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Grupo Therrestra to build most part of the new Club Med project in Miches

The Caribbean company of Dominican origin specialized in Design, Construction and Supervision, will execute 55 Villas for a total of 129 rooms and a modern Central Building in the Club Med project.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Grupo Therrestra, led by Engineer Hugo Pérez Ovalles, has inserted its characteristic identity stamp, based on: talent, adaptation and trust in the service of the prestigious Club Med Hotel Chain, to develop its most luxurious and prestigious project in the Americas, located in Miches, province of El Seibo.

In the complex, located in Punta Hicaco, approximately 6 km from Miches, Grupo Therrestra will develop a total of 129 rooms and a modern Central Building.

Miches being a new area to explore, where the French company specializing in premium All-Inclusive vacations has set its sights and placed its trust in Grupo Therrestra, one of the most requested Dominican construction companies in recent years by the main Hotel Chains of the world that operate in the Caribbean.

In this sense, the CEO of Grupo Therrestra, being grateful for the trust awarded once again to develop this ambitious and strategic tourism project in the Caribbean, stated “With the construction of Club Med in Miches, we wrote a new chapter in the promising future that the Dominican Republic is building, betting on attractive and interesting Tourist Poles such as Miches, especially in high end tourism. A showcase appealing to millions of people around the world”.

The project, whose first groundbreaking was led by President Danilo Medina, on May 3, 2018, it’s scheduled to open its doors by the end of 2019.

The new development of Club Med in the area, with the impetus of Grupo Therrestra, represents a powerful alliance that will help to structure one of the most promising coastal areas for tourism in the coming years, such as Playa Esmeralda.

About Grupo Therrestra

Construction Company founded in 2004 with the fundamental objective of providing construction services for civil works. It is dedicated to the Design, Construction and Supervision of tourist, residential and commercial projects, both in the Dominican Republic and in the Caribbean, generating 4,000 jobs in the region.


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Seaborne Airlines Makes Traveling Throughout the Caribbean Easier

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Now, it will be easier than ever to make your dream of traveling the Caribbean come true. Seaborne Airlines, the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean, announced that they will be launching the “Fly Anywhere you like for as many times as you like” promotion for $699*.  This promotion offers a customer the option to book as many trips as they like, to travel as often as they like, between September 3rd, 2014 and November 17th, 2014. To take advantage of this unprecedented offer, customers must call Reservations to book or to even buy the offer for another individual as a sweet gift **.

“We wanted to give our customers an excuse to see the beauty of the Caribbean by taking multiple trips for one low price.  With just two trips, this can pay for itself.  Whether to sightsee or visit friends and relatives, we hope that many will experience Seaborne’s exemplary service under this promotion.” said Gary D. Foss, president and chief executive officer of Seaborne Airlines.

Reservations can be made by calling: 1-866-359-8784 or 787-946-7800.

With service to 15 airports throughout the Caribbean; connecting service to American, Jet Blue and Delta at San Juan, Puerto Rico; two pilots on every flight; a flight attendant on our new Saab 340 aircraft and the outstanding dependability, Seaborne is becoming the preferred regional airline in the Caribbean.

*Taxes / fees still apply per booking. Certain conditions and restrictions may apply. Passenger cannot have more than two (2) outstanding reservations at a time.

** Must have passport information for international bookings.

About Seaborne Airlines
Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 21 years, carrying over two and a half million customers safely.  Seaborne operates over 2,100 monthly departures throughout the Caribbean to San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Seaplane, St. Croix, St. Croix Seaplane, Dominica, Fort de France, Martinique, Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe, La Romana, DR, Punta Cana, DR, Santo Domingo, DR, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis.

CONTACT: Sandra Colon Perez,, +1-866-359-8784 or +1-787-946-7800

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FOSI Launches First Ladies Initiative for Online Safety

  Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez of the Dominican Republic and Margarita Zavala of Mexico Announce Commitment to Online Safety Worldwide

LONDON and WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to online safety, today launched the First Ladies Initiative for Online Safety. The goal of the Initiative is to engage first ladies from around the globe in a cross-cultural dialogue and programs that encourage safe and responsible online use and foster greater digital citizenship. The announcement was made at the FOSI 2011 European Conference, held today in London.

Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, the first lady of the Dominican Republic, and Margarita Zavala, the first lady of Mexico, have committed their support to the Initiative. The First Ladies Initiative will bring together the wives of leaders from around the world in order to promote education efforts within their countries and engage in transnational dialogues that raise global awareness and spur international cooperation. The Initiative is a means of linking the first ladies in a common cause that not only directly impacts their own countries, but like the Internet, also transcends national borders.

“While the Internet presents unlimited opportunities for our youth to connect with one another and learn about the world around them, there are also risks that must be addressed,” said Ms. Zavala. “I look forward to working alongside FOSI and other first ladies to make the Internet a safer place for children.”

In addition to serving as the first lady of Mexico, Ms. Zavala serves as the president of an advisory board for DIF (el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia or the Integral Development of the Family), a government agency that helps to develop and strengthen families in Mexico. Ms. Zavala hosted a joint FOSI-Telmex conference in Mexico City in June 2007.

“As individuals of all ages, particularly children and young people, increasingly use the Internet for a varied range of purposes and avail themselves of the benefits of social networks to stay connected with friends and family, it is important to also consider the ramifications of sharing information on such a vast arena and apply, in the digital world, the same values we promote offline,” said Dr. Cedeno de Fernandez, first lady of the Dominican Republic. “I commend FOSI’s efforts to promote a safe and responsible use of the Internet, and I am delighted to join this important initiative.”

Dr. Cedeno de Fernandez’s office coordinates the social programs developed by President Fernandez and also operates its own projects, including work to close the digital gap and establishing 71 Community Technology Centers, mostly in rural areas. Dr. Cedeno de Fernandez has numerous awards for her work in training women in network technology and for developing cultural and educational training of children and teenagers. 

“We’re thrilled to announce that Dr.  Cedeno de Fernandez and Ms. Zavala are joining the First Ladies Initiative,” said Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI. “They have done so much to raise awareness about important issues affecting families around the world and this Initiative will provide them with a platform to share best practices in promoting safer and more responsible Internet use with first ladies from other countries. We are very fortunate to have their commitment to this effort.”

 Details will follow regarding a number of events and programs from the First Ladies Initiative.

About FOSI

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safer for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods that also respect free speech. FOSI’s members include: AOL, AT&T, BT Retail, Comcast, Disney, Entertainment Software Association, Facebook, France Telecom, Google, GSM Association, Microsoft, Motion Picture Association of America, NCTA, Ning, Nominum, Optenet, RuleSpace, Sprint, StreamShield, Symantec, Time Warner Cable, Telefonica, TELMEX, USTelecom, The Wireless Foundation, Verizon and Yahoo!. FOSI hosts an annual international conference to bring together Internet safety advocates from a variety of sectors, including global corporations, government, non-profits, academia and the media, to discuss the current pulse of online safety and emerging solutions that will enhance it. For more information, visit

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17th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show Is a Great Success

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Delegates from all over the world and every facet within the private and public sectors, along with roughly 100 cruise executives, began to gather in Santo Domingo on Monday, October 25th for the FCCA Conference & Trade Show.

 The start of the Conference was marked by the FCCA Golf Classic, which brought together some of the key players of the cruise industry and its destination partners in teams of four to discuss the latest trends and gather business advice over a friendly game of golf. The day also allowed for the attendees to situate themselves and for the Trade Show participants to prepare their booths for the crowd composed of nearly 1,000, while the FCCA Platinum Members had a chance to start their one-on-one meetings.

 Tuesday was the official grand opening for the Trade Show, with the audience gathered to see some of the best offerings from the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and more. It also marked the beginning of the one-on-one meetings and workshops that continue all the way through the Conference’s close. It also officially commenced the event with the Conference Opening Ceremony, which sparked enough interest in the Dominican Republic to reach its president, Leonel Fernandez, who was able to listen to the speeches of the Honorable Francisco Javier Garcia, minister of tourism; Michele Paige, president of the FCCA; Kevin Sheehan, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line and chairman of the FCCA; Richard Sasso, president and CEO of MSC Cruises; and the winners of the FCCA Foundation’s Essay Contest. The ceremony also commemorated the Dominican Republic’s culture with song and dance from Carnival and a welcome party at the Museo de las Casa Reales.

 Wednesday brought together the CEOs, presidents and ministers for private meetings to foster further communication and relationships between the cruise lines and the destinations’ governments, while continuing with the one-on-one meetings, workshops and Trade Show. The day culminated at the decadent Dominican Republic Night Extravaganza at the Sans Souci Cruise Terminal.

 Thursday was another successful day, as the attendees concluded their meetings and workshops and began to make plans to pursue the relationships formed throughout the event and possibly to attend next year’s event in San Juan, Puerto Rico, taking place from October 3-7, 2011. The night closed with a cocktail reception and a closing party to make the participants completely comfortable as they finalized this year’s discussions and prepared for the times ahead.

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