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Dominica Relief Efforts in Houston

Dominica Relief Efforts in Houston

September 19, 2017 | Comments: 29

Dear friends and family, As you know, Dominica has been devastated by the impact of Hurricane Maria leaving reportedly wide infrastructural damage on the island. ...

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Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Maria to move across Dominica this evening

Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Maria to move across Dominica this evening

September 18, 2017 | Comments: 5

The center of extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Maria is expected to move across Dominica this evening into tonight. Hurricane Warning remains in effect for ...

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Center of Hurricane Maria to move across Dominica tonight

Center of Hurricane Maria to move across Dominica tonight

September 18, 2017 | Comments: 3

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. At 111 am, Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 14.7 ...

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PM Skerrit warns against “lawless action” as Dominica prepares for Hurricane Maria

PM Skerrit warns against “lawless action” as Dominica prepares for Hurricane Maria

September 18, 2017 | Comments: 0

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has again cautioned Dominicans to treat the approaching hurricane very seriously and take no chances and warned that the State will ...

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UPDATE: Statement by PM Skerrit on Hurricane Maria

UPDATE: Statement by PM Skerrit on Hurricane Maria

September 18, 2017 | Comments: 0

The following is a statement made at 11:15 am by Prime Minister Skerrit on Hurricane Maria as the category three hurricane approaches Dominica. I want to say to ...

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Maria heading for Dominica; Hurricane Warning remains in effect

Maria heading for Dominica; Hurricane Warning remains in effect

September 18, 2017 | Comments: 0

Hurricane Maria is heading towards Dominica and a Hurricane Warning remains in effect. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere ...

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Address on Hurricane Maria

Address on Hurricane Maria

September 17, 2017 | Comments: 0

Below is an address by Disaster Risk Consultant Cecil Shillingford as Hurricane Maria approaches Dominica. Hurricane Maria is now a Category One hurricane located ...

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MARIA now a hurricane ..Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Dominica

MARIA now a hurricane ..Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Dominica

September 17, 2017 | Comments: 0

At 5pm, Tropical Storm Maria intensified to a hurricane near latitude 13.8 degrees north and longitude 57.5 degrees west or about 275 miles east-southeast of ...

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ANNOUNCEMENT: L’Express des Iles service canceled September 18 & 19, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: L’Express des Iles service canceled September 18 & 19, 2017

September 17, 2017 | Comments: 0

Due to the impending weather forecast with Tropical storm Maria; which in turn is projected to become Hurricane Maria within the next 24-36 hours placing Dominica ...

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BREAKING NEWS: No school tomorrow

BREAKING NEWS: No school tomorrow

September 17, 2017 | Comments: 0

There will be no school on Monday as Hurricane Maria approaches Dominica. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Sunday that all government business will be closed, ...

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ODM advises residents to prepare for Hurricane Maria

ODM advises residents to prepare for Hurricane Maria

September 17, 2017 | Comments: 1

The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is advising the Dominican public to finalise preparations for the arrival of Hurricane Maria. A Hurricane Warning has been ...

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UPDATE:  Maria now a hurricane; Dominica now under Hurricane Warning

UPDATE: Maria now a hurricane; Dominica now under Hurricane Warning

September 17, 2017 | Comments: 2

Maria is now a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. A Hurricane Watch has been upgraded to a Hurricane Warning for Dominica as of 11:00 am. ...

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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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