Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist, Dr. Geoffrey Lafond, says there is a need for further screening and awareness of cancers here.
He made particular mention of gynaecological cancers.
Dr. Lafond practices medicine in Barbados and says a group of Dominican doctors in Barbados took a decision to do an outreach here to create awareness on cancer screening.
This following the high number of Dominican patients being referred to Barbados for treatment.
As such he will be leading a discussion on the matter at the Prevo Cinemall on Tuesday from 5pm under the auspices of the Dominica Cancer Society.
Twenty-five Dominicans will benefit from a training to be provided from Range Developments.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, during a site visit of the Cabrits Resort Kempinski hotel at Portsmouth, said these persons will be attached at one of the Kempinski hotels for one year to obtain on the job training.
This he says will prepare them to take on critical management positions at the hotel when completed.
Mayor of the City of Roseau, Irene John, says she is taking a serious look at the haphazard vending of fish within the city.
John, speaking on state radio, says something has to be done to give the Roseau City Council the power to seriously address this issue within the capital city.
Rather than utilize the space within the Roseau market, fish vendors take to the streets of Roseau for sale of their fish.
Music Pioneer calls for Cadence-Lypso to be inscribed into UNESCO’s Cultural heritage list
Music Pioneer Gordon Henderson calls for Dominicans to bridge the gap between Cadence-Lypso and the rest of the world as there is great demand for such a product in the music market.
Commending the NCCU on the initiative of the NCCU cadence-lypso competition, Henderson says that in the same way “Grammy Award winning artists” are highlighted at events, Dominica should be able to have Grammy Award winning artists in the cadence-lypso genre.
Henderson went on to suggest getting cadence-lypso inscribed into the UNESCO Cultural heritage list in order to aid in bringing this unique brand of music to the world.
PM tells police officers not to compromise the security of the state by divulging sensitive information
Members of the Dominica Police Force are being warned to not compromise the security of the state by divulging confidential information.
This call comes from PM Roosevelt Skerrit.
He said police officers should not be conspiring with and protecting known criminals as the loyalty of the officers should be with the state.
The PM admonished the officers to consider how the breaching of laws could affect them directly as well as their extended family members.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
PM says construction of Cabrits Resort Kempinski is having a major impact on Dominica's economy
The construction of the Cabrits Resort Kempinski is said to be having a major impact on Dominica's economy.
That's word from PM Roosevelt Skerrit.
On Wednesday the PM and his cabinet of ministers toured the construction of the Cabrits Resort Kempinski Hotel at Douglas Bay in Portsmouth.
The hotel is being developed by Range Developments, one of Dominica's partners under the Citizenship by Investment Program.
And according to him, there is a massive flow of foreign exchange coming in to Dominica.
Skerrit says the developers are also contracting several local service providers during the construction phase.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
The 160 room Cabrits Resort Kempinksi Hotel is expected to be completed by 2018.
Public Works Minister says rehabilitation of the Douglas Charles Airport continues to be a top priority for the Government
Rehabilitation of the Douglas Charles Airport continues to be a top priority for the government.
The Douglas Charles airport suffered colossal damage during the passage of TS Erika in August 2015 which dumped over 10 inches of rain in just a few hours.
The Melville Hall River flooded its banks and caused severe damage to the terminal's equipment, furniture and fixtures.
As a result a major project was developed at the airport, aimed towards restoring safe operations, and implementing storm repairs while improving flood protection.
Phase 1 of the project estimated at 31.2 million dollars is being funded by the citizenship by investment program.
Phase 2, where funds were allocated for in the 2016/2017 fiscal budget will further increase resilience of the airport to weather such events like TS Erika.
Public Works Minister is Senator Mirium Blanchard.
Public Works Minister Senator Mirium Blanchard
LaPlaine Disaster Committee Chairman says investigations into Education Minister’s actions are dragging
Chairman of the LaPlaine Disaster Preparedness Committee, Jason Fontaine, feels that the investigation into the alleged case involving three men of the LaPlaine community and MP Peter St. Jean is being dragged by the relevant authorities.
In recent times the Laplaine MP found himself in hot water after three men alleged that they were wrongfully detained and beaten by St.Jean and his son.
Here is Fontaine with more:
LaPlaine Disaster Preparedness Committee Chairman Jason Fontaine
Dominican Martial Artist demanding answers from authorities, for not approving his study leave request
Dominican Martial Artist, Shannah Robin, is calling on the relevant authorities to give him a proper answer as to why he was not given study leave, which would ensure that he receives pay while studying martial Arts in China.
Sensei Robin says this opportunity was recommended to him by personnel from the Ministry of Education in Dominica; however, he claims that the Ministry has not honoured the conditions on which they previously agreed, with respect to his request for study leave.
Dominican Martial Artist Shannah Robin
Dominica’s Lady of song gives spectacular performance at the 2016 World Creole Music Festival
Dominica’s Lady of song, Ophelia Olivacée Marie says her longevity in the Cadencelypso Genre, is due to her love for music, and her high spirituality.
Marie delivered a spectacular performance at the 19th World Creole Music Festival.
Mrs. Marie says while performing on Saturday, she felt positive energy emanating from the crowd, and was able to feed off of it. She believes that she added enough variety within the framework of the Cadence Lypso Genre, in order to deliver an effective performance.
Dominica’s Lady of song Mrs. Ophelia Olivacé Marie
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