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Opposition Wants PM to Clear The Air on USAID Expulsion Agreement

Another call has been sounded by the leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Honourable Edison James, for Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to clear the air, on whether or not Dominica signed the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) Agreement to expel the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In a press conference held on Wednesday June 27th, at the United Workers ...

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Hon. Norris Prevost Makes a Stern Statement on Economic Crisis in Dominica

Honorable Norris Prevost, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central constituency seems rather apprehensive of Dominica’s financial situation. Mr. Prevost states that though the united workers party accumulated funds for the construction of an international airport before their termination from government, one has still yet to be constructed. ...

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Residents of Concord Calls for Project Halt

Residents of Concord are expressing dissatisfaction and displeasure with the road project coordinated by gadacan and thegovernment of Dominica. A resident of the community Jeffert Crafton is calling on the government and the people of Dominica to put a foot down so that this project will come to a halt or at least take a different path. Mr. Crafton told sat tv news that more than one aspect of their develop ...

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Germany to Provide Assistance to the Government of Dominica in Several Sectors

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany will be providing assistance to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica in the areas of tourism, environmental protection and in the development of wind and solar energy. His Excellency Stefan Schueleter, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Commonwealth of Dominica made this disclosure while presenting his credentials to the President ...

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UWP Petitions Trial Begins at the High Court

The trial regarding the non-qualification of Prime Minister Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit and Honorable Petter Saint Jean, who contested the 2009 general elections, began on March 31st, 2011, at the High Court, at the Baracoon Building in Roseau. The election petitions were filed in the high court by the United Workers Party candidates, following the December 18th general elections in 2009. During the trial, ...

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Senator Ron Green challenges Honourable Petter Saint Jean

  Leader of the Oppostion United Workers Party Senator Ron Green believes that recent statements made by the Minister of Education and Parliamentary Representative for the La Plaine Constituency Honourable Petter Saint Jean in his support  is just a mere joke.   Earlier this month, Saint Jean told parliament that he supports calls made by Senator Ron Green for the construction of a secondary ...

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Austrie calls for the removal of what he dubs as satanic anti-government banners

  While speaking on the issue of national pride, Government Minister Reginald Austrie made mention of the controversy surrounding the Office of the President.   Given the fact that government has revealed exactly how the $ 27 Million will be spent, Austrie says it is clear for all Dominicans to see that the information that is being disseminated by their critics is erroneous, and so he called for ...

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UWP Calls Again for Funding for Voter ID Cards

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE UNITED WORKERS PARTY     The United Workers Party once again calls on Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit to release the necessary funds to the Electoral Commission so that the decision of the Commission to clean the voter’s list and provide ID cards can be implemented without further delay.   It is alarming and highly unacceptable that as recently as three months ago, off ...

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Perpetrators of firearms related crimes to face stiffer penalties at the courts

  An act to regulate the use and distribution of firearms and ammunition in Dominica was just one of two bills that were tabled by the Prime Minister of Dominica and Minister of Finance, Honorable Roosevelt Skerrit, at the eighth meeting of the first session of the eighth parliament, at the house of assembly, earlier today.   While speaking to the media moments before the commencement of parliamen ...

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