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Dr. Paul Ricketts passes away

Dr. Paul Ricketts passes away

September 16, 2017 | Comments: 20

A former National Epidemiologist in Dominica, Dr. Paul Ricketts, has died. A family member confirmed to DNO that Dr. Ricketts, who has been ailing for some time, ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: Three schools benefit from KFC Community Outreach Program

BUSINESS BYTE: Three schools benefit from KFC Community Outreach Program

September 16, 2017 | Comments: 1

KFC continues to reach out to the communities it serves every day. Since the initiation of this program in 2014, KFC’s Project Book Bag platform provides a ...

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Parents protest transfer of Roseau Primary School principal, again

Parents protest transfer of Roseau Primary School principal, again

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 54

Parents of the Roseau Primary School held protest action again on Friday over the transfer of that school’s principal Greta Roberts to the Goodwill Primary School. ...

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Dominica condemns London terror attack

Dominica condemns London terror attack

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 12

Dominica has condemned a terrorist attack in the London Underground describing it as a ‘cowardly act.’ “The Government of Dominica condemns ...

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Dominica identifies contacts for nationals living in Irma-affected countries

Dominica identifies contacts for nationals living in Irma-affected countries

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 10

Roseau, Dominica (September 15, 2017) — The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica has been facilitating Dominican nationals desirous of returning home as ...

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CARICOM Delegation tours hurricane devastated islands – organising Donor Conference

CARICOM Delegation tours hurricane devastated islands – organising Donor Conference

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 0

CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday completed a tour of hurricane-devastated ...

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COMMENTARY: Natural disasters – are they getting worse?

COMMENTARY: Natural disasters – are they getting worse?

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 3

Natural Disasters!!! We have seen our fair share of them in the Caribbean and around the world. Like the name suggests, “disaster” it’s meant to destroy. ...

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CDB boss urges caution with CBI despite success

CDB boss urges caution with CBI despite success

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 3

President of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. William Warren Smith has urged Caribbean countries to exercise caution and the right due diligence in the ...

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US sends relief flight to Antigua and Barbuda

US sends relief flight to Antigua and Barbuda

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 3

A Relief Flight from Miami, containing key assistance commodities including tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, water containers, and chain saw/clean-up ...

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Public officers to get two months salary bonus

Public officers to get two months salary bonus

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 10

Hundreds of Public Officers on island who are members of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) will be receiving a salary bonus which is equivalent to two ...

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DOMLEC assists with electricity restoration in Anguilla

DOMLEC assists with electricity restoration in Anguilla

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 4

An eight man team from DOMLEC left the island on Thursday, September 14th to assist the restoration efforts in hurricane- stricken Anguilla. This assistance has come ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A cry from a Dominican in the BVI

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A cry from a Dominican in the BVI

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 17

It has been one week since the passing of Irma, and I can’t say enough of the devastation and disruption of lives this massive storm has caused. The BVI is ...

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WEATHER ALERT: Dominicans advised to monitor weather system in Atlantic

WEATHER ALERT: Dominicans advised to monitor weather system in Atlantic

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 0

The Dominica Meteorological Service is advising Dominicans to monitor a tropical wave which is located in the Central Tropical Atlantic. The wave has a high chance ...

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Mahaut Police Station in deplorable condition sources say

Mahaut Police Station in deplorable condition sources say

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 17

The Mahaut Police Station is in a deplorable state, police sources have revealed to Dominica News Online. Among a litany of problems at the station are a clogged ...

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Earthquake south east of Dominica shakes several islands

Earthquake south east of Dominica shakes several islands

September 15, 2017 | Comments: 0

An earthquake which took place south east of Dominica shook several islands on Friday morning. DNO has not received reports of it being felt locally, however, there ...

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Urgent need for united force to combat climate change says Gloria Joseph

Urgent need for united force to combat climate change says Gloria Joseph

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 16

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and Investment, Gloria Joseph, has emphasized the “urgent” need for the Private/Public ...

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Dominicans get opportunity to assist friends and family in Irma-affected islands

Dominicans get opportunity to assist friends and family in Irma-affected islands

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 2

Disaster Management Consultant, Cecil Shillingford has announced that Dominicans at home will be given a chance to organize relief items to be shipped off to their ...

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Priority needs of Irma-affected countries

Priority needs of Irma-affected countries

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 0

Following the passage of Hurricane Irma, the impacted Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) Participating States are in need of emergency relief ...

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$1.6-million road rehabilitation contract signed for east coast

$1.6-million road rehabilitation contract signed for east coast

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 17

Minister for Public Works and Ports Senator Miriam Blanchard said an over $1.6 million road rehabilitation project contract signed with three local firms will help ...

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Pointe Michel Village Council gets new Chairperson

Pointe Michel Village Council gets new Chairperson

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 12

The Pointe Michel Village Council has a new chairperson in the person of Erica Lewis-Jules. The council held its elections just over two weeks ago. At a meeting held ...

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Dominican celebrates 101st birthday

Dominican celebrates 101st birthday

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 13

On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, Keturah Elizabeth Cuffy celebrated her 101st birthday. Cuffy currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is very proud to let ...

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St. Lucia and Dominica join forces to celebrate Creole Month in Canada

St. Lucia and Dominica join forces to celebrate Creole Month in Canada

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 3

Toronto: The Commonwealth of Dominica Ontario Association (CDOA) and the St. Lucia Toronto Association (SLTA) will once again join forces to celebrate Creole Month ...

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