Competing at the 44th International Chess Olympiad, the Dominican Chess Federation performed in the top tier on the world stage
After competing at the 44th International Chess Olympiad, the Dominican Chess Federation performs top tier on the world Stage.
Dominica’s final ranking after 11 rounds:
Current Rank 170 out of 188 countries.
Starting Rank 180/ out of 188 countries.
Out of 11 Games played: Two Games were won. 3 Games were Drawn: And 3
Games that were Lost– 6.The Teams Played:Afghanistan = Loss;San Marino= Draw;Palau= W,Jordan= Loss;Togo= Win, Liechtenstein=Loss, Bermuda=Draw, Maldives=Loss; Guernsey= Draw.
Board points = 4 (potential Max) 4x11=44 (potential Max) ½ point = draw, 0 points =loss
Match Points = 2 (winning team) 2x11=22 (potential Max)BP = 14/44 =31.81% and MP = 7/22
The Playersare:Francis Nigel=2.5 points; Auguiste Lyndon=3 points, Thomas Larry=5, Henry Brandon=1. The Dominica Chess Federation feels very confident in their performance, as every match played brought new layers of experience and wisdom, thus allowing the players and the sport to grow.The Olympiad tournaments have brought new vigor and ambition to the federation, as the team performed masterfully amongst some of the brightest and toughest players in the world and came home proudly knowing that we are a force to be reckoned with.
The support received from everyone involved on the journey provided great motivation and courage to the team.They hope this will help inspire others to take on the sport, as they continue with their action plan, with even bigger ambitions for the sport, going forward.
Senior Manager Internal Audit Department, Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd Ms Melissa Simon, explained Good Corporate Governance as a system by which companies are Governed by Shareholders, Directors & Managers
Senior Manager, Internal Audit Department, Bank of Saint Lucia Limited, Melissa Simon explains Good Corporate Governance, as a system by which companies are directed and controlled. Boards of Directors are responsible for the governance of their companies. The shareholders’ role in governance is to appoint the directors and the auditors and to satisfy themselves that an appropriate governance structure is in place. Speaking via Zoom Platform Ms. Simon shared her professional views on what Good Cooperate Governance involves.
Senior Manager, Internal Audit Department, Bank of Saint Lucia Limited, Melissa Simon.
Economist Dr Thompson Fontaine says one of the fundamental notions of banking is that it relies on public & institutional trust but if that confidence is lost banks may collapse
According to economist Dr Thompson Fontaine, the existence of various banking industries depends greatly on the public's trust in the financial system. He points out that one of the fundamental notions or core concepts of banking is that it relies on public and institutional trust.
He added that if confidence is lost and people start withdrawing their savings and hard-earned money, the bank would experience what is known as a "run" which might lead to its demise. So, it's crucial to emphasize the importance of trust between the public and the bank.
Economist Dr Thompson Fontaine.
UWP Leader Lennox Linton questions the priorities of the DLP government, whereby duties are removed on imports of pleasure boats for wealthy people, and not on basic items for ordinary Dominicans
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton wants to know what the priorities of the government are, whereby duties are removed on imports of pleasure or leisure boats for the wealthy, as opposed to the removal of duties on basic needs of ordinary Dominicans who really need some relief from soaring inflation and the high cost of living brought about by high electricity rates and the high cost of fuel at the gasoline pumps.
Linton laments that this is especially questionable at a time when the cost of living and import duties for the common man has continuously increased; leaving many to wonder why reduction in the cost of the basic needs and priorities of the average man or woman are not a priority.
Leader of the Opposition, Lennox Linton.
On August 11, 2022, Cricket West Indies Senior Men’s Selection Panel announced the squad for the CG United One-Day International Series against New Zealand
The three matches are West Indies’ last remaining three fixtures in the ICC ODI Super League as West Indies aim to automatically qualify for the 2023 ICC World Cup in India. West Indies will be seeking to win the CG United ODI Series to secure one of the automatic qualification places reserved for the top 7 teams in the ODI Super League table, excluding hosts India.
Kevin Sinclair is an Off-Spinner who will join the squad as announced by the CWI’s Selection Panel; He made his international debut in T20I cricket last year against Sri Lanka and has so far played six T20Is. Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie has been named in the 14-member squad and will have to undergo a fitness assessment on the finger injury sustained against India in the CG United ODI Series in Trinidad last month.All-rounder Roston Chase is unavailable for selection due to injury while fellow all-rounder Fabien Allen is also unavailable for personal reasons.
Lead Selector, the Most Hon Dr Desmond Haynes said that As they stated before, they are looking to broaden the pool of players and as a result of this commitment, they have decided to give Sinclair an opportunity in the CG United ODI Series against New Zealand. He has been in the system for a while and was also in the ‘A Team’ to play against Bangladesh ‘A’ in the upcoming series. he added that they believe with his calm approach and skills he will do well in the matches against New Zealand.
Haynes added: “New Zealand is a very good cricketing nation, and this will be a very competitive series. We have the confidence in the players selected that they will do very well. This is the last series of the international season at home, and it would be good to end with some solid performances as we continue to build towards the ICC World Cup in India next year”.
PRO of the United Workers Party, Glenroy ‘SOSO’ Cuffy said, the report established by the Auditor’s Office is crucial in terms of informing Dominicans about the progress of their country and its financial status
The United Workers Party (UWP) looked closely at the 2 documents which were presented in the House of Assembly, the Budget and the Auditor’s Report for the year June 2020 and 2021. Speaking on the Workers Voice Program last evening, PRO of the United Workers Party, Glenroy ‘SoSo’ Cuffy said that The Auditor's report is crucial in letting Dominicans know what has been happening in the country and how compliant the various organizations and corporations are in establishing financial reports.
Cuffy added that the reason he has an interest in the abattoir as presented in the Auditor's report, is because in the Budget and Auditor’s Report over the past years, he has seen the abattoir comments being recycled over and over again.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the United Workers Party, Glenroy ‘SOSO’ Cuffy.
National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU)President Euan James noted a few of the Credit Union Pioneers who were named after scholarships over the years for their past and present contribution to the movement
President of the National Cooperative Credit Union limited, Euan James Thursday morning at the Scholarship ceremony at the PSU Building named a few individuals who are called the credit union’s pioneers and were named after scholarships for their contribution in the past and the contribution they continue to place towards the credit union’s Movement.
James went on to list some of the scholarships among the 19 which were presented to students.
National Cooperative Credit Union President, Euan James.
The National Youth Council of Dominica extends a Happy International Youth Day to all youth living in and out of Dominica, as they celebrate & raise awareness of their achievement and issues they may be facing
The National Youth Council of Dominica extends a Happy International Youth Day to all youth living inside and outside of Dominica. This day is celebrated every year to raise awareness of any issues that may be facing the world's youth and to celebrate their achievements. This year’s theme is celebrated around "Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a world for all ages.” It is critical to leverage the full potential of all generations, and solidarity across generations is key for sustainable development.
President of the National Youth Council, Ashma McDougall reminds us of the importance of forging relationships with older generations to ensure education is mutually disseminated and commented on the international theme noting, “solidarity across generations poses opportunities to learn from each other.
The National Youth Council celebrates this momentous day with the proud announcement of the reopening of our 2022 National Youth Awards. The Awards celebrate the contributions outstanding young people are making towards achieving national objectives and goals towards economic and youth development and importantly our SDGs. This is aimed at recognizing, engaging and empowering not just youth nationally, but regionally in the hope of better achieving youth advocacy towards addressing complex regional challenges affecting young people.
President of the National Youth Council, Ashma McDougall.
Our Health is Our Wealth and by choosing to opt out of taking one's medication is more often than not a bad choice with dangerous consequences, says Fresh Market Consultant Pharmacist, Errol Thomas
Our Health is our greatest wealth and by choosing to opt out of taking one's medication is more often than not a bad choice with dangerous consequences. This from Consultant Pharmacist at Fresh Market, Errol Thomas, speaking on the importance of medication compliance, earlier this morning with Q95.In medicine, patient compliance describes the degree to which a patient correctly follows medical advice. Most commonly, it refers to medication or drug compliance, but it can also apply to other situations such as medical device use, selfcare, self-directed exercises, or therapy sessions.
Consultant Pharmacist at Fresh Market, Errol Thomas.
NJAM PRO Loftus Durand asserts that years of the same electoral cycle demand development over time, noting that even our neighboring islands in the region have upgraded their electoral processes
NJAM PRO Loftus Durand asserts that years of the same electoral cycle and things of that stature demand development over time, noting that neighboring islands in the region have upgraded their electoral processes
He claims that the Dominican people have voiced their dissatisfaction with the electoral processes and this time, the electoral systems ought to be reformed and modernized.
He continued by emphasizing that the neighboring islands in the region having upgraded their electoral procedures and are not seeing the kind of chaos & disputes after their elections, that Dominica is experiencing.
NJAM PRO, Loftus Durand.
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