Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominica Association of Hamilton’s 40th Anniversary celebration

Dominican-Canadians from Hamilton and environs, joined together last Saturday for a joyous celebration of Dominican culture and traditions, at the 40th Anniversary observance of the Commonwealth of Dominica Association Hamilton (CODAH). President Lucia Joy Stewart reflecting on the accomplishments of the Association over its 40 year history, thanked the efforts of its founders, past and […]

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

Dominica protesters block airport roads in election fight

ROSEAU, Dominica — Protesters trying to cancel national elections have blocked roads leading to the main airport on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. The Protestors who are allegedly supporters of the opposition United Workers’ Party, set up burning roadblocks on the two main roads leading to Douglas-Charles Airport, forcing the cancellation of at least […]

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Caribbean officials said to be selling diplomatic passports

Politicians in the Caribbean are said to be involved in a corrupt trade of diplomatic posts in exchange for money, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed. In Diplomats for Sale, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit exposes politicians in Dominica and Grenada willing to accept secret campaign contributions from wealthy foreign businessmen in exchange for diplomatic passports. […]

Dominica: Skerrit’s DLP tipped to win Dec election.

Dominica: Skerrit’s DLP tipped to win Dec election.

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES) last Thursday said many Dominicans expect the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to win the December 6 general election, but cautioned “that this is not necessarily an expression of voting intention”. CADRES director Peter Wickham, speaking at a news conference, where he unveiled the results […]

Police fight protesters in Dominica

Police fight protesters in Dominica

JOHN’S, Antigua — A protest over election reform erupted on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with more than 200 people fighting police before being dispersed with tear gas, officials last Tuesday. The former French and British colony of about 75,000 residents holds elections on Dec. 6. The opposition United Workers’ Party has been pushing the […]

Haitians now need visas to enter Dominica and Barbados

Haitians now need visas to enter Dominica and Barbados

At least two members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have re-introduced visa requirements for Haitian nationals. According to reports from various Caribbean News Sites, the Barbadian and Dominican Governments have re-introduced visa requirements for Haitian nationals entering their country. While the restriction applies to holders of ordinary passports they do not apply to those Haitian […]

Gay Man challenges Dominica’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Gay Man challenges Dominica’s Anti-LGBT Laws

ROSEAU, Dominica – A gay man, who has chosen to remain anonymous for his own protection, has filed a landmark claim challenging Dominica’s homophobic laws that criminalize “buggery” and “gross indecency”. A statement from the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, which is providing legal support along with the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Programme and […]

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

New group to help Dominica prepare for disaster

A cross-section of Dominican-Canadians has launched the Security Awareness of Emergencies in Dominica to address disaster preparedness and relief for the Commonwealth of Dominica.  SAFE-D (Canada) group represents a non-partisan approach to disaster preparedness, according to the group’s Executive Director Frances Delsol. “Regardless of your political affiliations, your religious affiliations, your personal affiliations, I think […]

LIAT, Scotiabank, regional leadership dominate OECS news conference

ST JOHN’S, Antigua — At a news conference following the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), two-day meeting, the dominant concerns related to LIAT’s future, Scotiabank divestment to Republic Financial Holdings Limited and regional leadership. Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit reiterated that the regional private sector and other stakeholders should consider ownership interest in […]