A Caribbean island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria last year has made outstanding progress in its revitalization efforts and is now encouraging Canadians to visit.
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Dominica has welcomed its first cruise ship call to its shore since the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in September.
The Prime Minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit said at the One Planet Summit in Paris that “significant” funding must be shared across physical infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and utility services – water, electricity, telecommunication with small states more resilience to climate change.
Overwhelmed by the extent of devastation across Dominica he witnessed firsthand, The Bahamas Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis is ramping up assistance to his Caribbean neighbor.
U.N. Assistant Secretary-General Jessica Faieta said that rebuilding the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Barbuda, ravaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria, is an opportunity to "build back better" and limit the impact of future disasters.
Dominica is looking to the Caribbean to boost its tourist numbers with a new campaign launched in time for summer 2017.