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Miss OECS Pageant Returns After Over 20 Year Hiatus

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Dominica will once again host the Miss OECS Pageant in November; an event organizer’s say will foster regional integration.

The Miss OECS Pageant was held for 11 years in Dominica before it was cancelled for unknown reasons for 20 years.

The show makes a grand return to the island this year during the Independence season, and will be held at the Windsor Park Stadium Forecourt on November 1st at 8:00 pm.

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence told a conference to officially launch the event that despite a change in management, the purpose of the pageant to foster and strengthen Caribbean integration still stands.

Meantime, Pageant Director Romualda Hyacinth, says the competition will allow each participant to promote her own country.

Six Contestants will form the Miss OECS Pageant: Earlyka Frederick of St. Lucia, Sylvorn Lavia of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Odessa Merryman of Grenada, Mikelle Joseph of Antigua and Barbuda, Sasika Evans of St. Kitts and Nevis and Marisol John representing Dominica.

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An agreement to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment ahead of construction of the International Airport.

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Government has reached an agreement to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment ahead of construction of the International Airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit spoke to the media on Monday during a site visit to Joe Burton where construction has begun on 37 homes for relocation of displaced Wesley residents.

Mr. Skerrit said Government is seeking to use the services of local experts.

Meantime Prime Minister Skerrit said an agreement could be finalized soon for the construction of the international airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

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Ainsworth Irish plans to push for better relations between Police and Citizens

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New Consultant for Dominica’s Community Policing Programme Ainsworth Irish plans to push for better relations between police and citizens within his new post.

Irish is a former Superintendent of Police, and is President of a center for disabled children, as well as a member of the Dominica Council on ageing.

He said he has experience in the field, and stressed positive police/citizen relations for crime reduction.

Irish says he will also push for greater communication between communities and Police Officers and plans to revive Neighborhood Watches.

Ainsworth Irish, Consultant for the Community Policing Programme

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