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Social Distancing protocols will affect operations at Hurricane Shelters

Social Distancing protocols due to the COVID 19 pandemic will affect operations at Hurricane shelters this hurricane season. Chairman of the Shelter Subcommittee of NEPO, Local Government Commissioner Glenroy Toussaint, says this is among the challenges facing disaster managers this year. Toussaint is encouraging a neighborhood approach to ease the anticipated burden at shelters.


UWP Leader calls out High Court Judge in a matter involving 2019 General Elections

Opposition leader Lennox Linton has called for High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson to recuse herself from a matter involving the United Workers Party. In a stinging rebuke, Linton questioned whether Justice Stephenson could be fair in the matter of an election petition brought to the court challenging the results of the December 2019 general elections. […]

Major Operational changes for Digicel

Major changes are coming to the operations of regional telecommunications giant Digicel, which has entered into a joint venture agreement in the French Caribbean and is reportedly considering selling its Papua New Guinea business. These changes come as the Jamaican-based telecoms provider, owned by Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien, appears to be buckling under massive debts, […]

Fire Department reports 210 fires in the month of May

Chief Fire Officer, Josiah Dupuis is continuing to lament the number of bushfires that occurred during the month of May. Dupuis said he is alarmed at the frequency of the fires, and by the actions of people who continue to set those fires despite numerous warnings. Speaking on Kairi’s Heng earlier this week, Dupuis reported […]

DAIC urges members to safeguard resources for 2020 Hurricane Season

The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) has urged members of the private and public sectors to put measures in place to safeguard resources for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The hurricane season officially got underway on Monday, June 1. Executive Director of the DAIC Lizra Fabien stressed the need for businesses to update […]

Micro Farmers to benefit from World Bank funded project

Micro Farmers can this month access inputs under the Contingency Emergency Response Component of the World Bank funded Agriculture project. Kervin Stephenson, Project Manager of the Dominica Emergency Agriculture and Livelihoods Climate Resilience Project says online registration for micro farmers begins this week. The special facility will address the needs of farmers who were affected […]