Friday, September 29, 2017

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Networking Contact \ Volunteer Opportunity. 9/28/17. ARC. Disaster Mental Health. Disaster Cycle Services

BEMA International Members (U.S.):

On Thursday, September 28, 2017 I had the unique pleasure of a tour of the American Red Cross (ARC) Operations Center, Arlington, Virginia to discuss community engagement for both Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Island Territories of the U.S.

Let’s be honest the ARC is fighting to correct images from the housing issues associated with Haiti, and organizational structure for diversity & inclusion.  Workers on the front-line, and in the background are still working diligently to provide support and adhere to its’ mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergency by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors

On a local level ARC performs outstandingly.  All organizations are not perfect.  When change is necessary to complete the mission, change occurs from top-down, which has not occurred since events of Haiti housing issue that has left a stain on its mission.

Volunteer for ARC Op Center
BEMA International has been asked to provide a volunteer to work in their operations center in Virginia one, two, or three-days a week to assist with coordination efforts in Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

If interested please reply to this message of your interest. 

You will have the support of myself and other members of BEMA International.  You will be in contact with our members on the ground in the Virgin Islands and others.

ARC Disaster Mental Health.  Disaster Cycle Services
For members gathering information, and organizing to address disaster trauma, psychological first-aid assistance, and in search of volunteers please utilize ARC resources for volunteers in this area for both national and international assistance.

               J. Christie Rodgers
               MSW, LICSW
               Senior Associate                                   National Headquarters
               Disaster Mental Health                                        8550 Arlington Blvd
               Disaster Cycle Services                                         Fairfax, Virginia 2031
                                  Tel:  202-303-5754

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Black Emergency Managers Association
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Office:   202-618-9097 
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“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ¯ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bermuda. Independent of Colony State? Disaster Management


The Governor of Bermuda

Mr. John Rankin CMG has been the Governor of Bermuda since December 2016.
The Governor of Bermuda is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, on the advice of the British Prime Minister. He is responsible for upholding the Bermuda Constitution and for other duties as assigned by the Queen or her Ministers.

Responsibilities of the Governor of Bermuda

The primary responsibilities in Bermuda of the Governor are external affairs, defence, internal security, and the police. The Governor is the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment.

British Ministers expect Governors to observe international obligations and to protect key values, such as the independence of the judiciary, the political impartiality of the public service, and integrity in the administration of justice. The Governor works closely with the elected Government of Bermuda.

Disaster Management

Emergency Measures Organisation

Bermuda’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) strives to ensure that every resident of Bermuda is prepared in the event of an emergency. The EMO provides up-to-date information and announcements about severe weather and disasters.

What do they do?

The EMO prepares all government departments and non-government agencies for severe weather events and other disasters that may affect Bermuda and coordinates emergency response and recovery. These events include:
  • hurricanes and severe weather
  • pandemics
  • major oil spills
  • air crashes
  • major cruise ship incidents
  • tsunamis
  • terrorrism
  • major fires
The EMO also activates the emergency FM radio channel (100.1) during emergencies.

British Virgin Islands Disaster Management.


The Virgin Islands Constitution

The Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 establishes a new Constitution for the Virgin Islands, to replace the Constitution of 1976. The new Constitution includes, for the first time, a chapter setting out the fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual and provisions for their enforcement. It provides for a Governor as Her Majesty’s representatives in the Islands, and for a Premier and Ministers who form a Cabinet together with the Attorney General. It provides for an elected House of Assembly, which together with Her Majesty forms the Legislature.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court continues to have jurisdiction in the Islands. Provision is made for a Public Service Commission, a Teaching Service Commission, a Judicial and Legal Services Commission, and a Police Service Commission to provide advice on appointments to offices in these services. A new National Security Council is established, as is the office of Director of Public Prosecutions. Provision is also made for public finance, a Complaints Commissioner, and a Register of Interests.

SCAMS. Watch Out for Flood Insurance Scams

Flood in front of shops in town. Link goes to FTC's flood insurance scams page.

Protect Yourself and Your Family From Flood Scams

Scammers will profit off of anything they can, particularly the uncertainty that follows a disaster.
If you receive a call demanding payment right away to be covered by your flood insurance, report it to the Federal Trade Commission and be sure to contact your insurance company.
Learn More About How to Spot This Scam

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

September 2017. Ready Kids. Preparing Kids for Emergencies

Teaching children how to prepare for emergencies with Ready Kids

Coffee Break Bulletin | Sept. 26, 2017

This Coffee Break Bulletin highlights�s Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum, an educational program for teaching children how to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

Be a Hero
Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and often without any warning. Children make up about 25 percent of our population so disaster planning, response and recovery efforts must take into account their unique needs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers the free Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum to help educators teach kids what to do before, during and after an emergency. Created for grades one through 12, it incorporates age-appropriate problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership and communication skills. Fire safety educators may also find some ideas to enhance their safety lessons on disaster planning, response and recovery.
Each age-specific section is divided into three lessons of inquiry-driven, project-based, and learning activities aligned to core subject standards. Students can check their emergency know-how with knowledge tests throughout the lessons.

Grades one and two

Students learn about emergencies and how to prepare for them. From fire safety to natural disasters, they will exercise their investigative, creative and communication skills, working both individually and in teams.
family making a fire escape plan
The Youth Emergency Preparedness Curriculum includes a lesson to show first and second graders how to make a home fire escape plan.

Grades three through five

Students work individually and in teams to research emergencies that can impact their local community and the nation. They will apply creativity and literacy skills to demonstrate their understanding of emergency preparedness.

Grades six through eight

Students develop a graphic novel to show their understanding of emergency preparedness. They�ll gain knowledge through research, games, simulations, discussions, debates and other inquiry-driven activities.

Grades nine through 12

Students engage in discussions, multimedia research, surveys and interviews to develop their own communication campaigns aimed at raising awareness and motivating others to be prepared for emergencies.

Action step for teaching kids about emergency preparedness

Students are motivated to learn and understand more when they can connect a topic to their lives. We encourage you to let teachers know this curriculum is available at and to use some of the activities yourself to promote disaster preparedness.

September 26, 2017. FEMA Hiring Temporary workers and volunteers.

map of highlighted states (nevada, florida, texas, puerto rico, USVI) with opportunities for work/volunteering

FEMA is hiring!

FEMA is currently hiring temporary workers and volunteers in several locations across the United States and Puerto Rico to support hurricane response and recovery efforts. Find a list of available positions and how to apply.

09/26/2017 New Report on Suicidality and Death by Suicide Among Middle-Aged Adults

New Report on Suicidality and Death by Suicide Among Middle-Aged Adults

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New Report Now Available: Suicidality and Death by Suicide Among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States

SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality announces the release of a new short report, Suicidality and Death by Suicide Among Middle-Aged Adults in the United States. The report, based on data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Vital Statistics System, analyzes suicide attempts and suicide death rates among adults ages 45 to 64 from 2009 to 2014.
Access the Full Report
For people in crisis and for family and friends who are concerned about their loved ones at risk for suicidal thoughts and attempts, SAMHSA offers helpful resources through its suicide prevention programs. People in crisis can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.

Dominica. Sept 2017. World Factbook

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  • Dominica was the last of the Caribbean islands to be colonized by Europeans due chiefly to the fierce resistance of the native Caribs. France ceded possession to Great Britain in 1763, which colonized the island in 1805. In 1980, two years after independence, Dominica's fortunes improved when a corrupt and tyrannical administration was replaced by that of Mary Eugenia CHARLES, the first female prime minister in the Caribbean, who remained in office for 15 years. Some 3,000 Carib Indians still living on Dominica are the only pre-Columbian population remaining in the eastern Caribbean.
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    Geography :: DOMINICA

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  • Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago
    15 25 N, 61 20 W
    Central America and the Caribbean
    total: 751 sq km
    land: 751 sq km
    water: 0 sq km
    country comparison to the world: 189
    slightly more than four times the size of Washington, DC
    0 km
    148 km
    territorial sea: 12 nm
    contiguous zone: 24 nm
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall
    rugged mountains of volcanic origin
    mean elevation: NA
    elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
    highest point: Morne Diablotins 1,447 m
    timber, hydropower, arable land
    agricultural land: 34.7%
    arable land 8%; permanent crops 24%; permanent pasture 2.7%
    forest: 59.2%
    other: 6.1% (2011 est.)
    population is mostly clustered along the coast, with roughly a third living in the parish of St. George, in or around the capital of Roseau; the volcanic interior is sparsely populated
    flash floods are a constant threat; destructive hurricanes can be expected during the late summer months
    water shortages a continuing concern; pollution from chemicals used in farming and from untreated sewage; forests endangered by the expansion of farming activities
    party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
    known as "The Nature Island of the Caribbean" due to its spectacular, lush, and varied flora and fauna, which are protected by an extensive natural park system; the most mountainous of the Lesser Antilles, its volcanic peaks are cones of lava craters and include Boiling Lake, the second-largest, thermally active lake in the world
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  • 73,897 (July 2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 202
    noun: Dominican(s)
    adjective: Dominican
    black 86.6%, mixed 9.1%, indigenous 2.9%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.2% (2001 est.)
    English (official), French patois
    Roman Catholic 61.4%, Protestant 28.6% (includes Evangelical 6.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 6.1%, Pentecostal 5.6%, Baptist 4.1%, Methodist 3.7%, Church of God 1.2%, other 1.2%), Rastafarian 1.3%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 0.3%, none 6.1%, unspecified 1.1% (2001 est.)
    0-14 years: 21.72% (male 8,210/female 7,843)
    15-24 years: 15.14% (male 5,758/female 5,428)
    25-54 years: 42.2% (male 15,809/female 15,372)
    55-64 years: 9.81% (male 3,860/female 3,387)
    65 years and over: 11.14% (male 3,679/female 4,551) (2017 est.)
    population pyramid:
    total: 33 years
    male: 32.5 years
    female: 33.5 years (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 91
    0.2% (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 186
    15.1 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 127
    7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 93
    -5.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 194
    population is mosly clustered along the coast, with roughly a third living in the parish of St. George, in or around the capital of Roseau; the volcanic interior is sparsely populated
    urban population: 70.1% of total population (2017)
    rate of urbanization: 0.85% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
    ROSEAU (capital) 15,000 (2014)
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
    25-54 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
    55-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.79 male(s)/female
    total population: 1.02 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
    total: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births
    male: 14.5 deaths/1,000 live births
    female: 7.2 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 128
    total population: 77 years
    male: 74 years
    female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 78
    2.03 children born/woman (2017 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 111
    5.5% of GDP (2014)
    country comparison to the world: 126
    3.8 beds/1,000 population (2012)
    urban: 95.7% of population
    urban: 4.3% of population (2015 est.)
    urban: 79.6% of population
    rural: 84.3% of population
    total: 81.1% of population
    urban: 20.4% of population
    rural: 15.7% of population
    total: 18.9% of population (2007 est.)
    note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
    25.9% (2014)
    country comparison to the world: 61
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  • conventional long form: Commonwealth of Dominica
    conventional short form: Dominica
    etymology: the island was named by explorer Christopher COLUMBUS for the day of the week on which he spotted it, Sunday ("Domingo" in Latin), 3 November 1493
    parliamentary republic
    name: Roseau
    geographic coordinates: 15 18 N, 61 24 W
    time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
    10 parishes; Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter
    3 November 1978 (from the UK)
    Independence Day, 3 November (1978)
    previous 1967 (preindependence); latest presented 25 July 1978, entered into force 3 November 1978; amended several times, last in 2015 (2016)
    common law based on the English model
    accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
    citizenship by birth: yes
    citizenship by descent: yes
    dual citizenship recognized: yes
    residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years
    18 years of age; universal
    chief of state: President Charles A. SAVARIN (since 2 October 2013)
    head of government: Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT (since 8 January 2004)
    cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister
    elections/appointments: president nominated by the prime minister and leader of the opposition party and elected by the House of Assembly for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); election last held on 30 September 2013 (next to be held in October 2018); prime minister appointed by the president
    election results: Charles A. SAVARIN (DLP) elected president; House of Assembly vote - 19-0
    description: unicameral House of Assembly (32 seats; 21 representatives directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 9 senators appointed by the Assembly, and 2 ex-officio members - the House Speaker and the Clerk of the House; members serve 5-year terms)
    elections: last held on 8 December 2014 (next to be held in 2019); note - tradition dictates that the election is held within 5 years of the last election, but technically it is 5 years from the first seating of parliament plus a 90-day grace period
    election results: percent of vote by party - DLP 57.0%, UWP 42.9%, other 0.1%; seats by party - DLP 15, UWP 6
    highest court(s): the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is the superior court of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; the ECSC - headquartered on St. Lucia - consists of the Court of Appeal - headed by the chief justice and 4 judges - and the High Court with 18 judges; the Court of Appeal is itinerant, travelling to member states on a schedule to hear appeals from the High Court and subordinate courts; High Court judges reside at the member states with 2 in Dominica; note - Dominica is a member of the Caribbean Court of Justice
    judge selection and term of office: chief justice of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court appointed by the Her Majesty, Queen ELIZABETH II; other justices and judges appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, an independent body of judicial officials; Court of Appeal justices appointed for life with mandatory retirement at age 65; High Court judges appointed for life with mandatory retirement at age 62
    subordinate courts: Court of Summary Jurisdiction; magistrates' courts
    Dominica Freedom Party or DFP [Judith PESTAINA]
    Dominica Labor Party or DLP [Roosevelt SKERRIT]
    Dominica United Workers Party or UWP [Lennox LINTON]
    Dominica Liberation Movement or DLM (a small leftist party)
    ACP, AOSIS, C, Caricom, CD, CDB, CELAC, Commonwealth of Nations, ECCU, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (correspondent), ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OAS, OECS, OIF, OPANAL, OPCW, Petrocaribe, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
    chief of mission: Ambassador Vince HENDERSON (since 18 January 2017)
    chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
    telephone: [1] (202) 364-6781
    FAX: [1] (202) 364-6791
    consulate(s) general: New York
    the US does not have an embassy in Dominica; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Dominica
    green with a centered cross of three equal bands - the vertical part is yellow (hoist side), black, and white and the horizontal part is yellow (top), black, and white; superimposed in the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a Sisserou parrot, unique to Dominica, encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes); green symbolizes the island's lush vegetation; the triple-colored cross represents the Christian Trinity; the yellow color denotes sunshine, the main agricultural products (citrus and bananas), and the native Carib Indians; black is for the rich soil and the African heritage of most citizens; white signifies rivers, waterfalls, and the purity of aspirations; the red disc stands for social justice
    Sisserou parrot, Carib Wood flower; national colors: green, yellow, black, white, red
    name: "Isle of Beauty"
    lyrics/music: Wilfred Oscar Morgan POND/Lemuel McPherson CHRISTIAN
    note: adopted 1967
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  • The Dominican economy has been dependent on agriculture - primarily bananas - in years past, but increasingly has been driven by tourism as the government seeks to promote Dominica as an "ecotourism" destination. Moreover, Dominica has an offshore medical education sector. In order to diversify the island's economy, the government is also attempting to foster an offshore financial industry and plans to sign agreements with the private sector to develop geothermal energy resources. In 2003, the government began a comprehensive restructuring of the economy - including the elimination of price controls, privatization of the state banana company, and tax increases - to address an economic and financial crisis and to meet IMF requirements. In 2009 and 2013, the economy contracted as a result of the global recession; growth remains anemic. Although public debt levels continue to exceed pre-recession levels, the debt burden declined from 78% of GDP in 2011 to approximately 70% in 2012.
    $805 million (2016 est.)
    $800.4 million (2015 est.)
    $814.7 million (2014 est.)
    note: data are in 2016 dollars
    country comparison to the world: 205
    $520 million (2016 est.)
    0.6% (2016 est.)
    -1.8% (2015 est.)
    4.2% (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 180
    $11,300 (2016 est.)
    $11,300 (2015 est.)
    $11,500 (2014 est.)
    note: data are in 2016 dollars
    country comparison to the world: 132
    8% of GDP (2016 est.)
    8.8% of GDP (2015 est.)
    4.4% of GDP (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 158
    household consumption: 70.5%
    government consumption: 18.8%
    investment in fixed capital: 10.8%
    investment in inventories: 0%
    exports of goods and services: 28.6%
    imports of goods and services: -28.7% (2016 est.)
    agriculture: 14.7%
    industry: 15.5%
    services: 69.8% (2016 est.)
    bananas, citrus, mangos, root crops, coconuts, cocoa
    note: forest and fishery potential not exploited
    soap, coconut oil, tourism, copra, furniture, cement blocks, shoes
    1.6% (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 119
    25,000 (2000 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 208
    agriculture: 40%
    industry: 32%
    services: 28% (2002 est.)
    23% (2000 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 182
    29% (2009 est.)
    lowest 10%: NA%
    highest 10%: NA%
    revenues: $148.1 million
    expenditures: $148.1 million (2016 est.)
    28.3% of GDP (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 87
    0% of GDP (2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 35
    70% of GDP (2012 est.)
    78% of GDP (2009 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 47
    1 July - 30 June
    0% (2016 est.)
    -0.8% (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 41
    6.5% (31 December 2010)
    6.5% (31 December 2009)
    country comparison to the world: 63
    8.6% (31 December 2016 est.)
    8.7% (31 December 2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 97
    $114.6 million (31 December 2016 est.)
    $96.59 million (31 December 2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 189
    $504.8 million (31 December 2016 est.)
    $480.7 million (31 December 2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 185
    $296.3 million (31 December 2016 est.)
    $259.3 million (31 December 2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 180
    -$41 million (2016 est.)
    -$41 million (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 67
    $38.3 million (2016 est.)
    $35.2 million (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 206
    bananas, soap, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges
    Japan 37.9%, Jamaica 18.9%, Antigua and Barbuda 10.4%, Trinidad and Tobago 6.2%, St. Lucia 4.7%, St. Kitts and Nevis 4.2% (2015)
    $186.5 million (2016 est.)
    $182.9 million (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 208
    manufactured goods, machinery and equipment, food, chemicals
    Japan 42.2%, Trinidad and Tobago 17.1%, US 11.9%, China 6.1% (2015)
    $100 million (31 December 2016 est.)
    $126.2 million (31 December 2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 167
    $288.6 million (31 December 2016 est.)
    $275.4 million (31 December 2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 186
    East Caribbean dollars (XCD) per US dollar -
    2.7 (2016 est.)
    2.7 (2015 est.)
    2.7 (2014 est.)
    2.7 (2013 est.)
    2.7 (2012 est.)
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  • population without electricity: 5,900
    electrification - total population: 93%
    electrification - urban areas: 99%
    electrification - rural areas: 80% (2012)
    97 million kWh (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 201
    90.21 million kWh (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 202
    0 kWh (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 187
    0 kWh (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 180
    33,200 kW (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 201
    60.2% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 133
    0% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 80
    18.1% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 99
    21.7% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 14
    0 bbl/day (2015 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 127
    0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 117
    0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 118
    0 bbl (1 January 2016 es)
    country comparison to the world: 127
    0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 137
    1,000 bbl/day (2014 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 205
    0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 149
    978.2 bbl/day (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 204
    0 cu m (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 125
    0 cu m (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 176
    0 cu m (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 93
    0 cu m (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 118
    0 cu m (1 January 2014 es)
    country comparison to the world: 174
    100,000 Mt (2013 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 208
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  • total subscriptions: 13,328
    subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 188
    total: 78,444
    subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 106 (July 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 192
    general assessment: fully automatic network
    domestic: fixed-line connections continued to decline slowly with the two active operators providing about 18 fixed-line connections per 100 persons; subscribership among the three mobile-cellular providers is about 105 per 100 persons
    international: country code - 1-767; landing points for the East Caribbean Fiber Optic System (ECFS) and the Global Caribbean Network (GCN) submarine cables providing connectivity to other islands in the eastern Caribbean extending from the British Virgin Islands to Trinidad; microwave radio relay and SHF radiotelephone links to Martinique and Guadeloupe; VHF and UHF radiotelephone links to Saint Lucia (2016)
    no terrestrial TV service available; subscription cable TV provider offers some locally produced programming plus channels from the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean; state-operated radio broadcasts on 6 stations; privately owned radio broadcasts on about 15 stations (2007)
    total: 49,439
    percent of population: 67.0% (July 2016 est.)
    country comparison to the world: 190
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  • number of registered air carriers: 0
    inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 0
    annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 0
    annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 0 mt-km (2015)
    J7 (2016)
    2 (2013)
    country comparison to the world: 199
    total: 2
    1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
    914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2013)
    total: 1,512 km
    paved: 762 km
    unpaved: 750 km (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 178
    total: 43
    by type: bulk carrier 11, cargo 22, chemical tanker 2, petroleum tanker 4, refrigerated cargo 3, roll on/roll off 1
    foreign-owned: 32 (Australia 1, Estonia 6, Germany 5, Greece 4, India 2, Latvia 2, Norway 1, Russia 3, Saudi Arabia 2, Syria 4, Turkey 1, Ukraine 1)
    registered in other countries: 1 (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1) (2010)
    country comparison to the world: 73
    major seaport(s): Portsmouth, Roseau
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  • no regular military forces; Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force (includes Coast Guard) (2012)
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    Transnational Issues :: DOMINICA

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  • Dominica is the only Caribbean state to challenge Venezuela's sovereignty claim over Aves Island and joins the other island nations in challenging whether the feature sustains human habitation, a criterion under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which permits Venezuela to extend its EEZ and continental shelf claims over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea
    transshipment point for narcotics bound for the US and Europe; minor cannabis producer

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