Canadian High Commissioner promotes Canada’s continued engagement with Dominica

Hanley said Dominica and Canada have enjoyed excellent relations
Hanley said Dominica and Canada have enjoyed excellent relations

Richard Hanley, the High Commissioner of Canada to Dominica based in Barbados, is visiting the Commonwealth of Dominica November 16-18, 2015 to meet with government officials and project partners.

The High Commissioner will also visit the community of Silver Lake where Canada will be contributing CAD $96,000 towards rehabilitation efforts and mitigation of future natural disasters through the Dominica Association of Local Community Authorities (DALCA) supported by the Officer of Disaster Management, the Public Works Department and the Local Government Department.

Canada has contributed CAD $220,000 towards relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. Funding has gone towards restoring health services and emergency medical care, responding to the immediate needs of people for basic household non-food item distributions, as well as water, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities and to provide relief and assistance to people from the nine special disaster areas declared by the Government of Dominica.

Commenting on his upcoming visit, High Commissioner Hanley stated:

“I am pleased to note that Canada has joined other nations to contribute to the recovery process after Tropical Storm Erika. The Commonwealth of Dominica and Canada have long enjoyed excellent relations based on our shared history and strong people-to-people ties. These contributions towards disaster relief and mitigation are testaments to Canada’s continued desire to foster positive partnerships with the Government and the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”

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15 Comments

  1. Jane
    November 17, 2015

    DNO can you find out if or when he plans to meet with Canadian citizens in Dominica? This has been long overdue. Thanks.

  2. The Real Facts
    November 16, 2015

    Welcome High Commissioner of Canada to Dominica. I hope your stay will be an enjoyable one.
    Pertaining to the vicious attack of one of our D/can students in B/dos, we are considering if you can get involved in communicating with the B/dos government/police authorities and inquire what they are doing about increased and atrocious crimes in B/dos?
    We expect that this young lady will be compensated for this atrocity committed by a B/dos national. We hope she will receive adequate medical care, recover and then returned safely to Dominica.
    If you are able to assist in this respect, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in anticipation.
    God bless you!

  3. Crissy
    November 16, 2015

    DNO could you find out if he’s planning to meet with Canadian citizens living here? Or if not, when he’s planning to do it? This would be very helpful. I know when the US Ambassador comes he always has appointments with US citizens.

  4. MOTHER
    November 16, 2015

    thanks. ease us up please on the visa? so we can visit your sweet canada and return to our country just as you are about to visit ours

    • Canadian
      November 16, 2015

      i agree to this comment wii. I’ve been visiting Canada for the past 10 years. I have loads of friends there and because of the visa restrictions, i cannot even visit my friends as i please. No to mention those huge shops where i used to do all my shopping at low costs. I miss Young/Bloor. downtown T.O, there so much that i miss this page wudnt be enuf to full it out. Please, remove the visa restriction and make us pass freely. We are no threat to your country.

    • The Real Facts
      November 16, 2015

      It is a nice country especially in summer. Much to do at that time. There are summer storms.
      As cold as winter could be, it has its beauty. It is something to see, especially from indoors, when it is cold, the snow falls on the trees, causing icicles.
      When the snow falls it could be dangerous for driving, if not salted.
      I heard on the News we will have a nice winter. I hope so. No snow yet. Thank God! It is relatively mild. A few days ago we had high winds. I hate that.
      The ski resorts and skiers will not be happy if snow does not fall or there is little snow. This is bad for their business and sport.
      We have some crimes here and the menace of drug dealing and trafficking. Some young people, especially young men have lost their lives through this. It is so sad.
      Two weeks ago I attended a funeral of a young man who was gunned down. I heard he was marked. I know the grandparents but I did not know him. People have to live well and be careful.

  5. November 16, 2015

    Commissioner Hanley, Dominicans, especially loyal and dedicated Labourites welcome you to our Island Paradise. Please come and bring all the money you can with you. We need every penny!!! We hope more Countries in the west would follow suit and bring more money with them, We no longer need food and supplies, what we need now is MONEY!!! Labourites sincerely thank you and all Canadians by extension for their generous contributions and look forward to confirming and enhancing the close relationship between our two Countries. Canadians we appreciate your money and we really need more. Please dig deep in your hearts and pocket and help us down here…we are indeed suffering!

    • November 16, 2015

      You need to get you a…. labouroflove out there to work to rebuild Dominica, Canada owe you guys nothing, Canadian are out there working I all sorts of weather and for you to be seating on your lazy Labour oflove behind demanding to bring all the monies go find work to do, you Dominican will allow your Prime Minister to fo whst ever hevwants with you people and your hard own tax dollars, but Canadian will not. Do you know how difficult life is for all working Canafians during the winter season?, do you know how many undergarments they have to wear?, fo you know that people loose their fingers and toes during etc, even when it come to make a pee their hands cannot do their jobs. Your corrupt government the guy who is dissing you people need to create jobs for you guys and stop being beggars period, you people do not have no freedom, cannot express you all dissatisfaction with issues surrounding you people, before one open his or her mouth your leader go on national radio and threaten

  6. CYRIL Volney
    November 16, 2015

    Thank you CANADA!

    • Zandoli
      November 17, 2015

      Even you will agree the Canadian government could and should do a lot more.

  7. TC
    November 16, 2015

    And while you there, remove that visa business to visit Canada.

    Is not people from Dominica Canada have to watch out for, is those Syrian terrorists.

    • November 16, 2015

      Ask your prime minister to stop the sale of Dominica passport to all over the Middle East, China etc, when Canada put the visa on Dominican the sale of passport was not as it is today, as far as I am aware,, the printing of Dominica’s Passports is done in Canada, when a country have more none nationals with it’s passport, what do you expect, don’t you think that the government of Canada is aware of what taking place in Dominica?. Skerrit call us Global citizens,, we remain silence now we want to run too late to revoke visa

    • November 16, 2015

      When you say it’s not people from Dominica Canada have to look out for,yes Canada have to look at people entering Canada from Dominica, because their are too many dogs and cats holding Dominica passport involve in all shady stuff all over the globe, including NG Lap Seng and all the others, In 2001, too Many Chinese entered Canada with Dominica passport, those who couldnot enter Canada with their own Chinese Passport, when the Canadian Government asked a decease Prime Minister was asked about the sale of Dominica’s passport in an interview in Canada, his reply was, Dominica is a sovereign country and no one can tell him what to do, while at the same time, he expressed how much he liked Canada, not too long after, Canada implemented visa for Dominican, right now with Dominica passport selling like hot bread all over in terrorist countries and communist country, the Canadian officials will not remove the visa, even so there are Dominican tralling to Canada and they are being denied…

    • November 17, 2015

      Tell skerrit to tell Maduro to open the doors to Venezuela and the othe Alba countries for you all to go, go to China and the Middle East where skerrit is selling my our Passport and land, I guarantee those asking to remove the visa are the ones walking the streets with their China and Maduro colors, all you want to run and when election come to get free plane tickets to come down and vote for all you corrupt prime minister, the fire in the kitchen is too jot for all you now all you want to run, why not stay and feel the heat like all of us the poor that cannot run, what we sow is what we reap, the boat is sinking and now we want to abundant it, why notmstay and perish with us the poor and lest fortunate, will all the none Dominican who have dead Dominican identities and passport all you wantmthe Canadian Government, to remove visa, if I have to run I will run to no other country but Africa

  8. Concerned citizen
    November 16, 2015

    Hhhhhmmmm…….let’s see if the PM will give this ambassador two bottles of Bwa Bande as a welcome gift as he did with the US Ambassador. Show us your colours Mr. PM

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