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St. Joseph man to be ordained Catholic priest

St. Joseph man to be ordained Catholic priest

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 8

Come Tuesday May 26, 2015, the journey to the Catholic Priesthood for 27-year-old, Calvin Auguiste of St. Joseph will come to an end, with an ordination ceremony at ...

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PWC workers to get paid Friday – Pinard

PWC workers to get paid Friday – Pinard

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 0

Protesting staff of Public Works Corporation (PWC) is to get some financial relief as a sum of over EC$300,000 was made available by the government on Thursday to ...

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Parliament to meet next Wednesday

Parliament to meet next Wednesday

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 5

  The Second Meeting of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament under the Commonwealth of Dominica Constitution gets underway on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from ...

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‘Afrika Fashion Fete’ slated for this evening

‘Afrika Fashion Fete’ slated for this evening

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 1

This evening from 7:00 pm the work of six designers will hit the runway at the first ever Afrika Fashion Fete to take place at the Harlem Plaza. The designers are ...

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Bush fires “significantly impacting” DOMLEC

Bush fires “significantly impacting” DOMLEC

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 1

Dominica’s sole electricity company, DOMLEC, is expressing concern about the number of bush fires around the island in recent times, saying they are impacting ...

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DFC reports 100 percent growth at Jazz ‘n Creole

DFC reports 100 percent growth at Jazz ‘n Creole

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 1

Chairman of the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Colin Piper, has said that over the last five years there has been a growth of 100 percent in turnout of patrons ...

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$19-million sick leave bill worries DEF

$19-million sick leave bill worries DEF

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 17

President of the Dominica Employers Federation (DEF) Benoit Bardouille has expressed concerns that EC$ 19 million has been spent in three years for sick leave by ...

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Warner celebrates village feast

Warner celebrates village feast

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 4

This year the community of Warner once again comes alive from the 19th of May to the 25th as the community celebrates its annual Village Feast under the theme, ...

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Fourteen certified following Phlebotomy training course

Fourteen certified following Phlebotomy training course

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 2

Fourteen participants were recognized with certificates of completion following a phlebotomy training course. The participants were engaged in a four week training ...

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Tete Morne Primary School celebrates Literacy Week

Tete Morne Primary School celebrates Literacy Week

May 22, 2015 | Comments: 2

It’s been a special week at Tete Morne Primary School, as they kicked off literacy week with the grand opening of their new school library this Monday. Led by the ...

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MOH takes steps against new mosquito disease Zika

MOH takes steps against new mosquito disease Zika

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 12

With news that another mosquito-borne disease, the Zika Virus (ZIKV), is threatening the Caribbean, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Environment in Dominica is ...

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Environmentalists visit Dominica

Environmentalists visit Dominica

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 8

A group from Guadeloupe, travelling by boat, visited Dominica earlier this week as part of an expedition to raise awareness of marine protection and pollution. The ...

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Award ceremony kicks off Fete Isidore in Grand Bay

Award ceremony kicks off Fete Isidore in Grand Bay

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 4

Organizers of Fete Isidore in the southern village of Grand Bay are promising a blast and the event will move into high gear later this evening with an award ...

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Pipe-borne water coming for Belles

Pipe-borne water coming for Belles

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 5

The residents of Belles will soon have pipe borne water at their homes as the Belles Water Supply Project is close to being completed. This was according to ...

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Call for society to take stand on child sex abuse

Call for society to take stand on child sex abuse

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 13

Dominica’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Costa Rica, Dr. Damien Dublin, is of the opinion that the Dominican society may be responsible for the repeated cases of ...

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Convent Prep introduces Friendship Day

Convent Prep introduces Friendship Day

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 10

Ali Shillingford, the Head Boy of the Convent Preparatory School on Wednesday launched a first of its kind event in Dominica: `Friendship Day`! “Ever since I was ...

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FIFA-funded project nearing completion

FIFA-funded project nearing completion

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 16

The FIFA-funded ‘Goal 2 Project’ located at Stockfarm is said to be 98 percent complete. The facility under construction consists of dress rooms for ...

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Banana plantlets enter hardening phase

Banana plantlets enter hardening phase

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 12

The first 20,000 of 60,000 Cavendish banana plantlets received from France in April are now entering the hardening phase. GIS News was there on Monday May 18th when ...

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Former volunteer raises funds for Mountain Chicken Project

Former volunteer raises funds for Mountain Chicken Project

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 7

In an effort to raise funds for the Dominican Mountain Chicken Project, UK-based Luke Harding, who was once a volunteer on the project in 2014 will be running the ...

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Dominican medical student to be laid to rest

Dominican medical student to be laid to rest

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 24

After an exhaustive month of battling with the sad news of the passing of Dominican-born, Emanuela Marsha Stephen, 26 of Tarish Pit, her family has said she will be ...

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BUSINESS BYTE: LIME launches ‘Helping Hands’ Project

BUSINESS BYTE: LIME launches ‘Helping Hands’ Project

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 2

Dominica’s premier telecommunications provider is raising the profile of its Corporate Social Responsibility mandate with the launch of the LIME Lends a Helping ...

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Remembering a national tragedy: the Morne Prosper accident

Remembering a national tragedy: the Morne Prosper accident

May 21, 2015 | Comments: 24

Today 40 years ago Dominica suffered its worst road tragedy when a truck plunged over a precipice in Morne Prosper. On 21 May 1975, an overloaded passenger truck ...

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