There seems ro be a whole lot of confusion surrounding Tropical Storm Maria – according to stormpulse.com, weather.com and various other weather channels the center of Tropical Storm Maria is located approximately 280 miles to the NORTH of the Dominican Republic – yet the satellite image (above) tells a totally different story! Confused? So am […]
With so many hurricanes (Hurricane Katia, Hurricane Nate and Tropical Storm Maria) floating around in our part of the world – it’s no wonder the weather in Casa de Campo La Romana has been a little “disturbed.” So what can we expect for the next few days and more importantly will this wild weather ruin […]
For all you fellow weather-watching fanatics (at this time of year if you live in Casa de Campo or the Dominican Republic – you should be!), I bring you good news! Tropical Depression 14 has now developed into Tropical Storm Maria as predicted, but she is no longer predicted to become a hurricane at all! […]
Agriculture in the Dominican Republic is the MOST important sector of the Dominican economy in terms of domestic consumption and is the second largest source of employment in the country (second only to the ‘services’ sector – which is mainly based around Tourism) and this week’s ‘Photo of the Week’ is a great candid shot […]
There is no denying that Dominican’s have an impressive knack for ingenuity! I am constantly surprised and impressed by the ingenius problem-solving creations, inventions and transport solutions which we witness everyday in this amazing country. The above photo was spotted by my father, Peter Hughes in a British newspaper (the Evening Standard) – which was […]
September is historically the ‘peak’ month for hurricanes, tropical storms and depressions – so NOW is the time to keep a very close eye on the weather. Although the Dominican Republic and Casa de Campo La Romana is not under any immediate threat – here we bring you news of Tropical Storm Katia, who will hopefully […]
With Hurricane Irene (or hopefully Tropical Storm Irene) expected to make landfall in the Dominican Republic tomorrow morning, Monday the 22nd of August, the Hotel Casa de Campo in the Casa de Campo Resort has just released the following statement/advisory for Casa de Campo guests:
It’s 3.30pm on Monday the 22nd of August and Hurricane Irene has just arrived into Casa de Campo La Romana in the Dominican Republic! Fortunately, given that Hurricane Irene’s centre is located approximately 80km north of the North-Eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Irene’s arrival has not brought anything more treacherous than a lot of […]
Ah the joys of life in the Caribbean, one day you’re out on the Teeth of the Dog in Casa de Campo playing a round of golf and the next you’re stacking sandbags against the windows and awaiting the imminent arrival of a hurricane…..
The month of August is inevitable rather wet in Casa de Campo, La Romana and in fact the entire of the Dominican Republic and so at this time of year we get to see a variety of weird and wonderful Dominican inventions for keeping dry – in this photo we can see an ‘Umbrella-Bike.’
This Weekend is the Fundación MIR Family Weekend for Life, a fun, family-oriented event with golf and tennis tournaments for all the family, which will culminate in the ‘Dancing for Life’ event, a glamourous dinner-dance with a prize-giving ceremony being held at the Beach Club by Le Cirque at Playa Minitas in Casa de Campo Dominican Republic.