Rosalie residents reiterating calls for government to urgently provide a safe route in an out of the community
A reliable source has informed Q95 of a grave concern by residents in the Rosalie area. Reports indicate that the people of Rosalie feel their voices have not been heard by the government, with respect to bad road conditions from the Rosalie to Delices, after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
Rosalie resident are reiterating their earlier calls to government to revisit their area, and begin working urgently, on an alternative route in an out of the community.
President Savarin attending Caribbean community 15th Conference of Presidents & Governor Generals in Antigua
President of Dominica Charles Savarin is presently participating in the 15th conference of Presidents and Governor Generals of the Caribbean community in Antigua. The Conference is being held under the theme ‘The Relevance of the Commonwealth in a changing Caribbean.’
The two-day conference includes presentations on the role and function of the CCJ, the changing face of banking in the Caribbean, and the impact of global warming on Small Island States.
The conference sessions will come to a close with the selection of a host country for the 2017 conference, and a date for the next conference. President Savarin is accompanied by his wife and Inspector Bruno, and will return home on Friday.
Mr Conrad O. McIntyre is the country’s Acting President in the interim.
A new shipping company spearheaded by one of Dominica’s Former Prime Ministers has been officially launched.
Global Shipping spearheaded by Oliver James Seraphine has launched a new shipping service to provide a quality, safe and reliable service for the inter-Caribbean trade market.
This service was launched in the British Virgin Islands and will be operating out of the US British Virgin Islands with trade routes to Dominica, St Vincent, St Lucia, St Marteen, Antigua and the Dominican Republic.
Seraphine says there is a great demand for shipping between the islands of the Caribbean.
Dominica Standards Bureau & Agricultural division planning to create an Agri-produce certification unit
Dominica Bureau of Standards Technical officer Roland Royer is advising that the Bureau of Standards and the Agricultural division, are finalizing plans to create a certification unit, designed to simplify the certification of bananas and non-banana commodities locally.
Royer said the results of the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Audit ‘train the trainers’ workshop launched yesterday, is critical to the agricultural sector, to continue its relevance on the global market.
Education Minister tells teachers to encourage students to apply their knowledge in real world situations
In his address to the 13th Biennial Teachers Conference held at the Goodwill Parish Hall, on 30th March 2016, Education Minister Petter St. Jean called on teachers to encourage students to apply their knowledge in real world situations.
He is urging teachers to teach courses that reflect real life requirements.
The education Minister added that teachers should no longer be satisfied with simply imparting any content based knowledge to students.
Met Officer Farrah Rocque-Carriere says global warming and climate change are posing threats to Dominica. She made that statement in the course of a Keynote address at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Dominica Association of Teachers, which was held at the St Alphonsus Parish Hall in Goodwill on Wednesday.
According to her, climate change and global warming have multidimensional impacts and affects individuals in the communities and schools.
She revealed that “At the Canefield Station, 2014 and 2015 were two consecutive years of below average rainfall,” she said. “At the Douglas-Charles 2015 was the driest year on record for the period 1974- 2015. In 2015 Canefield average temperature was 0.4 degrees Celsius above the 30-year mean. For Douglas-Charles it was 0.3 degrees Celsius above the 30-year mean.” Canefield daily maximum temperature last year was 35.5 degrees Celsius and that occurred on October 4th and 5th.
She said Canefield daily maximum temperature last year was 35.5 degrees Celsius and that occurred on October 4th and 5th.
She stated further that global warming isn’t a prediction anymore but is actually happening.
“Being the exceptionally vulnerable island the present situation demands from us a two crown approach, we must both mitigate and adapt if we have to combat global warming and its effects, but we must first inform ourselves,” she explained.
She encouraged the public to reduce, reuse and recycle in order to combat global warming and climate change.
Tourism Minister says latest Zika travel advisory on Dominica by the US will not have serious impact on tourist arrivals
Dominica’s Tourism Minister Robert Tonge says a latest travel ban on Dominica by the United States will not have any serious impact on the tourist arrivals.
The Centre for Disease Control in the US has added Dominica to the list of countries that some US citizens are advised to avoid amid the spread of the Zika virus.
Dominica confirmed its first case of the disease on March 15 2016.
Here’s what Tonge told a press conference on Wednesday.
Dominica’s Tourism Minister Robert Tonge
Former DLP Social Services given a consultancy to investigate the reason for increasing school dropouts
Former Minister for Community Development, Gloria Shillingford, announced that she will be conducting an investigation into the cause for increased dropouts in Primary & Secondary Schools in Dominica.
Shilling ford says she began the investigation on 1st March 2016, and that her recommendations will be given to the government in about one year, when satisfactory statistics have been obtained.
Ms Gloria Shillingford was a Minister and a member of the Cabinet of the current DLP Administration for several years, while the existing education policies were developed and implemented.
Dominicans react to Ms Gloria Shillingford being given a consultancy to investigate increasing school dropout rates
In a related story many Dominicans have mixed reactions to the news that Former Minister for Community Development Gloria Shillingford has been assigned a consultancy to investigate the cause for the increased dropout rates in Dominica’s Primary & Secondary Schools.
Speaking on Q95’s Hot Seat Show, some callers had this to say.
Public Works & Ports PS calls for a systematic approach to implement a new contingency plan for marine oil spills
A new contingency plan for marine oil spills is being implemented in Dominica.
A national workshop to develop the plan got underway at the Disaster Office in Jimmit Tuesday.
The 3-day workshop is expected to lead to the development of local oil spills response strategy for probable oil spill scenarios in Dominica.
Kendell Johnson is the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works & Ports.
He says a systematic approach is required which incorporates prevention and preparedness activities, as part of the risk reduction process.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Works & Ports Kendell Johnson
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