Dominica Names New Cabinet, Including New Tourism Minister

December 16, 2014 | 5:01 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially unveiled its new Cabinet, which was sworn in last week. The new Cabinet includes a mix of new and old faces, led by new Tourism Minister Senator Rober Tonge. Tonge succeeds former Tourism Minister Ian Douglas, who has been named Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment. The more...

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Dominica Election Results: Ruling DLP Wins Another Term

December 8, 2014 | 11:03 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's voters have spoken, and the Dominica Labour Party has earned another term in office, albeit with a slightly smaller majority. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit's Dominica Labour Party led the DLP to win 15 of 21 seats in the island's Parliament, the fourth more...

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Dominica, Venezuela Partnering on Link Road Project

December 5, 2014 | 6:51 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela and Dominica are partnering on a link road project on the Caribbean island. The Petit Soufriere-Rosalie Link Road is now in its fifth phase, with the most challenging portion set to begin in 2015. That phase will include the blasting of the Roche Mark, which has thus far "posed the greatest more...

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OAS to Observe Dominica Elections

December 4, 2014 | 6:31 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be sending an electoral observation mission to Dominica for the country's national elections next week. Dominica will be holding elections on Dec. 8. The OAS and Dominica signed an agreement stipulating the conditions for that mission this week, with OAS more...

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Turkey Continues New Push to Deepen Ties With the Caribbean

December 3, 2014 | 6:57 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Turkey has made no secret of its desire to deepen its relationship with the Caribbean, and the country is continuing that push with a new initiative in Dominica. Dominica announced that Turkey would be donating 50 computers to the country's Ministry of Agriculture as part of the island's goal of making more...

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Dominica Explores Partnership Opportunities With Malaysia

November 16, 2014 | 11:12 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff As more and more Caribbean countries look to the Far East for potential investment and political cooperation, Dominica is looking to get into the game. The Eastern Caribbean country recently sent a delegation led by Environment Minister Dr Kenneth Darroux to Malaysia to explore potential partnership more...

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Kempinski to Open First Caribbean Hotel

November 10, 2014 | 6:08 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Global hotel firm Kempinski is planning its first Caribbean hotel. The company signed an agreement last week with Dubai-based Range to manage a soon-to-be-built hotel in the Cabrits area of Dominica. The two sides first signed a memorandum of understanding on the project earlier this year. The The property is more...

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Dominica to Hold Elections Dec. 8

November 6, 2014 | 4:59 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Voters in Dominica will go to the polls to choose their next government on Dec. 8, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Wednesday. Nomination DAy will be Nov. 19 ahead of the vote, in which the country will chose its next MPs and leader. Skerrit has served as Dominica's Prime Minister since more...

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Carnival Cruise Lines Making Return to Dominica

November 3, 2014 | 6:06 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Carnival Cruise Lines is returning to the island of Dominica for the 2014/2015 season. Dominica had been removed from the line's itinerary in 2010. According to Kathleen Cuffy-Jno Jules, the company's return should be welcomed as a "good sign" for the island's cruise sector. "It may well be a test more...

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Rum Journal: Dominica’s Seaside Magic

November 3, 2014 | 5:40 pm | 0 Comment


By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor From the Caribbean’s “nature island,” of Dominica we’re sharing Rosalie Bay resort’s signature cocktail, a rum-vodka combo guaranteed to transport you to where the Rosalie River meets black-sand beaches in a single sip. The magic ingredient? Rum infused with bois bande, made from the bark of a local tree and reputed more...

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