Mail Delivery To Dominica Resumes

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that all mail operations to Dominica have resumed. This information has come from Barbados’ Postmaster General, Margaret Ashby, acting on the advice of the Postmaster General of the Designated Operator, the Dominica Postal Service. She has also advised that mail is being forwarded to Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten. julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb See …

Portsmouth Community Starts Rebuilding

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Damaged homes, businesses and offices are no match for the resilience and determination of residents living in Portsmouth, a town on the northwest coast of Dominica. They have already begun to pick up the pieces after the category five-Hurricane Maria slammed into the island on September 18. The residents have been using their personal vehicles to free the roadways, clogged …

Over 100 Evacuated From Dominica

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados Coast Guard has evacuated over 100 persons from Dominica to date, and it is anticipated that its disaster relief operations would continue into November 2017. This disclosure has come from the Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Public Relations Officer, Captain Maria Moore, who said the Barbados Coast Guard vessels were continuing to transport disaster response personnel and relief supplies …

A Long Road To Recovery For Dominica

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Residents walking through the streets of debris in Roseau, Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18. (M. Elcock/BGIS) Dominica, the Caribbean’s Nature Isle, was stripped of its natural beautiful green trees and shrubs gracing the mountain side when Hurricane Maria slammed into it on September 18. The powerful Category Five hurricane stripped trees, downed poles, destroyed homes …

Evacuees Urged To Call Foreign Ministry

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, is asking Barbadians evacuated from countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to contact the Ministry, urgently. The Ministry is seeking to gather information to further facilitate the evacuation of Barbadians who are still stranded in the following hurricane affected areas – Anguilla, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, …

Public Appeal For Dominica Relief Fund

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health and Educational Group is appealing to its members and the wider public to contribute to the Dominica Relief Fund. The group has placed a barrel at the polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter, to collect non-perishable food items, toiletries, diapers, can openers, bottled water and related items.  No clothing will be accepted at this time. …

Supplies Needed For PWDs In Dominica

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Special Envoy for Persons with Disabilities, Roslyn Hurley, is urging the public to donate items for persons with disabilities in Dominica, who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. The drive, which is being conducted in collaboration with the National Disabilities Unit and the Barbados Council for the Disabled, seeks to gather items tailored for this segment of the affected …

Doctors & Nurses To Assist Dominica

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Arrangements are being made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance. This is according to Dr. Brian Charles, who is in Dominica to provide primary assessments for the health care services and the hospital there, and to work alongside the Barbadian military personnel. Dominica remains in a state of emergency after it was …