Month: January 2009

REFORM AT THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ENTERS NEW PHASE

Roseau, Dominica – January 14, 2009…… The   programme of reform at the Customs and Excise Division in Dominica   has entered a new phase   through a project funded by the Government of Dominica,  the European Union  and the World Bank and will be executed with assistance from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The reform programme is part of Government’s overall strategy to improve the competitiveness of the trade system in Dominica.  

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SKERRIT SPEAKS OF STRIDES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN EDUCATION AND ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE AT TOWN HALL M

Roseau, Dominica – January 13, 2009………………On the invitation of organisers of the 2008 Thibaud Reunion, the Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit addressed a Town Hall Meeting in the village of Thibaud in late December where he outlined the tremendous strides that have been made by his Government over the last several years, especially with respect to education and road infrastructure in the Vieille Case constituency.

 

According, Hon. Skerrit, who is also Parliamentary Representative for  the area  significant strides have been made in education, where many young persons from that part of the country  are being  granted opportunities to empower themselves irrespective of political or religious affiliation or socio-economic circumstances. Reference was made to the fact that there are countries in the world far richer than Dominica where children will not see a primary school let alone a secondary school.

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ACTING PRIME MINISTER HON. JULIUS TIMOTHY ANNOUNCES AN AMOUNT OF $131,000 FOR HOUSING FOR THE SALISB

A further amount of $25,000 promised to be used for a project

to be identified by Village Council

 

Roseau, Dominica – January 12, 2009…… In his address at the 15th Inaugural Meeting of the Coulibistrie/Morne Rachette Village Council last week, Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Julius Timothy announced that Government has allocated $131,000 to go towards housing assistance  to the people of  the Salisbury constituency, in keeping with a promise made by Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit.

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HUNDREDS ATTEND THANKSGIVING GALA AT STATE HOUSE IN ROSEAU AS DOMINICANS BRING DOWN THE CURTAIN ON

Roseau, Dominica – January 12, 2009……………….. Hundreds of Dominicans converged on the grounds of the State House in Roseau on Sunday, December 28, 2008 for the Reunion 2008 Thanksgiving Gala to bring to a close the last major event in the year long programme of activities marking Dominica’s 30th anniversary of independence.

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A LOUDER VOICE FOR THE SERVICES SECTOR IN DOMINICA

Roseau, Dominica – January 12, 2009 ……..A Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) will be launched in Dominica on Friday, January 16th 2009, at 10:00 am at the Public Service Training Centre. The launch will be preceded by a half-day sensitization seminar which will be convened at the Garraway Hotel on Wednesday, January 14th 2009 from 09.00 am where all services associations and individuals will come together to be briefed on the importance of services to the Dominican economy as well as services as it relates to the various agreements such as the recently concluded Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the Revised CARICOM Treaty and the Proposed OECS Economic Union Treaty.

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EISENHOWER DOUGLAS HOSTS SEMINAR ON Ph. D Thesis

Sustaining Economic Development in a Small Island Developing State: the Case of Dominica

 

Roseau, Dominica – January 12, 2009………………... The University of the West Indies Open Campus in Roseau was the ideal setting for a seminar by Dominican Economist,                             Dr. Eisenhower Douglas on his thesis: Sustaining Economic Development in a Small Island Developing State: the Case of Dominica.

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