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NATURE ISLAND OF DOMINICA TO HOST 46TH MEETING OF OECS AUTHORITY

Roseau, Dominica – January 15, 2008……………….. Preparations are in high prime_minister_skerrit_addresses_nation_nov_3_2007.jpggear for the hosting of the 46th Meeting of the OECS Authority in Roseau, Dominica from January 17-18, 2008, with deeper economic integration in the sub- region high on the agenda. The Meeting will be chaired by Chairman of the OECS Authority, Dominica’s Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit.

 

The Meeting will be preceded by an opening ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at the Fort Young Hotel.

 

The 46th meeting of the OECS Authority precedes the launch of a major public consultation exercise on the Draft Economic Union Treaty for the OECS. The Meeting will discuss a plan of action for the exercise and confirm the role of the Heads of Government who have indicated their intention to take the lead in mobilizing region-wide commitment to and support for this new phase in the deepening of OECS integration.


ENERGY MINISTER HON. CHARLES SAVARIN VISITS DAMAGED DOMLEC POWER STATION AT PADU

hon_savarin_at_power_plant_at_padu.jpgRoseau, Dominica – January 13, 2008……………….. In an effort to assess the considerable damage suffered by  the  DOMLEC Power Station at Padu as a result of the passage of Hurricane Dean in August last year , Minister for Energy, Hon. Charles Savarin  paid a visit to the facility recently. 

 

 

The Minister was accompanied by his Permanent Secretary, Mr. Vincent Philbert.

At the Padu plant, the Minister was met by the General Manager of DOMLEC, Mr. Joel Huggins and other members of staff from DOMLEC.

The purpose of the visit by the Minister was to see for himself the damage suffered to the plant and to get some indication as to when the facility would be brought back into operation.


REUNION AT THE CROSS SET FOR MORNE BRUCE ON SUNDAY

Roseau, Dominica – January 11, 2008………………..Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Ministers of Government and Religion as well as thousands of Dominicans are expected to converge…



“WE MUST FOCUS ON THE TRADITIONAL ASPECTS OF CARNIVAL CRAFT,” SAYS CULTURE MINISTER

culture_minister_bannis-roberts_at_reunion_wive.jpgRoseau, Dominica – January 10, 2008……………….. Minister for Culture, Hon. Loreen Bannis-Roberts has called for more focus to be placed on the traditional aspects of the carnival craft for the Real Mas 2008 in Dominica.

Hon. Bannis-Roberts made the announcement at the Media Launch of the Real Mas 2008 at a glittering ceremony at the Fort Young Hotel in Roseau on January 3, 2008.

‘As we celebrate Reunion Year, we remind carnival makers and the general public that this year our focus should be more on the traditional aspects of the carnival craft. We are certainly in a traditional mode for the Real Mas 2008. So the focus of our masquerade bands, our costume builders, song writers and other creative persons involved in this year’s carnival should be in highlighting those aspects of the Real Mas which capture the essence of our unique carnival art form and which demonstrate the unique brand of carnival in Dominica,” Hon. Bannis-Roberts stated.



DOMINICA POLICE FORCE RECEIVES FIFTEEN NEW VEHICLES FROM GOVERNMENT

vehicles_handed_over_on_dec_14_2007.jpgRoseau , Dominica – January 9,  2008………………..The ability of the Police to  maintain law and order has been greatly enhanced with the provision of fifteen new vehicles to the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force by  the Government of Dominica in the last three months.

 

On Friday, December 14, 2007, six new vehicles were handed over to the Police Force by Minister for National Security, Labour and Immigration, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. This handover of vehicles followed hot on the heels of the provision of six vehicles by the Government to the Police. a few weeks earlier.

 

And at a short ceremony at the Police Training School at Morne three_additional_vehicles_handed_over_jan_2008.jpgBruce on Monday, January 7, 2008, Hon. Blackmoore handed the keys for another three (3) vehicles to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Matthias Lestrade.

 

Speaking at the handing over of the additional three vehicles on Monday, Minister for National Security, Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore announced the provision of additional resources to the Police as well as investments in the construction of a new Police Station in Grand Bay  and repairs and alterations to  Police Stations in Soufriere, St. Joseph and Calibishie in the months ahead.

 

In the next few weeks Government will provide a 30-seater bus to the Police Force. A Scenes of Crime vehicle costing $334,000, equipped with all the tools necessary to enhance investigations towards the solving of crimes will also be provided. (ENDS) 


THE WORLD HAS CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE DOMINICA WAS GRANTED NDEPENDENCE.

pmskrt.jpgRoseau , Dominica – January 7,  2008………………..In his address to the Reunion Wivé activity on January 1, 2008, Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit told Dominicans that the world Dominica operated in when it gained independence nearly thirty years ago had changed significantly.

 

“This great clarion call to visit the homeland is being sent out at a critical juncture in our history and in our development. This harsh reality is that the Dominica that is our home today is not, cannot and should not be the same Dominica that Britain handed over to us in 1978. The world in which Dominica now has to operate is a changed place,” the Prime Minister stated.