UWP Economic Revival Summit garners interest from diaspora, says Fontaine

Political leader of the UWP Dr Thomson Fontaine

Political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) Dr. Thomson Fontaine revealed that planning for the upcoming Dominica Economic Revival Summit “is going on very nicely.”

He made the statement while speaking on Q-95 Radio recently.

The event organized by the UWP in partnership with the Electoral Reform Coalition (ERC) is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, June 4 to Thursday, June 6, at the Jungle Bay Resort in Soufriere.

“The planning for that is going on very nicely. A number of persons have indicated their willingness to participate,” he said. “We have a number of individuals who are coming in from overseas to participate in the event.”

He continued, “One of the things we have really seen is a good level of support from the diaspora. There are many people in the diaspora who are looking forward to this and saying that it is a good effort.”

On the night of the June 4, the first night of the conference, there will be an opening ceremony and awards dinner.

Dr. Fontaine pointed out that during the awards dinner nine Dominicans who have excelled or made significant contributions to various sectors of the economy will be recognized.

The honorees, he said, will come from areas including sports, culture, music and entertainment, agriculture, the tourism sector and the knowledge industry.

Meanwhile, Dr. Fontaine encourages interested persons to register beforehand.

“The spaces are limited. We are targeting 100 persons and that’s why we are asking people to register beforehand,” he encouraged. “And you need to register by the 24th of May and we will get back to all those who will be able to accommodate by the 28th.”

Dr. Fontaine added, “So it’s not automatic given the amount of space and given the fact that we are limited, because we have to break up in smaller groups…”

Tickets are available for EC$250.

Those interested in attending the awards dinner can register here www.da-econsummit.com/dinner.


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1 Comment

  1. May 13, 2024

    You mean the same diasporans you all doh want to vote in Dominica!?

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