Dominica News

Dominica assumes the chair of CARICOM’s Foreign Ministers Council

Dominica has assumed the chairmanship of the CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), receiving the baton from Jamaica at the 27th Meeting of COFCOR in Roseau, Dominica.

Dominica has a new Roman Catholic Bishop

A new Roman Catholic Bishop has been named by the Vatican for the Diocese of Roseau. He is Father Kenrick Forbes from the Archdiocese of Nassau in The Bahamas.

Government of Dominica responds to High Court ruling on buggery laws

The Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General, Vanika Sobers Joseph, has described as “inaccurate” that the buggery ban in Dominica has been lifted following this week’s High Court ruling on the matter. 

Dominica High Court declares anti-homosexuality law unconstitutional

In a significant ruling this morning, the Dominica High Court declared sections 14 and 16 of the Sexual Offences Act of Dominica unconstitutional, effectively decriminalizing homosexual sex in the country.

Dominica: American millionaire Jonathan Lehrer denied bail after being charged with killing...

American millionaire Jonathan Lehrer, one of two men charged in the killings of a Canadian couple in Dominica, has been denied bail.

American Airlines to offer daily flights to Dominica from June to...

Tourism Minister Denise Charles-Pemberton has announced that American Airlines will offer daily flights to Dominica from June 5 to August 5, this year.

Indigenous Kalinago lead the way towards making Dominica ‘climate resilient’

Dominica, which lies in Eastern Caribbean, is particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events, which are being exacerbated by the climate crisis: Hurricane Maria in 2017 was a devastating example, damaging almost all homes and buildings, destroying around three-quarters of the fishing fleet and crippling the economy.

InterCaribbean Flight Declares Emergency After Engine Failure

A flight operated by Inter Caribbean faced an emergency today when it encountered an apparent engine failure shortly after taking off from Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica.

Dominica’s Boiling Lake Shows Increased Activity with Lower Water Levels

On March 29th, the lake was observed to experience a significant drop in water levels, where there was little to no water observed in the lake.

Dominican public servants want 15 per cent salary increase

The Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) says it is seeking a 15 per cent salary increase for its members over a three year period.