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Adam Stern, a champion professional freediver from Australia, travelled to Dominica to make his most daring dive yet. Heading down into an underwater volcano crater close to the shore, the extreme sportsman made it to 104 metres - his deepest dive to date. Advertise on WIC News TODAY. Stern was ...
One of the islands hardest hit in the 2017 hurricane season was Dominica, which was directly in the path of Hurricane Maria when it intensified into a Category 5 storm. It ruined what looked like a great year for cruise arrivals. Germany-based Sea Cloud Cruises' Sea Cloud II was the first ship since the storm ...

Roseau, Do minica, December 29, 2017 - On Thursday December 28, 2017, Dominica welcomed the SY Sea Cloud II of Sea Cloud Cruises to its shores. . This marks the 1st cruise ship call to Dominica since the passage of Hurricane Maria. The ship was anchored at the Purple Turtle Beach in Portsmouth, ...
Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has appealed to public servants to support the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD). The body, formed after the passage of Hurricane Maria in September, is in place to coordinate all reconstruction work after the hurricane and to ensure all ...
"We have indicated to Ross University that as soon as they will resume operations in Dominica we would be happy if they would give priority to the employees who were displaced by that decision and we are working on that," Letang said, adding that the workers have also raised other concerns.
As part of a larger support package for the Caribbean, the European Union is providing assistance of EUR 8.9 million ($10.5 million) to Dominica to help rebuild the country's water infrastructure and also to push towards geothermal energy production. The intervention is primarily aimed at supporting the ...

According to Pelham Jno Baptiste, the public relations office for the police, the victim "sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his neck." Peters was official pronounced dead after being taken to the Reginald Fitzgerald Amour hospital, he added. "The Commonwealth of Dominica police Force extends ...
Boyd-Knights also stated that she looks forward to 2018 as being a year of growth in Dominica. "A year when we try our best to put things in order that we always lapsed on, a year when we seek out good in others as opposed to always seeking out and saying things that are more than likely untrue," she ...
In a significant boost for hard-hit Dominica's tourism hopes, the island's top hotel will reopen its doors in November. The property, which has been closed since Hurricane Maria, has regularly found itself at the top of the rankings of the region's best hotels (and the leader among Dominica resorts) since it ...
secret Bay in Dominica, an island hit hard by Hurricane Maria last September, is reopening on Nov. 1, said owner Gregor Nassief. The cliffside resort on Dominica's northwest coast will reopen with six rebuilt villas: Zabuco I, II and III; Ylang Ylang I and II; and a larger Ti-Fey Villa. All will have private plunge ...
Dominica, one of the hardest hit islands of the 2017 hurricane season, welcomed back its first cruise ship since Hurricane Maria struck the island on Sept. 18. The Sea Cloud II made a call on Dec. 28, sending passengers ashore to tour Fort Shirley and go horseback riding at Purple Turtle Beach, said ...
McKenzie said that the private sector, which employs in excess of 15,000 people in Dominica, is also seeking a "public inquiry into what went wrong, not only with the police, but what went wrong generally in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that Dominicans could actually turn on the private sector with the ...
Neighbouring Caribbean islands, including Dominica and Barbuda, were ravaged by hurricanes Maria and Irma, two category 5 storms that cut a path of ... six months Trinidad and Tobago will open our doors, our homes, our pots and I daresay our schools to the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica."
Lennox Honychurch wrote the book on Dominica. Born on this small, mountainous island in the Windward Antilles in 1952, he first published The Dominica Story in 1975. An updated version of the book remains the standard history of a country that few Americans could distinguish from the Dominican ...
Three months after Hurricane Maria struck Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane, the government and humanitarian Actors continue to work together to address the needs of the most affected. Even though the situation is normalising throughout the country, Dominica remains seriously impacted. Over 80 ...
This year the Caribbean experienced its most destructive hurricane season in decades. While large countries dominated the headlines, the small island nation of Dominica suffered the worst devastation it has ever seen. Josh Toussaint-Strauss visits his family in the country and asks, with next year forecast ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- The Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Friday described as "unfortunate" the decision by the US-owned Ross University school of Medicine (RUSM) to send home more than 100 employees following the devastation caused by the passage of Hurricane Maria last ...

... • Sixty-seven out of the 90 early childhood development centres, primary and secondary schools have been reopened (74 per cent of the total school facilities) with support from the United Nation children´s Fund (UNICEF) and other education sector partners, benefiting 7,833 students (65 per cent of the ...
Carnival celebrations were only confirmed last month by Colin Piper, CEO of Discover Dominica Authority. "The national Miss Dominica pageant will not be happening during Carnival 2018 because the logistics are not in place in terms of preparation for the young ladies," said Val Cuffy, festival and events ...
Consulate appointee and Dominica's Boston spokesman, Cuthbert Joseph, joined Boston Herald Radio's "The Rundown" program Friday to discuss an upcoming fundraiser to support hurricane relief efforts on the small island. Q: The first country to get hit by Hurricane Maria was Dominica, what's the ...
The following are the findings from collective centers assessed during the second round of DTM assessments conducted from 20 -27 November 2017. 30 collective centers assessed by IOM house Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dominica (other shelters have been identified by the ministry of social ...
Improvements were also noted in Dominica where 65 of the 90 Early Childhood Development (ECD), primary and secondary schools reopened, ... the British Virgin Islands and Dominica having access to restored water services, however the coverage of those with power services ranges from 10 per cent in ...
The extract above was taken from a journal written during the night that Hurricane Maria hit Dominica, the third largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean. Now confirmed as the worst natural disaster the country has on record, Hurricane Maria took the inhabitants of Dominica, including Jeanelle and ...
PLATTSBURGH -- Artist Gharan Burton is gearing up to visit his parents, David and Lucia Burton, in his native Dominica next month. Trip prep may also include shipping a generator to his family, as they have been without electricity since Hurricane Maria decimated his family's citrus farm, Paradise Estate.
The trip fulfilled the promise Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis made in Parliament on September 27, that the ship would be deployed to provide aid to Dominica after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island-nation. #At yesterday's welcome back and award of commendation certificate ceremony, held at the ...
NEW YORK, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation ...
Director General of the ODPEM Major Clive Davis, accepted the cheque on behalf of Dominica and expressed his appreciation to JEP for its ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- The Dominica government said it is undertaking a review of the island's police service with the intention of ...
The show will also be undertaking philanthropic efforts to provide assistance to the island of Dominica which was devastated by category five ...
Together with volunteers from Dominica and team members from the OECS led by Grenada Ambassador to CARICOM Dr Patrick Antoine, five ...
In Dominica, over 50 per cent of children - particularly those living in ... the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica; UNICEF WASH and ...
#THE Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel that set out last month to provide aid to Dominica arrived safely in The Bahamas yesterday ...
Venezuela has written off Dominica's outstanding PetroCaribe debt of ... before this forum an act of solidarity with our brethren in Dominica, ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- Health authorities Wednesday said they were awaiting confirmation of a preliminary test to determine whether ...
On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria--a Category 5 storm--passed directly over the Commonwealth of Dominica. The storm damaged or destroyed an estimated 90 percent of the island's buildings, devastated most crops and agricultural infrastructure, and disrupted power, water and communications ...
One of the narratives that's recently caught our eye comes from the facebook group, Embrace Dominica. Typically a travel and tourism-based ...
The Dominica Antigua Relief Fund -D.A.R.F -has provided 15 students evacuated from Dominica, with financial grants to purchase books, ...
Team Hashtag Dominica will be running a social media campaign at the start of November to get the Caribbean and wider world to celebrate ...
Nicola Yankee, from Nottingham, moved to the Caribbean island of Dominica nine years ago, only to see her home ruined when Hurricane ...
Daniel Skeritt, 51, has not returned to his home country of Dominica in several decades. But after the island nation was hit by Hurricane Maria ...
PORTSMOUTH, Dominica - Building with concrete is the surest way to weather a hurricane, but on the tiny island nation of Dominica, it's not ...
Take a look at some 360 degree photos taken in Dominica during the post Hurricane assessment to better understand the extend of the damages after the storm ripped through the small Caribbean nation on September. Total damages and losses are estimated at US$ 1.3 billion or 224% of GDP.
A month ago Hurricane Maria left a swathe of destruction as it tore through the Caribbean. Right in its path was the tiny island of Dominica, one ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- The International Red Cross has launched a global appeal for US$5.6 million to help it carry out its activities in ...
Jason Grimes had finished his second week at Ross University Medical school on the island of Dominica when locals finally began talking ...
Soca superstar Machel Montano greets a member of Dominica's government as he accompanied Antigua and Barbuda's Prime Minister ...
The 48-year-old U.S. citizen and Dominica resident had just signed over guardianship of his 3-year-old son, Elijah, to a former teacher at ...
Robin Foley had gone to Dominica representing the Pensacola chapter of Rotary E-Club of the Southeast USA and Caribbean. The club had ...
Marcano said while there are many other organisations engaged in the relief effort, the devastation to Dominica was so vast that a Herculean ...
The Ministry of the Interior has sent a Technical Assistance and Support Team (TAST) of three experts to the Commonwealth of Dominica ...


 

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