It is with a heavy heart that we, at the Ministry of Tourism and the Discover Dominica Authority, extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel Langlois and Dominique Marchand, on their tragic passing. Their loss leaves an irreplaceable void not only in our lives but also in the heart of Dominica and the global sustainable tourism community.
Daniel and Dominique were more than just pioneers; they were visionaries who dared to dream of a balance between luxury and sustainability. Their passion and commitment to this cause transformed Coulibri Ridge into a beacon of green tourism, earning them global recognition and a host of accolades. Their legacy has set a benchmark for others to aspire to.
Their enthusiastic participation in trade and consumer shows with the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) brought Dominica’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty to the forefront of the global stage. Their unwavering support for DDA and active involvement in various promotional events have been instrumental in shaping Dominica’s tourism landscape.
The Government of Dominica takes every incident involving its citizens, residents, and visitors to the island very seriously. It appears that this was an isolated incident, the local authorities are actively investigating, and suspected individuals have been apprehended and are currently in custody. Despite this occurrence, Dominica remains a safe place to live, work, and visit.
As we grapple with the pain of their loss, we also celebrate the extraordinary lives they led and the indelible mark they left behind. Their memory will be a guiding light as we continue our journey towards promoting sustainable tourism in Dominica. The footprint of their absence will etch deeply in our hearts, while their spirit, like a gentle whisper in the wind, will continue to resonate within us forever and always.
May their souls find the path to eternal peace, a haven of quietude, and everlasting serenity.