Economist Dr. Thomson Fontaine explains how China modernized its economy and lifted a reasonable number of its people out of poverty, while gaining assets of other countries
The Government of the People’s Republic of China allegedly took ownership of Uganda’s only International Airport, ‘the Entebbe International Airport’ due to that country’s failure to pay back US $207 million dollars in loans. The acquisition was completed on November 28, 2021. Economist Dr. Fontaine explains how China modernized its economy and brought a reasonable amount of its people out of poverty. This was done through the process of trade with international markets at competitive prices.
Dr. Fontaine brilliantly illustrated the link between this economic boom of China in Trade and the Chinese government’s involvement in smaller and major countries with large amounts of natural resources.
He went on to recall a shocking experience of China’s manipulative economic takeover strategy, during his stint at the International Monetary Fund.
Economist Dr. Thomson Fontaine
Former DPSU General Secretary Alvin Thomas encourages every Caribbean Government to prudently negotiate with China to avoid losing their national assets if they fail to repay their loans
Former DPSU General Secretary Alvin Thomas outlines the drive and purpose as to why China’s government chose to implement its ‘Belt & Road’ initiative - which has seen the PRC allegedly seize major assets of some countries for its economic benefit.
Thomas encourages Caribbean Leaders to be very prudent in their negotiations with the Chinese government.
Former DPSU General Secretary, Alvin Thomas
Members of the Salisbury Village Council Exploratory Committee Mr. Franklin Georges and Ms Jasmine Vidal hope a Salisbury Village Council will be elected and will be inaugurated by March to April 2022
The Community of Salisbury is looking to revive its history of local government after 57 years of not having a village council. Speaking on a special sensitization drive on Q95’s Hot Seat program this morning hosted by Zarr Emanuel, Mr. Franklin Georges Pan Africanist and Former British Mayor and Ms. Jasmine Vidal executive member of the Salisbury Village Council exploratory committee, highlighted some of the key dates that persons should be mindful off, as elections are soon to be held.
Mr. Franklin Georges, Pan Africanist and Former British Mayor
Meantime, Ms. Jasmine Vidal, executive member of the Salisbury Village Council exploratory committee, spoke on the ability of the youth to make change, and as long as there is the willingness to make the effort.
Ms Jasmine Vidal
The Salisbury Village Council Exploratory Committee hopes a village council will be elected and will be inaugurated by March to April 2022.
Political Scientist Dr George A Belle believes Ms Mia Motley will win the upcoming General Election in Barbados on 19th January, but is uncertain whether she will continue in politics after this term in office
Political Scientist Dr. George A belle spoke on Q95’s Hot Seat Program hosted by Zarr Emanuel this morning, on the possibility of Prime Minister Mia Motley retaining her 30-seat winning Streak in the upcoming elections carded for January 19th. George sought to highlight the sociopolitical climate of the country, as well as the anticipation of this flash election. Many believe this may be her final stint in politics after this term in office.
Political Scientist Dr. George A Belle
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the recent spike in Covid19 cases Sunday night saying it was expected due to family gatherings, and the changes in isolation were well received
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addresses the recent spike in Covid19 cases saying that it was expected due to family gatherings. He was speaking on his Sunday evening ‘Ah Nous Parley’ program.
In respect to the change of home isolation, Skerrit said the change is something that was given much thought and was well received.
Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit
Chairman Kent Vital says NJAM will soon garner all relevant authorities to create a master plan to restore and improve the economy and the livelihoods of the majority of Dominicans
Economist and Chairman of the National Joint Action Movement (NJAM) Kent Vital, announces that his executive plans to engage the Prime Minister and relevant authorities to create and economic masterplan, which will effectively lift the majority of Dominicans out of poverty, increase permanent Jobs, revitalize morality within society and restore trust within the Judicial system.
Economist and Chairman of the National Joint Action Movement (NJAM), Kent Vital
UWP Deputy Leader, Senator Fransisca Joseph reveals some of the complaints being brought parents & students who are utilizing NTRC’s subsidized internet initiative
UWP Deputy Leader, Senator Fransisca Joseph, reveals some of the complaints being brought forth by parents and students who are utilizing NTRC’s subsidized internet initiative.
This internet initiative was created by the NTRC in late 2021, in efforts to assist the Ministry of Health in ensuring that every student has access to online learning, due to the ongoing Covid Pandemic.
Additionally, Joseph encourages parents and teachers to speak up when good things or bad issues arise in the administration of Education, and how Education initiatives are implemented in Dominica. Joseph expounds on one of the issues expressed by a teacher regarding teaching hours online.
UWP Senator and UWP Deputy Leader, Fransisca Joseph
DPSU General Secretary Thomas Letang is fed up with government officials excuses while they unjustly exploit employees & maintain poor working conditions as they garner finance for Election Campaigns
DPSU General Secretary Thomas Letang is fed up with government officials excuses while they unjustly exploit employees & maintain poor working conditions as they garner finance for Election Campaigns.
He acknowledges that some concerns of the administration have to be considered during negotiations, but in most cases, government representatives are cunningly seeking ways to abuse employees.
Letang added that government agents give seemingly elegant reasons why they freeze wages, and fail to improve employee benefits and working conditions.
The DPSU General Secretary explains what he believes is the source of the oppressive system practiced by government officials.
DPSU General Secretary, Thomas Letang
MP for Roseau North Danny Lugay expressed concern last week, over the number and level of brutality of murders that have occurred in Dominica over the last decade
MP for Roseau North Danny Lugay expresses concern over the number and the level of brutality of murders that have occurred over the last decade.This as the ministry of national security reported a decrease in the rate of major crimes over the past year.Speaking on a special edition of the Hot Seat program hosted by Zar Emanuel on Q95 last week, Mr Lugay listed a number of unsolved murders over the years, some of which include the death of individuals whilst they were in police custody, leaving families without any answers to date.
He said the impact on the home structure is concerning, especially when taking into consideration the number of cases that are stuck in court.
MP for Roseau North, Danny Lugay
Entrepreneur and Social Activist Julius ‘Handbag’ Gabriel contends that Dominica’s current leader is seeking to keep the people in a state of dependency & this needs to change
We have a leader of a country whose governing style seeks to have his citizens forever in a state of need and dependency, and this needs to change. So says Entrepreneur and Social Activist Julius ‘Handbag’ Gabriel speaking on a special edition of Q95’s Hotseat program on Friday, where he shared his views on the current socio-political and socio-economic atmosphere of the country. Using the analogy of a ship captain steering his vessel astray, so too is our country being led astray, opines Gabriel.
Entrepreneur and Social Activist, Julius 'Handbag' Gabriel
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