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Skerrit recommends reclassification over salary increases for public officers

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said salary increases should be replaced by the reclassification of jobs as he believes this would be a better route to take for public workers. Skerrit said at a Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Rally in... The post Skerrit re

Bus drivers describe meeting with Prime Minister Skerrit as successful

President of the Mahaut Bus Drivers Association, Bernard Coipel, believes that help is on the way and that bus drivers in Dominica will be compensated. His comments came after a Zoom meeting with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in an effort... The post Bus d
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Bus drivers describe meeting with Prime Minister Skerrit as successful

President of the Mahaut Bus Drivers Association, Bernard Coipel, believes that help is on the way and that bus drivers in Dominica will be compensated. His comments came after a Zoom meeting with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in an effort... The post Bus drivers describe meeting with Prime Minister Skerrit as successful appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Loftus Durand and others arrested on allegations of conspiracy to overthrow the government

Police have questioned and released a few individuals ,including former president of the Concerned Citizens Movement Loftus Durand, from a southern community on allegations of conspiracy to overthrow a lawfully elected government. The men were taken into cust
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Loftus Durand and others arrested on allegations of conspiracy to overthrow the government

Police have questioned and released a few individuals ,including former president of the Concerned Citizens Movement Loftus Durand, from a southern community on allegations of conspiracy to overthrow a lawfully elected government. The men were taken into custody after a... The post Loftus Durand and others arrested on allegations of conspiracy to overthrow the government appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Former Officer Derek Chauvin charged with 3rd-degree murder in killing of George Floyd

The former Minneapolis police officer shown in video by a bystander kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who subsequently died, has been charged with murder, officials in Minnesota said via live press conference on Friday.... The post Fo
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Former Officer Derek Chauvin charged with 3rd-degree murder in killing of George Floyd

The former Minneapolis police officer shown in video by a bystander kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who subsequently died, has been charged with murder, officials in Minnesota said via live press conference on Friday.... The post Former Officer Derek Chauvin charged with 3rd-degree murder in killing of George Floyd appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Bus drivers in Dominica need proper representation – DAIC President

President of the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC), Kenny Green said that bus drivers in Dominica need proper representation. He was speaking, earlier this week, on the State-Owned Radio DBS ‘Talking Point’ Programme on Wednesday morn
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Bus drivers in Dominica need proper representation – DAIC President

President of the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC), Kenny Green said that bus drivers in Dominica need proper representation. He was speaking, earlier this week, on the State-Owned Radio DBS ‘Talking Point’ Programme on Wednesday morning. Green’s  comments... The post Bus drivers in Dominica need proper representation – DAIC President appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Attorney describes ECSC ruling in Dominica election matter as ‘a victory for the people’

Cara Shillingford, lawyer for appellants Antoine Defoe, Mervin John Baptiste and Edingcot St. Valle in the famous 2014 election treating case, has hailed a victory at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal (ECSC)as “a victory for the people of... Th
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Attorney describes ECSC ruling in Dominica election matter as ‘a victory for the people’

Cara Shillingford, lawyer for appellants Antoine Defoe, Mervin John Baptiste and Edingcot St. Valle in the famous 2014 election treating case, has hailed a victory at the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal (ECSC)as “a victory for the people of... The post Attorney describes ECSC ruling in Dominica election matter as ‘a victory for the people’ appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Unconfirmed report of a drowning in Portsmouth

  Information is very limited but unconfirmed reports have reached DNO of a drowning in Portsmouth. DNO will update this story as soon as further details are available. The post Unconfirmed report of a drowning in Portsmouth appeared first on Dominica Ne
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Unconfirmed report of a drowning in Portsmouth

  Information is very limited but unconfirmed reports have reached DNO of a drowning in Portsmouth. DNO will update this story as soon as further details are available. The post Unconfirmed report of a drowning in Portsmouth appeared first on Dominica News Online.

BREAKING NEWS: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court overturns High Court decision in Dominica election matter

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) has overturned the decision of the Dominica high court to uphold a request for judicial review in a treating matter against some Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidates in the 2014 general election in Dominica.... Th
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BREAKING NEWS: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court overturns High Court decision in Dominica election matter

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) has overturned the decision of the Dominica high court to uphold a request for judicial review in a treating matter against some Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidates in the 2014 general election in Dominica.... The post BREAKING NEWS: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court overturns High Court decision in Dominica election matter appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Blackmoore says despite COVID-19, all is being done to get Dominica hurricane-ready

Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, Rayburn Blackmoore, says that the impact of Covid-19 has placed additional requirements and challenges on the country’s preparedness and response activities for the upcoming hurricane season. Speaking at a me
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Blackmoore says despite COVID-19, all is being done to get Dominica hurricane-ready

Minister for National Security and Home Affairs, Rayburn Blackmoore, says that the impact of Covid-19 has placed additional requirements and challenges on the country’s preparedness and response activities for the upcoming hurricane season. Speaking at a meeting of the National... The post Blackmoore says despite COVID-19, all is being done to get Dominica hurricane-ready appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Police charge man for murder of French national

The police have arrested and charged a Capuchin man for the murder of female French national, 70-year-old Mireille Emy Pradon. On May 27, 2020, Steven Joseph appeared before a Roseau magistrate where the charge of murder was read to him.... The post Police ch
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Police charge man for murder of French national

The police have arrested and charged a Capuchin man for the murder of female French national, 70-year-old Mireille Emy Pradon. On May 27, 2020, Steven Joseph appeared before a Roseau magistrate where the charge of murder was read to him.... The post Police charge man for murder of French national appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Caribbean islands are reopening for tourism in June

Having contained the coronavirus so far, several Caribbean island nations are announcing plans to reopen their borders to tourists starting this June. With relatively low virus numbers and highly tourism-dependent economies, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Aruba,
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Caribbean islands are reopening for tourism in June

Having contained the coronavirus so far, several Caribbean island nations are announcing plans to reopen their borders to tourists starting this June. With relatively low virus numbers and highly tourism-dependent economies, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Aruba, St. Lucia, and several more are... The post Caribbean islands are reopening for tourism in June appeared first on Dominica News Online.

FBI investigates death of black man after footage shows officer kneeling on his neck

The FBI and authorities in Minnesota have launched investigations into the death of an African American man after an incident, captured on video, in which a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground, the... The post FBI inves
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FBI investigates death of black man after footage shows officer kneeling on his neck

The FBI and authorities in Minnesota have launched investigations into the death of an African American man after an incident, captured on video, in which a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground, the... The post FBI investigates death of black man after footage shows officer kneeling on his neck appeared first on Dominica News Online.

US death rate from new coronavirus passes 100,000

More than 100,000 Americans have died from the new coronavirus. That’s nearly one-third of the worldwide total, according to Business Insider. The horrific milestone came just over four months after the US’s first case was confirmed, and two month
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US death rate from new coronavirus passes 100,000

More than 100,000 Americans have died from the new coronavirus. That’s nearly one-third of the worldwide total, according to Business Insider. The horrific milestone came just over four months after the US’s first case was confirmed, and two months after... The post US death rate from new coronavirus passes 100,000 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco urges everyone to conserve water to mitigate shortages and low pressure

Due to the extended dry period, certain areas around the country are experiencing water shortages while other areas are experiencing low water pressure due to decreasing water levels at some of our intakes. DOWASCO therefore advises its customers and the... T
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco urges everyone to conserve water to mitigate shortages and low pressure

Due to the extended dry period, certain areas around the country are experiencing water shortages while other areas are experiencing low water pressure due to decreasing water levels at some of our intakes. DOWASCO therefore advises its customers and the... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco urges everyone to conserve water to mitigate shortages and low pressure appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to rule on judicial review matter in Dominica election case

Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will on Thursday, May 28, deliver their decision on a judicial review matter in the “treating” case to do with the 2014 general election in Dominica. The decision will be given in... The post Easter
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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to rule on judicial review matter in Dominica election case

Judges of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) will on Thursday, May 28, deliver their decision on a judicial review matter in the “treating” case to do with the 2014 general election in Dominica. The decision will be given in... The post Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to rule on judicial review matter in Dominica election case appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Standard procedures to be part of Dominica’s hurricane response plans – NEPO Chairman, PM Skerrit

Chairman of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is advocating for standard procedures to be part of Dominica’s hurricane response plans in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. He was speaking at a meeting t
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Standard procedures to be part of Dominica’s hurricane response plans – NEPO Chairman, PM Skerrit

Chairman of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is advocating for standard procedures to be part of Dominica’s hurricane response plans in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic. He was speaking at a meeting to review the... The post Standard procedures to be part of Dominica’s hurricane response plans – NEPO Chairman, PM Skerrit appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Response to COVID-19 in Americas must include chronic disease care – PAHO Director

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today said the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, as 1 in 4 people are at increased risk... The post Response to C
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Response to COVID-19 in Americas must include chronic disease care – PAHO Director

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, today said the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Region of the Americas must include chronic disease care, as 1 in 4 people are at increased risk... The post Response to COVID-19 in Americas must include chronic disease care – PAHO Director appeared first on Dominica News Online.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Confusing Road Markings at Canefield intersection

Video depicts signage complaint about this Canefield junction   Sir, The accompanying video clip illustrates the confusion that exists at a well known road junction in Canefield. The motoring public needs an urgent explanation/clarification from the traf
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Confusing Road Markings at Canefield intersection

Video depicts signage complaint about this Canefield junction   Sir, The accompanying video clip illustrates the confusion that exists at a well known road junction in Canefield. The motoring public needs an urgent explanation/clarification from the traffic division before there’s... The post LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Confusing Road Markings at Canefield intersection appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Fort Young Hotel lays off scores of employees due economic impact of COVID-19

Close to seventy hotel employees in Dominica have become the latest economic victims of COVID-19 as this deadly pandemic continues to wreak havoc on lives and livelihoods all over the world. Dominica has been fortunate to have lost no one,... The post Fort Yo
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Fort Young Hotel lays off scores of employees due economic impact of COVID-19

Close to seventy hotel employees in Dominica have become the latest economic victims of COVID-19 as this deadly pandemic continues to wreak havoc on lives and livelihoods all over the world. Dominica has been fortunate to have lost no one,... The post Fort Young Hotel lays off scores of employees due economic impact of COVID-19 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominicans advised to ensure properties are insured in light of hurricane season

As Dominica and the rest of the region prepares for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Chairman of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is encouraging members of the public to ensure that their insurance paym
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Dominicans advised to ensure properties are insured in light of hurricane season

As Dominica and the rest of the region prepares for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Chairman of the National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO), Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, is encouraging members of the public to ensure that their insurance payments are... The post Dominicans advised to ensure properties are insured in light of hurricane season appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Need for hurricane shelters in Dominica decreasing – Local Government Commissioner

Local Government Commissioner, Glenroy Toussaint, has said that the need for shelters in Dominica slowly continues to decrease. Toussaint, who was speaking on the DBS “Talking Point” programme on Monday, said one of the reasons is that more peopl
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Need for hurricane shelters in Dominica decreasing – Local Government Commissioner

Local Government Commissioner, Glenroy Toussaint, has said that the need for shelters in Dominica slowly continues to decrease. Toussaint, who was speaking on the DBS “Talking Point” programme on Monday, said one of the reasons is that more people are... The post Need for hurricane shelters in Dominica decreasing – Local Government Commissioner appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco service interruption for Woodfordhill, Weslye, Marigot, Pte Baptiste and Calibishie

DOWASCO informs customers from Woodfordhill, Wesley, Marigot, Pte Baptiste and Calibishie that their water supply will be interrupted on Wednesday May 27, 2020 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. This is to facilitate main connection to the supply network
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco service interruption for Woodfordhill, Weslye, Marigot, Pte Baptiste and Calibishie

DOWASCO informs customers from Woodfordhill, Wesley, Marigot, Pte Baptiste and Calibishie that their water supply will be interrupted on Wednesday May 27, 2020 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. This is to facilitate main connection to the supply network.... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco service interruption for Woodfordhill, Weslye, Marigot, Pte Baptiste and Calibishie appeared first on Dominica News Online.

BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel celebrates 14 years in Dominica

Digicel customers are in for a treat as the company celebrates 14 years of operations in Dominica. To celebrate, Digicel is giving customers who top up with $14 or more, at any top up location across the island, the chance... The post BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel c
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BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel celebrates 14 years in Dominica

Digicel customers are in for a treat as the company celebrates 14 years of operations in Dominica. To celebrate, Digicel is giving customers who top up with $14 or more, at any top up location across the island, the chance... The post BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel celebrates 14 years in Dominica appeared first on Dominica News Online.

VIDEO: Altocumulus clouds in the morning sky

Video courtesy Morne Daniel resident of Altocumulus clouds dotting the morning sky just after dawn. A chorus of nature serves as the soundtrack during this serene moment. The post VIDEO: Altocumulus clouds in the morning sky appeared first on Dominica News On
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VIDEO: Altocumulus clouds in the morning sky

Video courtesy Morne Daniel resident of Altocumulus clouds dotting the morning sky just after dawn. A chorus of nature serves as the soundtrack during this serene moment. The post VIDEO: Altocumulus clouds in the morning sky appeared first on Dominica News Online.

COVID-19: Health Minister advises public not to be complacent, to continue to practice preventive measures

Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre, has reiterated the call to members of the public that they must not lose focus and become complacent despite Dominica’s zero status as it relates to positive COVID- 19 cases. Dr. McIntyre’s remarks came during.
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COVID-19: Health Minister advises public not to be complacent, to continue to practice preventive measures

Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre, has reiterated the call to members of the public that they must not lose focus and become complacent despite Dominica’s zero status as it relates to positive COVID- 19 cases. Dr. McIntyre’s remarks came during... The post COVID-19: Health Minister advises public not to be complacent, to continue to practice preventive measures appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges in Jerusalem court

Just days after he began a new term in office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being tried in Jerusalem court for corruption. Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country’s history. He denies... The post Israe
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Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges in Jerusalem court

Just days after he began a new term in office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being tried in Jerusalem court for corruption. Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country’s history. He denies... The post Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges in Jerusalem court appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Singers Davonna Bess and FuegoSan of Guyana join IICA’s tribute to agrifood chain workers

Guyanese singers Davonna Bess and Koby Wills (FuegoSan) have joined the campaign of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to recognize and thank farmers and food chain workers, whose daily efforts are ensuring the production, tran
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Singers Davonna Bess and FuegoSan of Guyana join IICA’s tribute to agrifood chain workers

Guyanese singers Davonna Bess and Koby Wills (FuegoSan) have joined the campaign of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to recognize and thank farmers and food chain workers, whose daily efforts are ensuring the production, transportation, marketing and... The post Singers Davonna Bess and FuegoSan of Guyana join IICA’s tribute to agrifood chain workers appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Africa Day calls for unity to erase the remains of colonization – Dominica Reparations Committee

Dominica joins the rest of the world in celebrating Africa Day today. Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celeb
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Africa Day calls for unity to erase the remains of colonization – Dominica Reparations Committee

Dominica joins the rest of the world in celebrating Africa Day today. Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as... The post Africa Day calls for unity to erase the remains of colonization – Dominica Reparations Committee appeared first on Dominica News Online.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Major L. Earle Johnson – Nation Builder

“We are surrounded by unlimited opportunities for self-education. The real challenge is our personal response to this exposure, and our passion to get ahead in life” Retool or Rust (2007, by Dr. L. Earle Johnson) Major L. Earle Johnson Commandant... The p
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Major L. Earle Johnson – Nation Builder

“We are surrounded by unlimited opportunities for self-education. The real challenge is our personal response to this exposure, and our passion to get ahead in life” Retool or Rust (2007, by Dr. L. Earle Johnson) Major L. Earle Johnson Commandant... The post FROM THE ARCHIVES: Major L. Earle Johnson – Nation Builder appeared first on Dominica News Online.

COVID-19: Health Minister advises not to be complacent, to continue to practice preventive measures

Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre, has reiterated the call to members of the public that they must not lose focus and become complacent despite Dominica’s zero status as it relates to positive COVID- 19 cases. Dr. McIntyre’s remarks came during.
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COVID-19: Health Minister advises not to be complacent, to continue to practice preventive measures

Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre, has reiterated the call to members of the public that they must not lose focus and become complacent despite Dominica’s zero status as it relates to positive COVID- 19 cases. Dr. McIntyre’s remarks came during... The post COVID-19: Health Minister advises not to be complacent, to continue to practice preventive measures appeared first on Dominica News Online.

DAT statement: In praise of teachers re COVID-19

I want to applaud all the frontline workers in controlling the spread of the Covid-19, the doctors, nurses, firemen, policemen and the Government of Dominica.  However, it would be remiss of me if I did not take this opportunity to... The post DAT statement
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DAT statement: In praise of teachers re COVID-19

I want to applaud all the frontline workers in controlling the spread of the Covid-19, the doctors, nurses, firemen, policemen and the Government of Dominica.  However, it would be remiss of me if I did not take this opportunity to... The post DAT statement: In praise of teachers re COVID-19 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

(with video) Bus drivers from Portsmouth and surroundings protest

Bus drivers in Portsmouth and surrounding communities gathered in Portsmouth this morning to express their dissatisfaction with the $15,000 loan facility at the AID Bank which the government has provided as part of its COVID-19 economic relief measures. Repor
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(with video) Bus drivers from Portsmouth and surroundings protest

Bus drivers in Portsmouth and surrounding communities gathered in Portsmouth this morning to express their dissatisfaction with the $15,000 loan facility at the AID Bank which the government has provided as part of its COVID-19 economic relief measures. Reports indicate... The post (with video) Bus drivers from Portsmouth and surroundings protest appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Resetting Dominica’s tourism industry in light of COVID-19 – Dominica Freedom Party

In the last of our first three statements on the new Coronavirus in Dominica, we started discussing the desirability for there to be prepared a meaningful rapid relief package and an economic stimulus package to respectively address the immediate social... Th
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Resetting Dominica’s tourism industry in light of COVID-19 – Dominica Freedom Party

In the last of our first three statements on the new Coronavirus in Dominica, we started discussing the desirability for there to be prepared a meaningful rapid relief package and an economic stimulus package to respectively address the immediate social... The post Resetting Dominica’s tourism industry in light of COVID-19 – Dominica Freedom Party appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Talk show host and friends strive ‘to be our brothers’ keeper’ by helping the needy and vulnerable

Radio hosts Peter Prosper and Conrad “Oprah” Shillingford in collaboration with Stephanie James, a Dominican who resides in New York,  have taken a number of initiatives aimed at assisting the needy and most vulnerable citizens of Dominica during this CO
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Talk show host and friends strive ‘to be our brothers’ keeper’ by helping the needy and vulnerable

Radio hosts Peter Prosper and Conrad “Oprah” Shillingford in collaboration with Stephanie James, a Dominican who resides in New York,  have taken a number of initiatives aimed at assisting the needy and most vulnerable citizens of Dominica during this COVID-19... The post Talk show host and friends strive ‘to be our brothers’ keeper’ by helping the needy and vulnerable appeared first on Dominica News Online.

The two top executives of CREAD resign

The Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica, CREAD, Dr.Pepukaye“Pep” Bardouille and the Chief Operating Officer, Colin Scaife, have both resigned from the organization. Dominica News Online (DNO) can confirm that S
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The two top executives of CREAD resign

The Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica, CREAD, Dr.Pepukaye“Pep” Bardouille and the Chief Operating Officer, Colin Scaife, have both resigned from the organization. Dominica News Online (DNO) can confirm that Scaife has already left – his... The post The two top executives of CREAD resign appeared first on Dominica News Online.

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