Month: January 2017

PM Roosevelt Skerrit Considers Legal Action Against Lennox Linton

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has instructed Senior Counsel, Anthony Astaphan to examine his legal options as he considers taking action against Opposition Leader Lennox Linton, Dr. Thompson Fontaine, and Gabriel Christian. Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan says he was instructed to put together a legal team to review statements that the trio are alleged to have […]Read More

Dominica Could Realise Electricity Generation by 2019

Chairman of the Government Geothermal Energy Development and Negotiations team, His Excellency Vince Henderson says generation of electricity from Dominica’s Geothermal resources could become a reality by 2019. He says Government will engage a company from New Zealand to assist with the early stages of development of the geothermal power station. Henderson says Government has […]Read More

Silver Lake Housing a Top Priority for Government

Acting Prime Minister and Housing Minister, Reginald Austrie says improving the quality of housing for Silver Lake residents is top on Government’s agenda. His comments came at the ground breaking ceremony for Phase 3 of the Silver Lake Apartment Complex, Tuesday afternoon. Government signed a 1.6 million dollar contract with A.K Henderson Construction Limited to […]Read More

Investigations Ongoing into Grandbay Fire

Fire officials are still trying to determine the cause of a fire which consumed one house and damaged another in the Grandbay in the early hours of Tuesday. The Grand Bay Fire Station responded to a House Fire at Montin close to 2am this morning. The house in question was owned by Morrison Commodore and […]Read More

Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan Responds to Diplomatic Passport Scandal

Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan says the diplomatic passport of Alireza Zibahalat Monfared was revoked in 2016 before his arrest and extradition to Iran. Monfared a key player in the My Dominica Trade House website was arrested in the Dominican Republic on January 12th and was extradited to face trial in Iran. He faces embezzlement charges […]Read More

Press Release- PM Roosevelt Skerrit on Official Business in Greece

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has left state for official business in Greece. A release from the office of the prime minister says that Mr. Skerrit is currently on a working visit to Greece. Mr. Skerrit is accompanied on the trip by Dominica’s Non-resident Ambassador to Greece Lennox Lawrence. Minister for Housing, Lands and Water Resource […]Read More

West Coast Road Rehabilitation to Begin in Short Order

Work on the rehabilitation of the West Coast Road following the devastation of Tropical Storm Erika is expected to begin within the first half of 2017. The Chinese Government has agreed to finance the project which includes the rebuilding of bridges at Macoucherie, Coulibistrie and Point round. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says a contract for […]Read More

Equipment Sub-Committee Commissioned to Identify Needs for New National Hospital

Health Minister Kenneth Darroux says an equipment sub committee has been set up to identify the needs of the new national hospital. The Health Minister also says that the human resource aspect at the new hospital will also be upgraded to compliment the modern equipment. Meantime, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the primary health care […]Read More

Government Satisfied with Ongoing Works on York Valley Bridge

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says Government is impressed with the works underway on the construction of the New York Valley Bridge in the Layou Valley area. The Bridge which was washed away during Tropical Storm Erika is being financed through a grant by the Peoples Republic of China. The Prime Minister along with members of […]Read More

Primary Schools Participate in Costume Building Workshop

A number of primary schools will be targeted on Tuesday as the DFC hosts a carnival costume building workshop for kids. The event is set for the Windsor Park on Tuesday from 9:30 and will be facilitated by costume builder, Darnley Guye and his costume camp. Consultant at the DFC, Val Cuffy says the move […]Read More