Justice Dr Irving Andre argues that Dominicans who have lived abroad for 10 to 25 years should not be allowed to vote, as they deprive those at home of the advantages they enjoy, in their chosen countries
One of the most contentious questions, according to Justice Dr Irving Andre, is whether Dominicans who have lived abroad for 10, 15, or 25 years should be permitted to vote. He points out that a typical defense is that Dominicans cannot be denied the right to vote. However, Andre emphasizes that those who have relocated to other countries in order to take advantage of particular opportunities, are the ones who benefit from things like governmental assistance and healthcare systems.
The crucial query, in his view, is how they can take advantage of these advantages while visiting Dominica for two days to cast their votes, and installing a government that denies Dominicans access to the same advantages they enjoy in the chosen nations to which they had migrated. This, in his opinion, is the central argument that refutes all others.
Andre is making the case that Dominicans shouldn't be permitted to receive a free ticket and spend money to support a government that is denying aid to their counterparts in Dominica. He advises them to return to Dominica and reside in a constituency here for three months if they are concerned about their rights, rather than complaining about them while taking advantage of a democracy that is operating as intended. He emphasizes that this is a serious issue because it deprives Dominicans at home of the same advantages they receive in their overseas countries.
Justice Dr Irving Andre.
2023 Calypso Monarch Gael "Trilla G" Jno-Baptiste says Bouyon Music gave him a platform to express himself to young people, and Artists must spread messages via music that children feel comfortable singing
Speaking on the “In the Spotlight” Radio Program hosted by Ferdina Frampton last night, the new2023 Calypso Monarch Gael "Trilla G" Jno-Baptiste claimed that as an artiste, bouyon music helped him connect with his generation by giving him a platform to communicate with the many fans of the genre, and providing them with things they might be lacking, such as messages they need to hear in their daily lives in addition to music.
Jno-Baptiste went on to say that while he admires and respects his fellow Dominican artists, and he feels that everyone is too little to be battling one another and not pushing others to be the greatest versions of themselves. According to him, Dominican artists have a responsibility to spread messages via music that children would feel comfortable singing.
2023 Calypso Monarch, Gael "Trilla G" Jno-Baptiste.
DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit said he personally does not agree with the Dominica State College's decision not to begin classes virtually in January and described the decision as a 'Lazy Person's approach
When asked about an update on the Dominica State College on Monday during a press conference, DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit said construction work had caused a delay in the start of classes. However, he said that he personally disagreed with the college's decision to cancel classes in January because they could have been held virtually, and that they could have done a better job of facilitating classes. He called this decision a "lazy person's approach."
Prime Minister Skerrit.
In order for the Caribbean region to accelerate strong climate action, access to finance continues to be a major obstacle, & member states, partners, and representatives explored gaps and how to fill them
In order for the Caribbean region to accelerate strong climate action, access to finance continues to be a major obstacle, and member states, partners, and representatives explored gaps and how to fill them, as well as presented an overview of opportunities and barriers from a variety of very pertinent viewpoints.
They also shared their experiences and thoughts on funding decarbonization and building resilience. For tiny economies vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Dr. Didacus Jules, Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Commission, underlines the importance of strategic investment in vital infrastructure.
If the quality of vital infrastructure in the Caribbean is to be improved, it is necessary to determine targeted solutions with affordable and participatory financing alternatives & appropriate responsive capability, among other things.
Dr Didacus Jules, Director General Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Commission.
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has launched a virtual course for the Caribbean region on climate adaptation and risk management
A virtual course on climate adaptation and risk management in the region has been launched by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), which advises on and coordinates policies related to climate change in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The training will make it possible for local governments and communities to include climate resilience in their planning procedures.
How to use the Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool is explained in the course (CCORAL). The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre developed a computerized platform that makes it possible to evaluate the potential climate change risks associated with a project being undertaken in a Caribbean nation.The tool promotes a regional approach to risk management and supports climate-compatible development models.
Willie Chan, Technical Coordinator of the IICA Delegation in Belize stated that The virtual course, created with support from Willis Towers Watson and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, will enable participants to better understand the climate risks to which projects in the Caribbean may be exposed.
He added that It will also teach them how to utilize the CCORAL tool to identify these risks and design responses that boost the climate resilience and capacity for climate adaptation of those projects. He also noted that the development of these online courses demonstrates IICA’s ability to offer these types of services to partners, through teamwork and active communication.
Sports Coordinator Trevor Shillingford announces that this year, Dominicans can expect to see the return of the Windward Islands Inter-Secondary Schools games
Sports Coordinator, Trevor Shillingford says Dominicans can expect to see a return of the Windward Island School Games. Just last week there was a meeting of the Directors of Sports, where the decision was taken that there will be a return of the games this year. His comments came at the opening of the Sport Division's Secondary School's Basketball Tournament at the massacre indoor facility Friday afternoon.
Sports Coordinator, Trevor Shillingford.
Dominica Freedom Party leader Bernard Hurtault argues that the issue of Citizens By Investment passport holders and their voting rights needs to be given serious attention
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party, Bernard Hurtault, claims that there are a number of questionable areas in the nation that require clarification. He noted that according to Sir Byron's report, individuals who are citizens by investment and are at least 18 years old and have resided in a constituency for three months are able to vote.
Hurtault underscored that the constitution does not contain any provisions for different categories of citizenship and that no special or different needs for these individuals have been addressed by legislation.
Hurtault emphasizes that this is one issue in particular that demands further attention. He asks whether Dominica's citizenship classification system should include any form of discrimination.
Bernard Hurtault, the leader of the Dominica Freedom Party.
Q95 Kingdom Connection show host, Pastor Randy Rodney, opinion’s that women's choice of attire during carnival festivities should take into account concerns as to how it affects younger generations
Pastor Randy Rodney, host of Q95’s Kingdom Connection Show, noted that some individuals have their hands up these days because of what they believe is causing Dominica’s society to degenerate.
According to Pastor Rodney, the fact that women have chosen to dress themselves in such inappropriate ways during the carnival celebrations, indicates that our society has already disintegrated.
He added that Leaders are telling these people it is acceptable to dress in this way, but the people do not realize that these leaders' bread is already buttered. He spoke on the Kingdom Connection show last night.
Host of the Kingdom Connection program, Pastor Randy Rodney.
ECCB Research, Statistics and Data Analytics Department Economist Leon Bullen talks about how much items like the price of crude oil and governmental pricing schemes affect fuel costs
The cost of fuel is determined by a number of variables, including the price of crude oil and governmental pricing systems, according to economist Leon Bullen of the Research, Statistics, and Data Analytics Department at the ECCB. He points out that because of their own costs, wholesalers and retailers have varied margins on the various islands. For instance, transporting fuel in St. Kitts and Nevis or Antigua compared to Dominica is significantly more expensive, resulting in a bigger wholesale margin.
He observes that the most important factor is the consumption tax that governments levy on the product, which is determined based on their fiscal needs. This includes the international price of crude, the margins, and the consumption tax.
Economist Leon Bullen of the Research, Statistics, and Data Analytics Department at the ECCB.
CEO Francine Baron says CREAD’s communications lead conceptualized the idea of murals painted on walls in different communities to express local artists’ creativity in showcasing what resilience means to them
CEO of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency (CREAD) Francine Baron says its communications lead at CREAD conceptualized the idea of having murals painted on walls in different communities in Dominica to express the creativity of artists in showcasing what resilience means to them and how they see their artwork depicting aspects of resilience identified in their CRRP. Six murals were unveiled Friday to be located in different parts of Dominica.
CEO of CREAD, Francine Baron.
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