Speaking at a DLP rally at Mahaut on Thursday night, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is calling on all Dominicans to refrain from engaging in crime and violence.
Skerrit is also encouraging citizens to play a role in significantly reducing crime in Dominica.
PM says that the police and citizens should have a better communication.
He also says that “where there are drugs, there will be guns, and where there is guns, there will be violence and killings.”
PM Roosevelt Skerrit.
Pastor Randy Rodney Speaks out on the issue of Gun Violence here in Dominica.
Recently the amount of young lives being lost to gun violence has become a serious concern to many here on island.
Rodney, who is the president of the evangelical Association, says that we need to act on this issue before it gets out of hand.
He says that this is something that can’t be pushed to the side, but needs to be faced.
President of the Evangelical Association Randy Rodney.
Leader of the DFP Kent Vital says that we as country need to look at the realities of the economic disposition here in Dominica.
He says that progress is at a slow pace and it does not look too affluent.
As a result of this, we need to hold this Government accountable, he says, and not reward poor Governance with re-elections, to continue this trend of slow development.
Vital advises citizens to vote with a conscience and the future prosperity of Dominica.
Leader of the DFP Kent Vital
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton says any amendments to the Election Act, which will see Dominicans abroad being re-registered out of Dominica, is cause for concern.
Parliament is expected to reconvene next month to debate amendments to the Election Act.
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton
UWP Mahaut Constituency Candidate Felix Thomas says he will not engage in character assassination tactics
UWP Candidate for the Mahaut Constituency, Felix Thomas says categorically that he will not engage in character assassination strategies as is being practiced by some leaders in the Labour Party government.
Thomas says he will focus on articulating the pressing issues facing his constituents and will also provide recommendations to resolve them.
Meantime, Thomas has given an update on the current housing and economic state of the Mahaut constituency.
Thomas told Media on Thursday, there is room for improvement of the housing and economic conditions of the area, he also pointed out that residents are voicing concerns of political victimization and treating situations.
UWP Candidate for the Mahaut Constituency, Felix Thomas
Silver Lake Community MP Joshua Francis expressed his condolences to grieving family members in Silver Lake
MP for the Silver Lake Community Joshua Francis has expressed his condolences to grieving family members in Silver Lake, who lost their family member, Curtson Charles, on the evening of August 29, 2018.
On Wednesday, a vehicle drove up to the scene of the incident in Silver Lake; one person got out and brazenly shot the victim, and the shooter then went back into the vehicle and drove away. Police PRO, Simon Edwards identified the victim as Curtson Charles. Francis spoke to Q95 on Thursday.
Meantime, Francis condemns gun violence in Dominica, saying these things need to change.
Francis who was accompanied to the Constituency by the Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton, said the community of Silver Lake, have great people who are just within the minority bracket, and as a result of this, it begets violence. He added that there is a serious dynamic of family’s who’s socioeconomic status is very low, and their level of poverty is also astonishing.
MP for Roseau South Joshua Francis
Leader of the Opposition Lennox shared some insight on the approach taken by the DLP led Government as it pertains to voter’s reform,
as well as number of other acts that had been discussed in a meeting with the DLP
He says there were some disagreements, but ultimately, the Government will no longer be pursuing amendments to the elections act, in the house.
Linton says he is for now satisfied with that approach as it benefits the people’s ability to vote with ID Cards.
Leader of the Opposition Lennox Linton
Royal Globe Inc. in collaboration with the National Development Foundation of Dominica and the Dominica Youth Business Trust, facilitated a 3-Day Entrepreneurship workshop dubbed, “Going Global with My Business – A Changed Mindset”.
The purpose of the workshop was to encourage Dominican Entrepreneurs to begin to explore foreign markets with their products with the aim of increasing the Gross Domestic Product of Dominica.
70 individuals, including 30 small business owners benefited from the workshop which was funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, via Meridian International as the implementing partner.
Feature presenter was multi-entrepreneur Davis Smith, CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear company operating in the Salt Lake City, Utah. Smith has started and sold several companies including pooltables.com Americas largest pool table company.
He presented on the topics ‘The Entrepreneur’ and ‘Business Pitching for Investment’. Attorney at law Ronald Charles and Mrs. Sharon Francis of the NDFD presented on the topic ‘The Right Type of Business – Legally Speaking’ and ‘Macro & Micro Economics Affecting the Expansion of my Business’.
The workshop was supported by various organizations on island including DEXIA, Custom & Excise and the Bureau of Standards.
Members of the private sector also supported the event.
Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce, Millennium Freight Services, Nature Islanders and Give, were represented on various panels.
Through this workshop, entrepreneurs gained knowledge of legal aspects of the business, the necessary procedures to follow when exporting, international standards to adhere to, how to pitch their business to investors and other matters for consideration when exporting.’ said Avena Prince, founder of Royal Globe Inc.
Ms. Prince says the workshop was a success and she was excited to be able to impact Dominican entrepreneurs through the event and bring a different spin on the goal of Royal Globe Inc. to help alleviate unemployment and to increase the GDP of Dominica.
Ms. Prince says there will be a number of follow up sessions hailing from the interests expressed by workshop participants, and also encourages entrepreneurs between ages 25 – 35 to connect with YLAI at YLAI.state.gov. to benefit as she did.
DFP Leader Kent Vital is sending a message to his critics, he says he is not deterred by the negative comments made about his party, by biased critics.
Vital told Media, he is open to constructive criticisms, however he does not support the concept of useless conversation and character assassination.
Meantime, Vital was speaking on the topic of climate change as well as the Hurricane seasons being faced by Dominica and the rest of the Caribbean by extension.
He says that it has been recognized throughout the Caribbean history, that major catastrophes are known to hit, so therefore resilience isn’t something new.
Mr. Vital was speaking on the “Freedom and you” programme on Wednesday August 29, 2018.
He also went on to list what proper planning or prioties should entail when dealing with resiliency.
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party Kent Vital
General Secretary of the (DPSU) Thomas Letang deems recent meeting with Health Officials here a success!
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang says the meeting with health Officials, which was carded for 29th August 2018, in the interest of the Dominica Nurses Association, was successful.
Letang went on to say, he was pleased with the outcome of the meeting, as many of the recommendations of the Union’s delegation were taken into consideration by Minister of health and his team.
According to the DPSU General Secretary both parties will meet again to discuss a way forward, in September 2018. Letang made those comments on Q95 FM, on Wednesday.
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang
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