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  • Photo of CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    CARICOM joins Dominica in celebrating its 44th Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) joins the Government and people of Dominica in celebrating the country’s Forty-Fourth Anniversary of Independence on 3 November. Please see below CARICOM Secretary-General, Dr. Carla Barnett’s congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit: “Honourable Prime Minister On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to convey congratulations and best wishes to…

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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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  • 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 representatives show solidarity with Dominica’s Prime Minister following passionate UN speech

    CARICOM representatives show solidarity with Dominica’s Prime Minister following passionate UN speech

    Representatives of CARICOM Member States and the CARICOM Secretariat were among the many delegates who expressed sympathy with Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit following his stirring speech to the UN General Assembly on Saturday.  The Prime Minister’s address came just a few days after Category 5 Hurricane Maria devastated his island, causing at least 15 deaths and widespread damage to…

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  • Photo of Dominica’s Prime Minister wants quick access for the Region to climate change funding

    Dominica’s Prime Minister wants quick access for the Region to climate change funding

    As the Region battles more intense and frequent climatic events, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is hoping global funding initiatives for adaptation and mitigation do not take on the usual sluggish disbursement practices of other global initiatives. Prime Minister Skerrit, the outgoing CARICOM Chairman,  made the point in his address to the Opening Ceremony for the 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of…

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  • Photo of Guyana, SVG win male, female CARICOM 10k title

    Guyana, SVG win male, female CARICOM 10k title

    Four time CARICOM  10k winner Cleveland Forde of Guyana copped his fifth title in the latest edition of the CARICOM 10k Race on Sunday morning (July 3) in his native Guyana. He completed the race in 32:39 minutes. Linda McDonald  brought victory to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the female category with a time of 37:57.  The second place in…

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  • Photo of Statement By The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister Of Dominica

    Statement By The Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister Of Dominica

    CARICOM Energy Situation A stark reality for CARICOM countries is that we are dependent on imported oil and petroleum products for more than 90% of our energy services. Though global oil prices are currently at a four‑year low, our importation of oil and oil products have been a major burden on our foreign exchange earnings and have tilted our balance…

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  • Photo of Grenada revolution holds lessons for Caribbean development – PM Skerrit

    Grenada revolution holds lessons for Caribbean development – PM Skerrit

    ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mar 17, (CMC) – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the 1979 Grenada revolution that brought Maurice Bishop to power marked the most decisive fracture in the Anglophone Caribbean with the political and constitutional status quo. “The greatest tragedy of that historical episode is that we have failed to learn the lessons of that experience and even…

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