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Hooksett family sets up bank account to help Dominica

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Hooksett family creates bank account to help Dominica

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Barbadian doctors and nurses to assist Dominica

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Furacão Maria deixou ao menos 15 mortos em Dominica

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Hurricane Maria pounds Puerto Rico after killing 7 people in Dominica

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Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Prince Charles warns of ‘Armageddon’ as he surveys Hurricane Maria’s wreckage in Dominica
In the wake Hurricane Maria's devastation of Dominica, the outspoken Royal tells Sun photographer Arthur Edwards he believes it's extraordinary people can’t 'read the tea leaves' and understand just what mankind is facing.   Read More ...
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More help for Dominica - but potential new problem
Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) recently presented the Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (ODPEM) a cheque for the sum of J$804,000 to assist Dominica with its hurricane relief efforts. In the wake of damage caused by catastrophic Hurricane Maria, representatives from Jamaica Energy Partners and affiliate company, West Kingston Power Partners campaigned for two months, subsequently, raising a total of J$402,000 in staff contributions, which was then matched by both companies   Read More ...
Places: Dominica |  Jamaica | 
Dominica awaiting confirmation of Hanta Virus
ROSEAU – Health authorities Wednesday said they were awaiting confirmation of a preliminary test to determine whether hurricane-battered Dominica has registered its first case of the unusual virus, Hanta Virus, spread by rodents. A statement by the Minister of Health and Environment said that confirmatory tests are being done at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta in the United States and that an epidemiological investigation has not found further cases on the island   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  Dominica | 
JDF colonel heads team reviewing Dominica Police Force
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — The Dominica Government said it is undertaking a review of the island's police service with the intention of assessing the functional services and effectiveness of the law enforcement agency. National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore, who announced the measure on Tuesday night, said that the review would also allow for recommendations for the improvement and strengthening of the Dominica Police Force   Read More ...
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Places: Dominica |  Jamaica | 
Roseau's Aaron Ness feeling at home with Washington Capitals
But in the Colorado altitude, it doesn't happen so easily. Ness had just finished a grueling workout after morning skate with the Washington Capitals—a routine for players who aren't going to suit up later that night. It helps players get in a good workout and remain in game shape for when they next get the call. For Ness, those calls have been coming frequently this season   Read More ...
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J'can power companies raise funds for Dominica relief
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners have contributed $804,000 to the Dominica hurricane relief effort. Half of the funds was raised by staff, with the amount being matched by the companies. Speaking at the handover ceremony today at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in Kingston, Director General of the agency Major Clive Davis said it is encouraging that despite the region being beset by hazards, individuals can still find the wherewithal to help those in need, adding that Jamaicans are “always more than willing to lend a hand”   Read More ...
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Hurricane ravaged Dominica grateful for Tank-Weld donation
The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs in Dominica has confirmed that the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has received a donation of 14,000 sheets of galvalume sheeting valued at US$200,000 (EC$540,000.00) from The Tank-Weld Group in Jamaica. The material was donated by Tank-Weld to assist the government and people of Dominica in its rebuilding programme following the recent devastation of the island by Hurricane Maria   Read More ...
Places: Dominica |  Jamaica | 
DDA REEVALUATE'S MARKETING STRATEGY FOLLOWING HURRICANE MARIA
Kerdisha St. Louis speaks with Director of Tourism Mr. Colin Piper about the re-evaluation of the maketing strategy by the Discover Dominica Authority following Hurricane Maria.   Read More ...
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Dominica PM goes to COP 23 with a shopping list
BONN, Germany – Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Thursday came to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) with a shopping list of more than US$200 million as he reminded the international community of the disaster brought upon his country by Hurricane Maria on September 18 this year. “Hurricane Maria was reported to be one of the most rapidly intensifying storms in recent history   Read More ...
Places: Barbados |  Dominica |  Germany |  North Rhine-Westphalia |  Bonn | 
Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI and Dominica
LONDON – Britain’s Prince Charles is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands for a first-hand view of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. During the tour, the Prince of Wales will meet members of the local communities and hear about ways in which they have been recovering. Prince Charles is scheduled to arrive in Antigua and Barbuda on Friday   Read More ...
Places: Antigua and Barbuda |  Barbados |  Dominica |  United Kingdom |  Wales | 
Tank-Weld Group donates building material to Dominica
ROSEAU, Dominica — The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency recently received, on behalf of the Government of Dominica, a donation of 14,000 sheets of Galvalume sheeting valued at US$200,000 (EC$540,000) from Jamaica's Tank-Weld Group. Dominica's Foreign Minister Francine Baron, who hailed the donation as very timely, said: “Tank-Weld's donation will enable the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, as well as military engineering units from Jamaica and other Caricom states to continue their support to the Office of Disaster Management for emergency and reconstruction programmes on the island, following the devastation wrought to the island's housing   Read More ...
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NCB partners with Food For The Poor for Dominica
The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Foundation is among the entities calling on Jamaicans to support relief efforts for Caribbean neighbour Dominica. The philanthropic arm of Jamaica's largest commercial bank has joined forces with local charity organisation Food For The Poor Jamaica to collect supplies through its expansive branch network serving as drop-off points. Emergency supplies such as batteries, flashlights, tarpaulins, blankets, non-perishable and canned food items, and water are some of the necessities that may be donated   Read More ...
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UN launches multi-million dollar appeal for ‘badly battered’ Dominica
UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations says it has launched a Hurricane Maria Flash Appeal for the “badly battered” Caribbean island of Dominica. It said the international aid community is asking for US$31.1 million to reach 65,000 people over the next three months in order to address challenges, such as a lack of fresh running water and electricity, along with road damage and communication black-outs   Read More ...
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UN launches US$31-m appeal for 'badly battered' Dominica
UNITED NATIONS United States (CMC) — The United Nations says it has launched a Hurricane Maria Flash Appeal for the “badly battered” Caribbean island of Dominica. It said the international aid community is asking for US$31.1 million to reach 65,000 people over the next three months in order to address challenges, such as a lack of fresh running water and electricity, along with road damage and communication black-outs   Read More ...
Places: Dominica |  Jamaica | 
Docs to the rescue
As Dominica continues to pick up the pieces after being hit by Hurricane Maria almost two weeks ago, healthcare providers are bracing for more health issues. While some healthcare facilities across the island are operating, the Princess Margaret Hospital remains the only place to handle some critical patients. When a Saturday Sun team visited the Accident & Emergency Department, Dr Chaynie Williams, head of Barbados’ Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Accident & Emergency, was halfway through her 12-hour shift   Read More ...
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U.N. appeals for $31M for devastation in Maria-battered Dominica
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. humanitarian office is launching a $31 million emergency appeal for the hurricane-battered Caribbean island of on Sept. 18. The U.N. said Friday the appeal aims to provide emergency aid to 65,000 people from September to December 2017. It said $3 million was expected to be released later Friday from the U.N.'s Central Emergency Response Fund for Dominica   Read More ...
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Storm-ravaged Dominica in urgent need of food and water
A United Nations disaster assessment official visiting the small island nation of Dominica, which was battered by Hurricane Maria, said today that an estimated 60,000 to 65,000 people, or 80 per cent of the total population, have been affected and that food and water are the most immediate needs. “There is a big, big urgency to get water and food,” said Sergio Da Silva, UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team leader, who spoke to reporters in New York by phone from the ground, adding that inaccessibility to remote areas has made it difficult to ascertain just how many people have been affected   Read More ...
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UN appeals for $31 million for hurricane-battered Dominica
The UN humanitarian office has launched a $31 million emergency appeal for Dominica, which was left in tatters after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island as a category 5 storm. The United Nations said Friday the appeal aims to provide aid to 65,000 people through December. It said $3 million was expected to be released later in the day from the Central Emergency Response Fund for Dominica   Read More ...
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Places: Dominica |  India | 
Angry Skerrit condemns allegations of party politics in food distribution
ROSEAU – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Friday dismissed as “nonsense” suggestions that food supplies were being used for partisan politics and urged those behind these allegations to cease saying it was hurting not only the image of the Dominica, but the citizens who are now trying to rebuild the island following the passage of Hurricane Maria last week. “This talk about food supplies and partisanship with food supplies and politicians are the ones dealing with the delivery of food supplies   Read More ...
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Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Barbados |  Dominica | 
UN appeals for $31 million for hurricane-battered Dominica
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian office has launched a $31 million emergency appeal for Dominica, which was left in tatters after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island as a category 5 storm. The United Nations said Friday the appeal aims to provide aid to 65,000 people through December. It said $3 million was expected to be released later in the day from the Central Emergency Response Fund for Dominica   Read More ...
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Places: United States |  Dominica | 
UN appeals for $31 million for hurricane-battered Dominica
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian office has launched a $31 million emergency appeal for Dominica, which was left in tatters after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island as a category 5 storm. The United Nations said Friday the appeal aims to provide aid to 65,000 people through December. It said $3 million was expected to be released later in the day from the Central Emergency Response Fund for Dominica   Read More ...
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agency provides ‘badly battered’ Dominica with critical food supplies, telecom support
“Dominica has been badly battered and needs to be rebuilt,” said World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto. “We’re working with the Government to support the people who are facing huge challenges in their lives” added Mr. Baretto, who has visited in recent days. Overall, WFP plans to provide a range of food assistance to some 25,000 people for three months as it discusses with the Government a system to supply hurricane-affected people with food vouchers to be used in local markets once they reopen   Read More ...
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CDB affirms support for Dominica
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr Warren Smith, has reaffirmed the institution’s support for the government and people of Dominica, after participating in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level mission to that country on Tuesday. Smith was part of a delegation that met with the prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, in Roseau to discuss rehabilitation and recovery efforts for the country following Hurricane Maria   Read More ...
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A long road to recovery for Dominica
By Julia Rawlins-Bentham. ROSEAU, Dominica (BGIS) — Dominica, the Caribbean’s Nature Isle, was stripped of its natural beautiful green trees and shrubs gracing the mountain sides when Hurricane Maria slammed into it on September 18. The powerful Category Five hurricane stripped trees, downed poles, destroyed homes and businesses, flooded the island’s river banks, and left Dominica in a state of complete destruction   Read More ...
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Pushing back against online xenophobia, Trinidad and Tobago citizens continue to help hurricane-ravaged Dominica
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Trinidad and Tobago, along with its neighbours across the archipelago, have banded together, sending supplies and other relief to the islands most adversely affected and creating a sense of community. But solidarity isn’t the only thing that the disaster has inspired. After Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister, Dr Keith Rowley, offered accommodation to Dominican hurricane victims whose homes had been destroyed, saying immigration restrictions would be waived for a period of six months, xenophobic comments began to spring up on social media   Read More ...
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Tags: Social Issues |  Xenophobia | 
Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Dominica |  Trinidad and Tobago | 
Agriculture sector in Dominica destroyed by Hurricane Maria
ROSEAU, Dominica — Hurricane Maria, the Category Five storm that flattened Dominica on September 18, has destroyed the island’s agriculture sector. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) – which is leading the Caribbean Community’s response to the disaster – and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) both said that there was 100 percent destruction of agriculture on the island   Read More ...
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Business as usual for Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Unit despite post-hurricane challenges
ROSEAU, Dominica — In keeping with the stability and resilience for which the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme and the island of Dominica is known, the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU) is back in full operation, following the direct hit by Hurricane Maria last week. Owing to the rigorous processes that have been established over years of refinement, the Unit has had minimal disturbance to the processing of applications, and continues to provide the product that has been widely acclaimed as the world’s best citizenship by investment programme   Read More ...
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Photo | RJRGLEANER helps with Dominica relief efforts
Milton Walker, group head of news and sports at Radio Jamaica (RJR), applauds the effort of Michael Greenland, who turned up at the Broadcast House at 32 Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew, yesterday with his donation of a case of bottled water. Spearheaded by the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, this was part of the relief effort for the people of Dominica, who recently suffered severe devastation from Hurricane Maria   Read More ...
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RJRGLEANER helps with Dominica relief efforts
. Milton Walker, group head of news and sports at Radio Jamaica (RJR), applauds the effort of Michael Greenland, who turned up at the Broadcast House at 32 Lyndhurst Road, St Andrew, yesterday with his donation of a case of bottled water. Spearheaded by the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, this was part of the relief effort for the people of Dominica, who recently suffered severe devastation from Hurricane Maria   Read More ...
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Over 100 persons evacuated from Dominica
(from left) Stephen Atwell, Kashka King, Daniel Cooper and Joseph Richards, along with Trinidadian Janelle Zakour (center) heading to the HMBS Leonard C Banfield as they prepared to evacuate. (FILE) The Barbados Coast Guard has evacuated over 100 persons from Dominica to date, and it is anticipated that its disaster relief operations would continue into November 2017. This disclosure has come from the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) public relations officer Captain Maria Moore who said the Barbados Coast Guard vessels were continuing to transport disaster response personnel and relief supplies to Dominica   Read More ...
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RJRGLEANER gives support to Dominica's relief efforts
The RJRGLEANER Communications Group has partnered with Food For The Poor (FFTP) in a hurricane relief effort. The partnership is amed at providing assistance to the people of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which obliterated the island's infrastructure, leaving its citizens wanting. "We are lucky not to have experienced what our neighbours have experienced, and it was felt that as the largest media group in Jamaica, we needed to do something to assist," said chief operating officer of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Christopher Barnes   Read More ...
Places: Dominica |  Jamaica | 
Bahamas' PM: ‘Nation’s Character’ Riding on its Response to Dominica Devastation
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The quality of The Bahamas’ character as a nation and its values are riding on how the country responds to the needs of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) partners such as Dominica which was devastated by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said Wednesday, September 27, 2017. “We can either respond with humanitarian and Christian values, or we can close our hearts to those who are now experiencing tremendous suffering and emergency needs   Read More ...
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CDB President participates in high-level mission to Dominica
September 27, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Wm. Warren Smith, has reaffirmed the institution’s support for the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, after participating in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level mission to that country on September 26. Smith was part of a delegation that met with the Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon   Read More ...
Places: Anguilla |  Dominica | 
Jamaica commits US$100,000 each to Antigua, Dominica
THE Government has committed the equivalent of US$100,000 each to the redevelopment funds for Antigua and Barbuda, and Dominica, which were severely impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, respectively. This has been announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who also advised that the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) has mobilised its 120-man Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) for deployment to Dominica to assist with recovery efforts   Read More ...
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Patience, entraide et débrouille à Roseau, dix jours après le passage de l'ouragan Maria
En Dominique, dix jours après Maria, les routes sont dégagées petit à petit, et le trafic se densifie dans un décor d’apocalypse. Le pays, très éprouvé, a vu affluer la population vers la capitale, Roseau, et son hôpital. Julie Straboni   Read More ...
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Cuba, Dominica top internet innovation awards
By Gerard Best. HAVANA, Cuba — When Dr Gustavo Cervantes Montero got the good news, he didn’t celebrate, not at first. “At first, I thought it was a mistake,” he said in an e-mail interview. For the last ten years, Montero’s team from the Universidad de Oriente de Cuba, a 70-year-old Cuban university, has been quietly working on a special project to develop digital educational materials for some of the country’s rural communities, precisely where it’s most needed   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Cuba |  Dominica | 
Work on Kempinski Resort in Dominica to restart as soon as supply chain permits
ROSEAU, Dominica — The directors and staff of Range Developments have expressed their support and solidarity with the people of Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Its own development, the Cabrits Resort Kempinski Dominica, situated on the north shore of the island near Portsmouth and still under construction, stood firm as the hurricane passed through. Range Developments said it is committed to resuming work on the project imminently, as soon as the supply chains restart   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Dominica | 
US Navy evacuates residents from storm-devastated Dominica
Days after Hurricane Maria levelled countless buildings and killed more than 20 people, the US Navy helped to evacuate residents off the Caribbean island.   Read More ...
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Digicel pledges to help rebuild Dominica after Hurricane Maria
Digicel is committing to help the people of Dominica to rebuild in the wake of the devastating category five hit from Hurricane Maria. On a visit to the island on Tuesday to see the damage first-hand and establish how Digicel can assist in kick-starting the country’s recovery, Digicel chairman and founder Denis O’Brien met with Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit to offer Digicel’s support   Read More ...
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Digicel pledges to help rebuild Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria
Telecommunications firm Digicel has committed to help the people of Dominica to rebuild in the wake of the devastating category five hit from Hurricane Maria. On a visit to the island yesterday to see the damage first hand and establish how Digicel can assist in kick starting the country’s recovery, Digicel chairman and founder, Denis O’Brien, met with the Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, to offer the company’s support   Read More ...
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