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THE WORLD HAS CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE DOMINICA WAS GRANTED NDEPENDENCE.

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pmskrt.jpgRoseau , 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.

PM SKERRIT REFLECTS ON THE THEME FOR REUNION YEAR ‘CELEBRATING THE JOURNEY TOGETHER’

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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’…

DOMINICANS CELEBRATE REUNION WIVÉ AS THE COUNTRY ENTERS ITS 30TH YEAR AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION

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kalingo_child_prepares_to_light_reunion_torch.jpgRoseau, 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.

DOMINICA TO OPEN CELEBRATIONS FOR REUNION YEAR 2008 WITH GRAND REUNION WIVE ACTIVITY

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hon._loreen_bannis-roberts_at_reunion_wive_press_con_dec_2007.jpg 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.

PRIME MINISTER SKERRIT HIGHLIGHTS THE INCIDENCE OF CHRONIC NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN DOMINICA

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dignitaries_at_summit_on_non-communicable_diseases_in_roseau_dec_2007.jpg 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.