Five young ladies have signed contacts to vie for the Miss Dominica 2019 title.
The contracts were signed at the media launch of Carnival 2019 on Wednesday morning.
The show is making a return in 2019, having been postponed this year due to Hurricane Maria.
The participants are: Christine Tavernier, 21, from Grand Bay; Britney Felix, 20, from St. Joseph; Annick Williams, 21, from Goodwill; Aaliyah Martin, 19, from Campbell and Marisol John, 20, from Sultan/Copthall.
And that was the five young ladies looking to take home the Miss Dominica 2019 title
Tourism Minister Senator Robert Tonge says that Carnival 2019 is expected to be bigger and better and though Carnival 2018 wasn’t as hyped up as they would have liked it to have been, it was still rather successful considering the fact that we just coming off the ground from Hurricane Maria.
Minister Tonge says that coming off successful WCMF 2018, the Ministry is determined to use the same energy to ensure that next years celebrations will be just as epic.
Tourism Minister Senator Robert Tonge
The Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries in conjunction with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, were reviewing the National Agriculture Disaster Risk Management plan which was conceptualized back in 2013.
Both parties shared a similar orientation the importance of such a plan but because of the devasting impacts of back to back catastrophes within 3 years, the plan was unable to be fully implanted.
FAO Representative and Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist Daniel A Bareli says that the intention is to get many heads together as well as stake holders to get this vison into reality.
FAO Representative and Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist Daniel A Bareli.
The Dominica State College has recognized its graduates for 2018 with over 300 students excelling in various fields.
PM Roosevelt has advised graduates to be careful in the decisions they make, as these will carry on with them in future endeavours.
He has also commended the students on their accomplishments, particularly in this period of challenges and setbacks.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Enola Vital is Valedictorian. She gave some words of encouragement to her peers.
DSC Valedictorian for 2018 Enola Vital
Meanwhile Education Minister Petter St Jean has told the graduates that they must take control of their own destiny.
Education Minister Petter St Jean
Medical Specialists to be provided by the Chinese Government to Dominica as interim measure to boost healthcare
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says medical specialists will soon be provided by the Chinese government in several areas.
He says part of the consideration for the balance of funding from the PRC that has been prearranged will be for the government of China in the interim to provide Dominica with specialists in areas identified by the Ministry of Health.
He says this provisional measure will compliment the Dominica Health system.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Tourism Minister Robert Tonge says much work has been done to bring Dominica as close as possible back to normal.
The cruise season was officially opened Tuesday with a welcome ceremony taking place aboard the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.
The MV Celebrity Summit is the first to dock this season with over 300,000 visitors expected to Dominica's shores this season.
Tourism Minister Robert Tonge
CEO of the Dominica Air & Sea Port Authority Benoit Bardouille welcomed the vessel to Dominica.
DASPA CEO Benoit Bardouille
Meantime, Captain for the MV Celebrity Summit from Celebrity Cruises shipping line, says he was pleased to have docked in Dominica on Tuesday, as the island is beautiful and has a lot to offer.
He expressed gratitude to the tourism officials here for the warm welcome given to him and his staff, as the Celebrity Summit was the first ship to dock, for the 2018 – 2019 Cruise season.
Captain for the Celebrity summit from Celebrity Cruises shipping line.
Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities Nathalie Murphy says her association is satisfied with the support of its dollar day activity recently staged.
The DAPD is celebrating 35 years existence.
DAPD Director Nathalie Murphy
Barbados’ International Monetary Fund (IMF)-supported programme will have implications for how the Community Legal Services Department functions going forward.
This was announced by attorney general, Dale Marshall, as he urged 48 new attorneys to offer some of their services free of cost annually to members of the public.
Speaking during the admission of the attorneys during a special sitting of the court, Marshall said that with the current IMF-supported programme, that agency was obligated to remain current with all of its new obligations in the issue of legal aid certificates.
Danish authorities have accused the Iranian agents of attempting to carry out a plot to assassinate an Iranian-Arab opposition figure on Danish soil.
The alleged attack had meant to target the leader of the Danish branch of the separatist Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), Danish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne Møller Ege told CNN.
The group, which Iran classifies as a terror organization, advocates for an independent Arab state within the Iranian province of Khuzestan.
Agriculture Minister and Portsmouth Mayor says youth are the future of Dominica, demonstrating the most resilience post Hurricane Maria
Agriculture Minister Reginald Austrie says students and teachers demonstrated the most resilience following Hurricane Maria.
He was speaking at the Northern School's Independence parade.
He has told students they represent the future of Dominica.
Agriculture Minister Reginald Austrie
Meantime, Mayor of Portsmouth Titus Francis has reiterated the comments made by the Agriculture Minister.
He tells the youth that they also need to recognize their responsibility to the environment.
Mayor of Portsmouth Titus Francis
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