Government to increase subvention for 2017 Carnival
Dominica News Online

Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal, Senator Robert Tonge has announced that the government of Dominica will increase its annual subvention for the hosting of Carnival this year, in order to allow for greater marketing...

IN PICTURES: Media launch of Mas Domnik 2017
Dominica News Online

The media launch of Mas Domnik 2017 took place on Thursday afternoon at the Fort Young Hotel. The launch commenced with a mini-motorcade train from Carnival City ( Pottersville Savannah). It included pageant participants...

Triple Kay releases ‘Fete Til Mornin’ video
Dominica Vibes

PRESS RELEASE – “F.T.M” (Fete Til Mornin’) Carnival season 2017 has kicked off with a bang by the ever popular Triple Kay International. After having an extensive 2016 calendar year filled with...

Triple Kay International releases song for carnival season
Dominica News Online

Carnival season 2017 has kicked off with a bang by the ever popular Triple Kay International. After having an extensive 2016 calendar year filled with numerous lives shows both overseas and locally the band relentlessly...

Primary Schools Table Tennis Championships begins
Dominica Vibes

The Sports Division will be hosting the 2017 Primary Schools Table Tennis District Festivals over a two-day period – Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th. Over the years, the participation has grown tremendously as a...

Sports Division host schools Table Tennis District Festival
Dominica News Online

The Sports Division will be hosting the 2017 Primary Schools Table Tennis District Festivals over a two-day period – Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th. Over the years, the participation has grown tremendously as a...

Tourism minister heads to Spain
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett, will travel to Madrid, Spain tomorrow to participate in several engagements with strategic tourism partners, including major Spanish investors and attend key...

Mandela Park joins Devon House as Wi-Fi facility
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology has made Mandela Park in Half Way Tree, St Andrew, the second public Wi-Fi facility in Jamaica, following yesterday’s launch staged by the...

Weekly Round-up: Hampton principal apologises...Royal Caribbean sued...World Cup expanded
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica The case of a 64-year-old pastor accused of carnal abuse and rape involving a 15-year-old St Elizabeth girl, this week Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:00:59 GMT Mandela Park joins Devon House as Wi-Fi...

Minister says 556 J'cans were in UK prisons up to September 2016
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — As at September last year, 556 Jamaicans were incarcerated in prisons in the United Kingdom (UK). Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:00:08 GMT Montague announces shake-up of firearm legislation...

Brazilian state declares emergency after yellow fever deaths
Jamaica Observer

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's second most populous state has declared a 180-day state of emergency after eight people died of yellow fever. Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:21:49 GMT Minister says 556 J'cans...

Obama to hold last press conference on Wednesday
Jamaica Observer

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will hold the final press conference of his eight-year administration on Wednesday, just two days before leaving office. Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017...

Statutory deductions due January 16 — TAJ
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) is reminding taxpayers that the December statutory deductions are due on Monday January 16. Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:13:38 GMT Obama to hold last press...

Cane fires cost over $600-m loss to sugar industry, says Samuda
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Government, in an effort to stem what they say is a significant loss in income resulting from the burning of sugar cane, will be launching a public education campaign aimed at highlighting the...

Samuda refutes Lisa Hanna's 'plastic rice' episode
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Karl Samuda has refuted claims by Member of Parliament for South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, of an episode of cooking plastic rice earlier...

Forex: J$128.51 to one US dollar
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The US dollar on Friday, January 13, ended trading at $128.51, down by three cents, according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017...

Reggae artist Richie D. Ferrol releases new song and video
Dominica Vibes

Press Release With his rich and melodious voice, smooth and infectious lyrics, Richie D. Ferrol AKA NEARDONE, is a promising Dominican Reggae artist, a gifted lyricist who has penned all of his songs and an excellent...

Dominica denies reaching agreement with Tommy Lee
Jamaica Observer

ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Dominica on Friday “categorically” denied media reports that it had reached an agreement with the Jamaican dancehall artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta, who was prevented from entering the...

US woman kidnapped as new born 18 years ago found alive
Jamaica Observer

FLORIDA, United States (AP) — A new born girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive — and overwhelmed — in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of...

UPDATE: Fears of reprisals over legislator's extradition prompts week-long school closure in Haiti
Jamaica Observer

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — The Director of the Department of Education (DDE), Jean Marcel Jeanty has arranged the continued closure of schools in the Grand Anse area following last week’s arrest of the newly...

Agricultural production zone to be established in Portland
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, is encouraging farmers in Spring Garden, Portland, to organise and benefit from...

Montague announces shake-up of firearm legislation
Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of National Security, Robert Montague has announced proposed changes in legislation that will affect licensed firearm holders. Local News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:51:45 GMT Agricultural...

Carnival Princess encourages 2017 contestants
Dominica Vibes

Six young girls, who will be competing for the 2017 Carnival Princess title in February, have been formally introduced and encouraged to remain focused on their goal. They were formally launched at the Calypso House in...

No settlement with Tommy Lee Sparta AG says
Dominica News Online

Attorney General Levi Peter has shot down claims that controversial Jamaican Dancehall artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta, has won his case against Dominica and will be receiving a cash settlement in the matter. Some days ago,...

Over 20 calysponians to hit Stardom Calypso Tent stage on Saturday
Dominica News Online

Over 20 calypsonians will perform in one of the biggest events for Carnival, ‘the Stardom Calypso Tent’ on Saturday. The event which now has a new location, the Strip at (Lalay Coco) on the Loubiere Highway was...

Four 2017 Carnival Queen contestants receive sponsorship
Dominica Vibes

Four of the seven young ladies, who will compete for the 2017 Miss Dominica title, have secured sponsorship. This was disclosed at the first Mas Domnik press conference held on Wednesday 11 January 2017 at the Dominica...

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