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A New Caribbean Diving Partnership

 Buddy Dive expands to Dominica By Dana NilandCJ Contributor A major Caribbean dive shop is coming to Dominica. The Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire has launched a partnership with the Fort Young Hotel in Dominica, bringing Bonaire’s famous dive experience ... [ Read More ]

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Zouk Superstars to Headline Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

 19th edition of festival begins Oct. 30 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival, now in its 19th year, is still going strong. And this year’s lineup of music stars is no exception, headlined by a group ... [ Read More ]

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Caribbean Photo of the Week: Grand Bay in Dominica

 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader David Johnson, who sent in this wonderful shot of Grand Bay on the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. Do you have a great photo of the Caribbean? Send it to [email protected] ... [ Read More ]

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s hope for the Mountain Chicken. Numbers of the endangered Mountain Chicken frog that calls Dominica home are slowly recovering, according to the island’s government. Amphibian Technician in Dominica’s Forestry Division, Machel Sulton says the ... [ Read More ]

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 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor The European Union has announced a new regional funding program of about $393.5 million (USD) to the Caribbean. In a statement, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said he welcomed the announcement. The funds are intended to ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is planning a major broadband upgrade, according to Telecom Minister Kelvar Darroux. The plan is to make “reliable telephone acccess available throughout the islands,” Darroux said in a government release. ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff One Caribbean island is showing success in the regional fight against chikungunya. Dominica’s Ministry of Health and Environment has declared the Chikungunya epidemic “officially over” as of Jan. 23. Chief Medical ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s Dominica, through the lens. The Eastern Caribbean island is continuing last year’s inaugural “Dominica Film Challenge” this year, gathering videographers from around the world to compete to chronicle their travels. ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Carnival Triumph in Dominica The Carnival Triumph made its first-ever call to Dominica this week. This was the 2,754-passenger Triumph’s only scheduled call to Dominica during the 2014/2015 season. “The relationship between Carnival Cruise Lines and Dominica began in ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: the historic property in downtown Roseau It’s the first thing you do. Or should do, anyway. You open the door to your hotel room in the Caribbean and walk to the window or balcony. It’s that moment, when you ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and China have signed an agreement on a total of $16 million in new projects. The Chinese-funded projects are slated to come on stream this year, according to a statement ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: a Diablotin By the Caribbean Journal staff The highest mountain in Dominica is called Morne Diablotins. It gets its name from the Diablotin, the “black-capped petrel.” But a Diablotin bird hasn’t nested in Dominica in more than 150 years ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica is looking to inject more funding into the country’s Ministry of Culture. New Dominica Culture Minister Justina Charles says “culture needs to be preserved and therefore needs more attention to ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has big plans in the country’s health sector, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. Five years after the country made health care free for those under 18 and over 60 ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica has officially unveiled its new Cabinet, which was sworn in last week. The new Cabinet includes a mix of new and old faces, led by new Tourism Minister Senator Rober ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s voters have spoken, and the Dominica Labour Party has earned another term in office, albeit with a slightly smaller majority. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s Dominica Labour ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Venezuela and Dominica are partnering on a link road project on the Caribbean island. The Petit Soufriere-Rosalie Link Road is now in its fifth phase, with the most challenging portion set ... [ Read More ]

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 Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of American States will be sending an electoral observation mission to Dominica for the country’s national elections next week. Dominica will be holding elections on Dec. 8. The OAS ... [ Read More ]