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Murder convict, Edward Green, dies while serving sentence

Seven years into his 25-year prison sentence, convicted murder Edward Hugh “Al Capone” Green has died while serving his time. Officials at the Dominica State Prison have confirmed that Green, aged 80,  passed away on March 1, 2021,  after 7:00... The po
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Murder convict, Edward Green, dies while serving sentence

Seven years into his 25-year prison sentence, convicted murder Edward Hugh “Al Capone” Green has died while serving his time. Officials at the Dominica State Prison have confirmed that Green, aged 80,  passed away on March 1, 2021,  after 7:00... The post Murder convict, Edward Green, dies while serving sentence appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Wotten Waven Primary holds career day

Students from the Wotten Waven Primary School are now better equipped to explore career options following a career day activity on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Singer Carlyn “Carlyn XP” Phillip, Ex-International Cricket Umpire Billy Doctrove, Baker Yano
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Wotten Waven Primary holds career day

Students from the Wotten Waven Primary School are now better equipped to explore career options following a career day activity on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Singer Carlyn “Carlyn XP” Phillip, Ex-International Cricket Umpire Billy Doctrove, Baker Yanon Ducreay and Medical... The post Wotten Waven Primary holds career day appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Public officers to get 1.25% increase and other benefits as part of 3-year agreement with government

On July 1st this year, public officers will receive 1.25 percent salary increase as part of a three-year agreement which the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) has negotiated with the government of Dominica. DPSU General Secretary, Thomas Letang told Domini
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Public officers to get 1.25% increase and other benefits as part of 3-year agreement with government

On July 1st this year, public officers will receive 1.25 percent salary increase as part of a three-year agreement which the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) has negotiated with the government of Dominica. DPSU General Secretary, Thomas Letang told Dominica... The post Public officers to get 1.25% increase and other benefits as part of 3-year agreement with government appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica among CDB countries projected to achieve GDP growth in 2021

Dominica and the other 18 borrowing member countries of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are projected to see growth in their gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021, according to the CDB. That growth could be about 3.8% on average and... The post Dominica a
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Dominica among CDB countries projected to achieve GDP growth in 2021

Dominica and the other 18 borrowing member countries of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are projected to see growth in their gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021, according to the CDB. That growth could be about 3.8% on average and... The post Dominica among CDB countries projected to achieve GDP growth in 2021 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO water supply interruption notice

DOWASCO informs customers from Riviere Cyrique that their water supply will be interrupted on Thursday March 4, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of system maintenance. DOWASCO regrets any inconvenience that may be... The post
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ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO water supply interruption notice

DOWASCO informs customers from Riviere Cyrique that their water supply will be interrupted on Thursday March 4, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for the purpose of system maintenance. DOWASCO regrets any inconvenience that may be... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO water supply interruption notice appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Canefield men charged with possession of several firearms, multiple rounds of ammunition and drug trafficking

Two Canefield men are now on remand at the Dominica State Prison awaiting trial following their not guilty plea of gun and drug related charges. On February 22, 2021, at Fond Cole, Police arrested Kavan Moses and Fabien Anthony Ryan... The post Canefield men
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Canefield men charged with possession of several firearms, multiple rounds of ammunition and drug trafficking

Two Canefield men are now on remand at the Dominica State Prison awaiting trial following their not guilty plea of gun and drug related charges. On February 22, 2021, at Fond Cole, Police arrested Kavan Moses and Fabien Anthony Ryan... The post Canefield men charged with possession of several firearms, multiple rounds of ammunition and drug trafficking appeared first on Dominica News Online.

DEAR BELLA: My husband’s obsession with his tablet is ruining our relationship

Dear Bella, I can’t seem to get my husband off his tablet. I don’t know what is so important about this device. He comes home during the evening and the first thing he engages with is that bloody computer. He... The post DEAR BELLA: My husband’s obs
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DEAR BELLA: My husband’s obsession with his tablet is ruining our relationship

Dear Bella, I can’t seem to get my husband off his tablet. I don’t know what is so important about this device. He comes home during the evening and the first thing he engages with is that bloody computer. He... The post DEAR BELLA: My husband’s obsession with his tablet is ruining our relationship appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica’s health minister ‘pleased’ with public turnout for COVID vaccination

Health Minister Dr. Irving McIntyre is expressing satisfaction with the public turnout as Dominica continues in its vaccination programme, in an effort to fight to Covid-19. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has, over the last two...
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Dominica’s health minister ‘pleased’ with public turnout for COVID vaccination

Health Minister Dr. Irving McIntyre is expressing satisfaction with the public turnout as Dominica continues in its vaccination programme, in an effort to fight to Covid-19. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has, over the last two... The post Dominica’s health minister ‘pleased’ with public turnout for COVID vaccination appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO notice on disconnection of accounts in arrears

DOWASCO wishes to inform all customers that the company will be carrying out disconnections on accounts in arrears,. Customers in arrears of 30 days and over are liable to be disconnected. Customers whose accounts are disconnected The post ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWAS
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ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO notice on disconnection of accounts in arrears

DOWASCO wishes to inform all customers that the company will be carrying out disconnections on accounts in arrears,. Customers in arrears of 30 days and over are liable to be disconnected. Customers whose accounts are disconnected The post ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO notice on disconnection of accounts in arrears appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Judge orders jail for Trinidadian attorney who owes client

Less than six months after she was spared jail time when she paid more than $100,000 in compensation to a client, suspended Trinidadian  attorney Kathy Ann Mottley is facing a year behind bars if she fails to pay twice that... The post Judge orders jail for
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Judge orders jail for Trinidadian attorney who owes client

Less than six months after she was spared jail time when she paid more than $100,000 in compensation to a client, suspended Trinidadian  attorney Kathy Ann Mottley is facing a year behind bars if she fails to pay twice that... The post Judge orders jail for Trinidadian attorney who owes client appeared first on Dominica News Online.

COVID-19 hinders rehabilitation of fisheries complex

Covid-19 has hindered rehabilitation works on the Roseau Fisheries Complex, according to Fisheries Officer, Kurt Hilton. The complex was severely impacted during the passage of Hurricane Maria. Hilton told Dominica News Online (DNO) during an interview that t
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COVID-19 hinders rehabilitation of fisheries complex

Covid-19 has hindered rehabilitation works on the Roseau Fisheries Complex, according to Fisheries Officer, Kurt Hilton. The complex was severely impacted during the passage of Hurricane Maria. Hilton told Dominica News Online (DNO) during an interview that the project is... The post COVID-19 hinders rehabilitation of fisheries complex appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Airport security officer still trying to get his job back 6 years after being fired over crab back issue

Controversy still hovers over half a decade after Security Officer Vescott Jones of Marigot was reportedly fired for allowing Leader of the United Workers Party, Lenox Linton, who was leaving Dominica, to dispose of a quantity of cooked crab backs... The pos
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Airport security officer still trying to get his job back 6 years after being fired over crab back issue

Controversy still hovers over half a decade after Security Officer Vescott Jones of Marigot was reportedly fired for allowing Leader of the United Workers Party, Lenox Linton, who was leaving Dominica, to dispose of a quantity of cooked crab backs... The post Airport security officer still trying to get his job back 6 years after being fired over crab back issue appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Cocoa farmers expected to benefit from new financial model

“A powerful, fantastic and extremely useful tool which should be in the hands of every cocoa farmer in Dominica. I am looking forward to its implementation.” Those are the words of one cocoa farmer who attended the recent Cocoa Cluster... The post Cocoa f
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Cocoa farmers expected to benefit from new financial model

“A powerful, fantastic and extremely useful tool which should be in the hands of every cocoa farmer in Dominica. I am looking forward to its implementation.” Those are the words of one cocoa farmer who attended the recent Cocoa Cluster... The post Cocoa farmers expected to benefit from new financial model appeared first on Dominica News Online.

New strategies for Community Tourism in light of COVID pandemic

Newly re-elected President of the Dominica Community Toursim Association Inc (DCTAI) which seeks to highlight and develop community-based sites that can be used to attract local and overseas-based visitors to villages around the country, says the COVID-19 pan
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New strategies for Community Tourism in light of COVID pandemic

Newly re-elected President of the Dominica Community Toursim Association Inc (DCTAI) which seeks to highlight and develop community-based sites that can be used to attract local and overseas-based visitors to villages around the country, says the COVID-19 pandemic has taught... The post New strategies for Community Tourism in light of COVID pandemic appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Up and Away! Flyers, Miners & Nation-Builders – The Windrush Legacy

On  June 21, 1948, the former German troopship j”Monte Rosa”, captured by Britain and renamed “HMT Empire Windrush” docked at the Port of Tilbury, near London. Of the ship’s 1,027 passengers, it is estimated that approximately 8
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Up and Away! Flyers, Miners & Nation-Builders – The Windrush Legacy

On  June 21, 1948, the former German troopship j”Monte Rosa”, captured by Britain and renamed “HMT Empire Windrush” docked at the Port of Tilbury, near London. Of the ship’s 1,027 passengers, it is estimated that approximately 800 were from the... The post Up and Away! Flyers, Miners & Nation-Builders – The Windrush Legacy appeared first on Dominica News Online.

COMMENARY: Useless medical board

I was moved to pen this commentary after having read another dated December 21, 2020, here on DNO. I was appalled at the contents of that commentary, and I am flabbergasted that such matters had never been dealt with prior... The post COMMENARY: Useless medic
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COMMENARY: Useless medical board

I was moved to pen this commentary after having read another dated December 21, 2020, here on DNO. I was appalled at the contents of that commentary, and I am flabbergasted that such matters had never been dealt with prior... The post COMMENARY: Useless medical board appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Salisbury man lost at sea

A Salisbury family is now in search of their missing relative who was last seen on Wednesday February 24, 2021, aboard a blue fishing boat. Pierre Williams, aged 50 from Salisbury, is said to have vanished in open waters on... The post Salisbury man lost at s
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Salisbury man lost at sea

A Salisbury family is now in search of their missing relative who was last seen on Wednesday February 24, 2021, aboard a blue fishing boat. Pierre Williams, aged 50 from Salisbury, is said to have vanished in open waters on... The post Salisbury man lost at sea appeared first on Dominica News Online.

LIVE: Launch of Waitubuli Writers book of poems and short stories from 5:00 PM

Dominica News Online (DNO) brings you live coverage from 5:00 pm today of the launch of a book of poems by a group of Dominican writers called Waitukubuli Writers (WW). The book, ‘Montage Domnik: New Stories and Poems from Dominica,’... The post LIVE: Lau
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LIVE: Launch of Waitubuli Writers book of poems and short stories from 5:00 PM

Dominica News Online (DNO) brings you live coverage from 5:00 pm today of the launch of a book of poems by a group of Dominican writers called Waitukubuli Writers (WW). The book, ‘Montage Domnik: New Stories and Poems from Dominica,’... The post LIVE: Launch of Waitubuli Writers book of poems and short stories from 5:00 PM appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Port officer charged with drug related offenses 

An employee of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Candia Carette-George today charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis. Charmaine Marie Lewis of Scotts Head pleaded no
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Port officer charged with drug related offenses 

An employee of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Candia Carette-George today charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply cannabis. Charmaine Marie Lewis of Scotts Head pleaded not guilty... The post Port officer charged with drug related offenses  appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Canefield man charged with attempted murder of his mother

Kieron Graham of Bena Ravine, Canefield, is now on remand at the Dominica State Prison following a charge of attempted murder of his mother, Claudia Degallerie. Graham was brought before the Magistrate court today where the charge was read to... The post Cane
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Canefield man charged with attempted murder of his mother

Kieron Graham of Bena Ravine, Canefield, is now on remand at the Dominica State Prison following a charge of attempted murder of his mother, Claudia Degallerie. Graham was brought before the Magistrate court today where the charge was read to... The post Canefield man charged with attempted murder of his mother appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominican fishers face marketing challenges due to COVID-19 says Ag Chief Fisheries Officer

Acting Chief Fisheries Officer, Jullan Defoe has said the fishing sector continues to face a number of challenges especially in the area of marketing due to Covid-19. “The key areas that would consume or purchase fish from the fishers, the... The post Domin
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Dominican fishers face marketing challenges due to COVID-19 says Ag Chief Fisheries Officer

Acting Chief Fisheries Officer, Jullan Defoe has said the fishing sector continues to face a number of challenges especially in the area of marketing due to Covid-19. “The key areas that would consume or purchase fish from the fishers, the... The post Dominican fishers face marketing challenges due to COVID-19 says Ag Chief Fisheries Officer appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dominica Geothermal Development Company National Consultation on ESIA

Click here to register Event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/130030585609083?active_tab=about Document available here: https://www.geodominica.dm/publications/ The post ANNOUNCEMENT: Dominica Geothermal Development Company National Consu
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dominica Geothermal Development Company National Consultation on ESIA

Click here to register Event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/130030585609083?active_tab=about Document available here: https://www.geodominica.dm/publications/ The post ANNOUNCEMENT: Dominica Geothermal Development Company National Consultation on ESIA appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominican cyclist heads to Italy

When the cycling season commences on March 24, 2021, the Dominica Cycling Association (DCA) will be one member short, as 18-year-old Kohath Baron left the island today February 26, 2021, for a three-month training regime with the  Zapp club in... The post Do
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Dominican cyclist heads to Italy

When the cycling season commences on March 24, 2021, the Dominica Cycling Association (DCA) will be one member short, as 18-year-old Kohath Baron left the island today February 26, 2021, for a three-month training regime with the  Zapp club in... The post Dominican cyclist heads to Italy appeared first on Dominica News Online.

BUSINESS BYTE: FLOW announces improvements to prepaid mobile plans

Leading telecoms provider Flow has announced major enhancements to its ‘Always On’ prepaid mobile plans. The updated plans give customers more bang for their buck with unlimited talk time and up to 50% more data for prepaid subscribers. The revamped... Th
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BUSINESS BYTE: FLOW announces improvements to prepaid mobile plans

Leading telecoms provider Flow has announced major enhancements to its ‘Always On’ prepaid mobile plans. The updated plans give customers more bang for their buck with unlimited talk time and up to 50% more data for prepaid subscribers. The revamped... The post BUSINESS BYTE: FLOW announces improvements to prepaid mobile plans appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica Freedom Party statement on COVID-19 and vaccine 

The Dominica Freedom Party shares its concerns with the people of Dominica, at home and abroad, who have been affected by the ongoing pandemic caused by Covid-19. Our sincere condolences to any Dominican who lost loved ones in the diaspora.... The post Domini
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Dominica Freedom Party statement on COVID-19 and vaccine 

The Dominica Freedom Party shares its concerns with the people of Dominica, at home and abroad, who have been affected by the ongoing pandemic caused by Covid-19. Our sincere condolences to any Dominican who lost loved ones in the diaspora.... The post Dominica Freedom Party statement on COVID-19 and vaccine  appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominican endocrinologist, Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, looking forward to serve her country

If Dominica’s Medical Board grants her a license, thirty-one-year-old Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, will become the first Dominican endocrinologist to practice in this country. After ten years of medical studies, Dr. Maxime-Esprit has completed her residen
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Dominican endocrinologist, Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, looking forward to serve her country

If Dominica’s Medical Board grants her a license, thirty-one-year-old Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, will become the first Dominican endocrinologist to practice in this country. After ten years of medical studies, Dr. Maxime-Esprit has completed her residency at one of the most... The post Dominican endocrinologist, Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, looking forward to serve her country appeared first on Dominica News Online.

WEATHER (6:00 AM, Feb 26): Increase in shower activity over next 24 hrs

A low to mid-level trough is expected to generate a slight increase in shower activity across most of the Lesser Antilles, including Dominica, during the next 24 hours. Breezy conditions will continue across the area into the weekend with a... The post WEATHE
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WEATHER (6:00 AM, Feb 26): Increase in shower activity over next 24 hrs

A low to mid-level trough is expected to generate a slight increase in shower activity across most of the Lesser Antilles, including Dominica, during the next 24 hours. Breezy conditions will continue across the area into the weekend with a... The post WEATHER (6:00 AM, Feb 26): Increase in shower activity over next 24 hrs appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica has potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity – Vince Henderson

Dominica’s geothermal project has the potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity . Dominica’s ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and Organisation of American States (OAS), Dr. Vince Henderson expressed that view recentl
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Dominica has potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity – Vince Henderson

Dominica’s geothermal project has the potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity . Dominica’s ambassador to the United States of America (USA) and Organisation of American States (OAS), Dr. Vince Henderson expressed that view recently while talking recently with... The post Dominica has potential to generate over 120 megawatts of electricity – Vince Henderson appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit is Dominica’s first endocrinologist

After ten years of medical studies, thirty-one-year-old Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, has become Dominica’s first Endocrinologist. Dr. Maxime-Esprit wo describes herself as “an ambitious, aspiring and God-fearing” woman hails from the scenic vi
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Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit is Dominica’s first endocrinologist

After ten years of medical studies, thirty-one-year-old Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit, has become Dominica’s first Endocrinologist. Dr. Maxime-Esprit wo describes herself as “an ambitious, aspiring and God-fearing” woman hails from the scenic village of Bellevue Chopin. In 2006, she graduated from... The post Dr. Natasha Maxime-Esprit is Dominica’s first endocrinologist appeared first on Dominica News Online.

$2.1M contract signed for repair of Fond Cole Coast Guard jetty

The Government of Dominica has entered into an agreement with Chris Walters of Island Roofing & Hardware (Dominica) Ltd to do repair works on the Coast Guard jetty in Fond Cole. That project, which was signed at the coast guard... The post $2.1M contract
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$2.1M contract signed for repair of Fond Cole Coast Guard jetty

The Government of Dominica has entered into an agreement with Chris Walters of Island Roofing & Hardware (Dominica) Ltd to do repair works on the Coast Guard jetty in Fond Cole. That project, which was signed at the coast guard... The post $2.1M contract signed for repair of Fond Cole Coast Guard jetty appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ECCB to implement action for recovery, resilience and transformation of ECCU

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, says the institution has received approval to implement a programme of action for recovery, resilience and transformation of the ECCU. He said the move is a regional response to the... Th
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ECCB to implement action for recovery, resilience and transformation of ECCU

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, says the institution has received approval to implement a programme of action for recovery, resilience and transformation of the ECCU. He said the move is a regional response to the... The post ECCB to implement action for recovery, resilience and transformation of ECCU appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Paula Platsko to take over as DEXIA’s new general manager

The cabinet of Dominica has approved Paula Platsko as the new general manager of the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA). She replaces outgoing General Manager Gregoire Thomas. Platsko is expected to take up her new position on March 1st, 2021.... The post
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Paula Platsko to take over as DEXIA’s new general manager

The cabinet of Dominica has approved Paula Platsko as the new general manager of the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA). She replaces outgoing General Manager Gregoire Thomas. Platsko is expected to take up her new position on March 1st, 2021.... The post Paula Platsko to take over as DEXIA’s new general manager appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica responds to its inclusion on EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for tax purposes

On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Council of Ministers of the European Parliament adopted conclusions on the revised European Union (EU) list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes and took the decision to add Dominica to the List of Non-Cooperativ
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Dominica responds to its inclusion on EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for tax purposes

On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Council of Ministers of the European Parliament adopted conclusions on the revised European Union (EU) list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes and took the decision to add Dominica to the List of Non-Cooperative... The post Dominica responds to its inclusion on EU List of Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions for tax purposes appeared first on Dominica News Online.

WEATHER (6:00 PM Feb24): Increase in shower activity expected over parts of the island by Thursday

A high pressure system is expected to remain dominant across the area throughout the week producing breezy conditions. Occasional cloudiness and a few showers can be expected during the next 24 hours. An increase in shower activity is projected across... The
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WEATHER (6:00 PM Feb24): Increase in shower activity expected over parts of the island by Thursday

A high pressure system is expected to remain dominant across the area throughout the week producing breezy conditions. Occasional cloudiness and a few showers can be expected during the next 24 hours. An increase in shower activity is projected across... The post WEATHER (6:00 PM Feb24): Increase in shower activity expected over parts of the island by Thursday appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Bail denied to Grand Bay man fighting extradition to the USVI

Bail has been denied for Grand Bay resident, Kennison Charles, who has been deemed a flight risk as he faces possible extradition to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for murder and gun-related charges. Charles is wanted in the USVI... The post Bail den
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Bail denied to Grand Bay man fighting extradition to the USVI

Bail has been denied for Grand Bay resident, Kennison Charles, who has been deemed a flight risk as he faces possible extradition to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) for murder and gun-related charges. Charles is wanted in the USVI... The post Bail denied to Grand Bay man fighting extradition to the USVI appeared first on Dominica News Online.

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