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Dominica Signs Contract With Iceland Firm to Begin Drilling Geothermal Wells

 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 …

Dominica: 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake Off Country’s Eastern Coast

 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 …

CARICOM Team Visiting Antigua, Dominica to Assess Environment Data

 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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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, …

 Above: Roseau (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s economic recovery is continues, but it is losing momentum, according to the International Monetary Fund, which last week concluded its 2012 Article IV Consultation with the country. “Over the past …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is pushing to improve the hotel stock on the island, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Skerrit was speaking to a group of overseas nationals this week. Construction is …

 Above: Champagne Reef (CJ Photo)   “It’s like being in a giant glass of champagne”   By Alexander Britell DOMINICA — Dive and snorkeling sites across the Caribbean offer unique attractions, from marine flora to encounters with dolphins. But how …

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is working to make improvements to the country’s road network, following the residual effects of Tropical Storm Ophelia in 2011. “We have started doing some of the river defence works …

 Above: Guadeloupe (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti is eyeing the French departments of Guadeloupe and Martinique as new sources of tourism. On Thursday, Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin received a group of tourists from Guadeloupe to the …

 Above: Dominica By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Dominica is pushing its nature and ecological tourism product as it looks to improve air access to the country, according Colin Piper, Dominica’s Director of Tourism. Piper was speaking at a briefing …

 Above: Junior Ministers at the Tourism Youth Congress in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Should Jamaica build a museum to honour sporting heroes like Usain Bolt? Or should Dominica hold an annual “Nature Island Games” …

 Above: construction work on Wharf Jeremy in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince (UN Photo/Logan Abassi) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s economy is projected to grow 6 percent in 2012, followed by 7.5 percent GDP growth in 2013, according to the Economic Survey …

 Above: Grenada’s Permanent UN Representative, Dessima Williams (UN Photo/Rick Bajornas) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dessima Williams and Barbados Foreign Minister Sen. Maxine McClean urged the global body to pay attention to the …

 Above: Dominica (Photo: Dominica Tourism) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s parliament has named Eliud Williams as its seventh president. Williams was officially sworn in Monday by Justice Brian Cottle. The choice was not without controversy, amid charges by the …

 Above: Dominica’s Dr Carissa Etienne (Photo: PAHO) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Dr Carissa Etienne has been elected the new director of the Pan American Health Organization. Etienne was chosen by PAHO Member States during the 28th Pan American …

 Above: Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dominica’s authorities’ public investment has helped the country withstand a challenging economic environment, weak demand and the outbreak of the Black Sigatoka banana disease will “continue to hold back” a recovery, according …

 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has no plans to remove or create an exemption for the country’s value-added tax, according to Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. To do so, he …