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Earthquake shakes several islands

Earthquake shakes several islands

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 0

An earthquake shook several Caribbean islands, including Dominica, on Friday afternoon. The quake took place at about 3:49 pm. The United States Geological Survey ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: Customers continue to WIN with LIME this Christmas

BUSINESS BYTE: Customers continue to WIN with LIME this Christmas

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 0

LIME is keeping its promise of making this Christmas a ‘Holly Jolly’ one for its many customers. Over one hundred and fifty lucky customers are winning with ...

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Ministry of Agriculture makes donation to less fortunate

Ministry of Agriculture makes donation to less fortunate

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 0

The less fortunate and those in need at different institutions on the island all benefited from the Ministry of Agriculture and Social Services annual food basket ...

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Controversy surrounds “crab back incident” at Douglas-Charles Airport

Controversy surrounds “crab back incident” at Douglas-Charles Airport

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 5

Controversy has surrounded the firing of a security guard who was involved in an incident with crab backs and leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, at ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: Lime slashes roaming rates

BUSINESS BYTE: Lime slashes roaming rates

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 0

Dominica’s leading telecommunications service provider LIME, has announced the launch of their new prepaid roaming offers - slashing prices by up to 50%.

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Too many Dominicans seeking overseas medical attention – Health Minister

Too many Dominicans seeking overseas medical attention – Health Minister

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 11

Newly sworn-in Minister of Health, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, is concerned that too many Dominicans are seeking medical attention overseas and thinks this is an area that ...

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Film maker produces mini documentary series on Dominica

Film maker produces mini documentary series on Dominica

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 2

One Canadian film maker, with roots in Dominica, has begun a journey to document Dominica and all that comes with it, in a span of 180 days. In her mini documentary ...

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Call made for increased public speaking awareness in Dominica

Call made for increased public speaking awareness in Dominica

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 1

The newly elected President of the Nature Isle Toastmasters Club, Dorothy Jno Baptiste, advocates for a greater national focus to be placed on Public speaking and ...

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New senator to bring “new management style” to portfolio

New senator to bring “new management style” to portfolio

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 4

Newly appointed Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert Tonge, says he is bringing a new management style based on objectives to that ministry. ...

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Public servants accept gov’t wage increase offer

Public servants accept gov’t wage increase offer

December 19, 2014 | Comments: 12

The union representing the largest body of public servants on the island has accepted the latest government’s wage increase offer of five percent over the ...

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Lawsuit filed in “mysterious” disappearance of jewelry at customs

Lawsuit filed in “mysterious” disappearance of jewelry at customs

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 18

They have written demand letters through their lawyer, they have met with the Comptroller of Customs and the police, all aimed at settling out of court, a case of ...

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Men urged to take up responsibilities as parents

Men urged to take up responsibilities as parents

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 4

President of the Dominica Arts and Craft Association, Vanessa Winston is calling on young women of society to step up and allow men take up their responsibilities ...

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Increase in visitor arrivals during Carnival 2014

Increase in visitor arrivals during Carnival 2014

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 6

Dominica has recorded over 30 percent increase in stay over arrivals for Carnival 2014 as compared to 2013, Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: NBD shares the joy of Christmas

BUSINESS BYTE: NBD shares the joy of Christmas

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 0

National Bank of Dominica Ltd. (NBD) spread the joyous spirit of Christmas in the town of Portsmouth and the village of Salybia. NBD teamed up with the Portsmouth ...

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No arrests yet in airport equipment fire

No arrests yet in airport equipment fire

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 20

No arrests have been made following a suspected arson which destroyed a communication tower two miles from the Douglas-Charles Airport in Marigot recently. This is ...

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President Savarin spreads Christmas cheer

President Savarin spreads Christmas cheer

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 6

Patients at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) were graced with a visit by the President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, his wife and other ...

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PM Skerrit commends Obama on US/Cuba policy shift

PM Skerrit commends Obama on US/Cuba policy shift

December 18, 2014 | Comments: 41

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has commended President of the United States, Barak Obama, for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, describing it as ...

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U.S., Cuba plan restored relations after 50 years of hostility

U.S., Cuba plan restored relations after 50 years of hostility

December 17, 2014 | Comments: 93

The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties ...

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Target set for tourism to account for 15 percent of GDP

Target set for tourism to account for 15 percent of GDP

December 17, 2014 | Comments: 14

The Dominica Labour Party Government (DLP) has reiterated its commitment to developing the Tourism sector as one of the drivers of national economic activity and ...

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Douglas hopes to bring experience to new ministry

Douglas hopes to bring experience to new ministry

December 17, 2014 | Comments: 22

Ian Douglas, who was recently named Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment, says he is bringing a decade of ministerial experience to his new portfolio. A former ...

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New senator looks forward to serving

New senator looks forward to serving

December 17, 2014 | Comments: 40

Newly appointed Dominica Labour Party (DLP) Senator, Edward Registe, said being called to the post came as a surprise and he looks forward to serving the people of ...

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DFP seeks answers from Police Commissioner, Electoral Commission

DFP seeks answers from Police Commissioner, Electoral Commission

December 17, 2014 | Comments: 63

The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) has written to both the Police Commissioner, Daniel Carbon and Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Gerald Burton, concerning ...

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