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The Dominica Youth Business Trust (DYBT) on Monday launched the second staging of its Kids Summer Entrepreneurship HUB targeting children ages 8-15 from the Castle Bruce area. Launching under the umbrella of its “Entrepreneurial HUB”, the programme will run for one week, and DYBT client entrepreneurs will share their skills with 12 young participants in […]

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has called for urgent curriculum reform in Dominica. Speaking on his Anou Palay program on Sunday, Mr. Skerrit said he is concerned that the current curriculum is too focused on preparing students to write exams.

The World Bank Monday said it will provide US$5.2 million to Dominica to help strengthen its response to the economic hardship caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) reports that the Washington-based financial institution said that the funds. will be used to provide income support to people affected by the crisis […]

Government on Friday, announced a decision to halt the operations of five companies dredging the Layou River as well as the operations of the asphalt plant located nearby, pending an investigation. According to the Dominica News Online, the announcement was made by the Chief Physical Planner, Dr. Genora Joseph at a meeting with Layou residents. Dr. […]

The Ministry of Education will take a step-by step approach to the reopening of school in light of a resurgence of COVID-19 here. That’s the word from Education Minister Octavia Alfred, a guest on Sunday’s edition of Anou Palay. The Ministry announced last week that schools would reopen on September 1 for teachers and on […]

Dominica has recorded another active case of COVID-19. This follows a resurgence of the virus here, with the announcement last week, that one person had tested positive. Speaking on Anou Palay on Sunday, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said active cases now stand at two (2). Mr. Skerrit stressed the need for personal responsibility and adherence […]

Senior Council Anthony Astaphan has debunked rumours that a number of employees at his family’s business are ill with the CoronaVirus. Astaphan confirmed that an employee at Astaphan’s, the family- owned supercenter in Roseau, was quarantined out of precaution as she is related to Dominica’s latest Coronavirus case. He says two other employees have been […]

The Ministry of Health has announced costs associated with quarantining at Government facilities. Chairperson of the Border Reopening Committee, Dr. Laura Esprit says these fees are to be paid upon admission to the quarantine facilities. According to Dr. Esprit there are also penalties for non-adherence to mandatory quarantine orders. Meantime, Dr. Esprit encouraged citizens to […]

Dominica has recorded another case of COVID-19 bringing the number of cases, since the outbreak, to 19. National Epidemiologist Dr. Shalludin Ahmed made the announcement at a press update on Thursday. Police say no large gatherings will be allowed in light of a new case of COVID-19 here. Addressing the COVID-19 Press briefing on Thursday, […]

The recent travel advisory issued by the US Embassy for Dominica could be reviewed to consider Dominica’s successes in the management of the Coronavirus Pandemic. That’s according to the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) who held a meeting with the United States Embassy in Barbados. On August 6, a travel advisory was issued […]