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COMMENTARY: Continuing the conversation on the international airport

In a recent interview with a local newspaper I stated that I was “not in favor” of an international airport. As someone committed to developing tourism in Dominica, the comment puzzled many, including the guy that passed me on the… The post COMMENTARY: Continuing the conversation on the international airport appeared first on Dominica News Online .

DLP will win again, pollster suggests

Regional pollster and analyst, Peter Wickham, has suggested that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will win again when the next general election is called. “I think a change of government this time is a pipe dream,” Wickham, told local newspaper,… The post DLP will win again, pollster suggests appeared first on Dominica News Online .

Authorities rubbish claims of no CT machine at PMH

The Ministry of Health is rubbishing a story published in a local newspaper that claimed there has been no functional CT machine at the Princess Margaret Hospital for over a year now. In a release on Thursday the ministry described…

Judgement reserved in Lennox Linton matter

Lennox Linton Judgement has been reserved in the appeals court matter of broadcaster Lennox Linton versus chartered accountant Kieron Pinard-Byrne. The OECS Supreme Court heard an entire day of legal arguments on Wednesday, before taking its decision to defer its judgement, a ruling the appeals court says will be delivered in due time. Linton’s lawyer, Guyanese-born Stephen Fraser told the court that the comments made by his client were “fair comments” especially since that matter has been a “hot topic in Dominica since 1991.” “Everything stated by Linton was factual and was as a result of extensive research, he was also responding to a written article published in the local newspaper (The Chronicle) penned by Pinard-Byrne,” Fraser stated. He argued that all the evidence points to “web of intrigue” by Pinard-Byrne who was the one responsible for attracting comments of allegations “of criminal wrongdoing.” “Our position is and still remains that the gentleman (Pinard-Byrne) always benefitted and we are not alleging criminal misconduct,” he said.

Jeff Joseph: the man, the music, the legend

At the end of the 1960s and into the early 1970s there was a sudden emergence of new young bands in Dominica. They were experimenting with novel forms of vibrant music based on the French Antillean beat rather than the more Anglo Caribbean oriented calypso and early reggae that was coming out of Trinidad and Jamaica respectively. The beat that emerged was Cadance (or as it was written later, Kadans) and the market for this new form of Dominican music was greatest in the French Antilles. Bands such as Grammacks led by Jeff Joseph and Midnight Groovers led by Phillip ‘Chubby’ Mark responded to the demand with one creative hit after the other

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