U.S. Embassy Announces Departure of Ambassador Brewster

The United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic announced that  Ambassador James W. Brewster concluded his mission today, January 20th, after three years of service. To date, the Department of State has not appointed an ambassador to the Dominican Republic in his stead. During the transition period before a new ambassador is appointed to the ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Speech at CONAVIHSIDA Recognition

Ambassador Brewster’s speech during CONAVIHSIDA’s recognition of his contributions to Human Rights and the National HIV Response in the Dominican Republic-January 16, 2017   –        Dr. Víctor Terrero, Director of CONAVIHSIDA –        Ms. Dulce Amonte, President of the Network of People Living with HIV –        Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the press   It is ...
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United States Ambassador Brewster Holds Final Courtesy Call With Foreign Minister Vargas

Santo Domingo, D.N.–  The United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James W. Brewster, and his spouse, Bob Satawake, held their final courtesy call with Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  They discussed a host of issues pertinent to the maintenance of our strong bilateral relationship including the shared fight ...
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Remarks by Ambassador James Brewster at the the American Chamber of Commerce Seminar on Corruption

Good Morning, I am heartened by the topic of today’s panel and the initiative my colleagues in AmCham DR have taken in staging this event. There is a current heated conversation on corruption in the Dominican Republic, amplified by recent events, and AmCham is uniquely suited to take advantage of that momentum by bringing informed ...
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Op-Ed: “The Movement Continues: Dr. King’s Lasting Legacy”, January 19, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King experienced many visions and premonitions over the course of his short but extraordinarily significant life.  The struggle for racial equality continues today but the hurdles that Dr. King overcame during the time he led our nation through discourse built the foundation for the progress we make today.  These tensions though they ...
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2014 World AIDS Day Editorial by Ambassador Brewster

Ambassador James W. Brewster The theme of previous World AIDS Days has reflected the challenges of overcoming a relentless, invisible foe. Last year’s theme reached to the essence of the struggle against HIV/AIDS: “Get to Zero,” with zero new infections, zero discrimination against persons living with HIV, and zero AIDS-related deaths. This year’s theme orients ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks for the Opening of English Teaching Annual Conference

Members of the Board of Directors of Instituto Cultural Dominico-Americano; Members of the table of honor; International Guests and Speakers; English teachers; Members of the press: Ladies and Gentlemen: Good morning.  I am very excited to be here today at the opening of this Annual Conference on Teaching English as a Second Language, hosted by ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Brewster at the DNCD K9 Academy Turnover Ceremony

It is an honor to share this day with our partners from the National Drug Control Directorate (DNCD) as we inaugurate the expanded canine training academy.  This facility, built in cooperation with our Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement and US Southern Command’s Office of Security Cooperation represents a concrete example of the continued ...
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Ambassador Brewster’s Remarks at Signing of Letter of Agreement on Law Enforcement

It gives me great pleasure to be here with you today for the signing of this new letter of agreement on law enforcement and counter narcotics worth approximately $10 million.  This agreement, and the additional funding it represents, demonstrates the continued growth of our law enforcement and counter narcotics assistance programs. Our two governments have ...
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The Day the Lights Went Out in New York City

It was an extraordinarily beautiful clear crisp morning on the east coast of the United States.  The business day had just begun and people were going about their work day unlike any other.  Stores were opening, computers were coming to life, meetings were starting, phone calls were being made and the morning news shows were ...
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Remarks at Interceptor Turnover Ceremony

Vice Minister Dominici, Vice Admiral Pimentel (will update name and additional VIPs as they are confirmed), members of the Dominican Navy, and distinguished guests,  I appreciate the opportunity to join you today as we celebrate the donation of this vessel, the tenth of its kind, as it enters service in the fleet of the Dominican ...
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Remarks at the Reception for the Celebration of the 238th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America

Today we have come together to celebrate the Independence of the United States.  On July 4th, 1776 the 13 colonies announced their separation from Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence.  Celebrations like this one takes place throughout our country in virtually every city in the United States and around the world in our ...
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