Month: March 2009

Former Italian Government Minister was instrumental in securing ten school buses for the Governmen

Roseau, Dominica – March 30, 2009……………… Mayor of the Italian City of Milan,                   Ms. Letizia Moratti, who played a pivotal role in securing ten school buses for the Government of Dominica, leads a fifteen (15) member delegation to Dominica on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. The delegation includes members of her Cabinet and officials of Expo Milan 2015.

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Prime Minister Skerrit and new Japanese Ambassador sign Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement for US$7. 6 million Fisheries Centre at Portsmouth


Roseau, Dominica – March 27, 2009………………Dominica’s Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed his gratitude to the Government of Japan for honouring a commitment it made several years ago to finance the construction of a modern Fisheries Centre in the Town of Portsmouth.


Speaking at the signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at the Financial Centre, Prime Minister Skerrit expressed his gratitude to the Government and people of Japan and spoke of the strength of the relationship between the two countries.

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Roseau, Dominica – March 25, 2009……………… The International Organisation for Migration(IOM) in partnership with the  Government of Dominica  is hosting a two-day training seminar aimed at building capacity  within institutions in Dominica  to combat  human trafficking   for government  officials and civil society organisations starting today, Wednesday March 25  at the Police Training School at Morne Bruce.

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Popular Jamaican Singer Slapped With Murder Charge

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon. Mar. 23, 2009: A popular Jamaican dancehall singer has been slapped with a murder charge.

Police on Saturday charged Ninja Man, born Desmond John Ballentine, with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in last Monday`s killing of a 20-year-old man on Marl Road in Kingston.

Ninja Man, 43 of Annotto Bay, Jamaica, is known for his controversial and pro-gun lyrics and his stuttering and melodramatic style of music.

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Natasha Richardson laid to rest in the Hudson Valley

Actor Liam Neeson was among the pallbearers at the private funeral for his wife, Natasha Richardson, on Sunday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lithgow, N.Y., near the home where the two married in 1994.

The actress was buried near the grave of her maternal grandmother, Rachel Kempson, who died in 2003 while visiting Richardson and Neeson at their home in nearby Millbrook.

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FAA: Kids among 14 to 17 dead in MT plane crash

BUTTE, Mont. – A small plane — possibly carrying children on a ski trip — crashed Sunday as it approached the Butte airport, killing 14 to 17 people aboard, a federal official said. The single engine turboprop nose-dived into a cemetery 500 feet from its destination.

The aircraft crashed and burned while attempting to land, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus. The plane crashed in Holy Cross Cemetery.

An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board offered few details at a press conference in Butte Sunday night. No cause of the crash was given.

“We are just beginning our investigation,” said Kristi Dunks. “We don’t have a lot of information at this time.

“Certain family members were contacted,” she said. “At this point, I don’t have an exact number.”

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