Double landslide in Soufriere

The Public Works Corporation has been commended for their quick intervention following two weekend landslides in Soufriere.   According to villagers in the area, the two landslides which occurred on Friday and Sunday respectively hampered vehicular traffic for a short period of time, but were cleared quickly by heavy equipment.   It is said that the recent rains may have triggered the landslides. ...

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DFP calls for a strategic plan in education

The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) has called on the government of Dominica to develop a strategic plan to utilize the finances made available by the Chinese Government for investment in the education sector.   Executive member of the DFP, Mr Herbert Sabaroche made this appeal at a DFP press conference last week Friday.   Mr Sabaroche said that government’s plan should incorporate the support ...

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WAWU challenges LIAT’s closure decision

President of the Water Front and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), Mr Kertist Augustus has said that there are several lessons that can be learnt from the ongoing battle between LIAT’s management and employees in the Caribbean.   His comments came following a decision by LIAT last month to close 9 city offices in the Caribbean; leaving close to 49 employees out of jobs.   The union, who is challe ...

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LIME undertakes a $ 22,000 beautification project

LIME Dominica unveiled its beautification project on July 15th 2010 on the Goodwill/Roseau link road; a $22,000 project that the company says represents an act of cooperation between the company and the government and people of Dominica.   The project involved the planting of trees, brush and grass along the entire roadway with the installation of park benches opposite the riverside of the road.   ...

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Dominican cricketers applauded for their great achievements

Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports, Honorable Justina Charles hosted a reception last evening in the honor of the Dominica Cricket team, who captured the Inaugural Windward Islands 20/20 cricket tournament championship in St Vincent and the Grenadines.   Sports Coordinator in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Mr. Trevor Shillingford applauded the cricketers on their victory and said that t ...

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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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Registration still open at Irie Eco Summer Program

While the summer kicks into high gear, students or children between the ages of 5 to 11 wishing to join a summer program, may still have time to do so.   The 4th International Irie Eco children’s summer program which started at Alliance Francaise on July 12th is still open for registration, and is promising its students tons of funs in an eco-friendly style.   The volunteers are also seeking ...

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An abattoir to be built in Dominica soon

Plans are underway for the construction of an abattoir in Dominica; an industrial facility where animals will be processed for consumption as food products.   This pronouncement was made by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Samuel Carette during a feeds workshop for pig and poultry farmers on July 15th, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the East Caribbean Flour Mills ...

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Fond Cole residents fear that a blocked drain may soon pose as a health hazard in the Community

Residents in the Fond Cole area are calling on the relevant authorities to address a drainage problem in their community, which they say are causing havoc when it rains. According to one resident, the issue has been at hand for more than two years and poses as a serious problem to both pedestrians and motorists in the area.   The Fond Cole resident said that this situation does not only affect resident ...

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Police continue search for missing teenagers lost at sea

  Rescue operations continue for two teenagers who were involved in an accident at sea in the Riviere Cyrique area on Wednesday, July 14th. Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes spoke to SAT TV gave more details on the incident.   “Police can confirm that two teenagers are missing, Jermisca St Ville, 13 years of Boetica and Daniel Joseph 16 years of Boetica as well. They al ...

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