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Digicel partners with DFC to host WCMF 2018

Digicel has partnered with the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) to host the 20th Edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), with a contribution valued at $200,000 in cash and kind. Marketing Executive for Digicel Dominica Tyrella Alexander made the.
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Digicel partners with DFC to host WCMF 2018

Digicel has partnered with the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) to host the 20th Edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), with a contribution valued at $200,000 in cash and kind. Marketing Executive for Digicel Dominica Tyrella Alexander made the...

CCM to protest against amendments to election laws outside Parliament

The Concern Citizens Movement (CCM) is planning to stage protest actions outside of Parliament on Thursday [September 20] to encourage Dominicans to stand up for their rights as it relates to electoral reform. The organization is staunchly opposed to amendmen
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CCM to protest against amendments to election laws outside Parliament

The Concern Citizens Movement (CCM) is planning to stage protest actions outside of Parliament on Thursday [September 20] to encourage Dominicans to stand up for their rights as it relates to electoral reform. The organization is staunchly opposed to amendments...

ANNOUNCEMENT: Drive to remove derelict from Roseau City Centre

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal wishes to advise the general public that it is embarking on a derelict removal drive within Roseau City Centre. Derelict vehicle means: Any abandoned or discarded motor vehicle: or Any motor...
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Drive to remove derelict from Roseau City Centre

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal wishes to advise the general public that it is embarking on a derelict removal drive within Roseau City Centre. Derelict vehicle means: Any abandoned or discarded motor vehicle: or Any motor...

PM Skerrit to address Dominica Rising Benefit Gala in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Ontario community will celebrate Dominica’s 40th year of Independence, with Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit as the evenings Keynote Speaker. The event
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PM Skerrit to address Dominica Rising Benefit Gala in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – On Saturday, October 13, 2018, The Commonwealth of Dominica, Ontario community will celebrate Dominica’s 40th year of Independence, with Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit as the evenings Keynote Speaker. The event will be held at Markham Convention Centre,...

Dominica: One year post Hurricane Maria

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation is rebounding. “A growing share of affected residents can say their lives are back on track or almost back to normal after the hurricane,” said Colin Piper, Director of Tourism....
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Dominica: One year post Hurricane Maria

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the island nation is rebounding. “A growing share of affected residents can say their lives are back on track or almost back to normal after the hurricane,” said Colin Piper, Director of Tourism....

PWA calls for urgent action on insurance for police officers

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. Speaking at a press conference and flanked by other members of his executive, Drigo...
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PWA calls for urgent action on insurance for police officers

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. Speaking at a press conference and flanked by other members of his executive, Drigo...

DBF says private sector made ‘commendable recovery’ after Maria

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 our Private Sector. In the morning of September 19th, 2017, Dominicans woke up...
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DBF says private sector made ‘commendable recovery’ after Maria

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 our Private Sector. In the morning of September 19th, 2017, Dominicans woke up...

COMMENTARY: Dominica’s fluid gold still unexploited

Fans of bottled water pay more than a 4 thousand percent markup to buy a product that’s available practically for free nearly everywhere with the exception of underdeveloped territories. Smart marketing is the reason why so many people willing to...
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COMMENTARY: Dominica’s fluid gold still unexploited

Fans of bottled water pay more than a 4 thousand percent markup to buy a product that’s available practically for free nearly everywhere with the exception of underdeveloped territories. Smart marketing is the reason why so many people willing to...

Ministry of Environment to embark of derelict vehicle removal in Roseau

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal is advising the public that it will embark on a drive to remove derelict vehicles within Roseau City Centre. Owners of such vehicles are encouraged to remove them or face legal...
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Ministry of Environment to embark of derelict vehicle removal in Roseau

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal is advising the public that it will embark on a drive to remove derelict vehicles within Roseau City Centre. Owners of such vehicles are encouraged to remove them or face legal...

The Kalinago Uprising of 1930: A brief background

EDITOR’S NOTE: Remembering this day in our past, 19 September 1930, the date of the Kalinago Uprising also known as “The Carib War.” This article was first published in 2016. When Dominica was captured and ‘ceded’ to Britain in 1763 it.
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The Kalinago Uprising of 1930: A brief background

EDITOR’S NOTE: Remembering this day in our past, 19 September 1930, the date of the Kalinago Uprising also known as “The Carib War.” This article was first published in 2016. When Dominica was captured and ‘ceded’ to Britain in 1763 it...

Motorists stranded at Macoucherie

Motorists and commuters travelling on the E.O. Leblanc Highway this morning found themselves stranded on both sides of a swollen Macoucherie River. Heavy rain, which has been falling from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, has once again rendered the bypas
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Motorists stranded at Macoucherie

Motorists and commuters travelling on the E.O. Leblanc Highway this morning found themselves stranded on both sides of a swollen Macoucherie River. Heavy rain, which has been falling from Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, has once again rendered the bypass...

POEM: Heartless Maria

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 placed herself over Dominica And from there it...
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POEM: Heartless Maria

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 placed herself over Dominica And from there it...

VACANCY NOTICE: Litter Warden – Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation

WANTED FOR IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT. The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal through the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation is seeking suitable, qualified applicants for the post of Litter Warden.  The main duties will include
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VACANCY NOTICE: Litter Warden – Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation

WANTED FOR IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT. The Ministry of Environment, Climate Resilience and Urban Renewal through the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation is seeking suitable, qualified applicants for the post of Litter Warden.  The main duties will include but not limited to...

Roseau South MP calls for unity as Dominica remembers Maria

As Dominicans remember the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria one year ago, Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau South Constituency, Joshua Francis is calling on citizens to be less divided. He was speaking to Dominica News Online (DNO) following an
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Roseau South MP calls for unity as Dominica remembers Maria

As Dominicans remember the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria one year ago, Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau South Constituency, Joshua Francis is calling on citizens to be less divided. He was speaking to Dominica News Online (DNO) following an Opposition...

POEM: Maria Baabye

Maria entered the shores of Dominica September 18th 2017 She found the island so bright and beautiful With green valleys and mountains That night September 18th 2017 Maria overstayed Not with love But with a wicked and deadly intention To...
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POEM: Maria Baabye

Maria entered the shores of Dominica September 18th 2017 She found the island so bright and beautiful With green valleys and mountains That night September 18th 2017 Maria overstayed Not with love But with a wicked and deadly intention To...

Kalinago Day slated for September 19

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 highlights Kalinago existence on Wa’tukubuli (Dominica) as an account of resilience. While the K
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Kalinago Day slated for September 19

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 highlights Kalinago existence on Wa’tukubuli (Dominica) as an account of resilience. While the Kalinago people...

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

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 Privy Council as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states. Forty-thre
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COMMENTARY: Judging the Caribbean Court of Justice | Sir Ronald Sanders

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 Privy Council as their final court of appeal are Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states. Forty-three of the 52 remaining...

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

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 Red Cross has released today an overview of the recovery activities carried out in the aftermath
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Dominica Red Cross remembers Dominica’s resilience one year after Maria

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 Red Cross has released today an overview of the recovery activities carried out in the aftermath...

Dominican found guilty of fraud in Antigua

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 two years at Her Majesty’s Prison. Thirty-one-year-old Michael Fredericks who is originally.
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Dominican found guilty of fraud in Antigua

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 two years at Her Majesty’s Prison. Thirty-one-year-old Michael Fredericks who is originally...

Venezuelans jailed for cocaine, firearms possession and illegal entry

Three Venezuelan nationals are now inmates at the stock farm prison after they failed to pay a “forthwith fine imposed ” by magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Monday. They faced charges of cocaine possession with the intent to supply, firearms and...
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Venezuelans jailed for cocaine, firearms possession and illegal entry

Three Venezuelan nationals are now inmates at the stock farm prison after they failed to pay a “forthwith fine imposed ” by magistrate Bernard Pacquette on Monday. They faced charges of cocaine possession with the intent to supply, firearms and...

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Regional Expert – Caribbean Aqua Terrestrial Solutions (CATS)

The “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH”, under the “Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS)” programme” based in Castries, Saint Lucia, is looking for a: Regional Advisor/Expert (m/f) Required professional profi
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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Regional Expert – Caribbean Aqua Terrestrial Solutions (CATS)

The “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH”, under the “Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions (CATS)” programme” based in Castries, Saint Lucia, is looking for a: Regional Advisor/Expert (m/f) Required professional profile: • Advanced Degree in Climate Science, or else, in a...

DLP, UWP differ on aspects of electoral reform

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 such reforms. Proposed amendments by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government, for confirmation
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DLP, UWP differ on aspects of electoral reform

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 such reforms. Proposed amendments by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government, for confirmation...

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

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the island has made significant progress in recovering. In an interview with state-owned DBS Radio, Skerrit said the island’s recovery is on course. “I t
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PM Skerrit says ‘significant progress’ made one year after Maria

One year after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the island has made significant progress in recovering. In an interview with state-owned DBS Radio, Skerrit said the island’s recovery is on course. “I think, all things...

Campbelle spark fails to ignite Windies Women

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 Women’s One-day International of the Sandals International Home Series on Sunday here. Th
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Campbelle spark fails to ignite Windies Women

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 Women’s One-day International of the Sandals International Home Series on Sunday here. The 25-year-old Campbelle, playing...

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

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 most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of the countries hit hardest...
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UNDP mobilizes US$25 million, restores buildings and boosts preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

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 most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of the countries hit hardest...

Dominica film in Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

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 – Tuesday, September 25th 2018.  The Short Film entitled “Oseyi and the Masqueraders” received...
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Dominica film in Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

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 – Tuesday, September 25th 2018.  The Short Film entitled “Oseyi and the Masqueraders” received...

River dredging program successful says PM Skerrit

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 flow of water during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac last week and stated...
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River dredging program successful says PM Skerrit

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 flow of water during the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac last week and stated...

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

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 area given the departure of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) from Dominica. The part
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DFP releases report on forum discussing strategies for spurring business after Ross departure

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 area given the departure of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) from Dominica. The party has...

SUNDAY SERMON: My mind is clear; my ears are opened and my heart is ready to respond

After some absence, we are pleased to bring you another edition of Sunday Sermon. Here’s Monsignor William Jno Lewis as he preached today to a congregation in St. Martin.  
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SUNDAY SERMON: My mind is clear; my ears are opened and my heart is ready to respond

After some absence, we are pleased to bring you another edition of Sunday Sermon. Here’s Monsignor William Jno Lewis as he preached today to a congregation in St. Martin.  

Car crashes on flooded road

An indirect non-fatal casualty of Tropical Storm Isaac? I guess one could say that as the motor vehicle in this picture went out of control on a road which was flooded by the heavy rain which followed the storm. The...
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Car crashes on flooded road

An indirect non-fatal casualty of Tropical Storm Isaac? I guess one could say that as the motor vehicle in this picture went out of control on a road which was flooded by the heavy rain which followed the storm. The...

World Bank recommends ferry service between North and South Caribbean

The World Bank recently completed a preliminary study on a ferry service that would move goods, people and vehicles from the north of the Caribbean to the south of the Caribbean. In making the announcement, the Deputy Governor of the...
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World Bank recommends ferry service between North and South Caribbean

The World Bank recently completed a preliminary study on a ferry service that would move goods, people and vehicles from the north of the Caribbean to the south of the Caribbean. In making the announcement, the Deputy Governor of the...

Government to consider work-related legislation to cover all employees during times of disaster

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said his government is considering enacting legislation to ensure that not only employees of the government but all employees, will be covered when decisions are taken by the government in times of disaster. The prime...
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Government to consider work-related legislation to cover all employees during times of disaster

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said his government is considering enacting legislation to ensure that not only employees of the government but all employees, will be covered when decisions are taken by the government in times of disaster. The prime...

IN PICTURES: Fender Bender

A bus driver unexpectedly lost control on Friday afternoon while navigating the road on kings lane near Island’s Ice Cream. With the slew of recent vehicular accidents, we are relieved to report no one was injured. The pictures below illustrate...
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IN PICTURES: Fender Bender

A bus driver unexpectedly lost control on Friday afternoon while navigating the road on kings lane near Island’s Ice Cream. With the slew of recent vehicular accidents, we are relieved to report no one was injured. The pictures below illustrate...

WCMF VIDEOS: Dominica’s Stars

The WCMF of 2018 will take place in a few weeks. Last year Hurricane Maria caused the cancellation of the event. The last festival was in 2016 and to give our readers a  feel of the performance of Dominica’s international...
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WCMF VIDEOS: Dominica’s Stars

The WCMF of 2018 will take place in a few weeks. Last year Hurricane Maria caused the cancellation of the event. The last festival was in 2016 and to give our readers a  feel of the performance of Dominica’s international...

Windies Women to meet South Africa in ODI series

The Sandals Women International Home Series West Indies vs South Africa starts on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados. The Sandals Series opens with three ODIs which form part of the third round of the ICC Women’s Championship. The two teams will...
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Windies Women to meet South Africa in ODI series

The Sandals Women International Home Series West Indies vs South Africa starts on Sunday at Kensington Oval in Barbados. The Sandals Series opens with three ODIs which form part of the third round of the ICC Women’s Championship. The two teams will...