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There has been another turn of events in the ongoing saga of which judge will  hear a December 2019 election petition matter filed by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP). Justice Eddy Ventose of St. Kitts, who was assigned to hear the matter last week has recused himself. No reason for that decision has been […]

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has proposed a restructuring of the Agriculture Investment Unit to encourage farmers to take a business approach to the sector. Speaking on the second edition of his Anou Palay programme on Sunday, Mr. Skerrit said there was need for more accountability from commercial farmers, especially those who have received funds from […]

Trade Minister Ian Douglas has urged local farmers to increase their production of root crops to meet high demand for Dominican produce in the region and further afield. Speaking on Sunday’s edition of Anou Palay with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Mr. Douglas noted there were requests for Dominican produce, but only if the island could […]

Government Attorney Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan has rejected calls for the withdrawal of a new judge assigned to hear the December 2019 election petition matter. The United Workers Party is challenging the results of the election in 10 constituencies. The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court assigned Professor Eddie Ventose of St. Kitts to take the matter […]

Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 deaths from Covid-19. It comes amid growing political tension and just days after the country confirmed more than one million coronavirus infections. Graphs of Brazil’s deaths and infections show a continuing climb. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also recorded the […]

Those hazy skies you see and that dust on your car…there is a reason for that. Local forecasters said Sunday, a thick plume of Saharan dust haze is expected to continue to blanket the island chain over the next few days resulting in reduced visibility. Known as the Saharan Air Layer this dry dust commonly […]

Dominicans with membership at the CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank and Flow Dominica stand to benefit from a new agreement between the companies. FLOW and First Caribbean struck a regional deal for the zero rating of the bank’s top sites as well as its award-winning mobile banking app. Under the zero-rating initiative implemented earlier this month, across […]

Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has urged collaboration among member states of the OECS to confront challenges facing the region. Mr. Skerrit took over the chairmanship of the sub grouping on Thursday, from Antigua Prime Minister Gaston Browne. In his address to mark the occasion, he called for a unified approach on issues ranging from […]

Government expenditure on social programmes continues to be high despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says despite significant drops in revenue, programmes such as the NEP continue. Mr. Skerrit addressed the handing over of 122 housing units to residents of Laplaine and Delices on Thursday. Mr. Skerrit also touted […]

Two men who were involved in armed robberies on Tuesday have surrendered to the police. Following a shootout with police in the Kalinago Territory, Davidson Alfred of Grand Bay, was pronounced dead, while two others, Javid Alfred and Cesley Anselm of Delice, went on the run. The three men had been involved in the armed […]