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


Syracuse mens basketball to host North Florida in December

first_img Published on June 19, 2019 at 2:17 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Syracuse will host North Florida in a nonconference game on Dec. 21 in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced in a release Wednesday.The matchup is the Orange’s sixth nonconference game announced ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Ospreys posted a 16-17 record last season, winning seven of their last eight. SU last played North Florida in 2016, a 77-71 win in the Dome, in the team’s first-ever meeting.Syracuse opens its season on Nov. 6 against conference foe and defending National Champion Virginia.Here is Syracuse’s schedule that has been released so far.Oct. 26 – Daemen College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOct. 29 – Carleton College (Carrier Dome, exhibition)Nov. 6 – Virginia (Carrier Dome)Nov. 20 – Cornell, 7 p.m. (Carrier Dome)Nov. 27 – NIT Season Tipoff vs. Ole Miss/Oklahoma State/Penn State (Barclays Center)Nov. 29  – NIT Season Tipoff (Barclays Center)Dec. 3 – Iowa (ACC-Big Ten Challenge, Carrier Dome)Dec. 14 – Georgetown (Capital One Arena)Dec. 18 – Oakland (Carrier Dome)Dec. 21 — North Florida (Carrier Dome)ACC home games: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, North Carolina State.ACC away games: Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Louisville. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more