ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow

first_img 21 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews ECCB to issue circulation of a new $2.00 coin tomorrow by: – October 13, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! New $2.00 to be circulated.The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank will issue the circulation of a new $2.00 coin to all commercial banks across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union tomorrow.Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank in Dominica, Edmund Robinson told Dominica Vibes News that the coin will be issued to commemorate the banks’s Financial Information Month which is being celebrated this month.“The new $2.00 coin is being issued in an effort to commemorate the 10th year of celebrating Financial Information Month. Two million of those coins will be produced and we will be issuing them to the public as of Friday, tomorrow and they will be circulating along with the coins that we have in circulation.”Mr Robinson further stated that the new coin is legal tender which can be used for all transactions.“It is worth two dollars, it is legal tender for all transactions and some persons may want to hold them as tokens or keepsakes but you can use it to do transactions, you can use it to pay your bus fare, you can use it to buy your groceries.”Mr Robinson explained that the coin, although slightly bigger than the $1.00 coin, is in keeping with the existing family of coins as well as the standards of vending machines and counting machines at the commercial banks.The coin is made up of a durable metal of the quality of the other denominations, and was chosen instead of a note because small denominations are used more often and therefore go through more wear and tear. As such it is best to have them made from a more durable material.This new coin is a onetime issue; only two million pieces will be produced and issued until stock is exhausted.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Buhari salutes Anthony Joshua on comeback victory

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight President Muhammadu Buhari has thumbed up for World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua, for regaining his belts on Saturday night in a rematch with Mexican, Andy Ruiz Jnr.The President, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Femi Adesina in Abuja on Sunday, rejoiced with Joshua, saluting him for bringing joy to millions of Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora.He noted that Joshua’s supporters across the world had rooted for him to regain the titles he lost about six months ago.“The downfall of a man is truly not the end of his life. There’s always another, and better day. This is a lesson we must all learn from you as a country,” Buhari told the comeback world champion.He wished Anthony Joshua well “as he seeks to bring more glory to Nigeria and to the boxing profession”.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr on a unanimous points decision in Saudi Arabia to seize back the heavyweight world championship belts he lost to his Mexican-American opponent in a shock upset last June.The ‘Clash on the Dunes’ in Diriyah was for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles, and judges scored the fight 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109 to the 30-year-old Briton.Tags: Andy Ruiz JrAnthony Joshualast_img read more

TDs WANT TOURIST ROUTE EXTENDED TO ALL OF DONEGAL

first_imgTDs are urging Fáilte Ireland to re-think its plans to end a self-drive tourism route at Sliabh Liag.Donegal North East representatives Pádraig MacLochlainn and Charlie McConalouge have written to the organisation to urge the inclusion of west and north Donegal in the ‘Wild Atlantic Drive’ initiative.Over the weekend donegaldaily.com was inundated with tourism operators including restauranteur and B&B owners hitting out after the tourist organisation said the drive from west Cork would not come any further north than the famous sea cliffs. Deputy MacLochlainn said he wants the route to start in Derry City so that visitors from America and continental Europe can take in all of Donegal.In his letter to Fáilte Ireland he urged them “to ensure that all of Donegal’s fantastic coastline is incorporated into your exciting plans for the ‘Wild Atlantic Drive’.”He went on: “If one of the starting or end points of the drive were to be Derry City, then you could include the “Inishowen 100”, Letterkenny, the “Atlantic Drive” around the Fanad and Rosguill peninsulas, and then take in the breathtaking Atlantic drive down West Donegal from Dunfanaghy to Sliabh League’s cliffs.”“There is real concern in North and West Donegal that we will be left out of this initiative and for a region working really hard to improve and market our tourism offer, this would be a real blow and the fact that Fáilte Ireland would preside over it, all the worse. “I trust that you will work with the tourism promoters in North and West Donegal to ensure that they are part of your plans.”Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has welcomed news of the Atlantic Drive tourism initiative and insists that Ireland’s most northerly point is the obvious choice to start or end the route.Deputy McConalogue said: “Banba’s Crown Malin Head is Ireland’s most northerly point and it makes sense that the Atlantic Drive route would start or end here. It is an amazing place with stunning views and there are efforts locally to establish a visitors’ centre there.“The Atlantic Drive route would contribute greatly to this cause. I believe it is an exciting initiative and could boost tourism significantly. People love Ireland for our culture, hospitality and spectacular scenery. There is significant potential for tourism with relatively small investment required for outdoor activities which maximise our best resource, our natural environment.“I believe that with the right mix of support from Fáilte Ireland and coordinated efforts, tourism providers will rise to the challenge of delivering a natural tourism product. “I understand that the route has not yet been fully determined but I do believe it must embrace the entire County of Donegal. I have contacted Fáilte Ireland to put the case for the route beginning or ending at Banba’s Crown, Malin Head and continuing through Inishowen. I think it not only makes sense but will make for a spectacular route,” said Deputy McConalogue.Meanwhile Coilte is to launch off-road biking routes in Co Donegal, says TD Joe McHugh.The first route will be announced in the next few weeks, he said.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTDs WANT TOURIST ROUTE EXTENDED TO ALL OF DONEGAL was last modified: January 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more