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Outsourcing Your Business Processes

Managers and business owners are seeking new and innovative ways to save money, maximize productivity and minimize risks. Outsourcing is one method that is being used in today’s Global Business Environment to achieve these goals. Outsourcing is defined as, “The process of contracting an existing business function or process of an organization to an independent.. read more

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What Can we Expect This Year?

It is always interesting to note the predictions that are made every year.  At IDA, after monitoring the first two months of 2012, we would like to share a few items that we predict will be surfacing over the next few months.  You can certainly look forward to the following: We anticipate numbers will remain.. read more

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I am Dominica – A Clean Campaign

I am Dominica, are you?   This is the latest drive by Tourism officials to sow the seeds of what I would deem ownership of country in its citizens.   I have begun to wonder, however, whether we have started to drive home the idea of ownership of country too late.  One may argue that it is.. read more

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The Evolution of Rosalie from Bananas to Hospitality

Changes from one industry or from one economy to another happen all the time around the world. For us in Dominica, many people still see us as a purely agricultural economy and do not think we have really tapped into the service sectors. The Rosalie Estate story is a perfect example of how simple village.. read more

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Dominica is Going GREEN

A green economy and destination is not just the in-phrase for the Commonwealth of Dominica, it is the trajectory that we have been on for a number of years even before we consciously paid attention to the meaning of these words through government policies, individual responsibilities and marketing strategies. Dominica has always been recognized as.. read more

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Targeting local Investors in Dominica

When one thinks of investment promotion our mind quickly goes to the Investment Agency attending trade shows overseas, meeting with investors overseas and preparing promotional materials to target Foreign Direct Investments. However, this is not so for Invest Dominica Authority. We are undertaking an investment promotion campaign to effectively and selectively target our local existing.. read more

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Dominica the Land of Culture

The nature island produces many cultural events.  As a matter of fact, Cultural Industries is a vibrant sector currently being pursued.  Some villages are actually referred to as being culturally-oriented with the southern village of Grand Bay being known as the “Cultural Capital” of Dominica.  What is worth mentioning about Cultural Industries is the varied.. read more

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Teamwork in the Workplace – What is Your Role as an Individual

The old adage “It takes a village to raise a child” addresses the issue of teamwork; the need for each of us to play his/her role in the successful development of an individual. Having accepted the literal meaning of this saying, we can venture forth and apply it to a variety of settings. Let us.. read more

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Sequel to Our Airport and the Investor – Night Landing Now!

So it seems like someone was reading my BLOG and decided to hasten the work at the Melville Hall Airport. Quite a bit happened since I last commented on “Our Airport and Investors”. A few test flights were made and weeks after, an inaugural night landing flight was announced for September 20th 2010. I certainly.. read more

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Investment and the Diaspora – “Overseas Residents”

What do we want and what do we expect. It is often posited that the Diaspora is an untapped market with lots of potential for investment into the economy. We in Dominica look at India, Africa and closer to home. Jamaica has put in place a plan to attract these overseas residents, as they like to.. read more