After 15 years as leader in the Government of Dominica, & after making many promises to build an International Airport, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is only now hinting at design proposals for an airport
After 15 years as the leader in the Government of Dominica, and after making several promises to build an International Airport, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is only now hinting at design proposals for an airport.
This is according to leader of the United Workers Party Team Dominica, and Opposition leader in Parliament, Lennox Linton, who was speaking on some of many empty promises made the Prime Minister over the past 15 years.
The Team Dominica Leader says it has been 21 years since the United Workers Party Government completed plans with detailed engineering studies and environmental impact assessment studies, detailed feasibility studies, and also acquiring lands and secured monies to begin works on the airport, and now Prime Minister Skerrit is telling Dominicans that he cannot make his mind on who is going to draw the plans for an airport under the DLP Administration.
Leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton
Former Deputy Police Chief, Nicholas George, said for too long we have been saying the youth in Dominica have no leadership or direction, but we have to start motivating them
Initiator of a youth discussion forum carded for Friday 28th June, former deputy police chief Nicholas George said the event is aimed at shepherding the youth of the community as it has been observed that the youth are in need of leadership, mentoring and a sense of direction.
George said for too long we have been saying the youth have no leadership or direction, but we have to start somewhere.
George said youth have the ability to bring peace to the country.
He said he cannot seat by and allow the youth to go into oblivion, and then blame them.
Former Deputy Police Chief, Nicholas George
Representative of the Youth of St. Peter's Parish, Liam Peter believes the St. Peters Parish is losing the essence of unity
Representative of the Youth of St Peters Parish, Liam Peter, said the discussion forum scheduled for Friday 28th June is an opportunity to get young people to voice their opinion, as he has been hearing from the youth that no one cares.
Speaking on Q95’s ‘Talk on the Block’ program, Peter expressed his belief that the village is losing the essence of unity.
Peter said his group is trying to unify the youth before they get too engaged in activities like ‘sewo’.
Representative of the Youth of St. Peters Parish, Liam Peter
Agricultural Sector over the years cemented itself within Dominica’s culture; and in the past was known to be a powerhouse within regional and international markets
Dominica’s Agricultural Sector over the years has cemented itself within the country’s culture; and in the past was known to be a powerhouse within the regional and international market.
Over the years we have a less powerful agricultural sector, but a very relevant and necessary economic contributor to the country’s GDP.
In an effort to see agriculture regain its glory or at least remain perpetuated for years to come the ministry of Agriculture food and fisheries (MoAFF) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), set out to prepare strengthened agriculture risk management plan, that not see’s agriculture move forward during natural disasters but also see the agricultural sector thrive.
Seeking to shed more light on this as well as breaking the stigma of agriculture being just planting food, Mr. Daniele Barelli of the UNDP spoke to QFM shedding more light on the matter.
Mr. Daniele Barelli of the UNDP
Ms. Farah Theodore, Human Rights Activist, Writer and Student of Law, says “Global warming is here, it is not something that can, may or will happen”
The issues of global warming and the imminent threat posed by reaching 1.5°C are widely discussed and researched. At present, the projection has included consideration of a 2°C increase in global levels as we are nonchalantly approaching the point of no return. These are some of the sentiments shared by, human rights activist, writer and student of law, Ms. Farah Theodore. In her recent publication, Ms Theodore says that According to a recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, by the decade 2006-2015, 20% - 40% of the global human population lived in regions that experienced warming of more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in at least one season.
A warming greater than 1.5°C is not geophysical unavoidable: whether it will occur depends on future rates of emission reduction. “Global warming is here. It's not something that can, may or will happen.” She says. She also spoke on the morphing of the agricultural industry, that emerged into agricultural giants today, placing quantity over quality, further contribution to the global warming phenomena.
She says “Consider the agricultural industry that morphed from small sized holdings to oversized industrialized farms that focus on mass production at any price (toxic fertilizers, herbicides, GMO crops, unsustainable water and energy usage) and created Agro giants like Monsanto. The world placed quantity over quality and corporate interest over people. If it weren't for corruption, the planet would not be choked by plastic and poisoned by by-products of fossil fuels being consequential to the war waged against cannabis.”
Essentially, to ensure food security, the use of technology is a must (data collection, improved efficiency etc); soil regeneration, organic practices and collective appreciation of what is at stake. The UN estimates that the productivity of 20% of the planet's vegetated surface is declining due to soil degradation. “Remember that change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. A healthier people and planet with unparalleled beauty and vitality…isn't that a worthy goal?” says Ms. Theodore
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he is concerned about the lack of urgency on the part shown by the general public as Dominica moves into the hurricane season
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he is very concerned about what appears to be a lack of urgency on the part of the general public in this hurricane season.
He was addressing a National Emergency Planning Organization (NEPO) meeting on Wednesday Morning. Skerrit is reminding citizens that hazards can strike at any time.
He says this year NEPO has gone out extensively to districts to meet with community-based groups, so that they are familiar with what is happening at a national level.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
Meantime, the Dominica Met Office has put in place a colour coded hazard system which indicates forthcoming weather and actions needed to be taken at such time when an alert is given.
Ag Senior Met Officer Marshall Alexander made the announcement at the NEPO meeting on Wednesday.
Ag Senior Met Officer, Marshall Alexander
DLP Government has donated EC$25,000 to Potterville Development Sub-Committee for the revamping of Fete Laurt Board, says Urban Renewal Minister Joseph Isaac
Urban Renewal Minister Joseph Isaac says government has donated EC$25,000 to the Potterville Development Sub-Committee for the revamping of Fete Laurt Board. This donation was delivered by on Tuesday as the first tranche, according to Isaac.
Isaac says he is very pleased with the leadership that the young men of Pottersville have shown towards this initiative.
DLP candidate for Roseau North constituency Joseph Isaac
Vice Chairman of the Pottersville Development Committee Mike Moreau says he is pleased that the feast will be revamped.
Vice Chairman of the Pottersville Development Committee Mike Moreau.
Persons being arrested and charged for small quantities of marijuana could soon be a thing of the past, according to the DLP Government
PM Roosevelt Skerrit says government could be making the decision to have records of people who have been arrested and charged for having in their possession small amounts of marijuana wiped out.
He also said persons who are presently in prison for the aforementioned could also be released. He made the pronouncement at a townhall meeting in Brooklyn New York on the weekend. Skerrit says this matter will be taken to parliament soon
Meanwhile Skerrit says there are a number of technical details that must be put in place to ensure the controlled use of marijuana.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
Dominican Attorney Gabriel Christian says education is important because once we can educate and then build institutions, we have a better chance to have a better country
Dominican Attorney Gabriel Christian says education is important because once we can educate and then build institutions, we have a better chance to have a better country.
Speaking on Q95’s ‘Global view on Q’ program recently, Christian went on to list a few things we can do “So that children can understand what government means and what their role is in governance”.
Meantime president of the CCM, Loftus Durand accredited the alleged lack of awareness and appetite for politics displayed by the younger generation to being subjected to a one-party rule.
President of the CCM
Business Forum and DMA president, Severin McKenzie said over the last forty years, one of the biggest failures Dominica has seen is the killing of independent thought by political tribalism.…
Commending the level of discussion taking place on the ‘Global view on Q’ program, Business Forum and DMA president, Severin McKenzie said over the last forty years one of the biggest failures Dominica has seen is the killing of independent thought by political tribalism.
Responding to a statement made by Mr. McKenzie, on an apparent tendency of a young population with very little awareness of patriotic pride, host of the “Global View on Q’ Sheridan ‘Mr. G’ Gregoire said it is our responsibility to create that awareness
Host of the “Global View on Q’ Sheridan ‘Mr. G’ Gregoire.
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