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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- A two-day National Consultation on negotiations for a new CARICOM-Canada Trade and Development Agreement is scheduled to take place in Roseau from July 29-30, 2010.  The consultation is being organised by the Ministry of Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs. read more...



Friday, July 16, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The level of poverty in Dominica has fallen according to a recently completed Survey of Living Conditions. This disclosure was made by Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, during the presentation of the 2010-2010 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals. read more...



Monday, July 12, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- Trafficking in persons (TiP) is a modern-day form of slavery and a violation of basic human rights involving not only coercive sexual exploitation, but also forced labor, involuntary servitude, and child soldiers, among others. The Department of Public Security (DPS) of the Organization of... read more...



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has called for greater order to be brought to the operations of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the recovery and reconstruction efforts in Haiti. "You have several hundred NGOs operating in Haiti, doing what they want... read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The government of Dominica has advised the Branch Manager of Clico International Life Ltd. to discontinue the issuing of new policies in Dominica until further notice. This action is consistent with that taken by member states of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRADES/PHILIPSBURG -- Three new routes have been added by the regional airline WINAIR, which has been the main carrier into Montserrat since the opening of the new airport in 2005. Starting June 28 the airline will be offering flights into St Lucia, Dominica and Tortola. A Jetstream 32 aircraft has been acquired. read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica --The government of Dominica has expanded its cooperation with the government of Venezuela with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the rehabilitation and expansion of coffee acreages in Dominica and operationalization of the Coffee Plant at One Mile in Portsmouth. read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica has firmly established itself as a major venue in the Caribbean for international cricket matches following two successful one-day internationals last weekend at the Chinese funded and constructed facility. The Windsor Park Stadium is a relatively new facility. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- West Indies Head Coach, Ottis Gibson, says a batting coach is a critical post in his support staff and he is hoping to fill the position following the Digicel Series 2010 against South Africa. Gibson, who took over as Head Coach at the start of the year, praised the work of... read more...



Friday, May 28, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- After months of intense preparation and modifications and enhancements to the facility, the Nature Island of Dominica is ready to host two one-day internationals at the 12,000 capacity Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica’s capital city of Roseau. For thousands of Dominican cricket fans... read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Speaker of Dominica's House of Assembly, Alix Boyd Knights has announced that the Marigot and Salisbury seats are now vacant. Boyd Knights explained that the seats had been vacated because Edison James and Hector John, formerly the Members for the Marigot and Salisbury did not comply... read more...



Monday, May 17, 2010

Former Prime Minister of Dominica, Edison James, is questioning the Speaker of the Dominica House of Assembly for declaring his and another seat vacant for failure to attend three consecutive meetings. James said the Speaker had no authority to do so and said that this should be done by the High Court. read more...



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Dominica will host the 13th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) from May 5-6, 2010. COFCOR comprises the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Guests from a number of countries are expected. read more...



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The historic CARICOM-Brazil Summit opened on Monday with Chair of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, acknowledging that beyond the Caribbean’s southern border, there was a great deal of goodwill for the Community. read more...



Thursday, April 22, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The government of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism, the Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs is seeking to position the country to take advantage of the new niche destination wedding and honeymoon market. read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has listed crime as the number one challenge facing the nine-member sub-regional grouping. Douglas told CMC that he believes there is need for greater concerted effort. read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

There is uncertainty about the future of three Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries and the media is focusing its attention on these countries and will no doubt continue to do so until there is a resolution. Top of the list is Antigua and Barbuda, which is still being governed by Baldwin Spencer. read more...



Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in an attempt to rid itself of any corruption is to introduce polygraph testing for those persons wishing to join its ranks. This was confirmed by RSS Coordinator Grantley Watson, following a Regional Security System Council Meeting. read more...



Thursday, April 8, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- St Kitts and Nevis is among five nations in the Eastern Caribbean whose nationals will continue to enter the United Kingdom without a visa. The four other affected countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. read more...



Friday, April 2, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- A prominent Caribbean constitutional attorney in Dominica says a judge’s declaration in Antigua that the election of three government parliamentarians was invalid, has no real bearing on election petitions now before the courts in Dominica and St Kitts. read more...



Saturday, March 20, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Dominica is joining 56 other Member States and Governments and 14 observers of the International Organisation for La Francophonie in celebrating the Organisation’s 40th anniversary this year. Dominica has been a Member State of the International Organisation for La Francophonie since 1979. read more...



Thursday, March 11, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- There is a heightened sense of anticipation and pride in Dominica as the country prepares to host for the very first time a major CARICOM event - the Twenty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). read more...



Monday, March 8, 2010

WASHINGTON, USA -- The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, will travel to Canada, Mexico, Chile and Dominica this week to participate in diverse official events. The Secretary General will be in Ottawa on Monday, March 8, to attend a high level event. read more...



Thursday, March 4, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica (GIS) -- At the ground breaking ceremony for the Roseau to Portsmouth Road Rehabilitation project last Friday, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit stated again that his Government was right when it severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established diplomatic relations with China. read more...



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- Two recently-appointed National Security Ministers were among the participants attending the 9th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) in Antigua last week. Both ministers were warmly welcomed by colleague Ministers. read more...



Monday, March 1, 2010

There has always been a French presence and involvement in Dominica since the Europeans arrived in the West Indies in the 15th century. That influence and reality continues today. One poignant example is the current Prime Minister holding dual Dominican and French citizenship. read more...



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

There is a landmark court case coming up in Dominica filed by the United Workers Party (UWP), the country’s opposition party. It could result in the current Prime Minister losing his seat and a new person being ushered in to lead the country. The case against Skerrit may very well be a ‘slam dunk’. read more...



Saturday, February 6, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- In the grip of the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Dominican economy seems to be faring better than most. A Mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was in Dominica recently for the Annual Article IV Consultation. read more...



Monday, February 1, 2010

Amidst the excitement following the December 18th, 2009 Dominica General Elections, and the flurry of congratulatory messages received by the new government was an unusual note from the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as reported, which demands some comment. read more...



Thursday, January 28, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs, Ian Douglas has spoken about the unique nature of Dominica’s carnival, The Real Mas. In his address, Dominica’s Tourism Minister also called on all Dominicans to play their part to ensure the continued success of the world’s only truly original carnival. read more...



Saturday, January 23, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Officials from the Carnival Development Committee have promised an extravagant display of originality, colour and pageantry for the opening parade and official ceremony for Dominica’s carnival, ‘The Real Mas’ 2010. The opening ceremony will begin Saturday at 6:30pm. read more...



Friday, January 22, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Minister for National Security Labour and Immigration, Charles Savarin has announced that Haitian nationals currently residing in Dominica will be given a six month extension to their stay in Dominica. Savarin has been appointed the Head of the National Task Force. read more...



Thursday, January 21, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- Very early in its new term in office the Roosevelt Skerrit-led Labour Party Government is seeking to honour one of the central commitments it made in its 2009 General Election campaign- reducing the cost of living in Dominica. Skerrit said the cost of living is of major concern in Dominica. read more...



Monday, January 4, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The women who contested the General Elections in Dominica were the perfect image of bipartisanship, as they gathered with other female leaders from across the region on 30th December, under the theme, “Strengthening the Regional Network of Women in Leadership”. read more...



Monday, January 4, 2010

ROSEAU, Dominica -– The internationally famous MV Queen Mary II docked alongside the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth in Dominica on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, one of the few ports in the Caribbean region that can accommodate this vessel. The passenger capacity of the MV Queen Mary II is 2,444. read more...



Monday, January 4, 2010

LaPlaine, the rural southeastern agricultural constituency, which has been represented by the UWP opposition leader, Mr Ron Green, for past fifteen years, was ‘ground zero’ in the recent Dominican elections. The Prime Minister pumped undisclosed huge sums of money into the constituency and gave handouts to voters. read more...



Monday, December 28, 2009

I have been reading with much disgust your articles written here and elsewhere. It would appear to me that in those articles you seem to be insinuating that all Dominicans are fools for having allowed the incumbent to remain in office for yet another term. If we are such great fools, then dare I say that you are the biggest? read more...



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

In 1513 Niccolo Machiavelli wrote one of the most read and influential books on politics: The Prince. Machiavelli’s observations continue to resonate with politicians, students, and scholars today. The Prince deals with the acquisition, perpetuation, and use of political power in the western world. read more...



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

While the first casualty of a failed state is integrity in office, it is preceded by the weakness of its judiciary, its system of laws and those practitioners who complement that system. In Dominica, the Chief Magistrate is Prime Minister Skerritt. His disrespect for his role as chief enabler of our laws... read more...



Friday, December 18, 2009

No Christmas carol captures the spirit of Christmas as this wonderful poem written by a German priest, Father Joseph Moln, in 1816. The words in the first verse captures the serenity and spirituality of Christmas and the reverence in which Dominicans have long celebrated the birth of Christ: read more...



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