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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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China Builds Multimillion-Dollar Agriculture Facility in Dominica

May 12, 2014 | 9:31 am | 0 Comment

China Builds Multimillion-Dollar Agriculture Facility in Dominica

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica will soon be opening a multimillion-dollar Agriculture Centre, the government said this week. The centre, which was funded by the government of China, will officially open during the country's Agriculture and Forestry Festival, which begins Monday. "During the activity we are going to formally more...

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“Tourism Is Everybody’s Business”

May 7, 2014 | 12:50 pm | 0 Comment

“Tourism Is Everybody’s Business”

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff With the continued importance of tourism to the regional economy, more and more governments are looking to ensure the industry is valued locally. Accordingly, the Discover Dominica Authority recently launched the "Tourism Awareness Month" in Dominica, aiming to increase awareness of the country's biggest more...

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Another Centenarian in Dominica

May 5, 2014 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment

Another Centenarian in Dominica

Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Maybe it's the mountain air, the laid-back lifestyle, or the volcanic soil, but Dominica has a knack for producing centenarians. Last week, Anestasie Charles, known as Ma Maggie, became the 32nd living centenarian on an island of just about 72,000 people. Ma Maggie, who was born in 1914, is the last of more...

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