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Parliament proceeds despite the Opposition’s boycott

Prime Minister of Dominica and Minister of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Information Technology, Honorbale Roosevelt Skerrit has insisted that the opposition’s protest was not a valid reason to discontinue the proceedings of parliament.   The Prime Minister, who tabled a schedule of supplementary appropriation for the first quarter of 2010/2011 amounting to $12,570,233.51, described the opposition ...

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‘Road Safety Audit’ is the first for Dominica – Public Works Minister

Minister responsible for Public Works and Public Utilities, Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore has said that the Government of Dominica is pleased to have undertaken a Road Safety Audit for the first time in Dominica.   A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is basically the formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multi-disciplinary team.   It qualitativ ...

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There is a complete disregard for the rule of law says Norris Prevost

Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, Honorable Norris Prevost has said that government’s total disregard for the rule of law is having a negative impact on the country’s democracy.   Mr Prevost told a UWP press conference that the Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration’s disregard for the rule of law will have serious implications for the country if it ...

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The Government of Dominica pays tribute to the late David Thompson

  As tribute continues to pour in for the late Prime Minister David Thompson, the Government of Dominica has joined the rest of the region and the wider world in expressing its deepest sympathies to the Government and people of Barbados on the passing of their former Prime Minister, the Honourable David John Howard Thompson.   While extending sincere condolences to Honourable Thompson’s wido ...

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The Douglas family remembers Roosevelt ‘Rosie’ Douglas with a memorial mass

Immediate relatives of the late former Prime Minister Roosevelt Douglas marked the 10th anniversary of his with a short mass officiated by Father Herman Sharplis last week Friday at the families estate in Hampstead.   Rosie died suddenly on October 1st, 2010 just after being elected in office as Prime Minister for nine months.   Relatives at the mass included his son Tiyani Behanzin, his sister At ...

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‘He continues to mislead the nation’- Edison James

Parliamentary Representative for the Marigot constituency and President of the United Workers Party, Honorable Edison James has condemned statements made by the Dominica’s Prime Minister, describing them as ‘disrespectful and misleading’.   James told a UWP press conference that the Prime Minister continues to show total disregard for Dominica’s law and constitution, and that th ...

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Exporting convicts stains china’s reputation

  Several Dominicans are expressing concern about the status of the Chinese Work Force, currently working on the West Coast Road Rehabilitation Project, after a recent article circulating in the media, stated that China has devised a novel strategy to relieve pressure on its overcrowded prisons, by using convicts as labourers on overseas projects in the developing world.   The article which is tit ...

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Hector ‘Spags’ John says the UWP has a solid foundation

  Newly Appointed Opposition Leader Hector ‘Spags’ John said that the United Workers Party is currently focusing on building their base. John made this statement during an interview with SAT TV News, as he continued to advocate for the implementation of Electoral Reform. According to him, the Party has a solid foundation, which he is hoping to build upon as Leader of the Opposition.   ...

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit dismisses rumors about a secret trip

  Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit is dispelling the notion that his recent trip to the African Continent was a secret visit. He said that it cannot be a secret visit, given the fact that it was mentioned in Parliament during the 2009/2010 National Budget Presentation.   ‘The Prime Minister decides sometimes whether he wants to issue a Press Release that he is going t ...

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The establishment of a libyan bank in the caribbean one step closer

  Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has disclosed that the establishment of a Libyan Bank in the Caribbean Region is one step closer to becoming a reality. Prime Minister Skerrit made this disclosure at a Press Briefing held on Tuesday August 03rd, 2010 to update the nation on his recent trip to the African Continent, where he visited the Kingdom of Morrocco, Uganda and Libya. He ...

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