Political Scientist Dr Dion George encourages the DLP government to use some CBI revenues & add to grant aid, to invest and expand growth engines like Entertainment, Agriculture, Sports & Manufacturing
Political Scientist Dr Dion George encourages the government of Dominica to set aside some of its reserves and add to grant aid, to invest and expand the following engines of Growth: Entertainment, Agriculture, Sports, Tourism & Manufacturing.
He added that the ‘Mono passport selling economic strategy of the Skerrit Administration, is no longer viable, as the program will soon lose its attractive travel benefits to major consumer markets.
Dr. George added that Dominica’s economy also faces a risk of high unemployment in the short term, as the program phases out globally and revenues decline over the short to medium term.
Political Scientist, Dr. Dion George.
PRO Adina Bellot-Valentine says under the proposed government52% majority ownership, DOMLEC will continue its commitment to deliver safe, reliable and cost-effective energy every moment of every day
DOMLEC references the address made to the nation on March 30, 2022, by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit regarding the proposed sale of Emera Caribbean Inc.’s (ECI’s) majority shareholding in DOMLEC to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. They expect the process to be completed by March 31, 2022 and saythere is a lot to be excited about with the reality of geothermal energy here on the island, and the inherent opportunities for future energy price stability and greater energy independence. They welcome this strategic move.
Over the past nine years, since its investment in DOMLEC in 2013, ECI has articulated its commitment to DOMLEC and its employees, its customers and to the island of Dominica. In addition, the company claims it has benefitted from Emera’s provision of intercompany services in support of health and safety, insurance and accounts & finance, among others, as well as sharing its broad and deep industry expertise.
Public Relations Officer of DOMLEC, Adina Bellot-Valentine said “We assure the public that, under the proposed GoCD majority ownership, DOMLEC’s commitment to working safely and to maintaining our drive toward world-class safety is unwavering. So, too, is our commitment to our customers for the delivery of safe, reliable and cost-effective energy every moment of every day.”...............................*
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has captured the Reconnaissance International Regional Best New Banknote Series Award for its family of EC Polymer notes
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has captured the Reconnaissance International Regional Best New Banknote Series Award for its family of EC Polymer notes.The prestigious award recognizes newly introduced banknotes and ID documents that exemplify superior technical sophistication and excellence in design and security.In his virtual acceptance speech, Acting Director of the ECB's Currency Management Department, Norman Sabaroche, thanked Reconnaissance International for the award, noting that it is a fitting accolade for the ECCB’s innovation of changing the substrate of its notes from paper to polymer.
The ECCB is the first central bank in the Caribbean to introduce a full series of polymer banknotes. In 2019, the ECCB commenced collaboration with its banknote development partner, De La Rue, to roll out the new family of polymer notes under the tagline: ‘Cleaner, Safer, Stronger’; a nod to the strength, security and environmentally conscious designs of the banknotes. The final denomination in the series, the EC$5, was issued in 2021.
Norman Sabroache, Director (Ag) currency management department.*
Former House Speaker attorney Alix Boyd-Knights gets recognized in the CCJ Academy for Law Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists (PWCJ) Project on March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day
Former House Speaker attorney Alix Boyd Knights gets recognized in the CCJ Academy for Law Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists (PWCJ) Project. Beginning on March 8, 2022, International Women’s Day, the CCJ Academy for Law hosted a number virtual awards ceremony to celebrate thirty-four (34) pioneering Caribbean women jurists. The Awards ceremony is the culmination of the Pioneering Caribbean Women Jurists Project.
The PCWJ Project honors Caribbean women jurists who are either the first or among the first to hold positions in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government; business, education, and international affairs and other fields that may have been traditionally dominated by men. It aims to educate and inspire the upcoming generation of attorneys and legal practitioners. Attorney Alix Boyd-Knights is one of those female pioneers.
Hon Alix Boyd Knights
Meantime Dominican historian Lennox Honey church, expessed words of recognition for Ms. Knights
Dominican historian, Lennox Honey church.
CCM President Caesar Emanuel contends that yesterday’s Walk for Justice was just the start of the mobilization of the citizenry as action begins to take root
Yesterday’s Walk for Justice was just the start of the mobilization of the citizenry as action is beginning to rear its head. This from President of the CCM Zarr Emanuel speaking to Q95 yesterday, live from the frontlines of the peace walk. Emanuel said this collective effort which transcends political affiliation is powerful & cannot be underestimated.
President of the CCM, Zarr Emanuel.
Here are a few other voices who spoke at the peace walk yesterday.
Some of the voices of the peaceful walkers.
National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmore tells Police Chief Daniel Carbon, that government is giving him its full support in handling the affairs of the police force
Acting Prime Minister Dr Irving McIntyre announces Government's plan to invest in National Security moving forward. Speaking at yesterday’s Passing Out Parade for 51 police recruits, McIntyre revealed governments plan to upgrade existing police stations and construct new police stations. He said this investment in the police and security sector Is to ensure the safety of residents.
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Dr. Irving McIntyre.
Meantime, Minister for National Security Rayburn Blackmore told Police Chief Daniel Carbon, that the government is giving him its full support in handling the affairs of the police force.
Minister for National Security, Rayburn Blackmore
Journalist, News Presenter and Women Empowerment Advocate Nicole Christian-Durand stated on Jolly’s Health Vibes yesterday that Alopecia is real, but it's not the end, as your hair does not define who you are
Photo credit: Nicole Christian-Durand Facebook Page
Alopecia is real, but it's not the end, as your hair does not define who you are. That’s according to Veteran Journalist, News Presenter and Women Empowerment Advocate Nicole Christian-Durand. She was speaking on Wednesday’s Health Vibes program on Q95, on the subject of Alopecia, and her experience with it, as well as on the importance of education on such conditions, where hair comes out often in clumps the size and shape of a quarter.
The amount of hair loss is different in everyone. Some people lose it only in a few spots. Others lose a lot. Sometimes, hair grows back but falls out again later. In others, hair grows back for good. There are different forms of this condition. Alopecia Areata is most common in its main form, but there are other more rare types.
She encourages the general public to be a little kinder, and open minded towards each other, as a little health education goes a long way.
Journalist, News Presenter and Women Empowerment Advocate, Nicole Christian-Durand.
The Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) and Dominica Electricity Services Ltd (DOMLEC) will begin execution of the tariff review exercise in April 2022 as part of procedures for rate reviews
The Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) and Dominica Electricity Services Ltd (DOMLEC) will begin execution of the tariff review exercise in April 2022.
As part of procedures for the rate review, the electricity provider is required to submit tariff proposals with respect to the tariffs it intends to apply for the use of its systems, facilities and services.
Officials of the Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) made the announcements on local radio, on Tuesday March 29, as part of a sensitization campaign of the upcoming review of electricity rates. IRC’s Utility Engineer Felix Julien, explains why the regulation of the electricity sector is necessary:
Felix Julien added that the Job of the IRC is to ensure that the price of electricity to customers and to the Utility is fair, to ensure both sides are at an advantage.
He also highlighted the intention of the IRC to look at ways of reducing electricity costs for customers in the long term.
IRC’s Utility Engineer, Felix Julien.
Vice-Captain of the Dominica Senior Women’s National Team, Britney Stoute calls on Dominicans to come out and show their support to the women when they take on Turks and Caicos on Wednesday
Vice-Captain of the Dominica Senior Women’s National Team, Britney Stoute has called on the Dominican public to come out and show their support to the women when they take on Turks and Caicos on Wednesday. Dominica is set to host the ladies of Turks and Caicos at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium on April 6, 2022. Stoute said “You guys saw Trinidad right. You know they play and we stood our grounds. I mean they wanted to give Dominica eight, that’s what they wanted to give us and we fought, we gave it our all. So guys please come out and support the ladies. There are newcomers there as well, they are eager, they are hungry, we are all hungry and we are thirsty for this win. We want your support,” Stoute stated.
She further stated that support of the audience is extremely critical to the team’s performance. “Sometimes many people don’t understand if we don’t have the support of the audience. It is very hard for us to do it on our own and all the negativity we have outside there, it doesn’t help us, we need you guys, please come and support us.” The national team is currently in training as they go in search of their first win in Group F against the Turks & Caicos Women. Dominica sits 4th in the 5-team table, with no points and Turks & Caicos are at the bottom, also with no points.
Political Scientist Dr Dion George says the basic needs theory can be applied to the current governance of Dominica, driven by Physiological, Safety, Love and Belongings, Esteem and Self-Actualization Needs
Political Scientist Dr Dion George speaking on the Global View On Q Program hosted by Sheridan Gregoire on Q95 on Tuesday night, stated that the basic needs theory could be applied to the governance of Dominica’s affairs.
Dr George said this theory or what Is more commonly known as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, is a theory on motivation which states that five categories of human needs dictate an individual's behavior. Those needs are physiological needs, safety needs, love and belonging needs, esteem needs, and self-actualization needs.
Political Scientist, Dr. Dion George
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