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Irma costing LIAT millions

Irma costing LIAT millions

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 12

Hurricane Irma will cost LIAT millions of dollars in financial losses. Chief executive officer Julie Reifer-Jones yesterday revealed that the regional airline’s ...

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Statement by Dr Daniel Orlando Smith Premier of the BVI following Hurricane Irma

Statement by Dr Daniel Orlando Smith Premier of the BVI following Hurricane Irma

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 1

The world is now aware of the destruction caused in the BVI by Hurricane Irma, a record category 5 hurricane. Like all of us, I am heartbroken by the loss of homes ...

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Attorneys for Pinard-Byrne to petition court to declare Linton bankrupt

Attorneys for Pinard-Byrne to petition court to declare Linton bankrupt

September 14, 2017 | Comments: 63

  Chartered accountant, Kieron Pinard-Byne, has instructed his legal team to petition the courts in Dominica to declare Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, ...

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Eleven students sponsored by NBD for the Academic Year 2017-2018

Eleven students sponsored by NBD for the Academic Year 2017-2018

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 3

Laveda Liverpool of Giraudel is the new addition to NBD’s scholarship programme. This academic year, NBD has sponsored eleven students from secondary schools ...

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PM Skerrit wants quicker response to climate change by international community

PM Skerrit wants quicker response to climate change by international community

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 29

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on the international community to provide a quicker response to small island developing states which are affected by ...

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WCMF reels in three more sponsors

WCMF reels in three more sponsors

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 9

As the 20th annual World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) draws closer, the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has announced three new sponsors on board to assist in the ...

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Airline starts commercial flights from Tortola tomorrow

Airline starts commercial flights from Tortola tomorrow

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 1

As some persons in the British Virgin Islands scurry to evacuate the territory following the destructive passing of Hurricane Irma, one commercial airline that ...

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Teachers skills underutilized in schools says Assistant Chief Education Officer

Teachers skills underutilized in schools says Assistant Chief Education Officer

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 7

Assistant Chief Education Officer, Jeffrey Blaize has called on principals to make proper use of the skills and talents of teachers on the island since they are ...

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 4

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados on Tuesday afternoon and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla. On Wednesday he will ...

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Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

Caribbean residents describe dire situation as food, water run out

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 6

A week after Hurricane Irma struck a string of Caribbean islands, some residents find themselves in darkness, as power remains out and increasingly worried as food ...

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Bahamas open for business after Irma

Bahamas open for business after Irma

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 0

The Bahamas is getting back to business as airports are open in Nassau, Grand Bahama Island and on nearly all Out Islands; international flights resume, including ...

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St. Vincent vessel to deliver critical emergency supplies to BVI

St. Vincent vessel to deliver critical emergency supplies to BVI

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 1

A vessel will leave Port Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday September 15th, 2017 to take food and emergency supplies to the British Virgin Islands ...

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Labour Commissioner stresses proper planning for natural disasters

Labour Commissioner stresses proper planning for natural disasters

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 1

Labour Commissioner Dr. Mathew Leblanc, has stressed the need for employers across the island to safeguard their business property through effective planning to ...

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UPDATE: Body discovered in house in Roseau

UPDATE: Body discovered in house in Roseau

September 13, 2017 | Comments: 35

The body of a man was discovered in a house in Roseau on the morning of Tuesday, September 12th. He has been identified by the police as Cerilo Alwin Raffique ...

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DAIC and the Dominica Red Cross sign MOU

DAIC and the Dominica Red Cross sign MOU

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 5

The Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC) and the Dominica Red Cross (DRC) signed an MOU to document the relationship between both organizations. ...

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Sineku Primary School students get donation from Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign

Sineku Primary School students get donation from Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 1

Keeping it 100 Good Things Campaign has donated back to school supplies to all of the children who attend the Sineku Primary School in the Kalinago Territory, ...

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NCCU members win prizes in Back2School loan promotion

NCCU members win prizes in Back2School loan promotion

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 0

Ten members of the National Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (NCCU), who participated in the Society’s 2017 Back2School Loan promotion, have been rewarded with an ...

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Anguilla accelerates recovery after Irma

Anguilla accelerates recovery after Irma

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 0

Anguillians are breathing a sigh of relief as Hurricane Jose largely bypassed the island, which was under a Tropical Storm Watch last Saturday. Islanders are moving ...

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OECS member states rally together in wake of Hurricane Irma

OECS member states rally together in wake of Hurricane Irma

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 0

As airports in the path of Hurricane Irma tentatively reopen, a high-level OECS delegation made preliminary visits to the OECS Member States most affected by the ...

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Melissa Skerrit Foundation provides scholarships and schools supplies to 160 Dominican students

Melissa Skerrit Foundation provides scholarships and schools supplies to 160 Dominican students

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 60

The Melissa Skerrit Foundation, through its Adopt-a-Child/Back to School program, has provided school supplies to 160 students, with over 70 of them also receiving ...

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PM Skerrit warns against mass evacuation to Dominica from Irma-affected countries

PM Skerrit warns against mass evacuation to Dominica from Irma-affected countries

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 191

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has advised Dominicans against mass evacuation to Dominica from Irma-affected islands in which they are residing. He said at a press ...

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USVI Governor promises transparency in spending money donated by Dominica

USVI Governor promises transparency in spending money donated by Dominica

September 12, 2017 | Comments: 3

Governor of the United States Virgin Island (USVI), Kenneth Mapp, has promised a ‘high level of transparency’ in managing funds from Dominica and other ...

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