Former IMF Economist and Economic Consultant to the Government of South Sudan, Dr Thomson Fontaine says there is no evidence of a plan or desire by the current Administration to do anything in Dominica
Dr. Fontaine was a guest on the “Workers Voice” program on Thursday evening on Q95. He said there are many issues n Dominica and are not addressed by the Current Administration which means that there are no plans or desire to address these issues affecting Citizens here in Dominica. Dr. Fontaine Reference to the Grenadian Government who is clearly making an effort to address these issues.
He added that there are no signs of Decisions on the increase of prices on fuel or even the challenges small Business Owners are facing currently. Fontaine question whether or not the government has a policy in place to help sustain small local Businesses here in Dominica.
Economic Consultant to the Government of South Sudan, Dr. Thomson Fontaine
Crime Consultant Kenneth Rijock talks of the implications of the charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the US & money laundering against BVI Premier Andrew Alturo Fahie, & Port Manager Oleanvine Maynard
Crime Consultant Kenneth Rijock weighs in on the matter of the British Virgin Island (BVI) Premier being charged in Miami in a cocaine smuggling scheme. Andrew Alturo Fahie, BVI’s Premier, and Oleanvine Maynard, Manager Director of the Port Authority, were taken into custody by Drug Enforcement Administration agents at Miami-Opa-locka Executive Airport on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and money laundering, according to U.S. authorities.
Speaking with Q95FM this morning Mr. Rijock shared his insights into the story and how the implications of such a bust may affect things moving forward, especially when taking into consideration the fact that the international powers have been placing heavy attention on corruption in the Caribbean region.
Crime Consultant, Kenneth Rijock
Dominica places 2nd Runner Up at this year’s 5th Annual Sir Arthur Lewis Regional Debating Competition on the topic “countries have a right to impose vaccine mandates to protect the health of their populations”
Dominica State College places 2nd runner up at this year’s 5th annual Sir Arthur Lewis regional debating competition. Dominica debated the topic “countries have a right to impose vaccine mandates to protect the health of their populations.” as opposed to the topic. Dominica was represented by Hananel Valerie, and Mr. Noah James.
Dominica State College had advanced to the Finals with Noah James, Samine Darroux, Shawnalee Gordon, and Hananel Valerie, as they debated against Grenada (T.A Marry show Community College) on the topic, “The shift to virtual learning during the pandemic exposed regional governments’ failure to successfully integrate ICT into our education systems."
At the Semi-Finals, Dominica State College got 609 points, and TA Marryshow Community College got 603 points, and the best Speaker was dubbed Hananel Valerie (DSC).
Senior Communications Officer, Mrs. Nathalie Jolie Francis
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton is of the view that Jose Marti himself would not have bestowed an award upon or supported Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit if he were alive
Would Jose Marti himself bestow or support Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit if he were alive? Some argue that he would not. One of those who share this sentiment, is Opposition leader Lennox Linton speaking on last evening’s Worker’s Voice program. Prime Minister Skerrit received the Order of Jose Marti award from the Government of the Republic of Cuba.
José Julián Martí Pérez was a Cuban nationalist, poet, philosopher, writer, journalist, translator, professor, and publisher who was known for speaking out against corruption of all kinds, and many of his works, according to Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton, speaking out against and condemning what Mr Skerrit is known for doing or is allegedly involved in.Linton is of the view that if Marti were alive, he would not consider Mr Skerrit for such recognition.Linton read a few of Mr. Marti’s works highlighting the core of his points.
Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton
Dominica Chess Federation Vice President Lyndon Auguiste says his Federation is encouraging all to learn the game so that it can expand and spread throughout the island
The Dominica Chess Federation is encouraging individuals to learn the game so that chess can expand and spread throughout the island.Though there are levels to the game of chess, according to Lyndon Auguiste, Vice President of the Chess Federation, it is simple to learn and he wants to encourage everyone, especially young people, since they understand the influence, it can have on the community.
Mr. Auguiste went on to say that the federation has planned the island's first-ever national chess tournament and is asking for people to participate and study the game so that they may hold qualifiers and see who can win Dominica's first-ever official chess championship title.
Mr. Auguiste believes that people need to understand that chess is a highly competitive game that is recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee, and that it attracts individuals from all walks of life. We want to give everyone the opportunity to develop and represent Dominica on a regional and worldwide level.
Vice President of the Chess Federation, Lyndon Auguiste.
Pedophiles in Dominica are taking are advantage of very young children sexually, and the Welfare Division is asking persons to come forward and report these instances and the perpetrators
Social Welfare Officer with focus on abused children, Nichole Toussaint says though more teenage females are being sexually abused in Dominica, many very young boys are also victims of pedophiles.She was speaking on Health Vibes earlier this week.
Meantime, Toussaint says there are still many instances where the parents/guardians are the abusers.
Social Welfare Officer with focus on abused children, Nichole Toussaint
DPSU President, Steve Joseph, calls on the government of Dominica to appreciate the work of Public Officers, lest they lose interest in regulations enforced by the authority, within the Public Service
DPSU President, Steve Joseph, calls on the government of Dominica to appreciate the work of Public Officers, lest they lose interest in regulations enforced by the authority, within the Public Service.
He referenced the fact that for negotiating salary over trienniums, the government always starts these negotiations with 0/0/0. Joseph says this must change.
DPSU President, Steve Joseph
National Cyclist Kohath Baron has a new supporter as Sagicor General Insurance agreed to provide $5,000.00 financial support for the young athlete’s, training and activities for the next year & renewable in 2023
National cyclist Kohath Baron has a new supporter as Sagicor General Insurance agreed to provide $5,000.00 financial support for the young athlete’s,training and activities for the next year & renewable in 2023.
Cheryl Rolle, General Manager and Principal Representative for Sagicor in Dominica says Baron will fly not just Dominica’s flag high where he competes but will also step out to show support for Sagicor from time to time, in Sagicor branded gear at select Sagicor events in Dominica and across the Eastern Caribbean. She said,Sagicor General is happy to play a part in his success and we encourage other organizations to come forward and assist this young man who is representing all of our hopes and dreams for Dominica.”
Baron was excited for the support and in response to the announcement said, “I’m so excited to have a vote of confidence from such a reputable and strong organization like Sagicor which is known throughout the Caribbean. To know that Sagicor is in support of my goals to be an internationally successful cyclist is like a dream come true. I am proud to represent Dominica and now Sagicor as well.”
Kohath also took a moment to tell us about his upcoming plans, saying, “Right now I’m training hard and hoping to go out and do more races in preparation for my first big race which is the Under-23 cycling championship in Guadeloupe on the 3 July. Then I will keep on training and racing afterwards for the biggest race of my career, so far, which will be at the Commonwealth Games in England Birmingham on the 7 August.” Baron shared his social media handles and encouraged all Dominicans to share in his journey by following him on Instagram @kobbie_bb and on Facebook @kohath Baron.
Fresh Market Pharmacy observes Vitamin C Day, today Friday April 29, is educating customers & the publicon the appropriate use of medicines and supplements
Speaking on the Fresh Market Pharmacy Health Program on Q95 Friday morning, Chief Pharmacist at Fresh Market Pharmacy Dr.Israel Fontaine said Vitamin C Day will be observed at both Best Price and Fresh Market Pharmacy and as a result, Free sampling of vitamin C products will be given to customers as well as educating them on the importance and health Benefits of Vitamin C.
He added that taking too much of anything is good for nothing. Fontaine emphasized that fresh market will continue promoting the proper use of medicines and supplements; the proper use means using substances for the right reasons.
Chief Pharmacist at Fresh Market Pharmacy, Dr. Israel Fontaine
CCCUL gave financial assistance to 25 charitable institutions & schools at its 15th Annual General Meeting held under the theme "Reflecting on the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future together"
The Central Cooperative Credit Union held its 15th Annual General Meeting last evening with a special ceremony under the theme "Reflecting on the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future together". General Manager of the Union Cleo Watt says together with its set values and commitment to the credit union, the credit union can be grown for generations to come.
The union presented monetary donations to 25 charitable organizations and schools.
General Manager of the CCCUL, Cleo Watt
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