Culture ministry seeking aid from ALBA


The government of Dominica is seeking assistance from the Bolivarian Alternative of the Americas (ALBA) to upgrade some of its cultural facilities.

Culture Minister Justina Charles said the Old Mill Cultural Center and the Arawak House of Culture are two of these facilities. She said these two facilities are in dire need of an upgrade.

“We want to upgrade the Arawak House of Culture. So far the screen for the movies have been purchased and it will be soon here in Dominica. We know that we will be getting assistance with improvement in lighting and acoustics. We want to really improve the whole ambiance and the operations there. We will also be hoping to get a generator with that,” she said.

Charles said one of the biggest projects will be the upgrade of the Old Mill Cultural Center which will cost millions of dollars.

“We are hoping to have a hostel and steel pan studio, washroom facilities and all of that,” she said.

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  1. Anonymous
    June 16, 2011

    The most important aspects of culture are the sustainable and self sufficient practices of a community/nation.
    Such as farming, fishing, manufacturing, trading and revenue generation.
    The boat building culture for example is all but dead. Portsmouth used to produce wonderful schooners for interisland trade.
    Crabs hunting seriously threatened by coastal sea defence walls that prevent wildlife migration.
    Quarries are destroying our sustainable culture of coastal fishing
    Colas plant poisoning out titiwi and fishing nursery.

  2. power
    June 16, 2011

    why does the government of Dominica always need to get money from other countries to do everything in the country? that is why skeritt keep calling for the U S to lift an embargoe against cuba which is in effect before he was born.also last year he promised to work to reunite China and Tiwan which I am waiting to see This only proves that he is a chien maway

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