UWP Leader & MP for the Marigot Constituency Lennox Linton calls for set date on demolition works to begin new Marigot Hospital
Leader of the United Workers and MP for the Marigot Constituency Lennox Linton wants the ministry of Health to announce a date for demolition works, to begin reconstruction works on the Marigot Hospital.
This week Dominica’s Minister of Health Dr. Kenneth Darroux stated his ministry’s plans to begin demolition of the existing, abandoned structure of the Hospital, and plans for the Ministry to use the existing site to build a new hospital.
Dr. Darroux also confirmed a “generous grant” from the Government of Mexico for the construction of the new hospital in Marigot, has been finalized. According to him government is now awaiting the designs from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
UNOPS is contracted to do the designs for the proposed facility.
Meantime Linton has accepted the report of the Health Minister, however he says his constituents wants to know the exact date when demolition works will begin and the estimated time when the major project will be completed.
Leader of the United Workers and MP for the Marigot constituency Lennox Linton
PS in the Ministry of Health and Environment says PAHO’s post Hurricane Maria recovery action plan for universal health is significant
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Environment Davis Letang has described the newly unveiled action plan for universal health as significant.
Speaking at the press briefing, he says it is Government’s plan to transform Dominica’s Health Sector.
This conference was held on Wednesday at the Dominica Medical Board Conference Room.
Letang says the PAHO Team has been engaged in extensive discussion with Dominica’s Health Commission, regarding the way forward for Dominica’s Health Sector.
PS in the Ministry of Health and Environment Davis Letang
US based Yoga instructor Ms. Charity Robinson says her programs have been effective and successful in Dominica
US based Yoga instructor Charity Robinson says her Yoga classes have been very effective for many Dominicans since starting the program in November last year.
Robinson referenced some of her recent works done in the Kalinago territory with the children of that area, which proved successful.
She is encouraging everyone to take advantage of her classes, every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30pm. Individuals are also advised to bring a financial donation of any amount.
US based Yoga Instructor Ms. Charity Robinson
Bishop of Roseau calls on Dominicans to become better citizens as the country will observe Holy Week
Bishop of Roseau His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire is calling on Dominicans to be better citizens.
The bishop's call comes as we will observe Holy week which immediately follows the Easter holidays.
Meantime the Bishop outlined some activities which will be held today and also on Good Friday.
Bishop of Roseau His Lordship Gabriel Malzaire
As Dominicans prepare for a festive Easter this weekend, the Dominica Solid waste management corporation has issued a calls to organizations, groups and event holders to clean immediately or at least 24hrs after events are held
The corporation and the ministry of health have been concerned about the amount of litter and the lack of health rules being observed at festive times by party holders.
The two departments have been engaging the general public in educational radio programs of some of the standards that should be upheld during festivities.
Jeno Jacob of the Solid Waste Management corporation says there is a penalty enshrined in the litter act of Dominica against those who do not abide by the rules.
Jacob says persons who use a lot of styro-foam materials at parties or for other personal uses should be mindful that if not disposed of properly could result in the spread of leptospirosis.
Jeno Jacob of the Solid Waste Management Corporation
Meantime, two brand new compacter trucks are on island.
The trucks purchased by the Government of Dominica will help strengthen the collection system of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation.
General Manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Florian Mitchel says in an effort to improve waste management on the island, a colour coded 7 zone system will be implemented.
Mitchel says this new system will allow residents to know that truck that is serving their community.
General Manager of the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation Florian Mitchel
Social Development Planner Dr Kyra Paul says it has been a challenge determining the number of individuals who have migrated post Maria
Social Development Planner in the Ministry of Planning Dr Kyra Paul says it has been a challenge to determine the number of individuals who have left Dominica post Hurricane Maria
The ministry of planning along with other stakeholders is in the process of drafting population policy and action plan for Dominica.
The hope is that the full study of the population situation will be incorporated into Dominica's national development plan for the long term.
Social Development Planner in the Ministry of Planning Dr Kyra Paul
Ag Chairman for Kalinago Council says housing is one leading issue for the people of the Kalinago Territory
Ag Chairman of the Kalinago Council Louis Patrick Hill says housing is a leading issue for the Kalinago Territory.
Mr Hill says a series of town meetings will be held with residents to discuss the way forward in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Ag Chairman of the Kalinago Council Louis Patrick Hill
MP for the Roseau South Constituency Joshua Francis has expressed concerns of the young men in Loubiere, who are demanding the clearing and rehabilitating of their playing field. While speaking to Q95 Hotseat Host Mathias Peltier on Thursday, Francis reported a recent negotiation made between a local Contractor looking for storage of his building materials, and the Loubiere village council.
It is said the local Contractor was given two options by the Village Council, that is, option one, the contractor agrees to pay a $6000 dollars monthly fee to the village council for storage space, or two, after completion of his work in the community, the contractor will agree to completely rehabilitate the playing field.
The Roseau South MP added, the young men in Loubiere are disappointed and enraged by the decision taken by the council to accept the contractor’s offer to pay $6000 per month for use of the field. The youth also fear that rehabilitation of their playing field will be significantly delayed, which would considerably defy them of the opportunity to vent their stress through the sport, train for upcoming leagues and remain productive.
MP for the Roseau South Constituency Joshua Francis
$1.8M has been approved for rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Petite Savanne Constituency.
Parliamentary Representative for the area Dr Kenneth Darroux says 6 weeks ago, $300,000 was given for works in the Bagatelle Area.
Dr Darroux outlined how the money would be distributed.
Dr Darroux says he has set up some housing teams to make the process easier.
Parliamentary Representative for the Petite Savanne Constituency
Dr Kenneth Darroux
Dominica's Foreign Affairs Minister says several ongoing programs on island are being made possible by Colombia
Dominica's Foreign Affairs & Caricom Affairs Minister Senator Francine Baron has hailed the partnership which Colombia has not only with Dominica, but the other CARICOM states.
According to Senator baron, there are several ongoing programs within Caricom which is being facilitated by Colombia.
The minister's remarks came following the visit of the Colombian Foreign affairs minister to Dominica last week.
Meantime Senator Baron says Colombia is assisting Dominica with its tourism product and the rehabilitation of the country's forests.
Dominica's Foreign Affairs& Caricom Affairs Minister Senator Francine Baron
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