Dominica’s first murder victim for 2021

Dominica’s first homicide for 2021 occurred in the village of Woodford Hill.  The victim is 86-year-old Bernadette Nicholas of Grandbay who was found lying in a pool of blood at her house in Woodford Hill at 8:15PM on January 7th, 2021.

The alleged suspect is in police custody and is being questioned relation to the death of Bernadette Nicholas.

Nicholas sustained multiple stab wounds to her body. She was transported to the Wesley Health Centre where she was pronounced dead by a medical Doctor.

5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported

Dominica has 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 11th November 2020, Dr. Shalauddin Ahmed, National Epidemiologist (Ag) has just announced via live broadcast. All 5 cases are asymptomatic with no underlying health issues according to Ahmed. Dominica’s total number of confirmed cases is now 68, however, active cases are currently at 27 with 6 cases having been discharged since the last update. Dr. Ahmed also stated that community health screening was completed for the remaining health districts: St. Joseph, Portsmouth, Laplaine and Grandbay. A total of 80 community tests were completed with only 2 “being reactive” to the test. These two were later confirmed negative with PCR testing.

Government will this week begin implementing mandatory wearing of masks

Government will this week begin implementing new measures for the mandatory wearing of masks. That’s according to Attorney General, Levi Peter. “The first relevant provision will provide for the wearing of face masks or face coverings in public places, specifically (A) whilst using a bus or other public transportation, (B) in public buildings, for example the Government Headquarters, Financial Centre and also supermarkets, retail and wholesale, commercial establishments, (C) at bars or markets or similar businesses or places. (D) in other public spaces including parks, River Banks and beaches.” Peter said recently.