DOMINICA

Illinois labels Dominica as ‘foreign tax haven’

10 months ago Editor Comments Off on Illinois labels Dominica as ‘foreign tax haven’
The US state of Illinois has blacklisted Dominica and a number of Caribbean countries and other countries worldwide as “foreign tax havens” in the recent House Bill 3419. The Bill has gone through two readings as of March 23, 2017 and is expected to have a third reading and a short debate soon. It deals Read More

Kenneth Rijock to face legal action in Dominica

10 months ago Editor Comments Off on Kenneth Rijock to face legal action in Dominica
A legal letter will be emailed to Rijock Senior Counsel Tony Astaphan has revealed that controversial blogger, Kenneth Rijock will be facing legal action in Dominica in relation to some of the things he has published on his blogs. Rijock, a compliance officer specializing in Enhanced Due Diligence, and a Financial Crime Consultant, has written Read More

Commentary: Dominica: Skerrit must go

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on Commentary: Dominica: Skerrit must go
By Rebecca Theodore Skerrit must go because he has betrayed the will of the people of Dominica. Skerrit must go because he has disturbed global peace and security with the sale of diplomatic passports to scoundrels, fugitives, and money launderers fleeing justice. Skerrit must go because after nearly two decades of economic and political dysfunction, Read More

CARIBBEAN: 36 families receive keys to new apartments in Dominica

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on CARIBBEAN: 36 families receive keys to new apartments in Dominica
The keys to the apartments were presented on Monday. DOMINICA NEWS ONLINE – Thirty-six families have been presented with keys to new apartments in Elmshall constructed by the government of Dominica. The families are set to move in at the end of this month. The keys were presented to the families on April 10th 2017, but Read More

Dominica commissions two new scanners at the Douglas-Charles Airport

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on Dominica commissions two new scanners at the Douglas-Charles Airport
The new equipment being officially commissioned. Photo GIS New screening equipment at the Douglas-Charles airport means less manual checks for security personnel, less time at the check point for passengers and ultimately more efficient security at the airport. On Monday morning, officials of the Dominica Air And Sea Ports Authority officially commissioned new security x-ray Read More

Dominica to host OECS Cycling Championship

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on Dominica to host OECS Cycling Championship
Bram Sanderson (center) receives a bicycle to represent Dominica at the event Dominica will for the time host the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Cycling Championship on June 18th 2017 during which a large number of cyclists from across the Caribbean region will participate. President of the Caribbean Championship for the Caribbean region, Trevor Read More

Dominica concerned over use of chemical weapons in Syria

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on Dominica concerned over use of chemical weapons in Syria
Victims of the attack receive assistance in Syria. Photo: Ammar Abdullar – Reuters Dominica has expressed concerns over the ongoing war in Syria and has expressed ‘zero tolerance’ over the use of chemical weapons in the conflict. A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said as a member of the International Community, the Read More

CDEMA approves funds to advance disaster legislation in Dominica

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on CDEMA approves funds to advance disaster legislation in Dominica
Members of the ODM Dominica staff during an orientation session at the CDEMA Coordinating Unit. L-R: Fitzroy Pascal, National Disaster Coordinator (Ag.), Karen Reviere Cuffy, Programme Officer and Donalson Frederick, Programme Officer with Andria Grosvenor, Planning and Business Development Manager, CDEMA BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CDEMA) — The Office of Disaster Management (ODM) in Dominica has been Read More

Too much party politics in Dominica PM Skerrit says

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on Too much party politics in Dominica PM Skerrit says
Skerrit said Dominicans must be more nationalistic in their discussions Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has decried what he said is the amount of party politics in Dominica which seems to be permeating every aspect of the Dominican society. Speaking recently he said Dominicans should be more nationalistic in their discussions on the island. “I find Read More

Dominica PM says he may be 65 before leaving office

11 months ago Editor Comments Off on Dominica PM says he may be 65 before leaving office
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Will you still need me; will you still feed me, When I’m sixty-four? ~ Lennon/McCartney By Caribbean News Now contributor ROSEAU, Dominica — In contrast to the Beatles plaintive question, Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit seems convinced that his country will still need him until he is 65 – another 20 Read More