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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Agriculture Minister encourages banana farmers to ‘hold on’

Minister responsible for Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Walter has urged farmers, particularly those involved in the cultivation of bananas to utilize good agricultural practices.   The Minister was at the time addressing the commissioning of an Inland Reception and Distribution Center at Fond Cole.   “Banana cultivation is not backyard gardening. We need to see persons invest in bananas. ...

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Poetry and dinner night marks Fete La Coudre celebrations

The Bath Estate development committee held a poetry and dinner night on Thursday 8th July in Palm Grove as part of activities marking Fete La Coudre. Patrons clustered in the environs of Palm Grove to show support to this event and to also witness some of Dominica’s talented individuals. President of the Bath Estate development committee, Lindsay George, said that Fete La Coudre is not just an ordinar ...

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57 Dominicans to compete at the first Annual Q Talent Search 2010

    WICE Q95 FM Radio Station has taken up the challenge to discover, nurture and promote the evolutionary performing arts talent of Dominicans.   The station launched their first Annual Q Talent Search competition at the Flamboyant Hotel on July 7th, aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of local artists, performers and entertainers.   Q95 started their on-air singing competition in Ma ...

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Cooperative Enterprise seeks to empower women during Cooperatives Week 2010

The Bureau of Gender Affairs has described a National Cooperative Conference held on July 7th, as one step towards the implementation of a national policy on gender quality and equity on the island.   The one-day conference was convened by the Ministry of Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, spearheaded by the Cooperative Division, as part of activities marking cooperative week 20 ...

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Bath Estate residents advised to take control of their health

  As activities marking the village feast ‘Fete La Coudre’ in Bath Estate continues, the district health nurse Mrs Daphne Doulgas is advising residents to take responsibility of their health.   Mrs Douglas made this appeal at a health fair held at the Bath Estate Community Center on July 7th, which provided residents with an opportunity to receive free health checks, nutrition advice a ...

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28 Kalinagoes graduate under the Community Capacity Building Project

  A building construction and house retrofit training module came to an end on July 7th, seeing 28 Kalinagoes graduating from the 11-week program. The program was funded by the Government of Dominica and the Caribbean Development Bank to the tune of 8.6 million dollars, and falls under the Carib Territory Community Capacity Building Project.   The primary objective of the project was to enhance th ...

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Millions invested in the banana sub-sector with the commissioning of three Inland Reception and Dist

The Banana Industry Trust commissioned three Inland Reception Distribution Centers in the communities of Fond Cole, Portsmouth and Marigot on July 7th, 2010, estimated at a total of 7 million dollars.   The centers, which were funded by the European Commission in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean under its Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) project, will be used for reception, consolidation and sto ...

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Magistrate Behanzin condemn state officials who partake in illegal activities

  Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin has called on the relevant authorities to pay closer attention to drug-related crimes on the island.   Behanzin, who was at the time addressing a youth discussion at the Calypso House in Bath Estate, said that many young boys are losing their lives at sea because of drugs.   The panel discussion formed part of activities marking Fete La Coudre in the community of ...

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Grammacks New Generation promises a ‘big clash’ this weekend

  They have labeled the show as ‘The Pioneers Clash’!   That’s when cadence pioneers Grammacks New Generation and bouyon pioneers the WCK band will meet at the Krazy Koconuts on Saturday for a grand ‘pioneers clash’.   Jeff Joe of Grammacks said that patrons can expect a good show, with songs like ‘soocooyah’ on the cards, as they give back to their D ...

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