Despite feeling the strong tremor across the whole country, the Dominican Republic experienced no damage from the earthquake and all transportation systems, communication systems and tourism businesses are operating smoothly.
The major global tourism destinations in the Dominican Republic in the North and East of the island are located at least 400 miles (633 kilometers) from Haiti's capital, or a 10-12 hour drive, with numerous mountain ranges separating the two countries.
Unlike our neighbours in Haiti who suffered devastation, Dominican properties, hotels, resorts, beaches and the natural environment suffered no damage and all tourism businesses are conducting normal operations.
Aid initiatives are being organised by the Dominican government, local organisations, churches and the many foreign voluntary workers who are located in this country.
West Indies Real Estate expresses its sympathy to the Haitian people and owners, agents and staff will be joining in the aid efforts of their individual communities etc.