Former President of the Dominica Arts & Sciences (DAAS), Dr Clayton Shillingford, is urging Dominican Authorities in the Agriculture Ministry, to hire individuals based on their skill, and their ability to implement policy, and not based on their loyalty to the Political Party in office.
Dr Shillingford auggested that the administrative model utilized in the Dominica Banana Growers Association, can be used for any Agriculture Organization and for any crop.
Former President of Dominica Arts & Sciences (DAAS) Dr Clayton Shillingford
Fmr PM Edison James recommend Agriculture Ministry focus on results oriented policies for Agriculture
Former Prime Minister of Dominica Edison James is advising the Agriculture Ministry in Dominica to focus on establishing effective policy direction toward developing the Agriculture industry.
James emphasized the banana management model is one which the ministry must follow and apply to other crops, to ensure Dominica’s success and competitiveness in the international market.
Former Prime Minister of Dominica Edison James
Parliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency Johnson Drigo has said that the government will embark on a project within his constituency to ensure that all tarpaulins are removed. Following the passage of hurricane Maria, 90% of Dominica's housing stock suffered extensive damage. Drigo says local contractors have been contacted to conduct assessments of homes within the constituency.
Meantime Mr Drigo says 8 acres of land have been identified in the San Sauveur area to relocate families living in vulnerable areas.
MP for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Johnson Drigo
Member of the Catholic Fundraising Committee Val Cuffy says work will continue towards the renovation of the Roseau Cathedral.
He says based on observations, renovations of the Cathedral will not be completed during 2018.
Member of the Catholic Fundraising Committee Val Cuffy
Chairman of the Government Housing Loans Board Felix Thomas says close to $3.8M has been paid out in insurance claims to homeowners following Hurricane Maria.
Thomas says that the monies will go a long way in helping public officers recover from the damages of the hurricane.
Chairman of the Government Housing Loans Board Felix Thomas
PS in the Ministry of Tourism Careen Prevost says the ministry has invested in excess of $2M on site rehabilitation following hurricane Maria.
A number of tourist sites across the island were affected by the hurricane, and the ministry of tourism has been assisted by a Cuban team and the ministry of agriculture in the recovery process.
Prevost says this has paid off, and the country received positive reviews from the cruise passengers who arrived in Dominica on Sunday.
PS in the Ministry of Tourism Careen Prevost
Dominican Promoter Miguel Labadie inviting everyone to attend its Calypso Tents tonight at the Lalay Coco Strip in Loubiere
Dominican Promoter Miguel Labadie is inviting all Dominicans to support the series of Shows organized for this week. According to the Labadie, the first show begins 31st January 2018, at Lalay Coco on the Loubiere Strip.
Labadie says the second show will occur in the north of the island at JJ’s International in Picard, Portsmouth.
The third and final show is carded for Saturday 3rd February 2018 featuring local artist Keks Mafia.
Dominican Promoter Miguel Labadie
Martinique Chamber of Commerce, OECS & CEDA partnering to boost trade between Martinique and the OECS
The Chamber of Commerce of Martinique, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the Caribbean Export Development Agency have partnered to launch the Trade Enhancement in the Eastern Caribbean Project (TEECA).
The programme is tailored for Martinique-based companies ready to export to Eastern Caribbean markets. The official launch of the TEECA project will be held on January 31, 2018, at the ‘Pôle Consulaire de Formation’ (consular training center) in Schoelcher, Martinique, in presence of the director general of the OECS Commission, Dr Didacus Jules
The number of known sexual abuse victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has grown to 265, a Michigan judge has said. At least 65 victims are set to confront Nassar, 54, in court this week in the last of three sentencing hearings, prosecutors say.
He was sentenced last week to 40 to 175 years in prison after nearly 160 women testified that he had molested them. He was earlier sentenced to 60 years' prison for having child abuse images.
PRO of the DCA Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor is pleased with the large crowd at 2018 Calypso Semi Finals
Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor, is pleased with the 2018 Calypso Semi Finals, which took place on 27th January 2018.
According to the PRO, notwithstanding inclement weather conditions, fans still came out to support the Calypso artists in large numbers at Newtown Savannah.
Meanwhile, Victor is not pleased with the Judges decision, not to select him to be a finalist for the 2018 Calypso Competition, carded for 10th February 2018.
Victor says he finds it unbelievable, however, he hopes the Judges will do justice to the Calypso Finalists, as people will hold them accountable.
DCA Public Relations Officer Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor spoke on Q95 on Wednesday.
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