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ANTIGUA – Prince Charles to visit the region this week

ANTIGUA – Prince Charles to visit the region this week

Prince Charles will visit Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands and Dominica from November 17 to 19, Clarence House announced Wednesday. The visit comes following the widespread devastation in the region caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. During the tour The Prince of Wales will meet members of the local communities and hear about […]

Helping hand

Helping hand

It has been nearly two months since Hurricane Maria devastated neighbouring Dominica. However, Barbadians continue to reach out to lend a helping hand to their Caribbean brothers and sisters in their hour of need. Today, members of The Dial (Barbados) Inc. Social and Activities Club made a special donation to the Dominica Relief Fund.    […]

DOMINICA – DOWASCO restores water to 61 per cent of customers

DOMINICA – DOWASCO restores water to 61 per cent of customers

ROSEAU – General Manager of DOWASCO, Bernard Etinoff, has revealed that the company has restored water to 61 percent of its customers in the wake of the ravages caused by Hurricane Maria. This means that 14,000 of DOWASCO’s 23,000 customers are now receiving pipe-borne water, he said at the government’s daily press briefing on Monday. […]

United Nations boss to visit hurricane ravaged Dominica

United Nations boss to visit hurricane ravaged Dominica

United Nations secretary general António Guterres will visit hurricane-ravaged Dominica on October 8, prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced Friday. “As a result of my trip to the United Nations, the secretary general of the United Nations will come to Dominica on October 8 to see for himself, along with his staff so that he himself […]

Skerrit’s fury

Skerrit’s fury

With Dominica still struggling to pick up the pieces after it was battered by Hurricane Maria on September 18, a rattled prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday turned his wrath on certain unnamed elements in the country who, in his estimation, were seeking to undermine the recovery effort. Instead of his usual update on the […]

Dominica PM blue vex

Dominica PM blue vex

A deeply disturbed prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Friday said he was really upset with certain elements in the country who, in his estimation, were seeking to undermine the future of the Dominican people. At his daily media briefing the prime minister called on those who were using social media and other methods to spread […]

Tread carefully

Tread carefully

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur is urging Dominica prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit to tread carefully with the appointment of Barbados-born economist Avinash Persaud as his senior economic advisor amid the devastation already caused to the hurricane-battered island. Persaud, who was seen accompanying Skerrit to the United Nations (UN) in New York over the weekend, where […]

DOMINICA – Cop says looters and crime under control

DOMINICA – Cop says looters and crime under control

ROSEAU – The death toll from Hurricane Maria in Dominica has risen to at least 27, with another 27 people confirmed missing, Police Chief Daniel Carbon has disclosed. He also reported that in the aftermath of the Category 5 hurricane which devastated the Eastern Caribbean island last Monday, looting had been a problem facing lawmen, […]

Sheer hell!

Sheer hell!

The signs of despair and distress brought on by hunger and thirst are everywhere in the Dominican capital, Roseau, as the very basic instincts of a people still in a trance from the battering they took from Hurricane Maria a week ago, kick in. There is hardly any drinking water in the land of 365 […]

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