DOWASCO says it is approaching weather systems differently, since the passing of Tropical Storm Erika
The Dominica Water & Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) says although several of its systems remain vulnerable since the passage of TS Erika, it does take necessary precautions ahead of inclement weather on the island.
Public Relations Officer of DOWASCO, Edward Registe, says the company has done its best to approach the latest weather systems in a different manner.
Consultant Psychiatrist at the PMH Dr Griffin Benjamin has hailed the late former Cuban President Fidel Castro, as a great leader. Dr Benjamin who is a Cuban graduate, says Castro along with the people of Cuba, have helped shape him into the person he is today.
Benjamin says Castro impacted his life, as well as that of many other Dominicans.
Consultant Psychiatrist at the PMH Dr Griffin Benjamin
Standardz 767 SC Ballers were crowned champions of the 2016 Joshua Francis ‘9 a Side’ Loubiere Football League after defeating Fredos Taxi Gunnerz United 1-0 in the final on Sunday.
A 75th minute strike from Keron ‘Foxy’ Magloire made the difference, in an otherwise very keenly contested match. Magloire was named man of the match. Also on Sunday, Block Boys FC defeated Afrikaan Boys 3 to 1, in the 3rd place matchup.
Kernel ‘Gaga’ Jack, Vincent Blaize and Len Walters were the scorers for Block Boys. Leo Harvey scored for Afrikaan Boys. Kernel ‘Gaga’ Jack was named man of the match.
Olisé Uwadone of Afrikaan Boys, with 14 goals, earned the Golden Boot award for the season.
The mosquito proof drum project which was introduced in Dominica earlier this year, has been described by officials as a success, thus far.
The US $10,000 project funded by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is aimed at reducing the number of mosquito breeding sites on the island. The Environmental Health Unit is said to be in its final stages of that project.
Senior Environmental Health Officer Sylvester St Ville has revealed the name of the next community which will be assisted.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has expressed Dominica's solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. He arrived in Cuba on the evening of Monday 28th November 2016.
Skerrit along with several other heads of Caricom, visited the Spanish speaking Caribbean island, to pay their respect to the late Cuban President Fidel Castro, following his recent passing.
Skerrit who is also the current Chairman of Caricom, offered a few words to the Cuban press, before leaving airport.
Dominica's PM Roosevelt Skerrit
Before travelling in Cuba, Mr Skerrit stopped in Venezuela, to attend the funeral of Venezuelan Ambassador Dr Bernardo Alvarez, the former Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas(ALBA).
Dr Alvarez was reportedly instrumental in both ALBA and the Energy agreement Petro Caribe.
He died last Friday November 25.
Minister of Justice, Immigration & National Security Rayburn Blackmoore is Ag PM.
The government of Dominica has reportedly given a commitment to contribute financially towards the extension of Abilities Unlimited, located on Federation Drive in Goodwill.
Abilities Unlimited was formerly known as the ‘Workshop for the Blind’, which started in October 1964. It provided persons who are blind with the opportunity to learn to make handcrafted items.
It opened its doors to students and young adults who had differently abilities, over the past years. The items they produce include baskets, table mats, fans and trays for office files.
Board Chairman Ainsworth Irish says the current premises were constructed with assistance from the Lions Club of Dominica. He added, “We been here Since then. The building, as you can see, is a bit small now in terms of space for our products.” Irish made that remark during the President of Dominica’s Annual Christmas visit to the organization, on Friday 25th November 2016.
He noted that about a month, ago Prime Minister Skerrit sent one of his special envoys to have a look at the Abilities Unlimited office. He added “From what I understand, an estimate was done which showed that we require in excess of $150,000, to expand and do some retrofitting. So we will have some work being done here”.
Dominica’s President Charles Savarin welcomed the news that government had given a commitment to assist with retrofitting and expanding the facility, because the organization has grown. He added, “And hopefully you will continue to grow, that is to say, the output, and as the market grows, so too hopefully, your output will grow to meet the market demand, and of course, the more that happens, the better the returns, and the greater the benefits to those who work here”.
In sports news: Dublanc Almond Stars handed Maxroy Royal Challengers their first defeat in the 2016 Giant Malt National Rounders League to book a place in the best of three finals.
Dublanc Almond Stars Scored 273. Sheris Pierre Louis 94, Onics Anselm 36, Brets Pierre Louis 30. Maxroy Royal Challengers 253 all out in 39.5 overs. Shernez Joseph 43. Esmie Alexander 31, Rosette Ernest 30.
Dublanc Almond Stars will meet Rising Stars of Grand Bay in the first of the best of three finals on Sunday at Pottersville from 12noon.
Prominent Businessman and Pharmacist, Anderson Jolly, will be laid to rest on Thursday December 1st 2016. Jolly, the owner of leading pharmacy, Jolly's Pharmacy, died on Thursday November 10th in the United States after a short period of illness. PRO of Jolly's Pharmacy, Carlton Lanquedoc, says the funeral service will take place in St. Joseph, the hometown of Mr. Jolly, with viewing to commence at 12.30pm.
Meanwhile, a public viewing will take place at the Lyndhurst Funeral home from 2:00 pm today.
Lanquedoc says the family has taken measures to ensure crowd control at Thursday's funeral. Among the measures, vehicles will not be allowed to enter the village of St. Joseph. He says shuttle service will be transporting persons from the four points on the St. Joseph highway to the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.
The Funeral Service will be carried live on Q95 FM Radio, KairiFm and DBS Radio, and a live feed will be available on Dominica News Online website. Mr. Jolly established Jolly’s Pharmacy Ltd in 1980. Over the years, it has become the leading provider of pharmaceutical and other household items in Dominica.
Jolly’s pharmacy has also given Dominica, the Caribbean and the international community, very important health information, through the now world famous radio show ‘Jolly’s Health Vibes’, hosted by Carlton Languedoc and Pearl Fontaine, which airs on Q95fm Radio every Wednesday from 10:15 am to 11:00 am.…
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The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica will host the 11th Annual Dame Eugenia Charles Memorial Lecture, in collaboration with the Fort Young Hotel and the Charles Foundation on Thursday December 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at the Fort Young Hotel Conference Room.
This year’s presenter, Dr. Francis O Severin, will speak on the topic: "Dem belly full, but we hungry: Insights into autocratic rule.”
Dr. Severin is the Director of Open Campus Country Sites at the UWI Open Campus. Through this topic, Dr. Severin will draw upon the literature which addresses the "omnipresent" political chasms in former colonial / post-independent societies.
He will isolate some of the salient attributes of autocratic rulers, seeking to clarify their deleterious effects on people's ability to emerge as equal participants in societies.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity, for guests to listen to the speaker present for about 40 minutes.
Following the presentation, guests will be able to interact, and generate meaningful discussions about the influence of the topic on the Caribbean region.
Leader of the United Workers Party Lennox Linton, in a recent interview with Q95 FM radio, says he is disturbed by the neglect shown to Former Director of Public Prosecution Gene Pestaina by Dominican authorities, in granting him his right for pension.
Gene Pestaina says he gave 40 years of his life to the Office, and added, “I do not understand the reason why I was not rightfully given what is mine.” Mr Pestaina is said to me terminally ill, and is barely able to keep up with his medical expenses. Pestaina told Q95 that he has on numerous occasions, written to the necessary authorities through his lawyer, to grant him his pension, to which he is legally entitled.
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