Dorothy Laurent from the Soufriere community has captured the 2019 Madam Wob Dwiyet title.
She walked away with awards for Best in Wob Dwiyet and Best in Creole Creative Fashion.
She beat Angelica Gasper of Castle Bruce who placed 2nd got the award for Best in Talent.
In third place was Theresa Honore of Portsmouth, and in fourth place was Christina Charles of Grandbay.
The 5th NDFD Creole in the Streets is taking place today with approximately 50 small businesses participating.
Executive Director of the National Development Foundation of Dominica - NDFD Cletus Joseph says it is essentially an opportunity for marketing products and services available from these small businesses.
The event began at 9 this morning.
Executive Director of the National Development Foundation of Dominica - NDFD Cletus Joseph.
CCM to hold another electoral reform rally October 19 in continued calls for ID cards and cleansing of voter's list before next general elections
Calling for voter ID cards as well as the cleansing of the voters list, the concerned citizens movement, has organized another public stand for democracy.
The concerned citizens of Dominica will be hosting another electoral reform rally on Saturday October 19, 2019 3pm at the arch between the two bridges in Roseau
It is expected to have yet another great turn out, with a line up filled with impactful and powerful speakers as well as exiting and entertaining artists.
Leader of the concerned Citizens movement, Loftus Durand says that the guest speakers will be delivering their solidarity messages for electoral reform before the next general election.
Mr. Durand is asking persons to turn out in large numbers, where the people of Dominica will be making it clear their demands on electoral reform.
Leader of the CCM Loftus Durand.
Transport Board is meeting to approve some of the fees proposed for private tours around the country by Combined Taxi Incorporated
President of the Combined Taxi Incorporated Phillip Jenner Guiste says the Transport Board is meeting to approve some of the fees proposed for private tours around the country.
He says that has not yet been done because of hitches in past.
Guiste says the rates will ensure a standardized price across the board.
Meantime, Guiste says training through Discover Dominica Authority will be put into practice by taxi operators.
President of the Combined Taxi Incorporated, Phillip Jenner Guiste.
Head of the UWI Open Campus Dominica Kimone Joseph says the university wants for as many people who are in the field of building and construction to become certified.
The school is presently hosting a Building Construction Management course with the Builders & Contractors association of Dominica - BCAD.
She says there are two classes, one at UWI, and one at SMA happening simultaneously.
Head of the UWI Open Campus Dominica, Kimone Joseph.
"Based on World Bank principles, every race, religion, political entity must be assisted in restoration of the sector", says Kervin Stephenson
Manager of the Project Implementation Unit for the World Bank funded Agriculture Restoration Program Kervin Stephenson says based on World Bank principles, every race, religion, political entity must be assisted in restoration of the sector.
He was addressing comments made stating that preferential treatment will be used, and discrimination used in the disbursement of the funds.
He also stated that there is a complaint mechanism, whereby one can be made and it will be dealt with.
Stephenson admits that there are a few challenges and constraints.
Manager of the Project Implementation Unit for the World Bank funded Agriculture Restoration Program, Kervin Stephenson.
Shannon Oden aka Sick Berry sentenced to 20 years in prison for involvement in robbery and murder of Toyota boss in Guadeloupe in 2016
After a three-year trial which included aspiring Bouyon artist Sick Berry whose real name is Shannon Oden , sentenced was handed down for 20 years in prison for the involvement in the robbery and subsequent murder of . They must respond to the robbery followed by the Guadeloupe Toyota Boss Bertrand Cambier.
The incident occurred on January 1, 2016 along with two other Dominicans and two Guadeloupeans.
DLP appointed members of Dominica’s Electoral Commission accused of aiding and abetting the Roosevelt Skerrit-led DLP Administration, in violating the basic principles of Democracy in the country
Dominica Freedom Party Executive member and businessman, Michael Astaphan, is taking to task, DLP appointed members of Dominica’s Electoral Commission, and is accused them of aiding and abetting the Roosevelt Skerrit-led DLP Administration, in violating the basic principles of Democracy in the country.
Astaphan told Q95 FM the recommendation of the Joint CARICOM -Commonwealth - OAS Special Mission to implementing any objective, is a big deal, as the body represents over 2 billion people.
The Mission was invited by the government to visit Dominica from August 6 to 9, 2019 to look at the electoral system. In its report to the Roosevelt Skerrit Administration, it recommended that Electoral Reform be implemented before the next General Election, to preserve peace and Democracy in Dominica. The recommendations mainly focused on a proper re-verification exercise and the implementation of Voter ID cards
However Attorney General Levi Peter said, while the government welcomes certain aspects of the Commission’s recommendation that are more in tune with its own thinking, the government is unable to accept aspects of the other recommendations contained in the report, and in particular, the recommendation in relation to the house to house re-verification exercise.
Meantime, Astaphan, is convinced that his cousin, attorney Anthony Astaphan has meddled with the internal workings of the Electoral process in Dominica.
Astaphan is disgruntled by the delays of the Electoral Commission in simply carrying out the basic mandate of Electoral Reform.
The Roosevelt Skerrit Administration has been in office for 20 years in Dominica, and has not allowed the Electoral Commission, which is supposed to operate independently, to implement Electoral Reforms.
Executive Member of the Dominica Freedom Party and Businessman Michael Astaphan
The Agriculture Ministry Project Implementation Unit in collaboration with the world bank has begun an Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods & Climate Resilient Project, to help farmers affected by Hurricane Maria
The Agriculture Ministry Project Implementation Unit in collaboration with the world bank has begun an emergency agricultural livelihoods & climate resilient project, to help farmers affected by Hurricane Maria.
The government of Dominica has received funding from the World Bank for the Dominica Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods and climate Resilience Project to be implemented over a five-year period. It is designed to help crop farmers affected by hurricane Maria restore their agricultural livelihoods, and adopt climate resilience practices.
Ms. Juliana Danielle Foster, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Project Implementation Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries says there has already been a three-week sensitization process, which dealt with expression of interest forms.
Ms. Foster She also explained some of the requirements necessary to become eligible, as well as the necessary steps required.
Ms. Juliana Danielle Foster, Monitoring and evaluation officer for the Project Implementation Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
Yesterday, Dominica recognized ‘Tree Planting Day’; encouraged to plant a tree, and the Ministry of Agriculture targeted the planting of five fruit trees at each secondary and primary school on the island
Yesterday, October 17, was Tree Planting Day in Dominica where members of the public were encouraged to plant a tree.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Careen Prevost, called on the public to support the initiative organized by the Ministry for the Environment in collaboration with the forestry and wildlife and Parks Division.
“The plan for National Tree Planting Day, in particular, we have four forest rangers and we have targeted specific areas that we would like to do some reforestation,” Prevost said during a radio interview.
The areas highlighted for tree-planting activities included Jimmit, Coulibistrie along the beachfront, Grandbay from the Pierre Charles Secondary School to the Geneva Playing Field, the Pointe Michel to Soufriere Highway, and the continuation of palm trees on Goodwill Road from S-Mart Supermarket to Pottersville Savannah.
In a collaborative effort, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Agriculture targeted the planting of five fruit trees at each secondary and primary school on the island.
“Some schools have more land than others; some schools we will be planting more trees, but the idea is to get the students involved and have trees at the schools that the students in the next few years, will be able to utilize,” Prevost explained.
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