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Laid off for feeling sick and being pregnant

Laid off for feeling sick and being pregnant

March 3, 2010 | Comments: 38

Dear Editor: I am a young lady who is angry at this moment. For a week I was very sick so I went to the hospital, where I was told that I am a few weeks pregnant, ...

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Does Dominica have any professionalism?

Does Dominica have any professionalism?

March 2, 2010 | Comments: 64

Dear Editor: As a local businessman I am fed up with how Dominicans conduct business on a daily basis, from small businesses to multi-million dollar corporations. My ...

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Motorcyclists’ gross negligence for people

Motorcyclists’ gross negligence for people

March 2, 2010 | Comments: 16

I recently returned from a visit to my native Dominica, and I had a pretty good time. However, one issue was brought to my attention during my trip, and I wish to ...

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COMMENTARY: Rainwater harvesting: a sustainable alternative

COMMENTARY: Rainwater harvesting: a sustainable alternative

March 2, 2010 | Comments: 10

From time immemorial population centres have been plagued with the adverse effects of natural disasters and unpredictable weather patterns, of which the island of ...

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The false negatives about PMH and the almost non-existent kudos

The false negatives about PMH and the almost non-existent kudos

March 1, 2010 | Comments: 22

Dear Editor: I feel obliged to relay my message via a popular news medium such as yours. My trip to the keyboard comes on the heels of many negative and defacing ...

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COMMENTARY: The days of lime and rose’s

COMMENTARY: The days of lime and rose’s

March 1, 2010 | Comments: 2

A brief reflection of one of Dominica’s more prosperous periods It’s not a well-known fact that at one time the lush nature island of Dominica was the world’s ...

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Promiscuity and excessive partying at the Olympics should not be encouraged

Promiscuity and excessive partying at the Olympics should not be encouraged

February 23, 2010 | Comments: 2

Dear Editor: Reports of post-competition partying and condom hand-outs at the Olympics show the need for athletes to be more grounded in their religious faith and ...

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The origin of St. Valentine’s Day

The origin of St. Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2010 | Comments: 0

Dear Editor, Regarding St. Valentine’s Day: For most people St. Valentine’s Day is a day of affections and confections, a day of kisses, candy, and ...

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Garbage disposal problem in Portsmouth

Garbage disposal problem in Portsmouth

February 10, 2010 | Comments: 12

Dear Editor, I wish to draw to your attention a garbage disposal problem in Portsmouth which is quickly spiraling out of control. Portsmouth is a touristic town with ...

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Carnival in the Caribees

Carnival in the Caribees

February 10, 2010 | Comments: 0

A million and more words have been written about the festival season of Carnival, so bringing something new to the page could be tricky, but sometimes the brevity of ...

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Rex Nettleford, a visionary leader for the UWI Open Campus

Rex Nettleford, a visionary leader for the UWI Open Campus

February 8, 2010 | Comments: 2

The death of Professor Ralston Milton ‘Rex’ Nettleford, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the UWI on February 2, 2010 has resulted in an irreparable void for the ...

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More support for anti abortion legislation

More support for anti abortion legislation

February 5, 2010 | Comments: 7

Dear Editor, I commend the Dominican Republic for implemented a new constitution which defends life “from conception to natural death.” The new ...

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Intellectual Property and you – Patents – Part 1

Intellectual Property and you – Patents – Part 1

January 28, 2010 | Comments: 7

We are net importers of technology, why not reverse-engineer? Many of you would not have heard of the word patents before, and some of those who have, find it a bit ...

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Business In Focus: Business Training Center Ltd.

Business In Focus: Business Training Center Ltd.

January 27, 2010 | Comments: 17

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish, you feed him for life!” So goes the slogan of the Business Training Center Ltd, fondly known ...

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Haiti disaster is not a demonstration of the wrath of God

Haiti disaster is not a demonstration of the wrath of God

January 26, 2010 | Comments: 11

Dear Editor, Regarding the Haiti crisis: Contrary to some, Jesus warns us not to see the events taking place in Haiti as somehow the wrath of an angry God. Evil came ...

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Support for anti abortionists

Support for anti abortionists

January 25, 2010 | Comments: 9

Dear Editor, Regarding the March for Life in Washington D.C. Friday, January 22, 2010: I commend the hundreds of thousands of people, including pro-life leaders from ...

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Full support for sainthood of Pope Pius XII

Full support for sainthood of Pope Pius XII

January 19, 2010 | Comments: 10

Dear Editor, Regarding the  AP article “Pope defends Pius against Jewish critics at Rome Synagogue”, January 18, 2010: I commend Pope Benedict XVI for ...

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The anatomy of a political landslide: how the UWP of Dominica lost an election 18-3

The anatomy of a political landslide: how the UWP of Dominica lost an election 18-3

January 18, 2010 | Comments: 55

By Donald C. Peters PhD – When a nation distinctively go to the polls and elect a political party in a democratic and fair elections 18 seats to 3 something ...

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Haiti: a long descent to hell

Haiti: a long descent to hell

January 17, 2010 | Comments: 15

Geography and bad luck are only partly to blame for Haiti’s tragedy. There are, plainly, more propitious places for a country and its capital city to find ...

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Disappointed in gay marriage bill

Disappointed in gay marriage bill

January 12, 2010 | Comments: 22

Dear Editor, I wish to express my disappointment with Portugal’s Parliament for passing a bill allowing gay marriage. At the same time, I commend New ...

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Discontent with Uganda group of priests

Discontent with Uganda group of priests

January 11, 2010 | Comments: 6

Dear Editor: I wish to express my disappointment with the Uganda priests who have formed the group called the Catholic Apostolic National Church which does not ...

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Business in Focus: Kings Garments

Business in Focus: Kings Garments

January 10, 2010 | Comments: 19

Ever thought of getting the perfectly tailored suit for a special occasion, or just tired of your jeans waist not fitting properly while the other areas are just a ...

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