National Disaster Coordinator Fitzroy Pascal says it is critical that an evaluation be done to determine Dominica's readiness for another weather system
National Disaster Coordinator, Fitzroy Pascal says it is imperative that an assessment be done of the readiness of a national mechanism to face another hurricane season, which has already begun.
Pascal emphasizes that hydro-meteorological events are not the only events that the island faces.
Pascal says during hurricane preparedness week recently, field exercises were conducted by the Office of Disaster Management (ODM) along with other sub-committee chairpersons in eight districts across the island.
National Disaster Coordinator, Fitzroy Pascal
Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is now claiming that the implementation of Electoral Reform is being held back by the very ones who say they want it
Prime Minister Roosevelt delivered an address on Thursday, in which he is now claiming that the implementation of Electoral Reform is being held back by the very people who say they want it.
He spoke on the dissemination of information by local political figures and the media, including the long awaited implementation of electoral reforms.
Meantime, the Prime Minister says that in the interest of all, to work toward ensuring that citizens get the widest possible opportunity to discuss all issues, and to have the benefit of input from persons who can bring in an outside perspective to bear on the issues, he has taken a decision to invite CARICOM, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the OAS to mount a joint mission to Dominica to meet with the government, political parties and other stakeholders.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
The Concern Citizens Movement will be staging an ‘Electoral Rally Day’ on June 30th, 2019 in another call for Electoral Reform.
Dominica Electoral Commission Member Wayne James says Dominica is being governed by laws, so it is not about what Prime Minister Skerrit personally feels is the way forward
Dominica Electoral Commission Member Wayne James, said the Commonwealth of Dominica is being governed by laws, so it is not about what Prime Minister Skerrit personally feels is the best way forward.
Mr. James was speaking on Q95’s ‘Hot Seat’ program hosted by the CCM President Loftus Durand on Thursday.
James said the majority of Dominicans, including himself, have said the laws are on the books and all that’ needs to be done is to implement the laws.
Mr. James asserted that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is wrong to be giving the impression that he needs outside individuals to come to Dominica to tell us the best way forward in relation to cleaning a voters list and issuing Voter ID cards”.
Mr. James stated that he is pleased the Prime Minister may finally be listening to Dominicans.
Meantime, James reiterated to Dominicans that ‘the majority carries’ when things are put to a vote at the Electoral Commission.
James claimed there was a unanimous decision by the electoral commission to undertake and exercise the verification process.
Mr. James called out Prime Minister Skerrit for repeatedly giving the impression that all of the required funds had been made available to the electoral commission to carry out its functions.
James accused Mr. Skerrit of not providing anything in relation to monies needed by the commission to carry out the exercise it promised to the people of Dominica.
Dominica Electoral Commission member Wayne James
The Senator Ronald Charles T-20 Softball Roseau Valley Competition kicks off its regular season this weekend
The Senator Ronald Charles T-20 Softball Roseau Valley competition kicks off its regular season this weekend.
On Saturday, June 29, 2019 game one will see the team’s “faith” go up against “Cochran” at 2:30 pm at the Trafalgar grounds.
It's expected to be action packed and fun filled as many persons are expected to as well as encouraged to support as well be entertained by this event.
Keeping the weekend energy going, Sunday June 30th, 2019, “Morne Prosper” goes up against “Trafalgar” at the Trafalgar grounds at 2:30pm This matchup is expected to be another energetic and action-packed match up that persons would not want to miss.
Senator Charles urges teams to be on time and to ensure all necessary equipment’s are present.
Charles is also encouraging the teams to encourage the youth by having one or two players at 15 years of age and younger so they too can pass on the mantle and be encouraged.
Senator Ronald Charles
Education Minister Petter St Jean announced on Thursday, that a St Martin Primary school student tops this year's Grade Six National Assessment
A St Martin Primary school student is the top performer at this year's Grade Six National Assessment. Education Minister Petter St Jean made the announcement on Thursday.
He also gave the top performing schools in this year's examinations.
Meanwhile, St Jean says Cabinet has taken a decision to increase the value of text book awards to scholarship and bursary recipients, effective September 2019.
He gave the increases for the 4th & 5th form levels.
Education Minister Petter St Jean
Meantime, this year’s Top five grade six national assessments students are as follows;
Keara Gardier from St. Martin Primary with 4 A’s,
Chante Avril, also with 4 A’s from the Ebenezer primary.
Khobie Darroux, from the convent preparatory 4 A’s
Kamal Peter from Convent preparatory receiving 4 A’s
And Jenay Lawrence St. Martin Primary with 4 A’s.
Top student Keara Gardier is extremely happy with the results and that her hard work had paid off.
She advises the other students to try your best and work as hard as you can and It will all pay off.
Top Student of this year’s Grade Six National Assessment
PRO of the United Workers Party Steve Benjamin sees hope for the next generation of Students in Dominica and gives special recognition to the students of Wesley
PRO of the United Workers Party , Steve Benjamin sees hope for the next generation of Students here in Dominica and gives special recognition to the students of Wesley.
Benjamin who was speaking on the workers voice Program on QFM on Thursday evening says that this year’s results proved that the youth are performing here in Dominica, and out of those top students, four (4) came from Wesley. This he says deserves special recognition, not just to the students but also the parents as well.
He says that they can rest assured that under the leadership of the united workers party, the students of Wesley will see the completion of their school, and that 21 years is too long of a time to wait.
PRO of the United Workers Party, Steve Benjamin
Captain of the National U19 Cricket Team Tahj Tavernier says the team is ready to secure a win for Dominica at this weekend's tournament
Captain of the National U19 Cricket Team Tahj Tavernier says that 2019 could be the year for the team and Dominica by extension.
He says a lot of goals and plans have been laid out, and the team is moving with these goals and plans set out.
He says these will put the team in a good position to secure the win in the U19 Cricket tournament carded for this weekend.
Captain of the National U19 Cricket Team Tahj Tavernier
West Indies Opener Chris Gayle has a change of heart about early retirement after the 2019 World Cup
West Indies Opener Chris Gayle has changed his mind on his plans after the Cricket World Cup 2019.
He previously stated that he would be retiring after the 2019 World Cup. Since then he has had a change of heart.
West Indies Opener, Chris Gayle
A divorce petition which was reportedly filed against deputy leader of the United Workers party (UWP) and Roseau South MP, Joshua Francis by his wife, Hedda Dyer Francis, is said to have been withdrawn
A divorce petition which was said to have been filed against Deputy Leader of the United Workers party (UWP) and Roseau South MP, Joshua Francis by his wife, Hedda Dyer Francis, has been reportedly withdrawn.
The divorce documents were leaked and subsequently used on the political platform against Francis by the Dominica Labour Party (DLP). They made several allegations against him, but he labelled them all as political mischief.
Francis has consistently and forcefully denied all of the allegations that had been made against him and has understandably welcomed the withdrawal of the petition. He said God is great, and that he is thankful to his wife for the withdrawal. He added, “I am a God-fearing person…I love my wife and my children, and I will do nothing to harm them”.
Credit: Dominica News Online
Dominica-born Tuskegee Airmen East Coast Chapter President Gabriel Christian said, to him, being on earth and not being able to serve others, means you have not lived
First Caribbean-born President of the Tuskegee Airmen East Coast Chapter, Dominica’s Washington-based Attorney and Author Gabriel Christian, this summer led the Tuskegee Airmen by organizing and hosting a historic fundraising event which featured two prominent Caribbean nationals during its ‘2019 Tuskegee Youth In Aviation Breakfast Fundraiser’ on May 25th in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The theme for this year’s 6th Annual fundraiser was ‘Honoring the Legacy of Excellence’.
The East Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (ECCTAI) is the largest and most active chapter in the national organization and brings together -- in the spirit of friendship and goodwill -- all who share in the aspirations and successes of the men and women who pioneered military aviation in the Tuskegee Airmen; a group of Black military pilots who fought in World War II.
Raised by a decorated fireman father & a dutiful mother who impressed upon him the importance of civil services, Christian seeks to preserve the legacy of the proud Tuskegee Airmen. ‘Their successes expanded the bounds of freedom & equality for all people, at home & abroad’,
“At a time when space exploration is key to the survival of our species, our scholarship program helps fund activities that promote aerospace and youth leadership development, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” said Christian. At the breakfast fundraiser Gabriel Christian said being on earth and not being able to serve others, to him means you have not lived.
Tuskegee Airmen East Coast Chapter President, Dominican-born Gabriel Christian.
The event’s keynote speaker, Jamaican-native islander Robert Rashford, is an internationally known aerospace engineer whose wide-ranging work has earned him many awards. Today, he says to young people, “Expect challenges in your life; if you have no challenges, you do not live - use each one to motivate you to achieve great things.”
Rashford’s stellar accomplishments and focus on encouraging today’s youth to challenge themselves, made him the ideal choice for Keynote during the event.
ECCTAI is dedicated to fostering recognition of, and preserving the history of Black achievements in aviation, and to inspiring and motivating young men and women toward endeavors in aviation and aerospace careers.
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