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  1. Dominica observing first anniversary of Hurricane MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | The Gleaner

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC - Dominica is observing the first anniversary of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last September that killed at least 30 people with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit praising God and insisting that "considerable progress" had been made in the rehabilitation exercise. "There are some positive signs, obviously there are challenges.


  2. Flow (Dominica) switches on Superfast BroadbandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    ... - which went live from 10 September. According to TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database, in June 2018 Flow (Dominica) announced it was gearing up to extend the availability of 4G services to the consumer market segment the following month, and to ...


  3. Dominica declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Issac approachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | The Gleaner

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC - A State of Emergency has been declared in Dominica as the island braces for the effects of Tropical Storm Issac today. Yesterday, National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore announced that the state of emergency would run from midnight on Wednesday to noon on Friday.


  4. Some of the shelters available for tropical storm Issac in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 13 | Trinidad Guardian

    Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerritt aborted a trip to India in transit yesterday in order to be in the country which was preparing for the passage of Issac which has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Speaking at a news conference yesterday, Skerritt made it a point to assure Dominicans that he was in the country, "for those who are wondering, I am in Roseau Dominica and nowhere else.


  5. Dominica hints at evacuation law for private sector workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 12 | The Gleaner

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC - The Dominica government Wednesday hinted at the possibility of enacting legislation before year-end that would give authorities the right to compel the private sector to send home workers in the event of an approaching storm or other natural disasters. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who cancelled a trip to India to return to the island to be part of the team preparing for the passage of tropical storm Isaac that was once a hurricane, also announced that schools and the public sector workers would remain home on Thursday.


  6. Dominica PM urges citizens to be prepared even as Isaac downgraded to tropical stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | The Gleaner

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC - Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Tuesday urged citizens to be "fully prepared'" as Dominica was placed on a hurricane watch despite Hurricane Isaac being downgraded to a strong tropical storm. Skerrit said he was urging all citizens "to take these warnings seriously.


  7. Digicel wins multi-million-dollar contract in the West IndiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 |

    "We are honoured to have been selected by the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica for this transformational project which will provide the foundation for the provision of new advanced digital services such as eGovernment, Safe and Smart Cities, Connected Health and Smart Education, and make them a powerful reality for the people of Dominica," said Digicel Group CEO Alexander Matuschka Digicel has landed a contract from the government of the Commonwealth of Dominica, in the West Indies, to rebuild and manage the country's telecommunications and ICT services infrastructure.


  8. Digicel Selected for 15 Year ICT Managed Services Agreement with the Government of the Commonwealth of DominicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | The Galveston County Daily News

    With the competitive bid process complete, Digicel has been selected as the strategic provider of telecommunications and ICT services to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica for a 15 year term. The awarding of this contract to Digicel comes upon approval from Cabinet after accepting the recommendation of the Bid Evaluation Committee.


  9. Dominica Remains the Best Economic Citizenship Option for ExpatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 2 | Al Bawaba

    Dominica remained the world's best economic citizenship option, coupling low investment thresholds with efficiency, speed and the certainty of permanency. Most of the demand for a citizenship-by-investment programme among rich UAE expats is coming for Caribbean countries as they offer some of the world's best schemes to obtain a second passport.


  10. Getting over Hurricane MariaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | The Economist

    ... hit a cluster of islands in the region's north-east and then Florida. Maria arrived two weeks later, hammering Dominica, an island state with a population of 74,000, on September 18th, and Puerto Rico two days later. Between them, the hurricanes ...


  11. Dominica moving to tighten firearm legislation to deal with gun crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | The Gleaner

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC - National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore has called for more decisive action by stakeholders within the justice system to stem the rise in criminal activities in Dominica as he announced moves by the government to strengthen existing legislation. Blackmoore, speaking after a man was shot and killed during the early hours of Saturday, said "it is clear that guns are in the wrong hands and this is not the kind of Dominica we want, especially as we try to rebuild our beautiful country after the most devastating hurricane in the history of Dominica".


  12. This Tiny Caribbean Nation Has a Big Plan To Ban Plastics and StyrofoamRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | Southern Accents

    ... like forks and knives, and plates would be out, as would Styrofoam cups and food containers. Skerrit, citing Dominica's famous natural landscape, lush rainforests, and divorce flora and fauna, said he hopes the move will allow the nation to reclaim ...


  13. Daniel in the Lion's Den? When the Bajan Reporter Dares Attend...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | Bajan Reporter

    ... convention of Trump clones Granted he did not call the 8th Prime Minister by name, but he implied she back-stabbed Dominica over Ross University transferring here. Wonder how he felt when Roosevelt Skerrit (their PM) said it wasn't Mia's fault? As I ...


  14. Caribbean getting smart about climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | Jamaica Observer

    ... to 50 per cent of GDP. The devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which killed more than 1,400 people in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Puerto Rico last year is still fresh in mind. The recovery will take years, and is beyond the means of the ...


  15. Dominica makes historic pledge to combat plastic pollutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | Inhabitat

    Many countries are fighting plastic pollution by enforcing harsher regulations such as special labels and plastic taxes, but the island nation of Dominica is now leading the pack by announcing that it will ban plastic foam and common plastics by 2019. With less than five months left to go, the heroic stand involves the elimination of single-use items such as plastic straws, plates, forks and knives as well as plastic foam cups and containers.


  16. 'Take serious climate action,' Caribbean states demand of USRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | Green Left Weekly

    ... have also been implemented to deal with the fallout of climate change and prepare the region for future events. "Dominica was a real wake up call for us, it virtually got washed away," said Didacus Jules, director general of the . "We know the ...


  17. Caribbean island bans plastic and StyrofoamRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | CNN

    The fight against single-use plastic has been gathering steam over the past months, but the Caribbean nation of Dominica has taken the crusade to another level. The island nation has announced its aim to completely ban common plastics and single-use Styrofoam cups and food containers -- effective January 2019.


  18. Mottley defends university's move to Barbados after leaving DominicaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | Jamaica Observer

    Prime Minister Mia Mottley has denied there was anything underhanded in Barbados accepting the Ross University School of Medicine's move to the island from Dominica, insisting that the educational institution was unable to resume operations in the hurricane-struck island. "Barbados came into the picture, only when, for Ross University, returning to Dominica for the start of the January semester in 2019, was not an option.


  19. Adtalem Global Education Announces Barbados as New Location for Ross University School of MedicineRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2018 | Information Technology

    ... students, faculty and staff," said Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of Adtalem. "The decision to relocate RUSM from Dominica was complex and one we approached with great deliberation. After careful consideration of multiple options, including a ...


  20. Dominica bans styrofoam, plastic itemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | The Gleaner

    ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC- The Dominica government says it will ban the use of styrofoam and certain plastic items from January 1, 2019. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told Parliament that the decision is in keeping with his administration's vision to have the island become the first climate resilient country in the world.