Month: August 2017

DBS EVENING NEWS AND SPORTS FOR THUR 31 AUG 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Evening News for August 31, 2017. In the headlines: Officials are closely monitoring the progress of hurricane Irma now at category 3; Jamaica reports record budget surplus and on track to lower debt and US fighter jets stage mock bombing drill over Korean peninsula. News presented […]Read More

DBS LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR THUR 31 AUGUST 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for August 31, 2017. In the headlines: Digicel contributes quarter million dollars in cash and kind for 2017 World Creole Music Festival; Haiti’s president reaffirms stance on combating corruption with the dismissal of Social Affairs and Labour Minister and more challenges ahead as Texas […]Read More

Pointe Michel Elects New Village Council

Erica Lewis Jules has topped the polls in yesterday’s Village Council Election in Point Michel with 227 votes. Five people were elected out of a field of 10 candidates. Government will nominate 3 and council the council will decide on a new chairman. The five elected members were: • Erica Lewis Jules- 227 votes • […]Read More

Digicel Seals the Deal on WCMF 2017 Partnership with $250,

Digicel has announced a partnership of over 250 thousand dollars in cash and kind with the Discover Dominica Authority for the staging of this years World Creole Music Festival. Chairman of the Discover Dominica Authority Benoit Bardouille says Digicel continues to play an integral part with the staging of the festival. Meantime, Digicel Country Manager, […]Read More

Hurricane Irma Posing Serious Threat to the Region

Officials at the Met office are closely monitoring the progress of hurricane Irma which has rapidly intensified into a category two storm as of 11 this morning. The storm which is the 9th named storm of the season was a tropical storm only yesterday, now has sustained winds of 100 miles per hour with higher […]Read More

Sen. Jahisiah Benoit Steps Down As National Youth Council President

Outgoing president of the National Youth Council, Jahisiah Benoit has described his tenure as president as a humbling experience. Benoit who served for two terms as president of the NYC will step down at the national youth council general assembly on September 30th. Benoit says the various district youth councils and the executive must be […]Read More

Things Looking Up at Dominica Coconut Products

The Union representing employees at the Dominica Coconut Products (DCP) says while it welcomes a decision by government to resume operations at the factory, it is hoping that the previous workers will be given priority for re-employment. Operations at the DCP came to a stop following the Passage of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015. Secretary […]Read More

DBS MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS FOR THUR 31, AUG 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Morning News for August 31, 2017. In the headlines: Chattered Accountant Keiron Pinard Byrne says Opposition Leader Lennox Linton given seven days to pay default of judgment debt of 25, 000 pounds to ; ECCB to launch five year-strategic plan and US court blocks new Texas […]Read More

LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR WED 30 AUG 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for August 30, 2017. In the headlines: Dominica will host the 2017 OECS law conference from September 15-16; CARICOM expresses concern over unusual weather patterns highlighted by characteristics of storm Harvey and internationally, the storm which claimed the lives of at least 12 in […]Read More

Electoral Commission Defends Plans to Implement National ID Card System

Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Gerald Burton has defended plans for a national identification card for the purposes of voting in Dominica. However, the enrollment/confirmation exercise for the card cannot begin unless Parliament passes certain laws. Government took an amendment to House of Assembly Electors act to Parliament in may but protest action by the […]Read More