President of the Dominica Manufacturer’s Association Severin McKenzie is calling a wider support of locally produced products.
The company is this year collaborating with the other existing partners of Shop Dominica in an effort to push this quest.
He says Dominica’s imports way surpass its exports, and proactive steps must be taken to soften this blow.
In this year’s Shop Dominica 2013 ‘Experience the Promotions’ McKenzie says Dominicans as well as anticipated visitors to the island should see a much wider range of locally produced products than they did last year.
The Parliamentary Representative for the Petit Savanne Constituency Dr. Kenneth Darroux has admitted that it would be difficult to win that seat in the upcoming elections.
The Petit Savann Constituency has been a strong hold of the Dominica Labor Party for several decades.
Dr. Darroux told Kairis Heng Program that lack of resources has hindered his ability to fulfill the needs of his people.
General elections are constitutionally due in 2015.
Dominican firms have been told to align themselves in other to benefit from the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund, Regional Private Sector development program.
Board Member of Caribbean Export Gregoire Thomas says businesses should spear no effort in ensuring that they gain access to the limited funds being available.
He was addressing the start of a Grant Writing Workshop here on Wednesday.
Meantime, Senior Grant Advisor of Caribbean Export based in Antigua Kirk Browne says the access to Grant Funding is a very transparent process.
He says however; that inefficient Grant Writing Proposals is what makes applicants unsuccessful.
A venture to identify the strengths as well as weaknesses within businesses in Dominica will get underway this month.
The initiative is spearheaded by the Dominica Employment & Small Business Support Agency.
The verification program, according to Executive Director for the Agency Alexander Stephenson is also geared at creating thriving companies in Dominica.
Dominica’s national dish-the Mountain Chicken-will not be seen on any plate anytime soon.
That’s because the frog- which has been infected with the Chytrid Fungus is far from recuperating.
Director of Wildlife Minchington Burton says Dominica has collaborated with other islands in an effort to treat the fungus, which has decimated the species.
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