Health Minister, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, says work on the new state of art National Hospital will begin soon.
He says since the signing of the Contract in December 2015, many discussions between the government and their Chinese counterparts have taken place.
Dr. Darroux says these dialogues are over and they are ready to proceed with actual construction.
Former Prime Minister Edison James accuses DLP Candidate Denise Charles, Prime Minister Skerrit, and former DLP Soufriere MP Ian Pinard, of destroying the livelihood of public works employees from Soufriere.
He says while public works employees have gone weeks without pay, Charles sits on the public works board, and has received compensation for her services.
Former IMF Economist Dr Thomson Fontaine says Local banks will not follow the RBC in raising bank fees
Economist, Dr. Thompson Fontaine, is of the view that other banks will not follow the Royal Bank of Canada suit of a $25 per month service charge on savings accounts.
Fontaine announced that in addition to this fee there are other charges to be implemented as of May 31, by the bank which will be increased by a copious amount.
Apex Capital Partners President Nuri Katz says Dominica’s CBI program is the most popular in the world
President of Apex capital partners, Nuri Katz, says within the last year Dominica’s, Citizenship By Investment Program has become the most popular worldwide.
Three years ago, St Kitts was the only country that facilitated this method to boost their economy however. He says with more countries coming on board with this method, as a means to boost their economies, each country needs a unique strategy to appeal to investors.
Rising political star, Senator Monelle Williams, is calling for young people to search within themselves, and refuse to settle for mediocrity.
According to Williams, young people deserve more than a temporary NEP, and despite not being able to compare government qualities, she believes young people should demand more from themselves and from their government.
The Livestock Development Unit through the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) with funding from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF), will host a Desktop Simulation Exercise on Avian Influenza on May 31st & June 1st 2016, at the Office of Disaster Management (ODM).
According to a release, over a span of 136 years (1876-2012), there have been at least 97 epizootics of Avian Influenza recorded globally. It states further, that Avian influenza remains a recurring global risk to poultry, humans and to the environment, including wildlife.
In the circumstances, IICA engaged an international consultant to develop and revise emergency response plans, in order to conduct simulation exercises for the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), in seven CARIFORUM countries namely Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
A multi-sectoral approach is reportedly being taken, with participants from the Ministries of Agriculture and Health, private service providers, communication experts, environment and wildlife services, civil defence, and farmer’s associations.
Disaster Risk Management Consultant tells citizens take responsibility to get ready for Hurricane season
The Hurricane season is just one day away, and many are questioning whether Dominica is in a state of readiness for it.
Disaster Risk Management Consultant Cecil Shillingford, says the question should not be whether Dominica is ready. He says Hurricane season comes around every year, and it is the duty of the citizenry to get themselves prepared.
This week, the Office of Disaster Management is observing Hurricane Preparedness Week, which runs from May 29 to June 4, 2016.
Economist, Dr. Thompson Fontaine, believes that the lack of profitability in the banking system recently has contributed to the high bank fees set at the royal bank of Canada.
These statements come on the heels of a $25 service charge per month on savings accounts which has already been implemented in some countries in the region including Dominica.
He expressed his confusion at the costs saying that the bank must have known the consequences of this action.
Fontaine states these fees are not insignificant as fees in addition to the service charge add up to more than $25.
One woman is among six arrested and charged in connection with a robbery at Jewelers International on May 21st 2016.
According to reports, 45 Rolex watches, valued at over 1.8 million dollars were allegedly stolen during the heist.
Cynthia Dorsette of Atkinson but living in Roseau, Craig Christian and Elrado Ducreay of Bataca were charged with conspiracy to rob Jewellers International between December 1st 2014 and May 21st 2016.
Meanwhile, Akim Anton Francis of Atkinson, Jason Dubique and Michael Alexis Magloire of St. Maarten were charged with conspiracy to rob as well as robbery.
Court Reporter, Carlisle Jno Baptiste, has more details.
The stolen items were valued at $1,857,762.04.
Charged with Robbery: (top row, left to right)-Cynthia Dorsette, Michael Magloire, Jason Dubique; (Bottom row, left to right)-Akim Anton Francis, Elrado Ducreay, Craig Christian
A mother is holding doctors at the Princess Margaret Hospital responsible for the death of her son.
According to a report on the Sun Newspaper, Andrea Christian, mother of Trevor Christian, has filed a lawsuit for negligence against five doctors and Dominica's Attorney General.
Trevor Christian died at the PMH on September 19th 2015.
Court reporter, Carlisle Jno Baptiste, has more on this.
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