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DOMINICA TO RECEIVE $36 MILLION FROM EU FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT

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ambrose-george-and-amos-tincani-9th-edf-budget-support.jpgRoseau, Dominica – December 13, 2007……… The Government’s Programme for economic growth and private sector development received a significant boost with the signing of the financing agreement between the Government of Dominica and the European Commission last week.

 

The assistance will be provided as direct non-targeted budget support and disbursed in three tranches with the first being $15.7 million and the other two EC$10.3 million each.

 

Expected results from the project are the strengthening of customs services to include modernisation and automation of port and customs information and payment systems; strengthening of the investment environment and establishment of an investment promotion agency.

Police Officers charged With Murder

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dominica.jpgTwo servicing police officers on the Commonwealth Of Dominica Police Force were charged with murder when they appeared in court on Tuesday 11, December 2008 in Roseau. The two officers Carlton Williams and special constable Dethros were charged nine days after one of the police officers shot Stan Bruney 30,in the head killing him.

Stan Bruney was a resident of the Carib Territory.

Earlier reports out of village stated that the lawmen were called to investigate a disturbance of an armed man-carrying a cutlass and arriving on the scene one of the officers attempted to calm the man down when he was attacked leaving the other officer with no choice but to shoot Bruney to save his fellow officer’s life.

 

DOMINICA AND CHINA SEEKING TO DEEPEN AREAS OF COOPERATION

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Roseau, Dominica – December 4, 2007…… The Commonwealth of Dominica is chinese_head_of_delegation_receives_gift_from_dca_brewery.jpgseeking to deepen and broaden areas of cooperation with the People’s Republic of China as a fifteen member delegation from Guangdong Province in China continues a four-day visit to Dominica. The delegation which is led by Director General of Foreign Affairs Office of Guangdong Province, Mr. Fu Lang,  arrived on island on Sunday.

 

The purpose of the visit is three-fold:

 

· Promote the bilateral economic and trade relationship between Dominica and China as a follow-up to the visit by Prime Minister, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit in April, 2007;

· Gain better knowledge and understanding  of Dominica’s economic, trade, cultural and tourism development;

· Source possibilities for cooperation in the areas of trade, culture, and tourism between Dominica and China.