Category: Dominica News

Barbados ranked most miserable nation in the world

Barbados ranked most miserable nation in the world

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. BARBADOS was the 28th most miserable nation in the world last year, according to new analysis published by the United States-based think tank, Cato Institute. The country was similarly ranked in 2013. The ignominious title for the most miserable English-speaking country in the Caribbean goes again to Jamaica which is ranked ninth. In [...]

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St Kitts and Nevis go to the polls next month

St Kitts and Nevis go to the polls next month

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS – The people of St. Kitts and Nevis will go to the polls on Monday, February 16th 2015. Nomination Day is Friday, February 6th 2015. In a national broadcast, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas presented the dates at a political meeting of his governing St. Kitts-Nevis Labour  [...]

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Popular Guyanese Politician, Dr Faith Harding died

Popular Guyanese Politician, Dr Faith Harding died

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Longstanding Politician, Dr Faith Harding died on Friday, January 23 at the Mercy Hospital. Information reaching iNews revealed that Dr Harding was hospitalized since January 02 and was being treated for respiratory complications. Her untimely death has left her husband and other family members in a state of shock. Dr Harding was a [...]

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Exploring customs that usher in the New Year. Part ll

Exploring customs that usher in the New Year. Part ll

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Historical commentary. Many Caribbean customs are heavily influenced by Western cultural practices but there are some that have African cultural retention. Junkanoo is a street parade that takes place in the Bahamas on December 26th and New Year’s Day. Similar parades take part in many other Caribbean countries at different times of the year. Although [...]

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Venezuela helps Dominica inspite of financial woes

Venezuela helps Dominica inspite of financial woes

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Despite being in the throes of an economic crisis, Venezuela will be funding major projects in Dominica, officials say. Ports Minister, Ian Pinard, said a Venezuela-funded project of some US$13.5-million to rehabilitate the two major ports on the island is expected to begin as early as this month. Venezuelan ambassador to Dominica, Hayden [...]

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Aligzander’s fiftysomethings thoughts: Alone but never lonely!

Aligzander’s fiftysomethings thoughts: Alone but never lonely!

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Caribbean storytelling. Those myriad sounds from these night creatures! They never fail to accompany on my journeys through the nights. There was snoring from my grandson in the other room. Phew! Wait, that was another laugh. Maybe he was dreaming because I have never heard him laugh so loud and then it was done. [...]

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Health partnership to benefit St. Vincent

Health partnership to benefit St. Vincent

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 2015; KINGSTOWN, ST. VINCENT AND TE GRENADINES – The lifestyles of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the other OECS member states are expected to come under the microscope through a proposed Health and Human Performance Programme from the Queensborogh Community College. According to Dr. Tony Monahan, [...]

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President Donald Ramotar Announces Elections Day

President Donald Ramotar Announces Elections Day

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

My Fellow Guyanese, As you will recall, I prorogued Parliament on November 10, 2014.  In doing so, I indicated that I was opting to preserve rather than end the life of the 10th Parliament.  I was also attempting to avoid further political conflict and seek avenues of political accommodation between my government and the parliamentary opposition [...]

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No appeal in sight for jailed Buju Banton

No appeal in sight for jailed Buju Banton

| January 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Mark Myrie, universally known as Buju Banton, currently in the lock up for 10 years spanning from late 2009. In said year, Buju was charged with conspiracy to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine. Last August, The US Appeals Court approved a request by Banton’s laywers to give verbal arguments concerning his efforts to secure [...]

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Antigua and Barbuda defaulting radio stations in trouble

Antigua and Barbuda defaulting radio stations in trouble

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Caribbean news. Antigua and Barbuda Minister responsible for Information and Telecommunications Melford Nicholas has placed the operators of television stations and FM radio stations on notice that if their licences are not paid by the end of March they face closure. During his contribution to the 2015 Budget Debate, Tuesday, I’m putting all media houses [...]

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