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Skerrit to UN – I come to you straight from the front line of the war on climate change

Skerrit to UN – I come to you straight from the front line of the war on climate change

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, calling on countries around the world to lend “rescue and rebuilding equipment” to his decimated country which he said, “reflects a zone of war”. “With physical and emotional difficulty, I have left my bleeding nation to be with you here today because […]

CCRIF makes US$19 million payout to Dominica

CCRIF makes US$19 million payout to Dominica

Financial relief is on the way for storm-battered Dominica following the onslaught of Hurricane Maria on Monday, with the CCRIF SPC – formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility – announcing a US$19 million payout under its tropical cyclone policy. “This payout will be made within 14 days of the hurricane,” CCRIF said in a […]

Residents of Pottersville still picking up after powerful storm

Residents of Pottersville still picking up after powerful storm

Seventy-five year old Dorothy Farrell is counting herself lucky to have survived Hurricane Maria. Farrell has lived in the coastal community of Pottersville, just outside of the capital Roseau, all her life. While most of her neighbours’ houses suffered extensive damage, losing roofs and windows, Farrell’s structure remained intact, despite significant flooding. When Barbados TODAY […]

Moore desperate to hear from friends

Moore desperate to hear from friends

With the fate of three Barbadians studying in Dominica yet unknown, a former college mate is fearing the worst. Alobinto Moore, 57, said his friends, whom he referred to simply as Ianthe, David and Troy, were pursuing a three-year course of study in the fine art of batique, when the category five Hurricne Maria slammed […]

Stuart commiserates with Dominicans

Stuart commiserates with Dominicans

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has offered condolences to the government and people of Dominica in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. At the same time, he is commending Barbadians for “the generosity of spirit” which has been evident ever since the category five storm devastated the fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state on […]

Cut off

Cut off

Two days after Hurricane Maria dealt a deadly and devastating blow to Dominica, members of the Dominica Association of Barbados said they were desperately hoping for any credible word on the fate of their loved ones back home. In fact, the entire Hurricane Maria experience has been somewhat of a blur, with the Dominican community […]

Deadly Maria

Deadly Maria

The region’s disaster management agency is reporting that the dangerous Hurricane Maria killed at least six people and caused billions of dollars in damage in Dominica when it pummelled the island last night. The island has had no communications since it was pounded by the category five tempest with winds of 160 miles per hour, […]

Trinidad and Tobago mobilizing assistance to Dominica

Trinidad and Tobago mobilizing assistance to Dominica

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday said it is mobilizing to send assistance to the Commonwealth of Dominica that was battered by a massive Category 5 Hurricane Maria late Monday. In a statement early Tuesday, the Office of the Prime Minister said coordination is taking place under the leadership of the Office of […]

Dominica PM’s residence an early casualty of Hurricane Maria

Dominica PM’s residence an early casualty of Hurricane Maria

The roof of the official residence of Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has been blown off by Hurricane Maria. The powerful Category 5 hurricane is pummeling Dominica at this hour. “My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding,” Skerrit posted on Facebook just over 30 minutes ago. […]

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