It's worse than ever. I'm embarrassed to bring friends and family here now.
I disagree . the girls peddling aggressively on the street on Pedro Clisante is still an eyesore to many, but in many other areas Sosua is improving and getting cleaner.
For example, My garbage at home (en el batey) is now picked up like clockwork , the garbage at our business (en el batey) also.
Thrash cans are more visible and used in more areas than before.
Road signage is better. ( a couple of newly installed traffic lights also that help)
Lighted areas in general are more common and so far maintained well.
The parks better maintained
Restaurants for families are booming with business. (Halloween was packed at nearly all family restaurants)
We had a ball at the Nelson's kids party with our 3 year old.
The schools in the area are top notch, many upper middle class families from POP , Gasper H etc. send their kids to International School of Sosua and in my experience with my son that attended private schools in the US , it's compares favorable to the better ones in The US.
The streets are more walkable and joggable than ever ( I exercise to and from El Batey to Charamicos with less fear of being struck by a moto or car since they have redone the new sidewalks and made them higher)
Many of the beaches are maintained better than before (every morning Playa Alicia has a crew that cleans by 7am)
Very low violent criminal acts in my opinion for a town of this transient population size
A better mix of tourist on the streets , and every day improving
I don't have the time to list many other things that have improved