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first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share GingerExport Dominica, a new entity which will focus on exporting agricultural products which are grown and produced locally could be established in Dominica in the new financial year.Dominica has been seeking to develop an export culture which is believed can potentially transform its export sector, in the quest to achieve sustained economic growth.A National Export Strategy (NES) was established “to achieve a diversified and competitive export sector, driven by innovation and a strong spirit of entrepreneurship, to produce high value goods and services, for sustained improvements in the standard of living for all Dominicans”. The Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA) is mainly responsible for importing rice and sugar, and to price these commodities at a reasonable rate for citizens as well as trade facilitation. Root crops; Yams and Dasheen.However, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit during his budget presentation on Tuesday revealed that the time has come for the DEXIA model to changed, hence the birth of Export Dominica, which will be established in the new financial year, 2012/2013. “By diverting the resources currently utilised by DEXIA to the new agency, greater value will be realized if some of these resources are used to support and sustain for example, the livelihoods of the thousands of workers in the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors who were intended to be the principal beneficiaries of DEXIA`s mandate in the first instance”. Mr. Skerrit also explained that Export Dominica “will focus on export facilitation”.“The entity will be required to plan and execute its work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, manufacturers, producers of cultural products and other enterprises with the potential to export”. He noted that the “sole purpose” for this change, “is to support all the investments in agriculture” namely manufacturing and agro-processing.“We must produce and we must export. We must earn foreign exchange that will help finance the activities of the country,” Mr. Skerrit emphasized. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 42 Views   one comment Share LocalNews New agency to facilitate export of Dominican products to be established by: – July 19, 2012last_img

first_imgRelatedPosts Ibrahimovic to stay at Milan for another season – Reports Pioli pens new AC Milan two-year deal AC Milan coach brushes off Ibrahimovic’s angry reaction to substitution AC Milan have confirmed the appointment of Stefano Pioli as their new manager.The 53-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Serie A side to replace sacked Marco Giampaolo.Giampaolo paid the price for Milan’s dreadful start to the season and was dismissed earlier this week after just seven games in charge.It is the shortest reign in the club’s history.SAs Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday Giampaolo was axed after former president Silvio Berlusconi told Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban they’d made a mistake in hiring the coach.Pioli, who has been out of work since resigning as Fiorentina boss back in April, faces a tough battle to get Milan back on track.The Italian giants sit 13th in the Serie A table, having lost four of their opening seven fixtures, including a 2-0 defeat by rivals Inter.Pioli is a former Inter Milan and Lazio boss and has vast experience as a coach, beginning his career in 1999, and was Milan’s No 1 target to take over the role.However, it appears the club’s supporters are unimpressed by his appointment.‘Piolo Out’ was trending on Twitter in Italy on Tuesday – a day before he was even confirmed as their new boss.Many fans took to social media to voice their frustration at yet another uninspiring appointment on Wednesday, too.The Italian will take charge of his first AC Milan game next Sunday when they host fellow strugglers Leece.Tags: AC MilanStefano Piolilast_img read more

first_imgMount Maunganui: BJ Watling on Sunday became the first New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman to score a double hundred in Test cricket. Watling achieved the feat on the fourth day of the ongoing first Test against England at the Bay Oval. The 34-year-old scored played a brilliant knock of 205 runs. His 473-ball inning was studded with 24 fours and a six. Alongwith left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner — who also scored his highest Test score of 126 — Watling stitched a 261-run partnership for the seventh wicket.Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum earlier held the record for scoring the highest runs by a Black Caps wicketkeeper. McCullum had scored 185 runs against Bangladesh at Hamilton in 2010. Former India skipper M.S. Dhoni holds the record for the highest score by an Indian stumper. Dhoni had scored 224 runs against Australia at Chennai in 2013.The record for the highest score by a wicketkeeper in Test cricket belongs to Andy Flower who had scored 232 not out against India at Nagpur in 2000, followed by Kumar Sangakkara who had played a knock of 230 runs against Pakistan at Lahore in 2003. IANSAlso Read: BJ Watling ton highlight NZ fightback against EnglandAlso Watch: Kokrajhar Reality Public School has organized one day students’ exhibition programmelast_img read more