J. Astaphan & Co. (1970) Ltd, a Public Company which was incorporated in (1970) with an authorized share capital of $6,000,000.00 EC (1USD = 2.70 EC) and totally destroyed by the devastating winds of hurricane “DAVID” in 1979, was forced to endure a 12 year battle with its Insurer’s for a settlement of its claim. At that time, the Company with a permanent staff of four hundred and fifty, and a large number of part-time and fixed-term employees controlled well over 21% of the Commercial Activity in Dominica. This, indeed, was a prominent position for the small retail business which was established in 1933 by Joseph Astaphan. The present Chairman, Waddy Astaphan, joined the family business in 1942, and from the humble beginnings of retailing basic foods, the Company by 1941 very quickly expanded first into the exporting of dried vanilla beans, vegetables, cocoa and bay-oil etc. to other Caribbean Islands, North America and Europe, then into the Hardware, Textile, Appliance, Furniture and Automobile Trade, as well as becoming Ship’s Agents and Tour Operators. Today J. Astaphan & Co.(1970) Ltd., despite the many obstacles, natural and man made, has once again emerged as the most vibrant and effective commercial business in Dominica. Its Head Office, Supermarket and Departmental Store, occupy some 70,000 s. ft. of prime space in the heart of the Capital. Just five minutes away is located the 67,000 sq. ft. fully palletized Warehouse and Hardware/Foodstuff Distribution Centre. The manufacture of Furniture, Foam/Foam Products, storage and Automobile Sales and Maintenance occupies over 70,000 s.ft. of buildings on an 8 acre site at the Canefield Industrial Estate. This truly dynamic Company, which is fully computerized, using state of the art technology, including point of sale scanning equipment, has shown sound business acumen over the years, and is now poised to reach even higher and more commanding heights in the 21st Century for the benefit of the entire nation. Read more......Read less
6Joan Oscar Agency 18 Kennedy Avenue Box 503 Roseau DominicaGet directions
The original vision for the Pan-American Life Insurance Company came to a man on a boat while delivering produce to the United States from Central and South America. It was at
that moment that Crawford H. Ellis, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, realized his passion for the people of Latin America and how important it was to offer them personal and business insurance protection.
In 1911, Mr. Ellis shared his inspiration with three other distinguished gentlemen, including Dr. Edward G. Simmons, an expert in life insurance, Dr. Marion Souchon, a renowned surgeon and physician and Eugene J. McGivney, a corporate lawyer, and together they created the Pan-American Life Insurance Company to serve the needs of individuals and businesses in Central and South America and the United States. Pan-American Life issued its first life insurance policy in March 1912 and was on its way to becoming the first company known to serve The Americas. Read more......Read less
New Charles Pharmacy provides Drugs, Proprietary Medicine, Medical Prescriptions, Cosmetics, Perfumes, Electrical Appliances, Patient Education Counseling, Toys, Herbal Medica tion, Household Items, Beauty & Hair Care, Body Products, Gift Items and Diabetic Equipments & Supplies. Read more......Read less
Riverside International Restaurant & Bar is located along the Picard River, in Portsmouth, Caribbean Dominica. Riverside International Restaurant & Bar provides International menu includes Sushi, New York Steak and Shrimp & Lobster. Riverside International Restaurant & Bar offers large dining hall can host 150 guests comfortably and the Air Conditioned VIP room can host up to 12 guests. Riverside International Restaurant & Bar specializes in Starters and Entrees, Riverside Sandwiches/Burgers, Soups, Perfect Pasta, Salads, Steak, Chinese Menu and Thai Menu. Read more......Read less