This Corona Virus has shown us all the importance of family, and family bonding, says Jolly’s Heath Vibe Radio Show host Carlton Languedoc and co-host Jacinta Fagan Defoe
This corona Virus has shown us all the importance of family, and family bonding, says Jolly’s Heath vibe duo, Carlton Languedoc and Jacinta Fagan Defoe.
Mr. Languedoc says that many of us have the fancy clothes, and shoes, and luxurious cars, and they are of little importance at this present time.
He emphasized on the importance of not just family, but families bonding as these are priceless.
Pro of Jolly’s Pharmacy Carlton Languedoc.
Meantime co-host and Pharmacists, Ms. Jacinta Fagan Defoe, highlighted the importance of keeping in contact with our family and loved ones, because it goes a long, especially as many persons have past and gone.
Pharmacists, Ms. Jacinta Fagan Defoe
Dominica Freedom Party Leader and Economist Kent Vital, calls for adequate comprehensive and expeditious assistance for citizens of Dominica, during Covid-19 Crisis
Former CDB Economist and Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital, says his executive strongly believes that the Dominica Labour Party Administration needs to stop wasting the people’s time, and ensure that citizens from all sectors of life are assisted financially in this time of crisis.
The Covid-19 Virus which became a pandemic on 11th March 2020, has forced leaders all over the world to shutdown their economies partially or completely in most cases, encouraging the need for all governments to implement upon their citizenry, effective stimulus packages.
The DFP Leader advises the government that if it is truly unable to create a plan dependant on funds which should be in the country’s treasury, then the DLP administration should consult global lending institutions for assistance at this time.
The economist warns Dominicans to ensure that their leaders do not sign off any assets of Dominica to the Government of the People’s Republic of China, in exchange for any finance or equipment, during this time of crisis being faced in Dominica and around the world.
Former CDB Economist and now Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party, Kent Vital
Agronomist and Scientist Dr Clayton Shillingford want leaders in Dominica to position agriculture & processing industries to thrive, as demand for food & Agri-based products grows globally due to Covid-19
Renowned Agronomist, Scientist and former President of the Dominica Academy of Arts & Sciences (DAAS) Dr. Clayton Shillingford highlights the growing demand for quality food and distribution services during the Covid-19 crisis.
Dr. Shillingford, while speaking on the Global View on Q Program held on Q95 FM on Tuesday, expressed the need for adequate volumes of healthy local produce for consumption within Dominica and outside, as well as the need to strategically improve and accelerate export services.
Chairman of the Dominica Academy of Arts And Sciences (DAAS), Dr. Clayton Shillingford
Dominica State College (DSC) Director of Student Activities Ms Trudy Christian explains that virtual yoga online classes were introduced to engage students amidst Covid-19 concerns
Dominica State College (DSC) has introduced Virtual Yoga during this Covid19 phase.
This comes from Director of Student Activities at the DSC, Ms. Trudy Christian. She explained that the idea came to reality in seeking out virtual concepts in which students could get involved, and yoga became evident as a clear prospect, amidst Covid19 concerns.
Director of Student Activities at the DSC, Ms. Trudy Christian
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says management of COVID-19 should be used as a model example in the event Dominica is struck by another similar event in the future
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit claims Dominica is revolutionizing healthcare in the face of the global covid-19 pandemic.
He says this is not only in terms of infrastructure, but the improved services, the training of personnel and the additional services to be delivered.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
UWP Leader Lennox Linton says no lies or ridicule of the opposition will hide the urgency of the needs of the people, and the Government needs to provide for them with money that belongs to them
No amount of lies or ridiculing of the parliamentary opposition will change the fact the needs of the people are clear, and that the Government needs to provide the people with their finances.These statements came from United Workers Party Leader Lennox Linton.
Linton was speaking via telephone interview with Q95fm, where he addressed the growing concern of the people, as it relates to a financial stimulus at a time when they need it most.
The Government of Dominica and the Dominica Social Security (DSS) say they have collaborated to provide financial assistance to persons who may have lost their jobs or have had their work hours reduced, by providing an amount of 8 million dollars from the DSS Redundancy fund, with an additional 9 million from other government sources.
However, many Dominican Social Security contributors are expressing concerns about that approach, and are questioning why is it so difficult to produce funds to assist persons, when just in December 2019 millions of dollars were spent during elections with no obstruction.
He then commented on housing development firm Montreal Management, and their collaboration with the government which has resulted in millions of dollars absent the consolidated funds.
Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton
We have a “me and I egotocracy” in Dominica, and reeducation of our people is needed now more than ever says prominent businessman, & executive member of the Dominica Freedom Party, Michael Astaphan
We have a “me and I egotocracy” in Dominica, and reeducation of our people is needed now more than ever says Prominent Businessman, and Executive Member of the Dominica Freedom Party Michael Astaphan.
Astaphan was speaking on the current socio economic disposition of the country as it relates to the type of governance presently in place.
He says that there must strong protection for the consumers, and the people, and of we don’t have this then we won’t be resilient people we aim to be.
Prominent Businessman, and Executive Member of the Dominica Freedom Party, Michael Astaphan
Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) Leader Kent Vital, says the issue with our government in Dominica is that they have saturated the society with divisive politics, and that is why we are where are today
Having monies set aside for emergencies is a key strategy that is implemented by almost every government.The issue with our government in Dominica is that they have saturated the society with divisive politics, and that is why we are where are today, says leader of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) Kent Vital.
He contends that honesty is critical in good governance, but there seems to be a trend of corruption within our system.
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party, Kent Vital
CEO of WICE Q95FM Radio and International Marketing & Promotions Executive, Sheridan Gregoire calls for proactive implementation of a dynamic plan, to jolt start & sustain Dominica’s Economy and its people
CEO of WICE QFM, and International Marketing & Promotions Executive, Sheridan Gregoire, believes adequate planning is needed now more than ever to ensure a sustainable future for Dominica’s Economy & its people.
Gregoire calls for proactive implementation of a well thought out dynamic plan now, and is encouraging Dominica’s leaders to review procedures and policies which are proven to have worked, and modernize these strategies to ensure Dominica’s economy is jolt started, and becomes sustainable.
He made these statements on Q95’s ‘Global View on Q' program on Tuesday night.
CEO of WICE Q95FM Radio, and International Marketing & Promotions Executive, Sheridan Gregoire
An Article in the Gleaner reveals that the World Bank has predicted the sharpest decline of remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, will fall by about 20% in 2020 due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown
WASHINGTON, CMC – Thursday April 23, 2020
An Article in the Gleaner reveals that the World Bank has predicted the sharpest decline of remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, will fall by about 20% in 2020 due to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown.“The projected fall, which would be the sharpest decline in recent history, is largely due to a fall in the wages and employment of migrant workers, who tend to be more vulnerable to loss of employment and wages during an economic crisis in a host country,” said the Washington-based financial institution in a statement on Wednesday.
It said remittances to low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are projected to fall by 19.7 percent to US$445 billion, “representing a loss of a crucial financing lifeline for many vulnerable households.”The World Bank pointed to studies that show that remittances alleviate poverty in lower- and middle-income countries, improve nutritional outcomes, are associated with higher spending on education, and reduce child labour in disadvantaged households.
“A fall in remittances affect families’ ability to spend on these areas as more of their finances will be directed to solve food shortages and immediate livelihoods needs,” the bank said.“Remittances are a vital source of income for developing countries. The ongoing economic recession caused by COVID-19 is taking a severe toll on the ability to send money home and makes it all the more vital that we shorten the time to recovery for advanced economies,” said World Bank Group President David Malpass.
The World Bank said it is assisting member states in monitoring the flow of remittances through various channels, the costs and convenience of sending money, and regulations to protect financial integrity that affect remittance flows.
The bank said it is also working with the Group of 20 (G20) of the world’s industrialized countries and the global community to reduce remittance costs and improve financial inclusion for the poor.“Even with the decline, remittance flows are expected to become even more important as a source of external financing for LMICs as the fall in foreign direct investment (FDI) is expected to be larger [more than 35 percent],” the bank said.
In 2019, it said remittance flows to LMICs became larger than FDI, an important milestone for monitoring resource flows to developing countries. The World Bank estimates that in 2021 remittances to LMICs will recover and rise by 5.6 percent to US$470 billion.
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