Tonge says 25 to receive scholarships in hospitality field

Tourism Minister Robert Tonge

Twenty-five individuals will be granted a one-year scholarship in the field of hospitality in light of the construction of the Kempinski Cabrits Resort in Dominica.

Minister of Tourism and Urban Renewal Robert Tonge made this announcement following a site visit of the ongoing construction works at the facility on Wednesday.

“We have speaking with the developers and also the Kempinksi brand to ensure that we will have twenty-five scholarships to persons to go away for one year to be trained so that they can understand the model that we have,” he said.

He noted that the Kempinski brand will also be opening a brand in Cuba whereby persons would be afforded the opportunity to receive training.

Tonge said this initiative is only the beginning of his ministry’s efforts in ensuring that the tourism sector will be the main drive of Dominica’s economy.

In addition, Tonge noted that the Kempinksi Resort will offer tremendous opportunities to various persons in society.

“But very importantly there is a lot of opportunities here and opportunity favors those who are prepared, those of us the contractors, the non-contractors, the bar men, the bartenders, the receptionists everyone has to be prepared,” said Tonge.

Tonge also urged persons to refresh on the knowledge that they have already learnt as a means of preparedness for the upcoming opportunities.

“All those persons who have gone to the state college they need to open up their books and retrain themselves so that are ready for when we are able to call on persons,” he said.

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  1. Shameless
    February 3, 2017

    Robbie stop your nonsense and resign while you still can. Your days of that easy taxpayers money are numbered so pack up and leave cuz the people are going to fire you. Go go go go! :twisted: :twisted:

    Always Assertive and ready for DDay! :twisted: :twisted:

  2. Academic
    February 3, 2017

    What’s your single biggest achievement in the MOT thus far?????
    I’m listening on Q95 for your response. That’s where I get the vibes.

  3. Dominican by Birth
    February 3, 2017

    Alas. Hurry up. the food presentation at Fort Young has been terrible for years!! and LOL I HOPE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. I THINK YOU REALLY NEED IT. SEEMS ALL YOU’RE DOING IS LOL WHILE THE WORLD PASSES YOU BY

  4. February 3, 2017

    We heard that before :-D :-D

  5. Spoil
    February 3, 2017

    I would advise you ppl in Dominica to jus relax and watch the movie play out. All who involved won’t have the chance. So my ppl don’t be angry. Watch the laborites protect their pm and the boys them lol.but be careful ppl

  6. Not a herd follower
    February 2, 2017

    This same government trained young people a few years ago to take up the jobs at the Morocco hotel. The young people are still waiting for the jobs to materialize. I have no confidence in this government. It lacks credibility.

  7. Nicki
    February 2, 2017

    Wat about the agriculture u ppl have killed Dominica agriculture ….. Dominica dead

  8. February 2, 2017

    I hope no UWP supporters are part of that scholarship

      February 6, 2017


      February 6, 2017

      it seem dominicans have become blue or red…..

  9. Look It
    February 2, 2017

    I swear you all had conducted tranning with possie people so they would be able to work in the white elephant at Cabrits… again you coming with some scholarships that have yet to be properly confirmed….I want to see if that one will materialize .

    Possie people dat more sot so they will swallow this BS hook line and sinker ….dem still waiting for the white elephant to open….doh worry it opening soon man :lol: :lol:

  10. Vaffanculo_PM
    February 2, 2017

    robbie what about monfared

    • Dominican
      February 2, 2017

      Monfared will get a scholarship too

      • nonamegal
        February 3, 2017


      • Shameless
        February 4, 2017

        :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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