Jasmine Kouly’s Hurricane Maria Experience

A Caribbean Connection Jasmine Kouly lives on St. Lucia, a neighboring island of Dominica. She is the Training Director for Pineapple Hospitality Services and had been hired by Rosalie Bay Resort for a 4-week training role, scheduled to begin Sept. 30, 2017. Jasmine hadn’t been to Dominica before and was thrilled to explore the island, witness turtle […]

Sharnica Piper’s Hurricane Maria Experience

Sharnica Piper, a Dominica native, moved to the nearby island of Nevis in October 2015. She is currently working as part of the Front Desk team at Nisbet Plantation hotel. When relocating to Nevis, she left behind many friends and family in Dominica. Being away from them during Hurricane Maria was difficult, and Sharnica simply describes her […]

Judy Joyce’s Hurricane Maria Experience

In just 15 hours, Hurricane Maria went from a feisty Category 1 to a disastrous, life-altering Category 5 storm. With this rapid development, not everyone was tuned into the extreme danger heading to Dominica. This included Rosalie Bay Resort Activities Coordinator Judy Joyce, who was en route to the island. Returning to Dominica After a vacation […]

One Month Later

Today marks one month since the beautiful island of Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria and we are all still in shock as to the extent of the damage. The 160 mph winds literally sheared the bark off trees, roofs were peeled off homes and rivers actually flowed through some of our staff members’ homes. […]