• Photo of Dominica screens West Africa students for Ebola Disease

    Dominica screens West Africa students for Ebola Disease

    Caribbean news. ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC)– Dominica says while it will not impose a travel ban on people coming from Africa, it will screen new students arriving here from West Africa where an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has resulted in more than a thousand deaths. Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Johnson, speaking on the state-owned DBS radio, said that…

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  • Photo of Dominica’s Michele Henderson wins CARICOM song competition

    Dominica’s Michele Henderson wins CARICOM song competition

    Dominican, jazz, fusion singer Michele Henderson is the winner of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) song competition, and her winning entry “Celebrating CARICOM” is now the regional body’s official anthem.  Henderson beat out 57 semi-finalists and ten finalists to emerge winner in the competition which was announced last year. She says she screamed in disbelief when she first heard the news,…

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    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has welcomed the news that Dominica has moved closer in its bid to formally recognise the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as it final court of appeal. Dominica Prime Minister the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday that the government of the United Kingdom had no…

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  • Statement by H.E. Felix Gregoire,  Plenipotentiary Representative Of The Commonwealth of Dominica TO CARICOM

    Your Excellency Irwin LaRocque, I bring you greetings from your home country, Dominica, and it is with great humility that I present my Credentials to you as the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). We are quite aware of the importance of the Regional Integration Movement to our people in the Caribbean, and the achievements of CARICOM to date are…

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  • CARIFORUM Platform to be Strengthened, says New DG

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    Mr. Percival Marie, a national of the Commonwealth of Dominica, assumes office on August 1 as Director-General of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) Directorate in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. He replaces Mr. Ivan Ogando Lora. Mr. Marie who has been appointed for a period of three years…

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  • Dominican merchants shutter border market to protest Haiti’s ban

    Dajabón, Dominican Republic.- Dajabón merchants kept Haitians from crossing into the Dominican side  on Sunday, the day before the market held Mondays and Fridays, as part of the called shutdown on Monday organized by the Merchants Association, to protest the ban on eggs and poultry enacted by Haiti’s government. Also turned back were trucks from other towns full of merchandise…

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  • More to be done to strengthen heritage tourism, says CARICOM culture manager

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development, Dr Hilary Brown is of the opinion that the Caribbean needs to do more to strengthen its heritage tourism product. She believes that “much more could be done” to develop the Region’s natural and built heritage which is an invaluable resource in…

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