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St Elizabeth residents to harvest rainwater as drought persists

St Elizabeth residents to harvest rainwater as drought persists


ST JAMES, Jamaica – As of September 1, it will be mandatory for all commercial and residential housing developments in St Elizabeth to have provisions for rainwater harvesting, whether or not they are connected to a central water supply system.The po...

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Dominicans receiving aid and support after storm

Dominicans receiving aid and support after storm


BARRY ALLEYNE, IN ROSEAUHUNDREDS OF DOMINICANS are starting to reach the island’s capital of Roseau today after being evacuated by boat from the island’s worst hit areas affected by Tropical Storm Erika.More than 100 civilians were transported from t...

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Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrives in Dominica with supplies

Barbados Coast Guard vessel arrives in Dominica with supplies


BARRY ALLEYNE, IN ROSEAUTHE FIRST OF WHAT is expected to be a number of sailing missions from Barbados has landed in storm-ravaged Dominica.The Barbados Coast Guard vessel, the HMBS Trident successfully reached the island this morning, bringing with ...

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Relief efforts continue in Dominica

Relief efforts continue in Dominica


PRIME MINISTER Roosevelt Skerrit, has appointed Baroness Patricia Scotland to serve as Dominica’s international relief efforts coordinator, with immediate effect.The announcement comes as Dominica grapples with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika w...

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Search on for missing after storm Erika

Search on for missing after storm Erika


DOMINICANS are coming together as one to battle the island’s ongoing tragedy.Many have formed search parties to look for missing family members and friends lost after the Nature Isle was ripped apart by Tropical Storm Erika on Thursday.Neighbours hav...

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Skerrit: Damage extensive but Dominica will rebuild

Skerrit: Damage extensive but Dominica will rebuild


PRIME MINISTER of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit says the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika may have set the country’s development back by 20 years.And he is calling for all hands on deck as rebuilding efforts begin.Erika hit the island on Thursday a...

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Erika dissipates as tropical storm

Erika dissipates as tropical storm


MIAMI – Erika, a tropical storm that was losing strength as it hit Haiti with heavy rains and strong winds, has dissipated, the US National Hurricane Center said on Saturday."Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone," the Miami-based hurricane cent...

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Tropical Storm Erika losing its punch as it heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika losing its punch as it heads for Florida


MIAMI – Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of petering out as it headed toward south Florida, the US National Hurricane Center said.At least eight peopl...

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LIAT announces schedule changes

LIAT announces schedule changes


ST JOHN’s – LIAT has announced changes to its schedule as it seeks to help the people of Dominica with their recovery plan following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika which has resulted in the closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport and the cancella...

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CDB makes emergency relief grant available to Dominica

CDB makes emergency relief grant available to Dominica


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced that an emergency relief grant of US$200 000 is being made immediately available to the Government of Dominica in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika. Heavy rains from Erika impac...