Night landing at Melville Hall by the last quarter of 2009 says Minister for Ports
Roseau, Dominica – November 24, 2008…….. Minister for Public Utilities, Energy and Ports, Hon. Charles Savarin has expressed his satisfaction with the progress of works at the Melville Hall Airport. The Minister made the disclosure during his latest site visit to the Melville Hall Airport last Thursday.
Prime Minister Skerrit announces changes to his Cabinet with
more changes to follow in the new year
Roseau, Dominica – November 21, 2008…….. Senator Sonia Williams was yesterday sworn in as the new Minister for Education, Human Resource Development, Sports and Youth Affairs. On Tuesday, November 18, 2008, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit announced changes to his Cabinet and promised further changes in the new year.
Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, November 18, 2008…… The Government of Dominica in its quest to improve the enabling environment and to improve the approval process for the granting of fiscal incentives has delegated the responsibility from Cabinet to an Approval Committee for the granting of fiscal incentivesup to an investment level of EC$2,000,000.
Effective Friday November 21, 2008, Dominican consumers will be paying less to fill their gas tanks, following Government’s decision to drop prices in keeping with the fall in price on the international market.
Overall objective of EU-funded programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Tourism Sector
Roseau, Dominica – November 19, 2008…….. The Government of Dominica has embarked on a programme that is designed to improve the competitiveness of the tourism sector, a sector that contributed over EC$160 million into the Dominican economy last year and created more than 2,500 direct jobs.
The Tourism Sector Development Programme (TSDP) is a two year programme which is being financed under the European Union’s Special Framework of Assistance (SFA) 2006 to the tune of 2.7 million Euros($10.2 million ECD).
Amnesty in effect from Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – Monday, January 12, 2009
Roseau, Dominica – November 18, 2008…….. Minister for National Security, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore has reiterated the commitment of the Government to ” jam the brakes on those persons who keep and use illegal firearms.
The Minister said that while Dominica is regarded as the most peaceful place in the entire region, he acknowledged that there exists “within our society a small minority of deviant and malicious persons who seem committed on perpetrating acts of criminality”.
New thrust on maintaining platforms of energy, agriculture, tourism and enhanced citizenship
Roseau, Dominica – November 17, 2008…….. Dominica’s Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has laid out his vision for Dominica as the Government seeks to build a modern economy in the face of mounting challenges in the international arena.
In his Address to the Nation at the Parade of Uniformed Groups on November 3rd 2008, the Prime Minister said that at the national level, “the new thrust must be based on maintaining platforms of energy, agriculture, tourism and enhanced citizenship“.
Prime Minister Skerrit highlights the challenges Dominica faces in this New World Order
Roseau, Dominica – November 14, 2008…….. In his address to the Nation at the Parade of Uniformed Groups on Independence Day, November 3rd 2008, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit stated that due to the major changes that have taken place in the world’s political and economic architecture in the last thirty years, changes are needed to respond to the challenges of the modern era.
Roseau, Dominica – November 13, 2008…….. Mr. Raymond Lawrence and the Dubique Cultural Group were jointly awarded the prestigious Edward Oliver Leblanc Trophy for their contribution to Dominica’s culture at the 2008 National Cultural Gala at the Botanic Gardens in Roseau on Sunday, November 2nd 2008.
The National Cultural Gala is one of the highlights of the independence activities when all groups from all over the island converge on one stage to display their talents in the varied manifestations of Dominica’s rich cultural heritage.