In the Zone A National Domino match last weekend, defending champions WakeUp Stars destroyed their opponent ‘Focus’ by a final score of 3004 points to 2634…..
In the Zone A National Domino match last weekend, defending champions WakeUp Stars destroyed their opponent ‘Focus’ by a final score of 3004 points to 2634 points. WakeUp Stars from Portsmouth have cupped another victory in the 2021 Rayneau Construction and Kubuli Beer National Domino League.
Rockers from Paix Bouche join the WakeUp stars in the winner’s circle, as they defeated the Voxes by a final score of 3006 points to 1590 points. Zone A also saw ‘Roadblock’ fail in preventing ‘More Fire’ from winning the match up – with More Fire scoring 3001 points and RoadBlock 2586. Also, ‘One Case’ beat Hub Itassi, sealing the match with a final score of 3010 points to 2056 points.
Meantime In Zone B, Baghdad failed to secure a victory from their two matches played but Tremors enjoyed mixed results. In their first game of the weekend, The Tremors defeated Baghdad by a final score of 3012 points to 2362 points. In the following match Tremors went down to Public Enemies by a final score of 3021 points to 2649 points. Baghdad also went down to Vallians by a final score of 3007 points to 2019 points.
More results indicate that Case O Gorie defeated Team Rayneau by 3021 points to 2587 points and the ‘Sting’ team stung Warner by 48 points with a final score of 3000 points to 2952 points.
In one of the biggest upsets of the weekend, The Home Boys slapped last year’s beaten finalist Golden Arms by 16 points. Home Boys won the match by 3006 points to 2790 points. And Lastly, The Home Boys topped it all in Zone C and secured a place for themselves in the second round. Tarreau defeated Fire Services by 3001 points to 2712 points in another match.
Another Zone C encounter saw the Bay Boys demolish RC Constructions by 3035 to 2001 points. More fixtures are planned for this weekend, Q95 news advises all to have a good time and stay safe.
Housing Recovery Project Manager Nicholas Bruno says the HRP is hopeful that it will see the start of construction of its first house in the month of March, and 250 beneficiaries have been confirmed to date….
Housing Recovery Project Manager Nicholas Bruno says the HRP is hopeful that it will see the start of construction of its first house in the month of March. Following this, he says HRP anticipates there will be a gradual increase in the number of plans. Close to 250 beneficiaries have been confirmed to date.
Project Manager of the Housing Recovery Project, Nicholas Bruno
Former Dominica UN Ambassador Crispin Gregoire, disapproves of the foreign policy strategy adopted by the Skerrit-led DLP Administration, compared to the Foreign policy of his predecessors
Former Dominican Ambassador to the United Nations, Crispin Gregoire, disapproves of the foreign policy relations of the Skerrit-led DLP Administration compared to the Foreign policy of his predecessors, Roosevelt Douglas and Pierre Charles.
Crispin Gregoire recalls the work, direction and negotiations concluded and attempted by both the Douglas and Charles Administrations
The former Dominican Ambassador reveals that Former Prime Minister Pierre Charles was pressured by now Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Ambassador Vince Henderson – to shift diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China.
In the first instance, Gregoire recalls Pierre Charles’ request for him to negotiate with the Chinese the best deal to develop Dominica’s economy, post the Banana export era.
The deal negotiated and agreed upon by Crispin Gregoire with the Chinese government, included an international Airport for Dominica, a mega port at Portsmouth and refinancing for Dominica’s Private Sector, however that agreement came to an end due to the untimely death of Prime Minister Charles in January 2004.
In that same year the Labour Party Executive appointed Roosevelt Skerrit as Pierre Charles’ replacement, who scrapped Pierre Charles’ deal with the Chinese government – with the help of Crispin Gregoire – and Roosevelt Skerrit carried out his on negotiations with the Chinese Officials and secured a 300-million-dollar deal – that did not include construction of an international airport.
It must be noted that 16 years later, this four-pillar project negotiated by the Skerrit administration is still ongoing. Gregoire says ‘the time frame for the implementation of the four projects agreed upon in Skerrit’s deal, is too long.’
Former Dominican Ambassador to the United Nations, Crispin Gregoire
Host of the Civic Vibes show on Q95, Loftus Durand, contends that the death of 36-year-old Kerwin Prosper of Kings Hill, while in police custody over the carnival holidays must be investigated & charges laid
Host of the Civic Vibes show on Q95, Loftus Durand, contends that the death of 36-year-old Kerwin Prosper of Kings Hill, while in police custody over the carnival holidays must be thoroughly investigated & charges must be laid as appropriate. Durand, contends that all Human beings have rights,and despite any crimes they have allegedly committed, those rights have to be protected.
Mr Durand made that statement on Q95’s Hot Seat Show on Wednesday, where he was addressing the death of 36-year-old Kerwin Prosper of Kings Hill, while in police custody. He said the family is seeking answers after the police reported that Prosper had complained of feeling unwell while in police custody,and collapsed. He was subsequently transported to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Durand says reliable sources allege Mr Prosper was beaten to the point where blood was splurging out of his mouth & nose while in custody.
He says we are living in a country where police brutality; inmates being killed in police custody is real, and no actions have yet been taken.
He encourages Dominicans to rise to the occasion
Humanitarian, Social Activist & Civic Vibes Host, Loftus Durand
In 2019, Dominica’s Child Sexual Abuse Cases, were said to be over 100 cases, and ’Senator & UWP WOW Member, Francisca ‘Sica’ Joseph, says not enough is being done to combat such abuse in Dominica
‘In 2019, Dominica’s child abuse cases, which are of a sexual nature, were well over 100 cases for that year.’
Speaking on the Workers Voice Program recently, Senator and UWP WOW Member, Francisca ‘Sica’ Joseph, said not enough is being done to combat sexual abuse in Dominica.
Senator and UWP WOW Member, Francisca ‘Sica’ Joseph
Government approves the contractual engagement of Paula Debbie Plasco, as the new General Manager for DEXIA, effective March 1, 2021, & outgoing Manager Gregoire Thomas submitted his retirement notice
The government of Dominica approved the contractual engagement of Paula Debbie Plasco, as the new General Manager for DEXIA, effective March 1, 2021, and outgoing General Manager Gregoire Thomas has submitted his retirement notice.
Trade Minister Ian Douglas says Plasco is not new to the agency, since she functioned in different capacities at DEXIA over the last eleven years.
Outgoing General Manager Gregoire Thomas has submitted his retirement notice.
Trade Minister, Ian Douglas
Salybia Constituency MP Cozier Frederick says to date, 290 individuals & their families have benefitted from the DLP government's West Coast land acquisition thrust
Over the past few months, over $2.8Million has been collected by impacted property owners along the 20.5KM stretch of road. MP for the Salybia Constituency Cozier Frederick says to date, 290 individuals and by extension, their families, have benefitted from the acquisition process, driven by government's thrust for national development.
Frederick thanks all residents for their patience thus far and assures them that the project has opened the doors for new economic activities to include the employment of skilled, and non-skilled labourers.
MP for the Salybia Constituency, Cozier Frederick
Government Housing Loans Board to act as service provider with a grant of US $2M under the Enhanced Direct Assistance (EDA) Project funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF)says State Minister Ed Registe
At a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday February 23rd, Government granted approval for the Government Housing Loans Board (GHLB) to serve as a service provider for a grant of US$2M for implementation of a Revolving Loan Fund.
This will be under the Enhanced Direct Assistance (EDA) project, funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Edward Registe listed the terms and conditions.
Registe gave the eligible activities for financing under the fund will include.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Edward Registe
Executive Director Paula Seraphine says the TVET Council is working to get CANTA approved to become an awarding body for the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ)….
Executive Director of the TVET Council Paula Seraphine says the board is working on one specific goal, which is approval from CANTA - the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies to become an awarding body for the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ). She spoke to local media this week.
Executive Director of the TVET Council, Paula Seraphine
Dominica approves formation of an OECD global forum working group, in response to a decision by the EU to include the country on a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdiction, says AG Levi Peter
At a meeting of Cabinet on Tuesday February 23rd, Cabinet approved the appointment of an OECD Global Forum local working group, which comprises officials of the Ministry of Finance, Chambers of Attorney General, and the Ministry of National Security.
Attorney General Levi Peter says this is in order to work on the implementation of an action plan and spearhead other technical matters related to the OECD, and the Global Forum on transparency & exchange of information for tax purposes
Attorney General, Levi Peter
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