Santo Domingo, D.R. – The new Chamber of Commerce of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Dominican Republic was presented this Thursday at a cocktail party attended by diplomatic authorities, officials and companies from both countries, with the aim of boosting trade relations and promoting tourism exchange.
The new organization was unveiled at a ceremony held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Blue Mall, with the words of its president, César José de los Santos; its vice president, Caesar Campbell, and was attended by the president of Invest Turks and Caicos Islands, Alvin Hegner, on behalf of the Prime Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Washington Misick.
The event was also attended by the director of trade and investment of the British Embassy, Gerson Pérez; the director of investment of Prodominicana, Marcial Smester, and the president of the Commonwealth Countries Round Table, Fernando González Nicolás.
The first board of directors of the chamber, chaired by De los Santos and Campbell, is composed of Juan Antonio Morales, treasurer; Fernando Puig Miller, secretary; members Norman Wilton Hamilton, Guillermo Abbott, Edgar de Jesús Martínez and Luis Enrique Fajardo, and Yasmara Mejía as executive director.
Cesar Jose de los Santos explained that the initiative to create the Chamber of Commerce of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Dominican Republic was a project that was under construction and today is a reality.
“The Turks and Caicos Islands have a historical link with the Dominican Republic, due to their proximity and the business relationship we have had for years, and our mission as a Chamber of Commerce will be to promote and stimulate commercial exchange between our peoples,” he said.
He said that they intend to carry out an extensive program of seminars, business meetings, to strengthen commercial exchange, formalize relations and provide guidance on the best way to do business and invest in these islands.
De los Santos said that there is a wide field of business opportunities, which has the support of the national authorities and the approval of Premier Washington Misick, with whom he held an interesting meeting during his visit to Providenciales, along with a commission of the Chamber, in which he showed great interest in promoting trade and working in different areas for the benefit of the two nations.