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  • Photo of What  Dominica Needs

    What Dominica Needs

        Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, has appealed for all to join forces to mobilise to bring relief to Dominicans in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Maria. In an interview on Thursday on ABSTV in Antigua and Barbuda, he said that rebuilding the country will require everyone’s support, particularly the Dominican Diaspora. He underlined…

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  • Photo of ‘It has been brutal’ – Prime Minister Skerrit

    ‘It has been brutal’ – Prime Minister Skerrit

    A visibly emotional Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, briefed the world on Thursday about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria which directly hit the island on Monday evening. The island is now under a state of emergency and a curfew is imposed. “It has been brutal,” he said on a live programme hosted at ABSTV studios in Antigua and…

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  • Photo of CARPHA ready to assist Dominica

    CARPHA ready to assist Dominica

    The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), has deployed members of its staff, who have joined sister CARICOM institution, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), to carry out rapid needs assessment in Dominica. Dominica suffered widespread devastation to homes and infrastructure after Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month made landfall on the island on Monday. CARPHA’s team…

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  • Photo of Dominica beaten, but not down – Principal Adviser to PM Skerrit

    Dominica beaten, but not down – Principal Adviser to PM Skerrit

    Speaking on ABSTV/Radio via satellite phone, Mr. Henry gave an update on the widespread damage that the island suffered following a direct hit by Hurricane Maria on Monday. He described the situation was “very grim”.  Communication on the island is minimal. All cell towers and telephone systems are down and will be for “a little while”, he said. Prime Minister…

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  • Photo of Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

    Guyana’s land space can serve as ‘gift’ to the Caribbean battered by hurricanes – President Granger

     President David Granger speaking to the Guyanese media corps who are currently covering the United Nations General Assembly in New York News Roon, Guyana  –  Guyana’s vast landscape can serve as a “gift” to Caribbean islands devastated by recent hurricanes, President David Granger said today as he sought to get the dangers posed by climate change firmly on the international…

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  • Photo of “Widespread Devastation!” – Dominica’s Prime Minister Skerrit

    “Widespread Devastation!” – Dominica’s Prime Minister Skerrit

    “Statement by Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit following last night’s passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria over the island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible…

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  • Photo of Hurricane Maria pummels Caribbean island of Dominica as Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico brace for impact

    Hurricane Maria pummels Caribbean island of Dominica as Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico brace for impact

    Hurricane Maria slammed into the Caribbean island of Dominica as a Category 5 storm with “merciless” 160 mph winds Monday night, and the storm, deemed “potentially catastrophic” by the National Hurricane Center, is now headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Maria is expected to move over the northeastern Caribbean Sea today and is forecast to “remain an extremely…

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  • Photo of Statement by the  Chairman of the  Conference of  Heads of  Government  His Excellency Brigadier (Ret’d) David A. Granger

    Statement by the Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government His Excellency Brigadier (Ret’d) David A. Granger

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is deeply distressed at the violence which broke out in Dominica following a public meeting on Tuesday, 7 February. CARICOM recognizes the right of citizens to engage in peaceful protest. However, the Community condemns the vandalism which resulted in the destruction of private property and businesses. The Community urges all to act with restraint and maintain…

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  • Photo of Dominica national awards for CARICOM Secretary General and UWI Vice Chancellor

    Dominica national awards for CARICOM Secretary General and UWI Vice Chancellor

    ROSEAU, Dominica, Oct 28, CMC – The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin La Rocque and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir Hilary Beckles, are to be honoured by Dominica as the island celebrates its 38th anniversary of political independence from Britain on Thursday next week. La Rocque, a Dominica national, who is…

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  • Photo of Free Movement Sensitization for Labour Stakeholders

    Free Movement Sensitization for Labour Stakeholders

    Employers and workers organizations as well as other labour-related entities across the region are to become more aware of the free movement provisions of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This is due to a series of free movement sensitization sessions by the CARICOM Secretariat which began earlier this year. The latest activity is set for Dominica and will…

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