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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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  • 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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