We need to get out of poverty mentality here in Dominica says Williams- Jno Baptiste
MP in the United workers Party Senator Monelle Williams-Jno Baptiste shared some of the visions of the United Workers Party Team Dominica.
She says that poverty is one of the main areas that need to be addressed here in Dominica.
WilliamS -Jno Baptiste says that the poor have been taken advantage of and subjected to inhumane conditions of begging.
She was speaking on the Women of Workers Program on Thursday evening.
She says that with the creation of industries, we will create jobs and better be able to get our people out of poverty.
MP in the United Workers Party Senator Monelle Williams-Jno Baptiste
Director of Telecommunications Bennett Thomas says the role of communication in disaster management cannot be underestimated.
His remarks come as Dominica gets set to host a Multi-Stakeholder Forum on the role of Telecommunication/ICTs for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction for the Caribbean Islands.
Representatives from Google and Facebook will be attending the Forum
which will be held from December 4th-6th, 2018.
Director of Telecommunications Bennett Thomas
Marriette Warrington wins appeal against Dominica Broadcasting Corporation, at CCJ
The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Dominican, Mariette Warrington, in an appeal she brought against Dominica Broadcasting Corporation related to her managerial employment at DBS radio.
Warrington was legally represented by distinguished Attorney at Law, Ms. Cara Shillingford and Mr. David Bruney. Shillingford and Bruney have succeeded against the best senior attorneys in Dominica, namely Senior Council Anthony Astaphan, Attorney at Law Alick Lawrence, Barbadian Attorney of the Queens Council Sir Henry Forde and Attorney at Law Heather Felix Evans.
CCJ decided that Warrington should be paid the equivalent of six months’ salary, gratuity and holiday pay totaling EC$52,3000 as damages.
In addition to the damages of $52,300, Ms. Warrington was awarded costs at the CCJ, in the sum of EC$37,800, and prescribed costs in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Interest was also awarded on
damages at the rate of 5% per annum from the date of the judgment in the High Court, until payment is made to Ms. Warrington
Dominica will join the rest of the world in its observance of World AIDS Day, on December 1st, 2018 with the theme “Know Your Status”.
This year, the National HIV and AIDS Response Programme, (NHARP) of the Ministry of Health and Social Services is embarking on a prevention drive in relation to HIV/AIDS and other STIs. The Unit will be carrying out testing across the island from November 28th – December 13th, 2018 at the various health centres in the districts.
The NHARP is focusing on dispelling the Stigma and Discrimination as it relates to persons living and affected by the disease. On Saturday December 1st, 2018, the Unit will embark on a solidarity walk and ride in collaboration with the Dominica Cycling Association, Dominica Bikers Boys and other non-governmental Organizations aim at eliminating the disease.
The routes for the walk and ride are from Pointe Mitchel to Bayfront and from Canefield to the Bayfront.
NHARP is encouraging, patrons, advocates, activists and the public to walk, run or ride in solidarity and stamp out all negative attitude towards those who may be affected or infected with the illness.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit has reassured citizens that they will see a new Dominica with a cruise ship village/ a new cruise ship port, saying that the intention there is to take the cruise passenger arrivals in Dominica to 1million.
He reiterated the establishment of a new container port with all of the modern technologies, saying that Dominica will have its international airport.
He says Dominica is already on its way to the realization of having for the first time a five star hotel, going on to list other projects in the pipeline for the island which includes a Mariott Hotel on the Public Works Site.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit
Health Minister says Dominica's Health Care System is well on its way to developing resilience
Minister for Health & Social Services Dr Kenneth Darroux says his ministry has embarked on a very aggressive renovation project with work at various health facilities.
He says although he would like to see more heath centres operational, this will soon be seen.
Minister for Health & Social Services Dr Kenneth Darroux
Holland America's newest fleet, the MV Koningsdam makes first inaugural call to Dominica
MV Koningsdam from Holland made its first inaugural call to Dominica Wednesday with approximately 2,800 passengers.
Captain of the ship Werner Timmons says he was last in Dominica 18 years ago, saying he is happy to visit Dominica again after such a lengthy time.
Captain of the MV Koningsdam Werner Timmons
Cuban Ambassador to Dominica says his people have been working expeditiously to help Dominica build back post Hurricane Maria
Cuban Ambassador to Dominica Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa says his people have been working expeditiously along with the UNDP to restore health and educational facilities in Dominica.
He says contracted teams are scattered all over the island, working to help bring a facelift to the island.
Cuban Ambassador to Dominica Juan Carlos Frometa de la Rosa
President of the DNA and Executive member of the DPSU, Rosie Felix, responds to recent statements made by Minister of Health, Kenneth Darroux on Health officials here
President of the Dominica Nurses Association (DNA) and Executive member of the DPSU, Rosie Felix, has responded to recent statements made by Minister of Health, Kenneth Darroux, where the minister sent a very strong warning to nurses and health officials around the island. Darroux made these comments while addressing a gathering in Laplaine, on Wednesday.
Minister of Health in Dominica, Dr. Kenneth Darroux.
In response, Rosie Felix described the minister’s statements as a little insensitive, and went on to list some the factors causing health officials to lose confidence in the leaders responsible for managing the health care system, while complimenting the ministry on certain initiatives
Rosie continued further:
Meantime, Felix says the Government’s praise to the public officers were high, post hurricane Maria, adding that the praises seemed mediocre, as many Public Officers who were trying to tend to their family, were penalized by authorities.
Felix spoke on Q95 FM on Wednesday
President of the Dominica Nurses Association and Executive member of the DPSU, Rosie Felix
Emergency response subcommittee commends the shelter managers and others for resilience displayed during 2018 Hurricane Season
Photo: DA Vibes
Glenroy Toussaint head of the Emergency response committee commends the shelter managers and others for the resilience displayed. He says that the response of the people and their actions even before the activation of the shelter response proves their level of focus and preparedness and commends them for that.
He says that their efforts transcended self-gain, as majority of these people are volunteers.
He says that preparation for the next hurricane is already on the way.
Glenroy Toussaint head of the Emergency response committee
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