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April 3, 2007
  • Easter Wedding for Angelina Jolie?
  • New home for Dream Project
  • Blanco Canto to preside La Romana-Bayahibe hotels
  • Cabarete Classic
Easter Wedding for Angelina Jolie?
It's all over the web. Angelina Jolie, 31 could marry Brad Pitt, 43, in the Dominican Republic this Easter. The decision to marry in the DR comes from the days they spent together when Jolie was here to film The Good Shepherd. The country now holds many memories for the celebrity couple. Pitt has purchased property in the DR, and the construction of a house is in the works.
The couple has made frequent headlines for adopting children from diverse countries - Vietnamese Pax Thien, Cambodian-born Maddoz, Zahara from Ethiopia and Shiloh are the couple's children.
As reported in Britain's OK! Magazine: "While they were in the Dominican Republic, Brad bought a huge plot of land and helped design a fabulous house. It's there they intend to become Mr and Mrs Pitt."
As reported in starmoo.com: "The Dominican Republic must be a great place considering that Brad and Angelina are world travelers. Just last year they visited Kenya, England, Ethiopia, Canada, Japan and Pakistan (for earthquake relief work), where they spent Thanksgiving. During their time in France, they have visited many countries, but they apparently think that the Dominican Republic is the best country to buy real estate.
"Besides the beaches, Dominican Republic offers most of the comforts we enjoy in the USA, including all the restaurants chains and the passion for baseball. The natives are fun loving, friendly, and caring people. Dominicans are great hosts too. The local media knows how to let their celebrity guests enjoy their privacy."
New home for Dream Project
The Dream Center opens this coming 13 April in Cabarete. The Dream Project has joined forces with the Ministry of Education and the International Step by Step Association to create the first model teacher- training center in the DR. The Dream Center is located at Callejon de la Loma, Cabarete (the street entrance in front of Ocean Dream Plaza). A celebration dinner is being held from 6:30 to 10:30pm at the Tropicoco Restaurant at Carretera Principal (across from Esso Gas Station), Cabarete with RD$1,000 per person for dinner, drinks and entertainment.
For more information, see www.dominciandream.org/current-projects/...
Blanco Canto to preside La Romana-Bayahibe hotels
Rafael Blanco Canto, executive vice president of Viva Wyndham Resorts, was appointed the new president of the La Romana/Bayahibe Hotels Association for 2007-2009. Other members are Francis Perez (Globalia), vice president and Daniel Hernandez (Sunscape Casa del Mar), secretary. Blanco is a former president of the National Hotels and Restaurants Association (Asonahores). He is best known for his work in positioning La Romana-Bayahibe as an environmentally sustainable area. New members also joined the association - Tropical Tours, Casino Dominicus, La Estancia Golf Resort, Hotel El Eden, Proyecto CAdaques, Proyecto Dominicus Americanus and Hotel Vecchia Caserma.
Cabarete Classic
Cabarete is again hosting Cabarete Classic Windsurfing Regatta from 26-29 June. Categories are slalom and freestyle and the event is open to windsurfers of all levels. Organizers explain that last year many recreational sailors took part in the slalom windsurfing competition, and a great number of mini-juniors under the age of 12 had fun racing around one jibe mark. Ari Barshi of Carib Wind Center, one of the organizers, explains that it is more of a windsurfing festival than a professional regatta and that families are welcome. Carib Wind Center offers special racing rental gear and lots of kids' gear for rent, too.

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