Dominica’s Search for a Long-Lost Bird

January 21, 2015 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment


Above: a Diablotin By the Caribbean Journal staff The highest mountain in Dominica is called Morne Diablotins. It gets its name from the Diablotin, the “black-capped petrel.” But a Diablotin bird hasn’t nested in Dominica in more than 150 years — or so it’s thought. A new project in Dominica is searching for the rare and endangered bird on the more...

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Dominica Planning More Funding For Ministry of Culture

January 11, 2015 | 7:43 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is looking to inject more funding into the country’s Ministry of Culture. New Dominica Culture Minister Justina Charles says “culture needs to be preserved and therefore needs more attention to be able to survive and thrive.” “We’ve had meetings with the department of Culture and have more...

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Dominica’s Big Health Plans

December 22, 2014 | 1:42 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 years of age, the country is on a new health push. “In this new term we intend to introduce a national health more...

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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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