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OECS, UN World Tourism Organization Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 1, 2014 | 5:25 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the United Nations World Tourism Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at enhancing their cooperation. The memorandum was approved by Caribbean Ministers at a meeting earlier this year in Dominica. According to the memorandum, the more...

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Dominica Lowering Corporate Tax

September 4, 2014 | 5:05 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's government is planning a reduction in the country's corporate tax, it announced this week. Dominica will be lowering the corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 30 percent, according to a government release. "Being fully cognizant of the goal of facilitating economic growth, Government sought more...

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Dominica Eyes “Community Tourism”

September 1, 2014 | 10:20 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff More and more often, Caribbean countries speak of the need for "sustainable tourism." While that term has come to mean many different things, for Dominica, it's a bit more specific: tourism should integrate the community. Indeed, community tourism should be the way forward for Dominica, according to more...

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New Ecuador Ambassador to Dominica

August 18, 2014 | 11:20 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ecuador has named its new Ambassador to Dominica. The country's new envoy is Ambassador Dr Galo Yepez Holguin, who presented his credentials to Dominica President Charles Savarin at a ceremony last week in Roseau. "My country considers this step as the beginning of a new era of mutual more...

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A Venture Capital Fund in Dominica?

August 8, 2014 | 2:34 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Invest Dominica Authority is exploring the possibility of establishing a national venture capital fund in the country. The IDA's proposed project would augment the government's current structural reform programme. The IDA recently led a stakeholders' forum on the idea, under the theme of "Enabling more...

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Dominica to Begin Rehabilitation Projects in Roseau, Portsmouth

August 5, 2014 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Roseau, Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Rehabilitation and enhancement projects of the city of Roseau and the town of Portsmouth, Dominica will begin in the 2014/2015 fiscal year, according to Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit. The projects will "result in the upgrade and expansion of the infrastructure to attract new investment," Skerrit more...

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In Dominica, Helping Small Businesses Go Green

July 30, 2014 | 2:11 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank will soon be implementing a pilot project to finance energy efficiency investments by micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. The project is being supported by the Caribbean Development Bank in the amount of $500,000, the CDB more...

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Brazil and Dominica Sign Pair of Cooperation Agreements

July 10, 2014 | 3:55 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The governments of Dominica and Brazil have signed a pair of cooperation agreements. The deals include an agreement first proposed at the Brazil-CARICOM summit in 2010 and a $100,000 pact between the two countries' water utilities. "We signed an agreement in water resource development in September 2013 more...

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Dominica’s Parliament Approves Bill to Make CCJ Final Court of Appeal

July 3, 2014 | 8:30 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (Caribbean Journal photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica's Parliament has approved a bill to make the Caribbean Court of Justice the country's final court of appeal. Speaking to the House of Assembly this week, Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the move made this an "historic time." When completed, Dominica's decision more...

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Dominica, Chile Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

June 30, 2014 | 5:02 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Dominica (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Chile have signed a new visa exemption agreement, the two sides announced. The agreement covers holders of diplomatic and official passports; it was first submitted as a draft agreement in October of last year. The official signing took place on Monday at the Ministry of Finance in more...

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