Justice Dr Andre opines that imperative elements of electoral reforms were already conspicuously evident, and paying Sir Dennis Byron over $600,000 to generate more reports was completely unnecessary
Justice Dr. Irving Andre opines those electoral reforms encompassing issues of free and fair elections and the various essential components thereof, has been and remains conspicuously evident. Therefore, it was completely unnecessary and unjustifiable to enlist the services of Sir Byron at a cost of over $600,000 for the purpose of creating more reports and providing more recommendations on that matter, given his lack of expertise in this field.
Dr. Andre holds the conviction that the consultant in question was not appointed with the primary objective of offering insightful guidance on what truly constitutes electoral reform, but rather with the intention of devising a mere compilation of reform measures that would be amenable to the incumbent political directorate.
Justice Dr. Irving Andre.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says he wants Parliament to meet to pass new electoral laws in the House of Assembly following his planned national consultations
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the other big item outside of the budget is the legislation related to electoral modernization, and the need as a country to advance the passage of the necessary legislation, following the planned national consultation which will be held. He says his hope is to get unity on what will be taken to parliament. His comments were made while speaking on state-owned radio.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit
Former Prime Minister Edison James has noted that Dominica is the sole country in the Caribbean region that has remained under the same government since 2000, raising concerns about its governance
Former Prime Minister, Edison James, has expressed his opinion that the beautiful island nation of Dominica is the sole country within the Caribbean Region that has not undergone any significant changes in government since the year 2000. He added that this raises pertinent inquiries and provokes contemplation regarding the efficiency and performance of the country's governance and operational mechanisms. James says this fact serves as a clear demonstration of the far-reaching and substantial outcomes that can result from electoral processes and associated reforms when they are not fully and properly implemented.
Former Prime Minister, Edison James.
Jaydees Naturals CEO Jodie Dublin-Dangleben told NISBB she uses natural ingredients for high-quality products, prioritizing sustainability and eco-friendly production processes to create a greener future
CEO of Jaydees Naturals, Jodie Dublin-Dangleben, emphasized on Q95’s new NISBB show that the initial boost behind her business was to use what God has given us. She firmly believes in harnessing the power of natural ingredients to create high-quality products that promote overall well-being.
With a strong commitment to sustainability, Jodie ensures that every step of the production process is eco-friendly, from sourcing raw materials to packaging. By prioritizing the use of God-given resources, Jodie has not only created a successful business but also contributed to a greener and healthier future for generations to come.
As CEO, she continues to innovate and expand her product line, always staying true to her original vision of harnessing nature's gifts for the betterment of society.
CEO of Jaydees Naturals, Jodie Dublin-Dangleben.
Dominica Calypso Association Secretary Daryl Bobb believes calypso is an underutilized educational tool that reflects contemporary social, political, and cultural issues
Calypso, in the opinion of Daryl Bobb, Secretary of the Dominica Calypso Association, is a special educational tool that has been underutilized. Calypso, according to Bobb, is more than just a form of entertainment; it also conveys a deeper message that reflects contemporary social, political, and cultural issues. He says the number of students who received Calypsonians' help with their SBAs shows how important it is. Its power and influence on education are frequently disregarded.
During the carnival season, Bobb notes, the emphasis on consciousness and education can become entwined with revelry, losing sight of the true calypso's significance to society and its essence.
Daryl Bobb, Secretary of the Dominica Calypso Association.
Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Letang says data on fire calls shows the fire & Ambulance department responded to 69 bush fires in 2022, however, in 2023 the department has already responded to 89 bush fires
Deputy Fire Chief Wayne Letang says as it relates to fire calls, data shows that for the year 2022, the fire department responded to 69 bush fires. However, in 2023 the department has already responded to 89 bush fires. He revealed statistics to the media recently.
Deputy Fire Chief, Wayne Letang.
Attorney General Levi Peter says the government’s investment of $75M in the digital economy as part of the Caribbean digital transformation project, will greatly strengthen cyber security in Dominica
Attorney General Levi Peter says the Dominica government has invested well over $75M into the digital economy as part of the Caribbean digital transformation project. These investments he says are intended to support public sector modernization and the delivery of digital public services to individuals and businesses, and bring to the fore the need to promote trust and security of online transactions by improving IT infrastructure to shield systems from cyber-attacks.
Meanwhile Peter says to address vulnerabilities, the government is taking steps to improve its cyber security posture working in conjunction with CARICOM through the European Commission and CARIFORUM.
Attorney General, Levi Peter.
Attorney at law & former parliamentarian Joshua Francis told parents with children graduating from the Church of God Learning Center to take pride in parenting and be the best parent they can be
Attorney at law and former parliamentarian Joshua Francis told parents with children graduating from the Church of God Learning Center that it is very important to be the best parent they can be. He says a child is what he or she learns, and whatever is instilled in them will be remembered throughout their lives. He was the featured speaker at the graduation.
Attorney at law and former parliamentarian, Joshua Francis
Meantime, Vice Principal of the Church of God Learning Center Kimara Joseph spoke to what the academic year 2022/2023 will entail.
Church of God Learning Center Vice Principal, Kimara Joseph
Justice Dr Irving André is of the view that electoral reform is particularly an imperative in Dominica right now, and the country needs to get up to speed to hold free and fair elections to fortify its democracy
Justice Dr Irving André is of the view that electoral reform is particularly an imperative in Dominica right now, and the country needs to get up to speed to hold free and fair elections. He emphasizes that electoral reform is crucial for the democratic progress of Dominica. Driven by a commitment to democratic principles, Justice Dr. Irving André firmly believes many Dominicans think electoral reform is the focus of a small group, mostly in the diaspora, or of those who are popular or have the option of purchasing branded shoes or not, but they are very wrong about that.
Dr Andre added that election reform has real bearing on the struggles and difficulties that people face on a daily basis. Therefore, Dr. André urges the people to recognize that electoral reform is not an abstract concept but a crucial catalyst for positive change in their lives in Dominica. The reality is that it has a very fundamental impact on our lives, and particularly on the lives of Dominicans on the ground.
Justice Dr. Irving André
Q95fm Radio CEO Sheridan Gregoire said Dominican women business owners are showing their strength in utilizing local resources and producing goods that are in high demand around the world
Speaking on the brand new Q95 program titled Nature Isle Small Business Buzz, CEO of Q95 Sheridan Gregoire expressed the view that Dominican women business owners are showcasing their strength in utilizing local resources and producing goods that are in high demand around the world. He notes that these small business owners put in a lot of effort. By reaching out to potential partners and institutions, Gregoire hopes that organizations will work to support these business owners.
Mr Gregoire encourages financial institutions and distributors to keep supporting these local entrepreneurs, in order to raise the productivity, quality standards and global competitiveness of their goods and services.
Sheridan Gregoire, CEO of Q95
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