Ambassador Bernstein remarks on Ventilators and Field Hospital donation

Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein  Donation Ceremony Friday, September 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Honorable Vice President Peña Honorable Health Minister, Dr. Plutarco Arias, Honorable Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Diaz Morfa, Honorable Director of the Center for Emergency Operations, Retired Major General Juan Manuel Mendez, Distinguished guests, Distinguished members of the press, Ladies and …

Read More»

The United States Donates 50 Ventilators and 2 field hospitals to the Dominican Republic to Respond to COVID-19

[Santo Domingo] – The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Southern Command, has donated 50 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators and two field hospitals to the Dominican Republic to assist in its fight against COVID-19 and in support of disaster relief operations.  The donations combined are worth $1.85 …

Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo meeting with Dominican President Abinader

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Dominican President Abinader The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Dominican President Luis Abinader in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, following the celebration of his inauguration. …

Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo Visit to the Dominican Republic

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO TRAVELS TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO REAFFIRM STRONG TIES AND SHARED DEMOCRATIC VALUES “The United States and Caribbean nations do much more together, can do much more together, and importantly should do much more together …We’re natural allies and …

Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the Dominican Republic

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to the Dominican Republic The below is attributable to Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 16 to head the U.S. delegation to the presidential inauguration of …

Read More»

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Dominican Republic to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Luis Abinader

White House Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2020 President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Dominican Republic to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Luis Abinader on August 16, 2020, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Honorable Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State, …

Read More»

Video: How to prepare for hurricanes in the middle of a pandemic?

It is always important to be prepared in case a disaster occurs or in case you have an emergency. For the Embassy of the United States, disaster preparedness is essential for the safety and security of Dominicans and Americans alike, and it is one of Ambassador Bernstein’s priorities. The Dominican Republic and other islands in …

Read More»

USAID: Improving reading skills of Dominican children

USAID’s Read program has  improved the reading skills of 200,000 students in more than 370 schools in targeted communities.  By David Maher World Book Day is Thursday, April 23, 2020!  We are excited to promote and support reading in the Dominican Republic.  World Book Day is a celebration encouraging everyone to gain a renewed respect …

Read More»

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Border Security and Control

February 5, 2020 Joint Statement On February 5, 2020, representatives of private sector organizations and government officials from Haiti and the Dominican Republic met at the CODEVI industrial park along the border to further discussions on developing a more secure and prosperous border for both nations. This was the third such meeting convened by the …

Read More»

Haiti-DR Private Sector Meeting on Broder Security & Control

December 16, 2019 On December 16, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Cynthia Kierscht convened a meeting in Miami with Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, and representatives of private sector associations from Haiti and the Dominican Republic to discuss the elements necessary to produce a …

Read More»

Ambassador Bernstein’s Remarks at American Chamber of Commerce’s Thanksgiving Luncheon

Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein “Opportunities and Challenges for Increasing Foreign Investment” Embajador Hotel Wednesday, November 27, 2019   Good afternoon. I am delighted to be here with you today, sharing in this tradition. Thanksgiving is the time when families and friends come together, as we are here today, to give thanks for all that has …

Read More»

SAFE: Together for the love of youth and sports

          Healthy/Sano – Age appropriate development – No performance enhancing drugs – Access to nutritional food – All medical treatments or supplements are explained and authorized – Proper medical care for injuries             Protected/Asegurado – Parents and athletes are informed about options and chances for success …

Read More»

Ambassador Bernstein Celebrates First Anniversary in the Dominican Republic

By Ambassador Robin Bernstein One year ago, I embarked on one of the most magnificent journeys of my life.  On my year anniversary as the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic – I can truly say I feel like I belong here.  The friendly people, the rich culture, the beautiful places: the Dominican Republic has …

Read More»

US Ambassador Tours Northwest Area of the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, D.N. – United States Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein visited the northwest of the Dominican Republic for the first time. Her visit included the Dajabon, Montecristi and Santiago de los Caballeros provinces and sought to follow up on the projects being carried out by the United States Government in the area. The Ambassador began …

Read More»

Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein visits communities in Las Terrenas

Las Terrenas, Samana – United States Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein, visited several locations in the town of Las Terrenas, to monitor projects being undertaken in the area by the United States Government, through the Agency for International Development (USAID). The Ambassador met with Las Terrenas Mayor Alex García, with whom she discussed the work that …

Read More»

U.S Embassy Statement on the Safety and Security of U.S. Citizens in the Dominican Republic

As Ambassador Robin Bernstein has said publicly, “The safety and security of U.S. citizens that live in, work in, and visit the Dominican Republic remains our highest priority. These incidents are tragic and we offer our deepest condolences to those personally impacted.” The U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo is actively working with the Government of the …

Read More»

Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein’s Remarks During 2019 International Women’s Day Reception

¡Buenas noches!  Estoy muy feliz de estar aquí hoy para hablar de un tema muy importante: el importante papel de las mujeres en el desarrollo de una sociedad prospera.  Como la segunda embajadora mujer de Estados Unidos en la Republica Dominicana, quiero ser una voz para mujeres.  Yo se que juntos, estamos unidos y podemos hacer una diferencia …

Read More»

The U.S. and the D.R.: Partners in Agriculture

By: Ambassador Robin Bernstein Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visited the Dominican Republic to see first-hand the mutually beneficial partnership that has developed between our agricultural sectors. Under Secretary McKinney was struck by the fact that approximately 60 percent of U.S. agricultural …

Read More»

Ambassador Bernstein’s Message on International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Ambassador Bernstein Message for Conmemoración Día del Recuerdo del Holocausto January 27, 2019 • 19:00 p.m.   ¡Muy buenas noches!  Estoy muy feliz de estar aquí hoy, no sé cómo expresarles lo que significa este momento para mí. International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. As people …

Read More»

¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año! SIDE by SIDE

By: Ambassador Robin Bernstein The highlight of 2018 was my appointment as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic – and so far it has been a magnificent journey.  I am so grateful that President Trump selected me to serve here in the Dominican Republic.  It was my top choice and the position is even more rewarding …

Read More»

US Embassy Celebrates Cocktail Party in Honor of Dominicana Moda 2018 Designers

Santo Domingo, D.N. – The United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Robin Bernstein, and her husband, Richard Bernstein, threw a cocktail party in their home to honor the organizers and designers of Dominicana Moda 2018. Entrepreneurs, designers, fashion bloggers, as well as government and private sector representatives, attended the event. The theme of the …

Read More»

U.S. Embassy Commemorates International Day of the Girl Child

Santo Domingo, D.N.- United States Ambassador Robin Bernstein visited the Conrado Mieses school in Manoguayabo, to commemorate the International Day of the Girl. The school is one of 400 the United States Government is supporting through the USAID Read Project, implemented by a local university UNIBE, focused on improving literacy skills of more than 180,000 children …

Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Robin Bernstein at her Welcome Reception

Good evening. Gracias, gracias, muchas gracias a todos por acompañarnos esta noche. Es un verdadero placer darles la bienvenida a nuestro hogar. I want to start by thanking President Trump and the American people for the opportunity to be here with you this evening. It is a great honor to serve as the chief representative …

Read More»

U.S. Chiefs of Mission to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama Called Back for Consultations

The Department of State has called back the U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Robin Bernstein, the U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes, and the U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Panama Roxanne Cabral for consultations related to recent decisions to no longer recognize Taiwan.

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»

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 …

Read More»
Show More ∨