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Independence Message: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit | Dominica Vibes News

Independence Message: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit | Dominica Vibes News | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
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Dominica donates US$100,000 to hurricane-ravaged Haiti, The Bahamas

Dominica donates US$100,000 to hurricane-ravaged Haiti, The Bahamas | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, has said the government of Dominica has donated US$100,000 to The Bahamas following the passage of Hurricane Matthew
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Address of President of Dominica on World Teacher’s Day 2016

Address of President of Dominica on World Teacher’s Day 2016 | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
EDITOR’S NOTE: World Teacher’s Day was recognized internationally on October 5, however Teacher’s Day is being observed in Dominica today, October 7. Below is an address by President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin on World Teacher’s Day 2016.
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Caribbean Development Bank gets sued for copyright infringement

Caribbean Development Bank gets sued for copyright infringement | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Mc Carthy Marie, Gordon Henderson and Ophelia Marie have sued the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for copyright infringement.

According to documents lodged at the High Court, the three have filed a lawsuit against the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank for copyright infringement.

Documents filed by Marie, as first claimant, alleges that the bank breached his rights in copyright when sometime between 27th August and 4th November 2015 without his licence or authority, the bank reproduced the musical work “Aie Dominique” by synchronising the work with its pictures in an audio-visual production entitled “Aie Dominique” which purports to show the intervention in Dominica of the Bank after the passage of tropical storm Erika on 27th August. 2015.
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Dominica weathers Tropical Storm Matthew | Dominica Vibes News

Dominica weathers Tropical Storm Matthew | Dominica Vibes News | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Dominica has weathered Tropical Storm Matthew. There have been no reports of injuries, deaths, or major damage.

The Tropical Storm warning has been discontinued for Dominica and at 11am, the center of Tropical Storm Matthew was located near latitude 14.0 North, longitude 66.3 West or about 360 KM northeast of CURACAO.
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The Top 3 Untouched Caribbean Islands

The Top 3 Untouched Caribbean Islands | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Want a Caribbean vacation experience unlike any other? If you are looking for a deserted island setting, where you are immersed in nature and tourists are hard to come by, then we have the perfect islands for you!
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Dominican in London receives OBE from Queen

Dominican in London receives OBE from Queen | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Mrs Ethelca Brand MBE, MSA, was recently awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List on 10 June 2016 for Services to the Community in London.

An OBE is a Queen’s honour given to an individual for a major local role in any activity such as business, charity or the public sector. OBE stands for Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
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Best whale watching destinations in the world

Best whale watching destinations in the world | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Whether it’s a killer whale splashing its tail on the glassy waters of Alaska, grey whales giving birth in aquamarine Mexican lagoons, or rare Beaked Whales playing in the tropical waters of the Maldives, a yacht charter is the ideal way to experience the best whale-watching on earth.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Dominica’s flag at Queen’s birthday parade

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Dominica’s flag at Queen’s birthday parade | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Photographer captured this shot, with the flag of Dominica in the background, during the Queen's birthday parade which took place in London recently

Photo submitted by Carla Fontaine

Photographers – novice, amateur or professional – in Dominica
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Gov’t provides support for filming of American Tarzan

Gov’t provides support for filming of American Tarzan | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Roseau, Dominica – (June 17, 2016) The Government of Dominica provided assistance to the tune of over US$60,000 for the filming of the Discovery Channel’s American Tarzan , an endurance adventure show which premieres at 10 pm on July 6, 2016
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Digicel celebrates ten years in Dominica

Digicel, which has been operating here since 27 May 2006, has launched its tenth anniversary promotions to say thank you to the customers who have supported its business venture in Dominica.
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Baroness Scotland launches project for disaster resource center

Baroness Scotland launches project for disaster resource center | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it

Baroness Patricia Scotland has taken up her position as Commonwealth Secretary General today, April 1 and has launched a project for the rehabilitation of the Old Library Building located on Victoria Street, Roseau for the establishment of a ‘Dominica Disaster Resource Center.’

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Research on Dominica’s marine biology & ecology begins | Dominica Vibes News

Research on Dominica’s marine biology & ecology begins | Dominica Vibes News | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
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Cruise season opens in Dominica

Cruise season opens in Dominica | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Cruise visitors flooded the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard on Wednesday morning as Dominica welcomed its first cruise ship for the 2016 cruise season
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Dominica: How to Vacation in the Caribbean’s Most Under The Radar Island

Dominica: How to Vacation in the Caribbean’s Most Under The Radar Island | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
The Caribbean isn’t only about all-inclusive hotels, superyachts and infinity pools. In fact, a few under the radar islands look and feel almost untouched by tourism. One of those is Dominica, a lush green oasis of serenity located between Martinique and Guadeloupe, fittingly called “Nature Island.”

If you truly want to unplug and experience some adventure, head to Dominica to have a memorable vacation. Here’s where you need to go:
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Dr. Valda Henry stresses importance of teacher’s role

Dr. Valda Henry stresses importance of teacher’s role | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Chief Executive Officer VF Inc, Dr. Valda Henry, has stressed the importance of the role of teachers noting that their job has become bigger.

She was speaking against the background of an incident in Roseau earlier this week when students from a high school were engaged in a fracas with a police officer.
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The Caribbean's Newest Treehouse Villas

The Caribbean's Newest Treehouse Villas | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
The new guest accommodations, described as “magical tree house escape” are a feat of architecture – standing upon a single “stem” or primary support.
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Tropical Storm Matthew’s effects on Dominica | Dominica Vibes News

Tropical Storm Matthew’s effects on Dominica | Dominica Vibes News | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
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PM’s address to the nation on TS Matthew | Dominica Vibes News

PM’s address to the nation on TS Matthew | Dominica Vibes News | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Over the past few days we have been monitoring a weather system east of the islands. Because of a number of absent features within the system, it has been difficult to make projections as to its movement and likely time of arrival.

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Patricia Scotland officially installed as Commonwealth Secretary-General | The Round Table

Patricia Scotland officially installed as Commonwealth Secretary-General | The Round Table | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC was welcomed to her new offices in a festive and colourful ceremony at Marlborough House on the morning of 4 April and set out her priorities in an impressive speech before a distinguished audience.
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How we're saving the mountain chicken frog from one of the world's worst wildlife diseases

How we're saving the mountain chicken frog from one of the world's worst wildlife diseases | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
The mountain chicken frog managed the dubious honour of being at one time both the national dish and a top predator on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Down the centuries overhunting, volcanic eruptions and introduced predators have taken their toll on this, one of the world’s largest frogs.
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Health Minister gives ‘possible’ date for new hospital groundbreaking

Health Minister gives ‘possible’ date for new hospital groundbreaking | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Health Minister, Kenneth Darroux, has given a "possible" date for the groundbreaking of the much-talked about National Hospital.

Speaking on Kairi’s Heng Programme announced earlier this week he said the groundbreaking will occur in July or August
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Designing Dominica’s Best Hotel - Caribbean Journal

Designing Dominica’s Best Hotel - Caribbean Journal | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
 Since boyhood, Gregor Nassief, owner of Dominica’s Secret Bay hotel, had a lofty dream—to create a home away from home amongst the wild forested cliffs of Dominica. And to preserve the natural environment all the while. While celebrating the nuptials ... [ Read More ]
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Brilliant Brathwaite powers Windies to second World T20 title

Brilliant Brathwaite powers Windies to second World T20 title | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Carlos Brathwaite hammers four straight sixes in the last over against England to hand West Indies their second World Twenty20 championship.
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Dominica Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela

Dominica Welcomes New U.S. Ambassador Linda Taglialatela | Commonwealth of Dominica | Scoop.it
Newly appointed US Ambassador to Dominica, Linda Taglialatela, has been warmly welcomed by Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, during her first visit to the island in her new capacity as Chief of th…...
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