CIPO Newsletter September 2015

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CIPO Newsletter September 2015

From August 24th to September 1st, 2015, the firm dotGovSolutions, LLC was onsite conducting the assessment of the Business Registry system at CIPO and its exchange of information with external agencies (including security and data integrity review). Unfortunately, due to Tropical Storm Erika, the trip was cut short; however, the firm was able to meet.. read more

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Dominica Excels Amongst Caribbean & Central America Countries

In a recent release by the Financial Times, the Commonwealth of Dominica has ranked #8 in “Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy” and #6 in “Cost Effectiveness” in the Caribbean and Central American Countries of the Future 2015/16 report.  The Financial Times in its FDI Magazine, August Edition presented the full report which highlighted the top countries in various.. read more

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Phase 2, Business Entry Reform Project Officially Launched – CIPO

On July 03, 2015, the Phase II of the Business Entry Reform Program was officially launched at the Fort Young Hotel. Present were the Honorable Rayburn Blackmoore, Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, members from the public and private sector, media, ministries, heads of division, and project team. The Launch commenced once the Minister.. read more

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Rosalie Bay Resort, Stands Strong After Tropical Storm Erika

Rosalie Bay Resort has weathered the wrath of Tropical Storm Erika that struck Dominica last week. Guests who were visiting with us during the storm have been safely transported from the resort. While we are thankful the resort sustained relatively moderate damage, Tropical Storm Erika left a catastrophic aftermath on the island. We are praying for the hardest hit.. read more

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Concessions For The Hotel Sector: 2015/2016 National Budget

Amendments to the VAT Act to include the exemption of VAT on meals to hotel/resort employees provided free of charge. This matter was strongly put forward by the private sector as necessary for ensuring quality service. Amendments to the VAT Act to zero rate complimentary rooms provided by hotels and resorts for select approved marketing.. read more

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IDA Market Outreach

Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) has successfully concluded outside of the Caribbean region, two targeted market outreach programs, to increase Foreign Direct Investment. In April and June of this year, representatives of the Authority met with several companies most of which are US owned. The outreach programs were part of a comprehensive project fully sponsored by.. read more

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Phase 2, Business Entry Reform Project in Dominica- CIPO Newsletter

In November of 2012, Companies and Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) transitioned from a manual system to the new E-Registry software; Online Company Registration Software. The system which is now used to process all company and business name registrations is also being used by the Inland Revenue Division (IRD) and Dominica Social Security (DSS) to extract.. read more

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Wacky Rollers walks away with All Princess Cruises Awards

Princess Cruise Lines, well known for its upmarket cruises and discerning guests, has once again recognized the efforts of Wacky Rollers/WRAVE LTD. in delivering excellence in service to its passengers over the 2013/2014 Cruise Season. This prestigious award is presented annually and is based on high ratings and positive passenger comments. The tours selected are.. read more

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Rosalie Bay Resort Joins National Geographic

Rosalie Bay Resort today announced it is a founding member of National Geographic Society’s newest foray in world-class travel experiences: National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels in extraordinary places around the world with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence. Rosalie Bay Resort is the only property throughout.. read more

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Smith Hotel Awards names Secret Bay in Top 10 Hotels int he World

Invest Dominica Authority today announced that on November 6th Dominica’s Secret Bay was declared a top 10 finalist in the Best Smith Hotel Category, at boutique hotel specialist, Mr & Mrs Smith’s second annual Smith Hotel Awards event, held at Bankside Vaults in London, UK. Noteworthy for Secret Bay and for Dominica was that Secret.. read more