Tuesday, June 24, 2008
My favourite Firefox 3 add-ons:
No more browsing for files such as attachments - just drag into the form!
Control your music software (like iTunes) from Firefox. Cool 'Now Playing' Signatures feature too.
3. Web Developer
A must for a Webbie.
4. Back to Top
A Top (or Bottom) of page button for Firefox.
Enhance your tabbed browsing with cute colours.
6. AdBlock Plus
Ditch the tired 'You are the 1,000,000,000 visitor' banner ads.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Over time, these mostly refrigerated storage units, have become white elephants. They sit on the shores underutilised, and not serving the fishing community which lacks the capacity to catch the amount of fish necessary to fill them. They may have served a purpose at the time of their establishment when the governments of these small states pointed to them as indicators of investment in their small and less well-off fishing communities. Today, it is clear the fishing communities would have done better if investment had been made in improving their capacity to fish with bigger boats and more modern technology by giving grants or very low interest loans.
Many of the countries that Japan recruited to bolster its position in the IWC cannot afford to join other international organisations that are of importance to them or send delegations to meetings. Yet, they have somehow managed both to meet the cost of membership of the IWC and to send vociferous delegations to its meetings."
Thursday, June 12, 2008
In using Facebook for our Dominica page, about the only City/Town allowed is Roseau. This of course is simply Not Good Enough. For example, I'm trying to add event info for the Cochrane (Pesky) Wabbit Festival. But no, it's not being held in Cockrane, Alabama.
So I urge everyone to go to http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=region_request to request Facebook add our major towns and villages!
So far, I've added:
“In common with most of our Caribbean neighbors, Dominica remains strongly in favor of the sustainable use of marine resources,” said Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica. “Our stringent environmental practices and philosophies have earned us the label, ‘The Nature Island’ and, upon careful review and deliberation of the issue, it has been determined that voting for an overturn of the existing worldwide ban on commercial whaling would be inconsistent with the standards and principles of sustainability that we so fervently advocate.”
Listening to: XTC - Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her, Kiss Her
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Great news: our Prime Minister today announced that Dominica will abstain at the annual IWC vote on the resumption of commercial whaling.
This follows 10 years of siding with the Japanese on the issue. Many people have questioned the official Government position that Dominica has for so long taken on whaling; our whale watching industry has a huge potential with one of the best success rates in the region, and it's also been hard to square the whaling stance with our desire to be seen as a leading eco-tourism destination.
It'd be nicer to have a more definite 'no' on the issue but for now abstaining is a huge step in the right direction.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Monday, June 02, 2008
International NGOs’ Forum on Human and Community Development Financing.How do I know? Tracing the send of the e-mail, it was sent from Togo, West Africa! It appears to be sent from the fully legit cantercorporation.com
August 4-9, 2008: Seattle, Washington, United States.
August 11-16, 2008: Birmingham, United Kingdom.