Roseau, Dominica – January 9, 2008……………….. Residents of the community of Canefield will have an opportunity to discuss their ideas and plans for the future development of their community when the Parliamentary Representative, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore and Minister for Urban Renewal, Hon. Julius Timothy hold a Town Hall Meeting in Canefield next week. The…
Roseau , Dominica – January 9, 2008………………..The ability of the Police to maintain law and order has been greatly enhanced with the provision of fifteen new vehicles to the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force by the Government of Dominica in the last three months.
On Friday, December 14, 2007, six new vehicles were handed over to the Police Force by Minister for National Security, Labour and Immigration, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. This handover of vehicles followed hot on the heels of the provision of six vehicles by the Government to the Police. a few weeks earlier.
And at a short ceremony at the Police Training School at Morne Bruce on Monday, January 7, 2008, Hon. Blackmoore handed the keys for another three (3) vehicles to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Matthias Lestrade.
Speaking at the handing over of the additional three vehicles on Monday, Minister for National Security, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore announced the provision of additional resources to the Police as well as investments in the construction of a new Police Station in Grand Bay and repairs and alterations to Police Stations in Soufriere, St. Joseph and Calibishie in the months ahead.
In the next few weeks Government will provide a 30-seater bus to the Police Force. A Scenes of Crime vehicle costing $334,000, equipped with all the tools necessary to enhance investigations towards the solving of crimes will also be provided. (ENDS)
Roseau , Dominica – January 7, 2008………………..In his address to the Reunion Wivé activity on January 1, 2008, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit told Dominicans that the world Dominica operated in when it gained independence nearly thirty years ago had changed significantly.
“This great clarion call to visit the homeland is being sent out at a critical juncture in our history and in our development. This harsh reality is that the Dominica that is our home today is not, cannot and should not be the same Dominica that Britain handed over to us in 1978. The world in which Dominica now has to operate is a changed place,” the Prime Minister stated.
Roseau, Dominica – January 3, 2008……………….. In his address at Reunion Wivé on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau on January 1, 2008, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit reflected on the full meaning of the theme for Reunion Year 2008, ‘ Celebrating the journey together’. “Our theme invites us to journey together. ‘ Together’…
Roseau, Dominica – January 1, 2008………………..Not even intermittent showers were enough to stop hundreds of Dominicans from converging on the Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in Roseau from 3 am on January 1, 2008 for Reunion Wivé- an activity full of symbolism, heralding the start of a year long programme of activities in commemoration of Dominica’s 30th Anniversary of Independence.
The Eugenia Charles Boulevard was impressively decorated with arches as well as representations and illustrations of Dominican and Caribbean life and culture.
The highlight of Reunion Wivé was the arrival of the Reunion Torch on a Kalinago Flotilla of canoes after which the Carib Chief of Dominica, Mr. Charles Williams symbolically handed over the Torch to the Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit in full view of the hundreds gathered to witness this historic event.
Roseau, Dominica – December 28, 2007……… A flotilla of canoes depicting the first inhabitants of Dominica, the Kalinago, will leave the southern tip of Dominica and travel to the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth at just before 5am on Tuesday, January 1, 2008. A Reunion torch will be handed to Prime Minister Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit to signal the start of Reunion Wivé- a grand and spectacular extravaganza to launch the commencement of activities to mark Dominica’s 30th year as an Independent Nation.
The Dame Eugenia Charles Boulevard in the Capital City of Roseau will be the venue for Reunion Wivé, (Reunion has arrived). It will include Prayer and Praise, Cultural and Artistic Performances and musical interludes.
Roseau, Dominica – December 27, 2007……… In the keynote address at a National Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases in Dominica, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted the incidence of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) in the country.
As a follow-up to the CARICOM Heads of Government Summit on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases held in Trinidad in July, 2007 and on the initiative of Dominica’s Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Health and the Environment convened a National Summit on the epidemic recently at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau.
According to Hon. Skerrit, the main causes of CNCDs in Dominica include an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol abuse. Diseases of the circulatory system and cancers are the leading causes of death among Dominicans.
Roseau, Dominica – December 24, 2007………… Minister for Economic Development and Urban Renewal, Hon. Julius Timothy has unveiled aspects of Government’s plans to transform the Capital City of Roseau as part of its Roseau Development Plan.
The Minister made the remarks at the Ninth Inaugural Meeting of the Roseau City Council held recently at the Arawak House of Culture.
According to the Minister, the Plan seeks generally to address the improvement the physical environment of the Roseau Area, overall development of the City, particularly housing and improvement of the Tourism assets in Roseau.
Roseau, Dominica – December 20, 2007………… Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, Hon. Charles Savarin has highlighted the reforms now underway in Dominica’s judicial system.
Hon. Savarin who is the Minister for Public Utilities, Energy, Ports and the Public Service made the disclosure at a Presentation Forum on Reform of the Systems and Institutions relating to the Administration of Justice in Dominica which took place recently.
According to the Minister, reform of the judicial system in Dominica is also supported by the World Bank. This programme provides technical assistance to the Government to implement key components of its public sector modernization strategy, focused on streamlining the public sector to increase the efficiency of service delivery while at the same time, lowering costs.