Former IMF Economist and Financial Consultant Dr. Thomson Fontaine cautions Dominica’s leaders to reduce the Public Debt to equity ratio, as the current percentage is too high
Economist Dr. Thomson Fontaine cautions Dominican Leaders to reduce the Public Debt as the current percentage is too high.
The recent 2021 IMF report for Dominica revealed that Dominica’s Debt to equity ratio was over 120%, and went on to provide recommendations to reduce this to appropriate standards.
Dr Fontaine referenced the recommended percentage to ensure a country is able to continue lending money from the international community.
Dr. Fontaine explained that failure to follow this advice will result in Dominicans feeling the imposition of high VAT on Dominicans and increase in import duties.
Economist and Financial Consultant, Dr Thomson Fontaine.
PM Skerrit & Roseau Central MP, Melissa Skerrit, met with the Dominica National Scout Association & Girl Guides Association, and proposed the construction of a multi-purpose facility on the site of the old Scouts/Girl Guides Center
Prime MinisterRoosevelt Skerrit joined his wife, the Parliamentary Representative of the Roseau Central Constituency, Melissa Skerrit, earlier today, for an on-site meeting with leaders of the Dominica National Scout Association and the Girl Guides Association of Dominica.
The Roseau Central MP has proposed the construction of a multi-purpose facility on the site of the old Scouts/Girl Guides Center on High Street to house new offices for the associations.
The proposed facility will provide space for a wood workshop and other skills training programmes, arts and craft workshop and also serve as a costume design and construction hub. Prime Minister Skerrit and Mrs. Skerrit also stopped at the former Dominica Club on High Street, where the Government is considering the rehabilitation of the tennis courts, among other initiatives to bring economic activity to the area
President of the Dominica Driving School Instructor Association Inc (DDSIA), Glenroy Mario, has revealed the impact brought upon the Association by the advent of the Covid-19 Pandemic
President of the Dominica Driving School Instructor Association Inc (DDSIA), Glenroy Mario, has revealed the impact brought upon the Association by the advent of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Mario told Q95 news on Friday that there has been a decrease in the enrollment of Students, however the association continues to financially work with students of all ages, who work with members of the association.
President of the Dominica Driving School Instructor Association Inc (DDSIA), Glenroy Mario
Former Ambassador to the UN Crispin Gregoire speaks out on some of the possible implications that the Russian invasions may have for regional Economies
Former Ambassador to the UN Crispin Gregoire speaks on some of the possible implications the Russian war may have for regional Economies.
Mr. Gregoire highlighted the possible increase in gas prices and as well food and the like. This is something that has not happened since 2014 laments Gregoire as he shares his foresight for the near future.
Former Ambassador to the UN Crispin Gregoire.
We will not relent, or be deterred by any police intimidation as the spirit of our ancestors is strong within us, leader of the parliamentary opposition Lennox Linton following his brothers detention
We will not relent, or be deterred by any police intimidation as the spirit of our ancestors is strong within us. This from leader of the parliamentary opposition Lennox Linton. Mr. Linton highlighted that he was raised by parents and guardians who encouraged standing for right, and this is outside the realm of any politics.
leader of the parliamentary opposition Lennox Linton.
Cancer is one of the lead causes of deaths around the world, however preventative lifestyle changes and diet can help evade and curb this disease, says Dr Alicia Honore’ Felix
Cancer is one of the leading causes of Deaths around the world, however preventative lifestyle changes and diet can evade as well as curb some this disease. Dr Alicia Honoré Felix, International Board-Certified Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Physician and Health Coach shared some pertinent information that’s person could implement and reminds persons to not be so hard on themselves for not knowing certain information.
While eating fish and meat has nutritional benefits, it also has potential risks. Fish can take in harmful chemicals from the water and the food they eat. Chemicals like mercury and PCBs can build up in their bodies over time. High levels of mercury and PCBs can harm the brain and nervous system.
Meat may be detrimental to your health if you cook and prepare it in certain ways. High temperatures used to cook meat, especially red meat, have been linked to the formation of cancer-causing compounds. Toxic compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are formed. PAHs may collect in the meat and build up over time PAHs could be harmful to human health since they are carcinogenic (cancer-causing).
Dr. Alicia Honoré Felix, International Board-Certified Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Physician and Health Coach *
Dominica is supporting the NTRC’s Net4All Social Broadband Program with the donation of fifty Amazon Fire Tablets through the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF)
Dominica is supporting the National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (NTRC)’s Net4All Social Broadband Program with the donation of fifty Amazon Fire tablets through the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF), a nonprofit organization that serves as C&W Communications' corporate social responsibility arm.
The NTRC launched the Net4All program in October of last year to assist students and their families who find it difficult to afford internet access. One of the prerequisites dictates that the applicant must have a device to access the program, and Flow Dominica’s donation of the gadgets will assist in breaking this barrier for approximately fifty families.
FLOW’s Ferdina Frampton expressed the company’s commitment to work with the Commission in executing its social programs by not only supporting the Net4All, but to continue to roll out its Fibre to Home Network (FTTH) infrastructure across Dominica until every home has access to the internet.
Persons who meet the criteria can contact the office of the NTRC to benefit from the Net4All program with a minor commitment of $10 monthly with the balance subsidized by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Dominica.
PRO of FLOW, Ferdina Frampton.
Prime Minister Skerrit met with a group of Computer Programmers and Software Developers on Saturday, February 19, to discuss opportunities in the Digital Economy
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit met with a group of computer programmers and software developers on Saturday, February 19, to discuss opportunities in the Digital Economy. The meeting was held at the Jungle Bay Resort and Spa in Soufriere, and focused on Dominica’s Digital Economy agenda and how citizens can benefit from available funding, training and assistance to develop ideas in digital innovation.
The Prime Minister told participants that advancements in the Digital Economy will drive economic growth, job creation, and improved service delivery. He said, “The aim is to create a different type of economy, a new economy, an economy that uses technology to create jobs and greater opportunities for young people.” He added that the Government of Dominica is investing $75 million dollars to enhance the digital economy as part of the Caribbean Digital Transformation Project.
The Prime Minister added that the project aims to boost the productivity and competitiveness of traditional industries, and initiate a cultural shift towards modernization in the private sector.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
Produce Chemist at the Ministry of Agriculture, Anna Mary Seraphine-Alexander tells farmers & the public be aware of the various categories of pesticides & use them wisely
Produce Chemist attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Anna Mary Seraphine-Alexander cautions farmers and the general public, to be aware of the various categories of Pesticides.
She advised on proper storage of Pesticides and stressed the need for appropriate PPEs to avoid food contamination and ensure food safety.
Produce Chemist attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Anna Mary Seraphine-Alexander
Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce Executive Director Lizra Fabien says the organization continues to be propelled by motivated passionate individuals who are committed to conquer all challenges
Speaking to the media recently, Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce, Lizra Fabien, said the organization continues to be propelled by motivated and passionate individuals who are committed to conquer all challenges.
In observance of the DAIC’s 49th Anniversary, Fabien says she foresees success in overcoming the challenges of the present, to enhance the continuing added value provided by the chamber's members.
Fabien who is also an Executive member of CARICHAM, revealed that together with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, DAIC is collaborating on conducting a Private Sector Diagnostic, which will provide data driven insights into opportunities for enhancing the local private sector.
Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce, Lizra Fabien
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