Month: November 2017

Government announces scholarship in honour of Kurt Matthew

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has announced that a scholarship will be name after DBS’ Station Engineer Kurt Matthew, who died in a traffic accident on Sunday evening. He says the scholarship will enable a young Dominican to pursue studies to become a qualified technician. The 48-year-old Kurt Matthew received national acclaim for his efforts in […]Read More

Dominica and China sign multi-million dollar agreements

Dominica and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), have signed three new agreements which will see the country receiving more than EC$50,000,000. The Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement, the Military Aid Agreement and Letters of Exchange for Agricultural Technical Cooperation were signed on Wednesday. China’s Ambassador to Dominica is His Excellency Lu Kun. The PRC […]Read More

Government considers dredging of Indian River

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal, Careen Prevost says government is exploring the possibilities of dredging the Indian River in Portsmouth. The Indian river, the widest river in Dominica is one of the top tourist attractions on the island. Prevost says Hurricane Maria has impacted negatively on the river and government […]Read More

Tank-Weld Group donates building material to Dominica

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency recently received, on behalf of the Government of Dominica, a donation of 14,000 sheets of Galvalume sheeting valued at US$200,000 (EC$540,000) from Jamaica’s Tank-Weld Group to aid with the post hurricane maria efforts. The Tank-Weld Group has been in business for over 45 years. The name Tank-Weld has been […]Read More

DBS LUNCHTIME NEWS AND SPORTS FOR NOV 14 2017

This is a recording of the Dominica Broadcasting Station Lunchtime News for November 14, 2017. In the headlines: Study shows that 60 percent of Dominican Women are overweight, this as Dominica observes World Diabetes Day today; credit ratings agency says Venezuela is in selective default and Norway sued over Arctic Oil exploration. News presented by […]Read More

Obesity and inactivity among key contributing factors to diabetes in

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Hazel Shillingford-Ricketts says a study highlighting the rate of obesity in Dominica is a cause for concern. Her Comments as Dominica joins the rest of the world in observing world Diabetes Day on Tuesday. A recent study shows that 60 percent of women are considered to be overweight, while the same can […]Read More

Digicel Dominica reaffirms commitment to post Hurricane Maria rebuilding efforts

C.E.O of Digicel Dominica, Nikima Royer-Jno Baptiste says Digicel is committed to the rebuilding efforts in Dominica post Hurricane Maria. Digicel Dominica is assisting with the rebuilding of schools, and will also assist with the construction of 360 homes. She says digicel is committed to the task at hand. Meantime, Digicel Dominica is reporting that […]Read More

JULIUS DARROUX

WE ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF JULIUS DARROUX BETTER KNOWN AS “DAR-BRIO” AGE:68 OF LA PLAINE HE DIED ON TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER HE WAS THE HUSBAND OF CELESTE DARROUX HE WAS THE FATHER OF TWO SONS STEVE AND EARDLEY – DARROUX, TWO DAUGHTERS HERMINE BRUNEY AND CORINTHIA- JNO-HOPE HE WILL ALSO BE REMEMBERED BY HIS GRAND […]Read More