Dominica

Dominica Explores Partnership Opportunities With Malaysia

 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 …

Kempinski to Open First Caribbean Hotel

 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 …

Dominica to Hold Elections Dec. 8

 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 …

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 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …