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  • Photo of Dominica Minister says Caribbean can learn from its rebuilding efforts

    Dominica Minister says Caribbean can learn from its rebuilding efforts

    Still recovering from the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Erika two years ago, the small island of Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria – a category five storm about a month ago. The country’s entire infrastructure was left in ruins, leaving its population of approximately 74,000 people without potable water, electricity, shelter and food. Despite the challenges, Dominica’s Minister of…

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  • CARDI taking action to help rebuild agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica

    CARDI Executive Director, Mr. Barton Clarke speaks about reviving agriculture in Barbuda, Dominica from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. As we observe World Food Day today, we tell you that the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has already begun taking action to restore the recently battered agriculture sectors in Barbuda and Dominica. And while he lamented the destruction of thriving sectors that was caused by…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair begins discussions in Washington

    CARICOM Chair begins discussions in Washington

    Prime Minister Keith Mitchell at a meeting with World Bank team members responsible for the Caribbean Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, is currently in Washington DC. for the Small States Forum which he also chairs. He will also have talks with the International Financial Institutions. This morning, he met with…

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  • Photo of ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    ‘Agriculture in Dominica, as we know it, now ceases to exist’ – OECS Commissioner

    Hurricane Maria has destroyed the agriculture sector in Dominica. The Category Five hurricane flattened Dominica on 18 September. Both the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Community’s response to the disaster  – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said that there was 100 per cent destruction of agriculture on the island. According to information…

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  • Photo of Emotional PM Minnis outlines plan to assist Dominicans

    Emotional PM Minnis outlines plan to assist Dominicans

    NASSAU, The Bahamas, Guardian – As he laid out a part of the government’s plan to assist Dominican children and their families today, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis choked back tears as he recounted the devastation that Hurricane Maria unleashed on the small island nation and expressed shame at the vitriolic response of some Bahamians to his pledge to assist…

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  • Photo of Dominica assured of continued CARICOM support – Chairman

    Dominica assured of continued CARICOM support – Chairman

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has assured hurricane-ravaged Dominica of continued support from the CARICOM Family. Prime Minister Mitchell, along with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Executive Director of CDEMA Ronald Jackson, Executive Director of the RSS Captain Errington Shurland, President of the CDB Dr Warren Smith and Barbados Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite toured Dominica, Tuesday.'    

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

    CARICOM Chair, Dominica PM Press Briefing

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  • Photo of Hurricane Maria could cost Dominica billions of dollars, says CDEMA

    Hurricane Maria could cost Dominica billions of dollars, says CDEMA

    REGIONAL disaster management and relief authorities are predicting that it will cost Dominica several billions of dollars to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which struck the Eastern Caribbean island last week, killing an estimated 20 people and leaving the small island nation in devastation.   In the wake of the category five hurricane, there have been reports…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman leads delegation to hurricane ravaged Dominica

    CARICOM Chairman leads delegation to hurricane ravaged Dominica

    CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell (2nd right) led a regional delegation to hurricane-ravaged Dominica on Tuesday, and met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (right). The Chairman’s delegation included (from right) CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Dr. Warren Smith, Executive Director of the Regional Security System (RSS) Captain Errington Shurland, and Executive…

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  • Photo of Strong CARICOM support for hurricane ravaged Dominica

    Strong CARICOM support for hurricane ravaged Dominica

    The Governments and people of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States continue to actively support their sister country Dominica following Monday night’s devastating passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria. “We’ve lost all that money can buy”, Prime Minister Roosevelt had disclosed after surveying the widespread damage to houses and infrastructure.  A number of deaths have also been reported. The government of…

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