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After Cholera Outbreaks in Haiti and Cuba, Dominica Prepares “Just in Case”

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following high-profile cholera outbreaks in Haiti and Cuba in the last two years, Dominica says its Ministry of Health is being “proactive” in defending the country against a potential outbreak. There are no indications of …

Dominica Allocating Funding to Upgrade Country’s Hotel Rooms

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s hotel sector will soon get a boost from the country’s government, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The move was announced by Skerrit at the 2012-2013 budget presentation. Dominica currently has a special regime …

Dominica PM: “Strong Likelihood” of Geothermal Plant by 2014

 By the Caribbean Journal staff There is a “strong likelihood” that Dominica will have an operational geothermal plant in the country by 2014, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The government is reportedly in talks with firms in geothermal and …

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 Above: a banana plant By the Caribbean Journal staff Following similar efforts in St Lucia, the government of Dominica is stepping up its fight against the Black Sigatoka disease. The move comes after the presence of Black Sigatoka was confirmed …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is in talks with Air BVI to explore the possibilities of additional flights into Dominica. The move comes with the scheduled phaseout of American Eagle from its San Juan, Puerto Rico base. Among …

 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government will remain “resolute” in its support for Venezuela’s PetroCaribe Energy Agreement, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The Prime Minister was speaking at a …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s Geothermal Energy Project has officially tested its third well in the Roseau Valley, seeing what officials are calling “excellent results.” The well is located in the Wotten Waven area. “It looks very strong so …

 Above: Dominica By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and France have signed a $12.6 million loan agreement aimed at financing the second phase of Lot Two of Dominica’s Airport Road Rehabilitation Project. The project is one of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The new OECS Assembly, which was initially slated to hold its first meeting in the middle of this month, will be inaugurated Aug. 10. This was disclosed at the 55th meeting of the OECS Heads …

 Above: Edita Hrda (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Czech Republic’s new ambassador to Dominica, Edita Hrda, has presented her letters of credence to Dominican President Dr Nicholas Liverpool. “The Czech Republic has longstanding relations with Caribbean …

 Dr Marcia Forbes’ Streaming: Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles, examines the behaviour of youths online, using research from participants from Jamaica, Dominica, Trinidad and the USA. The following is the latest in a series of excerpts from the book published in …

 Above: Nevis Peak, the site of the island’s geothermal project (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff El Salvador will establish a geothermal energy training centre for Latin America and the Caribbean with a $2 million grant from the Inter-American …

 Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chile and the Organization of American States have signed a Letter of Intent to strengthen capacities in the area of violence against women in the Eastern Caribbean. …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean countries including Haiti, Dominica and Grenada will apply a $10.6 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds to carry out activities aimed at addressing the impact of climate change, the …

 This week’s Rum Journal travels to the island of Dominica and the Rosalie Bay eco-luxury resort for a decidedly fresh take on a coconut rum cocktail. 21-year-old Dominica native Aziz Roberts has practiced his craft at the Rosalie Bay since …

 Above: Hubert Charles, Dominica’s Permanent Representative to the OAS (OAS Photo/Juan Manuel Herrera) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is the latest Caribbean nation to receive a firearm marking machine from the Organization of American States. The OAS firearm marking …

 Above: Dominica and Panama’s Permanent Representatives to the OAS (OAS Photo/Patricia Levia) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and Panama signed an agreement in Washington today to establish formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. Dominica and …

 Above: officials on hand in Washington at the announcement of the project (Photo: Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Five CARICOM member states, including Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, Dominica and St Lucia will be the sites of a joint OAS-United …