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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”.

DOMINICA’S PRIME MINISTER JOINS HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS AS DOMINICAN LOUISA JOSEPH 108 IS LAID TO REST

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Roseau, Dominica – March 04, 2008……….Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit was among hundreds of mourners who gathered in Vieille Case on Saturday afternoon for the funeral of  one hundred and eight year old (108) Louisa Joseph of Vieille Case affectionately known as ‘Awo’.   According to media personality Alex Bruno who read the…

PRIME MINISTER SKERRIT PLEDGES $2 MILLION AS CABRITS HERITAGE AND ECOLOGY CENTRE IS LAUNCHED

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Roseau, Dominica – February 25, 2008……… Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has chec_cheque_by_pm_skerrit_feb_2008.jpgpledged Government’s commitment to the completion of the restoration work at the Cabrits National Park in Portsmouth by making a financial contribution towards the establishment of The Cabrits Heritage and Ecology Centre (CHEC).

 

At a brief ceremony at the Cabrits recently, the Prime Minister presented a cheque for $250,000 to Dr. Lennox Honychurch, representing the first instalment of an amount of $2 million needed to establish the Centre at the Cabrits designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Dominica’s Prime Minister Address to the Dominican People

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Prime Minister’s Address to the Nation
28th February 2008
My fellow Dominicans,

The brilliant statesman, Otto von Bismarck, once said “man cannot create the current of events; he can only float with it and steer”. When in May 2005 you reaffirmed your confidence in the Dominica Labour Party to continue to steer our country to a brighter future, I promised you leadership that would be responsible and would always act in your best interests.

pmskrt.jpgSince then, there has been a gathering current of challenges, imposed by developments at the global and regional levels and even by nature itself. Small vulnerable states like ours are being challenged to be bold, adaptive and innovative in order to survive, and to provide their citizens with the opportunity for a reasonable standard of living.

In my Budget Address last year, I shared with you some elements of our Growth and Social Protection Strategy. This strategy provides the frame for going forward with economic growth and poverty reduction programmes, while ensuring respect for economic fundamentals. I emphasized that ignoring these fundamentals would lead us back along the slippery slope to crisis and chaos. In my concluding remarks, I re-affirmed Government’s commitment to striving in concrete ways towards making our country a better place – a place where our people can have the opportunity to contribute to improving the quality of their lives.

PROGRESS ON THE WAITUKUBULI NATIONAL TRAIL PROJECT

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Roseau, Dominica – February 21, 2008………Progress is being made in the implementation of the $14 Million ECD Waitukubuli National Trail Project (WNTP).

 

acting_agriculture_minister_timothy_walks_part_of_the_trail.jpgLast Friday, a group led by the then acting Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Hon. Julius Timothy,  visited one of the 14 segments that will form part of the Waitukubuil National Trail.

 

A series of training programmes in Trail Construction and Maintenance and Vegetation Management have taken place in recent weeks. The group was able to witness one of the training sessions which took place in the vicinity of the Emerald Pool Eco-Tourist site and ran from Tuesday, February 12, 2008 to Saturday February 16, 2008.