Dominica News

OECS entrepreneurs discuss follow-up on business mission to Martinique and Guadeloupe

ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Export Development Unit is working along with entrepreneurs in the region on the next steps after undertaking a successful inaugural fact finding business mission to the French departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe from March 31 to April 4, 2014.

www.topix.net | 4/16/14 5:25 AM
Bajan women win warm-up

Warm-up matches before the big day is still considered one of the best ways to prepare for international competition.

The Barbados senior women’s team got a stern test from the Trinidad Ministry of Sports squad Sunday, after the opening of the Barbados Cup as they prepare for a World Cup qualifier in Puerto Rico next month.

The Bajans had to fight hard to earn the 1-0 victory in the 50-minute exhibition game at the National Stadium.

Both teams were strong in midfield but the forwards wasted several opportunities.

It took a close-range effort from star striker Aaliyah Alleyne midway in the second half to break the deadlock.

Her goal followed a wave of sweeping passes on the right that split the Trinidadian’ defence in pieces.

The national team will take on Martinique on May 17, Puerto Rico on May 25 and Dominica on May 27 in the first round of CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup in Canada.

If they top their group they will move on to Trinidad for the second round slated for August 19-24.

The Barbados men's Under-20 unit drew 0-0 against Trinidadian outfit Navarima in another exhibition that lasted only one half.

Both teams had plenty chances that were not converted to goals. The Bajans have World Cup qualifiers kicking off in September.  (AT)

www.nationnews.com | 4/15/14 4:01 AM
Bajan U-16s on roll

MAKE THAT three on the trot.

Barbados’ Under-16 netballers are definitely on a roll now.

The girls in aquamarine and gold cruised to a 35-24 victory over Dominica yesterday morning, their third successive win at the Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Under-16 Tournament in Antigua and Barbuda.

Zakyia Kirton got her first start at the tournament and scored 18 goals from 28 attempts, while goal attack Sheniqua Thomas scored 17 from 24.

For Dominica, Anoushka Bootswain scored 19 from 24 and Ihana Honore five from ten.

On Monday night, Barbados had moved their record to 2-0 after beating St Vincent and the Grenadines 30-20.

Shakeillia Smith scored 19 goals from 28 attempts, captain Sheniqua Thomas ten from 20, and Alyssa Bynoe the other.

For St Vincent, Khady Williams was very accurate, scoring 20 goals from 22 attempts. Yanneisha Scipio did not convert any of her seven attempts.

In the opening game Sunday, the Bajans had totally dominated St Kitts 36-16.

Barbados’ next match will be against powerhouses Jamaica  tomorrow night, a contest which will be the perfect measuring stick in determining just where they stand on regional junior netball’s totem pole.

www.nationnews.com | 4/9/14 4:04 AM
A heavy lesson learned at the port of Roseau, Dominica

Roseau is Dominica's most important trade port, with roots going back to the 14th century.

www.topix.net | 4/9/14 12:33 AM
Under-16s notch third win

MAKE THAT 3-0.

Barbados cruised to a 35-24 victory over Dominica this morning, the third successive win at the Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Under-16 tournament in Antigua.

Zakyia Kirton got her first start at the tournament and scored 18 goals from 28 attempts, while goal attack Sheniqua scored 17 from 24.

For Dominica, Anoushka Bootswain scored 19 from 24 and Ihana Honore five from ten.

Barbados’ next match will be against Jamaica on Thursday night. (SAT)

www.nationnews.com | 4/8/14 1:19 PM
Dominica opposition wants St Kitts consultant's contract revoked

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here .

www.topix.net | 4/3/14 1:41 PM
Spotlight on region's financial services

Taking part in the conference are, from left, Mikael Barfod, Head of European Union to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Delegation Ambassador; Pamela Coke Hamilton, Caribbean Export Development Agency executive director; Ryan Pinder, Bahamas Minister of Financial Services; Dr Orlando Smith, British Virgin Islands Premier; Perry G Christie, Prime ... (more)

www.topix.net | 4/3/14 5:21 AM
New Union City athletics field to open in May Announcement part of...

A long-awaited set of athletic fields in Union City will open in May. Mayor Brian Stack made the announcement at the city's Dominican Independence Day festivities on March 7. "We just built a beautiful new baseball field, soccer field, and football field, right on Second Street and Palisade," said Stack.

www.topix.net | 3/30/14 5:35 AM

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