Social Scientist Simeon Joseph claims the authorities should have held off on celebrations after the brutal murders occurred in our Dominican society up to the end of 2022
Social Scientist Simeon Joseph points out that there should have been a pause on the celebrations coming from those in the appropriate authority after such horrific things that have happened in the year 2022 and the manner, we started 2023. He continues by saying that we should not have entered the new year without taking the necessary stop to reflect & ask ourselves if this is the society, we want to continue living in.
He continues by stating that the level of anger in society has reached alarming proportions. Joseph emphasizes that it is now necessary for Dominicans to stop and reflect on the course that our country is currently taking.
Social Scientist Simeon Joseph.
2023 Miss Dominica Pageant contestant Moesha Thomas highlighted that her educational qualification and her potential career would become a reality if she wins the pageant and gets the scholarship
Moesha Thomas, contestant number two in the 2023 Miss Dominica Pageant, spoke on the Ferdina Frampton-hosted "In the Spotlight Radio Show" last night. She discussed her educational background and her plans to become a strength and conditioning coach, which will be made possible by a Ministry of Education scholarship that the pageant winner will receive to fund her higher education.
Thomas went on to explain her career decision, noting that she wants to learn how to help athletes not just physically but also emotionally prepare themselves.
Moesha Thomas, 2023 Miss Dominica Pageant contestant.
The RAYASTA Foundation of Dominica will conduct a 'Stroke & Therapy' Panel discussion from 7 to 8PM tonight on Q95, and will be broadcasted on other radio stations and social media platforms as well
The RAYAST Foundation of Dominica will present a panel discussion on the subject of "Stroke and Therapy" from 7 to 8PM tonight on Q95 and on social media platforms. The general public is invited to tune-in to hear real-life accounts and learn about stroke and therapy.
Monelle Alexis Edwards, Ray Asta PR Campaign Coordinator.
Republic Bank has introduced their 2023 Power to Make a Difference (PMAD) partners in the East Caribbean Territories under the slogan "Enabling Sustainable Futures: Be the One to Make the Change"
Under the theme "Enabling Sustainable Futures: Be the One to Make the Change, "Republic Bank on Wednesday 25th January, unveiled its 2023 Power to Make a Difference (PMAD) partners within the East Caribbean Territories. PMAD is Republic Bank’s overarching social investment program, built on the knowledge that the bank has the power to make a difference by empowering others to learn, help, care, and succeed. It is done through collaboration with advocacy groups in the pursuit of building successful and sustainable societies.
The in-person event was held in St. Kitts, with token handovers occurring last week in the other territories of Anguilla, Dominica, St. Maarten, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Janelle Bernard, general manager of the legal department and corporate secretary of Republic Bank (EC) Ltd Group and PMAD Executive Champion, delivered welcome remarks following the pre-event cocktail. This was followed by a video presentation of Republic Bank EC’s corporate social responsibility journey, a message from the PMAD Advisory Council, and a feature address by Republic Bank EC's Managing Director, Michelle Palmer.
In explaining the introduction of the program to the East Caribbean islands and the process of partner selection, PMAD Advisory Council member Pierre Liburd explained that the bank recognized the need to quickly augment its institutional knowledge of the region’s diverse community development ecosystems and therefore constituted an External Advisory Council comprising persons from the various islands with decades of experience in grant writing, project implementation, community service, and local knowledge and expertise.
The highlight of the event was the announcement of the sixteen (16) partners who will be walking hand in hand with Republic Bank to spearhead social transformation in our East Caribbean territories. Two partners were selected in Anguilla: The Rotary Club of Anguilla, whose initiative is to provide continued public awareness and psychosocial support for cancer victims in Anguilla.
Likewise in Dominica, two partners were selected, the first being the West Dominica Children’s Federation Inc., which gives young boys in grades 3-6 career counseling, environmental awareness, traditional cultural practices, basic life skills, and health and wellness education, and the second being the Rotary Club of Portsmouth, whose project will not only save the bees but give young women the opportunity to undertake sustainable beekeeping.
On the island of St. Maarten, The K1 Britannia Foundation, whose program provides workforce entry-level youth with access to a Training and Social Development Program, was selected as a PMAD partner, in addition to the Freegan Food Foundation. Four PMAD partners were chosen for Saint Lucia: the St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association, the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, Inc., and the Daren Sammy Foundation. For the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, three PMAD partners are involved: The Rotary Club of St. Vincent, St. Martin’s Secondary School, and the Rotaract Club of Kingstown.
Managing Director Michelle Palmer, in applauding the new partners, captured the spirit of PMAD, stating, "Republic Bank wants to invite the whole Caribbean region to bear witness to the power of one regional thrust by one corporate entity, supporting a diverse array of changemakers on the ground." Please follow closely the progress of our "Power to Make a Difference" partners in your respective islands as they hasten our achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
We look forward to this momentum continuing into the following year with even more activists, NGOs, and community leaders applying for the next cycle of Republic Bank’s Power to Make a Difference. "Our Bank has demonstrated our commitment to this region, and now we are confident that it is sufficient to prove to even the most skeptical that anyone, from even the humblest beginnings, can be the one to make the change."
Energy Minister Vince Henderson says over the last several months the government invested over $20Million in the Roseau Valley, where roads to Laudat have been improved at an investment of $2.5Million
Energy Minister Vince Henderson says over the last several months the government has invested over $20M in the Roseau Valley. He says the roads to Laudat have been improved at an investment of about $2.5M. This he says is all in an effort to get the Geothermal Plant for the Roseau Valley up and going. He was speaking on state owned radio.
Energy Minister, Vince Henderson.
DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit says late last year a team from the US Treasury department visited Dominica to examine the country's CBI program in an objective manner
DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit says late last year a team from the US Treasury department visited Dominica to examine the country's CBI program in an objective manner. According to him, that team evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of the program and made certain recommendations.
One of the suggestions made to the team was for there to be a collective meeting of all the countries involved in the Citizenship by Investment program, which he says they accepted.
Meanwhile, Mr Skerrit said during the financial year 2021/2022, $458,646,969.00 was generated from the CBI program. Skerrit said some of the countries operating the CBI Program will be convening a meeting via zoom to discuss different aspects of their various CBI programs.
DLP regime Leader Roosevelt Skerrit.
Q95 Kingdom Connection Program host Pastor Randy Rodney wonders when will Dominicans speak out in mass numbers against domestic violence & examine how men and women interact with each other
Pastor Randy Rodney, host of the Kingdom Connection Program on Q95, stated that Dominicans need to alter a little bit in terms of their thinking toward certain situations, as they have a tendency to speak about an issue when it occurs and then forget about it a few days later.
Pastor Rodney questioned the Dominican people about the steps they intended to take to address domestic violence in the country, if any steps were ever planned at all. He continued by saying that everyone should be extremely worried about how women treat men and how men treat women, with the preponderance of cases being how men treat women. He was speaking on the Kingdom Connection Program last evening.
Pastor Rodney questioned women, stating he is unsure whether they have let the victim mentality dominate them since they continue to remain in relationships despite knowing how hazardous they can be and urged them to get help early.
Pastor Randy Rodney, host of Q05s Kingdom Connection show.
Courage Coach and Artist, Carla Armour suggests that leading a healthy lifestyle requires having a sense of self-awareness, self-evaluation and paying closer attention to your food and how it makes you feel
Artist and Courage Coach Carla Armour discusses mindful eating, which entails paying closer attention to your food and how it makes you feel, or what you eat when feeling a certain way. What "worked for us at one point in our lives must be updated and changed to be a little different so that it works for us again," Armour observes. "We tend to eat emotionally when we're depressed or in a poor mood. We must keep in mind the value of self-awareness," says Armour.
She thinks it is critical that we assess our mentality and cultivate a strong sense of self-awareness. According to her, women must learn to control their bodies and emotions in order to enjoy food in a loving manner that reflects their own happiness and well-being.
Artist and Courage Coach Carla Armour.
Clinical Associate Professor and 4th year University of Lowa pharmacy student Dr Jeanine Abram talks of important elements of appropriate eye care, with the advent of increased onscreen learning
Due to the COVID-19 regulations and the widespread adoption of online learning, students spent even more time staring at screens. Dr. Jeanine Abram, a clinical associate professor at the University of Iowa, highlights a few crucial aspects to think about, such as setting screen time restrictions and wearing the proper eye protection when using a screen for long periods of time.
Dr. Jeanine Abram, a clinical associate professor at the University of Iowa
Dr. Abrams' insightful advice was supplemented by Sonia, a fourth-year pharmacy student, who noted that general eye protection is strongly advised.
Sonia, a fourth-year pharmacy student.
Catholic Priest Eustace Thomas calls on Calypsonians to compose & sing clean Calypsos, but Dominicans accuse Thomas of ignoring the real culprit which is dirty Bouyon lyrics, for purposes of political expediency
Catholic Priest Eustace Thomas has asked Calypsonians to compose and sing Calypso which are clean and true, and can bring joy to people's lives. He was speaking at the funeral mass of late 4 -time Calypso Monarch Melvin Constant 'King Solo' Monday. However, many are criticizing Thomas for failing to recognize that it is not calypso that contains dirty lyrics, but in fact it is bouyon music that is the real culprit, and wonder whether Thomas is speaking out for purposes of political expediency.
Catholic Priest Monsignor Eustace Thomas.
Meantime, Mr Skerrit has extended condolences to the Family of King Solo. He says it is an important time for Calypsonians and calypso writers to reflect on the art form's true essence. However, the most prolific current calypso song writer sees Mr Skerritt’s statements as uninformed.
DLP regime leader, Roosevelt Skerrit.
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