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ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the ruling New National Party (NNP) government in Grenada was rewarded for its efforts in building investor confidence and addressing many 'critical" initiatives in the country following its historic third total sweep of the polls in a general ...
Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria last year, Sagicor Life, the leading insurance company in the Caribbean donated a fully customized, mobile medical unit to the Government of Dominica. The unit purchased by Sagicor, in collaboration with Doctors In Our Circle, Ray Asta, Ministry of ...

"You have my commitment Dominica, I think we have demonstrated that for 40 years and I can say to you now, from talking to the president this morning of Harris Paint from the AGM we were attending, there is a commitment to ever, forever to be here to support Dominica," he said a presentation earlier this ...
Government officially launched the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD) at a formal ceremony at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Friday. The Hon Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit called the decision to make Dominica the first climate resilient nation in the world, a choice to walk a ...
The bank's Operations Officer, Karlene Francis, speaking at the launch of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) on Friday, said the Washington-based financial institution is committed to assisting the hurricane battered island in its drive to promote the use of renewable and ...
As a matter of fact we don't even have many months to do so…and I am hoping we can get our Cuban friends here in Dominica in the month of March to assist us in that very important project," Skerrit said, as he presented funds to the Mahaut Village Council for a roof repair programme over the weekend.

+39,000 children in need of assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica. ... UNICEF estimated that over 357,000 children living the most impacted communities of Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic ...
We are still very much in Dominica. Dominica is becoming green again although, the trees are standing up now like soldiers ripped of their branches. Standing their ground sprouting bits of leaves on their trunks, it is strange to the eye. The beautiful cover of the trees is to a certain extent gone but nature is ...
Sagicor Life has donated a fully customised, mobile medical unit to the government of Dominica. In a media release on the issue, the regional insurance company said it purchased the unit in collaboration with Doctors In Our Circle, Ray Asta, the Dominican Ministry of Health and Friends of Sagicor. The unit ...
The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to support Dominica to build back better following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Janet Douglas, recently visited areas around Pichelin and Geneva which will benefit from ...
A one-day national cocoa cluster capacity building workshop was conducted on Tuesday February 20th by the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) in collaboration with compete Caribbean. Head of Export, Promotion And Development Department at DEXIA, Lloyd Pascal says as there is a great ...
The government of Dominica is currently in final negotiations with DOMLEC, the power utility of Dominica, on the price of power and the power tariff for the planned geothermal power plant. This power tariff will the determine at what tariff electricity can be made available to Dominica and the consumers.
The business leader, speaking at a press event reported by local media outlet Dominica News Online, detailed findings from a special commission involving 70 businesses dubbed Connect to Rebuild Assistance Program, initiated after the storm caused catastrophic damage with a direct hit on September ...
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday February 19, 2018 - Japan has provided US$5 million to help rural women in Guyana and Dominica, particularly those engaged in agriculture, withstand the effects of climate change. The money will fund a project to strengthen disaster management capacity of women in ...
We are still very much in Dominica. Dominica is becoming green again although, the trees are standing up now like soldiers ripped of their branches. Standing their ground sprouting bits of leaves on their trunks, it is strange to the eye. The beautiful cover of the trees is to a certain extent gone but nature is ...
The Anichi Resort and Spa will open in late 2019 as a part of Marriott's Autograph Collection in Portsmouth, Dominica, on the northern part of the island. The 120-room resort will be operated by Trust Hospitality. The project is funded from the real estate component of Dominica's Citizenship by Investment ...

At least one of the victims, who WIC News understand is a man, is fighting for his life. Advertise on WIC News TODAY. Local reports described his wounds as being to the head, neck and ribs. He is understood to be in the Princess Margaret hospital. The condition of the others involved is not known.
The event, which occurred at the resort's construction site in Picard, Portsmouth, emphasised the development's intent to add sophisticated room stock to Dominica's tourism industry, offer employment opportunities to Dominicans, and inject much needed revenue into Dominica's recovering economy. Anichi ...
Things are taking a turn for the better in Dominica, a mountainous Caribbean island nation between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Last week, more than four months after Hurricane Maria damaged or destroyed 90% of the island's structures, the cruise ship port at Roseau welcomed its first major passenger ...
Things are taking a turn for the better in Dominica, a mountainous Caribbean island nation between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Last week, more than four months after Hurricane Maria damaged or destroyed 90% of the island's structures, the cruise ship port at Roseau welcomed its first major passenger ...
A post-hurricane disaster needs assessment published this past fall by the government of Dominica points up the significance of Amateur Radio's role in the relief and recovery effort on the tiny Caribbean island nation in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September. It also calls for expanding the pool of ...
This operations update no.3 provides updated information on the current situation in Dominica, ongoing assessments and a summary of key results achieved against objectives of the Dominica Hurricane Maria Emergency Plan of Action up to 15 January 2018. The Emergency Appeal plan of action and ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan is distancing the present Dominica government from any blame regarding allegations that a Dominican registered ship was involved in a suspected breach of the United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea. "This debate ...
On September 18, 2017, Hurricane Maria hit Dominica with catastrophic effect. Hurricane Maria was one of the most rapidly intensifying storms in recent history, intensifying to a category 5 hurricane, roughly 24 hours after being upgraded from a tropical storm. As the hurricane passed over the center of the ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.9 rattled Dominica and Grenada on Tuesday night, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported. It said that while there were no immediate reports of injuries or destruction, the ...
Haitian musicians introduced Cadence Rampa or Meringue, a sophisticated form of music to the Caribbean, specifically to Dominica and the French Antilles, in the 1960s. As well, Zouk became a popular dance music associated mainly with the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique, as well as ...
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 ...
InterCaribbean Airways celebrating 26 years of continuous services, is pleased to announce new nonstop schedule services from Dominica to St Lucia and Tortola, with 1 stop easy connections via Tortola to St Thomas, St Croix, Sint Maarten, San Juan, Providenciales and Santo Domingo. Travelers can ...
New High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Dominica, Her Excellency Janet Elizabeth Douglas, on Wednesday, presented her credentials to the President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin. His Excellency Savarin noted that the United Kingdom continues to be one of Dominica's main ...
Japan's Foreign Ministry says the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has decided on punishments over the suspected violation of UN Security Council resolutions against North Korea. In January, Japan released images showing a North Korean-registered tanker alongside a ...
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) -- The Roosevelt Skerrit Administration will be focusing on rebuilding projects across the island within five years. This was disclosed by Financial Secretary Rosamund Edwards in her address at the National Rebuilding and Economic Partnership Consultation on Monday.
The Caribbean Development Bank held its annual news conference at its headquarters in Barbados last week where the challenges faced in 2017 and the expected performance for its 19 Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) for 2018 were discussed. CDB Director of economics, Dr Justin Ram explained ...
ESTERO -- Vogue Interiors' Interior designer Salvatore Giso, IDS, has completed the interior design for the Dominica single-family villa model by Gulfshore Homes in the Westlake neighborhood of West Bay Club in Estero. The home includes 3,057 square feet under air with three bedrooms, ...
former United States President Bill Clinton paid a visit to the Caribbean this week, traveling to both the United States Virgin Islands and Dominica. Clinton was in the Caribbean to see first hand the islands' recovery efforts in the wake of last year's hurricanes. The trip began with a stop in St Thomas, where ...


 

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