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GOVERNMENT APPRECIATES PATIENCE AND SUPPORT OF ROAD USERS AS WORK CONTINUES ON ROAD IN CABANIS AREA

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Roseau, Dominica – April 1,  2008………The Government of Dominica appreciates the patience and support of persons who use the road in an area known as  Cabanis- leading to the villages of Fond Canie, Laudat, Trafalgar and Wotton Waven.   Major excavation work on that section of road, heavily compromised by the heavy rains and landslides…

NEW $1.3 MILLION TYPE 3 HEALTH CENTRE IS OFFICIALLY OPENED IN CASTLE BRUCE

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Roseau, Dominica – April 2, 2008………Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce constituency, Hon. Loreen Bannis- Roberts was in ebullient mood last Friday for the official opening of the much anticipated  type 3 Health Centre  situated in the middle of Castle Bruce.   In an address charged with emotion and undiluted joy, Hon. Loreen Bannis-Roberts spoke…

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MAKES CONTRIBUTION OF $265,000 TOWARDS REFURBISHMENT OF INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

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Roseau, Dominica – March 31, 2008………The Government of Canada, through the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives, has made a financial contribution of $265,000 ECD towards the refurbishment of the Intensive Care Unit at the Princess Margaret Hospital.   This amount is part of Canada’s assistance to Dominica in support of post- Hurricane Dean recovery efforts.…

US AMBASSADOR DONATES FOUR VEHICLES TO THE POLICE FORCE

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Roseau, Dominica – March  28, 2008……. Minister for National us_govt_donates_four_vehicles.jpgSecurity, Immigration and Labour, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore has highlighted the strength and depth of the relationship between the Commonwealth of Dominica and the United States of America.

 

The Minister made the disclosure at a handing over of four vehicles by the United States Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Her Excellency, Mary Ourisman to the Government of Dominica  at the Police Training School at Morne Bruce recently.

 

” Today’s  event and today’s small ceremony undoubtedly represents a fine moment in the relationship between the United States of America  and the Government and  people of Dominica. One only needs to go back to the genesis of this relationship to get a true sense of its strength and magnitude,” Hon. Blackmoore commented.

PRIME MINISTER SKERRIT WELCOMES FIRST GROUP OF VENEZUELAN CITIZENS UNDER SOCIAL TOURISM PROGRAMME

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Roseau, Dominica – March 26, 2008………Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit opened the doors of his office at the Financial Centre last week to welcome thirty-three(33) people from Venezuela-the first group to visit Dominica under the Social Tourism Programme.   The Social Tourism Programme is an initiative of the Government of Venezuela to strengthen ties between…

ENERGY MINISTER SAVARIN TO ATTEND HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF GEOTHERMAL ENE

Roseau, Dominica – March 25, 2008………Dominica’s Minister for Energy, Hon. Charles Savarin is leading  a four man delegation to Barbados to participate in a High-Level Roundtable on International Cooperation for Sustainable Development  in Caribbean Small Island Developing States and a Business and Investment Forum on Sustainable Development of Geothermal Energy Resources and the  Sustainable use…

“WHAT OIL AND NATURAL GAS HAVE DONE FOR PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES, GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CAN DO FOR

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Roseau, Dominica – March 19, 2008……. With the price of crude oil at a savarin_and_mondesire_at_geothermal_project_launch.jpgstaggering US $109 a barrel and rising, Dominica’s Minister for Energy, Hon. Charles Savarin believes that “what oil and natural gas have done for Petroleum exporting countries, geothermal energy can do for Dominica”.

 

Hon. Charles Savarin made that announcement recently at the Media Launch of a project entitled,” Preparation of a Geothermal-based Cross-Border Electrical Interconnection in the Caribbean”.

 

The Minister stated further that “potentially the development of the geothermal resources of Dominica could become the single most important economic activity on the island for decades to come”.

CASE OF SIX OPPOSITION PARLIAMENTARIANS DISMISSED – Actions of the Speaker were lawful says High Cou

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speaker_of_the_house_hon._alix_boyd-knights.jpgRoseau, Dominica – March 20, 2008……. High Court Judge Davidson Baptiste has ruled in favour of the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the Sergeant at Arms and the Attorney General in a motion brought by six Opposition parliamentarians after they had been escorted out of Parliament on January 8, 2007 following a period of disorder in the House arising out of her decision to alter two of their questions on the Order Paper.

 

In a twenty-eight (28) page judgement Justice Davidson Baptiste stated among other things: