Treasurer & team manager of the Plant it up Roseau Project, Jacqueline Dupigny says, to build sustainable cities that are critical to our survival, construction & development practices must work in sync with nature
In order to build sustainable cities that are critical to our survival in a time of climate change, it is paramount that our construction and development practices which work conjointly with nature.
Treasurer and team manager of the Plant it up Roseau Project, Jacqueline Dupigny and her team are currently embarking on a green city initiative dubbed “plant it up” which encourages us to change our ways of city and community development by incorporating more trees and green spaces In our society.
Rather than cutting down our trees, which has a negative impact on our climate and overall livelihood, the plant it up initiative seeks to implement practical and positive methods of city planning that could benefit us and our environment for hundreds of years to come.
Treasurer and team manager of the Plant it up Roseau Project, Jacqueline Dupigny.
Twenty (20) bursaries were Awarded to meritorious students starting their secondary education in September 2022 by the Dominica Cooperative Societies League Ltd
In keeping with their mandate of giving back to the community, the Dominica Cooperative Societies League Limited awarded twenty (20) scholarships to deserving students who will begin their academic journey at the secondary level in September 2022.
Speaking at the Scholarship Presentation at the Prevo Cinema this morning, Mrs.Laurina Telemacque, President of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League ltd, stated that she is thrilled to be a part of the scholarship initiative, which will allow students' educational dreams to come true. She went on to say the League believes education is one of the most important avenues for social mobility.
Mrs.Telemacque went on to say that in the world, the co-relationship between contributions of education to a country's development is well documented and that the level of education attained determines the contribution made to the area of growth around a person's environment.
Mrs.Laurina Telemacque, President of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League ltd.
Destination Manager at the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Kimberly King said that Festivals and Events are an important niche and strategy Pillar for Dominica’s Tourism Development
Kimberly King, Destination Manager at Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), stated that the Caribbean is one of the most reliant on tourism in the world, and Dominica is no exception, as tourism is required to drive foreign exchange and contribute to the national economy.
King went on to say that tourism is one of the most productive sectors and the engine of growth for the country's development. She was speaking at a press conference held this morning at the Conference Room of the Discover Dominica Authority.
King added that they are excited to host the 22nd edition of the World Creole Music Festival (WCMF) after a two-year hiatus. She then went on to list the artists who will be performing over the course of three (3) nights of pulsating rhythms.
Destination Manager at the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) Kimberly King.
Co-Host of Jolly’s Health Vibes & health advocate Trudy Christian contends that while we focus on the WCMF, we must bear in mind that we are now at the height of hurricane season
Trudy Christian, co-host of Jolly’s Health Vibes and an advocate for holistic health, stated during this morning's Jolly’s health program that while some of our attention may be on the festival season, we need to keep in mind that we are currently at the height of hurricane season. She says that typically speaking, being from the Caribbean, we would be aware of how active this time of year is for the Atlantic Ocean because so many systems appear to occur then.
Christian underlines the significance of just remaining alert, paying attention to weather forecasts, and making sure you are ready for any potential weather system.
Trudy Christian, co-host of Jolly’s Health Vibes &holistic health advocate.
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton says assistance to students & families in this new school term, should be made available to everyone in need, and not just to a select few
Assistance to students and families in need in this new school term, should be made available to all, and not just to a select few. That’s according to Opposition Leader Lennox Linton, on the growing concerns of average parents and students as it relates to receiving much needed school supplies and other critically needed assistance. Many raised the argument that the process by which parents receive assistance has now become a matter of political preference and affiliation. Linton says when one considers the source of funding for these programs being monies belonging to all citizens, then naturally every citizen is entitled to equal assistance & not just a select few.
Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton.
Dominica Cooperative Societies League General Manager Phoenix Belfield announces the loss of one of their icons & stalwarts, Clement Montgomery Carty who passed away on August 30 at the age of 74
Photo Credit: Nature Isle News - The late Clement Montgomery Carty
The Credit Union Movement mourns the loss of Clement Carty who passed away on Tuesday August 30, 2022. He was 74 years old. General Manager of the Dominica Cooperative Societies League, Phoenix Belfield says Carty was no ordinary Dominican. He described him as a pioneer and visionary leader of the credit union movement, who dedicated his life in service to the people. Hesays Carty’s tenure saw a dynamic evolution at the credit union league.
Dominica Cooperative Societies League General Manager, Phoenix Belfield
Dominica Cancer Association President Yvonne Alexander laments the increasing rate of cancer mortality in some years, where more than 100 persons died from cancer, 60 to 70% being males from prostate cancer
President of the Dominica Cancer Association Yvonne Alexander says the rates of cancer mortality increased in some years. Alexander says in some years more than 100 individuals in Dominica have died from cancer, and 60 to70% are males. The main cause of cancer related deaths among the males is prostate cancer.
Alexander states that notwithstanding all the promotional and advocacy efforts on the part of the DCA, individuals are probably not adhering because many of those who succumb, do so because of lat detection.
President of the Dominica Cancer Association, Yvonne Alexander.
The Dominica Council on Aging (DCOA) announces it has reached an agreement with Sagicor Insurance on a plan to be launched on September 19, to cover its members until the time of their death
Executive Member of the Dominica Council on Aging, Sherita Gregoire says the council has reached an agreement with Insurance company Sagicor, for a new insurance plan for its members. The new insurance coverage to be launched on September 19, is expected to touch on many areas from which the older persons can benefit. This insurance will cover them until the time of their death.
Executive Member of the Dominica Council on Ageing, Sherita Gregoire.
SHAPE members Vanessa Prevost and Jacqueline Dupigny announce a Green City Initiative titled “Plant It Up Dominica” to ensure future cities and generations make a positive impact on the climate and society
A Green city Initiative dubbed “Plant it up Dominica” has taken the lead to ensure that our future cities and generations make a positive impact on our climate and society.
The Plant it up project is in collaboration with the FAO and the Ministry of environment. Project Manager Vanessa Prevost and Treasurer and Team Manager of the Plant It Up Roseau Project Jacqueline Dupigny were guests on Q95 earlier this morning speaking on some of the importance of such an initiative , especially as the rest of the world feels the impacts of climate change.
Jacqueline Dupigny, Treasurer of the ‘Plant it up Roseau Project’
Meantime, Project Manager Vanessa Prevost shared some of the areas of focus in the short-term phases as they continue to expand the initiative.
Project Manager, Vanessa Prevost.
Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce newly elected President Brenton Hilaire says the DAIC is pleased that it successful advocated for government to increase taxes on derelict properties in Roseau
Newly elected President of the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce Brenton Hilaire says the DAIC is pleased to note that this year it was successful in its advocacy for inclusion in the national budget to permanently reduce transfer fees and to increase property tax for enhancing derelict properties in Roseau. He says vacant and abandoned properties present daunting challenges to the development of the city.
Newly elected President of the Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce Brenton Hilaire.
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