Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government to let them stay

Dominican farm workers appeal to Canadian government  to let them stay

Migrant farm workers from Dominica  which was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last month, are appealing to the Canadian government to allow them to remain and continue to work in Canada  to help support their families back home. The category five hurricane  was reported to have left more than 20 people dead in Dominica and severely […]

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

Barbados offers help to neighbouring hurricane-affected islands

By Lincoln DePradine Barbadian Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, says his country quickly reached out to Dominica and all the other hurricane-affected countries of the Caribbean, offering logistical support, technical assistance and help with the “management of their human resources challenges’’. Earlier this month, Hurricane Irma battered several other countries in the region, including  Barbuda, Anguilla, […]

Maria slams Puerto Rico and Dominica

Maria slams Puerto Rico and Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island yesterday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities. Maria made landfall early yesterday in the southeast coastal town of Yabucoa as a Category 4 […]

Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Problems haunt ‘Caribbean’ baroness

Problems haunt ‘Caribbean’ baroness

LONDON, England – Dominican-born member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Patricia Scotland of Asthal, may not be able to escape connections to the “murky financial links between Cherie Blair and the corrupt dictator of a tax haven with an appalling record on human rights”. The British newspaper the Daily Mail disclosed that “a […]

Chinese to fix Dominica storm damage

ROSEAU, Dominica – The Chinese government has committed to financing reconstruction of a highway which suffered major damage during Tropical Storm Erika in late August, and help resettle residents displaced by the storm. The Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway, or West Coast Road, was significantly damaged during the storm that claimed dozens of lives and caused […]

Dominica offers investment opportunities

Dominica offers investment opportunities

As the island of Dominica continues to rebuild following Tropical Storm Erika almost four months ago, Canadians are being invited to invest in reconstruction of the three hardest hit sectors, agriculture, infrastructure and housing. Erika dumped 15 inches of rain on the mountainous island. Floods swamped villages, destroyed homes and wiped out roads. Some communities […]

Dominica ready for visitors, post-Erika

Dominica ready for visitors, post-Erika

ROSEAU, Dominica – “Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.” So said Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal Robert Tonge as he provided an update on the status of the tourism sector, following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika in late August. Air access to the destination has […]