Entrepreneurs get training in Dublanc

The Prime Minister and Daniel have a chat with the trainees. Photo credit: Press attache to the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister and Daniel have a chat with the trainees. Photo credit: Press attache to the Prime Minister

Thirteen female entrepreneurs from the Colihaut constituency are being trained for the next four months in making cushions, pillow cases and curtains in the community of Dublanc.

The apprenticeship module was visited on Wednesday by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Parliamentary Representative for the Colihaut Constituency, Catherine Daniel.

Daniel told the trainees that the program provides an opportunity to provide employment for themselves and others.

“As you learn the skill, as you develop the skill it is not to keep to yourself,” she said. “We can see the domino effect for the other young people in the constituency, so it can be a side for income generating purposes.”

Meanwhile the Prime Minister said when his government launched the Small Business Support Program and the National Employment Program (NEP), they were geared towards providing employment and generating income.

“It was all geared towards getting people to examine their communities, look at their talents and assess their skills and to see what it is that we can do in my community to generate employment for ourselves,” he noted.

He said, having a big enterprise is a good thing, but he believed that the route of small enterprises is also very important.

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7 Comments

  1. Jaime Lewis
    January 16, 2015

    Any opportunities for generating income and developing talent must be supported. These young women can certainly end up making a living from producing home decorating items. Big businesses started somewhere. Remember how the Syrians first came walking from door to door with their little suitcases and fabric; next thing you know they opened up stores in Roseau. Young ladies, my advice to you is to hone in on those skills, sew those pillows and curtains and before you know it, you’ll be in many peoples’ homes giving them advice on how to decorate with those accents.
    Good going, Ms. Daniel. Young people in our constituency are looking to you as a role model.

  2. The Facts
    January 15, 2015

    Talents and skills must be developed. That is the way to go, to help oneself, help others and country.
    Dominica has some intelligent people, if not all of them who should develop their God-given talents and skills. Do not waste them sitting back doing nothing.
    The DLP government is assisting them to develop their talents and skills.
    Good luck entrepreneurs. Keep at it and in the end you will be successful not only helping yourself but your country.
    God bless your efforts and achievements.

  3. whoistoblame
    January 15, 2015

    Are you serious Lady?Isn’t there anything better that u could teach these ladies to earn a living?

    • The Facts
      January 15, 2015

      You are narrow-minded. Do you know the cost of these items which are imported? People overseas make a mint in also distributing and selling them.
      Utilize your common sense if you have any. Think before you comment. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

    • Mahaut talk roro
      January 15, 2015

      Grow up if have nothing to say say nothing

  4. grell
    January 15, 2015

    Hogwash Skerrit,get these young people real jobs,stop the crap.

    • The Facts
      January 16, 2015

      Some people made a living sewing clothes and some still do. What is your problem? Then you will complain that Dominicans depend too much on imports.
      It is high time to commence making whatever is possible to make and cease importing them. In this manner more D/cans will be employed.

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