Andrews Publishing Co. Ltd, publishers of Dominica News Online, wishes to inform our readers and advertisers of the impending launch of our new design and features as well as other new developments.
The new look and additional features will be done in several phases over the next six to eight weeks, making the site more user friendly.
The company also wishes to clarify a few matters:
DNO is shutting down (not true)
- Over the past several weeks we have been bombarded with numerous calls from concerned readers over rumours that we are in the process of closing our operations. This is so not true. We never made any announcement to that effect or told anyone of such. We in fact never had any intentions of closing.
It is somewhat laughable to hear some of the rumours. Yes, I agree that we may have dipped a bit in our coverage, but this is just a temporary distraction as we work on our new designs, new advertising rates, new marketing plan, among other issues.
The facts are that:
A. We are undergoing a complete restructuring of our operations, from our editorial, human resource, logistical and financial management.
B. We are moving from our physical office in Roseau to a “semi-virtual “office.
The above explanations are necessary, especially in the global economic crisis, and the fact that a review of our operations call for changes that will benefit our readership.
It is normal for companies – locally and internationally – to restructure their operations and DNO is no exception. At some point in time businesses have to revisit their business plan and make adjustments because times are ever-changing, from an operational and economic standpoint.
Once our restructuring is completed, Dominica News will provide faster and more detailed news coverage, better communication with its readers and more local features. In the meantime, we ask for your patience as we work to serve you better.
This restructuring will be completed within the next six to eight weeks, and also involves all our news operations, which will be completely revamped.
Dominica News Online, regardless of its challenges, is here to stay, whether under this ownership or any future ownership. And no, we are not selling our company, so don’t get it twisted (smile).
Every successful business owner can tell you that difficulties – of any sort – are not foreign to them. Ask the current and former employees of the century old Dominica Chronicle. In order to succeed and be more effective sometimes, challenges are the most effective learning experiences.
As the owner of Dominica News Online, I would never let down my readers to close operations. DNO will move from strength to strength, competition or no competition, challenges or no challenges.
Back in 2006 when I started bvinews.com, the challenges were almost unbearable (and way worst than what we have to undergo now) from an economic and political standpoint, but four years later the site still exists, moving from strength to strength (we’ve doubled our readership). There were many attempts to close us down through dishonest means, rumours (like what we are experiencing now), and sabotage, but it has proved futile.
So my dear readers do not listen to the hogwash and street talk. If you want the facts, we are ready and available to give you contact numbers for any of our staff or freelancers so you can speak to them. Or better yet, my number is 275-3587. You can send a text, or email email@example.com.
It is for this reason why I wrote this message because silly, unfounded rumours like what you’re hearing can adversely affect any business and cast doubt over future earnings.
I reiterate DNO is not closing. It will stay online, regardless of any difficulty. In fact, our product will improve three-folds over what was there before. This is not a promise but a fact based on our new business plans.
I close by thanking our readers, our advertisers – all of whom I have great news for in the coming weeks – and our employees and freelancers for sticking with us regardless of the circumstances, which have been overblown by a few devious, mischievous, and idle-minded individuals, whose skill to create mischief that could earn them a position of the Anti-Christ’s Deputy Director.
I apologize to these persons for not confirming what they want to hear.
I thank you for your time everyone.
Andrews Publishing Co. Ltd
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