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Information updated December 2009

January 5, 2010
  • Financing for new Samana highway
  • President Fernandez attends Casa de Campo inaugural
  • Laser Midwinter Regatta in Cabarete
  • Exciting final for winter baseball
Financing for new Samana highway
Construction is set for the Nagua to Cruce Rincon-Molenillo highway in 2010 now that its financing has been arranged. Four multilateral organizations will be providing US$149.5 million in financing for the highway. The donors involved are the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Agency for Economic Cooperation (Proparco) and the Andean Promotion Cooperation Agency (CAF). The highway is being constructed by Colombian companies Odinsa, Crodco and Consorcio Remix, which also built the toll road linking Santo Domingo and Samana. Company president Luis Fernando Jaramillo stressed that the highway would be managed by the private sector, and the guarantee of the state was not required for the financing. Samana, known for its lush vegetation and beaches, has major vacation real estate development underway.
President Fernandez attends Casa de Campo inaugural
President Leonel Fernandez attended the inauguration of the remodeled installations at Casa de Campo on Monday, 28 December. President Fernandez cut the symbolic ribbon and toured the new area with the executives. Attending were leading Central Romana executives Alfy Fanjul, Jose Fanjul, Eduardo Martinez Lima and Ramon Menendez, as well as Tourism Minister Francisco Javier Garcia and Foreign Relations Minister Carlos Morales Troncoso. Casa de Campo inaugurated 78 newly remodeled rooms, including 3 suites, expansion of its public areas, construction of La Cana Restaurant & Lounge by Le Cirque, under the supervision of the Maccioni family, owners of Le Cirque in New York. The President also toured the newly remodeled gym, spa, shopping area, lobby and refurbished rooms at a cost of US$30 million. The remodeling was overseen by architect Rafael Selman and decorator Mayra Gonzalez.
Laser Midwinter Regatta in Cabarete
More than 30 competitors from all around the world are expected to take part in the 8th Caribbean Laser Midwinter Regatta 15 to 17 January in Cabarete, Puerto Plata. Registrations have been received from Japan, Sweden, Holland, the US, Canada, Spain and the DR. The event is organized by the Laser Training Center of Cabarete and is open to any laser sailor who is a member of their own national sailing authority in good standing. For more information, see www.caribwind.com, or call 809 571-0640. It has the support of the Dominican Sailing Federation.
Exciting final for winter baseball
These are the final days of the Dominican professional winter baseball championship. The Gigantes lead the league, followed by the Escogido, the Toros and the Licey. The Gigantes (San Francisco de Macoris) and the Toros (La Romana) are battling Santo Domingo city teams Escogido and Licey. The remaining games of the round robin are:
Thurs, 7 Jan (Giants vs. Licey at 7:30pm)
Fri, 8 Jan (Escogido vs. Toros at 7:30pm)
Sat, 9 Jan (Gigantes vs. Escogido at 7:30pm)
Sun, 10 Jan (Toros vs. Licey at 5pm)
Mon, 11 Jan (Toros vs Escogido at 7:30pm)
Wed, 13 Jan (Licey vs. Gigantes at 7:30pm)
Thurs, 14 Jan (Escogido vs. Toros at 7:30pm)
Fri, 15 Jan (Gigantes vs. Licey at 7:30pm)
Sat, 16 Jan (Gigantes vs. Escogido at 7:30pm).
Then the playoffs will be held for choosing the team that wins the championship and will represent the DR at the Caribbean Series.

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