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Dominican Republic Ready for Tsunamis

Relief agencies designed the Dominican Republic its first pilot program in tsunami response and submit to the test on Thursday with the help of international experts.

The director of the Bureau of Meteorology, Gloria Ceballos, said Wednesday that the pilot was prepared for the Matancitas community, about 190 miles northeast of Santo Domingo, where in 1946 he recorded the last earthquake in the Dominican Republic, which left some 1,500 dead.

The pilot will be evaluated by experts from international organizations and 15 countries in the region participating in Santo Domingo at the Sixth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for Tsunami Warning System in the Caribbean.

The U.S. program director tsunami warning in the Caribbean, Christa von Hillebrandt-Andrade, reminded the meeting that the possibility of tsunamis in the region represent a "real danger" because of the presence of various faults.

Von Hillebrandt-Andrade stressed the need for Caribbean countries to develop plans to address any tsunamis, and to inform the public about areas prone to flooding and evacuation plans.

The pilot established the first system of sirens to alert the population and the marking of escape routes, said Ceballos, Bureau of Meteorology.

Dominican Republic already has installed sensors in the ocean tsunamis that emit at least 25 minutes warning before a tsunami hit the coast. more

Pedernales Has a Touristic Web Site

The Sustainable Tourism Cluster of Pedernales (CTSP), under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development, through the Dominican Alliance Program for Sustainable Tourism formally launched the website which serves as a catalyst for advocacy, information and services for visitors to the destination.

This web site was launched in a ceremony at the Hotel Residencial Fundacipe as part of a press trip that made ​​the CTSP in coordination with the Senate Office of Pedernales.

This website will henceforth develop direct and personal communication with the user, establishing a quality relationship and voluntary. more


Electric Light for 24 Hours in Touristic Destinations

The Dominican Corporation of State Electrical Companies (CDEEE) said that during the Easter holiday will provide more power with greater intensity, mainly to the tourist resorts.

"In Holy Week in the tourist areas do our best to supply electricity 24 hours, I hope that people remember at the time that God punishes theft as well, " said Vice President of the CDEEE, Celso Marranzini.

Also, officials urged people to remember to pay and that in time of Easter and God punishes the bad debt and fraud with greater intensity.

The official expressed in those terms at the end of a meeting of President Leonel Fernández with all electric sector officials who evaluated the performance and progress of this sector during the first quarter of this year.

After the meeting which lasted over two hours, Marranzini said that despite the challenge that mean increases in oil prices in international markets the electricity sector is undergoing positive changes. more


Balcones del Atlántico (Las Terrenas)

Balcones del Atlántico is a Real Estate project built in Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic with the highest standards of construction and the finest design are the most beautiful beaches in the midst of a breathtaking natural landscape of this country.

This project was made by the Bisonó Group - one of the most important construction companies of the Dominican Republic - allied with RockResorts.

Balcones del Atlántico includes condos, town houses and villas.

Condos: Exclusive penthouses and 1 to 3 bedrooms with exceptional designs in each phase.

Town Houses: Private luxury townhouses overlooking the sea. Awake to the soothing sound of waves and experience the paradise like never before.

Villas: Elegant and stately design on private land. A perfect blend of luxury and nature, these villas offer the ideal setting for a relaxing and enjoyable retirement.

The hotel provided by RockResorts include the following facilities:

Private beach
Beach Club
Owners Club
Beach bars and restaurants
Beach club and spa
Beach Volleyball
Water Sports
Bicycle Trail
Horse travel
Pool Stage
Tennis Courts
Vacation condos
Hotel Administrative Services
Services link
Disencumbrance Insurance Company
Security Controls more


Hotel Be Live Carey Opens

Dominican President
Leonel Fernandez Reyna led the inauguration of the Hotel Be Live Carey, (formerly Sun Village), the Group Globalia in this town of Puerto Plata, next to the hotel company's president, Juan Jose (Pepe) Hidalgo.

Fernandez said that this type of investment is spurred by economic growth that has taken the Dominican Republic.

The Hotel Be Live Carey was fully expanded and remodeled to give it about 180 rooms in addition to existing ones, bringing the total to 468. The hotel operates since last year, but with the presence of President Fernandez was made ​​official opening in domestic and international markets.

Globalia Group president, Juan Jose Hidalgo, (Pepe) highlighted the attractiveness of the facilities standars has 468 rooms, junior suites and two master suites, four restaurants and seven bars and an equal number of pools. more


Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel in French), originally named tower 330 meters (330 meters tour) is a puddling iron structure designed by French engineer Gustave Eiffel and his staff for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris.

Located in the Champ de Mars at the river Seine, this parisian monument, symbol of France and its capital, was the ninth most visited country in 2006 and the most visited monument in the world with 6,893,000 visitors in 2007.

a height of 300 feet, later extended to an antenna at 325 meters, the Eiffel Tower was the highest structure in the world for over 40 years, until surpassed the Chrysler Building, New York, in 1930.

It was built in two years, two months and five days in dispute with the artists of the period, which saw it as an iron monster.

Initially used for military testing with communications antennas, now also serves a tourist attraction, as a broadcaster of radio and television. more


Boca Chica beach vendors saturated

A van full of American tourists arrive mid-morning at the San Andrés Beach, Boca Chica in the municipality.

The intention is to see to appreciate the beauty of the turquoise beach.

However, what can be seen from the windows of the vehicle are cana roofs of dozens of small rooms that occupy the edge of the best part of the beach.

Below is sheltered cane table with four wooden chairs in Dominican culture known as "stick furniture", which are offered for rent by "usher" of food businesses which are beachfront.

The picture is not new. Is likely to be observed since the beginning of the rise in Boca Chica as a tourist destination at the end of 1960.

But never before in the last decade. The congestion of tables, chairs and umbrellas, many in poor condition, on the shores of the beach up a picture of arrabalización.

Each "disturbance" has its limited area and defends it. Some say they have 30 years with their business, since when Boca Chica, 30 miles east of Santo Domingo, was considered a place.

Next to the beach of San Andrés, Boca Chica is the beach. This is seen less in the bank but more crowded than San Andreas in terms of food and beverage business.

A row of booths with food stall selling are located at the entrance. Then there is the collector of municipal parking, which costs 50 pesos.

As in San Andres, those who rent tables and chairs have occupied much of the beach.

In 1962, tourism industry officials predicted that the beach would become a "second Acapulco", referring to the major tourist destination in Mexico. Is still far from that goal.

Missing public baths and needed more parking. In addition, urges more control over the quality of food that is sold.

It is frequently noted how they prepare seafood and the famous yaniqueques without the minimal conditions of hygiene.

Food businesses that have enabled some bathrooms with gallons of water discharged from the sea. The service costs 20 pesos. more