Thursday 9 July, 2020

Canada updates travel advisory for Dominica

Canada has advised its citizens living or visiting the Commonwealth of Dominica to stay away from protests associated with Friday’s General Elections.

The advisory said: “Since mid-November 2019, protests have happened throughout the country, including violent incidents. There are reports of burning barricades blocking access to Douglas-Charles airport in Marigot. Flights may be disrupted.”

Travellers are advised to contact their airline to determine if their plans will be affected and to follow the instructions from local authorities.

Protesters, who are mainly supporters of the opposition United Workers Party, are demanding electoral reforms ahead of the polls.

Chief among their concerns are issues relating to the voters' list.

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