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OBO Principal Deputy Director Santo Domingo Dedication Ceremony –Construction of the New U.S. Embassy Campus

Good morning, Under Secretary Kennedy, Ambassador Brewster, Mr. President, Madam First Lady, and other honored guests. I’m Heather Townsend – Principal Deputy Director of the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations – and I, too, would like to thank you for joining us for this important ceremony. I am delighted to be here and ... Read More»

United States Embassy in Santo Domingo Dedicates New Compound in Arroyo Hondo

Santo Domingo – The United States Embassy dedicated its new facilities located in the Arroyo Hondo sector, in a ribbon cutting ceremony presided by United States Ambassador, James W. Brewster and  Dominican President, Danilo Medina. Also in attendance for the dedication ceremony, was Undersecretary for Management, Patrick F. Kennedy and Principal Deputy Director of the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Organizes Conference on Business Development in the Caribbean Region

The United States Embassy’s Commercial Service announced the recent “Trade Americas‐ Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Business Development Conference” from June 9-10 in the Hotel Crowne Plaza in Santo Domingo. The opening ceremony was attended by the United States Ambassador, James W. Brewster. The conference, which includes thirty-three U.S. companies interested in doing business in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Announces LGBT Pride Month Events

Santo Domingo – The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo announced several events scheduled for the month of June in commemoration of LGBT Pride Month. LBGT Pride Month aims to celebrate human diversity and inclusiveness around the world. During President Obama’s proclamation on LGBT Pride Month he expressed “Our commitment to advancing equality for the ... Read More»

Government of the United States commemorates International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

The U. S. Government is proud to honor the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) ON May 17 as well as LGBT Pride Month in June.  President Obama said: “Every single person – straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) needs to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the ... Read More»