Tourism Minister recognizes the importance of domestic and foreign investment to Dominica’s economy

first_imgLocalNews Tourism Minister recognizes the importance of domestic and foreign investment to Dominica’s economy by: – October 5, 2011 Share Tourism Minister, Ian Douglas. Image via: GIS NewsDominica’s ultimate reliance on foreign and domestic investments linked to the tourism sector is being highlighted by the island’s Tourism Minister, Honorable Ian Douglas.The Ministry of Tourism is calling on citizens to recognize the key role that investment plays in the development of the country’s economy and the number of lives that are impacted from its many benefits especially in the tourism sector.Honorable Douglas believes that it is important for Dominica to safeguard its relationship with investors in this area.“We are and we remain deeply committed to developing the tourism industry because we recognize its primary role and function as being the driver of the economy. We recognize that the future of this country is inextricably linked to our best efforts at attracting investments both domestic and foreign investments. We want to reposition our economy away from its dependence from the primary agriculture sector and we recognize the value and significance of maintaining and sustaining agriculture in this new dispensation.”The Minister believes that Dominica’s natural attributes positions the country to take full advantage of the many investment opportunities that may be presented from time to time.He says his constituency, for instance, is just one of the areas where these types of development is being explored and enjoyed by citizens.“But we are firmly of the view that the new economy must be built around certain key pillars which takes into consideration the development of the tourism industry, which hold some comparative advantages. It is this recognition of these advantages that we possess in this part of this island based on our pristine natural systems, our tradition for service and the quality of our marine environment which drives us to making tourism projects part of the overall strategy to see some major development in the north of the island.”The Tourism Minister says Dominicans should also be proud that the country is recording increased positive visitor reviews from several agencies in the tourism sector.This he believes, again, positions Dominica on the map for more investment opportunities in that regard.“Dominica has received several accolades in the past. In recent time we have been recognized for being one of the top ten dive sites in the world. Even recently a German magazine rated Dominica as one of the best eco destinations in the world. And we have been receiving so many accolades, we need now to turn those accolades into real concrete and steel and to really put the island on the map as one of the best destinations, not only in the Caribbean but in the wider world.” Dominica Vibes News Tweet 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Beat writers predict winner of Syracuse-Notre Dame men’s basketball

first_img Published on January 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (11-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) travels to South Bend, Indiana, to take on No. 15 Notre Dame (16-3, 5-1) on Saturday at noon. The Orange has yet to win a game away from the Carrier Dome and is still in search of a marquee win. A victory against the Fighting Irish would satisfy both holes in SU’s NCAA Tournament resume. Syracuse has won four straight against Notre Dame including last year’s 15-point upset at home.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (11-8)HomesickNotre Dame 83, Syracuse 71There’s not much use in predicting a “signature” win for Syracuse’s resume until one actually comes to fruition. SU will have chances against Florida State, Duke and Louisville, just to name a few of the ACC obstacles that still lie ahead. But the Orange has looked inept on the road this season, and going up against a Notre Dame team with one loss in conference play, there’s little hope for the visitors on Saturday afternoon. Notre Dame is one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the conference, and they’re just as good at defending the 3. That’s how UND tabs Syracuse with its fourth conference loss.Matt Schneidman (10-9)Luck of the OrangeSyracuse 73, Notre Dame 71AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has won four straight against Notre Dame, including last year’s tilt in the Carrier Dome when the Orange scored 44 first-half points. Jim Boeheim is 16-5 against Mike Brey, and the Fighting Irish is coming off its first conference loss to Florida State earlier this week. You won’t find any numbers on paper that give the Orange a sliver of hope to win this one; ND is the best foul-shooting team in the country and a top-10 offensive team, among other areas of strength. Just trust me, or call me crazy. Syracuse gets its first signature win.Paul Schwedelson (12-7)Taking a south bendNotre Dame 77, Syracuse 65If you judge individual talent, Notre Dame may not stack up with some of the other top teams in the conference, but the Fighting Irish is one of the best all-around teams in the nation. UND is 8-3 in games decided by 10 points or less, a testament to its ability to win ugly. Bonzie Colson leads the ACC with 12 10-rebound games and 11 double-doubles. Syracuse can’t afford to get beat on the boards in a second straight game, but don’t expect that to happen. Commentslast_img read more