Waitikubuli/Dominica (UCTP Taino News) – Pearl Diane Williams, is the first indigenous Kalinago Carib person from Waitikubuli (Dominica) and possibly the Eastern Caribbean to be admitted to the Bar in the Commonwealth of Dominica. Ms. Williams pursued her bachelors degree in Law at the Cave-Hill Campus at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, where she successfully completed her degree with second class honours.
Miss Williams was one of the first indigenous persons from the Eastern Caribbean to have benefited from the Sir Arthur Lewis Indigenous Scholarship program launched in 2005. After she completed her studies in Barbados, she proceeded to the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago where she successfully obtained the Legal Education Certificate, which qualified her to be admitted to the Bar in Dominica. cont./
Government will seek to move to another stage in the implementation of the geothermal project within the next few months.
The results of the investigations to date have proven that the quality and quantity of the geothermal resource in the Wotten Waven area are extremely favourable and encouraging for generating electricity in Dominica.
Hon. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, told a delegates conference on Sunday that considerable progress have been made to commence test drilling in the Water Waven area by July of this year.
“Preliminary reports from the experts fuel our optimism that the results of the drilling exercise will be successful. Consumers can thus look forward to a substantial reduction in their electricity bills in the medium to long term.”
Government will endeavour to make the necessary adjustments to facilitate the importation and transportation of the drilling rig and other equipment to access the drill sites and address matters that relate to private lands that may be affected. cont./ Courtesy of:Government Information Service (GIS)
(Coastal Living) -- Whether you're looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, or just a romantic weekend for two, these ten Caribbean resorts are prime places to relax and indulge with each other.
Island resorts in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Aruba, Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica, St. Barts, Grenada, and the British Virgin Islands have all the essentials for an exotic adventure together.
Dominica: Rosalie Bay
Mountainous adventure and dramatic photo ops await couples at Rosalie Bay. Set on the wild Atlantic coast of rugges, mostly undeveloped Dominica, this brand-new nature resort's 28 guest rooms and suites have mountain, ocean, river, or garden views amid towering palms, coconut trees, and sea grapes. cont./
Dominica Carnival 2011 kicked into high gear Saturday afternoon with music, floats, and the annual opening parade that piled thousands of Dominicans and visitors alike along the street of Roseau.
Spectators couldn’t off asked for a better day. The weather was beautiful, which provided that requisite tropical heat to go along with the all masquerading going on.
The parade highlighted the colour and splendor of Dominica’s Carnival with a range of costume bands, traditional masquerade groups – like the Flag Wavers, Bwa Bwas, Sensays, HiFi Bands, and the seven beautiful Carnival Queen Contestants including the reigning Carnival Queen Marcia Baptiste were all in attendance. cont./
Massive Street Parade to Launch MAS Domnik 2011...
Dominica’s 2011 carnival programme will be officially launched on Saturday, February 12th with a massive street parade on the streets of Roseau and an action-packed show at Carnival City, Pottersville .
The opening parade and show for Mas Domnk 2011 kicks off at 3: 00 p.m. from Victoria Street and will move along the Roseau Bayfront right through to Carnival City for a programme of activities.
The streets of Roseau will be transformed into a huge carnival atmosphere with the participants and masqueraders parading a mix of carnival forms and moving along the streets to the music of lapo kabwit, steel band, live music and sound systems.
The parade will highlight a range of advertising floats, costume bands, traditional masquerade groups, and the color and splendor of Dominica’s carnival.
At the end of the parade the revelers will move to Carnival City to join carnival troupes and performers for an evening of speeches and entertainment that will herald the start of the 2011 carnival celebrations in Dominica. cont./
Awaken your inner ‘spirit of adventure’ with an unforgettable holiday to Dominica this year. Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-ee-ka) is a spectacular green island of rugged mountains, lush rainforests and rushing rivers in the Eastern Caribbean, lying south of Guadeloupe and north of Martinique.
Here are some of the adventure experiences available.
Extreme Dominica Canyoning Tour: Extreme Dominica Tours takes advantage of the abundant cascades and offers canyoning adventures priced at £95 per person. Price includes two guides, transport to/from Roseau port, all gear necessary, short training on rappel wall, and lunch afterward. There is enough variety to cater for all levels of experience and fitness, whether it's jumping over cascades into crystal clear pools, wading, swimming, climbing or rappelling through waterfalls. extremedominica.com cont./
Dominica named as one of the 20 best trips of 2011 by National Geographic...
A lack of white sandy beaches and an overabundance of rainfall keep this mountainous island of tropical rain forests off typical Caribbean vacation itineraries—a plus for adventure seekers.
Perpetual geothermal and volcanic activity—there are seven active volcanoes—make 285-square-mile (739-square-kilometer) Dominica, located between Guadeloupe and Martinique, a paradise in progress. Venture into the rugged landscape Spiderman-style on an Extreme Dominica canyoneering tour, which takes visitors rappelling down pristine waterfalls, deep gorges, and volcanic bedrock canyons. The seven-mile round-trip hike from Titou Gorge to Boiling Lake, a vapor-covered cauldron that reaches 198º Fahrenheit (92º Celsius), is strenuous but worth the panoramic Caribbean views from atop 3,000-foot (914-meter) Morne Nicholls, as well as the chance to explore the Valley of Desolation’s brightly colored sulfur springs, mini-geysers, and bubbling mud pools. cont./ Courtesy of:National Geographic
Dominica should not be confused with the Dominican Republic. Dominica is located between French-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean.
The official name of the island is 'Commonwealth of Dominica' Dominica's pre-Columbian name was Wai'tu kubuli, which means 'tall is her body'... Dominica is referred as the 'Nature Island', where two-thirds of the island are home to the tropical rain forests and thousands of plant species.
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