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The post-Hurricane Maria Political Opposition Blue-print

The post-Hurricane Maria Political Opposition Blue-print

January 7, 2018 | Comments: 44

How to combat the politics of mendicancy in a system headed by a regime which is poised to further leverage its entrenched advantage. Abstract Nations undergo some ...

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COMMENTARY: What’s in the cards for 2018?

COMMENTARY: What’s in the cards for 2018?

December 27, 2017 | Comments: 4

 What’s in the cards for 2018? by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert How serious can we take the various New Year messages and forecasts? In essence, many boil down to telling ...

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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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SUNDAY SERMON: Be Prepared

SUNDAY SERMON: Be Prepared

December 10, 2017 | Comments: 3

We’re delighted to be able to bring you another sermon by Monsignor William Jno. Lewis. Let’s join him as he preached to the congregation at the Fatima ...

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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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CHECK THIS OUT: A lesson in pronunciation

CHECK THIS OUT: A lesson in pronunciation

December 3, 2017 | Comments: 6

In the beginning.......

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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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Rebuild yes – but don’t change beautiful Dominica

Rebuild yes – but don’t change beautiful Dominica

November 21, 2017 | Comments: 13

On September 18th, I spent that fateful night huddled by myself in my bedroom in Jimmit. Like so many Dominicans who went to bed that night, we were expecting a ...

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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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