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$8m for Carib Territory

The Venezuelan government has given $8 million to the Carib Territory in the form of a grant, which will be used to build 40 homes.

Oil refinery on hold

Prime Minister Skerrit announces that the plans to build an oil refinery were on hold pending further consultation. He said concerns of stakeholders cannot be overlooked; especially those of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association, and overall economic benefits would be taken into account.

But Opposition leader Earl Williams criticized the PM’s decision to put the oil refinery on hold, saying the PM was simply easing the pressure on them. Williams also criticized the ALBA alliance.

DHTA ‘delighted’

Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association president Jonathan Vidal said that the Association was happy with the PM Skerrit’s decision to put the proposed oil refinery on hold.

Former ecological president Bernard Wiltshire is also happy with the PM’s decision to put the oil refinery on hold was ‘encouraging’ and a great help.

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3 Comments »

Comment by Dan
2008-02-13 12:25:41

At EC$200K apiece, those should be nice homes indeed. I think it would be better to build 80 at EC$100K each, or at least 50 at EC$160K each. They would still be quite nice.

 
Comment by Veselo Subscribed to comments via email
2008-02-13 14:37:02

It will not be Caribs anymore 🙂 It will civilize citizens.
May be better to invest this money in Ecological Bio diesl oil factory and use for cars. In polynesia it produces from coconut oil, in Brazilia from sugar-cane.

Comment by Dan
2008-02-13 18:20:30

Geothermal energy to make electricity & then charge up electric cars. No pollution. Nearly free, no need to refine anything.

 
 
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