Health & Social Services Ministry through the Health Promotion Unit & Primary Health Care Services seeking to engage media advocacy on its revised & updating cervical cancer control & management guidelines
The Ministry of Health and Social Services through the Health Promotion Unit and Primary Health Care Services has completed revising and updating cervical cancer guidelines.
This draft document was revised by experts in the field in two working group sessions, and feedback was received at a national stakeholder’s consultation on 27th June 2019.
Cancer remains a leading cause of death among women in Dominica.
Cervical Cancer, for the most part, is preventable with early intervention through the use of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine and pap smears.
The cervical cancer control and management guidelines once finalized will be adopted and used nationally. The unit intends to embark on an extensive education and sensitization campaign on these guidelines.
The Health Promotion Unit says it is certain that advocacy training in cervical cancer control and management will be critical as a partner in the dissemination of information from these guidelines to the public.
It is on this premise that the Ministry of Health and Social Services through the Health Promotion Unit has invited the Program Director or News Editor of news media to attend a training on Cervical Cancer in Dominica, the Country’s approach to cervical cancer prevention, Overview of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), HPV Disease & its relation to Cervical cancer and HPV Vaccine on August 30, 2019, from 8am to 1pm at the Dominica Public Service Union building.
Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) DPSU General Secretary, Thomas Letang calls for clean political campaigns in Dominica, that are free of personal attacks on opponents
Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) DPSU General Secretary, Thomas Letang calls for clean political campaigns in Dominica, that are free of personal attacks on opponents.
Alluding to recent questionable behavior portrayed by certain political figures, Letang claims Dominican voters need to demand respect.
Meanwhile DPSU President Steve Joseph stated that the neocolonial period should be about projects for the advancement of Dominica. Joseph believes an individual with an opposing view is not the enemy.
DPSU President, Steve Joseph
DCSSL has awarded 2 scholarships and 17 bursaries for the 2019/2020 academic year, and Manager Phoenix Belfield says by investing in the young ones, the future of the society is being secured
Manager of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League Phoenix Belfield says the society believes that young people are the future of the movement and the country.
Belfield says that by investing in the young ones, the future of the society is being secured.
The league has awarded 2 scholarships and 17 bursaries for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Belfield says the belief is that this small token of investment is going to reap significant dividends in the future.
Manager of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League Phoenix Belfield
Ag General Manager of the Central Cooperative Credit Union, Glenda Smith-Baron says the future as a nation and as a cooperative depends on the quality of education to which young people are exposed
Ag General Manager of the Central Cooperative Credit Union, Glenda Smith- Baron says the future as a nation and as a cooperative depends on the quality of education that young people are exposed to.
She has urged parents to remain a relevant part of the process. She was speaking at a ceremony to award 4 students with scholarships to attend secondary school recently.
Ag General Manager of the Central Cooperative Credit Union Glenda Smith- Baron
Senator Ronald Charles Prowlers has received words of appreciation and congratulations for their outstanding performance in the Mackeson Basketball League
Senator Ronald Charles Prowlers has received words of appreciation and congratulations for their outstanding performance in the Mackeson Basketball League.
The PSC Falcons and the Ronald Charles Prowlers went head-to-head in the finals of the Mackeson All Nations Championship Finals.
Senator Charles says he is very proud of the team and its efforts, as they represented not only themselves, but also the Trafalgar Roseau Valley area by extension.
He added that the team will continue to practice, and do what they need to do, so that they might emerge victorious the next time around.
Senator Ronald Charles
Shian Brathwaite smashed an unbeaten score of 89 to lead the Barbados A-Team to a 65-run victory over a Dominica U23, in a cricket match at Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, in the first T20 doubleheader
Shian Brathwaite smashed an unbeaten score of 89 to lead the Barbados A-Team to a 65-run victory over a Dominica U23, in a cricket match at Benjamin’s Park in Portsmouth, in the first T20 doubleheader. Dominica won the toss and decided to field first and openers Shian Brathwaite and Kadeem Alleyne fired the Barbados team to a first wicket partnership of 79 in 7.4 overs.
Brathwaite belted 7 fours and 5 sixes in his knock of 89 from 66 deliveries while Kadeem Alleyne struck 5 huge sixes and 3 fours during his destructive innings before he fell to Micah Joseph for 52. Zachary McCaskie also came in and contributed 44 from 29 to add more pressure on the Dominica bowlers. Barbados A eventually ended their innings on 191/1 in their allotted 20 overs. Micah Joseph taking 1/25 in 2 overs.
Dominica in reply were given some hope by a quick-fire start from Alick Athanaze and Micah Joseph. The openers shared a first wicket stand of 56 in 4.4 overs before Athanaze fell for 34 from 20 deliveries. He was quickly followed by Micah Joseph (21) one over later and from there on, the run-rate started climbing and wickets fell at regular intervals. Dominica finished 126/8 from their 20 overs.
Match Scores were:
Barbados A Team – 191 for 1 in 20.0 overs (S. Brathwaite 89*, K Alleyne 52, Z. McCaskie 44*; M Joseph 1/25) beat Dominica U23 – 126 for 8 (20.0 overs)(A Athanaze 34, M Joseph 21, G Benjamin 21) by 65 runs.
Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition and UWP Lennox Linton has once again described removal of healthcare services in the northeast as a crime against humanity
Leader of the Opposition UWP Lennox Linton has once again described the removal of healthcare services in the northeast in 2014 as having been a calculated crime against humanity.
Linton stated that Dominican population as a whole needs to understand that it has a role to play in the resolution of an apparent political war against the people of the Marigot constituency.
Leader of the Opposition UWP, Lennox Linton.
The Dominica State College (DSC) is holding its Orientation week 2019 from Monday September 2, 2019 to Friday September 6, 2019 at its Stockfarm Campus
The Dominica State College (DSC) is holding its Orientation week 2019 from Monday September 2, 2019 to Friday September 6, 2019 at its Stockfarm Campus.
Orientation is a week-long series of programs to welcome new students and to create a seamless transition from secondary school to tertiary education. It includes opportunities to meet key administrators, faculty, and staff members as well as to attend workshops, presentations, and fun activities. All this is geared toward helping the new students to readily embrace college life at the DSC.
During Orientation Week, students will not only learn about the rules and regulations at the school, and the programs and resources, but will also be given the chance to receive academic advising and register for classes.
The formal opening ceremony will take place on Monday September 2nd, 2019 from 9.00am at the DSC Lower Campus parking lot (Stockfarm). The major highlights of the ceremony will be a charge to the students from the President of the DSC, Dr. Donald Peters, as well as an address by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. All new students of the Dominica State College are asked to attend the Opening Ceremony and then go into the rest of the day’s Orientation activities.
During Orientation week, there are two opportunities for parents of the incoming new students to interact with the management and staff of the college and to obtain valuable information about the policies and programs of the DSC. The first Parent Information Session will take place on Monday 2nd September 2019 at 1 pm and the second on Wednesday 4th September 2019 at 4:30 pm. Both sessions will be held on campus. Parents can choose which of these sessions would be most convenient for them to attend.
All media houses are invited and encouraged to attend and cover the Opening Ceremony of Orientation Week. For further information about this ceremony or to schedule an interview with a DSC official, please contact Ms. Trudy Christian at Tel: 767-275-6619 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Ronald Charles is concerned and disturbed by the way in which housing assistance is being distributed by the government to the people of the Roseau Valley
Senator Ronald Charles is very concerned and disturbed by the way in which housing assistance is being distributed by the government to the people of the Roseau Valley.
Senator Charles has been one of the many active voices that openly express concern for the ordinary person, all the while revealing that the hidden truths not shown in its entirety or even hidden.
Senator Charles posed the question to DLP’s Roseau Valley MP Dr Collin McIntyre, asking him to reveal to the public how much money was actually allocated to the Roseau Valley for housing Assistance, as second-class treatment is being given to many of the people of the Roseau Valley
He says it is understood that all moneys are coming through the Trafalgar Village Council, and questions why the other village councils are not receiving their fair share for distribution.
He says what’s going on isn’t equitable housing assistance, but rather the DLP using a strategy to gain votes.
Senator Ronald Charles.
The Roseau City Council extends heartfelt sympathy to the family of late councilor Ivan Soanes who served on the council for over 3 terms and will be laid to rest today
The Roseau City Council is extending heartfelt sympathy to family of late councillor Ivan Soanes who served on the council for over three terms. Soanes will be laid to rest today. Irene John is the Mayor of Roseau.
Mayor of Roseau, Irene John
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