23 juveniles currently remanded at the Dominica State Prison

    Director of Camp Rescue Londonderry, Father Franklyn Cuffy is expressing concerns over the number of juveniles who are currently remanded at the Dominica State Prison. According to the redemptory priest, it is rather alarming that a total of 23 juveniles are presently incarcerated at the State Prison, even while the constitution clearly states that they should be placed in a rehabilitation cen ...

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Landslide damages house in Fond Cole

­­­A family of five is terrified for their lives as a landslide rattled their home causing serious damage to numerous areas in Fond Cole near the Asphalt Plant on Friday June 25th. Susan Maffei the mother of three is also concerned about the constant water which drips alongside her house which undoubtedly poses as a health hazard. Ms Maffei is scared for the lives and health of her family especi ...

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Blood Bank Unit calls for more donors

The Blood Bank Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital is sending an appeal for more blood donors, in ensuring that blood is always available at the Bank.   Ms Pierre of the Bank Blood Unit made the appeal at a Health Walk held in observance of World Blood Donors Day last week Saturday.   “We are trying to engage our young people, those that are young in age and young in heart; everybody, to ...

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Original Serenade plans to ‘bring back real music’ to their fans

While some persons may say that there can never be a replacement for the First Serenade Band, one man is saying that there is now an alternative; the Original Serenade Band!   Public Relations Officer of the Original Serenade Band, Mr Christopher Dangleben told SAT TV News that their decision to form this band is two-fold. He said that the band which is made up of seven of the ten First Serenade Band m ...

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The Pottersville Development Committee award persons in their community

The Pottersville Development Committee has recognized a number of persons within their community who have made tremendous contributions to the fishing industry.   Several persons received special awards last weekend as part of activities marking Pottersville’s Feast called ‘Fete Lord Borde’. Some of the awardees included Mr George Moreau, Vigil Laurent, Clayton Morancie and Abdul Maso ...

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One man of delices charged on 4 offenses

    Four charges which include cultivation of cannabis, possession of cannabis, threat and wounding has been brought against Joshua Etienne of the community of Delices, at the Roseau Magistrate Court on Tuesday June 29th 2010. Mr. Etienne pleaded guilty to the drug offenses and was fined $1000 for cultivating cannabis, which is due by August 31st, 2010 or in default 2 months imprisonment. He was a ...

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Folk musician concert at the Alliance Francais

Patrons gathered in large numbers at the Alliance Francais on Saturday June 26th to get a taste of something different as the US Embassy hosted the Joe Jencks folk musician concert. Mr. Jencks is currently touring the Eastern Caribbean and embraces the opportunity to focus on social justice and injustice and labour rights through music. His soothing vocals and skillful guitar playing has caused him to climb ...

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Court News!

    In court news, 27 year old Kenworth Yannick Alexander of Woodfordhill was fined $550 after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis at the Roseau Magistrate’s Court on June 28th, 2010. Mr Alexander, who had in his possession 2 bags of cannabis, was apprehended by the police on Saturday, June 26th, 2010.  His fine is to be paid by September 30th 2010, in default 3 months imprisonmen ...

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Scores of fans pay tribute to Michael Jackson locally

   A year after Michael Jackson's death, his fan base remained committed to keeping his memory alive, as hundreds gathered at The Cove to commemorate the star's death. Fans of the King of Pop mourned his passing and celebrate his life in grand style, when Carijazz and Mirror Entertainment joined the rest of the world in presenting one of the many Michael Jackson’s Memorial Concert on Friday June 2 ...

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West Indies Coach slams careless batsmen

West Indies Coach Ottis Gibson has expressed disappointing views saying that he was not satisfied with the way West Indies batted on the opening day of the third and final test against South Africa on Saturday, June 26th, 2010.    Gibson said that the uncommitted approach of the batsmen resulted in his side being bowled out for a modest 231 in their first innings, after they elected to bat on a ha ...

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