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Kassav, Machel Montano Among Headliners at World Creole Music Festival

 Above: Kassav By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominica Festivals Committee has revealed the lineup for this year’s edition of the World Creole Music Festival. Artists headlining the show include Haiti’s Nu Look and musicians like Busy Signal, the Zouk …

Dominica Coffee Project Moves Forward

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s plan to ramp up coffee production with a new processing plant is moving forward, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Around 25 acres of coffee have already been established in …

OAS Launches Digital Civil Registry Project in Dominica

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States is continuing its programme to digitize civil registries across the Caribbean, with Dominica the latest launching point. The project has begun scanning all birth, death, marriage …

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 By Gregor NassiefOp-Ed Contributor Dear Directors: Re: Heads must roll I respectfully ask you, on behalf of the people of the Caribbean, and the people that visit the Caribbean, and especially on behalf of the people of Dominica who depend …

 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Parliament has passed the Grenada Citizen by Investment Act 2013, the government announced. The act, which passed last week, would make Grenada one of an increasing number of Caribbean countries offering passports …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is continuing talks on the construction of a marina in the northern town of Portsmouth, according to the government. Tourism Minister Ian Douglas said “a lot of preliminary work” remained …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Percival Marie has assumed office as the director general of CARIFORUM, the Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States Directorate in the CARICOM Secretariat. Marie succeeds former CARIFORUM Director General …

 Above: coffee beans By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti and Jamaica may be the best-known Caribbean coffee production brands, but another country is looking to become a player: Dominica. The region’s “Nature Island” has begun construction on a coffee processing …

 Above; Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The tourism sector in Dominica is projected to grow by 1.5 percent in Dominica this year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The PM said that increase was driven by the …

 Above: a new LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Four shareholder governments of Caribbean air carrier LIAT will be receiving a total of $65 million in loans from the Caribbean Development Bank to support the purchase of new aircraft …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has signed a loan agreement with the CARICOM Development Fund. The agreement was signed on Tuesday, covering financial investments for job creation and agricultural export, according to a government statement. …

 Above: a LIAT plane By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela has expressed an interest in investing in regional air carrier LIAT, according to Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The Prime Minister revealed the interest during a press conference this week …

 Above: a Zabuco villa at Secret Bay (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Secret Bay boutique hotel in Dominica has added two new villas, the property announced Tuesday. The two villas are both “Zabuco” models, in the same …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have finalized a pair of agreements covering $18 million in financial assistance. Last Friday, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit signed the agreements, which will cover community-based projects and …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela’s government is funding the construction of a planned coffee processing plant in Dominica. Construction on the plant is expected to begin soon, according to the government. “We expect about 400 …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica will be hosting a donor conference in September aimed at boosting support for its geothermal energy project. More than $30 million has been spent on the project in the country’s …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The island of Dominica will be hosting the Ninth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the PetroCaribe alliance. The decision to convene the summit in Dominica was made at …

 Above: Morne Trois Pitons (Photo: Stewart Andrews) This week’s Caribbean Photo of the Week was taken by reader Stewart Andrews of the UNEP World Heritage Site in Dominica, showing the Morne Trois Pitons mountain just after dawn. Morne Trois Pitons …