Tag: Dominica

Dominica Hosts West Indies vs. Bangladesh In T20I Cricket

ROSEAU — Dominica said Monday international cricket will return to the Windsor Park Sports Stadium for the first time since May 2017, with two back-to-back games starting on July 2, 2022. The Windsor Park Sports Stadium in Roseau, Dominica will officially be one of the T20I venues for the Bangladesh tour of the West Indies. The […]

Dominica-Flagged Cargo Ship Sinks In Ukrainian Port City After Russian Attack

ROSEAU — A Dominica-flagged cargo ship sank in the besieged southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol after being targeted by Russian missile strikes, the vessel’s flag registry said. The Azburg was believed to have been without cargo and at berth in Mariupol when it was initially hit by two missiles on April 3, the Dominica […]

Brits Can Now Travel To Dominica Without Quarantining

ROSEAU — From June 30th, British travelers will be able to travel to the Commonwealth of Dominica without the need to quarantine on their return, as announced in the latest review for the United Kingdom’s green travel list.  Dominica took a different approach to their restrictions and have been open to international visitors since last summer, however, the green list will […]

CARIBBEAN ROUNDUP: Alaska Airlines Announces Non-Stop Flight To Belize

BELMOPAN — The Belize Tourism Board on Thursday announced Alaska Airlines confirmed new non-stop service from the West Coast of the United States to Belize, to begin later this year. According to a released statement from the Caribbean Tourism Association, Belize will become the fourth country that Alaska Airlines flies to from its West Coast […]

Dominica Native Fighting Extradition To The USVI On Murder Charges Denied Bail

ROSEAU — A Dominica native who allegedly fled murder charges in the U.S. Virgin Islands five years ago, has been denied bail in his home country because the court said he posed “a flight risk” again. Kennison Charles, of Grand Bay, Dominica, is fighting extradition to the territory on charges of first-degree murder and illegal […]

Britain’s Older Caribbean Immigrants Get A Taste Of Home During Coronavirus

LONDON — Glenda Andrew pulls a tray of salmon from the oven, filling the community center’s kitchen with the aroma of garlic, cayenne, and lemon rising from its crackling skin. It is the scent of memory, of family dinners, and church socials – the warmth of the Caribbean in the middle of a gray English winter […]

Caribbean Leaders Grateful That COVID-19 Vaccine Has Trickled Down To Them, Thanks Largely To India

ROSEAU — As the leader of a small Caribbean island still struggling to rebuild nearly four years after a devastating hurricane, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit never thought he would get a hold of COVID-19 vaccines swiftly. Then a call to India changed everything. Last week, an airplane carrying two consignments of Covishield, the India-produced version of […]

Dominica Native Puts St. Thomas Woman In Hospital After Vicious Assault: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominica native who resolved a dispute with a St. Thomas woman by sending her to the hospital as the victim of an assault, was arrested by police this morning, authorities said. Aretha Defoe, 52, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 9:19 a.m. today and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands […]

Volcanic Caribbean Island of Dominica Shaken By Explosion of Steam and Gas

CASTRIES, St Lucia — An explosion of steam and gas in the mountains of the remote, jungle-clad Caribbean island of Dominica has shaken residents, who are fearful it is a harbinger for renewed seismic activity in a nation that is home to nine volcanoes. The Dominica Office of Disaster Management and the Seismic Research team […]