The region to marry Marine Science and Marine Policy

Regional marine scientists are calling for better communication between marine science and marine policy makers in the Caribbean.   This came to the fore at a panel discussion at the Garraway Hotel on July 20th, initiated by the Center for Resource Management and Environment Studies (CERMES) and the University of the West Indies, through the implementation of its Local Area Management Project (LAMP). ...

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National Domino Association raffling a Honda CRV

The Dominica National Domino Association is calling on the general public to support them, as they prepare to host a major fund raising activity to help facilitate their participation the WCDF World Domino Tournament, to be held in St. Lucia from October 1st to 12th 2010.   Public Relations Officer of the National Domino Association, Mr Kerwin Guye said that the tournament will see the participation of ...

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Dominican youth encouraged to ‘stay away from trouble’ during the Summer

One law enforcement official is calling on youth in Dominica to use their summer vacation wisely and to stay away from illegal activities.   Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Police Force, Inspector Claude Weekes is advising young persons especially students, to use their summer vacation as an opportunity to get involved in uplifting activities, geared at making them better citizens. He said tha ...

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Hector ‘Spaggs’ John lashes out at agricultural minister Matthew Walter.

    The newly appointed opposition leader, Hector ‘Spaggs’ John has lashed out at the Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Matthew Walter, for being incapable of dealing with agricultural issues and failing to represent the farmers best interest. As he called for the minister’s resignation, he highlighted several areas where the minister has failed to represent the farmers effecti ...

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Hector ‘Spags’ John sworn in as Opposition UWP Leader

  Parliamentary Representative for the Salisbury Constituency, Mr Hector ‘Spags’ John was sworn in as the opposition leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), at the State House on July 19th, 2010.   Mr John’s appointment came just about one week after by-election victories for the UWP in the Marigot and Salisbury constituencies.   Mr John told those witnessing his oath of a ...

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Soufriere gets a taste of Dive Fest

  Well if you think titanic was the only boat that capsized, think again!   For two Americans, the thought of your boat sinking may be the last thing on your mind, especially when you are in the middle of a canoeing competition.   The two young ladies, whose boat capsized during the competition has described the Koné Kon La and the Kubuli Canoway event as successful, as activities mark ...

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“BLOWS ON THEM!” shouted Mr Norris Charles at UWP public meeting.

  After the official swearing in of the newly appointed opposition leader, Mr. Hector ‘Spaggs’ John, came to a close, the United Workers Party took to the streets later that evening to host a public meeting on July 19th in the city of Roseau. Former parliamentary representative for the Roseau Valley constituency, Mr. Norris Charles said that “The country is in trouble” and we, a ...

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Man fined $ 2000 and warned to stay away from alcohol…

One man, who pleaded guilty to charges of assault, escaping legal custody and threats at the Roseau Magistrate Court on July 20th 2010, was slapped with a $2000 fine by Magistrate Candia George. The defendant was fined $1000 each for threats and escaping custody while he was given no separate penalty for the assault charge. Magistrate George advised the defendant to refrain from using alcohol as it was the ...

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Lessons could be learnt from copyright infringement – Daryl Bobb

Local musician and Chief Executive Officer of publishing company, Seventh Silver Star Inc, Mr Daryl Bobb has said that there are several lessons that can be learnt from a recent copyright infringement lawsuit victory, here in Dominica. A press release issued this week stated that telecommunications provider Digicel, events promoter Peter Prosper and Paz Travel had agreed to settle a court matter with Bobb b ...

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Rehab Center still on the cards for Dominica

Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford, is reminding Dominicans than plans to establish a rehabilitation center in Dominica is still on the cards.   While addressing the 2010/2011 national budget, the minister said that this facility will seek to address the many issues that are plaguing the youth thus making them better citizens.   ...

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