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  • Government to break ground for commencement of geothermal project in Laudat

    first_imgLocalNews Government to break ground for commencement of geothermal project in Laudat by: – December 5, 2011 11 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. (file photo)Energy Minister Rayburn Blackmoore is describing as historic, a ground breaking ceremony in Laudat, to mark the start of a geothermal energy project for Dominica later today.Government is of the view that the development of Dominica’s geothermal energy will give the island a more reliable and affordable source of energy thereby reducing its dependency on crude oil from other countries.The long-term plan is to build a one hundred and twenty megawatt power plant which will have the capacity to provide energy to neighbouring countries of Guadeloupe and Martinique.Blackmoore who was speaking ahead of today’s ground breaking ceremony said that Dominica has the potential for exploration of geothermal energy.“What is going to take place is something historic for us in Dominica. You may recall that in April government signed a contract with the government of Iceland for the drilling of three test wells and we know that we have the potential in geothermal and if we get it right, this is the greatest legacy that we can leave for the people of Dominica,” he explained.According to Mr Blackmoore, Dominica has also placed emphasis on the country’s local demand and will construct a power plant to supply this demand.“What this means is that once we are able to reduce energy cost and electric power, individual households will be at ease, it will also encourage business investment and add a new contributor to the national gross product,” he said.The official ground breaking ceremony is carded for 3:30 p.m at Laudat.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • Hernandez injured on Mexico duty

    first_img Press Association “It will have an impact on the group but we’re just thinking about what is ahead. This is an unfortunate situation we cannot change. “‘Chicharito’ was going through a great period before the injury came, but we must move on.” Hernandez was hurt shortly before half-time in a collision with Honduras defender Brayan Beckeles and signalled for help before being substituted. The match finished goalless in Houston. A significant injury will not only rule Hernandez out of the Gold Cup but also complicate his attempts to secure a move away from Old Trafford after a season out on loan with Real Madrid, who declined to take up an option to make the move permanent. Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was taken to hospital after suffering an injury while playing for Mexico against Honduras in a Gold Cup warm-up match on Wednesday night.center_img According to reports, the 27-year-old has suffered a broken collarbone, although the Mexican Football Federation has yet to confirm the nature of the injury. “We have no report, all I know is that he has gone to hospital,” coach Miguel Herrera said on the federation’s website. “We have not yet seen the results. last_img read more