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There is no doubt that in the last few years, tourism has actually brought in much more foreign exchange to Dominica that the once dominant banana industry. According to the latest statistics, tourism contributed EC$179 million in 2007.

But tourism can do more, much more, particularly in meeting Dominica’s need for jobs, sustainable jobs.

The only way we in Dominica can get on sustainable path of development, is to help these onging operations and enterprises that continues to offer sustainable growth in employment; for example the local hotels and guest-houses who are struggling to make ends meet.

Despite these challenging, global economic times, tourism continues to offers an opportunity for job creation and foreign exchange earnings.

Government needs to demonstrate more confidence into the Tourism sector by providing more assistance, in particular, the many Dominicans who have invested in hotels and guest houses – they’ve been literally struggling to survive for years. As we all know, some have been forced to actually close their doors.

It is time for the government to put some of the tourism revenue earned back into the local tourism industry, which in turn will create more sustainable jobs for more Dominicans.

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Sometimes when we Dominicans ask for guidance, we already have a sense of what we want to hear. At such times, receiving guidance can be difficult, because we don’t want to hear anything that appears to be in opposition to we wish for.

Take for example the up coming 2010 elections; it’s almost impossible these days to turn on your radio for you not hear some type of political talk show – it’ has become a constant battle of words between Labourites, UWPites and Freedom-rites.

If there was an award for the Caribbean island with most radio talks, Dominica would definitely be a top nominee. If is one thing we Dominicans are good at it’s talk, while our island economy is in shambles.

Therefore, one of the most important qualities we need to learn as nation, is to trust in divine guidance, which help us maintain an open mind, particularly with the up-and-coming 2010 general election. It helps to acknowledge what we want as individuals, and then to symbolically set it aside, making room for whatever wisdom comes through to us. Over time we will begin to recognize when we were able to hear correctly and when we were not.

It’s time we begin to trust in divine guidance, and likewise maintain an open mind on all the decisions we make for the sake of our country and its future.

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Firstly, I would like to thank Simone Senhouse over at CaiVideos for giving me the heads up on the first ever Dominica International Conference which was held in New York on April 25.

The conference drew hundreds of participants with thousands following the proceedings, which was carried live by Q95 FM over the internet via audio and video.

Organized under the progress and unity banner, participants heard from a group of distinguished panelists from the Diaspora including Shirley Allan, Dr. Sam Christian, Gabriel Christian, Thomson Fontaine, Ken Vital, Hendrix Pierre and Lennox Linton. With regards to economic development the conference focused on the need to harness Dominica’s renewable and natural resources including geothermal energy, water resources and fertile agricultural land for the advancement of the Dominican people.

Here are some video highlights from the first ever Dominica International Conference:

Mr. Gabrielle Christian – Speaking on how we can each play a part in making Dominica Successful.

Dr. Thomson Fontaine – Speaking on what we have to offer as Dominicans at home and in the Diaspora.

Mr. Lennox Linton – Speaking on the right to Free Press in Dominica.

Find more videos like this on www.caivideos.ning.com

The conference was organized under the banner of Unity and Progress for Development. Persons are encouraged to visit abetterdominica.org to register their support and to be a part of continuing to work towards Dominica’s development.

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