Commentary

COMMENTARY: A State of Self-Sufficiency

COMMENTARY: A State of Self-Sufficiency

December 27, 2017 | Comments: 13

  A State of Self-Sufficiency In earlier commentaries, I have alluded to self-sufficiency. I will now risk getting into deep water by enlarging on my vision of ...

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COMMENTARY: Building codes with a difference

COMMENTARY: Building codes with a difference

December 6, 2017 | Comments: 10

Up until recent times building codes were not specified by government agencies but lodged in the minds of craftsmen. Experience handed down from father to son, ...

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Message to the people of Dominica following ​Hurricane ​Maria

Message to the people of Dominica following ​Hurricane ​Maria

December 4, 2017 | Comments: 11

Hurricane Maria has come and gone, leaving havoc in its wake; and now that the dust is beginning to settle, it is not too early to turn our minds to the big question ...

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COMMENTARY: Caribbean Airlift Council

COMMENTARY: Caribbean Airlift Council

December 4, 2017 | Comments: 4

Airlift is a major Caribbean problem that deserves top priority because it is vital for tourism and trade, subsequently for the economic well-being of all population ...

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COMMENTARY: Changing Caribbean Economies

COMMENTARY: Changing Caribbean Economies

November 29, 2017 | Comments: 15

The Caribbean is being stuck with economies that are over-proportionally depending on revenue from tourism and related activities. No, this is not just about ...

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How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months away

How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months away

November 17, 2017 | Comments: 9

Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back home. Now imagine ...

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COMMENTARY: Picking up the pieces

COMMENTARY: Picking up the pieces

November 15, 2017 | Comments: 5

Like all Dominicans, I have spent the last seven weeks picking up the pieces. Having said that, my family fared better than most. We still have a roof over our ...

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Caribbean livelihoods and Climate Change resilience: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?

Caribbean livelihoods and Climate Change resilience: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?

November 9, 2017 | Comments: 2

Recently there has been increased traffic in the discourse regarding Climate Change, especially since the US decided to back out of the Paris Climate Change ...

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COMMENTARY: Price Gouging and the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Post Maria Dominica

COMMENTARY: Price Gouging and the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Post Maria Dominica

November 6, 2017 | Comments: 10

When a commodity is scarce or it is in high demand, the selling price is expected to increase. Alternatively, when there is an abundance of supply or the demand for ...

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PPOD expresses concern over climate change

PPOD expresses concern over climate change

September 11, 2017 | Comments: 6

Dear Dominican Brothers and Sisters, We are experiencing what has been termed by climatologists, geologists, and other scientists, as a more rapid-than-expected pace ...

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NCDs – Your spirit, soul and thoughts

NCDs – Your spirit, soul and thoughts

September 3, 2017 | Comments: 42

Firstly I would like to inform everyone that NCDs such as heart disease, cancers, hypertension, mental illness and diabetes are exactly what they are, Non ...

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COMMENTARY: Caribbean tourism development with boutique flair

COMMENTARY: Caribbean tourism development with boutique flair

August 31, 2017 | Comments: 10

There is no universal definition for luxury tourism. One person’s luxury is another’s ordinary. Even if there was a definition of a tweet length, what purpose ...

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COMMENTARY: Light pollution on our highways

COMMENTARY: Light pollution on our highways

August 29, 2017 | Comments: 39

It would not be in keeping with the “Nature Isle” image that we have been trying to project all these years to the rest of the world to artificially light up the ...

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COMMENTARY: Careers with a difference

COMMENTARY: Careers with a difference

August 28, 2017 | Comments: 2

I’m not sure if the government is a achieving its objective of putting a graduate in each home, but we seem to be well on our way to putting graduates behind the ...

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STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Cruel but Usual Punishment

STAY WELL & SPARKLE: Cruel but Usual Punishment

August 27, 2017 | Comments: 5

Joyful!  That’s the best way to describe Mr. Horatio Toussaint of Pointe Michel. This man is a glowing testimony to Dominica’s distinction as the place for ...

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COMMENTARY: Ambassador Crispin Gregoire: a debonair, experienced and highly respected statesman

COMMENTARY: Ambassador Crispin Gregoire: a debonair, experienced and highly respected statesman

August 24, 2017 | Comments: 13

Dominica’s former UN Ambassador Crispin Gregoire outlined to Dominicans that the difference between commanding a respected prime ministerial and presidential ...

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COMMENTARY: A Cadence-Lypso Day message

COMMENTARY: A Cadence-Lypso Day message

August 21, 2017 | Comments: 13

August 25 is observed in Dominica by some radio stations and Creole music enthusiasts as Cadence-Lypso day. As strange as it may seem, this year I would like to make ...

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A Masterful History of Dominica’s Diaspora in the Development Process

A Masterful History of Dominica’s Diaspora in the Development Process

August 15, 2017 | Comments: 5

 Dr. Irving W. André’s Strangers in Suffisant: British West Indians in Curacao 1943-1963 On August 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Young Hotel, Roseau, ...

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COMMENTARY: Wholesale idolatory

COMMENTARY: Wholesale idolatory

August 14, 2017 | Comments: 25

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. Ps. 33.12. “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a ...

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THE KSCHRONICLES: Good friends are hard to find

THE KSCHRONICLES: Good friends are hard to find

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 2

Very recently I found myself learning a hard lesson. While alone time is important for productivity, creativity, and inspiration, spending quality time with friends ...

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COMMENTARY: Made in Dominica

COMMENTARY: Made in Dominica

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 4

To prosper Dominica desperately needs to put into practice these three elusive words: MADE IN DOMINICA! Small businesses are currently in vogue but my approach to ...

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COMMENTARY: Passenger tax – a tax on all their dreams

COMMENTARY: Passenger tax – a tax on all their dreams

July 25, 2017 | Comments: 20

What the Caribbean region needs is so simple: rapid, reliable mobility at reasonable rates. What makes it so difficult? It is almost as short and simple to explain. ...

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