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Santo Domingo.– The IV National Surfing Championship, ‘Ocean Green Cup’, organized by the Dominican Surfing Federation, with the collaboration and sponsorship of the Ministry of the Environment, the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD), the Ministry of Sports, Haina International Terminals, and local businesses in the community, was held on Sunday, June 12 at Manresa Beach, El Chinchorro, in Haina.

The competition was part of a series in June, celebrating “World Ocean Day" and “International Surfing Day” in the Dominican Republic, and an ongoing mission to promote environmental and sustainability awareness for greening our future and the oceans.

The Minister of Environment pledged his public support and commitment for the creation of a surf school at Playa Manresa, working along with FEDOSURF, as well as environmental protection for the region. A significant beach cleanup was conducted prior to the competition by event and community organizers.

More activities are planned for June 20, marking ‘International Surfing Day’, with a Sunrise Surf Warm-Up and Competition on the North Coast town of Cabarete.

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Written by: danny00, 18 Jun 2011 10:11 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
sustainability awareness for greening our future and the oceans???

stop throwing your trash into the rivers and ocean, this will help..
Written by: danny00, 18 Jun 2011 11:08 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
DOMINICAN POACHERS THIS PAPER LAST WEEK DID NOT TELL US THAT THE U.S. COAST GUARD WAS INVOLVED IN THIS ARREST..


KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returned to its homeport of Key West

Mohawk, with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis aboard, spent two months patrolling the waters of the Florida Straits and Windward Passage. During this time, the Mohawk crew safely repatriated 198 migrants.

For the first month, Mohawk’s crew patrolled off the coast of the Florida Keys. In a single day, Mohawk’s crew, along with other Coast Guard units, interdicted five rafts. On another occasion, Mohawk transferred nine migrants who were picked up from a raft in rough seas by a cruise ship. In total, the cutter served as a temporary shelter for 93 Cuban migrants.

For the second month of the patrol, Mohawk’s crew traveled to the waters off Haiti. The cutter served as a temporary shelter for 105 Haitian migrants
Written by: danny00, 18 Jun 2011 11:09 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO

In addition to undocumented migration interdiction operations, Mohawk’s crew also partnered with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. A boarding team from Mohawk along with a Bahamian ship rider discovered more than 5,000 pounds of lobster in the hold of a Dominican fishing vessel that had been observed fishing illegally in Bahamian waters. Mohawk’s boarding team remained aboard the fishing vessel for three days until a Bahamian ship could get on scene to seize the vessel and take it along with the poachers to Nassau, Bahamas, for prosecution
Written by: danny00, 18 Jun 2011 11:12 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
lobster is bring $9-13lb wholesale this season
5,000lbs thats a lot money, since the dominican boats underpay thier so-called fishermen.
they dont tell the young guys they hustle to get on-board that they may end up in jail in an other country.
Written by: danny00, 18 Jun 2011 11:13 AM
From: United States, Acropolis 114 santo DOMINGO
guess rick miss this story also?
Written by: riosm, 18 Jun 2011 11:54 AM
From: United States
LOL Let's hope the surfers don't crash into street trash, with the down pours I've been reading about lately in the DR it would not surprise me.

Heart breaking and sad to say.....I call it natures way of "cleaning the city streets".
Written by: ohhhvictor, 18 Jun 2011 11:58 AM
From: United States
Leonel WAS NOT surfing in Manresa..
Where did you get that idea?
Written by: RoyStone, 18 Jun 2011 2:03 PM
From: Australia
Is that a tiny shore-break wave in the photo, or the wake of a passing ship?
Written by: riosm, 18 Jun 2011 2:34 PM
From: United States
Roystone,

LOL I could see the next article head line......SURFER vs. TANKER.
Written by: RoyStone, 18 Jun 2011 10:52 PM
From: Australia
riosm,
Yes, how about ...

"DR's twelve Deputy Sports Ministers celebrate future increase in Dominican Exports resulting from their diligent efforts!"

Manresa Beach is on the Caribbean Sea not the Atlantic Ocean - not the place for a surfing event I would have thought. Still Haina is well know to environmentalists - almost as famous as Chernobyl!
Written by: riosm, 18 Jun 2011 10:56 PM
From: United States
RoyStone,

LOL that's a good one.
Written by: RoyStone, 21 Jun 2011 5:47 PM
From: Australia
So what happened to the event in Cabarete last Monday?
No surf or no show?
To far from SD for any reporter and be back by knock-off time?
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