National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has commended the local water companies for their contributions towards assisting the islands affected by Hurricane Irma.
Mr Blackmoore was speaking at a press conference at the Financial Centre Wednesday.
He says this also serves as an opportunity to have Dominica's products exported throughout the islands.
Minister for National Security Rayburn Blackmoore
The Adult Education Division is continuing to change lives by providing opportunities for all adults. The month of September is observed as Adult Education Month held under the theme: "Building Communities, Changing Lives."
Head of the Division Francesca Joseph reveals that the Division has recorded significant growth in the programs offered to participants.
Head of the Adult Education Division Francisca Joseph
The Caribbean Development Bank has approved additional projects in infrastructural development for Dominica.
A delegation of the Caribbean Development Bank CDB led by President Dr Warren Smith addressed the media, and highlighted the positive spirit of cooperation between the CDB and the government of Dominica.
CDB President Warren Smith
Meantime, PM Roosevelt Skerrit says the meeting with the CDB was fruitful.
He told a press conference Thursday that Cabinet was delighted to have met the CDB President, and according to him, the Dominican people will benefit tremendously from the continued partnership with the CDB.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has expressed disappointment over controversy which has surfaced, following the announcement of assistance from Dominica to certain countries affected by the passage of Hurricane Irma.
He says persons need to express more humility.
National Security Minister Rayburn Blackmoore
Meantime 15 Dominican police officers have headed to Antigua & Barbuda to assist in recovery efforts there. The deployments of police officers are being coordinated by RSS.
Disaster Management Consultant Cecil Shillingford says Dominicans will have an opportunity next week, to assist their families and friends in St Maarten and other affected countries.
He says the public will be asked to make their items available when that time arrives.
Disaster Management Consultant Cecil Shillingford
Minister for the Environment Dr Kenneth Darroux has reiterated a call for the implementation of the Paris agreement on Climate Change.
The Paris Climate Accord is an agreement within the United Nations framework convention on Climate Change dealing with greenhouse gas emissions, mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in the year 2020.
195 countries have signed onto the agreement, 160 of which have ratified it since 2015. Dr Darroux says the time for talk is long gone, and it is time for action on the Climate Change issue.
Minister for the Environment Dr Kenneth Darroux
Chairman of the Soufriere village council Heston Charles says the community has lost a great man with the passing of the former chairman Oscar Ettienne. Ettienne died last month at the age of 35, and was laid to rest on Thursday.
Charles described the former village council chairman as a community man who was well liked by the village.
Chairman of the Soufriere village council Heston Charles
A contract valued at over $200,000 was signed Thursday to commence works on the Dublanc Bridge Extension project. The contract was signed between the Ministry of Public Works & Ports and the Village Council at the Dublanc Primary School.
Minister of Public Works & Ports Mirium Blanchard says the refurbishment of the Dublanc Bridge is a testament of the Government's commitment towards enhancing the lives of its citizens.
Minister of Public Works & Ports Mirium Blanchard.
The Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic Cultural Chamber sent out their sympathies to Hurricane Irma ravaged Caribbean countries. A release stated, on behalf of our inter-regional organization, the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber, we sincerely convey and extend our heartfelt sympathies as Hurricane Irma overwhelmed many islands in the Caribbean region, causing extensive property damages and loss of life.
With the disastrous aftermath, the Chamber has been deeply concerned for one of its stakeholders, Antigua & Barbuda, as it left the island of Barbuda essentially uninhabitable. In this regard, the Chamber is poised to allocate some of the proceeds of its events in the near future in support of the victims, and the hopeful rehabilitation of the island. During a recent events planning session, the Chamber’s management team set a target goal of raising EC$ 27,000, for direct donation to Barbudans affected in this recent calamity.
Headlining the Chamber’s upcoming activities in Southeast Asia is “The Luxe Life: A Visual Cruise of the Eastern Caribbean”, a three-day promotional event focused on tourism, trade relations and investment in the Eastern Caribbean region launching initially in December 2017, in an upscale mall in Manila, Philippines, and then reciprocated in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, and Thailand in 2018. Interested members and stakeholders wishing to participate in this activity should contact Chamber staff directly.
The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) through the office of the Chief Justice is implementing an E- Litigation Web Portal, within all courts in the OECS member States and Territories, for the electronic management of cases filed within the jurisdiction of the ECSC. This new system replaces the Judicial Enforcement Management system (JEMS), which has been in use within all of the courts of the OECS member States and territories, since the year 2000.
This E- Litigation solution is a highly proven based application software developed by CrimsonLogic Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, with a branch established in Trinidad & Tobago. The Online solution utilizes CrimsonLogic’s E-Judiciary (CLA) product. Implementation, in the first instance, will be done in the following member states and territories; St Lucia, The Virgin Islands and Anguilla, during the next nine months. Full implementation of the E-Litigation solution in all of the remaining states of the Eastern Caribbean, is expected by the end of 2018.
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