PSS to launch new products at Buy Dominica

Products from an earlier installment of Buy Dominica
Products from an earlier installment of Buy Dominica

The Dominica Manufacturer’s Association will, on Friday August 2, launching a number of products manufactured by students of the Portsmouth Secondary School at the Buy Dominica  activity at the Roseau Market.

A release from the DMA says it’s an opportunity for the Dominican population to support the students in their development of their manufacturing skills.

The PSS students are building on an initiative which started during the last academic year when the Business classes of forms four and five held an entrepreneur symposium to showcase products manufactured by the students and to explore career paths in the manufacturing sector.

Given the high quality of the products displayed by the students at that symposium, the Dominica Manufacturers Association gave the students an opportunity to participate in the Easter Buy Dominica campaign and since the beginning of the summer vacation the students have been hard at work developing new products.

At the launch on Friday, the students will display, for sale on the market, virgin coconut oil, cocoa and coffee products, pepper sauce, jams and a variety of punches. The products have received the approval of the Dominica Bureau of Standards. The National Development Foundation and the Small Business Support Unit have assisted the students in the production of the goods.

The students have been assisted by the Believers Multi-Purpose Co-operative of Castle Bruce who made their facility available for the processing of the coconuts and by James Edwin, the producer  of Banillo Banana Cereal of St. Joseph, who provided packaging material.

The Dominica Manufacturer’s Association considers this initiative by the students of the Portsmouth Secondary School as a major breakthrough for the manufacturing sector which has significant potential for job creation for the youth.

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18 Comments

  1. Extremely Happy
    August 4, 2013

    Good job Ms Matthew. May God richly bless you for all your effort towards the development of Dominica’s youth. You are truly a patriotic citizen and a teacher of excellence…. Keep up the good work. Do not ever be discouraged because God in on your side. Blessingsssssssssssssssssssss

  2. catherine
    August 2, 2013

    Very encouraging and Congrats to the Teacher and the student of Portsmouth, great Job
    Catherine

  3. catherine
    August 2, 2013

    What a beautiful display of the work done by the student of Portsmouth great talent.

    Catherine

  4. Proud of PSS
    August 2, 2013

    Students working hand in hand,
    Together build our father land,
    Making use of time….
    Go PSS!!! Keep up the good work students and the teachers who guide them. Proud of YOU :)

    FORWARD ON , FORWARD ON!!!

  5. Righteous
    August 2, 2013

    Great initiative by the PSS students. Great examples to the Youth of Portsmouth and the North.

    Forward on P.S.S.

    One Love Dominicans

  6. pacem
    August 2, 2013

    FORWARD ON PSS!

  7. LCM
    August 2, 2013

    Great job, great program. Practical effective form of learning. Keep it up.

  8. Cyrique
    August 2, 2013

    Well done to the students!!! It would be brilliant if we could get some of these fantastic products sent to The Dominica Embassy in London so that we can sell them at the Commonwealth Fair in London. There’s huge potential for marketing these Dominican products. Congrats!!

  9. Incredible
    August 1, 2013

    This is a positive story and a positive step of the youth of this country. No wonder we only have 6 comments. Then we wonder why our country is backward, riddled with negativity. The hundreds of people who normally flock DNO to say all sorts of negative things are all all quiet. Don’t you think the kids who are being showcased by this story are all looking for positive feedback from we the public? I wonder how they feel when they keep checking the story and see only a few comments. Let one youth stab another and see the venom that we hurl towards them. Shame on us.

    I would like to let the students of the Portsmouth Secondary School know that there are a few who support you. I am not your teacher by Mrs. Matthew wakes me up in my bed to throw ideas at me and get my opinions. Keep focused, you have a great teacher, listen to her and follow your dream.

    Great work y’all.

  10. Great
    August 1, 2013

    Forward on PSS

  11. patriot
    August 1, 2013

    way to go Ms Mathew and the business students. I’m so proud of u guys. (valo)

  12. zozofin
    August 1, 2013

    i wish we could all go back to the days when we had lil gardening of lettuce carrot,chive and parsley in the school grounds in competition with other classes and when harvest time comes we go around the village to sell our produce. We also had best flower garden competition infront each class,…

  13. Anonymous
    August 1, 2013

    Go PSS :-D

    • Carlos
      August 1, 2013

      Back in 1985 I stayed in a room on the black beach. The rooms used to be dorms. On the outside was where you entered to place was a list of very colorful “Guest Rules” . Would anyone have access to what was on this list. Been looking for 20 years now

  14. concern
    August 1, 2013

    good to go pss!!

  15. Jayson
    August 1, 2013

    This is what was greatly missing from my days when I was in school. No guidance or career councilors or persons to enable us to understand what the real-life goals of our course of study could realistically accomplish .We only got a basic understanding of WHY we studied WHAT we studied.

    Hats of to the dedicated PSS business teachers!

  16. Anonymous
    August 1, 2013

    That’s the power of the youth. PSS make us all proud.

  17. Joyette
    August 1, 2013

    Wow, PSS I am proud of you all!

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