Primary Health Care Director Dr Laura Esprit reports well over 3,000 persons have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine since it rolled out in Dominica 3 days ago
Director of Primary Health Care Dr Laura Esprit has revealed the numbers of persons who received the Oxford-AstraZeneca, just three days after being introduced in Dominica.
She says the numbers are encouraging, stating that citizens are showing interest in getting vaccinated, hence protection for the Dominica population against the COVID-19 virus.
However, Dr Esprit says the vaccine is just one aspect of protection, and encourages persons to continue following health protocols, as studies are still being conducted.
Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Laura Esprit
Midwife Consultant Rosie Felix notes the increased workload on Nurses & Midwives in Dominica & Globally & asks all to understand the impact on nurses in the Covid-19 rollout
Owner of Tender Love and Care Services and Midwife Consultant, Rosie Felix, speaks to the increased workload placed upon nurses and midwives, in Dominica and Globally – as more and more countries initiate rollouts of the Covid-29 vaccines.
She encourages citizens to understand the impact placed upon the nursing sector.
Owner of Tender Love & Care Services & Midwife Consultant, Rosie Felix
Trauma Surgeon Consultant at Urgent Care Dominica, Dr Sam Christian recalls the injustice meted out against Dominicans, who stood against the corrupt behavior of DLP members in the 2019 General Elections
Trauma Surgeon Consultant at Urgent Care Dominica, Dr Samuel Christian, recalls the injustice meted out against Dominicans, who stood against the corrupt behavior of DLP members in the 2019 General Elections.
Dr Christian says the various ‘sneaky tactics’ – some of which were committed in broad daylight, would not work again if the election results were recalled now. He argues that if an election is held this year, the Dominica Labour Party Administration would lose due to the constraints caused by Covid-19,as the sitting administration would not be able to use similarpsychological ‘tricks,’ to force the electorate to vote for them.
Dr Christian encourages Dominicans to support the efforts of Dominicans who fight against corruption, & recalls the attack against the community of Salisbury, by the Regional Security Service (RSS) in December 2019 – by order of the Roosevelt Skerrit-led Administration.
Trauma Surgeon Consultant at Urgent Care Dominica, Dr. Samuel Christian
Minister for Education Octavia Alfred says a simple 2-page guide will be prepared & sent to schools by the end of the term for the addition of Creole to Language activities
Minister for Education Octavia Alfred revealed at the recent Leroy Wadix Charles-led Creole Heartbeat Magazine Creole language Symposium, that a simple 2-page guide will be prepared and sent to the schools by the end of the term for the addition of Creole to the Language activities.
Alfred says this will be directed at the Primary and Secondary Levels.The document will be used at all schools to conduct a program called "The 5 -Minute Pause for the Creole Cause". The Creole Symposium was held at the UWI Open Campus Dominica this Wednesday.
Minister for Education Octavia Alfred
Meantime, Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence suggested some strategies for the way forward in promoting the Creole Language.
Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence
Economic Growth Lead for CREAD, Brent Barnett announces the launch of an insurance product which enables households, small businesses & farmers to buy protection against hurricanes, in partnership with the Dominica Cooperative Societies league
A Parametric Insurance Product has been launched in Dominica through the Climate Resilience Execution Agency – CREAD, which will allow households, small businesses and farmers to buy protection against the likely effects of future hurricanes.
Economic Growth Lead for CREAD Brent Barnett says whereas other home insurance products pay out based on assessed damage to the property, this one pays out based on pre-determined events, that are measurable & observed continuously by the underwriter for the product.
However, he says this is not a replacement for traditional insurance.He was speaking on the state-owned radio station, this week.
Economic Growth Lead for CREAD, Brent Barnett
This product is being offered in partnership with the Dominica Cooperative Societies league.General Manager of the League Phoenix Belfield says compared to the traditional insurance, the payout is made without the aftermath questions.
General Manager of the DCSLL, Phoenix Belfield
Environment Minister Cozier Frederick announces cabinet approved the Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP) to be a service provider for a US $1M Grant to build resilience in communities
Following a meeting on Tuesday February 23rd, cabinet granted approval to the Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP) to serve as a service provider for a grant of US$1M.
Environment Minister Cozier Frederick says this will be for the implementation of community resilient grants under the Enhanced Direct Access Project. He states what would make one eligible to receive such grant.
Frederick listed the activities which can be funded under the grant.
Environment Minister, Cozier Frederick
Trauma Surgeon Dr Samuel Christian encourages Dominicans to ‘grow a spine’ against the acts of misconduct and the blatant violations of good governance practices by current MP’s
Trauma Surgeon Consultant and Owner of Urgent Care Dominica, Dr. Samuel Christian, encourages Dominicans to ‘grow a spine’ against the acts of misconduct and against the blatant violations of good governance practices – whenever they are committed by politicians, particularly the currently elected members of Parliament.
Dr. Christian also expresses hope for the Dominican people, through their recent acts of boldness against corrupt Dominican Leaders and businessmen. He envisions a rise of new Leaders joining the resistance against corruption in Dominica.
Trauma Surgeon Consultant and Owner of Urgent Care Dominica, Dr. Samuel Christian
Secretary-Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), Kertiste Augustus supports efforts for Covid-19 Vaccination, after Dominica received 70,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from India
WAWU says it is supporting the efforts for Covid-19 Vaccination, as Dominica has received some 70,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the government of India.
Speaking to Q95 news earlier this week, Secretary-Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), Kertiste Augustus, encouragers Union members to speak to the executive on their concerns of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine.
Augustus advises members to consider the scientific data regarding the Vaccines, as well as the consequences for not getting vaccinated against the Covid-19 Virus.
Secretary Treasurer of the Waterfront and Allied Workers Union (WAWU), Kertiste Augustus
Financial Consultant, Louis Robinson, bemoans the management of Dominica’s Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Program, under the Skerrit-led DLP Administration
Speaking to Q95 news on Tuesday, Financial Consultant, Louis Robinson, bemoaned the management of Dominica’s Citizenship By Investment Program under the Roosevelt Skerrit-led DLP Administration.
He also exposed the hypocrisy of some of Dominica’s intellectuals who support the Freedom Party’s use of the CBI program and not the Workers Party’s management – although they strengthened the transparency of the program. Fast forward to present-day – and the CBI program appears to have now become ‘a rich boy scheme for members of the Labour Party administration.’
Louis Robinson describes as madness the Skerrit Administration’s management over the CBI program, also revealing the truths behind the statements of the Prime Minister who has defended his actions and that of his DLP Administration regarding the program, over the past 15 years.
The Financial consultant explains the difference of transparency and relevance of the US’ Citizenship Program and Dominica’s CBI program.
Financial Consultant, Louis Robinson
The Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) announces plans to establish significant intra-CARICOM trade, & President John Robin says this will increase market share for Dominican manufacturers
The Dominica Manufacturers Association (DMA) announces plans to significantly establish intra-CARICOM trade. DMA President John Robin adds that such a move will increase market share for Dominican manufacturers, as well as significantly improve Dominican livelihoods within the sector.
John also says the Dominica Manufacturers Association will be engaging governmental bodies in implementing the trading agreements signed with government bodies and Manufacturing partners – internationally and regionally. He spoke to Q95 news on Wednesday.
DMA President, John Robin
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