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DOMINICA – US $34m solar street lights project

DOMINICA – US $34m solar street lights project

ROSEAU – A US $34-million solar street lights project has been approved for Dominica which will assist in reducing the impact of climate change. Speaking at the launch of a Low Carbon Development Project at the Fort Young Hotel earlier this week, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environment, Ivor Stephenson, stated that […]

Dominica keeping an eye on beef from Brazil

Dominica keeping an eye on beef from Brazil

ROSEAU – Dominica is taking a coordinated, prudent and scientific approach to corned beef from Brazil after the government of Jamaica placed an immediate ban on the product due to allegations of meat processors in the South American country selling rotten beef. “From a Dominica point of view, we are not standing idle,” Director of […]

DOMINICA: Airport reopens

DOMINICA: Airport reopens

Operations are back to normal at the Douglas Charles Airport in Dominica following a temporary closure on Saturday due to inclement weather. The Ministry of Public Works and Ports said the airport had to be closed due to widespread flooding. Heavy rains also caused landslides and led to the collapse of a Bailey bridge in […]

DOMINICA: Douglas Charles Airport closed

DOMINICA: Douglas Charles Airport closed

The Douglas Charles Airport has been closed temporarily due to inclement weather conditions. The Ministry of Public Works and Ports said it has also been advised that there are currently two landslides on the Nicholas Liverpool Highway affecting vehicular traffic flow in that area. It said members of the public should use the Castle Bruce/Kalinago […]

Dominica’s opposition leader questioned over alleged coup

Dominica’s opposition leader questioned over alleged coup

ROSEAU – A member of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica is considering legal action after being questioned by police over an alleged coup attempt. Dr Thomson Fontaine was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon as he was leaving a local radio station, five days after unrest in the capital, Roseau, that followed […]

DOMINICA: Police detain opposition legislator

DOMINICA: Police detain opposition legislator

An opposition legislator, Dr Thomson Fontaine, has been detained by police with opposition leader Lennox Linton accusing lawmen of “persecuting honest patriots”. Attorney Ronald Charles, speaking on a local radio station, said police had indicated that Fontaine, an economist, was being held on a “suspicion of incitement”. Charles also said he expected that a charge would […]

DOMINICA – Skerrit not leaving

DOMINICA – Skerrit not leaving

ROSEAU –– Following calls by the opposition to resign, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has made it clear that neither he nor the government will “get out” because of any groups or individual but only through the ballot box. He also blamed the United Workers Party (UWP) for the violence that engulfed Roseau on Tuesday night […]

Protests in Dominica

Protests in Dominica

ROSEAU –– Police have fired tear gas in Roseau to disperse protesters. Earlier opposition parties held a meeting to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The meeting ended earlier on Tuesday, but some protesters lingered on. The riot squad has moved in and tear gas fired. Reporters on the scene said rocks and […]

DOMINICA – Skerrit staying put

DOMINICA – Skerrit staying put

ROSEAU –– An attorney representing Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has responded to a letter from Opposition Leader Lennox Linton calling on Skerrit to resign in light of what Linton said was a “severe crisis of confidence into which our country has been plunged . . .”. In a response to Linton, attorney Lennox Lawrence said Skerrit […]

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