Deputy Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), and Roseau South MP, Joshua Francis, list major initiatives which will transform the livelihoods of Dominicans, under a UWP Government
Deputy Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), and Roseau South MP, Joshua Francis, has announced some initiatives which will be implemented when the United Workers Party wins the General Elections in Dominica.
Francis told the media at a UWP press Conference at the DPSU building recently, that the United Workers Party is ready to lead Dominica’s Citizens into prosperity for the next ten years.
Deputy Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), and Roseau South MP, Joshua Francis.
The Dominica State College staged its 2019 Ms Jamboree last night and Hallie Bruney of Thibaud has been crowned as the winner
The Dominica State college staged its 2019 Ms Jamboree last night at the Windsor Park Sports Fore Court and Hallie Bruney of Thibaud has been crowned as the winner
Bruney beat five other competitors to win the event which has been organized by the Dominica State College for several years.
Kristel Ferrol emerged as the 1st runner-up, and Le Sean Bellot is the 2nd runner up.
Q95 will bring you more details in a subsequent newscast.
The 2019 Calypso Grand Final is set for this Saturday March 2, 2019 and is expected to be one for the records
Calypso Grand Finals is set for this Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Windsor park sports stadium forecourt at 8:30 pm.
The event is expected to be one for the records, this is according to the PRO of the Dominica Calypso Association Derrick St. Rose.
ST. Rose says that the finalists are expected to put on a spectacular show and special arrangements are organized so that persons will be accommodated for as well as catered for.
St. Rose went on to list the 10 finalist who will be rocking the forecourt on Saturday, and he is encouraging persons to come out in numbers and show support for the art form.
PRO of the Dominica Calypso Association, Derrick St. Rose
Cabrits Resort & Spa in Portsmouth, braces for a grand opening by 2nd November 2019, with a pre-launch on 14th October 2019
Development Director of Range Developments of Kempinski, Kamal Shihada, will have a grand opening of the multi-million-dollar star Cabrits Resort and Spa in Portsmouth, by 2nd November 2019, however the resort will initially open its doors on 14th October 2019.
Shihada says the five-star Cabrits Resort and Spa in Portsmouth is being constructed by Range Developments, six hundred people are currently working on the resort and includes sixty apartment suites, a presidential villa, a hundred guests rooms, 2 are executive suites and 15 are junior suites, a kids club and spa. He spoke to the media recently.
Meanwhile, Shihada, is calling all Dominicans to visit and patronize the five star resort, as they will be treated with great hospitality and prompt service.
Shihada says the five star resort and spa is created for both locals and tourists, additionally he stated, that the executive for the resort will also host students visiting the site under their social program.
Development Director of Range Developments of Kempinski Director, Kamal Shihada
UWP Leader Lennox Linton has labelled the DLP’s “Red Clinic initiative,” ‘a personalized concept of providing financial help for political gain
Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, has labeled the DLP Administration’s Red Clinic, as a strategy to make a public show out of recipients who are in need of assistance. According to Linton, this is done by the DLP administration to fool citizens into giving their dying loyalty to the political party, in an effort to secure their votes for the election.
Linton says there is already a social welfare portfolio and structure which has been in place to assist every citizen, who is in need of financial assistance or otherwise, and he questioned the purpose for the Prime Minister’s Red Clinic Initiative, which seeks to personalize the concept of providing financial help for political gain. Linton was speaking at a UWP press Conference last week.
Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton
Former Local Government Commissioner John Fontaine there is need for slope stabilization in the Bagatelle area.
He has thanked the people and government of Japan for contributing to the Bagatelle stock drain project.
Two years ago, Dominica received assistance from the Japanese government and the GEF small grants program in Dominica, amounting to about $1Million.
However; he says the project needs approximately $80,000 to be completed.
Former Local Government Commissioner John Fontaine
Fontaine was speaking at an official opening of the $62,000 alternate water supply for the Bagetelle area recently
Ag Festivals & Events Manager with the Dominica Festivals Commission says Carnival 2019 is going to be one like no other
Ag Festivals & events Manager with the Dominica Festivals Commission Marva Williams says Carnival Monday and Tuesday is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
She listed the packed weekend of activities.
Williams says the Dominica Police Force will on Friday morning make an official address to the public regarding the carnival route and other important details.
Menatime, Marva made the announcement that the Government of Dominica has increased its contribution to the National Budget for Carnival 2019.
She said the budget this year is $720,000.
“I must say that we have to extend thanks to the government of Dominica as it relates to the Carnival budget. I have been with DFC for about 13 years I believe and I think once upon a time the Carnival budget was probably $300,000 and right now the budget is near $1 million.”
Williams stated that the DFC would love to receive more money for carnival, “of course our request for more money would have to be justified, but I think it is needed.”
She went on to say that the government did recognize the need to, at least in the first instance, increase the budget for carnival and, “we are hoping that further consideration can be given.”
Mayor of Roseau Irene John says vendors who will be selling on the roadside Carnival Monday and Tuesday, must apply for a permit to sell food to patrons.
She says a liquor license must also be obtained in order to sell alcohol to revelers.
Meanwhile, John has issued a warning to vendors to refrain from using Styrofoam and single plastic containers for food distribution. She is advising all food vendors to use biodegradable supplies when serving food to citizens at various events during the carnival season.
Mayor, Irene John, was speaking at the weekly press briefing of Mas Dominik, hosted by the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC).
Mayor of Roseau, Irene John
President of the Dominica Community Tourism Association, Josephine Dublin-Prince talks about the progress of the community tourism enhancement competition
President of the Dominica Community Tourism Association Incorporated (DCTAI), Josephine Dublin-Prince along with the consultant to the DCTAI, Lester Rivière, discussed the preparation and zones of the Community Tourism Enhancement Competition launched on February 19, 2019.
Mrs. Prince said the competition, hosted by the DCTAI, aims to give communities a sense of ownership and prosperity.
And Mr. Riviere believes there is a lack of appreciation on island.
Consultant to the DCTAI, Mr. Lester Riviere
Antigua & Barbuda PM Gaston Browne says shareholder governments need to do what is necessary in order to save the financially strapped regional airline, LIAT, amid speculation that there could be budget cuts at the Antigua based company.
Browne, who is in St Kitts attending the 30th intercessional meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) did not confirm that the airline is about to implement the cost cutting measure as had been speculated by the Leeward Islands Air Pilot Association (LIAPA).
He said, "Whatever is necessary to save LIAT will be quintessential for all stakeholders to cooperate. It does not matter the sacrifice that is required, we all have to make sure that we play a role to keep LIAT in the air."
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