Portsmouth Community Starts Rebuilding

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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

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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

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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, …

Supplies Needed For PWDs In Dominica

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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

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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 …

Trapped Visitors Want To Leave Dominica

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We just want to go home! That was the cry yesterday of several British, American, Chinese and CARICOM visitors to Dominica outside the entrance of was once the Customs and Immigration area, as they awaited word on when they would be repatriated following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18. Among those waiting was Nubiene Peltier, who arrived in …

B’dos Will Continue To Assist Dominica

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As the first Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrived in Dominica this morning, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart pledged Barbados’ commitment to assisting the hurricane-ravaged island in its recovery efforts. The Prime Minister, who has responsibility for Defence and Security, said that Barbados would continue to send vessels with supplies and personnel to the island for as long as was necessary. Mr. …

BDF & Fire Service Assisting Dominica

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The Barbados Defence Force (BDF) is deploying a contingent to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. This disclosure has come from the BDF’s Public Relations Officer, Captain Maria Moore, who said humanitarian assistance and disaster relief would be provided to the island, which was extensively damaged following the passage of the category five hurricane on …

Schools Closed Tuesday, Sept 19

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that all educational institutions, including the Barbados Community College, Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic, all nursery schools, government daycare centres and Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, will be closed today, Tuesday, September 19. Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation See also: READ MORE Common Entrance Meetings This Week anemptytextlline READ MORE …