Are you returning to the DR through the Miami airport?

Leaving from the Miami airport to another destination, at least via American Airlines, requires Job’s patience. Is that the line for checking documents and luggage is so long that a traveler can spend up to an hour standing there. I saw it a few days ago when, upon entering the terminal, I stumbled upon a meandering line that confused me, as it hid the entrances to the airline’s ‘counters’. Alexis asked if, because of my age, I could take priority. An AA employee replied that only if she was in a wheelchair. But I don’t need it … At the AA ‘counter’, Rafael Lion (or Leon), upon learning of that answer and after reviewing tickets and other information, accompanied us all the way until he left me in first position, without having to go wheelchair bound. Thanks to his attention, I remained standing for a very short time. What annoys is seeing how people abuse this facility without needing it, because at the exit door to take the plane to Santo Domingo a young woman arrived in a wheelchair who, after getting out by herself and sitting in an armchair, called on his cell phone and commented, laughing, that in order not to queue he asked for a wheelchair.

Congratulations to Bonaparte Gautreaux (K. Bito)

I met him in 1981, when the newspaper Hoy came out and he, although he was an executive of El Nacional, also supervised the gluing workshop of the new newspaper. I found in him a super hard-working and enthusiastic human being who helped me to the maximum and gave me his full support when I, as editor of the Women’s Section of Today, went to the workshop to work. It is Bonaparte Gautreaux Piñeyro, affectionately K. Bito, who as a journalist was deservedly awarded the Gold Caonabo 2021, which each year is awarded by the Association of Dominican Writers and Journalists. My congratulations to K. Bito and Monsignor Ramón Benito de la Rosa y Carpio, who received the Caonabo de Oro as a writer. Both are examples of good work.

For Christmas: to learn tropical rhythms!

Can you dance merengue, bachata, son and salsa? Maybe meringue, but you are not good at the rest. Do not worry, the Dominican School of Folkloric and Popular Rhythms, by Xiomarita Pérez, will open a face-to-face course to teach these rhythms on the occasion of Christmas. The course consists of six sessions with two batches each day. They begin on Thursday, December 2 and end on Tuesday, December 21 of that month. In addition to Xiomarita, the instructor Nathalia Holguín Pérez will be teaching. Find out by calling 809-383-4402 or writing to [email protected]