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PHOTO GALLERY: Images from the Roseau River flood of 2002

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PHOTO GALLERY: Images from the Roseau River flood of 2002

- Sunday, June 11, marks the 15th anniversary of the Roseau River flood, which inundated much of the city of Roseau on June 11, 2002 and caused flooding problems through Roseau County. As much as 20 inches of rain during two days of widespread downpours June 9-10, 2002, causing the Roseau River to rise 15 feet in city limits within a 24-hour period
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West Indies v/s Pakistan: Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq get perfect farewell with dramatic win

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West Indies v/s Pakistan: Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq get perfect farewell with dramatic win

- * Legspinner Yasir clinches victory * Pakistan win series 2-1 * Chase century not enough for Windies Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third test in Dominica on Sunday, giving Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq a perfect retirement present. A valiant, unbeaten century by Roston Chase almost staved off defeat for West Indies, who were all out for 202 in their second innings with only one over remaining at Windsor Park in Roseau
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Pakistan farewell Misbah, Younis with dramatic win over West Indies

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Pakistan farewell Misbah, Younis with dramatic win over West Indies

- DOMINICA: Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third test in Dominica on Sunday, giving Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq a perfect retirement present. A valiant, unbeaten century by Roston Chase almost staved off defeat for West Indies, who were all out for 202 in their second innings with only one over remaining at Windsor Park in Roseau
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Pakistan win West Indies thriller to make history

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Pakistan win West Indies thriller to make history

- Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq will retire on a winning note after Pakistan clinched their first ever series win in the Caribbean when they beat West Indies in a thrilling finish to the third test in Dominica on Sunday. A valiant unbeaten century by Roston Chase almost staved off defeat for West Indies, who were all out for 202 in their second innings with only one over remaining at Windsor Park in Roseau
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Slow-scoring Pakistan creep to 376 against West Indies

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Slow-scoring Pakistan creep to 376 against West Indies

- Roseau, Dominica: Azhar Ali’s 14th Test century anchored Pakistan to a first innings total of 376 as the tourists batted with exaggerated care on the second day of the third and final Test against the West Indies on Thursday. Left to negotiate 11 overs to the close of play at Windsor Park in Dominica, the West Indies reached 14 without loss in reply
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WindiesVsPak: Visitors crawl to 169/2 on rain-affected day in 3rd Test

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WindiesVsPak: Visitors crawl to 169/2 on rain-affected day in 3rd Test

- The Test match, which is the series decider, is also the final match of Younis Khan and Pakistan captain Misbah ul Haq Opener Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 85 as Pakistan crawled to 169 for two on a rain-affected first day of the series-deciding third test against West Indies in Dominica on Wednesday. A decision by West Indies captain Jason Holder to send Pakistan in to bat backfired, as the visitors lost only one early wicket, Shan Masood for nine, at Windsor Park in Roseau
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Azhar Ali stars in solid start for Pakistan

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Azhar Ali stars in solid start for Pakistan

- Roseau, Dominica: An unbeaten 85 by Azhar Ali and 55 from Babar Azam put Pakistan in a solid position at 169 for two at stumps on a rain-shortened first day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica on Wednesday. Fresh from a workman-like first innings century despite defeat in the second Test, Ali was again a model of composure in progressing towards another significant innings after over five hours at the crease during which he faced 219 deliveries, stroking two sixes and seven fours
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Roseau advances to Minn. Class AA girls basketball title game

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Roseau advances to Minn. Class AA girls basketball title game

- MINNEAPOLIS—Roseau is one win away from winning the Minnesota Class AA girls basketball title.The Rams advanced to today's championship game with a 79-57
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Borowicz records rare quadruple-double as Roseau wins state opener

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Borowicz records rare quadruple-double as Roseau wins state opener

- The No. 1 seed Rams improved to 30-0. Borowicz, a senior, scored 28 points, snagged 13 rebounds, handed out 10 assists and grabbed 10 steals. Sophomore Kacie Borowicz, the younger sister of Kiley, scored 22 points and had six rebounds, five steals, three assists and three blocks. The youngest Borowicz, eighth-grader Katie, played 27 minutes off the bench and scored eight points with five steals and three assists
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Man dies in Roseau County house fire

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Man dies in Roseau County house fire

- According to a news release from the Roseau County Sheriff's Office, an occupant of the home told 911 dispatchers her house was on fire and an adult male was inside around 3:50 a.m. Monday.
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Roseau County crash sends two to the hospital: Minnesota State Patrol

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Roseau County crash sends two to the hospital: Minnesota State Patrol

- The Minnesota State Patrol has released the details of two-car crash that sent two to the hospital late on Saturday. A 2014 Chevrolet Silverado traveling west.
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Snowmobile thefts hit Roseau County

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Snowmobile thefts hit Roseau County

- The Roseau County Sheriff's Office is hoping someone might have information about a string of snowmobile thefts.Several snowmobiles were stolen in recent months
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Blaine skates past Roseau in state tournament

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Blaine skates past Roseau in state tournament

- ST. PAUL—Blaine got off to a quick start and didn't look back in taking a 7-1 win over Roseau on Thursday in the opening round of the Minnesota state Class AA girls hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.
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CHTA to work with Dominica Republic private sector
CHTA to work with Dominica Republic private sector MIAMI, United States (CMC) —The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is deepening its partnership and outreach to hoteliers and tourism partners in the Dominican Republic. As part of a new agreement, a centre of tourism information planned by the National Association of Hotels and Restaurants in the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), will share with CHTA and its members research on tourism’s broad economic impact and linkages to various industries and areas of economic activity in the country   Read More ...
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Four Women and Four Men Sworn in to Loubiere Village Council
Four women and four men were, on Monday July 10, sworn in at the eleventh inaugural meeting of the Loubiere/Madrelle/Fond Baron Village Council. Newly sworn in Chairperson is Kathleen John- Baptiste and Vice Chairperson- Derwin Peltier. The Hon Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit commended the new council for consenting to serve their communities. “You have to remain steadfast, you have to remain focused on the task that you have at hand and to continue to work for the well-being of the people   Read More ...
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New Apartment Complexes for Charlotte Valley, Newtown
The Hon Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit made the announcement at a townhall meeting in Newtown on Monday July 10. Hon Skerrit took time to explain to the people why Government chose to go through this route to solve the housing problem in their community. “Land was acquired in the Charlotte Valley some years ago … but Planning [Division] in their wisdom and Housing [Division] did an assessment of the Charlotte Valley area [and when we] thought we had the opportunity to create many lots [we discovered] the area where the land is, is highly compromised   Read More ...
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DFA Hosts Child Protection In Sports Football Coaches Training
A two-day Child Protection in Sports Football Coaches training hosted by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Dominica Football Association got underway on Monday at the Public Service Union conference room. The objective of the training is to integrate child protection in sports and to create awareness on the matter. This training has been conducted in all countries in the region with financial assistance from UNICEF   Read More ...
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PM Hands Over Boats And Equipment Valued Over $100,000 to Loubiere Fishermen
A ribbon- cutting ceremony for three boats and safety equipment valued at over $100,000 signified the beginning of a new journey for six young fishermen of Loubiere. The ceremony was held at the Loubiere Resource Centre last Friday. This investment in Loubiere is in keeping with the Government’s on-going mandate to advance agricultural and fishing communities in Dominica the nation’s leader said   Read More ...
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Woodford Hill Benefits from Government's Sanitation Programme
Thirty residents of the Woodford Hill community will soon benefit from Government’s Sanitation Programme, after a cheque of $330,000 was presented to the Woodford Hill Village Council on Thursday. Caretaker of the Wesley constituency, Athenia Benjamin, presented the cheque to the Chairperson of the Woodford Hill Village Council, Wilson Honore. “The government took the opportunity to draft up a contract for the contractors to ensure that when they start the washrooms, the washrooms will be completed,” she assured the residents   Read More ...
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Over $190,000 For Housing, Business and Health In Colihaut Constituency
A promise made to residents of Colihaut and Dublanc for small business and housing assistance and also to meet the medical bills of some residents was fulfilled on Wednesday this week, with the presentation of two cheques. Honourable Member of Parliament for the Colihaut Consitutency, Lady Catherine Daniel presented the first cheque to the Colihaut Village Council. She says the Dominica Labour Party government is improving the lives of nationals by investing in the development of people in the areas of health, education, culture, business and housing   Read More ...
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Venezuela Celebrates 206 Years of Independence
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela celebrated its 206 anniversary of independence on Wednesday July 5. In Dominica, the occasion was marked with a formal ceremony where wreaths were laid at the bust of Simon Bolivar in Goodwill. Ambassador of Venezuela to Dominica, His Excellency Hayden Pirela thanked Government of Dominica for its continued support despite the ongoing challenges in Venezuela and avowed Venezuela’s continued assistance to the region   Read More ...
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Dominica Joins CARICOM Day Celebrations
CARICOM Day recognizes when members signed the treaty of Chaguaramas on July 4, 1973. CARICOM leaders also use this time to hold the regular ‘Heads of Government’ meeting. “The function opens with the opening ceremony this evening at 6:00pm…that will be the flagship event for the day; we will get speeches from a number of heads of government. The Chairman of course, the Prime Minister of Grenada and also the outgoing Chairman, Prime Minister of Guyana and the incoming heads of government (those who had elections recently)   Read More ...
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Under-15 Tridents thrash Dominica 5-1
Under-15 Tridents thrash Dominica 5-1 THE YOUNG Barbados Tridents beat Dominica 5-1 on Tuesday night in the first game of a round of international friendlies ahead of the CONCACAF Under-15 Football Tournament to be held in Florida next month. Kyle Lewis opened the scoring for the local boys in the 16th minute at the Wildey AstroTurf after the ball came off his right foot and sailed straight past the goalkeeper   Read More ...
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CARICOM Summit: Dominica PM in favour of mission to Venezuela
CARICOM Summit: Dominica PM in favour of mission to Venezuela ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit this morning said he favoured a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) delegation going to Venezuela where opposition forces are seeking to overthrow the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Skerrit, who is attending the 38th annual meeting of CARICOM leaders, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that his country condemns any form of violence and wants a peaceful dialogue in the South American country   Read More ...
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Over $580k For Washrooms In Bagatelle/Fond St Jean
Honourable Parliamentary Representative for the Petite Savanne constituency, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, hopes that the most recent sum of over $580,000 towards washroom facilities in Bagatelle and Fond St Jean will bring his constituency one step closer to achieving Dominica’s goals to eliminate pit latrines before the end of 2017. Last Friday, Hon Dr. Darroux attended a contract signing ceremony at the Bagatelle Community Centre to sign contracts for the washroom facilities   Read More ...
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Dominica Stands In Solidarity With Venezuela: PM Skerrit
The Hon Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit has called on Dominicans to stand in Solidarity with the People’s Republic of Venezuela. The Venezuelan Government, over the past few months, has had to deal with frequent protest action from the Opposition. Hon Skerrit says to remain supportive of Venezuela, even in this time of crisis, is a matter of principle. “Venezuela is going through its own challenges and it is a time that we should stand in even stronger solidarity with Venezuela   Read More ...
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$263K For Projects In The Mahaut Constituency
The Hon Parliamentary Representative for the Mahaut Constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, on Friday June 30, presented a cheque of $263,000 to the Chairperson of the Mahaut Village Council, Lorna John-Charles Daltan for the commencement of several projects in that constituency. Over the past weeks, the Mahaut Constituency has received an outpouring of financial support from the Dominica Labour Party Government in the areas of infrastructural and small business development   Read More ...
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Government Gives Cochrane $250k For Small Business and Officially Opens $146K Deyeceten Road
This, as government continues to invest in the small business sector with a view to making this sector a major economic driver. The Hon Member of Parliament for the Roseau Valley, Dr. John Collin Mc Intyre presented the cheque to Chairman of the Cochrane Village Improvement Committee last Thursday June 29th. Hon Mc Intrye assured those who have not yet receive funding that Government will make resources available to assist them in the new financial year   Read More ...
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Dominica condemns helicopter attack on Venezuelan Supreme Court
Dominica condemns helicopter attack on Venezuelan Supreme Court ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica, one of the strongest allies of Venezuela in the English-speaking Caribbean, has denounced the helicopter attack on the country's Supreme Court that President Nicolas Maduro has linked to an effort to overthrow his Government in the South American country. Speaking at a ceremony here marking the 12th anniversary of the PetroCaribe Agreement, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit acknowledged that while Venezuela “is going through its own challenges” it was important for Dominica “to stand in even more stronger solidarity with Venezuela   Read More ...
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Barbados lose football opener to Dominica
Barbados lose football opener to Dominica BARBADOS suffered a 2-1 defeat against Dominica in the Windward Islands Football Tournament in Grenada tonight. Playing at the Fond ground in the northern town of Sauteurs, Barbados conceded the opening goal when Julian Wade scored his second of the tournament. But Barbados drew level through a strike from Rashad Jules four minutes before half time. Dominica’s Kelrick Wade converted the winning goal seven minutes after the break   Read More ...
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Government Gives 150k For Small Business Development in Bellevue Chopin
than twenty existing and new small businesses are expected to foster economic activity in the community of Bellevue Chopin as Government has just injected $150,000 for small business development there. At a small ceremony in Bellevue Chopin on Wednesday, the Hon Member of Parliament for the Petite Savanne Constituency, Dr Kenneth Darroux handed over the funds to Chairman of the Village Council, Delroy Registe   Read More ...
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Rotary Club of Dominica Donates Water System to Dominica Grammar School
The Dominica Grammar School is now boasting a new backup water system costing close to EC$28, 000 thanks to the Rotary Club of Dominica. On Tuesday during the official handing over ceremony, President of the Rotary Club of Dominica, Dr. Reginald Lafleur, said the donation was one of the activities held under the 2016 theme for the club, ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’   Read More ...
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$250,000 For Small Business Development In Campbell
The Government of Dominica through the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise And Small Business Development continues to invest in the advancement of the small business sector by grant funding to entrepreneurs. This week, the most recent beneficiaries are from the Mahaut constituency. On Thursday, the Hon. Member of Parliament for the Mahaut constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore presented a cheque of $250,000 to Chairperson of the Campbell/Despor Village Council to assist thirty-seven entrepreneurs of Campbell   Read More ...
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Sen. Baron Takes To Task Major Greenhouse Gas Emitters, Urges U.S. To Reconsider Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord
The Hon. Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Sen Francine Baron, has called on developed nations to take responsibility for their part in global warming which has tremendous effects on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like Dominica. The Hon minister recognized the need for the Organisation of American States to take action to support the goals of member states in relation to climate change   Read More ...
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Small Business Training to Increase Accountability of Grant Funds
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development, Esther Thomas has expressed that through a recent series of trainings the ministry will more effectively ensure funds being granted to entrepreneurs are being spent wisely. The Ministry of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development has closed the curtains on a series of small business training sessions. The sessions, which were geared at building capacity and preparing entrepreneurs for effectively managing their business, were also a prerequisite to ensure that the funds granted to the entrepreneurs will be used for the purposes intended   Read More ...
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MP Confident Small Business Will Develop Town of Portsmouth
Hon. Member of Parliament for the Portsmouth constituency, Ian Douglas, is confident that the Town of Portsmouth can be developed into a model town for the Eastern Caribbean. Hon. Douglas was speaking at the closing ceremony of a small business training in Portsmouth last Tuesday. The Hon. MP told the 140 participants that their small businesses should be pillars for the economic development of Portsmouth   Read More ...
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OECS Focuses on Early Childhood Education Reform Strategy
This was confirmed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Chandler Hyacinth, during the observance of OECS Day on Friday, 16 June. “The Ministry of Education is working to develop standards for little people 0 to 3 years. So, we are involved in having standards for preschools and day care centres. Among the OECS we work together to provide those standards   Read More ...
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CARICOM Hosts Public Procurement Notice Board Workshop
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat continues its drive toward establishing an integrated CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Public Procurement Regime. On Tuesday June 20, the Ministry of Finance in collaboration with the CARICOM secretariat held a training workshop, geared at delivering information to the public and private sectors on the functional electronic community public procurement notice board, from a regional construct   Read More ...
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‘I Can See Clearly Now' Vision Project In 2nd Phase of Screening
The health of Dominica’s youth is a major priority for the Dominica Labour Party Government. The ‘I Can See Clearly Now Vision Project’, a brain child of the Hon Prime Minister, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, is another example of care for the youth being manifested. The ‘I Can See Clearly Now Vision Project’ is currently in the second phase of screening. In 2012, a survey was conducted and results showed that 9% of students attending primary and secondary schools had vision problems   Read More ...
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Over $700k for Road Work in Canefield
Over $700k for Road Work in Canefield On Wednesday, June 14th, five contractors signed for projects to rehabilitate roads in Canefield East and Canefield RBC to the sum of seven hundred and seventy-four thousand dollars. At the signing ceremony at the Canefield community centre, Honourable Member of Parliament for the Mahaut constituency, Rayburn Blackmoore, stated that the projects would be implemented through the Canefield Urban Council.   Read More ...
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Entrepreneurs Advised to Become Business Innovators
Hon Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph constituency, Kelver Darroux is encouraging entrepreneurs in his constituency to become pioneers with their business endeavors by consdiering businesses not yet existing in St. Joseph. The Hon MP was addressing the closing ceremony of a small business training in St. Joseph last Thursday. He urged the participants to widen the services being offered in the district as a way of developing the communities within the constituency and creating sustainable income   Read More ...
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MoA Hosts Seminar for U.S Import Regulation for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has collaborated with the United States Division of Agriculture to hold a seminar on U.S Import Regulation for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, for agriculture stakeholders last Friday. Director of Trade, Matthan Walter highlighted U.S. support to Dominica’s efforts to provide a higher standard of living for its citizens. Dominica and the U.S. continue to work together in many areas including trade   Read More ...
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Seventy-Three Graduate From DGS
Seventy-three pupils have moved along to the next step in their lives as they graduated from the Dominica Grammar School under the theme ‘You Are Not A Product Of Your Circumstances, You Are A Product Of Your Decisions.’ On Monday June 19th, family, friends and well-wishers gathered at the Arawak House of Culture to witness the students bid farewell to the institution which groomed them for the future   Read More ...
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Fourteen More Dominicans Receive Scholarships For Study In Cuba
A small ceremony to present the scholarships was held at the Cuban Embassy on Wednesday June. Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, His Excellency, Juan Carlos Frometta De La Rosa is proud that his country has been able to assist Dominica and other countries in human resource development for a number of years. “As I always say, Cuba does not have oil, does not have diamond, we have the capacity to prepare human resource and this is what we share with Dominica   Read More ...
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Exporters Urged To Take Advantage Of U.S. Trade Opportunities
Director of Trade, Matthan Walter is urging farmers and exporters alike to make use of the opportunities available for trade with the United States. Walter highlighted some of the measures put in place by Government to assist farmers. “The Government of Dominica has endeavored at this very moment to put in place the entire infrastructure that is required. The Fresh Produce Act has been passed and is being enforced; the pack -houses in Roseau and Portsmouth are established; farm certification programmes are in place and I am personally aware of the hard work being done by the Dominica Bureau of Standards to ensure that we meet those standards   Read More ...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Images from the Roseau River flood of 2002
PHOTO GALLERY: Images from the Roseau River flood of 2002 Sunday, June 11, marks the 15th anniversary of the Roseau River flood, which inundated much of the city of Roseau on June 11, 2002 and caused flooding problems through Roseau County. As much as 20 inches of rain during two days of widespread downpours June 9-10, 2002, causing the Roseau River to rise 15 feet in city limits within a 24-hour period   Read More ...
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PSOJ to collaborate with Dominica's private sector
PSOJ to collaborate with Dominica's private sector KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) through its Chief Executive Officer Dennis Chung has been invited to participate in a series of activities, from June 13-15, organised by The Dominica Business Forum (DBF) in Roseau, Dominica, aimed at strengthening their private sector operations.The DBF, which is an umbrella consortium of business support organisations in Dominica, has invited the PSOJ to assist in their intervention efforts through the sensitisation of Dominica's private sector, on the realities of doing business in the Caribbean and the need for greater collaboration within the private and public sectors on a national and regional level   Read More ...
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Government Approves Payment $7.2m To Aid Students
The Honourable Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Dr Roosevelt Skerrit revealed this during his closing remarks at Parliament last Friday. Hon Skerrit was responding to claims from the Opposition of over spending on the supplementary estimates. “I just approved, as the Minister for Finance, a request from the Ministry of Education for $7.2 million to pay for students studying overseas… and that will come as a supplementary appropriation in the next time   Read More ...
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PM Says Indoor Sports Facility Will Be Built By Local Firms/Contractors
The Hon Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, has revealed that construction of the indoor sports facility, on the cards for Dominica, should commence this year and will be built by local tradesmen and firms. “The hope is that we would like to use local tradesmen to build. While we may not have the specific skills and knowledge here, in terms of the designs and so forth but in terms of the construction we would like to use our local firms to build this facility for us in Dominica   Read More ...
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Housing Minister Says Government Soon To Focus On Resettling Campbell
The Hon Minister for Housing, Reginald Austrie has indicated that moving forward, Government will focus its attention on relocating the entire community of Campbell. Following Tropical Storm Erika, an assessment conducted by the United Nations Development Programme concluded that nine communities, at varying degrees, are vulnerable to natural disasters. These communities are Paradise Valley, Bath Estate, Dubique, Petite Savanne, Campbell, Coulibistrie, Pichelin, Petite Soufriere, Good Hope and San Sauver   Read More ...
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DLP Gov’t to Embrace Koudmen Regularly For Nation Building
The Dominica Labour Party administration has united with scores of Dominicans to work together in a spirit of Koudmen for nation building. Koudmen is when members of the community come together to volunteer their skills, resources and time for the development of the community. On Saturday May 20, the Dominica Labour Party administration led by the Hon Prime Minister himself, Dr   Read More ...
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$720k Contract for Infrastructural Development In Plat Ma Pierre
On Friday, a contract of $720,125 was signed between the Ministry of Housing and contractor, Holford Vidal for infrastructural development in Plat Ma Pierre, Colihaut. One thousand six hundred and seventy-five feet of road will be constructed to give better access to the new development. Following Tropical Storm Erika Plat Ma Pierre was identified to relocate the people of the Colihaut constituency who lost their homes because of the storm   Read More ...
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CBI developer funds school meals programme in Dominica
CBI developer funds school meals programme in Dominica By Caribbean News Now contributor ROSEAU, Dominica -- Hundreds of children in Dominica are being helped by a school feeding programme funded by citizenship by investment (CBI) specialist and developer Montreal Management Consultants Est (MMCE). MMCE is paying for healthy snacks and lunches provided to hundreds of primary school children on the island to prevent mothers keeping their youngsters away from school due to a lack of proper school meals   Read More ...
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