Global View On Q Host, Sheridan Gregoire suggests modernization of Dominica laws & regulations to establish local Government as an independent fully funded equal branch of Government
Host of Q95’s weekly radio program entitled, “The Global View on Q”, Sheridan Gregoire, is of the view that local government should be enshrined in Dominica’s constitution, as an integral part of the governance of the country, and be operationalized on a daily basis through Community Assemblies, Village Councils, Urban Councils and Town Councils, as independent branches of government.
Gregoire who was speaking on current flaws within the local governance system, and suggested these community based government branches must be allowed to operate by law, without undue influence of central government, and without any political pressure.
He says these branches of government should be entitled by law to receive an annual subvention as provided in the National Budget, to do the work of the people of the communities as directed by them, instead of having to wait for a politician to say, at their whims and fancies, okay here’s a little check, call me back later and I will give you some more.”
Gregoire says there needs to be modernization of the laws and regulations to ensure that village, urban and town councils are an equal branch of government, with adequate financial support in the national budget, so as to het the desired results for their communities.
Prominent businessman and host of The Global View on Q, Sheridan Gregoire .
UWP Candidate for the Vieille Case constituency, Clement ‘Clemo’ Marcellin contends that the dangerous path the country is now treading is inimical to development, economic progress and democracy
UWP Candidate for the Vieille Case constituency, Clement ‘Clemo’ Marcellin says he is not running against the Representative of the Vieille Case constituency, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, but he is running parallel to him.
Marcellin said he is running to bring a different perspective, because the current system cannot survive and is on a path to nowhere. Marcellin made his statements on ‘Talk On The Block’ hosted by Matt Peltier on Q95fm radio
Marcellin claims the seemingly dangerous path the country is pursuing is inimical to our development, our economic progress and our democracy.
He revealed that his support for Mr. Skerrit shifted after the last general election, stating ‘You really can’t just see young person’s dream as being - to migrate’.
Marcellin stated that the current DLP government has seemingly transitioned from a ‘cradle to grave’ Education System, to a ‘cradle to migration’ system.
UWP Candidate for the Vieille Case constituency, Clement ‘Clemo’ Marcellin.
Former DLP Government Attorney General, Bernard Wiltshire is condemning the involvement of partisan politics in Village Councils
On the matter of Village councils, former DLP Government Attorney General, Bernard Wiltshire said on Q95fm radio recently ‘If the people feel what they say mattered, there would be more interest in Councils’.
As regards village councils, Wiltshire also voiced his difference of opinion with respect to a statement made by UK based social worker, Francis Joseph, to the effect that the current system is ‘okay’.
Wiltshire condemned the involvement of partisan politics in local government and believes that issue should be included in discussions of electoral reform, and in amendments of our laws and constitution.
Former DLP Government Attorney General, Bernard Wiltshire.
Soufriere Constituency MP Denise Charles claims the DLP Government invested over $100,000 in a bridge leading to the Soufriere Catholic Church after Hurricane Maria
Soufriere Constituency Parliamentary Representative Denise Charles says Government has invested over $100,000 to reconstruct the bridge leading to Soufriere's Catholic Church following Hurricane Maria. She says the bridge was destroyed by that category 5 Hurricane in 2017.
Soufriere Constituency MP, Denise Charles.
St Joseph Constituency MP Kelver Darroux says the DLP Government is presently collaborating with the Cubans to address the housing needs of people in the constituency
Parliamentary Representative for the St Joseph Constituency Kelver Darroux says Government is presently collaborating with the Cubans in addressing the housing needs in that constituency.
Residents are still missing roofs into the hurricane season.
Parliamentary Representative for the St Joseph Constituency, Kelver Darroux .
“We need to find ways to Alleviate the fear and perception that persons who ought not to be eligible to vote, are voting”, says BCAD President, Anthony Leblanc
“We need to find ways to Alleviate the fear and perception that persons who ought not be eligible to vote are voting”. These are some of the sentiments expressed by Anthony Leblanc, President of the Builders and Contractors Association of Dominica (BCAD). He was commenting on the current voters list in Dominica, as well as the flaws in the voting system.
Leblanc who was a guest on the weekly radio program “ Governance & the Economy” says a number of Politicians claim that there has never been any person charged with voting illegally, although there are stories of persons who have voted illegally on numerous occasions.
He says a lot of work was done on that matter, long before the finalization of the reports put out by BCAD, as regards the elections act as well the 2018 registration of electors’ bill.
President of the Builders & Contractors Association of Dominica (BCAD). Anthony Leblanc.
Former Dominica Police Officer Wayne James is convinced that current National Security Minister, Rayburn Blackmoore, does not care about the wellbeing of Police Officers
Former Dominica Police Officer and member of Dominica’s Electoral Commission, Wayne James, is convinced that current National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore, does not care about the wellbeing of the Officers serving in the Dominica Police Force.
James told Q95fm Radio earlier this week, that the neglect of police officers by the Skerrit-led DLP Government is now of great concern to current serving Police officers, as well as to retired Police Officers.
Former Dominica Police Officer and member of Dominica’s Electoral Commission, Wayne James
DPSU General Secretary Thomas Letang says the Union will soon be leading an effective course of action, to force the Skerrit-led DLP Government to resolve the issues which Public Officers face in Dominica
Speaking on Q95 FM earlier this week, General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang reassured all Public Officers in Dominica, that the Union will soon be leading an effective course of action to force the Skerrit-Led DLP government to resolve the issues which Public Officers are facing, including very poor working conditions.
Speaking at the DPSU’s second solidarity rally event on 31st May 2019, Letang advised Public Officers to enact a “Go Slow,” campaign which was deemed successful, he also stated, if the Union’s demands, to resolve many of the poor working conditions for Public Officers were not met by 11th June 2019, then the Union would undergo industrial action.
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang
24-year-old Dominican, Shanice Henry, is called to the Bar in Dominica, and immediately advocates for lawyers to help improve lives of youth, by encouraging them to live moral lives and become model citizens
Attorney At Law Shanice Henry with her proud parents
Speaking to Q95 news at Dominica High Court in Roseau, now Attorney at Law, 24-year-old Shanice Henry, gave media a brief extract from her acceptance speech, after being admitted to the Dominica Bar, upon an application by Senior Council, Darrius Jones.
Ms Henry advocated for lawyers to use their knowledge to help improve the lives of Dominica’s youth, by encouraging them to live moral lives and become model citizens.
Attorney at Law Shanice Henry
Mike Wallace, Political Assistant to Roseau South MP Joshua Francis is very concerned about the dilapidated condition of the playing field in Loubiere & elsewhere in Dominica
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On Q95fm radio recently, Mike Wallace, political assistant to Roseau South Constituency MP, Joshua Francis, spoke of the plans Mr. Francis has in place with respect to the advancement of sporting activities in the Newton area.
Wallace lamented the current dilapidated condition of the Loubiere playing field saying, it disturbs Mr Francis who is concerned about the availability and ease of access to sporting activities by young people.
He also stated that Joshua Francis and UWP Team Dominica also believe it is time that sports coaches are paid.
Meantime, Wallace says Team Dominica UWP is getting ready to spark a wave of job creation for the Youth.
Wallace stated that the team is focused on bringing back recreational activities for the youth at an unprecedented level that is much needed among the youth.
Wallace says every Wednesday the team will be rolling out some of the big plans for the constituency.
He says Roseau South MP Joshua Francis himself is a sports enthusiast and a strong sports advocate, who believes sports needs to be revived and elevated in a manner that surpasses the way it used to be.
He says Newtown is known as the Mecca for football and the other candidate that is aspiring to win that seat, is saying nothing about any plans for sports in the Newtown area.
Mike Wallace, Political assistant to Roseau South Constituency MP, Joshua Francis
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