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Office of Disaster Management urges citizens to step preparations as system approaches

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The Met Office here says an active tropical wave located in the Central Tropical Atlantic has a high chance of development and is projected to approach the area late Wednesday into Thursday.

This wave is expected to become a tropical depression or tropical storm within the next two to three days.

National Disaster Coordinator Fitzroy Pascal has urged citizens to step up preparedness as the system approaches the islands.

Pascal told Anou Palay with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Sunday, it is important to develop plans in preparation for disaster events.

Pascal said the ODM is at an advanced stage of shelter preparations.

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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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