The chaperone of the reigning Miss Dominica, Leandra Lander, says she is proud of Tasia Floissac for winning the Miss Jaycees title.
Tasia Floissac won three of the four judged segments in the Miss Jaycees Pageant which was held in Antigua over the weekend.
Lander, speaking at a welcome home ceremony for Tasia on Tuesday, says her friendship with Floissac began in preparation for the Miss Wob Dwiyet pageant, which she won in 2013.
Lander expressed thanks to all the sponsors and the team of Tasia Floissac who helped make this opportunity possible.
Chaperone of the reigning Miss Dominica Leandra Lander.
Lander also captured the Miss Jaycess Title for Dominica in 2007.
UWI Open Campus Dominica will host its Second Annual Emancipation Film & Discussion Activity on 28th July
UWI Open Campus Dominica will host its Second Annual Emancipation Film & Discussion Activity in collaboration with the Cultural Division on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 7:00 pm, at the UWI Auditorium.
This year’s film for discussion “Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution” by Bruce Paddington of the UWI St. Augustine campus, is a documentary which explores the history of the Grenada revolution.
According to Officer-In-Charge at UWI Open Campus, Kimone Joseph, the film blends previously unreleased footage as well as new and old interviews with some of the revolution’s key players, providing comprehensive details about the actions that shaped this unique series of events, in the Caribbean’s history and politics.
She says students preparing for CSEC should pay special attention, as this film will be particularly useful to their History and Social Studies, as it touches on key themes in their syllabus.
This event is free and open to the public.
The United Workers Party is gearing up to host a thousand man march Thursday July 28, 2016.
Party Leader, Lennox Linton, says this walk is geared at sending a clear message to the Government demanding better governance.
The march is expected to begin at Lindo park and will end in the City of Roseau.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, says he expects the DLP Government to use Tropical Storm Erika as its scapegoat in not delivering on its promises outlined in the 2015/2016 national budget when PM Skerrit delivers the 2016/2017 budget report Tuesday.
He says in the past the DLP Government has often used the Global Financial Crisis as its go to excuse but this time around, Linton says he sees this as the DLP’s escape ticket for an unproductive fiscal year.
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton
VF Inc has launched its 9th Youth Summer Series.
The theme for the Youth Series is “Empowering Our Youth for a Better Future” with a sub theme “ Protecting Our Youth and The Environment.”
The ceremony took place at the Convent High School Auditorium Monday Morning.
CEO of VF Inc is Dr Valda Henry.
CEO of VF Inc Dr Valda Henry
A sports day has been introduced for the very first time since the start of the series.
The Objectives of the Youth series are to assist the youth in discerning their life purpose, develop self-esteem and self-confidence, provide an avenue for self-expression and determination, provide strategies for coping with peer pressure, provide insights and strategies for managing adversity, encourage and inspire the youth to be the best that they can be and prepare the youth for the workplace.
Dominica's Acting PM, Rayburn Blackmoore, is dispelling propaganda that Government is not investing in agriculture.
Blackmoore was speaking at the official commissioning of the multi-purpose pack houses last Friday in Portsmouth.
The multi-purpose pack houses facilities located in Roseau and Portsmouth were built by the Government of Dominica with financial support from the National Authorizing Office of the European Union and the Caribbean Development Fund, in order to enhance the competitiveness of fresh produce and agro-processed products exported from Dominica.
Blackmoore says Friday's commissioning is a clear message to the detractors of the Roosevelt Skerrit administration.
Dominica's Ag. PM Rayburn Blackmoore
Meantime, Trade Minister Ian Douglas sees this as a significant milestone for Dominica.
Trade Minister Ian Douglas
Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo says the proper and effective functioning of the pack houses will greatly enhance the quality of produce that leave the country.
Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo
The export of Dominica's Nature Isle Fresh Produce is managed by the Dominica Export Import Agency multi-purpose pack houses.
Hannah Clarington is Chairperson of the Dominica Export Import Agency Board of Directors.
Chairperson of the Dominica Export Import Agency Board of Directors Hannah Clarington
Two people were reportedly rushed to hospital on Sunday evening following an accident near the Sunset Bay Club in Batalie.
A Mitsubishi Evolution driven by Gregory Stephens received extensive damage.
Police and Ambulance services were called to the scene.
Unconfirmed reports are that Stephens and his daughter were the only passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Stephens was reportedly removed from the vehicle.
Details on his or his daughter's condition are unavailable at this time.
Six years after becoming the first Kalinago to become a practicing attorney in Dominica, Pearl Williams, has taken her oath of office and was sworn in as a Magistrate in Dominica by the President of Dominica Charles Savarin today Monday.
In October 2010, Williams a graduate of the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School and the daughter of Kalinago Chief Charles Williams, took her oath as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court.
Williams attended the St Martin's Primary school, and then moved on to the Convent High School after which she attended the Clifton Dupigny Community College.
She's a recipient of the Sir Arthur Lewis Indigenous Scholarship Program from the University of the West Indies, where she obtained her Bachelors in law.
She then went on to obtain her Legal Education Certificate at Sir Hugh Wooding school in Trinidad, and graduated October 3rd 2009.
Before being called to the bench, she was attached to the Attorney General's Chambers in Dominica as a State Attorney.
This brings the complement of Magistrates in Dominica to 7.
Farmers and Hucksters being advised that traditional practices used to market produce no longer relevant in 2016
Farmers and Hucksters here are being advised that that the traditional practices used in marketing agricultural produce is no longer relevant and cannot be applied in 2016 and beyond.
This advice came from Acting Prime Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore, as he addressed the commissioning of two DEXIA multi-purpose pack houses last week.
Blackmoore says famers and hucksters must ensure that produce is properly packaged to meet required international standards.
He says these pack houses will assist in this regard.
Meanwhile, he says the DLP administration is embarking on a number of measures to get farmers and hucksters here to buy into the idea of adopting best practices.
Dominican author, Dr. Peter K.B. St. Jean, PhD believes that a there is no distinction between skill and academia.
He says that despite some being more inclined to one or the other, there is still need for both skill and academia to work together to create a better society.
He suggests that matching academically inclined individuals with skilled individuals so they realize that both can co-exist, will improve the country.
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