Host of Q95’s Youth on Q show, Zar Emanuel says the advancement of community is our collective responsibility, & village councils have a critical role to reflect people’s needs, despite their political affiliations
The advancement of our community is our collective responsibility, and the village/community councils play a critical role in that regard.This from Youth advocate and Host of Q95’s Youth on Q show, Zar Emanuel, speaking on the importance of collaboration between local government and central government on how best to arrive at a fluid relationship that reflects the needs of the people, despite their political affiliation. Mr. Emmanuel is of the view that the power lies in the hands of the people, and it's their responsibility to ensure that their representation is that of their own choosing.
Youth advocate and Host of Youth on Q, Zar Emanuel
Ag Festivals & Events Manager, Samantha Letang advises that as the DDA continues to organize and prepare to stage the 2022 World Creole Music Festival, the season ticket special is still on at $300
As the Discover Dominica Authority continues to organize and prepare for the staging of the 2022 World Creole Music Festival, the season ticket special is still on at a cost of $300.00. Ag Festivals & Events Manager, Samantha Letang says these are available at its box offices at Bulls Eye- Roseau and Portsmouth, and at Depex in Roseau. It will also be sold at the first Dwive’ being held today on the Promenade in Roseau.
Letang added that all plans are in place and they are beginning to execute everything for the festival.
DDA Ag Festivals & Events Manager, Samantha Letang
Bouyon Artist and Signal band’s lead singer, Sheldon "Shelly" Alfred, believes both the Triple K & WCK bands played significant roles in the development of the Bouyon music genre
Bouyon Artist and Signal band’s lead singer, Sheldon "Shelly" Alfred, believes both the Triple Kand WCK bands played significant roles in the development of the Bouyon music genre, as WCK started from scratch and Triple K carried it out and built an evolute niche of their own around the genre. He however, feels that it has become too easy and needs some form of challenge, especially for people who are interested in singing and participating in Bouyon music.
Bouyon Artist Sheldon "Shelly" Alfred
Dominica will observe the Annual National Day of Prayer on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2022, as part of the calendar of activities to mark Dominica’s 44th Anniversary of Independence
Dominica will observe the annual National Day of Prayer on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2022, as part of the calendar of activities to mark Dominica’s 44th Anniversary of Independence, celebrated under the theme “One Dominica, One People, One Vision.” All religious denominations are being invited to participate. Nationals are also being encouraged to use the opportunity for quiet reflection and thanksgiving for the Lord’s blessings and protection during challenging times.
Trade Minister Ian Douglas says Dominicans have all of the locally produced products needed to live healthy lives and compete on the international trade market
Trade Minister Ian Douglas says Dominicans have all of the locally produced products to live healthy lives, and compete on the international trade market. Speaking at the launch of the Ti Village Kweyol, Tout Biten Domnik slated for October 24- 27, Douglas says a Buy Dominica campaign will be launched there to provide the avenue to build market confidence once again. He says it is time to get the island back on the regional market and move upward.
Trade Minister Ian Douglas
Mask mandate on course to be lifted in the next couple weeks according to Health Minister Dr Irving McIntyre
Health Minister Dr Irving McIntyre says there are presently 22 positive COVID cases, 0 new deaths and 0 hospitalizations. The positivity rate is 6.9% and 44% of the population is vaccinated. He says his ministry is reviewing the mask mandate and putting all data together which will be lifted or amended as necessary. He was speaking to state owned DBS radio.
Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre
Pesticide Registrar Anna-Maria Seraphine Alexander said Dominica made notable progress reducing risk from certain hazardous pesticides, during Pesticides Awareness Week
Pesticide Registrar Anna-Maria Seraphine Alexander says Dominica has signed a few treaties in relation to pesticides. While Speaking on a local radio station, she listed these and explained them accordingly.Dominica has been observing Pesticide Awareness Week under the theme "Pesticides are harmful to health and the environment."
Pesticide Registrar, Anna-Maria Seraphine Alexander
Dominica Football Association (DFA) in collaboration with the Central Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (CCCUL) and the Dominica Olympic Committee, have inaugurated the CCCUL Boys under 15 League
The Dominica Football Association (DFA), in collaboration with the Central Cooperative Credit Union Ltd (CCCUL) and the Dominica Olympic Committee (DOC), formally started the CCCUL Boys under 15 League yesterday afternoon at the Patrick John Football House. Jerome Bardouille, Technical Director of the Dominica Football Association, stated during the press conference yesterday afternoon that he is glad the DFA is finally able to provide the young people of Dominica with the opportunity to play and compete amongst themselves.
Bardouille continued by saying that developing self-worth and confidence in football contributes significantly to the development of social skills in that discipline.
Jerome Bardouille, Technical Director of the Dominica Football Association
Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) President Steve Joseph says it is critical that Dominicans recognize their island has a long way to go to achieve real independence
Steve Joseph, President of the Public Service Union (DPSU), believes it is critical that Dominica recognizes that the island still has a long way to go toward independence and that it must remain watchful. He went on to say that Dominicans once had a sense of freedom since they used to help themselves and others. He was speaking on the DPSU Program on Q95 Wednesday evening.
Joseph added that Dominica must realize that while attaining independence, it must also exercise caution lest it loses its sense of self-reliance.
Steve Joseph, President of the Public Service Union (DPSU)
Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) & Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) to host a series of Festival Dwivé events starting today Friday, as part of promotions for the 22nd World Creole Music Festival (WCMF)
The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) will kick off the series of Festival Dwivé this Friday, September 30thas part of the promotion for the 22ndWorld Creole Music Festival (WCMF).
Every Festival Dwivé will provide a thematic feel as each one features a different music genre.This Friday, the Festival Dwivé will have a cadence and Compa feel, and will feature D Rush, DJ Oozie, DJ Pro, Sankofa, and AfriKulture Stilt Walkers. Season ticket specials will be on sale for EC$300.
A Festival Dwivé will be held every Friday leading up to the World Creole Music festival and will feature a mix of local music and cultural talent. There Will also be opportunities to win sponsored prizes and Purchase season ticket specials. The DFC Hotspots also continue this Saturday, October 1st at Tulips in Portsmouth. Patrons will receive chances to spin the ‘Festival Wheel’ to win WCMF tickets, prizes from sponsors, and more!
DDA extends special gratitude to this year’s WCMF sponsors which include headline sponsor Digicel; silver sponsors Tropical Shipping and Coulibri Ridge; bronze sponsor and premier banking partner National Bank of Dominica; corporate sponsors Tranquility Beach, Belfast Estate/Kubuli, Josephine Gabriel & Co. Ltd., L’Express des Iles; and business sponsors Wandy’s/The Nook, Carib, and Pirates Ltd.
DDA wishes to thank the regional and local media for steadily promoting the World Creole Music Festival in its territories. These include bronze sponsors RCI Guadeloupe and Martinique; corporate sponsors DBS Radio, The Wave St. Lucia, Spektak TV/Trace; business sponsors ABS in Antigua, Hot 93/ GEM Radio in Trinidad, and Phillipsburg in St. Maarten. Special mention is made of partners CNC3, Trinidad Express, The Sun, The Chronicle, Kairi FM, DOWASCO, DOMLEC & Multi Solutions, Inc.
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