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Emancipation Day address by Minister for Sports, Culture and Community Development

Emancipation Day is being observed in Dominica, today, August 1, 2020. The Emancipation Celebrations, organized by the Division of Culture, started on the 3rd of July with African headtying classes online and ends with a virtual Bele and Drumming Festival...

NASA hails success of SpaceX’s 1st astronaut mission: ‘This is just the beginning’

The success of SpaceX’s first-ever crewed mission has NASA very optimistic about the future of human spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico today (Aug. 2), wra
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NASA hails success of SpaceX’s 1st astronaut mission: ‘This is just the beginning’

The success of SpaceX’s first-ever crewed mission has NASA very optimistic about the future of human spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico today (Aug. 2), wrapping up... The post NASA hails success of SpaceX’s 1st astronaut mission: ‘This is just the beginning’ appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Antigua comes to the rescue of LIAT workers with $1.4M injection for salaries

The Gaston Browne administration has come to the rescue of LIAT workers who have not been paid their salaries for July. LIAT which employed more than 600 workers, kept on about 100 employees when it was forced to stop flying... The post Antigua comes to the r
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Antigua comes to the rescue of LIAT workers with $1.4M injection for salaries

The Gaston Browne administration has come to the rescue of LIAT workers who have not been paid their salaries for July. LIAT which employed more than 600 workers, kept on about 100 employees when it was forced to stop flying... The post Antigua comes to the rescue of LIAT workers with $1.4M injection for salaries appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Guyana’s Ali sworn in as president after disputed vote

Former Guyanese housing minister Irfaan Ali was sworn in as president of the newly oil-producing South American country on Sunday, after he was declared winner of a disputed March 2 election following a recount according to a reuters report. Preliminary... Th
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Guyana’s Ali sworn in as president after disputed vote

Former Guyanese housing minister Irfaan Ali was sworn in as president of the newly oil-producing South American country on Sunday, after he was declared winner of a disputed March 2 election following a recount according to a reuters report. Preliminary... The post Guyana’s Ali sworn in as president after disputed vote appeared first on Dominica News Online.

BUSINESS BYTE: Introducing Shopdm, shop online at any store in Dominica

I’d like to introduce Shopdm, a platform like Amazon, built for Dominica and available at https://www.shopdm.store.  On Shopdm you can buy any product you need, from any local business, wherever you are on the island. We currently have 20 businesses... Th
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BUSINESS BYTE: Introducing Shopdm, shop online at any store in Dominica

I’d like to introduce Shopdm, a platform like Amazon, built for Dominica and available at https://www.shopdm.store.  On Shopdm you can buy any product you need, from any local business, wherever you are on the island. We currently have 20 businesses... The post BUSINESS BYTE: Introducing Shopdm, shop online at any store in Dominica appeared first on Dominica News Online.

COMMENTARY: Maintaining Good Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of mental health to the fore, like never before. And this need for good mental health becomes even more critical when one considers that experts and analysts have made dire predictions about post-pandemic... The pos
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COMMENTARY: Maintaining Good Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of mental health to the fore, like never before. And this need for good mental health becomes even more critical when one considers that experts and analysts have made dire predictions about post-pandemic... The post COMMENTARY: Maintaining Good Mental Health appeared first on Dominica News Online.

New primary school to be built in Tete Morne, Grand Bay Constituency

A new Tete Morne Primary School is on the cards for the Grandbay Constituency. Parliamentary Representative for the Grandbay Constituency, Edward Registe, made the announcement during Parliament last week. Registe said the funding for the project is being pro
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New primary school to be built in Tete Morne, Grand Bay Constituency

A new Tete Morne Primary School is on the cards for the Grandbay Constituency. Parliamentary Representative for the Grandbay Constituency, Edward Registe, made the announcement during Parliament last week. Registe said the funding for the project is being provided by... The post New primary school to be built in Tete Morne, Grand Bay Constituency appeared first on Dominica News Online.

2019 election petition case in Dominica adjourned

Illness of the judge hearing the election petition matter filed by the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has forced the matter to be adjourned to a later date.  The matter was set to resume on Friday, July 31, 2020, at... The post 2019 election petition
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2019 election petition case in Dominica adjourned

Illness of the judge hearing the election petition matter filed by the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has forced the matter to be adjourned to a later date.  The matter was set to resume on Friday, July 31, 2020, at... The post 2019 election petition case in Dominica adjourned appeared first on Dominica News Online.

DOMINICA: Then and now (T’was a colony, not a country)

The 21st century contemporary Dominica is perhaps not unlike any other Caribbean island today. The hustle and bustle of every day, public servants delivering on the agenda of elected parliamentarians, a private sector providing goods and services for a divers
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DOMINICA: Then and now (T’was a colony, not a country)

The 21st century contemporary Dominica is perhaps not unlike any other Caribbean island today. The hustle and bustle of every day, public servants delivering on the agenda of elected parliamentarians, a private sector providing goods and services for a diverse... The post DOMINICA: Then and now (T’was a colony, not a country) appeared first on Dominica News Online.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: An old soldier, World War II veteran, Wendell Christian remembers the Hurricane of 1930

Wendell McKenzie Christian was born at Delices, Dominica on March 5, 1921, to Leeward Islands Police Force Sergeant, Williams Matthew Christian and his wife Beryl Christian nee Jones, both from Antigua. Wendell Christian’s main focus in this January 8,
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FROM THE ARCHIVES: An old soldier, World War II veteran, Wendell Christian remembers the Hurricane of 1930

Wendell McKenzie Christian was born at Delices, Dominica on March 5, 1921, to Leeward Islands Police Force Sergeant, Williams Matthew Christian and his wife Beryl Christian nee Jones, both from Antigua. Wendell Christian’s main focus in this January 8, 1995,... The post FROM THE ARCHIVES: An old soldier, World War II veteran, Wendell Christian remembers the Hurricane of 1930 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Whither August Monday? A reflection on our British heritage, Pan-Africanism & development

As the summer of 2007 advances another August Monday[1] – Emancipation Day – beckons.   Regrettably, very little effort is made nowadays to appreciate the roots of the holiday. Instead, more time is given to picnics, drinking and dancing over an
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Whither August Monday? A reflection on our British heritage, Pan-Africanism & development

As the summer of 2007 advances another August Monday[1] – Emancipation Day – beckons.   Regrettably, very little effort is made nowadays to appreciate the roots of the holiday. Instead, more time is given to picnics, drinking and dancing over any... The post Whither August Monday? A reflection on our British heritage, Pan-Africanism & development appeared first on Dominica News Online.

The late Luke Prevost described as a committed, dedicated ‘giant of a man’ in the field of agriculture

Tributes are pouring in for the late former Operations Manager of the Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation (DBMC) and former chairman of the Dominica Banana Producers Ltd (DAPEX), Luke Prevost, who died on July 30 after a brief battle with cancer.... The pos
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The late Luke Prevost described as a committed, dedicated ‘giant of a man’ in the field of agriculture

Tributes are pouring in for the late former Operations Manager of the Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation (DBMC) and former chairman of the Dominica Banana Producers Ltd (DAPEX), Luke Prevost, who died on July 30 after a brief battle with cancer.... The post The late Luke Prevost described as a committed, dedicated ‘giant of a man’ in the field of agriculture appeared first on Dominica News Online.

LIVE: Emancipation and Bele Drumming Festival

Tune into DNO from 5pm for the live Emancipation Day online Celebration made possible by The Division of Culture. The Bele & Drumming Festival will be hosted live here (same page) and on the Division of Culture’s Facebook page. Emancipation... The p
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LIVE: Emancipation and Bele Drumming Festival

Tune into DNO from 5pm for the live Emancipation Day online Celebration made possible by The Division of Culture. The Bele & Drumming Festival will be hosted live here (same page) and on the Division of Culture’s Facebook page. Emancipation... The post LIVE: Emancipation and Bele Drumming Festival appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDP Procurement Analyst job vacancy

Are you enthusiastic and committed to development in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and interested in a career within the UN system? If so, UNDP is keen to hear from you. Please note that for jobs listed here, you must... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDP Procu
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ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDP Procurement Analyst job vacancy

Are you enthusiastic and committed to development in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and interested in a career within the UN system? If so, UNDP is keen to hear from you. Please note that for jobs listed here, you must... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDP Procurement Analyst job vacancy appeared first on Dominica News Online.

FEATURED PHOTO: Scenic blue at Red Rock

The Nature Island Beauty team does it again, this time providing a serene vista from Red Rock in Calibishie. The post FEATURED PHOTO: Scenic blue at Red Rock appeared first on Dominica News Online.
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FEATURED PHOTO: Scenic blue at Red Rock

The Nature Island Beauty team does it again, this time providing a serene vista from Red Rock in Calibishie. The post FEATURED PHOTO: Scenic blue at Red Rock appeared first on Dominica News Online.

POEM: Honouring Our Ancestors On Emancipation Day

  Honouring Our Ancestors On Emancipation Day Our ancestors were taken by force, out of their native land Many lives were lost, before reaching their destination They were chained together, and taken to ships As animals to the slaughter, driven... The po
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POEM: Honouring Our Ancestors On Emancipation Day

  Honouring Our Ancestors On Emancipation Day Our ancestors were taken by force, out of their native land Many lives were lost, before reaching their destination They were chained together, and taken to ships As animals to the slaughter, driven... The post POEM: Honouring Our Ancestors On Emancipation Day appeared first on Dominica News Online.

LIVE: Emancipation and Bele Drumming Festival to begin at 5pm

Tune into DNO from 5pm for the live Emancipation Day online Celebration made possible by The Division of Culture. The Bele & Drumming Festival will be hosted live here (same page) and on the Division of Culture’s Facebook page. Emancipation... The p
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LIVE: Emancipation and Bele Drumming Festival to begin at 5pm

Tune into DNO from 5pm for the live Emancipation Day online Celebration made possible by The Division of Culture. The Bele & Drumming Festival will be hosted live here (same page) and on the Division of Culture’s Facebook page. Emancipation... The post LIVE: Emancipation and Bele Drumming Festival to begin at 5pm appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO July bills available via phone, online and at local office

The Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO) wishes to inform customers that bills for the month of July 2020 have been processed and are available for payment. To obtain bill copies and balances, customers can visit our offices on... The post AN
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ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO July bills available via phone, online and at local office

The Dominica Water and Sewerage Company Limited (DOWASCO) wishes to inform customers that bills for the month of July 2020 have been processed and are available for payment. To obtain bill copies and balances, customers can visit our offices on... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: DOWASCO July bills available via phone, online and at local office appeared first on Dominica News Online.

National Budget Address 2020-2021 by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented a National Budget of over $900 million dollars to Parliament on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The entire budget document is posted below. The post National Budget Address 2020-2021 by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appea
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National Budget Address 2020-2021 by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit presented a National Budget of over $900 million dollars to Parliament on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The entire budget document is posted below. The post National Budget Address 2020-2021 by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appeared first on Dominica News Online.

FEATURED PHOTO: Birds in ‘entanglement’?

Maybe this is more than entanglement perhaps its the real deal,  you can judge for yourself. Notably, several species of owl actually do mate for life. Whatever the case, “entanglement birds” doesn’t have the same ring as “love birds&
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FEATURED PHOTO: Birds in ‘entanglement’?

Maybe this is more than entanglement perhaps its the real deal,  you can judge for yourself. Notably, several species of owl actually do mate for life. Whatever the case, “entanglement birds” doesn’t have the same ring as “love birds”. The post FEATURED PHOTO: Birds in ‘entanglement’? appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Construction of Marigot Hospital progressing quickly says Skerrit; about time says Linton

The new Marigot Hospital which “naysayers” doubted would ever be built, is progressing at a quick pace – the words of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in his latest pronouncement on that health facility which was shut down in 2016 due... The post Co
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Construction of Marigot Hospital progressing quickly says Skerrit; about time says Linton

The new Marigot Hospital which “naysayers” doubted would ever be built, is progressing at a quick pace – the words of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in his latest pronouncement on that health facility which was shut down in 2016 due... The post Construction of Marigot Hospital progressing quickly says Skerrit; about time says Linton appeared first on Dominica News Online.

BUSINESS BYTE: Air Antilles expands its Caribbean foothold

In line with its ongoing development strategy, Air Antilles – a leading Caribbean airline and member of the Caribsky Alliance – will run new regional routes as of 1st August 2020. These flights will operate on ATR42/72 aircrafts with a... The post BUSINE
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BUSINESS BYTE: Air Antilles expands its Caribbean foothold

In line with its ongoing development strategy, Air Antilles – a leading Caribbean airline and member of the Caribsky Alliance – will run new regional routes as of 1st August 2020. These flights will operate on ATR42/72 aircrafts with a... The post BUSINESS BYTE: Air Antilles expands its Caribbean foothold appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Government to complete negotiations today to solve internet access issues in certain communities

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Senator Oscar George has announced that the government is expected to complete negotiations with a service provider by today, Friday 31st, July
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Government to complete negotiations today to solve internet access issues in certain communities

Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Senator Oscar George has announced that the government is expected to complete negotiations with a service provider by today, Friday 31st, July to resolve... The post Government to complete negotiations today to solve internet access issues in certain communities appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Emancipation Day Message – CARICOM Chairman

THE 186th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE CARICOM MEMBER-COUNTRIES WHICH WERE COLONISED BY BRITAIN BY DR. THE HONOURABLE RALPH E. GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) On A
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Emancipation Day Message – CARICOM Chairman

THE 186th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE CARICOM MEMBER-COUNTRIES WHICH WERE COLONISED BY BRITAIN BY DR. THE HONOURABLE RALPH E. GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) On August... The post Emancipation Day Message – CARICOM Chairman appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica Freedom Party statement in response to the 20/21 Budget Address

On July 28th 2020 the Prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica gave the customary budget address in parliament in relation to the national budget.  He presented the budget for fiscal year commencing July 2020 and ending June 2021 (FY20/21),... The pos
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Dominica Freedom Party statement in response to the 20/21 Budget Address

On July 28th 2020 the Prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica gave the customary budget address in parliament in relation to the national budget.  He presented the budget for fiscal year commencing July 2020 and ending June 2021 (FY20/21),... The post Dominica Freedom Party statement in response to the 20/21 Budget Address appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Weather Outlook (6:00 PM July 30)

A weak surface to low-level trough is expected to produce occasional cloudiness with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms across the island chain during the next 24 hours. Thereafter, by Saturday night into Sunday, a tropical wave is... Th
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Weather Outlook (6:00 PM July 30)

A weak surface to low-level trough is expected to produce occasional cloudiness with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms across the island chain during the next 24 hours. Thereafter, by Saturday night into Sunday, a tropical wave is... The post Weather Outlook (6:00 PM July 30) appeared first on Dominica News Online.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino faces Swiss criminal probe

Swiss prosecutors have launched legal proceedings against Fifa president Gianni Infantino. It is in relation to an alleged secret meeting the head of world football’s governing body held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Lauber last week o
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino faces Swiss criminal probe

Swiss prosecutors have launched legal proceedings against Fifa president Gianni Infantino. It is in relation to an alleged secret meeting the head of world football’s governing body held with the Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Lauber last week offered to... The post FIFA president Gianni Infantino faces Swiss criminal probe appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Public consultation on the Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan for Dominica

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT The Independent Regulatory Commission, the body responsible for regulating the Electricity Sector will be hosting a virtual Public Consultation on the Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan for Dominica. Stakeholders are invited to particip
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Public consultation on the Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan for Dominica

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT The Independent Regulatory Commission, the body responsible for regulating the Electricity Sector will be hosting a virtual Public Consultation on the Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan for Dominica. Stakeholders are invited to participate in this Public Consultation which... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: Public consultation on the Sustainable and Resilient Energy Plan for Dominica appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Toastmasters remembers its accomplishments, announces new executive for the 2020-2021 year

It is the beginning of a new Toastmasters year for the Nature Isle Toastmasters Club (NITC) of Dominica. The Nature Isle Toastmasters Club is a part of Toastmaster International which has over 16,800 clubs in 148 countries with approximately 358,000... The po
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Toastmasters remembers its accomplishments, announces new executive for the 2020-2021 year

It is the beginning of a new Toastmasters year for the Nature Isle Toastmasters Club (NITC) of Dominica. The Nature Isle Toastmasters Club is a part of Toastmaster International which has over 16,800 clubs in 148 countries with approximately 358,000... The post Toastmasters remembers its accomplishments, announces new executive for the 2020-2021 year appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Donation to Ministry of Education made possible by Basic Needs Trust Fund

The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Community Development, through Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) handed over school and facility supplies to the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence. The supplies handed o
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Donation to Ministry of Education made possible by Basic Needs Trust Fund

The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Community Development, through Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) handed over school and facility supplies to the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence. The supplies handed over included appliances –... The post Donation to Ministry of Education made possible by Basic Needs Trust Fund appeared first on Dominica News Online.

LIVE: National Budget debate 2020-2021 continues

Budget debate 2020-2021 continues live Facebook and youtube links below: National Budget Debate 2020-2021 National Budget Debate 2020-2021 Posted by Roosevelt Skerrit on Thursday, July 30, 2020 The post LIVE: National Budget debate 2020-2021 continues appeare
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LIVE: National Budget debate 2020-2021 continues

Budget debate 2020-2021 continues live Facebook and youtube links below: National Budget Debate 2020-2021 National Budget Debate 2020-2021 Posted by Roosevelt Skerrit on Thursday, July 30, 2020 The post LIVE: National Budget debate 2020-2021 continues appeared first on Dominica News Online.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco apologizes for service interruption from Mero to CastleComfort

DOWASCO apologizes to customers from Mero to Castle Comfort for the unscheduled interruption to their water supply today Thursday July 30, 2020. This is due to emergency works being carried out at the Springfield Intake as a result of heavy... The post ANNOUN
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco apologizes for service interruption from Mero to CastleComfort

DOWASCO apologizes to customers from Mero to Castle Comfort for the unscheduled interruption to their water supply today Thursday July 30, 2020. This is due to emergency works being carried out at the Springfield Intake as a result of heavy... The post ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco apologizes for service interruption from Mero to CastleComfort appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Physical Planning Division investigates contamination of Layou River (with video)

The Physical Planning Division is investigating what appears to be seepage of oil into the Layou River which has left residents of the area concerned. Chief Physical Planner at the Physical Planning Division, Dr. Genora Joseph, said in a statement,... The pos
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Physical Planning Division investigates contamination of Layou River (with video)

The Physical Planning Division is investigating what appears to be seepage of oil into the Layou River which has left residents of the area concerned. Chief Physical Planner at the Physical Planning Division, Dr. Genora Joseph, said in a statement,... The post Physical Planning Division investigates contamination of Layou River (with video) appeared first on Dominica News Online.

EC dollar remains strong despite COVID-19 says ECCB Governor

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Timothy Antoine said although there have been challenges faced in the region due to Covid-19, the Eastern Caribbean (EC) Dollar remains strong. Antoine made the announcement at a virtual Handing Over Cerem
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EC dollar remains strong despite COVID-19 says ECCB Governor

Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Timothy Antoine said although there have been challenges faced in the region due to Covid-19, the Eastern Caribbean (EC) Dollar remains strong. Antoine made the announcement at a virtual Handing Over Ceremony... The post EC dollar remains strong despite COVID-19 says ECCB Governor appeared first on Dominica News Online.

Dominica Freedom Party on the passing of Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados

The Dominica Freedom Party mourns the passing of the formerPrime Minister of Barbados, Mr. Owen Seymour Arthur. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Barbados and led his country for an unprecedented three consecutive terms 1994 to 2008, Member of... The post Do
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Dominica Freedom Party on the passing of Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados

The Dominica Freedom Party mourns the passing of the formerPrime Minister of Barbados, Mr. Owen Seymour Arthur. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Barbados and led his country for an unprecedented three consecutive terms 1994 to 2008, Member of... The post Dominica Freedom Party on the passing of Owen Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados appeared first on Dominica News Online.

A Moment of Reflection: Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will... The post A Moment of Reflection: Psalm 121 appeared first on Dom
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A Moment of Reflection: Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip — he who watches over you will... The post A Moment of Reflection: Psalm 121 appeared first on Dominica News Online.

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