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Dominica Welcomes New Ambassador From Venezuela

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Hayden Owando Pirela Sanchez is Venezuela’s new Ambassador to Dominica. The Venezuelan envoy presented his letters of credence to Dominica President Eliud Williams this week, saying he wants to “further deepen …

Dominica Eyes Wedding and Honeymoon Markets

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A change to Dominica’s Marriage Act has the country looking to capitalize on the multibillion-dollar wedding and honeymoon market. One of the major aspects to the change in the law is …

CTO: Caribbean Tourism Grew 5.4 Percent in 2012

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean received nearly 25 million tourists in 2012, a 5.4 percent increase from 2011, according to data released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The region received its largest number of …

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 Above: Carissa Etienne By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica native Dr Carissa Etienne has been sworn in as the new director of the Pan American Health Organization, following a ceremony in Washington Thursday. She succeeds outgoing PAHO Director Dr Mirta …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has signaled his country’s intention to adopt the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final court of appeal, a move that is finding favour with CCJ …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has received Canada’s new Ambassador to the country, Richard Hanley. The new envoy, who will be based in Barbados as Canada’s High Commissioner, said he was confident that the two …

 The Caribbean is not short on terrific hotels. Every island — every destination — has a range of interesting, original, luxurious properties sure to satisfy any traveler to the region. But this year, we wanted to offer our take on 10 …

 Above: Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica Energy Minister Rayburn Blackmoore will be visiting the Bouillant Geothermal Plant in Guadeloupe Thursday. Blackmoore’s team will include residents of Dominica’s Roseau valley, local media and other parties; Dominica …

 Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada should ramp up efforts to reach a trade deal with the Caribbean Community this year, according to a new report from the Toronto-based CD Howe Institute. The report, “A …

 Above: Secret Bay in Dominica (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell DOMINICA — There’s mystery here. I arrive, not by airplane, which of course offers its own unique vantage points, but by ferry, from the neighbouring French department of …

 Above: the Carib territory in Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is moving forward with a housing project in the Carib Territory, the government announced. The project has completed 10 of 40 planned homes in the Kalinago …

 Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s police force will soon be getting help from China, which has announced the donation of 90 motorcycles to the force. The motorcycles were handed over at a signing ceremony …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Net foreign direct investment in St Lucia has risen by 81.6 this year percent compared to 2011, the largest increase in the Caribbean this year, according to estimates from the United Nations Economic Commission for …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government has signed an $18.1 million contract with the Iceland Drilling Company to begin drilling a pair of full-sized geothermal wells in the Roseau Valley area. One production well will …

 Above: Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred Friday off the eastern coast of Dominica, according to the United States Geological Survey. The epicentre of the quake was about 24 kilometres east of La Plaine, and about …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A team of representatives from the CARICOM Secretariat are visiting several Member States to examine their current position regarding statistics on the environment. The team from CARICOM’s Regional Statistics Programme is …

 Above: the Rosalie Bay Resort in Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The Rosalie Bay Resort has been named a finalist for the United States Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for 2012. The award, which was established by …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Dominica Cabinet Secretary Felix Gregoire has been appointed the country’s new Commissioner to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Gregoire succeeds the late Ambassador Charles Maynard. “For a while now, …