Month: July 2017

Increased Income Tax Threshold For Dominicans

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says that government will be directing the National Fiscal policy panel to consider and advise on the abolition of the 15 percent income tax bands as early as the next fiscal year. The Prime Minister in this year’s budget presentation says that under the new proposal. Dominicans will only begin paying […]Read More

Drug Prevention Unit Raises Concern Over the Increase in Marijuana

Acting Director of the drug prevention unit, Martha Jaris says the unit has noted an increase in Marijuana use among young people. Marijuana is still considered illegal in Dominica and Jarvis says that the open use of the drug is alarming. she says the increase in marijuana smokers is a major cause is concern.Read More

Prominent Dominican businessman Reuben Luke Passes

Dominican businessman Reuben Luke has passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital on Monday at the age of 84. Luke who lived at Didier Lane in Goodwill owned Reubens bakery over several years. His wife, Louisa Luke remembers him as someone who care about others. Mervin Birmingham is the Manager of Reuben’s Bakery.Read More

WEATHER UPDATE: Tropical Storm Don

The Public is being asked to continue to monitor the progress of Tropical storm Don as it makes its way across the Southern portion of the Windward Islands tonight and Wednesday. Tropical Storm watches and warnings are in effect from St. Lucia Southwards.Read More

Work Progressing on Petite Savanne Resettlement Project

Parliamentary Representative for Petite Savanne, Dr. Kenneth Darroux says the Petite Savanne Resettlement Project at Bellevue Chopin is well underway. The community of Petite Savanne had to be relocated after Tropical Storm Erika in 2O15. A modern community is now being developed to accommodate the affected residents of Petite Savanne.Read More

PM Roosevelt Skerrit Considers Legal Action Against 3 Parties for

Member of the Electoral Commission Hillary Shillingford, Radio Talk Show host Matt Peltier and WICE Q95FM could be facing legal action from Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, as they have failed to meet a deadline to retract and apologize for statements accusing the Prime Minister of misusing public funds to transport supporters to Dominica to Vote. […]Read More

Six to Receive Golden Drum Awards

The First Serenade Band, Former lead singer of the WCK band Derick Rah Peters and Cultural and former manager of DBS radio Dennis Joseph are among 6 to receive the golden drum at this year’s golden drum awards. The Golden drum awards is the highlight of this years emancipation celebrations, which is being held under […]Read More

New Government Housing Program to be Announced

Middle Income Earners in Dominica could have access to affordable housing soon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says a new housing program will be announced in the 2017-2018 budget to give more Dominicans an opportunity to own their homes. He says Government will partner with Dominica Social Security to embark on the housing program. Meantime, the […]Read More

Founding Member of Dominica Association of Local Community Authority Albert

The Dominica Association of Local Community Authority is mourning the loss of Founding Member, 81 Yr Old Albert Cuffy of Pichelin. Cuffy who dedicated over three decades of service to the local government system in Dominica passed away earlier Tuesday. He was also Chairman of the Pichelin Village Council and a member of the Grandbay […]Read More

Sam Raphel “Despicably Dishonest” -Opposition Leader Lennox Linton

Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Opposition Leader Lennox Linton says while Sam Raphael was involved in the financing of the UWP’s 2005 election campaign, allegations that funds were received in exchange for promises of diplomatic passports are untrue. He has described a video deposition from Hotelier Sam Raphael as an attempt to destroy […]Read More