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Light Detection and Ranging topography surveys begin in Dominica

The Government of Dominica, through the Ministry of Health and Environment under the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, is set to commence the Topographic Surveys of the LiDAR Bathymetry and Topography Survey, Data Analysis, Modeling and Development of High Accuracy Terrain…

BUSINESS & LIFE: Swot Analysis

Last week, we looked at the need for reviewing our strategy and looked at two models of doing so: Porter’s Competitive Forces Model and Mintzberg 5Ps. This week, we continue taking stock and reviewing our position and operations, and look at… The post BUSINESS & LIFE: Swot Analysis appeared first on Dominica News Online .

COMMENTARY: Opinions on the UK Bribery Act of 2010

Marcia B. Moulon-Atherley According to the Barbados Nation Newspaper’s online version of 26 September 2011, there is a call for Caribbean islands to implement a similar or identical act to fight and eliminate bribery in all forms regionally.  But what is the UK Bribery 2010 Act (the Act)? The much anticipated Bribery Act 2010 (The Act) of the United Kingdom came into force on 1st July 2011.  The Act is broad and covers any act or omission intending to gain a financial or other advantage or any act or omission which one knows or believes would result in the gain of a reward consequent to that improper conduct. The Act defines being bribed as simply agreeing to receive or accepting of a gift, or offer, etc.  And the function or activity to which the bribe relates is one for which there is a breach of a relevant expectation, or indeed, where the function or activity is in and of itself a breach of a relevant expectation.

Blackmoore expresses confidence Pointe Michel sea wall will be completed on time

Blackmoore speaking to journalists this morning The Sea Defense Wall project in Pointe Michel is a week and a half behind schedule, according to Minister for Public Works Rayburn Blackmoore. The current standing contrasts favorably with a July 15 report that stated that the works being undertaken there were two months behind schedule and that the contractors were denied their request for an extension from Government. Blackmoore led a ministerial site visit to the project area this morning and reaffirmed his confidence that the project would be completed on time.

Astronomers discover coldest stars ever

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) — A group of NASA scientists has discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body, the agency announced on Wednesday. Astronomers unsuccessfully tracked these dark orbs, termed Y dwarfs, for more than a decade as they are almost impossible to see when viewed with a visible-light telescope. However, with the use of NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), which has infrared vision, scientists were able to finally spot the faint glow of six Y dwarfs relatively close to the sun, within a distance of about 40 light-years.

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