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Dominica’s Film Challenge Returns

March 2, 2015 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s Dominica, through the lens. The Eastern Caribbean island is continuing last year’s inaugural “Dominica Film Challenge” this year, gathering videographers from around the world to compete to chronicle their travels. The event includes six teams of videographers from across the world; the more...

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Carnival’s Dominica Return

February 23, 2015 | 12:13 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Carnival Triumph in Dominica The Carnival Triumph made its first-ever call to Dominica this week. This was the 2,754-passenger Triumph’s only scheduled call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 season. “The relationship between Carnival Cruise Lines and Dominica began in 1989, and we are pleased to build on this long-standing partnership,” said Colin more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel

February 7, 2015 | 7:02 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the historic property in downtown Roseau It’s the first thing you do. Or should do, anyway. You open the door to your hotel room in the Caribbean and walk to the window or balcony. It’s that moment, when you first open the door or slide the window, that you know and feel that you’re finally in the Caribbean. And at the the Fort Young Hotel in more...

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Dominica, China Sign Agreement on $16 Million in Projects

February 5, 2015 | 8:55 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have signed an agreement on a total of $16 million in new projects. The Chinese-funded projects are slated to come on stream this year, according to a statement from the government. The agreement is highlighted by a hospital project, which will launch this year, according to Prime more...

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Dominica’s Search for a Long-Lost Bird

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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