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Disabled persons here will, in coming years, engage in the development of technological skills. That was the report of Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Nathalie Murphy, who addressed a conference to launch the organization’s five year Development Plan on Thursday. Murphy highlighted technological development as a focus for the […]

Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Melissa Skerrit is hoping a gift of laptops will set students on the right path to success in education. On Thursday, Mrs. Skerrit presented 91 laptops to students attending secondary school and college this September. She asked the recipients to put the devices to good use.  

The Ministry of Education is moving ahead with plans to reopen schools islandwide on September 7. Speaking on Education in Action on Thursday, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Chandler Hyacinth said the Ministry will make adjustments to its plan in case of community spread of COVID-19. Hyacinth said the Ministry is taking its […]

Today we remember those who perished during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, at the time, the worst natural disaster to hit Dominica since 1979’s Hurricane David. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the devastating storm. On August 27, 2015, Tropical Storm Erika lashed the island for hours overnight, leading to rainfall accumulations up to […]

The Insurance Company of the West Indies Dominica (ICWI) held its first scholarship presentation ceremony on Wednesday, where two students were awarded secondary school scholarships. Dinari Samuel, one of the top five performers at the Grade Six National Assessment this year, and Orlando Birmingham were the recipients. Both attended the St. Mary’s Primary School, and […]

Dominica’s active COVID-19 cases remain at 2. National Epidemiologist Dr. Shalludin Ahmed reported on Wednesday that the Ministry of Health had conducted aggressive contact tracing connected to the most recent index case. Results of 17 tests, he said, are pending.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called on people coming into the island to cooperate with protocols in place at the country’s ports of entry. Mr. Skerrit admitted that there are risks associated with opening the country’s borders, but said success depends on the cooperation of members of the public. Speaking on Kairi’s Next Level programme, […]

Newly elected President of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) Stephen Lander says the organization will continue its focus on member training and development during his term. The DAIC elected a new Board of Directors at its 2020 Annual General Meeting held on August 20. Lander, Country Head of CIBC First Caribbean International […]

DOWASCO General Manager Bernard Etinoffe says two employees asked to quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns have tested negative for the virus. Reports emerged Friday that DOWASCO employees were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Ettinoffe says the company continues to put safety measures in place to protect its employees.

Government will assist with efforts to clear the Delices to Petite Savanne Road. That assurance has come from Public Works Minister Cassani Laville. Earlier this month, Kairi News reported on the works being undertaken to clear the road between Delices and Petite Savanne, initiated by Attorney-at Law and Pointe Mulatre resident Singoalla Bloomquist Williams. The […]