How various sectors in society can support Lupus awareness is the topic for a panel discussion on Lupus
How can various actors in society support Lupus awareness, is the topic for a Lupus Foundation and Dominica JCI panel discussion later today. Vice president of the Dominica Lupus Foundation Shoyea-Gaye Grant-Massicotte says it is the perfect way to end a very active and successful month of awareness.
Expected at the Panel discussions are groups, clubs, stakeholders and businesses such as, Sagicor Insurance, Jolly’s Pharmacy, The Ministry of Health, The Rotaract club, the Lions club, JCI Dominica and the Dominica Lupus Foundation. The event is carded for 5:30pm.
Lupus Foundation Vice president Shoyea-Gaye Grant-Massicotte
Opinions are invaluable & should be treated as honestly as they are given says Political Scientist Bruno
Dominican political scientist and radio personality Alex Bruno says the voice of the people is very important, especially where their opinions are concerned.
Bruno explains that his duty is to bring information to the people as truthfully and as honestly as he has received it. He addressed the recent opinion poll that he had conducted, while speaking to host Matt Peltier, on Q95’s ‘Hot seat’ show.
Meantime, Bruno is urging politicians in Dominica to engage in meaningful debates to inspire young people. He says the level of political awareness in Dominica is almost zero to none among the youth.
Bruno was addressing the need for more political debates among Dominica’s leaders, especially when looking at international politics as compared to the level of politics practiced in Dominica.
Mr Bruno expressed the opinion that the leaders of political parties should participate in debates, so that the younger people can listen and learn.
Dominican political scientist and radio personality Alex Bruno
The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) are promising an improved performance lineup for the 2018 World Creole Music Festival (WCMF). DDA Chief Executive Officer Colin Piper disclosed at a post Hurricane Maria tourism briefing organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization on Wednesday May 30, 2018, “We are continuing to try to improve on the line up of Artistes. Most of those from last year’s postponed Festival are willing to come back this year. We now have to determine which ones we are going to take up on that offer. However, we intend to improve on what was already a spectacular line up for last year’s planned event.”
The 2017 WCMF was cancelled following the devastation Dominica suffered during the passage of Hurricane Maria. Government had approved EC $1.7 million dollars to stage last year’s event. The line-up of artistes, bands and performers announced for the 2017 festival were;
Night 1: Breve, Klass, Movado, First Serenade Band, Yemi Alade, and Triple Kay International.
Night 2: Machel Montano, Etana, Romain Virgo, Asa Bantan, Zouk All Stars, Jean-Marc Ferdinand, Orlane/Franky Vincent, and Stephane Ravor
Night 3: Mizik A Nou All Stars, Kalash, Swinging Stars with Calypsonians, Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons, and Sweet Micky.
Meantime, Piper acknowledged the drastic reduction in hotel room stock on the Island, and said however, that the absence of Ross University School of Medicine has now made over 1500 apartments that were normally used by the students, available for accommodating visitors.
The World Creole Music Festival was inaugurated and staged in 1997, and usually showcased Creole Music genres including Cadence-lypso, Bouyon, Zouk, Kompa and Soukous. Earlier Festivals usually took place during the last weekend of October.
19-year-old Alick Athanaze flamboyant century helped Dominica win the 2018 Windward Islands Senior Men’s (WISM) 50-Overs Championship.
Dominica defeated St Vincent & the Grenadines to win the Tournament Championship on Wednesday May 30, 2018. After winning the toss, Dominica chose to bat and scored 215 runs all-out in 45 overs, with Athanaze scoring 101 runs, Kavem Hodge 38 and Liam Sebastien 22.
The Star bowlers for St Vincent included Obed McCoy with 4 wickets for 17 runs in 4.1 overs & Casmond Walters who took 3 wickets for 25 runs.
At their turn at the crease, and fighting for the championship, St Vincent scored 200 all out in 40 overs. Pacer Delorn Johnson top-scored with 37 runs. Donwell Hector contributed 36, Kenneth Dembar 24, and Casmond Walters 22.
Hodge and Sebastien captured a combined 6 wickets for 77 runs in 18 overs to help Dominica seal the deal.
Earlier this year, Athanaze ended the ICC Under-19 World Cup as the tournament’s top scorer with 418 runs, but the West Indies Team did not make it to the playoffs.
Telecoms Minister Kelver Darroux explained an Action plan enforced by his ministry post Hurricane Maria
Minister of Technology and Telecommunications in Dominica Kelver Darroux informed Q95 news of his ministry’s follow-up assessment, which was conducted to determine areas that were significantly impacted during hurricane Maria, to ensure effective assistance was provided to stakeholders to restore communications across Dominica.
Reports confirm the passage of Hurricane Maria caused damage in excess of 128 million dollars to the Telecommunications network of Dominica. Speaking to Q95 news in an exclusive interview on 30th May 2018, Darroux commended the Telecommunication companies here for restoring basic communication services to the general public shortly after Hurricane Maria, which ravaged Dominica on September 18, 2017.
Minister of Technology and telecommunications in Dominica Kelver Darroux
DPSU General Secretary Thomas Letang calls for improvements in living conditions at Fire Services premises
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang is calling on government authorities to immediately intervene in significantly improving the living conditions at the Fire Headquarters in Roseau.
This statement comes on the heels of Letang’s visit to the Fire Headquarters earlier today. Speaking to Q95 news in an exclusive interview today, Letang says what he saw today emotionally touched and stated that the conditions at the fire station at present, is not suited for humans.
General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang.
Pastor Randy Rodney suggests Dominicans change the way we handle certain matters & settle situations
Pastor Randy Rodney says the way we handle matters and settle situations needs to change. He used the quote from Proverbs 16:20 to illustrate this point. He says that we here in Dominica need to re-examine the way we deal with situations and with problem solving, for it is often closely tied to self-interest. Rodney says this comes from all areas of society, and even from fellowmen of the cloth. He says we need to be a little bit altruistic in our approach.
Pastor Rodney elaborated on the point giving examples of ways matters should not be handled, in efforts to shed greater enlightenment.
Pastor Randy Rodney
Owner of the Premium Home and Residential Care Services (PHARCS) Marie Therese Junkere has informed Q95 news of the organization’s receipt of over $23,000 Euros of building supplies from its French counterpart in Martinique.
Ms Junkere explained that the French-based organization sent construction personnel to do their assessments of the building structures belonging to some elderly home owners in Dominica and structures belonging to the employees of PHARCS.
The PHARCS CEO says her organization has plans to host a handing over ceremony on June 1, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Mount Carmel Facility in Morne Daniel. Junkere spoke to Q95 news in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
Owner of the Premium Home and Residential Care Services (PHARCS) Marie Therese Junkere
St Lucia NCPD President Merphilus James tell DAPD intensify advocacy to get government to address their needs
President of the St Lucia National Council for Persons with Disabilities Merphilus James is calling on Members of the Dominica Association of People with Disabilities (DAPD) to be greater advocates in getting the government of Dominica to address their needs.
He was addressing the 34th AGM of the DAPD Wednesday.
President of the St Lucia national council for the disabled Merphilus James
Meanwhile Family & Gender Affairs Minister Catherine Daniel represented PM Skerrit at the AGM which was held under the theme "A Journey of Development, Advocacy, Perseverance & Determination."
President of St Lucia National Council for the Disabled, Merphilus James
DVRP Expert Nadette Langford says the Pilot Climate Resilience (PPCR) Program reported some progress
There has been progress in the integration of Climate Resilience International Planning for Dominica.
That's according to Monitoring and Evaluation expert at the Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program -DVRP Nadette Langford.
She says the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience -PPCR has reported advancement in key indicators 1 & 2.
Monitoring and Evaluation expert at the DVRP Nadette Langford
The PPCR is headed into its 5th year.
Meanwhile, Joseph Isaac Minister for Climate Resilience says the PPCR will play a major role in Dominica becoming "climate resilient".
Minister for Climate resilience Joseph Isaac
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