DPSU General Secretary Thomas Letang claims some public officers are experiencing serious distress but are hesitant to voice their concerns due to fear of victimization & apprehension about losing opportunities
According to Thomas Letang, General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), numerous individuals and public officials in Dominica are afflicted by dire circumstances. This is attributable to the fact that if they voice their concerns, they may forfeit opportunities for career advancement or the provision of scholarships for their dependents to pursue advanced studies.
Letang noted that several misguided events are now taking place in Dominica, and if these took place under any leadership, they would be deemed inappropriate.
Thomas Letang, General Secretary at the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU).
2 Portsmouth men, George & Remington François are remanded in custody at the Dominica State Prison on the preferred charge of murder of 18-year-old Kernelle Benjamin
Two men from Chance, Portsmouth, are now remanded in custody at the Dominica State Prison following a charge of murder preferred against 18-year-old Kernelle Benjamin. On May 30, a six-day search for Benjamin ended with the discovery of her body buried in a shallow grave at the back of a home near Portsmouth Hospital.
Cleton George & Remington François appeared before Chief Magistrate Candia Carrette-George on June 2, 2023, where the charge of murder was read to them. It is alleged that between May 23 and 26, 2023, George and François murdered Benjamin at Chance, Portsmouth.The accused men were not required to enter a plea since murder is an indictable offense that is expected to be tried at the High Court before a judge and jury.
At their court appearance, George and François were unrepresented and were to appear in court on September 5, 2023, for the start of their preliminary inquiry (PI) to determine if there is enough evidence for the matter to be tried at the High Court.
National Cooperative Credit Union Board of Directors President Euan James promises NCCU will bridge the financial services gap left by the withdrawal of two international financial institutions from Dominica
On Friday, Euan James, the President of the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (NCCU), made an announcement regarding the departure of two (2) international financial institutions from Dominica's financial market in recent times. According to James, the departures caused NCCU to move to bridge the consequent void in financial services, a responsibility which they have willingly assumed.
James proceeded to assert that the obstacles were initially detected by the board of Directors, under the leadership of Ms. Josephine Dublin, who recognized the imperative for a fresh trajectory and an innovative approach.
Euan James, President of the Board of Directors of the National Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (NCCU)
The DLP Government is holding budget consultations with stakeholders purportedly to get insights on priorities, while emphasizing the importance of agriculture for economic growth and food security
As preparations for the 2023 / 2024 National Budget continue, the government of Dominica is hosting a series of budget consultations with various stakeholders. Finance Minister Dr Irving McIntyre highlights that through consultations, the government can gather valuable insights and perspectives from a diverse range of stakeholders, including individuals, community groups & businesses, purportedly to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the needs and priorities of Dominica's and residents.
He added that, as a nation, Dominica recognizes the importance of agriculture and its role in driving economic growth. Dr McIntyre sais that sector is vital in ensuring food security for the country's population, it also provides a source of income for rural communities, and it is therefore essential that all views are considered on how to improve the agriculture sector.
Finance Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit met with Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on May 24, during his tour of the Caribbean, to hold high-level talks
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit met with Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Minister of Tourism of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on May 24. The tourism minister is on a tour of the Caribbean and visited Dominica to hold high-level talks. The meeting took place at the Executive Lounge of the Douglas-Charles International Airport. Tourism Minister Al-Khateeb led an eight-member delegation that included the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Chief of Staff, Deputy CEO of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), and Portfolio Manager, Expo 2023. Mr Skerrit welcomed the tourism minister and stated that their talks featured several matters of concern.
They also shared their dialogues to strengthen their diplomatic ties on infrastructure development. The meeting also discussed the Saudi government’s newly established investment fund focused on the Caribbean, which is known as a significant step towards advancing infrastructure development across the Caribbean region.
Mr Skerrit stated that there is a proposal on the table to share knowledge about tourism marketing and development techniques with Dominica's ministry of tourism, with respect to the commitment of Dominica to fight climate change, and maintain a positive global presence in that regard.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
UWP president Lenox Linton noted that 30,000 people boycotted the sham 2022 general election, and the DLP regime leader had no problem with that, but he fears a few thousand people rallying in Roseau
During the Workers Voice program, President of the UWP, Lennox Linton, stated that in the 2022 sham elections, more than 30,000 individuals in Dominica abstained from voting. Despite this, the leader of the DLP Regime was able to secure the position of prime minister without any issues. However, expressed concern about a public gathering in Roseau that would only involve a few thousand individuals. Linton expressed his pleasure in meeting with a diverse group of individuals from Dominica who shared the common objective of advocating for crucial electoral reform.
Lennox Linton, President of the UWP.
The National Cooperative Credit Union ltd (NCCU) has unveiled a new logo and slogan to foster an atmosphere of customer-oriented service to current & potential members
The National Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (NCCU), a prominent financial institution in Dominica, has recently undergone a rebranding process. The primary objective of this undertaking is to establish a service-oriented environment and engender a new culture that is focused on catering to the needs of existing and potential members. During the launch event held earlier today, Acting CEO of NCCU Ltd, Curth Charles, presented a series of performance highlights of the institution, wherein he emphasized its successful attainment of a net growth of 30 million in the net loans portfolio.
Charles emphasized the importance of recognizing the board of directors and committee members for their voluntary commitment in approving loans on time, devising strategic policies, and adhering to the guidelines of the Cooperative Society's Act and NCCU's by-laws.
Acting CEO of National Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (NCCU),Curth Charles.
Education Officer for curriculum Measurement and Evaluation, Krishna Robin reports a 50% drop in student enrollment during the Grade Six National Assessment
Krishna Robin, the Ministry of Education's Education Officer for Curriculum, Measurement, and Evaluation, highlighted that the number of students has been dropping over the past few years as the annual Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA) was administered yesterday and early today. Schools where there would have typically been more than 100 participants have decreased by about 50%. The school system should be concerned about this downward trend in student enrollment.
The reasons behind this decrease are not entirely clear, but it could be due to a variety of factors such as changes in demographics, economic conditions, or shifts in educational preferences. Any initiative to boost student enrolment will ultimately be successful if all parties involved in the educational system—parents, educators, administrators, and policymakers—work together.
Krishna Robin, the Ministry of Education's Education Officer for Curriculum, Measurement, and Evaluation.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is urging Dominicans to prepare early, so as to strengthen their ability to respond in the event that they are impacted by a major storm
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is urging Dominicans to prepare early to strengthen their ability to respond in the event that they are impacted by a major storm. He reminded citizens that it only takes one devastating event to shatter livelihoods and cause major upheaval of lives. The experts have predicted a near normal Atlantic hurricane season with 12 to 17 named storms in 2023. Of those 5 to 9 could become hurricanes, and 4 could become major hurricanes.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit.
Attorney Gabriel Christian warns of the alarming situation in Dominica, with arrests & prosecutions eroding human rights & creating a culture of fear of a budding 1-party state
Attorney Gabriel Christian says the electoral situation in Dominica is alarming and concerning. He states that it is disheartening to see that investments in the country have not yielded positive results for the people who have put their faith in it.
Instead, they have been met with arrests and malicious prosecution, which have only served to erode their basic human rights. He noted that the suppression of freedom of speech is a clear indication that the country is moving towards becoming a one-party state, which is a dangerous path to tread.
The culture of fear that has taken root in Dominica must be addressed urgently before it becomes even more entrenched. Christian emphasizes that it is imperative that the people take steps to ensure that their voices are heard, and their rights are protected.
Attorney Gabriel Christian.
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