A call has been issued to individuals on island to utilize the resources which are available in Dominica to create sustainable jobs.
That call came from the project officer at the National Youth Council of Dominica Kemai John who believes Dominicans should not only wait on the government to provide jobs for them.
He highlighted one such project which was held in collaboration with Senator Jahisiah Benoit in Newtown and has provided jobs for some individuals in that community.
Project Officer at the National Youth Council of Dominica Kemai John
Minister for Education Petter St Jean has called for a national effort to deal with the impact of climate change.
He told the launch of the safe school emergency program, the Ministry of Education should be commended foe its role in building resilience in the sector.
Meantime the minister says before the passage of Hurricane Maria the ministry sought to develop a disaster plan for the schools on the island.
He says the ministry received support from the office of disaster management for the development of that plan.
Minister for Education Petter St Jean
Former Chief Education Officer calls on UWI graduates to take up leadership roles within their communities
Former Chief Education Officer Steve Hyacinth has called on graduates from the UWI Open Campus Dominica to take up leadership roles within their respective communities.
Mr Hyacinth was speaking at UWI's Open Campus recognition of graduates ceremony last week
He says upon receiving their degrees, the graduates from the university should remain humble within their communities and work environment.
Former Chief Education officer Steve Hyacinth
PAHO in collaboration with Ministry of Health announces post Maria recovery plan for Universal Health Care in Dominica
The Pan American Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Health has announced a post hurricane Maria recovery plan for universal health care in place for Dominica.
this plan will come to fruition through assistance from the Pan American Health organization with guidance from the national health commission which is headed by Dr Dorian Shillingford.
Team leader from PAHO here in Dominica Dr Renaldo Holder says PAHO will seek to assist in the transformation of health services on island.
Meantime Chairman of National Health Commission Dr Dorian Shillingford is pleased with the assistance offered by PAHO since the passage of Hurricane Maria.
Chairman of National Health Commission Dr Dorian Shillingford
Meantime Dominica's Minister for Health Dr Kenneth Darroux has said that the Government continues to make great investments into the country's Health Sector.
Dominica's Minister for Health Dr Kenneth Darroux
The Commission of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has joined all Antiguans and Barbudans and OECS member states in congratulating Prime Minister Gaston Browne and the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) on their decisive election victory and return to government in the general elections on March 21, 2018.
OECS director general, Dr Didacus Jules, said the vote of confidence in the ABLP, led by Browne, was a vote for optimism and continuity in the direction the nation was heading in the face of an increasingly uncertain global environment.
“We commend Prime Minister Browne and the ABLP for their steady hand in guiding Antigua and Barbuda through the defining regional challenges of our time including the recent devastating hurricanes to tepid economic growth,” Jules said.
Detectives with London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday they believe former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter first came into contact with a nerve agent at Sergei Skripal's home, and police have identified the highest concentration of the nerve agent to date as being on the home's front door.
The pair were poisoned March 4 after being exposed to what British police believe was a military-grade nerve agent. They are hospitalized in critical condition.
Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, were found slumped on a bench in an outdoor shopping complex in Salisbury, England. They had no visible injuries, according to police.
Calabar Infant Primary and Junior High School in Kingston Jamaica received a new cricket net facility
In a news release received on 28th March 2018, the Calabar Infant Primary & Junior High School in Kingston Jamaica received a new cricket net facility through the kind contributions of Cricket West Indies (CWI), the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) and the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA). The over two-hundred-year-old institution has been recognized for its role played in the development of Jamaica and by extension West Indies cricket, producing players such as the likes of J.K. Holt Snr and George ‘Atlas’ Headley.
The project was facilitated by former Jamaica cricketer and now contractor, Ray Wynter. Project coordinator Brain Breese, said it was necessary to assist the cricket program at the school at this time. “This school is one of the first institutions to start playing cricket way back in 1887 and it was from this school that the Lucas Cricket Club was founded by David Ellington. It is from that rich history and tradition that we believe the cricket program here should be enhanced and nurtured.”
Calabar Infant Primary & Junior High are currently preparing for the Scotia Bank Kiddy cricket competition and head coach Devon Anderson welcomes the newly installed net facility at the school. “We must thank CWI, JCA and WIPA for this new facility, it will help us to prepare our cricketers better in terms of technical expertise and I know our boys and girls will enjoy batting and bowling on this new concrete pitch.”
President of the West Indies Players’ Association, Wavell Hinds says today marks a rebirth of cricket at the school; “When you look at the rich history and tradition of this institution, having produced some of the West Indies greats, it is only fitting that WIPA lends support to an initiative that will celebrate the history and help to sustain the continued growth and development of cricket in Jamaica and the wider region."
Kalinago Chief Charles Williams has been discharged form the Princess Margaret Hospital and due to seek medical attention abroad.
This was announced by Ag Chairman of the Kalinago Council Lewis Patrick Hill.
Chairman of the Kalinago Council Lewis Patrick Hill
LaPlaine Village Councillor Chair, Jason Fontaine, advises NGOs & donor agencies to look out for partisanship
LaPlaine Village Councillor and Chairman of the LaPlaine Disaster Committee, Jason Fontaine is advising all NGO’s donor agencies to look out for relief distribution practices which appear political or partisan.
Fontaine has accused LaPlaine MP Petter St Jean of politicizing relief efforts of ISRA Aid. The LaPlaine village councillor was speaking to Q95 news on Monday, when he made this appeal.
LaPlaine village councillor and Chairman of the LaPlaine Disaster committee, Jason Fontaine.
Founder & Executive Director Chris McGilvery says HUGS plans to assist Dominican students for a long time
Founder and Executive Director of HUGS Chris McGilvery says his organization plans to assist Dominican students for the long-term.
HUGS is also seeking to train High School and College students, in developing leadership skills to assist the younger ones in their communities, McGilvery says persons can apply at givemorehugs.org
Meantime, McGilvery is encouraging Dominicans to be realistic, positive and practical in their approach toward recovery efforts, post Hurricane Maria.
He believes Dominicans are strong and generous, and championed other Donor agencies and NGO’s to effectively assist individuals seeking to create a business, or community projects.
Founder and Executive Director of HUGS Chris McGilvery.
He spoke to Q95 news in an exclusive interview on Monday.
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