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Dominica’s resilience inspires CARICOM

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is inspired by the example of fortitude and resilience the people of Dominica have shown in the face of adversity, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday. As Dominica celebrates its 39th Independence Anniversary on 3 November 2017, the Secretary-General, in a congratulatory message stated that…...

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Dominicans assess building damages after hurricane with private sector and civil society partnerships

Roseau, Dominica, 27 October – Around 60 Dominicans—most of them women—are beginning to assess building damages today after completing a three-day training session led by Dominica’s Ministry of Housing, with technical support from UNDP. This comprehensive building damage assessmentis part of the Government of Dominica’s recovery strategy after category 5 Hurricane Maria decimated…...

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Post hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Roseau, Dominica- 18 October – Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP and World Bank team on the ground. Critical infrastructure—including electrical lines, houses, public…...

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UN to Give Dominica $3 Million for Hurricane Maria Recovery

“The damage caused by this storm is catastrophic. People need food, water, shelter, medications and life’s other necessities,” said a U.N. spokesperson. The United Nations has announced it will release around US$3 million to help Dominica recover from Hurricane Maria, which has left over 90 percent of Carribean island without…...

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Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addresses the UN General Assembly

Secretary General to the United Nations- H.E. Antonio Guterres, President of the General Assembly- H.E. Miroslav Lajcak Distinguished Heads of Delegations, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: Mr. President;...

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