Your Dominica morning news roundup for Friday September 26th 2008:
Let me start this brew by apologizing for not being able to post the regular “Morning Brew” – reason: serious headache.
After winning three regional titles, the latest being the Miss Caribbean World pageant in Tortola, British Virgin Islands last Saturday. The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) has taken a decision to name the VIP section at the 11th Annual World Creole Music Festival after Dominica’s reigning Carnival Queen Marah Walter.
The DFC sure knows how to treat a Queen â€“ hmmmâ€¦ letâ€™s just name the VIP after her. Note to DFC â€“ monetary prizes are also welcome.
According to the CPI report, Dominica is still on Corrupt Countries list. Dominica came in 33 with a 6.0 score out of the 180 nationals survey globally. Countries with scores less than five out of ten indicate a serious corruption problem. Well Iâ€™m guessing itâ€™s safe to say that Dominica is on the brink of â€œSerious Corruptionâ€.
Question: Is this the type corruption brought about by our officials in public office this report is talking about?
Twenty students from the Dominica State College are among the first batch of sixty (60) university students to be trained on how to identify and develop a response to opportunities within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The objective is to engage the next generation in the Caribbean in identifying career opportunities in the field with regard to wage employment, self- employment and starting a business within the CSME.
In my personal opinion CSME is all talk â€“ and the field promotion in Jamaica is a perfect example. Most of the CARICOM countries are years away from being CMSE ready.
National E-Business Incubator on the Brink to Foster Great Entrepreneurs in Dominica, and is seek to transform inventive ideas, start ups and pledging businesses into sustainable enterprises which will be equipped to compete internationally.
Commissioner of Police told the press that together with the Minister of National Security there will be zero tolerance of any kidnapping here in Dominica or persons setting up road blocks. The police also announced that two of the men responsible for a recent kidnapping incident were taken into custody by the Dominica Police Force.
Take note lawbreakers – Dominica is maybe the only place in the world where someone get sent-away for 25-30 years for kidnapping and setting up road blocks.