National Secretary of Secours Populaire Francais in France, Corinne Makowski, contributes to Dominica
National Secretary of Secours Populaire Francais in France, Corinne Makowski, has reported her organization’s recent contribution to Dominica, through the Portsmouth Community Watch Foundation Inc.
Makowski says her organization along with Soleil D’or was able to provide effective short-term relief post Hurricane Maria.
Meantime, Makowski has assured her organization’s long-term commitment to Dominicans.
Makowski says she hopes that the officials in Dominica continue to cooperate with Secours Populaire Francais.
National secretary of Secours Populaire Francais Corinne Makowski spoke to Q95news on Tuesday
Volkswagen has taken responsibility for diesel emissions tests on humans and monkeys amid mounting fury
Volkswagen has taken responsibility for diesel emissions tests on humans and monkeys amid mounting fury. VW Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said the German car maker had "taken first consequences" for the tests.
He said the animal testing was "wrong ... unethical and repulsive", Spiegel Online reported.
VW has suspended its Chief Lobbyist Thomas Steg, who admitted to knowing in advance about the monkey experiment, which took place in New Mexico in 2014.
He said "what happened should never have happened, I regret it very much" and took "full responsibility".
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a list Kremlin associates published by the US targeted all Russians
Russian President Vladimir Putin says a list of officials and businessmen close to the Kremlin published by the US has in effect targeted all Russian people. The list names 210 top Russians as part of a sanctions law aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the US election.
However, the US stressed those named were not subject to new sanctions. Mr. Putin said the list was an unfriendly act that complicated US-Russia ties but he said he did not want to escalate the situation. Mr Putin said Russia should instead be thinking about "ourselves and the economy".
Dominican Barrister and Solicitor in Wales and England Darren Sylvester, has sought to highlight the characteristics of a functioning opposition political party.
Sylvester is encouraging opposition parties to refrain from opposing for opposing sake, and to always represent citizens interest.
Dominican Barrister & Solicitor in Wales & England Darren Sylvester
Leader of the Peoples Party of Dominica (PPOD) Sapphire Carrington has deemed a call made by DEXIA’s executive as ’better late than never.’
General Manager at DEXIA, Gregoire Thomas recently recommended a crop insurance program for farmers, in light of the passage of Hurricane Maria and other recent natural disasters. He said, since 2015, farmers have faced disasters, and have had a difficult time in picking up the pieces and starting all over again.
“Government has always responded positively, providing assistance with getting farmers back on their feet in reasonable time,” he stated. “However, I believe now is an opportune time for us to broaden the partnership between insurance companies and governments, and to think seriously about crop insurance, as we embark on the goal to build the first climate resilient country in the world.”
Additionally, Carrington says a PPOD government would ensure that a crop insurance policy would be implemented.
PPOD Leader Sapphire Carrington
UWP Leader Lennox Linton says Dominica’s Police Force is politically influenced by the DLP Government
According to UWP Leader Lennox Linton under the leadership of Commissioner Daniel Carbon and the Labour Party government of Dominica, the Dominica Police Force has moved away from the true purpose for its existence.
Linton says the executive of the force has given their loyalty to the government of Dominica, and is bent on harassing executive members of the United Workers Party; he also referenced the Party’s Massive Public meeting on 7th February 2017.
The UWP Leader is also demanding that the Ministry releases the findings of the regional IMPACTS group which conducted a thorough investigation into the cause of the 7th February 2017 riot, that occurred well after the Party’s meeting had concluded.
UWP Leader Lennox Linton
National Security Minister says advisers will be recruited to address tactical issues in the Police Force
Minister for National Security Rayburn Blackmoore says advisers will be recruited to address tactical issues within the Dominica Police Force.
He says this was among recommendations coming from a review of the Dominica Police Force post Hurricane Maria.
The National Security Minister said Monday that it is importance to build on the capacity of the Police Force.
Minister for National Security Rayburn Blackmoore
Mr Blackmoore has said that plans for an Assistant Commissioner of Police for Crime, are also on the cards.
Ag Coordinator of the National HIV/Aids Response Unit Lester Guye says the unit is hoping to integrate treatment of HIV into Dominica's primary health care setting.
Guye says they are working with the ministry of health in that regard.
Guye says some of the public awareness campaigns which were affected following hurricane Maria will be continued this year.
Ag Coordinator of the National HIV/Aids Response Unit Lester Guye
Education Ministry tasked to look at the preparations of the National Assessment post Hurricane Maria
A few changes are expected to be made to this year’s Grade Six National Assessment. Education Minister Petter St Jean says his Ministry has been tasked to look at the preparations of the National Assessment.
He says this is in light of Hurricane Maria, and the schools not having completed the entire syllabus.
Education Minister Petter St Jean
MP Ian Douglas reporting increase in yachts to Portsmouth amidst the challenges post Hurricane Maria
Trade Minister & Parliamentary Representative for the Portsmouth Constituency Ian Douglas is reporting an upward increase in yachts to the northern town as the tourist season unfolds for the island, amidst challenges following hurricane Maria.
Portsmouth is popularly known for hosting several yachts and yachting events, particularly from the French islands.
Mr Douglas says the yachts are coming despite the fact that it is a short season for Dominica this year.
Meanwhile Douglas is urging farmers to get back to the farms to help achieve a rapid come back of Agriculture, and at the same time also boost trade to improve the Tourism Sector.
Trade Minister & MP for the Portsmouth Constituency, Ian Douglas
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