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Cooperative Enterprise seeks to empower women during Cooperatives Week 2010

The Bureau of Gender Affairs has described a National Cooperative Conference held on July 7th, as one step towards the implementation of a national policy on gender quality and equity on the island.   The one-day conference was convened by the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, spearheaded by the Cooperative Division, as part of activities marking cooperative week 20 ...

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Millions invested in the banana sub-sector with the commissioning of three Inland Reception and Dist

The Banana Industry Trust commissioned three Inland Reception Distribution Centers in the communities of Fond Cole, Portsmouth and Marigot on July 7th, 2010, estimated at a total of 7 million dollars.   The centers, which were funded by the European Commission in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean under its Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) project, will be used for reception, consolidation and sto ...

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28 Kalinagoes graduate under the Community Capacity Building Project

  A building construction and house retrofit training module came to an end on July 7th, seeing 28 Kalinagoes graduating from the 11-week program. The program was funded by the Government of Dominica and the Caribbean Development Bank to the tune of 8.6 million dollars, and falls under the Carib Territory Community Capacity Building Project.   The primary objective of the project was to enhance th ...

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Bath Estate residents advised to take control of their health

  As activities marking the village feast ‘Fete La Coudre’ in Bath Estate continues, the district health nurse Mrs Daphne Doulgas is advising residents to take responsibility of their health.   Mrs Douglas made this appeal at a health fair held at the Bath Estate Community Center on July 7th, which provided residents with an opportunity to receive free health checks, nutrition advice a ...

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The Dominica Girl Guides Association welcome new members

  The Dominica Girl Guides Association welcomed twelve new members at an enrollment ceremony held last weekend.   Guide Commissioner, Mrs. Baptiste said that the association is pleased to welcome these new members as it signifies strength in the association in continuing to render their services to national development.   The guides were encouraged by their captain to keep the guides’ p ...

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The Bath Estate Community celebrates Fete La Coudre

Parliamentary representative for the Roseau South Constituency, Honorable Ambrose George has called on residents in the Bath Estate community to support the Bath Estate Development Committee as activities marking the village feast; Fete La Coudre, gets underway.   The activities began with an Ecumenical Service at the Bath Estate playing field on Sunday, July 4th. The activities are held under the them ...

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Rotaract Club of Roseau commended at the International Food Fair

Rotaract Club of Roseau has been singled out for its contribution to the success of the annual International Food Fair. The club has been providing voluntary assistance since the inception of the event which is geared toward raising funds for the Roseau Cathedral renovation project.   “I must tell you I am very pleased with the Rotaract Club for the years they have been here with us,” said ...

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Two men on money laundering charge while police seize their assets

A recent case of alleged money laundering has stirred controversial views from the general public while the police remains tight-lipped on the case. Twenty-five-year-old Jowani Gage of Shawford Estate and 33-year-old Edgar Peltier of Point Michel have been released on bail after facing charges of money laundering on July 1st, 2010.   According to the charges brought against Gage, the defendant is alleg ...

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Salisbury Enhancement Committe project

     The Salisbury Enhancement Committee (SEC) and the Salisbury Fisheries Group has collaborated with Lime Dominica to under take a project in Salisbury geared at enhancing the community’s environment. Last week Saturday, June 26th and Sunday June 27th the group commenced the project which included the painting of the fishermen’s building, painting of the basketball scoring house ...

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Director of trade say ‘we need to export more and import less’

  Director of Trade, Dr Eisenhower Douglas has proposed that Dominica’s economy could be developed if we export more and import less. Dr Douglas made the announcement while addressing a discussion on the topic, ‘Building Education and Awareness on the issue of Labour and Gender and their treatment in Trade Agreements’ at Roseau on June 29th, 2010.   The discussion was convened by ...

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