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Residents and Farmers of the Wesley area were allowed adequate time to vacate

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Government has rejected claims that farmers of the Joe Burton area in Wesley were displaced in preparation for the construction of the International Airport.

In a statement on the matter, Minister for Agriculture Fidel Grant said the claims were aired via a radio report.

Grant said residents and farmers of the Wesley area where the Airport will be constructed were allowed adequate time to vacate lands and harvest crops.

Grant assured citizens that farmers of the Joe Burton area have been given the option of relocating their holdings.

He reiterated Government’s commitment to developing the Agriculture sector here.

Fidel Grant, Minister for Agriculture.

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(NYCD) Will hold an Inauguration Ceremony this coming Saturday

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The National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) will hold an inauguration ceremony this coming Saturday, to officially adopt a new executive in 2021.

President-elect of the NYCD Ashma McDougall says the Council will hold its inauguration at the Windsor Park Stadium.

This year, the Council will welcome two student representatives from the Dominica State College, a representative for the Kalinago People as well as a representative of Dominica’s disabled community.

McDougall says at the ceremony, the NYCD will also table a bill to allow for a Diaspora Youth Representative.

Ashma McDougall, President- Elect of the National Youth Council of Dominica

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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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