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Dominica govt to help Boxing Day fire victims

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

One year after Erika

One year after Erika

After spending all day selling souvenirs at Dominica’s Old Market Plaza in the capital, Roseau, Debbie Lewis would go home in the evening and her husband would soak her tired feet in warm water. But for the past year, whenever she needed a foot soak she would have to do it herself, because he is no longer […]

DOMINICA – Monument to be erected for Erika victims

DOMINICA – Monument to be erected for Erika victims

ROSEAU –– Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that his government will erect a monument to honour victims of Tropical Storm Erika. He made that statement while addressing the nation on Friday afternoon on the eve of the 1st anniversary of the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. Tropical Storm Erika devastated the island on August 27, […]

China funding Dominica’s new multi-million dollar hospital

China funding Dominica’s new multi-million dollar hospital

ROSEAU — Dominica has launched the construction of an EC$40 million (one EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) National Hospital that China says represents a new era in relations between the two countries. China’s Ambassador to Dominica, Li Jiangning told the ground breaking ceremony on Monday evening that the new facility “will bring higher quality medical services […]

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