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When you are getting ready to pack to move to Dominica, there are 2 ways to go about it. It really depends on if you are a student staying here for a couple of years, if you are moving here permanently, or retiring here. In general, bring as much as you can as there it not much available in Dominica.

Students:

I would suggest you pack a laptop, unlocked cell phone, double up on your toiletries, and your clothes. A smart thing to do it to send a barrel filled with Costco shopping of all the snacks and drinks that you want. Trail mix is always good for studying and pretty expensive in the grocery stores.

Food: Pack juices and other drinks. The price of juice and rum are the same price here. An Oceanspray jug of juice (I’m not talking Costco-style jug, the basic jug you get in the grocery stores in the USA) is EC$22 which converts to about US$8. That jug of juice would normally cost you $4-5 in the USA.

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Comment by Dan
2010-12-24 19:25:26

You can’t “change the cycles” (from 50Hz to 60Hz) of the electricity unless you have an electronic inverter. What you mean is “change the voltage” (from 220Vac to 110Vac) by using a step-down transformer. I’ve posted an article on this blog about electricity in Dominica that explains things clearly.

There are web sites that make 220Vac/50Hz versions of US maker appliances, such as GE. Also, if you bring a washing machine, be certain it has direct (simple belt) drive. The others break down easily and parts/service her is unavailable for such machines, but belts are easily changed. A direct drive washing machine has stationary agitator and a spinning tub.

 
Comment by Michael Canoy Subscribed to comments via email
2011-03-13 10:14:21

OK – I’m a professional systems ecologist (natural resources and eco-tourism) with 20 years experience in working in the Caribbean and Latin America. I would like to move permanently to Dominica to work. How feasible is that? Who should I contact? Ciao, Michael

 
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