Dominica’s Government Information Service – GIS, says it is stepping up its drive to disseminate in a timely manner, information on the government’s policies, programmes and activities through the print and electronic media.
According to Acting Information Officer Tarnia Green, the GIS is also seeking to satisfy the needs of overseas-based Dominicans in the diaspora through “the introduction of its latest website www.news.gov.dm designed to complement existing programmes”.
She says the thrust to put out government information far and wide also includes the availability of “a facebook account (Gis Dominica) and a YouTube account (Gis Dominica)”.
The official information disseminating arm of the government says over the years, the Department has evolved from a fledgling information management function to a broad based news and public relations agency impacting on the opinions of the people of Dominica regarding matters of governmental and national importance.
The GIS is headed by a Senior Information Officer who has overall responsibility for the proper management and performance of the Department which highlights various government policies, plans, programmes and projects.
According to Green this is achieved through a cadre of experienced and well-trained officers who serve the needs of the various Ministries and Departments of Government, the news media, the private sector and the wider society.
GIS programmes include the National Focus television news package aired from Monday to Friday, a range of documentaries highlighting government programmes and initiatives, as well as live and pre-recorded in studio discussions and profile programmes.
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