Dominica

Eastern Caribbean Leaders Meet in Dominica

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leaders from around the Eastern Caribbean met this week in Roseau for the 62nd meeting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Authority. The OECS were informed of “positive changes” projected for the sub-region’s states, …

VIDEO: Dominica’s Number One Beach

 It’s an ethereal place, exotic and enchanting, a place that has an almost prehistoric kind of feel. This is Number One Beach in Dominica, a mysterious black-sand beach accessible only by a 15-minute, muddy, rough hike. But the hike rewards …

A New Way to Visit Dominica

 By the Caribbean journal staff Dominica is open for business, and the island is now launching new promotions to draw visitors as it recovers from Tropical Storm Erika. The island has unveiled the new “Stay 3, Pay 2” package, an …

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Dominica is “open for business” and ready to welcome visitors to its shores, according to the country’s Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Robert Tonge. This announcement came at a recent press briefing in which the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica received its first cruise ship call of the 2015/2016 season this week. The Carnival Royal Princess docked at Woodbridge Bay port, bringing thousands of visitors to the island’s shores. “I think this ship has …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A number of Dominica’s hiking trails are now open for the first time in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. The Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has worked to alleviate the infrastructural …

 More carriers restarting service By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional airline Seaborne is relaunching service to storm-ravaged Dominica on Wednesday, the company announced. The daily flights will depart from Dominica each morning at 7 AM, with flights from San Juan …

 Regional carrier relaunches flights By Dana NilandCJ Contributor LIAT will resume flights to and from Dominica’s Douglas-Charles Airport beginning Friday, September 18, the airline said in a statement. LIAT was forced to suspend its services to Dominica on August 27 …

 Relief to take center stage By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Citing the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika, the Government of Dominica has cancelled its annual World Creole Music Festival. The island’s private sector is organizing a series of relief concerts that …

 Boost for storm-struck island By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands’ cabinet has approved a relief fund of $100,000 to assist with the restoration efforts in Dominica, still in a state of emergency following the effects of …

 How Dominica is faring By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Dominica has begun to rebuild after the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika. The country’s tourism board says that assessments to the country’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, sites, and attractions, are underway. …

 A Seaborne plane By Dana Niland – CJ Contributor Regional air carrier Seaborne Airlines is chipping in to help relief efforts in storm-struck Dominica. Seaborne Airlines and its partners are collaborating to send essential supplies to Dominica in the aftermath …

 Major donation By Dana Niland CJ Contributor St Kitts and Nevis has pledged a $370,000 in humanitarian relief to assist Dominica in recovering from damages it suffered during Tropical Storm Erika. St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris …

 Eases ferry travel By the Caribbean Journal staff French authorities have launched a visa waiver for travelers looking to reach Dominica by ferry. Authorities in Guadeloupe and Martinique have extended a visa waiver for travelers who enter either country in …

 Caribbean superstar urges donations By the Caribbean Journal staff Fresh off three gold medals in Beijing, Jamaican sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has taken time out to pitch in for Dominica. Bolt released a video through the Prime Minister’s office urging …

 How to reach the island By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s major airport remains closed until further notice due to the effects of Tropical Storm Erika. That means the primary way to access the island is via ferry from Guadeloupe …

 British ship rerouted to Dominica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The United Kingdom’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Lyme Bay ship has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in Dominica following the destruction of Tropical Storm Erika. The British ship is …

 Region comes together to help Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is mobilizing regional and international support to find ways to help Dominica, which was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika last week. The OECS …