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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 […]

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 […]

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