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NYCD joins in commemorating Caribbean Youth Day

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Paul Baron

The National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD) along with Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) and other Youth Oriented stakeholders commemorate Caribbean Youth Day today.

The Commonwealth of Dominica as a small developing country with an increasing youthful population places emphasis on ensuring the protection and holistic development of the nation’s youth.

Caribbean Regional Youth Council is celebrated under the theme: “Confronting The Social Issues Impacting Education For An Economically Sustainable Region.”

According to a statement from President of the NYCD, Paul Baron, this year’s theme for Caribbean Youth Day is extremely commendable as it calls on the Caribbean populate to address the different social issues that are negatively impacting our youth and as the official umbrella youth organization for the Commonwealth of Dominica we see it necessary to advocate and champion the cause for increase measures to be put in place for safeguarding our youth not only by the Government/public sector but civil society, the corporate community, the guardians and wider community.

He further stated that it is also fitting that on Caribbean Youth Day the National Youth Council of Dominica in conjunction with the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) launches its Strong Minds Strong Bodies project.

“This program is a holistic, regular scheduled out-of-school activities for children geared towards opening their minds, fostering their creativity, physical fitness, well-being, confidence and self-esteem, contributing to resilient mindsets. The pilot program will begin in three (3) communities: Newtown, Soufriere, and Kalinago Territory,” Baron said.

He said the NYCD calls on every adult to make a positive investment in lives of the Dominican youth and commemorating Caribbean Youth Day by ensuring that the young people in their homes and communities are in safe, child-friendly homes and schools.





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Eighteen organizations benefit from President’s Charities Foundation

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President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin

Eighteen charitable organizations in Dominica have benefited from proceeds raised during the President’s Charities Foundation fundraising dinner for 2018.

Some of the recipient organizations include the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD), St Jerome’s Ministry, Lupus Foundation, Dominica Council on Aging, R.E.A.C.H, House of Hope, St Vincent De Paul Society (Roseau & Northern Branches), The Social Centre (St. Ann’s Day Nursery) , Operation Youth Quake, and the Dominica Dementia Foundation.

The ceremony for the handing over of the cheques was held at the St. Alphonsus Parish Hall on Wednesday, November 13th , 2019.

President of Dominica His Excellency, Charles Savarin, said at the ceremony that this year’s gross receipt of $EC110, 105 for the fundraising dinner represented a slight increase over last year’s amount of $EC99,000.

A total of $EC23,000 was given out to eleven of the eighteen charitable organizations and the rest will be disbursed in visits made to the other institutions.

He added that the net surplus this year was $EC68,612 compared to $EC64,000 last year.

“We also contributed $10,000 to the Mahaut scout troop… for support in the completion of their den. Also, following the disaster of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, the government established an appeal fund to which the President’s Charities Foundation contributed $5,000 and we have reserved $10,000 for the hosting of the children’s Christmas party,” His Excellency explained.

He also said that $EC5,000 was placed in a reserve fund which will be used to assist different establishments in their time of need.

The President called on the general public to support the fundraising dinner.





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ANNOUNCEMENT: Dowasco apologizes for service interruption in Laplaine

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DOWASCO apologizes to customers from Laplaine for the unscheduled interruption to their water supply which is due to the heavy rainfall.

DOWASCO would like to assure these customers that we are working to have the problem rectified in the quickest possible time.

DOWASCO regrets any inconveniences which may have been caused by the interruptions in the supply and thanks its customers and the general public for the cooperation and understanding during the process of restoring the supply.





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Anette Sanford speaks out on $120,000 DLP offer

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United Workers Party (UWP) Candidate for the Salybia Constituency, Anette Thomas-Sanford, has shed some more light on a recent statement which she made about a $120,000 offer made to her by strategists of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP), including Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

She made the revelation during her launching ceremony held on the weekend and made it clear that as “a patriot” who stands “on principle” she was not for sale.

According to a statement posted on her Facebook Page today [Thursday], Thomas- Sanford confirmed that she had a meeting with Prime Minister Skerrit at Castle Comfort in the presence of 3 other persons whom she named.

She said she has already contacted the police and informed them of the sensitive information that she will be releasing in terms of audio recordings made to her under the direction and with the blessings of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Thomas-Sanford also begged the police to grant protection to her and her family, “especially my two children and my husband.”

A full video of her explanation is available below:





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