Government has approved in excess of $1.4 Million for road rehabilitation works in the Roseau Valley. This was disclosed by the MP for the Roseau Valley Constituency Dr Colin McIntyre at a town hall meeting in the community of Laudat Wednesday evening. He stated that almost half of the funds will go towards road reconstruction in the Laudat community.
MP for the Roseau Valley Constituency Dr Colin McIntyre
And PM Roosevelt Skerrit highlighted a few other road projects in the vicinity of the Roseau Valley. One such project the PM said will cost the government in excess of $10 Million.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Former PM Edison James accuses PM Skerrit of undermining income earning sectors for political control
Former Prime Minister of Dominica Edison James says Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit appears to have willfully undermined the income earning sectors of Dominican society, for political control.
James stressed, upon Skerrit’s arrival into office in 2004, Skerrit met all sectors in full operation. James believes Skerrit failed to continue the sustainable economic practices and programs created by the outgoing United Worker Party, in 2004.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, says under the Skerrit-led Administration, Dominica's economy has declined significantly. He accused the DLP Cabinet of ministers of making themselves better while destroying the growth sectors.
He says had the UWP win the last general election, Dominica's economy would have been at a much better position.
The UWP had promised in its election manifesto that it would create 5,000 jobs within its first three years in office and Linton says they would have been well on their way to fulfilling that promise.
Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdinia Carbon has lamented the lack of support from consumers as it relates to food safety in Dominica.
Carbon stated that the consumers seem to be unconcerned as it relates to food safety, and this has to change.
She was speaking on a local radio program this week.
Chief Environmental Health Officer Ferdinia Carbon
The Government has now approved over $300,000 in housing assistance for the community of Bataca and environs.
This was announced by the Parliamentary Representative for the Salybia Constituency Cassius Darroux.
He says this is good news for residents who are in need of housing repairs.
MP for the Salybia Constituency Cassius Darroux
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he will not deterred by growing calls for his resignation.
The United Workers Party on Thursday held the second major rally of its kind, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and his cabinet of ministers, under their slogan "Skerrit must go".
But addressing party supporters at a Town Hall meeting at St. Joseph on Thursday, PM Skerrit countered their slogan with one of his saying "Skerrit must go ON, to continue raising the monies required to bring a better way of life for the people of Dominica..."
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The Diocese of Roseau Youth Commission is gearing up to host its annual Diocesan World Youth Rally on Saturday 8th April 2017, in collaboration with the Parish of St Andrew.
This year's rally is being held in the community of Vielle Case, under the theme: “The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name” (Lk 1:49).
According to the release, the guest speaker for the day will be Ms. Marie Pascale Affana from the Parish of Fatima, Holy Spirit Chapel.
The rally is expected to begin at 10:00am with a parish mission outreach. After the parish outreach, groups will assemble at the Baroness Patricia Scotland Primary School from 11:30am.
During the parish outreach youth groups are expected to visit homes and pray with families and the elderly in all 6 communities of St. Andrew’s Parish.
World Youth Day is celebrated worldwide in the Catholic Church on Palm Sunday.
At a massive but peaceful public meeting in Roseau last night, the United Workers Party (UWP) and its supporters continued their call for the resignation of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, and for the appointment of an interim government of national unity. The Roseau public meeting was one of two held by the UWP on Thursday. The first was held at the Pottersville Savannah. These two meetings were held following Police Chief Daniel Carbon’s refusal to grant the party permission to hold a march from Pottersville to Roseau.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton, suggested an interim government set up in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, could manage the affairs of Dominica for all Dominicans, for a period of about six to twelve months, while appropriate arrangement re put in place to ensure free and fair general elections. Linton added, “We want that interim government of national unity to ensure that all necessary arrangements are concluded for electoral reforms in this country to include ID cards for voting, a clean and accurate list of voters, access to all media in Dominica, law enforcement action against bribery, treating and illegal overseas voting, and campaign finance reform”.
Linton made these calls in the face of what he describes as against corrupt practices by Dominica’s the Prime Minister. He said “We will no longer stand for it. We want Roosevelt Skerrit to go. We want his cabinet colleagues to leave their ministerial portfolios and to go along with him. We want that interim government of national unity to mount a commission of inquiry into the manner in which our Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program is being administered”.
He stated further, “We want that interim government of national unity to criminalize the sale of Dominica’s Diplomatic Passports, as well as the use of our diplomatic passports in facilitating criminal activity around the word”. Linton added that the government of Dominica cannot be in the hands of what he described as “rogues and criminals. Our government cannot be supervising the deepening and the widening of poverty in Dominica; our government must stand for what is good and best in us. Government must lead by example, in ensuring the greatest good for the greatest number. That is what we stand for, what we are committed to, and what we will do, when we get into government in Dominica”.
MP Joshua Francis says UWP team Dominica is on a mission to elevate the quality of life of all Dominicans
Roseau South MP Joshua Francis says the UWP team Dominica is on a mission to elevate the quality of life of Dominicans.
Speaking at a public meeting in Lagoon last night, Francis said the party has seen and understood the plight of Dominicans, and nothing will stop it from completing its mission to bring a better life for all residents.
Social Services Minister Catherine Daniel now says her Ministry will be conducting an assessment of the individuals who are benefiting from Government's public support program. Daniel was speaking at a town hall meeting at Morne Rachette this week. Daniel said this assessment is necessary, as some individuals are still receiving public assistance under false pretenses.
Meantime, Daniel claims there is no guarantee that the Government's social programs will continue, if the current Labour Party Administration is put out of office, although the opposition has given an assurance that it will continue all such programs, and ensure that they are transparent and accountable, and that the assistance is given to the people who are really in need of it. Here is Minister Catherine Daniel with more:
Minister for Social Services Catherine Daniel
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