venue has had trouble selling out lately. The concerts  have
been starting too late, leaving the crowd sore and
uncomfortable, sitting for hours on hard wododen benches.  But
this concert started just one hour late and it moved along fast.
Ten minutes between acts. But  the show still lasted till 2am.
Ruth Cantanta opened and the closing act was Chaquito Team
Band.  All eight acts sounded great
. The backup band were just  
crack performers  but some of the  musicians but were fumbling
with sheet music. They had to learn a lot of songs. The weather
was a perfect. Nice and cool and was a great night.  And cheap.
The average ticket price was 500 pesos.  About $10.The sponsor
still had to write a huge check. Ron Columbus is one of the
smaller Rum companies. More to come.Stay Tuned.
A SECOND CRUISE SHIP PORT FOR PUERTO PLATA?
Sosua News 8/24/2018. Yes a new cruise
ship port is in the works with a cost of  
approx.
US$ 80 Million. This will allow
every other crusie ship line to compete
with Carnival Cruise Lines in Maimon.
Just where all this will fit remains to be seen.  Puerto Plata
wants to revive the 1990s when the port was a cruise hot spot.
The Carnival ships dock at 8pm and leave at 5pm several days
per week. The new port will bring in huge numbers of tourists.
Great news for the tour companies.
But will the new ships stay
over night like they did in the 90s?
Well, that depends. Back in
those days Puerto Plata was loaded with strip clubs. And they
were jam packed with just about every male on the boats
. Jam
packed and Rockin.  Adios honey, we are going to have a night
on the town. But in 2018? Just two strip clubs remain. Way too
quiet. The fun police just wreck everything. Much more to come
SOME NEW SOSUA BEACH THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS
Sosua News 8/26/2018.  Venezuela continues
to be a mess.  Last count there were 30,000
refugees here in the DR. Thats been a few
weeks so that number has to be up. But,
4,000 Venezuelans are pouring into Equador
every day with many of those headed to Peru. These countries
do not have the money to support all of this. And of course
Columbia and Brazil are over run as well.  
All this with oil
prices near $70 per barrel
. The currency is just worthless.  A
bushel barrel load buys a loaf  of bread if they can find one.  
And a thought on Sosua Beach. The recently closed Picaflora
restaurant was 2.5 miles out of town in the middle of nowhere.
 
And the city wants to build a Red Light District a mile down
Calle Pedro Clisante in the middle of Sosua
. Just dont think
that will happen.  Its a great idea that will never take off.  We
have had a little rain lately but still not enough. The good news
is there is almost guaranteed warm sunny weather for your
trip. The Sosua party is slow but still light years better than
where you are right now . We think.  If you find a new paradise
email us ASAP.
 Hey Las Vegas where are you?
Sosua News 9/1/2018. Now thas horror story
goes back a few years now,
but problems
like this stiill exist.
 A guy we knew pretty
well  bought a well known  bar near the
Hotel Europa in Sosua.  
He bought the bar
from a German who claimed to be the
owner for US$ 160,000 for the bar and land. The transaction
was completed and the new owner remodeled the place and
did a great job. All good so far right? Well not so fast.
 After
the remodeling was complete he was approached by the real
owner, who informed our friend that he was the true owner of
the land
.  And the purchase was a fraud.  The contract was a
fake. The guy had no choice but to rent the space from the
real owner. And the German was off into the sunset, never to
be heard from again.  A tough lesson learned.  No idea if
these two worked together and split the money. We will never
know. Some advice to all of you thinking of buying real estate
in Sosua or the Dom. Rep.
 Always go through a professional.
We recommend using Richard Hunt at Coldwell Banker. Also
Chip Bomaritto and David Logan at DRListings. Or consult
lawyer Guido Perdomo
. These are Sosua Real Estate pros.
You will never have these problems. A simple visit to Mr.
Perdomo and our friend would have saved $160k. There are
also problem surveys here. There are more surveys here  
than plots of land. For years the government has been trying
to clean this up. You do not want a knock at your door from
someone who claims all or part of your house is built on his
land.
You can also buy from great builders such Residential
Hispaniola or Casa Linda.
But dont be in a hurry. We
recommend renting or leasing for a period of time and test
the waters.  And yes the real bar owner waited until the bar
was remodeled. Smart. Take our advice. Dont be a Sucker
ANOTHER PRESIDENTE BEER HERO. BEER ACROBATICS
US RECALLS DOMINICAN AMBASSADOR
Sosua News 9/17/2018. Yes Readers, there
was a high level meeting this week in Santo
Domingo
to discuss how to stop rampant
prostitution iin Sosua and Cabarete
. How
many of these have they had? Countless.  
So many we cant keep track.
Attending the
meeting were of course Sosua Mayor Llana Nuemann. Also,
Humbero Pichardo of the Sosua Hotel Association, Director of
Alcoholic Beverage Control Aris Leyda Mercedes, Police Minister
Jose Ramon Fadur, Andres Pastoriza of The Sosua Sustainable
Development Assoc. and  Tourismo Director Lorenzo Sancassani.
Have Mercy,
They just do not read this blog. How many times have
we written about the simple solution to this.
 In Sosua there are
about four party bars open.
Mayor Nuemann can simply go to the
hardware store. But four padlocks, raid and close the remaining
bars
, Then clear everyone out of the party zone. Easy, this will take
one day. Over and out and we all move on. Make that two hours and
done.  But No!  They just refuse to shut down the party.
They know
that without us the weak Sosua economy dies
.  And for the guy from
the SSDA.  Mr Pastoriza has done nothing but promote an annual
10k run. He has done nothing in the past five years to change
Sosua.
Families remain scarce in town. You are more likely to see a
herd of elephants running through Sosua than a family. Stay Tuned
Sosua News 9/17/2018. The US has
pulled the Ambassadors from the
Dom. Rep, Panama and El Salvador
for accepting money from China
. In
return they must cut ties with
Taiwan. This did not mix well with Washington. The US
Ambassador to the Dom Rep. Robin Bernstein was in her
first day on the job
. The above pic shows her meeting with
President Madina.  
We were surprised that Panama bit on
this
. They have plenty of $$$ and are a well developed
country. Thanks to DominicanToday.com for the pic and
story and also for our story on prostitution. Just crazy.
A HUGE THANKS TO CERVESA PRESIDENTE
Sosua Beach News 9/24/2018.  Verano Presidente
just finished twenty great Summer concerts. A huge
thanks for all the time, effort and the Millions of $$$
spent. And all of them with free admission.
But no
Festival Presidente 2018.
It is held evety two years
so we all have to wait until 2019. This is a long wait.
Sosua News 10/1/2018. With Canada
officially legalizing recreational
Marijuana on 10/17 and  the same in
many states in the US, should the
Dom Rep follow suit and legalize
weed? of course they should. They just issued $1.8
billion dollars in 6% 10 year bonds to balance out the
2018 budget
. This is a dangerous road. The
government here is not afraid to spend money. Way
too much.
Taxes on Legalized cannabis for  both
medical and recreational use could balance out the
budget
. This would draw in vast numbers of free
spending tourists and raise huge amounts of tax
revenue.  Latin American countries have harsh drug
laws. Cocaine we understand should stay illegal. Pot
however needs to be legalized here.
Just look at
the way US states like California, Nevada and
Colorado are gaining revenue
. Marijuana cafes and
shops can coexist here just fine. The All Inclusive
Resorts would not be affected, but more guests
might venture out for a night on the town.
And
tourism in Sosua Beach and other small towns would
just explode
. But, for now marijuana is illegal in the
Dominican Republic. And our advice is stay away. If
you are out on the street someone will sooner or
later offer you whatever you want.  Get  caught with
an ounce or less? Plan on spending a few days in
jail, pay a fine and maybe get deported. Just a great
way to wreck your trip. Under the current laws its
just not worth it. But its up to you to decide.  
Sosua Beach News 10/5 2018. Thanks to our
amigo at SosuaNews.com  for reporting on
the 9/26 meeting at Sosua City Hall, hosted
by Sosua Mayor Llana Nuemann.
Of course it
was how to end prostitution in Sosua.
Have
Mercy! We wonder if they ever read this web
OH NO YET ANOTHER MEETING ON PROSTITUTION
page. There was a proposal to close the bars and discos at midnight
during the week and 2am on weekends. So the police can get
prostitution under control
. People are dying and getting injured in
highway wrecks and all they can think about is prostitution. Damn it,  
just close the remaining bars and reserve the area for families?
Never gonna happen.
Around in circles we go like a dog chasing its
tail. Just endless masturbation without a climax
. It is never going to
end.  We cant wait for the new Sosua Red Light District. Yah sure.
Sosua Beach Breaking News. Man
spotted floating in Sosua Bay,
reading his newspaper while
balancing two ice cold Presidente
Beers on each of his big toes.
This
amazing human is the newest
member of the ILOVESOSUA.COM
Party Animal Hall of Fame
. We are
blown away.  We tried this and our
beers fell into the water. Damn It!
DOMINICANS FLEEING TO PUERTO RICO
A VISIT TO RICO VAPOR IN SOSUA BEACH
Sosua News 10//5/2018. Yes Readers, the
Locals are fleeing the Sunny DR for greener
pastures in Puerto Rico. Traffickers are
making 5-6 million Dom Rep Pesos per month
putting refugees on rickety boats which
often  break down. One boat was reported to
be adrift for 33 days. Hmmm, Great for the sun
tan. Leaving one paradise for another?  Puerto Rico a paradise?
Wasnt it wiped out by Hurricane Maria in 2017? Maybe there are
construction jobs.
There are loads of skilled labor here making $4 USD
per hour.
The Dominicans really know how to work with rebar and
cement. And lots of skilled bricklayers.
Reading this US contractors?
Stopped by the new Rico Vapors
vape shop located in the Sosua
Sunset Plaza,
near the Texaco
station. And business was booming.
Lots of patrons getting their
nicotine fix. Need yours?
Stop by
and tell em we sent you
. Stay Tuned
Sosua Beach News 10/9/2018.  The Dominican
Rep. Baseball Season kicks off on 10/13
. Aguilas
Cibaenas takes on arch rival Tigres del Licey  
8pm at Estadio Cibao in Santiago
. Estadio will be
packed and rockin. A guaranteed sellout. It will
be Loud, Roudy and the cervesa, rum and
whiskey flowing. Yah, they drink rum and whiskey
at the ball games here. The lady bartenders, see
photos, will serve you up. Anything you want. And
the Estadio is easy to get to.
From Sosua you can
take a Caribe Tours Bus, then a quick taxi will get
you there.
Real Baseball Fans and lots of pretty
Santiago ladies. These games are too much fun.
BASEBALL SEASON 2018-19 IS BACK.  LETS PLAY BALL
SOSUA BEACH  BREAKING NEWS 10/17/2018. OH
NO. Say it aint so. In the update to the right we
wrote about the
Chinese takeover of the DLatin
Drink site. It is true
. We went by to check things
out, and the horrid news it is going to be
another Chinese junk store. We are upset.  
Another tienda full of cheap clothing, flip flops,
junk costume jewelry. Just endless junk.
This once wild and crazy and hugely profitable Sosua Night Club is
forever gone.
The problem here is no body is going to come to Sosua
to shop for junk. The old Moby Dick Night Club next door in also now
a similar shop
. So there will be two of these mega shops side by side
with  the old Rumba Bar in between.
 Who approved this? This site
needs to be a tourist draw. This will hurt tourist traffic
. A complete
eyesore. Bad business.
Also, the old Bermuda bar is being converted
into what looks like two small shops
. This was the long closed bar on
the corner of Dr. Rosen and Pedro Clisante. Several other
restaurants were closed also. Do not ever open a French or Mexican
restaurant here. 100% of them have gone bust.  Sosua Bars left are
Classico Disco, Sosua Lights, Prantinum Disco, Bourbon Street.  R
BBQ Restaurant is also open. So the party limps along.
But this is the
wrong spot for a Chinese Store. Just ruins the whole atmosphere.
Readers, its time to head to Boca Chica? Much more to come.
Sosua Beach News 10/30/2018, First off happy
Halloween and thanks for the large numbers of
visitors.
And where is Las Vegas? He is missing
in action.  But thanks for all of you for staying
loyal. To the left is the banner for Clasico Discos
annual Halloween Party. Always an amazing show.
Will it be their last? No way this bar will never
close. Sosua and Cabarete wil be rockin with great Halloween Parties
this weekend as will
Kviar Disco and Casino in Puerto Plata. Never
been? It is right on the highway near Playa Dorada in front of the B
Live All inclusive. The party starts late and goes till 6am and is a cheap
one dollar taxi ride away.  Always busy.  A Five Star Rating.
Now above
left is the an ad for the Coco Bongo Disco in Punta Cana
.They are
having six nights of horror from the 26th to Nov 4. This might be the
best party on the island. It looks really good and we just might make
the trip. Maybe.
And just to note that there used to be Coco Bongo in
Playa Dorada. There has never been a better disco in the area
. So
crowded you had to park a block away. And about maybe six years ago
the authorities shut it down.  Why? We just dont know. Too many
people having too much fun. It was surrounded by all inclusive resorts
and the guests would flock there in huge numbers. Just do not
understand the thinking here. We had many great nights here. But
Kviar filled the void.
Still scratching our heads over this one.  It might
be worth the trip to Punt Cana. But Halloween parties all over the
island and hope you are here for all the fun.  
Anyway, It has been wet
here lately. Quite a bit of rain. But the weather is still great
. So get on a
plane.
And a note on the new Chinese retail store taking over the
DLatin Drink spot.
Our amigo at SosuaNews.com wrote that when a bar
or restaurant  closes it cant be reopened as a bar or restaurant. Huh?
When did this law take effect? Wee know dozens that were bought and
sold and reopened as a new bar or restaurant.  Just not true as far as
we know. Al we know is another Chinese retail store in Sosua is bad
business. This will wreck the whole ambiance. A big ugly retail store.  
Much more to come, so as always
STAY TUNED. AND STAY LOYAL.
Well Readers, The R BBQ Restaurant formerly
Rumba Bar has added a new addition.
This adds
a new seating area and a place to watch ball
games. Business has not been very good since
the new place opened.
Looks like they might be
turning it back into Rumba?
Now that is a great
idea. Sosua  has been busy with  huge party
crowds out at night lately. Halloween night the strip was really alive and
the bars full. Just great to see.
And thanks to all keeping the party alive.
Looks like they might be giving up on the failed family idea.
And huge
crowds to this web page. On 11/1 we had 18 visitors on at once. Maybe a
record. Makes us think Sosua might be burning down and we didnt hear
about it.
But where is Las Vegas and Canmore AB?  Come on back.  As
well as The Russian Federation.  Lots from China, which is taking over
the island.
Well we ran into Wilfred from Hotel Casa Cayena Some of you
vets know Wilfred
. About  year ago he had a double hip replacement
here in the DR. One hip was ok but  the left hip was not. He was walking
with a cane.
We wrote a recent article on great health care here for
about $40 per month.
But a warning, complicated surgeries will  require
a trip home. No hip, knee or brain surgery here. Sosua is Rockin, and
the weather is just awesome. Lets hope it keeps up. And STAY TUNED.
BREAKING SOSUA  NEWS 11/6/2018.  We managed to get
on the TakeMeBackToSosua.com message boards.
Some
Fake News channel named CTV was in Sosua filming
about the huge numbers of pedafiles
pouring into Sosua and the DR.  Just to have sex with
underage girls
. They claim the streets in Sosua are
loaded with young child prostitutes selling their bodies.
One out of four girls being under 18? This is total BS as
are their videos.
The average age of the women on the
street here is well over 20 and a number of them  over
30
. Where are these underage girls? Come on you will
not see one. The cops are everywhere and if they
suspect a girl is underage they will check them for a valid
ID or Cedula. If no ID they are promptly arrested.
There is
also a part of their video showing a group of 12 and 13
year old girls selling themselves in front of a clothing
store
. This scene is no where in Sosua or anywhere in
the DR.  Just staged or fake footage. And the videos also
talk about how dangerous and drug infested the strip in
Sosua is.
Come on there is a cop every 20 feet. The strip
is perfectly safe
. We have been here now 13 years and
99% of the people who come here to party are honest and
law abiding and are not sex predators. Nor do we
condone illegal behavior any kind. But when we read this
BS we get hot under the collar. This goes on everywhere
to some extent. We will bet that you can get whatever
your looking for in NYC or any city on the planet. This BS
winds up on the message boards.
We know the owner of
takemebacktososua. He needs to police his site and
clean it up. Also a poster named WANDERING MAN needs
to get banned also.
He clams  he was harrassed by
American families when having dinner with his girl in
Baileys Restaurant . BS!  What American families?
Sosua News 11/16/2018. Sorry for the delay. We have been so
caught up in all the fake Sosua News we almost forgot there was
a great Hip Hop Fest at the Anfitietro Puerto Plata.
A crowd of
about 5,500 saw an All Star Lineup perform including Mark B,
Chimbala, Vakero, Shelo Shack and three crazy female acts
including MelyMel.
She was the best act of the night by far
singing a number of well known tunes and hugely popular among
the female audience. They sang every word to every song. And
the crowd sang every word to every song all night. As usual we
knew zero lyrics. But we act like we do by faking it. Now a word
about Chimbala. This guy wrote two or three catchy tunes and is a
huge star. He is about five feet tall and four feet wide. And
doesnt sing all that well. His videos are better than his live act.
But if he can make it big, anyone can.
No wonder every Dominican
male under 30 wants to be a rapper
. But it was a fun night. But not
a sellout? Maybe some of these singers need to freshen up their
acts. Mark B has been singing the same tunes for years adding
nothing new.  And  just five minutes of rain. And once again sorry
you didnt make it.
And  huge thanks to Lifestyle Resorts and Ron
Columbus for picking up a huge tab
. These sponsors had to write
big checks. Paying for fourteen acts is not cheap. Stay Tuned
Sosua News 11/16/2018. Well, we are
in that slow period right now, so not
too much going on right now. We
have friends in town. Fans of our
web page and yes having a great
time.
We are still pissed over these
fake YouTube videos pipping up on  
on Sosua and the DR being haven for sex predators. For
the record this place has some of the toughest child sex
laws on the planet
. There have been several stories
recently on the news website DetrasDelRumors.com.do,
where several locals have been caught with underage
girls 13 to 14 yrs old and the prison sentence was 15
years in one of the really luxurious prisons here.
So
check IDs and stay safe.
But to think that they report that
one in four working girls in Sosua  is under age is
complete BS. When we go out we see lots of ladies that
were here when we arrived in 2006.
The accurate ratio is
1 in 4 are over 30 years old. Many over 30.
This is a
lifestyle choice here. The working girls here are here by
choice.  No one is being forced into prostitution here.  
The strip or party zone in Sosua is maybe 100 meters
long and is saturated with police. It is as safe as a Las
Vegas casino. Completely  safe. Much more to come on
this subject.
Make a note that our friends at Bourbon
Street Restaurant in Sosua is having its Annual
Thanksgiving dinner 11/22.
The cost is 1200RD. All you
can eat turkey, roast beef, stuffing, side dishes, desserts
etc. The works.  A huge spread and well worth it.
And
thinking ahead, will Sosua have a New Year Eve  street
party this year? Last year, nothing
. The streets were
quiet. Come on Mayor Nuemann? Throw a party!