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Dominica’s Jazz n’ Creole festival, which was carded for May 3, 2020 at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park has been postponed. On Thursday, the Ministry of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiatives announced that it had been monitoring the situation across the globe in relation to the spread of COVID-19, leading to the […]

Laboratory Superintendent at the Dominica China Friendship Hospital Catherina Jemmot says Dominica is advanced in its preparations for Covid-19 testing due to its foresight to put systems in place to fight emerging diseases. Dominica remains the only OECS Island able to test for Covid-19. Jemmot explains why Dominica is in the lead. According to Jemmot […]

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has defended his Government’s decision to keep schools open as the Coronavirus threatens. At a COVID-19 press briefing Thursday, Prime Minister Skerrit said there are implications to closing schools including the ability of families to afford care for children at home. He says, however, schools will be shut down if […]

The Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association (DHTA) is expecting a loss in the Hotel Sector of at least EC $1-million in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. That is the report of Kevin Francis, Executive Vice President of the organization. According to Francis, in light of this significant loss, the DHTA has sent recommendations to cushion […]

Eliminations for the Math Power Competition for Primary schools in the Northern District began yesterday, with competitions to continue throughout the week. The Math Power Competition 2020, hosted by the Ministry of Education, was launched earlier this year and involves primary and secondary schools in Dominica. Today, schools of the Southern district battle at eliminations, […]

The Diocese of Roseau has updated its Coronavirus protocol to encourage the elderly to remain at home during the observance of Sunday mass. On Tuesday, Bishop of Roseau His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire announced various new guidelines for parish priests and church members, which include following previous guidelines issued and an urge to pray. The elderly […]

Dominica’s former Foreign Affairs Minister Francine Baron is headed home after CARICOM withdrew the independent High Level Team it fielded last weekend to supervise the re-counting of the ballots in Region 4 of the General and Regional Elections in Guyana. Baron, who is also a former Attorney General was heading that team. But late Tuesday, […]

The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce is leading the way in social distancing here with an online meeting for stakeholders on Thursday. The meeting carded for Thursday, which was meant to reveal results of a Private Sector COVID- 19 survey, was booked at the Prevost Cinemall. Executive Director of the DAIC announced that the […]

The CEO of PHARCS, a home for senior citizens here, has some sound advice for Dominican residents who care for the elderly at home in light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). CEO Marie- Therese Junkerre announced practices and new rules that have been instituted at PHARCS to ensure its residents, who are particularly vulnerable to the Coronavirus. […]

A fashion design workshop dubbed the “Art of Design” Fashion Business Workshop, is organized for Thursday and Friday 19-20 March in Dominica. The workshop brings together two experienced and award-winning Dominican Fashion Designers living and working between Canada and Dominica, to share experiences with male and female Fashion Entrepreneurs building businesses in Dominica. Maxine Alleyne-Esprit, […]