Month: February 2017

Miss Dominica Pageant on Tonight

Seven competitors go after the miss Dominica title at the Eddie Andre Festival city tonight. Consultant at the Dominica Festival Committee, Val Cuffy says the stage is set for the event which begins at 8 O’clock. Meantime, The 2017 show down Mas camp title has gone to the Sye. He beat Beno into second place […]Read More

FLOW and Platinum Security Partner to Increase Security During Carnival

Head of the Marketing and Corporate Communications at telecommunications company FLOW, Kareem Guiste says the company is happy to play a key role in enhancing security for Carnival 2017. Flow is partnering with platinum security and the police to provide closed circuit TV or CCTV surveillance during the carnival celebrations. Guiste says the CCTV will […]Read More

Renewed Call for Safe Sex Practices During Carnival Season

The National HIV/AIDS Response programme has issued a fresh call urging the public to protect themselves against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases during this year’s carnival celebrations. Coordinator at the HIV/AIDS Response Programme, Alison Samuel says everyone should make a conscious decision to practice safe sex. Samuel also says, this week, her team will […]Read More

Foreign Affairs Minister Demands Compensation and Apology from Opposition Leader,

Foreign Affairs Minister, Francine Baron has demanded an apology and USD $10,000 from Opposition leader Lennox Linton and two Dominica journalists. She says she has been defamed by statements made after she accepted USD $10,000 from an organisation abroad. The Foreign Affairs Minister says no effort was made to seek clarification on the matter. Mr […]Read More

Delay of Funds from International Committee of Grave Concern to

Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux has raised concerns over the time frame in which funds are disbursed from the international Community for disaster mitigation projects. On Friday, three contracts worth $4.8M were signed under the World Bank Disaster Vulnerability Reduction project to improve water systems for the North West Coast. Eight Water storage tanks are […]Read More

Reports Integral to Child Abuse Prevention – Jemma Azille Lewis

Coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille Lewis has called for greater reporting of cases of child abuse in Dominica. She told the prize giving ceremony of the poster competition for primary schools that the statistics on child abuse over the last six years are cause for concern. Mr Lewis says parents should […]Read More

Government to Embark on a New Vulnerability Risk Fund

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says Government will embark on a new Vulnerability Risk Fund. He told a private sector forum at the weekend that proceeds from the Citizenship By Investment Program will be the main contributor to the fund.Read More

Public Advised on Food Safety Regulations for Carnival Celebrations

Food handlers have been asked to observe the Food Safety Regulations during the carnival season. Food safety is one of the major areas of environmental health responsibility. District Environmental Health Officer, Zilma Charles told the Police ON THE BEAT Program at the weekend, there are serious consequences for those who fail to adhere to the […]Read More

Opposition Senator Under Questioning by Dominican Authorities

Opposition Senator, Dr. Thompson Fontaine has been asked to return to police headquarters on Monday as law officers continue to investigate last Tuesday’s incident in Roseau. Dr. Fontaine was picked up on Sunday afternoon in Roseau for questioning but was released and will be questioned further this morning. Supporters of the United Workers Party(UWP) who […]Read More