Sports Division District Sports Festival

The Sports Division held three out of eight planned district sports festivals last weekend. The festival is geared at providing opportunities for village teams to compete against each other in various sporting games such as basketball, volleyball, football, netball, track and field and rounders. The events took place on the North of the island at the Benjamins Park in Portsmouth and the South West at the Po ...

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Agriculture Insurance Policy soon to be formulated

      Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Matthew Walter is describing a just concluded Agriculture symposium, held at the Jolly Beach Hotel in Antigua last week as very relevant and timely. The conference highlighted the issue of Agriculture Risk Management in the Eastern Caribbean, focusing mainly on Agricultural Insurance. The symposium which was hosted by the government of Antigua and Bar ...

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Local Government Month celebrations dubbed a success

      Minister of Social Services and Community Development, Honourable Gloria Shillingford is describing activities which marked local government during the month of May as successful. Last month, various activities were held throughout the island, all of which were aimed at fostering heightened awareness of the benefits of governance at the local level, as well as rekindling new interest an ...

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Laudat Disaster Management Team propelled upwards

    Sixteen members of the Laudat Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT) participated in a three-day intensive training programme to prepare them for effective response to any disaster that may occur in or near the village. The training was facilitated by a team from the Dominica Red Cross and a Fire Safety Officer from the Fire Prevention Unit, Mr Wayne Letang. The Dominica Red Cross Team was le ...

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Round one of the DBS reading competiton

     Primary schools from the parish of St George, consisting of participants of 13 schools, brought down the curtains for round 1 of the DBS, Ministry of Education and the O.E.C.S reading competition on June 10th, 2010 at the PSU building. This competition which is geared at encouraging students to read and also  developing their love for reading, awarded the St Martin Primary Scho ...

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By-election nominations made

  The Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica has nominated candidates for two by-elections next month, even as it seeks to prevent voting from taking place. The seats of two opposition parliamentarians namely; that of Hector ‘Spags’ John of Salisbury and Mr. Edison James of Marigot were declared vacant by the speaker of the house of assembly after the MPs’ missed three successive sittings of ...

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Liat’s back !

  Liat is back in the skies after a two-day work stoppage by pilots, who had a series of monetary disputes with the airline’s management. For two consecutive days, Wednesday and Thursday, pilots of one of the leading Caribbean airlines had repeatedly called in sick because of their discontentment with the actions of management. The issue by management in refusing to pay monies owed to the pilots from s ...

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Man sentenced to 45 months in jail after pleading guilty to 8 charges

Derrick Jno Baptiste of #3 River Street was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months in jail on June 10th, by Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin, after he pleaded guilty to eight charges brought against him. Jno Baptiste pleaded guilty to intimidation, threats, resisting arrest, obstruction, battery, assault, escape from custody and malicious damage. According to the facts of the court, he was arrested on June 5th, 2010 a ...

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Jah Cure to perform at Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival

Jah Cure, one of reggae’s most revered voices and artists will be among the acts performing at Dominica’s 14th Annual World Creole Music Festival, which will take place October 29th to 31st, 2010.   Iyah Cure, known as Jah Cure, is a Jamaican reggae musician who was given the name Jah Cure by Capleton, who he met while growing up in Kingston. His first hit debuted in March 1997 when he released the sin ...

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