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DBF says private sector made ‘commendable recovery’ after Maria

DBF says private sector made ‘commendable recovery’ after Maria

September 19, 2018 | Comments: 1

For many, it was unthinkable that Dominica would revive and the private sector would survive; however, one year later, we have seen great and commendable recovery by ...

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PWA calls for urgent action on insurance for police officers

PWA calls for urgent action on insurance for police officers

September 19, 2018 | Comments: 4

Chairman of the Police Welfare Association (PWA) Jefferson Drigo say they are feed up and need swift action and amendments to the Police Medical Insurance Act. ...

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Baby reportedly dies in Kingshill fire

Baby reportedly dies in Kingshill fire

September 19, 2018 | Comments: 13

A toddler reportedly died in a fire which occurred in Kingshill on Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. There has been no official ...

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UPDATE: Motorists are advised to take caution at Macoucherie bridge

UPDATE: Motorists are advised to take caution at Macoucherie bridge

September 19, 2018 | Comments: 28

Heavy rain, which has been falling from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, has once again affected the bypass in the Macoucherie River on the west coast. ...

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POEM: Heartless Maria

POEM: Heartless Maria

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 2

Maria decided to go island hopping and in Dominica first she decided to pop in We all knew that she was coming in a hurry But never expected her merciless fury She ...

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Dominica Red Cross remembers Dominica’s resilience one year after Maria

Dominica Red Cross remembers Dominica’s resilience one year after Maria

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 4

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, we remember and honor the resilience of individuals and communities in their recovery. The Dominica ...

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COMMENTARY: Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice | Sir Ronald Sanders

COMMENTARY: Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice | Sir Ronald Sanders

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 4

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday September 17, 2018 – Startlingly, eight of the 10 Commonwealth countries that still cling to the Judicial Committee (JC) of the ...

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Kalinago Day slated for September 19

Kalinago Day slated for September 19

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 2

One year after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, Kalinago Day survives in the Kalinago Territory with a school lecture series and a cultural extravaganza that ...

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Roseau South MP calls for unity as Dominica remembers Maria

Roseau South MP calls for unity as Dominica remembers Maria

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 13

As Dominicans remember the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria one year ago, Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau South Constituency, Joshua Francis is ...

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IN PICTURES: Before and after Hurricane Maria

IN PICTURES: Before and after Hurricane Maria

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 8

One year ago today, Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, with losses estimated at US$1.37 billion, or 226 percent of GDP, left in its wake.  A death toll of 31 has ...

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PM Skerrit says ‘significant progress’ made one year after Maria

PM Skerrit says ‘significant progress’ made one year after Maria

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 39

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the island has made significant progress in recovering. In an interview ...

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DLP, UWP differ on aspects of electoral reform

DLP, UWP differ on aspects of electoral reform

September 18, 2018 | Comments: 26

Although the two major political parties generally agree that there is a need for electoral reform in Dominica, they disagree on major points on how to implement ...

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Venezuelans jailed for cocaine, firearms possession and illegal entry

Venezuelans jailed for cocaine, firearms possession and illegal entry

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 20

Three Venezuelan nationals are now inmates at the stock farm prison after they failed to pay a “forthwith fine imposed ” by magistrate Bernard Pacquette ...

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Dominican found guilty of fraud in Antigua

Dominican found guilty of fraud in Antigua

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 8

A Dominican mechanic living in Antigua and Barbuda has been found guilty of fraud and was ordered to pay $6,000 forthwith by Antiguan Magistrate Joane Walsh or face ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: LA Enterprise sponsors Portsmouth Bombers premier football team

BUSINESS BYTE: LA Enterprise sponsors Portsmouth Bombers premier football team

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 0

Earlier this month, the management of LA Enterprise – the premier shopping centre in the Northern District embarked on a profound contribution to social ...

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West Bridge court case goes to Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal

West Bridge court case goes to Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 21

Just over a month after the government won its court matter involving the contract for the construction of the $18-million West Bridge in Roseau, the Joint ...

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DFP releases report on forum discussing strategies for spurring business after Ross departure

DFP releases report on forum discussing strategies for spurring business after Ross departure

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 11

On Wednesday 15th August 2018, the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) convened a public forum to discuss strategies for spurring business activity in the Portsmouth/Picard ...

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River dredging program successful says PM Skerrit

River dredging program successful says PM Skerrit

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 20

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said a river dredging program started after Hurricane Maria has proven to be successful. He said the programme has managed the ...

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Dominica film in Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

Dominica film in Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 6

A film by Dominica filmmaker Alwin Bully will form part of the 13th annual Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) which runs from Tuesday September 18th – ...

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UNDP mobilizes US$25 million, restores buildings and boosts preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

UNDP mobilizes US$25 million, restores buildings and boosts preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 1

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the ...

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Campbelle spark fails to ignite Windies Women

Campbelle spark fails to ignite Windies Women

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 0

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Resolute batting from Shemaine Campbelle failed to inspire WINDIES Women and South Africa Women cruised to a 40-run victory in the first ICC ...

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Small yet strong: the Caribbean embraces the quest for resilience

Small yet strong: the Caribbean embraces the quest for resilience

September 17, 2018 | Comments: 0

A year ago, hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, making small nations like Dominica lose more than 200% of its annual GDP in a matter of hours. ...

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