Special communication

Washington, D.C. September 8, 2017. Given the unfortunate events in our region as a result of Hurricane Irma, the Young Americas Business Trust (YABT) issues this special communication to express the following:  

We extend our solidarity to each country affected by Hurricane Irma, and the storms and floods after their passage through the Caribbean. We desperately hope that the situation improves in the affected communities, and we express our sincere support on behalf of all those here at the organization.  

We wish to inform our audience that due to this situation and our prioritization of the safety of the people selected to participate in the program, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the development of the training program entitled: NexLinks Workshop "Business Development Support Systems", which was scheduled for September 11 to 15, 2017, in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  

We thank the member organizations at the national level for their unconditional support in organizing the Workshop, and we reiterate the importance of their collaboration and commitment to continue joining efforts to support the entrepreneurial community of the Dominican Republic.  

We have authorized our staff in charge of coordinating the activity so that they make the corresponding efforts with the Government of Israel to consider the request of re-programming of the Workshop in the Dominican Republic for the coming year.  

We are grateful to the experts of the International Training Center Golda Meir of Israel, designated to facilitate the aforementioned activity, for their understanding of the special case and their expression of support to the Dominican people.

The Young Americas Business Trust reiterates its commitment to ensure that the security and conditions required for the normal and safe development of the activities carried out in the region are guaranteed at all times, so we appreciate in advance your understanding of any inconveniences caused by the present announcement, following the recent natural disasters.

For more information or clarification, please contact Edgar Maestre, via edgar.maestre@yabt.net Young Americas Business Trust