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Dominica place oil refinery plans on hold

Published:Tuesday | February 12, 2008 | 4:30 PM

The Dominica government said it has temporarily shelved plans to construct an oil refinery on the island.



The decision follows talks with groups and persons opposed to the project, which is being funded by Venezuela at a cost of US$80 million.



Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit said he met with the groups, which are opposed to the project to discuss their concerns.



Last week the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association warned the government about pursuing the oil refinery.