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Donovan Campbell Researcher - Environmental Change & Development (SIDs) Caribbean and presently working with a company called Carib Safe Partnership says a series of assessments are being done as it relates to climate development work across the Caribbean.
Mr. Campbell says that he has recently met with a few key stakeholders here in Dominica where they are reviewing a National Vulnerability Assessment Report.
He says a lot of empirical data have been collected on the matter of climate development and adaptation strategies will be discussed as well as development of concrete solutions.
Donovan Campbell Researcher - Environmental Change & Development (SIDs) Caribbean Nations
Meantime, Marta Moneo who is the Climate Change Adaptation Advisor with UNEP United Nations Environment Program says that Dominica is part of a regional program within the National Vulnerability Assessment.
Climate Change Adaptation Advisor with UNEP United Nations Environment Program, Marta Moneo
Reunion Independence 2018 celebrations will be officially opened on Saturday at the Botanic Gardens.
Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence says despite the adverse weather over the past two days, no changes have been made to the program.
He is inviting the general public to attend as it is free of charge.
Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence
Almost three hundred persons have received housing assistance from the Government of Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year.
In the supplementary budget $87.9 million has been allocated towards housing.
Minister for Public Works and Ports and Government Caretaker for the Roseau North Constituency Miriam Blanchard noted that the provision of shelter is not typically the responsibility of a Government then stating that “this caring Government stepped in and decided to make a difference in the lives of citizens and we put our money where our mouth is.”
This she said during her contribution at the last sitting of Parliament last week noting that at the end of Fiscal Year 2017/2018 a total of two hundred and eighteen people had received assistance in the Roseau North Constituency.
“I wish to place on public record once again that at the end of the fiscal year 2017/2018 $4 Million EC Dollars has been approved for the Roseau North Constituency,” Blanchard said.
She added that the Labour Party Government is concerned about the citizens of Dominica and in the Roseau North Constituency, which is why the Government made a decision to remodel concrete houses for some of these people.
“Roseau North is the proud beneficiary of 10 of those homes,” she said while mentioning that this was not included in the $4 million dollars she previously mentioned.
She said since coming to Parliament to approve the 2018/2019 National Budget sixty-five more persons from the constituency have been approved for housing assistance.
Office of Disaster Management Coordinator, Fitzroy Pascal says that he can report that there have been no injuries or damages caused by the earthquake this morning.
There were two earthquakes reportedly recorded. The first of the two was felt at approximately 8:32am with a magnitude of 5.6 on the rector scale and the second at 9:27am
Office of Disaster Management Coordinator, Fitzroy Pascal
CEO of (MMCE) Ltd, Dr. Anthony Haiden confirms that on his projects, majority of the work force will be Dominicans
CEO of Montreal Management Consultant Establishment (MMCE) Ltd, Dr. Anthony Haiden has sought to reassure Dominicans, that projects awarded to his Construction firm on Monday, for CBI funded housing projects in Roseau City Square, East Coast, Georgetown and Cotton Hill in Portsmouth, will employ Dominicans too make up majority of its workforce for each project.
Dr. Anthony Haiden was speaking at a signing ceremony held at the Financial Center on Monday, between the Government of Dominica and MMCE Ltd, for CBI funded housing projects in Roseau City Square, East Coast, Georgetown and Cotton Hill in Portsmouth
CEO of Montreal Management Consultant Establishment (MMCE) Ltd, Dr. Anthony Haiden
A new fringe event will form activities to celebrate Dominica's Reunion and Independence celebrates.
With the absence of FLOW's Creole in the Park this year, Cultural Officer Erlson Matthew says Creole Rendezvous' will fill the void.
It is a 4 day event made possible through various private partners.
He outlined the breakdown of the 4 day event.
Cultural Officer Erlson Matthew
The event runs from 12 noon - 7 pm at the Botanic Gardens October 22-25 with an entry fee of $5.00
Minister for Disaster Management Joseph Isaac says a new Disaster Management Act for Dominica will soon be passed in Parliament to address matters of concern to the elderly.
He was speaking at the 23rd AGM of the Dominica Council on Ageing.
Minister for Disaster Management Joseph Isaac
The DCOA's AGM was held under the theme "Care of Older Persons during and after disasters- meeting the challenge."
Minister for Public Works and Water Resource Management, Dr. John Collin McIntyre, pleased with progress made by MMCE Ltd in recent times
Minister for Public Works and Water Resource Management, Dr. John Collin McIntyre, has lauded the progress made by Montreal Management Consultant Establishment Ltd (MMCE), in the Bellevue Chopin Housing Project.
According to McIntyre, MMCE Ltd, has followed through with the designs approved by Government, ensuring that Climate Resilient Housing becomes a reality here.
Minister for Public Works and Water Resource Management, Dr. John Collin McIntyre
Trauma Surgeon and UWP Candidate for the Soufriere Constituency, Dr. Sam Christian, has highlighted the need for agricultural development in Soufriere.
Speaking to Q95 news on Friday, Dr. Christian referenced a well known farmer in Soufriere who suffered tremendous crop damage, due to the passage of Hurricane Maria, who is still in need of assistance to recover his crops.
Meantime, Christian has informed Q95 news of his team’s initiative to engage private donor agencies and the Government of Dominica to repair schools and recreational facilities within the Soufriere Constituency.
Dr. Christian emphasized that his team will take hold of these initiatives, whether General Elections are called or not.
Trauma Surgeon and UWP candidate for the Soufriere Constituency, Dr. Sam Christian
PM Roosevelt Skerrit says that he is very grateful for the fact that we have been spared yet again.
He says that the Lord doesn’t give us more than we can bear and that there have not been any reports so far of serious damages.
PM advises school children to stay home and says that he is looking into the possibility of extending the school term because of the number of days school children have lost because of the Hurricane Season.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
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