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Former Mayor Cleave St Jean comes out in support of new Portsmouth Festivals Committee

Portsmouth Dominica Wednesday, 15 February 2017 [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdSSp8pBynU[/embed] Former Mayor of the Portsmouth Town Council and member of the Northern Festival’s Committee has come out in support of the new Portsmouth Festivals Committee which has taken over the role occupied by the NFC for years prior to this year’s carnival. ...

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The Fastest Man in the World is HeForShe

14 July 2015 - Kingston, Jamaica Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign. Usain Bolt, an icon for track and field athletics who has established himself as the greatest sprinter of all-time, brings to the forefront of his global audience, the issue of gender equality and ending violence against women and girls. ...

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Global Internet Content Providers Turn Attention to Caribbean Facebook, Google, Akamai coming for CarPIF 2

By Gerard Best WILLEMSTAD, Curacao—Much ink has been spilt and many hands wrung over how slow and expensive the Internet is in the Caribbean. The latest snapshot from ICT Pulse, for example, is a reminder of the price paid and pain felt by those subscribing to regional service providers’ fixed Internet broadband packages. But Internet woes are much more than just a personal inconvenience to individual citiz ...

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Mainstreaming Biodiversity – Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

MEDIA RELEASE By Omardath Maharaj, Agriultural Economist The United Nations has proclaimed May 22nd as The International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In his 2016 message, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that “biodiversity and the ecosystem services it supports are the foundations for life on Earth and the livelihoods and well-being of people ...

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Jamaica Takes Lead in Regional Telecoms Talks, after Liberty Global Announces CWC Acquisition

By Gerard Best KINGSTON, Jamaica—A multi billion-dollar telecommunications deal, touted as a significant growth opportunity for the Caribbean information and communication technology sector, has come under the scrutiny of the Jamaican government. Liberty Global announced the completion of its US$5 billion cash-and-stock takeover of Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) on May 16. The combined business wil ...

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World Bank Group Launches Groundbreaking Financing Facility to Protect Poorest Countries against Pandemics

PRESS RELEASE First-ever insurance and pandemic bonds will save lives and protect economies   SENDAI, Japan, May 21, 2016—The World Bank Group today launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), an innovative, fast-disbursing global financing mechanism designed to protect the world against deadly pandemics, which will create the first-ever insurance market for pandemic risk. Japan, which ho ...

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Different Beliefs – Joint Prayers – Ecumenism Alive

As we usher in Holy Week 2015 with observance of Palm Sunday, three local congregations joined together for prayer, praise and worship of the one God in whom belief is shared. Bordering on the scripture verse from the Gospel of John 17:21, “…that all of them may be one Father, just as you are in Me and I am in you…” ...

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Portsmouth CAP Starts Off With a Bang!

[caption id="attachment_326" align="alignleft" width="300"] Officers at the Portsmouth Police Station take in the CAP message[/caption] The Community Alerts Project (CAP) is well on its way in the town of Portsmouth. The resounding initial response of the schools, business and community leaders suggests that the people of Portsmouth are supportive of this initiative. The outreach and education component of ...

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Centre Where Adolescents Learn to Love and Serve ( CALLS) celebrates 20years

Press Release CALLS announces one week program of activities in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Portsmouth Dominica, October 9, 2014: CALLS , Centre Where Adolescents Learn to Love and Serve located in Portsmouth, announces the celebration of its 20th anniversary of operations. CALLS is a registered non-government organization and a registered not-for-profit organization in Dominica opened on April 19 ...

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Free training opportunities available via Possie Vibrations Project.

Announcement Portsmouth , Dominica, September 9, 2014: Possie Vibrations Community Radio Station through The UNESCO IPDC Programme for the Development of Communication project “Community Radio Engendering Community Cohesion and Development” invites interested individuals to register for training programs in the following areas: • production and broadcast skills for radio, journalism, investigative journalis ...

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