Month: July 2009

Hon. John Fabien Reflects on the Contribution of the Late Prime Minister on the Occasion of the Pier

Roseau, Dominica – July 15, 2009……. On the occasion of the annual Pierre Charles Memorial Day, celebrated on Friday, July 3rd 2009, Parliamentary Representative for the Grand Bay constituency and Minister for Health, Hon. John Fabien, reflected on the enormous contribution of the late Prime Minister to Grand Bay and Dominica as a whole.

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Roseau, Dominica – July 15, 2009……. Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit will take the public dialogue on the OECS Economic Union to the Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) on Friday, July 17, 2009. The event will take place at the Convent High School auditorium, beginning at 10am.

Since the launching of the public dialogue on the OECS Economic Union in Dominica in April 2008, a number of sensitisation sessions have been held with groups and organisations in furtherance of the Economic Union dialogue. These groups included youth organisations, teachers, farmers, local government bodies, credit unions among others.

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Dominica Makes Formal Request to IMF for Resources Under the Exogenous Shocks Facility

Roseau, Dominica – July 10, 2009……. As the effects of the global economic and financial crisis continue to impact negatively on small and vulnerable economies like Dominica, the Dominica Government has joined the Governments of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia in making a formal request to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for resources under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility (ESF). Dominica is seeking SDR 3.28 million (US$5 million).

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ANTIGUA-POLITICS-Opposition leader criticises Speaker of Parliament

Sun, 12 Jul 2009 12:10:00


ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Opposition Leader Lester Bird Sunday severely criticised the Speaker of the House of Assembly Giselle Isaac for being “blatantly partisan” and “openly hostile to the opposition benches”.

In his weekly radio broadcast, Bird said that the person occupying the post of Speaker in any country is required to be an impartial and objective arbiter of meetings of the House and is obliged to give the opposition benches a fair and adequate a hearing as the government side.

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