Month: September 2017

Statement by Prime Minister Skerrit on Hurricane Maria

The following is a statement made at 11:15 am by Prime Minister Skerrit on Hurricane Maria as the category three hurricane approaches Dominica. I want to say to Dominicans that this is not a time for heroism. This much water in Dominica is dangerous given our terrain and therefore persons should not wait for something […]Read More

Dominicans asked to brace for TS Maria; Schools and Public

At a Press Conference held at 6:00 p.m. this evening, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the following announcements in light of the Hurricane Warning that has been placed on Dominica: 1) All schools will be closed tomorrow Monday, Sept. 18 2) All Government businesses with exception of essential services will be closed tomorrow Monday 3) […]Read More

DBS LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR FRI 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for September 15, 2017 In the headlines: Justice appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court her Lady Gerthel Tongue has condemns the use of social media to attack the judiciary throughout the OECS; In the region, CARICOM nationals taking up offer to leave hurricane […]Read More

Public officers score big this month end

Hundreds of public officers in Dominica are to receive a bonus equivalent to two months salary this month end. General Secretary of the Public Service Union, Thomas Letang says the retroactive pay for the 3% increase will be given in October. He says these were among the package agreed with Government. Letang says public officers […]Read More

DBS MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS FOR FRI 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Morning News for September 15, 2017. In the headlines: The top Caribbean banker throws his support behind the Citizenship By Investment Propgram , but tell governments to be cautious in their handling of the program; CARICOM to hold donor conference to assist islands battered by hurricane […]Read More

DBS EVENING NEWS AND SPORTS FOR THUR 14, SEPTEMBER 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Evening News for September 15, 2017. In the headlines: Hundreds of public officers to receive bonus equivalent to two months’ salary this month end; in the region, LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer says regional carrier likely to lose millions due to hurricane Irma and internationally, US President […]Read More

ECCU hosts national consultation on Union’s Growth Action Plan

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and Investment, Gloria Joseph says Dominica is committed to achieving 100 percent employment. Her remarks came at the start of a national consultation on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union Growth Action Plan at the fort young hotel on Thursday. The ECCB and OECS commission are spear […]Read More

Soufriere Village Council remembers former Chairman Oscar Etienne

Chairman of the Soufriere village council Heston charles says the community has lost a great man with the passing of the former chairman Oscar Ettiene. Charles described the former village council chairman as a community man and one who was well liked by the village. Ettiene who died last month at the age of 35 […]Read More

DOMLEC team heads to Anguilla to assist in recovery efforts

An eight-member team from Dominica Electricity Services Ltd (DOMLEC), the islands sole electricity provider has left for recovery efforts in Anguilla. Public Relations Officer of DOMLEC, Adina Bellot Valentine spoke to reporters at Canefield airport on Thursday. Team leader, Eddie Hunter says they are looking forward to the engagement in Anguilla.Read More

LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for September 14, 2017. In the headlines: The President of the Caribbean Development Bank has led a delegation to Dominica; In the region, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) survey indicates poverty on a rise in Barbados and internationally, at least 50 killed in I.S claimed […]Read More