Dominica had agreed to host, and was shortlisted to host some ICC Men's T20 World Cup in the West Indies, but government officials now say they are unable to do so.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be hosted in the West Indies and the United States in June 2024. The Government of Dominica had agreed to host a number of these prestigious games at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium (WPSS).Subsequently, Dominica was shortlisted as a host country for one group stage match and two games in the Super 8 stage of the tournament, subject to the attainment of various obligations as set out in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Officials say several tangible actions were taken both at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium and at Benjamin's Park, including the commencement of upgrading and enhancement of the practice and match venues, various assessments, and the creation of additional pitches where necessary.
However, implementation timelines submitted by various contractors revealed that it would not be possible to complete these works within the stipulated timeframe before the commencement of the tournament. As a result, a decision was taken not to host any of the matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, as it would not be prudent for the Government of Dominica to commit to hosting these games.
Officials say this decision is considered to be in the best interest of all. The government of Dominica thanks Cricket West Indies (CWI) for its partnership over the years and looks forward to continued collaboration in the future. The Government of Dominica extends best wishes to the organizers for a successful tournament in June 2024.
Dominican triple jump athlete Thea Lafond is pleased with her results& anticipates the diverse group of Dominican athletes at the upcoming Pan American Games can potentially improve their skills to elite levels.
Dominica's accomplished triple jump athlete, Thea Lafond, expressed satisfaction in contributing to Team Dominica's success by securing hardware. Despite her expectation of achieving even better results, Lafond acknowledged the challenges of a prolonged season, marking the end of her year. She remains pleased to have added to Team Dominica's achievements in her latest competition.
Lafond anticipates a diverse group of Dominican athletes in the upcoming Pan American Games and appreciates the inclusion of more events that could potentially nurture their interests to elite levels.
Dominican Triple jump athlete, Thea Lafond.
Korlita Hamilton, Dominica’s Chef de Mission, shared updates on the next Pan American games and expressed her hopes for more athletes in the sporting disciplines.
Korlita Hamilton, Dominica’s Chef de Mission.
United Workers' Party president Lennox Linton criticizes the salary hikes for government ministers, which was based on an undisclosed formula, and which was not approved by the parliament.
President of the United Workers' Party, Lennox Linton highlighted the indexing of Cabinet Ministers' salaries to public officers' salaries by Prime Minister Skerrit. He pointed out that the process the prime minister claimed was used as a basis for determining these ministers’ pay increases appears to be a well-kept secret. Linton also noted the lack of parliamentary approval for the salary hikes for government ministers.
Lennox Linton, President of the United Workers' Party.
The Ministry of Environment and UNICEF are implementing social and behavioral change initiatives in the Kalinago Territory, focusing on parenting programs, child protection and community consultations.
The Ministry of Environment, Rural Modernization, Kalinago Placement, and Constituency Empowerment, in collaboration with UNICEF, is actively engaged in social and behavioral change initiatives in the Kalinago territory. Recent efforts have involved the implementation of parenting programs, with specific focus on childcare & child protection. Additionally, they have provided child protection activities, including consultations with community leaders and educational sessions for students and teachers in primary schools across the Kalinago Territory.
Kalinago Development Officer Donalson Frederick.
Caribbean Met officers & stakeholders are meeting in Dominica to discuss the 2023/2024 dry season, as CRCC Head, Adrian Trotman notes December to May is a challenging period for the region's water sectors
A Three-day Caribbean Institute for Meteorology & Hydrology meeting began on Wednesday to discuss the 2023/2024 dry season. Head of the Caribbean Regional Climate Centre (CRCC), Adrian Trotman says the period from December - May poses significant challenges to the region's water sectors.
Head of the Caribbean Regional Climate Center, Adrian Trottman.
Dominica's Senior Met Officer Ithoma James says the regional outlook forum holds particular significance as the region confronts escalating challenges posed by climate change.
Dominica's Senior Met Officer Ithoma James.
IICA representative for the Eastern Caribbean States, Gregg Rawlings emphasizes the importance of including farmers & agro-processors in the policy development process for the agricultural sector
IICA representative for the Eastern Caribbean States Gregg Rawlings says they seek to strengthen and transform agri-food systems in fulfillment of the mandate issued by the inter-American world of agriculture global food system summit in 2021.Rawlings said they also intend to provide tools and inputs that contribute to the development of a new regime of public policies. He was speaking at the Opening ceremony of an IICA National accountability seminar.
IICA representative for the Eastern Caribbean States Gregg Rawlings.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Roland Royer stated that the restoration process continues, and further ensures food security while addressing the growing demands on the export market. He added that the ministry has placed emphasis on the expansion of tree crops.
Agriculture Minister Roland Royer.
Dr. Irving André criticized the importation of voters at election time, emphasized the need for a unified front across political lines, and called for collective action to change Dominica's political landscape
Dr. Irving André denounces the pervasive practice of importing voters, stressing that even in traditionally forgiving locations like Antigua, such actions are not permitted from Jamaica to Trinidad & Tobago. He suggested that Dominicans work as a group to alter this dynamic. Dr. André highlighted the imperative for a united front across political lines. He also expressed concern about the fracturing opposition in Dominica.
Dr. André called for a concerted effort across political boundaries and organizations to implement significant change in Dominica. He noted that the current cooperative efforts are still in their infancy and stressed the need for group resolve, a common goal, and a spirit of unity to turn Dominica in the direction of a better future.
Dr. Irving André.
Finesse Beauty House of Fashion CEO Kimara Matthew revealed plans to launch an e-commerce platform during an upcoming fashion expo, to connect Dominicans worldwide with local Creole products
Fashion designer and CEO of Finesse Beauty House of Fashion, Kimara Matthew, announced a plan to launch their e-commerce platform on 3rdDecember. The platform aims to connect Dominicans abroad with local Creole products. Mrs. Matthew will launch her brand during a fashion expo, and will share her personal journey and aspirations for growth and development.
Fashion designer & CEO of Finesse Beauty House of Fashion,.Kimara Matthew,
St Joseph Constituency Parliamentary representative Darren Lloyd claims the decision to twin St Joseph with a city in China, will open new opportunities for residents
Parliamentary representative for the St Joseph Constituency Darren Lloyd touts the recent twinning of the constituency with a city in Shanghai Province in the People's Republic of China. Lloyd says this agreement represents a forward-looking approach to foster international relations, and underscores the commitment to building bridges of cooperation.
Parliamentary representative for the St Joseph Constituency Darren Lloyd.
‘Lovelee Things’ to host a family-oriented festival on December 2, 2023, where twins, triplets and multiple births will be brought together to receive the attention and research time that they well deserve
‘Lovelee Things’ is embarking on a unique and extraordinary project which Dominica has never seen: A Twin Festival! Lovelee Things will be bringing together individuals born as twins and triplets, giving multiple births the attention and research time that they deserve. The festival on December 2, 2023, is meant to be a family type celebration.
The event aims to celebrate the uniqueness of twins and triplets, as well as provide an opportunity for education about their psyche. This family-oriented celebration hopes to host twins of varying ages along with the general public. Founder Leandra Lander said, "We are happy to say that we will be hosting twins from other Caribbean territories for this 2023 festival."
Founder of the Twin Festival & Owner of Lovelee things, Leandra Lander.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Cassanni Laville says this symposium presents an opportunity to learn to grow and strengthen appreciation for the beautiful intricacies of twin hood.
Health Minister Cassanni Laville.
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