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New activities to form part of 2019 Independence celebrations – Dominica News Online

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Jounen an Pawadi’ to be held in the community of Giraudel/ Eggleston and ‘La Wonn Anba Lalin’ (ring games in the moonlight) organized by the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) are among new activities on the programme for this year’s 41st Anniversary of Independence Celebrations.

This year’s celebrations will be held under the theme: “Saluting Resilience and Rejuvenation…Two Years On”.

 “This evening we are also announcing the new activities for this year,” Chairman of the Independence Committee Raymond Lawrence said while addressing the official launch of the 2019 Independence Celebrations on Tuesday evening. “One of them is ‘Jounen an Pawadi’ to be held in the community of Giraudel/ Eggleston on Friday 18th October and Saturday 19th October.”

He said this activity is being organized by the people of Giraudel and Eggleston.

 Lawrence continued, “There is also ‘La Wonn Anba Lalin’ which is ring games in the moonlight, an activity organized by the Public Service Union and this will be held at the Botanic Gardens on Saturday October 12th from 7:00 p.m.”

Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence speaking at opening this year’s Independence celebrations

Another new activity he mentioned, is the DEXIA Food Fair which will take place from Wednesday, October 30 to Friday, November 1st at the Roseau Market.

“It will be more of a lunchtime activity from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with different creole foods featured every day,” he revealed.

Furthermore, Lawrence stated that this year the independence committee will also present an ‘Independence Panorama’ which will feature the existing steel bands and individual steel pan players in Dominica.

Lawrence said this event is being sponsored by the Dominica Lotteries Commission and will be held at the Peebles Park in Roseau on Tuesday, October 29th starting at 6:00 p.m.

“Somewhere midway the Panorama, we hope to reveal the lights which will be installed at the Neg Mawon monument,” Lawrence revealed. “These lights are being sponsored through the kind courtesy of DOMLEC.”

He went on to say that another new event is the Tribute to Jean Lawrence-Mathurin which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th at the Alliance Francaise from 7:00 p.m.

“The event is to mark the 50-plus years of Jean’s musical career and her outstanding contribution to Dominican Folk music and other types of music as well,” he noted.

The other event Lawrence highlighted is the Miss OECS Pageant which is scheduled to take place on Friday November, 1st at the forecourt at the Windsor Park Stadium starting at 8:00 p.m.

The pageant is organized by the Miss OECS Committee, headed by Romualda Hyacinth.

“Contestants are expected from the various OECS countries,” he said.

Lawrence encourages the public to participate in the events.

Section of audience at the Independence opening





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COVID-19: NCCU revises business hours and provision of services

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The NCCU Ltd., in keeping with one of our co-operative principles, “concern for the community” and in light of the current situation with COVID 19, is revising its business hours.

Our concern remains the well-being of our staff and members and it is against this background, that effective March 28, 2020, the following is being implemented:

(a) Members requiring services which are not available through the CU Online Services and at the ATMs are required to schedule an appointment.

(b) To schedule an appointment or make an enquiry, please contact us by calling the respective NCCU LTD offices and Branches as follows:

i. Head Office: 255-2172

ii. Roseau: 255-2195

iii. La Salette: 255-2227, 255-2230

iv. St. Paul: 255-2213, 255-2215, 255-2218

v. Vieille Case: 255-2241

vi. St. David’s: 255-2256

vii. Castle Bruce: 255-2264, 255-2263

We also encourage our members to utilize our digital services – CU Online Services and the use of their International Debit Card. Members who currently do not possess an ATM card NCCU Ltd will be happy to assist you in obtaining one by calling 255-2126 to schedule an appointment.

NCCU is committed to assisting members through this difficult time by providing a safer way to minimize the spread of the coronavirus.

Members and the general public are asked to take note and be guided accordingly.





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BREAKING NEWS: Dominica imposes curfew as it tightens measures to fight coronavirus

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As the Dominica government increases measures to combat the dreaded COVID-19, Minister for Health, Wellness and  New Health Investments, Dr. Irving McIntyre has announced that curfew will go into effect from 10:00 o’clock this evening (Saturday 28th March 2020).

MacIntyre made the announcement in a live media statement a short while ago.

He said that the curfew will be in effect from Saturday 28th March, 2020 to Tuesday 31st March, 2020.

More details to come.





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BREAKING NEWS: Fatal accident in Sinekou, Kalinago Territory

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The badly damaged vehicle which was involved in the accident

According to reports just reaching Dominica News Online (DNO), a young man died as a result of a fatal motor vehicle accident which occurred in Sinekou, Kalinago Territory about 2:00 pm today.

The information received indicates that the victim, who is from Bataca, was the driver of the vehicle.

Police PRO, Inspector John Edwards has promised to provide an official report as it becomes available from the police investigator at the Salybia Police Station.

According to DNO’s correspondent in the area, reports indicate that there may have been 2 other males on board the vehicle which ran off the road down a steep incline into an agricultural plot.

The two other occupants have been taken to the hospital in Roseau.

At the time of publishing, DNO had not yet been able to ascertain their condition.

The scene of the accident





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