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scotts-head-beachShowing that the beach at Scott’s head is all pebbeles-on-sand. The diving here is excellent. Photo by Schwarzerkater

Your Dominica Morning news roundup for Wednesday September 12th, 2008:

An international soccer tournament and a Reunion Calypso Monarch are just two of the new activities included on the 2008 Reunion Independence list announced that Dominica Reunion Independence Celebrations launching. The Reunion Independence celebration will begin on September 27th at the Windsor Park Stadium. The Independence journey will also include seven reunion district festivals and several community reunion festivals. I can’t wait to meet-up with returning family members and old friends.

The Ministry of Public Works and Infrasturual Development on Wednesday signed a 20Million Dollar contract for works to begin on the 1st Phase on the long awaited Roseau Road reinstatement project. The first phase of the project will comprise of 2 new roads and a bridge. It is expected that the completed project will enhance the look of the city and reduce traffic congestion. It’s about time they started this Roseau Road reinstatement project, it will definitely help with the rush hour congestion.

Our commander-in-chief, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit joined his Caricom counterparts in a special meeting in Barbados on Wednesday to find a common ground on how they will Move forward with regard to the signing of the Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Don’t ask me what this Economic Partnership Agreement is about – I have no clue.

A Research into longevity in Dominica suggests that the nature isle possesses some of the key things to experiencing long life. I was fortunate to seat in and listen to a lecture by Dominican Professor/ Doctor Gerald Grell entitled Ma Pampo and Ageing-looking back into the Future at the Fort Young Hotel. Dr. Grell says that the gene for longevity is more prevalent in females in all animal species including mankind, and suggests that the nature isle possesses some of the key things to experiencing long life. Fascinating Lecture!

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Comment by pete
2008-09-12 13:19:27

Caricom has been around for what – over 30 years? Yet still there is so little John Public truly knows about the grouping and where it is going. A newspaper poll could people in the street. My guess is that the ones who know a bit more might say that it is an organization of the countries in the region and not much else..What has or does it do for the countries themselves? I am not sure that this is well known..Where are we going with the grouping and do people really care? Again I don’t know. And are the leaders really speaking of the interests of the people? Are the caribbean people’s tax dollars well spent given the pace at which initiatives are taken is another question for debate. You sometimes hear about plans like freedom of movement that fail to materialize. Leaders sign up in good faith, but return home and fail to put the machinery in place to make it happen..I suppose if the benefits could result in some kind of strong economic union, that would be great. I just don’t see the result of the efforts which are decades old. Seems like a good old talk shop! Or maybe its the caribbean’s greatest social project that never was. Nonetheless I am all for regional unity though.

pete

 
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