Dominica Ministry of Tourism visits two community outreach drives in Laplaine, Newtown
Dominica Ministry of Tourism visits two community outreach drives in Laplaine, Newtown

Dominica: The team of the Ministry of Tourism, International Transport and Maritime Initiative visited the two community outreach drives in Laplaine and Newtown just a week after the Small Business One Stop Shop was launched.

The ministry informed, “We mean business in the small business support unit! Just a week after launching the Small Business One Stop Shop, the team has gone on two community outreach drives in Laplaine and Newtown!”

Through these drives, the ministry was able to engage with various small business owners by informing them about the plans and services provided by One Stop Shop, listening to their needs & concerns, and reaffirming our commitment and willingness to help them to grow their businesses.

The Tourism Ministry expressed gratitude and said, “We are weeks away from Launching Dominica’s Biggest Business to Business Forum!”

Earlier on August 12, 2022 (Friday), the “Small Business One Stop Shop” initiative was launched by the Ministry of Tourism through the Small Business Support Unit. The update about the initiative was shared by the Minister of Tourism Irving McIntyre and also highlighted the features of the initiative. He mentioned that seventeen (17) small businesses from the Roseau Valley formed part of this ceremony, such as Definition Fitness Gym, Lachiem Touch, Mills Variety Touch, Cafe Mon Plezi, JD Management Data Solution, Caribbean Core Fitness, Donny’s Snorkel Center and Infinity Nails.

The certificates were provided to several small business grant beneficiaries for their active participation in the Small Business Grant Training Workshop.

The importance of small businesses for the people of Dominica was highlighted by the Prime Minister of the country – Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, during the budget speech on July 26 2022. In the creative enterprises, more than 120 businesses were aided by grants to small agro-processors, manufacturers, app and software designers, health and wellness practitioners and businesses. PM Roosevelt Skerrit added that programmes to support small businesses are one of the government’s top priorities.