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The American Medical Student Association puts on yet another free health fair

The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at the All Saints University has said that their decision to host another free health fair this weekend, is in keeping with their mandate of building a healthy nation.   President of AMSA, Reginald Azor said that while their goal is to attain a medical degree, they are also partners in the awareness campaign against health issues affecting Dominicans, esp ...

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Bishop of Roseau Gabriel Malzaire celebrates Silver Jubilee

Hundreds of people from the Catholic Community and the wider society joined Bishop Gabriel Malzaire at the Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral on Wednesday July 28th, in celebration of his Silver Jubilee. Bishop Malzaire who was born in St Lucia, dreamt of serving the Lord since at the age of 10. He studied at the regional seminary of ST John and Ugandan Martyrs in Trinidad and Tobago.  The most Reverend ...

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Dominica’s Soufriere/Scotts Head marine to provide lessons for the Caribbean

The Center for Resource Management and Environment Studies (CERMES) at the University of the West Indies has announced the implementation of its Local Area Management Project (LAMP).   This announcement was made after The Nature Conservancy (TNC) provided a sub-award to CERMES project to carry out work to advance the marine and coastal biodiversity project in the Eastern Caribbean.   Dr Patrick Mc ...

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Minster of Health expresses concern for the diabetics.

    Ministry of Health will be launching a campaign to fight against diabetes and all other aspects surrounding this disease. That’s the word coming from the Minister of Health, Honourable Julius Timothy, who said that he is dealing with matters regarding the Princess Margaret Hospital in a very serious manner, especially as it relates to diabetic patients.   He said, “One of the ...

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The United Nations Development Assistance Framework gets one step closer

The Commonwealth of Dominica hosted a one-day in-country consultation on July 26th, as part of preparations in developing the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States for the period 2012 to 2016.   The consultation is one of eight in-country consultations being organized by the United Nations Sub-regional Team (UNSST) in partn ...

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Dominican students celebrate the 227th birthday of Simon Bolivar

Dominican students joined the Venezuelan Institute last weekend to celebrate the 227th birthday of Venezuela’s liberator, Simon Bolivar.   Simon Bolivar who was born in Caracas on July 24th, 1783, is well known by students all over the world for his role in liberating the spanish-speaking country, Venezuela centuries ago.   Last week Saturday, ALBA nations joined Venezuela and its allies in ...

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Retired nurses and teachers in the St Paul’s Parish awarded

 Several retired teachers and nurses in the parish of St Paul were awarded on July 24th, as part of activities marking Fete St Anne in the community of Mahaut.   Representative of the Mahaut Village Council, Mr Davidson John said that the council felt elated to honor these individuals who have contributed so meaningfully to the development of the Mahaut constituency.   “The council is p ...

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A mother calls on ‘an unknown man’ to free her daughter from captivity

One mother from Yampiece Ms Jennifer Parrington is calling on the general public to help her find her 15-year old daughter, who is being held in captivity by an unknown man.   According to Parrington, her daughter Leana Mara Dominique, a 4th form Grammar School student, left her home on Sunday evening and is being held hostage by an unknown man in the north-eastern part of the island.   Ms Parring ...

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General Kendis is Mahaut’s new calypso king

A calypsonian that goes by the name of General Kendis emerged victorious at the Fete St Anne’s calypso competition on Friday July 23rd at the Massacre basketball hard-court. General Kendis’ major competitors were Linki who captured the 2nd position, and The Respector and Kaka in 3rd and 4th respectively. The other calypsonians who came in the competition were Mousers, Sugar, and General Cork. th ...

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Cosmetology graduate advises Dominican hair dressers and stylists

Cosmetology graduate Ms Sherma Alfred has outlined the need for hair dressers and stylists to perform a hair analysis before applying treatments, as this is critical in appropriate hair and scalp maintenance.   Alfred who recently graduated from the Michael and Gloria School of Cosmetology in Trinidad and Tobago made this disclosure while addressing a hair and scalp seminar at the Garraway Hotel on Jul ...

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