United Workers’ Party Deputy Leader Senator Francisca Joseph is confirmed as Interim Political Leader following the resignation of honorable Lennox Linton as Political Leader
The executive board of the political party has confirmed Senator Francisca Joseph as the Interim Political Leader, after Honorable Lennox Linton resigned as the Political Leader of the United Workers' Party earlier this week.
The party's President Isaac Baptiste released a statement in which he said that Mr Linton had unquestionably left his stamp on Dominica's history while leading the organization with the utmost loyalty, integrity, and statesmanship.
Senator Francisca Joseph has been confirmed by the UWP executive as the Interim Political Leader following Honorable Lennox Linton's resignation as Political Leader of the United Workers Party last week.
Mr. Linton definitely made his mark on Dominica's history while leading the group with the utmost loyalty, integrity, and statesmanship, according to a statement from the party's president, Isaac Baptiste.
Baptiste said, “This shift is about the future of our country – the need for change which will be beneficial to all, and not a select few.”
The UWP release went on to state that this change is about ensuring that everyone, regardless of financial situation, has access to high-quality medical care. It is also about reviving the agricultural industry and giving abandoned farms new life. Baptiste also said in the statement that, “Importantly, it is about charting a new path to jobs and economic opportunities, particularly for the youth.”
UWI to observe the history week subject of herbal traditions with herbalist, Reynold Parker Deschamps, wellness practitioner, Nathalie Sister Nats Charles, and Dr Martha Augustine, a pharmacist
According to Dr. Kimone Joseph, Director of the UWI Center, this year, like previous years, the UWI will observe history week on the subject of herbal traditions. Reynold Parker Deschamps, a herbalist, will speak on ‘traditional medicinal use of herbs’. Nathalie ‘Sister Nats’ Charles, a wellness practitioner, will speak on the traditional use of herbs in food and cuisine. Dr. Martha Augustine, a pharmacist, will speak on traditional use of cannabis from a pharmaceutical perspective.
According to Dr. Joseph, the majority of our celebrations during the month of October are inspired by the late Edward Oliver Leblanc, Dominica’s first Premier, who was a strong supporter of the arts and culture. He inaugurated National Day before Dominica gained independence. Dr Joseph claimed that the lecture series is ideal because it has been offered nine times with a cultural subject as its main focus.
Dr. Kimone Joseph, Director of the UWI Center.
The OECS has organized a SFKE Workshop in Dominica to talk funding for conservation in collaboration with the CBF, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the ICCF
In order to manage marine and coastal ecosystems, preserve and restore ecosystems, and promote sustainable development, OECS Member States have implemented environmental policy frameworks. Finding appropriate money is essential for achieving these results. In order to provide dependable, long-term support for conservation and sustainable development in the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) was founded in 2012.
Between September 27 and 28, the OECS held a Sustainable Finance Knowledge Exchange Workshop in Dominica for managers and representatives of National Conservation Trust Funds (NCTFs) from several Caribbean territories, including Cuba, to share experiences and lessons learned on the management of protected areas.
The workshop was organized by the OECS in collaboration with the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF). The Steering Committee of the recently established Dominica National Conservation Trust Fund also sought advice and cooperation from the group.
DPSU congratulated teachers on being recognized on October 6, 2022, which was celebrated as International Teachers Day under the theme "The reform of education begins with Teachers"
When Dominica marked International Teachers Day yesterday, October 6, 2022, under the theme "The reform of education begins with Teachers," the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) joined the rest of the international community in honoring Dominica's educators. Steve Joseph, president of the Dominica Public Service Union, stated that teachers are unique and give a transformative human duty to our society in addition to being professionals who do a vital public service.
The DPSU general secretary recognized and congratulated all teachers for their outstanding human contribution to children, youth, community, and country on International Teachers Day. He said, you are important and valued as a teacher who contributes to a better world.
He came stated that teachers are very appreciative of the Time, Talent, Treasure, and Tolerance given to the systems and processes that occasionally tested their resolve. Teachers are essential to every country's growth, and they are asked to continue teaching, constructing, and igniting the flame of service and transformational leadership in Dominica. May God bless all of our teachers in Dominica.
We have to be mindful of who are our friends when shipping or clearing packages at ports, or face bad consequences that are preventable, says WeForward Freight Masters (WFFM) CEO Emile Depooter
We have to be mindful of who we call our friends when it comes to clearing items on the port, as we may face consequences that could have been prevented. These words of caution come WeForward Freight Masters (WFFM) CEO Emile Depooter speaking in response/reaction to recent incident involving a young pair who have recently been arrested on September 30 2022 at the Woodbridge Bay Port in Fond Cole for alleged involvement in trafficking 406 rounds of 9mm ammunition and 20 9mm Pistols.
Mr. Depooter revealed that most times the investigation departments work with a certain level of covertness that allows persons to think that they have gotten away.
WeForward Freight Masters (WFFM) CEO Emile Depooter.
Dominica continues to make strides on the Digital stage, and how we pay our bills and manage our finances are being made much more convenient as a result
Dominica continues to make strides on the Digital stage, and how we pay our bills & manage our finances are being made much more convenient as a result. The month of October has been dubbed financial information awareness month by the ECCU since 2002 through collaborative efforts of the ECCB and ECCU member states. This year the theme being recognized is: Financial Empowerment through education. In Dominica 24 companies have combined to organize a calendar of events for FIM.
This week’s theme being recognized was; Cash or App: the reasons behind online applications, the benefits and pitfalls. Three out of the 24 FIM partners, SurePay, Dowasco, and Domlec were special guests on Q95 speaking on how best we pay our bills and manage our finances utilizing the digital platform.
Mrs Rosma Burton, Surepay Administrator N2N distributors Limited.
Meantime, DOWASCO’s PRO Kimani StJean highlighted the company’s transition to a paperless mode of operation, that provides convenience and cost effectiveness, and encouraged persons to utilize the digital platforms the company provides.
DOWASCO’s PRO, Kimani St. Jean
Meantime, Eddison St. Jean, Senior Customer Service Representatives Dominica Electricity Company (DOMLEC), highlighted the company’s leading online initiatives with pay-as-you go, and Online portals.
Eddison St Jean, Senior Customer Service Representatives Dominica Electricity Company (DOMLEC).
We Forward Freight Masters (WFFM) CEO Emile Depooter offers words of caution in shipping & clearing packages at the port of entry after discovery of guns & ammunition in a package at the port in Dominica
WeForward Freight Masters (WFFM) CEO Emile Depooter offers words of caution in shipping & clearing packages at the port of entry after the discovery of guns & ammunition in a package at the port in Dominica
Mr. Depooter speaking as a special guest on Q95’s ‘Talk on the Block’ program this afternoon, sought to raise the level of awareness of the consequences of certain practices that are contrary to the law, when shipping or clearing packages.
This comes at a time when the number of seizures of illegal items at the ports is on the rise in Dominica, the latest being a young couple who are now before the courts on charges of illegal trafficking of guns and ammunition. Mr. Deepoter strongly cautions persons on clearing items on behalf of others, as there is a high risk involved.
He further emphasized on the importance of familiarizing themselves with the laws and protocols.
WeForward Freight Masters (WFFM) CEO, Emile Depooter.
Wednesday’s peace walkers of Dominica were reported to have been confronted with a considerable number of police officers who allegedly presenting themselves as if ready for confrontation says sources
The peace walkers of Dominica were confronted with a vigorous amount of police officers presenting themselves as ready for confrontation. This form Lead peace walker, Atherton Martin speaking with Q95 earlier today speaking on the first-hand account of the interaction/impression with/of the Dominica Police Force. According to lead walker Athie Martin, special police squads and numerous rank and file police officers made their presence felt, with attitudes of “we are ready for you” lamented, as if in anticipation of a reaction from the peace walkers.
Martin believes this signifies that the leadership of the country has arrived at a point of no-return; signifying a bitter-sweet reality of where we are in Dominica. He said, this brings to light the desperate nature of the current social negatives that we need to overcome.
Social Activist & Peace Walker Atherton Martin
Dominica SiFoCol Alumni Association, a nonprofit association and DFC official alumni association, congratulate their very own Dr Phaedria St. Hilaire for winning this year’s 2022 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
The Dominica SiFoCol Alumni Association, a nonprofit association and the official alumni association of the Dominica State College congratulate their very own, Dr. Phaedria St. Hilaire Ph.D. in Chemistry, and her husband, Dr. Morten Meldal Ph.D. jointly for winning this year’s 2022 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Jointly with Dr. K Barry Sharpness PhD in Chemistry for their independent development of click chemistry, his second Nobel Prize in Chemistry after also winning the in 2021, and with researcher Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi PhD in Chemistry, for her development of biorthogonal chemistry.
Click chemistry revolutionized the options available to chemists for creating the molecules they desired. Biorthogonal chemistry made it possible to monitor the chemical processes going on inside living cells without harming them.
Shortly afterwards, Morten Meldal and Barry Sharpless – independently of each other – presented what is now the crown jewel of click chemistry: the copper catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition. This is an elegant and efficient chemical reaction that is now in widespread use. Among many other uses, it is utilized in the development of pharmaceuticals, for mapping DNA and creating materials that are more fit for purpose.
President of the Dominica Cancer Society Yvonne Alexander says theyoffer psychosocial support to people diagnosed with cancer but are unable to accept that realty, and to their family members as well
President of the Dominica Cancer Society, Yvonne Alexander, advocated on the organization's mission and its top three priority areas, mentioning that they are really one of the main organizations to present education on cancer. She stated that because many people who have been impacted by being diagnosed with cancer are unable to pay for treatment, they mobilize financial resources to assist them.
The Dominica Cancer Society is a nonprofit organization and, due to its existence, Mrs. Alexander noted that they are in a position to assist individuals to meet the costs of treatment. She highlighted the fact that they are responsible for informing the public and campaigning for the cause. This is another area of focus for them.
Mrs Alexander added that they also offer psychosocial support to people who are diagnosed but are unable to accept that realty, and to their to family members as well. This is a way to help the patients comprehend their options and how they might cope more effectively.
The Dominica Cancer Society's president, Yvonne Alexander.
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