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New Political party to be launched soon

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Online news reports say a new political party could be launched here soon.

And Dominican pollster, political scientist Alex Bruno seems to be a key figure in the new movement.

The Dominica News Online reported on Monday the new party will be called the Alternative Peoples Party (APP) and is due to be launched by mid-May, with Portsmouth as its base.

The DNO report quotes Bruno as saying “If there is a meaningful and well-intended political movement which focuses on the overall good of our youth – today’s leaders – women and the wider citizenry of the nature isle, he would – without hesitation – be involved.

He added that there was need to repair the Dominican electoral system and also urgent need for a broad level opposition coalition that would better respond to the challenges faced by the current, seemingly lone opposition voice – the United Workers Party.

Alex Bruno featured prominently during the last political campaign, conducting two polls which predicted that the UWP would have defeated the Roosevelt Skerrit led DLP at the December 6 elections.

Instead, the DLP trounced the UWP with a resounding 18-3 defeat.

The new, alternative party is said to already have in place a female president and has attracted several young Dominicans to its fold.

Kairi News will monitor this movement and keep you updated.

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An agreement to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment ahead of construction of the International Airport.

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Government has reached an agreement to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment ahead of construction of the International Airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit spoke to the media on Monday during a site visit to Joe Burton where construction has begun on 37 homes for relocation of displaced Wesley residents.

Mr. Skerrit said Government is seeking to use the services of local experts.

Meantime Prime Minister Skerrit said an agreement could be finalized soon for the construction of the international airport.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

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Ainsworth Irish plans to push for better relations between Police and Citizens

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New Consultant for Dominica’s Community Policing Programme Ainsworth Irish plans to push for better relations between police and citizens within his new post.

Irish is a former Superintendent of Police, and is President of a center for disabled children, as well as a member of the Dominica Council on ageing.

He said he has experience in the field, and stressed positive police/citizen relations for crime reduction.

Irish says he will also push for greater communication between communities and Police Officers and plans to revive Neighborhood Watches.

Ainsworth Irish, Consultant for the Community Policing Programme

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