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June 28, 2005
  • Hilton is big winner at Gastronomy Festival
  • Merengue and Presidente festivals
  • Cabarete Kiteboarding
  • Dominicans in All Star Baseball Game
Hilton is big winner at Gastronomy Festival
Hilton Santo Domingo was a big winner at the 31st Gastronomical Festival held in Santo Domingo last week, days before its formal opening. Hiltonís culinary staff under Executive Chef Johan Rox took 12 awards in its first participation in the annual contest that is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, the womenís chapter of the National Hotel & Restaurant Association and the Association of Chefs of the Dominican Republic. Hilton is scheduled for a Tuesday, 12 July opening.
Merengue and Presidente festivals
The Ministry of Tourism announces that the Santo Domingo Merengue Festival will take place 14-17 July, earlier than the usual end of July and beginning of August schedule. The main stage will be at the Eugenio Maria de Hostos Park, on the Malecon. Brugal Rum is sponsoring the four days of live merengue and bachata music.
Presidente beer also announced recently that their own festival would be held in October bringing to town several Latin music star performers.
For more on coming events, see
Cabarete Kiteboarding
The Professional Kiteboard Riders Association Kiteboarding 2005 World Cup, in its third year in Cabarete, ended successfully on Sunday, with even President Leonel Fernandez showing up. Thousands flocked to the Cabarete beach strip to watch the day action and participate in the night. Aaron Hadlow, from the UK, won the maximum honors, confirming his position as top ranked kiteboarder in the world. Second place went to Pedro Rui Meira, from Portugal, and third place to Etienne Lhote from France. In the womenís division, German Kristin Boese was the winner, seconded by Brazilian Bruna Kajiya and Ania Grzelinksa, from Poland. Dominican contender, Susanne Mai was fourth. Competitors came from 30 countries, including Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Chile, the UK, Italy, Spain, United States, France, Venezuela, Poland, Argentina, Portugal, Israel, Japan, Colombia, Guadaloupe, Czech Republic and Canada, among others.
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Dominicans in All Star Baseball Game
The 76th All-Star Game set for Tuesday, 12 July is shaping up as a showcase for Dominican power in baseball. David Ortiz, Miguel Tejada, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Vladimir Guerrero, Alfonso Soriano and Albert Pujols, are among the most voted players. According to the Major League Baseball site, a record 10.6 million online ballots represented more than 70 percent of the overall count in 2004, and fans can cast their votes up to 25 times. Online balloting ends at 11:59 pm ET on 30 June.
See to vote.

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