US Chocolatier Charged with Murder of Canadian Animation in Dominica Dispute

US Chocolatier Charged with Murder of Canadian Animation in Dominica Dispute

An American chocolatier and his alleged accomplice have been charged in Dominica with the murder of a Canadian animation innovator and eco-resort owner and his partner days after their bodies were found in a burned-out car. Jonathan Lehrer, 57, and Robert Snider appeared in magistrates court in Roseau, the capital, on last Wednesday to face […]

Former Dominica PM charged with incitement, released on bail

Former Dominica PM charged with incitement, released on bail

Former Dominica prime minister Edison James was released on EC$50,000 bail last Friday, after spending an estimated 20 minutes in a holding cell in a magistrate’s court after he was committed to stand trial in the High Court on a charge of incitement. He is charged with “encouraging, persuading, or instigating by words, causing persons […]

Dominica set to develop geothermal power

Dominica set to develop geothermal power

Energy Minister Vince Henderson says the Government of Dominica is ready to begin construction on a 10-kilowatt geothermal power plant to supplement the supply of electricity from the Dominica Electricity Company (DOMLEC). The Dominica government is said to have invested nearly US$50 million, so far, in geothermal research and Henderson said, on a recent radio […]

Dominica’s mountain chicken facing extinction

Dominica’s mountain chicken facing extinction

Ecological calamity on the Caribbean island demonstrates how quickly wildlife can be destroyed, scientists say They were once so numerous they were cooked as the national dish of Dominica. Every year, thousands of mountain chicken frogs, roasted with garlic and pepper, were eaten by islanders and tourists. Two decades later, the animal – one of […]

Dominica elects Sylvanie Burton as first female president

Dominica elects Sylvanie Burton as first female president

  The Commonwealth of Dominica has just achieved a significant historical milestone with the election of Mrs. Sylvanie Burton as the country’s first female President. This groundbreaking moment unfolded amid celebrations, underscoring the significance of her appointment. Mrs. Sylvanie Burton secured her place as the Commonwealth of Dominica’s first female President with a resounding vote […]

China to construct six state-of-the-art schools in Dominica

China to construct six state-of-the-art schools in Dominica

Construction has commenced on China-backed schools in Dominica, according to a recent report. The groundbreaking ceremony of the six schools, including the Goodwill Secondary School (GSS), was held on September 8, and was attended by the Chinese Ambassador to Dominica, Lin Xianjiang. In a speech, Lin said that the schools currently being constructed with China’s […]

Caribbean could become uninhabitable in the future

Caribbean could become uninhabitable in the future

  The Caribbean islands are essentially a microcosm of the challenges we’re all facing. This is according to the founding director of Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute, Stephen E. Flynn—as cited by a recent report by The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)—and therefore, world leaders must begin paying attention to the region. Compared to the […]

Dominica offering low priced land to attract investments

Dominica offering low priced land to attract investments

  Dominica aims to attract diasporans and visitors via a new initiative that focuses on the island’s top land resources. Called the The Best of Both Worlds “Luxe Land Link”- Land Offer Programme, this land link initiative will “strategically leverage the abundant land resources across three crucial areas: commercial, residential, and agricultural,” according to Melissa […]

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