General Secretary of the DPSU Thomas Letang, says when you attack the head of the Union, you are attacking the people whom the Union represents
General secretary of the DPSU Thomas Letang, says that when you attack the head of the Union, you are attacking the people the Union represents.
Letang who was speaking in a recent program of the DPSU broadcast, expressed that the union in just the voice of the working class people who serve the people.
Letang gave a brief overview of some of the challenges faced the workers and shed some light on it saying that these people are everyday citizens with a right to better treatment.
General Secretary of the DPSU Thomas Letang .
DLP Wesley Constituency candidate Fidel Grant says government has commenced repairs of 20 homes in the constituency in the wake of the hurricane Maria in 2017
DLP candidate for the Wesley Constituency Fidel Grant says government has commenced repairs of 20 homes in his constituency in the wake of the hurricane season.
Local builders and skilled persons are said to have been hired to do the repairs. Grant made that pronouncement during his official launch on the weekend.
DLP candidate for the Wesley Constituency Fidel Grant
PM Roosevelt Skerrit says in the area of housing, it has been ensured that the communities of Wesley, Woodford Hill and Palm Tree have not been left behind.Already he says approximately $2M has been spent for housing repairs.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Meanwhile, former MP for the Wesley constituency Gloria Shillingford has thrown her support behind new-comer Fidel Grant for the race.
Shillingford says Grant's humility equals strength and character.
Former Parl rep for the Wesley constituency Gloria Shillingford.
Minister for commerce enterprise and small business development Roslyn Paul claims the DLP Government has invested over 17 Million Dollars in small businesses
Government have invested over 17million Dollars in small businesses, this is according to Minister for commerce enterprise and small business development Roslyn Paul who says that since the establishment of the small business unit, the government has never lost sight of the vision.
She says the government recognizes the important role that small business plays in the country’s overall GDP.
She says that since hurricane Maria, a number of new business have been created, and there have been new levels of development occur in the country.
Minister for commerce enterprise and small business development Roslyn Paul
Government has injected over $250,000 in its re-housing project in Bioche and Dublanc.
Parliamentary Representative for Colihaut Catherine Daniel says these monies go towards the repairs of several homes of residents in these areas.
She was speaking at the handing over ceremony which took place at the Dublanc Primary school.
Daniel says as of present Government has disbursed approximately $1.4m on housing in Dublanc and Bioche.
Parliamentary Representative for Colihaut, Catherine Daniel
Parliamentary Representative for the Soufriere Constituency Denise Charles says the Caribantic in ScottsHead is to receive a face lift.
Besides this, Charles says the facility will be transformed into a visitor's site, with all the essential services.
She said the project will be completed within 4 months.
Parliamentary Representative for the Soufriere Constituency, Denise Charles
DLP candidate for the Wesley Constituency promises to work towards the advancement of sports and sporting facilities
DLP Candidate for the Wesley Constituency Fidel Grant says he will ensure that the sporting facilities at Wesley, including the Londonderry playing field is upgraded and fitted with washrooms , lighting and maintained on a regular basis.
Grant says in a few weeks brand new state of the art rims will be installed at the Wesley and Woodford Hill Basketball courts.
Grant says the constituency has a long way to go, but with everyone on board, success is certain in achieving the desired outcomes for the communities.
DLP Candidate for the Wesley Constituency, Fidel Grant
Farmers of Wesley and Woodford Hill told to get ready for opportunities which will be presented as a result of new hotels on island
PM Skerrit has told resident of Wesley and Woodford Hill to view the hotels in Portsmouth as part of them.
He says the hotels will be a pathway for success of farmers in that area, as these hotels will require a tremendous amount of agricultural produce and vegetables.
Skerrit says the developers have said to his Government that they will be employing some 300 Dominicans at the hotel which will reportedly begin operations this year.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
UWP Roseau Valley Candidate Senator Ronald Charles says a recent Fundraising Drive to assist Sportsmen Kiwi Thomas and Vernan Dejan was a huge success, and calls for more recreation facilities in Dominica
The UWP Team Dominica Candidate for the Roseau Valley Constituency and attorney at law Senator Ronald Charles extends a heartfelt appreciation for the many persons who helped make the Fundraising drive a huge success. The Drive was on behalf of Mr. Kiwi Thomas and Vernan Dejan who are presently suffering from injuries.
He says it was a wonderful sight filled with good spirited positive energy, and to see so many people come out to assist. He says persons can expect a presentation in a few days to both Mr. Thomas and Mr. Dejan. He gave special thanks to many persons who assisted, like Angelia Magloire and Macclen St. Jean for assisting in the fund-raising effort.
Meantime, Charles says though the Ronald Charles T-20 cricket Tournament was to have taken place that same day, it was unable to commence due to unfavorable conditions, and persons will be informed as to when it will kick off.
Charles says there is a serious dilemma when it comes to the conditions of most of the sporting fields in Dominica, with the Roseau Valley being one of them. He says these are some of the issues that need attention. Charles committed himself to doing whatever it takes to see the greatest good for the greatest number of people, he says this is bigger than gaining votes, because the children are without proper recreational sites.
UWP Team Dominica Candidate for the Roseau Valley Constituency and Attorney at aw Senator Ronald Charles
C&W Communications encourages Customers to make Hurricane Plan Preparations and put them in place ahead of the 2019 Hurricane Season
Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W) operator of the consumer brands Flow and BTC, and the C&W Business brand in the Caribbean, has issued a call for all families and businesses to be fully prepared as another Atlantic Hurricane season kicked off on June 1st, 2019.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) projects a “fairly normal” Hurricane Season and is predicting 9 to 15 named storms, with possibly 2 to 4 storms becoming major hurricanes this year.
Following 2017’s disastrous hurricanes across the Central and Northern Caribbean, C&W invested approximately US $50 Million in Hurricane Restoration across its Caribbean operations. Some of this funding went towards upgrading cellular towers to withstand more extreme wind conditions. Additionally, the company’s world-class subsea network remains one of the most secure subsea cable systems in this hemisphere.
CEO Smidts said, “While we are hopeful that no customers will be impacted during this year’s hurricane season, we must also ensure that we are ready to face that reality if it comes. We are enormously proud of how our network performed in the hurricane-impacted islands in 2017, and we know that our customers were relieved that they could have access to family and friends during that time.
We have invested in strengthening our networks, whether through new and improved technology or ensuring we have alternate ways to back up our data and mobile traffic in case any part of our network is compromised. I urge families to take a moment to formulate their own Hurricane Safety Plan, check with your local disaster preparedness office or online for easy to use templates, and decide now what you will do as a family in the event of a Hurricane. Keep this plan handy with your emergency supplies and of course, your Flow and BTC handset.”
According to Smidts, “Nothing beats preparation. It must be a priority for everyone including regional governments & organizations like ours. We at C&W continue to hold true to our commitment to keep our customers connected to family & friends especially during moments that matters most, like during times of disaster”.
NEPO Emergency Sub-committee Chairman and local government sub-commissioner Glenroy Toussaint says shelter management is a collective responsibility and is not for just one person
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Chairman of the Emergency Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Preparedness Organization and Local Government Sub-Commissioner Glenroy Toussaint says shelter management is a collective responsibility and not just for one person.
Speaking at the recent handing over ceremony for the Emergency Shelter Management Manual, Toussaint called on the various committees and organizations to come together and get on board.
Chairman of the Emergency Sub-Committee of the National Emergency Preparedness Organization and Local Government Sub-Commissioner, Glenroy Toussaint
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