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Dominica Prime Minister Marries

 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (UN Photo/Marco Castro) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit married his longtime girlfriend, Melissa Poponne, Saturday afternoon. The news was announced in a statement from the Prime Minister’s office, which …

Haiti’s Martelly Among Caribbean Leaders at PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela

 Above: the PetroCaribe Summit (Photo: GV) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly left the country Friday to attend the PetroCaribe Summit in Venezuela, one of a number of Caribbean leaders attending this weekend’s event. Martelly and a …

Dominica Prime Minister: LIAT an “Important Contributor”

 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Last year, Dominica’s government finalized its status as a shareholder in regional air carrier LIAT, and Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said recently that the decision was the right move for …

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 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 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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: boiling lake in Dominica (Photo: DT) By Mara Etienne Following talks of testing Dominica’s geothermal resources to determine its potential energy value for the island and others in the region, the country’s government began an exploratory drilling exercise in …

 Photo: DIS By the Caribbean Journal staff Flooding last week in Dominica caused approximately $6.6 million in damages to crops, infrastructure and homes, according to preliminary estimates. CARICOM expressed “deep concern and distress” over the flooding, which occurred in Layou …