Month: August 2016

PM Skerrit Shuts Down Calls for Resettlement in Petite Savanne

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has dismissed calls for a resettlement in the Community of Petite Savanne. 191 families were forced to evacuate from Petite Savanne after Tropical Storm Erika last year and questions have surfaced whether residents should return. Prime Minister Skerrit told a meeting with residents last night, resettlement in Petite Savanne is not […]Read More

Government Reports Over $5M Expenditure for Petite Savanne Relief Efforts

The Roosevelt Skerrit-led Administration is reporting that over $5M has been spent in bringing relied to displaced residents of Petite Savanne following Tropical Storm Erika last year. Chairperson of the Social Services and Welfare Sub- Committee, Justina Charles told a meeting of Cabinet and residents of Petit Savanne last night that 191 families were evacuated […]Read More

President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Denies Any Wrongdoing

President of the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC), Felix Wilson says the DOC has not violated any policies of the International Ticketing Programme for the recently concluded 2016 Rio Olympic Games and says the matter seems to be a major misunderstanding. This development follows a letter written by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Director General Christophe […]Read More

Official Press Statement from Dr. John Toussaint- Owner of Local

I am Dr. John Toussaint, Veterinarian by profession. I obtained my Doctor in Veterinary Medicine Degree from Cuba in 1985 with honors and Master of Science Degree from Tuskegee, Alabama, USA, specialized in Tropical Animal Medicine/Epidemiology in 1992. I was awarded a scholarship from Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine to pursue my Doctorate (PhD) […]Read More

Local Pig Farm Owner Denies River Contamination Allegations

The Owner of a pig farm in LaPlaine, Dr. John Toussaint has denied allegation that his enterprise has caused contamination of the Tabari River. Chairman of the LaPlaine Disaster preparedness Committee, Jason Fontaine stated recently that faeces from the pig farm have been seen in the river. But Dr. John Toussaint says he has employed […]Read More

DBS MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS FOR AUGUST 31, 2016

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Morning News for August 31, 2016. In the headlines: Housing Minister Reginald Austrie says a decision to relocate residents of Petite Savanne and Dubique was influenced by expert advice; the Venezuelan President has vowed to jail opposition leaders if they incite violence at their protest on […]Read More

DBS LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR AUGUST 30, 2016

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News Update for August 30, 2016. In the headlines: PM Roosevelt Skerrit has dismissed calls for resettlement in Petite Savanne; Show promoter Cabral Douglas has confirmed he has commenced ground work to take a matter against Government to the CCJ ; St. Lucians urged to […]Read More

DBS MONRING NEWS AND SPORTS FOR AUGUST 30, 2016

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Morning News for August 30, 2016. In the headlines: Government reports $5Million Dollar expenditure in relief for displaced residents of Petite Savanne after TS Erika; Guyana’s President David Granger elected un-opposed as leader of the Guyana’s People National Congress Reform Party and Mexican Police Chief fired […]Read More

DBS LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR AUGUST 29, 2016

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News Update for August 29, 2016. In the headlines: Good Will Ambassador Michele Henderson calls on incoming students of the Dominica State College to take ownership of the institution; British police discover cocaine in a breadfruit shipment from St. Lucia and FBI says two state […]Read More