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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:

PRIME MINISTER SKERRIT HIGHLIGHTS THE CONTRIBUTION OF ROSS UNIVERSITY TO DOMINICA

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skerrit_arrives_at_ross_university_feb_2008.jpgRoseau, Dominica – March 19, 2008………. On a visit to the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth recently, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted the contribution of the School to Dominica’s development.  

 

The Dominican Leader was invited to the School last month to assess for himself the recent expansion in new facilities at the university campus.

 

During the visit the Prime Minister officially opened the Campus Activities Centre and a new Post Office at the Ross University campus and held discussions with senior officials at the School.

 

Highlighting the contribution of Ross University to Dominica’s development, the Prime Minister said:

DOMINICA’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO LIBERIA HELPS WEST AFRICAN STATE TO SECURE DEBT RELIEF FROM IMF

Roseau, Dominica – March 18, 2008……. The Government of Dominica is pleased to announce that as a result of its financial contribution of SDR 0.02 million ($90,000 ECD) and the contributions of member countries of the International Monetary Fund, the West African state of Liberia has normalized relations with the IMF, allowing it to qualify…

ALBA SEEN AS AVENUE FOR OBTAINING ECONOMIC AID SAYS LEADING CARIBBEAN ACADEMIC PROFESSOR DR. VAUG

Roseau, Dominica – March 12, 2008………… One of the Caribbean’s leading academics and former St. Lucian Prime Minister, Professor Dr. Vaughan Lewis, is of the view that Dominica or other Caribbean countries who give their support to ALBA see it as “just another avenue for obtaining economic aid which is not available in CARICOM”.  …