PUERTO PLATA.- Despite the fact that the Ministry of Tourism has not yet fulfilled the payment of the last year’s sponsorship, the Puerto Plata Carnival Union (UCAPPLATA) announced that the carnival parades will return against the wind and tide every Sunday in the month of February.
The president of UCAPPLATA, Dr. Juan Oscar Souffront (Yanco), said that the assembly of the carnival of this Atlantic province involves an investment of more than 8 million pesos.
Yanco Souffront said that the “Puerto Plata 2017 Carnival” will begin on Sunday, February 5, where details about the event will be announced at a press conference scheduled for Tuesday, January 24.
The president of the Carnival Union of Puerto Plata (UCAPPLATA), said that the authorities of the Ministry of Tourism are still pending the payment of two million for sponsorship, which was destined to reward the groups, Devils Cojuelos and individuals who were Winners of prizes in the edition of the carnival in 2016.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
Jan 20, 2017
The 15th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta is happening in Cabarete this weekend, 20-22 January 2017. 25 competitors from Argentina, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Holland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands Antilles and the United States are competing off the waters of Cabarete Beach in Puerto Plata. The competition is set for Sunday, 22 January 2017 at Cabarete Beach. The regatta has the backing of the Dominican Sailing Federation.
Competing for the Dominican Republic are Jorge Abreu of Palmar de Ocoa, Eduardo Verdeja for the Santo Domingo Domingo Yacht Club and Ari Barshi from Cabarete.
Jan 21, 2017
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The Association of Cigar Producers of the Dominican Republic announced the celebration of the Festival, a one-of-a kind event in the entire Caribbean.
The event will be held in Punta Cana and Santiago, the country’s second largest city.
This year, the Festival’s theme will be “An Unforgettable Experience in the Heart of the Caribbean.”
Festival participants will also be able to enjoy various activities in some of Punta Cana’s most beautiful beaches, as well as visit the “Tabacalera de Garcia,” in La Romana, one of the country’s top cigar factories.
Organizers announced that this year some 300 participants, from 20 countries, will participate in the event which will take place in the eastern city of Punta Cana and in Santiago, in the country’s central region.
In Santiago, the Cigar Capital of the World, participants will be able to visit some of the world’s top tobacco plantations, cigar factories, as well as other planned activities.
During the closing dinner, organizers have announced a charity raffle. All proceeds will be donated to one of Santiago’s most important monuments and to a local children’s organization.
The Procigar Festival has become an important international event, with the participation of world-class tobacco publications, such as: Cigar Aficionado, Smoke & Smokeshop, Tobacconist, Cigar Magazine, European Cigar Journal, Cigar Clan, Cigar Report, Cigar Ambassador, L’Amateur Du Cigarre, “La Boutique del Fumador,” Epicur, and Florida Cigar Snob.
Source: Access DR
Dec 23, 2016