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  • Photo of Fighting COVID-19 in Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Partner to Support Dominica Prison

    Fighting COVID-19 in Prisons: CARICOM IMPACS and the United Kingdom Partner to Support Dominica Prison

    Roseau, 29 May 2020 – COVID-19 poses an extraordinary risk to prison populations. Efforts to prevent and mitigate COVID-19 in the Caribbean are likely to fail if strong prevention and control measures are not carried out in prisons. In Dominica, there have been no confirmed COVID-19 cases in prisons. However, with an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Dominica Prison Service,…

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  • Photo of Dominica signs Regional Procurement and Assets Recovery Agreements

    Dominica signs Regional Procurement and Assets Recovery Agreements

    Dominica’s Prime Minister Mr Roosevelt Skerrit signed his country on to two important regional agreements on the side-lines of the 31st Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) in Barbados, Wednesday. These are: The Protocol on Public Procurement for the Caribbean Community, which gives individuals and firms the opportunity to bid for public…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    PM Skerrit announces national consultation on marijuana; downplays its economic impact

    (Dominica News Online) Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that the first national consultation on the decriminalisation of marijuana will be held on November 16 but has rejected the notion that such a move could have a positive impact on the nation’s economy. “Decriminalisation of certain quantities of marijuana and the use of certain potencies of marijuana for medicinal purposes…

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  • CARICOM SG lauds pace of recovery in Dominica

    (CARICOM Secretariat) As Dominica celebrates its 40th Anniversary as an independent nation on 3 November, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the level and speed of recovery in the country, one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria. In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General said the pace of recovery in the…

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  • Photo of CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    CDB, EU, UK to help Dominica make public buildings more energy efficient

    (Caribbean Development Bank Press Release) – The Government of Dominica’s mission to make its public buildings more energy efficient and slash its energy bill is getting financial support from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Union and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). CDB’s Board of Directors on Thursday last approved a grant of US$127,000 from the Bank’s Sustainable Energy for…

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  • Photo of The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”

    By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When the category 5 hurricane made landfall in Dominica, Austrie, then the…

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  • Photo of Isaac expected to reach Eastern Caribbean islands Thursday

    Isaac expected to reach Eastern Caribbean islands Thursday

    A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, and a Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saba and St. Eustatius.  However, forecasters say  Tropical Storm Isaac’s maximum sustained winds have decreased from 75 to about 60 mph (95 km/h) and further gradual weakening is expected during the next few days. The latest Advisory puts…

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  • Photo of European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries

    Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are meeting in Brussels on 16-17 July. In the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC Foreign Ministers Meeting, Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, has signed three new agreements with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs of Dominica, Francine…

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  • Photo of Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    Fascinating, sophisticated displays at The Bishops’ High School CARICOM Project event

    The Bishops’ High School in Georgetown, Guyana, hosted its annual 9th Grade (3rd Form) CARICOM Project at the school on Friday, 13 April, 2018. This year’s activity was observed under the theme, ‘Climate: Resilience and Mitigation – Safeguarding Our Physical and Cultural Integrity’ Two CARICOM Member States – Dominica, and Haiti – were featured this year. The other country featured was Puerto…

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  • Photo of PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

    PM Skerrit calls for “collaborative approach” for first climate resilience nation

    Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said a collaborative approach is needed to realize the government’s idea of making Dominica the first climate resilient country in the world. Speaking at a government-organized National Rebuilding and Economic Partnership Consultation on Monday, Skerrit said the government cannot do it alone. “Maria has placed even sharper focus, not only on the need to build…

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