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Saint Jean calls for appreciation of the elderly

Dominica News Online - 51 min 10 sec fa
Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, has called on Dominicans to show appreciation for the elderly and to recognize the contributions they have made. He was addressing a ceremony held at the Dominica Infirmary on Monday. “It is important for us...
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CREAD Bill to go before Parliament today

Dominica News Online - 1 ora 39 min fa
A Bill to establish the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) will go before Parliament when it meets from 10:o’clock this morning. The CREAD Bill 2018 will allow for the formalization of the Agency as Government moves ahead with its...
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BREAKING NEWS: 3.7 Earthquake affects Dominica

Dominica News Online - 11 ore 34 min fa
Preliminary information from the UWI Seismic centre automatic detection system shows the earthquake occurred at a magnitude of 3.7 with a location 11 km NE of Roseau at a depth of 5km. The Earthquake was recorded at 9:17 pm. There have been no...
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Fatal Accident in Marigot

Dominica News Online - 11 ore 49 min fa
  There has been a fatal accident in Marigot with 4 seriously injured. DNO understands one woman has been confirmed dead. More information will be provided as soon it becomes available.   Another accident has also occurred in one mile Portsmouth...
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BUSINESS BYTE: Whitchurch IGA Supercentre Celebrates #43

Dominica News Online - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 21:12
On Wednesday 12th December, 2018, Whitchurch IGA Supercentre celebrates 43 years in the business. Acclaimed for always buying and selling local amongst its many imported products, the Supercentre is renowned for offering a wide range of goods at competitive prices...
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NOTICE: Caution to road users along the Loubiere to Bagatelle Road

Dominica News Online - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 20:16
Road users travelling along the Loubiere to Bagatelle Road are hereby advised to exercise Caution as road investigation activities at specific locations are being conducted with the use of heavy equipment.
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Controversy over oath of councillor-elect Fontaine to be resolved next week

Dominica News Online - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 18:53
Concern continues to mount as to the reason why the oath of office has yet to be administered to councilor-elect of La Plaine, Jason Fontaine, who won a Village Council by-election on October 1, 2018. Fontaine was kicked out of...
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Public service must be relevant and effective says Vince Henderson

Dominica News Online - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 17:06
Dominica’s Ambassador to the United States of America and the OAS, His Excellency, Dr. Vince Henderson, has told public officers that before seeking to build resilience they must ensure that the system is relevant, effective and is able to reach out...
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Opportunity for international mentorship for women entrepreneurs

Dominica News Online - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 15:36
The National Development Foundation of Dominica Ltd (NDFD) in collaboration with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Center is offering the opportunity for women entrepreneurs in Dominica to gain valuable mentorship from international business persons. This offer comes from the world renowned...
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Grand national parade planned to entice visitors for Carnival 2019

Dominica News Online - Mar, 11/12/2018 - 15:14
Organizers of the 2019 Carnival Celebrations, “The Real Mas” plan to present a Grand National Parade as part of the official opening of the event next year. Speaking recently at a press conference, Acting Festival and Events Manager at the DFC,...
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Enjoying A Picture–perfect Dominica Sunset

Dominica weekly - Gio, 11/08/2016 - 12:29

Yesterday ended with one of the most picture-perfect sunsets I have seen in a while. I was driving home when I just had to stop and try to get a shot of this tranquil sunset.

But the only way I could capture the moment was with my Samsung Galaxy s3 cell phone. Surprisingly, the pictures came out better than I’d expected – kudos to my S3! What better way to end your day.

picture perfect sunset in Dominica

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Things To Do In Dominica: Indian River Tour

Dominica weekly - Mer, 10/08/2016 - 13:59

There are maybe a hundred different things you can do in Dominica; especially if you’re looking for an adventure vacation. And not the typical Caribbean Vacations advertised on television, where you lounge on a beach chair for the entire day – drinking tropical cocktails.

And if that’s your of the perfect Caribbean Vacation – then Dominica can offer that too. But, if you’re a someone who likes a little adventure, and you’re big of Pirates Of The Caribbean Movies – then an Indian River Tour is a must do. Some of the scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest were filmed at Indian River.

When you do decide to take the Indian River Tour, just be sure to hire an experienced guide that is able to describe the many types of wildlife and plant life along the swampy river bank. Enjoy!

Indian River tours in Dominica

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5 Stunning Features That Will Compel You To Dive Into Dominica

Dominica weekly - Lun, 08/08/2016 - 14:02

Dominica is an island of nature with incredible features. Its location on the eastern Caribbean Sea makes it ideal for exploring the wonderful scenery. The terrain is spectacular with a large area covered in rain forest, waterfalls, streams, and rivers.

This gives this area an impressive capture of nature. The bottom of the sea is just as beautiful as the land above. The western shores experience calm waters that make it ideal for beginners to dive in.

If you want to experience the thrill and amazement of the outdoors, then you should dive into Dominica Island. You get the chance to discover beauty through an excursion to the deeper waters.

Here are some of the many stunning features that will compel you to dive into Dominica Island. These include:

Gorgeous Creatures

Dominica Island features an underworld that is full of magical exploration and adventures. The world underneath will give you a mixture of excitement and amusement. You will encounter beautiful creatures such as seahorses, flying gurnards, Creole wrasse, and many other incredible beings. Most of these creatures are rarely seen in other Caribbean diving sites except in Dominica. The existence of enormous coral reefs and sponge harbors other rare creatures such as golden crinoids, Caribbean reef squid, sea urchins, and sea snakes. All these add up to the exceptional inhabitants of Dominica Island.


A glimpse of what it would look like swimming through the Swiss Cheese Tube Dive

Volcanoes

Undersea volcanoes give Dominica Island an impressive underwater landscape. The lava flow from these volcanoes forms craters, vertical walls, and gulfs. These geothermal occurrences give the water below a rise in temperature making it warm. The seabed is entirely warm, and you can feel it through touch. You may also swim through these vents and caves formed by volcanoes.

Topography

The submarine topography gives a reflection of the landscape above the ground. Features such as canyons and cliffs go deeper below to offer a good stage for diving. Additional pinnacles, boulder fields, and craters also offer a good point of a breathtaking dive.

Dive Fest

The Dominica Water Association hosts an annual dive fest in early July. This is an amazing chance to enjoy diving and other marvelous events in Dominica. Some of the major events include special dive packages, whale watching, snorkeling picnics, photography, and many others. You also get the chance to interact with other divers from across the world.


Plenty of Dive Sites

Dominica Island contain many unique and attractive dive sites. These sites include Soufriere Pinnacle in the southern part of L’Abym, Point Break in the northern tip of the Island, Whale shark reef in the south of Great Savanne, and many others. This gives you an opportunity to experience a range of dive experiences in different regions. These sites also have dive operators to help you with your dive guide and safety.

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