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Double landslide in Soufriere

The Public Works Corporation has been commended for their quick intervention following two weekend landslides in Soufriere.   According to villagers in the area, the two landslides which occurred on Friday and Sunday respectively hampered vehicular traffic for a short period of time, but were cleared quickly by heavy equipment.   It is said that the recent rains may have triggered the landslides. ...

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LIME undertakes a $ 22,000 beautification project

LIME Dominica unveiled its beautification project on July 15th 2010 on the Goodwill/Roseau link road; a $22,000 project that the company says represents an act of cooperation between the company and the government and people of Dominica.   The project involved the planting of trees, brush and grass along the entire roadway with the installation of park benches opposite the riverside of the road.   ...

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An abattoir to be built in Dominica soon

Plans are underway for the construction of an abattoir in Dominica; an industrial facility where animals will be processed for consumption as food products.   This pronouncement was made by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Samuel Carette during a feeds workshop for pig and poultry farmers on July 15th, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the East Caribbean Flour Mills ...

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Mero community welcomes a Waste Water Management Project

The Mero Enhancement Committee as well as residents of Mero have welcomed a Waste Water Management project initiated and implemented by the Rotaract Club of Roseau, along with other international Rotarian agencies.   The project was officially launched at a ceremony on July 14th, 2010 at the Mero beach.   President of the Rotaract Club of Roseau, Mr Paul Frampton said that the project is designed ...

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A new chairman soon to be appointed at the Public Works Cooperation

The Public Works Cooperation will soon have a new chairman at the helm of the organization.   That’s the word coming from Public Works Minister, Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore.   The minister said that while he is unable to disclose the name of the individual at this time, a new chairman has been selected since July 1st, 2010.   “We have taken a decision to install a new chairperson ...

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Police continue search for missing teenagers lost at sea

  Rescue operations continue for two teenagers who were involved in an accident at sea in the Riviere Cyrique area on Wednesday, July 14th. Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes spoke to SAT TV gave more details on the incident.   “Police can confirm that two teenagers are missing, Jermisca St Ville, 13 years of Boetica and Daniel Joseph 16 years of Boetica as well. They al ...

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Fond Cole residents fear that a blocked drain may soon pose as a health hazard in the Community

Residents in the Fond Cole area are calling on the relevant authorities to address a drainage problem in their community, which they say are causing havoc when it rains. According to one resident, the issue has been at hand for more than two years and poses as a serious problem to both pedestrians and motorists in the area.   The Fond Cole resident said that this situation does not only affect resident ...

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Fire at Bioche destroy four houses and a disco

The Fire and Ambulance Services Department are continuing investigations into a fire incident in the community of Bioche which destroyed four homes and a disco during the early hours of July 14th.   Reports indicated that two of the homes which were being occupied by Kem Vidal and Unadie Vidal at the time were totally destroyed, as well as the disco.   One eye witness Mr Gary Christopher spoke to ...

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Minister of Agriculture is concerned with comments made by banana officials

    In a press conference held on Monday July 12th at the Financial Centre, the Minister of Agriculture said that “The ministry is concerned,” as he addressed issues that has emerged in the agricultural sector over the past few weeks. He specifically made reference to the banana officials who have made comments stating that the Ministry of Agriculture is largely responsible for the pre ...

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Dive Fest as an employment booster

  At an opening ceremony held on Monday 12thJuly of this week, the Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs , Honourable Ian Douglas mentioned that he has recognized that Dive Fest does not only market Dominica but can also be classified as an employment booster. He mentioned that diving provides economic opportunity for many persons whether they are directly or indirectly involved in the diving niche. ...

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