News

Budget speech of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

Budget speech of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 0

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit presented the 2017-2018 National Budget. The $854-million budget was presented under the theme ...

more
President calls on Dominicans to build a culture of peace

President calls on Dominicans to build a culture of peace

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 8

President of Dominica His Excellency Charles Savarin has called on Dominicans to build a culture of peace saying it appears that there has been a breakdown in ...

more
Fast Cash donates $9,900 to Dominica National Netball Team

Fast Cash donates $9,900 to Dominica National Netball Team

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 1

Fast Cash Dominica Limited has made a financial contribution to the Dominica National Netball Team amounting to $9,900. A cheque was presented to President of the ...

more
Ng Lap Seng convicted in UN bribery case

Ng Lap Seng convicted in UN bribery case

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 9

Ng Lap Seng, the Chinese billionaire who created a firestorm of controversy in Dominica, was convicted on Thursday in a United Nation bribery case, which according ...

more
BREAKING NEWS: Serious accident in Layou

BREAKING NEWS: Serious accident in Layou

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 2

Four people are said to be seriously injured in an accident which took place in Layou on Friday morning. The circumstances surrounding the accident are unknown at ...

more
PM Skerrit confident of direct flights from US to Dominica

PM Skerrit confident of direct flights from US to Dominica

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 21

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed optimism that by next year there will be direct flights from the United States to Dominica. Speaking during the ...

more
CARICOM closer to developing regulations to improve energy performance in buildings

CARICOM closer to developing regulations to improve energy performance in buildings

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 0

A team of regional experts working to develop a building code that is energy efficient has reached consensus on a Draft Caribbean Application Document (CAD). The ...

more
Gov’t to increase minimum income tax threshold

Gov’t to increase minimum income tax threshold

July 28, 2017 | Comments: 8

Come January 1, 2018, Dominicans earning less than $30,000 a year will not be paying income tax as the government moves to increase the minimum income tax threshold ...

more
President warns against ‘dangerous journalist virus’ of fake news

President warns against ‘dangerous journalist virus’ of fake news

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 33

President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, has chastised the media for what he believes is a spread of “fake news,” describing it as a ...

more
Janae Jackson to represent Dominica at Caribbean Female Monarch Competition

Janae Jackson to represent Dominica at Caribbean Female Monarch Competition

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 0

Dominica’s three-time female Calypso Monarch, Janae Jackson, leaves the state on Friday, July 28th, 2017 to represent Dominica at a Caribbean Female Monarch ...

more
UPDATE: Police seek suspect in Loubiere shooting

UPDATE: Police seek suspect in Loubiere shooting

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 36

Ole Dazel Ettienne, 20 of Loubiere is presently nursing gunshot wounds at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) to both his legs following a shooting incident which ...

more
IN PICTURES: Opening of Parliament

IN PICTURES: Opening of Parliament

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 4

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the First Meeting of the Third Session of the Ninth Parliament was opened to great fanfare. Among the activities was the inspection of a ...

more
PM Skerrit says Dominica performed better than regional countries in 2016

PM Skerrit says Dominica performed better than regional countries in 2016

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 55

Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has said the Dominican economy has grown in 2016 despite setback by Tropical Storm Erika in 2015 and has performed better than ...

more
President discards idea that Columbus would recognize Dominica if he returns

President discards idea that Columbus would recognize Dominica if he returns

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 35

President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin, has objected to the general notion that Italian explorer Christopher Columbus would recognize Dominica if he ...

more
One year later:The saga of the Special Tourism Loan Facility

One year later:The saga of the Special Tourism Loan Facility

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 19

High expectations In July 2016, the Government of Dominica offered the local tourism industry a $15M slice of the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) money-pie in the ...

more
Reunion Year Committee announces logo competition

Reunion Year Committee announces logo competition

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 3

The Reunion Year Committee is pleased to announce that the theme for Reunion Year 2018 is “My Love, My Home, My Dominica.” Earlier this year, the Government of ...

more
Today is Budget Day

Today is Budget Day

July 27, 2017 | Comments: 8

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit is expected to present the 2017/2018 budget when parliament convenes on Thursday morning. The budget ...

more
BUSINESS BYTE: Fine Foods supports youth development

BUSINESS BYTE: Fine Foods supports youth development

July 26, 2017 | Comments: 2

On Tuesday July 25th, Fine Foods Inc donated over $10,000 to the 767 Summer Youth Basketball training program. The program’s aim is to teach and improve the ...

more
Four students receive DOMLEC Scholarships

Four students receive DOMLEC Scholarships

July 26, 2017 | Comments: 7

Dominica’s sole Electricity Company, DOMLEC, has awarded scholarships to four students to attend secondary school in the new academic year. This is part of the ...

more
“Whole of Society” approach needed to combat NCDs says PAHO rep

“Whole of Society” approach needed to combat NCDs says PAHO rep

July 26, 2017 | Comments: 14

Country Program Specialist (CPS) at the Pan American Health Organization, Shirley Augustine, has stated that in order to combat the rise in Non Communicable Diseases ...

more
BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel and CPL launch youth program

BUSINESS BYTE: Digicel and CPL launch youth program

July 26, 2017 | Comments: 3

Digicel on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 announced a partnership with the biggest party in sport – the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) – to launch the inaugural ...

more
Air France to launch new flights from Atlanta to French Caribbean

Air France to launch new flights from Atlanta to French Caribbean

July 26, 2017 | Comments: 37

Air France has announced that it will be launching new direct flights from the United States to the French Caribbean. The direct flights will be from the ...

more