Energy Management enthusiast Lennon Matthew criticizes the DLP Regime's geothermal project of seeking political gain and lacking in transparency, amidst concerns about geochemistry & operational costs
Lennon Matthew voiced concerns about the financial management of Dominica's geothermal energy project. He questioned the project's timeline, citing numerous unresolved issues. Matthew raised doubts about potential heat loss, geochemical challenges, operational expenses, and the lack of clear information about the plant's lifespan and energy output. He called for greater transparency from the DLP government.
Matthew alleged that the government is leveraging the geothermal plant project for political purposes during elections. He stressed the importance of having a strong scientific foundation, complete with comprehensive data and a deep understanding of geological resources like geothermal energy. Such information is vital for attracting private sector investments in industrial undertakings.
Financial economist & UWP Leader Dr Thomson Fontaine criticized the DLP Regime for creating social issues and anxiety about electricity outages & rising gasoline prices
Leader of the United Workers Party and financial economist, Dr. Thomson Fontaine, connected the social issues facing the people of Dominica to the regime's governance. He expressed concerns about the problems of DOMLEC and the likelihood of increased gasoline prices resulting from tax renegotiations shown in the government's budget.
Dr. Thomson Fontaine highlighted the increasing prices of goods in the Roseau market, with items that used to cost $5 now priced at $10 or $12. He acknowledged the government's promised 6% wage increase for public servants but argued that it would not suffice, particularly for those who have not seen substantial raises in the past 15-20 years.
UWP leader and financial economist Dr. Thomson Fontaine.
Attorney General Levi Peter congratulated the outgoing president, His Excellency Charles Angelo Saverin, and his wife for their service to Dominica over the past decade
Attorney General Levi Peter conveyed his thanks and congratulations to outgoing President Charles Angelo Saverin for his long-standing service to Dominica in various roles. He also extended his appreciation to the president's wife for their collective contributions to the nation.
Attorney General Levi Peter.
UWP President Lennox Linton criticizes the DLP regime’s facilitation of overseas voters' travel to Dominica to vote in elections as hypocritical, and says the DLP’s intention is to protect Mr Skerrit's re-election legacy
President of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, raises concerns about voters in New York who are incentivized by a political party to travel to Dominica to vote in elections. He criticizes this practice as hypocritical and stresses the significance of voting in one's place of residence. Linton suggests that recent consultations indicate the Dominica Labour Party and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit's intentions regarding Mr Skerrit's re-election legacy.
Linton further criticizes the DLP government's stance on electoral reform, highlighting their rejection of a cap on campaign expenditure and their proposal to eliminate restrictions on overseas voters residing abroad for over five years. He contends that these moves are designed to preserve a select group of voters who can be incentivized to return home to vote in elections, especially in competitive constituencies.
President of the UWP, Lennox Linton.
The Caribbean Community CARICOM has decided on a set of baseline standards for producing high-quality data on violence against women and girls that may be utilized to combat this scourge
The Caribbean Community has decided on a set of baseline standards for producing high-quality data on violence against women and girls that may be utilized to combat this scourge.
At a workshop in Trinidad and Tobago in mid-September, the CARICOM Agreed Minimum Standards for the Management of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Administrative Data were accepted.
The workshop was co-hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat's Regional Statistics Programme, the Human and Social Development Directorate's Gender and Development Programme, and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean on the Regional Spotlight Initiative.
Member States have comprehensively reviewed the Standards which will be submitted to the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS)………………
DFP leader Bernard Hurtault mentioned that while it is crucial to prioritize the physical infrastructure, it is equally important to pay attention to the socio-political infrastructure of Dominica
leader of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), Bernard Hurtault, expressed that while the physical infrastructure is crucial, it is equally important to prioritize the socio-political infrastructure. He emphasized that this infrastructure plays a significant role in leveraging Dominica as the Nature Isle of the Caribbean. Hurtault further explained that a strong socio-political infrastructure entails effective governance and exemplary leadership.
Hurtault further stated that the Orange Economy holds significant relevance, emphasizing the need to establish a society that critically evaluates technology. This society should aim to choose individuals solely based on their abilities.
Leader of the Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), Bernard Hurtault.
Dominica Public Service Union General Secretary Thomas Letang says the DPSU will soon present its salary negotiation proposal to the government, after a long period of not getting meaningful increases
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang, mentioned during the DPSU Program last night that the Public Service Union will soon be presenting its proposal for salary negotiations to the government on behalf of public officers. He emphasized that he is not suggesting that the adjustments will not impact the way forward with the proposal, but it is crucial to note that public officers have not received a salary increase in quite some time; thus, it is a significant issue.
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU), Thomas Letang.
Justice Dr Irving Andre questions Anthony Astaphan's argument on overseas Dominican voting rights, citing Saint Lucia's law where names are removed from register after 3 years of continuous absence from the country
Justice Dr. Irving Andre made a noteworthy comparison by referencing legislation in Saint Lucia. He notes that a registered voter can maintain their voter registration as long as they have not been continuously absent from Saint Lucia for a period of three years, after which their name is deleted from the voter registry. Justice Andre raised doubts about the credibility of Tony Astaphan, who has been outspoken about safeguarding the rights of Dominicans living abroad. He underscored the need to scrutinize the credibility of the speaker and the reliability of their assertions.
Justice Dr. Irving Andre.
Outgoing President Charles Savarin claims president-elect Sylvanie Burton is an exceptional level-headed and well-informed woman; Burton will be installed as President on Monday 2nd October
Outgoing President Charles Savarin claims president-elect Sylvanie Burton is an exceptional woman.Speaking with state-owned radio, Charles said he has known her for over 20 years and has always struck him as being a very level-headed person, and well informed.Burton will be installed as President on October 2nd.
Savarin says he is happy for her as a person he knows and respects, and also because she is the first woman, specifically Kalinago Woman, to hold the distinguished position of President.
Outgoing President Charles Savarin
Meantime, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the election of Burton to the office of President should have been the opportunity to rally around one candidate and show the world that on some things there can be unity of purpose in Dominica.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
CEO Viktor Kovacs says Digicel is contributing $251,000 to the 2023 World Creole Music Festival, anticipating it will be good for Dominica & Digicel, in hosting its business & government clients in their VIP box
CEO of Digicel Dominica Viktor Kovacs says this year's contribution is $251,000 to hosting the World Creole Music Festival.The substantial amount comes as the company believes this year's event will be impactful to both Dominica and Digicel.He says Digicel will be hosting its business and government customers in their VIP box.
CEO of Digicel Dominica Viktor Kovacs
Meantime Marketing Assistant of Digicel Dominica Sabrina Royer says Digicel further aligns with its commitment to go beyond advanced technologies and continues to support Dominica's unique culture and heritage through the celebration of Independence and the WCMF.
Marketing Assistant of Digicel Dominica Sabrina Royer.
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