Cabinet to meet Overseas Nationals at the State House on Wednesday
Roseau, Dominica – October 27, 2008………. Hundreds of Dominicans based abroad are expected at the State House in Roseau on Victoria Street, on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 9am for a dialogue with the Cabinet led by Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit.Continue reading
Roseau, Dominica – October 24, 2008……….On the first anniversary of the formal opening of the Windsor Park Stadium on Friday, October 24, 2008, Minister for Education, Hon. Vince Henderson used the occasion of the 2008 National Youth Rally at the Windsor Park to call on Dominicans to remember the words of the late great Mr. Henkel Christian in a speech he delivered on November 3rd 1978- the date Dominica gained political independence from Britain.Continue reading
Consumers in Dominica will benefit from further relief in the cost of fuel at the pump, and liquefied petroleum gas commonly referred to as ‘cooking gas’, following government’s decision to drop petroleum prices in keeping with the fall in price on the international market.Continue reading
Reunion Committee Chairman Hubert Charles examines the journey Dominica
has travelled in thirty years of political independence
Roseau, Dominica – October 22, 2008……….Executive Chairman of the National Reunion 2008 Committee, Mr. Hubert Charles, used the opening of a three(3) day Reunion Development Conference on Tuesday to examine the journey Dominica has travelled in the 30 years since the country attained nationhood.Continue reading
Parliament approves Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2008
Roseau, Dominica – October 20, 2008…… The Tax Reform programme of the Government of Dominica has entered the second phase with the passage in Parliament last week of the Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2008.
In the 2007/2008 Budget Address, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit announced the first phase of a comprehensive income tax adjustment programme, to be implemented over a three year period. As a result of that adjustment an additional 1,036 persons in Dominica stopped paying income tax.Continue reading
Parliament approves Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act 2008
Roseau, Dominica – October 20, 2008………..The passage in Parliament last week of several amendments to the Value Added Tax Act of 2005 will yield benefits to several sectors of the Dominican economy:Continue reading
Government approves initial amount of $3 million for fisheries sub-sector including an amount of $250 per week for one month for fisherfolk
Based on information provided by the Minister with responsibility for Fisheries, Hon. Matthew Walter, one hundred and fifty-three (153) boats have been severely damaged or lost and fisherfolk suffered damage to their engines, outboard motors, boat houses, fish aggregating devices(FADS) and other equipment. Five hundred (500) fisherfolk were affected.Continue reading
Roseau, Dominica – October 17, 2008……. The Government of Dominica in collaboration with the European Union, The Regional Council of Guadeloupe, the Agence Francaise de Developpement and other French development partners is forging head with plans to exploit the country’s geothermal resource. This information came to light at the first Project Steering Committee Meeting for the Geothermal project held recently.
The Meeting was attended by Minister for Energy, Hon. Charles Savarin, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Vincent Philbert, Senior Project Officer in the Ministry of Public Utilities, Mr. Michael Fadelle, National Authorizing Officer of the European Development Fund, Mr. Edward Lambert, Mr. Paul Mondesir from the Office of the European Commission in Barbados and officials from DOMLEC, the Independent Regulatory Commission and the Private Sector.Continue reading