November 14, 2019

Caribbean cardinal has Canadian connection

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By Michael Swan, From The Catholic Register TORONTO – If Pope Francis intends to reshape the college of cardinals so it more roughly approximates the Catholic world, he’s made a start by appointing Val Felix’s big brother. Retired Toronto banker Val Felix is not at all surprised that his brother Kelvin is about to become […]

Dominica film challenge offers 12 filmmakers, photographers, and storytellers the creative opportunity of a lifetime

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By Discover Dominica Authority ROSEAU, Dominica/PRNewswire/ — Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) is conducting a worldwide search to find six teams of adventurous filmmakers, photographers and storytellers to participate in the first-ever Dominica Film Challenge. The qualifying teams will be sent on an all-expense paid creative expedition to the tropical island of Dominica, West Indies. The […]

UWP may not support Dominica’s move to Caribbean Court of Justice

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From Caribbean360 Dr. Thomson Fontaine, a senior member of the UWP, who is expcetd to contest the next general election, said joining the CCJ was a “very serious” matter for Dominica. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Friday February 7, 2014, CMC – The main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has hinted that it may not support moves by […]

Dominican Archbishop Kelvin Felix moves up

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From NewsDay T&T Archbishop Joseph Harris yesterday welcomed the announcement by the Vatican of the imminent appointment of the first-ever Cardinal from the English-speaking Caribbean, Archbishop Kelvin Edward Felix. “It is a great honour for the Caribbean,” Archbishop Harris said in an interview with Newsday. “It is the first time that an Archbishop from the […]

Dominica union warns it will take ‘action’ over LIME’s decision to retrench workers

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From Caribbean360 DPSU general secretary Thomas Letang said negotiations with the telecommunications company over plans to retrench workers had broken down. He said the company was seeking to outsource its services. ROSEAU, Dominica, Wednesday January 8, 2014, CMC – The Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Wednesday warned it was prepared to “do something about the […]

Dominica seeks international help to determine cause of rise in cancer cases

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From Caribbean360 The chief medical officer hopes the island will embark on developing a comprehensive cancer prevention programme this year. ROSEAU, Dominica, Tuesday January 7, 2014, CMC – Dominica is seeking assistance from the International Atomic Agency in helping it determine the cause of an increase in the number of cancer cases on the island. […]

Caribbean on receiving end of effects of climate change

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By Carrie Gibson/London From Gulf Times For the Caribbean, unpredictable weather and eroding beaches could harm the vital tourism trade. As tens of thousands people suffered through a flooded and powerless Christmas in Britain, 8,000km away unexpected weather was also unleashing havoc on the Caribbean. Torrential rains on Christmas Eve, with 15in falling in 24 […]

COMMENTARY: Flooding and infrastructure rehabilitation projects in the Caribbean

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By Cherie Pounder – Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 11:21 AM PHOTO: Flooding in Castries, St. Lucia As we approach a new year, we should expect the usual passage of storms, hurricanes or extreme rainfall events such as those occurring this Christmas Season. I wish to extend my condolences to the people of Saint Vincent, […]

2013 good for Rubis

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Strategy & Business Development Manager, Rubis Caribbean, Stewart Gill, says the rebranding of the retail network late last year has had a very positive effect on business locally. He was speaking to the media recently, where he revealed that within a couple of months, sales started to increase. According to Gill, “Through the end of […]