Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

Dominica holds one week of celebration of its Kalinago (Carib) people

The country’s its first inhabitants To commemorate and honour the resilience of the “last existing indigenous peoples in the world,” Dominica is holding a festive celebration to its first inhabitants—the Kalinago people. This is the 41st edition of the Kalinago Week, a week-long revelry with a variety of activities that highlight the heritage and culture […]

Medical school, hospital to open in Dominica

Medical school, hospital to open in Dominica

Four years ago, the students of the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, along with the staff, had to leave the island and move to the main campus in Barbados to continue with their studies. Hurricane Maria left the island in ruins in 2017, and continuing school in Dominica had been difficult to bear. […]

Dominica builds modern integrated community in Grand Bay

Dominica builds modern integrated community in Grand Bay

The Government of Dominica is adamant about revolutionizing the country’s housing and urban development sector. Hence, the continuation of housing initiatives across the nation. The mission to provide a decent home for Dominican families aptly embodies a beacon of hope in developing sustainable and resilient housing communities funded by the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme. […]

Jamaica will challenge the current Commonwealth Secretary General in election

Jamaica will challenge the current Commonwealth Secretary General in election

Caribbean Community had endorsed Patricia Scotland but Jamaican minister Kamina Johnson-Smith will now oppose her Patricia Scotland’s hopes of being re-elected Commonwealth secretary general have been dealt a blow after Jamaica’s foreign minister, Kamina Johnson-Smith, announced she is challenging Scotland for the post. The decision has sparked controversy within the Caribbean, which had previously met […]

Dominica eases COVID-19 rules for all

Dominica eases COVID-19 rules for all

Following the gradual decrease of active COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth of Dominica, the government has decided to relax its protocols and restrictions initially meant to curb the spread of the virus in the island. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investments made the decision was effective on April 04, 2022. Schools, churches, […]

Dominica to build “iconic” National Library

Dominica to build “iconic” National Library

As gateways to knowledge and culture, libraries play a fundamental role in society. Hence, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is pushing forward the construction of its new National Library. Bound to continuously be of service to Dominicans by providing literary and academic resources, offering quiet study areas, and cultivating talents, the Dominica National […]

Dominica signs contract to drill geothermal wells

Dominica signs contract to drill geothermal wells

Dominica has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with an Iceland-based company to drill two wells as the island continues with its efforts to develop its geothermal energy sector. Planning, Economic Development, Climate Resilience, Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy, Dr Vince Henderson, said the agreement was signed on February 15. “We signed the contract with Iceland […]

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 […]

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