Police seeking help in locating perpetrator of gunshot wounds to 2 men Kenvick Victor & Kiran Morancie
Kenvick Victor of Salisbury is nursing gunshot wounds at the Princess Margret Hospital. According to police reports, Victor was shot in the chest and left arm by an unidentified individual in Mero on August 28. Police are conducting investigations into the matter. Police PRO Sergeant Pelham Jno-Baptiste has more details on the matter.
Meanwhile, Kiran Morancie of Salisbury is also nursing a gunshot wound at the PMH. According to Police PRO Sergeant Pelham Jno-Baptiste, 24 year old Morancie was allegedly attacked in Salisbury by a member of that community on August 29.
In his attempt to flee his attacker, Morancie also sustained a dislocated shoulder. Police are soliciting the assistance of the public in the matter.
Residents of LaPlaine express disgust amidst allegations of Pig faeces running off into the Taberi River
Residents of LaPlaine have been expressing outrage in the manner in which Pig faeces is allegedly running off into the Taberi River, from a pig farm owned by Veterinarian Dr. John Toussaint. Dr Toussaint has described these allegations as baseless.
However, some LaPlaine residents appear to be calling on their MP, to join Chairman Jason Fountain and the LaPlaine Disaster Preparedness Committee, in their efforts to improve that situation, which may be affecting their livelihoods.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the LaPlaine Disaster Preparedness Committee Jason Fontaine, is calling on DOWASCO to investigate the use of water, on a pig farm operated by Veterinarian Dr. John Toussaint.
Fontaine now claims that Dr. Toussaint is abusing the use of water on his farm, as he knows he is not being billed for it.
LaPlaine Disaster Preparedness Committee Chairman Jason Fontaine
Agency Manager of SAGICOR LIFE Inc Brenton Hilaire is calling on persons to create their own opportunities rather than constantly relying on people to help them. At the launch of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Financial Information Month 2016 ceremony on Tuesday, Hilaire said:
“I believe that we have become too accustomed to where we are at present, we seem to believe that we can sit down and wait for opportunities to come knocking on our door, but in truth and in fact, this is not the case…we have to create our opportunities”.
He continued “We will start with taking the initiative…a lot of times we sit down and wait for something to come our way, whereas in order for us to be actively successful, we have to prepare ourselves for the opportunity that can arise”.
Secondly, he noted that one should, “Be ahead of the curve. We see in the Caribbean, that we like to follow each other, you would have ten places to buy food, and each of those ten will sell paylau, and then another person will come and sell paylau again. Why should you be the eleventh person to sell paylau?” he asked.
Canada warns its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution” when traveling to Dominica due to Zika
The Canadian government has issued an advisory, warning its citizens to “exercise a high degree of caution” when traveling to Dominica, because of the presence of the Zika Virus on the island. That travel advisory was also issued for eight other CARICOM countries, for the same reason.
The other CARICOM countries that are included on the advisory are the Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, and St. Lucia. Zika is caused by a virus which is primarily spread by the bite of an Aedes Egypti infected mosquito.
It can also be transmitted from an infected pregnant woman to her developing foetus. In addition, the Zika virus can be sexually transmitted, and it can persist for an extended period of time, in the semen of infected males.
Pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant were told they should avoid traveling to Dominica. The travel advisory stated, “If travel cannot be avoided or postponed, strict mosquito bite prevention measures should be followed, due to the association between Zika virus infection and increased risk of serious health effects on their developing foetus”.
In March this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States added Dominica to the list of countries, that some US citizens were advised to avoid, amid the spread of the Zika virus.
However, Tourism Minister Robert Tonge said he is “not very concerned” about the effect of such an advisory on the local tourism industry. Dominica announced its first confirmed case of Zika on March 15, 2016.
Symptoms of the Zika virus can include fever, headache, conjunctivitis and skin rash, along with joint and muscle pain. The illness is typically mild, and lasts only a few days. The majority of those infected do not have symptoms. There is no vaccine or medication that protects against Zika virus infection, although trials are underway.
Journalist Carlisle Jno-Baptiste appeals to health authorities to release updated data on known Zika cases
Investigative Journalist Carlisle Jno-Baptiste contends that the number of Zika cases in Dominica has reached very high levels, and health ministry officials have refused to disclose whether or not that is the case.
Jno-Baptiste says many Dominicans have not sought medical attention, when they realise that they have fallen prey to the Zika virus.
He went on to appeal to the health authorities to disclose this information to the public, rather than supress it.
Senator not pleased with the way a pig farmer reacted to an allegedly smell around a Hotel in LaPlaine
UWP Senator Isaac Baptiste says he was not pleased with the way Dr. John Toussaint dealt with the issue of a smell that allegedly affected the surroundings of a Hotel in the LaPlaine area, and which is said to be affecting tourists, when they visit or come with intention to stayover at that recreational facility.
UWP Senator Isaac Baptist, Baptiste was speaking on Q95’s Hot seat show on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Skerrit tells former Petite Savanne residents, money is not an issue for their resettlement
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has assured former Petite Savanne residents, that money is not an issue for their resettlement.
He says resettling them in a comfortable environment is the top priority of the Government.
The Mr Skerrit says he is of the firm belief that it is the Government’s duty to aid all Dominicans who have fallen into difficulty.
On August 27, 2015, Tropical storm Erika ravaged the country, taking the lives of many individuals, and displacing hundreds more, mainly from the Petite Savanne community
The VAT De-Registration process begins as promised in the 2016/17 budget presentation.
In his budget presentation speech on July 29, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that Government increased the VAT registration threshold to $250,000 per annum, for all categories of business, effective 1st September, 2016.
Inland Revenue Officer Ian-Michael Anthony, stated that the process has begun, and reminds taxpayers that upon completion of the de-registration process, they are to return the VAT certificate.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has officially launched Financial Information Month 2016. The month of activities take place under the abbreviated them COPE: which stands for Create, Optimise, Pursue , Embrace.
Speaking at the ceremony to mark the month, which kicks off October 1st, 2016, Agency Manager of Sagicor Life Insurance Dominica Brenton Hilaire asked all citizens to take charge of their financial future and pursue their dreams.
Agency Manager of Sagicor Life Insurance Dominica Brenton Hilaire
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