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A Teacher’s Care – UNICEF

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean
The sacrifices of teachers often go unrecognized. On September 18th when disaster struck and Hurricane Maria swept through Dominica, it left Grade 2 Newtown Primary School teacher, Samantha John Phillip, marooned in her own home. In the aftermath of the storm she struggled to get essential medication for her loved ones. Despite these immense challenges, Samantha’s dedication to her students...

PSA from Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division

The Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division would like to inform the general public that all sightings of the Mountain Chicken (Crapaud), Sisserou and Jaco Parrots should be reported to the Forestry office located on Valley Road, Roseau, opposite the new Grammar School between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM or call 285-8353, 285-4286 or 265-0908.    

Happy to be back! – UNICEF

Shequanda (left) and Shanese are two of the 750 Dominican students back out to school this week. On Monday October 30th, 2017, 6 weeks after Hurricane Maria swept through the island of Dominica, 20 schools re-opened their doors to welcome back students. For Shequanda and Shanise, Grade 6 students of Newtown Primary School, the reopening of school has been a...

High-level Conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in November

PRESS RELEASE - Monday, October 30, 2017 — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This initiative is aimed at rebuilding the devastated Members as the...

Dominica Post Hurricane Maria Update #2

Roseau, Dominica (November 1, 2017) – In the wake of the passage of Hurricane Maria some six weeks ago, Dominica is continuing its efforts to bring daily life back to a state of normalcy while conducting ongoing assessments of the damage incurred and the resources needed to Build Back Better! Independence Celebrations Plans are in high gear to celebrate the island’s 39th...

Positive Notes from Positive People #29

So they're saying normalcy is the new trending word in Dominica...let me tell you about my normalcy. P.S I couldn't give the story yesterday because I didn't have good signal...*hidesface* Anywho, I returned to Fatima for mass for the first time since the hurricane. I had picked up a habit of going to church where I now live, but...

Sagicor Life Inc – Open for Business!

Sagicor Life Inc advises that their office at the corner of Hillsborough and Independence Streets, Roseau is currently open for business Monday to Friday, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Commencing November 1st, hours of operation will be expanded to 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. For enquiries on, or assistance with your insurance policies, the office may be contacted at...

All Segments of the WNT Closed after Hurricane Maria

On September 18, 2017 Dominica was devastated by a catastrophic category 5 Hurricane Maria. The effects of Hurricane Maria resulted in the loss of many lives and complete destruction of several properties. It caused extensive damages to many homes, businesses, livelihoods, government buildings and road networks. Sadly, our tourism and agriculture sectors have been greatly impacted. Due to the changes...

NOTICE from the Dominica High Commission

Skerrit at Dominica High Commission
The Dominica High Commission is pleased to announce that the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, will meet with nationals on Friday, 27th October from 7 pm to 9 pm. The Meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN Nearest tube station: Gloucester Road Buses to Gloucester...

Positive Notes from Positive People #28

From day 4 post Hurricane Maria, Karib Bay Beach Bar has been recycled in a school for Mero children. This week, we have 31 kids from Pre-K to 2nd form trying no to loose wait on their studies. We make sure to give them a meal before they leave as the aid is still uncertain. Big up to Karib Bay Beach Bar...

Forecast for Oct 26, 2017 – Mostly cloudy with some scattered showers

Weather forecast Oct 26, 2017
Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles Valid from: 6:00 AM on Thursday, October 26, 2017 An increase in moisture levels will be maintained across the area due to a lingering trough system. This is expected to result in generally cloudy skies, occasional showers and possible isolated thunderstorms during the next 48 hours. Light winds and daytime heating could trigger...

Minya’s 7-11 – Open for Business!

Minya's 7-11 Canefield, Dominica
The Management of Miniya's 7-11 Plus would like to inform the general public that it's Canefield Supermarket will remain opened until 9:00 PM effective Wednesday October 25th, 2017. Management of Miniya's 7-11 Plus takes this opportunity to extend condolences to all who suffered in one way or the other as a result of the passage of Hurricane Maria.  

Tips for Resuming Business Operations After a Disaster (Part 2 of 3)

Returning to the Site and Resuming Operations Your first priority is protecting your employees. Once the area is stable, secure the building to limit future loss and inspect it thoroughly before anyone reenters. Validate the structural integrity of the building or facility using Professional Engineers before employees return to the facility. Employees should have access only to those areas that are well-illuminated...

Tips for Resuming Business Operations After a Disaster (Part 3 of 3)

The Human Element Past disasters have shown that the Human Element is the most important component in resuming normal operations. Employees will be dealing with their own loss of homes, property, and transportation. Prepare for accommodations such as: Vans and carpooling, On-site day care, Flexible scheduling When a disaster happens, everyone involved feels a great deal of anxiety. If possible during restoration,...

Tips for Resuming Business Operations After a Disaster (Part 1 of 3)

With so many businesses resuming operations, I believe it is essential to place focus on some key areas. A return to normalcy requires collaboration among employees, suppliers, vendors, customers, insurance companies, insurance agents and brokers, government agencies and financial institutions. COMMUNICATION with ALL stakeholders. Employees and Customers Early messages should come from top management to provide reassurance and share restoration plans. Even if...

Western Union – Open for Business!

Western Union, Dominica
Western Union Service resumes Tuesday October 24th, 2017 at the Whitchurch Main Office, Old Street Roseau. Hours of operation are 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please have a valid Government issued ID (passport/Driver's Licence/Social Security Card) to receive or send money." Source: Whitchurch IGA Management  

Tarp Installation Best Practices – J/P HRO & USAID

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I came across this video showing the implementation of best practices when installing tarp covering over damaged houses in a Haitian commune. Could these techniques be used here in Dominica? Here's the full article: USAID Helps Haitian Families Return Home After Hurricane Matthew After Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, response actors estimated that as many as 35,000 families—approximately 175,000 people—in Grand’Anse and Sud departments whose homes...

Positive Notes from Positive People #27

Relief from Brazil
Thanks to our students, who are spread far and wide, help and the sentiment of support continue to come from all corners of the world! Here are two examples of relief efforts spearheaded by Dominican students at universities abroad: "Thanks to the people who donated even when undergrad is on vacation!" "Major shout out to The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry...

Vacancy Notice – Bunny’s Cakes N Catering

Bunny's is seeking to hire the following: Kitchen Staff Requirements: Must have at least two years or more restaurant experience Must be able to make pastries Must be hard-working and committed Must have a pleasant respectful attitude Salary negotiable. Cake Baker Requirements: Must have a keen interest and love for baking Must have the ability to learn quickly Experience in field is an asset Cake...

Positive Notes from Positive People #26

Maria's Night Out by Shadrach Burton
Again The island will be new again lush forests and skies blue again nature's smile will be true again visitors will come through again rough days will be few again soft clay falls but the rocks remain standing stronger than an ox's chain global warming said marry her to climatic change took a vacay to the island , [email protected] what remains landscapes battered beaten and stained landscapes shattered eaten and...

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