Exâ€“Parliamentary Representative Passes Away
Wardsworth Languedoc, the former Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency, died in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Sunday, January 20. He was 55. Funeral services will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Saturday, January 26.
Man Accused of Murder Walked Free
Jerico Stevens from Newtown was released after being remanded in 2005, after the judge said the self-defense plea was compelling.
Carnival, Funding and God
Dominica Carnival needs financial contributions ‘in the name of Jesus’ said Head of the Carnival Festivals Commission Val Cuffy. God will bless those who contribute greatly.
Outbreak of TB at DOMLEC
The Chief Medical Officer said suggestions of an outbreak of TB at DOMLEC have been alleged, with only one person testing for exposure.
Increase in Disposable Income
Several measures were put in place in the last Budget that will increase disposable income; including a lowering of income tax said Prime Minister Skerrit. He also stated Governments intention to increase the minimum wage.
Low Price Increases
Dominica featured as one the islands with the 2nd lowest price increases in the OECS between 2002-2006, PM Skerrit announced in Parliament today. The rate was 8.3%; only Antigua’s inflation was lower.