CEO Crispin Gregoire says ‘We are Dominica Inc’ hopes to assist villages impacted by Hurricane Maria
CEO Crispin Gregoire says US Based ‘We Are Dominica Inc ‘(WAD) is mobilizing to provide effective relief to several Villages in Dominica.
‘We Are Dominica’ Inc is a not for profit organization registered in New York in the United States. It is tax exempt by the United States Internal Revenue Service, and is capable of receiving unlimited amounts of charitable donations, which donors are able to write off on their taxes.
WAD is currently partnered with a few NGO’s and is focused on building partnerships between Dominicans at home and living abroad. Gregoire spoke at a recent press conference held at the United Nations Office in New York.
Meanwhile Gregoire is urging Dominicans and Non Dominicans living abroad and in Dominica, to donate generously to WAD.
Gregoire is urging individuals to donate at least $100 to the organization, as he says it will go a long way to assist Dominicans in need following the devastation caused by the passage of hurricane Maria.
DLP Attorney Anthony Astaphan has taken a swipe at members of the Opposition parties here, and particularly former UN Ambassador Crispin Gregoire and Opposition Leader Lennox Linton, over what he claims are malicious statements, and tarnishing the name of Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
Astaphan says the opposition should be spending more time in the country assisting with the recovery efforts, rather than having a good time overseas, and at the same time tarnishing the country's image.
He says while Dominica continues to receive the assistance of several friendly governments post Hurricane Maria, its own people in the Opposition are doing the nation more harm than good.
Meantime Astaphan is calling on the opposition to stop these malicious acts.
Attorney Anthony Astaphan
Salisbury MP wants Ag Police Commissioner Davidson Valerie fired for failure to protect property post Maria
Salisbury MP Hector John wants acting Police Commissioner Davidson Valerie fired, due to claims that he failed to execute his duties appropriately, in that he failed to protect property post hurricane Maria.
Meanwhile Attorney and Former Magistrate Tyanni Behanzin appeared to be in agreement with Mr John’s statement, and called on authorities to relieve the executive of the Dominica Police Force of their duties.
Behanzin alleges that he saw a high level of incompetence in protocol from the Police, due to poor leadership, post Hurricane Maria.
Prime Minister Skerrit says his Government will not tolerate any form of laziness in the public sector
Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says the private sector should not rush to terminate individuals' employment, and should stand by their employees during these hard times, and he suggests businesses should utilize their insurance plans to keep their businesses afloat.
Meanwhile, Mr Skerrit has also said that his Government will not tolerate any form of laziness within the public sector.
Dominica's PM Roosevelt Skerrit
CEO of the Dominica Air & Sea Ports Authority DASPA Benoit Bardouille said individuals should refrain from coming to the port for cargo without a release from their shipping agent.
He said that without the proper paper work, individuals will not be able to receive their cargo.
Bardouille informed that currently, there is personal cargo on the port that needs to removed at a much quicker pace.
CEO of the Dominica Air & Sea Ports Authority DASPA Benoit Bardouille
Education Minister Petter St Jean has indicated that students will be given the opportunity to sit the CXC examinations in 2019.
He said this will only be considered if the students' parents make that request to the respective schools.
Meanwhile, St Jean says his ministry will soon commence registration for the 2018 examinations.
Meantime, St Jean said an order has been placed to procure all the textbooks for students in the 4th & 5th forms.
He said that at a later date, textbooks will be procured for students from forms 1 - 3.
Minister for Education Petter St Jean
DC Grand Jury charges reveal fmr Trump campaign officials Rick Gates & Paul Manafort laundered $Millions in St Vincent
In an indictment unsealed on Monday, the Grand Jury for the District of Columbia charged Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and campaign official Rick Gates, with laundering millions of dollars in payments into foreign nominee companies and bank accounts, opened by them and their accomplices in nominee names, and in various foreign countries, including St Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG).
The indictment alleges that “In total, more than $75,000,000 flowed through offshore accounts”.
According to the indictment, Manafort and Gates owned or controlled 17 domestic entities, 12 in Cyprus and two in SVG – Global Endeavour Inc. and Jennet Ltd – which were used in the scheme.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans to ban foreigners from buying existing properties in the country
Planning on buying a house in New Zealand? You may need to rethink your strategy.
The country's new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said Tuesday she plans to ban foreigners from buying existing properties in the country.
She blames them for soaring prices that have left many New Zealanders unable to enter the property market.
Ardern, who took office this month, said at a news conference that overseas investors will be largely locked out of the real estate market from early next year.
"This presents and represents a simple, clean solution to help us to act in the interests of home buyers in New Zealand," she said. Under the rules, the government will classify housing as "sensitive" and subject buyers to a residency test.
Economist Dr. Thomson Fontaine has expressed grave concern over the way in which relief items are being distributed in Dominica. He believes distribution of the relief items are being politicized and assures the evidence to support his claim is incontrovertible.
Dr. Fontaine spoke on Q95 FM on Monday.
MP for the Salisbury Constituency Hector John has raised the issue of unmanned police stations following the passage of Hurricane Maria.
John says the day after the hurricane no protocol was established by the Leadership of the Dominica Police Force to care for its own officers. The MP alleges that due to absence of adequate arrangements to provide immediate assistance to police officers, they were forced to leave their stations unmanned, and fend for themselves.
Meanwhile, John wants the Dominica association of Industry & Commerce (DAIC) to issue a statement on the failure of the Dominica Police Force to protect business properties from looting, following Hurricane Maria.
John says the business community should be properly represented by the body, as business owners have suffered tremendously, due to the wide scale looting which occurred for days after Hurricane Maria.
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