Dominica: Civil Unrest Ahead of General Election on 6 December

On 2-4 December, civil unrest erupted on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica calling for the cancellation of national elections scheduled for 6 December. Electoral reforms were demanded. Protesters set up burning roadblocks on the two main roads leading to Douglas-Charles Airport in Melville Hall. Roadblocks were also reported in Layou, Pointe Round, Marigot and Salisbury. Reportedly, police fired live ammunition and tear gas in the community of Marigot.

Advice For Travellers

Further disruptive demonstrations may occur in the coming days. Do not attempt to cross roadblocks. To minimize safety risk, avoid areas of large public gatherings or protests.