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REGION – Dominica PM says general election will be held within 100 days

ROSEAU, Dominica,CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, seeking to have his ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) win a fifth consecutive term in office, says general election will be held here “within 100 days”. Speaking at a public meeting here on Sunday night in La Plaine, a village located on the eastern side of the island, […]

#Bounceback – Dominica After Maria

Two years ago, monster Hurricane Maria pummelled the Caribbean’s Nature Isle, Dominica, leaving her barren and broken. Two years on, resilient Dominicans, with the help of their CARICOM brothers and sisters and international partners, have defied despair and the island has bounced back. A BT team has traveled to Dominica with the Barbados Defence Force […]

REGIONAL – ODM urges vigilance after Dominica rattled by series of earthquakes

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) Saturday said that Dominica was being rattled by a series of shallow earthquakes, particularly in the south central area of the island, and urged the population to remain vigilant. It said that the burst of “volcanic earthquakes” which began late on Friday night and is continuing, […]

Dominica’s PM wants attacks against Barbados stopped

The Dominica government Saturday called for an end to the “unwarranted verbal attacks” against the Barbados Government in the latest twist to the ongoing controversy that followed the decision of the US-owned Ross University to relocate to Barbados. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in a radio and television broadcast said he wanted to call on “all […]

Dominica govt to help Boxing Day fire victims

ROSEAU – Intense work is expected to get off the ground this week to rebuild houses for 20 families who lost all their possessions in a massive blaze on Boxing Day. Raging fire swept through the community of Silver Lake around 9:50 p.m. on Monday, destroying two eight-room apartment buildings. No one was injured in […]

DOMINICA: Massive Boxing Day fire leaves scores homeless

The Dominica government has promised to support the victims of a fire at Silver Lake, on the outskirts of the capital that destroyed several homes, leaving at least 60 people homeless. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, said Tuesday that the government will step in to assist and there will be no need for radiothons and other […]

Dominica govt to consider medical marijuana

ROSEAU –– Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says his administration will discuss the issue of medical marijuana in the coming year. Skerrit who was a guest on a local radio programme on Wednesday said the topic must be discussed in a focused and informed manner, in order to take full advantage of the use of the […]

DOMINICA – Uncollected garbage causes concern

ROSEAU – A pile up of garbage near two schools in Roseau has raised concerns among residents in the capital. Apparently, the garbage on the street was left after Community Day of Service last Friday, however by Tuesday morning, it remained uncollected. A concerned resident told DNO that the uncollected garbage is a huge eyesore […]

Dominica honours Sir Hilary

ROSEAU –– Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles has been presented with Dominica’s second highest state award – the Sisserou Award of Honour. That country’s president Charles Savarin made the presentation during a ceremony yesterday marking the island’s 38th anniversary of Independence. The Sisserou Award of Honour, created in 1967, […]

Dominica assesses storm damage

Schools in Dominica will remain closed until Monday as disaster management officials assess the damage caused by Tropical Storm Matthew. The storm dumped heavy rain on the island yesterday, triggering landslides in the southern communities of Grand Bay and Bellevue, as well as Bath Estate and Copthall on the outskirts of the capital Roseau. Several […]

DOMINICA – Isaac wants discussion on ganja decriminalization

ROSEAU – Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, Joseph Isaac, has again called for the decriminalization of marijuana to be discussed in Parliament. In his presentation to the 2016-2017 National Budget debate on Wednesday evening, Issac introduced the controversial topic as “an economic and a fiscal issue,” and asked Parliamentarians to consider the potential […]

DOMINICA – Young offenders in prison raise concerns

ROSEAU –– Assistant Superintendent of Prisons, Raphael Catin, has expressed concerns over the amount of young offenders being brought to the state prison, saying the numbers are increasing. Some 17 young offenders have been at the prison located in Stock Farm, he revealed. “The amount is increasing and they are coming there for various crimes,” […]

DOMINICA – China-funded project major contribution – PM Skerrit

ROSEAU –– Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said the rehabilitation of the West Coast road funded by the Chinese government is a major contribution to Dominica. He was speaking at the signing ceremony of Letters of Exchange between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica for […]

Decriminalize marijuana in Dominica, Isaac says

ROSEAU –– Despite the controversy surrounding the issue of legalization of marijuana in Dominica, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, Joseph Isaac, has chimed in on the matter, stating that it is time for officials to seriously consider the decriminalizing marijuana. “I would like us, as a country, to look at — and not […]

DOMINICA – Brexit fallout

ROSEAU –– It’s been less than 24 hours since the electorate in the United Kingdom voted for the country to break away from the European Union (EU), but already Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is feeling it. Describing the decision as “shocking”, he said the repercussions will be felt almost immediately in Dominica which depends […]

Dominica under flood warning

A flood warning has been issued for Dominica by the Met Office as unstable weather continues to affect the island. The warning will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. A flood warning means that flooding is already occurring or will occur during the warning period. The Met Office said reports indicate that sections […]

REGION – Section of road collapses in Dominica

A section of road on Dominica’s west coast community of Dublanc has collapsed, prompting calls for motorists to exercise caution when travelling in that area. According to reports the incident occurred overnight. The affected area was cordoned off and fire services were on the scene early this morning. The road began crumbling after the passage […]