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Tag Archives: Dominica

  1. Dominica wins 2017 Miss Legacy International

    Leanne Evalyn Morancie, of Dominica is the 2017 Miss Legacy International. In addition to the prestigious title, she also snagged the Miss Photogenic title, and was awarded for Best National Costume, and Best Empowerment Platform – F.L.Y. (First. Love. Yourself), which focuses on youth empowerment and development through the fine arts. She was crowned in […]

    June 11, 2017FashionNo comments
  2. “Passports: Sale or Saviour?” By Sir Ronald Sanders

    On January 1st,, “60 minutes“, an investigative programme aired by the US television company, CBS Corporation, ran a segment on “Citizenship by Investment Programmes” (CIP) that are operated by several countries around the world. For reasons best known to itself, “60 minutes” focused on three Caribbean islands after paying merely a passing glance at Malta, […]

    January 9, 2017EditorialNo comments
  3. SECRET BAY AWARDED WITH WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL 2016 BY WORLD BOUTIQUE HOTEL AWARDS

    Secret Bay, an exclusive eco-luxury boutique resort located on the pristine, unadulterated island of Dominica, has been awarded the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016” by the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The eight-villa hideaway was honored as being capable of transporting guests into “a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its […]

    November 27, 2016TravelNo comments
  4. Barbadian sets national freediving record

    A Barbadian has set a new national freediving record at the Blue Element Freediving International Challenge in Soufriere, Dominica. Freediving, free-diving, free diving or skin diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such as scuba […]

    November 7, 2016Breaking News, Featured, SportsNo comments
  5. Barbadian Fast Food Franchise to Add Hope: Dominica among its goals

    The KFC franchise in Barbados will launch a new, community focused initiative this month. Starting Monday, October 12, 2015 KFC will introduce, “Add Hope” to the Barbadian community – a new platform through which KFC restaurants worldwide give back to their communities. The launch of “Add Hope“, days ahead of World Food Day commemorated on […]

    October 12, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  6. CARIBBEAN TOURISM ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES CTO RELIEF FUND TO ASSIST DOMINICA FOLLOWING DISASTROUS FLOOD

    The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) is seeking donations for its CTO Relief Fund to provide monetary assistance to the people of Dominica following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, which dumped 12 inches of rain on the island on Thursday 27th August causing extensive flooding which killed over 30 people and caused over US$200 million […]

    September 28, 2015TravelNo comments
  7. See Brian Lara, Dwight Yorke, Dwayne Bravo & Vice-Chancellor Beckles all on the same field!

    Now’s your chance! See Brian Lara, Dwayne Bravo and Vice-Chancellor Beckles all on the same field as we Rally Round Dominica! Watch the match live at 7 pm Saturday 26th September Flow Channel 99, Lime Channel 101, your local Caribvision channel or online at www.windiescricket.com or http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/videos/livestream.asp and do your part by calling (1-246)-622-1220 to […]

    September 26, 2015CricketNo comments
  8. St Kitts donates EC $1 million for storm-ravaged Dominica

    Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, received rousing applause from Dominicans for his government’s contribution of EC$ 1 million made to Roseau shortly after they were pummeled by Tropical Storm Erika that left a trail of unimaginable destruction with over twenty persons dead, persons unaccounted for, infrastructure destroyed, homes washed away […]

    September 25, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  9. Dominican student fees postponed by UWI Cave Hill Campus, T20 match Looking to raise $1 Million USD for Weather ravaged Commonwealth

    Dominican students studying at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies in Barbados have been given a break from paying tuition fees. It was part of an announcement to host a celebrity T20 cricket match at Kensington Oval this weekend in order to raise at least One Million USD for the embattled […]

    September 23, 2015CricketNo comments
  10. Rally Round Dominica by texting donations now!

    In the wake of a disaster, the people of the West Indies must rally together. Tropical Storm Erika left a wave of devastation and our friends in Dominica need your help to recover. To read more about how The UWI is helping Dominica recover, please click here.

    September 22, 2015Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  11. SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS TO DOMINICA: ASSESSMENT SOON ANNOUNCED

    It was announced by the Divisional Commander for Barbados, Major Sinous Theodore that Lieut.-Colonel Clinton Burrowes will co-ordinate The Salvation Army’s response to the Dominica crisis. Lieut.-Colonel Burrowes, who served as Divisional Commander for Barbados in the eighties, has vast experience and training as Disaster Response Coordinator for The Salvation Army. Lieut.-Colonel Burrowes and his […]

    September 21, 2015NatureNo comments
  12. Marriott’s St Kitts Resort illustrates “Spirit to Serve” by helping Dominica

    Since opening their doors in early 2003, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino has embraced Marriott’s Pledge: “We pledge that every Marriott community will be a better place to live and work because we are there“. The request was short notice and only afforded associates 3 days to donate what they […]

    September 17, 2015TravelNo comments
  13. Barbadian promoters combine to raise monies for Dominica

    Over 30 Barbadian event promoters and brands are standing together under the common banner “Barbados Cares” in a national effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster relief and recovery efforts in the storm-ravaged island of Dominica. According to a release from the group, this was revealed at a press conference over the weekend, […]

    September 13, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  14. “And then there were two…” Commonwealth Candidacy: By Melanius Alphonse

    “Only a pawn in their game” ~ Bob Dylan The continuing saga of disunity within the Commonwealth Caribbean took a new turn on Monday with the election of Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Trinidad and Tobago’s nominee for the post of Commonwealth secretary general, as the new member of parliament for the Caroni Central seat in Trinidad, […]

    September 11, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  15. CDB makes Emergency Relief Grant available to Dominica

    The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) indicated an Emergency Relief Grant of USD 200,000 is immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Heavy rains from Erika impacted Roseau, causing loss of life and widespread devastation. The grant is being provided in accordance with the CDB’s Disaster Management Strategy and Operational […]

    September 11, 2015NatureNo comments
  16. Dominica to get $100,000 USD from Bridgetown, this as Cave Hill hopes wages in order for end of September

    Barbados’ Freundel Stuart regime pledged US$100,000 in financial assistance to Dominica following damages caused by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27. He also said the Caribbean Emergency Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA) has set some goals for member states of CARICOM to contemplate a contribution of about US$100,000 to the island’s recovery efforts. “I just want […]

    September 11, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  17. RFA Lyme Bay receives praise from UK High Commissioner for Dominica aid

    The British naval vessel has spent six days stationed off Dominica and has achieved much following her short-notice rerouting to the island. The multinational relief mission has included aid from US, Venezuelan and British military ships and the effort continues with the recent arrival of the Dutch ship Pelikaan to ensure unbroken support to the […]

    September 9, 2015Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. United States Continues Support to Dominica: $100,000 USD added to prior support

    As Dominicans work to regain a sense of normalcy following Tropical Storm Erika, the Embassy of the United States of America has released an additional USD$100,000 to expand its disaster-relief support to the island. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), is providing the additional USD$100,000 […]

    September 9, 2015NatureNo comments
  19. CARICOM Energy Programme Provides Solar Lanterns to Dominica

    As part of the disaster response activities of the CARICOM Secretariat, the Energy Programme has provided four hundred Emergency LED Solar Lanterns to the Government of Dominica. Dominica was the most severely impacted among the CARICOM Member States on which Tropical Storm Erika unleashed torrential rains on Thursday 27 August, with continuous rainfall measuring 10 […]

    September 9, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  20. CARICOM Secretariat, Guyana PSC relief supplies arrive in Dominica

    CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque was on hand on Saturday to welcome a special flight with relief supplies for Dominica donated by members of the Guyana Private Sector Commission (PSC). Ambassador LaRocque was joined by Dominica’s National Security, Justice and Immigration Minister Rayburn Blackmoore to receive the donations of medical supplies, generators, cleaning items and […]

    September 8, 2015Featured, NatureNo comments
  21. Nevisian Premier urges countrymen to be ready in wake of destructive Tropical Storm Erika

    Premier of Nevis and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Vance Amory, urged Nevisians and residents on the island to take precaution and be in a state of preparedness, as the island and the region goes through the hurricane season. “I want us here in Nevis, even as we go through this hurricane season, to recognise […]

    September 7, 2015NatureNo comments
  22. DIGICEL COMMITS OVER USD $500,000 IN SUPPORT OF DOMINICA’S RELIEF EFFORTS

    Digicel announced it’s committed over US$500,000 in support of the relief efforts in Dominica following the devastation that was left behind when Tropical Storm Erika hit the island last week. Having confirmed the safety of all staff, Digicel’s immediate focus moved towards ensuring its networks were restored and operational as quickly as possible, enabling customers […]

    September 6, 2015BusinessNo comments
  23. LIAT continues to assist Dominica’s recovery after Tropical Storm Erika

    LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has announced further amendments to its schedule as it continues to assist Dominica recover from the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika. In light of the continued closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport, LIAT is offering flights to Guadeloupe as an alternative for travellers to / from Dominica. Dominica’s Prime Minister, Roosevelt […]

    September 4, 2015TravelNo comments
  24. FLOW LAUNCHES DOMINICA RELIEF SUPPORT CAMPAIGN: TEXT “HELP” TO DONATE

    Cable & Wireless Communications has established a regional relief support campaign for the island of Dominica, following the devastation caused by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. TEXT 4357 to donate US$1.00 per text message – for all markets across the region except The Bahamas and Jamaica TEXT 5200 to donate US$1.00 per text message […]

    September 3, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  25. China offers USD $300,000 in aid to storm-hit Dominica

    The People’s Republic of China has offered US $300,000 in cash as emergency assistance to the Commonwealth of Dominica following the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. The monies he said will go towards emergency humanitarian assistance to help with disaster relief. The rest of the story can be found at DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE whose team […]

    September 3, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments