United Workers Party Leader Lennox Linton claims people who oppose the Dominica Labor Party Regime were victimized, brutalized, persecuted & discriminated against by Police up to December 5, 2019
Leader of the United Workers Party Lennox Linton says individuals who oppose the Dominica Labor Party (DLP) led government have been victimized, brutalized, persecuted and discriminated against by the Dominica Police Force over the past decade. Lennox Linton claims such instances include circumstances where DLP supporters are allowed to commit actual crimes with impunity.
He lamented the days of December 4th and 5th 2019 when Mr. Skerrit revealed IRS personnel arrived in the country and the raining of tear gas on the sleeping community of Salisbury respectively. Linton says the actions in defense of Mr. Skerrit was intended to strike fear opposing individuals.
The opposition leader highlighted that in every IRS country from which leaders deployed troops to Dominica, electors vote with ID cards and there are systems in place to sanitize the voters list periodically.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton.
Acting Prime Minister Reginald Austrie tells the business community in Dominica to show leadership, and particularly in investing in a green resilient future
Acting Prime Minister Reginald Austrie tells the business community in Dominica to show leadership, and particularly in investing in a green resilient future. He noted that insurance companies have started to price climate change into their policy, to help their customers become more resilient to this reality, not just to cut insurance payout when that happens. His comments came at a national consultation on the weekend, at which a climate recovery and resilient plan for Dominica was being developed.
Meantime Austrie says government's vision is to set the example for sustainable development and climate resilience in the world. In this regard, the Climate Resilient Executing Agency for Dominica - CREAD has been working in partnership with the Ministry of Planning and wider government on creating strategies, and frameworks around the national goal of sustainable resilience.
Acting Prime Minister, Reginald Austrie
Meanwhile, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for planning and economic development, Gregory Riviere says the engagement of NGOs, Civil Society and Academia in the consultation is not an end to itself, but the beginning of the process for collective responsibility for achieving resiliency and sustainability.
Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Planning and Economic Development, Gregory Riviere.
UWP Leader Lennox Linton claims some police in the country routinely operate for and on behalf of the Skerrit-led DLP government, against the rights & democratic freedoms of UWP leaders and supporters
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton claims it is an establish fact of life in Dominica that the police force of the country routinely operate for and on behalf of Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labor Party (DLP) and against the rights and democratic freedoms of leaders and supporters of the United Workers Party (UWP).He insisted that the December IRS assault had an evil ulterior motive.
Linton recommended that the country needs an accurate register of voters which can be achieved through a complete re-registration of voters in Dominica subjected to existing residency criteria and voter Identification cards.
He also recommended an enforcement of the rule of law, the lawful facilitation of registered and eligible voters living overseas and fair access for the opposition to the news and current affairs programs of all state owned, operated or controlled media.
Opposition Leader, Lennox Linton.
Education Minister Octavia Alfred says over the past 13 years, the All Saints University School of Medicine has grown into a valuable social and economic partner
Education Minister Octavia Alfred says over the past 13 years, the All Saints University School of Medicine has grown into a valuable social and economic partner.
Alfred says the government of Dominica remains supportive of the University's operations on island, and is also grateful for the impact on Dominica's social and economic landscape. She was speaking at the All Saints University's 39thWhite Coat Ceremony last weekend.
Education Minister, Octavia Alfred.
Opposition leader Lennox Linton says he has no problem relinquishing the position of Leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) when that time comes
UWP Leader Lennox Linton says from November 2020, he is hoping to see a shift in Dominica where a lot of different things would have happened.
He also says it may not be absolutely necessary for him to continue as leader of the party, saying that someone may emerge who has better skills and competencies than he does. He was speaking at a special press conference called by the UWP on Friday.
Meantime the UWP again recommends that Dominica needs an accurate register of voters.
Linton says he is satisfied that no court, giving due care and attention to the evidence of breaches of the constitutional rule of electoral laws can in good conscience conclude that the election was a free and fair expression of the will of the eligible voters of Dominica.
UWP Leader Lennox Linton.
Miss Dominica hopefuls Kimra Charles and Melanie Charles launched, with platforms on Breast Cancer and giving Voices to Children
Miss Dominica 2020 contestant Kimra Charles of Fond Cole wants to shed more light on breast cancer in men during her journey to the crown. She shared some statistics of breast cancer on island, saying many are unaware men also suffer from this ailment and should not be reluctant to get routine checkups. Charles was launched on the weekend.
Miss Dominica 2020 contestant Kimra Charles
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Representative for Roseau North Danny Lugay says the platform adopted by Charles on Breast Cancer in men is of great significance.
Parliamentary Representative for Roseau North Danny Lugay
Meantime, Miss Dominica 2020 Contestant Melanie Charles of Goodwill was also launched on the weekend. Her platform focuses on Children without a Voice. She says children are arguably the most vulnerable resource in society, and it is imperative that they start off on equal footing in life.
Miss Dominica 2020 Contestant, Melanie Charles
The 2020 Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools U20 Cricket Championship got on the way on Friday at the Botanic Gardens
The 2020 Massy United Insurance Sec. Sch. U20 Cricket Championship got on the way on Friday 24th January at the Botanic Gardens. At the customary opening ceremony, the nine (9) participating Schools heard addresses from the newly installed Minister of Sports, Hon.
Roselyn Paul, Sports Coordinator Mr. Trevor Shillingford, Deputy Mayor of Roseau Athenia Bellot, A Representative from the sponsors Massy United Insurance Mr. Nigel Shillingford and Dominica Cricket Association representative Ms. Annica Andrew.
At the ceremony two presentations were made, the first by Massy United Insurance who presented a sponsorship cheque of $10,000 to the Sports Division. The second came from the Sports Division to the participating schools, each school was presented with two (2) boxes of cricket balls to assist with training during the championship.It was also noted that the schools will be presented with more cricket equipment in the coming weeks. The ceremony ended with the officials and invited guest meeting the nine (9) participating schools.
The schools took part in the much-anticipated ball-o-rama which was played as a four (4) over a side contest using the knock out format. The Castle Bruce Secondary School (CBSS) and the North East Comprehensive School (NECS) contested the final with the NECS emerging champions.
The Scores were:
NECS 32/3 in 4 overs
CBSS 22/7 in 4 overs
NECS Won by 10 runs
The Championship will see teams being placed into two (2) zones with teams playing using the round robin format.
ZONE A ZONE B
The zonal stage of the championship will commence on Tuesday 28thJanuary at two venues.
PSS vs DSC at Benjamin's Park in Portsmouth
PCSS vs GSS at Botanic Gardens in Roseau
The Isaiah Thomas Secondary Schools are the defending champions of the Massy United Insurance Sec. Sch. U20 Cricket Championship.
The Sports Division encourages all schools and the general public to come out and support our youngsters as they are the ones who will represent Dominica at age level this year.
Legendary Basketball Star Kobe Bryant & 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed Sunday, in a helicopter crash that ended in flames near Calabasas California leaving his wife Vanessa and 3 children to mourn
Legendary Basketball Superstar Kobe Bryant also known as ‘Mumba’, whose famous basketball jersey number was 24, was killed yesterday at the age of 41, along with his rising basketball star 13-year-old daughter Gianna (Gigi) and seven other persons, in a helicopter crash that ended in flames in the hills near Calabasas, a County located North West of Los Angeles near Malibu California, leaving his wife Vanessa & three daughters, Natalia 17, Bianka 3, and 7-months-old Caprito mourn.
Kobeand Gigi were among nine people on that helicopter, including the pilot. They were reportedly headed to a basketball tournament at which his daughter Gianna was to have participated.
Kobe Bryant started playing basketball at the Lower Marian High School in Philadelphia, where he was coached for four years and led his school to win a state championship. He was said to be one of the most focused basketball athletes ever.
He played with the Los Angeles Lakers for his entire 20-year basketball career and has been ranked along with Michael Jordan as among the top greatest basketball players in the world.
In his very younger days, Bryant lived and spent time in Italy the native country of his father, and he spoke Italian fluently. He was known to have frequently travelled by helicopter to play basketball and to conduct his business.
Authorities have not yet revealed the cause of the helicopter crash, but it has been reported that the visibility in the area had been foggy at about 10amyesterday Sunday morning when the crash occurred.
Q95 news will bring you more details about the incident and about the seven other persons who were in the fatal helicopter crash along with Kobe Bryant and his daughter Giana.
20 calypsonians have been selected to compete in the calypso Semi Final Competition on Saturday 8th February, in efforts to get to the finals to face the reigning Calypso Monarch ‘King Dice’ on 22nd February
20 calypsonians have been selected from 32 quarterfinalists to compete in the calypso Semi Final Competition on Saturday 8th February, in efforts to get to the finals to face the reigning Calypso Monarch ‘King Dice’, on 22nd February. Two newcomers are among the 20.Bingo and Nadur.
The32 Quarter-finalists included Checker, AbiYah, Karessah, Checko, Intruder, Danyan, De Bobb, Enlightener, Haxey, Inciter, Jamma B, Jaydee, Lady S, Hunter, Tasha P, Tronada,Triumph, Prince of Peace, Observer, Might D, Lulu, Bingo, Nadur, Mystrie, Shadow Flow, Soul Puss, Sour Sour, Trendsetter, Superior Piki, De Healer, Webband Prince Omee.
Dominicans and visitors turned out in reasonable numbers to support and witness some great performances from newcomers and veterans alike. The Mc’s for Saturday night’s event were Lady Star and Daddy Miller. The show started at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt from about 8:45pm, and the backup band was the Swinging Stars.
The Twenty (20) calypsonians who found favour with the judges and were selected to move on to the semi-final round are Bingo, Checker, Karessah, Checko, Danyan, the Bobb, Enlightener, Inciter, Nadur, Jamma B, Jaydee, Lady S, Hunter, Tasha P, Triumph, Observer, Might D, Shadow Flow, Soul Puss, Sour Sour, Trendsetter, Webb, and Prince Omee.
The Semi-final competition takes place on Saturday 8th February at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium forecourt.
United Workers Party (UWP)Leader Lennox Linton revealed that the party filed over 1500 objections to the Electoral Commission prior to the December 6, 2019 general election, which were completely ignored
At a Press conference held at the Prevo Cinemall on Friday, Leader of the Opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton revealed that the party filed over 1500 objections to the electoral commission, prior to the December 6, 2019 general election, which were completely ignored.
Linton also reported a list of irregularities which were seen before the election and on polling day.
He claims the state-owned Dominica Broadcasting Cooperation (DBS) was used as a propaganda weapon against the UWP by the Dominica Labor Party during the election campaign period.
Leader of the UWP, Lennox Linton
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