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Education Ministry issues statement on bathrooms

Earlier today, radio stations of the Starcom Network published a news report, apparently based on a voice note in circulation, suggesting that the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training had instituted a policy that permitted students at primary schools to use any bathroom, regardless of their gender.


I have been made aware of the tragic death of a student of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School (ITSS) on the Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway, near the Salisbury junction this afternoon as a result of a vehicular accident. My deepest sympathies are extended to the family of this young student, and to his friends and teachers at the ITSS. Every life lost as a result of violence or avoidable tragedies like this, is one life too many. When it is of one so young, then the loss is even more keenly and deeply felt.

Dominica to hosts College Fair 2023 for studies in the USA and Canada

On Monday June 5, International Program Directors from seven universities in the USA, Canada, and The Caribbean, including Southeast Missouri State University, Northwest Missouri State University, State University of New York-Brockport, Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, University of Guelph-Ontario Canada, and Saint George’s University School of Medicine, will be available for individual consultation and to offer opportunities for Dominicans to study at all levels.

The Blue-Green Digital Innovation Challenge launched in Grenada with USD $30,000 at stake

The Government of Grenada with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean, jointly launched the Blue-Green Digital Innovation Challenge on May 18, 2023. The initiative targets persons in the agroprocessing and agrotourism sectors in Grenada, who are eligible to be awarded up to a maximum of US $30,000 to implement an innovative and/or digital solution into their Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

The Gifted Profits Recognized for Intra-Country win, Dominica

The Gifted Profits of the Arthur Waldron Seventh Day Adventist Academy, Dominica, country winners in the inaugural Regional Schools Investment Competition, was recognized at a prize giving ceremony held on 25th May 2023 at the school. The team was presented with a plaque and the students, and their teacher-guide, received recognition certificates and prizes, commemorating their achievement.

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