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Custodians of cargo outsourced from Customs and Excise Department

The Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority (DASPA) has improved its air freight cargo services, paving the way for quicker delivery of air and sea cargo coming into the island.   Chief Executive Officer of DASPA Mr Benoit Bardouille said that effective July 20th, importers receiving small packages or cargo through Fedex, Liat, Amerijet, DHL or Aeropost can now do so without using the sea port entry at th ...

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Roving Caregivers’ Program hosts its second showcase in the South East

The Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP) of Dominica through its implementing agency, ChildFund Caribbean has taken up the challenge of extending its services to other parishes on the island.   This came to light when RCP hosted its second showcase at the Child Development center in La Plaine on July 22nd, 2010.   The La Plaine showcase was aimed at generating further awareness of the benefits of the ...

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The five Golden Drum awardees for this year’s Golden Drum Awards

  Several groups and individuals who have excelled in their field over the years will be recognized, when the national cultural council and the cultural division host their annual golden drum awards ceremony. The event, which has been in existence from since 1984, is geared at recognizing deserving individuals for their major contributions towards arts and culture in Dominica. Chief Cultural Officer, M ...

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Dengue alert!

    The ministry of health  has made public its’ belief that  there is an increased health threat to dominica as our neighboring French territories, Guadeloupe and Martinique, are currently being faced with a significant vector borne disease, dengue fever’. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Epidemiological Centre (CAREC) is advising the e ...

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Dominican youth encouraged to ‘stay away from trouble’ during the Summer

One law enforcement official is calling on youth in Dominica to use their summer vacation wisely and to stay away from illegal activities.   Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Police Force, Inspector Claude Weekes is advising young persons especially students, to use their summer vacation as an opportunity to get involved in uplifting activities, geared at making them better citizens. He said tha ...

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The region to marry Marine Science and Marine Policy

Regional marine scientists are calling for better communication between marine science and marine policy makers in the Caribbean.   This came to the fore at a panel discussion at the Garraway Hotel on July 20th, initiated by the Center for Resource Management and Environment Studies (CERMES) and the University of the West Indies, through the implementation of its Local Area Management Project (LAMP). ...

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DEXIA and ITC hosts a Supply Chain Management Workshop

The Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) in collaboration with the EU-Business Gateway project and the International Trade Center (ITC) concluded a 3-day train the trainers’ workshop on July 21st, 2010 here in Dominica.   The workshop which was themed: ‘ITC’s modular learning system in supply chain management’ ran from July 19th to 21st, and was facilitated by Mr Juan Hoyos of ...

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“BLOWS ON THEM!” shouted Mr Norris Charles at UWP public meeting.

  After the official swearing in of the newly appointed opposition leader, Mr. Hector ‘Spaggs’ John, came to a close, the United Workers Party took to the streets later that evening to host a public meeting on July 19th in the city of Roseau. Former parliamentary representative for the Roseau Valley constituency, Mr. Norris Charles said that “The country is in trouble” and we, a ...

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Soufriere gets a taste of Dive Fest

  Well if you think titanic was the only boat that capsized, think again!   For two Americans, the thought of your boat sinking may be the last thing on your mind, especially when you are in the middle of a canoeing competition.   The two young ladies, whose boat capsized during the competition has described the Koné Kon La and the Kubuli Canoway event as successful, as activities mark ...

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WAWU challenges LIAT’s closure decision

President of the Water Front and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), Mr Kertist Augustus has said that there are several lessons that can be learnt from the ongoing battle between LIAT’s management and employees in the Caribbean.   His comments came following a decision by LIAT last month to close 9 city offices in the Caribbean; leaving close to 49 employees out of jobs.   The union, who is challe ...

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