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Dominica Freedom Party criticize DLP’s budget

The Dominica Freedom Party has said that once again, the Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration has failed in its promises to the Dominican people as no immediate relief measures were listed in their 2010/2010 budget.   At a press conference on July 16th, political leader of the party Mrs Judith Pestaina said that while the DLP continue to boast of economic development, the level of poverty and unemploym ...

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PM Skerrit launches his ‘pathway to a higher level’

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on Dominicans at home and abroad to join hands and put their shoulders to the wheel in a determined effort to take all Dominicans to the higher level of progress.  During his budget address on Tuesday, the prime minister said that building a new Dominica requires the cooperation and participation of all Dominicans.   He said that in the upcoming fiscal t ...

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Public Works Minister promises a better road network to Dominicans

Public Works Minister Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore has said that the allocation of $28.6 million reflected in the 2010/2011 budget under recurrent expenditures is aimed at building a solid road network in Dominica; one that will provide several benefits to citizens.   Mr Blackmoore told SAT TV News that the government of Dominica believes that such a measure will result in less expenses in the event of ...

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Pm Skerrit presents EC$440.3 Million budget despite the Opposition’s absence at Parliament

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Foreign Affairs and Information Technology, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit presented a $440.3 million budget to parliament when they met for the fifth meeting of the first session of the eighth parliament at the House of Assembly in Roseau on July 13th. The draft estimates of expenditure comprised total recurrent expenditure of $299,754,936 and capital expenditure of $1 ...

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Opposition describes by-election victory as a demand for fair democracy

A by-election in Dominica on Friday, 9th July has resulted in the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) retaining its two seats declared vacant by the Speaker of the country's parliament.   Preliminary results indicate that former Prime Minister Edison James and his United Workers Party colleague Hector John both held on to their constituencies.   Their seats were declared vacant in April by s ...

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By-elections get underway in Marigot and Salisbury

  The choice for the Parliamentary Representatives of the Salisbury and Marigot constituencies will be confirmed on Monday as polling stations were opened for the entire day July 9th, for by-elections in those communities.   The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidates Bentley ‘Tolo’ Royer and Dayton Baptiste of the Salisbury and Marigot Constituencies respectively will go head-to-head w ...

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Sineku residents playing field coming soon…

Following the signing of the agreement for the commencement of work on Monday, July 5th the Sineku residents in the Carib Territory can now expect their playing field soon.   Several witnesses were present when Carib Chief Garnette Joseph and the contractor Earl Laudat signed the contract at the site in Sineku on July 5th.   Mr. Joseph said that they have taken measures to quicken the process, as ...

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Government asks Clico to discontinue the issuance of new policies in Dominica

    The Government of Dominica has advised the branch manager of Clico International Life Ltd. to discontinue the issuing of new policies in Dominica until further notice. In a letter to the insurance company, the Government said that it has been monitoring the developments with regard to the operations of Clico, and has found it necessary to seize the issuing of new policies in Dominica until fur ...

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Agriculture Insurance Policy soon to be formulated

      Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Matthew Walter is describing a just concluded Agriculture symposium, held at the Jolly Beach Hotel in Antigua last week as very relevant and timely. The conference highlighted the issue of Agriculture Risk Management in the Eastern Caribbean, focusing mainly on Agricultural Insurance. The symposium which was hosted by the government of Antigua and Bar ...

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By-election nominations made

  The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica has nominated candidates for two by-elections next month, even as it seeks to prevent voting from taking place. The seats of two opposition parliamentarians namely; that of Hector ‘Spags’ John of Salisbury and Mr. Edison James of Marigot were declared vacant by the speaker of the house of assembly after the MPs’ missed three successive sittings of ...

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