At the end of her first official visit to the Dominican Republic, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, urged the Government to “send a strong signal that the target of 10 millions of tourists by 2022 is not reached at the expense of exposing further children to the scourge of sexual exploitation.”. The focus is to help the children and communities of the Dominican Republic have a better quality of life one project at a time. Humanitarian Efforts With the help of many people and personal fundraising efforts, she has managed to help many people and communities over the years. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC (March 15, 2011) – A U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) medical readiness and training exercise began in Santo, Dominican Republic, on March 6. At the request of the Government of the Dominican Republic, U.S. Army North Atlantic Regional Medical Command along with the Dominican Armed Forces Medical Team conducted.
After the privatization by the Dominican State of most of its sugar mills in the 1990s, over 1M people (mostly Haitian migrant cane cutters and their Dominican offspring) living in deep rural “batey” communities were left abandoned and with no clear future. BRA responded to the critical situation by approaching the President of the Republic (Hipólito Mejía), the Director of the State Sugar Council (Victor Manuel Baez) and the Minister of Public Health (Dr. Juan Octavio Ceballos) and present them our plan to install modern medical facilities within these highly impoverished and vulnerable enclaves. All three responded positively, which later led to the significant investment by BRA of more than $120M in social development programs within the bateyes from 1997-2017.
The logo of the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) uniquely embodies several levels of meaning – four human-like beings representing: 1) the international community, 2) partners, 3) local governments, and 4) beneficiary populations holding hands that suggest cooperation, mutual respect and understanding, sharing and the reinforcement of individual efforts when joined together.
At the same time, the word batey, meaning in Taino Indian, the Community, creates the strongest spiritual value that a Community is everywhere, and that all of its members, regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, national origin or political affiliation, must endeavor to secure its stability, survival and future only by working together in harmony. Finally, the logo’s totality endows a joyful gesture that expresses accomplishment, liberation and spiritual uplift.Read more
The Dominican Republican government cancelled an agreement with Huawei which would have seen the company’s technology used in areas such as telecommunications, airports and ports in the country.
Local news outlet El Dia reported, Dominican Republic president Luis Abinader recently cooled relations with China, the large-scale project was struck years ago to strengthen the relations between the Dominican Republic and Asian country.
The announcement aligns with a 10-day tour made by US Undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and Environment, Keith Krach, who visited Central and South American companies to promote the US’ Clean Network initiative. Countries visited included Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Krach signed the Brazilian government up to the initiative which could also freeze out Huawei in the Latin American nation, which is one of the largest globally.
According to the US Department of State, the Clean Network programme is: “The Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to safeguarding the nation’s assets including citizens’ privacy and companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party.”