Today – 27th February – has been Independence Day here in the DR. It marks the day when in 1844 the independence of the Republic was finally secured with the peaceful capitulation of the Haitian occupiers after a popular uprising.
The students at the colegio have been practising hard for weeks for there part in the Carnaval (Al wishes they would put a hundredth as much endeavour into their studies). As I write the music is blaring out from downtown (about a mile away, so easily heard!) [Read more…]