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NBD hosts annual motivational workshop for its scholarship recipients – Dominica News Online

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NBD scholarship recipients

With the commencement of the academic year, the National Bank of Dominica Ltd. has pledged its continued support to secondary school students with its scholarship programme.

On August 29, 2019, the Bank held the fourth annual motivational session, NBD’s back-to-school kick off, for the scholarship recipients. NBD uses these sessions to inspire students to remain enthusiastic and committed in their pursuit of academic and personal excellence.

Sessions held throughout the day focused on techniques for building self-esteem, handling peer pressure, goal
setting and making the most of their time and resources.

NBD’s scholarship programme ensures that ten secondary school students are sponsored each academic year. This year, four new recipients joined the programme, Niama Othon from the Goodwill Secondary School, Kalian Esprit from the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, Jaelen Seaman from the Portsmouth Secondary School and Daleeda Sandford from the North Eastern Comprehensive School.

The other scholarship recipients currently in the programme include: Alexina Ettienne from the Dominica Grammar School, Andrel Eustache from the Castle Bruce Secondary School, Jayeannie Jules and Laveda Liverpool from the Convent High School, Jolie Joseph from the St. Martin Secondary School and Treyee Baron from the Portsmouth Secondary School.





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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dominica Manufacturer’s Association Symposium

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The Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) Invites the public, specifically ALL manufacturers to a National Symposium on Manufacturing as we seek to charter the way forward for the sector.

The public is encouraged to stop by our POP-UP SHOP where local products will be available at discounted prices, coupons will be available, prizes and surprises!

DON’T YOU MISS IT!





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Skerrit – Caricom support ‘overwhelming’ for Baroness Scotland

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Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit – File Photo

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said heads of government of CARICOM have expressed their “overwhelming” support for the renewal of the term of office for Secretary General Baroness Scotland.

Scotland, a Dominican by birth is under pressure from the international community to resign from her position of Secretary General of the Commonwealth.

But Skerrit who spoke on the sidelines of the Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Bridgetown, said the grouping is standing behind Scotland.

He said at the meeting, heads of governments also expressed their gratitude for her achievement during her tenure.

“Heads of governments expressed our gratitude for the range of activities undertaken by the Commonwealth Secretariat whose added value redounded to the benefit of small island and low lying coastal developing states,” he said.

According to Skerrit who has been one of Scotland’s main supporters, the heads of government also expressed support for the renewal of the term of office of the secretary general.

“We do hope that when we meet in Rwanda, the current holder of the post of secretary general will receive a second term in that very important office,” he said.

Skerrit said heads of CARICOM also engaged Scotland “directly and frankly” on the issues leveled against her in the media.

But he said CARICOM remained satisfied and accepted the responses given by her as “legitimate”.

The questions about Scotland’s future leadership of the Commonwealth came after she was criticized by internal auditors last November for awarding a lucrative consultancy contract to a company run by her friend.

The audit committee report also found that the Secretariat had no register of either tender waivers or conflicts of interest and was unable to explain why not.

That committee also identified 50 occasions between July 2015 and June 2018 when the usual procurement tenders had been waited by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Baroness Scotland has always denied any wrongdoing

Scotland’s four-year term of office as secretary general comes to an end next month.

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be backing moves to persuade Amina Mohamed, a 58-year-old Kenyan politician, to challenge Baroness Scotland if she refuses to stand down.





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IN PICTURES: Stardom King of the Tent

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Jaydee accepts his trophy

In pictures presents the Stardom king of the tent where Jaydee emerged victorious.

The other ranking calypsonians were Tasha P (second place) and Sour Sour (Third place).

19 Calypsonians participated in the competition.





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