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New Ecuador Ambassador to Dominica

August 18, 2014 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

New Ecuador Ambassador to Dominica

Above: Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ecuador has named its new Ambassador to Dominica. The country's new envoy is Ambassador Dr Galo Yepez Holguin, who presented his credentials to Dominica President Charles Savarin at a ceremony last week in Roseau. "My country considers this step as the beginning of a new era of mutual more...

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A Venture Capital Fund in Dominica?

August 8, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

A Venture Capital Fund in Dominica?

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Invest Dominica Authority is exploring the possibility of establishing a national venture capital fund in the country. The IDA's proposed project would augment the government's current structural reform programme. The IDA recently led a stakeholders' forum on the idea, under the theme of "Enabling more...

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Dominica to Begin Rehabilitation Projects in Roseau, Portsmouth

August 5, 2014 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

Dominica to Begin Rehabilitation Projects in Roseau, Portsmouth

Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rehabilitation and enhancement projects of the city of Roseau and the town of Portsmouth, Dominica will begin in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The projects will "result in the upgrade and expansion of the infrastructure to attract new investment," Skerrit more...

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In Dominica, Helping Small Businesses Go Green

July 30, 2014 | 2:11 am | 0 Comment

In Dominica, Helping Small Businesses Go Green

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank will soon be implementing a pilot project to finance energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The project is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank in the amount of $500,000, the CDB more...

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Brazil and Dominica Sign Pair of Cooperation Agreements

July 10, 2014 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

Brazil and Dominica Sign Pair of Cooperation Agreements

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and Brazil have signed a pair of cooperation agreements. The deals include an agreement first proposed at the Brazil-CARICOM summit in 2010 and a $100,000 pact between the two countries' water utilities. "We signed an agreement in water resource development in September 2013 more...

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Dominica’s Parliament Approves Bill to Make CCJ Final Court of Appeal

July 3, 2014 | 8:30 pm | 0 Comment

Dominica’s Parliament Approves Bill to Make CCJ Final Court of Appeal

Above: Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Parliament has approved a bill to make the Caribbean Court of Justice the country's final court of appeal. Speaking to the House of Assembly this week, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the move made this an "historic time." When completed, Dominica's decision more...

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Dominica, Chile Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

June 30, 2014 | 5:02 am | 0 Comment

Dominica, Chile Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Chile have signed a new visa exemption agreement, the two sides announced. The agreement covers holders of diplomatic and official passports; it was first submitted as a draft agreement in October of last year. The official signing took place on Monday at the Ministry of Finance in more...

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The Caribbean’s Hottest Destination

June 26, 2014 | 5:26 pm | 0 Comment

The Caribbean’s Hottest Destination

Above: Wotten Waven, Dominica (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell WOTTEN WAVEN — It's hot here. Yes, it's the Caribbean. And yes, the sun is heavy. But there's another source of heat; something beneath my shoes. You can see it in the copper-orange pools of boiling water; in the fumes that rise to the clouds. It's a pulse, under the surface, but more...

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Time For Caribbean Region to “Attack” High Energy Costs

May 29, 2014 | 1:46 pm | 0 Comment

Time For Caribbean Region to “Attack” High Energy Costs

Above: geothermal work in Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It's time for a frontal "attack" on high energy costs in the Caribbean region, according to Dr Warren Smith, president of the Caribbean Development Bank. Smith, who was speaking at the 44th Annual Meeting of the of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank more...

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Dominica Talking to China About Building International Airport

May 17, 2014 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

Dominica Talking to China About Building International Airport

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is in talks with China on the possibility of building an international airport in the country. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has led a three-member team to China to discuss precisely that. The idea, according to a government statement, would be to build an airport through the "BOOT" more...

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