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Electoral Commission at ‘advanced stage of readiness’ for general election

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Press/Public Education Officer at Dominica’s Electoral Office, Elias Dupuis has said the Electoral Commission is in an advanced stage of readiness for the upcoming General Elections.

The 2019 General Elections is set for Friday 6th December.

“We are at an advanced stage of readiness for the December 6th elections and everything is on schedule,” he said during an interview with Dominica News Online (DNO) on Wednesday.

According to Dupuis, there are a number of different things happening at the office at this time.

“A supplementary list has to be created with everyone who would have registered between the end of September 2019 and November 6th 2019,” he said. “That list has to be issued within 7 days. Today is actually the 7th day.”

Dupuis mentioned further that with respect to December 6th General Elections no persons registered after the 6th of November 2019 will be eligible to participate in upcoming elections.

He said the list will be brought to the communities and published.

“We are in the final stage of finalizing all of our polling stations and a majority of them are already confirmed,” Dupuis stated.

He said this is being put in place to have elections on the 6th of December with no interruptions.

He went on to say that the final elections list will be out next week ahead of the nomination day, which is Tuesday 19th November 2019.

“On that list, we’ll include all of the people that will be part of the supplementary list that will come out today as well as the preliminary list of September 30th 2019,” Dupuis stated.

He continued, “When the preliminary list comes out for September people can make objections, people can make claims, have different things changed, for example how the names have been spelt…some of the names may be spelt wrong, some of the names may be  left out accidentally.”

Dupuis said the final elections list is what will be used for the upcoming General Elections.





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Dominican confirmed as Antiguan commissioner of Police

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Dominica’s Atlee Patrick Rodney has been confirmed as Police Commissioner of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda.

Rodney is originally from the northern village of Savanne Paille which is located near Calibishie.

The announcement came Wednesday 19th February, during a Senior Administrative Meeting at Police Headquarters.

Commissioner Rodney met with members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) on Tuesday, where he was served with his letter of appointment, effective November 25th 2019.

Rodney, who has 38 years’ service within the organization acted in the position for a little more than 22 months before his confirmation.

His opportunity arose after the dismissal of the Commissioner of Police Wendel Robinson.

Robinson, who was born in St Vincent and the Grenadines, was on suspension since April 15th, 2018, when the Police Service Commission in Antigua began an internal investigation into complaints of sexual misconduct by male colleagues under the commissioner’s care.

The investigation later led to charges being brought against him and Rodney has been acting in the Police commissioner role ever since.

The newly appointed commissioner used the opportunity to encourage the men and women under his command to remain committed and united in their efforts to make Antigua and Barbuda a safer nation.





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Dominican actress shines in the US

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Dominican actress shines in the USAnother daughter of the soil has made her country proud in a field that few Dominicans pursue. Disnie Sebastien, fondly known as Myan to family and friends in Dominica, is the daughter of Riviere Sebastien and Annette Austrie and resided…

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Deniscia Laurent wins Ms DSC Jamboree; Sheldon Piper is DSC top male model

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Deniscia Laurent, Law Enforcement Major has captured the title of Miss Mas Jamboree 2020 whilst NarZym Sheldon Piper an Entrepreneurship Major emerged winner of the Mr. DSC Modeling Competition.

The Miss Mas Jamboree Pageant was held on Tuesday February 18th 2020 at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt.

The 2nd Runner Up went to Kayjah Charles and 1st Runner up went to Dainisha Eusebe.

Carsim Brimingham emerged 1st Runner up of the Mr. DSC Modeling Competition.

The Result of the Pageant is as follows:

Miss Photogenic – Dainisha Eusebe

Miss Amity – Aaliyah Alexander

People’s Choice – Kayjah Charles

Best in Runway – Dainisha Eusebe

Best Talent – Dainisha Eusebe

Best in Evening Wear – Dainisha Eusebe

Best Evening Wear – Deniscia Laurent

Best in Swimwear – Dainisha Eusebe

Best Thematic Wear – Kayjah Charles

Best Response to Question – Kayjah Charles

Meantime, Mr. DSC Modeling Competition was a new addition to the pageant where four young men participated.

Director of Students Activities at the DSC, Trudy Christian said that “the male aspect of the show was included to encourage more guys to come out to Mas Jamboree”.

Christian said that pageantry is mainly viewed as a female event.  However, they wanted participation from the entire student body.

“We wanted to really have participation from the whole student body, I think the male competition did exactly what we intended it to do it brought out a bigger crowd to Mas Jamboree 2020” she said.

Furthermore, Christian said that the pageant continues to make a significant contribution to Dominica’s carnival.





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