PS Helen Royer wants Health Ministry to produce a structured system for proper disposal of white goods
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Environment, Helen Royer, says source reduction must continue to be sustained however she says improper waste disposal still poses a problem.
Mrs. Royer has issued a call for the ministry to produce a structured system by which the public is able to dispose of their white goods properly. This comes after a national clean-up campaign last week, generated some 800 tonnes of waste.
Meanwhile, Ms Royer says she would like to see the ministry of health and environment along with the community, take a little more responsibility for the care of unassisted shut-in senior citizens. Royer believes that caring for these citizens can prevent the build-up of unnecessary debris.
The Cuban Embassy has donated 1,200 energy saving light bulbs to the community of Colihaut. This community was one of those worst hit by Tropical Storm Erika in August last year.
Colihaut MP Catherine Daniel thankfully received the gift on behalf of the Colihaut people, saying this is a timely gesture.
The energy saving bulbs will be distributed to every household in the Colihaut community.
Justice, Immigration & National Security, calls for a national debate on the issue of crime in Dominica
Justice, Immigration & National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore is calling for a national debate on the issue of crime in Dominica. Blackmore stated “We have to have a national debate on the whole issue of crime, and as I have said before, the government has to lead the way to provide the policy direction, but at the end of the day, we have to understand that, if we see something, say something.”
He says “Based on the nature of the crimes that have occurred recently, it is clear that there is a shift in the country’s value system.” The Minister went on to list the incidents of crime that have become the topics of discussion on island.
During the Carnival season, Mas Dominik 2016, a number of crimes took place. The severe beating of a policeman being the chief among them. Shortly thereafter, on February 20th 2016, weapons were seized, and illicit drugs discovered in the community of Silver Lake. On February 23rd, Police seized five guns in Newtown.
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton calls on Prime Minister Skerrit to give a post Erika progress report
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, has called on Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to give an account of what progress has been made post TS Erika.
He is of the view that the Government has done nothing at prioritizing in the aftermath of the storm.
Linton made those remarks as PM Skerrit donated some EC$59,000 to an Indian school during a recent visit to India.
President of the Dominica Public Service Union, Steve Joseph, wants a dynamic movement for change, suggesting that Dominicans deserve better in their own homeland.
He says persons should begin to take action against inequities within the systems designed to assist them. "We should rid ourselves of the undesirable" says Joseph.
DDA says it is pleased Mas Dominik 2016 Celebrations; credits success to review of 2015 Carnival Season
CEO of Discover Dominica Authority Collin Piper says, the reviews which were done on Last year’s Carnival by the executive board in 2014, have worked tremendously well in Mas Dominik 2016, as the suggestions and ideas brought forward were implemented in this year’s celebration.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, says a town hall meeting in Mahaut on March 3rd 2016, is the first step in their education campaign on the proposed amendments to electoral laws here.
"Electoral Reform is not rocket science" says Linton. He noted that the amendments being proposed by the Labour Party Government, will not seek to level the playing field.
Linton believes the Government will seek to make the methods used by the DLP during the election campaign become the law of the land, regardless of how immoral they may be.
Secretary Treasurer of the Water front & Allied Workers Union (WAWU), Kertiste Augustus, has expressed concern, over a statement recently made by former Mayor of the City of Roseau, Cecil Joseph.
WAWU had made a recommendation for consideration by government, for an increased subvention to the Roseau City Council, to enable it to more effectively maintain and provide better services to the city.
However, it appears that former Roseau City Mayor Cecil Joseph disagrees with the recommendation made by WAWU. Augustus finds the former Mayor’s response to be somewhat hypocritical.
Meanwhile, Former Mayor of the City of Roseau, Cecil Joseph had responded to the proposal made by the Water front and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), indicating that the current subvention from government is sufficient for the Roseau City Council to effectively carry out its maintenance functions.
Mr. Joseph added that in the past during his tenure as Mayor, whenever it was anticipated that payments could not made on time to fortnightly paid workers, they were informed in advance. He concluded that the union should not request a further subvention from government.
UWP PRO Nicholas George states that in order to pass legislation in parliament one must be elected by the people, therefore the government becomes the servant of the people and must serve in their best interests.
However, it is apparent through the upcoming amendments, that the current administration has no interest in serving the people.
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