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SENIOR COUNSEL ASTAPHAN SEES NO CONFLICT BETWEEN DOMINICA’S MEMBERSHIP OF ALBA AND ITS OBLIGATIONS T

Roseau, Dominica – March 12, 2008………. One of Caribbean’s leading Lawyers, Dominican-born Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan has refuted claims by a former Caribbean trade negotiator that Dominica’s accession to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) violates its obligations to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)     Mr Astaphan made his views public recently in response…

DOMINICA SIGNING ON TO ALBA DOES NOT UNDERMINE ITS MEMBERSHIP OF CARICOM SAYS PROFESSOR NORMAN GIRVA

Roseau, Dominica – March 07, 2008…….One of the Caribbean’s most eminent academics, Professor Norman Girvan,  disagrees with persons who claim  that Dominica’s  decision to sign on to the Bolivarian Alternative  for the Americas (ALBA) undermines the country’s  membership of  the Caribbean Community(CARICOM).   The distinguished Professor made his views on the issue known in an…

PRIME MINISTER SKERRIT IN BAHAMAS FOR CARICOM 19th INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING

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Roseau, Dominica – March 05, 2008…….Dominica’s Prime prime_minister_skerrit_at_reunion_wive.jpgMinister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit left the State yesterday for The Bahamas to attend the  Nineteenth(19) Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the  CARICOM Community,(CARICOM).

 

Prior to the CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting on March 7 and 8, 2008, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, who is also the Minister for Finance, will attend a meeting of the Council of Finance and Planning (COFAP).

 

The major issues to be discussed by the CARICOM Heads include the rising cost of living, security issues and the status of external trade negotiations including the establishment of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Commission.

GRAND BAY VILLAGE COUNCIL RECEIVES $300,000 FROM DOMINICA GOVERNMENT FOR HOME REPAIRS

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Roseau, Dominica – March 05, 2008……….As its housing revolution pm_skerrit_talks_to_villager_in_grand_bay_feb_2008.jpgcontinues to impact the lives of more Dominicans across the country, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit last week presented a  cheque for $300,000 to the Grand Bay village council  for home repairs and renovation in the community.

 

In an address at the handing-over of the cheque last Tuesday, the Prime Minister also pledged an additional amount of $700,000 to the council once the first tranche of $300,000 has been spent.

 

The Prime Minister emphasised that never in the history of Dominica that “Government has sought to address the housing problem in Dominica in the way that this Government has done”.