In Dominica, New Hope for the Mountain Chicken

July 16, 2015 | 12:07 am | 0 Comment


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 Mountain Chicken, also known as the Crapaud, is slowly seeing a growth in more...

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The Caribbean’s Getting Almost $400 Million From the European Union

June 25, 2015 | 7:08 pm | 0 Comment


By Dana Niland CJ 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 finance Caribbean regional programs up until 2020, and represent a significant increase over more...

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Dominica Planning Broadband Upgrade

May 26, 2015 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment


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. “The issue of broadband access has always been a concern for us,” he said. “In more...

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This Caribbean Island Is Declaring Its Chikungunya Epidemic “Over”

March 4, 2015 | 7:05 pm | 0 Comment


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 Officer Dr David Johnson cautioned, though, that although the outbreak is over, it more...

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Dominica’s Film Challenge Returns

March 2, 2015 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment


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. The event includes six teams of videographers from across the world; the more...

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Carnival’s Dominica Return

February 23, 2015 | 12:13 am | 0 Comment


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 1989, and we are pleased to build on this long-standing partnership,” said Colin more...

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Caribbean Room With a View: Dominica’s Fort Young Hotel

February 7, 2015 | 7:02 pm | 0 Comment


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 first open the door or slide the window, that you know and feel that you’re finally in the Caribbean. And at the the Fort Young Hotel in more...

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Dominica, China Sign Agreement on $16 Million in Projects

February 5, 2015 | 8:55 pm | 0 Comment


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 from the government. The agreement is highlighted by a hospital project, which will launch this year, according to Prime more...

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Dominica’s Search for a Long-Lost Bird

January 21, 2015 | 5:29 pm | 0 Comment


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 — or so it’s thought. A new project in Dominica is searching for the rare and endangered bird on the more...

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Dominica Planning More Funding For Ministry of Culture

January 11, 2015 | 7:43 pm | 0 Comment


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 be able to survive and thrive.” “We’ve had meetings with the department of Culture and have more...

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