“A holistic approach needed to combat criminality” – Inspector Weekes

Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes is reiterating the importance of accord in combating the issue of criminality on the island.   Inspector Weekes said that while the Government of Dominica and other agencies are partnering to reduce the level of crime on the island, Dominicans should also play their part.   He made this appeal at a youth panel discussion held at Bath Estate ...

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MoE continue efforts to enhance Dominica’s education system

Chief Education Officer Mr Stephenson Hyacinth has said that the Ministry of Education welcomes an EC$11.93 million dollar project launched by the Government of Dominica, as it supports the Ministry in developing a similar project geared towards students with special needs.   Mr Hyacinth said that this project, the Education Enhancement Project, is a continuation of a process to transform the education ...

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Sportsmen and women encouraged to ‘obey their parents and fear God’

Sportsmen and women on the island have been called upon to show respect to each other, but more so, to their parents.   This call was made by the Mayor of Roseau, His Worship Cecil Joseph at the 18th Annual Secondary School Awards Ceremony last week.   “I am saying to you that for you to be successful in life you must respect your parents. Even if your parents are looking like they are same ...

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Lynchburg College partners with Dominica to hold a one-week training for teachers

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development is partnering with the Lynchburg College in Virginia, USA to conduct a one-week training programme in Special Education for a group of 30 teachers from both primary and secondary schools in Dominica.   Special Education Coordinator Mrs Helen Fontaine said that the training is intended to provide specialized training for teachers and other educato ...

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The Dominica Girl Guides Association welcome new members

  The Dominica Girl Guides Association welcomed twelve new members at an enrollment ceremony held last weekend.   Guide Commissioner, Mrs. Baptiste said that the association is pleased to welcome these new members as it signifies strength in the association in continuing to render their services to national development.   The guides were encouraged by their captain to keep the guides’ p ...

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Sineku residents playing field coming soon…

Following the signing of the agreement for the commencement of work on Monday, July 5th the Sineku residents in the Carib Territory can now expect their playing field soon.   Several witnesses were present when Carib Chief Garnette Joseph and the contractor Earl Laudat signed the contract at the site in Sineku on July 5th.   Mr. Joseph said that they have taken measures to quicken the process, as ...

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Scores of students recognized at the 2009/2010 18th Annual Schools Sports Awards Ceremony

Sports coordinator Mr. Trevor shillingford is encouraging school authorities and parents to allow their students and children to take advantage of the many opportunities afforded to them through sports.   Mr. Shillingford made this appeal at the 18th Annual Schools Sports Awards ceremony on July 3rd, 2010 at the Public Service Training Center. The ceremony was held under the theme ‘building bodie ...

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MoE launches an EC$11.93 million Dominica Education Enhancement Project

  The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has launched an educational project geared at enhancing the learning environment at both primary and secondary schools on the island.   The Dominica Education Enhancement Project is funded by the Government of Dominica with counterpart support of US$420,000 a   nd a US$4 million loan facility from the Caribbean Development Bank. ...

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Rotaract Club of Roseau commended at the International Food Fair

Rotaract Club of Roseau has been singled out for its contribution to the success of the annual International Food Fair. The club has been providing voluntary assistance since the inception of the event which is geared toward raising funds for the Roseau Cathedral renovation project.   “I must tell you I am very pleased with the Rotaract Club for the years they have been here with us,” said ...

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Art students encouraged to develop their skills

Art teacher at the St Luke’s Primary School in Pointe Michel, Ms Rosilia Leblanc is hopeful that some of the schools’ talented artists will continue to develop their skills in becoming professional artists in the not-too-distant future. Ms Leblanc was speaking at an art exhibition at the school last week Friday, where students work from grades K to six were displayed.     “ ...

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