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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Dominica Renames Main Airport

October 30, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the new Douglas-Charles Airport By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially renamed its main airport. The former Melville Hall International Airport has been renamed the Douglas-Charles Airport. It honour former Prime Ministers Roosevelt Douglas and Pierre Charles for their "heroic contributions to Dominica's development." Charles served more...

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Dominica to Begin Roseau, Portsmouth Facelifts in Early 2015

October 24, 2014 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's government will begin work on "facelift" projects in the urban areas of Roseau and Portsmouth in early 2015, it said this week. The island's government signed a memorandum of understanding with the company undertaking the project, NSG Management and Technical Services Limited. The first phase more...

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OECS, UN World Tourism Organization Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2014 | 5:25 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the United Nations World Tourism Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing their cooperation. The memorandum was approved by Caribbean Ministers at a meeting earlier this year in Dominica. According to the memorandum, the more...

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Dominica Lowering Corporate Tax

September 4, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's government is planning a reduction in the country's corporate tax, it announced this week. Dominica will be lowering the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 30 percent, according to a government release. "Being fully cognizant of the goal of facilitating economic growth, Government sought more...

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Dominica Eyes “Community Tourism”

September 1, 2014 | 10:20 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more often, Caribbean countries speak of the need for "sustainable tourism." While that term has come to mean many different things, for Dominica, it's a bit more specific: tourism should integrate the community. Indeed, community tourism should be the way forward for Dominica, according to more...

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