Dominican martial artist, Shihan Shannah Robin has received the award for the World-Renowned Karate Teacher of the Year.
On the 24th, 25th and the 26th of January this year, Robin was nominated as World Renowned Karate Teacher of the Year.
He received the award at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey over the weekend.
Robin told Dominica News Online (DNO) that this was a historic moment.
“… a dream come true, a dream of never giving up on your passion no matter what,” he said.
According to Robin he had the opportunity to be among “the best of the best, legends upon legends” including American actor, Director and Martial Artist Michael Jai White.
He also had the opportunity of being inducted into one of the best action martial arts Hall of Fame in the world.
“This is big for me, a rare opportunity. I was very privileged to be in his presence and to rub shoulders with him is more than words can talk about,” he said.
He said it was also an honour to represent Dominica. “It is an honour to represent my people and I just want to say thank you, bigger and better things are coming,” he indicated.
Meantime, Robin said his plan in the near future is to bring White to Dominica to visit different schools to conduct motivational talks.
“So right now, we are just networking and making sure everything gets on the right track,” Robin stated.
Robin said while he waits for the opportunity, “I am planning to get appropriate sponsors, trying to bring the government onboard, the Ministry of Tourism and to see how we can work together”, he said.
Salybia Constituency MP joins with Kalinago Council to activate COVID-19 task force
2 hours ago
April 1, 2020
As you are aware, COVID-19 has infected several individuals in Dominica with a high probability of affecting many more. In direct response to this anomaly, the Parliamentary Representative for the Salybia Constituency has joined forces with the Kalinago Council and other stakeholders to operationalize a task force to plan and coordinate activities relating to COVID-19.
The Government of Dominica has taken steps to ensure border security and mitigating against in-country transmission. The social and economic impact of COVID-19 is of great concern to us especially as we anticipate shortages in food, medicine and other essential supplies.
We have gathered all the data as it regards persons with vulnerability to include the elderly, pregnant mothers, babies, physically-challenged and persons with chronic diseases who may be immobile due to quarantine measures. The intention is to provide services to them in their area of need.
In the eventuality of a countrywide lockdown, the Government of Dominica has made arrangement for the provision of food supply. Our local response to this is ensuring local logistic and transportation measures are in place to facilitate that component of mitigating against the impact COVID-19. Additionally, we will make available seedlings and cuttings and fertilizers for farmers/families to plant backyard garden. Also, animal feeds for livestock farmers. These measures will ensure that meat, fresh fruits and vegetables are available in the short run for our residents.
We will continue to ensure that provisions are made to mitigate against all eventuality arising from COVID-19 to include infections, fatalities, food shortages, shortages of essential supplies.
We encourage further, similar as the call from the Government has been to maintain and observe the protocols that have been outlined by the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Initiatives. These are Social Distancing and practising Proper Hygiene.
We understand that combating COVID-19 requires a collective effort and we are pleased to join forces with the Kalinago Council and local stakeholders to prepare for any eventuality.
Below are the names of people you can contact should you require any information.