Chairman of the Discover Dominica Authority Benoit Bardouille says the Ministry of Tourism is working hard to see how Dominica can be shaped into one of major players in the Tourism Sector.
The Discover Dominica Authority hosted a three day “Enhancing Tour Packages for Voluntourism” workshop this week which included Tour Operators, Dive Operators, Hoteliers and Representatives from different Community Tourism Associations.
Chairman of the Discover Dominica Authority Benoit Bardouille
The workshop was facilitated by Barbadian Joanne Leacock.
Workshop Facilitator Joanne Leacock
Meantime, Minister for Tourism Robert Tonge has encouraged the participants of the DDA's 'Voluntourism' Program to take advantage of the opportunities available to them.
Tonge says through training in 'Volun-tourism', much can be achieved.
He says this is the perfect opportunity to give back in many ways.
Minister for Tourism Robert Tonge
Argos Cement has made available over $100,000 towards the restoration of the Pointe Michel community centre.
Argos Dominica Ltd made the presentation Thursday to the Pointe Michel village council which was affected during hurricane Maria.
Nicole Laville is Argos Cement Representative.
Argos Cement Representative Nicole Laville
Meanwhile, Parliamentary representative Denise Charles says it is a moment that all the constituents should be proud of.
Parliamentary representative for the Soufriere Constituency Denise Charles
Education Minister Petter St Jean is calling for the inclusion of more technical subjects in the Convent High School's curriculum.
His comments came at the school's graduation ceremony Thursday which was held under the theme "With Strength, Resilience, Courage & Determination- We reach for the Stars."
St Jean while he did commend the school for its contribution to society over the past years, he says this feature of education is missing.
St Jean also advised the graduating class to steer clear of negative figures.
Education Minister Petter St Jean
Keyan Benjamin was declared valedictorian.
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital extends congratulatory remarks to high school graduates in Dominica
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital has extended congratulatory remarks to all the high school graduates on island.
The DFP Leader is encouraging all students to see this as a momentous occasion in their lives, and to step into the future confidently and positively, while aspiring for higher heights.
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital, he spoke to Q95 FM recently
The World Food Program says that a food security cash transfer is next on the cards for Dominica.
The WFP arrived in Dominica shortly after hurricane Maria and is well known for its Joint emergency cash transfer.
This cash transfer is a collaborative effort with UNICEF and the Ministry of Social Services, and ran from December 2017 for three months and has distributed over 8 million Dollars to thousands of vulnerable people in Dominica.
Head of Mission for the WFP in Dominica Benjamin De Barros, says that the organization will focus on food security for its next project.
Head of Mission for the WFP in Dominica Benjamin De Barros
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne held bilateral and diplomatic talks with Venezuela’s foreign minister on Tuesday and used the opportunity to talk on ways Antigua and Barbuda and Venezuela could strengthen and deepen their cooperation and diplomatic ties along with possible projects for collaborative implementation.
“The government and people of Antigua and Barbuda stand in solidarity with the government and people of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We ask you to continue to defend your democracy, and to continue to support the advancement of the people of Venezuela,” Browne stated in his press interview with teleSUR of Venezuela.
The meeting was held as a part of Venezuela’s foreign ministry tour of countries across the region. Venezuela foreign minister, Jorge Arreaza, along with his diplomatic team including resident ambassador Carlos Perez, met with Browne, the minister of foreign affairs Chet Greene and other officials.
One of the largest airplanes in the world -- a jet that forever changed America's military and airline industry -- is turning half a century old.
When you see a C-5 Galaxy on the ground for the first time, the first thing that strikes you is... it's freakishly huge.
Length: 247 feet. Wingspan: wider than a Boeing 747-400. The pilot sits about three-and-a-half stories high in the cockpit, and the plane's T-tail stands as tall as a six-story building.
Dominican Line Backer for the Pittsburgh Stealers, Steve Sylvester has plans to assist Dominica in the future
Dominican Line Backer for the Pittsburgh Stealers, Steve Sylvester has intentions to assist Dominica again, post Hurricane Maria, this time in the area of health services.
Recently Sylvester cleared a container of school supplies which he donated to the Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary School.
Speaking to Q95 news in an exclusive interview this week, Sylvester said he plans to engage his friends in the medical field to visit Dominica and provide dental service. Sylvester has more:
Dominican Line Backer for the Pittsburgh stealers, Steve Sylvester
Tourism Minister Robert Tonge claims DLP Government is committed to boosting the Tourism Sector here
Minister of Tourism and Culture in Dominica Robert Tonge says his ministry is proud to have presented a reunion quality line up for the 2018 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF), as the government of Dominica has identified 2018, as the country’s reunion year.
Tonge says the investment made by the government is in keeping with the administrations mandate to boost the local economy and to rebuild Dominica’s image as a sought-after tourism destination.
Dominica’s Minister for Tourism and Culture Robert Tonge spoke at yesterdays launch of the 2018 WCMF lineup, at palm cottage, in Roseau.
DFP Executive calls on the Traffic Department to put road safety measures in place to help reduce accidents
DFP Executive Member Michael Astaphan is calling on the Traffic department in Dominica, to implement more road safety measures, to reduce the rising rate of vehicular accidents in Dominica.
Astaphan mentioned that in many countries, the traffic department has made it mandatory that all vehicles stop 40 feet from the pedestrian crossing, to effectively reduce the chances of vehicular accidents.
DFP Executive Member Michael Astaphan, he spoke to Q95 news on 28th June 2018
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