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Concern over water-borne diseases in Dominica

Concern over water-borne diseases in Dominica


ROSEAU – The Ministry of Health has raised concerns over health issues that can occur following disasters like Tropical Storm Erika.Chief medical officer, Dr David Johnson says the Ministry is concerned about water-borne diseases.“We know that there ...

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Government of Venezuela lends US$5 million to St Kitts and Nevis for SMEs

Government of Venezuela lends US$5 million to St Kitts and Nevis for SMEs


THE GOVERNMENT OF St Kitts and Nevis has signed a loan agreement of US$5 million with the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela through the Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) agreement which is intended to help business aspirants to set...

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Prime Minister Skerrit thanks Barbados for support

Prime Minister Skerrit thanks Barbados for support


DOMINICAN PRIME MINISTER Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed thanks to the Government of Barbados for the timely response of assistance and support after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika last week. Floods from heavy rainfall destroyed several homes an...

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PM defends decision

PM defends decision


ROSEAU – The Dominica government has defended its decision not to impose a state of emergency in the country after Tropical Storm Erika killed more than 25 people and left millions of dollars in damage last week.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told ...

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UWI sends task force to assist Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika

UWI sends task force to assist Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika


THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies stands ready to assist Dominica in recovering from the damage sustained by the impact of Tropical Storm Erika. A cross-functional task force led by university pro vice-chancellor of research, Professor Wayne Hunte, i...

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Barbados gearing up for CARIFESTA XIII

Barbados gearing up for CARIFESTA XIII


A SPECIAL BUSINESS FORUM which will permit dialogue between artistes and buyers, musicians and promoters, is one of the new events being proposed for CARIFESTA XIII when Barbados hosts the event in two years’ time.This was revealed by Minister of Cul...

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Cuba sends medical team to Dominica

Cuba sends medical team to Dominica


HAVANA – A 16-strong Cuban medical brigade departed this morning for Dominica, which was hit by Tropical Storm Erika last week.The brigade, led by Dr Norberto Ramos, includes doctors, nurses, and epidemiologists. Three civil and two electrical engine...

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St Kitts & Nevis pledge EC $1million to Dominica

St Kitts & Nevis pledge EC $1million to Dominica


BASSETERRE – St Kitts and Nevis has allocated an EC $1 million humanitarian relief package to assist the Commonwealth of Dominica in its recovery from damages suffered by the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. This announcement was made by Prime Minist...

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Bajan films a hit at CARIFESTA

Bajan films a hit at CARIFESTA


FOUR Barbadian films have made a great impact on Haitian audiences.The films, all of which received Gold and Silver awards at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA), were showcased in the Film category of CARIFESTA XII.According ...

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CARIFESTA can lead to lasting relationships

CARIFESTA can lead to lasting relationships


MINISTER OF CULTURE, Stephen Lashley, has called on participants in CARIFESTA to utilise the regional festival to develop long lasting cultural relationships between their respective countries.Stressing that Caribbean countries needed to  invest in t...