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The French pledge their support to Dominica

French Ambassador Monsieur Michel Prom has pledged the commitment of his french counterparts in working towards fostering greater relationship between the french and Dominica.   The ambassador made these remarks at a cocktail held at the Alliance Francaise de la Dominique on July 12th, in observance of French National Day.   “The relationship and link is very deep between Dominica and the fr ...

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Mother of 11 say her home was ‘illegally’ demolished

A mother of 11 children Marvella St Rose is calling on the relevant authorities to provide answers to her, after her home, and the home of her 2 sons were demolished by an excavator on July 12th.   Mrs St rose said the land that she has been occupying for more than 30 years, has been in a land dispute at the court for many years.   She told SAT TV  news that she is seeking clarification on th ...

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Cockrane Rabbit Festival promised to be bigger and better.

  The Cockrane Rabbit Festival Committee (CRFC) in collaboration with the Digicel, Courts, Kubuli, Belfast Estate Ltd and SAT Telecommunications Ltd launched “The National Rabbit Festival 2010” on Tuesday July 13th at Digicel. Although the organizers are faced with the challenge of meeting their budget of $80 000, they promise that this year will, no doubt, be bigger and better. Chairman of ...

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Police still investigating the murder of Ashton ‘Gold Teeth’ Gibbons

Police are still carrying out investigations into the death of Ashton 'Gold Teeth' Gibbons of Marigot, who was stabbed near a garage in Melville Hall last week Friday. Re-elected Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot constituency, Honorable Edison James said that the constituency is saddened by the death.   “I sent our sympathies of the constituency to the parents, family and ...

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Youth advisor encourages Dominican youth to become leaders today!

Youth advisor to the government of Bahamas, Pastor Dave Burrows have called on Dominican youth to become leaders now in order to save their generation and to become role models for upcoming generations.   Pastor Burrows made this appeal at CEM Caribbean 2010 held in Portsmouth from July 5th to 9th, 2010. This year’s conference was held under the theme: ‘developing our region’s youth h ...

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Fete La Coudre fashion show

  The curtains came down on the Fete La Coudre celebrations on Sunday July 11th 2010 at Bath Estate as the organizers held a Miss La Coudre fashion show which made up part of the events scheduled for Sunday evening. The theme incepted for Fete La Coudre this year was “Unity.” Also marking Sunday evening’s event was a grand fair and performances by the original First Serenade band and ...

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Tourism Minister advises the nation to ‘experience Dominica’s under water life’

    The Dominica Watersports Association in collaboration with Jewellers International and the Swiss Army Victorinox indeed complimented the image that Dive Fest portrays with the addition of exotic mermaids as they launched “Dive Fest 2010” on July 9th at the Fort Young Hotel.   The very popular Dive Fest is a two week event which begins on July 9th -18th with the primary aim of ...

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Poetry and dinner night marks Fete La Coudre celebrations

The Bath Estate development committee held a poetry and dinner night on Thursday 8th July in Palm Grove as part of activities marking Fete La Coudre. Patrons clustered in the environs of Palm Grove to show support to this event and to also witness some of Dominica’s talented individuals. President of the Bath Estate development committee, Lindsay George, said that Fete La Coudre is not just an ordinar ...

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Agriculture Minister encourages banana farmers to ‘hold on’

Minister responsible for Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Walter has urged farmers, particularly those involved in the cultivation of bananas to utilize good agricultural practices.   The Minister was at the time addressing the commissioning of an Inland Reception and Distribution Center at Fond Cole.   “Banana cultivation is not backyard gardening. We need to see persons invest in bananas. ...

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Stabbing in Marigot claimed the life of one young man

Unconfirmed reports reaching SAT TV news has indicated that a young man of Marigot was stabbed to death on July 9th, 2010.   According to one source Ashton Gibbons who is in his early twenties was stabbed near a garage close to the Melville hall airport.   The young man is the son of well-known family nurse practitioner Gibbons, who is stationed at the Marigot Hospital.   Police are currently ...

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