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DLP candidate Dr. Cassandra Williams sees ‘key role’ for south east in helping Dominica become the Caribbean’s breadbasket

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DLP candidate for La Plaine Constituency, Dr. Cassandra Williams

Dominica Labour Candidate for the La Plaine Constituency, Dr. Cassandra Williams has said that Dominica is well positioned to become the breadbasket of the Caribbean.

She made the statement while addressing supporters at her official launching ceremony held at Carib Junction in Delices on Thursday.

“I believe that Dominica is well positioned to become the breadbasket of the Caribbean and the communities of the south east have a key role to play in increasing production and strengthening our food systems,” Dr. Williams said.

According to her, the communities in that constituency are well-known for bay oil, toloma, farine and plantain production.

“We must open new avenues for La plaine, Delices and Boetica to develop these into world class products,” she indicated. “We will work vigorously to increase participation and production in profitable farm enterprises with the view to increase the capacity of farmers including our youth through improved technology, resilient infrastructure and best practices.”

Furthermore, Dr. Williams said the DLP will explore new markets for farmers and improve processing and production methods.

She also plans to encourage the decentralization of agricultural services to make greater use of the La Plaine Agricultural Training Centre and the La Plaine Cultural Station.

The 22-year old Dominica Labour Party  government recently announced that it had set the goal of increasing the contribution of agriculture to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to $700M by 2030.





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LIVE (from 8:30 p.m.): Dominica Calypso Semi-finals

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Dominica News Online – Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at 7:22 PM

DNO is pleased to join ComeSeeTv in bringing you pay per view coverage of the 2023 Calypso Semi-finals from 8:30 tonight at Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

The price is USD20.

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[Caribbean News Now] St. Kitts And Nevis’ first female Governor-General sworn in

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St. Kitts and Nevis witnessed history when Her Excellency, Marcella Liburd JP was sworn in as the Federation’s first female Governor-General during a brief but significant ceremony at Government House.

Her Excellency Liburd, who succeeds His Excellency Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, QC, JP, LL.D, was administered the Oath of Office and Oath of Allegiance, making her the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis’ fifth Governor-General.

Her Excellency Liburd served as the Federation’s Governor-Deputy General before being appointed as Governor-General in September 2022.

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Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch competition set for this evening

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The stage is set for the first-ever Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch Competition scheduled for today, February 3, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt.

The show is being organized by the Leo Club of Dominica.

“The Leo Club of Dominica is proud to host this year, the Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch, one event, two competitions, two monarchs,” Vice President of the Leo Club Ameka Cognet said while addressing a press conference held recently.

She continued, “Students will have the opportunity to display their talents in calypso and bouyon.”

The students who will participate in the calypso competition are Amelio “King-Lio” George of the St Mary’s Primary, Jodee-Marie “Luxuriee” Leatham representing the St Martin Secondary School, Bryce “Mighty Bryce” Alexander of the Community High School, Ojahro “Mighty Kai” Philbert of the Dominica Grammar School, Jairah “Mighty Jairah” George representing the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School, Kai “Empress Kai” Lawrence of the St Luke’s Primary School, Terricia “Teri-C” Lavinier of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Tyce “Mighty T” Faustin representing the St Mary’s Academy, Mersa “Mighty M” Andre of the Pierre Charles Secondary School,  and D’ Andre “D Legend” Rolle representing the Pioneer Preparatory School.

Those who will compete in the bouyon competition are; Bijon “Mighty B” Charles of the St Luke’s Primary School, De Andre “Dre” Durand of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Josiah “DJ Siah” Fagan of the St Mary’s Primary School, Dane “Dwavete” John of the Dominica Grammar School, Quan “Quandary” Bunche representing the Community High School and Curnel “Million Dollar Boy” Charles representing the Goodwill Secondary School.

Cognet said also that the junior calypsonians and bouyon artists are hard at work, “practicing their songs and mastering their stage performances.”

Furthermore, she said last month the club held a successful workshop at the St Mary’s Academy (SMA) to assist participants in that regard.

“The participants had the opportunity to interact and listen to calypsonians and bouyon artistes who have played key roles in the musical industry,” Cognet stated.

She thanked Tasha ‘Tasha P’ Peltier, Geoffrey Joseph of Triple K International, the reigning Junior Calypso monarch, Malik Darroux, Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Alfred, and Starsha of the Signal Band for offering their time, knowledge, and skills to the young rising stars.

There will be guest performances from the NBD flag wavers, calypsonian Shanice, CHS Umoja group, Pashi Walk, and Signal Band.

Tickets cost $15 for children and $25 for adults. They can be purchased from Leo Club members and participating schools.

The show is expected to begin at 5:00 PM.





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