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Dominica’s effort to rebuild its tourism after Hurricane Maria recognized – Dominica News Online

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Collin Piper

Director of Tourism and CEO of Discover Dominica Authority, Collin Piper has said that Dominica’s collective effort in rebuilding its tourism product after Hurricane Maria has been recognized by the regional and international media.

Speaking at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Discover Dominica Authority’s Tourism Awareness Month Award Ceremony at Fort Young Hotel on Wednesday, Piper revealed that accolades were received from the UK Telegraph, National Geography, Caribbean Journal and Mattador.com.

“These accolades are a testament to the collective efforts of all tourism stakeholders who worked tirelessly to get the sights and attractions open,” Piper said.

He said because of this collective effort, Dominica was able to host a cruise ship 100 days after the passage of Hurricane Maria.

Piper said the Tourism Awareness Month awards “are an integral part of activities for Tourism Awareness Month where we recognize stakeholders who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of Dominica and increasing visitor arrivals.”

Robert Tongue

Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Robert Tonge, remarked that “Tourism plays an essential role in economic development through the provision of employment, generation of tax revenues and foreign exchange and it is critical that we all understand the role that we each play in developing and supporting Tourism in Dominica.”He said that during this year’s Tourism Awareness Month, the focus was on public education at various schools.

“We have continued the focus on public education, at our educational institutions, to ensure that our children and youth have a greater appreciation of the role of the tourism sector,” Tonge said. “The education material showcased the impact that harmful practices has on the environment and how it affects the tourism industry.”

This year the award categories included School Beautification Competitions with the Morning Star PreSchool claiming first place; Community Tourism Enhancement Competitions won by Zone B which comprised of Marigot and Woodfordhill  and Musicians  Awards presented to Ophelia Marie, Chubby and the Midnight Groovers, Gordon Henderson & Exile One, and the Swinging Stars Band.

Social Media Awards were presented to  Dorival James of Shyguys Dominica Tours, Shepherd Fregiste of Sheppee Fun Tours, Lennox Cadette of Shawaly Tours and Andrew O’brian of Cobra Tours.

Broadcast media awards were also presented to DBS Radio, Q95Fm, Kairi Fm and Vibes Radio and the Tourism Service Providers Awards were presented to The Tamarind Tree Hotel, Maureen Horrick and the Fort Young Hotel.

A Special Award was given to outgoing Permanent Secretary Careen Prevost and other participants received participatory awards.





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Dominica Freedom Party says 2019 election results not legitimate

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Dominica Freedom Party says 2019 election results not legitimateThe Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) does not recognize the 2019 general elections results as being legitimate. The DFP has issued a statement on the elections signed by the party’s leader, Kent Vital, in which says that the Dominica Labour Party…

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Girl Guides Association hosts health fair on Saturday

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Girl Guides Association hosts health fair on SaturdayIn celebration of their 90th Anniversary under the theme ‘Connecting with the past, Moving Forward with Determination’ the Girl Guides Association of Dominica will host a Health Fair in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services on Saturday…

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Kalinago children benefit from fundraiser

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Kalinago children benefit from fundraiserOn Friday the 29th of November, eight students of the Salybia Primary School were awarded XCD$346.78 each, as a result of money raised from a Facebook Fundraiser. This fundraiser was organized by Attainea Toulon when Facebook gave the option of organizing a Fundraiser…

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