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Tag Archives: Dominica

  1. “Dust off the Commonwealth SG elections” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    Much has been written in the Caribbean media about the contest surrounding the post of Commonwealth Secretary-General that was decided on Friday, June 24 at an election in Kigali, the Capital of Rwanda. Many statements and claims were made that require clarification, particularly as some of them convey misleading impressions. One of these claims is […]

    July 5, 2022PoliticalNo comments
  2. And Another One – Dominica’s Reo hits Million view mark again with “Dou Dou”

    Dominican Bouyon artist Dario ‘Reo‘ Sebastien is proving he is no one-hit wonder with the strong fan endorsement of his single “Dou Dou,” which in the span of six months has hit the 1 million view mark on YouTube. This follows his previous million view achievement with his 2018 single “Sa Ka Bay” which to […]

    January 27, 2022Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. Dominican poet selected for curated online feature

    Dominican poet, Tamara Lowe’s work was recently featured in the Acalabash Blog’s Poetry Portfolio; curated by John Robert Lee, a notable St. Lucian writer, who along with Andy Caul, the founder and main editor, are the persons behind the online repository of contemporary Caribbean writing. Her poems featured on the site (both written and in […]

    January 7, 2022CultureNo comments

    With International Day of Charity approaching (Sun 5 Sept.), local Barbadian businessman Kirk Dawson of 13° North Productions, is celebrated for recently donating a much-needed microwave to the Sisters and staff of Alford Ward, after receiving care at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital. On the island of Dominica as part of the Production Team for Royal […]

    September 3, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  5. CARICOM COLLABORATION: TriSzy and Jayy Lav featuring Munga Honorable – “Pretty N Clean”

    Summer 2021 is about to get in full gear and Hip-Hop artists TriSzy and Jayy Lav have joined forces with dancehall act Munga Honorable and cooked up what is sure to be the hot gyal anthem of the Season, with their latest release, “Pretty N Clean.” For him, it did not matter that the artists […]

    June 22, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Dominican Poet, Tamara Lowe, First Act on 2021 Bocas Lit Fest Virtual Stage

    Tamara Lowe, a poet from the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, kicked off the annual Bocas Lit Fest with her poem “To You Who Love Him.” She was the first in a packed lineup of Regional authors, poets and spoken word artists to perform at the 2021 staging of the annual three-day event presented by […]

    May 7, 2021BooksNo comments
  7. Jael Joseph, the girl with the BIG idea

    As an immigrant in Canada Jael Joseph quickly realized in her early days in the North American country, that her ethnicity would play a great role in how she navigated life in this new locale.  She was part of the minority and even so, her heritage made her part of a smaller grouping within the […]

    April 5, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  8. “God is Love”- Young Dominican Talents Behind Beres / Popcaan Hit

    The surprise appearance of dancehall heavyweight Popcaan (Andre Sutherland) on Beres Hammond’s virtual ‘Love From A Distance’ concert and their ensuing duet “God Is Love” may have arguably been the highlight of the VP Records-presented experience for many. Unbeknownst to fans old, new and in between, this collaboration was in part due to the efforts […]

    March 15, 2021MusicNo comments
  9. Opposition Leader of #Castries Thanks #Barbados & Dominica For #COVID19 Vaccine Donation

    Philip J. Pierre, Leader of the Opposition and Political Leader extends appreciation on behalf of the Saint Lucia Labour Party and the people of Saint Lucia to Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley and Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit for sharing 3000 doses of Oxford #AstraZeneca with Saint Lucia. He said “the kind […]

    February 14, 2021HealthNo comments
  10. Argentina and Dominica to collaborate in Sports

    As part of its intense cooperation agenda in the Caribbean, the government of Argentina signed a bilateral agreement with Dominica with the goal of promoting the practice, organization and management of sports in both countries. According to Dominica Foreign Minister Baron “The agreement will be instrumental to encourage the exchange of athletes, coaches and teams, […]

    October 30, 2019FootballNo comments
  11. Barbadian among Fulbright Scholarship Participants Studying in USA

    A Barbadian is one of the Fulbright Foreign Student scholarship recipients for 2019-2020, this was confirmed by the Bridgetown U.S. Embassy. This month, Barbadian Matthew St. Bernard, and Dominican, Nutrice Francis travelled as Fulbright Foreign Students to the United States, where they will have their graduate-level studies funded by the U.S. Government. St. Bernard, who […]

    August 15, 2019Education, FeaturedNo comments

    The short documentary is based on the devastation caused by the 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the islands of Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Interviews were conducted with locals around the islands to share their experiences during the events and scenes on their road to […]

    July 30, 2019Education, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. British Honorary Consul in Dominica receives award

    Tina Alexander, the British Honorary Consul in the Commonwealth of Dominica, has been presented with the award of MBE (Member of the British Empire) by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. The ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this week was attended by Tina’s husband Harry, daughter Miriam and father. Janet Douglas, British High Commissioner to Dominica, […]

    October 27, 2018PoliticalNo comments
  14. UK supports Dominica’s efforts to tackle youth unemployment

    On Monday 20 August, officials from the UK Government met with Dominica’s Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Mr Peter Saint Jean. The meeting was held to discuss UK support for the Government of Dominica’s efforts to tackle youth unemployment, particularly amongst disadvantaged and disabled youth between ages 18 to 30. The Minister said, […]

    August 23, 2018PoliticalNo comments

    Good afternoon. I am a bit disappointed that some Barbadians and others across the region appear duped by the attempt by a few who have sought to create discord and confusion over the decision of Adtalem Global Education to locate one of its institutions, Ross University School of Medicine School to Barbados. I am not […]

    August 7, 2018Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  16. The Government of Barbados has discontinued the Tropical Storm Watch for Barbados

    BERYL MOVING QUICKLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES WITH NO CHANGE IN STRENGTH… SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Dominica * Guadeloupe A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Martinique, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy * Saba and St. Eustatius * St. Maarten […]

    July 8, 2018Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments

    The recently concluded Caribbean Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Forum was held in Kingston, Jamaica under the theme “Supporting National and Regional Advocacy in the Caribbean in the Lead Up to the 3rd United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on NCDs“. Notable attendees from Barbados included Professor Sir Trevor Hassell of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) and Mr. […]

    May 18, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to give grants totaling US$290,000 to improve the lives of children in the Caribbean

    The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation just revealed it will provide additional funding of over US$290,000 to projects that will improve the lives of children in areas of the Caribbean impacted by last year’s hurricanes. This follows the Foundation’s initial US$100,000 donation to ShelterBox for relief efforts after the hurricanes, as well as a clean-up […]

    March 25, 2018EventsNo comments
  19. Sagicor donates mobile medical clinic to Government of Dominica

    Sagicor Life, the leading insurance company in the Caribbean donated a fully customized, mobile medical unit to the Government of Dominica. The Unit purchased by Sagicor, in collaboration with Doctors In Our Circle, Ray Asta, Ministry of Health and Friends of Sagicor, will support and respond to the immediate needs of the people of Dominica […]

    March 12, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  20. Barbados Urged to Put Systems in Place to Ensure the Effective Operation of Medical Facilities in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

    As Barbados and other Caribbean countries are being warned to expect more powerful hurricanes and flooding if the challenges of climate change are not addressed, a local emergency physician is urging authorities to put systems in place to ensure that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and other emergency services can run efficiently in the event of […]

    January 15, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. Rebuilding Irrigation Systems and Improving Road Access to Farms Top Priorities for Dominica’s Agriculture Sector

    Restoring irrigation systems and road access to farming areas in Dominica are disaster response priorities that are vital to reestablishing the country’s food production destroyed by Hurricane Maria. These priorities were highlighted as part of a meeting in Roseau, Dominica between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Dominica’s Ministry of […]

    December 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments

    As many residents of hurricane ravaged Dominica start to put their lives back together, a number of Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies continue to experience difficulties. Five of them recently received a contribution from CIBC FirstCaribbean international Bank to assist them with the purchase of […]

    November 21, 2017Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  23. “Fisherfolk Helping their own in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria” By Daphne Ewing-Chow

    The Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organizations (BARNUFO) just sent six local fishing boats, fuelled by the Food and Agricultural Organization and manned by local fishermen, with hundreds of boxes of food, equipment and supplies, including 720 boxes of medical supplies from Global Medic, to support the ailing fishing sector, its workers and the people […]

    October 29, 2017Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  24. JOIN THE DISCUSSION – “Thriving in Crisis,” Tues. 17th October at the Grande Salle

    In celebration of International Business Week 2017, you are invited to a free Public Discussion Forum entitled “Thriving in Crisis“, to be held on Tuesday 17th October at the Grande Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown, at 7 pm. Panellists Tom Hall, Khalil Bryan, Jeremy Stephen and Lisa Cummins will discuss how small and medium […]

    October 15, 2017Education, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Employees of Goddard Enterprises Ltd. (GEL) around the region have pulled out all the stops to assist colleagues and others in the Caribbean who have been hit by the passage of recent hurricanes Irma and Maria. “I really want to commend the staff because though many of them had personal damage to their homes and […]

    September 26, 2017Business, FeaturedNo comments