Dominica supports the “One China Policy”

Dominica supports the “One China Policy”

The Commonwealth of Dominica has signed a visa-waiver agreement with the People’s Republic of China, strengthening the bilateral ties between the two countries. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Chinese Ambassador to Dominica Lin Xianjiang signed the agreement in a ceremony on Monday, November 22, in the presence of several other officials from both countries. […]

Dominica PM thanks Cuba and Venezuela for Covid help

Dominica PM thanks Cuba and Venezuela for Covid help

As he gave special thanks to the governments of Cuba and Venezuela for helping regional countries in their COVID-19 fight, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urged member nations of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to focus on finding solutions to the myriad problems facing the region. Addressing the 6th Summit of […]

Dominican merengue star Johnny Ventura dies at 81

Dominican merengue star Johnny Ventura dies at 81

The popular Dominican merengue musician Johnny Ventura has died. According to Dominican news media, the 81-year-old musician died after a sudden heart attack in his home country last Wednesday. The news was later confirmed by Ventura’s son on social media. Ventura started life as Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, and became well-known as El Caballo […]

Dominica fights to save the language forged by slaves in Caribbean

Dominica fights to save the language forged by slaves in Caribbean

The elementary school student stood up, pulled down her face mask and leaned into the microphone. She swallowed hard before trying to spell the word “discover” in French Creole. “D-E-K-O-V-I” she tried as she clasped her hands behind her back while standing in front of a row of gleaming trophies. Seconds later, the teacher announced: […]

New international airport for Dominica

New international airport for Dominica

The government of Dominica has just signed an agreement with the UAE-based firm Montreal Management Consultants Est. (MMCE) to officially break ground on the highly-anticipated international airport. The long-awaited Dominica International Airport were stymied by powerful hurricanes, fiscal problems, and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. With ground about to broken soon, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt […]

Case against Dominica Prime Minister and members of DLP on a charge of treating set for July 8

Case against Dominica Prime Minister and members of DLP on a charge of treating set for July 8

ROSEAU, Dominica – A magistrate has set July 8 as the date for the start of a case against Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and 14 other members of his ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP). Skerrit and his co-accused all pleaded not guilty last Thursday when they appeared in the Roseau Magistrate Court on a charge […]

National Bank of Dominica takes over Royal Bank of Canada operations

National Bank of Dominica takes over Royal Bank of Canada operations

National Bank of Dominica takes over Royal Bank of Canada operations ROSEAU – Cabinet has approved several banking orders giving the National Bank of Dominica (NBD) ownership of all Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) operations and assets here. “We are about to proudly witness another significant accomplishment of our own national bank…. This new acquisition […]

Dominica celebrates 42nd anniversary of political independence

Dominica celebrates 42nd anniversary  of political independence

ROSEAU, Dominca  – Dominica  celebrated its 42nd anniversary of political independence from Britain on Tuesday, overshadowed by the coronavirus ((COVID-19) pandemic that has prevented the traditional military parade and other activities. But nationals   were urged to bind together to build a country that could be an example to the rest of the world. Prime Minister […]

Annamie Paul is the new leader of the Green Party of Canada

OTTAWA — Green Party of Canada members have chosen Toronto’s Annamie Paul as their new leader. Paul, who is Black and Jewish, took the microphone in an Ottawa art gallery after her win was announced and declared herself the descendant of slaves and an ally of those, such as Indigenous people, who are fighting for […]

Caribbean disaster relief group to be launched

Caribbean disaster relief group to be launched

By Lincoln DePradine The death and destruction resulting from recent natural disasters in the Caribbean, including earthquakes in Haiti, and hurricanes that struck English-speaking Caribbean nations, has spurred action not only by regional governments but also  by people from the Caribbean residing in Toronto. One of the initiatives is the formation of the Canadian Caribbean […]

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