Justice Dr. Irving Andre contends that a crime of Bribery is committed when someone pays for someone else's passage for the sinful purpose of enabling them to vote for them
Justice Dr. Irving Andre ponders on the question asking why would he come to Dominica for only 2 or 3 days? Andre examined Brian Linton's statement from 2009, to the effect that bribery is committed when someone accepts something of value in return for coming to vote for a particular person or party. Dr. Irving Andre contends that a crime of Bribery is certainly committed when someone pays for someone else's passage for the sinful purpose of enabling them to vote for them.
He emphasized that these people are trying to legislate bribery, which is against the country's current laws. He asks, why not embrace something more meaningful to the human soul?
Justice Dr. Irving Andre.
Dominican immigration lawyer Tamika Jude explores over staying a visa in the US before filing for citizenship, and notes that a spouse of a green card bearer who overstays will not be eligible to file for citizenship
The visa bulletin has regressed, according to Dominican immigration attorney Tamika Jude, so if a spouse of a green card bearer overstays, they will not be eligible to file for citizenship. She also emphasized that if they submit a request for a change of status, the priority date is not present and won't be decided until 2020. They will have to wait a while before becoming qualified for a green card if they apply in 2023, according to this.
An overstay, unless you are an immediate relative, can prevent you from getting a green card within the US. However, if you are married to a green card holder or if your parents are green card holders, you can naturalize at that time.
Dominican immigration attorney Tamika Jude.
InterCaribbean Airlines has expanded its flight schedule to serve Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean and flew its first ATR airplane to Dominica on March 15
The Ministry of Tourism announces an expanded flight schedule to Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean via InterCaribbean airlines. InterCaribbean flew its first ATR airplane to Dominica on March 15. An official ceremony was conducted to commemorate the occasion, which included a water cannon salute symbolic of an aircraft's first flight to a location. The Dominica Air and Seaports Authority sent a delegation to speak with the ATR pilots.
InterCaribbean Airways has deployed the ATR 42-500 on its Eastern Caribbean route system. In the summer, the airline will run a mix of Embracer 120 (30 seats) and ATR 42 (48 seats) services to Dominica, with the ATR 42 replacing the Embracer 120.
The new schedule will include daily flights to Dominica as well as connections to other locations, allowing travelers to easily plan their Caribbean vacations. InterCaribbean will run multiple daily flights into The Nature Island from St. Lucia and Barbados, with options for direct or one-stop flights. Passengers' ability to travel Dominica will improve as the number of flights available to them increases from eleven to seventeen per week.
Furthermore, an interline arrangement with British Airways (BA) from the United Kingdom provides greater convenience to travelers. British Airways connects with InterCaribbean Airways at Barbados on a daily basis, providing for same-day connections between the UK and Dominica
Dominica Association of Teachers President Mervin Alexander has issued a call to principals and teachers of schools on the island to enable students to participate in various educational contests
Mervin Alexander, President of the Dominica Teachers Association (DTA), has called on principals and teachers of the island's various educational institutions to change the image that the various schools are projecting. His statement came after he observed a lack of interest by various schools in allowing students to participate in various education competitions, including the spelling Bee competition held yesterday morning.
Alexander went on to list the overall number of schools in each district on the island, as well as the number of students who took part. He commended the northern district for always having a representative in the different activities presented.
Mervin Alexander, President of the Dominica Teachers Association (DTA)……………
DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit says plans to build an international airport will not be derailed, although serious questions are being raised about the CBI program and the feasibility and the cost of the project
DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit says plans to build an international airport will not be derailed, although serious questions are being raised about his dubious crypto currency undertakings, theinternational scrutiny on the CBI program, and the unknown feasibility and cost of the project.
He admits the project is a huge undertaking, like none other undertaken in the country, but says he is confident that Dominica will see its successful completion.
Mr Skerrit says the airport will cost in excess of EC$1.3B. This he says is outside of the land acquisitions.
DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit.
Parliamentary Representative for the Wesley Constituency, Fidel Gant says the cooperation of residents during preparations for an international airport is commendable
Parliamentary for Wesley Fidel Gant commends the people of Wesley who took it like a champ, the fact that they had to relocate for the national project.500 acres had to be made available for the project affecting homeowners and farmers.
Parliamentary for Wesley Fidel Gant
Meanwhile, Minister for Housing Melissa Skerrit says 298 properties had to be acquired from private owners, and that the majority have been processed. She commended the response from the people.
Housing Minister Melissa Skerrit.
The Education Trust Fund Board of Trustees chairman, Willie Fevrier is appealing to ex-beneficiaries of the ETF to help out the fund so that it can continue to assist others
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Education Trust Fund, Willie Fevrier appeals to ex-beneficiaries of the ETF to help the fund, so that it can continue to assist others. He asks them to remember the ETF helped them with their education so that they could get a good job later in life.
Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Education Trust Fund, Willie Fevrier.
United Workers Party Leader and Financial Economist Dr Thomson Fontaine notes China outlawed crypto currencies due to their potential to be used to commit financial crimes
Using a system known as cryptography, cryptocurrency is decentralized unregulated and hidden, which has significance due to the fact that it takes your input and changes its form, so that only the sender and the intended receiver know what the transaction is about. That’s according to financial economist Dr Thomson Fontaine, leader of the United Workers Party.
He pointed out that crypto currencies are risky, because they are beyond the authority of the government, and you never know who is behind any given transaction. According to Dr Fontaine, people have used this to perpetrate financial crimes like money laundering. Dr Fontaine gave further information on how this is accomplished.
Dr Fontaine said the Chinese governments declared in 2021 that crypto currency presented a threat to their financial system, as they could give rise to financial crimes. He further pointed out that theses transactions are only known to the sender and receiver. All of those factors combined led to China's total ban on cryptocurrencies in its financial system.
Leader of the United Workers Party, Economist Dr. Thomson Fontaine.
Quadripartite organizations working on ‘One Health’ issued an unprecedented demand for more global involvement in addressing our society's serious complicated concerns
Recent international health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, mpox, and Ebola outbreaks, as well as the ongoing threats of other zoonotic diseases, food safety, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges, ecosystem degradation, and climate change, highlight the need for resilient health systems and accelerated global action. One Health is seen as the primary strategy to addressing our society's critical and complex concerns.
The leaders of the Quadripartite groups working on One Health delivered an extraordinary request for increased global action at their first annual face-to-face meeting this week. The Quadripartite consists of four major agencies: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Organization for Animal Health. (WOAH).
Stressing the need for enhanced collaboration and commitment to translate the ‘One Health’ approach into policy action in all countries, the Quadripartite leaders urge all countries and key stakeholders to promote and undertake the following priority actions which is to Prioritize ‘One Health’ in the international political agenda, increase understanding and advocate for the adoption and promotion of the enhanced intersectoral health governance.
DPSU General Secretary Thomas Letang contends that the absence of agro-processing in Dominica, and how this may affect the nation in the future should be properly examined
Agro-processing is a topic that many Dominicans are sick of discussing, according to Thomas Letang, general secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU). He claimed that the lack of agro-processing facilities on the island and the potential effects it may have on the nation need to be carefully considered.
Letang queries why the government is unable to enact measures to guarantee that specific nations are busy with agricultural output storage facilities.
Thomas Letang, general secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU).
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