Wholesalers & Retailers of LPG Gas and Diesel say they cannot survive on the distribution margin that has been established and instituted by the government of Dominica
Both the wholesalers and the retailers for LPG, Gas and Diesel claim they are unable to survive on the distribution margin of 67cents and the retail margin of 70cents given by the government of Dominica.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton says this is justified given that Dominica has the lowest volumes in the Eastern Caribbean, and these volumes have been significantly depressed further since COVID-19 with the loss of the tourism industry, and the restrictions on movement due to COVID protocols. However; Linton says the cost for the industry players has not changed, with the cases even increasing in some cases.
Linton says the only party making money on fuel in Dominica is the government.
Linton says that the Prime Minister is about to nationalize the petroleum industry, stating that this must not be allowed.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton
Reliable sources have informed that some filling stations are planning to stage a strike sometime this week.
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern & Southern Caribbean Mission (ESC) hosted an 8-session Climate Change Symposium on the Ecological & Human Dimensions of Climate Change
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eastern & Southern Caribbean Mission (ESC) hosted an 8-session Climate Change Symposium on the Ecological and Human Dimensions of Climate Change. Speaking on the contextualizing of the Eastern & Southern Caribbean region’s response, they sought solutions to address climate impacts.
Speaking on behalf of the OECS commission, Crispin d'Auvergne highlighted the recently launched Eastern Caribbean Solar Challenge initiative, which addresses both climate adaptation & mitigation and encourages regional stakeholders to increase access to solar-powered electricity and heating across the region by the end of 2023.
OECS commission, Crispin d'Auvergne.
Isaac Anthony discussed CCRIF’s work in disaster risk financing, the world's first multi-country risk pool based on parametric insurance that has already made 50 payouts totaling $200 million to member governments. He highlighted five insurance products, offering coverage for tropical cyclones, excessive rainfall, earthquakes, as well as to the electric utilities sector and the fisheries sector.
Isaac Anthony, CCRIF
Health Minister Irving McIntyre reveals Dominica has now confirmed the presence of the Delta Variant which is a more aggressive virus that attacks the lungs in a quick time
Dominica Ministry of Health reveals that Dominica has now confirmed the presence of the Delta Variant on its shores. This was revealed by the Minister of Health Dr. Irving McIntyre at last evening’s Health Covid-19 update. He said the new variant is a more aggressive form of the virus that attacks the lungs in a quicker time.
He encouraged persons to get vaccinated, and stated that vaccines are available to be administered to 12-year-olds as well.
Minister of Health, Dr. Irving McIntyre
Featured Speaker at Monday’s graduation of the Arthur Waldron SDA Academy Dr Merifilus Leslie & Valedictorian Kazia Royer told graduates their greatest limitation other than themselves, is those around them
Kazia Royer is the Valedictorian of the 2021 Graduating Class of the SDA Academy. During a virtual graduation ceremony on Monday under the theme "Rising above limitations, Embracing Success".30 student graduates were in the spotlight with Featured Speaker, former student Dr Merifilus Leslie, who told the students, their greatest limitation other than themselves, is those with whom they surround themselves.
Featured Speaker, at the Graduating Class of the Arthur Waldron SDA Academy Former Student Dr Merifilus Leslie
Meantime Principal, Carlotta Challenger says the class gained an overall average of 90% at the CSEC exams, as she revealed the top performing students.
Principal of the Arthur Waldron SDA Academy, Carlotta Challenger
23 students and Valedictorian Endurance Christian said goodbye to the Wesley High School during a virtual ceremony on Monday under the theme, "Maximizing Opportunities Amidst Challenges"
Endurance Christian is the Valedictorian of the 2021 Graduating Class of the Wesley High School. Twenty-three (23) students said goodbye to the school during a virtual ceremony, Monday under the theme, "Maximizing Opportunities Amidst Challenges."
Christian says from post Erika, to post Maria, unto the current crisis, the period 2016-2021 has been one of the most challenging periods in the history of Dominica.
Valedictorian of the 2021 Graduating Class of the Wesley High School Endurance Christian
Meanwhile, Featured Speaker and Former Miss Dominica, Attorney Nadira Lando told the graduates it's no secret that we are living in challenging times, and it may just be the beginning. However, she says they leave the institution equipped with an institution, armed with preparation for your onward journey.
Featured Speaker of the 2021 Graduating Class of the Wesley High School, Attorney Nadira Lando
Natural Health Practitioner, Certified Colon Hydro therapist and Healthy Wellness Living Center Owner, Tahira Blanchard, touts her company’s Alkaline & Chlorophyll based ‘Wellness Drinking Water’
Natural Health Practitioner, Certified Colon Hydro therapist in Dominica, & Owner of Healthy Wellness Living Center, Tahira Blanchard, touts her company’s ‘Wellness Drinking Water’, which she says is Alkaline based and significantly increases immune system support, as it contains other Natural virus fighting ingredients.
Blanchard says this item can be drank as normal water and ingesting it ensures that the body remains unsuitable for Virus’ to thrive. She spoke to Q95 news on Monday.
This, as Dominica has confirmed over 900 Active Covid-19 cases and some 21 Covid related deaths – and Yesterday Evening the Ministry of Health announced the presence of ‘The Covid-19 Delta Variant’ in Dominica. Tahira Blanchard explains what causes all diseases to survive and thrive in the human body.
The item costs only EC $6.70 dollars in a 1 litre bottle and must call the Healthy Wellness Living Center at 245- 6632 a day before, so the water can be prepared for pick up the next day for pick up or delivery in Roseau.
Natural Health Practitioner, Certified Colon hydrotherapist in Dominica, and Owner of Healthy Wellness Living Center, Tahira Blanchard
DPSU President Steve Joseph asks government to provide Public Health Officials with proper incentives, which will help the officers execute their roles far more effectively with care to the Public
DPSU President Steve Joseph reiterates the significance of the government ensuring that all Public Health Officials are given proper incentives – to include Finance, state sponsored Transportation, Work resources and PPEs to execute the needed service of Health Care to Dominicans.
DPSU Chairman, Steve Joseph
UWP’s Glenroy Cuffy, claims the alleged EC $18Million owed to RUBIS Oil Company by the DLP government raises grave concerns about its management of state-controlled Venezuelan Petro Caribe Oil Company
Referencing the recent debt that is said to be owing to Rubis Oil Company in Dominica by the DLP government, UWP member Glenroy Cuffy, claims that the amount owed is EC$ 18Million, and the company’s management have formally publicly revealed its numerous attempts to communicate with government personnel to resolve the outstanding debt.
Cuffy said he wonders “what is the amount owed to another petroleum Company, that is publicly known as ‘Petro Caribe.’
UWP member, Glenroy Cuffy
Dominican Youth engage in a project dubbed “Surviving Storms”; Your Stories, Your Experiences, Your Contributions; created from stories of resilient Dominicans, who experienced natural disasters in Dominica
Dominican Youth engage in a project dubbed “Surviving Storms”; Your Stories, Your Experiences, Your Contributions. This project was created from the stories of many resilient Dominicans, who experienced natural disasters in Dominica, from Hurricane David to Hurricane Maria, and everything in between.
Dr. Adam Phil, gen Aaron, Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmith University London, speaking with Dr Simone Mathieu via Virtual Conference on PushPast10 said, this will hopefully further strengthen our people to keep moving forward with even stronger Roots.
Dr. Philogen highlighted the objective and the motives of the project, being to create a map of Dominica which would highlight stories of survival and strength to press on.
Dr. Adam Phelogen Aaron, Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmith University London, and Lead researcher of the Surviving Storms project.
Meantime, Kayla Ann Guiste intern at Create Caribbean Research Institute, spoke of her institutes function in the project, and on preserving our history for future generations.
Kayla Ann Guiste, Intern at Create Caribbean, Research institute
Agricultural Officer and Cultural Stalwart Mrs. Delia Cuffy-Weekes says we have a wealth of Historical information in the memory banks of our elderly, and we need to cherish and catalogue such information
We have a wealth of Historical information stored in the memory banks of our elderly, and we need to cherish and catalogue such information. That’s according to Mrs Delia Cuffy-Weekes, Agricultural Officer and Cultural Stalwart.
Mrs. Weekes highlighted Dominican Oral Culture passed down from the elder generations, who’s experiences have been passed on from one generation to the next.
Mrs. Cuffy-Weekes cautions that, if we were to lose our Oral Tradition, we would be like a Nation without a Foundation.
Mrs. Delia Cuffy-Weekes, Agricultural Officer & Cultural Stalwart
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